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What a Terrible Likeness by Artoveli What a Terrible Likeness by Artoveli
-- It was a terrible likeness. Where did his Ma get off hanging it in plain sight like that? --

When my sister and I produced this writing jam ( [link] ), Ridel doodled a squigly little round guy up in the corner of the page. Soaking, as we were, in an atmosphere of utter randomness, we decided that this doodle was the painting that Prince Finikin and his Ma felt so strongly about. We laughed, finished the writing jam, and that was the end.

Or so Ridel thought.

The next day, being all alone and having nothing to do (house-sitting), I got out my art supplies and made that painting a reality! The next day, being at home for supper, I snuck into Ridel's room and hung it on the wall for her to discover. She found it just before I left that evening. Her reaction was well worth the stupidly long time it took me to paint it:D
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LaLadayCavalier Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist
THEES EES SO RANDOM UNT I LIKE EET.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, you're really going back into my gallery here!
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hpholo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
How did I not notice this the first time I went through your gallery!? I'm literally hurting from laughing so much at it...and yet I don't know why. Probably the sheer randomness that gives this picture so much charm. I must favorite it. Must.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay for randomness!

Did you happen to read the writing jam that spawned this painting? You might enjoy it. The link is in the description.
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hpholo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, yes! I did! It amused me greatly! I was just too lazy to leave a comment at the time.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooray!

I was drawing Prince Finikin again just last night, actually. But it was a far better likeness this time.
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hpholo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Hee hee...
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angelinme220 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
:giggle: Fun story and great illustration. Sometimes the quick whimsicle ideas turn out better things than the carefully planned ones. I like the way his fingers fade into yellow and the spinning background. Makes me feel like he is trying to hypnotize me o_O
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. I guess that's what happens when you take a scrappy doodle and turn it into a painting. I should do it more often!
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fallenangel27 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD I came back for another glance at this little dude. = 3 He's so much fun! And I think I agree, every home needs one. lol. And you could play with his colors. The possibilities are endless. = D
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thanks!

By the by, great signature:D
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fallenangel27 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. = 3 And thank you for the signature comment. Myst rules. XD
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It suuure does:D
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
hahahahahhahaaahha! This just makes me laugh
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
So glad! I think it's just the sort of painting every house needs to have on the wall.
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Celestial4ever Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Hee hee! It's like a cute version of The Scream :D
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That's exactly what my parents said:D That this guy was standing next to the guy in the painting, but was too short to be seen. He's definately there, though.
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Celestial4ever Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Professional Filmographer
LOL! Cute :D
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TreeWalking Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
Cute
Weak
Powerful
Scary
Dark
Different

..Canvas! :)

sweet
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh? Well, thanks!
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Ingwaz Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
It looks JUST like him. :giggle:
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
We don't really know... what it's supposed to be a likeness of, but by the sounds of it it's Finikin, yes;p
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Ingwaz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
Yes yes, I soo totally see Finikin. The panicy eyes, the dancing jell-oh arms, the endless asaphagus...

Uhhh....okkkaaay...


...But still, whomever it is a liken-ness too, it's a wonderfully silly one! :)
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t:
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Falcon0281 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
I second the above. :giggle: :+fav:
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
And I third it.
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Sabatuar Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
creepy yet cute
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bardling Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
I must say, I wouldn't like that hanging in my maze house, either. Excellent work making it such a terrible likeness!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you!
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Ingwaz Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
LMAO! that's a great story. I love stories like that. I once gave my friend a bear with a 007 outfit on...and then another one of her friends walked in to the room, screamed, and yelled "OMG a bear in a tuxedo!" I was so scared I fell off the couch screaming and calling for help. Then I realized what she was talking about!

They still tease me. :P
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha-ha! It's fun doing stuff like that:)
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