Turf War by megaflow

Turf War

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Added: Feb 22, 2002
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A fight to the finish, in a setting inspired by Hammer films.

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megaflow's picture

How nice - Thank you!

Guest's picture

..that"s what i call.."a land of misst&
magic.

megaflow's picture

I'm touched deeply by your priase, Samuel! I'm glad you agree with my love for this often-overlooked approach.

samael's picture

The classical aproach to horror proves to be very effective again, I cant believe I miss this Hammeresque combat scene... its a jewel.

megaflow's picture

Wow, that's pretty slick! Thanks for the heads-up, Anneke.

abroenink's picture

Deserved again! Smile

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megaflow's picture

Thanks a bunch! As I've mentioned elsewhere, this a great tried-and-true color scheme - something about golds on blues always works!

glitterfairy's picture

The background blows me away, the castle far beyond, the trees with such detailed branshes... And the color scheme works so well!!!

megaflow's picture

I'm glad you found it worth studying! I enjoy playing with lighting effects; mostly, like here, I light the scene as they would in a movie. It's not -really- what it would look like, but believable and easy to read.

Guest's picture

(Studies lighting)...I must get the hang of that. And I really love the background and its colors. Nice contrast between that beauty versus the brutalization going on in the foreground.

megaflow's picture

yay! Thanks for the encouragement!

abroenink's picture

Truly deserved!!!

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megaflow's picture

Thank you Sean, I'm glad you liked it! -- The moon here was something I was looking at as a design element, rather than realistically. I wanted it to break through several of the foreground elements to bring them together, and also to be a large balancing element for the top left of the picture. Also, I am a sucker for big moons in the background (if you've seen my "Predator" piece, I did the same thing there!)

Guest's picture

The roots and the branches of the tree are magnificent, so are the muscles on the werewolf and the background. How humane the werewolf may seem it still shares simular features than that of the wolves. though the moon is beautyfully i do wonder about its size.
Its a great painting Patrick.

megaflow's picture

Thanks so much, Anneke. I'm feeling lucky to have won so many times - and surprised! -- Also let me say I really like your newest Epilogue painting ("Beggar Maid").

abroenink's picture

Your beautiful 'Turfwar' has won the art duel four times now and it looks like it will win again. Then you will be placed on The List of Honour. Smile It IS a really wonderful picture, Patrick! The composition and colours are perfect.

megaflow's picture

Hmm... I guess I reckoned without the infamous "wolf butt factor". LOL! Glad you liked it anyway!

mook's picture

very nice. I love the trees, very cool, and the expression of the wolves very evil. the only thing that interupts the whole view is right under the wolve's 'butt', i guess, the one that's being lifted...it's akward, and it draws my eye there, instead of where the action is. well done.

megaflow's picture

Very cool of you to say so, Steve. And yes, Hammer rocked, no doubt at all, and even though it's gone, it will warp the minds of succeeding generations well into the future.

Guest's picture

Well that's just geourgeous. Brilliant composition of both form and color. By the way... LONG LIVE HAMMER! >:D

megaflow's picture

Thanks Vance, and thanks for stopping by my gallery! I like the warewolf thing, too - maybe I should do some more sometime. Have you done any werewolves? I don't see any up on your gallery - I'm sure you'd do a great one.

hexthree's picture

Wow! Amazing lighting and use of color. I love werewolfs.The face and expression came out really well.

megaflow's picture

Thank you! I did spend even more time than usual on the composition for this one, because of the potential it had for the action to appear disjointed. I notice a lot of people who have great painting technique don't bother to worry about this factor and their paintings suffer. I can't wait to see your technique piece - you are certainly the guy to write about composition!

vengince's picture

This is a great example of "dynamic intersections" something I talked about in my epilogue technique section dealing with composition if they ever post it. The way the tree intersects the wolf man and his limbs creating an imaginary "x"so to speak,fantastico.

megaflow's picture

I appreciate your praise - thanks! It's funny about the tree... as soon as I knew I wanted a tree there in the composition, it sort of popped into my brain full-blown, and I treated it as a real character in my mind after that. I lavished as much time on it as on the werewolf! Thanks for noticing. Smile

peters's picture

The color scheme is chillingly beautiful. I love the blue/yellow combination. Extremely striking and effective. That sky is so wonderfully atmospheric, and the attention to detail on the branches of the tree is truly lifelike. Your inspiration was a good one. ^_^

megaflow's picture

Thank you - Not only does a detailed background add depth to the realism and storytelling, but it's fun to paint!!

zerojinx's picture

Amazing stuff man. I really like the stuff in the background.

megaflow's picture

Thanks, Anneth! There's something about a blue/gold color scheme that really has a magical glow, more so than any other complementary pair, I think. (I picked that tip up from Steve Oliff at a seminar a few years back - he was right on the money!)

aridante's picture

oh my, my favorite color scheme, Laughing out loud Love it!!

Art at its best.