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Great Uncle Guppy by venkman-project Great Uncle Guppy by venkman-project
I recently found this portrait of my Great Uncle Guppy, an American ancestor. He lived in Massachusetts in a small town called Innsmouth. Apparently, he got in with a bad crowd over there and dissapeared in the early 1900's. I'm not exactly sure which side of the family he comes from as there seems to be some bitterness about him and his "dealings." No-one else in the family looks quite as fishy as he does though...

Apologies for the cheesy Lovecraft reference! :P Another attempt to get back into painting and the first in a series of ten "portraits" I'm working on. Some bits of this I like, some I don't. I was going for an old photo/portrait look and I'm not sure I really got it. I'd like to get a better scan of this as the original painting is a lot darker!

Acrylic on canvas paper.
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Mendicant Apr 24, 2011  Professional Artist
Did he have a "thing" for chocolate, by any chance? :D
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:iconlmaonaise97:
That is sick as
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:iconsmutehnoob:
Yay! Me likes!
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wordmongerer Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I. LOVE. THIS.
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CrazyFoxMoon Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm somewhat reminded of Ray Bradbury stories...

Or even the song "Fish People of Baradonon" by Ogden Edsel.

Either way, this picture makes me think of strange things.
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:iconvenkman-project:
That's what I was aiming for! :P I only thought of putting in the little Lovecraft nod as I was finishing it!
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CrazyFoxMoon Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!!! Like I said over at your journal, I can't wait to see more portraits!
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