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Hog Wilde by ATLbladerunner Hog Wilde by ATLbladerunner
Do you guys know how hard it is to find an oval frame in the U.S. in this day and age? I'll tell ya: very. I could only find one style oval frame and the first one was miscut and didn't even fit!

Anyway, this is one of those paintings that I got the title first and thought it would make a funny painting. This is of course a porcine version of the playwright Oscar Wilde, author of "The Importance of Being Earnest". The book he's holding is a play on this title and it reads "the Importance of Being Breakfast". I had the sketch for this one for a few years and when I saw the Victorian monsters in an oval layout done by :iconmissmonster:, I was inspired to finally get to work on this one. He's 16" x 20" on oval canvas, painted with acrylics.
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:iconthechaplinfangirl:
theChaplinfangirl Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
  There has to be a reason why I find this more hilarious than normal... 

  The Importance of Being Breakfast? XD! 
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
:) Glad you like it!

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:iconthechaplinfangirl:
theChaplinfangirl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
:) (Smile) 
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eleganze Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
hahaa, it suits him right :D
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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Deistainte Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I love Oscar Wilde also...and despite the quality of the artwork being good...I must say I don't find it so much funny as offensive...
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
Offensive? Seriously? You've got to be kidding.
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:icondeistainte:
Deistainte Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Depicting Oscar Wilde as a pig? How is it NOT offensive? :faint:
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
Wow. I thought you must be joking. Your sensibilities must be waaaaay more delicate than mine.
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:icondeistainte:
Deistainte Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Er, quite. Sorry? I felt I should make my opinion known as an avid follower of dear oscar...
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Well, as an avid follower of dear Oscar, you would know better than I that during his life he took great pleasure in turning prudish Victorian sensibilities on their ear by being as outrageous and vulgar as possible, and he relished offending people. Besides, this is not Oscar Wilde depicted as a pig, It's a pig that thinks it's Oscar Wilde. I just thought the old saying would make a funny picture. If it offends you, I hope you're not expecting an apology, cause you ain't gettin' one here. :)
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:icondeistainte:
Deistainte Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I sincerely don't, just as I said before it is only my opinion and I felt like making it known. (Besides! Do you not say in your signature, "Rebelling against meaningful art since 1992? :D")As for Oscar being vulgar? He was not so much that, as a speaker of blatant truths. Furthermore, whatever he did to offend people was usually done so to inflate his own ego, and really now, as far as I'm concerned just being Oscar Wilde gave him the right to do whatever he pleased!

Isn't this argument intresting? -grins- :D
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ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
If there's one thing I have in common with Oscar Wilde, it's an enormous ego! ;)
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antlercat-anon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:lmao: I love Oscar Wilde.
This is fantastic - well done.
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks, glad you like him!
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blood-stained-hands Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
lol your a nutter! <3
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
So I've been told. ;)
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:iconblood-stained-hands:
blood-stained-hands Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
thats why i like you :)
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
:D
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No-Sign-of-Sanity Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
HA! That's clever as all hell! Great job slingin them acrylics man!
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks man! Just an old idea I had rattlin' around and needed to start on another project! Thanks for the fave!
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choffman36 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Meant to add, that really is a cool frame, worth the search...
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
I don't know if it would qualify as a search since I looked in 5 or 6 places and this was the only one I could find! I was actually hoping for a gold frame with all kinds of flowery stuff all over it, but the dark frame looks nice too.
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choffman36 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Work's great Ben...
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:iconchoffman36:
choffman36 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Importance of being Breakfast....very clever. Good stuff I dub him also Sir Oinks alot...
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
He accepts your dubbing. ;)
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ErinHunting Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
He looks great-I always like how your linework look so tidy & your paper work style carries into acrylics so well too.
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Erin! I think I should have done the linework in dark colors instead of black, but oh well! ;)
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Sugarballs Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Nice....

Oh Yeah I know what you mean about Frames,anything shaped or really big is a pain to find, and then when you do....$$$$!
The frame is worth more than the piece!
I have found some cool frames in the dollar store in the past though.
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
If I hadn't found this one I would have started looking in junk/antique shops. A man I know who runs a wholesale frame shop told me the reason the roundish frames are so hard to find here in the US is because no one makes them here anymore. They've kind of gone outta style and now the only place that makes oval frames is China, and few companies import them here.
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Sugarballs Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Yeah I believe it,We get solme huge frames over here too.
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Iriesurfinchick Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
HAHAHA! :rofl: the master strikes again
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it, thanks for the fave!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant. I was hoping it it was an Oscar Wilde spoof from the title... and it was. I really like the very smug expression. Very fitting.
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yes, he's a bit haughty. ;)
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Elcool Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
I was going to make my reply all "But you can use Google Images to find an oval..." and then I remembered that it's an actual painting... :P
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
:D Yes, if only my printer could make three dimensional objects I could have just downloaded a frame somewhere. ;)
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missmonster Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
oh my god, he's GREAT!!
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Glad you dig it, Mel, thanks for the fave!
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Excellent work my friend!
Take care
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks man, appreciate the fave!
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:iconrandyhand:
RandyHand Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
anytime!
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:lmao: That's great!
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks Emp!
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Itchyscratchy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
At first I was wondering if it was a self-portrait....
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
My snout is longer. :)
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Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG I :worship: you! I'm a huge fan of Oscar Wilde's work, and I rarely see anything get posted around these parts related to him. :giggle: Total Fave!
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it! I gotta be honst though, I've never read anything he's written, I just thought it would make a funny painting! ;) Appreciate the fave!
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