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Running Rabbit Monoprint

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Another experiment with water-soluble pastel silkscreening, reworked with colored pencil. This was a bigger one, and the feet just didn't want to print--not sure if it was due to size or the pastel I was using--one of the colors, a pale green, didn't seem to want to print at all, maybe the binder was weird or something--so the feet had to be more heavily reworked than the rest.

I was going for a very clean abstraction kinda look. Ironically, the piece with more detail printed much more cleanly than the one with less. I'm not sure why that was--fluke, maybe! More experimentation is called for...

Got 3 prints off this one, one of which will be on e-bay at [link] . I like the running rabbit silhouette enough that I may have to do a watercolor or two of the same design...since I seem to be doing variations on a theme anyway!
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GINI-BEANIE's avatar
HEY!!! THANX FOR GIVING ME AN IDEA FOR AN EASTER EGG!!! I'll give you credit, I PROMISE!!!
Kenzie-Rose72's avatar
I was trying to think of what this picture reminds me of for a few minutes, and I realized that it looks like the one scene from the movie Watership Down- when Fiver thinks that Hazel died and they play the song 'Bright Eyes' in the background, and there's glowing rabbits flying all over the place.

Lol, I'm taking a trip down memory lane... XD
ricey's avatar
Looks like a banana!
enocjunior's avatar
this rabbit isn´t runnig, he is flying! beautifull work!
catu182's avatar
Wonderful colors, reminds me of a rastaman and a mango at the same time :D
Wolfjacobs's avatar
Heat, light, Vibrant life energy... Bravo.
ghoststories's avatar
This reminds me of "Watership Down". I love the color accents on his feet and ears. :D
Trustthapo's avatar
Dare I say that he looks like the Black Rabbit of Inle's opposite? Okay, I did. I dunno if you've read Richard Adam's Watership Down, but you should. It's a wonderful novel, though a bit violent at a few parts, I'm sure you'd love it :aww:
shortass205's avatar
Very nice reminds me of Watership down...loved that movie as a kid ^^
Miccy's avatar
would make a cool tattoo..
transmissio's avatar
It looks like, if you licked it, it would taste like snozzberries...
Devnt-child's avatar
I have to say your experiment was a success. :nod:
It does have a kinda abstract look to it...the reason I like it so much. :heart:!!!
Wicked job!!
Djoseph's avatar
Nice. :) Have you perhaps read Watership down, or watched the movie?
halley42's avatar
*gasp*

it's El-ahrairah!

i love the colouring. this technique really seems to be working for you.
rionangel's avatar
so cute! can you make a turtle monoprint? for me?
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hazika's avatar
Pretty!! (my nickname is Da Bunny, so anything with bunnies on it = awesome... but I love the coloring and the pose (is that the correct term for a picture of an animal?) on this one!!!!!!)
SurlyQueen's avatar
Reminds me of Watership Down. I loved that book.
HJSoulma's avatar
Bunnies are always good. n___n You should do a set of prints of abstractions of different breeds or something. Those could really fetch something on eBay. You know how much bunny memorabilia is sold there? n___n;;
feyodic's avatar
i thought the feet turned out very well, u really did a good job on it
it has a nice effect to it i think
Cerscanth's avatar
yeelow bunneh 8D
WillBeDeleted's avatar
Awesome! I set it as my background if you dont mind ^^
Shirokou's avatar
He's late for a very important date~

~*KA*~
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