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Guiding Light by imaginism Guiding Light by imaginism
From a little story I was thinking about over the weekend.

I'm curious to hear what you (the people) think this story is about. Is he a bad guy or good guy? Is he helping to guide the sea creatures or is he going to eat them?

Medium: Ballpoint pen

Bobby
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:iconaujourdhuidemain:
aujourdhuidemain Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
J'adore !
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syanword Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I think he is sketched to be a bad guy but I don't think he is either good or bad. I think he is just unaware of his gift; he does not know that he has a guiding light over him; he is sort of like forrestgump. he does not know people are running behind him :)
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:iconflorzz:
florzz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
guiding them, because his hand is too short to catch those fish!
love the drawing btw <3
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:iconfloatingpostcards:
FloatingPostcards Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think he's a misunderstood creature who is thought to be bad but is really good. He's guiding the fish because the often live in the dark.
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:iconplushbug:
plushbug Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's charming, whether good or bad...I'm thinking good, but bemused.
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:iconfromabuick8:
FromaBuick8 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I think he's a good guy, he looks a little scary but so did Santa when I was a kid!
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:iconhollowcreatures:
hollowCreatures Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
yap, cute grumpy creatures... nice job...
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:iconsoulcathedral:
SoulCathedral Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
wow.cool character design
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:iconroyalheather:
RoyalHeather Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love his face.
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:iconlstjules:
lstjules Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
he's too cute. doesn't look bad, just a really simple creature doing his part for the community.
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:iconludovicotoscano:
LudovicoToscano Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
I love it!
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:iconiyllecyte:
iYLLeCyTE Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
I think he's just misunderstood!
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:iconthenerdyogre:
thenerdyogre Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is cool. I think it's just coincidence, but one of my character is just likely an angler fish :D
here's mine..
[link]
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thestargazer23 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
for me he`s a good guy that wants to explore the undersea-world and if he needs a light her turns it on =)
great job - your work is always amazing!
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hotshadows Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student General Artist
It seems to me that he was trying to be a bad monster, but then he sprouted this flower on his head. Now he has lost his credibility and he's lost for what to do next.

At least that's what I think :P
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karenii Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
i think... he is a good guy... but he dont know....
(im from mexico... and i dont know a lot of english)
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sixunderwater Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Artist
similar to others..
i imagined him as a kind of gentle giant who is sad for a lack of friends, but neglects to realize all the little ones following him.. something about his inner light coming through.. maybe he is an outcast because of his looks, or the fact that he's walking, not swimming... but in the end he is happy and finds his place within his world.
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ThesnOOze Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student General Artist
He's too cute to be bad guy. But he's gotta eat anyways. So i'd say he's kind of an ambivalent creature, that's gives alot but also takes!
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:iconlutumnia:
Lutumnia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
great effects on the lights and fishes, love the medium tones and the contrast
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:iconlutumnia:
Lutumnia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
feels the light over his head as a burden, don't care about it, don't want it, he just lives on and whatever happens to the fishes is not his problem anyways...?
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:iconbluepillow75:
BluePillow75 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
He's like an spooky old man in the movies that everyone thinks is evil but is really nice and helpful, but a little weird!
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Desopilar Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think he's the guy that looks scary and mean, but is a good guy and guides the lost sea creatures back home as he travels around the ocean.
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MOOKSVILLE Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Filmographer
maybe it's his nature to guide, because that what he was born to do....but does not really want to do it. so he walks obliviously in life not caring about his scaly companions *shrugs*

great stuff as always bobby, you are such an inspiration sir
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:iconwrulf:
wRulf Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
He is a nurse, guiding small fish to the old and crippled, who cant fish for themselves?
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:iconsilk-ward:
Silk-Ward Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
he looks like a misunderstood good guy to me
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:iconthe-circle-game:
the-circle-game Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
he looks friendly, and a little lonely. he wants friendship, but he also has a dark, violent temper when angered, and buried memories of neglect and isolation.... He reminds me of Lennie Small from the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
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AndeeeToth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
hehe:) looks like he dosen`t know much about world.. little cofused, but very cute:)
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:icondisneycoloredvomit:
disneycoloredvomit Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
i want to kidnap your imagination.
just saying. :p
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:iconluv2sketch:
luv2sketch Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
He looks like he'd be a good guy...but it would take someone little to show everyone else his kindness...
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Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think he's adorable! He reminds me of my best friend's Brussels Griffon dog. He has that same grumpy look and wide-eyed stare. I always ask him, "Why so serious?" :D
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the-eucatastrophe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Maybe it's the downturned mouth... but he seems a little sad.
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Snazzymation Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
He is leading them away from something that is trying to lead them in to their deaths. He is an unknown good guy. The fish are oblivous of their rescue... possibly.
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n-th-green Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist
he isn't aware of them (judging by his expression ;p)
the thingy on his head lights up every time he has an interesting thought or idea (like a lightbulb in caroons) and the little fishies just follow it out of curiosity
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Patricia-Balan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
I think he can't avoid these little annoying fishes following him around and grows tired of them. I think the story is about him trying to get rid of them by hiding his light somehow. I think he'll get lonely if he succeeds, so he's going to regret it for a while. He might even face danger in the dark. He'll turn his light back on, but when he does he'll realize that it wasn't the light that kept his predators away - it was the little annoying fishes. When they see his light is back, they come to him at once, and save him from danger.

At least, it's the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the sketch.
Congratulations. It's a very good one.
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Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Or maybe they'll be in danger, and he'll realize that he can help them with his light. Maybe the other creatures of his kind made fun of him because he's the only one with a light on his head--kind of like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!
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Patricia-Balan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Great! He'll realize that he can care for little fishes even if they're annoying. As it usually happens, what makes you different can also make you useful, even necessary.
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Ivy00 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
By the expression on his face I would say he was minding his own business and his little light attracted some curious fish. He is looking a bit puzzled about the whole situation.
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:iconmaria-mar:
maria-mar Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
He looks like a nice guy to me ;)
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:iconblacktrain:
blacktrain Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
i think he is a good guy, hahaha

funny expression!! I love it :love:
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mevlitbolukbas Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
gooood
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scratchback Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Those little fishes that follow... make this excellent!
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:iconmtbogre:
mtbogre Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Definitely a mixed bag. He leads them around which benefits them but eats them when he can't find other food!
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:iconreitantei:
reitantei Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010   Writer
He looks like a very friendly creature for me. A little sad, maybe because he's so ugly. The only way he gets any company is his job of guiding lost fishes.
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Imaget Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I think he looks clueless, like he has no idea why there is a light on his head or that there are fish following him. I'm a little worried he's going to attract something big & nasty that will try to eat him.
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dustspec Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
he's neither good nor bad. he just is. he doesn't know he has a light. he doesn't know he's a guide and that these fish are drawn to his light and use it because they think it will help them find their way. this guide is clueless and needs to meet someone who can tell him who he is and what he's unconsciously doing. this guy is like most of us :) maybe he's the face of who WE are??? ;)
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ilovemykids Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
hes just cute!!
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BAM---BAM Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
A misunderstood helper. :)
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:iconvivahde:
Vivahde Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that he looks bad guy. And he is gonna eat those fishes up there. :D
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seansmex2 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student
Cute
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betsybauer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I think he is a good guy--sort of like a forest spirit, except for the ocean. For all of the lost little fishies! He's quiet--doesn't say a word. Just does his duty when he knows that someone is lost.
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