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Fourth of July: 2009 by nrrork Fourth of July: 2009 by nrrork
Yet another case of overcoming artistic block at the eleventh hour. Only on this occasion it was NOT too late to finish it in time. I mean, I had to pretty much do this in one sitting, but what the hell, sleep is over-rated. What with its comfort adddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd... I'M AWAKE!

I went into this expecting something pretty similar to what I've done for past Fourth of July's. Something with fireworks, and probably a swimsuit and stars and stripes theme. Maybe an Uncle Sam hat. But I couldn't get excited about any of that. I'm not sure what gave me the idea to try an American Revolution theme, but I fell in love with the idea and ran with it.

Or at least I would've, but that's where the artistic block hit me! I couldn't get anything to look right. And even though it was NOT what I wanted to do with the holiday so quickly approaching, I did the only thing you really CAN do when one of those nasty blocks hits you. I put it aside and tried again at a later time. And damned if it didn't work. That time it just came naturally for me. And with [barely] sufficient time to finish it up.

And I absolutely love how it turned out. This will make my list of personal favorites for sure (how many times have I said that? It feels like I've said that a lot).

But I think the coats look really cool, I love the backdrop (it's a scan of the Declaration of Independence, but I tooled around with it a little. Luckily, that's not a copyrighted document. That or Thomas Jefferson will rise from the dead and sue me.) and the flag looks really nice there.

Finally, I made them bare-legged because, well, come on! It's ME! Of course I'd do that! If it helps, they're wearing white leotards, not panties. For some reason, that makes it seem a lot less... something. I can't think of the appropriate word. When I haven't slept, I get kinda... stupid... and take long, rambling roads to simple thoughts.

SO, I think I shall take my leave now, and try to nap for a couple hours before I head to my aunt and uncle's for the day. I hope you enjoy this!
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paperbackbook385 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You have been featured my dear.
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bladelust Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Now that's motivation on the battle field!
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onoefthousands1994 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
question, if it looks like panties, couldn't it just be panties in our minds?
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nrrork Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Well, it's not what I was going for. Have you ever seen a magician's assistant that wore something like a tuxedo coat, vest, and bow tie, but then she was bare-legged? That's the type of thing I was trying for here. More of a cute stage costume as opposed to two female soldiers with their pants off.
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onoefthousands1994 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
ah, well then, that makes all the difference.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I really wish it was panties, but like you said, it's leotards. :( But if they were panties, it would be better to add laces & some decorations on them. ;)
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nrrork Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Read the reply I gave to comment below yours. It explains what I was going for, and I don't feel like posting it twice. ^_^
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BB-K Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, like I said, sometimes I was just only saying it, not suggesting it.
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claudia-alexandra Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
That's really cool!
Nice work! :)
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