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"Pen Pals" by MumboJumbo "Pen Pals" by MumboJumbo
Here is Ryan :iconryantottle: and my contribution! (He sculpted the tall/thin boy, though we both worked together to make the style flow)

Pen Pals is based on the Brownstones To Red Dirt poster illustrated by the talented Willie Real .

Brownstones to Red Dirt
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Given 2010-04-28
From suggester: ""Pen Pals" by =MumboJumbo has perfect details. I can see the passion and determination in making this one." What I particularly like about the piece is the closeness between the two boys, though their backs are turned to one another, the focus of each on the letters in front of them reinforce the feeling of friendship even though thousands of miles separate them. ( Suggested by jcroxas and Featured by Thebuild )
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
These guys have beautiful proportions. And I adore the shapes of their heads and faces.
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:iconzgurballi:
zgurballi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
great job...
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:icontdlob:
tdlob Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
I feel like these should be bookends
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:iconeffuchu:
effuchu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
oh wow, this is amazing! ;A;
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:iconsunohc:
sunohc Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
definitely a fav
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:iconryantottle:
RyanTottle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Thanks for the link my girl. You didn't have to :)

Can't believe its possible to get a DD without having an account at the time lol

Anyway, thats inspiring, thanks world!

Ryan~
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:iconemotionalcannibalism:
EmotionalCannibalism Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
reminds me a bit of Norman Rockwell : )
i love it
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:iconphotocrafter:
photocrafter Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Brilliant! what gorgeous work. BRAVO!
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:iconchild-of-god:
Child-of-God Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
This is adorable. :heart:
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:iconjonathanchanutomo:
JonathanChanutomo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i think pen pals isnt exist anymore, we have chatroom and email and sms now.... but this sculpture very lovely!
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
congrats girlie!! ^^
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:iconwheelerpm:
Wheelerpm Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Holy crap. It's like Precious Moments meets Giacometti!
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:iconmendigo-amigo:
mendigo-amigo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
great style! I really, really like it. Whoever bought it is truly lucky!
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:iconr-drain:
R-DRAIN Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
pretty awesome...
reminds me about 20's century boys comic...
auto fav :D :D
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:iconkidscanfly:
kidscanfly Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
This is absolutely beautiful.
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:iconflylend:
Flylend Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the diversity in the characters yet they could be brothers. Remarkable and amazing. I love it. Keep it up!

~Flylend
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
lovely work
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:iconlaurarobjohns:
LauraRobjohns Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is such a sweet idea and so charming! Beautifully created too!
Congrats for the DD
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:icontenko72:
tenko72 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
I like the idea. How sweet.
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:iconskipp311:
skipp311 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
I want it!!!

This is beautiful
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:iconmad-but-happy:
Mad-But-Happy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Congrats on the DD! :D
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persistenceofmemory Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
This is really cool. I love the legs of the "red dirt" boy, they look so fitting. And, for a second I thought these were bookends, but then I realized it was one sculpture and I like it even more.
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cdlitestudio Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Congrats on ur DD beautiful work :D
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LeftyLike Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
That is just amazing! :wow:

I pretty much like evrything about it, it's true!
I'm not trying to avoid writing what I like and dislike. :meow:

I love the legs and arms on both of them. :love:

What material is it made out of? (or is written somewhere here, and i'm blind not to see it. :sherlock:)

:+fav:
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:iconmuoni:
Muoni Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely :D
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:iconjurx-cg:
jurX-CG Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cooool!
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:iconcorona444:
corona444 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
amazing
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ohh,from the thumbnail i first thought it was inspired by norman rockwell. he sometimes has similar elongated proportions on boys. very nice piece! the underlying connection speaks volumes!
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Hopethefangirl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my... This is beautiful.

The anatomy here is great, and I love the right figure's long, skinny limbs.

There's almost a cartoony feel to these two, and you managed to sculpt them perfectly despite that :)

Lovely!

Excellent on the folds and such on the clothes, too D:

Just brilliant!!
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BeatriceCoffee Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
wow, this is great !
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largethomas Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Student Photographer
Most amazing work, especially taking it off the poster and bringing it to life in 3D! The details are really nicely worked out, and the finish looks so sweet! Praise to the masters :D
How long did you guys work on this?
Also had a look at the whole project you did it for, a good cause to work for! Congratulations to that.
May I ask for how much it sold when you auctioned it?
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:iconveridical-dream:
veridical-dream Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
beautiful!
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:iconcarabunga:
carabunga Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist
awesome... really puts together the most central, yet often ignored thought that is the bond in these penpal things..
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:iconjesr:
JESR Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
WOOOW AWESOME.
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:iconbuyju:
Buyju Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional
beatiful work :)
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AmeriSwede Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
You have a fabulous mind/eye/hand touch... hope the sculpture brought in much for the auction (if it has already happened). If it hasn't yet, then I hope it brings in even more when it does... LOL

It was a pleasure to view your gallery.

Continued success with your endeavors!
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Mamourian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
great work...:)
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:iconmamourian:
Mamourian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
great work...:)
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:iconsoheyl:
soheyl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
wow,amazing job...
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:iconspiritfinder:
SpiritFinder Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Hi! Great to see your still goin' at it strong!

Congrats in all your endeavors!

Thanks 4 the inspiration!
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:iconmumbojumbo:
MumboJumbo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Hey Hey!! Good to see you around my neck of the woods again! :hug: Thank you for your kind words..I'm trying to keep busy this year and really focus back on my personal projects! What are you up to now a days? :)
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EvilInstinct Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
The bronze finish on this is amazing. Any chance on getting a primer from you on how to pull this off? It would work very well for an upcoming project.
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faderillaz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful sculpture
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:iconbarax:
barax Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is absolutely fabulous
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
This is beautiful, Alena.
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:iconsmhuofa:
smhuofa Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
That's so cute! Awesome!
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:iconthebuild:
Thebuild Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Great concept, love how they both are completely obvilious to one another but focused on their letters, great idea.
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pointpusher Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
AMAZING! U = my hero!
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:iconstudiojsculpts:
StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is excellant!!I love it!!amazing work!!!
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:iconwishes-nl:
Wishes-NL Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Very cool!
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