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This Guy's Finely Detailed, Video Game-Inspired Paintings Deserve an Art Show

Big shoutout to davepollotart for the terrific work here. These are the kind of paintings you can stare at in peace, and for a while at that.

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    "Veteran"

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    This was a framed canvas print that I found at a home decor store. I added an older Mario and his hat (trying to match the uniform). I always paint in oils, and I'm pretty careful about what I'll paint into. I know that there are a number of people who really hate this sort of thing, but I do stick mainly to reproductions (framed canvas/board prints). Occasionally I will find some mass produced hotel art and use that, but I'll do my best to make sure I'm not ruining someone else's original work.

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    Start Small

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    This was one of those hotel art pieces that was given to me by a friend. It had a tear in the canvas which I patched and then covered up with the ant.

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    Elements of a good fight

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    I found this framed print on board at a goodwill. It sat in my basement for some time before I figured out what I wanted to do with it.

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    Medium

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    A friend of mine gave me this and asked me to do something with it...

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    Obstacles

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    All the world's a stage

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    Always a man, always a city

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    I just finished this one. The background was a knockoff of another very popular series of paintings that all looked very similar. It just screamed Columbia to me...
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