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August 20, 2013
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(Small as) Paperman by dookyIKRdooky (Small as) Paperman by dookyIKRdooky
And then I suddenly realized I finished this at 4 in the morning.

I've had the idea for this since early this year when the second year was winding down. While I was thinking about doing it, I immediately figured "there's no fucking way I'll do it in Sketchbook." Sketching it? Sure. The textures and detail I would need for it? Hell no. So this is pretty much a 95% Photoshop job (final line-art was done in SAI and then colored back in Shop). I worked on it a bit early in August and then finished it over the last two days.

Although I thought Adam and Dog was the better of the last Oscar's nominees, I like Paperman a lot. I would go into a five minute rant about how it could have been done traditionally instead of spending millions more in new technologies, as well as how Disney is saying how great hand-drawn animation is while they're firing their animators. But the short's got a great visual appeal and an enjoyabily told tale of "fuck work, I'm in love!". Better than the movie it accompanied I thought and it looks like it'll be the case again for Disney this year.
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This was the image that completely sold me on your work.  Beautiful, stylish, cute and astonishingly professional.  It's mindboggling how well you matched such a carefully honed style!
Yuki-Natuski-24 Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha! this is super cute! :D
Bonka-chan Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This pic seriously made my day though agh So cute!! And really a job well done on mimicking the style of the short! It's really hard to get down. fffff

I was really chuckling to myself over this since it's basically the opposite of what I've been doing with the short, but I think it's wonderful regardless! :D Great job~
Yeah, I noticed your nice illustrations in the middle of putting this together. I thought the same thing that I was doing the opposite of what you have been doing to Meg and George. Then I thought, "dah well, let there be the option of who getting lil'!"
Bonka-chan Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I just realized how I've hardly given any connotations to the size scale in most of the Paperman pics I even post wow (I just have so many that I can't post because we plan on pitching a movie idea to Disney) and it all probably looks like I'm just making Meg smaller when really it's just George bigger. welp. Sorry I'm sort of rambling just thinking of all this. It just suddenly struck me how little I post and that they all might be misleading haha..

Either way, I think it's a fun concept to toy around with. Big/little, whatever.
Jora-Bora Aug 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I just

that skit gave me so many feelings

this is no different ;w;
This could have been a scene from the movie ^^

You never cease to amaze me with how you're able to mimic the style and character design so flawlessly.

The expressions, lighting, shading, background, everything just really comes together so well *nods*

Also, thank you for sparing us a Dook rant :3
i have see this small movie and i love it and this pic is amsome

Could be an original advertisement picture!
VicxEd Aug 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awww :heart: It's look like a original! <3 
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