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Dilemma by Wildweasel339 Dilemma by Wildweasel339
With strategically placed pig butt.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist
The piglet looks so terrified.  Judging from the clenched  fist, the man had decided to kill it, but he just can't bring himself to proceed.
N0b1eRebe1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student General Artist
The comments here are:

A. "This is such an emotional scene!"

B. "Dat Piggy Ass!" 
Estroyer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   Digital Artist
This is beautiful
Kitsufire Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
the emotion in this is absolutely beautiful! :D I wonder, is the dilemma the fact that he doesnt want to kill the baby pig? the hatchet lying there sorta makes me think so. Regardless i love that your art makes me think at all!
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
truly awesome, never has a pig's butt been so artistic :)
Rockobar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Torn emotion coming from a matter considered more lowly, beautiful.
otakuusagui Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jaja nice view! xD.
Naesthiel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That ass!
LZakaria Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
lolol, I am always impressed by the amount of story/emotion you manage to convey with a title and an outwardly simple scene.
Finnguala Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love this. Well done.
BobKehl Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
I love your colors. Such an amazing pig butt
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Superior-Phoenix Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oooooo I like the tail Big Fool Emoji-12 (Pervy Flirt) [V2] 
odcinki Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Writer
WOW! I can sense some story in it.
petrexkgb Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You really can see all the emotion in this scene. Great work xD
Air-KC Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
i really like the way u draw this
it totally makes me wonder about this characters life and history 
before and after the capturing of this Scene 
Broken Fighting Dome (Kawaii Please) 
Codexus Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I like pig butts and I cannot lie" :D
KevinBrownArt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
i love the narrative and great painting skills as always!
Marmottegarou Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
wonderful :ahoy:
AlexTooth Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw I just watched a Documentary that made me never want to eat pig again! I feel his pain =)
gabrielegabba Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Really fantastic work man.  I'm loving that little piglet up there!  It took me a little while to see the pig butt, I think highlighting it further would draw too much attentin to it, but maybe consider making the floor and the butt more different in colour?  My favourite bit is actually that knife block, the lighting just looks so perfect! :D
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, I always appreciate your critical eye! :)
Intimidator777 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A beautifully tragic piece. 
Love the loose brush strokes and the attention to color and the smooth gradations.
The expression on that man's face shows genuine thought, meanwhile that poor piglet seems to already grasp what is truly at stake here.
The awful price for greasy bacon (such a sad sacrifice)
CielaRose Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm guessing the prodigal son?   Is that right?

I love the pensiveness in his face, you can read the whole conflict of this worn man in his face.
And as far as pig butts go, this is a remarkably rendered specimen, with lovely brush strokes.   You are to be commended for the quality of said pig butt.  XD

Nice work, as always!  :D
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I wasn't thinking of that story, but I can totally see how you might interpret it that way. It fits rather well. Probably better than if I had planned it. o.O 

And thank you! After many laborious strokes I feel I can, if I may be so bold, at least take pride in that pig's butt. 
CielaRose Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The pensive guy in the pig pen had me wondering, although this guy looked older (and from a different era).   XD
What did you have in mind when drawing it?   Because now I'm just plain curious. 

Be bold.  Take pride.   It was skillfully crafted.  *applauds*

Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't really have a story in mind, and no ideas at all when I started doodling.  Abstract  shapes turned into a wooden fence, and from there the idea come to have a character of some sort leaning against it. In some ways the character and scene are as much a surprise for me as for any viewer. It makes the process a bit more fun that way, being able to explore ideas as they come. Often if I a plan a drawing out too much, knowing the final destination, I'll get bored and abandon it. 

So in the end I try to lay out a scene that could be interpreted in multiple ways. Perhaps the farmer could be a kindhearted peasant, or maybe a man with a disturbed mind. I couldn't say for certain. :)

CielaRose Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhhhhh.   So you create it as you go?   That really must be amazingly fun.  o.o   So how do you get to that point where things just come together under your brush?   Because I can't draw anything without having a good idea of what it is first; preferably sketching and liberating before I color.   I've wanted to be able to build it as I work but I haven't hit that point yet...any tips?

So the dilemma is, in essence, the interpretation of the picture (I personally prefer the kind-hearted peasant theory.  XD)   Very fitting, I like it.  XD
Looking forward to seeing more from you!
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am not a very organized person.  I can't keep to a daily routine, I can't write with an outline, and I mix all the food on my plate together. Likewise in painting, the less structured method feels more natural. There's freedom to take the drawing in any direction on a whim. But it has it's weaknesses. It often requires a lot of extra time spent pushing a pulling elements to find anything at all, and even more to implement a strong design. That can turn into an endless struggle sometimes. 

However, when it works it is fun. Usually it helps to start with a 'dirty canvas'. Have something like a coffee stain, or any abstract image on the canvas that you can paint into.  It's much easier than starting with a blank clean canvas.  Like sculpting clay, you need some material to work with. Craig Mullins demonstrates the process in this video:…  You'll see, that even for a master, it is a slow push & pull process.  (It does help to have some soundtracks playing. A requirement really.)

If you start with a line drawing, the difficult design problems are already solved. It can ultimately save a lot of trouble. But a tight drawing leaves little room for painting. (The lines become precious, and you don't want to cover them up.)  Perhaps the best way of working is a mix of both methods; with a loosely stated drawing. A loose drawing is a great way to establish a solid foundation to build on. So, despite my habits, that would probably be the ideal way of working.

Ultimately it depends on what your goals are though. An emphasis on lines is great for gesture (like your leaping cat), while a more painterly approach is great for mood and atmosphere (my goal for this image).  

I really appreciate your thoughtful comments and questions. I'm a quiet introvert by nature, but when it comes to this sort of thing, the craft, I could talk(or type) all day.  Putting my jumble of unorganized thoughts into words is something I don't get to do often. I think reflecting on what I know, like teaching, it is a great way to learn.  

Thanks for indulging me. Hopefully I don't appear too egotistical. Sweating a little... 
CielaRose Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indulging?  Egotistical?   *snort*   My friend, I'm seriously absorbing it all like a sponge.  Don't stop.  XD

So there's no right or wrong method to use, it's just means to an end, the story you want to convey.   Action and dynamics can be line-locked to make the movement flow, and the atmosphere of emotion and contemplative scenes would fit better with a more color/shape based image.   The trick then, I suppose, is finding that balance between the two and make your style flow around them.

Thanks for taking the time to type out lengthy replies and show me your thought processes!  I very rarely get to pick another painter's methods and techniques, so I've been absolutely loving what you've been telling me, I haven't posted much but I'm definitely learning from you as I play around with PS and actual paints.   In other words, I'm an attentive listener, and I'm very grateful.   Thanks! ^^
RUshN Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
His crotch bulge might give wrong ideas to that title. 

   well done image, and placed pig butt!  
thanks for doing these quick once, much fun watching them. 

Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, that was a bit distracting... so I reduced it's magnitude. Poor guy. lol
RUshN Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014


so funny. 

It was not that distracting, sorry a bit of a habit of mine to look at cool work and try to find something funny about it, or a mistake an artist overlooked. 

CandiKing Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
genius xD
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