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LIFE AND PLANTS by phishy LIFE AND PLANTS by phishy
theres a life philosophy for you. right there.

this is actualy the first ever hand drawn rectanglehead piece i have ever submited.

photoshop hurts my arm too much, painting didnt.

but know this, i suck at watercolors. i realise this isnt very good but eh, ITS FREE.
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time-capsule Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
i love this!
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IrishAficionado Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2004
here, here!! XD
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inziladun Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2004   Writer
This is excellent! I can't believe yo've never drawn these guys or painted them traditionally, in some ways this looks even better than the digital paintings. But I suppose that charm is from the fact that we've become to used to seeing them in that digital format, and then you come along with this remade kind.. It looks quite different, true, but in a very, very good way. :D
The colouring job here is very minimalistic, I like it a lot. Just a patch of grass, a patch of sky; but they both look quite realistic and believable. And now I'm not sure what size this is originally, but it must have been a pain to colour each of the petals on the flower seperately! :o It turned out brilliantly though, you chose awesome colours: the sky and grass were pretty much given, and with those super-basic colours the orange rectanglehead fits in really nicely, precisely because the colourd are so different. I think it's partly to do with this medium that the colours just sem to complement each other, no matter what they are.
Something that always draws me to your work (though not for a long time, for which I apologize) are your expressions. The way you are able to draw extremely simplistic cartoon-style mouths and eyes and still include emotion, state of mind and every feeling from anger to confusion is really remarkable; and I commend you for it. You've done a good job of it here, there is definitely a sense of silent distress about his expression (understandably, if he's just realized what everybody ends up as eventually), as though he's screaming but the point is that we aren't supposed to hear it. There is a feeling of a still life-scene, rather than an active, mobile entity, which is something you alternate between in your work. Like in WHAT TIME IS IT, the movements of the squiggly arms of the brownoclockians (lol) look very active and in motion, whereas here we get the impression that this is a still photograph of this scene.
Your philosophy here is quite radical in a way, or maybe just blunt; "no matter what you do, you're gonna die in the end", this seems to say. And you're right, of course; but this is quite a pessimistic attitude and stance to have! As such, it is very much in accordance with your earlier work, most of which touches not insignificantly on philosophical topics (like the aforementioned WHAT TIME IS IT) of this nature.
I think perhaps if I was asked whether I thought there was something visually not quite right here, I'd say it was his eyes. His left eye (the one on the right side of the rectangle from us) seems to be a little too high up. I realize that it is supposed to be, or it wouldn't look like the rectanglehead was looking at the flower on his head; it's not a flaw as such really, and it doesn't damage the composition or the hilarious experience of the painting itself, just something I noticed.
Also, the text could be modified to something a little more proper, like "In the end we are just compost".. But now that I think about it this sentence structure you've used is probably the best, because it ironically echoes some of the cliché sayings like "In the end there is only silence" or something else.. And this calm, statemental sentence is in direct contrast to the distressed scream this rectanglehead has. Brilliant stuff. :giggle:

You've done an outstanding Traditional work here, minimalistic, stylish, and grimly humorous. You've brought perhaps your most beloved character t us in a new and exciting way; please at least consider doing this again. :) Bravo!! :clap:
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phishy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2004
where some most people comment my work with either a monosylabic expression or an emoticon, you wrote me a fucking novel and i thank you for that.
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inziladun Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2004   Writer
Not at all, I hope to do so in the future as well. :D
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lilholyterror Featured By Owner May 28, 2004
hehe thats adorble and funny.. :o slightly true as well.. Brilliant I must say :D
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akakkak Featured By Owner May 18, 2004
lol ur fking brilliant
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HappyBunnyBoy Featured By Owner May 16, 2004
Dammit, just now I noticed my question has already been asked, and I was also thinking of fight club.... it must be from there. Isn't it from the scene, where they start chanting Bob's name?
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HappyBunnyBoy Featured By Owner May 16, 2004
What movie/ book do I know that quote from? Is it just one of those sayings like "Shit happens", coz I'm sure I've heard it somewhere!
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marinaS2 Featured By Owner May 13, 2004
marry me, dammit.
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strangenchanted Featured By Owner May 12, 2004   Photographer
that's great! if that was a postcard i'd put it on my wall. to remind me....
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zeroprophecy Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
haha its a nice change ;). nice philosophy too :D
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carbon-12 Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
this is very good :D
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catlover Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
hahahahahahahaha, dam you are your funniness.
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lp-unicorn Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
I love your art, God :worship:
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UmbrellaJane Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Ha. Philosophy indeed.
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UndeadAngel Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
:ROFL: Very cool. :D
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december Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
I like the way you write. You should make a font of your handwriting. I would like that.
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SpookyDoll Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Wonderful Fish! I love! Uh...Is that a Fight Club quote? Or am I on crack? Lovely anyhow! yay!
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phishy Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
its a me quote. altho its likely someone else said it beofre me. i just dont know about it.
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no-thanks Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Haha, that's cool. I wish I could do water colors nearly that well. :D Very nice.
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kytti Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
aww :petting: i sure hope you shoulder gets better soon!

your squarehead guys are perfectly as good as the computer ones. and they make me laugh just a smuch too!
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eatordie Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Ha. At first, my eyes read compost as comfort. I had to do a double take.
Very cute though =3 Great philosophy.
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soltian Featured By Owner May 10, 2004  Professional General Artist
I really like the watercolors, especially on the grass. Adorable expresssion too.
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zaknafein Featured By Owner May 10, 2004   Writer
Waaaah! Une boîte dessinée!
C'est excellent. Mérite un fav de mon autre account. Donne moi une seconde.
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Dan-YELL Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Yay! Free!
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justchien Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Hahahahahaha. XD Nevertheless, it is adorable. <3

-Chien
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cyanide-rat Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
XD lovely..
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akimika Featured By Owner May 10, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it sexy. Can I put it on my table and water it every day?
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mistar-k Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Very awesome...like all of them!
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deathcheese Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
I applaud you for this.
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brandowilly Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
still looks good man! very funny!
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:iconcandiice:
candiice Featured By Owner May 10, 2004   Interface Designer
Your rectangle men look good hand drawn or not XD And I like that life philosophy!
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waterslayer Featured By Owner May 10, 2004   Digital Artist
...the fuck are you talking about?
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Grimvandango Featured By Owner May 10, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay great job! and ur watercolour skills look better than mine.......*pokes you*
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wiccawitch Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
its brilliant!!!
*bows to your superior logic*

:worship: :worship: :worship:
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goldfishoevil Featured By Owner May 10, 2004  Student Digital Artist
Such depth... in squarehead form. ^.^ Nice.
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hexentanz Featured By Owner May 10, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
hahaha all to true :D

btw you get a prints account yet?
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rocketgal Featured By Owner May 10, 2004  Professional Artist
wow. that is strangely deep
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SailormoonR Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
I think it looks really awesome.
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bvb78 Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
this is quite good, me love. U know that has alot of meaning.
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chat2beer Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
can i keep it as a pet? i want a pet rectanglehead to run around the garden, theyre soo cute and amusing and everything else rolled into a rectangle...YAY!!
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roweny Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Oh yeas, now we all mus learn and understand teh zen.
Grah, I have a special hate/love relationship with watercolours...
Love their vestige, hate to craft them... It's so damn HARD!
Grah, to actually paint with watercolours... it's haaard.
Takes too much of time on consumes too much energy.
Markers for any day.
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vest Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
I would've thought the answer would be wormfood. Eh, well.

Could've fooled me. The style of your traditional art and digital art has the same appeal to it. I love it to death. Nice message, too, and the rectangle's expression really conveys it well.
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Ashalie Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
I enjoy it throughly.
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Funtastik Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
It's still cool! You gotta love these things!
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-sr-mace Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
wow...lol genius...
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