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goarmy.com by xanq goarmy.com by xanq
another old work, done in 2003. Oil on canvas, ref pic from Dolce&Gabbana underwear advert. width 1040 x height 1410 mm. (... i changed the face of the model, but he should be recognizable ... Christian Monzon)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2006-10-24
It's rumored that at the end of a piece Andrew Wyeth, in an moment of spontaneous creativity (or insanity, depending on how you look at it), would fling a bucket of wash at his work in order to reach and/or find some missing feeling of completion. Is that what was going through xanq's mind when he took what was already a wonderful painting and decided to push the creative envelope a little further? What is it that seperates these artists with such an insatiable hunger and need to push the limits of conventional thought from the rest of us? goarmy.com by ~xanq ( Featured by dholms )
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erykh Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing stuff!
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Brutus9000 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Beautiful !
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Dr-OC Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
this is so amazing... i love it...
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jevinart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
beautifully done!
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ruabuddha Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, great work!
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ruabuddha Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope you don't mind, but I have featured this work here: [link] :D
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Kumiko-McKee Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Hi,

I just want to let you know I've featured your work in the news articles: [link] and [link]

I hope you like the article :D
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hatefueled Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
i'd love to feature this or Un air de famille in my journal and get you the exposure you so deserve! :heart:
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hatefueled Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
wow!
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JiYeon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006  Student
What a gorgeous picture... I like this painting's calm atmosphere.
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Soiden Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe the best I've seen in this site.
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XxrockgoddessxX Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
incredible work
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coreyconway Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
awesome painting!
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rashida102 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006  Student General Artist
O my... He's quite.. And I mean, quite... A looker. goarmy.com... Hrm... Makes you think. U_U And my goodness, does he look ike a soldier or what!? <3 (lol)
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asher27 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
it looks as if hes sitting in the medical station to get his wounds tended to after battle... he looks all handsome on the outside, but you can see his inside is violent and confused and scared... just like a soldier.

i absolutely love this piece, both in skill and concept, and i cant wait to check out more of your work.
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new-hearts Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
wow das really good :O hes hot ;P
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zerofilius Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
Hehe! Õnnitlused kohaliku eliidi hulka kinnistumisel! Daily deviation kinnistab Sind sinna nii mis kole, aga väärt muidugi on.

Parimat ! (:
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xanq Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
:D tänud! ... täitsa lõpp ... just siis kui ma lakkusin nurgas viskit (odavat... bushmills) ja närisin hammastega veene... sain ma DD ... elu on kummaline.
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helenegrasset Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
so tragical and yet so touching and sexy
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helenegrasset Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
tragical and yet so touching and sexy
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GANTart Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
why the antiquey finish? i realize a lot of people on here like it, but i'm not sure the purpose it serves, image-wise. do you like Leon Golub? i read in one comment you dont like wars, and he has some really powerful anti-war art. he's a huge inspiration to me (though you probably can't see that). i think this has potential, but it could be stronger.
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xanq Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
Thank's!!! I'll find out about Leon Golub... and i agree about antique finish... am not sure about the purpose myself... i have theory... but am not sure... i was testing that burned antique fin at that time...
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arso28 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
that painting is awsome, the tones, te texture, the proportions, everything is great
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SpAzHaRd Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
Lol. Makes me want to join the army...like a male pinup. Seriously though, that's amazing! Did you burn the piece or did you..ahhh there's something you use..something you use to rub it on and it makes it look very old..I forgot it. But there is something that you can do. Or maybe it was a photomanip sort of thing. Anyways, GREAT JOB! Congrats on the DD!
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bronbee Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006  Student
how'd u do that???did u burn it???
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esperanzamarchita Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
Precious Portrait!

I like the effect. It looks like an old photo.
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CBJJBC Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006   Photographer
congrats my friend for the DD ;-)
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mruqe Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
I admire your courage. :)
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omgitsluisito Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
This truly is such an amazing painting.

Really makes you appreciate art.
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raffau Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
This is AMAZING !!!!!!
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sidhedk Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
Hey congratulations, that's an amazing painting, both colour and texture looks really great.
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Extravaganca Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
Amazing work. Very original, stunning.

Well done! :heart:
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Kettricken Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
this looks like an old fresco you can find in pompeii: awesome
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cypherthepanicartist Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely work - very classical!
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doriano Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
Stunning, I love the textures and tones.
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soulhealer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
i love the old effect ,, i usually use coffe to get it .. but it doesnt look so good ... wut did u use?
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xanq Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
Thanks! Answering the question: i paint in oils, so first i paint correct painting a la prima style, layers are added after painting is perfectly drive (sic!!). For making layers i used different colourless painting mediums or varnishis mixing with a lots of turpentine in what i mix dif oil colours for tone: sap green, indiho extra (indigo?!), carmin (green, blue, red) ... they all have to be transparent! So this mixture gets rather dark. Then with that i float my painting... sometimes i use brush, sometimes i just throw it (hommage to Pollock ;) ...)
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soulhealer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
lol .. thx for the hint :P ... happy to see that ur a pollock lover :P ..lol
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braindead-revolution Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
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xanq Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
Thank You very much!! I am glad, that U like it.
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
Lovely work - very sensitively and skillfully done.

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xanq Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
Thank U so very much! I aprecciate it! ... i think i was crying when i painted it. Crying because of sense of lost.
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Diregram Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
Superb work as always. Even though this guy is a pin-up, and selling his beauty, there is something about the mood and expression that could come from a religious painting. Your work really interests me.
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xanq Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
Ohh yes. religious aspect is always in my works ... i think. It comes from my innerself... as sadness. In this case... i was thinking about all those well raised and good boys who are in war... loosing theyr lifes... because of what? ... goarmy.com is existing website ... so i pointed on anachronistic aspect... it was filled with testimonials where people were saying, that going army cave the meaning of life, how filled they are now ... ... ... i believe it is like that for some people... not for me. I am afraid of war.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
The anatomy and tones are very good. I really like the style and texture. Nice pose.
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xanq Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
well yeah... it was all in ref pic :) i just had to do pin-up painting... my copyright belongs to the final layers (7 or more)... that give this strange war-pain-tragical and dirty look and feeling like after burning. I can not stand wars.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
It worked out very well. The grungy visuals are definitely effective.
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