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A sort of Pinocchio / Frankenstein mash up.

It finally really hit me that I should learn to do paintings without over-using black.
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aswonder Featured By Owner 1 day ago
This is terrifying and I love it
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VenusinaMarciana Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
I have no words to say how much I love this one.... the detail!!!! and that cute cup is killing me!! awesome work =D
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tiianen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SketchLegion Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist
i would like to purchase a print of this. love it! really awesome work.
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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serge-fiedos Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very intense picture, wow !
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praxisnode Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
very nice, interesting, what software you use?
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:icontiianen:
tiianen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm a Photoshop girl through and through, currently working with CC.
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one-night-flower Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha, I've been to Finland some time ago and one of the souvenirs I've got was this particular mug. Strange to see it in such painting :D anyways, great talent of yours :D
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tiianen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I thought it would be a nice contrast, something home-y and sweet in a totally inappropriate environment.

And thanks !
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ilNether Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
amazing :-)
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UnbearableME Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
:)
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:iconatlya:
Atlya Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Woah, pretty nice.

Hey, the cup, is it "the moomins" or something? :D
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beatnyc Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the beautiful thing about this piece, is that it is the slightly eccentric loner neighbor next door. Has a regular job that he attends flawlessly. But when he comes home to his simple and tidy house in his quietness what is he doing in his basement? Reminds me of a Tom Waits tune called "what's he building in there?"
Btw, those brain scans seem to be missing the frontal lobes...?
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SavageInsight Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Oh that is eerie - almost grotesquely disgusting

   Which is exactly Marie Shelley's original intention - a sense of endearing horror and worse.

   The artwork, fine lines, details are strikingly effective.

   The boy appears to be just a doll particularly in the manikin flesh tone, except for the use of a Seran wrap texture giving his arm a reminder of meat - but the donor blood right next to it indicates life. 
    For many people a good steak doesn't equal a living thing, but that one note brings home a sense of fascinating horror on several points and epiphanies.
    Enhancing this effect are the medical scans of a human skull - scans modern media associates with a living being and a human one.
    That the boy's face appears sweet and waiting, the style of the old man reminiscent of iconic 1950s American fathers lacking only youth and a pipe, almost lends an endearing quality.
   The pink mug is out of place, strikingly cute, enhancing the "adorable is unnatural" feel (for me).
   The choice of tools themselves are slightly macabre as the scene is quite medical, yet they resemble that of a tailor or odd sort of seamstress.

  This concept particularly strikes me as having potential as an indie movie.
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CassandraCanadyArt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
The plastic over the exposed meat really makes this. Amazing work.
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AmandaFerguson070707 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! This is wonderful!
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hammertheshark Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
interesting concept :3
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makashy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
It also remember me the RPG horror game "Mad Fater"
Well done :)
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OctoGear Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
EEEP, a moomin mug <3
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NeRoOk Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
OMG there's a Moomin mug!!! :D 
 Bit creepy but really nicely done. :)
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! 
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WonderfulUgly Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
i'm actually seriously in love with everything about  this so intense.  sat here for a couple minutes just staring at  all the details and day dreaming about this scenario
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I really love reading how people have actually stopped and thought about my work.
Thank you so much ! 
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Dog-earedArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
We all need to love.
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Allentia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome! you can really see that the man creates the child with love, but in a psycho way by using parts from dead people. Creepy and lovely at the same time! Well done!
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

I think it's important to remember that obsessions don't only grow from anxiety or loneliness, but from love and tenderness as well.
Whether emotions are "negative" or "positive" is just as context-dependent as anything else. :-)
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Allentia Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You created that very well! 
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TheWilyWildcat Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing, beautiful detail and brilliant concept too...excellent work. Clap 
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B01NK Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: Very, VERY cool!  I am reminded of "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long." :-)
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional
You do really wonderful work Tiia. I featured this piece over here :icontheartlounge:
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you !
I appreciate it !
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Necron2-0 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OK, maybe I have a unique take on this.  When I look at this image, I see pure love. I see a father clearly devoted to his child. I see a father spending his every waking moment building his child up. I see meticulous attention to detail, making sure everything is just so, just right - straight, even and symmetrical.

As a father myself, this is what I try to do. Every day, bit by bit, I try to instill in my girl a piece of knowledge, wisdom or strength that will make her a better person, or help her to cope in a world that will not be kind to her. I try to stitch together a tapestry of experiences for her so that she may excel at anything she turns her hand to.

This is where Victor Frankenstein failed, and where the story diverges. Victor hacked his monster together from misshapen chunks of flesh. His goal was to prove he was a god. He was no father. He was the monster.
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
This is so amazing to read, I don't really even know how to respond.

Just, thank you.
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Necron2-0 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome, but no need to thank me. Indeed, I say, "Thank you." Art is all about evoked feelings, emotions. I was only expressing what your art made me feel. It is a marvelous piece.
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
And as an artist, the greatest feelings of success come when you know
you've been able to reach another person, and their thoughts, through your work.

It's all about communication, and that can't happen without people stopping to think
about the work and finding the parts in there that are meaningful for them.
Reading what you could find in here is a precious experience, and I am thankful for
being able to be a part of it.
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G-swig Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
"Lol dad y am I basbll dad y?"
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Silme037 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
This is really fantastic, I love it. It reminds me of Rozen Maiden.
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LittleBlueOwls Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Holy shit this is both creepy as hall and beautifully done
There are so many things that make this amazing, can't even count them, but I think the plastic over the arm plug is a very nice touch
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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LittleBlueOwls Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
welcome dear
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Fafenheir Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I love the expression on the construct's face. There's a certain menace to it.
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parabola97 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
yaaa thats awesome!
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NiceSPDR Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Idk why I thought this but it would make the picture really sad if there was a picture on the table of his son/daughter with words saying something like 2007 -2013. :'(
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I actually considered adding an down-facing picture frame there, but then thought it might be a bit too much on the nose. P-:
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pevexxx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
magnifique travail !! 
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:iconmalinborn:
malinborn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh this is awesome!
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Naatlane Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Love how the the Moomins add contrast to otherwise grim tones.
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I added them to bring a sort of oddly homely feeling to the picture (Moomin mugs are pretty much a stable element in any Finnish home),
and solidify the fact that the old man is very much your average person, with normal things in his house.

Also the name of that particular mug is "Love", and I just couldn't resist throwing that in there. :-D
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Erednay Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Horrific, but in a good way. I've got to ask, though it might be a tad stupid, but what's on his right hand? Are those veins, scars?

Either way, brilliant reinterpretation of a classic piece. 
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