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Romeo's Elysium by pallanoph Romeo's Elysium by pallanoph
Ahem. *coughs* First, I must apologize for all of the people I need to get back to, and that I still have to address my notes. I'll get to them at some point.

Second, I must apologize to *kalmanen for the amount of time it took for me to complete this piece. Did I mention how slowly I work? :ashamed: (There's no excuse for it, so I must get better at working more efficiently!) She commissioned this piece to commemorate her sister's beloved Irish wolfhound, Romeo, and wanted me to include a pallanoph reincarnation of him. So I have to say I'm quite honored to have my own creations included in such a tribute. Might I also say how much I adore Irish wolfhounds? Such amazing animals! :heart: The two spirits manifest are here, frolicking in a sort of Elysium, an eternally sunlit meadow. :)

That aside, this piece was something I really wanted to get just right, especially given the challenge I provided myself with: I'd never encountered such difficulty painting a light colored animal before! *gasp* The background was easily the most relaxing part. :D

So, I really hope this looks alright to you, *kalmanen. Thank you so very much for your patience... you should have thrown so many bricks, because I totally deserved it! :giggle:

Golden brand acrylics and watercolor on Arches hot press 140 lb watercolor paper, 14" x 17" (35.5 x 43 cm) I have no idea how many hours this took, so I'm afraid I can't furnish you with an answer. Will "forever" suffice? :lol:

Comments, critiques, etc. are welcome.

Art and pallanoph species April Schumacher. Please do not utilize in any way, shape or form. (Sorry for the watermark. I'm in the process of creating a newer, simpler one.)
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Given 2013-10-21
Romeo's Elysium by *pallanoph shows a beautiful range of skills which this artists gallery certainly isn't lacking. ( Featured by Astralseed )
wlfmoon-arizona Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional
what an awesome tribute! it came out spectacular! I, too, love Irish Wolfhounds.
feldrand Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful... :D
Fireheart2Firestar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
words can not describe this amazing picture
Bunnyboo1312 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Guys spread the word, the senate is trying to pass cispa again! we cant let this happen
bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional
nice job
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
kalmanen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Oh wow, a DD on this. Makes me even more happy and glad I ordered this piece from you :heart: I feel like his memory is now honoured even more and having the original even more special :)

Congratulations April, I'm so so so happy other have recognized the beauty of this piece as much as I did the day I saw it for the first time :tighthug:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It is rather nice, isn't it? :) Even if people only get to know him through a painting, it's still something! :aww: :hug:
Poetic-Mystery Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Pikachu :la: :iconpikachulovesitplz:
xRubyCayx Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Congratz!
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