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Ill Omens by screwbald Ill Omens by screwbald
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

~ W.B. Yeats


More spring cleaning! I found this tucked away in a pile of stuff. I guess I started it... yeesh, around last September. I couldn't remember why I abandoned it mid-painting, so I figured I'd put a couple more hours into it this afternoon and finish it up. The world could use some more baboons, anyway. ;]
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:iconulben:
Ulben Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Great work!
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:iconhorsezee:
HorseZee Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
OMG, so awesome!!
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:iconjenniferthefirst:
JenniferTheFirst Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, amazing work.
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:iconroselana:
Roselana Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I like your style and you are good artist. Thank you for your art
:)
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:iconenvenhb:
EnvenHB Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Wonderful,=),,,its difficult to belive that is painted by watercolor ,so clean ,,,,its fantastic =D
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shadow-crow Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's the first time I've seen somebody drawing a baboon!
I really like the colours you used!
Keep going!
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:iconfictitiouseyes:
FictitiousEyes Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool!
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist
coolo!
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:iconwandering-wolves:
Wandering-wolves Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knew it!Monkeys are EVIL!!!XD
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:iconwcsallysally:
WCSallySally Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
Now why would Thoth from Malta light that jaguar's tail on fire?

I love your spring cleaning!! ..
I am sending cleaning compulsions in your direction!

:+fav: .. No Doubt!
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:iconjonrayasha:
jonrayasha Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
another awesome picture ^^
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:iconmuse4ever:
muse4ever Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
I love those detailed eyes...Wonderful!
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:icon928:
928 Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Excellent work, it was well worth it.
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:iconziggyman:
Ziggyman Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
good work. make think of the mandrill from the lion king and kimba.
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:iconccm:
CCM Featured By Owner May 17, 2009   General Artist
very, very nice. & I like how you do color, it's consistent
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:iconarcnoxem:
Arcnoxem Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
it looks nice ^w^
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:iconsouless-solace:
Souless-Solace Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
more baboons are always nice, but do they have to be used to signify the end of the world? ^^; Still, it's a beautiful painting. I love the ominous clouds in the backround.
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:iconnyuka:
Nyuka Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like angry Rafiki.
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:iconchimpeetah:
Chimpeetah Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Live action Lion King film ?! :D
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:iconinuzaka:
inuzaka Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is actually pretty kewl
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:icontailbone:
Tailbone Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Student General Artist
This is a gorgeous piece, I absolutely adore baboons and the detail is just fantastic. I'm especially digging the glowing embers and how they bring attention to his eyes; he's a very serious business artist at work, he is.
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SolitaireWitch Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
awesome :) i love the colours and the baboon, very good job :)
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:iconrokuss4:
rokuss4 Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Wonderful work ^^
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:iconxythu:
xythu Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
monkeys are evil.
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:iconscorpionlover:
ScorpionLover Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Wow nice! XD
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:iconsailingbreezes:
SailingBreezes Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous. Love the realism, especially the coloring of the intense atmosphere. I love the baboon's glinty eyes, too. What's he thinking there? :XD: And then you've got Yeats in the description. I APPROVE>
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:iconpunxnotdead309:
punxnotdead309 Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Very lovely fur work, and as I mentioned earlier, your subjects/characters are always unique.
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DBI-ZnT Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Good job, lovely colour scheme and atmosphere.
Reminds me of the mandrill in the Lion King. :)
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:iconhibbary:
hibbary Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Who says!?! >8( Those baboons....... way too full of themselves.
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:iconblue-paper:
Blue-Paper Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Awesome as always! :)
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:iconowl-in-the-sky:
Owl-in-the-sky Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
That's awesome, I love the detail - brill!
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:iconheadphonerexic:
Headphonerexic Featured By Owner May 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
The coming storm looks great, and I love the baboon's expression.
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:iconvsmaximus:
VSmaximus Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Rafiki lol? Pretty good.
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:iconmamorukun:
mamorukun Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
awesome as always
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Have you considered entering this in Elligator's [link] Totems & Mysterious Objects contest? I suggest this knowing that, if you do, you'll totally kick my ass:)
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badsinner69 Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
freaking awesome! this pic is grreat! course then that may be just cause monkeys are awesome!
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:iconshmeeden:
shmeeden Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
What media did you use? Looks like maybe pencil crayon and gouache or... something?
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:iconscrewbald:
screwbald Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Acrylic, actually. :]
I usually work in watercolor, but for some reason, started this in acrylic.
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BlackWolf1480 Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
that's really good!
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:icontuume:
Tuume Featured By Owner May 15, 2009   Writer
Very nice. It's got that apocalyptic feel to it. I love the pose the baboon has.
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pancakemanX Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Like from Lion King? Just. Plain. Awesome.
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:iconsigeram:
Sigeram Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
OMG THAT IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love how you did the detail. I love the clouds and rain.
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:iconridley100:
ridley100 Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good painting.
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:icony-eskii-lass:
Y-eskii-lass Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Beautiful! I love how he is looking back at the rainclouds with a deep sense of foreboding. Baboons are awesome.
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Trustthapo Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I could sit here and pick out all of my favorite details, but school's in 30 minutes, and I wouldn't have enough time :D
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:iconsmerle:
SMerle Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
Beautifully done!
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:iconraynerr:
Raynerr Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
This reminds me of The Lion King :)
Which i watched yesterday! :D
Brilliant.
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:iconshiverz:
shiverz Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Powerful image, I'm surprised you haven't shared this sooner! Excellent use of colour and texture detail, the baboons face is very menacing.
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:iconmaria-mar:
maria-mar Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Awesome!... :D
Glad you finished and shared ^_^
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Kajm Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Great work!
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