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Carapace by alifann Carapace by alifann
I named this painting "Carapace" because it reminded of me the the extra lair of protective skin that we put on our selves when we fall in love for example, it is protective but also restricting. There is vulnerable skin underneath that we afraid to show sometimes.

PS. Found this frame at an old vintage store.

Carapace
Oil on Panel
By Ivan Alifan

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:iconwildaengus:
wildaengus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Cool, beautiful painting!
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huntererinful Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Ooo♥
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!!
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emilysodders Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very unusual- I like it, and you concept behind it.
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Gheinsa Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
wow!
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jbrenthill Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible!
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DancingOnRibbons Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I love love LOVE this series. Breathtaking.
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JK-i-D Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome as usual dude you gotta do a timelapse or some kind of tutorial man I would love to see how you oil paint
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Anotheroutsider Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, the 3D impression is amazing!
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PhobiaExposure Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
don't you mean "caparace"?
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sheilachenart Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
LOVE this and the frame is a good pair though i slightly wish it wasn't gold. The painting has a bit of sculpture sense in it.. do you do sculpture as well? Really inspirational and gorgeous.
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alifann Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I wish the frame was white lol .. I dont do sculpture, would be interesting tho. I'm more a 2d person than 3d.
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sheilachenart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
You have a keen sculpture eye! Or more like you see things at REALLY great perspective. Do you use models for your drawings? & I agree on the white.
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LorenzoRuberti Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
" extra lair of protective skin that we put on our selves when we fall in love" Such a strange and deceiving self-defence mechanism.. i always get reminded of this when I see someone in public that interests me, but it's simply not normal to walk upon a person and explain the situation in true honesty.

I love how you successfully managed to put that concept in the painting! I'm amazed!
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Hinotechi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's gorgeous - I really do love the sheen that you get on the white colour.
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Kanjimaru67 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I love the contrast between the blue and white. As someone has already said, it really looks like a camio, especially since the head of the portrait looks almost three-dimensional.
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Tazihound Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
SO gorgeous, it looks beautiful in that frame. Kind of reminds of me an oversized camio. Your artwork is just lovely...always a joy to look at
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LillyLoLigresse Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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Devin-Lannigan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Adore this piece, beautiful !
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Jirba Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
the glow is beautiful
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alifann Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. Its nice that you pointed it out.
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TheMadSinclair Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all of these paintings, they're so fascinating and always beautiful.
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Jessica-Prando Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful!
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GeorgiaTh Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
well done Ivan , it's so beautiful!!
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axynella Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
really awesome:)
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