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    Joyful Art

    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”?

    I’ll go first. . .

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    Another one. . .

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    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?

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    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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    (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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    OK, OK, just for Miss Entroid ^_^

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

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    My ghosts makes me happy
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    Kitty Ghost (this is my favourite)
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    Hope they make others a little happy too

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    Here's a little bunny man I did in CHoW a little while ago. He likes flowers

    speaking of cute and joyful tugs to the heart, if you want to see something really adorable:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epUk3T2Kfno

    Otters. Holding hands. It could only be cuter if they were spooning.

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    I love the shadow of the cats feet through the ghost *glee*

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    goo - omg,you're slaying me.
    medusa - the cat ghost is so friggin adorable

    just alil sketch after a night out (me an a friend sat awhile like that chatting...i love cuddling )
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    Lady Medusa> your stuff is really cute!! I like it :3

    I really like the Vico bunny from entroid too

    Elwell's picture with pony, puppies and butterflies is so glorious lmao

    i like uplifting art a lot more than the depressing stuff that seems so trendy these days.uhm anyway I havent yet managed to pull off the feeling I want to but here's some silly things from me

    bonus link: this is one artist i really like http://kirino.if.tv/og7/e-box/ , a nice example is this http://kirino.if.tv/og7/e-box/t8.html

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    Thought of this thread when I made this picture. It was for my sister's birthday.

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    I drew this to bring a smile to my roommate's face. It worked. And yes, that's a butt kazoo.

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    Drew this a couple years ago for a friend - it's one of her characters as a trigger-happy pony.

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    I'll be back to post more, I'm sure.

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    I don't recognize myself today . Made it for doo thread but it better fits here.

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    Aww, you guys all make me so happy. :-) Steph, now I must have a Butt Kazoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Oaksford View Post
    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!!!
    Onionface !! here is the link to the threat. its called "Not so scary barbarian" I loved those pictures!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...light=so+scary



    And this is something I did for a friend
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    I'll add to this one. Here's a creature I did for COW a couple of weeks ago.

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    and another one

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    okay, and one more

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    I really want to put more emotion in my work. I'm sure you've all seen these from me...

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    Great paintings Stephen, your work fits this thread perfectly. I think you should put a link in your signature to a gallery of your paintings. I browse the community activity threads sometimes and Its always a pleasure to see your entries, but thats the only way it seems anyone can see your work.

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    stephan_r: wow, that first one is amazing! the emotion you caught in the eyes is outstanding. good job.

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    I did these a couple of weeks ago to test out working with some textures.
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