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Stingy Jack by WonderDookie Stingy Jack by WonderDookie
Happy Halloween!

This year I thought it would be fun to do my own variation on Stingy Jack, the legendary figure that the Jack O' Lantern is named after.

If you haven't read it before, the traditional legend of Stingy Jack is all over the internet - [link]

I personally prefer the version where Jack tricks the devil into giving him eternal life, but the devil takes his head to Hell with him, leaving Jack with a hallowed out turnip, and an ember from the flames of Hell. So I decided to draw that one. I thought it would look more spooky.

I know the drawing is a bit dark too, but I rather like the idea of having to let your eyes adjust to it.
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KrimeFyta Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
The colors are super rich--nice work, Dooks! Your scary stuff is pretty badass, I must say.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh man. Yeah, I really like drawing that kind of Halloween stuff. I just only do it during October, so it makes the season feel more festive.
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a4anner Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
This one looks super dark on my monitor. I think you have your monitor set at a funny angle.
The reddish glow at the bottom of this piece makes it look like the ground is opening up to release some creatures.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh that's what I was going for with that glow. if you look closely one of the brambles looks like a hand.

And I don't know what the deal is with those monitors.

And you just farted.
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Cosmic-Rocket-Man Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brilliant :D
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks man! Glad you like it.
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thevodkaboy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
BOOOOYAH!!!! another one for the books, you are still going strong. great work!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you much! Glad to hear it!
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Wormorphious Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
The moral of the story is, leave the devil in the tree!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Or to figure out a better head substitute.
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victorroa Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
that's amazing, beautiful and stunning. Man I wish I could see this as a print
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. Thanks man! I'm flattered.

Urgh. I was a bit dumb and only did this in 300 dpi, so it's only about 6X9 inches. It'd probably be a bit underwhelming.
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victorroa Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, but bet it'd look FABULIOUS.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well thank you. It might make a good postcard. haha.
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victorroa Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
in a beautiful frame also
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Tabascofanatikerin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist
Although I don't celebrate it: Happy Halloween! :)
Great, autumnesque artwork :)
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I probably won't be able to celebrate it this year either. I'm down south of the equator now. It's spring in October and it feels really weird.
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ChachHoban Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Great stuff! I would love to see how you put this together.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha. This had heaps of trial and error. I could not get the composition right, and almost ended up giving up at one point. It would probably be maddening to watch this one come together.
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ChachHoban Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Well maybe not this one then but in general how you would piece your work together.
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Minimetoo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Very mellow, yet creepy looking.. Nice job! ^^
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! That's definitely what I was going for. Glad you like it.
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unsilentwill Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
That's just beautiful.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoy it!
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ErinHunting Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think it's really effective Dan, the colours look awesome & I like his willowly, smokey little figure standing amongst the bush & bramble. Really like the burnt orange cloud too, it looks ace.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks Erin! I was SO close to giving up on this one a couple of days ago. Having massive issues with the composition. I'm glad that it turned out good!
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