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March 15, 2011
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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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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 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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cakeisawesome1234 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a shitload of old drawings hiding under my bed c:
pinktwirlz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha I feel the same with my old shitty poems. xD lol
rockinthisworld Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hoarders unite!
YoMommaNoFoRealz Featured By Owner 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!
McDardy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love all your cartoons (maybe not all... but at least most). But this one is so special in my eyes because is very similar to everything I have in my home.
"Honey... why do we need all this boxes... Have you opened them just once since moving in?"
"Yup... every one of them" (at least in my head ;D)
I'm not a hoarder but I'm very connected with all stuff that is MINE. Probably that's not so good.
Mi-chan785 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I have such a "fort" myself xD so much old artwork... I hate throwing it away because I think "maybe I'll reuse them someday!" ... OTL It will probably never happen, but it amuses my friends when they look at them and my embarrassed face xD
WastelandWaffle Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
how did the fort tern out
Art-forArts-Sake Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student General Artist
i never throw out old art work even if it embarrasses me terribly
notacukoofangirl121 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
It's also useful to have older artwork for portfolios to have examples of your work maturing as an artist, right?
Myroux Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Scan them all?
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