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The Cowboy by KomodoEmpire The Cowboy by KomodoEmpire
Here's another digital shoe painting for the 'Soleful' book. This piece represents the father of someone I interviewed for the book. He died of lung cancer. Being a cowboy myself this was a very rewarding piece to paint. I wanted it to be heavily textured to futher enrich the painting; it helps support the rugged cowboy appeal.

THE BOOK
The 'Soleful' book is a collection of still life paintings of shoes that represent the walk in life of indivuduals that died from cancer. The book is a fund raising project for cancer organizations and 100% of profits are donated to find a cure. The book is likely to be released in December 2010 or January 2011.
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THELONGHAIREDREDNECK Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome :-)
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KomodoEmpire Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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APRILFLOAT Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Great work!
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KomodoEmpire Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!!!! :)
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Excellent work! beautiful!
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KomodoEmpire Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :)
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Mearl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm still amazed when you say they're digital paintings. I haven't seen any digital painting looks so alive. (And they look really like traditional paintings also!)
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KomodoEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks :) I really try to make the lighting of these paintings authentic. When it comes to still life lighting is very critical. It really helps set the mood as well. I've been working on a fireman painting but I just can't seem to get the lighting the way I want it. Usually things go well for me but on occasion there is that one painting that just won't cooperate - lol
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RoguePyrat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
I always wanted to be a cowboy (or sometimes an indian - love their connection with nature!)
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KomodoEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's funny you said that. I'm a cowboy but I'm also 1/4 blackfoot indian. Indians have a marvelous spiritual connection with nature.
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