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    Doc Savage, Buckaroo Banzai, and small works

    Well, clearing the decks to make some miles on my LMS piece and I realized that I've got some stuff accumulating here. All oils on board as per usual. This first was a private commission for a collector, 16x24:

    Doc Savage, Buckaroo Banzai, and small works

    These are for the Small Works group show at my gallery. I'm curious to see how they go over, I was pretty bored by the stuff I'd been painting there and figured I may as well just have some fun with these. 6x15, 9.5x13, 6x15:

    Doc Savage, Buckaroo Banzai, and small works

    Doc Savage, Buckaroo Banzai, and small works

    Doc Savage, Buckaroo Banzai, and small works

    and this one was from some months back for a Buckaroo Banzai comic book, 12x18:

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    nice technique

    very nice, very clean, bacharoo banzai takes me way back.

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    Awesome work, the blue highlights might be a little harsh on the face of the first character. Or maybe it's the fire that gives too cool a light. But I guess it's just my taste. Some characters do look a bit familiar, aren't some references actually people we know, like the bald guy on the second painting?

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    You post collections of high quality work every so often and they are the best. Quantity and quality man. The snakes portrait really intrigues me. How much time was put into that? Do you pick your colors first or let them just happen?

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    Dude,
    You got to do a Buckaroo Bonzai peice ?!
    How cool is that ?!!

    Seriously, these are all great.
    Some of your best, imo.
    I really dig the snake painting.

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    The wall on that first one is great!! the rest is... ehh, okay ;D

    joking... you need to start a sketchbook, you get so much better between paintings there is no way that you don't draw much...

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    Excellent work. I'd enjoy seeing more sharp edges (ala Drew Struzan), but hey, far easier said than done. Awsome.

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    lots of nice stuff here, dave! you've definitely improved a lot since your last art post. love the one a lot! :-)

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    No stars yet, what the hell! these are great and thanks for sharing

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    Awesome

    pretty nice work man..
    a lot of realism here!

    tks to share..!

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    A couple of crits on the Doc Savage one.

    The pose is not nearly extreme enough and his face is too calm. He looks like he's about to try to reason with the zombie cultists instead of bash his way out of the temple after stealing their sacred idol.

    Second, he's holding the torch too close to the middle. I can see that this was a composition decision, you didn't want it too high and obscuring the eye, or disappearing off the left edge, but having him hold it down at the end does two things - 1) he won't burn his fingers, and 2) It would make it look like a weapon, like he was about to fight his way out.

    No crits on the other ones, but, uh, why is there a watermelon there?

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    Amazing - Buckaroo Banzai. I thouhgt I was the only person in the world who saw that one. The most amazing cast for the most crappy movie ever
    Love the paintings.
    Top notch. They got that old movie poster feel to them that I like.

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    Woah! Love the guy in the coat in #2. Thats probably my favorite of this batch. All amazing though!

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    Nice dave! I applaud your patience and skill with oils. At first glance I thought that guy was holding a baby in your first peice. I thought how awesome is that, he's fighting off zombies to save his baby. and then I realized what it was. haha great none the less.

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    Love the snakes!
    Great work, Dave.
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    Oh Dave, oh Dave, you too good.
    All the Best for the LMS. Im happy you not in my groop.

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    Doc Savage's tailor must be raking in the shekels. Great stuff Dave.

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    aren't some references actually people we know, like the bald guy on the second painting?
    yeah, besides my own cameo as a zombie in the Doc Savage painting, I think Dan's the only CAer in these. Sorry Dan, I'll give you some wicked scars next time...

    The snakes portrait really intrigues me. How much time was put into that? Do you pick your colors first or let them just happen?
    that was about a day's prep (laying out the drawing, doing the under painting) and about two days of painting. The snakes went alot faster than I was expecting really. I usually have some idea what my colors are going to look like (the third piece is a good example of preplanned color arrangement) but I don't think about specifics too much until I get to them. The snakes were about half and half, some I knew ahead of time and some I decided when I got to them.

    you need to start a sketchbook, you get so much better between paintings there is no way that you don't draw much
    yeah, mostly what i draw is scribbly compositional doodles and loose sketches though. I've thought about starting and maintaining one, dunno, maybe in '08

    The pose is not nearly extreme enough and his face is too calm. He looks like he's about to try to reason with the zombie cultists instead of bash his way out of the temple after stealing their sacred idol.

    Second, he's holding the torch too close to the middle. I can see that this was a composition decision, you didn't want it too high and obscuring the eye, or disappearing off the left edge, but having him hold it down at the end does two things - 1) he won't burn his fingers, and 2) It would make it look like a weapon, like he was about to fight his way out.
    thanks man, some good points. The client actually wanted Doc in that pose and attitude (my initial sketch had more twist and action to the figure), but perhaps I could have still given him more tension.

    uh, why is there a watermelon there?
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    Damn fine work Dave

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    hey Dave hot stuff! The Doc Savage one is great! and a WOW in person. It really is sooo nice, that cloth just kills me.
    I also think the snake with the dudes face is nicely painted.
    One thing that I see on your montage paintings you could push more are the graphic elements, like the girl in the third painting in the back right, her hair is graphic, I like that. On the other hand I think you could make it more obvious and stylize it way more, maybe bigger hair you know the Ferra Fosset type thing. Maybe also incorporate consistent graphic elements within the painting not just that girls hair: Like the chics bathing suit top, the larger girls shirt, and hair, maybe even making the hair more of a Mohawk going off the page, still could be curly because that would be cool. Anyway I think you get my meaning. Just ideas.
    Good work though, I have to agree with Dan the Doc Savage painting is technically one of your best.

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    hahaha, i can see a zombie self portrait in the first one (right next to the torch). cool beans dood.

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    I can't articulate how much I love that you put a watermelon in that Buckaroo Banzai piece

    Also, that silk scarf is beautiful.

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    hehehe you should sneak yourself into your paintings more often dood! *high five*

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    Love the buckaroo bonzai!!! I forgot how peter weller looks with dark hair LOL!

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    Awesome stuff, I definitely think you painted your own face partly into that zombie right below the torche's handle, first thing I thought when I saw his face was, "Dave Palumbo." The snake piece is sick, really get a feel that it's morphing out of his skin/face.

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    great works Dave.

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    Oh Dave, oh Dave, you too good.
    All the Best for the LMS. Im happy you not in my groop.

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    Ooh, now I'm really psyched up to see what you're cooking up for LMS3.0 - these are simply fantastic Dave. Love the snake one especially.

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    The movie with Peter Geller was top! I wish they would do a new one witz B.B.

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    My man - top stuff here, and some cool ones I haven't seen before. I'm with Danzo - digging that snake painting in a big way. Hope to hang again soon homeslice

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