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Recipe for Disaster by Dreamwish Recipe for Disaster by Dreamwish
Hullo all!

I'm sorry, once again it's been awhile. D: Suffice to say, I've been quite busy with stuff like this. This is my first portfolio piece in a series of children playing with life size versions of their favorite toys-- so here we see a girl baking cookies with her dear robot friend. Unfortunately, I suspect those cookies might not be as good as they look.


I have some problems with it, but I think for my first watercolor largely done without flat out copying a photo reference, it came out fairly well. Straight lines are still the bane of my existence, however, and my reference images for the girl weren't quite what I wanted so messing with it proved to be... well, difficult. Said girl is my cousin's daughter and while the photos weren't easy to work with, overall she's still a cutie and I loved painting her. Everything else was made from scratch, though I referenced photos from google and such to get an idea of what I wanted.

So what do you think, guys? I think I may sell prints of this one, we'll see...

Edit: jsdfhdsgds A DAILY DEVIATION? I... what... I can't even... oh wow, thank you so much everyone! I'll do my best to get some new art up soon.
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:iconsiegeonthorstadt:
siegeonthorstadt Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
i love the robots expression lol
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:iconweaveroffantasy:
weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
She's got the cookbook upside down :D
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:icongunsaw:
Gunsaw Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I like it. It seems to have a fifties or sixties kind of kistchy-ness to it [in a GOOD sense]. Well except for the icemaker fridge. Both subjects seem to have a concerned and curious worry about them, as if they know that things aren't quite right but they're not sure exactly what. The huge robot and the upside down book give the piece a campy aspect. I like the simplicity of this piece. Less is more in my book. Busy artwork requires intricate detail or it becomes muddied but the more simplistic creates the emotion within you faster and at a greater level. I smiled when I saw this without even realizing I was smiling. When I saw the picture as a small thumbnail image I would have sworn that the thing sticking out of the robot's head was a toaster. But I don't know what that is now and it seemed to add complexity to the image. I really like the use of color and shading. I myself would simplify the fridge and the robots headpiece but otherwise I think it is very very nice and you should keep it as is original. I hope someday you are a famous artist and look back on this piece with laughter and remembrance! Keep it up and get back to work!!!
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:iconmmsmith1777:
MMSmith1777 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Straight lines are just plain evil.

However, you make a great piccy with them!! :D
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:iconwolfadius:
wolfadius Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
dahhhhh fuck
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:iconsexyshilova:
SexyShilova Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That robot...it managed to make cookies even with upside down instructions!? The future...looks bright O_O
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:iconveldara:
Veldara Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Very retro! Could probably put this on the wall in my kitchen or dinning room!
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:iconfillimagination:
fillimagination Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's lovely... !!
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:iconzippydsmlee:
ZippyDSMlee Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
At least they are not being cooked with eye beams!
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:iconoriginalberlinwall:
originalberlinwall Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome
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:icon4cinco:
4cinco Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
increible!!
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:iconelitesmile63:
elitesmile63 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I HAVE SEEN BETTER WORK WHEN I LOOK IN MA ASS
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:iconrefinedjester:
refinedjester Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
love the childlike sense of wonder i get from this. who didn't want a giant robot when they were a kid?, the colors and shading on this are very nice.
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:iconthegreatorange:
theGREATorange Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
if i weren't broke right now, i would buy this :)
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:iconpompeybot:
Pompeybot Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
The girl's face looks a touch off, but everything else about this piece is hilariously perfect.
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:iconcakewithsprinkles:
CakeWithSprinkles Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Artist
amazing, lol the book is upside down
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:iconunknowntodeathnorlif:
UnknownToDeathNorLif Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Lol! this is just awesome! I just love the coloring and over-all style! and i think its so funny she has the book upside down XD
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:iconmaleek-phillips:
Maleek-Phillips Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Look like that robot..from that Retroware of what there call..
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:iconstartrekqplz:
StarTrekQPLZ Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Nonsense, I'm sure they'll be nice and chaotic. -w- *favs*
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:iconjhongfang:
jhongfang Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
wow. u did that on a pc? damn i dk what 2 say
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:icondreamwish:
Dreamwish Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Um, it wasn't with a PC, it was watercolor. I just scanned the image when I was done.
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:iconscoureroflostsouls:
scoureroflostsouls Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student
Watercolour... wow.... WOW
Congrats on the DD
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:iconmrcooldd:
MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Who let Bender bake cookies again?
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:icontontoh:
tontoh Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh my gosh, this is one of my favorite pictures ever. It's so clever and beautiful. I especially like the robot's face and the detailed pots and pans in the background. :D
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:iconthemasterofgore:
Themasterofgore Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
koobkooc!
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:icongevio:
Gevio Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
wonderful watercolor work,, the technique and the scene are lovely:D, congratulations for the DD!
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:icontheandromedarose-257:
TheAndromedaRose-257 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
That robot reminds me of the robots from the SpongeBob game for Playstation 2, "Battle for Bikini Bottom"
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:iconfishchick:
FishChick Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I love this SOOO much absolutely wonderful!!
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:iconr-a-z-z:
R-a-z-z Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
The cookies may be spoiled but I bet they had a great time making them :D Cool illustration :thumbsup:
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:iconxepictacosx:
XEPICTACOSx Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol i just made cookies! it was sorta like this... XD
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:iconchillgirl101:
chillgirl101 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool!!!

Guess what song just popped into ma head... :3
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:iconjdoem:
jdoem Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
:iconbenderplz: As a robo-American, I find that offensive! We robots are 40% more efficient than you meatbags! Also, our lack of taste buds free us to develop better flavors! I didn't win "Zinc Saucier" for my cooking for nothing!

:P

Fun picture, great rendering. Glad you got a DD so I could see your work!
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:iconlamorien:
Lamorien Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
KRISTEEEEEN CONGRATULATIONS!
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:icontigre-lys:
tigre-lys Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OMG KRISTEN YOU GOT A DD! CAPSLOCK!
-Steph
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:iconjimbob-m:
Jimbob-M Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, those cookies look like they might be very tasty.
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:iconluniix:
Luniix Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha my mom had one of them robot toys, it actually looks exactly the same as it <3 Love it ! <3
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:iconillusions-art:
illusions-art Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
congrats on the daily deviation!!
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:iconmishkin-rayman:
Mishkin-Rayman Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Mmmhhh... love it! :D
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:iconquizzicalharpy:
QuizzicalHarpy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very talented! Wish i could steal your painting abilities :3
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:iconjustplainbatty:
JustPlainBatty Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
All I can say about this is awesome :aww: You really deserved the DD :winner: :#1:
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:iconajtalon:
AJTalon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Writer
"MUST... MAKE... COOKIES!" While the girls' face looks out of proportion and some of the water colors blend into each other, it's still an enjoyable piece.
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:iconbolvik:
Bolvik Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Looks like something that would appear in a children's book.
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:iconthewhiteshark:
TheWhiteShark Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
HOLY SCIENCE FICTION BATMAN!!!! Congratulations on the DD!!!
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:icondragonfire52:
DragonFire52 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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:iconmindslave24-7:
Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD. :)
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:iconmindslave24-7:
Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"...And I baked them with extra nuts and bolts for you, Dear, because I know you need your fiber..."
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:iconnetbug009:
Netbug009 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Writer
This is so adorable. Also, I'd say put it up as a print, but I hate being the person who suggests it but never buys one; totally broke over here. %D;
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:iconcellace:
CellAce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I somehow like the classical design of the kitchen a lot :clap: Also the fact that the little girl holds the book the wrong way :lmao: It might be just for me, but the robot's design reminds me a lot of the 70's, the same for the girl :aww: Regardless, it looks wonderful, all together :clap:
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:iconsupersmurgger:
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awwwwwww amazing and super cute ! I love the book's title upside down ! :D
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:icontrippy4u:
Trippy4U Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
:iconthumbs-upplz:
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