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Scarecrow: In the Fields by rotten-apples Scarecrow: In the Fields by rotten-apples
A visiting younger cousin was immersed in arts and crafts and I felt obliged to join in for the sake of keeping her company. Though while she was happily producing pastel colored butterflies and technicolor landscapes, I churned out something rather darker. But that's me in a nutshell, I suppose. Other girls want to draw happy, carefree things. I end up drawing a creepy Scarecrow wandering ominously through cornfields under a harvest moon.

Probably the most free I've felt drawing/painting in awhile. Trying to find a pure, clean, childlike side of myself for the sake of a mural commission for children's rooms has been taking a lot out of me-- a challenging but sometimes frustrating task when my heart and style is elsewhere. But that's commissions-- we're asked to draw what others want, not what we're necessarily good at or enjoy. Placating my darker side at times helps. Makes me feel like myself again.

And I think I'm liking Scarecrow in a tattered vest most of all in terms of finding a personal design for him :d Will have to experiment more with that later.


medium: cheap children's watercolor palette and Sakura Pigma brush pens [of which I adore]
character: Jonathan "The Scarecrow" Crane belongs to DC comics


[soli deo gloria]
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Psyco-Pie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Omg! My little sister and I are like that! She was drawing cats in a flower garden with rainbows (yeah, really), and I was drawing the Scarecrow! Creepy how similar that is...
I absolutly love his outfit, btw.
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saphirefox Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   General Artist
Lovely
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GothamsAssassin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Perfect Hiding spot!! XD
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fallen-angel-lilith Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
This looks amazing! I honestly prefer things with a darker style. And I am so glad you didnt try drawing him with normal "happy" colors. Now THAT scares me when people do that.
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rotten-apples Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks :) I prefer darker styles, too. I have a habit of getting overwhelmed by color-- I tend to like dark and saturated.

Happy colors? :confused:
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fallen-angel-lilith Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Happy colors, brighter things like sunny yellows, oranges, just colors in generally that are more cheery, like those you would find in a childrens bedroom. It's really weird to see Crane drawn in such light colors sometimes.
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GothamsAssassin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It is 0_0 :dummy: Dark Crane!!
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Nihilist-Nny Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
You drew him very well. Meh, it's okay if you wanna draw that kind of stuff.
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Music-Muffin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My friends think I'm weird because I don't draw normal girlish thing. You aren't alone, lol. =D This is a great picture! I love the colours.
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rotten-apples Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's like the seasons-- some people are the dark and desolate seasons like autumn and winter, some people are the bright and cheerful seasons like spring and summer :) They all balance out. I just prefer to be autumn ;) Thank you so much-- glad you like it!
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