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Allow me to give you your very first glance at several characters from one of my non-fanquel projects, an original movie named "Fantasmagoria". In the movie (which was partially-inspired by Ralph Bakshi's "Cool World" & Disney's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"), Chartreuse, a young cartoonist with dreams of making it big in the art biz, is suddenly pulled into the "imaginary" world that provides the setting for her animated television show project. This magical land, Fantasmagoria, is divided into separate realms (e.g., a movie-themed realm, an art-themed realm, a music-themed realm, etc.), all of which are home to a wide variety of zany characters, including the ones pictured above. From top-left to bottom-right, these are...

:bulletred: Terpsichore, a tiger from the Fantasmagoria realm of Boogieland (voiced by Cheryl Chase)
:bulletred: Donna, her mouse friend (voiced by Nicole Kidman)
:bulletred: Fuzzball, a cat from Fantasmagoria's Central Hub (voiced by Charlie Adler)
:bulletred: Blossom, a flower-based creature from the realm of Natura (voiced by Angela Lansbury)
:bulletred: Twiggy, her stick-based friend (voiced by Tom Kenny)
:bulletred: Allan, a gloomy poet from the realm of Macabria (voiced by John Kassir)
:bulletred: Bauble, a fun-loving teddy bear from the realm of Kiddieland (voiced by Russi Taylor)
:bulletred: Trinket, her jack-in-the-box friend (voiced by Mae Whitman)
:bulletred: Scabel, a ferret hippie from the realm of Psychedelia (voiced by Morris Day)
:bulletred: Trippy, Scabel's close friend (& secret crush) (voiced by Tara Strong)
:bulletred: Ace, a hyperactive, gambling lizard from the realm of Arcadia (voiced by Quinton Flynn)
:bulletred: Monet The Monkey, a painter from the realm of Artborough (voiced by Michael McKean)
:bulletred: Van Goo, his Play-Doh-based friend (voiced by Edie McClurg)
:bulletred: Mr. Metamorph, an actor from the realm of Cinematheque (voiced by Anastasia Ashworth [that's me, folks!])
:bulletred: General "Buck" Scott, a tough army general from the realm of Kriegland (voiced by Anastasia Ashworth)
:bulletred: Betsy The Encyclocentipedia, a helpful inhabitant of the Central Hub (voiced by Tracey Ullman)
:bulletred: Sweetie Pie, a sweet-natured squirrel from the realm of Sweet Place (voiced by Shelley Duvall)
:bulletred: Aquata, a playful water-based creature from Natura (voiced by Bernadette Peters)

The scene is a sandy beach in Natura, with clear skies & bright sunshine filling the air. On the dunes, Terpsichore & Donna dance to the music from Fuzzball's boom-box, while Bauble & Trinket play a game of catch with a Rainbow Beach Ball. Allan was hoping to get some shade (with Blossom serving as a makeshift umbrella), but Twiggy's having trouble keeping balance with Blossom on his shoulders. While Scabel presents Trippy with a seashell, Ace tries not to scream as an angry crab grabs hold of his tail (& Aquata tries her best not to laugh). Monet The Monkey builds a sandcastle with Van Goo, as Mr. Metamorph helps himself to an ice cream cone (with some of the dairy treat landing on General Scott's shoe, much to the military man's chagrin). In the water, Betsy The Encyclocentipedia & Sweetie Pie play a game of "Marco Polo".

So, what do you think, folks? :D

And now, for a brief copyright & disclaimer:
:bulletred: All characters, elements, & properties of "Fantasmagoria" (C) The Mouse Avenger (that's me). That includes the artwork, too.

When you're finished reading, please be sure to leave feedback when you're done. I'll take anything from comments to constructive criticism, as long as they're not flames or delivered in an overly-harsh, stern, or mercilessly-nitpicky manner.
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Oh boy, I'll try not to be "mercilessly nitpick" :D

I really like all of the colors in this piece, it's clear that you've given a lot of time and thought into each of these characters.

From a critique standpoint, though, there are a few things that I would suggest. First, don't be afraid to stray from the lineart. Lines are fine and dandy, but they tend to detract from a piece. Experiment with different colored lines. Or, if you feel like you must stick with black, try playing with the thickness of the lines to make more natural bends and curves.

My next critique would be for perspective. Characters that are farther away will be smaller, as I'm sure you know. Right now they look like they are all standing at the same distance from the camera. Also, don't be afraid to make the characters interact and overlap. Sometimes this amount of perspective will place them behind others. This creates the illusion of layers and depth, adding a great amount to the piece.

Overall, I really loved reading the descriptions and learning a bit about each character (especially Monet, he's my favorite!). Keep it up, you can't help but to improve (:
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AmazingSuper27 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a pretty good picture you had made. :) The characters are awesome too.
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao:
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Ari-Dynamic Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Should let folks about these pictures you've sent me as being part of the Summer Art Jam I've been hosting all May. :)
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MouseAvenger Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Okie-dokie! ^_^
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stephgomz04 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Artist
"We're gonna party!!!" XD lol
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MouseAvenger Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yep! :D "We're gonna party like it's 1999!" :dance:
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autumnsprings Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
When I first saw this, the thing that came to mind was LSD. XD Then I read the description, and I think it's brilliant!
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MouseAvenger Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks a bunch! ^_^ I do appreciate it! :hug:
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Really cool! :D
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MouseAvenger Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks a bunch! ^_^
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