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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.

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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
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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.

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Programs used:
Maya 2009
Photoshop CS3

Textures from Google and CGTextures.com

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 )
:iconsilverkazeninja:
SilverKazeNinja Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"MY HEAD IS ON FIRE! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA---"
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:iconwesternwinds:
westernwinds Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Student Filmographer
Funny!
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:iconthe-man-of-art:
The-Man-Of-Art Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student General Artist
I'll never look at my birthday cake the same way again.
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:iconfnafkingofcre:
FnafKingOfCre Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it
its like its scared that it is on fire
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:iconholysnickerpuffs:
HolySnickerPuffs Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What kind of heartless monster would give a candle a sense of mortality?
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:iconthechaoproject:
At least he's supposed to be on fire. He's lucky he's not firewood.
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:iconsupermariofan65:
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Ahhhhhh! Fire!
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:iconsunken-nautilus:
Sunken-nautilus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Just love it.
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:iconjoepingleton:
JoePingleton Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017   Filmographer
Amazing expression and character. Too funny
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:iconsmellslikezack:
SmellsLikeZack Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sausage Party's lookin gud.
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:iconstuff-by-mjm:
STUFF-by-MJM Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2016   Digital Artist
"OH MY GOOD I'M ON FIRE!!"

But seriously, that is some fine work.
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:iconsunken-nautilus:
Sunken-nautilus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sweet.
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:icontakermatsu:
Takermatsu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student Artist
Reminds me of Sausage Party 
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:iconeqau:
eqau Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
rated R
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:iconpoliticalpip:
PoliticalPip Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That Pixar/Dreamworks perverting childhood ruiner probably wasn't even written down when this was made.
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:iconarchdragon:
ArchDragon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, quite true. I think this image is 6-7 years old now. Still, I appreciate the comparison :P
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:iconhatsusun:
hatsusun Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Student General Artist
the candle is about to be burned slowly to death
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:iconnomore4s:
Nomore4s Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work, love the smoke off the match.
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:iconarchdragon:
ArchDragon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks. Have to be honest though, the smoke is a comp'ed photograph.
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:iconillslice:
illslice Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
his face reminds me of the candle from beauty and the beast
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:iconarchdragon:
ArchDragon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ha, never even thought of that. That's kind of cool :D
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:iconillslice:
illslice Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
so good love it
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:iconwhitechair08:
whitechair08 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Great Character!
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:iconalpha568:
Alpha568 Featured By Owner 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?
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:iconarchdragon:
ArchDragon Featured By Owner 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.
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Cool idea
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:iconroguepyrat:
RoguePyrat Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
awsome expression :D
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:iconaim4beauty:
Aim4Beauty Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
so cute
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:iconschatten-drache:
Schatten-Drache Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're really cruell - poor candle xD

Oh and congrats to the DD!
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:iconabstractrulz:
AbstRactRulz Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
lol. I can practically feel the candle's pain XD awesome!
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:iconprettyflour:
prettyflour Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured!

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:iconarchdragon:
ArchDragon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! Thanks for the heads up :D
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:iconmikedw96:
mikedw96 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Awesome!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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:icondragonledev:
DragonLedev Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
hehe this brought a smile to my face :D
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:iconravenlael:
ravenlael Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student General Artist
LOL! XD but wait... i'd love it if my candle screams like that when i lit it.. XD
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:iconcattheminion:
CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   General Artist
this is really amusing, despite the fact that the candle is being assaulted. :meow:
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:iconhippiechick6979:
hippiechick6979 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
where can i get that candle? love it..too funny..
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:iconalissamt:
AlissaMT Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student General Artist
I love it! This is such a fun piece. The candle's facial expression is just amazing! :heart:
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:iconpixelgeezer:
Pixelgeezer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! My one criticism would be that the mouth material looks mismatched with the rest of the model.
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:iconundead-academy:
Undead-Academy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it , well deserved DD ^_^
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:iconbritazzy:
Britazzy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hauahuahau this is genial :giggle:

Great picture xDDDD
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:iconcogwurx:
cogwurx Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Brilliant!
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:iconmasari-chan:
Masari-chan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahah, Awesome! :D
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:iconnevarikar:
NevariKar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
pinnacle of awesomeness!!!!
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:iconphattyartist:
phattyartist Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Nice texture work! Love it!
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:iconoktanas:
Oktanas Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcongratsddplz::iconclearmsgplz:
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:iconsilhouettemoon:
SilhouetteMoon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Whoa This is really really cool. :) I really don't know what to say it's just soo cool lol.
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:iconfire-camel:
fire-camel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Wow, I really, really love this piece!! I only have one criticism: The tongue and uvula. I think it's the bump map and the bright color that's bugging me. Everything else in the pic is more subtle, and then you've got the bright red tongue that's taking attention away from everything else. I think it would look fine without the tonge and uvula, just with the hole. Nevertheless, I really love it and I'm faving it. Thanks for making me smile! :D
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:iconriwyn:
Riwyn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
LOL
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