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While My Guitar Gently Weeps by EmilyCammisa While My Guitar Gently Weeps by EmilyCammisa
This is my entry into the Kubo and the Two Strings art contest. I was terrified I wouldn't finish it on time since today is the final day for submissions. I've been run ragged working at Panera, so I had to do what I could on my days off. I was thrilled when I saw this contest since I love Kubo and I was planning to buy the DVD when it released anyway, so why not try and win a copy lol

For those of you who haven't seen the movie, this picture is pretty spoilerific, so my apologies in advance. I wanted to capture Kubo's ultimate struggle... life without his parents. I lost my mom to cancer in 2009, so when I first saw this movie it hit me really hard. Losing a loved one is definitely the hardest thing any of us will ever have to go through in this life. The ending of Kubo is very sad, he lost his mom and dad (who he had only gotten to know briefly) and he gained a grandfather who was the cause of his parent's deaths. If that's not a huge struggle, I don't know what is. Poor kid ;.; I used the broken monkey figurine and the bow to further punch you in the guts. I hope you enjoy this piece, I put a lot of work and effort into it.

Mediums: Stabilo colored ink fineliner pens, watercolors, acrylic
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auress Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
and i hated the ending because the other parent got killed off
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
It was very sad, I cried.
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TheBrokenKnight Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016
How is it that many people (myself included) thought the animated Titanic movie having a rapping dog was stupid and very out of place, yet this film set in Ancient Japan has a song from a British rock band made in 1968 and everyone loves it? 
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Edited Nov 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
I have never seen an animated Titanic movie with a rapping dog, but that does sound intriguing lol As for Kubo, people love it because plain and simple (your personal taste aside) it's a really good movie and Laika continues to push the envelope on what you can achieve with stop motion animation. Its a beautiful art form and the movie is visually stunning, it has a great soundtrack, and while the story may not be super original, it holds up well. My only real criticism with the movie is that the main plot revolves around Kubo finding all of his father's armor to defeat the moon king, but after he accomplishes this great trial, it's all thrown out the window and he never needed any of it to begin with. Anyway, didn't mean to go on a long movie review here, but there's my opinion.

The long and short of it is, most people like this movie because it's high quality and it's good.
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TheBrokenKnight Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016
It isn't. Its cringeful and stupid. Just like the rest of the film. 
Yes, the level of effort went into this film is amazing, though I think its very risky. 
I had a feeling it was gonna be predictable. Don't worry, I like movie reviews :D

Well that would do it. 
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Well we're all entitled to our opinions, and we can agree that I loved the movie and you hated it lol Good talk.
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TheBrokenKnight Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
Well I wouldn't go as far as saying I hated it D: I love stop motion. I was just saying it was kind of a weird choice in music. 
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
So that song 'While my guitar gently weeps' is based off an old British song?
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TheBrokenKnight Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Yeah, the Beatles made it. 
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ah, didn't know that.
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angelichope Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
Really like how colorful it is, and I like how dark and deep some of the colors of certain things are.:D
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! Too bad I wasn't one of the 25 finalists, but the DVD comes out today and I'm so getting it *excited*
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angelichope Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
Sorry to hear about that, but still a very lovely drawing!!!:iconkokorox:
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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angelichope Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
Very welcome!!!:huggle::icongrin--plz:
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DreamPigment Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This a very beautiful piece! I love it :)
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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MichaelJohnMorris Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016   General Artist
Truly an underrated masterpiece that far too few saw.
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
I hope despite that Laika gets an award for that movie.
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MichaelJohnMorris Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016   General Artist
They deserve it!!
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CelestialCreamSoda Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
This is one of my favorite scenes in the whole movie. Love the colors you've used.
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I actually tear up at that scene everytime, the music, the cranes, the spirits... Its so moving.
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CelestialCreamSoda Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Me too Wink/Razz 
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful and touching!!
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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