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Somewhere over the rainbow-

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This one goes out to Loish because I feel bad for her computer getting fried and the loss of all (or some of) her pretty arts. o n o

Lately, I have been FINALLY getting back into the deviant art mood and I have been trying to comment more and such, and I noticed I have been hanging around Loish's page a lot. I have always been influenced by her art and, now, more so than ever. She is VERY VERY good refrence for colour AND form.

Anyhow, about this pic. I drew a Wizard of Oz picture and I wanted to try a new style and REALLY emphasize colour usage. In this picture is the lion, the tin-man, the scarecrow, dorothy, and toto (he got lost in the picture when I began to colour it, but he kind of got over looked in the movie too, so it kind of works?)

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Medium - Open Canvas (drawing, colouring) and Photoshop (compresion, editing)
Art © Tony Papesh 2005
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WendyFae's avatar
cuuuuuuutteeeee
Skoshi8's avatar
I'll go along with Redfez, it does look like a book illustration.
ewiku's avatar
really nice job i love it!
yaonesan's avatar
excellent!!! :D I love the lion!!!!! have to +fav!
SympathyEffect's avatar
wow i really like this a lot. +fav
simbuchito's avatar
:eyepopping: this is amazing
taurus1977's avatar
that's great. I've never used Open Canvas before.

Can you paint like that traditionally?
setsuna22's avatar
I dont know why I ahven't faved this yet my dear! Wizard of OZ is one of my favorite movies of all time. <3 <3 <3 I always loved cowardly lion, I had physics teacher who looked just like him. :D He was the love of my life. lol jk.

Ah... anyway...

love!
neolestat's avatar
amazing artwork!!
tonypapesh's avatar
neolestat's avatar
you're very welcome :D
mirrorkills's avatar
very nice work. :)
Aquamarin's avatar
That one of the best movies ever mad and this, my friend, is so well done :+fav::O_o:
CobbRat's avatar
Wow, this is awesome! I love the coloring style, the activity that's going on in the poses, and just your take on the Wizard of Oz. It's so creative, unique, and definitely inspiring.
TheABones's avatar
haha! this is great. love the expression on the lion's face. my only consern is that toto is getting kind of lost in the midst of everything and the tinman's axe is so stylized(not that that's a bad thing) that it kind of looks like one of those ricola horns. still i really like how you colored this and the character of the piece is great. nice work
sicken's avatar
i really like the colouring it makes the whole picture just seem so alive....
the poses are great too...
and their expressions...i like the lion the most...you captured his personality perfectly....
well i think the whole drawing is amazing.
melvinskakid's avatar
muey bueno! the vibrant colors are a really great compliment to your messy line structure! they go very well together!
barbarasobczynska's avatar
reminds me a great Tori Amos song under that title :) ! great pic, indeed! very fabolous, perfect for children! you should definitely illustrate children literature in the future! you're so talented :clap: :clap: :clap: !!!
kage-neko's avatar
I just love how you drew them.

Great style.
Great design.
Great colors.

I love it. :3
Stangmar's avatar
It's like...a Wizard of Oz...DYNAMIC ACTION POSE! Go!...No, actually, I think the coloring and composition is impeccable, and while Toto did get lost, it's not that big of a deal, as you said yourself...Normally, I think I might have put him weaving out of Dorothy's legs, or something like that, just maybe.
kurotenshi7's avatar
Loish totally kicks ASS. Dorothy is pimpin. :heart: and the coloring makes me swoon as usual. ;3~
rem-chan's avatar
I can't quite explain why, but this fills me with happiness.
wrong's avatar
......ingenious. you crackah.
luckyiota's avatar
love the line work and heighten colors on this! especially the strange shapes =D
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