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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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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:
corapoltuv Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009

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!!
marina-turner Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
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*
NightshadeTea Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
I really feel that the stylized perspective adds something very nice to the feel of the piece. The texture and colors are just incredible and those black clouds... 8D This... really is nice.
tiedupbad Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
is she like... bus surfing? :confused:

oh, and this is one awesome illustration, the colors are really vivid and vibrant. something about the sunset backdrop always gives a serene feel to a picture... even if it is as adventurous as a bus surfing woman. =)
guttrio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Applause for excellence!!!!!!!

I LOVE your color scheme!!!!!!!
medli20 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Lovely colors! I especially love the clouds and the perspective. ^^ it must have been difficult to keep the perspective consistant, I admire your work. :D
sapphires-of-ice Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
I love the smoke.

Heeeeeey...I just realized- I named my car Annie. *huggles her piece of crap car*
WritingViolinist Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
very very nice i like it. almost didn't notice the cowboys in the clouds or on the cliff, thosr' awesome.
the perspective was not EPIC FAIL not even partial fail. it is really good.
True-Aerith Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
I thought it came out nice. :)

LOVE the evil-looking clouds. very nice consept too
Harlequinn42 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Oh, I absolutely adore that song. This goes with it VERY nicely. The colors are really stunning and even though perspective isn't perfect it still works well.
Hime-Artworks Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
so awesome!!
i wish i could do something like that! >_<
Oriana132 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, I adore the way you do perspective! It's always really dramatic. Great job!
J3V1L Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I noticed the riders in the clouds... any insight as to who they are?
Rahne-Face Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
You are so awesome. @.@
SapphireWolfRae Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:music:Ghost riders in the sky...:music:
Hah, one of my more favorite songs of that variety. It's a nice touch up there, though. I especially like the sky, the train smoke, and the way the whole thing has a general luminescence to it. It's just... nice how everything kinda... glows.

Crap, long comment, sorry.
Fallen-Sama Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
holy crap, that's freggin' awesome.
i love the textures and the colors are super awesome.
amara20 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
i love the style, very cool :)
Korogaiku Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
...I have so many things I want to say, and no way in particular to say them.
Which really sucks, 'cause you deserve MUCH praise for this.

You pulled off everything I can't do/am more than afraid to try, and that's fantastically amazing, 'cause I'm of tiny mind and think that only gods can do that sort of stuff. Either you're godly (which isn't too bad of a thing to be, in my opinion), or you're a godly person on solid ground, which isn't too bad either.

EVERYTHING about this adds up to total euphoria, I swear. The perspective, the infinite detail throughout the picture, the color, the lighting, the elements, plus some.

It's almost unfair. xDD

As far as I'm concerned, there's no need to touch it again (or nitpick at all about it, really), 'cept to put like, ninety-billion-something ribbons on that sucker. 'Cause I'm pretty sure you just won at awesome. x33
SapphireLeto Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
I love the dramatic colors and the curve of the horizon and vanishing point.
paintedhawk Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
This is beautiful, I especially like the vehicle smoke and the horses in the clouds =D
Keep up the wonderful work!!
HeavensChaos Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
There is something just awesome about this....dunno what but I love it :D
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome job on this 8D
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