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Contemporary Oz by kayne Contemporary Oz by kayne
This is the final compilation with all three panels of my Contemporary Oz illustration project.

Please view the individual panels for more infor on each of them;
Tinman: [link]
Lion and Scarecrow: [link]
Dorethy: [link]

Incase you are interested, I hand drew and then inked each panel, scanned them and coloured them in PhotoShop7. The cheated with the skies, they are photos that I took on various occasions.

Please view full size for maximum impact!

*Edited to add: You can now get a print of this, or, if you prefer, each indidual panel is also available. :) Enjoy!
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Given 2003-05-21
Contemporary Oz by kayne is a wonderful modern interpretation of the old tale of the Wizard of Oz. The vibrancy in this piece is wonderful, and compliments the great style and composition. (thanks to ~tgee for the suggestion) (Selected by +ekud) ( Featured by ekud )
flipsideshooze Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004
incredible... this is amazing instant fav :thumbsup:
Lokk-Skip Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004   Photographer
amazing don't seem to fail, at create amazing AMAZING work, and this lives up to it...taking such an old classic and adding new age to it, and making it actually work! very cool, man. the artwork itself is great, very fine lines, almost comic-book like. and the brilliant colors...yeah. i dind't realize you added the sky from a photo until you said so, the inking and the photo just seemed to work together so well, blend reality into fantasy. nice. okay, good job again...bravo :dygel:
katewackerle Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer friends just got me the 3 prints as a gift after our production of 'The Wizard of Oz'. They're amazing... :-D
phraseology Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2004
I love it! I love the tinman, (hugs him), i love your view on the characters, it's different. I love how each one pulls into the next to smoothly, and the colors are just spectacular. This is one that I wouldn't mind owning....very very nice...
dirtycar74 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't know how I missed this until now, but, as some people say, "better late than never!"

All I can say is WOW.

This is truly amazing. I love the characterization of the tin man the most, quickly followed by the very psychedelic effect of the wizard portrayal.

This is some very very very good work, Kayne. I'm sorry I didn't get to see it before, but very glad to have had a chance to see it at all.

All the best Kudos to you!

Thank you for sharing your talents. You are truly an amazing artist.
kytti Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2003
you are incredibly witty. what was the actual assignment, to illustrate a contemporary oz (i read about the specific requirements)? anyways this is great and wonderful and really imaginative and creative and i love it. :+fav:
cronoentreri Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2003
wow... this needs to be a print and for sell.... +fav
treebee Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2003
bloody hell
this is so awesome
i cant get my head round how long this must have taken ya:worship:
you are so clever and this is gonna have to be faved and i think i may have to watch ya too after seeing this one my dear:hug:
xandershanks Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2003

this is unreal!!! i love how you've interpretted each this part of a book or something - or just a piece for us to look to in amazment?

:thumbsup: :D
teat Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2003
Are we triptych twins?! This is incredible!
mar1an0-photo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2003   Photographer
marvelous style.. wonderfull color usage...
melladh Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2003
hah, this is awesome... I want this as a huge print, covering my entire wall *s*
digifox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2003
I love this style. And, even more, I would love a print of this.
antlercat-anon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, a lot of people have commented on this already, but...I suppose one more won't hurt?

I really love this concept...The Wizard of Oz is such a classic story that it's always great to see new interpretations.

I particularly like the Tinman, and the way you've drawn the Wicked Witch's eyes in the picture of the lion (who is FABULOUS by the way, I love that you've made him a lion-like person instead of an actual lion) and the scarecrow.

Beautiful drawing...another I simply must fave.
nocturniquette Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! you need to pack a lunch to get to the end of the praise! ^_^ it's so incredible...i love the tin man are so creative as well as talented...awesome job on the witch as well...have you ever read 'Wicked'? the definitive book on the poor misunderstood witch...
^_^ blessings...
krakshot Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2003
an interesting take on the wizard of oz lol

never liked the movie much myself tho

nice work
kafie-stock Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2003   Photographer
Beautiful! I really like! Expecialy the tin man!
allisonm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2003   Interface Designer
I have to say, this really caught my eye right off the bat when your page loaded. I just had to see the full size! :) (Smile) Looks fantastic! Your characters are have just enough resemblence to oz characters to really get the idea across, some have very little resemblance and fall into place regardless. Great use of placement of the frames and witch face and color, very vivid. :) (Smile) I love the open window with the Golden Brick Road going into it.
showna Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003  Professional Photographer
nice perspectives on all of them... and the coloring is magnifico :) (Smile)
iacchus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2003

And look... it's even in RGB ... well... I guess it's really BGR ;) (Wink)

Great job kayne. Here's a kiss for you, my love!
ah-art Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2003
arg must make the 100th comment! :D (Big Grin)

Sorry Kayne but I've been looking at this and it's stuck on 99 and it needs to be 100. it's just too cool. also if it's cool can I steal it as wallpaper?
magique Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2003
this is amazing.
female-by-design Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2003
AMAZING CONCEPT! I love the subtle hints, the crows, the dandilions, its amazing :D (Big Grin) great work
tinia Featured By Owner May 30, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
haha thats pretty sweet.. my name is dorothy too :) (Smile) woooot!
but u did a nice job putting it together.. Thumbs Up
lekaylea Featured By Owner May 29, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a really cool piece of art! I like it! Nice job!

The colors are really vibrant.. and who cares if you cheated a bit on the clouds? ;) (Wink) It looks good!

laurichg Featured By Owner May 29, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That so rocks, what a great idea, and so well done! You get Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
pixelprophet Featured By Owner May 29, 2003
This is mad! great art man... such originality and ideas.. ya doing Aus proud !
liquidfire Featured By Owner May 25, 2003
Hey :) (Smile)

sorry to take so long to reply but ive been on holiday!

this is great, no, scrap tht, on their own they looked great, but all together they look awsome! =D (Big Grin)

i love they way they flow from one to another.

tinman's still my favourite tho :) (Smile) nice work Thumbs Up

congrats on the DD too...

L8r Lick me please!
fatigue Featured By Owner May 25, 2003
Everyone needs sometime to listen to music, yes?
otter1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2003
the triple panel looks freaking great, i love how the road flows throughout... very nice stylistically overall... i'm diggin this kayne... very nice!
splat Featured By Owner May 22, 2003  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, I absolutely love this interpretation of The Wizard of Oz. The characters are wonderfully drawn, with a bit of a magical touch to them. The scenes are beautiful as well.

Excellent work, give us more to look at in the future. =) (Smile)
belinus Featured By Owner May 21, 2003
Sorry it took me so long to comment on this one. Glad you finally got it all assembled. The indovodual pieces lost some effect without the other two.

I do like this work. You should sell prints of it.
vashley Featured By Owner May 21, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
its beautiful!!! i LOVE this theme, and how you drew it!

comedy-kitty Featured By Owner May 21, 2003
That is....omg, that's just too amazing. That seriously needs to be made into a DA Print, because that's the perfect gift for a realtive of mine who LOVES Wizard of Oz and anything that has to do with it. I'll have to show this to her...Amazing work. Instant fav.
abyschan Featured By Owner May 21, 2003
Ah, the tinman looks so better this way than he does in the McFarlane version! The Scarecrow and lion look very cuddly, almost. Both of them. Alice looks awesome. The wicked witch looks really cool with all the hair designs and such. This is very, very cool. Right on. :D (Big Grin)
shadukha Featured By Owner May 21, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thats so cool :D (Big Grin)
jennie-e Featured By Owner May 21, 2003
You just proved this story can never die and always re-invent itself to compliment whatever culture/era. Amazing, amazing, amazing!
peace and love,
jennie e.
mihoshigurl Featured By Owner May 21, 2003
fabulous job ! +favlove Your rendition totally rocks ! Headbang!
defyjane Featured By Owner May 21, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome, I really like the style of it. Its so unique. And your interpretations are so interesting. Great use of color and wonderful Awesome awesome piece man....

+favlove: Thumbs Up #1
patentdragon Featured By Owner May 21, 2003
Beautiful work.
stare-girl Featured By Owner May 21, 2003
AWSOME! A definate plus fav!!
p4nth3r Featured By Owner May 21, 2003   Writer
this is a really awesome idea
given an assignment like that I doubt I would have come up with a wizard of oz "parody"
great job
n03113 Featured By Owner May 21, 2003
where's toto?
mjar81 Featured By Owner May 21, 2003
i absolutely love this.

the drawing and the coloring is incredible!

great job.
congrats on getting DTF! w00t!
serpent Featured By Owner May 21, 2003
Very nice work! :) (Smile)
flashmagic Featured By Owner May 21, 2003  Professional General Artist
I recognise great talent and you have it :D (Big Grin)

crookram Featured By Owner May 21, 2003
wow, what an amazing piece. like a gateway into your world. :) (Smile) i love it, instant fav.
alkaline Featured By Owner May 21, 2003  Student
Brilliant work.
This is amazing.
Excellent concept.
:D (Big Grin)
nikitamoh Featured By Owner May 21, 2003   Digital Artist
intersting work :) (Smile)
aethernaut Featured By Owner May 21, 2003
This piece roxors my soxors. Heh. Dig it.
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