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lovey lovey. it's all fun and games until someone gets their head eaten during copulation.

charcoal, ink, coffee and white chalk/acrylic on handmade paper by ~GraceWillard
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D-GRRR Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
A new version of "La jeune fille et la mort"...
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice twisted couple!
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Demonbusher Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
Awesome work.Reminds me of the book Perdido Street Station,pretty good book actually.
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks!:D never read that one...
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Tatenen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Great concept with a wonderful drawing. I like specially your skills with the mixed media, the result is great. And fun too! :D
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a bunch!:D
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gece Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
i love this. great work.
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Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This is simply genius...FAN-tastic! What you wrote made me laugh...It is very much like what my Husband says...."It's all fun and games until someone gets and eye poked out...Then it's just FUN!"
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
and then it's dinner;)
thanks!:D
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Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:lmao: .... :rofl:
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:icontheglome:
TheGlome Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This got a real reaction out of me. My stomach twisted up into knots. I'm not sure how to compliment it! It's hard for me to look at but it certainly makes me feel something.
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salshep Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
Oh, this is wonderful! I love the mantis-female's expression most of all. I used to keep them as pets, and they often have that almost-sentient look about them. Nice work!
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DSil Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Student General Artist
Ewww! Anthro-insect-porn!

But seriously folks, kickass work.
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
HA! :lmao: thanks, Daniel;)
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Bloodonyourcardigan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
thanks for the friend add! im gonna go ahead and assume you doing artwork for my band would be out of my price range? check us out, myspace.com/aarsethmetal
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
not necessarily, though it isn't cheap...it would cost less, though, to pick from exisiting work than to commission something new, that way you're not paying for new work, just rights of reproduction. As long as the work hasn't already been used for the purpose we can probably work something out.
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gasmaskangel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
... and then its hilarious! (Sorry, I couldn't resist).
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
;) :D
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missfreeman Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
interesting :) check out myspace u mite like some of my artwork :)
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ys-eye Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
:aww: I love your couple portraits :+favlove:
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!:) they're a lot of fun...
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ys-eye Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
My pleasure :nod:
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Gorgeous!
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot, Sal!:D
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LimeGreenSquid Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha, sweet. The angle that she's cocking her head gives that perfect creepy insect feel ... besides it being an insect head anyway, haha.
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Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
very cool
praying mantis rule
great effect with the paper
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! mantids are among my favorite insects...so much fun to draw, too:)
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Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
your very welcome
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ebonysoul Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Student
:rofl: that's awesome AND hilarious!!!
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot!
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ebonysoul Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Student
welcomies!!
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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
having a fly-brain probably means he won't think about how she's actually a mantis until his head is mostly devoured anyway.....
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
a little late at that point;)
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ScorpionDeathlock Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
Definitely one of the more unique pieces I've seen in a while ^^ Is the paper torn before or after the drawing is done?
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!:) neither- it's two separate pieces, formed as is. i love the roughness of the shapes and coarseness of the surface of that stuff, i hope she always makes it:)
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ScorpionDeathlock Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
I love it too ^^ It's nothing I've ever seen.... You rule in traditional medium =D:horns:
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
arrr :ahoy: yar too kind, matey
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rachelab74 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suppose you cant really get tired of all the praises can you?? But..... :worship: :worship: :giggle: LOL!!! The detailing is SUPERB!!!!! I love the overall pic..but those bug eyes and antennae are just too realistic...... just to gaze on your works.....:faint:
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, rachel!:aww: i do appreciate it:hug:
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rachelab74 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:I like dishing it out!!! When I can find the right words that is...:paranoid: ;P
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dragyourblood Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
I'm liking this one. I like the creature morphism and meaning behind it. If she talks a lot they say she could chew your ears off. Looks like this one really could...chew, not talk. LOL!

;)
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
chew, chew:chew: that's what she do:D
thanks, buddy!
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dragyourblood Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
:lol: welcome.
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JasonRoll Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Very Interesting :)
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much!:)
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Zimir Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
An awesome unique picture. I really like the paper and all of the mediums used or spilled as a whole.
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much!:)
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Zimir Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
OK:)
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starglo21 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
Aww, cuddlebugs. This seriously reminds me of Lin from Perdido Street Station by China Mieville. I dunno if you read steampunkish novels, but his imagery is right up your alley. (Disregard if I've recommended him already, I'm a little wonky these days).
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:bug::heart::bug:
I'm a little wonky everyday, so don't worry about it;)
thanks! i wish i had more time for novels...
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