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Oh, What We Could Be. by CarmenSinek
Oh, What We Could Be.
This painting is really bittersweet for me, so I've been hesitant to post it. I decided to do so because while I'm unhappy with the final image, I feel it's important to share both successes and failures as an artist. And for me, failure doesn't hit much harder than this one did.

Being invited to do a workshop for the February 2015 issue of ImagineFX magazine was a huge deal for me, and I still like the concept for this image. It's deeply rooted in the kind of imaginative adventures that still inspire me as an artist. Unfortunately, my surgery to remove a small tumor from my right shoulder was moved up in the middle of this assignment. I ended up doing most of the painting with my off hand, cutting a lot of things I really wanted to include to sell the story, and taking a LOT of shortcuts (such as mirroring the reflection instead of painting it properly).

But in the end... it's a step in the right direction, and I have to remind myself of that. It helped me figure out a lot of things that needed to change in my working process, and taught me that sometimes you have to just suck it up and get shit done even if it isn't going the way you hoped. I can never thank the IFX crew enough for being so monumentally patient with me while I fumbled my way through this.

Thankfully, I've roped my mentor into helping me re-do this idea sometime this year with the amount of time and attention I wish I could have given it the first time around.
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Norseberserk Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Student General Artist
I see that you are one of the persons responsible for the fantastic artworks of neverwinter online :) Nice
ei9 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
impressive and masterful work by you Carmen keep it up!
DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :woohoo:  Enjoy it! :hooray:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :woohoo:  Genieß ihn! :hooray:
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Happy birthday.
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday, may inspiration and creativity be forever your faithful companions in all your doings! :)
Dahgnear Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:party:Happy Birthday!:party:
J4B Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday man, hope you have a good day.
Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Merry Christmas!

God bless you, your family, and other dear ones!…
blueDice69net Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you one of the artist to the game Neverwinter?

I would like to have some drawings of the armor from the game.
I have to start a new fashion in the forum and need some drawings.

If you are not responsible for the armor you can forward me.
I like your work.
stargateatl Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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