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A submission for Hyaena Gallery's "the Wreckard Show"- wherein the artists have to illustrate one of their favorite album covers (with no regard, good or bad, for the original cover).
I chose Black Sabbath's Paranoid. It rocks. You know it does.

acrylic on wood, mixed media crochet border. 17 x 17".

Stock for the portrait found here- thanks, Meltys! [link]

fullview for bigness, or if you really want to see it up close, check it out here- [link]

thanks for looking. :skull:
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:iconzyphryus:
zyphryus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
OOh I really like this, Creepy Eyes!
Yet... so casual.
I swear I have seen those wormy creatures in a dream before. >.<
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:iconglorion:
Glorion Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work man! K-O the competition!
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:iconsraffa:
SRaffa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wildly unhealthy and beautiful; fantastically accomplished...
:+fav:
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:icondivine-mania:
Divine-Mania Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
There is a Prick album titled the wreckard. ;)
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
:iconiloveyouplz: Incredible work as always. Threre are so many creepy aspects to this, but for some reason the bulging eye on the right side of her face kicks it right on over into horror for me :thumbsup:
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:iconsarafe:
SaraFE Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
Great painting, I simply love those eyes! :D
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:iconmeltys-stock:
Meltys-stock Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful drawing! You have a great imagination, dear!
Thanks a lot for using the stock ^^
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Whoa. Talk about dynamic. Totally did not expect this as I was scrolling down. It's not so much the elements that for some are supposed to function as a shock factor, it's really the subtlety of that expression... gets ME paranoid, like how I laugh when other people are laughing >___> it's the best way I can put it. Smashing stuff my friend! :heart:
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot, Katie! :)
Yeah, exactly- there's also the condition that the beasties really pose no threat beyond the "what the hell is this?" factor- they have no teeth an the looks on their faces aren't even exactly menacing.
but EEEWWW! you can see their little brains!
paranoia embodies a sense of threat when really there is none there (otherwise it's danger, not paranoia) that's what i tried to portray here. I like your observations. :)
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snowmask Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I LOVE THEM. I want them as pets :heart: It is YOU who are the genius who can ROUSE my powers of observations ;)

Forgot to fave this :blushes:
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:iconfernoweethetoast:
FernoweeTheToast Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
every. hah.
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
;)
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:iconfernoweethetoast:
FernoweeTheToast Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
shits yeah.

not only does it rock, its one of the best fucking albums that has every been recorded.
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! yeah, it's a good'un...
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic, really captures the feeling!
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot, Elly! I had a blast with it.;)
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:iconchirar:
Chirar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Woah, this one is definately one of my favourites out of your collection! Love the way its put together! Can stare at this for hours....
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :aww:
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:iconchirar:
Chirar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
I'm becoming a regular watching your artworks almost everyday.. so addicting.!
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Do one with leaches with a giraffe pattern
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
those are sooo cool...medicinal leeches.
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
they look kissy and amorous

muaah muaaah
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:icondoormatt:
doormatt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oh my god this is incredible! the face is soooo awesome
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :aww:
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:iconmstout:
MStout Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Amazing detail and originality from your normal work. Awesome!
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :aww:
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:iconluciusappaloosius:
LuciusAppaloosius Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Actually, made me think of Zappa's "Baby Snakes"...... 7@=e
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
great song! :)
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:iconcovenantfighter:
covenantfighter Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you win. It definitely depicts paranoid and the execution and technique is top notch as ever.

The tentacles remind me of the Gravemind from Halo mixed with Yivo from Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs.

The character itself reminds me of the demons from the Hell scene in Constantine.
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
oh, there's not a contest or anything...just a submission to exhibit.

thanks!

yeah, those references make sense. :nod:
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:iconcovenantfighter:
covenantfighter Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well then I hope you get exhibited and your talent gets shown to many.
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:iconobryanny:
OBryanNY Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
It's good, but I wouldn't say it is your best.
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! :)
neither would i...
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:iconmsdawe:
msdawe Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Oh wow I really enjoy your latest two pieces.
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :aww:
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:iconplaydough-princess:
playdough-princess Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle: great work!
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot, Aaryn! :aww:
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:iconnighzmarquls:
Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adorable little eels!
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, Morgan! :D
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:iconakhkham:
akhkham Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Awesome work
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :aww:
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:iconcamilah:
camilah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
I will love your art for all time:)
That sounded like I live in the old days,doesn`t it?
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
a little bit, yeah. ;)
thanks a lot! :aww:
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:iconcamilah:
camilah Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
I know:giggle:
:hug: Welcome.
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:iconmmelinda:
MMelinda Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
2 amazing works in one day!
Creepy and funny in the same time.The whole painting is very detailed , but especially the hair, and I love those little veins on her head, and all the eyes!
Is the background painted or its natural?
Anyways it looks great!
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demon-angel-00 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010   Writer
this is WICKED.
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:iconavsky:
avsky Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude. Wow...
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, man! :D
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:iconpaulocunha:
PauloCunha Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010   Traditional Artist
Yup, it rocks! though the worms remind me of a line from Pink Floyd's 'Hey You'...
'...And the worms ate into his brain....'
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
well yeah...there's that I guess.
another great album too.
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