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Wiggle This by Themrock Wiggle This by Themrock
Today's livestream session pic!
Hope you had fun looking at me working!

~Dirk
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The Good:
As with all of your work, your lines and expressions are filled with energy and movement. You can really feel the sway and swipe of each and every line, even though it's just a still image. The flat, somewhat "diluted" colors really help to give the entire picture a simple, fresh, cartoony feel, despite the deceptively detailed linework.

The scale is also great, as the viewer goes down the picture, you start off from the back, near the wiggle worm's rear, and wind down as the action gets closer to the viewer, with a full frontal Mario-styled stomping. Lots of fun, to say the least.

The realistic "paper textures" that make up the border, and occasionally overlap with the "cartoony" portion of the image is also a nice touch.

The Bad:
Not much to say here, actually, other than there seems to be a slightly awkward transition from the ground the wiggle worm is standing on in the very front of the picture as it leads farther back into the background.

The picture is also a little visually confusing. Since you're using black lines to define almost everything, and also (as previously stated) considering the deceptive amount of detail and lines, it has a slight tendency to "blend together".

It ALMOST feels as if there's too much going on with the linework, since literally every single line is incredibly energetic and begging for the viewers attention. But again, it isn't THAT bad, and its still easy to tell what's what and who's who. So all is well.

Conclusion:
Everyone loves Mario, and everyone loves cool pictures, and everyone loves cartoons.

This of course combines all three of those things, and would make for a great poster or something! Great job!
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:iconcameron-ohara:
Cameron-Ohara Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeahhhhhh! This is coool!! I want to draw something like this~
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:iconraichumaru:
RaichuMaru Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just awesome!:la:
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:iconitsleepsintheday:
itsleepsintheday Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
its like Mario met Rocco's Modern Life, met dr suess and this brilliant piece of art was the result of the meeting, amazing work and love the style. very good work.
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vannin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
just perfect man,i like that dynamic lines!!
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:iconshowcase-massacre:
showcase-massacre Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
UGH!!!! WHY COMPUTER?! WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?!

My computer loaded the top half the picture fine, but then took the bottom half, cut IT in half, and switched the halves (quarters?)

Oh well, I can see that it's a really awesome picture anyways, so I added it to my favorites regardless.
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davideatspoo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Wow! fantastic work as always. I like looking at your pictures, and then feeling compelled to look just one more time. It's amazing how much you can fit on one sheet of paper! Unless you use photoshop. then it's not a piece of paper.
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1201 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Simply amazing, great work :salute:
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:iconhironemo:
Hironemo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
I predicted Mario is about to wipe the smerk off that wiggler's face. *STOMP*

lol
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Ichigo-hoshi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
I LOVE THIS LEVEL!
Now i have to search for my snes, thank you! xD
Great Pic!
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:iconqwertypictures:
qwertypictures Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now there's one heck of a caterpillar/centipede :D
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:iconviral-insanity:
ViRAL-iNsAniTy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Student General Artist
I have more fun looking at you while you are sleeping
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S-hell-Z Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
FOREST OF ILLUSION FTW!!!
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:iconh34:
H34 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Student Writer
Ohh...i didn't see the Livestream :noes:

Btw, awesome work!!
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:iconchaka-chaka-patapon:
CHakA-cHAka-PaTApoN Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
FREEKINGLY COOL
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:iconfrobman:
Frobman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010   Filmographer
One wonders why Mario just loves to stomp on random creatures here and there.
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:iconthemrock:
Themrock Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
He's a cynical misantroph who hates happiness!
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AndyPeachey Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
Frikken Awesome man, absolutley love it.

I find it kinda hard to critique it because your style is so exaggerated, but one thing that did stand out was his right arm (our left) looks closer than his other arm when it should look further away.
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StarCentury Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Wow, this style is something I would see in an old fashioned comic book, which is an amazing feat to accomplish in my opinion. Mario and that Wiggler looks very lively, although you would think he'd learn by now that stomping on Wigglers just makes them red and angry as hell lol!
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:icontheharmine:
theharmine Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist
HAHA! Mario at his best -Id be even more intrigued to see that thing after he steps on it, all red and angry lol
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:iconfakekraid:
FakeKraid Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You've captured the surreal and almost drugged psychedelic atmosphere of Dinosaur Land very well in this picture; the way the shapes look distorted and even slightly deflated adds to the effect.
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Dragon-NeX Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"The nostalgia is strong with this one...."

Darth Vader commends you on this awesomness!:icondarthvaderplz:
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OBJECTIVE Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Awesome!
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:iconpapermatt202:
PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
I wouldn't do that if I was him...
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:iconjustinrampage:
JustinRampage Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! I will have to start tuning into your livestreams. [link]
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent colours, similar to the real thing but a bit toned down and more natural, which would suit the forst level he's in at this time :D Wigglers irritate me at times since it seems to can't kill them without any Yoshi or other enemies nearby to use as projectiles :dohtwo:
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TerminalMontage Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
I watched some in the beginning! Very nice work :]
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:iconjackmunch:
Jackmunch Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
This turned out beautiful, Dirk. Every time, I watch your livestream I was have the urge to take notes. Keep it up, man.
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DemonSabin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Awwww... I gotta play some Super Mario World now... I love that freaking stage.
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EmotionlessBlue Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh noes~! Watch out caterpillar maaan~ hahaa
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:icondynamicsketch:
dynamicsketch Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
All Mario's going to do is tick Wiggler off. And Yoshi's not around to back him up.
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:iconsibsy:
Sibsy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
amazing!!
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:icontekena1200:
tekena1200 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
He gonna git mad!
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carfilledwithfish Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
It was really interesting watching you draw this! First time I've caught one of your Livestreams, and I learned a few things. Mainly about textures. Love the way you use them.
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:iconarsondadko:
ArsonDadko Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty awesome action!
So, excited about the new Mario Galaxy 2 trailer?
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:iconheckthor:
heckthor Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
you have a live Stream! wow I gotta watch you work your magic one day
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:iconcatstuxedo:
CatsTuxedo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wiggle no more, you wiggling thing!
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:iconspunkywulf:
spunkywulf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Beautiful style!!!!! Love Wiggler's face :D
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:iconteddy5555:
Teddy5555 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting and dynamic ! :)
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darkmane Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Unbelievable work, I really need to catch your livestream! Wow
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UltraEd12 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Student Filmographer
I saw the Live Stream, it was Awesome!
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