ABC Ghastly Alphabet
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This is part 1 of 9 of my ghastly alphabet.

A ~ The building shaped like the latter 'A' has no entry and yet it has a window. This image was also used as an entry to #Dreamers-Welcome's challenge for October. This month, the theme was earth.

B ~ The B-Monster got its name when the two cryptozoologists couldn't agree on who discovered it first. When they fought, an as of yet unclassified giant snake ate them. Their assistants agreed on a name that corresponded to the monster's shape when in profile.
It is considered relatively harmless: It does minor bureau jobs and only eats one human a year, when its clothing needs replacement.

C ~ A Chamelenot is not a chameleon, but often mistaken for one. You can find this lizard when you're not looking for it. If you're looking for it, you won't find it.

ABC ~ you are here
DEF
GHI
JKL
MNO ~ coming soon
PQR ~ coming later
STU ~ coming later
VWX ~ coming later
YZ ~ coming later


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Blackwitch31's avatar
Blackwitch31|Hobbyist Writer
Lovely piece, shows that you have lots of imagination and creatitvity.

In my opinion it's an excelent tool for teaching the kids to learn the ABCs, using atractive images.
You know you should be more atentive to the leter "B" the belly should be bigger, but despite that it's nice.
You used neutral colors and that is a big plus for the kids who are learning the colors.
Like I said yesterday in the chat, simple things usualy are the best.

Keep working on this.
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RetSamys|Hobbyist General Artist
:dance:
Oh, I will keep working on this, don't worry.

I didn't see it that way with the colours. Interesting!

And should I ever revise this alphabet, B is the first thing I would change.
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Blackwitch31|Hobbyist Writer
Like I said yesterday... feed the Zombie.Giggle 
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RetSamys|Hobbyist General Artist
=D It's a no-brainer^^.
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saiyron|Hobbyist General Artist

hola !

really lovely idea to do like I said you really have a nice coloring with simple shading

but the light source is different for each object when it should be one

and the middle person need more to be 2D cause he look 1D

the background is good to be kept white gives space for everything :D

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RetSamys|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you again!

I tried to make it a bit cartoony, thus the simple shading.

Light source really is something that I should have put more thought into.

1D? That would be __________. But I think I know what you mean.
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saiyron|Hobbyist General Artist

one dimension xD

your most welcome :D

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Tinkerbrothers|Professional Traditional Artist
Dear RetSamys,

We are huge fans of the alphabet, A-shaped buildings and monsters, so we used your creation as background and header images for our YouTube-channel, Twitter-account, and Facebook-page!

Check it out if you like!
Twitter
Youtube
Facebook

Feel free to send us your artwork any time!

Smile,
Noah and Tane Tinker
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RetSamys|Hobbyist General Artist
:dance:
You guys made my day. You must be full of awesomeness for doing this. And you also joined deviantART today. Just to tell me that. Thank you! Wish you all the best.

Do feel free to use artwork (most of it, anyway, some of it is not published under a Creative Commons license).
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Tinkerbrothers|Professional Traditional Artist
Big smile,

You just made us both smile! Thank you for your kind words of appreciation and the opportunity to use more of your (awesome) work! We're aiming to update our cover-art regularly, so continue doing what you do and we keep in touch!

Love,
Noah and Tane
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ODDITYILLUSTRATION|Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome. I'll be watching for the rest of the alphabet. I'd like to have a whole set to hang up in my baby's room.
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RetSamys|Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Oh... erm... I don't know if all of it is so kids friendly... so far, there's an eyeball, a gallow, zombies, a dragon, robots, a candle, a grumpy man, a drunken pirate captain, two undertakers, an axe and some other ghastly things. But if you want to hang it all up in your baby's room, feel free to do so. Since this is basically vectorised, I can even make it bigger. Or I can give you the original files. Or if you want something changed... do ask if you need anything.
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ODDITYILLUSTRATION|Student Traditional Artist
Our entire house is pretty much decorated with skulls and bats, so this would fit right in ^^'. I'll keep an eye out and let you know :D
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RetSamys|Hobbyist General Artist
The next part is up. Would you like me to tell you whenever a new part is up.
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¡Eres un genio!!!
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RetSamys|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I hope I will continue to be that for the rest of the alphabet.
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