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God's War by davepalumbo God's War by davepalumbo
18x27, oil on illustration board. Client: Night Shade Books
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:iconjoeguy4yanna:
JoeGuy4Yanna Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
read this book, was good, great art. : )
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MitchellJBridges Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Damn, This is just epic!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
thanks!
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MrTonyStark Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
That tile must've been a pain to do, wait, did you do it by hand, or is it an image you spliced in?
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:icondavepalumbo:
davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Yeah, painted by hand. This one wasn't too bad. For the sequels, I started using more complex patterns and by comparison this one was nice and relaxing ;)
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AddyRae Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a fun cover! I just ran across the book, and this cover is what caught my attention long enough to read it. :)
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:icondavepalumbo:
davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
thanks! always glad to hear when a cover does its job ;)
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Awesome work!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
thanks!
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thiennh2 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Realistic style here so nice!!! You're my idol ^^
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:icondavepalumbo:
davepalumbo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
thanks!
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:icondavidroman:
davidroman Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
love how you painted her arm :heart:
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:icondavepalumbo:
davepalumbo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
thanks!
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NiAnluain Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on your Spectrum win with this! Well deserved and just fantastic work!
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:icondavepalumbo:
davepalumbo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
thanks!
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JaimeGervais Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The pattern is incredible. I don't have the patience to rock that. This is just beautiful. His cloak is lovely against the sharp edges of her body. :D
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
thanks!
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RJBaudouin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, I love it
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:icondavepalumbo:
davepalumbo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
thanks!
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daniel-dust Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
you're nuts, but in a good way.

incredible work.
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:icondavepalumbo:
davepalumbo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
thanks!
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MetalMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic work. I hope the book this goes with does the cover justice!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
yeah, it was really a pleasure to read, which is nice because reading for a job when you're not into the book can be pretty tedious. Just about to start on the sequel, looking forward to it :)
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MustafaTimur Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
WoW !
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
thanks!
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:iconartdh13:
artdh13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the pattern so classic!! same with my woven bamboo in my old house
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:icondavepalumbo:
davepalumbo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
thanks, I love mosaic patterns
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:icondannayy:
Dannayy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
i'm wondering about the pattern too :o it's perfect!
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:icondavepalumbo:
davepalumbo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
thanks! see the other comment about the pattern
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Dannayy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
any idea how many hours this piece took? :0
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:icondavepalumbo:
davepalumbo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
nothing precise. I spent a couple days sketching for concept and composition, maybe another day for the under-drawing, then maybe about 24-30 hours of painting time. About a week of solid work I think.
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Wolverat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
This is crazy good.
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:icondavepalumbo:
davepalumbo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
thanks!
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amorousdino Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Student General Artist
How on earth did u do that pattern on the background :eyepopping: ?????
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
It's a basic grid with a repeating pattern, and the sides which are slightly angled are moving towards a vanishing point. I started by putting it down in pencil (how I start with everything in my paintings) and then putting an acrylic monochrome over top. I started in oils over that and worked just flat wall tones, then added the dark squares in wet (the acrylic showed through enough to see where they should go) and finished with the grout lines making sure to leave some lighter than others for more realism. The important part is a solid and correct drawing to start. Still kind of meticulous, but not quite as maddening as it looks :)
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amorousdino Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student General Artist
Well it looks like it could drive anyone insane :eyepopping:
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PacodelMar Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Exellent...
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
thanks!
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FlammablePerson Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
All that detailing the the background is crazy, that must've taken a long time
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
yeah, not too bad, something repetitive like that I kind of zone out and listen to music and it's done before you know it :)
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