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No One Saw It Coming by AdamHunterPeck No One Saw It Coming by AdamHunterPeck
acrylic on gessoed board, 2007
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Way cool scene and robot!
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:iconhareyakana:
Hareyakana Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i think the only way to decribed this piece is briljant
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:icontruehistory:
TrueHistory Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
nice! a great piece
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TheCreature11 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
I really like the smoothness of this, like it looks so soft and elegant but its a huge robot terrorizing haha its awesome.
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neofotistou Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
featured here:
[link]

^-^
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:iconmrmosttonics:
MrMostTonics Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I always found drawing things at that angle quite tricky, but you've pulled it off beautifully. Loving the giant robot!
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66pix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
It's surreal!, I love it. Could you tell me where you got your inspiration for this?
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:iconadamhunterpeck:
AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I was actually in an illustration class taught by Jon Foster and the assignment was to do a cover for a specific issue of "The Goon" comic. I didn't want to incorporate any of the copyrighted characters into my portfolio (plus the cartooniness of The Goon didn't fit my portfolio either) so I took one of the very general robots that appears in the comic and make that the focus of the cover. I'm glad I made that copyright-free decision, because this piece has since been used as a cover for a magazine, and won a spot in Communication Arts.
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InsgesamtIngobert Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
wow, I like the style/medium you used. looks great.
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:icongavacho13:
gavacho13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Makes me want to watch War Of The Worlds...
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RadioactiveMongoose Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
This has gone to-- Like-- An extreme level of awesome.
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:iconfinbro:
FinBro Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Fantastic. I love the little car.
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:iconcitizen17:
citizen17 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loving the perspective and the colors.
This is a striking illustration.
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:iconluckytim13:
LuckyTim13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Wow thats amazing, I love the colors and shapes.
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:iconadamhunterpeck:
AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconluckytim13:
LuckyTim13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Ur very Welcome!
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Colacao-Warrior Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
omfg, i love tha big robots spreading terror in the city xD i wanna make a colletion whit they =D
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cryslara Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
I love the exaggerated feel of this. :D If you haven't come across him before, I recommend checking out the art of Brian Despain; [link] . This piece just brought him to mind with its control of lovely warm tones (and of course the robot).

You have a great, diverse gallery here!
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:iconadamhunterpeck:
AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! I was familiar with Mr. Despain, and his robot pieces are some of my favorites! There's one on the wall right next to me.
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gibsart Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Very nice work .
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:iconadamhunterpeck:
AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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gibsart Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
My pleasure !
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IrishManReynolds Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Reminds me of Iron Giant (but not so nice). Love it. Great job!
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:iconadamhunterpeck:
AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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twospotz Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH! I just watched "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"! This one hit home dab smack right into that style. ;-D HA! Never seen your work before but found it through someone's favorites. ;-D Awesome pic!!
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AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, sky captain! Thanks!
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:iconfiggs:
Figgs Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Wow... I am currently doing an "Retro Style" monthly challenge... but this is way better than ANYTHING I've done...
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TindersFluke Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008   Photographer
Totally unexpected.
Love the idea, I'm always especially fond about gigantic robots.
I'm also loving the atmosphere and the greyness of it.

Fantastic ;D
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:iconadamhunterpeck:
AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much!
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ninjacat11 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Best giant robot drawing evar.
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:iconadamhunterpeck:
AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wow, why thank you!
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Ungapants Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
oh my holy god. You are amazing at painting. I aim to be this good one day when I granny a bit. Really like your style, it reminds me of my vision of what the iron giant looks like. :+fav:
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AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yay! thanks again so much!
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:icon12jack12:
12jack12 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's like those old Superman cartoons :) Very well done :)
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:iconadamhunterpeck:
AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful...it has such a warm vintage charm :)
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:iconadamhunterpeck:
AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yay! thank you! vintage is a good word for it.
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:iconlorely:
lorely Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
i love how it has an old movie feeling to it steampunk i think its called not sure but love!
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wicked ambience!!
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:iconadamhunterpeck:
AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! (good word)
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:iconstressedjenny:
StressedJenny Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007  Professional Filmographer
My goodness, this is great! I love the style, it's so appealing. Beautiful work!
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:iconadamhunterpeck:
AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wow, that you!
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:iconmurve33:
murve33 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
Holy Crap! That kicks unimaginable amounts of Ass!
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GiRBeRRy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Student General Artist
this is so nice! i luv this it's so vintage looking! great job!
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Angel-courtesan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
this reminds me of Sky Captain - great atmosphere and softness.

Love the composition.
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
beautiful piece, my favorite in your gallery! i love these slightly retro-ish colors and the whole composition. the car is so cool and i love the lighting, it's kind of hazy. impressive that you did it with acrylic too, i have a hard time with non-digital mediums... seems you've mastered both.
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:iconadamhunterpeck:
AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly Miss Loish, but you're the master.
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:iconnicktrip:
NickTrip Featured By Owner May 12, 2007   Traditional Artist
Excellent work. Your paintings are great. How do you blend the paint? Could you explain your process to me?
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:iconadamhunterpeck:
AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, yes I can explain this one. (It's different than my usual process, but one which I think I'll be using more in the future.)

- I started sketching quite small, basically a black and white silhouette thumbnail. If something that tiny is clear and recognizable, then it will work when it's finished.
- I toned the whole thing a slightly-green mid-grey.
- I did the painting in greyscale first (using acrylics, just mixing white and ivory black). This was a lot easier and faster than a usual painting. In terms of blending, I sometimes blend quickly during the short time when thick acrylic is still wet, but more often I drybrush to create an illusion of blending. For drybrushing, I think it helps that my surface has a crazy mountainous gessoed texture.
- Once it was a finished greyscale painting, I glazed watered-down colors over their respective areas. Really, the only places I layered glazes were the buildings (brick) and the robot's eye. I probably slopped around some really really watered-down browns all over the place too, and the occassional light green. The best thing about this glazing process is that, if you put a glaze down and don't like it, it's easy to wipe away because it's so watery, yet you've still got the architecture of the painting underneath.
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NickTrip Featured By Owner May 30, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thank you that was helpful. I just finished a small piece that uses a similar technique. [link]
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