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Phantasm by larkin-art Phantasm by larkin-art
Acrylic on Masonite, Approx 10 x 12"

Full view recommended, Thanks for looking! :)
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Calanthe-Uigenna Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is seriously impressive. What an image, and what incredible delicate technique in acrylics. That's exactly the kind of work I want to do lol.
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Larkin, king of the bunneys
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skorpiusdeviant Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
A true visionary!
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RefugeesPride78 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
epic work like always!you are since 3 years my damn almost favorite!
cheers sir!
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, man- much appreciated!
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RefugeesPride78 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
my pleasure sir!
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zyphryus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
I love the eyes in this!
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zyphryus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
I love the eyes in this!
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
bun bun bun
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:excited:
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I go on a walk every evening. today I saw the largest jackrabbits I had ever seen! from paws to eartips it was about the hight of my knee
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
BIG bunnies!! :excited:
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SpyralEyed Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Things I love about this piece:

The rabbits head appearing to morph into ectoplasm.
The way you render detail.
I am guessing that the frame was also crafted by yourself out of mixed media, and this is another wonderful aspect.
The Victorian portrait feel (pose, shape of masonite, colors, and frame)


I would like also to see something done with brilliant colors in your style as well.
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot- though i don't think my style would lent itself to candy colors.
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Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Color is a very difficult thing to add to real media, I'd suggest if you wanted to experiment with them to take a scan of one of your monochromatic and try out painting in new 'hues' with a photoshop style tool.

As a way to get the same kind of 'flexibility' that these programs give digital artists I'd suggest doing high quality scans and then prints of some of your pieces at a few different degrees of completion.

Professional canvas printers can make quite appreciable duplication of full size oil paintings with the scanners and printers especially if the pieces are flat and not dependent on layered color effects.

Then you can experiment with adding colors, I suspect watercolor or inks would lend itself best to the kind of effect they suggest.
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for your suggestion, but i like working with the relative monochromes. If you look further back into my gallery you'll see that I have done work in bright colors in the past, and not without unwanted results. My tastes have changed though, and the muted tones capture the mood I'm trying to convey these days. still, I appreciate your input and you're always welcome to chime in- you're full of useful constructive criticism and good ideas.
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Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah alright, I was not sure if you were aware of all the options available to you. I also generally prefer to be more muted but found the experience of exploring more vibrant colors very rewarding after spending a long time in more monochromatic subdued colors.
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Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The nose seems out of alignment with the rest of the face, but otherwise the piece is very nice, I like the smooth transition between textures and the way you more suggest the ears with tendrils rather then having them properly.
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for your observations, much appreciated :)
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TheGermanDragon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Omg I love it. The frame also compliments the painting!
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much :)
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MigliaMiyo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Your work is just too much. I adore you.
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thanks! :aww:
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EyeSoul8 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
i like how the eyes jump out like that.
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :D
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SophieFreak Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Amazing... I can't find words... and the frame too... amazing, I say!
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks! :)
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