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Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea by suburbanbeatnik Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea by suburbanbeatnik
I did this last year for a Glencoe/McGraw Hill Timelinks reader about Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea. It's not especially accurate, but I had fun by contrasting Sacy with the uptight explorers with their white gloves, tasseled Hessian boots and Regency cravats. All in all, it turned out looking somewhat Disney-ish. I can imagine all the characters bursting into song. "Look... over there! Can't you see? Can't you imagine?"
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
"And that, boys, is why we call it Big Sky Country."
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL yes!
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Tiggidou Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nice artwork! I have to ask..where does that quote come from and from which song?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I just made it up... I was going for old school Disney-ish. :)
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CREATIVECONCEPT12 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Beautiful artwork :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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CREATIVECONCEPT12 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure Thing :iconmnrthumbsupplz: .
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bird woman (Sacagawea) was surely a hero of her time ;-) this is beautiful, I love it.
Being a fan of Shosone culture, I'll give this a fave and submit it to a group.
This art is amazing BTW.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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candygirl39725 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love nothing more than for this to be a Disney movie.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha, me too! Though it seems they have completely stopped doing sweeping traditionally animated musicals, which is a pity.
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Temari25 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
love the way you drew this picture, especially the way you drew my ancestor
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Which one is your ancestor?
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Temari25 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
your welcome, it's William Clark
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! BTW, I'm having a moving sale, and this painting is on sale for $125 or best offer. Would you be interested? :)
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LeveyYes Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Is it bad that I've always wanted to see a Disney-fied Sacagwea? lol!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too, though I'm almost ashamed to admit it...
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haius Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Those BLUES. 8D

This would make an awesome Disney film, actually. I'm surprised they haven't done it yet. :XD:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
At this point, it would be CGI, which wouldn't really the same... but as kitschy as it would be, I would love to see it.
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haius Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist
That's true. :( I really wish Rapunzel had been 2D...
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah. It would have made it much better, IMO.
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Monkey-Fromthebridge Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heeeeey, aren't they in Night at the museum? : D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Are they? I haven't seen that movie...
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Monkey-Fromthebridge Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeeees, they're wax people in the museum :)
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IceFlea Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist
So far, I like the words of the song. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL you're welcome to write one if you like! XD
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
its like you and I are connected by some sort of bizarre cosmic force... I JUST started reading "Undaunted Courage".

And god help us if Disney ever tackles this one, though it would be good for laughs I'm sure.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Cosmic force... perhaps! :XD:

And re: Disney, given that everything they've been doing lately is CGI... you know, imagining a CGI Sacajawea is even worse... Blech.
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
ugh you're probably right. CGI Sacajawea, gross.
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ksb78 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
There is nothing wrong with CGI. some beautiful movies have come from CGI. Toy Story series, A Bugs Life, Wall-E is my fave and Finding Nemo had some beautiful imagery. I LOVED How to Train your Dragon, Tin Tin was awesome Ratatouille was was wonderful as well.  I remember seeing Final Fantasy and thinking how gorgeous it looked. People knock it, but secretly love the films that are CGI based. I like both the hand drawn and CGI animations and don't let the ironic hipsters in here sway your opinion. If you're a fan don't be ashamed. 
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
No indeed, there's nothing at all wrong with CGI. There are tons of cg animated movies that I absolutely adore (I saw httyd 3 times in the theater, and I sob unabashedly at every single pixar movie) - but from an artistic, aesthetic standpoint I will always, always, ALWAYS prefer traditional animation. Its just a personal preference. For me when i see an animated film there are 3 aspects that make an impression on me: the story, the animation, and the actual artistic design itself. I might consider a film beautifully animated but be kinda 'meh' on the story and the artistic design etc. very rarely you get all three.

I think of the three the last is the most subjective - a perfect example are Ghibli/Miyazaki films: I LOVE Ghibli movies - I love the stories and I think Miyazaki in particular might be the best animator of all time, I adore all the gorgeous hand painted backgrounds, but I don't like the way they render people. I've tried to learn to like the way they're drawn, but I just hate the way the people are drawn. *shrugs* doesnt' stop me from owning like every single film they've made.

So the long and short of it is: CG movies can be beautiful and touching and artistic, but personally if I had the choice between a story being told through CG or traditional flat animation I would choose the later. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
*shudders*
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Phantomsamurai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love the details!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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theLadyBarbossa Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Very cool! :) Incredibly well done. I'm amazed! I think they would be incredibly proud and delighted with this drawing.


~Lady B
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!

You mean McGraw Hill, right? Or Lewis, Clark and Sacajawea? ;P
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theLadyBarbossa Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Lewis and Clark mostly. :) I can just see their reactions now. :)


~Lady B
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I can just hear them now. "Why did you give us gloves and cravats? We weren't dressed that way!" :XD:
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theLadyBarbossa Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
LMAO!!! Or something else. They would argue that he looks too stuffy, too savage, too underdressed, the girl looked nothing like that, etc. :) Then we'd be happy with just giving them a Gibbs Slap. ;)
Someone really needs to invent a time machine soon. :)


~Lady B
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fyr-draca Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Neat!:D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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fyr-draca Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
You're welcome!:D
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vulpine623 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Y'know, why HASN'T this been made into a Disney movie yet? It'd be good lol!
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vizard355 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Probably because Disney wouldn't want a fifteen year old Native American girl with a baby who had a French Canadian husband who also had another wife.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I can just see it now... the tortured love affair between William Clark and Sacajawea, with Meriwether Lewis pushing them on through to the ocean, interspersed with epic musical numbers about the budding romance, beauty of the land, Sacy's joy about being reunited with her family. OMG this practically writes itself!
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Imalshen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
They'd probably wreck it historically speaking, but if you suspend disbelief it would be really fun. lol

Nice picture, love. :D I'm already composing that song in my head. So much fun. lol
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Now I want to hear that song too...
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Imalshen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Hahaha, I'll get some guys to sing with me and we'll mix it on cakewalk and put it on youtube. lol

Now where are all the singing men...
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Would you actually do that? I am DYING to hear a Disney-style Sacajawea musical number... I think it would be the most awesome thing ever!
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Imalshen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
If I can make it happen I will. ;) But I'm an amatuer with few resources and I don't actually know any male singers so it might not be, like, next week or anything.
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