Hanging on the wires by mattbradbury

Hanging on the wires

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Added: Nov 28, 2007
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I really pushed for realism with this, hopefully it makes this unusual sight even more surreal.

No photos or photo reference used

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mattbradbury's picture

Thank you Pierre, this is probably one of my own favourites. It is great when something works out a little better than you had hoped. So glad you like it my friend!

mattbradbury's picture

Hi Ivana, thank you so much for your kind words :0

carles's picture

Speak of a bird on a wire ! Astounding piece Matthew. I love the weird angle and forced perspective.

anawi's picture

Wow!Very strong picture,Matthew!You are a master at this!Very nice...

mattbradbury's picture

Thanking you so much for such a great comment!

Guest's picture

this is really exellent, it's a really powerfull piece, the huge wire and the tanks, and that dragon hanged on it.

mattbradbury's picture

Thank you Uwe, the cheque is in the post!!!! Smile but seriously thank you so much for this great comment.

mattbradbury's picture

Thank you for your kind words, they are very much appreciated.

mattbradbury's picture

Laugh, I know what you mean. I think I painted most of this with my head tilted to the left. Thank you so much for your comments! Smile

j-art's picture

Matt, you are scary good! This is incredibly realistic, brathtaking!

micross's picture

Truly amazing work.

szendrei's picture

My neck began to ache a little bit while I looked at the picture. Smile Very good.

mattbradbury's picture

Hi Malcolm, now I read those words back to myself "no photo references used" I sort of cringe a little. It does sound a little conceited. I guess what I should have said was something more along the lines of "I study photos all the time read tutorials on how to paint realism and where down my pen tip practising. I just didn't look at any particular photo whilst doing this.LOL! A little bit long winded but it's closer to the truth. In digital art, I think there always will be a little bit of doubt in people's minds when they look at something that is fairly realistic. It really isn't hard to drop in a couple of photo elements in and achieve stunning results. I've nothing against this, it's a valid technique in my book I just try not to these days. I've not really answer the question on how to achieve realism. That's a tough one! And would be a reply from Hell. One thing I have learnt is it's not all just about detail, the mountains in the background are a very good example of this. Quite photorealistic but actually very simple to paint. Two layers, one for the snow, one for the darker rock and the default chalk brush. Not as difficult as you would think! Cheers Malcolm!

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Hi Kirsi, this went down well with the client. So I must admit I was quite pleased with myself. This was one of those paintings that was either going to look great or be terrible. Luckily for me it went pretty well. Thank you so much for your comment. Smile

fantasist's picture

Absolutely brilliant, Matt. How on earth do you achieve such realism without photo references?

kizalon's picture

oh my god Matt! This is a stunning work! Poor thing... and with all those war machines around.. great piece with contradiction and feeling. Brilliant!!

Art at its best.