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Donnie Budd's Hoedown by AverageJoeArtwork
Donnie Budd's Hoedown
I was just looking through the old files & found this: one of the designs I did for last year's WeLoveFine's Sesame St T-shirt contest. It was the first T-shirt contest I entered into... aside from the Fraggle Rock fiasco. I did 5 submissions overall, but I think this one's the best that I did.

The voting thing was really strange. It kept getting postponed week after week after week! It was getting really irritating & I had no idea why they'd keep doing it. I remember lots of the submissions were interesting, but lots of them were pretty bad. Not just using pre-existing pictures & rearranging them, there were also stuff that looked like preschool drawings, lined paper, Kermit in them despite the rules, etc.

Back to this, I really wanted to do one design that was something old school, & you can't get any old schoolier than good ol' Bud Luckey. I chose Bud's most famous animations (see if you can identify them all!) & but them all together for a good ol' country hoedown. I also wanted to try out a new chalk brush I got on Photoshop & this seemed perfect for it. It makes it look old, right? Kinda like ChalkZone. Even though I didn't win, I was really satisfied with what the ToughPigs said in their editorial of each entry:
"Wow, this is a fantastic homage to not only the animated segments of Sesame Street, but the Sesame contributions of the legendary Bud Luckey.  I don’t just want this on a t-shirt, I want it framed and hanging on my living room wall." Rating: 5 out of 5


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Cartoons (c) Sesame Street & Bud Luckey
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Princess and the Frog Recast Meme by AverageJoeArtwork
Princess and the Frog Recast Meme
I've got good news and bad news. The bad news is Disney saw my last recast meme, took it to heart & now there's a live-action Winnie the Pooh movie in the works. The good news? Disney fans don't know where I live so they won't be storming at my door anytime soon! Nya-nya-nya-nya nyaaaa-nyaaaa! Ha-ha-ha-ha-haaa-haaa!

For the next of my L.A.D.s, we have one of my favorite modern Disney flicks, the Princess and the Frog. We all know how great this movie is; the 2D animation return, the Randy Newman music/songs, everything. Once I saw this movie, I started thinking "how would a Broadway play of this look?" Because... c'mon. You REALLY wanna see this adapted to the silver stage more than Frozen. Besides from that, here's how the great cast of characters would be in live-action form.


LUPITA NYONG'O AS TIANA
The first thing I had in mind was not to have a modern pop singer in the role; singers like Beyonce, Alicia Keys or Jennifer Hudson... even though these three were actually considered for the role & Hudson did her in a portrait. Not to disrespect them, just... it's hard to explain. Then after seeing some clips from 12 Years a Slave & her win at the Oscars, Lupita Nyong'o seemed perfect. She looks the right age & people have been making the comparison already so why not join the bandwagon?

CAUA REYMOND AS NAVEEN
Naveen was sort of hard. That's most because trying to find some kind of real life actor that seems similar to this Maldonia that Naveen hails from. He seems like a European-Brazilian type, so I just pulled Caua Reymond at random.

As you can see, LOUIS is the only one I haven't cast yet. It's hard to think of a good comedic jazzy black actor. James Monroe Iglehart seemed too on the nose, Cedric the Entertainer I didn't know how comedic he can be, Anthony Anderson has too high a voice & James Avery's dead. I didn't wanna have Michael Leon-Wooley, Louis' voice, do the role again 'cause that might be considered last-minute laziness. If anybody has a suggestion for ol' Louis, I'd be glad to hear it.

STEVE WHITMIRE AS RAY
I didn't wanna use Larry the Cable Guy. Ray does have a little redneck in him, but it's more southern than Larry's all-American redneck. He put it best himself: "Oo, Ima Cajin, brah! Born n' breed ina bayou!" I didn't know any other redneck actors other than Larry, so I then thought of Steve Whitmire. Yes, Disney doesn't give a rat's ass about the Muppeteers; glad we got that outta the way. In the Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Steve played the Stuckweed who sang "Take the First Step". The voice he used sounds an awful lot like Ray, doesn't it? Just put a little more Cajun in it & boom! You got Raymond!

LANCE REDDICK AS DR. FACILIER
This I've seen some interesting cast choices from others for this baddie, like Eddie Murphy or Prince. Eddie seems too comical for a villainous role & Prince... I'm kinda mixed on. Lance Reddick seemed to be fitting for the role.

QUEEN LATIFAH AS MAMA ODIE
Lemme guess: "Queen Latifah's not old enough." There's prosthetic & makeup. She's done grandmother-friendly-ish characters before in Hairspray & Chicago, ironically both refered to as Mama. If Maya Angelou didn't pass away, she could play her in place of Latifah, but for the time being now...

KRISTIN CHENOWETH AS CHARLOTTE
This was the easiest. What can you say about Kristin playing Lottie? Match made in heaven. Basically a more comical Glinda from Wicked.

TIMOTHY SPALL AS LAWRENCE
Lawrence is a good guy turned bad. Remember Timothy Spall's character Nathaniel from Enchanted? He's the reversal; a bad guy turned good. Aside from that, Timothy's played those kind of slimy double-crossing characters before, like in the Harry Potter movies.

NICHELLE NICHOLOS & IDIS ELBA AS TIANA'S PARENTS
These two I just chose at random just like Naveen. Not much else to say.

JOHN GOODMAN AS "BIG DADDY"
Yes, John played Big Daddy in the original, but who else could play him? John's a southern boy anyway & Big Daddy seems like a caricature of Goodman with some slight changes. Besides, he once played the KFC kernel & that helped the illusion much more. Who ELSE would be better?

A GREEN LOUISIANA ANACONDA AS JUJU
This took a little bit of research. I first searched for what kind of snakes live in Louisiana, to be accurate. Then I narrowed it down to what snake seemed to look the closest to Juju, which happens to be a green Louisiana anaconda.


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Princess & the Frog (c) Disney
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Recast Meme: Ludwig von Drake Song (blank) by AverageJoeArtwork
Recast Meme: Ludwig von Drake Song (blank)
I've got so many ideas for my LADs (Live-Action Disney), I decided to do a jumbo recast meme. Instead of just doing all characters & such, I went to one of my favorite moments from House of Mouse: the Ludwig von Drake Song. It has a perfect amount of classic characters to use in a meme. I'm still gonna do separate memes, this is just as a "so you'll know what to be in for" kinda deal.

I redid the meme by duplicating it 13 times so I could fit all 203 characters. (& coincidentally being able to use the 8-template meme enough). I was just about to start putting it together when I thought, "what if someone asks for a blank version of this?" & here we are! & the beauty is it doesn't JUST have to be for live-action. This can just be a generic recast meme as a whole.

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Live-Action Three Little Pigs by AverageJoeArtwork
Live-Action Three Little Pigs
Now for my live-action Disney cast, we've got Fifer, Fiddler & Practical Pig from the 3 Little Pigs Silly Symphonies shorts. This is sort of what Timothy's original sketch drawing looked like, before I digitaly went over it. All 3 of these were sketched up today. I MIGHT color all three of them if I get time... but not right now. If anyone's up to it, just ask!

All three of them are, of course, domestic farm pigs; more specifically, large white Yorkshires (same breed as Babe). I tried hard to make sure they didn't look like Shrek's 3 Little Pigs; wasn't an easy task. Before anyone asks why I made them hairy, it's only because of their small whispy white hairs on their skin. It's not full-on fur like a dog, it's just like... the feel of a peach. I'm maybe thinking of re-doing Fiddler Pig 'cause he's the one I first drew. (only because of the over-bite head) I didn't draw their gloves 'cause, well, it'd look strange. I gave Practical that neck handkerchief because he already has an engineer hat & overalls, why not make the ensemble complete? The walk-around at Disney wears one. Who'd do their voices? That I haven't gotten yet. Most of the animal Disney characters I'm concerned with physical appearance human characters have their physical done already. The dreamcast voices come later. Sometimes they come before I draw, sometimes it comes later. Anyone has any suggestions, that'd be a great help.

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Three Little Pigs shorts (c) Disney
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Live-Action Timothy Q. Mouse by AverageJoeArtwork
Live-Action Timothy Q. Mouse
Just started getting on a live-action Disney train & don't know when I'll stop. I'm not sure why but there's something about seeing cartoons in live-action that I love to see. I think it's because it gives children the experience of "that's what they'd REALLY look like" of believability. I mean, yeah, children can imagine what they look like in the real world, but physically seeing it is just as great an experience. Sort of hard to explain.

Anyway, back to this. What started this, if you couldn't guess, is all the upcoming live-action remakes of old animated Disney flicks. & cautiously open for them. Yes, Maleficent & Burton's Alice sucked, but hopefully the new ones will learn from these mistakes & be more faithful. I've planned on drawing stuff like this for a long time. Only now am I putting more thought & effort into them, especially since I've gotten a better handle with drawing stuff more realistically. I've gotten lots of Disney films cast live action & even planning a group picture, similar to the one from Mickey's Magical Christmas. (love it when all Disney characters are together)


I decided to start this revamped series (physically drawings, not a meme like the Pooh one I came up with) with what the latest announced film will be, Dumbo by Tim Burton. More specifically, Dumbo's best pal & the one who helps him keep his ears up, Timithy Q. Mouse. I got this one drawn, scanned and colored all in one day; yesterday to be exact. Yeah, that was pretty damn fast. I'm not trying to brag, but I didn't think I'd finish it all. Usually it takes about 3 days. Not only that, I didn't even Sharpie the outline. I scanned this while it was still a messy pencil sketch. I've never scaned JUST in pencil in the past... unless it's for some kind of sketchdump.
Live-action wise, Timothy's species could be a brown field mouse. His uniform he might've stollen from a doll, like a male version of Ringmaster Cher. That seems like the only reason for him to have gotten his uniform. The plume in his hat would be just a single feather (& from a wildbird). Finally, his voice would be done by Adam Sandler. I know that's obviously controversial since so many people hate Sandler, but... I dunno; Sandler's wise guy, Brooklyn voice seems perfect for Timothy. There's also this line from Dumbo that makes some sort of sense: "Must've overdone it in there. Don't know m'own strength sometimes." Isn't that what Sandler's films in general are? I dunno, if anybody has a different casting choice, I'd like to hear it. (don't take that sarcastically)

Here are the reference images I used: www.ekwt.org.uk/wp-content/upl…www.kirmesundschneider.de/pic_…fjminc.com/store/images/produc…tomvansaghi.files.wordpress.co…

Yes, I'm aware that Timothy's tail isn't attached. That's only because when I draw live-action Dumbo, I'm gonna place Timothy in his hat (as is the norm), but if Timothy's tail was already attached, it wouldn't look right. So when I put him in Dumbo's hat, then I'll position the tail right.


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Dumbo (c) Disney
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chausseeca Featured By Owner 3 days ago
chausseeca.deviantart.com/art/… look I got bad news june foray died April 2015 4th but bill scott did voice bullwinkle but he died 1985 you your not born yet and I drew rocky bullwinkle heaven together
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner 3 days ago
You know, that was actually a hoax. en.mediamass.net/people/june-f…
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chausseeca Featured By Owner 2 days ago
What hoax it mean
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Fake. Check the link I had in the last comment.
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chausseeca Featured By Owner 4 days ago
averagejoeartwork.deviantart.c… what owl name close by Carol the monster
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hoots the Owl from Sesame Street. muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Hoots_th…
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chausseeca Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
your note
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IDontLikeCoffee22 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Can you draw my new outlook with Kermit, Lips, Delores, Nigel, Floyd, Janice, Animal, Dr.Teeth, Zoot, and Rowlf. Like as an after Muppet Show group photo? 
here's the link to her photo.
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
You mean like a group picture with those characters with her?
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IDontLikeCoffee22 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ya. I would put a pic of an example, but my computer is being stupid so I can't access Google Images. So if you look up Muppet Show guest stars I guess you can see examples?
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Oh, you mean like Kermit's "good nights" at the end?
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Lizlovestoons12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Say, I wanted to show you something.
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KrofftFan96 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
What happened to my request that was due almost a year ago?
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Finishing high school in May, summer show in June, NYC trip in July, Silver Seinfeld Chronicles, first semester college/Little Mermaid Challenge juggled at the same time August to December, holidays, that explain everything?

Refresh my memory: what was your request?
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KrofftFan96 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Okay.

I just want my WFRR OC, Emily Valiant (krofftfan96.deviantart.com/art…giving Roger Rabbit a carrot cake.
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kasden95 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
princessbeautiful.deviantart.c… Dude? I may not know you, but a friend who I know who you blocked knows you and she wants to apologize.
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Thanks. I just read her thing & I can see how sorry she is. I'm actually gonna post a journal entry concerning my work, including what she's been bugging me for. Can you tell her that?
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kasden95 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Did that.
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
& also tell her this:

The only reason I did this is just because you (she) was just repeating that to me like I'm a baby. I get what you're talking about, but I've just got reasons why. I also kept responding to such but you haven't responded to ANY of them! Just repeat the same thing on the next deviant! Why haven't you responded & let it go? That's all. I didn't mean to hurt your feelings or anything, it's just got irritating & almost felt like you were trolling me.
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lexxii Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Zach & Thank you foining :iconcutieshots: Please enjoy your membership & Looking forward to you submitting more of your fine art into this Super Group Often:) Thank you xoxolexxii CutieShots
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lexxii Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery Zach:)

Invite to join :iconcutieshots: A Diverse Global Super Group dedicated to artists of all genres to display their fine art here:) Hope to see you real soon! xoxolexxii CutieShots
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EeyorbStudios Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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DandyAndy1989 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Happy birthday to you!
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