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Some bad ideas in my head by TD-Vice Some bad ideas in my head by TD-Vice
Fanart challenge with :iconros-kovac:



Our mutually liked movie, "Taxi Driver" - one I sometimes can really relate too. Here's an eye-bleeding, pop-art version of an iconic screencap.

"You talking to me?"

C&C as always highly welcome
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:icondenzelajackson:
DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Wow, this is really cool, I love the bold colors, nice work!
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CaseyKobies Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Artist
THAT'S RIGHT! you're a pretty good artist very expressive 
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Henskelion Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
kinda interesting you went with a more brightly colored (at least, compared to your typical art) rendition of this shot, but then again I guess giving it the usual reds and grays would be too obvious.
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Neetsfagging322297 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Why did you like that movie?
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WarWolfLock Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Very nice
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Sev-Imperiya Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the colours you picked, gives it a nice psychodelic look. Would give the hands or the reflection on the bloody hands a lil more details, apart that, like how this turned out.

Yep, nice movie indeed.
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:icontilskkarishma:
TilskKarishma Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours match with the sick character.
I like that it looks like a graffiti. :)
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:icontd-vice:
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cuz Im fucking versatile as shit.
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TilskKarishma Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah and I am glad you try different things.)
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Willroy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
I remember sending you a note asking whether or not you can relate to that film, I am humbled at the sight of this painting ^_^
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:icontd-vice:
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I get so much notes that I prolky just didn't see it, but glad you dig the picture.
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Willroy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
hehe you replied to it, but yeah amazing painting, amazing movie :)
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:iconamddred:
AmDDRed Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Цвета клёвые. Глаз красный )
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Все должно сочетаться.
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Erevis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! awesome movie!

Colors are good and the face is fine, poster style is well done.
I like how the red separates the strong yellows, it really makes the face stand out.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your icon is from the movie, lol,

Personally, Im really into pure primary colors palletes these days, don't even know why, but i surmised it would work in this piece.
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Erevis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I noticed, it does work.
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UglyPete Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I really dig the colouring. The palette used is both limited and strongly contrasted at the same time - nicely done. Not so eye-bleeding as one may think. Even though you've really 'hyped up' already intensive screencap by basically reducing (re-painting?) it to four main colours, it actually gave more meaning to each of them. The blood-red, the jacket-green, the taxi-yellow and skin-pale, they're all more signifying when seated next to each other the way they do. Good work with keeping it 'pop-artish' but not going over the verge of grotesque.

One thing I don't really like is Travis' face. You seem to have sacrificed some (too much?) of DeNiro's facial features in favour of the psycho-sociopath demeanour that you sometimes give to your characters. His face also got too blank. His self-satisfied smile was much more telling in the movie, eyeless and unsetting.

A fine fine piece of art nonetheless. Re-inventing and interpreting some more of the 70's and 80's classics may be another great path to try out for someone of your mentality and skill. Blade Runner, anyone? Scarface?

Best wishes.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was going for a pop-art look and feel - as far as I'm aware, in the period this film was made, mid 70's, it was a big thing in cinema in general, to play with the color options in film. Not in this particular movie, but overall - in movie clips, in arthouse, etc. The technical limitations only spurred this play with color. So I kind of rolled with that, because just repainting a screencap would be boring.

As far as facial features go - dunno man, I think I've gridded quite close to original, but then, maybe it's good? When you do an, essentially, a copy, doing it 1 for 1, when it's not hyperrialism, makes no sense, then it's not art. If something from my authorship is recognized here, then my job is done, eh?

Blade Runner man... One day, one day.... Most definetly. I just love the art directon to it. But it's Syd Mead's child, can I really jump over that? In any case, much thanks for such an in-depth comment.
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UglyPete Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
"If something from my authorship is recognized here, then my job is done, eh?"
- good point here. Haven't really thought of it that way, but it does make sense. Years of your activity here on dA made your style pretty recognizable and I've already noticed many folks following your ways, altough mostly with mixed success. 

"But it's Syd Mead's child, can I really jump over that?"
- I think your best is yet to come. You've got all the tools. You are unusually self-aware for an artist and rarely allow yourself to be self-satisfied with own achievements for too long. Just don't push it. Keep developing, searching and honing your skills. Wait for the right moment, it'll come almost by itself. Just don't force yourself to, else you'll fuck it up. Remember that you don't have to jump over Syd Mead, do not aim to become Syd Mead+. Your goal is to remain TD but jump as at least as high. Allright, enough of low-budget Mr. Miyagi pseudo-zen motivational bullshit, guess you don't need it after all and know it allready by yourself. From Nietsche rather than Karate Kid...

"In any case, much thanks for such an in-depth comment."
-the pleasure's all mine. Have been enjoying your art and writing for quite a long time for now. Found many of our political and social views very much alike. Scarce words of appreciation are really well-deserved. 
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, my new policy is to delete comments that harp on the commenters opinion of the media or their experiences with it, but not on the artwork
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zwimmy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, my bad.

Interesting choice of colors since you tend to usually go for more pale flesh tones. Also it's an interesting contrast to the scene in film which has the colors de-saturated to mute out the blood, which at the time was considered "too much".
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MakarovJAC Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
It seems like someone finally decided to expand his horizon!
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Fortunato-Sors Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll have to check out the movie,
Love the colors, the expression shows a lot of love/interest was put into this.
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TheNecco Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
At first I thought it was from SLC Punk :D The characters look almost identical
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, my new policy is to delete comments that harp on the commenters opinion of the media or their experiences with it, but not on the artwork.
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Wafflewarrior7 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
FIX: This piece expresses a very pinnacle point in the film, and I think it is executed well enough to say the message that the scene itself had. Well done.
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reggaebleach Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
nice, great movie, I like how you put the taxi in the background
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Walking-Maelstrom Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Scorsese's tour de force IMO.

What I do like about this is that although you could have gone all out with detail like previous works that are signature to your talent, the simpler aesthetics capture the iconic scene with the perfection on Travis's blank and worn face.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, one of Scorsese's finest.

Yeah, I kind of like doing these works with a more "traditional art" feel)
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Walking-Maelstrom Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And I can tell from the mechanics of the anatomy and perspective, and with this specific scene I can't think of much else that gives it as much justice.
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BlackLight101 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
If this has a traditional art feel to you, what feel does your regular work give off (to you)?
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sketchy shit?
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