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'77 Reminisce by GrungeTV '77 Reminisce by GrungeTV
More painting practice - this time using a photograph of an Imperial Stormtrooper I googled as reference.

The title comes from the fact that StarWars was for me, as with many others, such a groundbreaking event in the seventies, and also a source of inspiration for decades to come. So a little tribute if you like to the StarWars universe.

StarWars is the property of Lucasfilm Ltd.

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280575 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great lights and texture Clap 
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Merci! :)
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SRSmith Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Writer
Fantastic! It's an iconic image to be sure, and such a part of so many early memories for so many people.
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It certainly is Steve. Thank you!
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WhiteGlint961 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hey James again :D I think this is very well done, with some very fine details in the lighting, shadows and reflections xD but if you want some constructive critique then I'd just say that the reflection of the black chin thing just below the base of his mouth looks slightly unnatural since the chin is darker than anything around it while the reflection is lighter - sorry for picky if you may forgive me I just seem to see things like that ;P
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Dom.
I always appreciate feedback, good or bad! However, on this occasion, the reference image I used will show the lighting is fairly accurate, based on the original photo. I think it looks confusing in my painting, as it goes dark just below the neck, and the surface creating the reflected light in the black section of the chin is almost missing. I hope you get what I mean! :)
StormTrooper-01-reference by GrungeTV  
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WhiteGlint961 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
haha I actually saw that coming ;p coz after all you're a pro so I don't see why you would miss that out so probably its the same in the picture :D Anyway good job though ~
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers Dom! :D
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suiram2301 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is extremly awesome, looks so realistic and I like the Lights :)
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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fredScalliet Featured By Owner May 13, 2014   Photographer
nice treatment, with the bokeh and all... :clap:
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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NEDxfullMOon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
wow! :)
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! :D
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AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is great
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Martin! :)
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is great Grunge! Handling smooth shapes like that is really hard. Especially when its a recognisable 3d objekt like that :) You nailed it. Are you begining to paint more ?! ;)
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Mads - I'm always trying to paint more (I used to paint in traditional media, watercolour and oils mostly) and painting is my first love, which is what I'd like to do more of. :)
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Nortenyo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
You nailed it! Superb!
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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boosh2001 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done!
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Leon-Adama Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
so awesome :D
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot mate! :)
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StraightEdge1977 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Absolutely fantastic!
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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aladecuervo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome my friend :#1: :clap:
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man! :D
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aladecuervo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Always a pleasure my friend :wave:
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krigl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Excellent... I'm with you on the impact of Star Wars... it's magic has survived rampant synergistic marketing and Jar Jar, though I must say I like the new films too as well as the Clone Wars series.
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate!
Personally, I feel Jar Jar should never have happened - although I suppose something had to be there for the younger generation of StarWars fans to enjoy!
I did quite enjoy the final installment also (Revenge of the Sith), but still haven't watched the Clone Wars series - something I will get round to doing eventually! ;)
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krigl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I think Lucas has a weakness for foolish duck-like things.

I have only seen Season One of the animated series but I love it; it is bursting with ideas, designs, locations, stories and action. The style takes a little getting used to but now I like how it looks. Not for everyone of course but might be interesting to an artist simply for all the ideas. The three episodes they released as a film are fairly representative of season one. Check it out! If you like it they've almost made their target of 110 episodes and a couple more seasons may follow - LOTS to see... perhaps I'll see a Clone helmet in my inbox in a few weeks...
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That seems like a little too much catching up for me!! I may just have to watch some random episodes I think!

Hmmm....Clone trooper helmet? Sounds like a plan!! (I'm doing a Darth Vader at the moment, but it's taking time as I have a few projects running at the same time!)
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krigl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
:D I find them addictive...

I look forward to whatever you come up with next :)
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:ahoy:
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Delta-SixSevenNineOh Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible. Very aptly titled, too.
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it (and the title!!) ;)
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Delta-SixSevenNineOh Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries! Don't see how anyone wouldn't, really.
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, thanks man! :)
Thinking of making a series like this - next up, Darth Vader! (Hope I find the time!)
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Delta-SixSevenNineOh Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds awesome! I look forward to seeing them!
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trashbarg Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
great work!
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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trashbarg Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
you are welcome!
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Keith0186 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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VectorTank Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That is so nice. The light and the soft focus effect and the angle makes this very familiar object look very interesting. Great Job ^____^
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it!
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leiferikson11 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Great
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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Tipsutora Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very Beautiful! :heart:
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