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An Ocean of Oil by alicexz An Ocean of Oil by alicexz
"There's a whole ocean of oil under our feet! No one can get at it except for me."
There Will Be Blood (2007)

A portrait on display at my cinema-inspired solo show MOMENTS, which opened June 7th at NYC's Bottleneck Gallery.

Inspired by the most memorable bit imo from There Will Be Blood (well, aside from the whole famous YOUR MILKSHAKE!!!! deal...) Such an intense moment, could practically feel the heat coming off the screen! In a dirth of "hurr look massive explosion" movie scenes I think this was one of most tense and dramatic. Digital painting in Adobe Photoshop + Cintiq 21UX tablet; one of the more atmospheric pieces that I did. This piece is part of a loose "fire trilogy" of sorts that I did within the theme of the show, I'll upload the other two pieces later on.
STEP-BY-STEP PAINTING PROGRESS: soon | REBLOG ON TUMBLR: alicexz.tumblr.com/post/521098…

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:iconjosephhutchison:
josephhutchison Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Brilliant.
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:iconminzblau:
Minzblau Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 This looks amazing, I like how you create structures and surfaces.
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:iconjowpickering:
Jowpickering Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic use of colour!
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:iconearltheartist:
earltheartist Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
"Bastard in a basket. A Bastard in a basket. YOUR A BASTARD IN A BASKET."  -Daniel Plainview(Daniel Day-Lewis)
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:iconflumenlimia:
flumenlimia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Wonderful job.
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:icondeephurting:
DeepHurting Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Amazing work!
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:iconbigbindahouse:
BigBindahouse Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
one of the greatest movies of all time
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:iconthegirlfromindonesia:
thegirlfromindonesia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Wonderful art :wow:
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:iconfortifiedwhine:
fortifiedwhine Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think this is the most beautiful painting I've ever laid eyes upon. "What are you looking so miserable about?"
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:iconlallasman:
lallasman Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
great .... 
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:iconadvent3546:
Advent3546 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So...... are you finished?
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:iconflip-cobbler:
Flip-Cobbler Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

cool guys don't look at explosions

 

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:iconseptemberthief:
septemberthief Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
from far away i thought this was a gorgeous mane of hair, and, well, it's equally beautiful as a fire.
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:iconeemsey:
Eemsey Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconmarinocastillo0:
marinocastillo0 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
brilliant fusion of colors and I love how that tint of white really adds a sense of heat inside the flames
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:iconpaulangelo:
PaulAngelo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
aaawesome!!
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:iconwilliammasterno1:
WilliamMasterNo1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
"I DRINK YOUR MILK SHAKE!!!!" *"DOES THE SLURPING THE MILK SHAKE SOUND!" LOL
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:icontyrannicalgrape:
TyrannicalGrape Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holeh motheh of... 
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:iconnicey714:
nicey714 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
wow this is really amazing...
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:iconblackhawkrising:
BlackHawkRising Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I havn't watched that movie in YEARS, but my first glance of this picture reminded me so strongly of it. Well done!
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:iconneidonkorento:
Neidonkorento Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Spectacular!
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:iconanndelle:
Anndelle Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice effect. I'm impressed ;D
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:iconchiyor:
ChiyoR Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa.... THAT'S EPIC!!!!!!!!
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:iconthesleepywolf:
Thesleepywolf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I've been meaning to watch There will be Blood for years, goddamn years. The intensity of this, the flames, the billowing smoke, the silhouette of the bloke, it's telling me what to expect from the film. It's difficult for me to not just go 'big explosion, pretty colours' :icondroolingplz:
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lindaoneesama Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Ah... Errr... Very impressive *_*
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:iconmeggie272:
Meggie272 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haven't seen the movie, but this is an amazing work. Those billowing gusts of flame look amazing in the scratchy, chunky brushes. You really captured the intensity of the light well.
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:iconnecromanctic:
Necromanctic Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As he is looking at the explosion, his cool-guy license has been revoked.

Seriously though, love this
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:iconlourense:
lourense Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
cool technique
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:iconpeppertography:
Peppertography Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What a phenomenal movie. Beautiful art as well.
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:iconhectormcreyes:
HectorMcreyes Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great
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:iconthesimpsonsfangirl:
TheSimpsonsFanGirl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student General Artist
this is just amazing. it really captures the complete destruction the explosion causes, both of Daniel's monetary and mental state
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:iconalicexz:
alicexz Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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:icondragontattoodreamer:
dragontattoodreamer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
every time i watch a movie, it just so happens that when i check my deviant watch, you've posted my favorite scene from the movie i JUST watched. you are AWESOME!
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:iconiammerah:
IamMerah Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Huraay for black gold!
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:iconkia-13-7:
KIA-13-7 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a breathtaking piece, as always
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SqEnxLuvr Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Love this movie!! And love this painting!!!
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:iconwherethesunsets:
WhereTheSunSets Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
fantastic!
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:iconittarius:
Ittarius Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Amazing artwork for an amazing movie :D
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:iconahmedshadow:
ahmedshadow Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
well done :)
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:iconcaseykobies:
CaseyKobies Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Artist
great work :D excellent texture
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:iconred-vervet:
red-vervet Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
BEAUTIFUL!!
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:iconiastartov:
IAstartov Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Amazing scene!
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:iconadvent3546:
Advent3546 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed.
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:iconmrgraysonce:
MrGraysonCE Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Great job! Just fine :)
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crooked-clockwork Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013   General Artist
You've been featured in my Art of the Week poll!
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:iconmakotoc:
makotoC Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks incredible!
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:iconmia-chan94:
mia-chan94 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the movie but I think I love more the painting :)
Great job !!
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:iconcocoamoth:
CocoaMoth Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome piece from an awesome movie. Well done.
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Bellebellebelle Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So coooooool!!!
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WolfDesigner10 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Digital Artist
pretty!!! *u*
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