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The Belly Tree by zancan The Belly Tree by zancan
Oil painting on Canvas - 120x80 cm

On January 2013, an unexpected event made me come up with this idea for a painting. We made a reference photograph that I've used later on to paint this peaceful, though facetious family scene, which was executed during the course of a human pregnancy. The image of the painting came handy to spread the message to the unaware.
The canvas is the same size as "Home and fairies", and could be seen as a sequel to the self-portrait visited by fancies, a decade later. That man grew older but is still painting, at his usual slow pace. He is still prone to his reveries, only his visitors became more real, and natural.
The belly grew bigger, until the man became the proud father of a little girl named Zélie, 6-month-old at the time of speaking, who is obviously, the most adorable among baby trees. 


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EsotericGarden Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
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JRockMan Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great Concept
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RedEyeLB Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Really cool!
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Vladinakova Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful!
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JoBeeOne Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Artist
Great way to represent the happy news :)
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pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love her smirk.
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WagmoreBarkless Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Humor and Love permeate in this work.  Beautiful!
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beachelf Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz: Bravo!
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Zorocat Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is a beautiful painting, amazing concept.

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oops, congratulations by the way :3
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:iconwyky:
wyky Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clever and lovely :)
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BoJl4apa Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
wow, really touching
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Erirr Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
great work!
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:iconrosejes:
rosejes Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
a cool painting i love the colors are nice to
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
What an adorable idea, and what a precious and wonderful painting!
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love-dogs8 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist
looks beautiful i even first thought the people where real xD
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Elsapret Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This put a smile om my face.  So cute!
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lululetti Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations! What an adorable idea! :D
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Silvers-crow Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to say, I am rather jealous of your mind.  Beautiful work!  Definitely going into my Favorites.
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
that sir is a masterpiece!!!!
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bluedevilsinger Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Aw, best wishes, to your wife and you. Zelie must be adorable and this is such a cute idea!
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RainRosesTear Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this very much sir :)
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khancopperfox Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You make me want to get better.
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J-Jacks Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014   General Artist
Oh what a sweet painting!  Congrats!!!
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Fowypup Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
congratulations, may Zelie grow up to be the most beautiful and amazing baby tree of all. the painting is fabulous, too!
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KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Ooooh! COngratulations!
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:iconmxc:
mxc Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Very cute idea.
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Jcat4ever2 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations! Very beautiful painting.
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
missed your awesome stuff !!
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:iconmasterofshadows:
masterofshadows Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Clever, and beautifully painted!
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chu-is-green Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Congratulations! 
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chokichan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats on the child <3333 ~!
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corienb Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations!!
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N-rose5 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bravo!!
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destinyrko Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Congratulations to the proud parents!! :ahoy: Beautiful painting!
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Congratulations!
This is a very sweet painting!
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KmyeChan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Z'ętes trop mignons, en vrai ou en peinture. :)
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keight Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Congratulations to the three of you because, obviously, Zélie has the most adorable parents among all parent trees. :D This is also one of the most charming and beautiful of birth announcements.
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Amethyst25 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful image and leave the viewer with such a loving warm feeling.
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VanessaFardoe Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thats a really awesome and powerful message.  Great job on the environment as well as the people in it :)
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Chyme12 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Congratulations on the new baby and the painting!
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April 3, 2014
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Mar 30, 2014, 1:07:17 PM
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