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A classic way to fool the parent, make them worry about you.

If I can bring it back to the Smurfs for a moment, they were actually, now that I think about it, my first drawing inspirations. I used to draw lots of Smurfage when I was a little kid (though “draw” is an overstatement in this case) and I remember that was when I first took a deliberate, concrete inspiration from something – specifically about how I draw ears and hands to this day. It’s not exactly the same of course, but I think it’s recognizable even now – especially when my characters have their arms just hanging down (like Cathy in the second panel here), because then their hands become 100% smurf hands, look it up. I use it quite often because of how comfortable I am with this particular way of drawing them by this point. So yeah, my “art” owes a lot to those blue Fairy-types.
And again, their newest movie is awesome.

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