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Bring Honor
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He does not bring dishonor upon his family. Hometown boy makes good. This is the first in six illustrations I used in my Children's Book class for full two page spreads. I'll be putting one of these babies up every week in the coming weeks.

The premise of my Children's Book is kids doing simple things which are ordinary and funny and then revealing the scenario that's going on in their heads. The catch is, they're all imagining things that are socially awkward topics, but they're kids, they don't know yet that they're socially awkward so they're just having fun. In this scenario a little Asian boy is holding a trash can lid and a twig pretending he's a knight. But the narrator says to him;

"You say you want to be a knight in shining armor like King Arthor? Sorry there are no Asians in Medieval Times"

But the Kid ignores the narrator completely, too absorbed in his imagination and this illustration is the 'reveal' of what he's picturing.

I hope you enjoy it! I had a lot of fun doing it. Quick house cleaning stuff; it's done mostly in gauche paint, and a some final touches in photoshop, and at full side this one comes in around 14x28.

Check out the other Children's Book spreads
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djlambson's avatar
djlambson|Hobbyist General Artist
I love this..really wonderful premise and artwork.
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Kelshray|Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! I love this stylization of smoke!
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HK09's avatar
Oh man I've seen this picture on the internet and I tried to find the artist for months and now I finally found you! This is so stunning and dynamic... I really love it!!
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tchokun|Professional Filmographer
jeezz! you are good ^^
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Qballthe5th|Student Digital Artist
THe smoke looks so cool. Very stylized and i love the perspective :)
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Nadiaenis|Professional Digital Artist
this is still so fantastically full of beauty, i love it so much
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Jovan-Ukropina|Professional Artisan Crafter
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aerodynamicbear's avatar
love the lively smoke
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SnowWhiteAK|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is some luscious smoke! <3
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JMiera|Professional Filmographer
Still in love with this :heart:
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TheSilverBells's avatar
Your illustrations are so wonderful. Such a pleasure to look at. (:
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Painter-Gal77|Student Interface Designer
kjhsdafkj djfahsdf ..................... wow :wow: :la: :dance: :love: that's awesome :D
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ilfie|Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful! I love the idea behind the illustration so much :)
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Vactrol's avatar
So excellent..
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AnimatorRawGreen|Professional Filmographer
I felt a pounding in my chest as I glared over this painting. The gusts of wind and dust mixed with the colorful glaze. <3
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PuppyLion|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful....nice pallette!
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GCARTIST85's avatar
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101::iconshuffelinplz:
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KatTheGrrreat|Professional General Artist
Oh, wow, this is absolutely beautiful!
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MtheRAVEN|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful, the smoke is excellent!
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ForestDwellerHouses|Professional Artisan Crafter
Great looking pic, very nice job all around!
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