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Candy Barr by TCypress Candy Barr by TCypress
I like it when paint looks good enough to eat.
This is Candy Barr-1950's burlesque dancer.

While riding the Brooklyn subway I found some graffiti art that had been partially destroyed with acidic cleaners leaving a drippy smudge of candied colored paints. The effect was the prettiest thing I'd seen in a long time, and it inspired my painting of Candy Barr.

Miss Barr was fairly popular in Go-Go joints in Texas/Las Vegas, and became famous for her connections with Jack Ruby, shooting her estranged husband, and prison time for drug possession.
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Inkpulp Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Toby, you're work knows no limits. Wow!
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TCypress Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Thanks my friend. Looking forward to catching up with you soon!
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Inkpulp Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Me too, my man!
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whoisrico Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
I need to get me one of these creamy delicious Toby Cypress paintings one day! I just love em!

I used to do a similar effect when I worked at Tower Records. I did the big displays and I would paint all the letters, throws some paint thinner at it, stand it up, let it run down and then cut em out, you could get some trippy psychedelic effects mixing chemicals with paint!
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TCypress Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Chemicals...AND paint! Very trippy effects literally :)

Thanks my friend!
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SasaBralic Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Amazing work Toby!
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TCypress Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Thanks Homie!
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SasaBralic Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Anytime brother!
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SickZano Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Great work!!!
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TCypress Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Thanks dude!
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