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Where the Wild Things Squirm by camilladerrico Where the Wild Things Squirm by camilladerrico
Where the Wild Things Squirm is a bit of me going back to my roots - it has been a very long time since I've painted a full color Helmetgirl! I wanted to have the contrast between the mechanics of the helmet and the organics of the octopus, one of my favorite animals.

This painting is 16x20, painted with oils (Holbein DUO) on wood panel. It is for the Thinkspace Gallery 5th Anniversary show held November 6th, 2010 in LA.
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Pucca2000 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Cute. :)
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BurenkaUA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
looooooove <3
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RikaStormfeldthefox Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
i absolutely love the colors you used >w<
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ArtWeirdo44 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student General Artist
My favorite piece <3
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PatrickSpencley Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A great piece - one of my faves as well. Your work is always amazing, but the colours here stand out beautifully!
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ilikefluffycats Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
one of my favorites :) the usage of colors and the juxtaposition between industry and nature is a strong and thought provoking.
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camilladerrico Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I really do like fusing the industrial/mechanical with elegance and beauty- finding a way to make it work, and make it stand out at the same time.
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Sugar-Shards Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The ideas and colours you do are just fantastic! Please make prints, there just so lovely! X3
One of my favourites! x
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camilladerrico Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's not a print yet, but this one's on a Tote bag on Haut Totes on Etsy ^_^
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Sugar-Shards Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooo! I see! *goes to have a look* :D
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Super pretty and fantastic piece.
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ArtBubbly97 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Its so wild and bold. I just love it!
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naturalprincess Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
crazy hair :D
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tokyo4dinner Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
I love the combo of the octopus and the butterflies and that her hair is the most impossible part of the picture. Really very nice :) I hope to see your work in real life one day.
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MonicaKnight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Wow this is beautiful!
You are amazing, I absolutely love how you painted the hair
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rimireku Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
I digg the multicolored hair!
Well done on the octopus as well n.n
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Hakumai Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the eye-popping colors on the octo and her hair.
Both of them seem like they are magic.

The butterflies add some mystery.
So does the helmet.
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cowpi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it's so smooth!
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bruteghost Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i am speechless. :)
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minttukissa Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
voi ihana ( so beautiful) :)
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GeminiAlchemist Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist
Beautiful as always. <3 I love how the pink melts into green in her hair. Somehow it reminds me of soft serve. (Uh... don't ask.)
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Niveah Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Beautiful work, as always! The colors in the hair, octopus, and butterflies are all very nice. And all the little details give so much to look at, it's hard to take my eyes off of it. :]
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ayame18 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous painting :la: I adore the colors.
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emmsie-chan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
I can't even tell you how much I love this.

Her hair is gorgeous, first of all. I love the smooth transition between colors. Her lips are also really well done.
That octopus is also really really cute, for some reason. xD Like you mentioned in the description, it contrasts really well with the helmet.
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purplecomet-star Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Very pretty!
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oscillateher Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
love love love...!!!
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Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

The hair is FANTASIC, and the octopus, and the lips and expression. My goodness. This is just beautiful. XD :rose: I'm a huge fan of your works, and this is definitely one of the cherries on the sundaes!
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eightbithd Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Simply beautiful, and so detailed.
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SpiralXV Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
like her details and her colors.
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Bebesley Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
I love you please teach me how to paint! D:
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camilladerrico Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
ok I uploaded a bigger image :)
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starshine1957 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
cool
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phillebovsky Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
great work!
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DOK-FITZ Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!Lavely octopus!
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debie-chan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Your paintings are awesome!
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PhantomofAsh Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
My only gripe is that it's very small. I can't make out any of the small details, which is a shame because this is such an insteresting painting.

Aside from that, this is very gorgeous.
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camilladerrico Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
just uploaded a bigger version :)
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PhantomofAsh Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Much better. Thanks. :iconiluplz:
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the-bubblefish Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
O: interesting!
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SketchedExistence Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
I'm not normally a fan of pastel colors, but this is a very lovely piece. My favorite part is definitely the octopus- the little suction cups and color scheme are just awesome. I'm particularly drawn to the dark blue shadow in between the cups.
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Cute.:aww:
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AMBDarken Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
3B
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Vehemens-Luminis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Wow, the colors are so pretty and vivid! I really like it!! :D
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BloodyBeautifulLefay Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Pretty Colors!.
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AmbiiLu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist
i like her hair
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MystressCyanide Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Gorgeous. I love the choice of colours in this one...but I kinda wish the image was bigger so I could have a look at it in detail :heart:
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camilladerrico Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
done!
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MystressCyanide Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
yay thankyou! It is even more gorgeous than I had originally anticipated. An amazing job. I really hope to own some of your work some day :heart:
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camilladerrico Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, that is so sweet! And I hope you can own an original some day too :) They need good homes.
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JDAGonzalez Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Phenomenal!
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