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Words Fail Me by JohnSu Words Fail Me by JohnSu
Liquorish is a girl endowed with large hands capable of firing conservative encouragements at 400 wpm. She also has tiny feet which are sufficient for walking and running and maybe climbing stairs. Despite the largeness of her hands, she is not very confident.

Yukiman is a large snow-like man who towers in the atmosphere and wears a tie, because he is serious. Also as you can see, he is not very confident.

Doma is a dome with a slot going down the top of his dome. The slot can hold any number of thin objects, like cartridges or toast. His vague, ambiguous stare reflects a certain lack of confidence.



I must confess, I totally did not know what I was doing with this picture. Originally Liquorish was supposed to be a homely character with the anatomy of a gorilla.

Then she was going to be a someone who shot musical notes from her fingers.

Then she became this.

And then there is the background, which uses floating islands with waterfalls that come from nowhere, and a cloudy sky I am certain I used somewhere else.

I still had blank space after that so I filled it up with a snow man and I guess now he's a character or something. And then I thought the islands were kind of plain so I made a metal dome with a face on it and now there are three characters. And then I looked up and saw there was still room for more business and thought,

"hey there's never enough pastel rainbow."

So as you can see, I am not entirely confident in what I was trying to accomplish.

What is this thing??

Made in Flash
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:iconfallen-sniper666:
Fallen-sniper666 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Super awesome! And thanks for the fav!
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:iconmakoto-4-13:
Makoto-4-13 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I think of Zaiphon and Bascules when I look at this!
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:iconwxzhenghoppytruffles:
wxzhenghoppytruffles Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
magic. you made magic.
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:iconnightsummerrain:
NightSummerRain Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I agree with you, Kyoya  XD
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:iconwxzhenghoppytruffles:
wxzhenghoppytruffles Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As always. XD
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:iconraineku:
Raineku Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Doma could make a very determined yet somewhat unconfident paperweight.
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:iconroothesnorunt:
RooTheSnorunt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How much are you selling that dome for?
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:iconmununga11:
Mununga11 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesomeness.
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:iconjohnkillinger:
JohnKillinger Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
You make me laugh so hard man!! I can tell you what you've accomplished: a special brand of dry humor! its awkwardness is its signature and is so entirely unique you cant help but love it! I made a good decision the day I watched you.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
huzzah!
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:iconchibi-devil240:
chibi-devil240 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
she's sooooo cute :iconiloveyouplz:
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:iconilovedinosaurs300:
ilovedinosaurs300 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
omg make a comic about this gurl please
this is awesome :D
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:iconkat-7:
Kat-7 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...Can I live there?
XD Oh this is soooo awesome!
Perhaps they should go to a therapist to fix those confidence problems...
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:iconimustbeemotaco:
imustbeemotaco Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
I love everything you make.
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:iconyumeakumu:
yumeakumu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sticks and stones make break my bones but words can neve- ooooh noooeeeeesssss!!!!!!
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:iconkittykiona8796:
KittyKiona8796 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
RAAAAAAIIINBOOOOOOOOOOW~!
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:iconfwick:
fwick Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
I just... I just love johnsu. I don't know how to completely express this besides sporadic fav-ing and an occasional declaratory comment. so here's one of those. actually, both.
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:icontheblackbride431:
theblackbride431 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
I like the floating Avatar mountains in the background.
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:iconran5020:
ran5020 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good colors exclent art
congrats!!!!
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:icontheliandri:
theLIANDRI Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
this is the most out of mid idea that rivals my mest up friends head and i mean alot like but but the snow is something that says look at me im serious then i say watever ur a snowman with a TIE still awsome work me and my friends fav still is PeDoPuNcHeR
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xRyokucha Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
So THAT'S where Frosty the Snowman went...
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:iconfatebreakker:
Fatebreakker Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Talk about damning people with faint praise. I mean, 400 WPM. That's a lot of mild compliments. With that volume she's sure to give her target an inferiority complex:

"Why am I only doing okay?" "Why am I only mildly acceptable?" "Why must I be taken with a grain of salt?"

AHA! I've cracked it, I have! Her power is to sap peoples' confidence, which explains the general lack of confidence in this picture. What do I win?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You win a very small trophy :trophy:
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:iconsuperjustinbros:
Superjustinbros Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's cool.
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ikka-nosferatu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009   Traditional Artist
I wonder, does one have to read these encouragements that shoot out her fingers, do they simply understand them when they hit, or are they said aloud by some voice which its origin cannot be pinpointed?
If they were to be read, they would be useless on someone who is illiterate.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
the target's heart can intrinsically understand them.
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:iconaseariel:
aseariel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I have a song by They Might Be Giants stuck in my head.

Words fail
Buildings tumble
The ground opens wide
Light beams down from heaven
She stands before my eyes

She's actual size (but she seems much bigger to me)...
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:iconkota-ken:
Kota-ken Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Student Digital Artist
LOL :woot:
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:iconmymilkiaen:
mymilkiaen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009   General Artist
Dang.Very wicked-awesome indeed.
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:iconklara001:
klara001 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
I love his face :)
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koimanZX Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you purposely spell liquorice that way or do you not know how to spell it? I am not trying to be irritable, I am only curious.

Spellings (just in case).
US: licorice
UK: liquorice
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I am spelling it that way on porpoise.
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:iconkoimanzx:
koimanZX Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, just checking.
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:iconpocketme:
pocketme Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Wow, John. o_o

I like her feet. n.n
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:iconkaeso-senn:
Kaeso-Senn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is why there nature side with the hidden flaw... or not...

*Thinks*
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:iconmello-drama-reborn:
Mello-Drama-Reborn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
you are epic.
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:iconr-xotib-create:
R-xotib-CREATE Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Now, were you born a genious, or did you work towards that?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I had to find and eat one
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:iconr-xotib-create:
R-xotib-CREATE Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
*A*

Ooooooh. That does explain a lot...
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:iconbethcould:
bethcould Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're art is really nice and random. I like Doma
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coffeemaid Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
I love the friendly color palette and the lightheartedness that goes into all of your pieces, they are marvelous, it's been a while since i came on to dA again, so seeing your piece in my deviation box just made me smile.

Oh, are the words shooting out her hands something you wrote?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yes, I wrote those!

typed them, actually
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:iconquantumspectre:
QuantumSpectre Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009   General Artist
Wow! This is really cool. Embracing the weirdness ^^
It kinda reminds me of some of my sketches, lol. Sometimes random things pop-up everywhere.

When you make images in flash, how do you get them out of Flash? I don't know how.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You can export it as an image in the File menu
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QuantumSpectre Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009   General Artist
:wave: Hey! Thanks again for telling me how to use Flash. Here's a link to the picture I just finished and exported: [link]
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:iconquantumspectre:
QuantumSpectre Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009   General Artist
Thank You!! :iconblush--plz:
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:iconkirbygotenksabsorbed:
KirbyGotenksabsorbed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"What is this thing??"
I believe the correct use of words is "what is this, I don't even.".
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
sorry, my mistake
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:iconcelsy:
Celsy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
were you bored? you make this mental spew sound awesome, or they just cant tell the difference. lol.
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:iconawwer:
awwer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Sometimes I get scared that if you put this stuff out on the internet, what kind of stuff is going on in the depths of your mind?
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