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Mariana and the Black Whippets by 3-hares Mariana and the Black Whippets by 3-hares
Another mash-up of real people and places, with a bit of Tennyson thrown in.
Watercolour, Pen and Ink, Caran D'Ache pencils.
Painted on Schollershammer board.
About 26 x 40cm (10 x 16 inches)
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Given 2013-02-02
:iconellofayne:
Ellofayne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the candle lighting is lovely!
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Dafna-12 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so magical! And these colours, they are so bright!
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:iconmorriganstock:
morriganstock Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
I love this, this is really evocative and magical! It's the kind of thing that really speaks to me! I love this more than words can say!
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ToniaFranzese724 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Love this piece ! I have a black whippet....
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:iconpage-mistress:
Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Puppies!
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:iconshittystuff:
ShittyStuff Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Fancy. The style reminds me off the comics from miyazaki.
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:iconscannerartly:
ScannerArtly Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Awesome! :D

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Please consider my offer :)

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Have a nice day!
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:icon3-hares:
3-hares Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thanks to everyone for taking the trouble to comment - it's much appreciated!
As is the DD - it's like receiving an unexpected present. Cheers!
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I like the composition and meticulous detailing! Splendid!
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:icongoatpappy:
goatpappy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inspired!
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:iconcarach-angren:
Carach-Angren Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, looks great!the details are amazing :3
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:icondrinkteaordie:
DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Very lovely. :)

What breed of dog is that?
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:iconbumblebeegames:
BumblebeeGames Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Artist
looks nice, creates mystique, just like it.
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:iconcbalk193:
cbalk193 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! It's so odd and mysterious, with this awesome gothic feel to it! And whippets are just adorable! Congrats on the Daily Deviantion, you absolutely deserve it :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconanaxerik4ever:
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Writer
Congrats on your DD!
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:iconyasmin661:
Yasmin661 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work, congratulations! :D
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:iconstephen-green:
Stephen-Green Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Great work!
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:iconeastcorkpainter:
eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
The way the dogs are positioned the glow of the lights on the moss and tree and the detail on the woman's dress all caught my eye and are impressively done. Fully deserved DD! :)
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing colors and details - congrats on the DD
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:iconvideoxgamerxforever:
videoxgamerxforever Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh my goodness. This is so beautiful. I love it
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:iconkiller-sweet:
Killer-Sweet Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student
oooh, lovely!
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:iconcardnial-wolf:
cardnial-wolf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   General Artist
Very lovely and interesting.. and I relly like the one whippet who seems to be staring out from everything else.
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:iconkcsummerz:
KCsummerz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcongratsdd1plz::iconcongratsdd2plz::iconcongratsdd3plz:
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:iconjohngrovesart:
johngrovesart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful , great sense of the pathway.
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:iconfy13thspiral:
fy13thspiral Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Sooo beautiful! Really love it <3
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconai-ru-ma:
ai-ru-ma Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
THIS IS PERFECT!
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:iconpevansy:
Pevansy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is fantastic. You could add a really great narrative to this, I'm already intrigued :)
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:iconpameladesi:
pameladesi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
This is truly lovely and very magical. It feels like an illustration for an old fairy tale. Is there such a story, or should I be perusing Tennyson for the reference?
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Beautiful :)
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture :worship:
I very much like the lighting and the way you did the lights themselves. Great tree, too!
:+fav:
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
It's gorgeous. Brilliant colors and nice lighting.
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:iconscarelight-story:
ScareLight-Story Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
stunning details, well done!
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:iconerinclaireb:
erinclaireb Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Oooh this is incredible! Love the idea, the composition, the execution... it's beautiful! :) Also, the light on her face works really well!
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:iconthe-bails:
The-Bails Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
absolutely adore the color scheme!
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:iconnemesis131:
nemesis131 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful.
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Fantastic work!
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:iconsketcherjak:
sketcherjak Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This is really outstanding!
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
You have been featured in my weekly dA love for everyone! article.
Have a nice day and Happy New Year :huggle:
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Sidxartxa Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
cool
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stormbringer246 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
So, I agree with the previous comments about how the colors and overall composition is excellent. However, I feel the need to be that person and critique a few things.

First of all, I own whippets-- Which is the main reason I feel the need to be this picky. In general the ones in the back are a tad bulky. If they are racing whippets then yes they do bulk up, and so do bullies (however you definitely did not draw bullies). For the most part that I have seen, if they do bulk up they do not appear to be quite as ripped, especially in the neck and shoulders region (by ripped I mean the fact that their necks bulge out so far from the shoulders so it looks dislocated). Also their back legs should be about as tall as the front, so there is little to no decline in height from front to back. If they do have a spinal curve bump, it is further down the back just before the under-tuck as the rib cage ends. However, the "bump" is more of a gentle slope, rather than a true "bump". The main issue that I see is also the lack of gentle curves. I recognize that they are stylized to a degree, however to go with the realistic quality of the rest of the piece they need that extra bit of grace that is a characteristic of almost any whippet. For example, the top whippet on the far right side has a severe under bite, and I would go so far as to say it looks as though it is lacking a lower jaw. However, if the line from the tip of the nose had been gradually let down and then brought back to the cheek it would be more anatomically correct, rather than bringing the nose to a point. Pretty much I would suggest taking a look at some more pictures of whippets, and observe the details that give them their true characteristic form. In particular look at the head, neck, and shoulders. You've almost got it, the whippet on the lower right next to the woman is the most correct.

The second thing is foreshortening. The whippet in the far back is the same size as the ones in the front. Likewise the candles remain the same height, except for the correct one past the bridge. The woman's feet are also confusing because they are both the same size. It is hard to tell if the foot in front is attached to the hip closest to the viewer, or farther back. Past the bridge looks fine, it's just the gradual recession that looks a bit off.
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:iconfiliasilvae:
Filiasilvae Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
This is beautiful! The colors are fantastic and I love the intricate details! Well done!
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:iconciarciart:
CiarciArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Wonderful composition and colors! Very beautiful--and poetic--picture! :blackrose:
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:iconcirruscastle:
cirruscastle Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love her dress.
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:iconradification:
RADification Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Beautiful composition, beautiful colours. If I say anything more detailed I'll end up writing for far too long but I'll stop by simply wishing again that I had your talent for colouring
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:icongrimdreamart:
GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I just love this style! Amazing, saturated colors :+fav:
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