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Victoria by tarantellino Victoria by tarantellino
I made this with pens, India ink and a bunch of chopped up pages from a garden encyclopedia. I couldn't think of a good title, so I just went with "Tabouli" because of this dream I had last night about a group of villains who were all named after Greek food.
The most dastardly one was Spanakopita. Donnie Darko was also involved, but he was one of the good guys.

Also I know I've been saying this for like months. But I'VE BEEN WORKING ON SHAMBLES AND I'M GOING TO START POSTING PAGES SOON
FOR REAL THIS TIME :iconserioustearplz:


EDIT: Alright, this thing has a real title. It is named Victoria, after the species of lily pad in the diagram at the bottom left corner. :^D
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:iconjjmyster22:
Critique by JJmyster22 JJmyster22/critique/665384589">Aug 14, 2012, 3:08:15 PM
I am quite impressed with this, the detail, the print, the design, the concept, the colors, the layout, the flow, the transfer, everything is just fabulous. I am very intrigued with the text behind and what it means to relate with this whole overall theme, I have several theories but I won't bore you with them. I like the whole black and white sepia theme going on with the splashes of color. I like how the fish look, the ones in the air and the ones below. Personally, everything looks rather flat, and I'm not sure if it was meant to be that way or not, but either way it looks fantastic and it makes it seem very ... Something. I think that the way you attached(I'm assuming? Or did you just draw it on?) the picture to the, er, background is interesting. It looks very flat, and gives it almost a childish appeal, in the way that it's so simple.

The character him/herself has a very interesting expression. Almost weary, or resigned. But they're facing forward so that must be a good thing. I feel almost as if everything is in a battle of some sort(forgive me of all my idiotic delusions, I sort of ignored your description in case you added a story or a motive to making this in it) and he's(Going with a guy here) going in. He's very. . . Plain? But not in a bad way. In a clean way. A very clean way. I like that. I like that a lot.

The ship is gorgeous. Gorgeous. That is all I can describe it with. I love it. It's fantastic. Utterly fantastic. From the designs to the machinery(Okay, wrong word but you know what I mean right?) to the just mooooof. SO AWESOME.

Fishhhhhiieessss!!!!!!!! They're so cute!!!!! Okay, cute was actually the worst word I could come up with for describing them. They are very. . . Peaceful? The ones at the bottom I mean. The BFish are so. . . So. . . I don't even know.

What is that red/pink ball there? Is it. . . Something that should be obvious???

TFish. They are. . . Actually rather frightening. For reals. They have rage, bro. Lots of rage. Well, my mind interprets that as rage. Well done though. I like the textures a lot!

The background??? The. . . Frame??? I mean, the asexual reproduction is really all I can kind of see with my glasses on and I'm wondering how it relates. Is it supposed to relate? Maybe there is a battle and it's like a world war battle nature nerrrr thing? I don't know, but I like the effect they have against the darkness that sort of draws everything together.

I apologize for the terrible review, but in any event, I enjoyed this a lot. A very lot. That didn't make sense.

And just because I'm too lazy to add another comment, this is what I would say if I were to just give a comment:

HOLY SNEEZLES OF FUCKTITS FROM EPIC PROPORTIONS THIS IS LIKE THE MOST AMAZING CRABLICKING BOOTSNUFFS OF A THING I'VE EVER SEEN AND SNEEZLES I LOVELLLS IT AND IT SHALL BE IN MY BACKGROUND FOR MY PHONE OR SOMETHING AND JUST WOOOOWWWWW IT'S SO WONDERRRRFUL!!! GOOD JOB!!! I LOVE IT!!! YOU'RE SO TALENTED AND YOU'RE GETTING SO MUCH BETTER EVERY SINGLE DAY!!! OK WELL EVERY SINGLE ART PIECE!!! I'M SO EXCITED FOR SHAMBLESSSSSS!!! SO EXCITED! YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW EXCITED! AND THIS IS WONDERFUL! SO BEAUTIFUL! SO PERFECT! PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT!!!
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:iconmgartist:
MGartist Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Very cool!
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:icontouchred:
touchRED Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, I know this is late, but I just noticed the "Asexual Reproduction" in the bottom right corner.
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That was the secret message. Asexual reproduction is the profound artistic meaning of this piece. :iconimseriousplz:
Hey by the way, do you know what time the sleepover on Friday is at?
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:icontouchred:
touchRED Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I was hoping you knew...
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I know it's some time in the early evening, but I'm not sure specifically.
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:icontouchred:
touchRED Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so excited
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:iconfallmusic:
Fallmusic Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha those fish are awesome. Nice work n_n
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:iconmishudo:
Mishudo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Photographer
Stop being so legit! For real though, great job man, you can tell how much work you put into it. :)
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:iconark-san:
Ark-san Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Dooos Fish... Love them :iconwhatdaplz:
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Why thank you :^D
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:iconark-san:
Ark-san Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
De nada seņor! :iconmegustaplz:
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:iconthomaswyatt01:
thomaswyatt01 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Am I supposed to be reading the garden encyclopedia?

The artwork is nice and all, but that encyclopedia is just so interesting...
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That encyclopedia is the best. I almost feel bad for destroying it. :^(
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:icongoddess-of-buttsecks:
Goddess-of-BUTTSECKS Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but tabouli is delicious...
I love those reds, man. The way you work with ink is so stunning.
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Tabouli is the most delicious thing that ever happened :iconpapcryplz:
Thank you!
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:icongoddess-of-buttsecks:
Goddess-of-BUTTSECKS Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's my mom's favorite thing ever. Her boyfriend calls it "weird shit" tho loool

You are very welcomed. :iconheplz:
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:icontouchred:
touchRED Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to say, the flying fish have the best faces evar.
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's because I modeled them after the BEST KITES EVAR [link]
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:icontouchred:
touchRED Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconwtfboomplz:
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:iconpsychofuzz:
PsychoFuzz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
its so crisp hhhh
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Dohoho thank you
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The fish look awesome! Remind me of kites ;D
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! That's what I was going for :^D
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Go fly a fish! :nana:
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:iconquince-tart:
quince-tart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work! you are getting better and better with your art...
_just sayng_
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well thank you :^D
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:iconmarmareido:
marmareido Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
spanakopita and donnie darko :XD:
i love this! :la:
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It was a really weird dream. Thank you!
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:iconmarmareido:
marmareido Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's quite awesome to me xD
you're welcome!
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:iconlimbsforwings:
LimbsforWings Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Artist
This one looks fantastic! Well, as is with the rest of your work ^^;
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Dohoho, thank you! :icondurrhurrplz:
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:iconjohnthepolarbear:
johnTHEpolarBear Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
YOU ARE AMAZINGGGGGGG.
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WHY THANK YOU!
DO YOU STILL GO TO RMS? I THOUGHT I SAW YOU AT THE ORIENTATION THING
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:iconjohnthepolarbear:
johnTHEpolarBear Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I think i saw you too. But you are soooo gooooodddddd.
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:iconsnowkone:
snowkone Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Not going to write a full blown critique this time, but I will say this one thing: i would really like to see you experiment with a non-straight-on perspective, perhaps looking at the boat from an interesting angle. I think that would have looked really cool with your style and everything. As it stands it's pretty good though.
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That does sound like a good idea. This came out looking kinda flat :^I
I'll try to use a more interesting perspective next time I paint something. Thank you for the feedback!
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:iconcjbatbrain:
CJBatBrain Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
all i can see is asexual reproduction right there at the bottom in big bold letters
but really aaaaaaaaah omg

have i told you that my favorite thing ever is when you draw fish
because it is

i love your fish like they are my children
this is just gorgeous
can i rub it on my face
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that's why i put it there
I WANTED YOU TO SEE IT
I WANT TO ASEXUALLY REPRODUCE WITH YOU

but seriously thank you :^D
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:iconcjbatbrain:
CJBatBrain Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I WANT TO ASEXUALLY REPRODUCE WITH YOU TOO

but seriously aaaaah the fishes
YOURE WELCOME.
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:iconmuzuffle:
muzuffle Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Ohhh, Spanakopita, that evil bastard...
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:iconbritishmindslave:
BritishMindslave Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh gorgeous!

Also, that dream sounds thrilling and hilarious. Seriously, named after Greek food. Someone had a good dinner LOL
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I had the best dinner :iconpapcryplz:
Thank you!
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:iconbritishmindslave:
BritishMindslave Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Best. Dinner. Ever.

No problem~
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:iconbrightbluewindwitch:
BrightBlueWindWitch Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
That would be really cool as part of a comic, the thing about the Greek food.
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That would be an awesome comic. It would have to be drawn in that old school Superman style.
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:iconicewalker73:
icewalker73 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:la: I love the black, gray and red in this piece. The fish remind me of Chinese kites. The anchor chains are sweet as well. Great job, I love it.
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! That's what I was going for with the kites. :^D
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:iconicewalker73:
icewalker73 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sniped!
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:iconfigren:
Figren Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   General Artist
I saw the title and was wondering why it would be called tabouli.

I rather love the designs of the fish and the boat. You once again amaze me.
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:icontarantellino:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's called tabouli because I AM AWFUL AT TITLES :iconwabplz:
But thank you!
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