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Saxophone by dwsel Saxophone by dwsel
1h painting for :iconsticmann: speed painting weekly challenge [link]

Editor: Pixlr [link]
Saxophone reference: [link]
Texture: [link]
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rodent347 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
That's a powerful sax.
Reminds me of Tiny Kong's Saxophone Slam from Donkey Kong 64.
M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
First off I do like the style,but I find it hard picking an emotion from this though because the clearly visible sax grounds this into the realm of illustration almost.....overly-caffeinated saxophonist perhaps? ;) but seriously how about: excitement?..(sorry it's all I could come up with)
dwsel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009   Digital Artist
'Overly-caffeinated saxophonist' is really funny interpretation :D
I can understand your confusion about it ;)
Firstly I wanted to make saxophone toned in style colours and texture (blue as blues, smooth as jazz) but I felt that it's not blue and smooth at all but only... boring... So I started to spice up whole image. Stronger colour, more contrast and this texture which perfectly aligned motion direction - 'direction of music'. Something 'funky' came out, but unfortunately I lost my planned emotion somewhere in-between. The way I create (experimenting) makes it really hard to keep close to plan and guidelines.
This description how I made it should help now to recognize firstly planned expression. Final expression of course may be 'energetic' or 'excitement' :)
M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah you know I really wanted to guess "funky" ...but that's really a state of being. But you now know how to illustrate funk ;)
sticmann Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
I'm sorry if my journal was confusing. The music part at the beginning didn't have anything to do with the challenge. I don't know what's going on in this painting. :ohnoes:
dwsel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009   Digital Artist
I'm somehow lately in musical mood, so it's not that your introduction of this challenge implied it.
Of course... 'musical mood' is not the emotion I wanted to show ;)
sticmann Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
I see. That's good anyway.
The painting is energetic in a very chaotic kind of way. I don't know what emotion that would point to though.
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March 16, 2009
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