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The Emperor is naked by shingworks The Emperor is naked by shingworks
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An illustration I did for =jisuk's Dark Fairy Tale card deck project! I got the story The Emperor's New Clothes. The background people scare me XD

The kid is dressed strangely cuz I was thinking it'd be cool if everyone liked wearing as many clothes as possible, then the emperor saunters out with nothing. Then they all rip him to shreds or something, I dunno. Hahaha... He has sideburns for no good reason. And yes, the urge to insert a naked Luca instead was strong but I resisted.

The other cards in the series are loads better than mine, you can look at them all here.


ps This is the last card in the series, I think, but I was asked to make a piece only a few weeks ago XD I think I am the "oh shit we need one more thing for our project" person to ask or something.

pps Lame, but I put a WIP animation as the comic vote incentive today XD So you know where to go if you want to see it... (or if you don't, its here)

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arttsan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was one of my favorite childhood fairy tails. The book I have has a very interesting picture of his behind. And that expression on his face is all "Oh shit."
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Timscorpion Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. If you think seeing a nudist emperor. try looking for one of the photos around the internet showing Prince Harry in his birthday suit.

or try Geo Godley on the X-Factor.
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Bashlomi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
My initial reaction was "What."
But after reading the description, I completely understand. Great work. <3
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TwigcyL Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this!
I never imagined the Emperor so young, good job!
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Twipire Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Infatuated with the emperor's ear, meticulously placed hand, and crown. Oh, and the perspective 'o course. ; w;
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:iconshingworks:
shingworks Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:3
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:iconthe11thghost:
The11thGhost Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
This is wonderful
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:icondesushitfacemcnigger:
DesuShitfaceMcNigger Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sexy.
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W-Gray Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
love his expression!
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:iconishlo:
ishlo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
i was thinking the same sorta story when i read the title :D
thats one weird short story i have to say!


btw i like your shading :)
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:iconshingworks:
shingworks Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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FreshWindLover Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my... this used to be one of my favorite stories (dunno why) in middle school! :D
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DaughterGothel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I love the framing you used!!!!
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ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011   General Artist
Oh wow, this brings back memories. XD I love the creepy looking people in the back and the king's expression is like "GULP!" :D This is very well painted, and I absolutely love the lighting! Fabulous work; even if it was a last resort artwork, it's still very good :D
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Amberrant Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh! I remember this story, but I knew it a long time ago :wow:
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XNightshadeX Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
LOL! I absolutely adore this! Perfect facial expressions on both, especially the poor nekkid Emperor XD Poor guy.
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ilimbo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Sweet and horryfying hither and beyond! Amm...heh, I especially like the placement of the pinky. Creepy, condemned by his own empiric stupidity and yet you still managed to make it border sassy. If he got his mind right, he might make it... Don't you think?
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Camarlengo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
That is sexy
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raccoon-chan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student General Artist
This is amazing! I love the perspective.
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Vimes-DA Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Nice work, I like the composition and perspective alot. How would you go about drawing this? I think it's 3 point perspective? Did you start drawing boxes and placed the characters inside? Would be helpfull to know how you went about it , I'm never quite sure how to approach drawing characters at angles like that.
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shingworks Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
At the time I drew this I didn't know much about perspective other than 1 pt (this is 1 pt, like the classic example with the road or the railway). It was a slow and stupid process where I carved out the shapes from a dark background and kept adjusting until every element was framed in the way I wanted... This is unfortunately how I usually work. I don't like it because it leaves room for the possibility that there isn't a correct answer given the poses/ bg/ elements in the painting! This time I got lucky though.
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Vimes-DA Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Ah I see, well if it looks right then its normally fine, but yeah its nice to know if it is correct or not. I thought this was 3 point though as you are looking down on him and he's shrinking as he gets down towrads his feet, maybe it is and you just didn't realise :D. Anyway nice job its a great image.
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shingworks Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, for the body! I was thinking of the overall composition. That's def 3 pt, based off *~*imagination*~* because back then I didn't ref. And yeah, it was a lucky shot again XD I knew what I was doing but didn't use a grid or anything... nowadays I'd probably grid it out somewhat (where you draw a box around a person, make a grid in the box, then draw a box in perspective and recreate the grid/ body in perspective).
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Anamated Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I really love the perspective and color usage in this piece, and the expressions are stark and honest, nice job! ;)
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dumb-guppy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
PS: I just looked at the other submissions for the cards... yours is the best :P
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shingworks Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I must respectfully disagree, but I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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dumb-guppy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
This is fantastic! LOVE the lighting!
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Solanuma Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
oh nooes ! the no naked horse will come agaiiin ! DX mercy please!
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squishymage Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Amazing portrayal. The background people really set the mood.
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Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
nice! lovely way to portray the story :)
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K-i-s-s-h-u Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Haha, the Emperor looks like the Monkey King!
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:iconstorl:
storl Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
PUT SOME FUCKING CLOTHES ON!
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Ibisbane Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Huh.. wait.. huh? Love the emotion though! ^^
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome.. I like the way you did this classic story..
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other Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
MUTTON CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPS!!!!
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cstalhei Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
I like his pinky finger as his winky!
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Jackle0rgy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional General Artist

beautiful angle
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SpamDragon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I have dreams like this.... :(
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stifledgiggles Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love everything about this! The angle, the colors, the expressions haha soooo fitting!
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SlightlyAvocado Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
This reminds me of Aaron Diaz's style a bit. Pretty awesome drawing :3
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shingworks Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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i-died-in-the-night Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
:heart:
tis so... smooth?... (the colours)
:heart: his whiskers... and the shadows :D
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SharpAce Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful coloring on the skin!
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Aesthari Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
The expression is priceless!
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In-Crescendo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Nerd little girls always tell the truth :D
Love the expressions and the colors
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R-chan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
It's like a really dark, ominous version of those anxiety dreams about being naked at school...
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IndigoCrystal Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
You are very good at digital painting, and the entire composition is incredible.
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0ffin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009   Digital Artist
I remember that story! XDD I remember the moment the little kid was like "He has no clothes!" and every one was like, "SHHHH" :XD:

I cringed. XD
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Headbanger14 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
NUDIE FATHER JACK!
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