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Boy and monkey by tombancroft Boy and monkey by tombancroft
A quickie character design of two characters for a buddy's animated TV show idea. Not official development art, just a drawing I did while reading the concept outline. I've deleted some of the artwork and title so as not to reveal any story concepts.
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Sora1284 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style looks great :)
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PKSketch Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Your style just amazes me. :)
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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PKSketch Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Your welcome!^^
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fluffyfuzzball Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
I love how the music box is spewing out not only music, but also some sort of energy... looks magical or something :)
And once again, I love the expressions!
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spazz4ever Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
:wow: every time i look at your work i get more and more jealous. This is not good for me.
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
But I appreciate the thought, just don't be too hard on yourself. After all, I'm and old man.
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SlackersDeadAccount Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
The boy almost looks like me! :lol: Anyway, great work!
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love the wrinkles in his clothes! Very nice!!
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ELIOLI Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Great as always! I like the grayscale of this picture actually. Fits it well.
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Figaro-8 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Very nice! I love both expressions. :-)

By thy side,

Figaro
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XenaQuill Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Really cute! I particularly like the friendly and semi-mischievious look on the money's face. :) He strongly reminds me of Abu from Disney's Aladdin. You worked on that film, didn't you Tom?
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yeah I did and even animated Abu a little bit. If you compare the two, this looks nothing like him though.
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XenaQuill Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow to the animating! And yes, Abu and the monkey here do not look the same, particularly in the face, but I think that this monkey does possess a few characteristics of Abu.
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AmyChan21 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome! Although it does remind me of Aladdin.... it is still your style and therefore unique to you. Nice work as always Tom! :D
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BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice characters! The monkey is so cool!
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i like that kid's hat. I want it.
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SarahCaballeros Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That hat that the boy is wearing, is a Panama hat is not it? I have one... =D But the mine is black with thin and white stripes. Great job! Is a wonderful drawing! :XD:
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yep, thats the hat.
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SarahCaballeros Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD:
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RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
It almost looks a lot like Aladdin But I don't know if it is more like Aladdin since there is no further development. I think that maybe it got cancelled because many people thinks it is too similar to Aladdin due to Abu being Aladdin's pet monkey.
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AndresPerezdelgado Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice music box, in my town There isnt a monkey , there a goat an one stairs
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twinkletinker Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011   General Artist
You know who that kid reminds me of? Do you remember when we had to work on Elroy Chadsdale and you did redraws of several and you tacled a sort of anime style one? This guy looks a little like him. :D
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, I agree.
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Chelo-kun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Watch out, the grinder is discharging "Jack Kirby" gamma radiation. Take cover!
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
HA, you picked up on that, good. The writer is a comic guy so I added that for him.
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Jazzwolf14 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
This reminds me of a modern day Aladdin and Abu. Love it! :love:
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Ferisae Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any monkey with a scrap of clothing will remind people of Aladdin 9_9

Personally I don't think it looks anything like Abu, the only similarity is that they are both monkeys, imho hahaha

At any rate, I've always loved how versatile and dynamic your drawings are. I can hear the sound of the music box very clearly in my head. Awesome!
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ShockeyArts Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
don't forget the fez
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Ferisae Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
similar in shape but the design/pattern on it helps it not look like abu's for me lol
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ShockeyArts Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh I know, but the mind likes to tie things together and considering most everyone has seen Aladdin seeing a monkey in a vest and fez will trigger that memory, even if you discount Tom's connection to it.

I particularly like the character design and remove it from the comparison and enjoy the idea of an organ grinder and his pet monkey.
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Ferisae Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know lol, I understand why it would trigger the memory, though personally I don't see what's necessary to mention it. It probably doesn't apply to Tom, but I know a ton of artist who loathe having their work compared to other things, especially when the commenter doesn't bother to comment on the actual art. :(

Me too, I do enjoy that idea very much :3 I hope Tom's friend goes far with it.
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Kathygirl2 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
the monky is sooo cool... but, i don't know why, they reminde me of aladin ^^ but sooo cool pic =)
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Veratai Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
cool ;3
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