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The Immaculate Jim

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Okay… this one is the big enchilada. My work on the Muppet Madness competition [link] actually taught me some important things when it comes to digital painting, and I wanted to use what I learned from that experience on a grander level. This piece took approximately 40 hours to complete and was completely done in Photoshop with a tablet as well as some other tools. Inspired by Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” found on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and deifying Jim in only the way a real fan ever would, this is the culmination of years of training on my end. The philosophical implications are staggering on this one in my opinion.

Cloud background by :icondr-kay:
Cloud brushes by :iconmiloartdesign:

As seen on ToughPigs.com! [link]
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Lizlovestoons12Hobbyist Artist
Oh, it looks so pretty!
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XinrosHobbyist Digital Artist
wow this looks really great! 
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Beautifully done! Putting Cantus the Minstrel in there is a huge plus!
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Brilliantly conceived and executed !
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WOW! This may very well be the best parody of the famous painting I have ever seen, not only that, but among the greatest fanart ever. It pays real good tribute to Jim Henson himself, the man behind the Muppets, his most beloved creation, Kermit the Frog, and several of his other Muppet characters. He did in fact bring these characters to life, and this picture shows that, not only that, but we have Kermit sitting on a cloud, and a rainbow, symbolizing "The Rainbow Connection". Lovely, lovely, lovely.
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dhulteenProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Jim is, always has, and forever will be my hero.
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MarissaSunshineHobbyist Filmographer
One of mine, too. :nod:
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marlainawhoHobbyist Traditional Artist
haha! I love this! Makes me kind of sad tho.. i miss Jim.. I didnt KNOW him, but man.. he was so creative.. he created a television show ( a GOOD one) that I absolutely loved as a child.
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awsome, i miss jim
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xStarrySkyHobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant :D
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*starts sobbing*
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This is just amazing. I think you've managed to capture everything Jim Henson was about and his life in one picture. From all I read about Muppets as a kid and what I've read recently with Fraggle rock returning to TV(because I just love reading about everything that interests me even a little), I can tell you put a lot of thought into this and chose which characters to use very carefully.
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iamfergieHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome. It kind of makes me want to cry.
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TimeandSpaceProfessional Traditional Artist
Beautifully done! The colours are gorgeous. And extra points for Cantus the minstrel :D
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this is so freakin' awsome :w00t:
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Thank you for putting in a refrance to The Dark Crystal! :highfive:
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LMFAO!!!! i love this
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X3171CHobbyist General Artist
This is really cool!
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I would have had a completely different childhood had it not been for Henson. Very sweet and funny tribute.
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