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Gravity Dies at Sunset by donnaquinn Gravity Dies at Sunset by donnaquinn
ACEO triptych, acrylic and pen on illustration board, each panel 2.5" x 3.5". Completed for a trade with the very talented :iconmoonsongwolf: ; all characters copyright to moonsongwolf.

A black hooded rat and a Sumatran tiger on a sunset sojourn... into space. Maybe they’re headed for the centre of the Milky Way for some ice cream?

This is my second ACEO triptych, and it was fun to paint such nice characters. All my recent paintings have either been really big, or ACEO sized. I feel like the artistic equivalent of one of those people who take a Great Dane and a Chihuahua for walks together.
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Agina Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
That "black hooded rat" sure seems to be enjoying himself. 8D All the arms open: "Hail to the awesome ratness".
Very sweet colours, I also like the compostiotion, how you arranged those three seperate spaces and how awesome they look. An image that could as well be right out of some children book.
Great:heart:
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. It's less realistic than my usual work, so I too think it would fit nicely into a storybook. I'm glad you liked it!
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Agina Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
You're very welcome, I like unrealistic illustrations<3
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violetice Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
I don't think I've seen an ACEO triptych before, what a great idea! And nothing wrong with working in one extreme or the other. It keeps things interesting, I say.
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely. For sure, it taxes your ability to do detail work in such a tiny space!
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Dragarta Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wow...you have to teach me how to use acrylics this way XD
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Certainly!

1. Keep chucking paint on canvas/ board.
2. Get frustrated that the paint isn't doing what you want.
3. Attack canvas/ board with pen.
4. Voila!

:D
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Dragarta Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
lol awesome XD wish that was so easy, I like especially part 3 XD
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ACEO triptych is an awesome concept - and beautifully executed, as always. I love that warm/cool color contrast you have going on there. :D
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) The original isn't quite as saturated as here (it scanned in MORE saturated for a change- usually the opposite occurs) but the colours still look nicely punchy in real life. Thanks heaps for the lovely comment Rachael!
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Airlesse Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
An ACEO triptcyh? What a cool idea! :D
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And tons of fun. :D If you're painting one little panel, it actually isn't much work to just chuck another panel at either end- especially if they're just background like in this case.
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Xzairo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
Beautiful use of colors!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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jupiterjenny Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
YAY! I love doing 3 card aceo pics- aren't they fun!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally! I'm glad you like doing them too. :)
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
So cute!! This looks like it should be in a children's book! I love the three panels.
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D I thought they looked cute too, especially since the rat looks like it's just had a nice big meal.
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annewipf Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Adorable and very very beautiful :D
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much Anne. :)
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xLapinasx Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Beautiful :)
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Wow, this is seriously amazing! :o

The colours just drew me in immediately. They give this such a dramatic but joyful feel. You've worked the lighting into the characters beautifully, and I'm amazed at just how much texturing and detail you've been able to fit into such tiny a tiny medium!

The poses are just perfect, too. It's so happy-feeling. (and I hope it's cookie dough ice cream. NOM NOM)

I do feel a little bad, though, because there is no way that my part of the trade will be even half this mind-blowingly awesome! Thanks so much, I just love it. :heart:
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bet you'll do an awesome job at your half of the trade, just you wait and see. :D These characters were quite fun to depict, and I really wanted to do another triptych, so everything dovetailed nicely. Thanks very much for the lovely comment, and I'm pleased you liked it! Cookie dough icecream= delicious.
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SpottedPegasus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
There is something about these three part images that you are doing right now. This one in particular. I love the sky when it's that color
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. :) Me too, it's so vibrant and it's amazing just what colours you get in the sky!
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Lady-Silver-Hand Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It came out beautifully, and the rat looks like he is having so much fun!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because it's about to get ICECREAM from space! :D
Thank you very much!
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allisongrl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
So cute. It looks straight out of a fantasy children's story. Beautiful use of color.
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. :) I sketched a more "realistic" tiger too, but this more cartoonish one worked a lot better so I went for that approach.
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Grincevan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Magnificentlynessest !
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Laughing-Dove Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Magnificent, Donna...
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much Jade. :)
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
love the colours, athe action, awesome!!!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch, it was all fun to do.
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UngratefulConfession Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha that's amazing! :]
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment. :D
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UngratefulConfession Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! l]
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danji-isthmus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Loooovely aceo <333
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why, thank you.
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danji-isthmus Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Very welcome =3
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Dragonchilde83 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
niiiiiice....^-^
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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