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Paladin by larkin-art Paladin by larkin-art
Mixed media work incorporating crochet and other fiber techniques, oil and acrylic painting, gelled snakeskin, drybrush overlay, tree branches and sculpture.

approximately 40 x 46".

Full view recommended.
thanks a lot for looking! :D
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Given 2009-06-02
Paladin by ~larkin-art ( Suggested by scheherazadenerai and Featured by oilsoaked )
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Erebnorg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow so cool and well done. Love the style
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vegencyworld Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the details are crazy!!!
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Morphine-Cloud Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Featured : [link]
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felix-bambaboy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Snakeskin! :O Amazing, how much did you sell it for?
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TheCelestialDemoness Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
Wow... this is incredible! The border is amazing itself, and adds a more awe to the painting. Amazing job.
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :)
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HeartStorm4ever Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG Amazing! Great work!
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks so much! :)
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:iconheartstorm4ever:
HeartStorm4ever Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, my pleasure ^_^
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fanitsafantasy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Great piece!
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:iconlvixen:
lvixen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Absolutely stunning. Your work is amazing.
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks! :)
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k3si4k Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :)
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MisterBlackwood Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Holy Crap dude. Expertly done. I never thought of crochet. It's hard to distinguish between 3d and 2d work (meant complimentarily) And btw thank you thank you for submitting full size. You deserve the DD and then some. Absolutely tremendous.
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EmilyBeautifulChaos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
speechless. love it!
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a bunch! :)
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SaphiroN-DragoN Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:jawdrop: :woohoo:
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:aww: :thanks:
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SaphiroN-DragoN Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Brokenopenseed Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is incredible! The frame and image go so very well together. I noticed that most of your work is framed... do you make them all?
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
extremely well done!
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:iconregandoan:
regandoan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010   Photographer
wonderful,lil bit sexy
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you have a very strange beauty to all of your pieces. ^^ very lovely to look at and observe because of all the textures you bring into them.
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:iconrika2000:
rika2000 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Wow!

Are there parts of real snakes?
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Just the skins they shed- no snakes were hurt. :)
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tughlaq Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
awesome
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mariachandra Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Hi Larkin!!! Nice to meet you here! love your works!!!
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Lionsong Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: Your gorgeous art has been featured: [link] :heart:
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CosmicSwastika Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Wow, very organic, amazing
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! :)
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LuthienThye Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
O..M..G!!! this is STUNNING!! i am bowled over!
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much! :thanks:
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What an amazing amount of detail and craftmanship. I love the fossil in the girl's forehead. Just an overall jawdropping piece.
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks so much, Skye! :aww:
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome! It was a pleasure seeing your gallery. I finally made it all the way through. :)
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
that's quite a trip! thank you. :aww:
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Mnemothra Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Writer
I'm captured by your work. It's breath taking. :)))
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collectingbees Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing!
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks! :thanks:
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Tendershark Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
You have the ability to meld great technique while creating things that have a life of your own! As she really does!
Great work.
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks! :thanks:
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CorporalPhantom Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:jawdrop:
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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aeravi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
:dance: featured in stare VI :clap:

i am awed by your attention to detail
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teoclemy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Wonderful mix medium, works so well together. Creates a new perspective when we as viewers are looking in. Thanks for sharing: )
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much! :D
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Synaesthetik Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
This is very fascinating... what drew me to it originally was the rabbit. Now, at first it looks like she's cuddling a beloved pet, despite the predatory snakes surrounding and coming from her.
Then I looked closer and saw how wide opened the eyes of the rabbit where, and the strange hole in the ear. And that there was eye pattern in the ear too.
Then maybe this hungry creature is cuddling and pacifying its prey, the eye pattern in the ear it really reflecting the rabbit's thoughts, and despite its best efforts to remain calm, its eyes show that there is no escape from its loving predator.

Either way, its a fascinating composition that really if you look close and spend a close time looking at it, you can interpret multiple scenarios.

Also, I wouldn't have thought of using snake shed as part of artwork! Very cool!
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
In terms of my intentions you were closer the first time, though...I was warned that people were going to misunderstand this one...(here's a newspaper review from one of the shows it was in- [link] - They mention it in the 5th paragraph down)

i share my love of reptiles with a love of rabbits too (actually It's why I won't keep the big pythons anymore)

Basically, It's a gorgon in the role of an earth goddess(albeit a stoic one) protecting a rabbit from the big, bad world. You gotta see it in person, those cut-aways (like in the rabbit's ear) are throughout the picture and the pattern behind are small sculptures of ammonite shells (except for the one set in Medusa's forehead- that's a real fossil). It's hard to photograph work like this, I did my best but I really don't think there's any to do this piece justice in a snapshot...and using snakeskin in art rules! the snakes didn't need it anymore...
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Synaesthetik Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Sounds really cool!

A second look kind of makes me think... rabbits get sort of "wide-eyed" like that when they're first being socialized as well, so I can definitely see that she is cuddling and protecting the rabbit.

I had one like that, I dubbed him "the timid wild one."
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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KODAK DX4530 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
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1/23 second
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F/3.8
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Date Taken
Feb 28, 2003, 11:36:43 PM
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