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SYAC - Boxed Art by TomPreston SYAC - Boxed Art by TomPreston
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I loath to throw away any of my artwork, including art that was never finished, looks horrible, or has been redone. As such I have several giant boxes of nothing but old artwork lying around our basement. To sort through it all would take weeks of intense dedication, so instead I just kinda stack them up in a corner...

Someday I would like to go through them all... someday...
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:icondasacht095:
I found this four-panel to be extremely humourous. Your art style is deliberate and comediacly well presented. The one thing I really do enjoy is the desire to not get rid of any of your things which is really relatable and humourous. After that simple statement which carries a portion of a hidden message of the desire to keep everything you have done in your artistic life, someone also very relatable. Then of course as you have done many times previous you round it off with the ever so humurous "stack it....build a fort" showing a clever way to bring a smile your viewers' faces. Overall I enjoyed this small four-panel and it brought a smile to my face. Well done and thank you for an excellent job.
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My gosh, Tom, i really like your work. The perspective in the first panel is really eye-cathching and interesting and the screen tone in your third panel is one of my favourite parts of your piece. The orange really contrasts well with the blue of the man's t-shirt. I feel the second panel should have featured the same background as the first panel at least but overall the simplicity of your work really makes the whole piece more bold, cheerful and memorable.

Overall i like the way the colours are bold but still blend well together and the simplicity of the characters adding to the overall impact to make it memorable.

Your popularity for this is well deserved. Keep up the good work!
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Diamond-Blitz Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
At least I know I'm not alone! :dummy:
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Dasacht095 Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hope you enjoyed the critique. Pretty much sums up what i think <3 :D
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YoMommaNoFoRealz Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SAME CONVO I HAD WITH MY HUSBAND!!! He has a box of his old teenage artwork that he cant stand to look at, so he stacked his box on top of my teenage-artwork box and we can be embarrassed together forever!
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lifesspark May 25, 2011
Hey! you stole my idea from making a fort with boxes x3! I wanted to do that inrl with costco boxes x3 you know save them up everytime i went there but... T_T I grew tired of it like in the next 3 visits there :P
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smartninja93 May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol luv your work
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RecklessJester May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
owo Awesome. lol I wanna see a picture of a fort made by all of them. x3
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janellecarley Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol...I still working on my fort -points to a leaning tower about to fall over on top of me-
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:iconamberritos:
So true, I never get rid of any drawings. It used to kill me at school if a friend did a really awesome drawing (in my eyes) and then screw it up and chuck it away because they didn't like it. I would be like "NOOO! WHAT ARE YOU DOIIING?!"
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jiko29 Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what you mean....

you can throw away the crap I drew in high school.... over my cold, very dead, and probably rotting corpse. Until then, DON'T TOUCH MY BOXES
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wolfe-girl Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hooray for forts! :D
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