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Seaborn Lounge by the0phrastus Seaborn Lounge by the0phrastus
I had a dream...a really bizarre dream. This was a little over a week ago. I'd been writing with some music in the background, and one of the tracks in the playlist was The Sea by Morcheeba.

So, cut to the middle of the night, and I'm dreaming of several characters from Seaborn--with Kassandra center stage doing this whole sultry lounge groove. I imagined it so thoroughly, that it stuck in my head, and I sketched it out the next day. I've been working on painting it ever since. I'm still not quite done, but I'm at a point where I can show it off.

Here they are, covering The Sea, left to right, Micheal Henderson (bass), Gregor (Kassandra's father on guitar), Nicole Garcia on drums, Kassandra in the spot light, Corina with her dead entourage in the background, and Jillian on keyboards.

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I like how the whole thing is handled. The smokey effect from the light on the stage is a nice effect, and not something I think about that often with lighting effects. The undead souls are placed perfectly - only once you really start looking at the piece do you see them.

Unfortunately, the whole piece is kind of dead (pardon the pun). None of the characters are really shown in vibrant poses (except the keyboardist, and I'm not sure why she's going to town on the keyboard like a muppet). Part of the reason is the angle - and eagle eye perspective makes characters seem small and less intimidating. You might have had better luck with an eyelevel view, or even from worms eye view.

If you insist on that perspective, another thing would be to give their poses a bit more emotion. All of them have very stoic poses, with expressionless faces. The Upright Bass player and the piano player look pretty into the music, but the rest of them look like they're recovering from hangovers. Exaggerated poses and expressions can help tell more about each of the characters, and even tell a story if you want them to.

AND if you insist on the angle, and the poses, your color palette could use fewer neutrals - but at this point, I'm knit-picking. The actual technique behind the painting ain't bad, there's attention to detail in regards to the instruments that not that many people stick with, and again, those damned souls look great. Good Work
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PsionVisionary Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oooooooooooh!
It's so pretty.
Now thats a group I'd like to see
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Thanks so much!
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minimebre11 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
nice imagination
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Thanks!
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