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A flying pig in a bee costume - from a sketch done a couple of years ago, (and before I had even heard of 'UP'!) based on a personal joke between my friend and I.

Painted in photoshop and printed out as a birthday card (Happy Birthday my friend!)

EDIT: Finally got around to playing around with the print option here in dA and thought I'd try it on this image to see if its a worthwhile endeavour. The prints are a 1 to 1.5 ratio rather than the 1 to 2 ratio of the picture in the gallery.
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Adline-c Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
that is so cute :)
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional
Merci!
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Choccylover Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I am now the proud owner of this print - a friend bought it for me to cheer me up and it did the job very well :D
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional
So glad you like it... and it cheered you up! :hug:
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Inubus76 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
The first thing that popped into my head when I saw this was "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh".
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional
I always feel a sense of whimsy when I remember Winnie the Pooh, so that is really nice of you to say! :)
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nomad666 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
When pigs fly....they look awfully cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional
:D Indeed! Cheers ma'am!
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Maxx-Marshall Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is freakin' beautiful!!! so mirthful, so solid, so warm... sometimes i get busy and don't stop by to see the new and amazing art you post, but when i return, it's like flying out to Italy, your page is just filled with visual treasures that leave me smiling the rest of the day!!! thank you for being a part of this communitee!!! Thank you for being absolutely awesome!!!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional
Permission to blush sir! Does this mean I need to learn Italian though?;)
Pigbee has a happy spot in my heart so its always great when others like him too:D
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GuyWithPaintBrush Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
So much fun :)
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional
Cant not enjoy a flying pig! :D
Cheers!
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b4h412 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011   Photographer
awesome
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional
Pigbee says thanks! :)
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giselleukardi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011   Digital Artist
this is so cute!! so simple yet to gorgeous... i love your attention to lighting and contrast =)
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional
Cheers ma'am. The little piggy has a spot close to my heart, so it always pleases me when others comment, like or fave it :)
:hug:
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Bronz101 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
wow man your work is amazing, its mind blowing, like they look surreal...just wanted to say...and one other thing i dont know if you take ideas from other people and sketch too, but have you thought of putting like a dark castle somewhere behind the pigbee as if it was leaving it behind ( just saying i think it would make for a good contrast) and im a newbie so dont go down hard on me if its a bad idea
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional
:D Cheers! Not a bad idea... will probably leave the picture the way it is though... but everytime I look at it now I will know its escaping from a dark castle :D
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DoubtfullyVicious Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
DAWWWW!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional
:D Glad you like!
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MURIELFREEMIND Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
I WANT this pigbee :love:
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional
Cheers ma'am! I think it turned out pretty cute and still makes me smile everytime I look at it!
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MURIELFREEMIND Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
It's very cute:clap:... and also me makes me :D eheheh.... did u see my piggy ? take care... it's cruel... :iconfallplz: :rofl:
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B-Klein Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Rs, this art give a good feeling
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional
:hug: Made me happy as I painted it! :)
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B-Klein Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like designs that pass a good feeling.
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nerveZero Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the funniest thing I've seen all day and it made a laugh just burst from me like a surprise sneeze.

Fantastic. A pigbee. Such a nice word to say. A pigbee. Love it.

Like the batcats I saw a while back. Fantastic stuff. Thanks so much for the laugh.
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional
The idea of pigbee tickled my fancy too and it was lots of fun to paint it up. Cheers!
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fubango Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this illustration is my inspiration, every day i look at this masterpiece.... !!!AMAZING! do you got this one a little bigger? XD
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional
Glad you like!:) Not going to post it any bigger, but it is available as a print ;)
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eduardovieira Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A tutorial?!? Please? Pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaase?!? =D
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Loopydave Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional
Not sure you've seen these -they are not exactly tutorials, but here's some step by steps on some of the processes I use

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eduardovieira Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I have already saw them, I like a lot how you handle to alter from soft to hard areas, Dave. I recently bought an instructional book from Don Seegmiller, "Digital Character Painting using Photoshop CS3", since I think I had enough time studing for my own (I started to make digital paint a bit more than one year ago), and now I plan to study on direction. But since my city doesn't have any courses on the topic, I think books will be my teacher =D

Well, I was saying, I like the way you go from soft to hard edges. I saw in this book that this is one of the best ways to make a painting look appealing, since you make contrasts between surfaces without making the painting itself boring. I noticed, specially in your Cherry Bomb partnership with Franchesco!, that you do this a lot, and the example got right on my head, making me understand this point easier. Also, I love the passages from lights to shades on this one. You know, I have a lot to learn yet from painting, but I'm happy to be understanding a bit more why your painting is so good! I liked it from the first time I saw, but now I can get some insight of why it's so attracting! =D

(and sorry for the long scrap, haha)
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Mike-Obee-Lay Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
PIGBEE!! Reminds me of pushing daisies! HAHAHAHAHA!! I love that show! :D
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional
I have season one on DVD, but haven't watched it yet. Looking forward to it though!
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Mike-Obee-Lay Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
It's a great Series!! You won't get what I'm talking about till the 2nd season... it's not an important part of the show though... just a lil' tid bit. :) I wish I had them on dvd! :D
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Machiko7 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
very cute idea!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional
Cheers!
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salvadorkatz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwwwww.....cute
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional
Terima kasi! :) (I hope thats correct!)
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salvadorkatz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u're welcome! and yeah thats rite too...terima kasih :p

btw your gallery very awesome, im gonna watch u >w<
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kirpluk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
cool
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional
Pigs are always cool! :)

Thanks man!
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kta99999 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
This would soooooo make a great tattoo....just where to put it...lol.
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional
:D Thanks!
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Victorior Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha very cute!! nice!!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional
Thanks, and thanks for the fave too!
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BenTanArt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009   Digital Artist
Is there any chance you would do a print or poster of this? I would love to have this in my kids' room.
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional
I've uploaded a highrez and now the pigbee is available as a print through dA. I'll probably get myself a print too - I know someone who'd love it on their wall too!
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BenTanArt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009   Digital Artist
Just got my print. I got the 12x20 size and it looks great. The colors aren't quite as bright and saturated...the blue sky especially seems much darker, but overall it's still a wonderful piece. Thanks for doing it!
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