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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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TRXAcero Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
I barley get it -__- b
YamiKagayaite Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Special barley. Oh, no.
dancingnachos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
...I get it
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.
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, so it's kind of like this!…
genericfandom Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Exactly! Well, not when I was looking at this. But other times, yes.
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
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was saving this for you
artee11 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
YAAAAY!!! :iconexcitedplz:
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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