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« on: May 06, 2006 03:49:07 AM »

At $2 this was the cheapest picture I could find - a bunch of Lords and Ladies playing some sort of game of Ring-a-Round-a-Rosy around a blindfolded man with a spoon... Very intriging...

This is the full picture with the frame:
http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyqmHYUUPzOL5IoZxP5n2JmrjkaQmtDn10OrCZEfSlJ6fEjvqPYv15X0RTEWJaiF-lhSIlfSrXbiqgkI_rZeke3wo2CYL0Xk9sqmitr5K7YJ-WRft9Id_03c

And here's a scan so you can appreciate the strangeness of the original:
http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyozq4KFZu76LToFWqa2DvtxSctcrTc1ta9Rdp7lVgRyscH2yyLzudpzSoxCRaIj6HEwxXwG2XpRPwLnDLue32j-4g9OxQEaBr_1yINMWyOHcrx2nsiJOWFS

And here is my re-vamped picture, with the frame:
http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyqqGbCvLdQ0qvTBscumLhA_1uKSV4Y1Kue1JTVG1QCpxnJehvp_prdoOBMeNr4LxA-B9yMoySweOq2qcin17zAO1wz2z6LK-yavUwOf40gwS3n3f5HVqqHd

And a scan to show the detail:
http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZypqFw6KyvxKvpaVTW5DozrB7CF994lgUf9DeOyb1Ei3oYYx0hvX_nY6W8ZHtE1uGJ0iUJHRh9toNanU6HL2DctiG615J63v16TJ2R4hh3fX_1hbSEi5bX4w
A larger image can be viewed here.

The shape of the tree inspired me to to do the arch at the top (I was originally going to do a tree on either side meeting in the middle), and I tried to keep the positions of the mermaids (particularly their faces) as close to the people in the original picture as much as possible.

I think I might see if I can find some sealer to spray on it and hang it in my bathroom. Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2006 04:13:20 AM »

wow! well done!
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2006 05:03:31 AM »

now thats a remake you rock  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2006 05:37:30 AM »

wow, that looks great! what media (is that the rigt word) did you use? (what i mean to ask is if it's done in pens, oil paint, etc.) i like how the lines look very crisp and well-defined.
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2006 06:26:36 AM »

I looks so much nicer that way.  The colors are gorgeous.
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2006 06:55:40 AM »

Wow, Miss...You are a true painter! You shouldn't even be allowed in this contest...you're an artist! The crisp detail, the smooth painting, the subject matter...marvelous!
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2006 08:50:15 AM »

wasn't there a game being played like that in sleepy hollow with johnny depp and christina ricci?
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2006 02:17:22 PM »

wow, that looks great! what media (is that the rigt word) did you use? (what i mean to ask is if it's done in pens, oil paint, etc.) i like how the lines look very crisp and well-defined.

The background was done with acrylic paints and the border and mermaids were done on paper with pens and pencils and then glued onto the background.

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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2006 09:28:15 AM »

absolutely beautiful!!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2006 06:22:44 PM »

brilliant!
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