Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Illustration Friday: King Aprilus (Fortune)


The Monarch of Good Fortune; Konig Aprilus Kaninchen VII von Gluckswald (King Aprilus Rabbit the 7th from Luck Forest). The Prussian Kaninchen Royal family is synonymous with positive fortune and legend tells that even a glance of their gaze in your direction will set undreamed of synchronisities into motion. Though his banished brother, Le Lapin de Mort (The Hare of Death)... the 6th Kaninchen is said to bring equal misfortune.
Acrylics and Colored Pencil on Linen Canvas 9.5 x 13.5


24 comments:

Ralph Verano said...

Wonderful Illustration.

Janice said...

Elegant piece... different strain of bunny than those that I've seen.... your eyes are captivating... :)

bookbabie said...

That's the scariet bunny I've ever seen.

studio lolo said...

Your paintings are so rich and yummy! Better get that bunny some Visine :D

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Wow, really great stuff!

aarph! said...

Delightful Greg! A very regal looking rabbit. I love your play on words as well.

Nicole said...

Very good work!

Ammon said...

Great portrait. I like how the tassles (sp?) come out of the painting. Nice work on the evil rabbit too.

JO said...

Beautiful piece, Greg.

Brine Blank said...

It may seem a bit odd to say that an illustrative piece is very 'illustrative'...great 'alice in wonderland feel' to this...super style...

Jim Pearson said...

This is beautiful Elegant and rich. And here I always thought Oswald was the lucky rabbit! Nice piece.

-Micah- said...

Man,.. some of your pieces just take you somewhere else. Its really cool to see pictures that make me imagine beyond the picture. Great work.

Siukwan said...

Stunning painting

Arkonbey said...

I'm always a sucker for re-imagined classic portraiture (Barlowe's 'thype' is my favorite). You really captured the feel of an 18th century portrait without copying a style.

You also get kudos for making a white rabbit's eyes as creepy as they are in real life.

Because of the tromp l'oeil effect of the sword pommels coming out of the frame, this would be neat reproduced as a wall painting (complte with shadows of the 'frame' on the wall)

Scott said...

Great illustration. I love the colors and the detail in the coat and the frame.

Bill said...

Oops! I was just kidding about the bunnies, really!

scribblesk said...

Quite a formidable looking personage!

Patrick said...

I used to work with rabbits. Those evil red eyes always creeped me out. Great painting, great story.

Karen Cole said...

Wow.

What an imagination......not to mention, talent.
Can't wait to see more.

Connie said...

Thanks for your comment, which allowed me to find your blog. Beautiful work!! Wondering whether you are an old timer, a whiz kid, or something inbetween.

JTart said...

Wow!

The Mattman said...

Thanks for your comment Greg,
I'll shoot you a PDF of the whole article via email.
Your work is brilliant. The call back will come. If not this time next time. Remember it's always their loss.
M

Mac McRae said...

It is an evil aristocrat bunny . Cool work. I love his evil pink eyed expression. Great take. I always knew bunnies were out to corrupt and pillage the free market economies of the world.

melinama said...

I especially like this one. I tracked back from your comment on my site and am really enjoying your work.