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    Over in the Art Discussion forum some of us got to talking about the perceived lack of feeling in current illustrative art. Specifically, a current trend is to make images that are cold or emotionless.

    So, my thought is, let’s take a look at some of the more joyful work we have produced. What have you made that has been uplifting, warm, or humorous? Share your art here, and share your thoughts. Can art be joyful without some sort of misery to contrast it? Is humor possible without sarcasm or cruelty? Where is the line between “uplifting” and “cheesy”?

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    Another one. . .
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    NICE Seedling.

    It's a lot harder to create "happy $--t" IMO because you sort of need an adequete (sp?) background or something else in the piece to convey exactly what it is the main character is so happy or cheerful about.

    It seems a lot easier to draw someone/something smug, angry and.or dangerous.

    I'm working on something cheerful atm and will post when it's ready.

    Cool thread

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    I had lots of fun painting one of my dogs for the first time. This photo of the painting is a tiny bit over saturated but, I think it gets the point across. I looooove dogs and I love my stupid little yappy bitch, Atari. She makes me all warm and fuzzay and giggley

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    I can't say I've ever painted one other uplifting piece, sadly. I should do that more often... But, I do make a whole lotta stupid happy silly vector illustrations constantly. Usually puppies and cute animals.

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    I told my friend Entdroid that everything she ever does fits in here, brings joy to me at least

    I persuaded her to post a few things.
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    Hahah, thank you Tommy for the intro
    I think everything I do has a bit of humor in it. I can't think of any greater joy than making someone smile with something I did... I guess it's the main reason why I draw in the end And I think humor is possible without sarcasm, although I do enjoy sarcasm too every now and then

    Here's some of my stuff...

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    The cover of one of my SBs:

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    And... oh well I really like bunnies, what can I say?

    Joyful Art

    And Ursula, you should really really post your vector stuff here!!! It's super awesome
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    a number of folk mentioned that this COW submission i did a ways back communicated a pacific and joyful mood:
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    and some mellow mystery:
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    and a certain time of the evening, kind of reflective:
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    This one has a pony, a puppy, and butterflies!
    It's the bestest picture EVAH!

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    There was someone who was doing this awesome "Barbarian" series.... Onion... something onion, onionsomething, I can't remember his whole name, but they were AWESOME and joyful, warm/funny/happy... onion... onion what... I can't remember!!!
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    Joyful Art
    (it might be a dream in the third pic,noone knows)
    edit: justin,i know what you mean,but i can't remember either wasn't it onionknight or something?
    edit2: i know the colour overlay is a cheap trick
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    This is my own caricature and its the reason I'm with the love of my life so it makes me very happy
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    Smile

    OK, OK, just for Miss Entroid ^_^

    Oh, and the puppies/ponies/butterflies painting kicks ass, Elwell!

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