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Colbert Crossing the Alps by phoenixfyre6967 Colbert Crossing the Alps by phoenixfyre6967
I did this partly for a modern interpretation project in art, but I've also sent this in to Stephen Colbert in hopes of him liking it enough to put it on his show, or onto his website. Anyways, this is from Jacques-Louis David's Napoleon Crossing the Alps, but with a far more patriotic feel.
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Tuiteyfruity Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D I love it! :iconspazattackplz:
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Areedart Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazingly beautiful!
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Thank you!!
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
This is full of win :nod:
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Haha thanks.
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
:iconsmallwaveplz:Hello!

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Thanks for sharing :smooch:
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Thank you!
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astarayel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
This is so epic. I can definitely see Stephen Colbert appreciating a piece of art like this--it totally embodies his character!! Great job with the little American flag details everywhere, especially in the saddle, tail and, main.

I like how you stayed true to the pose of the original piece but added the personality of Colbert in there with the facial expression. Great work!! I think there could be a bit more detail on his face, but I understand that it's a traditional piece and that can be hard to do.

Keep up the good work, I hope that you get to see this on the Colbert Report someday!
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Thanks :D, and heh, I don't think I could've done more detail, the face itself is I think smaller than the size of the end of my finger. My art teacher actually told me to do less detail and just get the feel of him, but I'm sort of a detail freak.

I emailed it to him months ago, but no response unfortunately :(, so now i'm waiting until I turn 18 so I can go to his studio and show him it myself
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astarayel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
I completely understand, you have a pretty good amount of detail anyways.

DO IT. I bet you'd get some camera time too ;)
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
One more year left, and I will walk in with a print and apparently he does generally stay after to meet with audience so at least I'll be able to show him, and get an autograph
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astarayel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Sweeeeeet. You'll obviously need pictures of that.
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Torkuda Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Why is just this picture better than half the jokes the man himself even tells?
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Haha, maybe he's jealous and that's why he hasn't replied yet
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Dionysus-Knight Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess this would help for the Fourth of July. I saw a pic with Colbert wearing American medieval-looking armor.

Don't worry though, I'm sure he would love it.
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miss-mustang Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Your art has been placed in the intermediate "6" gallery.
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gracefullyinfinite Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Gotta love Colbert, good luck!
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thanks :D
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gracefullyinfinite Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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beaherbert Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
I like this! Goodluck...btw did you use acrylic or oil?
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Acrylic, and thanks.
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reiashford Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
you're so awesome! i like how you painted the sky!
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Thanks :D
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artsyfartsy1998 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Well, it was patriotic to the French...
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
It can be patriotic to us too :p
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artsyfartsy1998 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Twoo. (AKA True)
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is swell! I love Stephen Colbert!
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Thanks :D
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome
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BVB-Thrive Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Love the horse XD lol
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Thanks :D
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teaspoon00 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
hah i love this! :D i wonder how stephen will feel about being likened to Napoleon though hah.
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Haha, I have no idea, but I mean, the whole being on a patriotic horse thing might make him feel good.
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purebloodgirl Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Oh, you finished? This is awesome! :D
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
thanks :D, and I sent it in to him and everything.
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