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Celestine by TysonTan Celestine by TysonTan
Celestine the little mouse from the animated movie “Ernest & Celestine” ernestetcelestine-lefilm.com . She is intelligent, has attitude, acts fast and is very well animated, plus a perfect voice acting, without a doubt my favorite animated character so far. I have strong resonance with Celestine because we share a similar story of having a strong motivation of drawing pictures as little children, but the adults was expecting something else from us and they never liked us.

This picture is drawn using only my left hand. I was a left-handed child just like Celestine, but the adults “corrected” my “bad habit” before I went to elementary school. This probably impeded my recognition development and contributed to my long-term learning difficulties. I never did well at school before I went to college.

Celestine inspired me to live as myself. I decided to re-enable my left hand after I watched the movie. I haven't been holding a pen using my left hand for 25 years. Completing this picture seemed impossible at the beginning. But I thought if I don't try, I can never have my left hand back. So I pushed myself to the limit. No drawing assistance like ruler, vector tool was used.

And I made it! :) Although it is just the beginning, I was convinced that one can do anything if you are determined like Celestine! ...But come to think of it, I have already done switching from Windows to GNU/Linux, Adobe Photoshop to Krita/GIMP. How difficult can it be to switch from right-handed to left-handed anyways! XD

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Krita 2.8 krita.org/ >> Brush: Krita 2.8 default brush.

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Critique by IokoThePanda Jan 11, 2014, 3:15:50 AM
At first I need to say that this drwing looks really good!
I love the easy made background, but instead of making the pice boring as it often is here it makes a great effect, I think.#+It brings out Celestine much better as most other backgrounds wold!

I have to say that I have neer seen this film, but since you say so great things about it I really wanna watch it now ;u;

And as I've read that you drew it with your left hand and that other people made your right handed I was like: WOW, how is this possible?
If I try drawing with my left hand my art looks even more worse as my first drawing.. lol X'D
much respeckt to you for this c:

so now to the actuall critique~
I can totally say that you have a lot experience in art. Your coloring style looks really good, and as I think I havn't seen this kind of style never till jet!
You also made her movement really good. She looks as if she is walking out of the picture right now.


So I have to say that this is a great pice of art!
Even if you could have made her more intereacting with other things.

Have a nice day, Ioko~
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This drawing is the cutest of them all with you art inspire us and our community! This mouse is a female, with her brown bag, blue boots and dress, and a red jacket, and going on an adventure on a winter day. An adventurous, brave, genius, and courageous warrior who fought the land and sea.

Her blue boot looks shiny and more cute in her appearance just like the movie and her voice and singing voice just like an heavenly angel (not Angel from X-Men). She cries like a spirit.

So that's why I like that art and that art is look like the combination of Kingdom Hearts game, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and Captain America: Winter Soldier.

THIS IS PERFECT THE WAY YOU DRAW!!! :)
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DeckardCanine Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Celestine has personality problems, but she's so totally adorable that I want a doll of her.
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Agree!
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1GARO Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Beautiful! You're such a gerat Fanartist! +fav
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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IIIXandaP Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just lovely.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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BlazeHeartPanther Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow............amazing!
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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half-dragon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
That sir/madame is an inspirational tale.  Congradulations.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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half-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
You are welcome ^.=.^
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InYuJi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
this is beautiful
I just watched the movie today and adored it. 
and you're telling me you did this left-handed?
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yes, I did this using my left hand. Not very good at it but it still works! :)
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ani89 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Huh :? I was thinking the mouse from the tales of NIMPH.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They do share some similarity on the choice of clothes. :D
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XUnlimited Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
WOW, you draw her pretty cute.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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aohoshi2008 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Saw this ,Celestine is such a cute mouse.^^
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! She really is. :D
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Shadaloo1989 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why this has no DD is beyond me. You regained your hand through art (they corrected my pencil-grip too and I've fought them off for so long I now have a very strange one haha XD). There is nothing more inspiring that can top that in my opinion. If it were up to me I'd give you one :) Keep up the awesome work,
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Now I use my left hand to draw, my right hand to write. :D
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NaNaYX Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
是那个牙仙老鼠吗ww
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
人家是画家啦,别只记得人家不想当的职业啦XD
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slayerfan45 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Why the hell is this movie just reaching the US now!? This looks amazing!
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe the distributor worried about the marketing before the movie can win some academy awards? Is there an English voiced over version in the U.S. ?
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Mirix Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014

Aww, I love this movie so much, Celestine also became my new favorite character :) I'm amazed to see what a big impact had the story on you, wow.. people are sometimes so incredibly ignorant, forcing their ways even to something as personal as hand usage, ehh.. (tough now you can use both hands, which pretty cool :D )


Wish you best luck with your goals! ^^

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TysonTan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad to know you like Celestine and the movie, too! Wish you luck, too! :D
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Mirix Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Thanks a lot! ^^
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Caguiat233 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Artist
I have nothing to say... it's soooo daaammnnn cute!....

Dayummmmnnn....
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Cosaco Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Love it :thumbsup:
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Cosaco Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No prob :)
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Koyukionna Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous, I love her.  Great story too.  I was an ambidextrous kid, made to choose, so I reluctantly chose my left as I favoured it for drawing and writing -- then my right hand became weak, and forgot.  I've been training it again, to have the use of both hands.
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. It was not until the day before yesterday I realize the true value of being ambidextrous - I accidentally pulled my back muscle and it made my whole left arm extremely sore for 2 days. But except for a sleepless night, I can still draw pictures using my right hand. XD
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Koyukionna Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014   Artisan Crafter
:>
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nyan-chii Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're story is so beautiful! i can tell you put a lot of love into this piece, excellent work for drawing with your left hand!
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Much love indeed! :D
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oOCherry-chanOo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So cute !!
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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doctormo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing and supporting Free Software :-)
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Free Software is something worth to share and support, and I'm happy that I can help even just a little bit! :)
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vvlee Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
ernestandcelestine.tumblr.com/…

I don't know if you've seen this blog already, but I thought it was pretty interesting and that you might like it ^u^ It's kinda like a behind-the-scenes of the making of Ernest and Celestine.
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the information! The concept arts of Celestine are sooooo cute! It really rare for western animation to design young anthro characters this way! (They are often funny, though) XD
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nikkaroo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great respect for you, and wow you're ambidextrous now!!! :XD: as a fellow natural leftie, i applaud you for following your dreams, and being brave enough to go against the norm despite knowing the resistance you might face in doing so. i know of some people in my country who were originally left-handed and were "corrected" when they were younger too, so this is a relatable story... but wow. this picture is gorgeous. love this character and love your art!!! :heart:
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's funny that even my left hand is still shaky because of the lack of practice, I can draw longer lines with it and the overall result of the whole picture often looks more natural than those out of my right hand, too. I guess we can't really defy nature completely. lol Still a long way to do before I can completely depend on my left hand to to speed painting, though!
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nikkaroo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ah yes, definitely it was in your nature to be a left-hander :)) i hope that you'll continue getting better and more confident at using your left-hand to draw! It's lovely to see such beautiful art created by both your hands. :heart:
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Artist
IT NEEDS SNUGGLES :iconblowitallupplz: :heart:
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I like the snowy BG. She really pops against it. She, herself, looks great too. I like her foggy breath and all of the details on her wow me.

I like hearing the background story behind this too. That's really inspirational.

I'll have to check that movie out.
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