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"thar, king" by Jeff lee johnson

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thar is a character in the vast santharian universe(www.santharia.com). he was the only king to unite the four kingdoms  under one rule. go there. there is lots of art , many well-written stories, and an ever-expanding world tied to an online rpg  you can find there as well.

29 Nov 2006:-) Joyce van Denzen
Masterful piece, I wonder how you made it. And as you replied to Anneke, I agree about light being one of the most important influences on the outcome of a painting.
I usually "overexpose" things I draw.

:-) Jeff lee johnson replies: "joyce, i did a thumbnail rapid color sketch in painter from imagination,making it really bold and overexposed(like an underpainting in natural media), and slowly modified it with semi-transparent layers (10-40% opaque), using spatter airbrush, round oil, and a number of other brushes for different effects and types of blending, until it took shape. the whole process took the better part of a week (spread out over time so i could keep "fresh" eyes on it). "
29 Nov 200645 Jordan Walli
Very subtle shading. I enjoy the way that you draw a muted warmth out of the skin and armour. It almost seems like a young version of "Man in a Golden Helmet".


:-) Jeff lee johnson replies: "jordan, i was certainly thinking about the flemish style when i did this. i am still floored by the power of "the man in the golden helmet" to this day. i hit on the link and my breath caught (for the hundredth time?). i have no idea how to improve on that, so maybe someday i will be able to be as effective, and call that the victory of a lifetime, eh?"
29 Nov 2006:-) Kristin Lewis
Beautiful... It really does remind me of an old style painting, too! I know it has been said before, but you have brilliantly captured the old masters' styles of paintings in this piece. Congrats!!

:-) Jeff lee johnson replies: ""bows humbly""
29 Nov 2006:-) Jenny M. Heidewald
I,too, am going to say it looks like an old masters style of painting. 2The lighting is what does it, very nice work on the armor BTW.

:-) Jeff lee johnson replies: "yeah, jenny, the lighting is everything in this style, isn't it? thanks for your comment!"
29 Nov 2006:-) Imola L Saraine aka Mio
Excellent, wonderful shading and very soft colours. I love the light in this picture. I thought a composition of frontalism can never look real, you proved me wrong. I love that armour a lot.

:-) Jeff lee johnson replies: "the frontal composition gave me fits, fyi. glad you like how it turned out!"
30 Nov 2006:-) Samantha 'Clementine' Wilder
I love how this is old style....I love it so much
30 Nov 2006:-) Heidi Hecht
Very good. This reminds me of some of the old-style portraits of English kings, only without the effects of age.
15 Jan 2008:-) Hello :)
I think I saw this in one of the Spectrum books, if I’m not mistaken.....Congradulations!

:-) Jeff lee johnson replies: "Thank you! You are indeed right, and Thar sits next to my light elf pic on the same page . That was a champaign moment in our little household."
21 Apr 2008:-) Renée van den Kerkhof
Dude, it indeed looks like a photograph! It looks so by the little light and subtile use of shade and colour! Great work 2
28 Feb 2009:-) Marika Viklund
Holy moly! This is really good! Like one of these great old painting from the 1800! 22 1
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'thar, king':
 • Created by: :-) Jeff lee johnson
 • Copyright: ©Jeff lee johnson. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Armor, Beard, King, Ruler
 • Categories: Man, Men, Royalty, Kings, Princes, Princesses, etc, Warrior, Fighter, Mercenary, Knights, Paladins
 • Techniques: Computer Painted from Scratch
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2006-11-29 10:00:05
 • Submitted: 2006-11-09 21:11:11
 • Views: 3217
 • Resolution: 507x650

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