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Atalanta-Year of the Boar
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Published: December 21, 2006
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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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Comments (22)
Emerson-Fialho's avatar
Emerson-Fialho|Professional Artist
Amazing work, congratulations!
All the best! :D
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Raistlin82's avatar
Very nice.
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MicahJGunnell's avatar
MicahJGunnell|Professional Filmographer
This is beautiful...
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Cropcircledesigner's avatar
I love the colours, expression, arrow... IT.
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puppet-soul|Hobbyist Digital Artist
i adore her makeup :heart:
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LARK42's avatar
So awsome. :)
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Dead-Lapinoo's avatar
really good work!!
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Pokoa's avatar
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's avatar
I love her expression :)
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JillianLambertArt|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's avatar
I'm in love :heart:! Oinketty oink!!!
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10021985's avatar
10021985|Professional General Artist
such a cool painting!
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mason-prog's avatar
Lovely color and nice expression:D
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seesic's avatar
seesic|Professional General Artist
Gorgeous work. Love her expression...
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Higekun's avatar
I'm in love with that expression. her lips are to die for :)
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kyo-kun401's avatar
its so pretty! great job!
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mooncalfe's avatar
mooncalfe|Professional
arrgghh so awesome. atalanta rocks my socks.
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space-monky's avatar
wow man this is great stuff
its inspiring
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MattiasA's avatar
MattiasA|Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool
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Mikolajj's avatar
This is good shit man !
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