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Illusory by kellymckernan Illusory by kellymckernan
Here's "Illusory" - measuring 14" x 18", painted with acrylic and watercolor, and will be available with Gallery 1988's annual "Crazy 4 Cult" show this friday in their pop-up NYC space! This piece, of course, is inspired by the brilliant film "Pan's Labyrinth" written and directed by Guillermo del Toro. I've wanted to get this out of my system for 7 years now. Whew!

For anyone interested in purchasing the original piece, please contact the gallery directly via gallery1988west(at)gmail.com. I've gotten a lot of print requests for this, and as long as the original sells, I'll make prints available in my shop.

This was such a fun and challenging piece to do, as it's only my third time working with acrylic washes, but I'm definitely hooked on the process and look forward to incorporating the technique more with my work as I build up the illustration side of my portfolio. 

Thanks so much for the overwhelming amount of support (especially on Instagram!) while I was working on this piece!
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ThaOnlyMoonchild Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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Mishka-mis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student General Artist
im in love! this was my favoite movie as child! 
beautiul work!
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RoseLakeArt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   General Artist
I love your work, it is just too magical! This piece totally blows my mind...I love Pan's Labyrinth...and this piece just totally captures the movie! So so fantastic!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional
very nice work indeed 
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NedreKaerr-Bohuslaen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Impressive. Ive requested some of your wonderful work to Psychology-Art. Please join if you like. 
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:iconpatavan:
Patavan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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DaveyBlazeCustoms Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful. You are my favorite Fine Arts Illustrator of our time. You are such a Gifted artist!
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:iconjc2thew:
Jc2theW Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG I love this. Such beauty and you captured the essence of this movie.

Again, this is amazing :)
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:icontravis-clarke:
Travis-Clarke Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite movies of all time :)
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Celehel Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
You should sign up on www.qwertee.com and put this drawing up for t-shirt printing! ^^ i would pay for it! ;)
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
I didn't think there'd be any fanart of Pan's Labyrinth!:wow:
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MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Very very nice work :clap:
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:iconnordiclynx:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of my favourite movies. Really nice job :)
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Bilou020285 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow ! Amazing !! Should I say aMAZEing !! :D Beautiful composition ! Well done !
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:icononlygoodart:
onlygoodart Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
really spooky image, beautifully done!!!
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:iconjeremiahlambertart:
JeremiahLambertArt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
amazing
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:iconresidentialpsycho:
ResidentialPsycho Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the entryway.
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ErichZannIII Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Who doth cometh from beyond the scope of mortal comprehension? Be it man, monster, or maniac? Be it something else? Well, whatever it is, I like it.
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Kig3n-Studios Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well done
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:iconjessica-lorraine-z:
Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. This is amazing :D
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful piece!  Pan's Labyrinth is one of my favorite movies.  I never cease to get a chill of inspiration when I watch it.  I think you captured the ethereal darkness of that movie quite well in this.  Best of luck with the sale of the original!

Randomly, how are you liking storenvy?  I was thinking of moving my prints and originals from Etsy onto there since 2D art doesn't seems to sell so sporadically there.  I like the idea of no listing fees either.  It looks pretty customizable too.
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kellymckernan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! And yeah, I really like storenvy, actually. Your storefront is completely customizable and they have a marketplace main page like etsy does, so you're getting a lot of the same benefits there. It's less well known, though, but probably doesn't make much of a difference since people go to etsy for crafts and handmade items, not art. They're a very small team, though, and occasionally there are glitches and downtime that get pretty irritating, but that's probably why it's free for now (their only plan for revenue from stores is to take a small percentage from sales generated from their marketplace, but not your home storefront). I say go for it!
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for much for your insight, Kelly.  Best of luck to you!
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jaeha2714 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
yea... i remember this movie
it was a good one 
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Kikaalrais Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
so nice .. and emotional 
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Spadesxqueenx3 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
such awesome movie, great work
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EmmaLindberg Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
omg what a epic moviePan 
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MissFire2 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Awesome!!!^^
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dududoctor Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing movie and amazing work!
Good job   Clap 
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kejoro Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Aaaaa I love Pan's labyrinth!!!! :heart: when I was watching movie I didn't have contact with the world :poke: :poke:
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michel379 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013   Interface Designer
Fantastic job! I have no words to describe my astonishment.
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:iconmq-killer:
MQ-Killer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Best movie EVER! Good job. Only thing I can say is that the waiting was worth it :D
Great job :la:
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SuperRabidWaffle Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WAIT, it took you SEVEN YEARS to do this?! THIS IS AWESOME! :iconcannotevenplz:
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kellymckernan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
the movie came out 7 years ago and I've wanted to paint this since. :P
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TheBombsAhead Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I love this movie!
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patthompson008 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic job! you really captures the Faun's face, and one of my favorite moments in the movie (when she enters the tree, and all those little glowing bits of stuff are floating through the air). The placement of the hair/vines is interesting as well, considering the shape of the opening... one crit, if I may, would be to darken the background outside of the main focus, behind the faun & such. Dark, yet saturated, maybe a deep purple-wood hue. Again, great work! love it!
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Ree-n Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic *---------*
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enteringmymind Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this movie and Love this piece!!! Simply Amazing!!!!:)
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EdaHerz Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow!!!! This so awesome!!!! Great idea!
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Yolko Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! I love the movie and this piece definitely does justice to it. The colors and everything else (like the white spots and the composition) look so good, and to think that you're still trying out a fairly new technique... Wow. Keep up the great work! :heart:
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IceQueen1st Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
This is really great, I love the movie! Your painting is really inspiring!
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Tiddly-Winx Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Very intriguing! I like the concept of re-birth depicted here!
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UnripeHamadryad Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You menaged to create the perfect atmosphere (: Great job!
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:iconerenik:
erenik Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great rendition!
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great movie, great artwork! :D
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Truly stunning! My favorite piece by you so far, by far! :clap:
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tinyqueen007 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Writer
Wow amazing very amazing great job :D
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