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Obnoxious art.... by chrisscalf Obnoxious art.... by chrisscalf
Here's a painting I've grown to hate. Why? because it was just a simple little 1 hour doodle-- not a serious effort what so ever-- and for some reason-- it has sky-rocketed to 1,128,177 views on youtube (as of this posting). But I hate it for a couple of reasons... First-- It's one of those weird tangent pieces that is supposed to depict forced perspective. Some see it, some don't.

But if you poke through the comments, every so often you get a comment about the bottom jaw being TOO BIG. And then you get others who see it as just fine, and can totally see what I saw in my head when I made it... Art is so subjective... The opinions of whether or not this is correct perspective is split right down the middle.

Anyhow... I leave it up cuz of the insane amount of hits it gets... But part of me wants to take it down since it's probably a bad representation of what I really can do.

As far as the jaw goes-- it still looks fine to me. I even did a 3D model of it, and was going to post an animated version of this painting and put it up on youtube, but never finished it. There is however, a WIP vid of it here:
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Part of me does like the debating of the jaw... It truly shows how all of our perspectives in how we see things truly differs from one another. And I mean beyond art even. ;-)

Anyway... Enjoy it. Hate it. Pick it apart.. Whatever... It's fine with me. ;-)

Oh, yeah.. and the original youtube link is here:
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sanityassassin11 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
People are saying the bottom jaw looks too big because they're not thinking of the angle he's in! If he turns to either side, you'd be able to see better that it's properly sized. People don't think of things like that.
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hugocjc Featured By Owner May 23, 2014

How I sell the design of this dragon?

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Kitsuneru Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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someone copied you, and then edited his description to say that it was inspired by you. Thought that you should keep an eye out!
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ElviraDark Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is so amazing!
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kiltic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So good, man!  
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Blackbell93 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student General Artist
This is fucking amazing! >_<
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ConfusedPumpkin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this looks fine, but that's probably because I haven't looked at too much of your work yet. I may revise my opinion later on. But as of now, I have to say that the dragon looks great.
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GregLakowske Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
This dragon looks great.
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RobertGorske Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Artist
Don't take it down! It's a great piece!

With a forshortened snout, it's the lower jaw that gives you the clue as to how long the snout actually is.

I see it all the time looking at foreshortening in photographs. When you aren't used to viewing objects this way, even though it is correct, it looks odd.
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McTalon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember the day I first watched "Speed Painting a Dragon Again", some 3 or 4 years ago. I was awestruck by how incredible your painting was. Now, after seeing more of your work, I have to agree with you when you say that you didn't put any serious effort into making it. It's still a cool looking dragon though!
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