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The Schull Selkie by LiamSharp The Schull Selkie by LiamSharp
This is a large, romantic oil painting on our living room wall. The title tells the tale.

L.
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:iconnikoskap:
nikoskap Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Gorgeous!
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DragonKira Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I have seldom seen something that touched me so much as this painting. I love the atmosphere and the colours. I am simply fascinated by it. I could look at it for hours and gey lost in the waves and the dark sky. Thank you for creating this wonderful image. :)
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Lt-Havoc Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Has anyone ever said that the girl has the figure of Druuna?
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artist
No, but I'll take it! Thank you! :-)
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feldjaeger1757 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
top work!
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful piece of artwork. I love how the simplest of things make for the grandest of tales. She has some musculature about her too I'm gonna go ahead and imagine a Red Sonja or something alike on those rocks. Gorgeous work !! :)
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:iconmlpeters:
mlpeters Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very much NOT in the Frazetta/Bisely style... more like the symbolists ! Love it!
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:iconkid-tin:
Kid-tin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
its strange?but this piece reminds me of justin sweet
maybe coz of colours
but thats it
and yeah?you're amazing
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:iconkid-tin:
Kid-tin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
lol my keyboard placed "?" instead of ","
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:iconvixta0401:
vixta0401 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
this is beautiful
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you! :)

Much appreciated.

Best,

L.
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:icondativo:
Dativo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Yeah, Frazetta and Jones with a touch of Alan Lee maybe, and lots of original art look.
Fine, really fine, sir.
I didn't loose my time today.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you my friend, you are way too kind.

Take care and very best,

Liam.
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ChrisVizzowell Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
lovely
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks. Much appreciated. :)

Best,

L.
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Lurker-Below Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
This is a very beautiful and atmospheric painting. I love it! It kind of reminds me of Frazetta, if you don't mind the comparison. Thanks and keep up the great work. :D
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional Artist
Oh man, you can never mind a Frazetta comparison! I think it's more Jeff Jones though... :)

Take care and thanks!

Liam.
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Lurker-Below Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Well, to me their styles are very similar, but then my visual acuity is akin to that of a bricklayer, so I'm the least best judge of art styles. If you say Jeff Jones, then I have to agree with you. Still it is a wonderfully moody piece. Thanks again. :D
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional Artist
No, thank you! :)

Best,

L.
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:iconangel-courtesan:
Angel-courtesan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
this reminds of The French Lieutenant's Woman - great atmosphere and brooding landscape

so great to see a comic artist step outside that world and show us a range
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Artist
What a lovely thing to say. Thank you. :)

Take care!

Liam.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Incredible mood to this! Stunning and epic.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Artist
Appreciated mate. :)

Very best,

L.
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WilltheArtMan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeh, this is a great mood piece for a room. I'll bet it looks awesome on the wall!
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:icondesertkitton:
DesertKitton Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Wow, that's amazing. So moody. Plus I'm a total sucker for selkie art. There just isn't enough. Well done!
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Artist
Thank you! Yeah, gotta love those Irish merfolk! :)
Actually, Irish mythology in general is wonderful.

Take care, and very best,

Liam.
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TimKelly Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is simply beautiful. love the atmosphere.
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BethaniRose Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful mood. Your comic illustrations and your painting talents are so different but the fact that you are so successful in the different media and style is impressive. Props to your skills sir. :)
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DW-DeathWisH Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
Damn this is amazing! The mood setting is great! do you do painting commisions? :worship:

thnx for sharing -John
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Artist
I do, but they're rare and fairly pricey. Depends what it is... :)

Thanks for the kind words, and for dropping by!

Very best,

Liam.
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DW-DeathWisH Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
Thnx for the watch Liam and i know i mentioned this already but i wanna say your work on GOTH really got me into drawing big muscles! thnx and your DD art and all your stuff on the Verotik books was awesome and really inspired me! thnx and is there any where u got price quotes for comissions maybe just a pinup or something! i would note ya this but its not workin for some reason...take care and have a great Holiday!
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tartitan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Hey, Liam... I love this art style.. Here, in Brazil, I use to paint some tropical forrest, rains on the hills, etc...

Amazing...
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Artist
Thanks so much Tartitan. You've been very kind about my paintings, I appreciate it.

Very best,

Liam.
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tartitan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
I am the who that shoul to thank... You are so kind... And I am watching your work on DC. :) Anyway, you're a great artist. One of my faves!
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SHADEofJEREMY Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A selkie painting. Very cool. Excellent job.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Artist
Indeed! This is my memory of Schull, rather than a reffed interpretation. There's a nearby ancient burial ground, which I've hinted at with the distant stones. Seemed like the right kind of landscape for Ireland's famous mermaids... :)

Very best,

Liam.
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SHADEofJEREMY Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is very cool. I've read some stuff on them, but it was years ago. This struck a memory.
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:iconmeeleyman:
MeeleyMan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Now this I like. Very nice! :)
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Artist
Always good to hear. Thanks for the comment!

L.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
spectacular stuff!!!!
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Artist
Thanks mooncalfe! High praise indeed!

L.
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:iconconnelly:
connelly Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
great Liam... !!!!


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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Artist
Thank you! :)

L.
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
damn this is absolutely stunning! great to see that comic artists willing to explore other subjects and media outside the world of superheroes and whatnot. very inspiring! :clap:
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional Artist
Thanks man. I try not to be too specialized. Life's too short! :)

Best,

Liam.
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
:D you're very welcome my friend. :nod:
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:iconjohnbamberuk:
johnbamberuk Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Always loved this piece. Just wonderful
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional Artist
Cheer John.

And no, you can't have it. ;)

Best,

Liam.
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:iconjohnbamberuk:
johnbamberuk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
I know where you live. I'm just going to steal it :)
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Artist
LOL! I can really see you skulking about in my house at night, knocking everything over! :-D

Take care mate.

Liam.
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