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Our World, Our Canvas by donnaquinn Our World, Our Canvas by donnaquinn
Edward and Eloise were tickled pink. They’d just passed their Artist Test with flying colours, and were the proud owners of slick new artistic licences. Their unlicensed friends would be green with envy as Eloise and Edward painted the town red. Or blue, purple, striped, polkadot....
Smugly grinning, the pompous Paint Police watched from a distance, already scribbling fines for the newlyweds' outrageous use of colour and seriously negative space. Recently-licenced artists usually went overboard the moment the laminated scrap of plastic reached their trembling hands.

Acrylic on acid-free matboard, 56 x 81.5 cm. Scanning this on my A4 scanner was a nightmare!

I wrote the above description a long time ago, when I did the first concept sketches for the main characters late last year, and I don’t think it quite fits the tone of the finished piece. However, I’ve included it anyway.
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Given 2009-10-26
Our World, Our Canvas by *donnaquinn Visually stunning illustration! There is so much depth to this, I could stare at it for hours and appreciate every millimeter of this beautiful image! Great movement, composition and personality! ( Suggested by Avalik and Featured by Katmomma )
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kbearwolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
all I can say is WOW. What an interesting piece.
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TashaCraven Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
enchanting work!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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Not-Think Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, this is just awesome.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it
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panther-chan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
Your painting quite literally killed me! The amount of details, magnificent details… they just took my breath away. (Seriously, for a minute there, I stopped breathing) And I'm not even trying to exaggerate! Oh their expressions, the way the colors blend and the whole concept behind this piece of art.. mesmerize me!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So... you are typing this from beyond the grave. I'm sorry, that's too spooky for me @_@
Thanks for the nice comment! So sorry for the exceptionally late reply.
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panther-chan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
Yes, pretty much. See, even the dead admire your art! : D

Lol, alright, no problem! It's an awesome work of art!
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KeIIion Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow epic !
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, and I apologise for such a late reply.
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MicSmitty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your concepts are just amazing!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for your nice words, and I apologise for such a late reply.
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UltimateDragonLover Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Lovely. ^^
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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UltimateDragonLover Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
No problem!
It is true, you know.
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Swampqueen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Wooah, this was beautiful at first glance, but not that I've seen it closer, I can't stop staring.
I really wish this was something I could see in person.
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, you could always acquire the original painting if you like. ;) Anyway, thanks so much for the lovely comment! I appreciate it very much. :)
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TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely adore this idea, and it its just magnificently executed. :)
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. It was SUCH a pain to scan though1
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TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I hear you. :/ Honestly, I want to know if *any* artist actually has a good relationship with their scanner, or if we all just want to murder ours with a heavy mallet. :B
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kitkat624 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
There is so much to see here, its almost thrumming with life! I love it.
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! That's what I was eager to convey so I'm glad it comes across.
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archanN Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! fantastic, awesome!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the encouragement!
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raeth Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Wow, they're beautiful!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Nard66 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
nice.crazy fantasy.
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. :)
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X-Ray0128 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
A Beautiful pic this is!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :) Merry Christmas!
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X-Ray0128 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
You're welcome, And Merry Christmas to you aswell!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional Filmographer
utterly gorgeous lighting and colours, I love how lush and dawn-lit this whole scene feels. I love all the little details, like the butterfly and the other crawling insects, and the idea of having paintings in the trees. :)

and damned if your accompanying paragraph didn't put a smile on my face!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh heh, thanks, I'm really glad you liked it. :hug: I'd absolutely LOVE to just be able to wake up every morning and just start the day painting... painting for hours every day... how awesome would that be!?
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shelzie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I'm not too adept at painting, but adjust that to marker, ink and coloured pencil for me and I'd be quite happy. :D especially if my studio looked like that jungle!

you're quite welcome. :hug:
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migge21 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
This is awesome, I LOVE IT!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the kind comment, and for the favs! :D Glad you liked it!
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migge21 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
You're more than welcome, keep up the good work. Take Care.
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ArturSG Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Just amazing!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Mandelscape Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
stunning...
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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SilikaShadavein Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. :)
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SilikaShadavein Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^__^
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SKUNK3H Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Original, wonderful craftsmanship, overall epic win :XD:
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. :)
you have a really cute avatar, by the way. Foxes are gorgeous.
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SKUNK3H Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
You're welcome :D
Thanks lol And they definitely are xD
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snowflake91 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
original :) added to fav
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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DragonosX Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Awesome work. I love the details, the color and the sense of light. The characters and other creatures are very cool.
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