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Tribute painting... by chrisscalf Tribute painting... by chrisscalf
12 years ago, shot and killed in the line of duty.

In loving memory

Richard D. Scalf
Apr. 1 1972 - Feb. 5 1999

Youtube link:
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Photoshop CS4
Painted with a Wacom Intuos 3 tablet

TIme lapsed with Adobe After Effects
Screen capture by Snaps Pro X by Ambrosia

Approx. realtime: 2 hours
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:iconjonnyeklund:
JonnyEklund Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You sir is one of the true great artists of all time....
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:icontamakina:
Tamakina Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, it's a painting? ._.
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:iconamai-rose:
Amai-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
wow
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:iconcrysta9802:
Crysta9802 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
..are you sure this isnt a photo?
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:iconmelica75:
Melica75 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
So sorry for your loss :(
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:iconsannamy:
sannamy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
i saw that video and fav it time ago, and now i find oyou in DA... nice to see, your work. this is a Beautifull work because is easy to see the emotion and the talent of the artist.

Like in youtube... To Favs. XD
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Kefren4400 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's allways good to remember those who were along with you and are not anymore.
A friend of mine died in 2007 in a car crash... and it's sad not to be able to remember his face.
There are no pictures of him I can find.

Its amazing that you're able to make a photograph out of a white paper.

I feel sorry about your brother.
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:iconchrisscalf:
chrisscalf Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Thanks for your kind words.
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:iconkefren4400:
Kefren4400 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, Chris.
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:iconenidanadine:
enidanadine Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
This is so amazing.
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salorsay Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
I read your life story and I'm sorry for your loss. I'm also an artist but not nearly as good as you are. Actually I haven't done any art in many years. It's amazing how realistic your paintings are. You are an inspiration in more ways than one. You are quite gifted as a writer also. I never write anyone but felt I needed to write to you. Just recently I started to find my Catholic religion again by reading a booklet on Lent that my Aunt sent to me in the mail. When I was reading about your daughter being autistic, I thought of this one thing that I recently read.
A Disciple asked Jesus about why some people are born with a defect such as blindness. Was it a punishment because of his sin or his parents? Jesus replied, "Neither he nor his parents sinned. It is so that the works of God might be made visible through him. We have to do the works of the one who sent me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world." (Jn 9:1-5) [The booklet explains] Faith calls us to ongoing discovery that challenges, consoles and sometimes discomforts. My life is meant to be a process of opening my eyes, widening my vision. The man who was blind from birth is the only one who can say: "I don't know." He is open to discovery and to the eye opener that Jesus is. I am called to imitate the openness of the man born blind, and not the blindness of the Pharisees who only see faith and religion as a fixed set of truths, boxed in, set, a pat hand.
I realized that your daughter is a very special messenger of God. Like an angel of sorts. She has definitely changed your life for the better and others that never even met her. Like me. Don't feel sorry for her and try to make her 'normal' because she's better than normal. She's been blessed to open the eyes and hearts of man and that my friend is amazing! Thank you for sharing yourself with the world. I'm sure it's exactly one of the messages Jesus intended to happen.
Lori Scibbe
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:iconchrisscalf:
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Thanks for your kind words! ;-)
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:iconjhurlburt:
JHurlburt Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
This Painting is wonderful Chris.

Rest In Peace
Richard D. Scalf
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:iconchrisscalf:
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
thank you
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:iconrttg:
RTTG Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Absolutely amazing drawing, you are one of the best artists I know
You're pretty much the reason I started to draw digital paintings, so thanks for the inspiration
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:iconinfamousedge:
inFAMOUSedge Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Absolutly amazing picture...
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:iconhipolub:
hipolub Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
[*]
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:iconandreeline:
AndreeLine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
So AMAZING!!! :O :D
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:iconxtoxic-angelx:
xToxic-Angelx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Awesome......just awesome.
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:iconlolipopicecream:
lolipopicecream Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
I thought this was a photo...o_O
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:icongrandmaster-j5:
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
As amazing as everything else is on this pic, it's all about the eyes for me. Stunningly real feeling from the whole thing.
And in 2 hours aswell!???? (head explodes)

Great tribute and painting
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:iconfinsterdrache:
Finsterdrache Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
It lookes like real
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:icondulcahn:
Dulcahn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Still cannot get over the realism of your paintings Chris, been following your work for years now and you truly are my greatest inspiration.
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:iconchrisscalf:
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
thanks so much. :-) Makes my day to hear kind words like that.
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:iconlostoffocus:
LostofFocus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Great work!

R.i.p Rickard D. Scalf
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:iconbrendavid:
Brendavid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Dang man. Great painting, sorry to hear though. God bless and keep up the good work.
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:iconliquidblack3d:
liquidblack3d Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
awesome painting but nevertheless a very sad reason to draw. i wish i could draw like you .. it looks so easy in your timelapse videos :)
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:iconpassionfordrawing:
PassionForDrawing Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Oh my God....That's so awesome I can't even describe it!!!
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TheWerewolfPuppy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I remember I read your blog about your life, and I remember when you told about your brother's story... So sad!
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anesor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Wow. A great tribute. (though, knowing bothers, I'm sure he probably would have said something wise-ass if you'd done this while he was alive, even as much as he would have been impressed... very, very nice!
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:iconjac888:
Jac888 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent painting ... now that's tribute from your heart ... may his soul rest in peace ...
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:icongiar3579:
Giar3579 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I feel sorry for that...
You did a great job!!!!
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:iconmalnalany:
malnalany Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Amazing! And this is a nice tribute.
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:iconcigsace:
CigsAce Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Photo > 1,000 words. God bless :peace:

Your work is a real inspiration to many of us budding artists and every time I watch one of your speed videos I am motivated to practice. Thank you.
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eXiidus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought this was a photo... Nice tribute man. R.I.P Richard D. Scalf.
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:iconalfaskream:
AlfaSkream Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your brother was a hero
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:iconmalnalany:
malnalany Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
You are amazing.
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:iconansunobe:
ansunobe Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is another brilliant work of yours. Thank you for being there and inspiring us with your work. I am sure your brother is proud of you.
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
I'm always impressed by your skills!
It looks like a photo.
Also had a look at the speedpainting; Great as always!

Jenny
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Specter-01 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist
Read your blog-post a few months back about the events you've been trough in your life.
May he rest in piece and may you continue to be an inspiration to me and everyone around you. :)
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:icontrutze:
Trutze Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
looks like a photo amazing
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:iconcommonjohn:
commonjohn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing detail! you're great:D
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:iconcordelier:
Cordelier Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Love your work, Mr. Scalf! I am practicing more with my tablet just so that I can be as good (or close to) as you. :) My condolences for your brother, though. Ill tidings, alas!
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:iconraptorarts:
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
At first I thought it was a photo that was worked on in photoshop until I saw the video. Man you are freaking amazing!!! Very nice tribute. :)
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:iconsilverkeeper01:
silverkeeper01 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh man ,is a lot of time dude ,your brother would be proud of you ,that is sure!!, goood man!
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:iconpardilate:
Pardilate Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i was about to dismiss this because i thought it was a photo, boy was i wrong!

great work!
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:iconmurodrawer:
MuroDrawer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
RIP Richard.I bet he was a great officer.
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:iconwolves-x-panthers:
Wolves-X-Panthers Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
This is absolutely amazing.
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:iconcynderrulez:
CynderRulez Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
i love how it looks like a photo :meow: and its for a good cause. in loving memory <3
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:iconrem-dog:
rem-dog Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Very well done, a fitting tribute.
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