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Bring Honor by contraomnes Bring Honor by contraomnes
He does not bring dishonor upon his family. Hometown boy makes good. This is the first in six illustrations I used in my Children's Book class for full two page spreads. I'll be putting one of these babies up every week in the coming weeks.

The premise of my Children's Book is kids doing simple things which are ordinary and funny and then revealing the scenario that's going on in their heads. The catch is, they're all imagining things that are socially awkward topics, but they're kids, they don't know yet that they're socially awkward so they're just having fun. In this scenario a little Asian boy is holding a trash can lid and a twig pretending he's a knight. But the narrator says to him;

"You say you want to be a knight in shining armor like King Arthor? Sorry there are no Asians in Medieval Times"

But the Kid ignores the narrator completely, too absorbed in his imagination and this illustration is the 'reveal' of what he's picturing.

I hope you enjoy it! I had a lot of fun doing it. Quick house cleaning stuff; it's done mostly in gauche paint, and a some final touches in photoshop, and at full side this one comes in around 14x28.

Check out the other Children's Book spreads
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Bring Honor by ~contraomnes ( Suggested by Hellobaby and Featured by Thunderstatement )
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Artsend Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
LOVELY
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tchokun Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
jeezz! you are good ^^
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Qballthe5th Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THe smoke looks so cool. Very stylized and i love the perspective :)
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Nadiaenis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is still so fantastically full of beauty, i love it so much
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:iconjovan-ukropina:
Jovan-Ukropina Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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aerodynamicbear Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
love the lively smoke
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:iconprotey17:
Protey17 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Nice!
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SnowWhiteAK Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is some luscious smoke! <3
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:iconjmiera:
JMiera Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Still in love with this :heart:
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your illustrations are so wonderful. Such a pleasure to look at. (:
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Painter-Gal77 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
kjhsdafkj djfahsdf ..................... wow :wow: :la: :dance: :love: that's awesome :D
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:iconilfie:
ilfie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful! I love the idea behind the illustration so much :)
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Vactrol Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
So excellent..
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AnimatorRawGreen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
I felt a pounding in my chest as I glared over this painting. The gusts of wind and dust mixed with the colorful glaze. <3
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:iconpuppylion:
PuppyLion Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful....nice pallette!
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101::iconshuffelinplz:
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:iconkatthegrrreat:
KatTheGrrreat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, wow, this is absolutely beautiful!
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MtheRAVEN Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful, the smoke is excellent!
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:iconforestdwellerhouses:
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great looking pic, very nice job all around!
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:iconwillgart:
WillGArt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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:iconenarie:
Enarie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
gorgeous! I love the feeling of power that this picture makes me feel...

the smoke is so cool :3
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:iconrockpitt:
RockPitt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Writer
Perfecto! (That is my critique. I am a man of few words.)
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LauraBevon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional
Wonderful Art ! *_*
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Christa-Kinde Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   Writer
How very exciting!
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:iconierapetros:
ierapetros Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow!
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designtu Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
feature -> [link] :aww:
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BusterJim Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
excellent pic, very beautiful smoke FX! loving the fluidity!
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:iconjawaeater:
JawaEater Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is sooo..... cool. Thats the best word to describe it. There is so much energy in the fire smoke clouds.
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Ocean-Pearls Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Totally awesome concept, I see white kids pretending to be samurai warriors all the time. Legendary is legendary no mater what race or creed you are. :)
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ronaldguimaraes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice!...very nice!
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PaganFagus Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
nice drawing *___*
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SajeCoriv Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Beautiful illustration! I really like the texture and the composition.
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arcadelips Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
You are just incredible. The idea reminds me of Rugrats.
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HolyMolyBatman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Beautiful!
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:iconitaibachar:
itaibachar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Amazing stuff!!
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feldrand Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice illustration and a very nice concept... :D
it's true what you say about children. and that's something we can learn from them to lead a good life... :D
if you're down to the bone of "facts", you won't come far........

i am glad you got a DD for this, otherwise i wouldn't have seen it - congrats... :D
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thetravelingbard Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very lovely! :love:
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momokairox Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Wow... I love the sand or dust er whatever. :D
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EternaLegend Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Simply amazing!

I thought it was digital, but I am more amazed that you pulled this off with traditional media!
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:iconlii-chan:
Lii-chan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
I'm so glad this got a DD! I just love your work!
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the-bubblefish Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
wow! this tells a story with it by itself, adds on more with the title, and i bet it beautifully illustrates the literary piece you have!! GREAT work! :D love the style, too. :3
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zaek93 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Ooh! I'm looking forward to seeing the others. This one is really cool. I really like your smoke. Is there going to be one with the dragon in it?
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idontknow3232 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Love the vigilance the knight shows!
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Andartha Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
It's beautiful and I love the underlying concept of juxtaposing reality ("You're asian and there are no medieval knights from asia") with the deeper reality (acting with courage and honour).

The clear lines of the smoke and their elegantly curling lines go quite a way to create a rich atmoshphere and I love the strong, vibrant colours you've used.

I find myself a bit distracted from the picture by the anatomy of the arms which seems a bit distorted, but the look on the knights is great, equal parts of "I'm having fun" and "I can do this, even though it's tough" going into it.
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TalaStrogg Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Yes, I adore your masterpiece <3
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sunnyszelda Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
I love the movement of the air/wind....This is a really well done piece!! :D
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fabbro85 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Great works, talent & style...can't find other words but may-be you could say something about the good and the bad of this one?

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:iconbatlesbo:
batlesbo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
GREAT composition, style and colors. The movement of the smoke is beautiful!!
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Latharion Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student General Artist
o wow this is amazing! Congrats on the DD!
I love thw amount of color brought into this image, and the way the clouds of smoke are shaped and designed!

Great job!
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