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Beasts of the Southern Wild

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I'm recording my story for the scientists in the future. In a million years, when kids go to school, they gonna know: once there was a Hushpuppy, and she lived with her daddy in The Bathtub.

Happy belated birthday :iconjdnight: :)
What is this? Three years overdue? I lost track!
Consider this a preliminary sketch for now, I promise to do a much better one later. :heart:
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Queen-AsanteHobbyist General Artist
Thanks~
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*does an internal happy scream* This is me right now: i.pinimg.com/originals/9c/91/f…

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Words cannot simply express how much I love this!

The matter of the delay is hardly any concern for me. (Really? It was three years ago? Barely noticed; thought it was six months, haha. Honestly, I really don't care. Art can't be rushed.) I'm just relieved that you're painting again. I was really concerned there for awhile. I can't believe how much of a wonderful difference so much time has been granted to your skills. Your older work, of course, still holds the dearest of charm to me, yet this is something else! This, in my humble opinion, is book illustration quality. It's absolutely superb and an impressive representation of one of my favourite films to ever be created. I want to say more so, so badly, but I'm struggling to put words onto emotions right now. I'm in love with this. Completely. For a preliminary sketch, this is fairly ''complete'' in appearance (in comparison to mine, yo). I mean, to me at least,  it's nearly perfect. That being said, I fully support your need for another version in the near or far future. Whatever you do, I'll love it.

On a related note, I have so many ideas and never enough hours in the day or years or centuries to flesh them out. I'd love to draw Hushpuppy through the years, aging her up as Quvenzhané is doing so beautifully, but perhaps when my painting skills get a little better. I just adore this cutie! She's probably one of my favourite female characters and proves that young characters (below the age of ten) can be written with distinctive personalities and world views as they're often not portrayed (thank you, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin). You depicted her remarkably. Sorry for the rant. No need to get in another discussion as we're tied up with you-know-what as it is. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Asante! :heart:

Siriusly Blackish, I feel the need to mail you something to show how much I love you and appreciate you. :D
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Queen-AsanteHobbyist General Artist
GUMBAAAAAALL MOOOD

I don't know actually it was a wild guess, lol. It just seems like every year I was like ''I'm going to do it this October!'' and then didn't get around to it, it may not have been that long but I lost track. :D
I'm relieved too. It doesn't stress me out anymore like it used to. Good sign. I hate my older work, haha, but I think everyone does. I never look back, I'm only looking forward.

I love her, too, and I love this movie, it's been awhile since I've seen it though. Thank you so much for the comment! :)
But no need to do anything for me.
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So beautiful. Very striking colours, lovely brushwork. Her expression is fantastic too. Kat will love this. :heart:
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Thanks, yaar!
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Gosh this is simply incredible~ Your art style is simply amazing to look at~ Great going and if anything do keep drawing loads more alright?
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Queen-AsanteHobbyist General Artist
Thanks~

I don't know how frequently I'm going to be drawing, I'll try to keep up with it, but it's been a full year since I've worked on art, it may be hard for me to get back into the swing of it. :)
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Not a problem at all~ You don't have to make promises but do keep working as best you can^^
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