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Contest entry - Capt. Andrews by tuomaskoivurinne Contest entry - Capt. Andrews by tuomaskoivurinne
acrylics 2011,
Infantry Captain Neil Andrews in the Western Front with the 1st Infantry Division of the American Expeditionary Force, autumn 1918.
Character © :icondoughboycafe: who also writes:
" Captain Neil Andrews was the only person Marc had ever met who truly scared him. It was hard to put into words why, for his uniform was just as bloody and soiled as everyone else´s and his face bore the same lines of fatigue and hunger as any other old front hog. But this slender man with thick, fair hair, and eyes that burned gaslight blue, seemed to possess such a an immensity that he could have well been the incarnate of some old Norse God, had he only a long beard and a hammer. He towered over men half a foot taller than him, eclipsing them with his presence, and shrank them with his stare. Marc did not like to look in his eyes, because what he saw there was some otherworldly power, a focus, fueled by anger and perhaps madness, so strong that it could snap out like lightning and immolate anything it touched..."

Fan art and entry for the contest [link]
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oboe-wan Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Um, absolutely fantastic use of acrylics. Love the way you use the watercolor-ish, translucent style for the background, and have them thicker and more opaque in the brickwork and debris in the foreground. Absolutely something I wish I had better figured out! You are an excellent landscape artist, sir, that glimpse of evergreen woods looks amazing. And the figure is excellent too - pose and expression convey so much intensity, perfect for the character.
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tuomaskoivurinne Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for praises and constructive feedback. I wish I could get more comments like this. :)
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:iconaef1918:
This sort of, hit me, in the gut. It's hard, to explain, why, partially, because I've been up, all night, but most of it, has to do with, the description, and the excerpt. That's not to say, that your art, isn't wonderful -- I like it very much, and I'm favoriting it. Your use of color, is fantastic, and your details, are insanely, intricate, and realistic.
However, I would very much, like to know, where that particular, piece of writing, came from, as, to be honest, this Captain Neil Andrews fellow, sounds very, very much, like someone, I knew, during the War. Thus, the 'hit me, in the gut' comment.
I think, I ought, to get some, sleep -- I'm over-reacting, to things. Great work, though.

-- Alan. :salute:

:iconpoppyplz:

--
Lest We Forget: 1914-1918
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tuomaskoivurinne May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feedback, as mentioned, all the information I get from this particular officer comes from ~doughboycafe Maybe you should ask her about his whereabouts and doings.
BTW, Congratulations on your son. Try to stay safe for his sake.
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BenjaminForsell May 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Todella hienoa värien käyttöä, tausta toimii todella hyvin!
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Tomi-K May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wau, sun töitäsi saa aina ihailla.
Onnea kisaan!
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JuneRevolver May 3, 2011  Student Filmographer
i think she better end the competition because this is just way too good. Awesome job.
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tuomaskoivurinne May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bullshit, but thank you :D I hope not. Are you participating? You said you might...
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JuneRevolver May 3, 2011  Student Filmographer
I want to XD I think maybe yes.
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tuomaskoivurinne May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a promise then. Can't wait to see yours! :D
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