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Greece Blames the Messenger by Fredrik-Rattzen Greece Blames the Messenger by Fredrik-Rattzen
Another one for my portfolio class in school. This was based on an article about a Greek journalist who published a list containing the names of some rather important people with funds hidden in Swiss bank accounts. Instead of investigating the list, the government arrested the journalist who is now facing charges. I decided to give my take on “shooting the messenger” by using a falling carrier pigeon.
pitx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Noxmoony Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is beautiful, not only because of your amazing painting style with the balance between the soft textures and the sharp shapes, but also because of the story it tells. I love how you interpreted the story....absolutely amazing!
LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is amazing.... I just literally have no words to describe this. The impression of depth is amazing, and the textures make it look like an oil painting. Just all around wow! I would love a print of this hanging on my wall!
BeetleBeebs Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is breathtaking, I love how you compose it with such striking colours,
I would totally publish it had you offered it to a magazine :heart:
doublebutts Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing, fantastic symbolism.
StaceyS Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
Stargalaxyblack Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely :) !
theartdepartment Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Love it, great work Fredrik!

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Buck-Remington Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your picture is breathtaking. It reminds me the work of James Jean or Joao Ruas.
E-Dantes Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Well, that's so sad. It seems goverments are the same in the whole world.

The work is marvellous, you really get the idea very clear with it.
SandraSaar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Instant love.
motsart Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
wow! AWESOME !!!!!!!
Andantonius Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This turned out absolutely gorgeous; the subtle addition of the iridescence to the neck really helps it read. Well done!
kathrine554 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student
I most certainly love your style, as well as your idea : )
TheGreatGod Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
This, is a really cool painting, love the emotion and soft edges
WillGArt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lunaSerene Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
Very deep concept! Liked how you used the mail pigeon as a representation for the journalist. Liked your style and colouring b y the way ;)
tomvanrheenen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work once again. I always love the soft painterly feel you give your paintings by adding the soft smudge. Do you use brushes for this or a texture?
Fredrik-Rattzen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional
Thanks! It's a bit of both, part of it is done in watercolor and acrylics, and part of it is some digital painting. I do always start out with a very tight drawing, and make sure I have the basic shapes defined. I then go on top of it with watercolors. After that, its mostly acrylics. It all ends up in photoshop, where I spend time a bit of time tweaking things and making them more graphic where needed. Hope that helps. : )
tomvanrheenen Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahh so most part of it is traditional? Thought it was all digital. Very helpful, thanks :)
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