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Cute or Scary? Nursery Art by Mr-Sisson Cute or Scary? Nursery Art by Mr-Sisson
Story of the photo:

A couple of my old friends are having their first child and asked me to paint something in their nursery. I didn't want to give their child nightmares, so I tried to paint something cute, and this is the result (which I finished yesterday).

You can see that in the original sketch he's not terribly happy. For the nursery I made his smile more peppy and gave him a lower set of teeth, so he didn't look too stupid. I think it works. I think he's cute enough, but I thought I'd open up the question:

Is he cute enough for a kid's room . . . or is this kid now scarred for life?

cheers,

- Mr. Sisson
- [www.dylansisson.com] [link]
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:iconbaboooo:
Awesome work! - Love it :)

Very mixed feelings concerning the question though. Surely not scared for life (without a creepy background story it's just an uncommon "neutral" thing - and hey, maybe it even becomes something positive like "Sprinkles, the intergalactic tooth fairy" - on the other hand - I wouldn't put it in my child's room.

Besides, maxillary prognathism always makes me giggle and therefore i have to admit, the final painting's creature looks even slightly dumber > funnier to me.

Anyway - again, nice job :)

cheers
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:iconnintaa:
man... will you paint MY room??

that would have scared the crap out of me in the best way possible when i was a young 'un
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:iconladypiedi:
....totally CUTE!!...a little bit strange, but in lovely way!:heart:
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:iconthealmightysei:
its adorable!
i love it, i think if the kid grows up with that painting, its gonna love it! that would be a cute sculpture or stuffed animal as well.
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:iconfuzzyyak:
FuzzyYak Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehehe, that's a pretty scary face for a kid to look into. Still, cute! :)

It's amazing how you paint your images. They look almost 3D.

Awesome work.
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:iconmisticat:
When I was little I was afraid of close to everything... now, I could be stairing a dude with a gun in the face and laugh so I'm not really sure how good my opinion would be on this but.... It's a bit creepy, but I love it so I think the child will as well!
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epnine Jun 3, 2007   Traditional Artist
true innocence knows no fear. this creature will make for a great accomplice in a child's creative development.
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:iconfatbunneh:
i think that i would be scared to whatever by this x]
i mean it's a good painting, but for a child...maybe not. maybe change the backround to be lighter, do something else with his color and then it might be better.
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:iconidosyncratic-romana:
i think its cute.
hopefully the child will not get scared by it!!
if so,
you can paint it in my room
8D
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:iconskip-divided:
The kid is scarred for life. I know a two year old that gets frightened by masks. Hopefully he'll be unaffected, though.
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