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My Super-Soaked Sweet 16 - P12 by jbwarner86 My Super-Soaked Sweet 16 - P12 by jbwarner86
Now that’s a birthday gift! This is definitely one of the most ambitious effects I’ve done. I found a website where I could make my own photo mosaic, but I had to actually draw the “photos” for it first, so I created a sampling of Danielle’s extensive portfolio featuring Jamie at her underwater best. Of course, in-universe, Danielle actually took the time to put this mosaic together herself, as a heartfelt tribute to her daughter. If that doesn’t say “love”, I don’t know what does. :D
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The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Well, I suppose that does have a way of blending both passions. Bravo for the effort. :clap:
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Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: Nice!
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bmann0413 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist
All together now: D'AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
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Severflame Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
She's gonna be pissed!:doh:
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
What makes you say that?
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Severflame Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
It just seems that the typical teen would expect something more, ya know? A car, new designer clothes, or something your average teen would want. I doubt that a picture (especially one that reminds her that her mom's job "seemingly" outweighs what her daughter wants) would make up for her "supposedly" lackluster birthday. She might just storm out the door, or at the very least be disappointed that she didn't get something better.

Though, teens do tend to be blinded by their parent's true intentions. Hopefully the written inscription will help our little protagonist to realize how terrible she was actin'.

I can't wait to see if what her mom wrote either softened her heart, or opened the gates of hell.:D
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victor639514 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The "typical", "average" teen, eh?... Not many of em' fall under that standard, ya' know. :hmm:

A simple picture to others may seem like just a VERY simple thing to "just have", but believe me; Even the "seemingly" smallest act of kindness and generosity can go way beyond it's boundaries. :D
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Severflame Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
That's true. I experienced it plenty of times right here on dA when peeps draw my characters. 

I guess you can just chalk it up to experience. The teens I've seen throughout life just tend to try to grow up waaaay to fast, or just wanna have fun with materialistic things. In this instance, a picture would only buy happiness for a small amount of time to more teens than the ones that would actually appreciate the sentiment for years to come.

I know that individuality and one's own upbringing comes into play as well, but again this is just what I've experienced myself.
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Viper-X27 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Aww... Hug her right now!
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Zerozero204 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
When I saw the (shrunken down) DApicture I thought it was meant to be a painted portrait. But yeah, a mosaic picture is great too. I like Jamie's expression in comic-panels 4/5.
I'd say this could go either way, as Jamie has yet to have a reaction to the present. One one hand, she could be offended that even this turns out to be the scrapings of her mothers's all-devouring photography. Or she could be satisfied by the close-up because it's all about _herself_ for once. Teens are supposed to love vanity, right?
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D0minatus Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
:)
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timmothyb Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Of course if we blew up the photo sufficiently, we would be able to make out reasonably well each of the 2184 photos, right?  I mean, you would not treat your followers shabbily by trying to pawn off something that was not there?    ...Well, good then, that's what I had hoped.  Must have been an ungodly amount of work for both you and mom
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
I didn't have the time or the energy to do over 200 individual drawings just for the mosaic, so I inked and colored 12 of my best character sketches and just had the program duplicate them endlessly. I didn't expect it to duplicate them that many times, though - I was hoping the photos would be a little larger, so it'd be clearer when it was reduced.

The more I look at it, the more it bugs me, 'cause it looks like just one big photo with some kind of weird filter on it. I'll go back and redo the mosaic once I find a better way to make it.
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timmothyb Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Actually, that is more than I expected.  I thought it looked like it was supposed to.  I only noticed your weird-filter stuff when I looked for it.  Good job and fun series
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Waterotica Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Cue the water works! Waaaaah!! So touching!
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RedMcSpoon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
I can't imagine her liking this gift but we'll see
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JIMENOPOLIX Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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ExcaliburTF93 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow! Wait a second did she make that out of all the photos they've taken and arrange them? 

What's that called again when you put a bunch of small pictures to make one bigger picture?
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
A photo mosaic. The individual photos are harder to see from this size than I'd hoped, but I still think it looks pretty nice.
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Doodley Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Sweet
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victor639514 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:aww: Now that is just blooming from top to bottom with such a heartwarming feeling...
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ToonEGuy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Somehow I get the feeling this isn't exactly the kind of present Jamie was hoping for.
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Emperorsteele Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe she'll realize her mom rushing off to "work on her book" was actually working on the -present- and all will be forgiven =)
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FireballDragon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
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