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The Hunger Games by TravisTheGeek The Hunger Games by TravisTheGeek
I had been meaning to read 'The Hunger Games' for a while when I finally saw the trailer to the upcoming movie. It looked awesome and finally convinced me to pick up the book; 'cause even though it was the trailer the finally got me to check it out, I wanted to be able to read it and use my own imagination instead of replaying the movie in my head as I read, as was the case with a certain young British wizard.

I was instantly hooked and devoured the entire series in no time. (I finished Mockingjay just yesterday.) I pretty much knew instantly that I had to do some fan art, and I wanted to do it soon before it became required by Fan Art Law that that I draw all the characters as they appear in the movie instead of how they did in my head- again, like a certain young British wizard. (So before anyone complains that they don't look like Young Mystique or Hotel For Dogs, I remind you this is MY vision of them, thank you very much.)
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BlueEyedCrows Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
TravisTheGeek, you have made a friend today. This is really, supremely well done. And I'm with you about reading the books first. I saw Eragon before I read it and it ruined the whole fandom for me. Fantastic job. :)
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:icontravisthegeek:
Thank you SO much! I'm real glad you like it.
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BlueEyedCrows Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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AdamWithers Mar 10, 2012  Professional Artist
Nice fire! I think you understood what I was trying to tell you pretty well. :D This looks great, Travis. Nice job.
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Thank you so much! Yeah, I think some of what you said seems to have sunk in. lol As I'm sure you noticed, this drawing is more or less a what's what of everything we discussed. As for the fire, the warp stage was a little tricky and I still had to smudge it just a little bit to get it how I wanted, but I'm pretty satisfied with it for a first attempt. Thanks again for the excellent lesson!
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AdamWithers Mar 11, 2012  Professional Artist
You're very welcome. :nod:
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You're pretty much in the exact boat I'm in. I've known about the books since around 2008 (I think) when a couple people on a forum I was on mentioned them. But the title did not sound appealing and I knew nothing of the story. Until now, when I heard about the film, and decided to read it. I probably won't see the film at all, as I too disliked how HP took over everyone's mind (including my own in some places).

I'm only on the first one though :D Page 299 to be exact.

I enjoy seeing original versions of characters (in HP as well as here.) Maybe somebody should start a group for book illustrations as opposed to movie ones.
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The great thing about imagination vs. movies is our imaginations have unlimited budgets, perfect special effects, and you can cast whoever you want! :D

Enjoy the books! I think the first may have been my over-all favorite, but the whole series is pretty darn great. Catching Fire (book 2) had some particularly great moments, IMO.
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