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Above Chicago by blindedangel Above Chicago by blindedangel
Another view of Chicago.
I had a hard time calling this "finished", I might still peck at this.

Acrylic on 48x36" canvas.
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:iconmrclark86:
MrClark86 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
This is great work, nice deep angle to pull the viewer in. The only thing that really stands out as "not complete" is the lack of shadows and direction of light. Not sure if you are going to address this. Either way, great work.
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jimgun Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
This is cool. It's so hard to get a good birds eye composition down. You did a really nice job with it.
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benbarkn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2005
So wonderfully done, and great concept too!
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funkay Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005
This is acrylic? You're outstanding!
And I mean it, OUT STANDING. I capitalize it like that because I've -never- seen someone handle paint like you do - and you stand out!

It's so out of the norm to see that much detail in such a normal setting. Living in Chicago, its natural beauty is not something that I take enough time to appreciate. You bring out the art in such simple things..like the smooth curve of the street lights and the faded paint on the asphalt. You really rock for that!
Star-quality work, I wouldn't be surprised if you make it really big someday.

-Kay!
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Anurizm Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
:OMG: that scene looks really familiar. I went to chicago march of this year for the first time to apply for school at american academy of art. that building to the left wouldn't happen to be a Utrecht art store would it? because that scene looks like south michigan avenue.

very nice work btw :nod:
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sakhmet Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004
the perspective in this piece is quite interesting, as is a nice but not overwhelming amount of detail. a very appealing painting overall.
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I paint a lot of street scenes, it was nice to find a new angle...
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I paint a lot of street scenes, it was nice to find a new angel...
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mypengo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2004
amazing
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Coronte Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2004
itīs cool, one of best pictures that i saw in my life, with perspective aplications, itīs so cool
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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illufox Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004
Just amazing how well you handle acrylics...I used acrylics a few times but I just can't get it to look they way other artists make it look.

I especially love this painting because the angle is very interesting. The people are very well done, can't believe the details and accuracy! :+fav:
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!

I think acrylics can be handled very differently and yet successfully. It took me a long time to feel out acrylics and discover how best to apply them to create the effect I want...and I know others use acrylics differently than I do. If you are interested in persuing acrylics, I would encourage you to do so and not worry if your technique is exactly the same as another artist's. Eventually you'll find your own way to use them.
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illufox Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2004
I've done quite a few acrylic paintings but probably not enough to really get in touch with the media. I sit in front of the computer way more often than at my art table due to my job. I wished I had more time for traditional art like I used to. Unfortunately traditional illustrators are not needed as much anymore that's why I'm forced to improve my skills in digital art, it's the future.....

However, I'm passionate about traditional art and I enjoy discovering great traditional artists like you! Very inspiring indeed! ;)
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wholba Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this piece is wonderful. you found a very impressive perspective, and you found a way to incorporate the "feeling" of the common street scene. so, the result of your eye, your hand and your colors is among the very best.
my english isnīt as good as your skill. i hope you understand what i mean.

you earn a :+fav:
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconwholba:
wholba Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
let credit go where credit is due. :thumbsup:
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ackers Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2004
Beware "pecking" or "fiddling" as I call it. Almost a sure fire way of turning a decent piece into a total clusterfuck in mere seconds.

That bus really is awesome. The perspectives look great on the signposts.
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blindedangel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah yes, I have "pecked" my way into a disaster before. I feel I've gotten better at knowing when to quit though.
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anillennium Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004
amazing :)
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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A-Zim11 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
geeze thats a wonderfull perspective....very well done, and i love the acrillics :) thats what i liike to work with ppersonally
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Yeah, I a big fan of acrylics.
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buildingclimber Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004
Wonderful perspective.. excellent colors we LOVE IT!!! :+fav:
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thank you!
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buildingclimber Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004
A wonderful piece ..love your style:nod:
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cfitzart Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2004   Traditional Artist
wonderful.. this is what modern art should be! ordinary street corners.. lovely painting and excellent choice of subject matter
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I paint what I find interesting and beautiful, even if they are ordinary street corners ;)
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JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2004  Professional General Artist
You are entirely too hard on yourself. This is a beautiful, eyecatching piece that lends a new perspective to the average street corner. I love how everything feels like it's in motion, and you can almost catch yourself wondering where the various people are off to.... who's riding in that bus? etc. Lovely work m'dear.
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thank you! :)
I don't really feel that I'm too hard on myself, just realistic. I improve once I've noticed what needs improvement!
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BronzeRocket Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2004
i really like the grid-orientation you have found in the streets. your strokes are precise and consistant. i also like how each each hunk of cement has its own identity, its own pattern that discerns itself from the others. i really love this, therefore i will fav :)

-Todd
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blindedangel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Your comment hit on a lot of what motivated me to paint this. :)
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chiya Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2004
:clap: as always!
great perspective, great point of view... great talent!
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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apljxs Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004
That is amazine, I love it.
How long did that particular painting take to complete....
I AM IN AWE!! :jawdrop:
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
It is hard to calculate how much time this took me since I did this in several short sessions over a period of a month and a half. I'd say around 20-30 hours.
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e-maid Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004
Very realistic! An interesting view!
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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artsyone39 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful!! I love the perspective on this one. ....very unique. :)
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I was drawn to this different perspective on a subject I've painted a lot recently :)
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Stevejanes Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004
Gotta love that town. :)
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes :D
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dynastygal Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
chicago ! chicago ! chicago !.....:D

sorry, i'm obsessed with that city,*ahem

lovely work :)
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Heeh! I can't get enough :D
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jacobsteel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004
Love it. :-)
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Mark-xiii Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent as always! A great view too. For some reason I really like the squares of the pavement (sidewalk?)... odd thing to pick up on, but they look great!
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:iconblindedangel:
blindedangel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I had some difficulty in portraying the squares. I'm delighted they came out so interestingly :)
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tamino Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
i love your work.. the details you capture are very intricate, you surely have an uncommon talent.. i say that because every piece you do seem to amaze me. you can sintetize the image with a strange perfection. congratulations! :)
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