The Donkey and the Goldfish by jackal

The Donkey and the Goldfish

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Added: Jul 06, 2004
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At long last, after many travails--particularly that awful thing with the water buffalo and the kumquat, he'd be waking up screaming for years after THAT--the hooded donkey had arrived, his goldfish at the ready. Nothing could stop him now!

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pakage's picture

Fantastic as usual. The captions are as much fun to read as the art is to look at. Well done.

jackal's picture

Well, it's done on clayboard, and you can get really great effects because of the way thin washes dry on the stuff. So basically I just slathered on paynes gray, let it half-dry, wiped some off, slathered on raw umber, added more detailed bits in gray, sponged on some titan buff...well, anyway. It's actually really easy to do, and the rocks practically paint themselves. The downside is that you don't have that much control over how the rocks come out, you just gotta work with what you've got--this painting started out the other way up, and I flipped it over halfway through because of how it was coming out.

Guest's picture

the water buffalo and the kumquat ? And what the heck is he doing with that fish ? Is the fish named Wanda ?
I laughed a lot. Great picture and great teaser text

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snow-wolf's picture

This is absolutely hilarious... it almost looks like that there should be somebody (or something) in the shadows of the rocks near the hooded donkey... Great Job!

bp76's picture

Hehehe... this is cool. What was the technique you used for this? Just scumbles over a painted ground? You've achieved a really nice look to the rocks. Well whatever the technique, it turned out really nice!!

Art at its best.