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Amongst the trinkets and the keepsakes by mdlillustration Amongst the trinkets and the keepsakes by mdlillustration
A small acrylic painting on paper of someone taking a pendant out of a a box with trinkets and keepsakes.

I'm happy with how this turned out. I've had this idea for quite some time now and I just had to do something with it. My initial idea was for a landscape orientated composition with a lot more glittery and obviously fake, cheap trinkets strewn around out of which this hand would lift this obviously ancient rare, exquisite eggshaped phoenix pendant.* This picture might also still happen, who knows. Due to having just two hands and one hand having to hold a camera while taking a picture of the other hand, I decided to make it a more intimite and small affair. What you see here is a small old tin box and my own personal keepsakes and trinkets. Which explains the golden wooden shoes.
It turns out that the necessity of scaling it down gave this painting a different spin on things and it's now far more personal. So apart from horrible textured paper: yay!!

* how many adjectives can you put in front of one word?
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J-Hump Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love you work.
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mdlillustration Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
:)
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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mdlillustration Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Thank you Mayeaux!!
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, Michelle!:iconsanta-glompplz:
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
what a great technique,and interesting theme too..
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mdlillustration Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Thank you for that and the fav as well :)
While painting it it became more about past experiences and memories and what you gain from that or how you rise above it in some cases. Odd how that happens
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