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Hey, What About Major Kong? by ThePpeGFX Hey, What About Major Kong? by ThePpeGFX
Inspired by 'Dr. Strangelove', a dark satirical film about nuclear war by Stanley Kubrick. Worth watching alone for the scene that inspired this piece : D

For £40 plus postage it's yours, note me.

6" by 16", stretched canvas.
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:iconmaximusdamage:
MaximusDamage Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
great colour scheme. great movie, great director :D
Ace work, my friend.
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Maximus.
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PhoenixGR Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Im sure uve been asked this a billiong times,but how do u gradually fade one color into another? is it layer by layer? and if so how do u avoid the striking diferenes between the 2 colors?
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ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I start from the lightest colour and work my through to the darkest colour. Whilst doing the gradient, I'll make sure the blend between one colour and another works, before I start painting the next.

When I want to paint the colour on more lightly, I begin to move the can away from the canvas as I sweep across it.
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:iconphoenixgr:
PhoenixGR Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thx,i remember that ;)
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:iconl1vethedream:
l1vethedream Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
I love fading in colours with spray paint- you've acheieved a really good look with this!
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You're not so bad at it youself from what I can see, haha. It takes a huge amount of effort, don't you agree?
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l1vethedream Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Thanks! Been at it for a few years now- its pretty addicitive.

Yeah its very time consuming- mainly in creating the stencil- making sure its sturdy and that it'll replicate the image you want to create. I usually leave a few "bridges" in and then connect the image properly by colouring in those small gaps with a sharpie.

But its totally worth the effort!
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I enjoy the challenge of getting the image I want right away with just the stencil, it in turn has an effect on the design of the image but constraints create styles. However I have been known to touch up small spots with a sharpie too, if a black layer has flaked off a little ;)
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Ghoulardo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Gotta say probably one of my favorite pieces out of everything you've done. Think it has a lot to do with that awesome fade.
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Then the hours and frustration spent over it were worth it :D
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:iconlinoc182:
linoc182 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
The gradient is INSANE sir !
Awesome job.

BEST quote from Dr Strangelove :
" You can't fight in here - this is the War room "
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It was certainly worth the time spent then :)

Aye, that's another classic quote.
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gfball84887 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
I -need- this. Any chance of an art trade?
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spiky-stickers Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008   Traditional Artist
Dr. Strangelove is one of my favourite movies. This scene has been portrayed so many ways in so many mediums, but you still managed to pull it off. Keep it up man, nice work.
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I like to keep things fresh, thanks man : )
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spiky-stickers Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008   Traditional Artist
no problem :thumbsup:
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nwootters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
If I didn't just damage my car and was needing to pay expenses, I'd totally buy that. Well, maybe I'd buy it. That's like $60, yeah? I'd think about it, hypothetically.

Sorry - that wasn't as nice or sincere as it was when I started. Anyway, it's really cool and I love that movie.
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, no worries man. Anyway, it'd work out to $80 and then probably an additional $10 for the postage ;)
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:iconnwootters:
nwootters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Really? Damn, American dollars aren't worth spit these days...
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
YOU MEAN THEY AREN'T!?!

*looks over to the buckets of american spit and sobs*
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:iconnwootters:
nwootters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Why would you be collecting American spit anyway?
British spit is worth a ton more, and there's so much demand for it.
Do you know how much British spit it takes me to wake up in the morning?
Two gallons. It's not cheap, but I don't know how I'd get on without it.
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ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You talk of British spit's future with certainty but have you forgotten about the rapid increase in saliva production in China? Their reasonable yet still widely available spit is having an enormous impact on global spit market prices, none more so than on British variants, with a drop of 2.37% in the last month alone. If UN trade sanctions are not drafted up and enacted upon at once, we may well see a monopoly forming.

And don't talk to me about production mergers! The day I see Sino-British spit on the shelves is the day I die.
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nwootters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Aw, nuts - my high school economics teaching gave out halfway through the second sentence of that. But fortunately hanging around college long enough has taught me to do this:

*nod* Oh yeah, there was an article about that in the Guardian.
And I totally agree with you about production mergers.
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Skull-X Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just awesome. ;p
The background is really impressive.
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks amigo.
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:iconphilly808:
philly808 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Overall a great piece, great colors and gradient..
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man, much appreciated :)
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:iconblim0n:
blim0n Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
I like it,
I haven't seen that movie, but I have to watch it soon in film genres.
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't trust anyone who doesn't like that film, haha, there's something wrong with them if they dislike it :P
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:iconaiden671:
Aiden671 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
how did you mix in the colors?
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gradual sprayed layering with four different colours: Shock Yellow, Shock Red, Royal Red and Shock Black (Montana Gold brand) :)
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:iconaiden671:
Aiden671 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
wow mtn does some pretty good colors
it looks so solid..

but this is great!

dud you over lap the laters of black for the clouds?
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It's German Montana, not Spanish.

Yeah, I sprayed the yellow layer first and then the inner black area.
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:iconaiden671:
Aiden671 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
ahh i didnt know that..
whats the diffrence?
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alanthecowboykiller Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Student
great work i wont mention the gradient just to be different but just to be annoying he wears a cowboy hat :)
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I had a quick go at drawing it and didn't get anywhere, admittedly I didn't put much effort into drawing a hat when I already had one drawn. The symbol of the hat I use itself is of authority, which I thought was appropriate enough. Cheers compadre :D
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:iconmind-twist:
mind-twist Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
excellent gradient and simple color use!
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Then the hour of continuous spraying and tweaking was put to good use, thanks man : D
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:iconstence:
stence Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
love the fade and that is an awsome scene and an awsome piece
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I believe the gradient really makes this piece interesting, it brings with it a certain ambience. Thanks.
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:iconaltheturkey:
AltheTurkey Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
that is really tasty fella. how much would packing be?
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Within the UK, I don't believe more than £3-4...
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:iconaltheturkey:
AltheTurkey Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
nice. when i'm paid, i'll come looking :)
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Good to hear, although there has been interest elsewhere too and it's first come, first served ;)
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:iconaltheturkey:
AltheTurkey Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
others before myself buddy, they'll be quicker to pay :)
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:iconthechew:
TheChew Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
there are no words.
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
After looking at this piece, if I ever spray 'Ollie' again, I'll definitely incorporate a fade :D
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MrM4tty Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Clean :+fav:.
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:icontheppegfx:
ThePpeGFX Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Clean enough, yeah, haha. Thanks.
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