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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!
:heart::heart::heart:
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blinkingstarBS Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome bunny!!!
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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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Lara00 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Take my soul!
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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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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:

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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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camilah Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Beautiful:)
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