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Dapper Gentleman by Hullabaloo2 Dapper Gentleman by Hullabaloo2
This is a portrait for my close friend Ryan.

The inspiration is a contemporary interpretation of Angus Og, the Celtic God of Love, Beauty and Youth. He is accompanied by 4 birds that represent 4 kisses on the wind. It is thought that the XXXX or XOXO at the end of a love letter are these 4 birds.
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Agaricpowder Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
those are beautiful swallows;)
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inspiredcreativity Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are one of my favorite artists on DA. You have the Imagination and Creative spirit that I admire so much in an artist. I wish I could comment on more of art, but alas, time is so short.

In each of your works is a story with layers of detail to studied. Each face is a study in of itself, telling part of the story. I also love your style of painting, with hints of the past but with a modern edge.

Excellent work as always.
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puppeteer-for-kings Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You have a very curious style; I quite like it :D It's very original :P It's like the love child of golden illustration and contemporary digital paintingness.
This is a beautiful image, it is quite mysterious! I love the meaning behind the 4 birds, I never knew about the 'xoxo/xxxx' thing! I love the way that you have pulled the figure out from the background by giving him more weight, and using light... washes? ... in the background to create that far off, misty, look. Wonderful! :heart:
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momo2121 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Photographer
This is truly great.
I love the colors you used a lot.
It is a beautiful portrait. :heart:
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pear-blossom Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
A bit gothic, yet very whimsical: the "dapper gentleman" carries an air of mystery about him because of his posture, facial expression and bow-tie.
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Hullabaloo2 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It is always nice to see how someone else discribes your work. Thanks!
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TheArtofCorsair Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011   Digital Artist
your work is tremendous.
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Hullabaloo2 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TheArtofCorsair Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   Digital Artist
def.
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MephMan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Verrrry handsome!
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montroytana Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
the background on this is absolutely amazing!
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ilfie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh Nice work as always!!! :D
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Triquetra666 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Your style is so distinctive. I like it a lot. Although I think this one is very pretty, i don't think this is your best work. Maybe you can use a more expressive and 'daring' pose for your model, I think those pieces stand out in your oeuvre. Nonetheless this is a very slick and sophisticated piece, so it works here. I really shouldn't 'complain'...it's lovely. I'm happy 'you came back'.
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MadElfTk Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Digital Artist
This is very beautiful. I love your style as always, and the symbolism of the birds is a very, very nice touch to painting. Great use of colour too, and the composition is very nice.
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imikaya Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your friend is hot.
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Hullabaloo2 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
True story.
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