Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tribal Law 2


Hey guys. So this post is pretty late due to the fact that I decided to have an extended stay in Baltimore, spending time with my brother who was moving to the Philippines (he arrived safely there yesterday). Once I got back to New York, I jumped right into refurbishing this piece with fresh eyes.

I really did rush to get it onto the blog before leaving for Christmas. Definitely a lesson learned there, but I am very glad for all the feedback and critiques that lead me to this point. It's most definitely still open for criticism, so don't hold back. Hope you enjoy it.

10 comments:

Shoki said...

Love the narrative and emotion to this piece!

Kristin Forbes-Mullane said...

Love the decapitated head!

Andy Christofi Illustration said...

I couldn't see it at first but this one is so much more detailed than the earlier version, you've improved everything!

Colin Campbell said...

This is incredible, Jeremy.
I'm not usually one for the grotesque, but you might consider a couple of drops of blood, at least, from the decapitated head.
The perspective on the victim's upper torso feels a bit stretched, as well, but I think you have to visually dig to really see it.
The sense of atmosphere, the narrative, the personalities - they're all great. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jeremy Enecio said...

Thanks a lot guys!

Colin, thanks for the crit on the dead man's torso. I completely agree. Definitely a case of having looked at something for far too long. Now that you mention it, it's pretty glaring.

Sam Gauss said...

I really love this piece, I'm glad you posted it again.

The only thing I notice is the severed neck from the victim's body. I know it's nitpicky, especially about the gore, so take it with a grain of salt... but the bottom 'lip' of the open wound being a few inches off the ground makes it seem like the corpse's shoulders are rounded and pulled slightly forward, as opposed to being completely limp with gravity like I'd expect. I don't notice it so much when zoomed in, but zoomed back when the shadow and the back merge a bit more.

Sorry I didn't post earlier! Please do more of these fantasy paintings, they're inspiring. Awesome job!

Jeremy Enecio said...

Thanks for the feedback Sam! I totally see what you're talking about with the neck level and shoulders. I updated the image on my site :)

Brun Croes said...

Definitely an improvement! Totally love it

Piero said...

Hey Jeremy, had not seen your site in a while, what a pleasant surprise! You are always food for inspiration and a good kick in one's ass.
I love this piece, together with tribal tech (I think they are some of your best so far). I think they both have a quiet, disturbing, harsh yet peaceful dream quality to them, if that makes any sense. They are unsettling yet comforting...
Please tell me you submitted these to spectrum!

Sławek Mietła said...

Incredible and fantastic :D