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Walking The Dog by Simanion Walking The Dog by Simanion
Trying to be colourful in different ways - but I really like the concept of weird things walking what would be their dog equivalent haha, it may become a vague series :D

I wanted to do a mixed media background and throw everythng that was around in it. There's acrylics, ink, food dye, tissue, alot of glue, aluminium foil, pencil, soap, icing sugar, salt, pepper, and then I sprayed it with perfume. I'm surprised the paper held. ...Most of it was completely superfluous but it was fun to just shake pepper into it lol. Should try it some time. Even if youre not planning for it to stick, as soon as you finish your work just grind some pepper onto it.

The alien and its dog was done in coloured pencil and then glued over the top. Most of the green was "fixed" in PS because the scanner hates dense blocks of coloured pencil, and needs to be kicked in the power button.

Hope you like! :boing:

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Ulquiorra4eveh Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is great
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad you think so :aww:
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maggielissel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Awww so cute, and so clever ;) love it! :+favlove:
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :thanks:
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ax777 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very excellent job
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou :peace:
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:iconax777:
ax777 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
UR very welcome.
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XChelinkaX Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
very nice, the colours are drawn very well!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :aww:
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project-aurora Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
I's nice to see someone who has so much fun with making art..I mean peper..that's just awesome
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh thanks! Gotta keep it interesting. I should revisit my pepper era, haha.
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fritchie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
i am in love with the textured feel of the background!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! A lot of things coming together somewhat well :aww:
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:iconquarterburn:
quarterburn Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome image overall. Really like your use of colors!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :boing:
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AnnMarieBone Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great surreal image!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou Ann! :boing:
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HappyPenguin14 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the color, texture and the comcept.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I should do another crazy background with ridiculous ingredients again. Glad you like it :aww:
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TazPoltorak Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
looks like a beautiful weather for walking your dog :)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh totally :D Not a cloud in the sky.... or is there? I don't really know, lol.
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:icontazpoltorak:
TazPoltorak Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
well, there is something in the sky :crazy:
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:iconmonaco29:
Monaco29 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Beautiful!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :aww:
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:iconmonaco29:
Monaco29 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Welcome!
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danineteen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
I'm trying to figure out which one is the dog, but that mission is proving fruitless.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, maybe they switch every now and then.
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CarolineCherry Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
In my journal: [link]

:heart:
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CarolineCherry Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Quirky! I love it :D
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Haha yeah, I guess quirky covers it :D
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:iconasrath:
Asrath Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student General Artist
the colours are so awesome :D
epic!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconsiberianlizard:
SiberianLizard Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Wooow, this is soo cool.... heheh he/she looks soo cut heheh :D
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thankyou! I don't know if it's a he or she either :P
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SiberianLizard Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, its amazing whatever it is :) you must be the best student in the uni :)
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tobaj Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
A thingy walking a thingamabob. Haven't figured out yet where's the dog:D
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, I wish I had a pet thingamabob.
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tobaj Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I used to have a dog which didn't really look like a dog and I couldn't figure out what he was resembling. So I could call him thingamabob if I didn't know he was a dog! And this gives me a thought that on your picture it's a turkey which I called thingamabob because it doesn't look like a turkey :woohoo:

Haven't mentioned yet: this is absolutely wonderful piece of art, greatly striking my imagination, as well as your other pieces.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, nice thinking. I should incorporate turkeys into my work more often. Moar turkey. Oh thanks by the way :D
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ratravarman Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Gloriously alien and whimsical! :clap:
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I wish more things were gloriously alien :D
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:iconratravarman:
ratravarman Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
YW! :alien:
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:iconjesscee:
jesscee Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
The mixed media background looks fantastic. A beautiful result from experimentation! :D
Your alien design is really original and interesting to look at! :3
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! Yeah..the wonders of just making it up as you go along :D
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wynnter89 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
featured here - [link]
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rocamiadesign Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008   Digital Artist
I featured this piece in my journal, Best of the Best - Festive Holiday Colors. The journal entry isn't about holiday art, just bright and colorful art. Please don't respond unless, for some reason, you wish it taken down. Thank-you for letting me share this with my friends!
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wesselindustries Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Really nice man!

All your work is very nice!
The details are amazing!
Im a fan! xD
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, yay! Thanks, I'm glad you like it :dance:
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skelletorgraphics Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Very cool. Love it x)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks skelletor :D and for the fave too :peace:
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