Effective use of light and shadow, not afraid to use colour (in all your work) mixing beauty, humour and horror in one HECTIC cocktail. I have not opened your more risque work because I don't have an appetite for it but recognise when good is GOOD.
Wow, the grass and sky and the light are beautiful, what skill!
So he's going to bury the kid alive but he looks so opposed to it.. and tired.. also there seems to be a single point which is in focus, as though we're looking though someone else's eyes, or not, really nice effect on its own... and there's a missing boot, arm covered in blood past the elbow, face blood, and basically everything that's been pointed out before. Many questions are raised :0 But even observing this out of context, the atmosphere sure is effective. and I'm a bit afraid of Leonhard now.
If any of the parts of this I'm wondering about here about are canon... poor Kiefer. : (
Anyway, very peculiar setting here, particularly because I feel the background is all the difference in how quiet or loud I'd imagine this scene being if noise could be applied. If not for the winding bands of light there behind Leo and what's peeking behind the hill(?), I'd almost apply a sort of eye-of-the-storm calm here like someone just walking past right after the fight(?) here just happened. As it is, it still feels like something a bit more chaotic happened earlier, but there's still some bit of tension. I don't know, what with the exhausted look on his face with how his eyes are done, maybe there's also a dash of disbelief and trepidation about what he's going to do?
But then, I'm just applying how I regard these characters and from what I saw in the one WIP. Maybe they're not all that related in subject AND MY EXTRAPOLATIONS ARE ALL WRONG.
That or you were just aiming to make something look good if you squint enough that you only see his silhouette (and his pose really works for that, too!).
This is a cool comment to read. Thanks for taking your time to write. I know, my gratitude isn't showing at all considering how damn late I am replying, but I found myself re-reading it again and again. It's pretty interesting to read your interpretation because, well, you pretty much verbalized a lot of things I had in my head when I was drawing this, especially the whole "eye-of-the-storm" thing. There was a bit of a "scenario" I had in mind when I was drawing this, and yeah this would be a moment they restart the engine and fight again.
And I certainly have NOT thought about the noise level in this painting but that was definitely interesting to think about. I would have to say this painting feels "loud" for me now that I look at it.
Extrapolations that are inaccurate would've been just as cool/fun to read, haha! [Leo is not actually walking toward Kiefer, he is moon-walking the hell outta there!] Interpretations in general are rarely provided anyway. Come on, it takes awhile to write one of those. Thanks again. I feel happy knowing that this painting look like it is part of sequence of event.
I think I was going on the idea of the potential canonity (I'm making this a word spellcheck, fuck you) of this being related to a certain discovery Leo makes about Kiefer that we might have talked about ages ago and going on that logic I was trying to wonder if the mood here is better what with showing a moment of exhausted!Leo in this struggle, or if the WIP could work in showing Leo having the paranoia of the situation get the best of him. I don't know, Leo having a flash of regretful lucidity makes me feel less depressed presently.
Ah, that's fine. You've been going through quite some bullshit lately, so don't feel like you replied too late.
I noticed other commenters ask about the missing boot. That must say something about me when I've seen so much mutilated Leo that his arm and missing boot aren't among the first things I ask about, heh.
Well geeze, what with the orc-mugging and moonwalking, I think Leo's beaten both J.R.R Tolkien and Michael Jackson to the punch respectively.