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SYAC - Rudolph by TomPreston SYAC - Rudolph by TomPreston
Copyright 2013 Andrew Dobson
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A lot of artists give their characters red tinted noses. I’ve been told that the reason is as Big Joe says here, that it’s because of blood vessels or whatever... but I don’t see that at all. Call me old fashioned but red noses to me symbolize people being drunk or sick.

Not saying you can’t make red noses for your characters if you like it, this is just my personal take on the trend.
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
LapisRune Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So I just need to ask... what kind of bar plays cartoons and disney/pixar movies all the time? Because that sound slike my kind of bar! Even though I don't like to drink lol I'll never leave.......
JackHologram Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
root beer, I so need to get me some....
kayly101 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh for the love of...
*looks down at drink then a mirror*
It all makes sense!
LOL Awesome skills indeed <3
ThePuttySCULPTOR Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well, don't take a guess when it comes to facts about human anatomy, do some research! ;)
redsmellybroc Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lila27 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's called cracked capillaries or weak blood vessels. I have it and it's really problematic. When temperature is even a bit too cold or too warm, after strenuous activity, or sometimes when I'm nervous my whole face become red. It's because of very delicate blood vessels that can easily broke. If your vessal broke, skin in this place will become red all of the time and you can not do anything about it anymore (there is a laser method but it's not cheap). People with this kind of skin must be very careful. It can be so annoying. I envy people with normal face. I don't have any broken vessels yet but my nose is often red. My friends called my even Rudolph when I was younger :).
Just google broken vessels and you will find out. 
Luigiman11 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013   General Artist
I see Brave and a part of a brental floss comic in the background T.V. Also I guess Santa Clause has been drunk for a looooong time...
RyoYamaki Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, some artists make noses and shoulders so red, it's like everyone they draw is sunburned....
jfvgnemesis Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i went for what...5 months and now you are a bear...
ahm i guess is ok
i really like the red noses it kinda give a more... alive color to the skin
btw i love the way you use color on the second panel
but you might want to work in the colour of the bear... is kinda weird
keep the good work!
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