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Mmadipetsane by mooncalfe Mmadipetsane by mooncalfe
this is for *jisuk's playing card deck project: [link]

i did Mmadipetsane, a story from Lesotho about the titular character who, despite the warnings of her mother, picks spinach and roots in the field belonging to a cannibal called the ledimo. hijinks and a grim lesson ensue.
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:iconralphniese:
RalphNiese Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha, the pose/gesture of her is super adorable!
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional
thanks!
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
I wonder where you can find this story to read?
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional
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:iconumlando:
umlando Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
There's nowhere near enough Sotho folktales in DA.

I hope you do more, at least!
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:iconjustjingles:
justjingles Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I just love that you chose a non-European fairy tale!

Awesome expressions!
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional
thanks!!
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:iconhanyou-from-hell:
Hanyou-from-hell Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
she looks like 'oh, just a purple monster thingy, not so scary.' lol
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:iconelinwinkler:
elinwinkler Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Very cool, I love the illustrative look on this one. And what a cool story to go with it.
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional
thanks!! :)
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:iconckret:
ckret Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
"Hela, Mmadipetsane! Why are you dig-digging?"

I love that story. Simultaneously funny AND creepy. :D Great picture! You captured both their characters pefrectly.
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional
thanks!! :)
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:iconanonbea:
anonbea Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
i love this story! i heard it when i went to africa. great illustraition kgokgo!
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:iconbuuya:
Buuya Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008   Digital Artist
She looks fantastically smug. Beautiful colouring, and the drawing very playful, grim or not ;)
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional
thanks! :)
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:iconparkas4kids:
Parkas4Kids Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Okay, that is without a doubt the scariest cannibal I've ever seen. WAY scarier than those deformed redneck cannibals I see in the movies.
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:iconnana-cat:
Nana-cat Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Cute ^_^
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:icontheubermensch:
TheUbermensch Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I am in LOVE with this. She looks so clever.
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:icondavisjes:
DavisJes Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wicked
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:iconsamax:
samax Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Artist
she doesn't look the least bit concerned...
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:icontwiligne:
twiligne Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
she's such a plump, amused, smug little tricky bugger. love this. :aww:
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heehee!!! This is so cute ^_^ I love her eyes.
Gorgeous shading!!
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional
thanks!! :heart:
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:iconhobotime:
HOBOTIME Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
If hes a cannibal whys he need spinach, damn yo. Her head is... long.
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional
good point, i don't know why he has spinach and roots, maybe he mixes them with human flesh in his stew? heh.
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ooamaimomooo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is freaking awesome. holy crap. :+fav: i can't stop looking at it. D: i don't know the story.. but i think i'll look it up. either way, it's crazy good and i love it.
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional
thank you! :)
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:iconevilsherbear:
evilsherbear Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! There is so much I love about this. The composition is great! I keep looking back and worth at both of them, waiting for something to happen because I can just feel the tension. The colors are gorgeous as well. I love the detail of the little mice :D
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional
thank you!! :heart:

i see you're into TMNT, check out my renditions of them in my fanart folder!! :tmnt1:
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evilsherbear Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)

I have checked out your TMNT stuff and its awesome :D
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Wow! This is so cool. And I have to say: Cutest mice ever.
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:iconlcaisling:
LCAisling Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The grin and the mice are nice touch. :D
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iv0rine Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
your art rocks my socks!!
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional
thank you! :)
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pipedreamdragon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i like how that one little tendril of drool is just centimeters away from landing on her face. And she's just like, 'hey there, big fella!' and you know that drool's gonna land on her, and once it does, that'll be the end of that monster, and we all know it.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional
haha. actually the girl dies in the story, but i like your version, too. :)
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pipedreamdragon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
aw, thats a shame. usually any of your characters that looks like that are bound to have some sort of major ass-kicking skill
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional
yeah, i guess i'd like the girl to win, but it's an old folktale/fairy tale so you can't really change it. heh.
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inkillusion Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
AUGH adorable and amazing! :D i lovelovelove the coloring and the angles and my god your expressions are just the best. the best. :D
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional
thanks!!
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:iconevil-urd:
Evil-Urd Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Hahaha I love how Mmadipetsane looks. Her face looks like saying "Hello handsome ;) all taunting him. Pity in the ending she doesn't end ver well :(
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beckycloonan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional
i love wacky cannibal hijinks!
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional
:XD:
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:icongillham-san:
Gillham-san Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
That's nice, and it's not one of the African tales you usually hear about.
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Djake Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work, as usual!
I really dig the character dynamic here - especially the look on Mmadipetsane's face.
"Little whelp, I'm gonna eat you!"
"Bring it, gruesome."
lol
Also, it's interesting to see your techniques applied to a cloured piece, instead of the usual monochrome. Both types of presentation have their own challenges, but you pull them off splendidly.
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional
thanks!! :)
i do have other full color pieces in my gallery, you know... ;)
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:icondjake:
Djake Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
So you do! Very nice as well! XD
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SpinachBaron Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Woot, spinach! Errm... Yeah :blush:

Anyways, great work, once again :)
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69badtouch69 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
Is it like the wendigo
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Gil-Elf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist
gohd i luv your style so much X) this is so awsome!
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