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I Volunteer As Tribute

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"Prim!" The strangled cry comes out of my throat, and my muscles begin to move again. "Prim!" I don’t need to shove through the crowd. The other kids make way immediately, allowing me a straight path to the stage. I reach her just as she is about to mount the steps. With one sweep of my arm, I push her behind me.
“I volunteer!” I gasp. "I volunteer as tribute!”

- The Hunger Games Ch 2 ~ Suzanne Collins


Oh my god do I HATE doing crowd scenes!!! WHY do I do this to myself?!

This was drawn over maybe a month on aeroplanes, interstate, before and after photoshoots, dressed as a vampire, dressed as Marie Antoinette, on the train, at uni, in lectures, in bed, on the couch, at lunch, at dinner, instead of work, instead of sleeping...the list goes on...

And I’m not sure I’m happy with it... oh well. I was basically using it as an experiment with anything from angle/perspective and fish bowl effect to different colouring techniques...

I always envisioned District 12 to be very grey, not just because of the layer of coal but just because the place is so dreary and horrible, the buildings of the district square were a last minute 'oh shit you can see the buildings in this angle' so they look nothing how I imagined, and I hate drawing Katness with that ridiculous hair/dress, she looks so wrong!!!


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Thankyou so much in advance for your comments, I read every single one of them and appreciate them all even if I dont get a chance to reply to them!
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katnisseverdeen4life's avatar
where's peeta? you are amazing and this is outstanding!!!! :clap: And your katniss doesn't look wrong at ALL! :D
mehi5's avatar
man! that is SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
swilson429's avatar
I can't believe I only just now came across this. Really well done! You have such a cool style. <3
Wow, amazing :O
You got it...
Chknut's avatar
Great! I think the crowd looks amazing! This is close to how I imagined it, and you got the scale of the whole district perfect. Their outfits are perfect too. Everything is perfect. :wow:
Leahblossom's avatar
HOW DO YOU DO IT?
mynameisdifferent's avatar
pardon me, but, ME GUSTA
Freckles4815162342's avatar
You really capture the emotion well :clap:
chasingdownadaydream's avatar
This is... I can't even begin to express how amazing this is. Truly, I'm at a loss for words. It's... amazing.
mariah125's avatar
wow, this is incredible. I like your interpretation of Prim. Is that Peeta hanging over the ropes?
KatArtIllustrations's avatar
No it wasnt really :P :D My Peeta has darker hair and nor curly like that, but you can decide it is if you want :)
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Annie13's avatar
Wow. Powerfully done. The perspective really makes this piece.
Darkhearteddemon's avatar
Whoa--this is amazing!!!
trebont's avatar
excuse me, I really love this piece and I would love to use it in a presentation I am giving in school about the Hunger Games, and I am very apposed to using anyone's work without permission sooooo
KatArtIllustrations's avatar
soooo? :P yeah you can use it if you want :) please credit me though ;) Hope the presentation goes well!
trebont's avatar
Im gonna have a bibliography page
UchihaKiken's avatar
I have the greatest respect for your crowd scene and all the work it must have entailed.
Gamer-Grl's avatar
I love this and it' possibly one of my favorite scenes in the book. I love how you portrayed the emotions and just the general feeling of this.
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