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General G-raffe by akki General G-raffe by akki
An oil painting requested by a guy I work with. Sorry about the bad quality, I'm bad at photographig art and I've managed to loose all the pretty oil details. :(
Thinking about trying to borrow the original back and make prints.

please do not use without permission
Oil on 18x24 canvas
AG09

PS get tattooed at twilight tattoo in minneapolis! I work the front desk on weekends.

Edit: okay so this probably sounds cliche but: omg holy crap a DD thank youuuuu community! :hug:

Edit Edit: Finally uploaded a better picture, it's less blurry and more true to the colors. Thanks again everyone for the support. :)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-05-12
Take a close look at General G-raffe by ~akki, the unlikely realism in this piece is truly amazing. ( Suggested by Avalik and Featured by Pixel-Spotlight )
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HOPALONG247 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Nicely done. Very interesting concept.
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Yaomink Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Ender's Game, anyone? XD
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NoBuddy-else Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
wish she had a longer neck and by the way, I'd also wish to see a cap specially designed for her head :giggle:
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:iconmibiko:
mibiko Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
really nice.
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:iconkuroreeves:
kuroreeves Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
wow~ great painting~ :D :heart: it~ :D
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Tanary Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Interface Designer
The idea was done like a a million times over, and it's not that artisticly great.
I'm just saying this should not b a DD
while i saw ones that much more DD orthey then this.
_____________ other then rant.
this is a great picture, i love the colors. I wish the neck was longer.
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Pixel-Spotlight Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
In future, I'd rather you come directly to me with concerns like this, or follow the official guidelines (FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?), but I'm always happy to discuss why I featured a piece. :)

I just ask that you don't post it on the artwork itself; it's rude to the artist, who had absolutely no part and no choice in their piece being featured! It's also really discouraging to receive a comment like than on their work, as I'm sure you can imagine.
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Tanary Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Student Interface Designer
It's called the free speech right.

but what ever.
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Pixel-Spotlight Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
I encourage people to tell me what they think of the things I've featured, otherwise I have no idea if I'm doing a good job or not! :)

But if you post it on the artist's piece, I'm less likely to see it and it won't achieve anything other than offend the artist! ;P
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Ninjerina Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Student General Artist
There's a difference between enjoying a piece and thinking it deserves a DD. And agreed with Tanary, freedom of speech. Art school people (both teachers and fellow students) say much more brutal things to people's faces regarding their work, as do art critics. If people can't take "I dont think this deserves a DD" than they wouldn't make it very long in the art world. Art directors will tear you a new one if they want a better or different piece than the one you submit.
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Pixel-Spotlight Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
As someone who makes a living within the art world (I'm a fashion photographer), I completely agree with you; people whom you submit work to will criticize you if it isn't to their liking.
This is entirely different to being picked for a feature, if you submit your work to someone for their view then you invite criticism. The DD was thrust upon ~akki with no choice or say in the matter.

Because of that, as I'm sure you'll understand, I'd rather people came to me to say "I don't think this deserves a DD" because I can do something about it, whereas if you say it to the artist they can't and the only thing it serves to do is discourage them.
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Ninjerina Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Student General Artist
I see what you're saying although I personally wasn't aware of how to contact the people who choose the DDs prior.
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Pixel-Spotlight Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
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Pixel-Spotlight Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
It says who features it in the description, if you see it's one of mine then you're always welcome to send me a note, if it's someone else's then you should follow the rules here: FAQ #18: Who selects the Daily Deviation and how is it chosen?
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Ninjerina Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student General Artist
I suppose I agree (although a colonel giraffe will always entertain me and I could see me hanging something like this on my wall for great amusement), but better this than fantasy goth girl photo manipulations or a cuddly generic anime pokemon DD or generic anime girl. Basically anything generic anime; its much too popular on this site.
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Tanary Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Student Interface Designer
I agree
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Demondog888 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That's some awesome work! I wish I can get a Tat from you! But I live all the way in Arkansas... :(
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:iconjustinderosa:
JustinDeRosa Featured By Owner May 12, 2010   Photographer
very cool. this is very starfox-esque
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:iconisolitude:
ISolitude Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Haha! Thanks for a good laugh (:
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:iconnicole-prince:
Nicole-Prince Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OMFG FAV
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casadrat06 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
XD This is awesome. Your friend has good ideas! Love the texture on the giraffe, he actually looks a little fuzzy. :)
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MediumGuitarHero Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
now THAT is art! :iconbravoplz:
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:iconsowsquatch:
sowsquatch Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
haha...awesome, i love it. hurrah for quirky work :)
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gainsays Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student General Artist
oh how wacky
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:iconedgarcia:
EdGarcia Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
He saved my country,...Without any orders to do so; He just did it on A free weekend. :)
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TwistedRussian Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha. The guy you work with certainly makes some killer requests!
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NotSoFluent Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is wonderful! =D Love the vibrant colors and details!
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:iconmvmarcz:
Mvmarcz Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh My GOD!
I did a duck just like this...this is epic
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NewImmortality Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Bahaha this makes me really happy.
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:iconmiki456:
Miki456 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student General Artist
LOOKS SO COOL AND LOOKS LIKE SANTA ANA ! :giggle:
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:iconzaneeyre:
ZaneEyre Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work!
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RubyBlight Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He's my hero.
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HaruMoezuna Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Wow. This is too interesting for words. None of the words I think of can describe how I feel about this. It's different, but in an absolutely good way. You did a great job ^_^
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anienglish Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Great Painting, But animals with people bodys always managed to scare the crap out of me XD
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Rapid-Koala Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
three words, Oh My God... that's is probably the best animal art I've ever seen
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Novacevia Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
The colour and saturation of the suit definitely takes away from the actual giraffe.

I almost didn't see the head because of that blue :\
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happymegs81 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
I love giraffes, this is wonderful. ;)
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The bold, bright colors on the uniform sort of swallow up the pale colors of the giraffe, but since this is a photo of the real thing, I'm sure some of that might be due to the lighting, flash, etc.

I love the soft background colors you used. :)
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BabyCthulu Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
That's awesome.

I don't know how to describe it... it's awesomeness is beyond words.
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LeonaAnda Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
irresistibly intriguing :wow: but impressive painting, love it :heart:
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Zekehimberry95 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best painting of a general ever lol
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SkullsCrystal Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg: :lol: Thats really good.
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:iconrezllen:
Rezllen Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is wonderful! I think my personal favorite parts to this piece are the folds in his clothing, the lighting on his head and the textures. Well done!
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TheMemphisKing Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Ahahahaha!!! So great!
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:iconlaufoo:
Laufoo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
He makes me think of a Soviet, but yet, not. I love this though. *_*
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:iconbluekity:
Bluekity Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
i love real anthro art like this <3
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:icontoaster-of-satan:
toaster-of-satan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
This is a magnificent painting.
I love the..texture of the giraffe. He looks velvet-y or something.
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October 20, 2009
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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KODAK EASYSHARE M763 DIGITAL CAMERA
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6 mm
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Date Taken
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