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"The truth is… you’re the weak, and I’m the tyranny of evil men. But I’m trying, Ringo. I’m trying real hard to be the shepherd."
Pulp Fiction (1994)

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

This is my favorite scene from Quentin Tarantino's classic Pulp Fiction - just so powerful! I love when his famous non-linear storylines come full circle. Digital painting from references sta.sh/029ab9b3bvkw, Adobe Photoshop + Cintiq 21UX tablet.
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:iconmythixen:
Mythixen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
can you make it available in the print shop?
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jotapq Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Love your style, brilliant.
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:iconescobar35:
Escobar35 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
I love the color in this! I'd make it into a door sized poster if i could!
(With permission of course)
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Dlebedkin1993 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh, "English, do you speak it?" Amazing portrait.
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SonPuffin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
I love your paints. They are awesome!
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:iconbabyvfan:
babyvfan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Love it
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:iconmaxwellpayne:
MaxwellPayne Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SAY WHAT AGAIN i had to XD
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FHMace Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Do you know there's a Pulp Fiction reference in the last Marvel movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier?
Won't want to spoil you but have an attentive look on the tombstone shown at the end of the movie and you'll understand!

Anyway, a great artwork indeed! Clap 
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GandolphLungren Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE this work!! amazing stuff man all of your work is very well done but this is great! huge fan
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safarimanpwns Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
"You read the bible Ringo?"
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:iconlunamiranda:
LunaMiranda Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I have no words :squee:
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:iconrob-satanta-k:
Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A masterpiece 
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been Featured in my journal.


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BlackPonamu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Spectacular! :)
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:iconlara00:
Lara00 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Say this picture sucks once more,i dare you,i double dare you motherfucker!
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theWickeDesign Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
le big mac? awesome painting!
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enakoner Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good movie and good painting :)
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GrayAoi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
One of the best movies I saw! I really like this art :)
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:iconhanroe:
hanroe Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
This is so good!
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Luca72 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can't even handle how good this is! Great movie moment, but the way you use colors makes this something else entirely.
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OvidiuProtopopescu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work of art!! :)
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:iconfanartistik:
FanArtistik Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Great job, impressive.
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:iconthealdor64:
thealdor64 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
be cool ;)
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:iconbetakamo:
Betakamo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really made digitally? The top just looks so much like an old school painting. Did you use a canvas texture?
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:iconalexfreire:
AlexFreire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your friggin screaming with talent ... just thought you should know :)

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:iconfloresbanuelos:
floresbanuelos Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks soooo much like him I'm jealous XP
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:icononenine72:
onenine72 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Brilliant work.
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:iconkia-13-7:
KIA-13-7 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing, just stunning
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jasonbaroody Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
oh wow! this is just awesome.
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:iconfrozx398:
Frozx398 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
the colours and emotion on these are vivid and just a joy to look at!
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:iconrdoudoudouxxx:
Rdoudoudouxxx Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
AWESOME !!!!
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:icongreg0s:
Greg0s Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
awesome!^^
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:iconjipascual:
JIPascual Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really amazing!
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Kasaihime22 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Great movie, gotta love Q Tarentino
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Say-Erizabesu Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is really amazing!
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EmpressTeapot Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty freaking stunning
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:iconjpfontaine:
JPFontaine Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
This is just stunning...amazing.
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CaseyKobies Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Artist
great work :D lol
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TheHawkeyeStudio Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
what's the original size for this? And how big will the display one be?
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EgoCant Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student
Fucking beautiful :D
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Almatheya-Andra Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
featured here:[link]
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CelestialCassi Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
way cool. well done :D
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:iconkarmacursed:
karmacursed Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work.
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:iconristia:
Ristia Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, just the other day I finally watched Pulp Fiction all the way through! Great work (: And I agree, that scene was very powerful!
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MesuOkami Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this reminds me on a film the German name is Die Stadt Gottes, there is one man named Locke and it looks exactly the same xD
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CriminalSpirit Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So funny, I just washed this a week or so ago! :lol: Love it, and that quote is perfect! :nod: Beautiful shading and colors and I really like the textures, he looks so spot on! :clap:
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micky16 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
“Ezekiel 25:17. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you." I been sayin' that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, it meant your ass. I never really questioned what it meant. I thought it was just a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before you popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin' made me think twice. Now I'm thinkin': it could mean you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. .45 here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could be you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin, Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.
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alexsteaua999 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconechosei:
Echosei Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I DOUBLE DARE YOU MOTHERFUCKER hahaha :)
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morgan1bucky Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love! You did a great job of capturing the moment.
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