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It's been six months since I finished my Little Mermaid 50 Day Challenge. It was the first drawing-a-day challenge & it was quite interesting. It really gave me a goal to finish my art instead of draw... just for the heck of it. That's not a problem, it just gave a purpose. Once I finished it, I was glad to give my hands a rest, but at the same time, doing the whole thing was quite an interesting event. So... I think I might be doing more in the not-to-farish future!

Before I even started TLM, I've been interested in doing one of those month-long stuff. Not any extended days, just within an entire month. Most of the ones I've seen are Halloween-related so I might be doing a Halloween month. There's been lots of interesting ones found on elsewhere on this site & I even have some the things drawn out. I'll have to revisit them for any updates.

Are there any that are Disney-related challenges? I'm considering to do three other 50 days with the biggest Disney Renaissance films: Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin & Lion King. They'll probably follow the same route as my TLM but... who knows? There could be different stuff.

And finally, there's one more Disney-related that I'm hoping to get a lot of people behind. Why's that?
Next year is gonna be 50 years after the one & only Walt Disney died on that sad December day. Since it's been that long, why not embrace it? I'm thinking of doing a special kind of "gambling" art jam. I don't know what the correct term is, but it's like this: someone gets a collection of his or her artistic friends for a special event. He or she lets their friends pick a certain number from a set of numbers. Whatever number they pick, they must draw something based of whatever number they picked (the number has secret subject). Nobody knows what they'll be getting, but that's part of the fun. In this case, the numbers 1-100 would be projects & subjects of what's happened since Walt passed away. Like I said, if anybody would be interested, hopefully we'll all have a lot of fun celebrating such a creative & imaginative soul.


So, what do you guys think? Would any one of these drawing-a-day challenges be interesting to see or be a part of? Write a comment & enjoy.
Live-Action Sesame Street Recast Meme by AverageJoeArtwork
Live-Action Sesame Street Recast Meme
Yet another live-action recast meme rears its head. This time, it's not with Disney, but with Henson-related media. Some of you probably remember me talking to you about casting help, but it seems to be better talking about it directly on here. To start off my live-action Muppets casts, we have Sesame Street. Yes, some of the spots are blanks. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm open to them. Some of them I'm still double-checking to see if I might've forgotten & so I can officially know which characters are "I might be sure" & "completely clueless". I also won't be able to type all the character reasonings in one day (& this isn't pre-typed on a Word Document), so this might be going on for a bit.


JASON LEE AS BIG BIRD
I kinda forget why I cast Jason as BB. Maybe it was his voice or something.

BILL MURRAY & DUSTIN HOFFMAN AS ERNIE & BERT
Bill's always been a comic kind of person & Hoffman's always been more of the straight-man. They actually played room-mates once & in What About Bob, Bill was practically playing a more obnoxious Ernie. & the reason why I didn't use Richard Dreyfus as Bert was 'cause Dustin is more slender & can do a good irritated sneer like Bert's eyebrow scowl.

DANNY DEVITO AS OSCAR
This was so easy. Aside from the fact that he interacted with Oscar plenty of times on SS before, just take the asshole-y Frank Reynolds from Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the slimy father from Matilda & the disgusting Penguin from Batman Returns & boom! Instant Oscar. Besides, there are plenty of times on Always Sunny where Frank was involved in trash & garbage. The recycling episode, him using a trashcan in the wrestling episode (calling himself the Trashman), he even slept in a dumpster with Charlie (& Oscar now lives in a dumpster). 

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER AS COOKIE MONSTER
Originally I had Brad Garrett, but Arnold seemed better. Arnold's Austian-voice somehow blends perfectly to how Cookie talks; not the me instead of "I" thing, but the pronunciation. Just imagine him doing one of Cookie's "om-nom-nom-nom"s since he already bellows so fantastically. That & the "Put Dat Cookie Down!" rap also helps.

STEVE CARREL AS GROVER
Steve's dona so many happy-go-lucky characters & have played characters with many different jobs, much like Grover. It mostly comes from his voice. He's a great screamer & Grover has screamed quite a number of times. His pitch matches Steve's perfectly. Gru speaks with no contractions many times, like you-know-who. Steve just has to use his regular voice.

MIRA SORVINO AS BETTY LOU
This was just a "randomly picked out of the hat" deal.

JALEEL WHITE AS ROOSEVELT FRANKLIN
Roosevelt is considered very racist against black people & Urkel is considered racist to nerds. Best of both worlds! Just imagine Sonic's voice doing one of Roosevelt's songs.


JACK NICHOLSON AS LEFTY THE SALESMAN
Nicholson has a natural shady & shifty approach to him. I don't know if he's played a . Besides, Lefty always charges a NICKLE. 

LITTLE BIRD I'm debating whether he should be either a live-character or should just be a regular canary, like a small number of SS animal characters on this meme.

ALEX TREBEK AS GUY SMILEY
Alex is well-known game show host part of "everybody's favorite gameshow: Jeopardy!" I think I might've had Tom Bergeron first but... I forget. I keep getting those 2 (& John O'Hurley) confused for each other for some reason.

HULK HOGAN AS HERRY MONSTER
I know Hulk's not much of an actor, but Herry can be too strong for his own good. Besides, maybe Herry could have a career as a wrestler when he grows up. Beats being Grover's taxi tower.

KRISTIN CHENOWETH AS PRAIRIE DAWN
Just imagine her portrayal as Sally from You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, only more mature.

I was first considering John Cleese for SHERLOCK HEMLOCK, but then thought he was probably too old. I need a British actor (of course), but I'm not gonna use Benedict Cumberbatch. That's too obvious a choice.

LITTLE JERRY & THE MONOTONES I don't wanna use a random pretty-boy current band, like the Jonas Brothers or One Direction. I'm maybe thinking OK GO if they seem decent enough.

WILLIAM H. MACY AS HERBERT BIRDSFOOT
Gary Oldman is too much of a serious actor so William H. Macy is the second-closest actor to look like Ned Flanders. Why Ned Flanders? 'Cause the comparison between him & Herbert has been made many times already.


FARLEY I'm not sure if he should be played by a child actor or a teenage actor. Trouble with that is the same as I said in the Pooh Recast meme: "It's kinda hard to find good child/teenage actors these days, right? We keep getting more Disney Channel people of perfection instead of the Sandlot gang or 1994 Little Rascals." I'm thinking maybe someone of an Irish decent... because his Figure it Out song sounded Irish.

I first had John Goodman as SNUFFY but then thought that maybe I was using Goodman too much with my LAMS. That & he seemed too southern for Snuffy.

THE YIP-YIP MARTIANS I'm thinking of either using 2 actors that are known for sci-fi alien movies or actors that are good at making great sound effects; either of the 2 could make "Ooooooooooooooooooooo! Yip-yip-yip-yip-yip; uh-huh, uh-huh" sound convincing.

SEAN CONNERY AS THE AMAZING MUMFORD
Aside from the W.C. Fields aspect of Mumford's voice, he also has the Irish "shushes" that Sean Connery has. Mumford also obviously has an old school quality to his act & Connery's a familiar old timer, so adding 2 & 2 together must work. Besides, I'm sure Connery has played an old school vaudevillian performer once in his career... I think.

For SIMON SOUNDMAN, I'd wanna use Fred Newman, since he's a master of sound effects, but he's not large enough.

ROBIN WILLIAMS AS HARVEY KNEESLAPPER
Robin certainly had a great insanity to his performance. Just imagine as if he played the Joker or the Riddler. That'd be perfect for Harvey.

TIM CURRY AS THE COUNT
No, it's not because Curry played a Transylvanian. It's because he has that natural over-the-top villainous charm to his performances, like another Vincent Price. 

WALLACE SHAWN AS MR. JOHNSON
I was first thinking of using a British actor to play Grover's foil, but then thought that'd be too cliched. Wallace Shawn's famous intelligence test from Princess Bride seemed to be a Grover vs Johnson fight; he even fainted sideways at the end! But now, I'm gonna switch to Stephen Tobolowsky.


I had S.A.M. THE ROBOT cast, but then switched so I wouldn't get tons of angry hate-mail. At first I had Stephen Hawking (since he is in a way a human robot), but yeah, that does seem too mean spirited.

BRENDAN FRASER AS FRAZZLE
This mostly comes from how great his Tazmanian Devil impression was in Looney TUnes: Back in Action. & how great is fast-paced stunt work is can work with Frazzle.

CEE LO GREEN, JEFF DAVIS & CHIP ESTEIN AS LITTLE CHRISSY & THE ALPHABEATS
Cee Lo was another "picked from a hat". Jeff & Chip were chosen because they were the second-best duet singers from Whose Line after Wayne Brady.

PAUL SORVINO AS BIFF & BILL IRWIN SULLY
Paul seems like a perfect large Italian-Brooklyn guy to fit Biff & Bill Irwin... is a well-known mime & that's what Sully is. I forgot if he's Brooklyn but he's all I got so far.

GLADYS THE COW I have 3 runners up: Elizabeth Banks, Christine Baranski or Michelle Pfeiffer. Each of them have played the "stuffy but also humorous" characters (like in Hunger Games or Hairspray), much like Gladys herself. They're all not half-bad singers as well. Who do YOU think would work?

RICK MORANIS AS DON MUSIC
He's got the glasses, he's the got tossled hair, he can do the over-the-top almost patheticness of Lord Helmet for Don.


THE TWIDDLEBUGS


I first had Patrick Warburton for FORGETFUL JONES, but he seemed to loud & bombastic, despite Kronk being very much like a South American Forgetful. In fact, just for giggles, I was also considering Julia Louis Dreyfus as CLEMENTINE, just to have a fan service Elaine & Puddy reunion.

BUSTER THE HORSE isn't gonna be an antropormorphic animal. In human form, "horse" would just be his nickname, also serving as a stable boy or farmhand. Willie Nelson seems too old 


JASON ALEXANDER AS TELLY MONSTER
I don't know why, but there's something about Jason's neurotic performances that reminds me of Telly, mostly with Costanza. A fratic & worrysome chap who at times can be at peace, but mostly a tortured soul (except Telly is handled more lightly). Even when George blows his top in Serenity Now, is seems like this incident with Telly. Heck, in one episode, George bought a triangle painting!

WILLIAM SHATNER AS DR. NOBEL PRICE


THE UMBILICAL BROTHERS AS THE 2-HEADED MONSTER


THE HONKERS & DINGER


A SAINT BERNARD AS BARKLEY


DOLLY PARTON AS POLLY DARTON


RHEA PERLMAN AS GRUNGETTA


BRUNO THE TRASHMAN


AN AMERICAN EARTHWORM AS SLIMEY


AN ASIAN ELEPHANT TRUNK AS FLUFFY


SUSAN SARANDON AS THE COUNTESS


WAYNE BRADY AS ELMO


HOOTS THE OWL


THE OINKER SISTERS


DREW CARREY AS SONNY FRIENDLY


PLACIDO DOMINGO AS PLACIDO FLAMINGO


ALICE


SHELLY THE TURTLE


MERYL STREEP AS MERYL SHEEP


ROSITA


BABY BEAR


MAMA & PAPA BEAR


CHICAGO THE LION


MERRY MONSTER


ELIJAH KELLEY AS KINGSTON LIVINGSTON III


ROXIE MARIE


ERIC IDLE AS MONTY


JOEY & DAVEY MONKEY


BABY NATASHA


HUMPHRY


EDIE MCCLURG AS INGRID


MISS NETHERLAND


ADAM SANDLER AS BENNY RABBIT


REESE WITHERSPOON AS ZOE


STINKY


HORATIO THE ELEPHANT


THE MONSTER CLUBHOUSE GANG


ELIZABETH & LITTLE MURRAY SPARKLES


CURLY BEAR


MADISON PETTIS AS ABBY CADABBY


MURRAY


OJEVITA


BLOGG


GONNIGAN


MRS. SPARKLENOSE


TRACEY ULLMAN AS FUNELLA FUZZ


COLLIN FARRELL AS FURGUS FUZZ


PHOEBE FUZZ


ADAM WEST AS CAPTAIN VEGTABLE


IRVINE


DETECTIVE COLAMBO


SEAL AS WOLFGANG THE SEAL


THE SQUIRRELLES


Hope you all like it so far. I'll get back to finishing the descriptions & any particular castings later.

Comment & enjoy!


Sesame Street (c) Sesame Workshop
All live actors (c) theirselves
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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.


Comment & enjoy!

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.

Comment, enjoy & help yourself to using it!
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chausseeca Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
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 Apr 22, 2015
You know, that was actually a hoax. en.mediamass.net/people/june-f…
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chausseeca Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
What hoax it mean
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Fake. Check the link I had in the last comment.
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chausseeca Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
averagejoeartwork.deviantart.c… what owl name close by Carol the monster
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
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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Happy Birthday!
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Happy birthday to you!
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