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There was an old woman...
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Published: September 22, 2009
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...who lived in a shoe

another sketch blog piece :) probably my favorite so far.

very much inspired by miyazaki, specifically Howl's Moving Castle.

ANIMATED VERSION W/ SOUND HERE --> [link]

the blog: [link]
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TheBrokenKnight's avatar
The rest of the rhyme: 

"When she came back, 
They were a'lying dead,
She went to the wright,
To get them a coffin, 
When she came back, they were a'laying laughing 
She gaed up the stairs to ring the bell, 
But the bell-rope broke,
And down she fell!"
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AngryPotato|Professional Digital Artist
:O

such morbid...

is that actually part of the rhyme? 
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TheBrokenKnight's avatar
Like the first part wasn't? 

Yeah, it is 
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AngryPotato|Professional Digital Artist
you're right...first part is pretty sad too haha
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linnytea's avatar
coolest shoe I've ever seen
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AngryPotato|Professional Digital Artist
thank you! make sure to check out the animated version :D if you are so inclined~
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tinygiant12's avatar
my dream home!!!
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AngryPotato|Professional Digital Artist
mine too!!
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Halberdesque's avatar
This is the kinda picture where I want to see a high-res version not because of the detail, but because of the details. I'm having fun looking around at all the little different things here and omg eye-strain. XD
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AngryPotato|Professional Digital Artist
:D ...i think i got a higher res laying around here somewhere...i have a nice big print of it at home too <3 ..ill try to upload a larger one
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Halberdesque's avatar
wewt omg yayyyyyyy
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Paudraic|Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully evocative of fairy tales.
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AngryPotato|Professional Digital Artist
:D thank you!
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ChildFromtheFlower's avatar
Good job, there is one thing I've always wondered about this story. (Pause) where did that shoe come from and how does the owner feel about it?
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AngryPotato|Professional Digital Artist
i think the old man built it for the old woman...and shes the owner now :)
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ChildFromtheFlower's avatar
lol good save :clap:
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Rin-Uzuki|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! If anyone deserves it, it's you!
Watching this, listening to it, playing around with it... it just makes me feel so peaceful, at ease, and nostalgic!
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AngryPotato|Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks! that means a lot...im glad you enjoyed it <3
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studiowaka|Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous... I love all the little animation too!
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AngryPotato|Professional Digital Artist
thank you! ^_^
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Chibi-C|Student Filmographer
ups that comment was intended for the animated version but you understand right xD'
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AngryPotato|Professional Digital Artist
yup! ;)
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Chibi-C|Student Filmographer
waaaaaaa! so cute and awesome and lovely and great art <3
what kind of program do you use for animations?
I only gat flash and I want to learn more about it do you know maybe some sort of tutorial site or a real good tutorial for stuff like this?
sorry to that I bothered you with dose questions.
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AngryPotato|Professional Digital Artist
hehe thank you..the painting was done in photoshop, all animations were done in flash..as far as tutorials go..its just using movieclips and buttons really...the code is pretty basic..you can find a lot of information at places like kirupa.com [link] or just google whatever you need to know :)
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