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This Barley Makes Sense by JohnSu This Barley Makes Sense by JohnSu
Perhaps the theme of my life as an artist?

I actually made because I wanted there to be something for Edfried Jones to agree with.

The subject of this picture was made with a similar theme: the misspelling of words into words that are spelled correctly but are still different words.

When I first drew this, I thought that barley grew really tall - like as tall as a man. And then when I was working on the background and looking for references on barley fields on Google, I learned (much to my horror) that barley grows only about 2-3 feet tall.

I had already colored the main barley and everything, so I just had the background barley at normal height and left the main barley alone. It is a special barley, okay? One that can teach you things and wears a face and makes sense.

I am experimenting with this piece to make it look like watercolors using only Flash's built in bitmap filters, but I'm afraid I can't nail the textures without actionscript or imported bitmaps like I did in my flashbook. I think it's kind of there, but I'm also afraid the blurriness will just make you want to wipe your eyeballs or something.

Made in Flash
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Xanness Featured By Owner 4 days ago
This is the story of my existence.
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:icontrxacero:
TRXAcero Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
I barley get it -__- b
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:iconyamikagayaite:
YamiKagayaite Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Special barley. Oh, no.
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:icondancingnachos:
dancingnachos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
...I get it
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genericfandom Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I usually hate it when people say lol, because they are not, in fact, "lol"ing. But in this case, I am, so I'm letting myself use it. *ahem* Lol.
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, so it's kind of like this! 4-panel-life.tumblr.com/post/3…
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genericfandom Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Exactly! Well, not when I was looking at this. But other times, yes.
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artee11 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
aw snap!!! I GET IT NOW!!!!!! XD







< months late after favoriting it so long ago I got it now
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I was saving this for you
:trophy:
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:iconartee11:
artee11 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
YAAAAY!!! :iconexcitedplz:
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:iconkawaii-angel97:
kawaii-angel97 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I see what you did there~ Oh I love puns! And this is so cute!
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Brixmon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
I like this alot. :iconalotplz:
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:iconpoundfreeze:
poundfreeze Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ohmyglob, so adorable. <3
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DuckyLuckyGirl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
SOOO AWESOME
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:iconhermiko:
hermiko Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
XXD I have to use this one!!
*Hermi-kô***
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suki-gin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Pigeons make sense to me. Pre-chewed gum too...
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Maximilian-McMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
:icongrouchoplz: That's the silliest grain I've ever seen. :icongrouchomarxplz:
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:iconcircus-dolls-melody:
Circus-Dolls-Melody Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This made my day!!
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Arkane-Kumo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
HA
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fargokraft Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow that went over my head- and then i clicked XD haha
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:iconbrunner1:
Brunner1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god why...

I love it, so simply yet so funny.
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:iconeriwyle:
eriwyle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So. Much. Sense. Sense overload. :rofl:
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:iconconcedent:
Concedent Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
you always say "made in flash" but I don't know what you mean by that-

what is flash? :L
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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EagleEyes00 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahah
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EagleEyes00 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha
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LevStripes Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, all your works are made in flash...they're so well done :)
Btw the crow reminds me the mechanical crows in the video Heart shaped box by The Nirvana ^^
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abbeydoodle Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
This is so cute! ♥
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scapheap Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
I love this
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Jen945 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
This is awesome!!! XD
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:iconwidget101:
Widget101 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student General Artist
this. is EPIC. XDDD
I seriously laughed my head off!!
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littlemisssunshine49 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didnt get it the first time, read a comment about it being a funny but bad pun, read it again, and laughed XD
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
what does it mean?
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:iconlittlemisssunshine49:
littlemisssunshine49 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it means :

This "Barely" makes sense xD like it hardly makes sense xD
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:iconmegaanimefreak7:
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMG! Aha ha ha ha ha ha!! XDD
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:iconlittlemisssunshine49:
littlemisssunshine49 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D lol that was like me xDD
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:iconmegaanimefreak7:
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Completely! XD
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:iconlittlemisssunshine49:
littlemisssunshine49 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this because it is just so completely obsurd xD
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:iconmegaanimefreak7:
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So very punny!
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Tsukubane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
This made me laugh for 15 whole seconds
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Zudak Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
:+fav:

...what can I say. Always been a sucker for a truly horrible pun.
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MurderousTrees Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
<333
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:iconaltoclarinetist:
AltoClarinetist Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
I should listen to barley more often too.
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:iconalvringer:
alvringer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Love this! xD
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:iconclampfan101:
clampfan101 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
who cares how much sense it makes when it's this funny and cute? XD
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Grimmy-TheReaper Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lol THIS JUST MADE MY LIFE COMPLETE!
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50-seconds-away Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
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SwampCat025 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
all barleys make sense( somehow) without them there would be no life.(or soomething) thats why mankind must get their questions answered form barleys
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BlueTako Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
it does make you feel like you want to wipe your eyes, but the blurryness still is a good effect, but if you want it more watercolor-y i think you need to make the colors more...flat? im not sure how to put it but watercolors are normally pretty simple colours, even if you mix it and stuff you would get that many shades or any sort of gradient if you know what i mean.
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