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the end of hubris by menton3 the end of hubris by menton3
Oil on Linen Panel 18x24
A painting I did for my book Ars Memoria, which can be found here :
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For print inquires go here under Menton J. Matthews III :
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KampusKop Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is a Jack Vance story called "Son of the Tree" The spoiler is that the bad guy becomes a tree (he planned the destruction of many) and in so becoming (a tree) he ends up as a good guy - but (ha!) very much changed in appearance and attitude.

I think this illustration would by far suit the cover of said book; much more so than the cover on the copy I have, or even any of the alternatives.

It's a great painting and has a dark morose overtone that would fit well with the inflection implied in the story. Well done.
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menton3 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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hadows Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
I have to say how impressed I am by your art. Do you sell any of the original paintings and, if so, how would I go about purchasing one?
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menton3 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much ! Yeah the best way is to contact my art rep, ( great guy ) without him nothing gets done around here. Kasra Ghanbari his email is kasra@vei.cc
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29thScroll Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
:shocked:
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Sinisterurge Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I had this exact same dream.
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fudaryli Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
amazing
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yzorderrex22 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Just plain awesome...:clap:
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is crazy awesome!
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mono22chrome Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the fact that its traditional blows my mind.
this would make a great album cover.
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9ine-Grey Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009   Filmographer
Stunning work menton, love your colour tones.
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menton3 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much !
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FireBurns1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Wow.
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RocknRollQueen96 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
wow that is great!
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blossomdec4y Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
awesome Man.. awesome!!
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TN-Studio Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Holy wow :omfg:!!
This is an awesome painting :love:!!
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happybutterfly Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
awsome!!
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underthcharcoalskin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
really beautiful i love the concept of it :)
how did you come up with the idea and how long did it take you ?
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menton3 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much !

I would say the painting itself took me about two days.

The idea is based off of some basic alchemical iconography, take a look at " The Golden Game " by De Rola, or Jungs " Psychology and Alchemy ".
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underthcharcoalskin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
OMG !! really but there so much detail :O
ahh nice :) your very skilled at painting !!
any tips on my work ?.x
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menton3 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You work is outstanding ! I do not think you need any tips for me, I need tips from you !
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underthcharcoalskin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
really :O thank you :D x
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