:Commission: Portrait of a Gentleman by Sparkyopteryx

:Commission: Portrait of a Gentleman

Sparkyopteryx

20 December 2014 at 11:31:28 MST

A detailed ballpoint bust commission for the most awesome and patient sixrabbits. This was the craziest and most nightmare fuel character I've ever been commissioned to do; I love it. I made extra efforts to have it look like an 1800 illustration or engraving, what with all of the other Victorian trappings and such. I love when I get to work outside the box with subjects like this...

Black ballpoint on 9x12 smooth bristol. Art is mine, character belongs to Sixrabbits.

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    i love creature designs like this :3

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      I know, right? I love characters and creatures that challenge perception and convention; she actually has a lot of pretty cool characters.

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    This is pretty awesome, it's like a portrait I'd expect to find in a really creepy horror game or on the cover of a short story,

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    This is AWESOME w

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    This is some of the most spectacular work I've ever seen you do. LOVE it!

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      Why thank you! I sure do like to explore the uncanny and horrific so I guess that enthusiasm shines through a little. More hilarious that I did it in December. Merry Christmas here have this.

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        What you mean there are some people who might find this inappropriate for the season? My word, I am shocked! Shocked and dismayed!

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          Appalling and unbelievable yes, but alas I have found it to be true. Such a world we live in these days...

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    Quite a surrealist work, I dare say! Reminds me of a certain Greek artist called Seth Siro Anton, for some reason.

    The twisted twist between elegance and grotesque is well executed! The two elements are wonderfully combined into an antithesis that materializes under the form of one single character. The result is... disturbing, yet visually succulent!
    It makes me think that even the finest gentleman can hide the biggest abominations. Beneath their facade of courtesy, of bewitching manners and care can lie sadism, apathy, and decadence... Like... Gilles de Rais, if you have heard of him by chance!

    An exquisite and overtly finespun work!

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      And I almost forgot: You do a flawless job at precisely nailing down such eccentric character designs! Few others could portray them under the darkness, under the artistry, you manage to portray them as!

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      Mm, that name sounds so familiar....wait, I remember now! Goodness I'm not even close to such a caliber yet but I'm humbled and appreciate the compliment of being compared to his aesthetic.

      I jump on the opportunity to render characters like this because of those exact qualities. This can most definitely be interpreted as somewhat metaphorical in a way, and I simply must mention that sixrabbits is a master of the surreal and monstrous. I have heard of him, actually! I never would have drawn such a comparison but now that I think of it it's apt.

      Thank you very much! In all honesty I'd like to do more pieces of this similar concept and feel, especially since I've been revisiting characters that badly need more public exposure and updated depictions. I have a few that are quite...uncanny.