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Bones Will Crumble by rickycolson Bones Will Crumble by rickycolson
Bones Will Crumble, 2010
oil on linen
30"x30"
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Onnep-ink Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Good painting.
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This amazing work was featured here: [link]
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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:iconarmy-of-dorkness:
Army-of-Dorkness Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
breathtaking.
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I appreciate the kind words =)
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:icona-falcon-velazquez:
A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
This is fantastic, wonderful composition.
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I really appreciate the comment, thanks!
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:iconkantstanja:
kantstanja Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
who are your biggest influences!
Great work!
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Good question, it's evolved over time.
Jean Leon Gerome
John Singer Sargent (El Jaleo is my favorite painting)
Disney artists
John William Waterhouse
Frederic Church
I've got more!
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:iconadamklein:
Adamklein Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
nice painting!
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconroryfindlater:
Roryfindlater Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
This is amazing - you've done a great job of capturing all of the details and textures, especially those of the man and the piping. I thought this was a photo when it first came up in my messages!
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! They were a lot of fun to paint.
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:iconspinalonga:
spinalonga Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how romantic it looks (despite of those...peculiar knee pants). I wish I could wander through the tiny wet ruins of my house when I'm depressed.
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha, that is a pretty interesting shoes/shirts combo he has going.

Sometimes it's helpful to shrink down into another world to escape for a little while.
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Gloutchov Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Demo30 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I realized a few weeks ago how many intersterting environements there are all over my apartement when starting understanding some small scale places as a big scale/for-human-to-move-around-in places. I especially like my "undergroud cyberpunk kind of place next to the computer "

So, your pieces remind me of this perspective and its sci-fi/fantasy kind of feeling, even though the guy disturbs this feeling a little for me as he isn't really like "inhabiting" (or what to call it) the place, but rather looks like he got in there by some strange coincidence and waiting for thing to get back to normal (it's probably the clothes and his communication with the real big scale world through his body language), which is opposite to the lady in your other piece "Cindy and Zuzu". So, whatever, that's how I see this :)
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for describing your thoughts. If I could describe this piece with one word it would be *sigh.* The man has no energy, no life left to him. I see that dark hole as his sanctuary with him coming out to try and enjoy the light, but not having much left in his body.

People's homes can become their natural habitat, where they live most of their life. So, I see it as a bigger world than it may be. There are so many smaller areas that you can explore. Glad you've taken the time to notice some of those.
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1Bench Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very Cool...one heluva nut there
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha, I thought you meant me.
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:icongabrielgrob:
GabrielGrob Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow! :D
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
=)
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exceptional work!
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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ThomasWeihs Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student General Artist
THATS A COOL STYLE YOU HAVE! ;] +fav
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Much appreciated!
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01vultur01 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting...
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Dear rickycolson

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Trancendence of Art...:heart:...!!!
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Much appreciated.
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:iconsunset7:
Sunset7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome. I love how you've made everything seem really grimey up close, in the forgotten corners of a house... :)
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Dust, hair, and rust are quite beautiful when you paint them. They have great texture.
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:iconsunset7:
Sunset7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'll have to investigate then...
Thanks for the heads up! :)
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:iconhaeimdall:
Haeimdall Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
=)
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:iconliamgray:
LiamGray Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant :)
did you pait over it in white to get that effect with the rust?
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't believe so. Everything was basically painted wet into wet so there isn't any painted on top. I may have scumbled a little white at the end to get rid of distracting details in the light areas though.
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illastrat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
nice use of a grid
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Good eye, thanks!
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s4yuri Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... okay, this is awesome :) this gray thing looks like a water pipe. am I right with this assumption?
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed! More specifically it's part of a radiator. I've lived in Texas for most of my life where we have central heating, so when I moved to Philadelphia a few years ago I was fascinated by radiators. The texture of them reminded me of ancient ruins.
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GarnetLynne Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really appreciate your style, I too love the incredible shrinking man, and the movie about the doll people. Wonderful color palette. All you need is a giant safety pin and a spool of thread and you can get out! cheers :jarksaber:
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Those are definitely tools every little person should carry!
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GarnetLynne Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
:bounce:
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ricky: I love the freshness of YOUR idea! The Lilliputian idea has been out there
a while, but only in the movies and in literature, never in oils. I'm just curious where
you'll take this next. It stopped me...and that's the idea!
regards:
dick g
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My series was definitely inspired by other media like Gulliver's Travels. Mainly it was in response to The Incredible Shrinking Man and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, but there's also David the Gnome, Fraggle Rock, Alice in Wonderland, Magic School Bus, Smurfs, Mickey and the Beanstalk....on and on.

There's more depth in my concept, but at the bare minimum I wanted it to be fun. I love 19th century realism, but the subject matter gets a little dull after a while. I thought this combination would keep me inspired for quite a while.

I'm hoping to work on another project soon that combines this with classic literary characters. We'll see!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like FUN!!! And FUN is where it's at for me.
I can never get too serious with art...I've tried
(and succeeded) with one DARK group, but they dumped me,
or rather NIXED everything. Then another DARK group
asked for one of my pieces for their group!!! GO RIGHT
AHEAD, I answered. I think I have plenty of dark-ish
stuff; it's just got humor/just kidding at the roots
of it all. Like I said: FUN!!!!

HAve a GrEAt daY!!!!! dick g
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:iconrickycolson:
rickycolson Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I have plenty of misery and distopian ideas embedded in all of my work, but I want people to enjoy what they're looking at. Hopefully if they look long enough and start to analyze, then they'll start scratching the surface. If something is too dark or too in my face, I'll reject it right away.
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