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Home and the Fairies by zancan Home and the Fairies by zancan
So you caught me in this reverie,
There at home where I could stay for hours.
You thought I was trapped from within.

I won't blame you, if you couldn't notice
That my aloneness was filled
Richer than all the madnesses and frenzies
You all live in.

The austere discomfort I am coiled in
Beneath that hole on the ceiling
Is a whole universe of fancies
And the sweetest haven for heart and soul.

Oil painting on canvas - 120x80 cm (47.3x31.5 inch)
March 2005
Making-of steps here.
Related scrap here.
(I do live in a small appartment)
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To be honest, I can't believe that this is a painting.. It's so breathtaking, beyond words actually. That someone can be so talented and has such a great technique in painting (which can be really difficult) is overwhelming.

The colors are very well chosen, they appear magical, which (I think) is done on purpose. The warmth they express is really saying that it's "Home". And it's such a great concept.

Oh and the anatomy is just so perfect! And the shadows on the shirt are just.. Amazingly done. Also the expression of the man is so interesting.. It's so wonderful that this entire painting has so much little secrets and mysteries to keep you looking for quite a while. It never gets boring.

The perspective is great and doesn't seem weird at all. The placement of everything in the room seems to be right, like it just came from a picture.

The light from the roof just gives it more atmosphere.. Which it already had from the colors and feelings. It's just so beyond this world, which is the whole subject.

The unfinished painting on the floor is so nice, it's almost that it gives more sadness to it, more hopelessness.. But the fairies make it right, they seem to make the whole thing a lot happier. They look so pretty and relaxed that you can't help to get a warm and comfortable feeling from these little creatures.

Even though I know my words won't do justice, and there are a lot of things left unsaid, you'll understand my enthousiasm about this piece. Just looking at it makes me dream away, and it's also really inspiring. Great, amazing, wonderful work.
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The colors in this painting are absolutely beautiful. The warm feeling they create adds a reality rarely scene in art, without taking away interest.

The position of the body, while a little awkward, shows a brilliant amount of personality in the body.

The main thing to improve on in my opinion would be the stone, although you did go for a soft style, I think that if you had added detail to the stone in the background you would have furthered the amount everything else stands out, it's not thought of this way in photography, but certainly if you think about it like a cloud against brick, then the cloud stands out in such contrast that it makes the person look focus in on it, and because you have alot going on you definitely would better it in that way, unless you don't want to sacrifice style, which I understand. [just on the back brick wall and the bricks by the plant pot, and the plant itself, except for the leaves]

And maybe the colors of the fairies, they vary like navy and black, but I believe if they varried more in detail, personal features, stature, and maybe even in more contrasting colors it would compliment the paper palette he was painting from.

I also believe the drawing behind the canvas should have been made a little bit more like van goghs first sketches, it seems like he already has a visual stereotype for fairies, and for me that takes a little bit away from the coherence of the piece, a little more rough and sketchy lines, and a little less cartoony would make it all the better, imho.

The person himself, if you wanted it to appear as though he has been transfixed a little longer, you could make a little bit of stubble evident on his face to illustrate time. And the cream color down towards his waist could be less saturated to fit in with the rest of the shape, to me that shadow appears to be a little too warm.
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eWeMad420 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
speechless i am just speechless.................its just AMAZING~Playful Kiss: Faint Playful Kiss: Faint 
Siolan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Lovely! :)
evgeniabel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job! 
ARTOFECALM Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
uncanny valley. YAY
Braja69 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting.
palomasummers Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
HauntedVisions Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work, and amazing detail!
mikumikukitty Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Student Filmographer
I think this kinda of the phase an artist goes into when they draw...Everything becomes real.
Darkangael Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
RoyalBeef Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
painting is good, but your "poem" doesn't seem realistic at all
BoxxMannDA Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
getting lost in your fantasy a great feeling sometimes
thoughttrainderailed Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!  Really great detailing and colors!
yannyxboo Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland but male version <3
cogwurx Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Great work!
dreamland11 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016   Traditional Artist
Jaasp Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
um... guys, this is traditional... Oh my god IT LOOKS DIGITAL 
blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! great work. Congratulations. :-)
Fukrazy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this looks great! Love the concept!😁
DarylLee1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice picture of loneliness
LOVEYHERE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
Sexyboy007 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Can you all laugh at me kissing ass please and favourite it
Rickstew Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Student Artist
amazing work!!
onneilekea Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
I have to say...there is a certain amount of release in your somehow fathoms my my kindled spirit.
FantasygirlXD Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Student General Artist
=) true..
lexicon1971 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Who took a picture of my apartment? 

Honestly, it's amazing work.  Just amazing! 
chibiobsessed101 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015   General Artist
norriscarrjre57 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
:) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
brsole2003 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Going out on a limb here...
First, this has been beautifully done. There is both a 'stoner' quality to the look of/in his eyes., and a look of youthful innocense. His face is beautifully young. His being barefoot... Beautifully drawn feet btw... Contributes again a sense of youth and innocense. The fairy that he is regarding on his finger contributes to implied innocense while at the same time queries a hallucination from being stoned.

This guy's beautiful bare feet need to be thoroughly tickled by multiple fairies. He can't escape them, his soles and toes are kick-ass ticklish. He is desperate to escape, but the fairies WON'T let him go. His ticklishness intriques the fairies like nothing else.

Cheers Du
korrohinaru Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Rubina1970 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So romantic, so tender, so perfect :wow: !
Bri-Oliveira Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student General Artist
dawnstanczak Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is amazing.  :ladummydate: 
SkyLifeArt Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
SRISHACrimsonVenom Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student Filmographer
Awesome....first of all...u know your game...and the presentation looks good too.Lastly the colors...hard to believe its a painting.Good Job...keep it up!
eeveepaint Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
*takes off sunglasess* MY GOD ITS AMAZING
Mewbon Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is incredibly gorgeous.
There is so much life and personality in this painting. The composition, the lighting and every little detail in this painting works beautifully together. 
mariaineselvira Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
You remember me Tiziano´s art... The perfection of the detailas are overnatural.. Are you human? LOL...if you really are so you are an extraordinay gifted one... CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Happywasp Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing,just amazing
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DragonWolf221 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is incredible ♡ oh gawd I wanna cry :faint:
memusicman Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Looks like something off of a Pixar movie. Excellent job!!
ChowderPants Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
can i masterbate to this?
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this!
Dhaena Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it... It s beautifull, amazing! wonderful
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