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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep by Bunny Clarke


Small (20.4" x 16.4")

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Throughout time, man has tried to apply their feelings to humanize animals. To apply emotions that they believe the animal has. Sometimes I agree. Sometimes I do not. This creature touched me in a way I cannot explain. Gently sleeping in the sun as I sketched him. The breeze gently blowing his hair, he seemed not to have a care in the world. :o)

Created from a sketch and painted in Photoshop using some brushes that emulate felt tip markers. I used to use these and apply a wash to give a ink and brush effect with the markers when I did traditional art. I tried to give a similar effect to this one as well. This has 7 layers and took about 6 hours to complete.

deviant art: bpclarke

Featured in:
Digital Brushstrokes May 2010
Inspired Art! June 2010
This & That Jan 2011
The X Factor Jan 2011
Animal Captions & Confessions Jul 2011
Images of Endearment Dec 2011
Quality Art & Photography Dec 2011
Art For Sale Feb 2012
Amazing Wildlife May 2013
Art Universe Jul 2013

I try to create images that will touch your heart or soul and make them go “twang”. Eye candy for the soul is my goal. :o)

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  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Awww just beautiful Bunny

  • Thank you Trudi. I was hoping it would go across the way I saw it. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterover 4 years ago

    What a priceless face, awesome work.

  • I just had to do this face. Thank you Pam. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 4 years ago

    Fantastic work Bunny!

  • Thank you Thea. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic!!! I love the work here! His eyes are wonderful Bunny!

  • Thank you Kim. I wanted the hairs to really show their texture as well as the lighting. Such a sweet face. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 4 years ago

    So beautiful Bunny. He looks very safe & contented. Incredible painting

  • Thank you Pinky. I appreciate your sweet comment. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Syd Baker
    Syd Bakerover 4 years ago

    It is a foible of humans to put our own emotions onto creatures, most often with the great apes, but we do it all the time. Is it ego?

  • I believe it is a bit of ego. We get too big for our britches sometimes. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful work – exceptional is the only word that does it justice.

  • Thank you very much. I try to find what will make the subject stand out best to emphasize their natural beauty. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 4 years ago

    Wonderful Bunny!!!

  • Thank you Heloisa. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    This is very beautiful done Bunny!

  • I appreciate your wonderful comment Ellen. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarrover 4 years ago

    So delicately beautiful!

  • Thank you very much. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

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