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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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Given 2013-01-04
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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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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  Student Digital 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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MissDudette Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
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