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A Strange Parade by elbarien A Strange Parade by elbarien
I decided to try a piece based on feelings from music, so here is some of the playlist that inspired this:
The Garden by Mirah
Paradise Circus by Massive Attack
Shake it Out by Florence and the Machine
Seven Devils (also Florence)
Marvelous Things by Eisley
Vai Vedrai from Cirque du Soleil
Marco Polo by Loreena McKennitt
Tango de Roxanne from the Moulin Rouge Soundtrack

This was one of those "what if" paintings that starts out as "hey, let's draw an elephant and then goes "what if it was in a parade..." "what if the parade was in the Victorian era..." "what if it had a monocle...." an so on. Kind of like this.... [link]
Anyways, enjoy and feel free to comment! Yes there's a bunch of steampunk influence in here....I wasn't thinking of Mardi Gras until I realized that this is reminiscent of it, and my friend also said Aladdin...annnd yes, commissions are OPEN! I am actually about to update my prices.

These brushes proved very helpful:
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:iconalatusaquae:
AlatusAquae Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
This is so much fun! :dance: and the randomness of it makes it even better
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:icondrawing-is-what-i-do:
The colours are just stunning! I just love the way you paint. All your pieces have a breathtaking, magical quality to them. :D
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :la:
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lilittu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!:clap:
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconlilittu:
lilittu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :D
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Pheonix-Of-The-West Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh... Wow. Why aren't you like, I don't know, Harry Potter famous?
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thank you! What a compliment. This one in particular isn't actually Harry Potter related, but most of my work these days seems to be!
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dadukk Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
wow u really are good at choose colors too define a picture.
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:icondadukk:
dadukk Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
ur welcome, keep the good work
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:iconnothofagus-obliqua:
Nothofagus-obliqua Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the colors and concept of this, fantastic work!!^^
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconanayrie:
Anayrie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colours are gorgeous!
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconanayrie:
Anayrie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome!
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:iconadamjacksonart:
adamjacksonart Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just brilliant. so whimsical and the colours are great.
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, very inspiring!
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Justine123456789 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job! I really love the brush strokes
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconviolinist2424:
violinist2424 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors!
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:iconzero2525:
Zero2525 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
anything with elephants is a fave of mine but really I love this one
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:iconmaszrum:
Maszrum Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece. I absolutely adore the tones you used here.
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daniacdesign Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
amazing as always
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LawrenceCreation Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this allot, Photography is my thing so I am kinda a nub in all other art. Did you draw this? Very nice going in to my faves
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, and yes I did draw this. :)
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DannyGarrett Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful
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:iconlkaef:
Lkaef Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Weird, but totally awesome! Keep it up.
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recycled-batteries Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I adored this picture the moment I saw the thumbnail....The colors are so vivid, yet somewhat dreamy. I love the silhouette on the back and the way that little guy with a moustache seems to be dragging the elephant.
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elbarien Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :icondummywooplz:
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recycled-batteries Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, I really liked this painting! (specially the monocle)
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
A lovely piece. Wonderful job.
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
You're welcome. :aww:
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Screw-vOLTA Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really nice picture, your style is really nice .)
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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masterBo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work, great colors! :D
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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Reigeckt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student General Artist
At a distance this is a little hard to make out. But up close it's beautiful!
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconernstilicious:
Ernstilicious Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the colors ar gorgeous!
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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theartsygurl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
This is very beautiful, and very well done. The lighting is great, the choice of color amazing! GREAT JOB!! :love::thumbsup:
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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theartsygurl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
No problem!
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i love the colors used in this C:
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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