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Jabberwocky of the LeglessLamp by cypherx Jabberwocky of the LeglessLamp by cypherx
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 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
I like the cat/fish.  I think the fish is gonna win :D
arianaglori Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i think the cat and fish are strong enough to be their own piece
Indiesawr Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
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!
Webwicked Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
perfumeandpathways Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
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.
cypherx Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hypervampire Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  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 ^^
loveinabox Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
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.
YellowLynx-Kisa Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
The colors you work with are always so stunning. Way to set your work apart.
oblivion-of-sanity Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Not that this isn't cool, I accidentally pressed the favorite button. :/ sawry.
pootoo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Oh looking at this hurts my brain! but yet I love it, i am getting such a kick out of your whole gallery ;)
KatMPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
You have been featured here >>[link]
kadavra9 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
ı love your style
werwin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist
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!! ^^
Fatius Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Aw, I like the buterfly :)
WildRainOfIceAndFire Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  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.
Pypmannetjies Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
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.
rice-nd-music Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
great job on the cats :D
InsaneSandy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
:star: :star: :star: This great work has been featured in "Sandys features of the month" [link] :star: :star: :star:
blindgorgon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
i want a lamp like that.
Bemol5 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Colors are amazing! :)
jazzknh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
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!
RainDreamer13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Student
it works beautiful and captures tori's nature and personaility of her songs:)
Demon-of-God-Mio Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha. She got a lamp shade on her head.:XD:
mcafee2000 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
the combination of everything makes it work - a wonderful work
oz-haver Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
*joins the praising crowd*


The detail is where it is needed! (something I need to learn to do) Your style is bleeding out of every pore of this digicanvas, the kittens are so cute I got cavities, and the fish is defiant! Delicious palette, it's lick-able. :lick: :+favlove:
No-Sign-of-Sanity Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Looks great to me. I think it's one of those things where you get too close to it and can't see the forrest thru the trees after a while. You absolutely nailed the head and the hands and those are the parts that make or break every piece of figurative art. So it rocks and so do you.
Tamera-Kitty Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008   Writer
:love: this is a great, great picture! Aside from the kittens and fishie (which totally makes me love it because I'm obsessed with cats), I like the combination of both the styles. It makes the image look.. almost dream like, with a basis in reality. A lot of the time I feel my life is like that. So definitely one of my favorite ones. Great, great job!
If-I-Were-A-Bee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
I see so many titles with Jabberwocky in them that have nothing to do with the Jabberwocky. In fact, I don't think I've seen one yet.

...Anyway, despite the confusion, I'll say this is gorgeous.
imadokichild Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008   Photographer
I really like it. Ive been looking at it for a few days in my preview but then looked at full view (time for me right now is kind of non-existant) and there are cats, and a guitar and she has pretty hair and I love her dress ... :+fav: (non existant time makes me slaphappyish in my comments lol)
honey3 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008   Interface Designer
this may sound odd but she really looks like me, similar facial features, adorable cat in the fish bowl i love how the cat and the fish are staring at each other, great work!
FireFoxgirl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Nicely done! But may I ask who that woman is in the picture?
Nerahla Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wuvvle that little kitty poking his nose in the bowl, such perfect cat anatomy everytime!

and someone mentioned the guitar case - ala gravestone -- very cool!
jkforviger Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
you are a very talented artist. truly, you have what a lot of people (including me) would give most anything for.
however, with talent comes lack of time. i understand this. however, it would greater portray your talent if you took the time to finish the background!
other than that, this is an awesome picture, the woman is gorgeous and the concept is awesome.
4u4ia Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
Very cute! Love the title too.
Tsukei Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Totally :heart: the girl and the cats. They are oh so lovely. And the Jabberwocky is just bombtastic, thus making your piece really bombtastic. :]
Aquaria-MC Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Awesome, much?

You have the best colour choice!--this is a beautiful piece!
gdpr-5273607 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Student Artist
I can't believe you don't have at least a million page views! And I like how I can see a lot of Norman Rockwell influence in your pieces.
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
avi-of-scott Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
i'm absolutely completely in love with this peice.. gorgeous awesome job, and i don't know how any one else stays motivated knowing they have to compete against you
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
I really love this hun. It's beautiful.
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
the feline and flapper are priceless.
The-Blue-Lagoon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Great colors like always. And I love the cats!
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
I like this. I like the cats. And the lampshade. And the pretty colors.
sketchy-doodles Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I really love the colours you've used here, they work together so well
arhcamt Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
love the cat and the fish!
NekroXIII Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nightblue-art Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This piece has a very good mood to it. I especially like the somewhat surreal background with the tombstone-like guitar box and city-scene like traveling cases. It does look quite unfinished, though. Her face is more developed than other parts of the painting, and her hair needs a bit more variation in color. Style wise, I actually think the background is more successful and energetic than the smoothed out figure.
muriloVM Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Soulburned Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot get over the way the cat and the fish look at each other. Reminds me of love; anxiously awaiting to see who will act first.
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