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Potato Priest vs. the Egg by ursulav Potato Priest vs. the Egg by ursulav
It was waiting for him, quivering, in the badlands at dawn.

He feared it--feared that unspeakable yolk, that glistening white--but he had learned to conquer the fear. He was a monk. He had recited the seven mantras and performed the eighteen meditations, and he was as ready as one could hope to be.

He searched his heart and found only the emptiness of enlightenment, and so he faced it boldly, this lightly fried horror, this sunny-side-up invader from beyond the stars.

Soon, one of them would have breakfast.


....uh, yeah. Another technical experiment, plain and simple. This time, I used illustration board, did my acrylic and colored pencil technique over it, then sealed it with three layers of fluid matte medium and applied oil over that. (Three layers was probably overkill, but I'm paranoid--if you apply oil to illo board without sealing it, the oil will eat the board and in ten years, you have a sloggy dissolving mess.)

It came out, but I'd need to do more experiments to see whether it's worth the time over the long run. I do like how the monk's robe came out, though. The oils don't scan well--the color is not so blue and not so light in the original, but the light reflects differently off the two surfaces, so I suspect I'll need to go to photography for any serious oil paintings.

Anyway! Original 10 x 15 is for sale, prints available, send a note or visit [link]
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Kingpin2007 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For some odd reason, it's broken for me :/
Blank-mange Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
What a Gem.
xanthicmoonlight Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Interface Designer
What did the egg in the monastary say?
Out of the frying pan, into the friar!

I just had to say that.
OceanFae Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
I seriously did not know that about the oil paints. Thanks for informing me!
DaVincila Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Love the priest series!
MaureenOlder Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
hope you dont mind but you are featured in my journal [link] :hug:
Kesiaq Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
real and... unreal :)
farcry77 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This work is featured in the new article " Everyday things 2 - EGG" :nod:
FloorS Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
I like your style, and the little stories make them perfect, nicely done :)

Soon, one of them would have breakfast.
Wes-James Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well it's obvious who will win. . .the Potato Priest. ('Cause he's an Egg Friar!)

Heh, great work!
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