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Hunting Monkey by Duffzilla Hunting Monkey by Duffzilla
I painted this last week as a present for somebody. It's currently in an envelope between here and there so I didn't want to submit it until I heard that it arrived but I have to upload it now. If I wait any longer, I'll get sick of it and see nothing but the mistakes and then end up not posting it. ...and that wouldn't be good, there's always the chance that someone here might like it. So....here it is.

I have to say that "Tiger in a Tropical Storm" by Henri Rousseau was a big influence on this. Part of our Art History class when I was in school was to take a work of art, learn about it, write about it and then reproduce it a couple of times. I was given Rousseau's Tiger and it's still in my head. It pops up every now and then.
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:iconwhat-the-furf:
what-the-furf Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
wonderful work... great texture!
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CodiBear Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loveeeee this painting! Your foliage is gorgeous! I'm terrible with foliage! haha I envy you! :wow:
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endless-whispers Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Probably my favourite pic in your gallery! Aside from the amazing colours and excellent details in shadows, lighting and foliage, what I like most about this pic is the story it tells. The stoicness of the hunter contrasted against the playfulness of the monkey captures the 'what will happen next?' feeling very well. Definitely a pic that can be appreciated on many different levels :D
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
thanks very much!
I'm glad it tells a story.
Character and liveliness is often something that gets lost along the way from sketch to painting.
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:iconjuanbauty:
juanbauty Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! digital or traditional?
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Thanks. It's traditional; gouache paint :)
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:iconjuanbauty:
juanbauty Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great, i love gouache paint :-)
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superladysarah Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
the colors make me happy. :D
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
me too! :D thanks
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:icondoubtful-della:
Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
As for the painting, I love the layers of trees. I think I could look at it all day just looking at the branches
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
This is exactly why monkeys freak me out.... so smart
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
:D monkeys are lovely. ...except Spider monkeys, they freak me out.
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
They are all too smart ;)
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FictitiousEyes Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool! I love the background.
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Thanks! :D
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Filmographer
That's a fantastic gift :)
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
:D thanks
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:iconfasth:
fasth Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Fucking brilliant
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Who the fuck are you?
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:iconmollinda:
Mollinda Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
It is beautiful - I love the tall composition and all those different shades of green and differently shaped leaves.... And the monkeys fat little arm!

It's delightful!
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
It's not fat, it's Rubenesque... but thank you much :)
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:iconmollinda:
Mollinda Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009   Traditional Artist
Ah yes, how gauche of me. I do apologise little monkey dude.
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blueminstral Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I luv it. the style is so nice. I'll have to look up that Henri Rousseau. Great work :)
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
:) Thanks. I don't think this painting looks anything like his but if you look up the Tiger painting I mentioned, there be might some visible connection.
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Fran-Junqueira Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Writer
thats lovely! soo cute
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
:D
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like-textas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
i love it! so bright and beautiful. the monkey is adorable. reminds me of curious george, im glad u uploaded it i see no mistakes!!
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
I see all of them! ..so I win...and, consequently, feel worse about the whole thing :D
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like-textas Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
arh yes if i look at my own art too much i end up hating it! just look away!
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popartmonkey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
ahhhhhhhhh! i love it!!!!!
If i had a million dollars, id give you a bunch of it, for this bad boy. well done!
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Unfortunately it appears to be lost in the post so you can keep your millions if/when they arrive.
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brennenxr Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
it's so different from what we usually see from you, yet still the same. loving the color choices for this piece. everything works amazingly well together :)
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Cheeeers :D :#1:
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:iconredromance:
RedRomance Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
meen, i think i love you.. you are so f*****g good! :love:

(i do look up to you!)
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
You should look higher up :D but thank you, I'll try to be worth looking-up to
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RedRomance Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
ahh.. it just show have bad i'm! :P hehe..your the man!
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timora87 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Student General Artist
reaally cuute and nice style i like ur colors and compositions so much:)
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Thank you :)
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:iconadelaida:
Adelaida Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! I'd love to see it in some children's book :heart:
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Me too! :D :D
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arwenita Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
aaaaaaaaaah i am dying @_@

I WANT THEM ALL!!!

i love to see the animal in its place of belonging, this looks awesome, and more if he makes a fool out of the hunter :P
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
He's gonna slap that helmet off :D
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:iconfoulmouth:
foulmouth Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
you had me at .... monkey!!!
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Monkey wins every time.
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:icontordo:
Tordo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The hunter is going to get a lesson on cleverness, but let's not forget these are our closest relatives, ok chimps are, but you get the point. Nice work.
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
They're pretty close cousins :D Thanks :)
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:icontordo:
Tordo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. :)
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elbooga Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional
mmm yes :nod:
I think it will be liked
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gibsart Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
This is lovely, nice work !
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:iconduffzilla:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Thanks!
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