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Screaming Candle by ArchDragon Screaming Candle by ArchDragon
EDIT #2: So I've been away from DA for a couple of months and I come back to find my inbox chock-full of messages. It took me a few moments to realise this was due to this image receiving a Daily Deviation!

With two weeks of message build ups there's no way I can get through the 2000 or so messages I've received to thank everyone individually, so I wanted to add this edit to do that.

My thanks to everyone who has viewed, fav'ed and watched this image. And extra special thanks to ~ShengDaFlashPRo for the suggestion and ^artofkerem for the feature.

EDIT: I put the original image up on a couple of forms and received some awesome feedback. In particular my thanks to the guys at the DLF (Digital Labourers Federation).

With their advice I've gone ahead and made some fairly drastic changes. Hopefully everyone thinks its for the better :D

I watched Roger Rabbit a week or so ago for the first time in about 10 years, and the first time since becoming an animator. Seeing some of the animation, particularly in the opening sequence with Baby Herman really inspired me and I've been trying to get a little bit more 'zaney' into my work.

I love some of the facial expressions Roger makes in that movie, so much in fact that this mouth was modelled off a Roger Rabbit drawing.

Programs used:
Maya 2009
Photoshop CS3

Textures from Google and

Original Render: 3000x3000
Render time: ~1 hour 15mins.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-02-12
Screaming Candle by ~ArchDragon - Suggester Statement: The expression of the candle has been brought out with excellence and the texture work is brilliant. The render is also truly something else. ( Suggested by ShengDaFlashPRo and Featured by KeremGo )
Nomore4s Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work, love the smoke off the match.
ArchDragon Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks. Have to be honest though, the smoke is a comp'ed photograph.
his face reminds me of the candle from beauty and the beast
ArchDragon Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ha, never even thought of that. That's kind of cool :D
so good love it
Great Character!
Alpha568 Nov 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Absolutely HILLARIOUS! you should work for Pixar, Dreamworks, or Disney...

Hey you think you could make a movie based on this picture?
ArchDragon Nov 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, now that's gotta be the greatest compliment I've ever recieved!
I have considered making a short animation with this guy, but at the moment my files are all over the place and I've misplaced the files for this project. If I ever find them again I'll certainly think about it.
RoguePyrat May 22, 2011
awsome expression :D
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