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POPPIES AND EMERALDS Collab by Jerome-K-Moore POPPIES AND EMERALDS Collab by Jerome-K-Moore
WB Marketing Art, Dorothy and Toto, THE WIZARD OF OZ.

Okay... This is the final art for a series of WOZ collector's plates.
The series was originally an assignment for renowned artist, DAVID EDWARD BYRD, but I was enlisted to assist him by rendering full pencil drawings which he then translated to color (mixed media), and provided backgrounds. So, this was a COLLABORATION.

I was deeply honored to work with David, whom I always referred to as The ByrdMan. He has a very laid-back way about him, much like a charmingly funny hippie.

Unfortunately, I only retained a copy of the pencil art I did for the Dorothy plate, for which I received a Daily Deviation notice recently:
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You can compare the final with the preliminary I provided if you wish. I've long resisted posting this art at all, because the bulk of the work was done by another artist. However, I decided there was some educational value in exhibiting this as an example of how two professionals can effectively team up, and I've been continually reminded how much the kids here love to see things colored! LOL! So, here ya go, even if I didn't do it.

The discerning eye will be able to detect certain differences between my drawing and this one. These were eidtorial changes, but they're quite subtle. I cannot say that I agreed with the changes, but everyone here is entitled to their own subjective opinion.

Enjoy!
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:iconplumpetalpixie:
PlumPetalPixie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of my most favorite movies of all time!
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vjkelly Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
great picture
love your work..
My site is www.northernoz.com and my book although it is published I am looking for an artist for all the characters and lands.  I have a studio industry group interested in making it into a syfy movie but I want to develop the characters first.  I did the best I could with my limited ability in art. My email address is vincentjkelly@ayhoo.com if you would be interested. 
  ALSO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AND I WILL PUT YOUR SITE or art ON MY WEBSITE.....thanks vjkelly
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>w< These plates are beautiful! I will shortly be faving several of them, but I would like to site why:

1) The details are amazing. Dorothy's shoes actually look like they're glistening. The trees in the background of the Tin Man's plate--and even the Cowardly Lion's plate--have texture. Each stalk of corn in Scarecrow's is discernible. I'm thoroughly blown away.

2) The accuracy. Everyone looks like themselves. And finally...

3) The color. These burst with vibrancy completely befitting the MGM classic.
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t1gertasha Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Fabulous set, will make awesome plates!
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HolyLilium Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow <3
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:iconfleurrebelle:
FleurRebelle Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is breathtaking <3
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XimonR Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is really great. I like all the details and the work is so very clean.
Nice work indeed. I also checked out the DD. Very nice work.

I also got a DD for my Wizard of Oz thesis. Being you so talented artist, I would like to invite you to see, if you are not too busy.
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Thank you :)
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Moonshine3991 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful!!! *-*
My favourite movie since I was a child!
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WinterCombatKnight Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Your drawing and composition is very good. The other artists colour skills are great too. Nice work guys!
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:iconhanafio:
hanafio Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist
SUPER AMAZING!
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:iconalbasweet:
AlbaSweet Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Woooooow! Amazing!
Pencils and colors... JUST AMAZING!
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconthawk:
thawk Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Student General Artist
I think that fits with other works that have been done in the past over the Wizard of Oz. It is very nicely done.
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K0R2N3H Featured By Owner May 1, 2008   Interface Designer
Amazing detail! I really like the overall feel of this, and the smoothness of the pencils is very nice.
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BleedingWoundedHeart Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
This is great.
I'm an avid Wiz fan.. where can I get ahold of a set of the plates? Do you happen to know?
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I certainly don't. But I could call up Mr. Byrd to find out if he knows. Plus, I imagine you could locate something online. :)
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BleedingWoundedHeart Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Wow. You're officially, like, my hero.
I plan to ask my grandma for them for my birthday. It's an odd request for an 18th.. but I can't pass up Wiz plates! >.<
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EatToast Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
this is wonderful! i love the colors--they have that bright wondeful technicolor feel to them. great job!
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Kudos to David! I agree.

But I think this scan of a photocopy probably doesn't do the original, or the actual plate justice. I bet the colors are even more vibrant, particularly the jades and greens of Emerald City. They're just not popping here. :(
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EatToast Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
photos do that...it's no fun, but it's still an amazing "demo" of the piece!
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Da-Wabbit Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous! And congrats on that DD ^^
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Tanks, dol-- er-- DOC!!
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CathUK Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
It's a great pic but the colouring's done something odd to her nose and forehead :/
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:iconlew-legend:
Lew-Legend Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazingly done.
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Dyun Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! Your line-art is always top-notch and the two of you working together like this... well.. you created something great. :)
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MatthewRHumphreys Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I swear man, there are people out there who can do likenesses just as well as you can but they just don't capture the life of the piece like you down. I bow to you, sir.
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mimi-na Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Yeah, your original drawing looks more like Judy. In the coloured version, her eyes and smile are different.

Is that a legality to get around the Garland estate for using her likeness?
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you. :)

The whole point of doing the project at all, and for specifically drafting me, was to nail down the actors' likenesses. There were no legal obstacles.

No, it was a "suit" decision, and I was told by the art director that he made the changes himself. He said that somebody higher up suggested that my Garland likeness was off, and he was obliged to fix it. C'est la vie.

Sometimes these things are political in nature, and those involved wish to more actively participate by putting a hand in, as if to say, "Yeah, I shared in making this. I was there."
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mimi-na Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Oh yay, because we all just LOVE it when a suit decides they should be making artistic decisions.

C'est la vie, indeed.
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ZEBES Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist
just wow, both parts (pencils + colors) are stunning!!!
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ronsalas Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
The final product is beautiful! everything looks amazing but Dorothy and Toto, especially. I like how Dorothy really looks like how she should look without being tied to Judy Garland's specific likeness.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, Ronald.

But in doing a collector's edition series of plates, capturing a likeness is as important as capturing an essence or spirit. It's my opinion that anything less, on either level, is a failure.
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ronsalas Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
That's cool. I wasn't saying that you didn't her likeness because she definitely looks like Judy Garland. However, what I meant was that instead of looking at a picture of Judy Garland playing the Dorothy character, you were successful in creating a picture of "Dorothy" herself. Does that make sense?
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
heh i thought this was for a plate=] I can't wait to see the pencils=] there's nothing wrong with posting work you've had a hand in, it's a piece of work that wouldn't be done without your touch, so do your thing and post if you want, it's on you.....
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NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Is all good 'rome. Collabs are very much "in" around here. :P
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Hey is that legal? I mean...poppies and all.LOL Seriously though, it's great you were able to join forces with The Byrdman. You gents turned out a lovely piece of art here.
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MiiW Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
It's phantastic. It shatters my world.
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Catchthenextwave Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Lovely work!
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