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A Familiar Affair by TrollGirl A Familiar Affair by TrollGirl
For the familiar affair contest - [link]
By :iconpiccolaria: and :iconcalyptra:
Today you get to meet my familiar!

He came when i was 2 and a half. Guess who got blamed for the post-modernist fresco on the wall, executed with mom's lipstick?

He's called Julian, Jule, also commonly addressed 'gimme that back, you bastard'.

I think he's a demon or an imp, not sure, looks like what would happen if John Lennon and Gollum had a baby. Seems like he's got purple blood, never checked but sometimes i wish i could. He's purple usually, but when i have an artblock, which is pretty rare, he's a horrible mustard yellow. He's very ashamed to be seen during those periods.

Jule is the perfect art demon, or could be if he wouldn't spend a lot of his time pulling my hair and singing Queen songs [horribly].
Eats any junk food, but prefers erasers above anything else.

In this painting i allowed myself some artistic liberties:
1)I don't really work on an easel, i don't like that.
2)My cat isn't small and black, it's actually huge and white.
3)My workspace isn't really a Watcher Tree.

The rest is true though :D

Watercolors, colored pencils, white gouache
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:iconjerzee-girl:
Jerzee-Girl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
The colors, and lighting and details, OH, MY! I adore! :)
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:iconrobbanks215:
RobBanks215 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
nice colors!
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student General Artist
זה מאוד משעשע.
I love the spirit of the work. It makes a good mood for the observer. Well done!
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:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work. Love your artistic liberties. Good luck in the contest! :heart:
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:iconyansheart:
yansheart Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
איזה כישרון!
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D

So, what's up? :dance:
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:iconyansheart:
yansheart Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
You welcome!:winner:

Everything is ok.:)

שנה טובה!
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:iconsupermarshmallow90:
supermarshmallow90 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love this, artistic liberties and all. The colors are just so wonderful! Everything is nice and vibrant and really stands out, I like how my eye can wander over the piece. The painting technique is really nice too, I love how clean your edges are. I guess I'm going to spend the rest of today watercoloring. :3
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, then my job here is done! :D
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:iconbellarosie:
BellaRosie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is great! :D
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:iconbluemoonrunner:
Bluemoonrunner Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
I love this, and you are so lucky you have help. Lol whether you like or not. I wish I had someone to help out with my writing. I'm still laughing about the Queen songs bit. I can just see it now. XD I once got so wrapped up in a pretend story that I clipped the white tip of fur off of my aunt and uncles dog. They are still giving me shit about it lol.
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Honestly, i'd give you "shit" for such a thing too.
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:iconbluemoonrunner:
Bluemoonrunner Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Lol
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:iconelcool:
Elcool Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
He looks like
[link]
:)
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
not really
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:iconleftysteve:
LeftySteve Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
You're a bit of a freak aren't you... Yippeee... I'm very glad you are... Thanx for sharing your creative uniqueness in your art... Big Hugs...
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
"A bit of a freak"?

How american of you to say so...
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:iconleftysteve:
LeftySteve Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
No offense intended. I just meant different... I'm very glad you are. I really like your style...
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:icondarlingvortexus:
DarlingVortexus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just have to ask now... What's his favorite Queen song? o.o
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not sure, but now he's on a Kind of Magic loop...
Also he stomps his tail annoyingly at Another one bites the dust.
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:icondarlingvortexus:
DarlingVortexus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD I love him already.
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:iconakela9:
akela9 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
"Looks like what would happen if John Lennon and Gollum had a baby." --- I'm STILL laughing.
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, he does! :D
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:iconstarlight2infinity:
starlight2infinity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
well I think its woderful and if in your mind that were you paint all the better for creativity
your cat ,familiar is certainly a free spirit and I love his devil may care attitude..
beautiful art as always dear :huggle::heart::wizardhat:
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ShirelG Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
My parents got angry with me for pouring sparkly nail polish on my dolls head not drawing on walls. Dunno why I did that, but it probably somehow shows the mental state of most Twilight fans.
I like your familiar :aww: a extra two sets of hands is always, erm... handy. And so is a tail.
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:iconjenthestrawberry:
jenthestrawberry Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors and execution!
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:iconann-mclaren:
Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. Mine wasn't lipstick on the wall, but nailpolish on the dresser. :giggle:
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Do you have an imp too?
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:iconann-mclaren:
Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. Since I was about 6. Nuisence most of the time, but He keeps me company.
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:iconjettiehier:
JettieHier Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're creating a lot good stuff lately!!! I'm a bit jealous of your productivity! Great work! :clap:
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, i'm making contests make me work! Maybe you should try that!
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:iconjettiehier:
JettieHier Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where do you find all these contests? I hardly ever see one? (I probably look at the wrong places :confused:)
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist
hi :)
sorry for butting in like that..

=TimberClipse publishes a news article every thursday about interesting contests. here's the last one
i hope that helps :)
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:iconjettiehier:
JettieHier Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't apologise, it is very helpful and I thank you very much!!! I put the news in my favs!
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist
awwwright, glad it helped :)
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:iconjettiehier:
JettieHier Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes!!! I will give you a lama. (Hope you like em, I have nothing else to offer)
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist
:thumbsup: bedankt voor de llama :D

:iconllamarideplz:
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol, its actually not very easy to find...sometimes in groups, and sometimes i go through News articles.
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:iconjettiehier:
JettieHier Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
K thnx!
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want such place as my studio! Seriously! Without the familiar, maybe - I'm already still loosing my erasers :D
I like this picture a lot. It has such a happy, positive feeling to it, plus, as I mentioned, I love pretty colours :D
Btw. I don't like working on easels either, I think they're not very suitable for watercolour. I do rest my backing board on a hunk of quartz (it has such a useful shape :D) sometimes, though :D
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, can you climb trees!?
And yes, i dont get how watercolors can be combined with an easel, but apparently *Kuoma does that...
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:iconlucieon:
LucieOn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure I can! But not with a backing board in one hand and palettes in the other :D Plus, there are no suitable trees around - the're either small with thin branches, or too tall conifers...
Well, then Kuoma is the first watercolorist I know who works like this :) Not that I know so many :D
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:iconshimaira:
Shimaira Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:eager: I love this :D The painting AND the story =^_^= And my god, mustard yellow? >_< *shiver*

You look cute in the painting btw :meow: (and I'd steal your socks if there weren't such huge holes at the toe area =P (yes SOCKS, they are much more sexier than leggings :paranoid: )
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
If i ever meet you, you're getting a gift of socks.
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:iconshimaira:
Shimaira Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug:
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