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What's Up, Kiddo? by Rowen-silver What's Up, Kiddo? by Rowen-silver
This illustration was for a Materials & Techniques class. The subject matter could be anything we wanted, but the painting had to be acrylic with all these specific layers of texture and color. Tons of unseeable underpainting went into this.

The subject matter I chose was an intentionally shadowy, desaturated scene. The smaller character in front is Mert, one of my Godling kids, and this is a typical dream for him. His father, the Egyptian god Anubis (god of embalming and dead things and such) only ever visits him in dreams, and he's always vaguely menacing in his dramatic appearance.

And I don't know what Mert's holding. It was there on a composition whim.

ALSO, the title of this piece was insisted upon by my good friend Dana, who found "What's Up, Kiddo?" to be hilarious, seeing as in the real story, Anubis would be more like, "I see you are remaining healthy, my offspring. Have you found the horn yet?"

Enjoy the texture!!!
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anubis-ayani Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
"whats's up, kiddo, oh thanks, i see you have my newspaper"

yeah i do like this.
particualy atmospheric
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Rowen-silver Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Well thanks.
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Rincewind1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008   General Artist
very atmospheric nice lighting and use of quite colours i love it
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PockyPuck Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
*giggles uncontrollably at the title*

Anubis has always been one of my favorite gods. I like the drama queens, why oh why. :P

I'm not sure whether the swirly effects are from the paper or from a texture, but it's really really cool. Enhances the dream style of the image most awesomely. Also, the fact that Mert is the only warm color presence in the picture helps emphasize it too.

Yay. ^.^ So fave'd.
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SON-OF-ANUBIS Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
Excellent piece of work...the colours the shading etc all are great....ever thought of making this available as a print...it is great
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Rowen-silver Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
Huh. I just might. Never made things available as prints before.
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Minxies Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
AHHHH!!! ANUUBIIISSS!!!
Ilove this piece! Egyptian work, FTW!!! *huggles you*

too awesome!
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akayalovesyaoi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Brilliant, I love the colors and the theme!
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Vongchild Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! :D You never cease to amaze me.
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ArtByJay Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
This is a work of art. adding to favs
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