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Loop the Loup by arikla Loop the Loup :iconarikla:arikla 2 0 Lab-yrinth by arikla Lab-yrinth :iconarikla:arikla 4 2 Laignech Faelad by arikla Laignech Faelad :iconarikla:arikla 1 0 Zwergschecken in Blue by arikla Zwergschecken in Blue :iconarikla:arikla 2 0 Catahoulahoop by arikla Catahoulahoop :iconarikla:arikla 4 0 Intense by arikla Intense :iconarikla:arikla 3 0 Mountain Master by arikla Mountain Master :iconarikla:arikla 8 0 Maggie by arikla Maggie :iconarikla:arikla 5 0 Whisper by arikla Whisper :iconarikla:arikla 3 0 Pollinator by arikla Pollinator :iconarikla:arikla 3 0 Ven by arikla Ven :iconarikla:arikla 1 2 Dickens by arikla Dickens :iconarikla:arikla 7 2 Zoe by arikla Zoe :iconarikla:arikla 3 0 Charcoal Labrador by arikla Charcoal Labrador :iconarikla:arikla 5 0 Furry Cruise 2017 Badge by arikla Furry Cruise 2017 Badge :iconarikla:arikla 8 0 Quinton by arikla Quinton :iconarikla:arikla 16 8

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Loop the Loup
Three Celtic style wolves with a  rabbitin the center. I am having a lot of fun with this pattern and plan to apply it to some other species as well :)

9 x 9 Inches
Ink and Prismacolor Colored Pencils
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Lab-yrinth
Three Celtic style Labrador Retrievers with a Spiral Tennis ball in the center. I am having a lot of fun with this pattern and plan to apply it to some other species as well :)

9 x 9 Inches
Ink and Prismacolor Colored Pencils
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Laignech Faelad
It is said in Ireland there was a race of werewolves in Ossory. The first among them Laignech Fáelad, the head of a line related to the kings of Ossory. He and his descendants that also had the power to "go wolfing" were mentioned is several medieval texts of Ireland dating back into the 11th Century.

Watercolor, ink and colored pencil on Arches Hot Press paper
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Zwergschecken in Blue
Zwergschecken in Blue
Prsmacolor colored Pencil on Strathmore Artagain paper
8x 10 inches
Commission work
I had a lot of fun working on the "stained glass" effect and incorporating both the Celtic and realism together here.
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Catahoulahoop
I'll probably do other things with this design, but I could not resist the pun :)

Ink and colored pencil on Bristol paper
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Cheese Days has come and gone, and with it my last show/convention of the year. I am still not sure what next year will hold as convention dates continue to elude my schedule. I'll keep you all updated as I know :) In the meantime, I did update Etsy. I updated the HECK out of Etsy! I had not realized there were so many pieces that I had never made listings for! But they are there now :) I also updated the shipping for almost everything so it is calculated by location, made the listings auto-renew (no more "Oops! That one expired!) and added some better photos to older listings.

ALSO! If you use the coupon code "HOWLIDAY" you can get 15% off any order of $20 or more until the first of the year.


www.etsy.com/shop/Arikla

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Emily Weichbrod
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Monroe, WI
Favourite genre of music: Irish/Celtic
Personal Quote: No Lete Te bastardes Carborundum
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DeliaSullivan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
thank you very muchHeart 
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Lobster-Ball Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Thanks so much for the watch! ^_^
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arikla Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite welcome! The book I was trying to think of when I talked to you at MFF was "Next" By Michael Crichton (about transgenic animals).
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Lobster-Ball Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Ah, I will have to give that one a try. It sounded really interesting when you were describing it.
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lantairvlea Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First I want to say thank you for your support of my work. I enjoyed looking through your gallery and the following are my thoughts and impressions on your work.

I love that you predominantly work in real media. I am sure you have come to appreciate what these media have taught you about color, texture, and value.

I really enjoy your knotwork. It's something I find interesting and I love the intricacies of it. You have done some interesting experiments with shape and I think you could benefit from playing more with line. Keeping the lines all the same can allow them to fade into the background, but at the same time it ends up being a bit monotonous. By giving more weight to some lines over others you can subtly control the composition and give greater visual importance to the parts of the piece that you want.

It appears you have a tendency to work in a high key when you aren't on dark paper or directly working from a reference. Being aware of the full range of values and also making sure that working in a narrow value range is a conscious choice and not something that happens because you aren't paying attention is important. It doesn't quite feel like a conscious choice right now.

When you are working with more complex pallets don't forget to incorporate your background colors into your subject and vice-versa. Like in your Fledgling Robin piece and Jungle King the greens in the background feel disunited with the rest of the piece and a bit flat because there isn't much color unity between it and the subject.

Overall I think you have some pretty solid skills in your ability to render in your chosen media, but could push it just a little more to create more dynamic and visually interesting work (not that your work isn't interesting now, but you could push it more). There still seems to be a little underlying uncertainty about your subjects' base structure, but overall you seem to have a decent grasp of anatomy and form.

I wish you luck as you continue in your artistic journey! Let me know if you have any questions about the above.
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arikla Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank-you for taking the time to do this. I appreciate it! I think I understand most of what you are saying, though am not sure what you mean by "high key" in terms of value?
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lantairvlea Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome! I am glad it is appreciated.

High key simply means that a piece resides (mostly) on the light end of the value scale and lacks the darker tones. Low key is the opposite, a dark piece that lacks lighter values.
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arikla Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh, ok. Yes, I am timid with darks and trying to get over that. Thank-you :)
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Feivelyn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student General Artist
thanks for the watch :D
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arikla Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite welcome! Love the knotwork :)
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