Thursday, March 15, 2007

King Leonidas


I'm just really getting acquainted with Photoshop lately, so here's painting I did of King Leonidas from "300" It's quite interesting painting digitally, it's much faster, but the only weird thing is that it doesn't really exist, so that brings into question the intrinsic value of an original painting. Would you get more out of buying a print and hanging it on your wall? Or would an original one-of-kind painting have more significance? I don't know the answer, but it is an interesting debate in our quest for creating lasting images.

11 comments:

DSK said...

Sweet!

Operation GutterBall said...

Dude! It's awesome! I knew you'd start a blog sooner or later.

thotknot said...
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thotknot said...

(Sorry- had to delete my previous comment because of a typographical error. I had to do a "do-over") :)

So...if this picture of King Leonidas doesn't really exist, do the comments about a thing that doesn't exist...exist?

But this image, whether it does or not, is Fantastic!

Spartaaaaaa!!!!

dfujioka said...

If you draw it in pencil first, scan it, then paint it, then it exists in both realms. I'm Dave by the way, I do character layout on the feature over at RDS. Big Fan!

TSM said...

Bitchin' !!

That was the first word that came to mind...great painting Paul; looking forward to more of these.

-T

David Colman said...

this is something I have been debating myself....

do you realize how much value an orignal piece of art will be w/the flourish of such technology in the arts...

Chris Ocampo said...

sweet painting. i really dig you blog.

i remember my old professor, barron storey, talking about the difference between an 'analog' painting vs 'digital' painting. and he drew an analogy between painting and photography. a one of a kind painting has always been more highly revered than photography (or anything that can be reproduced in print, like digital paintings) in terms of art history. this idea is also conveyed in terms of how willing people are to spend on a painting vs a photograph (highest painting $140million vs highest photograph $3.35). Not to say that money is the end all, but it is one point of view.

Omar "OX" Rodriguez said...

Schnazy...really awesome

gorgeebudbud said...

hi paul,

luv ur dwg! may i use it as my avatar?

adrian.

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