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Great American Doodlebug

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Acrylic on wood/mixed media.

This is my anti-war painting. I live in Candyland so it is hard to express these types of issues when you live in a world full of color and candy. I am unhappy with the war situation we are in and just needed to paint about it.
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JasonTBird's avatar
This is a great technique!
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EricTonArts General Artist
Thank you I use it a lot with my traditional paintings.
Feeriee13's avatar
Another beautiful piece from you...wonderful concept and love the 3D / collage effect of the painting....Very good job! :heart:
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Thank you, It is one of my favorite works.
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The detail, unique playfulness and color draw me into your world. Bugs can be very sinister, and they can destroy yard and home. I just noticed the "patriotic" colors on your doodlebug. The poor ladybug doesn't have a prayer.

Love your work, and I'll be back to view more.
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EricTonArts General Artist
Yup there is always a ladybugs in war that do not stand a chance.
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GregoriusSuhartoyoProfessional Photographer
I really like the dimension :thumbsup:
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Thanks, I have been doing 3 dimentional paintings with traditional mediums.I cut everything out of wood.
chewupablotter's avatar
You are very skilled with paints :P

Thank you for the message :)
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Thank you
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It's interesting to see how people portray their messages, I liked yours very much, fun and colorful but deep and serious!
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Even though to you, this is about war Eric; it still has a gentle look! I think the secret must be in the symbols!!!
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EricTonArts General Artist
Even when I say some negative things in my work, I never try to do it in an in your face way. I live in Candyland so my images reflect that. Twinkies for everyone.
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Well, I think that is a very good thing!!Yeaa I have a sweet tooth too!!
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Try frozen twinkies they are the best.
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LOLOLOL!! yes I love sweet cakes and tarts!!! I used to do a lot of pastry cooking especially at Christmas. I still make lovely melt in your mouth milk chocolate covered shortbread!!!!!
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Yum!
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Yum yum!!!LOL
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Your medium is absorbent and tasty. The "stable" flowery world is sandwiched between unstable and predatory forces above and below. The playful frame seduces me into letting my guard down. It lets the central drama of the bugs hit much harder. Also, thanks for submitting to VisionaryArtists.
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Thank you, it is a piece sometimes overlook when shown with the big patterns it is smaller. The frames become a part of the work not just a presentation element. I tend to make the works a bit of a visual pun and have fun making them.
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Thanks, after seeing your work I thought you might enjoy it.
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This is awesome! This looks so incredibly three dimensional!
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