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    My version of "Spring Tonic" (assignment), Inspired by Rockwell :P

    Hey guys,

    This was an assignment were we had to copy a renowned artist's painting, and do it in our own style...
    I chose to charicaturize the characters.
    Its done with gouache (its tiny, about 8 x 5 1/2).
    I loved painting this coz I learned alot from it. Rockwell is just the greatest.

    Just wanted to share this.. c&c are more than welcome.



    My version of "Spring Tonic" (assignment), Inspired by Rockwell :P
    to each his own..


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    haha! very nice. However, I think the boys mouth is a bit too large. Perhaps trimming its size down just a wee bit would help out the focus more.
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    Wow, great colour scheme. Reminds me of old photographs. Also the pose is very Rockwell.

    O yeah! That cat rocks, if it weren't there the composition would have fallen apart! (cats rule )

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    Your characters and fantastic, and your interpetation of Rockwell's style is wonderful as well.

    The *only* problem that I see is that boy is a tad too large - it's not just his head. If he were to stand up, he'd a be a "Baby Huey" - much larger than the mother figure.

    Over all, the picture still works, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. Especially since this looks like it was done in traditional media.

    Good work!

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    That is great! I am actually not familiar with this particular Rockwell painting, but I could tell that it was Rockwell inspired just by looking at it (even with the distorted figures). And no, it wasn't the title that tipped me off

    Great stuff! No crits, really.

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    This is a really great piece! it certainly reminds me of the old 1950's medical adds "Gee golly that medicine sure does suck!"

    But seriously I can’t find anything I would change.

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    This is beautiful, the colors are nice (not too bright!) and I love the exaggerated features.

    The more I stare at it, the more I worry about the kid becoming cannibalistic and that lady losing her head.

    Please post more !
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    I really like this one, including the fact that his head and mouth are large and exagerated. If you did them smaller it would just be another rockwell painting.

    Excellent choice - rockwell is one of my favs.
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    awesome! Rockwell was a total badass and this is a wonderfull caracature of the master.... well done...

    As stated before, the only thing that could use fixing is the fact that the kid is a bit tall, like taller than his granny.... but I would just keep that in mind in the future, not mess with this finished piece...

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    This is one of my favorite paintings of yours. You captured the style and mood very well! The caracturizing is great.

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    I am a huge fan of Rockwell. For those of you who haven't seen an original, you don't know what you are missing. Most of the reproductions out there are copies of copies, and done when printing tech was much more primitive. He was an amazing painter.

    Great piece. I love your interpretation of the piece and you have handled the gouache very well. Cool painting!

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    This is pretty great...I agree with Marie- the kid's mouth looks big enough to devour the whole woman's head.
    I don't really think it needs changing but I think it'd be slightly better if the woman's head was a little larger just to counterbalance against the size of the kid's gigantic head.


    Other than that the style's nice and the detail is good...
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    Thanks so much everyone for all the positive and useful replies! I really appreciate it!

    Tetsuo- Thanks..yea, I really wanted to exagete his mouth a lot.

    mogando25- Thank you! and its all thanks to Rockwell..

    Oregano- Thanks so much for your kind words and comment!

    Groover McNab- Thank you so much! Yeah it was so much fun distorting it..

    poly_cube- "Gee golly Thanks!"...man! Lol.

    Marie- LOL, you're funny! Thanks!

    nardfrog- Thank you! yea, Rockwell is excellent to learn from.

    jook- Thanks for your comment!

    McKack- LOL! you're just awesome! Thank you so much for doing this !!! (why is there no kiss smiley!) (Mmm--) (Uuahh!!)

    digi- Why thank you!!

    lyon- Thank you so much for your kind words! I'd love to see his originals in person!

    expat- Thank you! I will consider that ..
    to each his own..

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    I actually saw this painting in person a few months ago. The picture doesn't do it justice

    Great interpretation, and the attention to detail for such a small painting is really impressive. Infact i can say the same about all the paintings of yours i've seen. You should definitely post a couple more for people here to see.

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    i wish you could see his works in person. I expected the rockwells to be all ochres and yellows like that...but in fact they are full color with rich juicy darks and beautiful interlaces dabs of color in the lights....amazing to behold...some were old master browns and earth colors...the four color palette....others were full color impressionist color....others were muted ninteenth century naturalist colors.....he knew his art history and he knew his history of color in art. he mastered it.

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