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Circus of Illusion by annekaretnikov Circus of Illusion by annekaretnikov
Project from earlier this year- mainly meant as an experiment with Goache. Learned it cannot be used for backgrounds.

The idea was based on the fact that when I was little and would go see the circus, I used to hold my breath when tigers and lions would jump though the firey hoop, wondering if they would change into something else

It IS a terrible photograph- too large to scan, I apologize for the cropping.
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oooooooh freakytastic machine!
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isolationary Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Unf unf colour <3
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annekaretnikov Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed : x though I need to get better.
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Fontenar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
That is an amazing idea, and excellent execution - it is the kind of thing that, having a ringmaster character, I selfishly wish I'd thought of. The art itself looks like something one might expect in an illuminated manuscript, or the art on the walls of some temple...its a lovely style and vibrant colours. I adore the dragon's face, the paws, the curtains, the fire - all of it really.
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annekaretnikov Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
wow... thank-you very much o.o
Funny enough, I've been thinking of doing a ringmaster soon, i think that's why I was so amused by stumbling onto your pictures.
Yes, I can't seem to break away from the flatness of illuminated manuscripts and Egyptian murals. They'll stick with me for the rest of me life.. *sad*
you named all my favorite parts as well, haha.

thank you for your kind a rather thoughtful comment : )
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Fontenar Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Sorry for the long wait! Life ate me.

You're very welcome - I love this art. You absolutely should get a ringmaster, for all that I may be a bit biased in saying so. I've had a blast with mine and I'm glad you like him.

Ugh, I know how that goes! It took me ages and I'm still not sure I've ever accomplished it. On the other hand, Egyptian murals are incredibly elegant and timeless, and illuminated manuscripts are gorgeous - but then, if that is not what you're going for, it's a matter of personal taste.

Ahaha, excellent XD I'm...psychic? I dunno.

Welcome! :hug: I love finding works that actually give me something to say, and even gladder when saying them is welcome. The thought that I might be a pest haunts me.
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Lilliosa Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that beast :heart:
Don't worry, the background is quite nice (:
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annekaretnikov Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
it looks very terrible and chalky in real life D:
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Lilliosa Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Doesn't matter to me :D
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CheiftainMaelgwyn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Professional
Dude, this is SUCH a cool idea.
You should play around with it some more... that could make for a lot of really great images!
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annekaretnikov Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I knight, if i get into the circus idea again, I wasn't completely satisfied by the thing, so, yeah. maybe : )
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CheiftainMaelgwyn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional
You should check out the circus work J.C. Leyendecker [link] did. It's fun times.
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annekaretnikov Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ahhhh, leyendecker- I rememeber. main illustration prof. was ranting about him earlier this year- nifty stuff he did, nifty stuff.
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CheiftainMaelgwyn Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional
Yup. :p
Good stuff that is.
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Masasasaki Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Wow, this is awesome! This painting is very powerful!!
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annekaretnikov Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank-you! : )
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Masasasaki Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
You are welcome!
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IHaveToes Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
This is awesome! Wow, all the detail is just marvelous and it's such a creative idea. It has a kind of oriental quality that captures the grace of it's body's lines.

The only thing I see that I can complain about are its back legs. The anatomy of that back leg we see is off some. The back feet are also really plain and lack the detail and grace that's on the rest of your creature. Nonetheless, this is a gorgeous painting.
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annekaretnikov Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much- yes, my professor said the same thing about the oriental quality.

Yeah, those back legs *whisper* I.... sort of ran out of time.. plus this is old at this point, heh- yeah, you're right ^^;
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Alemark Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Wonderful! Well done!
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annekaretnikov Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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