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Grand Illusion by robrey Grand Illusion by robrey
This is a private commission that I finished recently. The client requested a performance magic themed painting so I created this piece of a magician producing a dove, inspired by some of J. C. Leyendecker's arrow collar illustrations from the last century.

Oil, 16 x 20 inches
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josephhutchison Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Exellent.
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speedy-painter Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
wonderful! i love the contrast in this one
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is stunning! Your lighting is incredible.
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leciec Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
I love how you've created an extraordinary sense of light and movement with just a few extra brush strokes.
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
:sing: Just Remember that ... It;s a grand illusion, Deep Inside we're all the same!
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chibichichio Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously, this is amazing
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MjGrainger Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool!
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IsySuzu Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
please give that man a cookie. omfg
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Euvanesiel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Photographer
This reminded me of the Prestige. Beautiful work.
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SerenaSCipi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
So beautiful... !!!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful work has been featured here [link] :iconflyingheartsplz::tighthug: :iconflyingheartsplz:
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WhenPigsFry Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave:

Just wanted to let you know, your artwork has been featured in my journal The Art of Deception!

Keep up the great work!
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RacSor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I love that strong strokes. Great light.
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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danieltrevino Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
amazing
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BojanPapic Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Please accept submission of this piece to :iconhandsclub:
It will make a great addition to our group gallery.
Make sure You visit us, best regards!
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NathanDeJong Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   General Artist
I love this sort of thing and I love Leyendecker. Nice job my friend
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GabrielaBorta Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
You can take a look here : [link]
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
I've included this wonderful piece in my journal feature here: [link] . :heart:
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SarcasticUnicorn Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
The striking colors and fluidity of both the magician, dove and paint is stunning.
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
There's such a wonderful sense of movement on the dove's wings. Lovey. :clap:
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semperliber2011 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Unique visual! GREAT JOB!!!
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BananaChoc Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
extraordinary
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A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Beautiful work, I love those loose strokes.
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TheFool432 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome, sir!
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Sei00 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautiful * o *
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sparrowsong83 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool looking! Nice work!
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HisHalfElf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Great style, kudos
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deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Very nice!
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RealNsurreal Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
FABULOUS, that's all I can say.
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Andrew310 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Outstanding! I wondered why you chose to leave the smudge along the edge between the jacket and the shirt. Maybe these imprecise marks, as well as the brush strokes at the bottom, serve to keep a painterly feeling rather than a photorealism feeling.
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rorsdors Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Magical!
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JoachimL Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
wonderful!!!
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Crown-Jewels Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I like that there is a lot of movement.
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Surehuinel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012   General Artist
wowowooww Stunning work :clap:
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moshimonter Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
cool
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Searae Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love that dove! :wow:
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Sne-aks Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!!
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Kexito Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Writer
Nice one!
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tombo914 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Fantastic job! Really well done!
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ales-kotnik Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
God damnit! AMAZIIIIIIIIIING
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Hundekuche Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
fantastic
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michaelelliottfurr Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My god! Youre a painting genius!! I imagine you painting these works in a fever, jumping from place to place on the canvas, using 50% technique and 50% intuition. such lovely work!!!
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Aurvakur Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
that is Sooooooooooooo juicy. AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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adrianmork Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Awesome. I love the way the painting looks so sharp, while each stroke looks rough. Not an easy thing to do:)
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Tilnuai Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
The strokes make this look amazing!
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooow!!!!Beautiful:heart:
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NerdyGeekyDweeb Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so eye catching! ^^
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WisteriaBreeze Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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SirWendigo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really beautiful! :heart:
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