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Contagious by squonkhunter Contagious by squonkhunter
I shall perfume myself with dust
I shall coat my lips in ash
I will wear my finest poison
Place my life in my shirt’s pocket
And dance with you.



James from New Faro, character belongs to me. Contest entry.
20 June 2013
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:iconsoulcanvas:
SoulCanvas Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Wow so detailed and complex! :wow:
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:iconsquonkhunter:
squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Hey this is pretty amazing!! Love the tonal work, and the delicate intricate design. Although its a very busy image you controlled the viewers eye very well. Lovely and haunting image. A must fave! 
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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mord3K41s3r Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
ooooh... details :lick:
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:iconsquonkhunter:
squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconhoeflakes:
Hoeflakes Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
sooooo gooooooood
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:iconsquonkhunter:
squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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theintrovert Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad I didn't see this before drawing up my four entries on friday :P

You're a master of that winding, intricate, arabesque detail(which obviously requires a great deal of patience and a steady hand).
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Your entries are wonderful. Best of luck. :)
Yes, this piece took several days to complete. I had to give my hand a rest in between.
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:icontheintrovert:
theintrovert Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
At least we both got some interesting deviations out of it. Personally, I feel your entry should have displaced some of the semi-finalists.

Although, it doesn't really matter(none but the heavily rendered 'monster' drawings have a shot at the major prizes).

If it isn't against the rules, you can have my premium membership, Paula
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
XD Nah, it's fine, but that's sweet of you.
I am a little disappointed, but then again, I guess mine didn't focus too much on the actual topic of the contest and more of became a piece of its own, a little independent of an actual message against smoking. I think that's what did it, not the technique.
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theintrovert Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I won't pursue it, but I really feel you ought to have it. It wouldn't be a charity/sympathy gift either: You've a lot more 'fans' and your own webcomic, ergo you'd benefit the most from a Premium Membership(although, it seems as though all a PM nets you is some auxiliary widgets and the option to choose from their assortment of ugly profile backgrounds). 

Neither did my entries. Of course, like we had discussed prior to submitting, the subject matter/criteria itself was already a bit of a creative trap to begin with: That is to say, it was almost impossible to produce a piece that didn't come off as ham-fisted/inelegant. 

At least you came away from it with a piece you can personally appreciate. 
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha yeah there's nothing too special about Premium membership, I have to say. It does feel good when it is gifted to you, though, and the ads are gone.
Ah, at least. I hope you appreciate yours too.
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ExMachinaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!! <3
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)
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OddDuckQuacking Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic, as always, Paula! All the detail is amazing. <3
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:iconsquonkhunter:
squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, Lindsey!
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:iconoddduckquacking:
OddDuckQuacking Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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SimpleProdigy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, alot going on here good work
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Ah! Your "Cancerous" piece was one I was eyeing! I actually was going to call my piece Cancerous but I forgot the name while drawing it, knowing it started with a C, and landed on "Contagious." Eh, maybe it's second hand smoke.
Anyway, great piece and best of luck in the competition!
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nemisisbeta Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bravo, excellent work here.
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:iconsquonkhunter:
squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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nemisisbeta Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome.
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quiteproustian Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
this is awesome! good luck on the contest!
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:iconsquonkhunter:
squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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MorgansMutations Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Amazing! Nice job:)
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)
Best of luck to you as well! Your disgusting models are so eye-catching and the concept behind "Hidden Danger" is wonderful. That's definitely one I clicked on while browsing the entries. Very cancerous. :)
Good luck!
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MorgansMutations Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Thank you very much!:) Good luck to you too! :D
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:iconsquonkhunter:
squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student General Artist
ffftttttttttttt holy crap holy crap holy crap man.  This is nuuuuuuuuuts.  D8
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Shadowhunter625 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome 8D
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:iconsquonkhunter:
squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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Shadowhunter625 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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ooNerina Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my God.
This is STUNNUNG.
I 'm not sure that the word "ugly" suits this incredible art pic. It's unbelievable to not be captured by his glance and thinking "he's handsome and desperate", but then you look at his body and you feel something disturbing in your stomach.
I congratulate with you, my dear.
I hope you are all right and that your life is proceeding as happy as possible.
bye my lovely friend, see you!
:heart:
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, I'm alright; I haven't responded to your email just yet because I was very wrapped up in this picture, actually. It was drawn over a span of days, off and on, because I could only stand looking at disturbing references on Google Images for so long at a time.

I'm glad you like it, though. I have a feeling it's really panned out. :)
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ooNerina Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh dear, you don't have to excuse for not responding to my email. You do not have to take it as a stressing thing you must do. Take all the time you need, I will be always waiting to read your words, don't worry.

Yep I read your journl about disturbing references you found on google, but I haven't dared going to see by myself.
I hope you will forget soon about them.
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I do enjoy our conversations. :)
Nah there's really no way you can forget those, but you can come to terms with them. I suppose I must become fascinated with them instead of horrified.
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barmybritishbird Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is so detailed. What's the contest?
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:iconsquonkhunter:
squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
The Make Ugly contest on deviantart. You can click on the link on the picture to get some info. :)
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barmybritishbird Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Paula :-)
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem! The deadline is soon, though!
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barmybritishbird Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck or as we say in the theatre, "break a leg" XX
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
True! Haha thank you, I shall! (Though hopefully not literally XD)
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:iconbarmybritishbird:
barmybritishbird Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Was "thesping" tonight so feeling very theatrical and you are most welcome X
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, nice! Yeah, you're in a murder mystery, right?
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TheGunrunnerRimbaud Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
My scalp feels like that right now.
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:iconsquonkhunter:
squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh I'm sorry, do you have a migraine?
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TheGunrunnerRimbaud Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Nope, seborrheic dermatitis.
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