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Jack Frost by Zae369 Jack Frost by Zae369
This is cropped from a bigger composition, which is taking too long and I should be working on something else and the only way I can get myself to leave this alone is to post this first. His hoodie is a lighter colour than in canon, but that's just me taking liberties with the design though I still wanted him to look like himself.

Here are my thoughts on the movie while I'm at it (some spoilers):

Something I notice looking at people's reactions to the movie is that quite a few people see the take on the characters as intended to be ironic, ie: taking innocent and kindly figures and giving them weapons for the novelty of it. It's not a cynical deconstruction the way Shrek was with fairy tales though, it's a pretty earnest take on the premise of what if these mythic figures existed and how they'd function.

The idea is getting to see what the real figures that inspired the stories we know about them are actually like, that those stories and songs are only a narrow representation of a much richer history. I love that concept! Along with the designs and ideas the production team came up with, it's so much fun to look through. The idea of keeping your sense of wonder of the world and what the Guardians represent is also something I'm particularly attracted to.

That said though, the movie fails in some of its execution. There were some very effective scenes, but the story was clunky in parts, especially the ending, and the pacing felt like it needed some space to breathe and let us enjoy the beautiful world they've created. Maybe it had too many things and not enough time to fully explore them all. I also wished they'd developed the emotional bits more than they did. Like when we see the flashback of Jack dying I felt like they glossed over how horrific that actually was, especially how it would effect his little sister, that could have made for some interesting character development. It didn't have to be anything too upsetting, but it could have found a nice balance between dark and tragic while still being hopeful by showing how bad things can be overcome, which would have served its message better. I still liked the movie more than I didn't, it could have been something amazing with some polish. I love the world and characters they've created and have a lot of faith in it. I want to see more done with it and was really happy to see the short comics by the concept artists they released and the ones done by *rufftoon Hope this isn't the last we'll see of it.



Saw someone reposted this on Tumblr the other day and it got 900ish notes, which explains where the traffic came from, so thanks to the people that came to look at it here. But anyway, RoTG is now no. 2 in the US box office~ So here's hoping it'll do well enough for Dreamworks to do another one.
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KittyCupcakeO3O Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness this is one of the best Jack Frost works of art  I have ever seen! keep up the good job Clap 
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ElenaSalvatore6 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is GORGEOUS!! I fell in love with him in this work of art!! :heart: La la la la Love Meow :3  thank youuuuu so much for sharing!
Can't wait to see your completed composition! When will it be available to be seen and admired by here? ^^
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EllaBellaMation Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My goodness gracious, this is superb :iconheart:
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ElsaAriel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JACK!
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bloodrosered Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I luv this! Hoodie time! HEHE!
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xXSnowGirlXx Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My heart <33
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gnawrunt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this looks amazing. Very good work here :la:
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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ArielKnight Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist
Great work on the mood of the piece! The eyes, the hood, the mouth, everything! Also, the frost on his hoodie looks so effortlessly perfect.
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Asha-Yagami Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student General Artist
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental
hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the
staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so
they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the
machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on
a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you
and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and
she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste
this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You
will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your
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ArtCrawl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is one of the best Jack Frost fan arts around. Fantastic job. :)
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mondoinundito Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG!! i finally found you! I saw few time ago this amazing piece on google i guess and then i haven't been able to find it anymore.
But here it is :''''''') I wanna tell you that this is my very favorite Jack Frost picture EVER <3 <3 <3 amazing!
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Creycsi-Ceyn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and his eyes are also so emotional C:
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Creycsi-Ceyn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're one if the very few people who got his face right (in their style) :happy: amazing colors! I LOVE IT! :love: 
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FantasyEleven Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Love the design on the jacket :)
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Frostygrrl002 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
This is gorgeous! Thnx for making it! I think you just made my day! Fangirl Emote 
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Zae369 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Thank you for the kind words
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FictionLover987 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist
did you use a mouse or a tablet?
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Zae369 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
I used a tablet.
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FictionLover987 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist
ok. do you know which brand it was and what it cost? :) 
i really want to get one.. :)
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Zae369 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Mine's a Wacom Intuous 4. I can't remember how much it was, they're available in different sizes and cost more the bigger the size. You can try looking it up here store.wacom.com/us/
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FrostRideFowl Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
i love the look on his face. It's like the part in the movie where he sees Sandy's dreams
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Dodi18 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
dude. just... awesome
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful!  I love the brush strokes and the frost patterns, they're so nicely done.  And his face!  His face is gorgeous (both in general and your interpretation).  Ugh, this makes me want to draw him again.  I was about to fave and run but had to leave a comment.
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Rin-Aoi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! i love the coloring. Did u make it with paint tool sai?
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Zae369 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I used Photoshop. I haven't used SAI before but i think it should be able to do the same too.
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JrClerk Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
wow..!! this is amazing
I love the colors, the style...everything..!! n_n
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Zae369 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
thank you very much
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JrClerk Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
u are welcome..!! n_n
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shadowbreakers Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
I cannot tell you how much I loved this. Thank you so much, its amazing & beautiful!
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Zae369 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
gosh, thank you for telling me you like it
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Alex-Ghost Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! The detail is absolutely stunning!
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kenntara833 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful! Simply Magnificent!
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Xa-rah Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww so cuute! i faved ;D
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Ginger-Bean Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Love this so much. It's amazing. And really interesting thoughts on the film, too. I liked it a lot, but I agree, I'd like to see more done with it. I think maybe the creators were afraid that if the delved too deep into death and tragedy and things, it would upset kids, but I always believe that people don't give kids enough credit; they can handle death, and they can understand the concept of evil. The badguy doesn't have to turn out to be a lonely man who just wanted friends or something.

There's so much potential depth that hasn't been explored, but maybe that's how they capture your imagination, so that when you walk away from the theatre your imagination is left exploring the world and the possibilities. I think that it would make a really cool book series, personally!

Anyways, this is amazing art, like I said! Faved it! :)
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Zae369 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Thank you. Yea, that's probably it. But i thought if they were gonna take chances they might as well go all the way and take it where it needs to or why risk going with a darker tone at all. It doesn't have to be horrific or unnecessarily grim, but it could have done better and had a more meaningful story. Maybe there was some conflict over it between the executives and the creators. I don't mind the idea of the bad guy being sympathetic, but i think it should be written better and have more originality to it.

It is based on a book series, you might be happy to know! Though by this time you might have found that out already. Although the movie is it's own version with a different continuity. I've only looked at one, which was a picture book aimed at very small children that was simple and quite inoffensive. It was too soft to my liking even though it had hard subject matter like character death in it, I felt the stuff that happened in it wasn't treated as seriously as it should, but I should take into account that I'm way above the book's demographic. But it seems the series has different levels in it aimed at different ages and i don't know what the more serious novels are like, but i hope it does all the things they didn't get to in the movie. And thanks again.
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MahJeevas Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Oh my, he's so handsome in this draw :la:
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Dariahn Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy there are some people taking it all seriously. Not saying anything about "stupid tales for children".
I think the movie is kinda incomplete, too. There was almost no attention to their personalities. One try was to describe mr. North but still not enough.
Jack's story was really frightening, don't you think?
And we have "300 years wandering around being alone and unseen? oh, it's okay, let him be~". really?!
I thought Frost could simply get insane without any freaking explanation from the MIM (that's partially made me dislike Moon). oh, gonna stop talking about it, cuz it just frustrates me...
Thank you for beautiful and "feeling so right" drawing.
Your thoughts were good thing to read and think about)
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GlitteringCoffee Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His expression. :iconmotherofgodmemeplz: is so FLIPPIN SPOT' ON' I can't even :iconmotherofgodplz: THAT IS.. Oh no. *Fangirl mode kickin' in*

Dangit I gotta go!! :iconcannotevenplz:
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isora683 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
FINALLY!!!!! I saw this the other day and I had NO IDEA where to find it again! So thank you for putting your name on it or else I never would have been able to favorite it here!

I absolutely adore your style, and the angle is quite intriguing! You have so beautifully captured the designs of the frost on his jacket, which I feel fits the overall tone of his powers in the movie as well, because the frost effects they used were beautiful... Thus, you've emulated that here.

Also, HIS EXPRESSION. Oh gosh... It's one that he had in the movie, but it's one of my personal favorites, too, because it moves beyond the "cocky" part of him that the movie portrays... It's a sort of sad smile, as though he's smiling because part of him wants to be happy, but in his eyes is a sort of sadness or at least longing... Which isn't surprising, given his character.

I agree with you on the parts of the movie as well. While I loved the entire thing, I do feel there were a few places that really had a chance to be excellent... I'm sure that just about everyone who has seen that movie wanted more out of Jack's backstory... As a creative writer, I personally would have liked to have seen Jack get a little more... Well, I don't know, but I definitely felt that the scene where he DIED was downplayed... Not to mention when he woke up... I mean, what sort of time displacement was there from the time that he died and the time that he woke up as Jack Frost? Clearly, enough time for the ice to harden over again, but really... They had SO much potential that they could have explored! If only they had written that part out, or put it in as deleted scenes, or even a special feature!

But yes, there are just so many little avenues that they left open. Thankfully, though, that seems to be the beauty of fan-fiction, and beautiful fan-arts like yours. Again, I have to thank you for such a lovely piece of artwork, and also for doing such a wonderful job at making it look like him! I personally find it difficult to emulate a 3D character in 2D, but you've done it so beautifully here!

Whoops, I suppose I've rambled again, haven't I? But I just had to let you know how much I absolutely LOVE this piece you've created! I wish you the best of luck in all of your other creations, and I'm so glad I was able to find the owner of this piece!

Thank you again for your beautiful work!
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ForbiddenSpirit123 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Artist
XD beautiful
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JaymeeRaine Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone actually drew him correctly...thank you.
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Kamyczek07 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
awww *-* <33
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GwenReaper14 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
oh wow this is just....too perfect
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Cela-thewhitewolf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I Just Love This :la: :squee: :heart:
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RuckusRufus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous *___* love your film assessment, too.
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xxAlaskanChickxx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Artist
THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love how you did the frost on his hoddie, it takes true tallent to paint something like this. :D
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LooneyZampire Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
This is so beautiful, I love how you drew him :D
The frost on his shirt looks pretty and you perfectly captured his face :D

Also, I agree with some parts of your analysis, I really found Jack's story sad... Actually, I love how they made him a character who loves fun and is always up for a good laugh, but then when you pay attention, everything about him is just so sad... He's a truly beautiful character and your drawing renders him justice :)
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MandisYura Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow!! This is beautiful! I love how you painted the frost on his jacket :D Great job on this wonderful piece :D
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CampHogworts777 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful absolutely stunning!
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