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1/13/2012

Video Games- FPS by Fegredo

FPS stands for, as every gamer knows, First Person Shooter. I started this canvas over 6 years ago in my old studio. After a couple of hours (if that), pleased with progress I downed brushes for a break on Halo… and for whatever reason it remained untouched until about a year back when I knocked out the background in white. I was on fire again, enthused, gripped by the desire to explain to the world what games meant to me, so much so I rinsed my brushes and fired up the xbox again. I'll finish it when I get to the next level...

11 comments:

phil said...

AMAZING! LOVE the brush strokes!

Reverend Dave Johnson said...

Haha. PEW! PEW!

Duncan Fegredo said...

Must find out if I can still do brush strokes like that, preferably by finishing it…

Andrew Robinson said...

i really dig this. the painting is so meaty while also being a bit creamy. you're making me want to paint big again.

Duncan Fegredo said...

Cheers man, would love to see you paint big again!

Johnny B said...

I think someone has been looking at some Mike Sekowsky art lately...

Duncan Fegredo said...

No idea what you mean, I painted this five years ago...

Johnny B said...

OK, five years ago then!

I don't mean anything negative... the hand poses (especially) and the composition looks to a lot me like classic Sekowsky, perhaps from Wonder Woman or some other late 60's DC comic. I thought it might be a tribute/homage, or at worst an unconscious channeling.

Duncan Fegredo said...

Nope, fraud not. I've obviously seen his work in the past but was never a particular fan. It's possible something indelibly seared my mind but I hope I would have been more aware at the time! The hands were my own from photo ref. I was looking at a lot of Phil Hale at the time, I could have done with that influence showing!

Oeming said...

Fucking brilliant!

Duncan Fegredo said...

cheers, Mike!