SO proud of this.

Discussion in 'Dog Art and Pet Paintings' started by AllieMackie, Mar 24, 2011.

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  1. AllieMackie

    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

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    Okay, so it's not exactly pets... but it's animals!

    This was painted for a very dear friend, Kim, who sent me a TON of fleece and fur scraps for dog tugs. Not only that, but I've known her for years and she has always been the one to try and give me that push out of my comfort zone, to explore new art territory and see what happens. I made her a HUGE piece. Half barter for the tug supplies, bigger half because she's been so awesome to me all these years.

    When I asked her about what art she wanted for the barter, she gave me open ended topics about stuff she likes. Two of those things were "sea creatures" and "prehistoric stuff".

    Since I'm a bit of a paleontology buff in my spare time, I went with combining those topics. Out of that, came this!

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    It's a big painting of a bunch of seabeasts from the Devonian period (the period best known as when fish evolved legs and came onto land).

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    The big guy in the front is Dunkleosteus, biggest armored fish ever to live, its teeth were just big shards of bone and it was pretty much the terror of the sea. Big guy in the back is Titanichthys, a whale-like placoderm. The small sharks are Ctenacanthus, some of the earliest sharks (Kim's favorite animal). The weird little armored fish near the top are Bothriolepis. The tiny dudes about to be nommed by Mr. Dunky are Coccosteus, which are oddly enough related to Titanichthys.

    The blue fish in the centre, Coelacanth, are a bit of a cheat because scientists THINK they lived since the Devonian age, but they may have appeared later than that instead. I added them anyway because a) they look cool and b) they're STILL SURIVING TODAY despite long thought to be extinct since the Cretaceous period. You can't deny that's pretty badass.

    Anyways, I wanted to share because this has been weeks of work in the making and is one of the more complex pieces I've ever done. I had a blast exploring the painting style... I might try some pet portraits in that style and see how they fare.
     
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    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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    WOW! Allie You should be VERY proud of that. Its beautiful, just WOW!
     
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    Holy! That is awesome!

    +1 on Coelacanths
     
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    Seabeasts!!!! <3
     
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    wow! that's awesome!!!
     
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    It's all awesome, Allie, but the way you've *painted* the light is . . . well, now THAT'S ART.
     
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    awesome art!
     
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    sooooo cooooool!
     
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    Thanks all. :) I looove it.
     
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    .... I want you to post the AlliePony, that is all.
     
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    Hey guys I drew me as a pony from the new My little Pony TV series.

    Don't judge me. $10 and I'll make you one. :D She has no cutie mark because I can't decide. Maybe tomorrow.

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    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    Ahhh I love her, I love that you added the streak to her tail :)
     
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    question...can you do that? Legally? I think you can give it but not sell a trademark. I am forever being asked to make power puff girl tiles, 3 out of 4 got stolen anyway at the guild. Hyia has one, but it['s the wrong one.

    I sticked your live thread so hopefully you will keep us updated.
     
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    That is SO flippin cool! Ever since you mentioned it I've wanted to see it... now I can die happy. ;)
     
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    No, I can't, not without permission. :) It was meant in jest. Though I know a lot of folks who do similar types of fanart for money, I don't like taking those risks.

    And thanks for sticky!
     

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