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Cute Monsters T-shirt Year of the Dragon by ElementJax Cute Monsters T-shirt Year of the Dragon by ElementJax
Another submission for the Cute Little Monsters Contest- Dragons again! :la:

I hope I can squeeze another design in here between work before the contest submissions close.

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OzzieScribbler Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
It looks traced from Ferngully
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ElementJax Mar 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
The fat rapping lizard from Fern Gully? Uh no. And I can assure you it is not traced- but if you can provide me the image, and exact, angle, and pose that you presumed I traced from- I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.

And word to the wise- I would be more cautious in throwing the word 'traced' around to other artists- It's one of those words that immediately are taken as negative aspect and can really raise an artists hackles, as it's kind of a threat to an artist's integrity, since most take a lot of pride in their work the produce. It' best to avoid making those assumptions unless you have full clean evidence backing up your accusations.
I work in the comic book industry, and I am used to critiques and comments that can build an enlighten artist's perspectives- But a comment like that...I'll even admit it, I was quite peeved at your accusation.

Your better off going: "This looks like the lizard from FernGully" To avoid an... creative confrontation, unless again, you have clean evidence to support it.
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OzzieScribbler Mar 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I need to apologize, I recklessly abused the word without thinking much about all the implications. And I'm sincerely sorry for that.
Yes, what I should write is "He looks like lizard from FernGully", which is still true to me, as both characters, though definitely very different, bear some major similarities in design.
Thank you for showing my recklessness and, again, sorry for throwing such accusations.
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ElementJax Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem :D

And yes the design has it similarities, although the reference I was inspired from was not FernGully but the egg-eating monitor lizard from Rescuers Down Under! :D Expression-wise anyhow.
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howlingwolfie Mar 20, 2012   Filmographer
would wear this
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Knob-Gecko Mar 11, 2012  Student Artist
I would defianatly wear this.
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nice design,vote!
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:icondimensionten:
Cute and cool!
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WoofyWoofington Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! I was born in the year of the dragon :D
If you'd like you can check out my designs:
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Good luck in the competition!
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ArixSterling Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohmigosh I love this so much! You have my vote!
Please return the favor and vote for one of mine! They're variations on the same theme, so just pick which one you like best!

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