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The Allegory of Foxes by AlectorFencer The Allegory of Foxes by AlectorFencer
This is the high resolution scan of this picture. It has been scanned professionally using a massive scanning device that respects daylight and the natural colours. What you see is like the original painting. All structures and details are now finally visible for you. Thanks a lot for looking! <3

"Die Allegorie dor Fichse" - another picture which is based on contradiction which is a tiny bit metaphorical.

The size of the picture and the colour usage was more or less an exhaust of my accumulated energy and inspiration. The idea for the actual picture came after painting the entire background.

When painting the background, something amazing happened to the paper and the colours. Whilst the two different sides of the background are wanted, I didn't expect the colours to float together into the middle and become one thing.
The most fascinating thing for me are the salt crystals that built up after putting on ordinary sea salt. The consitency of thge salt itself was more fine than coarse and left a powdery crystalized layer on the skin when held too long.
That stuff ate quite a lot of my skin around my nails after getting in contact with water.

After the background has dried, I wanted to wipe off the salt with my hands which didn't work at all because the salt crystals got stuck with the acrylic ink and watercolours. Whilst it was drying, a crystal layer built up and made the entire background all glittery and rough.

A good thing I didn't put so much salt on the areas where the characters were added later. xD
The idea for the actual picture came whilst sitting in front of the paper and staring at the background.
Actually, I planned a different motif but it would have been impossible or unfitting.

If I would start interpreting this picture now, I would possibly write too much and people would have to read the whole bunch of my feelings towards it.

As a short version, I would say that it could be seen as an illustration of the manifoldness and contrariness of either our feelings and our world and that everything can lead together to create something new.

The picture itself is 94 x 47 cm large. The framed picture is about 110 x 61 cm large and can be seen here: [link]
It was exhibited at the artshow at MMC12 and it took an entire panel. xD
This will be taken to the Eurofurence this year as well. ^^

Acrylic inks, Watercolours, coloured pencils, Acrylics and much more on slightly perforated/fine-toothed Cornwall watercolour paper.

Maybe there will be jumbo prints available soon.
I have taken this picture with a very improfessional compact digital camera which has less features than my current mobile phone. @_____@

Thanks so much for looking! ^^

Edit: Aaaah! Thank you ever so much for all the comments and favourites! <3<3<3
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LiamIsABrain Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I would probably literally kill for a print of this.
throughpassion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
wish i could post a comment that would stand out with beauty like this picture.
SuzanneHole Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Outstanding detail, colours and layering effect
LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
I scoured your gallery looking for this specific painting! I saw it years ago and have loved it ever since :heart:  I think I vaguely remember seeing WIP's of this too... but I could be mistaken. I am so thrilled to see that the edit says it is a high resolution scan! I spent 10 minutes just now peering at every detail! I love this painting.... Everything about it is harmonious and beautiful. I love paintings like this that are open to interpretation; I get a different feeling every time I look at it. Life and death? Good and evil? Creation of the world? Whatever I come up with every time seems to fit and it's satisfying. :)  It's just so downright gorgeous. The textures in the paint are marvelous--that's my favorite thing about watercolor is all those lovely textures that pop up out of the chaos! I could go on and on... But I love it. :D  Is there a large version of this print? I would love one on my wall ^^
ValkyrieMoon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
wow you are amazing! I just love this and your skills! ouo
Xylothor Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! My eyes! (they just popped out because its so amazing!) *feels the floor for eyes*
suntwirl Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   General Artist
lovely :)
blugabriel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
wao! incredible! ;);)
ScarTheWolf6 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012

So there is a good side and bad side creating the fox?
RamsEyeSupply Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome. The blending of colors for the background is great!
queenoftheowls9 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's beautiful. I love all of the intricate details and colors.
isrealrod Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing, a cooler version of Yin and Yang
satsukimeisen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
ooooh!!!! god! wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EvilineMoonflesh Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
hi, I´ve featured this in my journal [link]
bionomi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
That's so beautiful...
StephanieRyan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
WOW! i was looking forward to creating my own wall paper for my desktop. I hope you dont mind me using it as my desktop! Really incredible..
Social-Misfit Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
This is gorgeous.
mentalsax33 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Utterly Beautiful and amazing, the colours are fantastic
morgywolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And the idea is very interesting. Its as if the spirit of ground and forest have come together to create Earth
tinybakura Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
It's beautiful, it's breathtaking... This and everything I've seen on your page is beyond description. Keep up the amazing work!
Pantoner Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
*Falls to the ground*
arethmatikalrhythms Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
incredible! :) I had to make it my desktop ^_^
CyberShadow1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And this is my desktop background... Just beautiful.

I wanna make a game based something like these characters.... Maybe I will...
BumbleBee029 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
I love this art. Is ok that i added this to my group???
McJaews Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
First comment made on DA - here goes:
Unbelievable! Thank you for sharing online with those of us who don't really go to galleries much^^
TheRedRisingPhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
it's more than amazing... I was stunning...! *o*
Katarjana Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love the colors!! You're so talented.
heylister Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of the few artworks on devART I might actually consider forking out money to get a big print of it. Stunning. Inspiring.
DarkWolf099 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow woow fantastic!!!!!
Braja69 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ladyVivianne Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Its really amazing!!!!I love the colors and mood which is radiating from this picture!!!!
megabinsi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Ethereal! Traveling into another world!
Nightstormandme Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
This is pretty cool, love the concept
Lunar-Wolf74 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
simply beautiful my friend
hungarou Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
It's so incredible! I love the colors... :deviation:
lamelobo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
do beautiful.!
ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This has been featured in my journal! >>> [link]
evil-gaara-kun Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
If I could fav this I would <3
ellipus-ATTACK Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i can't even describe how amazing this is!
Gidala Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's beautiful.Very impressive.By the way, the little fox in the center is kindacute.
skyrunnerup Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

take a look at mine


At the center, how do you do that, like everyplace is like dots?
fun859 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
the color feel so great~!!
lutrasilvereye Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Just stunning! Fantastic! Inspiring! :) Keep up the amazing work.
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Thank you so much. :D
Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
I like your water colouring skills! very nice, you used salt right?
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Thanks a lot! Yeah, I used a ton of salt on this one. :D
Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
well it looks great! :)
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
AM-Bang-a-Rang Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009   Interface Designer
Beautiful. The composition is great, the spiral motion is agreeing with me real well. I'm also into the background revelation you had! Great work.
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Thank you ever so much, I'm really flattered. :D
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