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Anti-social media.

As new tech devices infiltrate our everyday lives, the simple, courteous gesture of social etiquette has all but been ignored.
I purposely obscured the characters' faces to emphasise the sense of 'disconnection' felt when observed by the viewer. Yes, I agree this is a more serious theme than usual, but it's an issue I feel strongly about.
My apologies for the long wait since my last submission, though with a recent, renewed sense of creative enthusiasm I'm going to attempt to churn out subsequent cartoons at a faster rate. :)
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Because there are two parts about this picture, the art and the idea, I will divide my critique as well.

The art.
The art is good, I enjoy the the characters and the background. A small thing that bothers me is that there is little shading in the grass, while the mob shadows are pretty detailed. The dirt is a little offset too, it might be your personal art-style color for minecraft, but a little darker and 'grainier' might do better.

The idea
While I am the kind of person who does not care for most of the 'philosophical' texts and messages, I do feel that you did manage to capture the idea in this pictures just perfectly.

Please note that these are my personal opinions (I always feel like a douche talking down to someone's artwork).
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I say! My dear sir, you have done an absolutely spiffing job on this piece! Let's see... Facebook, Kindle, Twitter, YouTube, iPhone, iPad, and an iPod! Flabbergasting! Every single little detail is taken care of! But, as with every other piece I critique, it has some flaws. Very minor ones. Yes, skeletons burn in sun, but zombies do too. Endermen teleport away from sunlight. Yes, I know what you're thinking. He's under a tree. but the sun is directly on him. Fire does not make shadows. Otherwise, this is the best Minecraftian concept of pop culture. I urge you to create more of these. You have shown that you can succeed in doing so.
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I find it sad how hardly anyone is caring about the true message of the picture.  They don't talk about the anti-social message here and just talk about the cute things that don't matter as much.  Just goes to show how careless people are of seeing the big picture. 
Drekinn77 Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I certainly agree, and over the years this 'face in device' mentality has only worsened. I'm sure I'll address this anti-social demeanor in cartoon form again some time soon. Thanks for acknowledging the 'big picture', Aka. :)
Yeah. Let's hope someone can show then. 
No problem. My pleasure Drekinn :)
Nintendomain Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creeper can literally creep his friends on Facebook :XD:
CandyCoatedMedic Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Watch out for that chunk error!
ShGiratina56 Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the Endermen! He's just rockin' out in the back!!
Drekinn77 Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe.. yeah, he sure likes his tunes. :)
LOOK OUT FOR THE HOLE STEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!on second thought....don't.                                                                         :D

sparklingbamboo Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaaahahahhh :D :D :D
i just
i love this so much
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