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Living in a fantasy. by louise-rabey Living in a fantasy. by louise-rabey
Acrylic paint on canvas & Ink and coloured pencil on paper collaged. 80x80cm.

This is one of my final paintings for my university project which was exhibited in the university show 'In.Flux'
It is inspired by my childhood. I aimed to create a storybook like image based on combining my childhood imagination with reality, creating a surreal landscape and then adding objects i would see or played with as a child, but exaggerating them a little using my imagination.
The woman walking on the stepping stones is inspired by one of my favorite childhood memories.

Over all i am really happy with how it came out (although wish i drew the woman a lot better!)

I use no references for my landscapes, only for the creatures.

References used:
Owl:
[link]
Rabbit: [link]
Woman: [link]


tumblr link: [link]

Like me on Facebook: [link]

(c) Louise Rabey, 2012.
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:iconcottoncritter:
cottoncritter Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Collages are neat to see, and this is one of the more lovely and fantastical ones I've seen! <3 Excellent work! I love that the water and sky combine~
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louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou ^_^
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:iconcottoncritter:
cottoncritter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome <3
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ArtAnda Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
my oh my, your works are so surrealistic :O
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louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou ^_^
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UraHameshi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Awesome! I like the details you put in to it :D
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ^_^
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Grim-Grinning Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hi there! This piece has been featured .:here:.! Please be sure to check it out :)

Have a nice weekend!
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louise-rabey Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou so much ^_^
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Grim-Grinning Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome c:
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ParadiseLost9 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really well done- it actually looks weathered like an old painting.
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louise-rabey Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou :D
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rabbit-stock Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
very nice
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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TonyJeffers Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student
Very unique, I really like how painted the background is! :nuu:
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou ^_^
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BrianJMurphy Featured By Owner May 28, 2012   General Artist
Great work! :D
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou ^_^
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BrianJMurphy Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Edchriev Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Coinidence, listening to 'From now on' Supertramp, while I arrived at this picture.
From now on has a line, that is repeated, guess I'll always have to be, living in a fantasy.

Other than that, this is good.
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louise-rabey Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Coincidence indeed.
and thankyou ^_^
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Lady-Dragonrose Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
What a wonderful imagination :).
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou ^_^
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Stapic Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful and mysterious :)
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:iconlouise-rabey:
louise-rabey Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou :D
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is lovely!=D I like its surreal atmosphere- you wanted to show something related to your childhood, and your picture really shows your effort doing so.
I think this picture would work out well in a storybook, there are lots of interesting details and symbols!:love:
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louise-rabey Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! ^_^
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you're very welcome!:hug: keep up the good work!=D
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