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Atalanta-Year of the Boar by D-pi Atalanta-Year of the Boar by D-pi
Yeah, ok so this was a little painting I did for the new year postcards I'm about to send out, the year of the boar.
It's an image of Atalanta, the indomitable.

I don't like it very much, not because I think it's bad, but because I didn't do what I wanted to do with it, it's likely to be a sketch for another (better) painting. coulda thought more about how I framed the space.
Not enough drama/ the calydonian boar look more like the new jersey peccary or some obscure little shit. Also since I saw the jakuchu show at Tokyo Gallery in summer I've been meaning to explore extreme forms, line flattness and various tone with my painting... resolving that with dimension... and in that sense this is a failure... but failures are the planks on the bridge that span the chasm that separates brilliance from mediocrity (just made that up) and it's still bulletproof enough to make into a postcard... maybe? what you think, juli(A)n?

(appended) so you know the context:
Atalanta: [link]
The Calydonian Boar: [link]
Jakuchu: [link]
so you can be informed (if you are not already) if you choose to comment.
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Artist
Amazing work, congratulations!
All the best! :D
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AEONKITTY-KAT Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
Love this :love:
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Raistlin82 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Very nice.
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This is beautiful...
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Cropcircledesigner Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I love the colours, expression, arrow... IT.
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puppet-soul Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i adore her makeup :heart:
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LARK42 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
So awsome. :)
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Dead-Lapinoo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
really good work!!
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:iconpokoa:
Pokoa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
wow, she is incredibly sexy, especially with the expression on her lips. I think this is very much how i would imagine a fierce huntress!
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sawayaka Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
I love her expression :)
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JillianLambertArt Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Truly exquisite watercolor work! The detailing in the boar's fur is gorgeously intricate, and I love how it simultaneously appears to also be the woman's hair or a thick-ruffed fur coat. Lovely use of those subtle earth tones; they seem to be rather uncommon in typical watercolor paintings.
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
I'm in love :heart:! Oinketty oink!!!
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:icon10021985:
10021985 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
such a cool painting!
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:iconmason-prog:
mason-prog Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Lovely color and nice expression:D
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:iconseesic:
seesic Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Gorgeous work. Love her expression...
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:iconhigekun:
Higekun Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
I'm in love with that expression. her lips are to die for :)
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kyo-kun401 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007   Writer
its so pretty! great job!
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006  Professional
arrgghh so awesome. atalanta rocks my socks.
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space-monky Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
wow man this is great stuff
its inspiring
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:iconmattiasa:
MattiasA Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool
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KingMonkey06 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
awesome pic
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Mikolajj Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
This is good shit man !
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