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Mourning Wood - Burn by lukechueh Mourning Wood - Burn by lukechueh
Acrylic + Ink on Wood Panel
12" x 12"
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Mira-Morningstar Featured By Owner May 15, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Cute design.
assiralc Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Professional General Artist
awesome picture! the texture looks great! +fav definately!
risu6172 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005
i just HVE to :+favlove: this. sh*t!! why cant i stop favoriting your stuffs? ;P = =+
sugar-coded Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2005   Photographer
I love it! Especially the wood showing. :+fav:
7grims Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
uau is this you beast work????? i would gess so its not just my favorit i see congratulations
miSSareY Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
i love the placidity of the bear just asking for a drop of water.
you have such incredible talent.
eikichisan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2004
Awesome deviation. :w00t: -adds to favorites-
Paulustrator Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004  Student
sweet dude... this is finally some shit I really like!
Love it! really simple and powerfull
Flamsmark Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
i love the block style; it must be great to look at the original with the wood more clearly showing through. very nice.
violentreaction Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
when i look thru your gallery i keep coming back to this one. its very cool, i like the fact you have kept the wood texture. excellent work :headbang: +fav
Mini-Moose1 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
You need to sell prints man, you need to.
I like how you drew this.
Its almost like you can hear the bear say "Water....Please..."

Nice work
tripp Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2004
why arent you selling prints???
Lainey- Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2004
awwwwww, poor thing. really wicked skills you have!
x3n Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
this is my fav from the serires of 3, its so filled with emoition and meaning, i really like the sadness you can see in the bears face and way he stands. very moving. i love the ideas you have about assigning the creatures thoughts, its very expressive. fabntastic work :) :+fav:
mathilde Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2004
you 've got very personal characters
they are nice
fingerdevil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2004
when i saw morning wood, i wasn't expecting this, but that is funny.
maladie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
very touching ;-)
dougy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2004
Great work, very sad though. Interesting picture.
inziladun Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2004   Writer
This one would be my favourite in the series if not for the third instalment. ;) I really like how you keep the background and the teddy bear both almost identical in colour and position, it definitely creates the efect of viewing a series and not just singular works. And in this piece you continue the theme of wood and destruction really clearly and very stylishly; what I also notice is that all three pieces have a strong red colour in them somewhere, and as red as a colour represents anger, destruction, and usually negative aspects (among many, many other connotations) it is a good addition themetically.
The longer I look at this, the more I become convinced that instead of actually colouring the teddy bear that colour, I think you simply left him uncoloured, and that this unmistakable wooden texture and colour is the wooden board you are painting on! If this is the case, I must commend you for your wit; especially in light of seeing this teddy bear as a symbol of trees and of wood in general, this is an act of genius.
By introducing fire into this series, you bring out in the clearest possible way (at least with this rather abstract approach) the theme of destruction of wood. When we're not slashing and cutting trees into smaller pieces, we're burning it. This is a (sad) fact known to all, and you play of this knowledge skilfully; but the way you've portrayed the fire here is quite interesting visually. You have made it seem like this flame has engulfed the head of this teddy bear, sure; but there are many ways of presenting this. Here you have chosen to leave a small strip of 'fire' around his throat; and this, IMO, is quite a crucial element in this painting. You make it seem as if this flame is somehow strangling this representative bear, or perhaps acting as a leash. The latter interpretation would fit very well with the idea of human 'control' and organized destruction of nature, i.e. the huge part that humans have to play in this tragedy.
The speech bubble with the drop of water is an extremely ironic effect, noticable by every viewer; but not only in context of this fire-themed single piece, but in relation to the prior one. In that, you also included droplets, but then of blood. Here the droplet is water, which is the life-force and, ina way, the blood of a tree! Now the speech bubble would indicate some sort of plea or request on behalf of this bear/tree, but the passive expression and position do not fit this idea, and so it is to be taken as a mere sattement of its fate, instead of anything more active or desperate.

This piece is yet another intelligent, witty and stylishly simplistic addition to this series. Bravo! :clap:
Mellowmonkey1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2004
lol I love this one,
jirris Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2004
This one is my favorite of the series. I like the cool approach you took with the wood -- using it as the positive space instead of the negative space. That's really slick.
johnnyjinx Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
I - I love you.
x-courtney-x Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2004
Aw, your paintings are really interested
theFATkid Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2004
absolutely amazing. my fav of the three. :+fav:
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June 2, 2004
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