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When the Last Rose of Summer is Gone by AbigailLarson When the Last Rose of Summer is Gone by AbigailLarson
Oh Tom. Why won't you run away with me already?

I've been listening to a lot of Tom Waits' early stuff recently, and this was something that's been rattling around in my head for a while. I don't normally like to make portraits of real people, but Tom really is a kind of character himself.



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:iconcorvidcorax:
corvidcorax Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
ohh, this is great! T.W. is so underrated. 
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MarsMan333 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Tom's always great for getting the inspiration going. This is exactly what goes in my head when I listen to "The Black Rider". I love it! Just perfect.
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
"They say that beneath his coat, there are wings..." I LOVE "The Black Rider"! Thanks!!
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MarsMan333 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
One look in his eye... everyone denies... ever having met him. You're more than welcome!
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:iconabigaillarson:
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
<3!
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Neters-shrine Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Thank you for sharing this supreme art!Your style is unique and I really enjoy it!Tom Waits music is magic and it goes hand in hand with your beloved drawings!
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:iconabigaillarson:
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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voradorhylden Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i like the style different
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:iconansicht:
Ansicht Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Идеально. 
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:iconwatercoloralcaffe:
watercoloralcaffe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
beautiful!
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:iconanimaltested:
AnimalTested Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome!
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:icontheruiner369:
theruiner369 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Great interpretation. Have you ever seen the play based on the album that this song is from?
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:iconmanuelka:
manuelka Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this. For some reason the way you portrayed him here makes me think of Alfred Jingle, the villain from The Pickwick Papers, as illustrated by Robert Seymour (if I'm not mistaken). There is just something in the way he looks at the viewer that hints at not entirely pure intentions, if you know what I mean.
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leopluridon14 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Is totally bitchin. I've been on a Tom kick for like....sigh. too many years now :-)
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! Glad I'm not alone ^_~
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:iconlovepeaceandangels:
lovepeaceandangels Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Oh my God, I just LOVE your style. I just discovered your artwork thanks to the Scared Stiff contest and I'm SO happy I did!!
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:iconabigaillarson:
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Glad you like my work!
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vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Amazing!!!!!!
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MaliciaRoseNoire Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hello,
I have the pleasure to inform you that your beautiful work has been choose for our first feature on the group :iconinspiration-creative: :) [link] !
:glomp:
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:iconkoffinkandy:
koffinkandy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
i just adore every single peace of ur art!
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gmgarts Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this Screams "blood money" and I love it :) Tom is the best
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:iconleopluridon14:
leopluridon14 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Waits' personality lends itself so nicely to your style of drawing. Not like I know the guy personally or anything. C: But this is awesome.
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ManicProgression Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE this. I thought that looked like Tom. Awesome work!
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scarymonsters1991 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
this is just flippin' great! i love it. i've been listening to his music a lot lately and can relate with how much inspiration he gives.
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. My. F*cking. God. I love your style...AND I'm a huge Tom Waits fan. Will you marry me?? :D
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conjureman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Awesome!
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TheMadcapQuipster Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool! I think this captures Mr. Waits' essence quite nicely.
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axalendra Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
featured: [link] ~:heart:
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:iconcsp499:
Csp499 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Don't you know, there ain't no devil- there's just God when he's drunk."
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Mstrikesback Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so amazing
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Nattmaran-bjd Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have stoped my self many times from making Tom-pics, I love that old fart to bits. :heart:
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Finwitch Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Even before reading the description I thought it was Tom Waits and instantly thought no way! Awesome!
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Slaughterose Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Holy shitsticks.
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:iconfishburger:
fishburger Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really nice. I love his looks. :)
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ActYos Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
amazing!
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Loveall1229 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
So many things to love about this piece, but I really enjoy the way you render feathers! :D
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:iconskullcandythief:
Skullcandythief Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
'A good man is hard to find.'
:)
Lovely drawing!
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Rasvakeitin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
.. This looks incredibly similar to my old World of Warcraft roleplay character, who wore a trenchcoat, a hat, had a goatee and had a thing for roses as well.
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Potaeda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student
Great illustration, it reminded me of Mr.Waits before I even read the description.
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cass1848 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Writer
my favorite is "god's away on business"... not sure if that's the name... but there was a mash up of tom waits's singing with the seaseme street gang mouthing it... mostly cookie monster... it was creepy and hilarious all at the very same time...
~hillary
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ZlayerOne Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If this is a Little Drop of Poison on DA, I'd really like a whole cup of it !
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awww! <3 Thanks!
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WimpleToad Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Lol! I was just going to tell you this totally reminds me of Tom Waits and then I read your comment! Amazing job! Really killer!
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MaliciaRoseNoire Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hello !
Little feature here !!
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LuciferV Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Haha :D even before I read the description I knew it was him. Absolutely brilliant :D
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wooden-horse Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Great piece! Your style and imagery are a good fit with Tom Wait's persona.
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carcadann Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Tight Abby. Tom is so handsome here.
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Autumn. I've been having hardcore Tom Waits feels recently.
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vesiolento Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Liking the level of detail in his face (and the vulture's) - it's more so than usual. Nice work Abigail
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