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Hey Diddle Diddle

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Published: May 6, 2010
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hey diddle diddle,
the cat and the fiddle,
the cow jumped over the moon.
the little dog laughed to see such sport,
and the dish ran away with the spoon.

A class assignment to illustrate a children's story or rhyme

[Edit 9/2/11]: a DD?!?! Oh my GOSHH, i seriously can't believe this, haha. thank you SO much everyone for comments/faves/support of my work. It really means the world to me that people like what i create! This has made my day :love:
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Sulirium's avatar
Beautiful composition, lovely use of color and of course great character design. I've tried my own version of this amusing silly rhyme, and while I'm kinda proud of it, it's nothing compared to the skill displayed here and mainly I just love, love how you captured the dream-like playfulness of the whole thing.

Browsing your gallery, you have such a wonderful style, it's refreshing and cute without overdoing it, and it's got that neat little retro vibe. Great stuff! Clap 
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mylittleponyandstuffStudent Traditional Artist
i got told to do this 3

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Annalise [Surname Removed] :She got this email. Rubbish she thought. She deleted it. And now, Annalise dead.

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Thomas [Surname Removed]: He sent this to 5 people. Big mistake. The night Thomas was lying in his bed watching T.V. The clock shows '12:01am'. The T.V misteriously flickered off and Thomas's bedroom lamp flashed on and off several times. It went pitch black, Thomas looked to the left of him and there she was, Bloody Mary standing in white rags. Blood everywhere with a knife in her hand then disappeared. The biggest fright of Thomas's life.

Warning... NEVER look in a mirror and repeat -'Bloody Mary.Bloody Mary.' Bloody Mary... I KILLED YOUR SON' Is it the end for you tonight! YOU ARE NOW CURSED

We strongly advise you to send this email on. It is seriously NO JOKE. We don't want to see another life wasted. ITS YOUR CHOICE... WANNA DIE TONIGHT? If you send this email to...

NO PEOPLE - You're going to die.

1-5 PEOPLE - You're going to either get hurt or get the biggest fright of your life.

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XxAquablossomxXHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for scaring me -_-
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mylittleponyandstuffStudent Traditional Artist
sorry. i sent that ages ago when i didnt know what it meant. my apologies.
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its ok :iconimhappyplz:
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empressofshadowHobbyist General Artist
:icontrollfaceplz: :iconsaysplz: ORYLNAO.
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Ho ho, this is such an awesome take on it. I particularly love the curvy-trunked tree with the huge, shaggy cotton-candy-looking canopy. It gives the scene such a dreamland sort of quality, as does the big moon which looks truly bright, and casts a marvellous reflection over the lake. That cat sure looks into its fiddling with its very narrow violin with the oversized bottom. Love the little cackling pooch with the eye-concealing bangs and tongue lolling out, and it's cool to see a less conventional version of the dish, being a plate on legs without a face. I'm also loving those lilacs. Very lovely dreamy sequence.
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lil-vixenProfessional Digital Artist
omg, i absolutely love this! very nice work!
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I could see this in a nursery :)
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That's incredibly cute, thanks for making this!
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CatbadHobbyist General Artist
amazing color and expressions.
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This is so beautiful!
May I ask what paper you used? Watercolor tends to hate me and gnarls up my cardstock. :I
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tinysnailProfessional Digital Artist
thanks!! its actually watercolor paper :lol: Arches to be exact, and I think it was hot-press :meow:
yah, i can imagine cardstock would reject the pigment hehe. frustrating ><
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This reminds to me an episode of Cardcaptor Sakura! when I used to watch it!
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RAIZ-VinleonStudent Digital Artist
New desktop found.
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Lunar-WindProfessional Filmographer
Aww, this brings back memories. When I was little, my grandmother sewed a little booklet out of scrap fabric and felt that illustrated some children's rhymes, and this was one of them. ( she passed away from cancer when I was little.. but it's nice to remember the little storybook c: )

That aside, I adore your style! Great color choices as well! Congrats on the DD! :love:
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anakareninartProfessional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your DD!!! totally deserved! ^^
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Lucky-PuppyStudent General Artist
Your style is really nice! :D Love the colors used as well~
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manda-j-pandaStudent Artist
So cute!! This was one of the first Nursery Rhymes I learned!! <3
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RhorseAnonProfessional Digital Artist
I should rule34 this
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