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Puppet by ARoulette Puppet by ARoulette
This is an Illustration I did awhile ago I frogot about it. Oil on masonite. 11"x12"
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Scorchyz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I love this ! <3
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Melancholy-Minds Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Your brushstrokes are beautiful. The clothing is especially well-rendered.
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luckycommenter Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
This is so cool! It looks real from afar. :iconiloveyouplz:
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JamLover Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
This reminds me a lot of that Above The Influence commercial that has everybody as puppets...
I found it!
[link]
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treeehugger414 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011   Photographer
this is so amazing, i love the colors!
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HikariOkami Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Wow, this looks so real! For just a moment, I thought it was a photo with weird lighting!
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KoalaBar Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
the pose reminds me of the dancing in the thriller video. also how i walk around that house.
i find this piece to be very fun.
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BecauseImFrench Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! Fav part is the gun on the shirt. It goes well with the whole puppet-not-in-control theme.
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jeroome Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Student
great work! :)
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jerkfreaks Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
nice work..awesome..
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Perfectly--Imperfect Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
That's brilliant!
I thought it was an edited photo at first!
WOW! Well done.
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L0opYmE Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
it's so real, I can't believe it's a painting! *o*
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Katsunichi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
amazing!! i love how realistic it looks, the colors are very captivating as well.
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SarahIsAlmostUseless Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, but I especially love the way the hands are positioned. n_n
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CirionVincio Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Simply amazing pose and execution, I love it :)
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GERMZ18 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
NICE WORK!!!
IS OIL PAINTING HARD AND TAKES FOREVER TO WORK WITH LIKE THEY SAY?
IS IT ALSO REALLY EXPENSIVE TO?

GOOOD STUFF KEEP IT UP!!!
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Andirilien Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
i like the concept and the way you represented it
fav
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Kassworkshop Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
I was watching all my favourites...and this is one of them!!!!! Take care an read my journal...I have an idea for my fav artist in deviantart !!!!!
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CaptainBoneDaddy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
I really do like the colours and the pose. Nice painting!
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matamataja Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
It's an amazing picture. I like the idea of it.
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LehannanSidhe Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Student
I like it, specially the light... keep working @.@ ^^
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starkisscrossed Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
this makes me feel all hurty inside...shivery.
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pirateatheart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
wow, that's so cool
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nivelle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
is that a self portrait? its amazing that my boyfriend looks exactly like that boy you painted.

by the way, youre whole work is great!
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shinySpook Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Very expressive work..i love it!!
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gromyko Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the composition and colors of this piece...you handle paint very well!!!
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KetsiaLessard Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006   Traditional Artist
It makes me think of that Jars of Clay song, "Boy on a string"...

"The marionette has your number
Pulling your arms and legs till you can't stand on your own.
Dragging your conscience on the stage and your heart gets rearranged
And you cannot tell your mentor from your Maker.
Look at the crowds bleeding with laughter
Over the way you entertain at beckon call
They don't see the lights or the painted background
They just like to see you fall

But you don't really mind
And you're just wasting time
You can't feel anything
You're a boy on a string

I feel a sadness like Gepetto, watching the life that he created run away,
Seeing the puppeteer' intrusion and holding the remains of puppets that had rotted away
One day the curtain will not open
And all the crowds will go away
Someday those strings will choke you
But until that day..."

-Dan Haseltine, 1995
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ink-4-blood Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006   Writer
This makes me cry. Merely because this is exactly what I see most people as. Puppets of another, and this is a gorgeous piece. The image on the shirt though isn't quite bending with the wrinkles and folds, as somebody before stated, but this is still an amazing work. More like this, that would really take off. I don't know though, whatever inspiration bitchslaps you with!
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camada Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006  Professional General Artist
Interesting concept. :nod: Is there a story behind this one?
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HopOnTheYacht Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006
AMAZ@ING!!
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karcarah Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006
great
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butitwontbeme Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
This is gorgeous. Love the colours.
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CarisArt2 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2005
i saw your work on hans' presentation when he came down to my school. and your work is absolutely fabulous!
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pandamann666 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
WoW
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paintertk Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work!!! I liked it... :clap:
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mcr-raven Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
seeing this makes me wanna paint too!!!
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amebaone Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
I really like the idea and the way it was painted. . .the green background is brilliant.

I do have a few gripes. . . the t-shirt design doesn't quite bend with the wrinkles, and the dark outline of the figure makes it look like he is inside of a "groove" in the wall or something.......I can't image that was what you were going for?
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passionatearabesque Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
I don't know if I've commented on this before, but I just love this concept, and the painting is lovely. I had to say it again. =P
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pikeletxo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
My god, your painting skills are incredible. I just love the way you paint, you have a real gift for people. I love the kind of dreamy look he has, and the gun on his shirt.
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Lithium-Tears Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Professional General Artist
wow..this is exquisite!
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Wind-Walker Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
Hm, reminds me of a song I know.

"Look at the crowds bleeding with laughter
Over the way you entertain at beckon call.
They don't see behind the lights or the painted background.
They just like to see you fall.

But you don't really mind,
'Cause you're just wasting time.
You can't feel anything.
You're a boy on a string.


Awesome gallery. Your paintings are amazing. :)
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dado24 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
i love the colors. guy looks great, very real. i like the idea very much.
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Kazyl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
If this were a print, I'd buy it. By the way, you're incredible.
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Groof Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005  Student Interface Designer
wauw! :|
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EmbetanteYahi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
this is so beautiful
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bambino-pigro Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005
I love this. It's definitely going to be in my favorites.
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theeviltakito Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
very nice
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deathscythe02 Featured By Owner May 28, 2005
Thats awesome :)

I really like how this came out. I love the colours and the BG.

Nicley done ;p
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toteaseher Featured By Owner May 21, 2005
dude you are awesome!
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Mortallybound Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
Awesome imagery, very detailed. Great work, I absolutely adore it...great talents. I've tried oil paints...on a 24"x30" canvas.....absolutely horrifying..Great job.
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