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Grumpy Chicken by ursulav Grumpy Chicken by ursulav
At 5 x 7, the biggest piece I've tried yet. He looks grumpy.

In retrospect, it needed a bit more contrast on the breast, but of course that's the trouble with carving--you can take away as much as you want, but you can't put it back once it's gone!

I'll be selling these for $15 apiece--I don't yet know the edition size, but if you'd like to sign up for one, head on over to my blog at [link] where there'll be a sign up post. (Demand has been exceeding supply on these, so I've been selling 'em by random drawing of names...)
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:iconspasticmousetrap:
SpasticMousetrap Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
I love her facial expression. Kudos to you; woodblock isn't an easy medium to pull off.
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:iconaztatchick420:
aztatchick420 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
perhaps trying to lay a square egg
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:iconsuzy-bullok:
suzy-bullok Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
D D nice
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:iconampanddj:
AmpAndDJ Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
X33!!
My ex would soo love this piece. He's infatuated with chickens, especially grumpy ones.
I like the chicken, personally. Looks very tribal. <3
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:iconrhahsid:
Rhahsid Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
nice one.
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:iconsoledez:
Soledez Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Student Digital Artist
chicken or rooster?
looks like a rooster to me

anyways looks awesome
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:icontealcustoms:
TealCustoms Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Love!
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:icongregornstein:
gregornstein Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
I want a tattoo like that!!! I would even make it may family crest because my last name is Rooster!!!
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:iconwanderlustartist:
wanderlustartist Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Wombat took his herim, cuz wombat's got the fuzz, he can take care of the ladies!
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icantthinkofanything Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
lovely. expresses rather well my overall feeling these past few days despite the supposedly idyllic time known as spring break.

I rather like that you printed this instead of using your usual media.
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:iconmolotovcocktease:
molotovcocktease Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
That. Is awesome. You are inspiring.
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:iconcold-pancake:
cold-pancake Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
i love this. i also love seeing people go back to printing styles not often seen on deviantart. cheers. :D
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MotorKat Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
CHICKEN!!! its so cute and disgruntled, i likes it!!

just the absurdity of it reminds me of the woodblock i did of a rubber chicken... i believe its still in my gallery, but yea i like this! :+fav:
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:iconauroranwings:
AuroranWings Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Student General Artist
Hah hah! I love his expression. :D
Very nice!!
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tamiveldura Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute! *petsit*
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coolbyproxy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
this is your best yet. I love his expression. He *does* look grumpy
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tsunami-ryuu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
This is my favorite of your prints so far. Love the texturing on the feathers.
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barbarasobczynska Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
great! it's awesome to see someone trying the traditional printing techniques:clap: i'll soon make my first lithography piece ever:excited:
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Rabbit-eyes Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
It's really adorable! I love the expression and all the detail. Well done!
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:icon109cita:
109cita Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm not asking HER to do the Chicken Dance!
:o
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:iconkitty1000:
Kitty1000 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
It's fatty! lol, and it looks ticked.
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true of Lino prints, but I've found that some really heavy duty wood putty will repair/replace nicks in wood block ;) 'course, you've got to do it before you ink the block . . .
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:iconfreerangepenguin:
freerangepenguin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
:lol: I've gotten that look form a few of my hens before! :XD:
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AltheTurkey Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
wow, awesome stuff :) as always
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! That's a hilarious expression!
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:icondwuff:
dwuff Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
Waaah! I love it! lol. Looks like me in the mornings! ^.^

aren't all chickens grumpy though?
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crazyxcloud Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
awww, his grumpiness is so cute.:) i would want him as a pet!!
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solusauroraborealis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew some mean chickens like that... I think your prints are deffinately improving :)
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
You know, most of the time chickens tend to say "bawk" in american culture. This one doesn't, this one's a definate "cluck", a very grumpy cluck, with a slight jiggle of wattles and comb and a little beady yellow eye looking grumpily up at you going, "Make my day..".
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Tigerty Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
Looks awesome! :D
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mutatedMILKFISH Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
i did a 9x9 rubber cut print for art school... and woah! my fingers almost fell off from all the cutting i did. haha..

( here's the link if you wanna see---> [link] )

great job!
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Farfalla-Dea Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:rofl:

He is so grumpy! Yet so adorable! Fabulous.
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:icontemphis:
Temphis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
That is one pissed-off chicken.
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:iconchemmisforest:
chemmisforest Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007   Photographer
Oh my. That chicken does look grumpy. Awesomely done none-the less though! :D
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french-fry-faerie Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
reminds me of my step-mom
wo-ho
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:iconraja-ulat:
Raja-Ulat Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
Must be hard to wake up at every sunrise without fail. ;p
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xbluexjayx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
this looks great! your getting so much better at this. if you want a tip for putting back after you've carved- make an additional print and paint back in the details that carved out. just make sure you tip your paint brush in the black ink you used to print and not black paint because some timed you can tell the difference. and if you decide that the edited print looks better you can always make a second lino print. however your texture and gradient look so much better in this print! oh and another tip (sorry i'm hopeless) if you want only carve the image without the detail and print in a color (like for this image i would have used red) then go back to your lino and carve in the details so you get smaller amounts of black over the top. of course these are only suggestions and you don't have to try it but it fun to experiment. have a look at an artist called "Margret Olley" she's an Australian artist and you'll see what i'm talking about (try Google cause she's to old to be on deviant art). good luck and have fun
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uni-porn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
HAHA! What a grumpy chicken! This sure made me smile. :3
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apeman505 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
you could paint the ink on after you make the first print if you feel like it, then sell print copy things of that? This is really awesome, especially for a carving. Did you carve it from wood or linoleum?
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kesra9305 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
WoW!
I remember in the 8th grade when we had to do stamp making and It was so hard!
your doing like...really well O.O I'm very .... inspired :D
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Reborn-atheist Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
your best one yet
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:iconentropiccycles:
entropiCCycles Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
Very nice work. :D
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quiklain Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
love it, having done chickens before (in the same media no-less) i can understand they are a royal pain to get the feathers right on. looks great still loving the negative space in quantity
oh and yes he does look grumpy but then he may have just learned his long lost second cousin George was made into chicken nuggets, that would make one grumpy i would imagine
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Oscelot Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
ditto [link]
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Dusksong Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
Ahaha! I think this might be my favorite of the woodblock prints yet. Probably mainly because I do know a chicken just like this--he's even got spots like that.

I see what you mean about the spots on his breast--but it's really not noticeable or glaring. Dinnae worry!
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:iconzahava:
Zahava Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
Poultry's revenge for all of those terrible country-themed kitchens. I <3 it.
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:iconoscelot:
Oscelot Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
ai-yah.. that's what I was thinking.. but couldn't word. love it.
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DeathscytheChan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
Actually, you CAN put it back once it's gone! Wood putty does wonders! :D

That is a very cute grumpy chicken.
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aireeuh Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
that may be the grumpiest chicken ever. <333
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FreShPAiNt Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I agree about the contrast on the breast, but I think the chicken's grumpy face more than makes up for it. I love the feathers on the tail too.
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