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i feel i don't belong here by toeknuckles i feel i don't belong here by toeknuckles
inspired by my goldfish. they just swim around with this somewhat confused air all the time, like they really don't understand why they're where they are.
i can identify with that. heh.
so, i painted this. a goldfish in a world where he doesn't belong.

this is painted in acyrlics on the smallest canvases i've ever worked on- less than 8 x 6 inches. which is why there isn't a really big picture to look at here on da.

**EDIT*** The original has been sold, sorry.
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Whip-tail Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
He definetely looks confused, love the contrast and concept!
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Autumn-Forest Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
Awww, I feel like that sometimes. I can identify with that.
What a beautiful painting. All your art is beautiful and has its own feel to it.
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MionePax Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Student
i like the concept. and the image too, it's nice! :)
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kilgore-trout Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006  Professional Photographer
Very nicely done :clap:

It's kewl that you sold it too :)
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TheTrashCaretaker Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
Hehe, the minute I saw this I started thinking of the movie "Finding Nemo". Good painting and nice job on those tentacles.
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Lune666 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
Very nice painting ! I like it :+fav:
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Angelles-LaVeau Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
:bounce:
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
Haha, I was just thinking "That's how I feel!" My goldfish are like that. Except they tend to watch me as I go about my business. When they see me get out of bed, they go nuts! So they can't be TOO dumb! ;)
Anyway, I love the surreal quality. He does indeed look confused!
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toeknuckles Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
THNAX NELL! XD
my goldfish, sadly, are dumb. one of them is crippled, and can never seem to figure out which way is up and which way is down. he's extremely confused...even for a goldfish
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
Well, one of my goldfish is like that, except he is pretty old. :(
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toeknuckles Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
poor goldfish. :-( alas, will the torment never end for our goldfish cousins?
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AntonChanning Featured By Owner May 20, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Surreal and those striped spirally things are very Dr Suess like. Dr Suess on a bad trip anyway... :)
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south-wind Featured By Owner May 17, 2005   Digital Artist
great idea, and the result looks fantastic!
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Lady-Nouveau Featured By Owner May 17, 2005   Digital Artist
Beautiful, I especially love the way the colours contrast. :)
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
I Love it ....
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thejackbull Featured By Owner May 14, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel the fish...
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ragusprime Featured By Owner May 14, 2005   Photographer
now thats colour contrast :D my commets seem to swim about with the same look everytime I take them inside for the winter... great work
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GidgieGrave Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
its tim burtons fish tank! D::D love it :D
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner May 14, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. I hope he escapes :D
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NCB Featured By Owner May 14, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
HO NO~!
The poor gold fish.
;_;
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pinklacqueredskies Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
I love this! its so pretty and it looks so good and shiny...
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Charms-ComputerElf Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
Bwuah.

I'd love to have this picture-
how much would you charge?

-kinda poor- XD
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toeknuckles Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
hmm...at the VERY lowest, i wouldn't take less than $20 (usa)...pretty cheap for an original, but hey, i could use the money right now.
let me know if this is in your price range.
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Charms-ComputerElf Featured By Owner May 29, 2005
That would be wonderful ^^
And I could probably do you 25..
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Charms-ComputerElf Featured By Owner May 29, 2005
..Sorry I havent been on in forever and did not reply to this
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toeknuckles Featured By Owner May 29, 2005
i'm so sorry! it sold.
these little paintings are going quickly it seems. sorry!!
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Charms-ComputerElf Featured By Owner May 30, 2005
Thats alright ^^
Keep 'em up! I love your painting style
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staje Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
Indeed he looks a bit.. lost :D
I love how the goldfish brings the color into this painting.. very nice work :heart:
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Katire Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
aww poor goldfish!

Good painting ^^ Love the contrast between the fish & the background
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toeknuckles Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
yeah, poor little fellow. :-(
thanks for the comment!
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Katire Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
No prob ^^
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