‘MWBO: 4 Women’. Rendering by: MkGrr. MWBO = MasterWorks By Others.
This is the title the artist gave this work and I’m not about to change it as the words are apropos to both the subject and the setting. Also, I will not change my opinion of Mike’s artistic genius. However, what has changed is Mike’s DA Site name. Whereas it was ‘MkG2k7’, he has recently changed it to: ‘MkGrr’. I have no idea why he changed it, as the previous DA Site name is just as obscure as the present one. But he is French, so we Americans have to give him some slack for his Frenchness.
This is another of a series of renderings I consider ‘Masterworks’ which are not part of my ‘Gallery Of Combative Women’. This one joins those others that were done by other artists who had the power to create great beauty, as well as great beauties.
They are art of such fine quality that I have asked the various artists for, and received, their written permission to include them in my MWBO series. On occasion, and this is one of those occasions, they will be uploaded onto this DA site. Because I do not own these images, I have requested and received, via e-mail or DA ‘Notes’, their written permission to display such works on my ‘DA’ Gallery Site.
Here are Mike’s (the artist) comments from his ‘DA’ Site on this work. At times he can be very technical, as the following will show:
“Title: ‘4 Women’. Inspired by a photograph of four women by Gwendelin Artanis which she titled: ‘Four Body Types’. Here is the link to that photo: [link]
Remember me during the time at the Art School, ‘Modèles Vivants’. As we say in French, that means: ‘Living Models. ^^.
Interesting to sculpt four types of bodies.
Base model from DaZ Victoria4. Sculpted with Mudbox.
Props by me.
Rendering done with Maya/Mental Ray.
Comments welcome as always.”
The following is a writeup I did years ago when I first discovered Mike’s work. In the main, it is as apropos to this work as well as the initial upload:
“Starting off this series ‘MasterWorks By Others’, is an artist whom I consider the best in the business. In fact my other series, ‘MasterPieces By Others’ was also begun with this artist. So here he is again. Mike likes to show individual women in various settings, as well as other women (or several women) in various modes of being restrained. So I am going to alternate the singular women with those who are being restrained, meaning tied up in chains or ropes.”
About the artist. He wants to be known as Mike, and is French, and ‘In Deed’ does commissions as well as sell prints of his work. He can be found at his ‘DA’ Site as: MkG2k7. (Update: It is now MkGrr)
This rendering is a case of showing that artistic genius has a way of taking something that could have been rather mundane and turning it into something exceptional. However, with this work, what he intended to make exceptional, I believe was turned into monumental. Upon close inspection (the detail, the colors, the background, the POV) by any number of viewers, I think they will see this artist went way beyond great. An astute viewer will realize that often this artist will include his tongue-in-cheek sly humor in a picture, combined with his artistic talent to create an image that is so extraordinary in its quality and humor that it gives new meaning to: Stunning.
Oh, by-the-way, he is the one whom I commissioned to do my ‘Stag At Sharkey’s - Redux’.
‘Nuff said. Drew.
Again, his MkGrr DA Site can be accessed at the following link: [link]
And his MkGrr DA avatar link is: