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Jabberwocky of the LeglessLamp
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My final for the Tori Amos RAINN calendar.

I started out wanting to be completely illustrative with the Tori painting, then decided to go the tried and true route of airbrushing the shite out of it, but basically ran out of time as the date was already extended, so you get the bizarre "wtf?" mixture of both... just in case you're scratching your head on that count.

I scrapped sketch after sketch, not even being really happy with the last, but it's something as opposed to moths in my pocket. Really, the fact that there's anything painted at all above this description is an achievement for me as I have the world's biggest mental blockade when it comes to any sort of deadline, even if it's the longest deadline ever.

When I started this I was doing it for a friend (here's to you, Oz :p), as I really knew little of Tori aside from all he had told me up to that point. yeah... enough of a description, methinks.
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Emerald-Wolf13's avatar
I like the cat/fish.  I think the fish is gonna win :D
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arianaglori|Hobbyist General Artist
i think the cat and fish are strong enough to be their own piece
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Indiesawr's avatar
this is so random but i love it
especially how casually the lamshade is being slowly put on her head
and then a random cat
love it!
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perfumeandpathways's avatar
I would like to know if I could have permission to feature this design on my own Tori Amos themed website? I would of course give all credit to you and any appropriate links (to here or your own website) if you like. It's so beautiful.
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cypherx|Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely
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hypervampire|Hobbyist Photographer
I love her flame red hair. It's gorgeous, as is her purple dress & green eyes - their expression is just perfect, clever & somewhat devious. This is lovely & naturally I love the 'Alice' reference ^^
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My art teacher loooves Tori Amos. I told her to come look at this and she was like... OHMG let me seeee! I love this piece! The only problem is that she doesn't look much like Tori Amos when it's full size. When it's smaller I can totally see it.
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YellowLynx-Kisa's avatar
The colors you work with are always so stunning. Way to set your work apart.
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oblivion-of-sanity's avatar
Not that this isn't cool, I accidentally pressed the favorite button. :/ sawry.
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pootoo's avatar
Oh looking at this hurts my brain! but yet I love it, i am getting such a kick out of your whole gallery ;)
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KatMPhotography|Professional Photographer
You have been featured here >>[link]
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kadavra9's avatar
ı love your style
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werwin's avatar
oh! this is crazy! i love your work!!
your colours are amazing!
thanks for the tutarials you have made! it would be great to have more!! ^^
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Fatius's avatar
Aw, I like the buterfly :)
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WildRainOfIceAndFire|Professional Photographer
i knew it was Tori right away! Amazing work, I love how you kept true to her "special" side... She is a fascinating person and great artist and you captured this perfectly.
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Pypmannetjies's avatar
I think the different styles kind of complement each other... The background sketchy affair draws your attention to the awesome shiny airbrushing in front. But it is just ever so slightly confusing.
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rice-nd-music|Student Artisan Crafter
great job on the cats :D
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InsaneSandy's avatar
:star: :star: :star: This great work has been featured in "Sandys features of the month" [link] :star: :star: :star:
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blindgorgon's avatar
i want a lamp like that.
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Bemol5's avatar
Colors are amazing! :)
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jazzknh's avatar
I think the ctas and fish symbolize predator and prey. The woman under the lamp dress must mean intellect? I'm confused! But great work as always!
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it works beautiful and captures tori's nature and personaility of her songs:)
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Demon-of-God-Mio|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha. She got a lamp shade on her head.:XD:
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