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Old 02-05-2020, 10:51 PM
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RAMBO JESUS, Micah Alfaro, oil, 2020

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Re: RAMBO JESUS, Micah Alfaro, oil, 2020

An allegory of Christianity in Amurica. I would suggest adding a tattoo of the almighty dollar.
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An allegory of Christianity in Amurica. I would suggest adding a tattoo of the almighty dollar.

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Re: RAMBO JESUS, Micah Alfaro, oil, 2020

The shading and tonality of his body/face is as if he's lit by a very bright direct light source; the gloomy background clouds/mountains don't blend with his lighting.
Looks like a guy walked in front of a fake, pull-down 'backdrop' in a mall photo store or something, got lit up by a 5000 watt bulb, and got his picture snapped.
Then a painting was made of it.

You got a good sense of humor and are a skilled painter, no doubt, but this looks (accidentally) cheap to me.
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Re: RAMBO JESUS, Micah Alfaro, oil, 2020

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The shading and tonality of his body/face is as if he's lit by a very bright direct light source; the gloomy background clouds/mountains don't blend with his lighting.
Looks like a guy walked in front of a fake, pull-down 'backdrop' in a mall photo store or something, got lit up by a 5000 watt bulb, and got his picture snapped.
Then a painting was made of it.

You got a good sense of humor and are a skilled painter, no doubt, but this looks (accidentally) cheap to me.


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Re: RAMBO JESUS, Micah Alfaro, oil, 2020

Something about the way the nostrils line up looks off to me, hard to tell for sure this early. Otherwise, great start and im looking forward to seeing the progress. The facial expression is hilarious.
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Something about the way the nostrils line up looks off to me, hard to tell for sure this early. Otherwise, great start and im looking forward to seeing the progress. The facial expression is hilarious.

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Re: RAMBO JESUS, Micah Alfaro, oil, 2020

Beautiful wooden carbinets, Amen.
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Beautiful wooden carbinets, Amen.

With a 60-round clip Praise God!
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Re: RAMBO JESUS, Micah Alfaro, oil, 2020

I have to agree with Alan and Loretta 7
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Re: RAMBO JESUS, Micah Alfaro, oil, 2020

The arm is grossly out of proportion. Other than that, the subject matter does not appeal to me. Were it another religious "icon", would it be considered blasphemous? What was your intent for this painting?
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Re: RAMBO JESUS, Micah Alfaro, oil, 2020

Yes, alan provides a great critique for whats there, except I think he completely missed that it says "not finished".
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Re: RAMBO JESUS, Micah Alfaro, oil, 2020

It would be good to label this a Work In Progress.

Your subject matter will please some and offend others, but such is the arena an artist steps into when creating. You are under no obligation to explain your intention with this subject matter.

This muscular version seems to be an increasingly popular version of Jesus found in certain circles. It's almost as if some need to be rescued via violence rather than via the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross. The idea of Jesus as meek is currently not in fashion although it is worth noting it took a very bold and physical man to run the crowd of money changers from the Temple.

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The left arm does not seem correct in alignment or in size compared to the right one.
The nostril alignment is well out of norm.
If Rambo/Jesus is the focus you need to allow the background to recede.

Cropping your next image so less of the cabinet shows will be helpful.
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Re: RAMBO JESUS, Micah Alfaro, oil, 2020

Hallelujah!! :O)
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Re: RAMBO JESUS, Micah Alfaro, oil, 2020

This is hilarious.
But it doesn't read as Jesus, it reads as a supermodel who is too sexy for his hair in a photo shoot with the gun.
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