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Jan172010

Happy Skullhead

Painting done just for myself. How nice to have a break from client work :-) The painting is 24"x24" oil on canvas.

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Reader Comments (11)

this made me smile really big :)

great job, very cool and original!

January 17, 2010 | Registered CommenterDavi Blight

Outstanding colors and textures. Beautiful painting Jeff.

January 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim Pavelec

Dood, I love your visions. Reminds me of a happy version of Pushead's skull art.... but I like this much better.
-J-

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjasonfelix

I looked at this and thought it very cool. On a second look, I see it's actually ridiculously awesomely cool. Man what a fun piece. I can see how you really had fun with it- all the fun details in the background as well as your Happy Skullhead. Win. Victory.

January 18, 2010 | Registered CommenterMike May

Awesome work Jeff! This piece really has the best of both worlds. The more flat and stylized style and the more rendered stuff you used to do for D&D. Very cool.

January 18, 2010 | Registered CommenterVinod Rams

Gorgeous work! I especially love those mountains in the background and the character's eyeball-lashes. I keep coming back to look at this piece. :D

January 18, 2010 | Registered CommenterBrynn Metheney

Wonderful, Jeff! I love paintings that combine strong, detailed rendering with cartoonish shapes, and the rendering here is indeed exquisite. Thank you also for posting that second image of you working on it. I like seeing photos of canvases like this. It gives a great sense of the painting as an actual, 3D object, rather than just a flat image.

January 18, 2010 | Registered CommenterCory Trego-Erdner (Moai)

Aww shucks, thanks everyone. You're gonna make me blush ;-) It really was loads of fun to paint. Cory, I posted the photo of me painting it because I really love when artists do that. I get so pumped up and inspired when I see how others work. I will actually have someone shooting video of me doing my next painting, which is still only halfway through the sketch stage. But I will definitely share that once it's done.

January 18, 2010 | Registered CommenterJeff Miracola

cant wait to see that video :)

i really hope you do more pieces in this vain, maybe even a series :)

January 19, 2010 | Registered CommenterDavi Blight

Awesome stuff, yeah looks like you had a lot of fun painting it.
and me too I cant wait to see your video :)

January 20, 2010 | Registered CommenterAnthony Francisco

Really great work Jeff ! It made my seven year old laugh, cool little character and so well painted. I also like to see the artist working at their paintings. Thanks for sharing this.

January 22, 2010 | Registered CommenterRyan Firchau (firecrow78)

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