Saturday, June 6, 2009

Lobster ship



A speed painting that started with a brush experiment. It's a little different for me, and that's what I was going for. Trying to challenge myself when I have time, to design things differently than I would normally.
I couldn't decide which palette I like best so I'll put em both up. Lemme know which one you think is better.

12 comments:

allison j. sebastian said...

Beautiful! I prefer the top one.

J.R.Segura said...

Wow! Amazing concepts!

Ben Shafer said...

wow. cool! It does feel a bit different for you...almost seems like it could be set in the Guild Wars universe or something. I like both palettes, good call on posting em both. I guess if I had to choose I'd say the warmer one. btw, hit me up. It's been a while....I want to hear about Italy etc.

Claytonious said...

Great job. I appreciate the different style you used. And unlike the others I strongly prefer the bottom.

Paul J. Sullivan said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! I was trying to get some scale with the lighting. By showing some color shifting with some of the mountains off in the distance vs. some cooler/ greener lights on the bottom. So the top one was the first instinct I think when I go into it more I will be able to sell the idea better.

Isaac Davis said...

Hey Paul! Amazing work as usual. i think i prefer the top one like everyone else. I like how it looks different, but somehow still has your artistic signature on it. (No not the one in the bottom right corner) great job.

jason hazelroth said...

oh wow, I really like the presence of that ship

Mimi Cortazar said...

Very cool! :)

Paul John Andrew said...

Hi Paul, i like both its good you posted both works. And further more its also good they're little different other wise the poor art lover may see double. But it does remind me build my ship, i might do art painting again, do you think i should?.. Oh by the way, i was just looking how many namesakes, it seems im the only one with two middle names. You dont mind if we keep in touch?.. From:
Paul.J.A.Sullivan,
Gisborne,
NewZealand. www.google.com/profile/Paul.J.A.Sullivan

Paul J. Sullivan said...

Haha,
Wow, yeah there are a lot of Paul Sullivan's out there, it's kinda common. I was just at the furniture store and realized that there were 3 Paul Sullivan's just in the city I'm in! Keep painting and let me know when you have a blog!

Thanks for the comments guys!

Joe Kresoja said...

nice piece!! I see some Dociu influence. =)

huthbot said...

I think the bottom one is stronger. The greens and blues mute the background and put more emphasis on the focal point. All in all I think it reads more harmonious and the red accents really make the ship look alien to the environment. The Bottom version is more committed as an image with a theme of being isolated, cold and unwelcoming,it reminds me of an Ayn Rand novel. The top one, though very subtly different, seems much warmer and hopeful about the future. Either way I would play up the scale more. I like the scientist guys at the bottom but I wish they were a lot smaller. I feel like the guys in the corner need to be fleshed out more as the details in the scientists read much better though they are obviously farther away.