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Spur Your Imagination by Toonicorn Spur Your Imagination by Toonicorn
Remember when you were a kid, and your imagination sent you on wild flights of fancy, where you might soar above a witch's haunted castle, wave hello at bluebirds flying over the rainbow, and lasso the moon? As you gaze upon this picture, give your imagination free rein...and be that kid again.
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First and foremost, apart from being a very cute concept and play on words, this is a very well contained illustration that manages to incorporate a lot of colors and imagery without being visually overwhelming. The stylization of the fireworks, moon glow, and dragon/dinosaur scales is an example of using largely the same technique effectively across different applications.

That said, the only elements I feel that sort of works against the piece is the sterile boarder and font choice. The textures in this piece are few, but they, combined with the rendering on the figures and use of gradients in the background elements, are enough to keep it from feeling flat. I think if there was just some minimal rendering or texture on the boarder, it would tie in better with the rest of the piece.

On the font, while I understand the choice for a somewhat whimsical font in keeping with the subject matter, because the piece itself sort of calls back to illustrations from the 1950s-60s, the font feels a little too modern for it.

Overall, it's a wonderful visualization for an often-heard phrase, and a very pleasant piece.
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first of all, who said I'm still not a kid inside?!?!?!

it's a beautiful masterpiece. it has everything that could let your imagination soar! it has a clear view on the main part of the picture. I feel that each masterpiece should show the main ..."feeling" in it. the glowing and/or sparkling parts actually look like their glowing and/or sparkling. it looks very realistic, yet it looks like a fantasy. It is one of the most beautiful masterpieces I have ever seen. it is enough to make me want to draw! you are one of the most talented artists I've ever seen. Rock on!!!
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malowbowman12 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very well done friend :D. Great WorkItaly (Thumbs Up) [V2] . Imagination is the key to everything:patonback: .
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Trek1912 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work and I love the concept of it.
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I have no idea but it kinda reminds me of Toy Story. Anyway I love how it stirs up childhood memories within all of us!
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Toonicorn Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure! :)
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shannonmargaret Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist
This is such a cute picture! And the idea behind it is so lovely! Honestly. Like it beautifully made and I just think it's wonderful
Great work
You definitely deserved the daily deviation <3
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Obese-Butterfly Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is just...pure nostalgia. I love it!!
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good job working in all these different concepts into the picture. This reminds me of the cover illustrations for children's books. They usually have a theme that revolves around aiming high, achieving, etc, symbolized by space, rockets, the sky, etc. Good job. :)
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JessaFlux Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Photographer
Very cool work. It inspires the kid in all of us.
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RetkiKosmos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
what a delightful picture!
I love all the colors too :)
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smoochum302 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Love the pun XD
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:iconmissdudette:
MissDudette Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
:clap:
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:iconkeylimecliche:
KeyLimeCliche Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of Andy from TS. C:
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Titanium-Alex Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
What do you mean, 'remember when you were a kid and you used to'?
... I still of this kind of thing now ;D Without this imagination, where would we artists be?

That said, hehe, this is an amazing illustration and I LOVE it ;D
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Applethecat13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of a Disney musical short I used to see as a very little kid. It was about this boy and he would become a cowboy in his dreams. The song doesn't really fit with your picture, but the idea feel similar.
It was called "A Cowboy Needs a Horse," I found it right now actually: [link]

And the picture, wow, it really captures a little kids imagination in a nutshell. Congrats on the DD!
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ella13hi5 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
:)
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I wish I did this. Neatly executed and I personally like the combination of pastel color. Looks calm a filled with love, care, appreciate, and IMAGINATION! Hey, I got less imaginary friend than him! I am jealous! haha...just kidding!
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starmic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
:heart:
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theartslave Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work!! :)
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Nubicat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
I remember! *O*
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Zee-Who Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Congrats on your Daily Deviation!:heart::squee:
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I need this on my wall....
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detectiveblue Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   General Artist
Amazing work!
And it's look like Andy from Toy Story XD
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing colors and details - congrats on the DD
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Sonic-Freak42 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
is that andy?
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ppnn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
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ppnn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
cuteeeee
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atram95 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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underworld144 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
nice colors
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is fantastic! Thank you for that reminder.
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great artwork!
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gadounelfe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful and imaginative! I love!
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everfae Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Such a delight to look at.. like sweets for my eyes! :DI wish I had an imagination like this. ♥
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Lorellyne Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An amazing painting !! It just gives the feeling we entered this little boy's secret fantasy world and caught a glimpse of all the wonders and magic of his dreams !! A very original idea beautifully painted !!
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PrincessCarol Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Photographer
sweet :) Balloons and rainbows just like in wizard of oz. :)
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sketchditto Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
wonderful, delightful and inspirational! :D
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tokkamak Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Very nice illustration. Was it made for any particular project?
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Dumbass-Red Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Artist
Good job! the talent is! try and be sure to become a somebody!
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Jetultra Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Brilliantly done artwork! I love the detail!
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Nightlyre Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there - I'm excited to see this one completed! You really went above and beyond with the detailing in all of the surrounding figures and scenes. I remember it feeling a little unbalanced before, but it definitely looks "right" now. The stylization works well and is very uniform throughout. There are lots of little surprises to be found - I think my favorite part so far (aside from the dragon, obviously :) ) is where you replaced his spur with one of the stars that is the motif throughout. I honestly don't have any criticism to offer at this point; I think it turned out brilliantly!
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