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DWJ Style Swap- Dr Seuss/Relativity

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Jun 23, 2017 | 11:11 PM EDT
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I can't believe I actually got this done on time! I'm so glad it's over ;-; I can honestly say this is the most time I've ever spent on one picture...

So I decided to draw M. C. Escher's picture 'Relativity' in the style of Dr Seuss. I chose these two artists because M. C. Escher's works of art are detailed and somewhat surreal, whilst Dr Seuss manages to capture a similar effect in such a different way. He manages to create all these surreal creatures using such a simplistic form, and I loved the idea of mixing his characters into Relativity.

The main reason? Chaos. I love how chaotic Dr Seuss' illustrations can be, how he fills his drawings with so much colour, so many wild and strange creatures that somehow manage to be completely different to one another. Mix this with the chaos of warped perspective within 'Relativity', and you have the perfect playground for this chaos. I really enjoyed trying to mix characters from Seuss' books and make them interact with one another despite being on different planes of gravity.

So anyways, I hope you like it? :) I had intended to enter one of these competitions ages ago, I remember working on the 'Fear' one a while back, but I can get kinda nervous of people seeing my art so I didn't enter it in the end. But of course I'm slowly getting better with that, as you can tell from me finally entering one this time around :D

I can see the big question now: WHY ISN'T THE GRINCH GREEN?! HE'S SUPPOSED TO BE GREEN!

So here's why: I tried to stay as true to the colours within Dr Seuss' books as possible. And the Grinch in the book is, you've guessed it, plain ol' white. I know, I was kinda shocked too :/ Apparently he became green once the first animation came out, so Seuss wasn't even the one that decided to make him green, but I like the green idea because it makes him so distinctive.

TLDR: Dr Seuss style of M. C. Escher's 'Relativity'. Hope you like it :D

Materials used: Paper, Pentel Brush Pen, Ink Pen for drawing. Colouring done digitally in GIMP.

My WIP are kinda detailed lol, so if you think this description was too much of an essay, I have bad news for you >:P

WIP of how I developed my ideas: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/timeunfolds/draw-with-jazza-style-swap-wip-ideas

WIP of my final picture: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/timeunfolds/draw-with-jazza-style-swap-wip-final

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CodakoseCodakose

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is such a great idea, I wish I'd have thought of it! The two styles work so well together and you've clearly put so much time and thought into every aspect of this - very complex and well-executed - piece. It honestly looks like it came straight out of a Dr. Suess book! Awesome job with the piece, I really think you have a good chance of winning.


TimeUnfolds responds:

O_O Wow, thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked my drawing! I'm not really used to sharing my work so it means a lot that you took the time to write this ^_^
I tried to pack it full of references, but not too many as I didn't want to crowd it too much :)