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Dentis Maximus by RSConnett Dentis Maximus by RSConnett
Acrylics on canvas. size: 30" x 48" (2 x 24" x 30" canvases) completed in Los Angeles, Jan, 2006. (I had to splice the two images together in Photoshop. So, if you have a keen eye, and see the seam where I had to use the clone tool to make them fit, that's what that is.)

This is a commissioned painting. The collector is a dentist. He's a really interesting guy who has some of my best work. He wanted the painting to be somewhat "toothy", or "oralistic".

The truth is, I've worked on this painting so long that I don't think I can see it anymore. (well over 200 hours) I think many of you understand what I mean. Sometimes an artist. (of any kind) can get so involved in a piece that all objectivity abandons him. One morning I would wake up loving it, the next morning, I wanted to rip it up and begin over. Now it is done ... and I like it.

I hope YOU dig it! ;)

One more thing, ... For ALL you that signed up as "friends" and sent me messages and comments and notes ... THANK YOU! :salute:

Understand that when I got that "Daily Deviation" last week, my messages got WAY OUT of CONTROL! :eyepopping: I received hundreds of comments, all deserving of responses, in 24 hours. I VERY MUCH appreciate them ALL :nod:

However, I must devote most of my time to my work. I MUST create as many paintings as I can before I die :tombstone:

It's the only thing I do that justifies my existence. :worker:
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:iconwaveskylord:
WaveSKyLord Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy fucking hell that insanely awesome !
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ibleedsunshine Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
absolutely insane. this is the painting I ran into by chance in a google image search that inspired me to pick up my paint brushes again for the first time in 10 years - I don't know how I ever put them down. Thank you <3
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samuelbohorquez Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
great thoughts i agree you must dedicate time to your art work which is amazingly beatiful
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Rustypanther Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply amazing!
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nnq2603 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
What a world!
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:iconastroboy777:
astroboy777 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
i saw this on the mytouch!!!! :D i set it as my wallpaper
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Durandal-Thoth Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Negro worms with glasses and teeth holding knives... that, my friend, is epic. In fact, the whole thing is.
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:iconndikol:
ndikol Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
gua cuma bisa bilang... kkkeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnn
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconless-1:
Less-1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
I love your stuff, all the chaos and monsters and detail, it's the kind of thing i aspire to
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OKAINAIMAGE Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
so amazing!!
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Turn--to-Paige Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
love the idea, execution.. and title.

just.. very enjoyable.
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:iconturn--to-paige:
Turn--to-Paige Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
woah man.. way to commit

haha
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:iconblattaphile:
Blattaphile Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
That's incredible :D
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:iconjade-chantelle:
jade-chantelle Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
I think this is definitley one of my favourite works of yours.
Very well detailed and a nice composition. I like the large blue and purple creatures.
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:iconcampagnez:
campagnez Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
I love this crocodile face, he's so lovely :)
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:iconstalepixel:
stalepixel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
you sir are beyond human! a huge insperation.
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:iconscathar:
Scathar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
It reminds me of society people....
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:iconkique:
kique Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
wow...excellent!
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:iconabcat:
AbCat Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006   Writer
Such vivid and gorey detail. Wonderful.
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nFalPaz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
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Swordexpert-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006  Student Photographer
Dentists have always kind of creeped me out. I dont know who could work with people's mouths all day every day "pulling, yanking, cleaning" just isn't a job I could handle. This is an amazing painting. The colors, the characters and their facial expressions. Everything stands out.

-Alisha // Swordexpert
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X-M3NTAL-X Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006   Interface Designer
this has got to be the most amazing thing I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!
not only did this make me laugh my ass off in front of about 20 people, but has inspired me as well!
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luminous-scapegoat Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006
Insane detail. I'm loving this.
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COLD-Mama Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
U do some fantastic art-work :)
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Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006
amazing work you have here. i love all the crazy creatures and bright colors. i think im having flashbacks
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RSConnett Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your most welcome comment!

May you have an interesting life.

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Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
your very welcome :D
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kidswellwasted Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006
well ... now I have an obligation to Watch you. And I mean that in the creepiest way possible.
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Your watching of me is most appreciated ...

Thank you for your most welcome comment!

May you have an interesting life.

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hridaya Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
lot of teeth man.. lot of teeth :crazy:
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep - lots of teeth! That's what the dentist ordered! ;)
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:iconkrell:
krell Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
Thats fucking brilliant! But, then all your work is...
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you krell! ;)
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Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
All that matters to me is that you read my comments or look at my work...not that you reply. i TOTALLY understand that you need to work. i am even thinking of taking a large amount of time AWAY from dA because it eats my time.


...on to the reason i clicked this painting.

i DO dig it.....i LIKE it....no, i LOVE it....Way too cool....the time and effort you put into it shows and it makes the painting a piece of EYECANDY!!!! Yum. The creatures are so detailed and well rendered! i am going to have to 'fave' this, you know. Just so i can look at it many more times, when i want to, without having to click through dA and get to you.....just because i depend on the concept of instant gratification.....

Your work inspires and makes me giggle, too.
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RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
DA does take a lot of time ... or I should say, it can if you let it. However, I feel a need to acknowledge certain comments. Many (most) of them deserve a response. So what does one do? Everything I suppose.

That you take the time to comment on my work means the world to me. May your brain cells come alive and multiply geometrically.

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Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
AAAwwww.....thank you.....

Personally, i can't imagine someone NOT taking the time to comment on your work....And if i had the money, i would own several of your works....

So there.

...And i thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wishes for my brain cells...since they seem to be disappearing at an alarming rate...:giggle:
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kidswellwasted Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
beautiful work.
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! That you take the time to comment on my work means the world to me. May your brain cells come alive and multiply geometrically.

:idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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jackthetab Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The hours you put into your works make the end result worth it.
Excellent visual stimulation for the psycho mind!

jackthetab
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RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Jack! May your brain cells come alive and multiply geometrically.

:idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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invayne666 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006
he wanted toothy and he got toothy! Wonderful detail...again...;)
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! May your brain cells come alive and multiply geometrically.

:idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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AmoMiMarmota Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006
WOW!!!!!!! :eyes:
i have to say, to me this is one of your best works :clap:
my mother is a dentist, i guess she's love this ode to the teeth ;)
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
HA! :laughing: - Show it to her! ;)
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AmoMiMarmota Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
i will for sure!!! i'll let you know what she says ;)
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teddybrains Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006
this is a fantastic piece, definatley one of your best, been staring at it for hours now :D
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RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! May your brain cells come alive and multiply geometrically.

:idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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SimeeeC Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
WOW!
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RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! May your brain cells come alive and multiply geometrically.

:idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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