Elphie the Abomination

OK I have to admit that this is the very first time I ever paint using brushes and pastes. I have never painted before on cloth or any other material, let alone ceramic.

The only thing I did was draw and color in pencils but my skills were lost after grade 6.

As an attempt to revive my artistic attributes, I joined deviantART and I have attempted in my account there to draw digitally. Failing miserably, I switched to photography.

Of course, all of this does not justify what I have done to the poor ceramic elephant. I wanted to make a royal Indian type of war elephant. Unfortunately, little did I know that the intricate details I sketched in pencil do not translate at all in pastes, brushes and ceramics.

However I have to say I enjoyed all three hours in creating this monstrosity. I learned different types of strokes, how to coat and how to make special effects, which I notoriously used to give this thing skin cancer.

So please say hello to my war-elephant-with-skin-cancer-abomination thing, Elphie (thanks to KI for the name).

You are allowed to use Elphie to promote skin cancer awareness as long as you link back here ;)

So without further ado…

  • Kinan

    My eyes! My eyes!

    *cleans eyes with hydrochloric acid*

    What this horrid sight?! Poor Elphie. Frankenstein looks HANDSOME compared to your monstrosity…

    *tries to go back in time and choose not to view post*

  • Kinan

    My eyes! My eyes! *cleans eyes with hydrochloric acid*What this horrid sight?! Poor Elphie. Frankenstein looks HANDSOME compared to your monstrosity… *tries to go back in time and choose not to view post*

  • The Observer

    Actually it isnt bad at all! I like it! Cute Elphie :P

  • The Observer

    Actually it isnt bad at all! I like it! Cute Elphie :P

  • Ms Loala

    Oh poor elphie, you’ve mutated him!

    *goes to call animal rights*

  • Ms Loala

    Oh poor elphie, you’ve mutated him!*goes to call animal rights*

  • Hamza

    Its ok for a first attempt. Of course I am ignoring the fact that it is an eyeless creature and that the 2nd picture can be used in the next screening of SAW IV.

    but Elphie? what kind of a stupid name is that? its a cute name that doesn’t suit this elephant. You should have chosen a name like “Maharat” or something like that.

  • Hamza

    Its ok for a first attempt. Of course I am ignoring the fact that it is an eyeless creature and that the 2nd picture can be used in the next screening of SAW IV. but Elphie? what kind of a stupid name is that? its a cute name that doesn’t suit this elephant. You should have chosen a name like “Maharat” or something like that.

  • Elijah

    Elphie is supposed to be sthg cute! What the hell is this?

    This thing you created is hideous!

  • Elijah

    Elphie is supposed to be sthg cute! What the hell is this?This thing you created is hideous!

  • 7aki Fadi

    hmmmmmm ….. should I be mean or should I be nice ? Hmmmmm … mean is so much more fun.

    HAHAHAHAHA at elphie, my daughter would have done better :P … hehehehe…
    I thought you would start by making a moogle though.

  • 7aki Fadi

    hmmmmmm ….. should I be mean or should I be nice ? Hmmmmm … mean is so much more fun.HAHAHAHAHA at elphie, my daughter would have done better :P … hehehehe…I thought you would start by making a moogle though.

  • abufares

    Someday KJ, say around the 24th century, this “thing” will be worth lots of money.

  • abufares

    Someday KJ, say around the 24th century, this “thing” will be worth lots of money.

  • Jundi

    man i like it .. it’s very dorm room-ish :)

  • Jundi

    man i like it .. it’s very dorm room-ish :)

  • KJ

    Kinan – As the one who named this abomination, you are condemned to share the parenthood of it :P You’d gonna need a lot of HCL in the coming years.

    Observer – who are you kidding here? I can see your tongue sticking out.

    Ms Loala – and bring in the psychiatry ward as well.

    Hamza – It is a stupid name because stupid KI picked it.

    Elijah – Yes see I try to mask my hideousness with cutesy stuff that makes Elphie irresistible

    7aki – I am sure she does. She probably could teach me some stuff :D I was under a lot of peer pressure though at that time. hehe.. oh and they didn’t have moogles or rabbits.

    abufares – I can hear your chuckle behind the words, but, if what you say does become true, you are entitled to 30% profit.

    Jundi – thanks! I should make you one… pick a sorry animal and leave it all to me

  • KJ

    Kinan – As the one who named this abomination, you are condemned to share the parenthood of it :P You’d gonna need a lot of HCL in the coming years.Observer – who are you kidding here? I can see your tongue sticking out.Ms Loala – and bring in the psychiatry ward as well.Hamza – It is a stupid name because stupid KI picked it.Elijah – Yes see I try to mask my hideousness with cutesy stuff that makes Elphie irresistible7aki – I am sure she does. She probably could teach me some stuff :D I was under a lot of peer pressure though at that time. hehe.. oh and they didn’t have moogles or rabbits.abufares – I can hear your chuckle behind the words, but, if what you say does become true, you are entitled to 30% profit.Jundi – thanks! I should make you one… pick a sorry animal and leave it all to me

  • eshda3wa

    come on its cute!!
    i cant do anythng atistic to save my own life!

  • eshda3wa

    come on its cute!!i cant do anythng atistic to save my own life!

  • Zed

    word of advice. don’t quit your day job :)

  • Zed

    word of advice. don’t quit your day job :)

  • KJ

    eshda3wa – yay! Support!

    Zed – O__________________________O

  • KJ

    eshda3wa – yay! Support!Zed – O__________________________O

  • The Criticizer

    Not bad for a first try. But to be honest and straight forward, you have better chances in digital art than traditional art. Digital art forgives you if you mistake, unlike traditional art. :/

  • The Criticizer

    Not bad for a first try. But to be honest and straight forward, you have better chances in digital art than traditional art. Digital art forgives you if you mistake, unlike traditional art. :/

  • Sarah

    I want it!!!!

  • Sarah

    I want it!!!!

  • ojmodmaniac

    Well well. Thanks for taking my once semi-original name and whacking it on a retardedly painted elephant. :P

    Only kidding, but yes my real name is: “Elphie”.

    Check out http://www.conclavecreations.com for semi-proof (not much on the net is real or taken as such).

  • ojmodmaniac

    Well well. Thanks for taking my once semi-original name and whacking it on a retardedly painted elephant. :POnly kidding, but yes my real name is: “Elphie”.Check out http://www.conclavecreations.com for semi-proof (not much on the net is real or taken as such).

  • KJ

    ojmodmaniac – LooooL. Well I guess you have some competition now buddy!

  • KJ

    ojmodmaniac – LooooL. Well I guess you have some competition now buddy!