Wednesday, December 26, 2007

L5R - The Emerald and Jade Champions

I've been meaning to post these for a while. The were fore Legend of Five Rings and they were loads of fun. I'm working on some new ones right now. Hopefully they'll come at as well as I think these did. Here's two of my favs.

Painter IX + Photopshop CS3

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Art or Porn?

I decided to check out the profile of one of the most talented and my favorite painters today, Jeremy Lipking, only to be shocked by two black bars soiling this work of art. If you click the link to this page you can read the message that was sent to him due to the nude paintings. It's sad and appalling! They called his images inappropriate, and can (in their eyes) be compared to pornography. I don't think I need to point out all the porn stars and amateur porn stars, strippers and just girls who want to show of the good for some attention. They say that there are people as young as 14 on myspace and that jeremy's content is inappropriate for them? Give me a break, the amount of smut on myspace is immeasurable and if anything it could use a little culture! This is a dispute that's gone on for centuries, but I would have expected people to come to their senses and realize that these paintings aren't done for any sexual reason whatsoever! How many nudes do you find in religious paintings? Go through an art book and you'll find a countless number of paintings that are religious that contain nudity,most of which were commissioned by a church.

I think this is something that needs to be addressed now. Myspace is a community of interesting, talented and (i think for the most part) pretty open minded people, and the idea that you can't share your art uncensored when it's done in a tasteful manner is shocking! I'd love to hear what you have to say about this and hopefully we can find a way to work this thing out.

Mike Capprotti

Jeremy Lipkings Censored Painting

Friday, December 7, 2007

Random Sketch

A sketch for something I'm messing with right now. A little different for me, but it came pretty naturally. And it was a lot of fun to do. Hope you enjoy.