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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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bloodrosered Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I luv this! Hoodie time! HEHE!
xXSnowGirlXx Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My heart <33
gnawrunt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this looks amazing. Very good work here :la:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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
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. :)
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!
Creycsi-Ceyn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and his eyes are also so emotional C:
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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