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  1. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Just drop it.

    Is that from a movie? That is awesome!
     
  2. WillsBabe

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    That's really nice. I'm going to look his work up.
     
  3. CorporalCaptain

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    ^ Agreed. Same here.
     
  4. Australis

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    Be warned,there's more images out there than there used to be (you know who your friend is), but it's hard to find IRL.

    TBH, what got me started was my wife bought two small framed reproductions (which believe ot or not, turned out to be framed placemats - someone just liked the pictures), and what struck me about them...

    It seemed to me they were telling a story. I haven't found images of either of them yet, but here's two similar ones.

    Cote d'Azur:
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    Avignon:
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    As in the two I have, notice the figures of a woman and child. In Avignon, she wears a red top and white skirt/pants, and the child blue top and orange pants. In Cote d'Azur she has a white top and yellow skirt, he has an orange top and blue pants.

    When you see a range of his work, painted in London and some of northern France, they're very subdued, sombre, very pale grey day kind of thing. But the ones set in Provence and southern France, are vibrant and full of colour and light... and in the midst of them, those two figures. Granted they may simply be easy to paint, but the storyteller in me said, "What if...?" What if... an English painter travelled to France regularly to paint, and on the way fell in love and had a child that he placed in his paintings, to show that love in a discreet way? I have absolutely no idea if this has any truth (Hann, 1900-1979, was a British artist, and the uncle of contemporary artist Alan Furneaux, and he doesn't have a Wikipedia entry), but I was struck by the difference in his work, and those two figures. His work in Paris, like the desktop one, seems to be between the two, like French Flower Market and Rue Maubert and Quai Aux Fleurs, maybe something started there.

    I'm going to turn that thought into a story, and soon. It'll be entirely fictional, of course, but it seems every time I look at (what I call) the sunlit paintings, those figures are there somewhere.
     
  5. smiki

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    Nope, I think it's just an original piece of artwork. Still pretty cool.
     
  6. Chemahkuu

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    It is pretty awesome, but I don't remember seeing that helmet design in any recent movies or games.
     
  7. smiki

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    ^Yup, that's what I said. I didn't say it was concept art. ;)
     
  8. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

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    I know :p
     
  9. CorporalCaptain

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    That's a neat story idea. It's interesting how the imagination can flesh things out and fill in blank spaces. Who knows? Maybe there's something to it. But even if there isn't, it's still neat. :techman:
     
  10. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Sweet. I wish I had that kind of talent!
    Unfortunately, all I have are my good looks, my biting wit, and this Shake n' Bake coupon which expired in 1983.
     
  11. trekkiedane

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    ^Is that from a movie?

    Sounds a bit Oscar Wilde but I don't think they had shake n bake in his lifetime...
     
  12. cooleddie74

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    Could be worse. Could be actual Shake 'n' Bake that expired in 1983.
     
  13. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Nope. That's a me quote. :D

    Hm. Maybe. Then again, Shake n' Bake may have preservative properties that leave the chicken in a state of suspended animation, acting as a method of stasis.
     
  14. cooleddie74

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    Cluck Noonien Singh?

    Hmmmm.

    It has potential.
     
  15. trekkiedane

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    Cool :bolian:

    (Doesn't come as a complete surprise to me though ;) )
     
  16. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    "CLLLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCK!!!!"

    Hmm... it does!

    D'aww. Your tepid vote of confidence does my heart good. :D
     
  17. Stephen!

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  18. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    My latest desktop. I really like the colors and drawing style on this one.

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  19. Chemahkuu

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    Haven't seen that one before :) although how did you get the Everfree Radio tab going?
     
  20. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I have a Windows 7 gadget that lets me find a webcast URL and use it to listen to streaming radio. I futzed around until I found Everfree Radio's streaming location, and added it to the menu option in the gadget. Now I can listen to Everfree Radio anytime I want without having to open a browser. :D
     

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