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Listen to a cricket's heartbeat.

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I worry (YES, believe it or not--well-adjusted little me!) that things like this look like ripoffs of Brian Froud's work. All the ingredients are there--I adore it, I look at it often, and he's one of my favorite artists. I have studied the way he applies color and the philosophy behind his art. But every artist has a unique voice and it's a disservice to yourself and those who inspire you to become derivative in your work.

But I love this drawing.
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ShadowFoxxx Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Oh I like the anatomy! :+favlove:
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blas3nik Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
This surely looks nice ...
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triateralmaterial Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
i really like this. i like how the face is covered, and yet, you can still feel the emotion in it.
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, man!
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chibi-angel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
I love Fraud, I own most of his art books. I have to say this peice has a different sort of appeal. Don't get me wrong, I love it, it just seems more unique then you seem to think. I can't even pick out my favorite feature. Stunning work.
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gloomygir Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
I love this picture.
I'm not entirely sure what it is, maybe the hands or the fact that it comes off as a bit creepy, but either way, it's amazing.
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! It's still among my favorite (of my own) drawings. I'm glad you dig it.
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forlorn-faerie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
This drawing is just plain awesome. It has temporarily stolen my breath.:D
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you very much! *glow*
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zebra-cakes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Student General Artist
I swear, everytime I log on, I stare at this picture for forever.. lol.. :) did you use terracotta for this? I'm just wondering because the outline of it looks a little like it.. Idk, don't listen to me XD I'm just admiring :3
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JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Squee, I'm flattered! The outline is a Prismacolor pencil, "burnt ochre." So glad to hear that you dig it so much--thanks!
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zebra-cakes Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Student General Artist
Darn, I was close though XD I still really love it! :3
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Ifurget Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
ooo, i like the hair and the hand (it kinda creeps me out)
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antlercat-anon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
it does look a lot like his work, i'll agree. it's the colouring & the nose/mouth, i think..
lovely though, never the less.
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DarthAmona Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
It looks amazing, and your shading ablities rock, as usual.
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korybing Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I must admit I thought of the Dark Crystal when I first saw this, but I don't consider that to be a bad thing at all. This is totally charming. Is that marker over some of the parts? I think that's a great touch.
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Migratory-Coconut Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
I adore brian froud. his books. his movies. his art. everything. I have for ever since I discovered him eons ago.

this definitely has froudian inspiration, but is still yours fully. I love your coloring in this one, and the hands. I think the hands and hair are my favorite

wonderously grand, as always.
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kyan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is awesome! and yeah.. I can see the froudishnessness... lol... I made up a word!
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komiks Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
this looks cool. its cool how you hid his face to add MYSTERY ooh :|
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