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"Pun of a Witch" [NEW!] - The Art of TDIT (Non-Pixar)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:07 pm
by thedriveintheatre
New year, new art! This thread is to share all non-Pixar related art with y'all. And what better way to start than with a fan art of two of my favourite characters from the Bone saga!


Nothing like a home-made birthday gift for a dear comrade.

SSRC FTW! Love those two.

And don't ask me about the background colour. I just happened to like purple when I was painting it. :P

I'd love to hear your criticisms (the more constructive, the better!), post your thoughts below or on the Deviantart page if you have an account. 'Thanks' you! :)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:02 pm
by Badger
Lol, that's pretty dang awesome (mostly considering the fact that I am a overly big Bone fan... heh...)

I adore the SSRC as well. All they want is to eat those small mammals. :lol:

The Art of TDIT (Non-Pixar)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:46 pm
by JustSoWall-eCrazy
It reminds me a bit of Ratatouille.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:45 pm
by thedriveintheatre
Badger: Don't forget quiche! Well, okay, one of them does. Thanks for the comment!

JustSoWall-eCrazy: It does, huh? Thanks for pointing them out, the colour of their hides does match R & E...



Two of the greatest 'imaginary' tigers exchange gifts and greetings of goodwill. Well, at least one of them will...
TDIT would like to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year, and may you have abundant wealth and fortune in the Year of the Tiger! Gong Xi Fa Cai!
And yes, the misspelling in the tagline was intentional. :)

DeviantArt page

PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 1:13 pm
by thedriveintheatre
Mouse Guard, WIP

Mouse Guard, Final

'Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail'
- Mouse Guard, Fall 1152

I recently discovered David Petersen's fantastic Mouse Guard series and decided to do a little fan-art to spread the word. The first volume 'Fall 1152' was quite decent, but it really takes off in 'Winter 1152'. I can't wait for 'The Black Axe', which should be out this year.

For fans of Redwall or Bone, this comes highly recommended. And don't forget to check out the back pages, which has some pretty neat background history on the Mouse Territories. ;)

From L to R: Sadie, Kenzie, Saxon, Lieam, Celanawe

I think the only mouse I can be proud of getting right is Lieam. The rest look... Urgh! :-(

Background texture: Link

PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:44 am
by thedriveintheatre

... I mean, Hiccup.

I actually had this idea of spoofing that iconic scene from Titanic with Avatar, then I saw How to Train Your Dragon and realized Avatar AND HTTYD shared a lot of similarities... so I mashed it all together. This artpiece has been haunting me for a month, so it's a relief to finally complete it after many stop-start sessions.

I love both movies, really. They're awesome. <3

DeviantArt link

PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:09 am
by animagusurreal

Very cute, nice crossover :).

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:53 am
by thedriveintheatre
Thanks animagussureal!


I'm afraid that's not a cow, Volly. :(

So yeah, here's my entry for Naomi Novik's Temeraire Fanart Contest. This is my first time drawing Temeraire and his heffer-hungry hombre.

I hope you enjoy it, as does Ms Novik and the esteemed judges. Fingers crossed... regardless of the outcome, I'm glad I was compelled to draw them, I've always wanted to, but never had the 'time' or 'motivation'. TDIT, you lazy butt.

Oh, did I mention 'His Majesty's Dragon' is an awesome series?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:25 am
by ellie-jessie-eve
I LOVE the one of Hobbes and Tigger. Both are great characters, you drew them well, and I like the Year of the Tiger reference!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:06 am
by love70ways
The HtTYD and Avatar cross over is so amazing. It is just really funny how there are two Na'vi just cruisin' in the background. I also love the Titanic pose. You hit double James Cameron on this one!

Also, how did you color the Redwall drawing? It looks really good.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:16 am
by thedriveintheatre
Thanks ellie-jessie-eve! That was one of my more inspired crossovers. :)

Haha, thanks, love70ways! By the way, those two Na'vi are the two Na'vi (Jake and Neytiri). Or my poor renditions of them in long-shot. XD I just used the Brush tool in Photoshop to paint the characters and poorly smudged them for the Redwall painting. The background is a texture I found on dA andd that I acknowledged in my dA uploader comments.




That means "No Worries!" in Brazilian Portugese. I'm really looking forward to Blue Sky's Rio next spring, but there seems to be little buzz about it at the moment as there's hardly any pre-release hype coming from the studio this year. Until <strike>two</strike> five days ago, the only materials publicly released were a teaser, a poster, and a Thanksgiving poster that had a few elements Photoshopped. The trailer released on Wednesday had a great beginning and hinted more of the other characters and revealed how Blu ended up in Brazil, but it soon degenerated into a celebrity name-dropping sequence.

Nevertheless, I'm very excited, because of the unique location (How many animated movies are set in Brazil? Probably the godawful Ratatoiing), endearing characters, and cute storyline. I really love how they depicted Blu to be this adorable neurotic and Jewel to be his exasperated 'teacher-of-life'. Their relationship will be one of the film's strongest suits, along with Blu's love for his human companion. If Blue Sky pulls it off, it just might redeem itself for the disappointing Scrat x Scratte subplot in the mediocre Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

So yeah, long comment aside, here's a sketch dump I did in an hour of scenes from the new trailer, along with a few character cameos from other films. ;) It just might possibly be the first Rio fanart on the Internet! Honest comments and constructive criticisms much appreciated. :)

dA link

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:52 pm
by Badger
I really like your doodles! :D You do a better job at drawing the characters than me, at least. xD The Up reference was funny as well as the mice from G-Force. :lol:

I'd really like to see more Rio fan art from you :3

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:58 pm
by ellie-jessie-eve
I likes it! I'm happy there is someone else here who is super excited for Rio as well!

"Good luck."

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:34 am
by thedriveintheatre
Badger: Aw, shucks. You haven't drawn Jewel, Rafael or anyone else besides Blu yet, so how would you know I draw better? ;) Anyway, if by Up, you mean the bulldog, that's not Gamma, but Luiz, the drooler. But you have to admit, they both look alike, don't they?
But good on spotting the G-Force reference! You can be sure I'll be cranking out those Rio fanart (and hopefully, videos) closer to the release date. :mrgreen:

EJE: Thanks, it's great to know you're anticipating it too! Maybe you'd like to try your hand at drawing the characters too? I've got a couple of 'speculative' fanart and fanfic ideas percolating in my brain, especially after seeing the new trailer and TV spots since this piece! :)


"Good luck."


So by the time this upload appears on dA, the Oscars ceremony would've just begun. I'm rather disappointed with this year's pickings, mainly because of the 'Best Animated Ghetto' quota and the snubbing of two of my favourite films of the year, 'The Town' and 'Legend of the Guardians'.


This piece is my reaction. With all the forced melodrama and over-the-top acting, the 'grown-up' films sometimes feel less matured than the 'kiddy' ones. :roll: It's my most ambitious montage so far, there's 21 characters from 16 films, including all the 'Best Picture' and 'Best Animated' nominees and then some. Toothless and Gylfie are the only ones I've drawn before; the rest are all first-timers. How many can you identify?

Hopefully the Academy will seize the chance to make history unlike last year, 2008, and 1992. If not, we'll all know that it's just a 'pity vote' and it'll be yet some time before animation can be judged on the same merits as live-action.

On that note, I wish 'How to Train Your Dragon', 'Toy Story 3', and 'Inception' the very best. If you don't take home anything, rest assured you have at least one appreciative fan here.

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Re: "Good luck." [NEW!] - The Art of TDIT (Non-Pixar)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:49 am
by Leirin
Ahh, great art TDIT. Has a lot of movement and personality :D