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'Bawa Umlilo (winged fire)' by snikstencilstuff 'Bawa Umlilo (winged fire)' by snikstencilstuff
Stencil and spray on canvas. 90 x 60. October/November 2012.

Never had a canvas that was so tough to create.

Colours too muted, too bright, composition wrong, background too busy, too plain. Finally reached a point where I can put the can down and say enough.

Photographed so the scale can be seen.

Stencils here: [link]
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SER1 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
impressive outcome... i would love to have hanging something like this here in my office!
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It can be arranged mate ;)
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SER1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
just curious, whats the prize on this one?
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GreenaGene Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
superb..
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eimeime Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
:)
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
yo!
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PartyhardPorygon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
My new favorite from you! Was not expecting it to be that big, looks great!
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
;)
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lostzion Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
incredible
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thankyou
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a-hyue Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is DEFINETLY one of the BEST PAINTINGS I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thats a great compliment, thanks
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n8p Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I actually like the background the best!
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
;)
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really great, I love the glossy sheen.
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, varnish adds a 'good enough to touch' feel, almost like candy!
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angelichope Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Very very nice!!!:)
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thankyou
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angelichope Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Welcome!:)
A very great day to you!!:dance:
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thankyou, and to you
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angelichope Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
:hug::):):):)
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GilPires Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Beautiful THUMBS UP!
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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Mikkitwig Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Whatever mistakes you made were worth it for that outcome.
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thankyou
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I absolutely adore bee eaters! I have painted a few myself, their colors are just so fun to play with. I honestly do not think the background is too busy at all, the colors are fine as well. The composition is excellent, and I really enjoy the birds being off to the side instead of the middle. Really nice job (:
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thankyou for your words, it makes all the effort worth it! they are a truly beautiful bird, so im glad i have portrayed them in a good light
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MessageOnMyPillow Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very very nice
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanks mate
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SashaWren Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
/sigh your work is just dazzling. :)
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
dazzling, great word!
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SashaWren Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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cassandra667 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
wonderful work.
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanks :)
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King-Simon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I think this is totally amazing! The way the colors pop is incredible, one of the most beautiful pieces i've ever seen :)
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snikstencilstuff Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for your kind words
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