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The Animals That Weren't by boum The Animals That Weren't by boum
I made this as a CD cover, but it was rejected by the artist as being too cartoony and cute, so here it is for your viewing pleasure. I have to start over, switch some animals for more exotic ones and make them less cutesy...

I didn't like it much until the very last minute, really. It would probably have looked even nicer with the title and all, too.

This also made me realize how much my computer can't handle having multiple programs opened all at once, damnit. New laptop, here I come!

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:iconkennebunkperry:
KennebunkPerry Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
yeah, i've noticed alot of that, especially in people that don't know much about cartoon art.
i guess it's their valid opinion, but just like you said, there is a difference between cute and childish, and these guys are far too stylized (wide set eyes, rough coloring style etc) to be considered childish. (:

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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awww thanks!!
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rosa-mussi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
interesting :)
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Tkdflash Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
wow lIke...:D:D:D
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:iconmistercoqui:
MisterCoqui Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
too bad, I would buy that CD just for the cover :D
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Haha! Well I'm glad anyway :)
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Cherrypopz Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
J'aime mieux celui là comparé à celui qui a été choisi!
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Haha, ça me rassure! :)
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:iconlizzieknight:
Lizzieknight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is really cute, but I can't stop looking at it! Shame the artist rejected it; it's a fantastic cover.
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!!
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Love2B Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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please :+fav: the article so more people can see your wonderful work!
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Hey thanks!
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DawnElaineDarkwood Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:) i love you!
totally unique... can't really decide which i like best... they're all so cool... i think i'll go with the raccoon, he has such cool hands ^^
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Aw thanks :blush: Coming from you, it's such an honour, really.
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Diser25 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
I love your animals, cool
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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Diser25 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
XD
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AquaticFishy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
First off, as just a picture, this looks amazing. Quite sleek and fun with still a lot of style.

I really think it's only the cute button eyes that did you in (and mebbe the little mouth on the bear), everything doesn't read necessarily 'cutesy'.
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I know what things to fix, too. I thought the button eyes might be less cute if they were so far away :P
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:iconkarrey:
karrey Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I love it. :)
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Filmographer
:love:
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:iconi-like-toads:
i-like-toads Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009   Writer
I actually love it - thogh it's cute indeed (and I like that part a lot :D ) - I'm all for the frog!
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
No, really! ;)
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:iconi-like-toads:
i-like-toads Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009   Writer
who would've thought it, eh? *hides her username* 8D
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:iconkloportoups:
KloporToups Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Moi je dis que ça rock
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Merci!
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:iconstolenpie:
stolenpie Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i'd buy it!
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Without even listening to the music? XD
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:iconstolenpie:
stolenpie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i'm one of those awful people who buys books and cds based on the cover :I
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Filmographer
That doesn't make you awful, believe me ;)
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Kusa-chan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
I think it is awesome ^^
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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MissHappyCuteBall Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ils sont trop nice!
J’adore le raton!
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Merchi :heart:
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:iconhopeofmysoul:
Hopeofmysoul Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Student General Artist
I love them! Too bad your artist didn't like it, but I personally think it would be awesome as a t-shirt.
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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:iconhopeofmysoul:
Hopeofmysoul Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Student General Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconatomier:
atomier Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
mad cute sammo
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks hun :heart:
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NicholeKelley Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I think they're great!
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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Felix-Cattus-GUILTY Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I can't believe I was lucky enough to find an honest-to-god graphic designer on dA. I have to admit I can understand why someone might not like this depending on what they were going for. It's certainly adorable!
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Wow thanks O.O; I don't consider myself a graphic designer at all, since I'm an animator by trade. I only tackle graphic design once in a while and feel I still have a lot to learn.

Frankly, I understand too why he didn't like it-- it's just that he didn't mention at all what kind of style he wanted in the first place, and I had to submit something finished, so I kind of did it blind-folded. Now that I know what he wants (or doesn't want), I proceed with more caution. :3
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RollingCherry Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Student Filmographer
Maybe it' s really too cute, for a cd cover.
I'm curious to see how you' ll change this
( rrreally curious ).

What laptop do you use/have?
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I'll make all the animals look dumber and uglier. :P

I don't have a laptop right now, I'm running on my first gen Mac Mini, a G4 with 512MB of RAM-- it's dying on me. My next computer will hopefully be the latest MacBook Pro.
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elbooga Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional
love this! it is cute :D
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Louise :heart:
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fantabulocity Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Aaaaaw! I love it. I think that more exotic animals would look cool, too, though! :D

What band is it?
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
It's not a band, his name is Mathieu Gaudet, I could say he is mildly known where I live. Enough that if I do end up doing the album cover, posters of it will be seen around the province I live in :D
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Antilamonn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oOopss, mauvais piton c:

Mais ouais c telment le genre de truc que jadore a fondd, simple et super efficacee. Je les adore tous!
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