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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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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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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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juanbauty Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! digital or traditional?
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Duffzilla Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Thanks. It's traditional; gouache paint :)
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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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Duffzilla Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
me too! :D thanks
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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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