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Title: Can you help with Elvis?
Post by: Bruce Lee on August 16, 2004, 06:39:22 AM
ok i've done a painting, but which background would go better, a plain white or a plain dark blue?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/tyler1983/Friends%20and%20Me/ebay-elvis-painting.jpg)

or

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/tyler1983/Friends%20and%20Me/ebay-elvis-painting3.jpg)

need your opinion!
Title: Can you help with Elvis?
Post by: cron on August 16, 2004, 06:43:57 AM
black would be cool
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Post by: mogwai on August 16, 2004, 06:55:59 AM
plain white looks fine to me.
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Post by: Finn on August 16, 2004, 07:13:38 AM
I met a guy one time who claims he met Elvis (after his death). He was sitting in a mall and a guy walked up in an Elvis costume and accent.  The guy kinda looked away from him for a while and then turned and asked, "Do I know you?". The Elvis guy said, "Maybe so... "Finally the Elvis guy got up and walked off. This guy followed him and saw him get on a bus. While the bus was pulling out, the Elvis guy gave him a wink.

I still don't believe that story...
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Post by: Bruce Lee on August 16, 2004, 07:29:30 AM
yeah, great but what does that have to do with the price of fish?
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Post by: Pas on August 16, 2004, 09:56:44 AM
Quote from: Insomniac
I met a guy one time who claims he met Elvis (after his death). He was sitting in a mall and a guy walked up in an Elvis costume and accent.  The guy kinda looked away from him for a while and then turned and asked, "Do I know you?". The Elvis guy said, "Maybe so... "Finally the Elvis guy got up and walked off. This guy followed him and saw him get on a bus. While the bus was pulling out, the Elvis guy gave him a wink.

I still don't believe that story...


Yeah, surely Elvis is still alives but hides in malls wearing his costumes.
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Post by: Pubrick on August 16, 2004, 10:09:46 AM
i dunno about a background, but u should definitely call it "Elvis' Right Eye is Trying To Escape"
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Post by: pete on August 16, 2004, 10:12:58 AM
those are like, uma thurman eyes.
Title: Can you help with Elvis?
Post by: Bruce Lee on August 16, 2004, 11:10:46 AM
fixed the right eye ever so slightly, its still about 95% done so there's some tweaking.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/tyler1983/Friends%20and%20Me/elvis-eyes.jpg)
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 16, 2004, 11:16:26 AM
I like dark blue, but I agree that black could be even better.

But... how did you make it blue? Have you painted that yet, or is it photoshopped?
Title: Can you help with Elvis?
Post by: Bruce Lee on August 16, 2004, 12:13:42 PM
i photoshoped the blu background.....tried the black and it just didn't look that great
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Post by: Raikus on August 16, 2004, 02:31:24 PM
Put me down for blue. I think it looks good as a near monochromatic.
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Post by: Bruce Lee on August 16, 2004, 06:12:56 PM
its a little experiment i done to see if i can sell it on ebay
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Post by: Thrindle on August 16, 2004, 10:38:39 PM
Some Elvis nut would love it.  Rather than ebaying your shit (got drunk last night, lack of vocabulary today), you should comission out your pieces.  I used to work in an art gallery and you wouldn't believe what people will pay (or do) for original work.

Cheers, Nice picture, Go blue.
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Post by: cine on August 16, 2004, 11:08:26 PM
Quote from: Thrindle
Some Elvis nut would love it.

Or NOT love it.. since, I think the right eye is going on tour and forgetting to take Elvis with him.
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Post by: Bruce Lee on August 18, 2004, 06:00:58 AM
cheers Thrindle, im not sure how to go about comissioning etc but plan to do a few more...maybe movie related ones.

And as for the eye has almost been fixed, just need to extend the brow to the left

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/tyler1983/Friends%20and%20Me/elvis-eyes.jpg)

and if there's something wrong i'll just label it abstract lol
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 18, 2004, 11:40:49 AM
I think the problem is that the brow is too extended. His head is turned to his right, so the brow should be smaller on that side. The eye could be closer to his nose and 2/3 the size, but then you'd have to shrink the right half of his head. That would also make him look ten times less mischevious, which would work unless you want that look.

Cover up his right eye, and it's really a naturalistic painting.
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Post by: Bruce Lee on August 18, 2004, 06:23:59 PM
its a comination of brow and shadow that makes it dark..here's the pic i worked from;


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/tyler1983/Friends%20and%20Me/my-elvis-art-head.jpg)
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Post by: metroshane on August 24, 2004, 09:23:28 PM
Not to rain on anyone's parade...but there is the copyright issue.

Elvis Presley Enterprieses has a very firm hold on E's image (not to mention to artist of the original composition) and they prosecute quite liberally.  That's why velvet Elvis, at least new ones, have all but disappeared.  Andy Warhol had terrible copyright issues with his similar paintings.

But congrats on the work...it's quite nice.   BTW, the problem is with the left eye...not the right.  Look closely, b/c he's snarling, the left eye is partially closed like he's in the process of winking.  The bottom eye lid should be higher in the middle not lower.  The cheek is pushing up into the eye.
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Post by: Bruce Lee on August 25, 2004, 02:50:44 PM
I'll take my chances with the image and there is no 'artist of the original composition' as i worked it myself from numerous photographs that i photoshopped.
As for the eye, its not a major problem i'll alter it better...should be up on ebay tomorrow.
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Post by: Stefen on August 25, 2004, 03:07:24 PM
It looks like Sloth from the goonies, mixed with that picture goddamn im the man posted of himself.
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Post by: metroshane on August 25, 2004, 06:03:28 PM
Well, it looks like this guy is stealing your idea.

(http://www.20six.co.uk/pub/MattSwan/Image_48.jpg)
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Post by: Bruce Lee on August 26, 2004, 03:27:55 AM
im sure there's tons of similar paintings in that style
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Post by: metroshane on August 26, 2004, 08:28:45 AM
same style and color scheme...exactly.
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Post by: Bruce Lee on August 26, 2004, 09:05:14 AM
except mine looks like elvis
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Post by: cine on August 26, 2004, 11:14:42 AM
Quote from: Bruce Lee
except mine looks like elvis

Wait... what?!
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Post by: MacGuffin on August 26, 2004, 11:51:17 AM
It's not a real Elvis painting unless it's on velvet.
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Post by: Thrindle on August 26, 2004, 12:06:26 PM
***I can't stop laughing out loud at this thread.

Oh fuck.
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Post by: Bruce Lee on August 26, 2004, 05:02:55 PM
this thread has spiraled out of control.....the paintings done...finito....kapeesh.
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Post by: Bruce Lee on August 27, 2004, 09:31:34 AM
Here's the finished product, let me know what you think...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/tyler1983/Friends%20and%20Me/Blue-Elvis.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/tyler1983/Friends%20and%20Me/Blue-Elvis-3-top-view.jpg)
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 27, 2004, 12:09:15 PM
It's deeper than I thought it would be. The dark blue really gives it a sense of doom.  :shock:
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Post by: Pubrick on August 27, 2004, 12:34:03 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
It's deeper than I thought it would be. The dark blue really gives it a sense of doom.  :shock:

yes, it really accentuates the loneliness and abandonment experienced by the right eye.
Title: Can you help with Elvis?
Post by: NEON MERCURY on August 27, 2004, 10:14:46 PM
Quote from: Bruce Lee
Here's the finished product, let me know what you think...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/tyler1983/Friends%20and%20Me/Blue-Elvis.jpg)


.i think it looks good but....his eyes are too big....sort of like that wierd looking  gymnastics girl from the USA olympic team [cow eyes].....

i think you might have been thinking of bruce lee when you did those eyes......but still you get two of these...... :yabbse-thumbup:  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Can you help with Elvis?
Post by: Bruce Lee on August 28, 2004, 05:50:37 AM
those eyes are made to look big as their in shadow with the socket and the brow
Title: Re: Can you help with Elvis?
Post by: cine on August 12, 2015, 11:25:55 PM
i came in here to make a shot for shot comparison of Bruce Lee's infamous Elvis painting to Tom Brady's disastrous courtroom sketch, only to find that Elvis is GONE. my heart is broken.

lest we forget...

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--nGRpaXLU--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/1382574597174491306.jpg)
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 12, 2015, 11:43:56 PM
(http://xixax.com/header_caps/Elviseye.jpg)
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Post by: polkablues on August 13, 2015, 12:38:09 AM
I'm so happy I wasn't the only one whose mind immediately went to this thread.
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Post by: cronopio 2 on August 13, 2015, 08:23:02 AM
i laughed out loud with this piece of news.