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Old 09-06-2007, 04:31 PM
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"Introduction", a Lovecraftian creature

For this painting I was attempting to portray the naive trust that children sometimes have. It is acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, title; "Introduction".



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Old 09-06-2007, 04:54 PM
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Re: "Introduction", a Lovecraftian creature

The creature is very high on the creep factor. I'm not sure I was ever that naive
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Old 09-06-2007, 05:56 PM
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Re: "Introduction", a Lovecraftian creature

Very "eldritch"
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:48 PM
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Re: "Introduction", a Lovecraftian creature

I love it! The colors have a beautiful, yet eerie glow to them. fantastic...

You could easily turn this around though, especially with the the open-ended title... looking at that child welcoming such a creature openly... makes you wonder which one you should fear more?? Like some demon child and her pet!

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The creature is very high on the creep factor. I'm not sure I was ever that naive
I, on the other hand, love creepy-crawlies! Just got a new scorpion ('Snuggles')! Does that make me evil?? LOL!

Your work is always a treat, eclectix! Thanks for posting!

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Old 09-06-2007, 08:13 PM
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Re: "Introduction", a Lovecraftian creature

Thanks, kitaye, Thomas, Bd!
Any time I can get someone to think, "What exactly is happening here?" when they look at one of my paintings I consider it a good thing. I like to leave wiggle room for the viewer's own imagination to fill in the back story. And I'm always amused to hear how different people can view the same piece in such different ways!
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:53 PM
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Re: "Introduction", a Lovecraftian creature

omg! I just saw your spineless tyke eater!! Major thumbs-up!

yes, I like it... I'm demented sometimes...
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Excellent painting. Your great concepts combined with your excellent painting skill really give your work punch.
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Re: "Introduction", a Lovecraftian creature

I agree. The lighting and color choices combine to heighten the "creepiness" factor!
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Old 09-09-2007, 02:02 AM
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Re: "Introduction", a Lovecraftian creature

Naive trust indeed , a foolish child there !
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Another cool piece from you , Kent .
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Re: "Introduction", a Lovecraftian creature

Seeing all the different takes on this picture was very cool. My initial thought was "pet monster!" The colours are really striking and the creature looks so huge and destructive with the trees angled back like that, it's a really neat contrast to the apparent calmness of the child.
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