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The Allegory of Foxes by AlectorFencer The Allegory of Foxes by AlectorFencer
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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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SuzanneHole Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Outstanding detail, colours and layering effect
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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 ^^
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ValkyrieMoon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
wow you are amazing! I just love this and your skills! ouo
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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*
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suntwirl Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   General Artist
lovely :)
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blugabriel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
wao! incredible! ;);)
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ScarTheWolf6 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Awesome!

So there is a good side and bad side creating the fox?
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typeoposneg Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome. The blending of colors for the background is great!
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queenoftheowls9 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's beautiful. I love all of the intricate details and colors.
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isrealrod Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, a cooler version of Yin and Yang
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