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Skamper the Penguin by 5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Skamper the Penguin by 5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue
Happy Birthday dA!

9 years old, wow! That's an iceberg sized of a number! *laughs at her own bad pun*

Before anyone says anything, yes I did use the template to paint this. However, the contest rules never said anything about having to keep them visible!

ZING!

OK, yeah, it's summer over here where I live, and it's been muggy as heck out for the past three days!

Being that so, I tried to think cool thoughts, and penguins and icebergs was the result.

I'm feeling cooler already!



A cookie goes to the person who can tell me where the title came from!
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:iconchaosknuckles999:
ChaosKnuckles999 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
this is cool!!! I love scamper when i was younger i would rent that movie all the time!!!!!!I love the colors!!I hope you do well in the contest!!!
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Thank you. ^__^ I rented Scamper the Penguin all the time as a kid too. It has to be one of my favorite childhood movies.
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ChaosKnuckles999 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
same with me it was my favorie movie other than lady and the tramp as a little kid
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
That's a good movie too. ^__^
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tenmisu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Oh this is gorgeous! The choice of colors and placement is spot on. And the penguin looks so proud in all his plumpness! A very pleasant artwork to look at! Great job, Sweet! ^__^
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
LOL! Yes! Behold his potbelly and how boldly he flaunts it! XD He's certainly not ashamed of how he looks. X3

Thanks, Ten. ^__^
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tenmisu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Why he should be a proud penguin indeed! Imagine how it enchaces the waddle when he walks! XD

You're welcome X)
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Ha ha ha! Oh gee... that would be a sight. lol!
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Kusa-chan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
I like the geometry of this ^^
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:icon5ft-2-eyes-of-blue:
5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Thank you. ^__^
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:iconwaltz-for-the-damned:
Oh-Em-Gee O__O...Scamper the Penguin...I remember renting that movie over and over again when I was a kid...I wish I remembered what exactly it was about...besides a black penguin and a purple [I think] penguin >___<
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
OH! A fellow Scamper lover! 8D

I remember that Skamper was blue and his female friend was pink. There were humans in the movie, some good (researchers) and some bad (poachers). At one point Skamper and his friend get captured by the bad humans and have to escape. I also remember that they made friends with a puppy that stayed with the good humans. I loved the movie so much that it really stuck into my memory. XD
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:iconwaltz-for-the-damned:
ahhh...I sort of remember now..slightly...at least I think I remember..or I could be making up the memories in my head as we speak...XD

All I know is I saw that movie at least once when I was a kid...I specifically remember seeing the movie at a local rental store and eyeing it for a good 5 minutes...the cover of the box is coming back to me at the very least >3<

I actually found a clip of Scamper on youtube thinking it would refresh my memory...but alas..time has come for an update for flash and well...Youtube doesn't work for me at the moment OTL
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Yeah, I looked some clips up on youtube as well and it was all in Russian @__@ (I think).
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Russian's a pretty distinct language, so I'm just going to take your word for it >__>;

But it being in Russian, then again, would make the most sense for the the movie was created by a Russo-Japanese company in the late 80s me thinks >_>;; *wiki'd Scamper just now*

apparently Scampers name was Lolo..in the non-American versions...or maybe lolo was the girlfriend? bah..I closed the wiki article too soon..>__<;;;

But I also read that the original cartoon was censored some in the US...for violence because of the poachers me thinks...I found that fascinating and kind of..weird..at the same time...I have a hard time picturing a cartoon I loved as a kid as violent .___.
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Ooooh I don't have a hard time picturing a cartoon from my childhood being violent. I have three words for you: Tom and Jerry. That cat should have died at least 30 times per episode.
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:iconwaltz-for-the-damned:
haha..Man...Is it bad that I always felt bad for Tom..Poor kitty <:[

I also always felt bad for Sylvester and such...

and the Trixx rabbit, but that's besides the point I guess ^^;
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resizer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
I love the hues you've picked... and the fact you discarded the lines. Very beautifully done <3
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:icon5ft-2-eyes-of-blue:
5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Thank you! ^__^ I'm very happy with how this turned out too. Without the lines, I think it has the appearance of being made from cut pieces of construction paper. 83
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resizer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Hehe, yeah XD
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darkmag07 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Artist
Great job! This totally owns the penguin I found in it.

Fantastic idea to color in all the lines, it must've taken a while. I thought about it for some of mine, but was too lazy to section off the parts I wanted to keep in certain colors.
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Thank you! ^__^ I saw the two penguin pieces that you did. I didn't see that penguin until I saw your pieces and I just think it's great that you were able to find another one in that mess of lines. XD I like how you made the nine look like a wave breaking on the ice. Very nice. ^__^

Actually, I didn't color the lines. I kept the lines up until I had colored the whole piece then I got rid of them. True, I had go back and color in some of the gaps the lines left, but that was no trouble. I compared the piece with and without the lines and I can tell you that getting rid of the lines made it look soooo much more soft and eye appealing. And all it took was to drop the lines!
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darkmag07 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Artist
I saw the bird shaped head first and figured penguins are cool so I went from there and found the wave and the rest of the drawing.

Anyhow, it takes more time but you're definintely right, it is much more eye appealing when you drop the lines. I'm going to have to go back and see what it can do for my pieces.

And now that I think of it, I remember the movie you mentioned in your description. The theme song is stuck in my head but I only know one line "he walks with a waddle" or something like that.
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Nice.

Well, I'll have to give your pieces another look once you do that.

"And is shaped like a bottle!" XD
I went onto youtube and found the opening to it. Boy did that bring back memories. Unfortunately, the clips I found of the movie weren't in English. : p
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darkmag07 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks, I'll try to let you know when I've managed to update them.
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Lycanstrife Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Haha! This is lovely :)

Great work. Looks great without the lines ^^
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Thank you! ^__^ With the lines gone, it really softened the look of the piece. I even think it kind of looks like it was made out of cut pieces of construction paper. 83
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NocturnalBirdie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
too damn awesome! XDDDDD i loves penguins and this is adorable! ^^
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Thank you. ^___^ Penguins do have a certain charm to them.
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Theobroma100 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
It looks TWENTY DIFFERENT KINDS OF AWESOME.

I signed in just to fave this and tell you how great it is. My sister collects penguins, and I am sending her a link to this! Ooo, it's terrific! And leave it to an artist to think of taking out the template...so clever, you!

And he's sitting on a "9" just for DA. SOO clever!

Love it!!
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Oh wow! "Twenty kinds of awesome"? HA! Thank you. ^____^ I'm flattered that you like it that much. You'll have to tell me how you sister liked it. Thanks for compliments, Theo. :heart:
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krystalynn03 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOw, it doesn't even look like a contest entry w/o the lines. It looks cubist!
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Yeah, it really looks different without the lines doesn't it? However, that is what I was going for! I wanted to stand out. XD
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TheBrigeeda Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Student General Artist
Skamper the Penguin from the Adventures of Skamper!

Of which I googled just now!

And have...never seen...ever.

...He must be your version of Stanley.

And Holy Crap, wow, but that does look amazing! Very abstract and colorful! Great job!
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Correct! 8D You get a cookie! Which kind would you like?

I watched that movie all the time when I was a kid. I loved it SO! :heart: ^ w ^ I totally need to see if I can find a copy! 8D

Stanley who? :S Not ringing any bells.

Thank you! ^___^ I do like abstract and I do love color! X3
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TheBrigeeda Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Student General Artist
Triple-Double-Chocolate-Chip please. 8D

Well, when I googled it, the site I went on was selling the dvd.

Stanley the Ugly Duckling. The VHS we have has been through hell and back because we watch it so much plus my mom (when she was a substitute teacher) would show it to her class on rainy days. >__<

I do too!
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Here you go! *hands her the cookie and a glass of milk* ^___^

Sweet! 8D

Aw! What a lovely memory. ^___^

YAY! XD
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TheBrigeeda Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student General Artist
Why thank yOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM!

>_<

He is a pretty awesome duck. XD

>_<
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
HA! XD Don't choke now!
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Neko-Cat7 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Awesome! Took me a bit, but I see the penguin. I like how this looks. It's very cool! (no pun intended XD)

As for where the title came from, beats me .__.
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Thank you. ^__^ I'm a sucker for soft colored art. To me this piece looks like it was made out of cut pieces of construction paper! 83

Do you mean it took you a while to see the penguin in this piece or in the blank template?

No worries, Bridget got it. ^__- Skamper the Penguin (from the Adventures of Skamper) was this animated movie I loved to watch when I was young.
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Neko-Cat7 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
^ ^
Took me like 5 seconds, but I saw it. :iconotl:

Yeah..... I didn't know that because I've never seen or heard of it before
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
When I first started to paint this, it took me a while to see it too. I rotated the template until I finally saw something. lol

That's fine. I'm not all too sure how popular (if at all) the movie was at the time. I think it was one of those straight to video movies and didn't get any commercials promoting it. I only new about it because my local rental store had a copy.
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Neko-Cat7 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
>X3

ah. Sometimes it's just merely a generation gap.
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