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Based off of the short story “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor. This one was in Society of Illustrators 2012.
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FireFiriel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
That Hulga looks a bit young to have a phd... Great lighting and composition!
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Taiya001 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good :D
This story makes me so sad and mad. Poor Joy, kept getting smacked down by life over and over.
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TheThirdRLM Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh man!! This story!! I love this piece!!
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional
Love the light and space in this.
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RobotBully Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Love this!
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baboonfan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Cool illustration for that story.
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:iconkikyz:
Kikyz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student
We read a different story by her in high school, but strangely that story came to me when I saw this. I guess you captured the writer's style essence in a visual. Anyway, it's a neat image.
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Just gorgeous. This truly does tell a story all by itself, and the lighting, color, and composition are on point...Great stuff.
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yristan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
there's so much going on here that im constantly looking for new story clues. amazing job
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Loving-Chakra Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I have always wondered what Hulga/Joy would look like. This is just about how I thought she would look like! Awesome job on the whole:meow:
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vezonfenrak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I absolutely love this image! The short story is really creepy, which makes this image kind of funny.
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evanazo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
goddamn. do you ever use references with your figures? or are they purely invented?
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Paimonerra Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Oh my gosh. I've read that story and this is just... this is so perfect for it. You totally nailed the mood while still using a rocking bright color palette - I mean that's something. I love this, it's brilliant.
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AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconrasmane:
Rasmane Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   General Artist
Wow! Congratulations for being selected!
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:iconafuchan:
AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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piano-kun Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was my favorite of yours that I saw. You convey the story in amazing detail...in the sort of way that even a person who has never read it can still get the basis of what the characters are feeling and what situations are occurring.

I remember this story and "A Good Man Is Hard to Find." You pretty much nailed Pointer's sinister nature too. Man, that guy!
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AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. The author did a great job describing the characters.
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hi-tension Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Everything about this feels so familiar, but stays incredibly captivating. Congratulations on getting this show cased!
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:iconafuchan:
AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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Seeonleme Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember reading this in high school and having to write a report...instead I drew a 1 page comic-report which was basicly: "Yeah you have a handicap people fetish, Mr. Bible Salesman...but I have weirdier interests." got a A on it.
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spectrosity Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, Manly Pointer. So terribly creepy. I love this piece of yours! Perfect visualization of the text!
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:iconafuchan:
AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconcelor:
celor Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can't get enough of your work
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:iconafuchan:
AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, bud.
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:iconpsshaw:
Psshaw Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh god, of course it was. Beautiful scene.
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:iconafuchan:
AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconcaptkiro:
captkiro Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can't remember. do you do your lines in photoshop or on paper?
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:iconafuchan:
AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
On paper.
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Zoroko Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I would really love to see an animated movie that looks exactly like this. Dear lord.
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:iconpheenak:
pheenak Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
awesome picture nice overalls!
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:iconafuchan:
AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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sparrowbirdd Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Helga! This is wonderful!
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:iconafuchan:
AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconrivrav:
rivrav Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
this is beautiful, great job
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:iconafuchan:
AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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dyko-chan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I remember reading this in high school. Talk about a good man is hard to find. That bible thumper is pretty freaky.
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0becomingX Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cute, love the girl on the side whose waiting
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:iconafuchan:
AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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Presteza Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
never heard of the author, but a quick Google of her, she's known for "Southern Gothic" and "grotesque" .. hm, yesterday (or your today)'s the anniversary of her death.
The effect you've created is most suitably creepy and ominous - the shadows/poses/expressions, and yet mundane in your meticulous details.
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:iconafuchan:
AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I feel haunted now. Didn't mean to post it on the day of her death.
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:iconafuchan:
AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's creepy... I didn't know that she died at this day until you said so...hmmm...scary.
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StruggBuggStudios Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
...something's strange about that young girls legs.
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:iconafuchan:
AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
She's got a fake/wooden leg.
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StruggBuggStudios Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Naww, not that.
I think it was cause she had long legs or the way she was leaning on the wall.
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LunarBard Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really interesting art-work. I'm not familiar with the story.
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:iconafuchan:
AfuChan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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LunarBard Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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