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Storytime by LuxDani Storytime by LuxDani
I've been meaning to do this for awhile, but I couldn't settle on the perfect subject. Finally chose a jackalope.

This is a gift for the amazing :iconshepaintswithblood:. One of my favorite artists of all time, and great friend. Here's to you sweetie. :heart:

I wanted something mystical, magical, with a sweet feel to it. At first the 'lope was holding a decorative stick thingy in it's mouth, but it made it feel too...incense-y. Fine, just not the look I was going for. I like the branches better.

Was a fun one to paint with acrylics. The scan turned out nearly greyscale (wtf.) so I had to photograph it, and for some odd reason you can see a ton of the brush strokes, like the original that I used to cover the canvas. Strange.
Did like 98% of it with acrylics, and then took a couple of coloured pencils and refined some things, like the fur and the colours. I love doing that. Its pretty shiny in real life, used a couple of metallic colours.

Jackalopes are said to be a combo of jack rabbit and antelope. Didn't want to go with the typical whitetail antlers or the pronghorn horns, so went with a Kudu. And kinda wanted to give the feeties a hoof-like feel, but I failed there.

Ref: [link] from ~SiberianClover-Stock

Enjoy!! Feedback would be hugely appreciated as always!
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:iconastoko:
AStoKo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Celtic ~ WOW by AStoKo  Clap 
Very beautiful work! 
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blinkingstarBS Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome bunny!!!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! =D
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blinkingstarBS Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
no probs I watch from the corner and favs you otea?!!!!
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:iconlara00:
Lara00 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Take my soul!
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:iconsahasa:
Sahasa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
This is so well made! I have always had a thing for circular compositions... Like you achieved here. :love: Great work.
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like circular compositions as well, they're becoming more evident in my art. C:
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Sahasa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
:iconlaplz: They're just awesome. Multiple circles as well. I just can't stop liking them hahaha.
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for March!
This piece has been featured here:

[link]

On behalf of:
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 52 - Jackalopes" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
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:iconcamilah:
camilah Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Beautiful:)
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:iconzwergloh:
zwergloh Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice piece of art. Like it very much.
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Rosie-the-rabbit Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
wow pretty amazing looking jackalope! the pronghorn horns work beautifully! great stuff! :)
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:iconbeachelf:
beachelf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Awesome! :iconsquee-loveplz:
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:iconmirrortree:
MirrorTree Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful <3
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you <3
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Darkgreendracon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
That is Most beautiful! I really love this piece :)
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad!! <3
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LaMissMoxie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very lovely and so realistic.
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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F0ggi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Fantastic work.

The details of the rabbit are so awesome with the fur to how the rabbit pose. Also, your work itself is very powerful by just looking at your painting.

Keep up the awesome work:thumbsup:.
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah thanks!! :heart::heart:
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:iconf0ggi:
F0ggi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Your very welcome!!:heart:
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TwilitTiger Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aha, the title and fantasy look of this reminded me of Storytime by Nightwish :D Very beautiful job, I think this is one of my favorites from you. The black background is definitely a good choice, as well as your highlights in all the right places. It has a nice circular flow of motion to it. <3
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guess what I was listening to when I chose the title. XD
Thanks<3
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TwilitTiger Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, nice! XD <3
You're very welcome!
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aetherfang Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Having grown up with a number of jackalopes, I would have loved to have seen some bred in my region with those horns ;)
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad I went with the kudu horns! I've never seen them on a jackalope before :)
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:iconrozzi-dk:
Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Very cool...
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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BlueSheWolf16 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
amazing (:
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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Stitchy-Face Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah stunning <3
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mwa, thanks <3<3
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dimasbka Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool - it's a beautiful picture!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Woah! This is for me?? Oh my gosh you have no idea how excited I am!! Did I tell you about my jackalope obsession or are you just psychic?

I absolutely LOVE this piece! I just cannot believe the pure awesome of it! Everything about it is so cool!

First of all, I love the colour scheme, the glinting golds and hints of magenta, bronze and copper are just fantastic.

I love his face, the anatomy is gorgeous, I love that bone structure and the angle too. Those horns are incredible! I love that you chose to do Kudu horns, the way they swirl back from his head is so pretty and they look so real.

The brush strokes here are absolutely gorgeous too and I just love the fur detail and that little tail!!

I really like that you gave the foot a hoof appearance too, my Jackalope character (the one who is most responsible for my love) has hooves instead of feet so I got so excited when I saw that little detail here.

That stick is just so cool with its mystical swirling power and I like the look of control the jackalope has while holding it, as if he knows just how to use it.

Ooh this is absolutely wonderful and I am still so stunned that this is for me!! Thank you sooooo much!!:blackrose:
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha your front page has a lovely little box with a nice collection of Jackalope inspiration. :heart:
Well I can't wait for you to see it when it arrives into your hands! I love the effect that metallic paint gives. And all art is so much nicer in person.
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Panthiguar Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love jackalopes. I think you did a beautiful job. :) The colors are amazing, and I think you did well with the feet also.
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I really like the colours too <3
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Panthiguar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
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Blackstunner6 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Artist
god speed mr rabbit
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