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Somewhere over the rainbow- by tonypapesh Somewhere over the rainbow- by tonypapesh
*fullview is recommended*

This one goes out to Loish because I feel bad for her computer getting fried and the loss of all (or some of) her pretty arts. o n o

Lately, I have been FINALLY getting back into the deviant art mood and I have been trying to comment more and such, and I noticed I have been hanging around Loish's page a lot. I have always been influenced by her art and, now, more so than ever. She is VERY VERY good refrence for colour AND form.

Anyhow, about this pic. I drew a Wizard of Oz picture and I wanted to try a new style and REALLY emphasize colour usage. In this picture is the lion, the tin-man, the scarecrow, dorothy, and toto (he got lost in the picture when I began to colour it, but he kind of got over looked in the movie too, so it kind of works?)

Medium - Open Canvas (drawing, colouring) and Photoshop (compresion, editing)
Art Tony Papesh 2005
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WendyFae Featured By Owner May 19, 2011   General Artist
Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll go along with Redfez, it does look like a book illustration.
ewiku Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
really nice job i love it!
yaonesan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
excellent!!! :D I love the lion!!!!! have to +fav!
SympathyEffect Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
wow i really like this a lot. +fav
simbuchito Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006  Student
:eyepopping: this is amazing
taurus1977 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
that's great. I've never used Open Canvas before.

Can you paint like that traditionally?
setsuna22 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I dont know why I ahven't faved this yet my dear! Wizard of OZ is one of my favorite movies of all time. <3 <3 <3 I always loved cowardly lion, I had physics teacher who looked just like him. :D He was the love of my life. lol jk.

Ah... anyway...

neolestat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006  Professional Photographer
amazing artwork!!
tonypapesh Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! :3
neolestat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006  Professional Photographer
you're very welcome :D
mirrorkills Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice work. :)
Aquamarin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
That one of the best movies ever mad and this, my friend, is so well done :+fav::O_o:
CobbRat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
Wow, this is awesome! I love the coloring style, the activity that's going on in the poses, and just your take on the Wizard of Oz. It's so creative, unique, and definitely inspiring.
TheABones Featured By Owner May 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
haha! this is great. love the expression on the lion's face. my only consern is that toto is getting kind of lost in the midst of everything and the tinman's axe is so stylized(not that that's a bad thing) that it kind of looks like one of those ricola horns. still i really like how you colored this and the character of the piece is great. nice work
sicken Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005
i really like the colouring it makes the whole picture just seem so alive....
the poses are great too...
and their expressions...i like the lion the captured his personality perfectly....
well i think the whole drawing is amazing.
melvinskakid Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
muey bueno! the vibrant colors are a really great compliment to your messy line structure! they go very well together!
barbarasobczynska Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2005  Professional General Artist
reminds me a great Tori Amos song under that title :) ! great pic, indeed! very fabolous, perfect for children! you should definitely illustrate children literature in the future! you're so talented :clap: :clap: :clap: !!!
kage-neko Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
I just love how you drew them.

Great style.
Great design.
Great colors.

I love it. :3
Stangmar Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
It's like...a Wizard of Oz...DYNAMIC ACTION POSE! Go!...No, actually, I think the coloring and composition is impeccable, and while Toto did get lost, it's not that big of a deal, as you said yourself...Normally, I think I might have put him weaving out of Dorothy's legs, or something like that, just maybe.
kurotenshi7 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
Loish totally kicks ASS. Dorothy is pimpin. :heart: and the coloring makes me swoon as usual. ;3~
rem-chan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
I can't quite explain why, but this fills me with happiness.
wrong Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005
......ingenious. you crackah.
luckyiota Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
love the line work and heighten colors on this! especially the strange shapes =D
redfez Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
hehe, very cute, looks like a kid's book illustration :)
DanSchoening Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
The style on this. How you do the colors? Great work!
divi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
this is aboslutly wonderful, the way you colored it is really nice too.
n3n3i Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
*_* ohhh how beauty!!!! I like it a lot!!! X'D finally, to fav+

aikochan11 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Love love love your take on the Wizard of Oz Charas! Love the Lions expression and the tiny Toto perched on the confident Dorothy's hand. Awesome! I love it but since I see "Advanced Critique Encouraged" I'll make a potentially constructive comment. Out of all the characters, I think Dorothy is the least appealing/interesting of the bunch. I only say thing because all the others are so original in style, so much character to their faces, and their bodies are really funky. Dorothy looks like a cute rag doll but I think she could get more funked up. Your style is great though.
maitejosune Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005
your right looks amazing in full view. awesome job. faved.
suparkeety Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
the tin man looks so adorable! this is really good, but i think dorothy is sketchier than the other characters.. if that makes sense.
nekki Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
the combination of the blues & greens with the red outlining looks really nice :D this would make such a nice picture to hang on a wall. It's so happy and positive looking.
jestercat Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005  Student
Wow..I love it..there's so much to look at..oo0o I feel like a kid in a candy store..lesseeee the colors for the grass you used are so yummy together. The lion is just plain my favorite..his nose rules and the mane is lyke. whoa. I love the little swirls and stuff on the tiny ickle tail. Plus I love the stance of...Dorthy? Yeah :p It's really sweet..nice job!
SuikaUsagi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
dorothy looks like she'd kick my ass :0 as a matter of fact they all do! As for color usage, you did a fantastic job. I like the tin-man's coloring job the most, for many reasons, one being it looks like he's actually reflecting.
vert-is-ninja Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
This is absolutely wonderful. I love the style and the unique colors and everything, and I think the Toto thing actually works as well. My favorite is the Tinman to be honest, but everything about this screams style and awesomeness. *apologizes for lack of better adjectives*.
mutsy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
this is great! i love the color usage. and i love how you've drawn the characters... i love seeing an original take on things like this. awesome :)
chiguisi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
I love your style. Mad pimping up in the Oztown.
horribletak Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
I love your versions of the characters, by far more than those from the actual film. there's just something so jazzy about these figures. I especially enjoy the Scarecrow. ;) flapper Dorothy is also a hit.
azote Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
ah! this is teh best!! :o
elDepressio Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
very children's bookie. which, in turn, makes this an awesome picture. i am also a huge fan of your character's bodies (in all your art, not just this one). very limber, and abstract.


(sorry i didn't offer a critique, i searched and searched and couldn't find more than just minor, unimportant mistakes)
loish Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
oh my! this is so wonderful! wow thanks so much C: makes my computer crashing all worth it xD
anyway, this picture is wonderful, and of course the colors are great. i think a lot of people dig bright colors and are like WOW YAY THE BRIGHTER THE BETTER but very few actually take them seriously enough to actually know how to combine them. this is lovely, with the bluish shadows and the red, it combines perfectly. and the scarecrow is so cute! they are all so cute! my goodness. i love you tony. +fav and all that jazz :P
i'll get you back one day... C:
illjules Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005   Digital Artist
do you have ANY idea how much of a sucker i am for wizard of oz ANYTHING? o ^ o


that much!
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