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Moving Forward by colonel-strawberry Moving Forward by colonel-strawberry
My (very last minute) entry for the Kubo and the Two Strings Contest!
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-sort of spoilery ahead-

The purpose of this contest was to illustrate an obstacle that Kubo could overcome, and after seeing the movie and watching this young boy Kubo overcome all the challenges thrown at him, I still couldn't help but feel like the most difficult part of his journey would be what came after the final battle. Carrying on, rebuilding a life of his own, and finding it in his heart to forgive and accept his newfound family after dealing with such loss would be the ultimate challenge for a tiny little warrior like this.

But as we've seen... Kubo is tough, and although it may be hard to move forward, I've no doubt he'll still be able to find love an joy in his new life.

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Sketched/inked in sai, colored in Photoshop. Too many hours to count!
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:iconboneybackrivers:
BoneyBackRivers Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
stiiiil need to see this!
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NirvanaCrux Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Tremendous art right here!
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Holy, exquisitely wondrous! This Magnificent Forest Landscape is stunning and Kubo, His Father, Mother, and Grandma look incredible! The guitar with two strings, paper figures, expressions, poses, interactions, tree drawings, symbols, music, trees, flowers, grass, plant life, outfit, kimono, robe, sunlight, rays, shadows, staircase, steps, bow and arrow, weaponry, boulders, sky, clouds, mountainside, ledges, cliffs, effects, movement, flow, atmosphere, hues, textures, concept, composition, uniqueness, colors, lighting, style, and other details are also wonderful! Amazingly gorgeous work! :iconfantasticplz:
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Gamergod99 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's his Grandfather I think, I don't there was any grandmother in the movie
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Thank you!
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:iconjewel-cat:
Jewel-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016   Digital Artist
I keep coming back to this picture, looking at how adorable Kubo is. :iconclappingplz: well done, you captured it so wonderfully the whole picture itself just makes a wonderful piece of artwork :D
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Thank you!! <3
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:iconjewel-cat:
Jewel-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016   Digital Artist
No problem. :) Once again you deserve a round of applause :iconclappingplz:
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monthgirl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
I  wonder why the rest of moon kings family back on the moon never come looking for him? he been go for a long time, when is he coming back or maybe theres some sort of bureaucracy on the moon or something.

 Good art piece   :D  
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
Hopefully they saw he was in a new/better place! 

Thanks :D
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:iconmonthgirl:
monthgirl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
agreed :)

your welocome
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:iconminecraftian10115:
Minecraftian10115 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Student General Artist
oh gosh im crying ;v; 
This piece is so wonderful!!
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
;u; thank you!!!
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:iconnurrdy:
Nurrdy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on getting runner up <3!!
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
thank you!
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:iconceruleanchameleon:
CeruleanChameleon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016
This is beautiful and super cute! I love the atmosphere.
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
thank you!
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:iconitaly4eva:
italy4eva Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous, congrats!!!
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
thanks!
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sketchwithtiff Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Moving forward is hard...I love your artistic style tho and how you drew the characters especially Kubo. He looks so cute playing his shamisen. Great work and congrats!
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
It is! Whenever I watch a movie where the characters have gone through this epic adventure, I can't help but wonder if their lives will ever return to normal, or if they'll seek out more adventure, or especially in Kubo's case, can he make a whole new life with someone he's got a pretty good right to hate! Super interesting stuff! Thanks so much <3
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sketchwithtiff Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
No problem!
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painted-flamingo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
Woooo congrats Colonel!  :love: 
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
thanks!
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KwaziiCat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Student Filmographer
Aw! This is so sweet and beautiful!! I adore the way both Kubo and his grandfather look... as well as the little origami figures of Monkey and Beetle! So cute!!! Nice work! :D
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Thank you so much! Kubo will never forget his parents or his wild adventure, but he's got new family to love and care for now, which is a really unique and intricate part of the movie, I think..! <3
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KwaziiCat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Student Filmographer
I think so too! And you're very welcome! I love this drawing very much ^^
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
cool
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
thanks!
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:iconravenheart1984:
RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
your welcome
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Sanjunin49 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done.
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Thanks!
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TaksArt Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this sooooooo much. You totally ROCKED this contest.
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Eee thank you!!
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:icondeckardcanine:
DeckardCanine Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that a regular baby monkey sleeping in the helmet?
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
nah, it's monkey's original little toy form
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:icondeckardcanine:
DeckardCanine Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Silly me, I forgot it.
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SonicGirlDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! What a perfect picture! It's so cute how Raiden is looking at Kubo's paper with child-like eyes. It really shows that he's seeing the world for the very first time. Kubo looks adorable, as usual. Love all the little easter eggs hidden throughout the image.
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Thank you! I'm so glad you got all that! Kubo is such a family oriented little dude, that even after all that I bet he'll find tons of love in showing to world to those old, new eyes (: 
<3
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coMceptArt971 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
this is lovely! so many awesome details
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Thank you!
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:iconranalligator:
ranalligator Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ahh! This turned out spectacular!
Good luck!!
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Thanks!
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:iconmeatintheteeth76:
meatintheteeth76 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
nice details..good luck
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Thanks!
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:iconruewitch:
ruewitch Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
After seeing this entry, I don't need to see any others. Good luck in the contest!
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
<33333 Thank you ;u;
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:iconarsevere:
Arsevere Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is wonderfully detailed! I seriously hope you win ;v;

I wanted to enter but ran out of time lol :") Love the movie
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:iconcolonel-strawberry:
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Thanks so much!

Yeah I wish I had started this just a wee bit earlier! But i'm definitely going to try other contests out as the pop up, this was pretty fun!
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Zmithic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so prefect
how do you even
im stunned by this ahhhh
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