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The Big Ol' Sad by cinemamind The Big Ol' Sad by cinemamind
Inspired by the lonely feeling I got reading Dr. Seuss books
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TigerGeekGuy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018
Great work keeping true to the original artstyle while incorporating your own!

Love this work, I even want to hang it up in my house!
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Ambryne Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Student General Artist
Im screaming this is perfect??? I've always gotten a vaguely haunted feeling from some of dr suess's illustrations and this captures that feeling exactly?? You are so amazing!
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cinemamind Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Aww, thanks, I'm glad you enjoy it! ^/////^
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NadieIV Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Beauty
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RupturedDreams Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
It's interesting to see Dr. Seuss' style rendered in a different way. His iconic style was whimsical, and mostly flat and cartoony. Here, it takes those whimsical designs and adds form, shadow, lighting, and dark scenery. It makes me wonder what it would have been like too see Dr. Seuss portray a darker atmosphere in those stories. So now I wonder, what about the Dr. Seuss books resonates loneliness? Was it the particular characters or the situations that they were in?
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cinemamind Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Professional Filmographer
I think it was mostly the situations the characters were in that resonated a melancholic feeling for me. And because Dr. Seuss didn't draw a whole lot of backgrounds for his books, it always felt like the spaces in his world were vast and mysterious, especially in the dark.

Screen Shot 2018-06-08 at 3.37.09 PM by cinemamind  
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RupturedDreams Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, I see. Thanks for the info.
It's been a while since I last read a Dr. Seuss book. I hadn't realized/remembered that many of the illustrations didn't have settings to them. Having his characters interact in a groundless setting would certainly add to ambiance if done well. That, or a need for practicality. Having simple images could make it easier for younger audience to figure out what's going on.
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James-Polymer Featured By Owner May 19, 2018
Forget Tim Burton; you should direct the next Dr. Seuss film. :drool:
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cinemamind Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1]Aww, nuuuu. 
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PyroFire10o7 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
actually terrifying
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Lugia20711 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Well done!
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Daviddv1202 Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I wonder if you'll ever make the Grinch or the Cat in the Hat scary. :3
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Cosmic-Retro-Head Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an interesting inspiration for this painting.
Absolutely lovely :heart:
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GaryGuidrozArts Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!
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