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The Little Boy and the Old Man by Crispy-Gypsy The Little Boy and the Old Man by Crispy-Gypsy
Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."
Said the old man, "I do that, too."
The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants."
"I do that too," laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, "I often cry."
The old man nodded, "So do I."
"But worst of all," said the boy, "it seems
Grown-ups don't pay attention to me."
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
"I know what you mean," said the little old man.

Pretty quickly done thing for Illustration Class tomorrow. Urgh. *laughs* I know there are some wonky things going on with this picture, but BEAR WITH ME, I SAID IT WAS QUICKLY DONE, AND I PROBABLY NOTICED THEM ALL IN THE COURSE OF COLORING THIS THING.

Mr. Reinman is so going to point them all out. *laughs*

The Little Boy and the Old Man (c) Shel Silverstein
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ShimmeringDewdrops Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I like this artwork. You drew both characters very nicely, and I like the elderly gentleman's smile as he listens to the little boy. The color work and shading on this piece is good also. Wonderful illustration. :cheery: 
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SimplyKellBell Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
This is pretty awesome. Seriously.
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice !
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ahmad-y Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
touching story .. amazing work !
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Vintageeasack Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   General Artist
Nice art work and story.
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ryoxsaku Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
awww thats touching and made me sad T.T
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Sirotras Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this picture and the style you showed here. You also did great showing the mood and feeling of the work. Great job!
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Devin-Trinidad Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work. And the message carries on well.
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Elletsa Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Lovely :)
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ShadowPhoenix16 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so touching :)
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TaishoBee Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Precious work :)
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crazycomedian Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I remember my teacher telling us about this.
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grim-puppet-demon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
i thnik it's cute kinda sureal and yin yangie
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yayayayayala Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
yay!!!!!!!!!!!
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secondhandben Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
This is brilliant. I love it. :)
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OmniTilly Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
That is so SWEET! Beautiful work!
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spururself Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
like ringing girl said, it reminds me of the old man playing chess in the pixar short before a bugs life.

Me gusta
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XenoMorpher Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
woah Great Job the Poems so Touching.
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Team-Van-Helsing Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that poem.
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Shadoboy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brought a smile to my face. Nice job.
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AlbinoMink Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Ah, Shel Silverstein. How I do love him...I remember one of my best childhood friends and I memorized one of his poems-the one making the excuses not to go to school-and we'd quote lines from it back and forth to each other while dashing headlong up the stairs to our classroom, earning odd looks from our teachers and other students.

Good times, man, good times.

The picture goes beautifully with it...in a lot of ways, youth and old age are alike, but youth has the advantage of a long future ahead of them, while all you can look forward to in your old age is usually a peaceful rest.
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JaceyKing Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, this is just sweet! Great job!
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Belinda92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WANNA SEE MY ICE CREAM TRUCK!?!? <3
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Monstrous-Mimi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the contrast set up by these two characters.
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venone Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
haha o man this is great!!
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RingingGirl Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011   Writer
this is so well done. i love shel silverstein. the old man reminds me of the one who plays chess in that pixar short.
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Raygreens Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
just goes to show you: the only difference between and old man and a little boy is that the old man has life experience.
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timetofrolic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist
I love these designs! They don't look like generic people, they have interesting, original characteristics. I especially like the old man - his expression is wonderful.
And that's one of my favorite Silverstein poems. So really, this whole picture is just made of win. :heart:
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Tygger3389 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love this, it's beautiful.
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thelilaro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Nawwwwwhh~ This is so sweet. >///<
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Fushi-san Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
cute^^
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Code-Blu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
HOLY SHIT THIS IS MY FAVORITE POEM BY SHEL SILVERSTIEN, I have that poem photocopied, printed out and taped to the wall next to my desk, I didn't think anyone else had ever noticed that poem or took it into consideration...

Thank you so much for making this picture, I love that poem and I love the picture you made for it, their expressions, poses, settings and everything, you did such a wonderful job. I hope the picture did well in class!
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Blotu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
So cute, so sad and so true :( ...
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Turtle-Nerd Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
This is epically wonderful.
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SuperAwesomeCoolness Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this :D
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LozzaWaterBender Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so cute i love it
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malibar1 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student General Artist
i love it its so simple yet so awesome !!!
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IkutosGirl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Ohmygosh, it's so heartwarming. :cry: My eyes are welling up.
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VendettaHex33 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Sweet and adorable and innocent.
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Yanirose Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
that is so sweeeeeeeeeet!!!!!
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Ravens-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I am so jealous of your skill, full of character, life and emotion. Seen two generations meet like this is just heartbreakingly wonderful.
Thank you so much for allowing us to view this joy!
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Russalad Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student Artist
oh lovely work dear :heart: its so sweet
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Tenii Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Wow! I really love your work!
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LogicallyVulcan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
So cute! Best poet ever and great work!
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ColdomadeusX Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
touching
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SirCalistine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Wow...thats an amazing drawing an concept. I never thought of that..great work.
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silent2283 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
wow, very good work
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