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Monkey
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By uhlrik   |   Watch
Published: January 11, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 uhlrik
Oil on panel, but I made sure to apply a pretty heavy texture to my gesso to at least give the panel some tooth.

Yes, I made a work of art that is cute. I was working within tight constraints... had to do a very small painting of an object that related to my life yet was under 7" tall. I grabbed this monkey (monkeys connect to me in a number of ways anyhow) out of the hands of The Tonight Show's "Dirty Bob" guy and have kept it ever since. Hence this monkey painting.

Yeah, that's my excuse. :P
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great painting! the monkey is very cute! it looks very 3D!
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uhlrik General Artist
Thank you! I like the monkey too. He makes me happy, although I normally despise making "cute" work.
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This has been featured both in my Journal and on this News Article.

Hope you enjoy the feature!!

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uhlrik General Artist
Wow, thank you so much!
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CatieVGProfessional Digital Artist
Well, it's a very good monkey painting if I may say so. I especially like the cool background with the warm subject. Anyways, I love this because I feel I could reach in there and take the monkey out. You're very good at depth.
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uhlrik General Artist
The color choices were a very important part of creating the illusion of depth in this particular piece, as there were relatively few hard vectors to work with and the space itself was quite shallow in the physical world.

Thank you! I really enjoyed painting this one, even though it's so far outside my usual mode ofwork and choice of subject matter.
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nice work,so cutee:)
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uhlrik General Artist
Thank you!
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Hey!!:giggle: The monkey you grabbed.. does he have very soft fur?
I have a monkey and I was so surprised! Because its like looking at his own little portrait!! Looks exactly like him!
Great work!!:clap:=D
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uhlrik General Artist
Yes, yes he does have soft fur. :)

I'm glad you dig it. I do too.
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MONKEY~!!!! :glomp: ^o^ Very well done, keep it up!
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uhlrik General Artist
I'm glad people seem to like my monkey.
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How can you *not* like monkey?! Its a crime i tell you, MONKEY~! oops, got my words mixed up :blush:
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The monkey is so cute! :aww: I could reach into the painting and :hug: it.
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uhlrik General Artist
Awwwwww

He likes you too.
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