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I'll Give You The Moon by louise-rabey I'll Give You The Moon by louise-rabey

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'I'll Give You The Moon'
Acrylic & ink on Canvas & paper.
25x30 inches.
2012

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(c)Louise Rabey

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Critique by AesopJones Nov 7, 2012, 2:34:27 PM
Looking at the exaggerated figure of the trees, as well as the surreal nature of the piece, I'd guess that Shaun tan was one of your inspirations, though I may be wrong.
I bring this up because your style has a very distinctive feel, which is by all means a good thing. The colours balance each other out well, and it's a beautiful picture on its own.
There's a problem though, and it might be a big one depending on what you intend for this piece.
Namely, I can't tell what's supposed to be happening. Based on the title, I'd guess that the rabbit is holding the moon, but without that title I'm lost. Maybe if you make the rabbit a bit bigger, or emphasize the fact that he's holding onto the moon (if that's what he's doing), at the moment it kind of looks like he's holding a stick in front of it. There's no central focus to this piece, I don't know whether I should focus on the dream catcher, the rabbit or the house.
Aside from that complaint, it's still a great piece.
Many Thanks.
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This is a very interesting and surreal piece. I saw from your comments that you were partially inspired by Salvador Dali and I definitely see elements of his work in this. He is one of my favorite artists.
The work appears at once both dark and bright in its balanced use of blues and blacks. In this way it evokes the sense of being in a dreamscape, which I get the feeling is central to this work. The dream-catcher further supports that we are seeing into a dream world.
Could the idea of 'giving the moon' in this work be a metaphor for trying to achieve the seemingly unachievable? If that is the case I get the sense that this scene depicts the struggle of that endeavor rather than the success and that we may be peering into the unfiltered side of the dream-catcher; into the nightmare not yet made a dream.
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madgirlsrock723 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I featured this brilliant work of art in my journal! [link] :D
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :hug:
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:iconmadgirlsrock723:
madgirlsrock723 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
my pleasure :aww:
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:iconanibagumyan:
Anibagumyan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
this one is cool
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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:iconfinalvirucide:
FinalVirucide Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is very nice, it has this rather dark yet whimsical feel. :)
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou :D
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:iconkatzilla13:
Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
These are beautiful and strange (in a good way) paintings. I like the surreal atmosphere. You definitely have a distinctive style. :-)
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou :D
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
My pleasure. :-)
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:iconcreative-caro:
Creative-Caro Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, so great! I really love the composition :heart:
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconlightningcharm:
LightningCharm Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this piece of yours. It's got such a surreal atmosphere and mood about it. Very well done.
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconurahameshi:
UraHameshi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Very cool!
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconezek19:
ezek19 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Que lindos los arboles!!!!
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:iconfallmusic:
Fallmusic Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really amazing, I love it.
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconbeautyofdreams:
beautyofdreams Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
This is beautiful!! I see influences from Dalí and Tim Burton!
Good job, you are talented.
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
Dali is one of my inspirations, i love his work ^_^
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:iconcottoncritter:
cottoncritter Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Very cool and eerie oUo :heart:
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou ^_^
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:iconcottoncritter:
cottoncritter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np <3
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JamesWinslett Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Magical :)
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really like your style. Where do you get your inspiration?
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou ^_^
My inspiration comes from many things. Subject wise I am inspired by fairy tales, dreams, fantasy and a childs imagination.
My painting style developed as i experimented more whilst at college and university, I found i really enjoyed starting off my paintings by being messy, throwing the paint around etc, then i clean it up and add details :D
Surreal art is a big inspiration to me, as well as many illustrators.
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Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A child's imagination is a beautiful thing. It is something that I believe we should all preserve. Creating art is definitely one way of doing that, and you do it very well ^^.
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed it is, and thnankyou ^_^
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astridbjork Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Just love the feeling this gives me.. It's very beautiful and I love the colors. :)
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Sevenlole Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Great painting ! The details are great =D
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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VioleRodrigo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I really really like this illustration, quite a nice surrealistic style.
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou :)
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DaffyDaftnezz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This a very beautifull and artistic art, it's great
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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Love-To-Share-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent art work and thank you so much for crediting my work. Much appreciated.
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou, and you're welcome ^_^
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melissrrr Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I really love this. I am so inspired. :)
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou :D
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Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
:clap:
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
It's just enchanting :)
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou ^_^
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Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
My pleasure :)
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maxevry Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Love this piece!
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Lilbitdeadly Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's beautiful. I love the Native American influence in this piece. You are very talented.
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November 7, 2012
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D300
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200
Date Taken
Nov 7, 2012, 1:47:26 PM
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