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June 17, 2012
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Jun 16, 2012, 1:46:01 PM
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Checkmate- A Painting by itva Checkmate- A Painting by itva
"Checkmate" -32 inch by 50 inch Airbrushed on stretched canvas. I wanted to push my painting skill in the area of automotive work. I also am starting to play with the idea of having close ups of vehicles with a combimantion of focused and unfocused area to achieve an almost abstract quality about the piece until people realize what it is. In this case, it a grill and headlights from a 1953 Cadillac Eldorado.

I want to thank a good friend for allowing me to paint from his photo for this piece- Finhead4ever- [link] . The original photo is here- [link]

Comments, Critiques, and Questions always welcome. Thanks for viewing- Mike
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:iconairculture77:
AirCulture77 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wooooohooooaw!!! Awesome and skillfully artwork with hours and hours of painting!!! Great work with so many detaikls and .... and ... Iīm speechless!!! 
Great one!!!
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itva Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, finally sold this this summer! Best home I could have hoped for, a classic car dealership with a checkerboard floor in the showroom where it hangs!!! lol
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AirCulture77 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thatīs the best home!!! Great and thanx for sharing this great one!!
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opelier Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Brilliant
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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nikutsuki Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
How the heck is this a painting? o.o
I'm starring at it for ages now and it still looks like a photo to me! Amazing work! :D
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It just is... :) lol. I pay attention to the little things :D Thank you
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nikutsuki Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
I see :D You're welcome!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
It's gorgeous!
So many intricate value changes here to capture the look and feel of the chrome!
And some nice gradations, too.
Beautiful and precise!
It's a great piece of automotive art! :clap:
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itva Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) Believe it or not, it was denied entry into the first show I tried to enter it into, guess it wasn't the judges cup o' tea- lol
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
You are very welcome!
And sure i believe it. I have seen a lot of great work, my own and others, turned down for juried shows.
There is seldom any rhyme or reason to it. :)
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tonio48 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Astonishing !!!
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Music---Junky Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! You're incredible! :D
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I work hard at it :)
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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Artist
Incredible piece!
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Chris, I appreciate that especially coming from an artist of your caliber!
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:iconpinstripechris:
PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Artist
Haha- of my caliber? Thats quite a compliment coming from the creator of this masterpiece
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G-REDNEK Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Outstanding good work
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man!
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Details are details, but this one is INSANELY detailed:wow:
My biggest respect man, you got me very impressed!
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Every one of these makes me better and removes a bit of my sanity. lol
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:iconlaggtastic:
Laggtastic Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Your welcome!:D And sounds familiar=P
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm going for batshit crazy by 40. I'm 37, so I better get crackin'
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:iconlaggtastic:
Laggtastic Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah...so I'm at 50% for that happens XD
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doclg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
incredible work absolute master peice !
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!!
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Jcdow3Arts Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice !
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man!
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spasticfool Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Beautiful.
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spasticfool Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Yes sir, I live northwest of Des Moines in a small, small, small, very small town.
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What town? I'm from a smallish town in Northeast Iowa originally. Sorry didn't see this reply before this.
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spasticfool Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Dana, about 14 miles east of Jefferson
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I know where that is, had a few friends from Jefferson actually.
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spasticfool Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Cool, if you ever find your way over here, look me up. (maybe you'll share a few pointers, lol)
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Never know, are you self trained or have you taken a class or two? I was self taught for the first 5 years and did pretty well, then took a class at DMACC to ramp up my skills more quickly and give myself structured time to paint every week.
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You from Iowa too?
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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DeaconStrucktor Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Adjectives fail here. Exceptional hyper-realism in this piece. :clap:
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you- I attempt :)
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Aloof-I Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
very beautiful :faint:
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate it!!!
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Aloof-I Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
:) truly was.did you do painitng in art school ?
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm an Art educator that had an emphahsis on graphic design in college. I've been teaching 14 years and airbrushing and painting for the last 10 almost.
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Aloof-I Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
aww cool,:)
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ZeroElements Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jesus christ lord, airbrushing is the king of photorealism in cars. Fucking retarded good bro.
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itva Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
BWAHAHAHA!Definitely brightened a dreary day with this comment! Thank you man!!!
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MPDesign Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
off the hook bro ! intense, looking at this is an experience - true art
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Great compliment!!!
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01vultur01 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb work, the reflection its just crazy good...Congrats
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