Terrible Weakness

Here’s a new one continuing to push the painterly direction and approach and it is really feeling good. I can’t think of any other recent painting which was as exciting and enjoyable as this was to work on. I’m also tremendously proud to say that this piece will be on display at the Allentown Art Museum for the At The Edge: Art of the Fantastic show from June 3rd through September 9th where it will be hanging in some very distinguished company.


36×48, oil on wood panel


About DavePalumbo

I'm a freelance illustrator working mainly in the F/SF genre. Most often I'm either painting book covers or gaming cards.

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  1. Dave,
    This is killer!

  2. Björn Hurri says:

    love it! Hand looks a bit odd on the woman though. Might be the scale?

  3. Björn Hurri says:

    lower arm too long? Something is off there

  4. clo says:

    Wow, Dave! o__o

  5. You’ve stepped it up a notch with this one man! Really good!!!

  6. DavePalumbo says:

    thanks all! Bjorn – yeah, my model happens to have long thin arms and large hands. I debated at the beginning about reducing them for a more “idealized” proportion, but decided against it

  7. oyo says:

    This is so strong. Well done. Love the wip as well. Very insightful.

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  9. eygji says:

    astounding job!

  10. Cody Tilson says:

    How do you… I mean… dude…

  11. RODRIGO says:

    this is amazing man, inspiring work…thanks for sharing the progress. love it!

  12. coda says:

    Jiminy crickets!

    it is like a sculpture made of butter……
    easy for you to make, impossible for us to resist.


  13. devin platts says:

    damn dude. This looks really great!! i like this direction you’re pushing in a lot :3

  14. Kan Muftic says:

    Stunning work, Dave.

  15. meatsworthy says:

    Amazing. I look forward to the painterly future!

  16. Thanks for sharing the work in progress, this is brilliant!
    Also, I can’t help pointing out that the guy looks a lot like Mel Gibson:)

  17. Sergio Lopez says:

    Gotta say, I really like where the new direction is taking you. Thanks a lot for posting the gif too!

  18. Julien Alday says:

    tu me tues, mon ami !

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  21. Dave Juelz says:

    good one!

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