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Le Petit Mort by KaiCarpenter Le Petit Mort by KaiCarpenter
Red Cap 6 - These guys don't know it yet, but they're gonna have to work together, requiring a mutual death of character.

And they are both painted in Gouache. And the background too.

And....it's true. As pointed out by RileyLaurent, the sign is backwards. Maybe I'll get around to fixing that...but then again....maybe nootttttt.......ah well. We'll see.
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:iconfeyjane:
Feyjane Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Your work with light and colour is Amazing!
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Raiban19v Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wait wait wait wait wait. Did you make this in gouache!? I took a gouache class and none of my stuff was anywhere near this good.
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Danny1210 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Idk if you've ever done Bioshock art, but you should take a look at it.  It's right up your alley, IMO...
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:iconkenobi-wan:
Kenobi-wan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
Amazing, too bad the perspective in the body isn't really good. Love the idea anyway, you deserve my admiration!
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:iconartofjaguar:
artofjaguar Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ow. This is cool. Love the idea. ('''')
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:iconzinfer:
Zinfer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i love this concept!
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:iconfuretlove:
Furetlove Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
All the works you made are owesome! I love them,specially the colors!
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:iconaydiah:
Aydiah Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   General Artist
Fantastic colours!
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:iconloonerspacecraft:
loonerspacecraft Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
those colors really make the mood. so well done!!
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:iconimaginatik:
Imaginatik Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gaaawwd... this is so sweet!
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:iconjcapela:
JCapela Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:worship:
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Really neat angle. I actually like the sign as is. I find a sense of irony and mystery that it reads the right way within a reflection. It feels a bit like a metaphor. ;)
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:iconkaicarpenter:
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
swell. I'm glad you like it that way - I do too, and can't justify it nearly as convincingly!
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Danny1210 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Has a strong film noir feeling, cool!
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:iconjrduncan:
Jrduncan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
the color alone sets this one above most other paintings
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:iconkaicarpenter:
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Thanks!!!! I appreciate it!
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:iconcadba:
Cadba Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student General Artist
keeeeewwwwwl :) Love it.I agree with perfalcon17x, that the figure with the gun could use just a little more distorting so it reads more that it's a reflection. Perhaps it would read even more easily as a reflection if we just got the TINiest hint of the figure's shoes on top of the water, and then the reflection starting from there. so we could see that it's definately reflecting a person standing there, and it's not just an upside down character :d Very awesome tho good work :D YOUR ABILITY WITH GOUACHE IS AMAZING!!!
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:iconkaicarpenter:
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
totally agree! Yeah this one would def be helped with a little less clarity I think! Thanks so much for looking!
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:iconcadba:
Cadba Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student General Artist
ya no prob :) I LOOOOVE and envy your control of gouache, if I might say so again C: so awesome. I really love gouache, it's a medium I definately want to learn to get good with :D
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Truly beautiful work :wow:
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:iconnoriko-kikhio:
noriko-kikhio Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love how you play with reflections lately. Very clever composition. :)
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OddOmission Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
My head's practically all over the place on this piece trying to make heads and tails of it. Then again, that happens to me a bit with a lot of your art haha. I'm just wondering about the significance of the figure on the top right?
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TheDeepGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
awesome stuff really great use of the gouache!
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm throughly amazed by the composition: using that perspective and playing with the reflections... wow :o
The sign is indeed backwards, but for some reason, I find it is... not an issue. I mean, I find it oddly natural in this piece, even if it was completely unnatural in our world.
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fabiolagarza Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol The little dead one hehehe. Beautiful lighting Kai, the purple in her coat really pulls it together.
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toerning Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
haha [link] :heart:
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:iconfabiolagarza:
fabiolagarza Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ooohhhhh <3
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dancingvarcolac Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!
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cottonvoodoo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I'm gonna go all hipster at art supply stores while I buy watercolors and go "Got gouache? Y'know like Kai Carpenter? You don't even know KC what?"
Because man, you're pretty awesome. ):<
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KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
HAHAHA TOTALLY
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
DAMN YOU KAI. Damn you and your ART.
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:iconkaicarpenter:
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
nyaaww girl your the best. This lady taught me photoshop. I CAN"T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN LIKE 3 DAYS
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
SO SOOONNNN AGH must finish my Poison Ivy boots
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greeni-studio Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Really neat staging!
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HRLSS-GeckoTea Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
*3* This is just amazing!!! Such awesome control over paint!!! X3 GREAT WORK! I love the angle of the picture! :D
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maae Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student General Artist
I love everything about this picture. Seriously. I'm had a perspective idea like this in my head for so long but I could never execute it right. Thank you so much for pulling it off, it's gorgeous.
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IceandSnow Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
dear god your art is just so beautiful. THOSE COLORS.
Are you posting Red Cap up somewhere else online where it can be read? I'm so intrigued, it looks so so good <3
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HurricaneLeslie1 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
It's amazing the work you do in GOUACHE. MY GOD.
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:iconconstantine2530:
coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
Ah, I'm all dizzy now XD
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:iconcanny-elephant:
Canny-Elephant Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Truly outside the box. XD
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:iconeli-hinze:
Eli-Hinze Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
VERy nice! The coloring and composition are wonderful.
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CrusaderMaria Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Awesome, insane composition. It really makes your eyes wander a bit to figure it out, without being comfusing enough to lose impact. And hey, if you leave the sign the way it is, that just means that we are upside down, inside the water, so... still cool.

Lighting is cool, too. You rock.
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rileylaurent Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Amazing work again! But doesn't the reflection mean the letters on the actual building are backward?
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:iconkaicarpenter:
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
HAH! YES! well....who knows if I'll fix that...maybe....but.....well, we'll see hahaha
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:iconkaicarpenter:
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
you know...this may actually be a case where I wont, just because the "L" is so much stronger there than it would be on the other side...but then, maybe I'm just justifying it!!!!
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spike-kree Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
You could just photoshop it. It's like a 5 minute fix and if you don't like it, no time lost.
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:iconrileylaurent:
rileylaurent Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Haha! It's awesome anyway. ;-)
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:iconmercurybird:
mercurybird Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this perspective is insane...-ly good. I also love the colors of the lighting, it all works well together.
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alexandresama Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Is it possible to read it? I mean... is it out?
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:iconkaicarpenter:
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
hahaha god I hope it will be at some point! I'm working on a script right now, so who knows. I will soon begin the stage of "pitch to people on the street" so we'll see how it develops :)
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