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Minimal Sadness by killskerry Minimal Sadness by killskerry
I like looking at color palettes in movies or breaking down the structure of scenes to understand why the composition is effective. Its something I think all artists should do to learn why things work or don't work.

Here are some of the saddest scenes ever put to screen in childhood movies. I did a few of my favorites and approaching them from a minimalist perspective tried to sum up each scene with as few shapes as possible.

Can you guess all the movies? I'll post the answers later.
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StrideAstypo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
an excellent piece
virgogrl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
this is very clever. I enjoy it
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, the second one is def Bambi.
And 4 is The Lion King...
but the rest have me stumped. ;p
Dingokiss Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh dang. :iconjbwarner86: beat me to the punch....awhile back...ah well~ nonetheless the pictures are very recognizable :) groovy :))))
Dingokiss Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
1. ?
2. Bambi
3. The Land Before Time
4. The Lion King
5. Dumbo
6. ?
UnbrokenKarma Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I saw The Lion King from the thumb, and then that and Dumbo made me tear up a little
carcadann Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is such a sweet ass idea! :) Did you come up with it yourself? I think I'm going to have to try something along this theme too.
killskerry Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I was inspired in a large part by the artist Lou Romano's simplistic color conceptuals and I do these little shape concepts for various things but decided to do them for movies everybody could recognize just for fun.

Do it! I would love to see!
subtle-sadist Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oh I do see the Land Before Time one now, just took a moment to refresh my mind on that movie as like I mentioned below it wasn't one of my personal favourites xb
subtle-sadist Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
2. Bambi 4. Lion King

The others I think are too abstract for me or I haven't seen them, although judging by some of the other comments (if they are right) it may just be because those movies didn't strike me as being particularly moving or memorable.

The two that I did mention though are excellent and really do simplify those very complex moments succinctly and precisely.
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