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Ziggy Sawdust by DarthFar Ziggy Sawdust by DarthFar
"OH MY GOD, HE KILLED TIMMY!"

(Too bad there's no subcategory for Painting > Humour).

So I was bored, uninspired, and idly doodling the stuff I had laying around my desk, when I realised that my pencil sharpener - which eats lead like candy - was at least slightly evil, and probably a monster from my pencils' point of view. (And who knows what it does when I'm not around). So of course I had to paint this.

I guess a little ennui is a good thing? :laughing:

A certain beta you all know rather well is responsible both for the title of this painting and Timmy the pathetically mutilated pencil, god rest his little carbon soul.

Q: Why is the artist manikin slumped in the background?
A: Most likely because evil sharpener has chewed his legs off. (They *are* made of wood, you know).

A mixture of hard and round brush, and two of my custom-made nibs for the wood and sharpener texturing. Everything was painted except for the picture in the frame, which *was* also painted, just not at the time of the creation of this picture. ;)

Steps here:
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:iconlucian900:
impressive!
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:iconeyeprey:
Hahah, I love the idea XD 
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:iconthegurch:
This is staggeringly good, amazingly realistic work
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Mirax-chan May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is too good to be true. If it wasn't for little Timmy the murdered pencil I would've thought it was a photo :XD: (well, the category also gave it away ^^)

Why isn't this a daily deviation yet??? :wow:
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Steffel Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are insane!

You paint something as detailed as this out of boredom? Now this is just mindboggling. Why are you not totally famous? I just don't get it. *wanders off in confusion*
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NatalieKelsey Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the expression on Ziggy and the shiny of the pens. And much more but not so articulate at this time of night with meds on board that give me aphasia and sleepiness. I just...like Ziggy's eyebrows. Yes. And the everywhere shiny. And the kind of, smoking gun effect, but instead of blowing the smoke away...aw heck, you get it, you made it. Yes. Love.
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SvenjaLiv Feb 17, 2012   General Artist
Holy crap. :faint: That is all.

Well, okay, not quite. Talk about realism! I seriously thought this was a photo - and that doesn't happen to me often, except with your stuff, apparently. I'm in awe of your skill here. Amazing.
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:icondarthfar:
:laughing: Thanks very much! Once in a while, I'll do something in crazy detail like this just to see if I can trick people (even for a leeeetle while) into thinking it's not a painting. Looks like I've done a decent job of it!
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SvenjaLiv Feb 22, 2012   General Artist
You definitely did! This is some crazy stuff. :giggle:
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SkyWookiee Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! And so impressively well done, my mind refuses to realise just how well.
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