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The demented demons Of Domenico Octivanti Massameno ::: book to follow when I find a publisher!!
Massive dump today---will update occasionally!
Last edited by mentler; May 14th, 2005 at 07:59 PM. Reason: Pics not loading
i love the 7th and 12th from the bottom
"But you aint got no legs Lieutenant Dan."
its an interesting stye too
must've taken a long time to do all these
these are really creepy
Why do you think I am getting them out of my house and sending them over to yours.
These are pastel, did them before pen and inks.
Otherworldly forces at work!
Impressive work! Keep us updated.
Checked your thread--we share some heroes!
Your work is very impressive!
Would love to play with some of my stuff digitally -- any suggestions!
these look awesome.
I seem to get views - but I do not think people know how to respond to these images - they probably are not expecting to see this sort of thing in this forum - I never expected to do anything like them either - just sort of started one day about 5 years ago and never stopped.
Anyway se7en thanx for noticing!
I definitely like it!
Very poetic! love them all.
but now I am very curious to see what kind of world they live in. you have concentrated a lot on characters (faces mainly) and live a lot to the viewers imagination. please help us out with some environments
Nice change around here
They remind me of some 3D charaters i've seen on MTV - a music video with a mouse or something .. and others :dork: . Your stuff is beautifull
I have no idea why I was chosen to pursue this bequest.
There have undoubtedly been others before me.
All I know is that he has left me with no choice in the matter.
Domenicus Octavanti Massameno was born in Isola di Carura,
a small village between Vicenza and Padua.
The Year of Our Lord 1488.
It is said that Domenicus was unruly as a child, which explains why,
at age six, he was sent to Mantua to live with his uncle,
the master painter, Andrea Mantagna.
His next twelve years would be spent in the workshop of his uncle,
mixing paint for the frescoes and making the frequent trips
to the vineyards to procure the prized wines needed to keep
all the workmen and apprentices is a state of creative bliss.
Domenicus spent long hours listening to their stories about the prelates
and princes who came to the their masters studios
to have their images immortalized in marble or paint.
These were tales passed down from studio to studio
generation to generation century to century.
Tales oft told but never written.
Thus Domenicus, who was versed in letters, promised to chronicle
these stories so history would know of such men.
Upon the death of his uncle in 1508
Domenico found himself alone and in need of work.
He was only nineteen.
It was about this time that he received a commission from
Francesco D’Piazzole to paint a portrait of his new wife, Isabella.
Many believe, although accounts vary,
that this contract led to Dom's early demise.
Some said he was found in a compromising position with Isabella,
which is not unlikely; he was, after-all, a dreadfully handsome boy.
Others believe Francesco disliked the painting of his wife so much,
that he had Domenicus stoned to death by his servants.
In either event Domenicus was left with a great deal of rancor.
His early departure from the realm of the living
had left his promised task of chronicling the stories largely undone.
Thus his tormented soul has wandered for over five centuries searching
for someone to carry on this endeavor.
Last edited by mentler; August 19th, 2004 at 07:02 AM.
very interesting ! and original !!!
You might have to look at this one for a moment.
i love them. the lettering, framing, paper, style, inking, linework, stippling, warped anatomy, every bit of it works together to speak a compelling and creepy emotional message.
thank you sir, can I have another?
d a v i d p i n e
They all give me a sort of medieval tapestry feel, and yet at the same time... totally different. There's a very heavy religious theme it would seem... dark ages catholic sort of thing... any reason for the religious undertones? I have2 ask you see, I'm a christian ^^ .
They have a certain familiarity to them which I am unable to put a name to, but they definitely do strike a number of various "hrm, this looks familiar" chords.
I like the crosshatching, (someone called it stipling... but stipling uses dots not lines)
there is a roughness to them and yet a total feel of detail and finish.
These must take a lot of time and love man, which in my book are the two most important components of any artwork. Anyone who spends a lot of time and puts a lot of love into a peice of art is going to produce something worth seeing.
Any other people that influenced your style?
Maldrin ::: thank you very much for looking ::: thank even more for seeing
CCCP ::: I really don't know where these images came from ::: I never used any reference while doing them ::: they just showed up one day for some deep recess of my soul ::: or maybe other worldly forces are at work here ::: the religious thing is even more curious ::: don't why, where, or how that got into these works ::: even more odd ::: I never really like this sort of stuff ::: this period of art ::: anything narrative :::::::
Liam.C ::: Ian Miller is a killer dude ::: never heard of him before ::: thanx for dropping by always good to hear from you and thanx again for link
Here is one you would have to learn to love!!!
these are great...that 2nd to last post took me a min..hehheh
i would love to see some diff subject matter (variety)
but teh techniques your playing with are quite successful, and i thought the pen and ink stuff was nice until i saw the color, painted stuff....which REALLY impressed me. reminds me of some of the futurists artists like umberto boccioni and MARCEL DUCHAMP. (check em' out if you dont know)
Its obvious you enjoy the subject matter that your working with, either way...do more color stuff!!...please
available for freelance
Not too crazy about the Style but nice...
Last edited by tgfx; January 18th, 2011 at 06:40 AM.
theres another artist whos been published whos side view faces your work look exactly like. cant think of the name, as I'm at work, but they are people with butterfly wings, and they are all renaissancey and stuff.
nevertheless, your linework is enthralling to look at. i would love to see some different subject matter from you with that style.
You gotta know what you is doin so you don't get a bad lergy on your knob.
woooo more ment ! more ! soo nice i want to see them all bound in a big heavy heavy book ! need some jesuits sneekin round corners reddy to stabb out the eyes of any one that sees it ! ha ! send them to umberto !
I love the style and creativity in these. It looks like you used homemade paper of some sort (?), it really adds to the piece. Besides the linework, what attracts me to this is the imagination.
I am guessing brads3d is referring to James Christensen, his work is awesome, and you two share a similar style, I love it. The profiles, big noses and overflowing with symbolism.
Would love to see more color pieces in the future!
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