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August 3, 2007
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Don't Jump by KristinaGehrmann Don't Jump by KristinaGehrmann
Kristina Gehrmann

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This one was a challenge since animals and crazy perspective are something not exactly within my comfort zone. But I'm pretty happy with it, despite the perspective issues.

I think the image and the title will tell the story by themselves =D But if you like a little bit of story to go along with it, here it is:

Gilbert the Guinea Pig was destroyed. His girlfriend had dumped him, just like a frigging bird dumped its poop from a tree. And if that wasn't enough, he had seen her making out with his best friend Andrew.
Ex-best friend, of course. Oh that traitor! He would never forgive Andrew for that, that stupid little birdhumper. It was too much for poor Gilbert. He had decided to put an end to it, and what was more suited for this than the Imperial Tower of Guinea Town?
Just when he was ready for the experience of his little guinea pig body being smashed to thousand pieces on the Main Street two hundred metres below him, he heard a voice from behind.
"Don't jump", Andrew screamed.
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I always enjoy works that tell a story, and I have to admit, it really stirred some emotions in me when I first saw Don't Jump by =Maidith. Not only is it a touching, emotional piece, the colors are absolutely gorgeous and the details are lovely. The expression on that little face tells it all. ( Featured by savagebinn )
BrickxBlossom2501 Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mythologylover22 Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so simple but a powerful, emotion stirring piece. Nice touch of adding tears on Gilbert. He must have cried while he was climbing up. Wonderful work.:clap:
I-love-sonamy Jun 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing job on the painting
Wow! For not being comfortable with perspective or animals, you hit this one out of the park! Love the story, and the mood you created with this scene! Hope Andrew talked him out of it!
Wow! for someone not comfortable with perspective or animals, you hit this one out of the park! Love the mood you've created as well!
I think you did a great job on the perspective. Adorable guinea pig! I believe his friend will save him!
nice work ! my first reaction was the same as EmCaCo's: LEMMINGS!
Maria-Murphy Nov 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
:aww: poor mousey :-(

Beautifully done!!
Roxeeade Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
guinea pig* :P

I agree!
Maria-Murphy Sep 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
:giggle: oops :blush: sorry :forgiveme:
Well painted, outstanding work!!! I wish I could paint like that!
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