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The Road of Good Intentions by terriblenerd The Road of Good Intentions by terriblenerd
'Cause I'm just a soul whose intentions are good,
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood!

("Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", Santa Esmerelda)

Annie does this a lot. You know. Standing on moving vehicles as they barrel into the sunset, one gun at the ready.

So this was one of the more time-consuming pieces I've done. Perspective + me = EPIC FAIL. But seems like it came out alright! I wish I had more patience for detail, too. Oy vey. But I'm not touching this again for a while. :XD:

Annie Murrieta (c) meeeeeee~!

Edit: Added a border, smoothed out a thing or two, tinkered here and there. Oh, and I'm makin' a print available. Huzzah!
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ComanderSprings Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
This is beautiful
Private-Funny-Man Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
This is so amazing.
Xx-JAG-xX Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
A picture done in 2008 and it's still good now.
michelley-g Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
starcre8er Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
I'm getting severe Deja Vu from looking at this.
It took me a few minutes, but I remembered where I've seen it before
It reminds me of the cover from Savvy, that novel that no one knows about.
I don't know, it's just the way you drew the sky, I guess? And the buses?

Anyway, I love this. The colors remind me of a pastel and watercolor drawing. :D
SnappingSausage Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! :clap:
Meihdyn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Oh man, the colouring on this is gorgeous. The smoke seems to be the most eye-catching part of this picture... but it works very well. Keeps the rest of the picture in harmony.
SoraLove Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful color choices!
Ellitchhizui Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the symbolism to this! And it looks like it's out of an animated movie!
MADCLARE Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
everything about this = win.
Lune-de-chocolat Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Freaking nice !!! I lurve it :heart: :love: :+fav:
(I lurve this song too :) )
Ravenwings08 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter

If I had any way to get money online/able-to-be-moved-on-the-internet, I'd SO buy this print. I love this picture....
It's kinda not fair.... *pout pout*

Anyway, AWESOME piece!!! Love the color, and, even if you worried about the perspective, I think it came out FANTASTICALLY!! The stylized smoke and clouds look AMAZING and the color is simply gorgeous!! I LOVE THIS!!!!! :heart:
ELJolly Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
I love it!, the blu and red in the picture are just awesome... I like the details of the girl's hair...

DAMN!, i need to make a colored picture now...
Odiku Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student General Artist

Scalla -BOOSH, Scalla -BOOSH....~

|D I think I'm the only one who saw the tiny drawing of the man up there. 8D Queen ftw?
LaineyLuCat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you did an amazing job. the detail in this is AMAZING and I really love the way you drew Annie's hair, nice and flowy. Very pretty
And the whole thing is just amazing
nargirl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Gorgeous. the perspective, color choice and coloring itself are all really well... uh... fit together? well, they're good.
Iris-Zeible Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The blue smoking are fascinating! :heart: Such a dynamic piece~ :wow:
dragonmun Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yup. I'm going to go stand on busses now.

Since everyone else commented on the colors and the perspective, I'm going to compliment the composition. It's very sound and totally bosses my eyes around... in that good way that well-composed pictures should.
*thumbs up*
Rainblossom Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Wow. This is stunning! I lovelovelove the colors, the composition, the scribbly textures and the perspective. I love it all! :heart:
Averant Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holycrap! Someone else still uses huzzah! XD But seriously, Very well done. I am especially impressed with the sky and road effects. :D
pyro9050 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
The colouring pretty much made my brain melt. <3
blownaFUSE Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
It's bad-ass and romantic at the same time. That's pretty hard to achieve, I think. So kudos to you.
elleryuuku Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Those red horsemen are either the four horsemen, or the ghost riders in the sky.
VanRipper Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Hah, outstanding! :thumbsup:
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Singularity77 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
I love the dynamic qualities of the piece, not just in drawing but your color pallet also lends itself to that idea of color fighting to add motion and energy. This is beautiful find. Thank you for sharing!
cartoonkid0988 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
wow. this is amazingly expressive. defidentally a fave
ink-imp Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
the sky and texture is simply orgasmic. looooooove it
AJF-chan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
This is so beautiful it hurts.
BlueSweetTea Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
This is beautiful! I love the use of color. :+fav:
shoelace-ninja Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Truly amazing. I'm at a loss for words! Just the sheer amount of detail alone makes this so amazing, let alone the composition and -epic- persepective. :D
zen666 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
stunning. beautiful, just, GAH! soo awesome!
lStarSeekerl Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Pretty damn awesome, not only the perspective and lightning, but also the absolute badass feel it has :3 Great!
taintedsilence Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Professional Artist
This is awesomely epic. I especially love the red and black part of the clouds, its very foreboding.
ReallyTallMidget Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
I love all the colors! And the angle is cool.
Sana-sama Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008   Photographer the cowboys in the sky, so faint that they almost seem like clouds.
LiteMemorie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Colors are A-Maze-Ing. Looks great!

Favorite part is how the perspective is.
Raine9413 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008   Photographer
Wow, that's awesome! :D
xXxGumMysOouLxXx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
muiii nice!!
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Cassums Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
I'm not the only one who see's the horsemen in the clouds right? >.> Cuz that would be awkward. It looks awesome by the way. A lot better than I'll ever be able to do on the computer. x3 I love it. ^^
CyrusMacleod Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
the painting on this image is really really nice--may I ask something about the technique, for my own curiosity? All these rich, subtle textures happening in the smoke, the truck, the desert, are they photographic or brushwork?
terriblenerd Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
The smoke is origami textures, the asphalt has texture, the desert is texture over some brushwork, and the RV is both. xD There were multiple layers of grungy texture on the truck, as well as some painted-in finer details, such as cracks or scrapes or rust. There's actually a texture on the sky as well, and the canyon walls. All of 'em are from pictures I was able to take myself while out and about, or supplies I had on hand. The origami I'd gotten while in Japan, but is available at stationary or import stores. The asphalt texture is just a shot of spotty sidewalk. The desert was a bunch of dirt and bark dust in landscaping. I think the canyon walls have another texture from just a picture of the ground. The RV's grunge is actually the side of a curb with the yellow paint flaking off. And the sky texture was some batting that had fallen out of a quilt, against a denim backdrop.

Most of these textures are pretty easily found or concocted, but if you're looking for more, I've heard rave reviews of Hope this helps!
CyrusMacleod Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Thanks! That settles my curiosity; I've been trying to push my art in some new directions, so for information's sake if for nothing else this is quite helpful. Not to mention beautiful to look at.
fynewyne Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
She is very bad ass.
Tammylion Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
I love the colors in this. Perfect for riding off into the sunset. My favorite part has the be the cowboys in the clouds ;)
OhKey-FreeFlyer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous color and curves!! <33
wr0 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Student Digital Artist
The sky you drew is nice! :D I like sunsets! Also, the color of the clouds complement the sky!! This is really awesome! :#1:
lunarflight Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
The colors in this are just amazing! I love the clouds and the smoke and how you colored those. But just over all, the colors totally bring this thing together and it's stunning. <3
Shokomon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Dude... I just saw the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the clouds... O_O If that's not foreboding, I don't know what is... Anyway... That's one hell of a perspective! It looks great! I wish I could do something like that... *whines*
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