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Childhood by JohannesVIII Childhood by JohannesVIII
Just like every night, Timothée's imaginary friends came to visit him.

The Librarian opened the book of Timothée's childhood and read: "Timothée, there isn't much time left. It will become more and more difficult for you to see us through the years to come."

"That's why", said the Cyclop, "we offer you this lightbulb to light you in the darkness. It's no ordinary lightbulb. Just let it shine, and you'll be able to see us again."


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They used to visit you in your dreams too when you were younger. You just don't remember them very much.
Partly inspired by the following songs:
During the first part (painting), I listened to [link]
During the second part (drawing), I listened to [link]

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A4, watercolor pencils on blue paper.
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Despair-Junky Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I like this image alot, I would like to use it in a Rulebook for a roleplaying game where you play imaginary friends. Now this will most likely be used in a section that describes the "Nothing" which are imaginaries that cant become coherent with reality, and thus cant be played.
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you have a link to something related to that game? Is it something you created?
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Despair-Junky Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I am in the process of creating the template. The template is to be used with the "White Wolf" game known as "World of Darkness". Here is a link to there wiki page [link]

I am not associated in any way with the White Wolf publishing company, I am just an individual fan wanting to make a roleplay template for World of Darkness where you play Imaginary Friends. I have always loved psychology and Imagination and all that, and noticed there has never been a RP where you play Imaginaries so I decided to make it myself. I am not far along in the production of the game but I was bouncing around on here looking for inspiration and I have got to say this picture looks like the "Imagao Major" which is a Council of creatures known as "Nothings" (Imaginaries that can not come into physical reality) that have retained their morality and are seeking to create a "better way" for all "Nothing".

There is currently nothing on the internet about Friends: The Imaginary because I am trying to keep it under wraps until I can get some more work done on it, you know get some more mechanics worked out for it, but it would be awesome to have some images to put in the first production of the rule set.
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry to say this but I can't allow you to use my pictures for your game. :( It looks interesting, though.
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Despair-Junky Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Its cool, and it may be awhile but I will try to keep you in mind when I get the game up and running. :D
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Reprogrammed Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Writer
Amazing story concept!
The use of blur throughout it instead of multiple colours I really think pulls the piece together. LOVE IT!
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Injin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great work, my personal favourite is the umbrella head guy. :) Is there some place in the picture where the original blue colour of the paper shows?
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can see a bit of it at the bottom of the drawing.
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Faeliscity Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Cette ampoule est probablement une des choses les plus précieuses qu'on puisse avoir...
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Et en plus, elle est bleue :la:
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Faeliscity Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Ce qui ne gâche rien, avouons le :constipated:
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Pikshii Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
J'adore les tons de bleu... C'est très doux. Joli ! :3
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci !
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donatien1740 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know you requested critique, but I don't know what to criticise. I love the concept and the picture is beautiful. Although blue is a cold colour you make it so warm and gentle in this picture, makes you feel safe. I love it!! :love:
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I don't think the kid is visible enough at first sight, though.
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igcreator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Aw awesome I love all the shades of blue. If there's anything else to say, I do wish the focus was more emphasized on the tiny bed with Timothée on it, cos for a good minute, I couldn't find him in the picture :p But fantastic light source shading! :thumbsup:
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, he's a bit difficult to see... maybe I'll change that.
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ZeTrystan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
J'aime autant l'illustration que la petite histoire.
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci :meow:
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michaellines5683 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow this is awesome, the guy in the background on the right is mt fave.
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's the king of the beetles.
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michaellines5683 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Crap I meant left, what's wrong with me lol
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL! Well, the one on the left is some kind of priest.

I almost expect you to say "crap, I meant the one in the middle" or something like that, now! :rofl:
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michaellines5683 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student General Artist
lol no he looks like a boss, he's the coolest, or the guy that's similar but with more spikes.
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Sobaton Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Comme toujours de superbes créatures, ces monstres amicaux. J'aime beaucoup ton univers, c'est poétique :)

Petite remarque technique cependant : il aurait peut-être fallu que l'enfant et son lit se détachent un peu des créatures, j'ai eu du mal à le voir. Une couleur légèrement différente peut-être ? Même si évidemment tout est éclairé par ce bleu, il aurait peut-être fallu avoir un peu de vert, ou de violet sur le lit ou le pyjama de Thimothée pour bien le distinguer ;)
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Je crois bien que tu as raison au sujet du gamin, il est un peu perdu dans la masse.
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Zenoc2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing! Wonderful painting, Johannes.
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Lord-Darkmore Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superbe ! Très bon choix pour la couleur du papier, qui rend parfaitement l'aspect onirique des personnages et du lieu. La qualité du dessin est toujours aussi belle.
En outre, j'adore tes choix de musique ! :heart:
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci !
Ah, toi aussi tu aimes VNV Nation ? :XD:
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Lord-Darkmore Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
J'ai découvert grâce à toi, et en effet, j'apprécie beaucoup !
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah bah ça fait plaisir :dance:
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