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Extractionism



Take an image, exaggerate its colours, remove its detail and darken its main lines. This is the essence of extractionism; a style of painting that distils the colours and shapes of a scene while subduing its detail. It’s a form of painting that mirrors the style of the Velvet Paw of Asquith Novels and is, incidentally, the style that Oscar Teabag-Dooven enjoys painting. Indeed, Oscar’s paintings are used for as the basis of the books’ covers, both the digital and printed editions. The books can be likened to extractionsim also, because their characters have exaggerated behaviours—eccentricities are the norm and absurd behaviour become eccentricities—in the same way that extractionist paintings’ scenes are overstated. Moreover, where extractionism might be described as a form or posterisation, the books could be described in just the same way. The Velvet Paw of Asquith Novels are, therefore, cartooned literature. Some example of extractionism, painted by Oscar Teabag-Dooven, the books' protagonist, are shown below.


Other examples can be viewed and purchased here

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