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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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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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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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hanafio Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist
SUPER AMAZING!
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AlbaSweet Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Woooooow! Amazing!
Pencils and colors... JUST AMAZING!
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