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August 24, 2009
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Aug 25, 2009, 1:22:40 AM
Tiles: In the eyes of Children by MacDoninri Tiles: In the eyes of Children by MacDoninri
was thinking of putting "welcome to deviantART world part 2" as a title. just so people would click it. and get past the not-so-inviting 2 panel colored thumbnail. but lying is bad

medium: Ink/ColoredMarkers on 8.5x11inch paper

please tell me I'm not the only person who Jump-Tiles

some think of lava, some think bottomless pit, some think of water, some think the lines are lasers. some just jump just because theyre colored and the others are not. :D

you think it works better if the Fantasy panel is shown first, then reality second?

drawing lava = more fun than the rest
coloring grocery items = uggghhh

update: July 06, 2010
Ive been featured on a blog! "Patterns of Play" of Alicia Dudek
and on Rated Hero's reddit
and on Digg of MrBabyMan

July 07,2010
cool. i googled it!
ive seen 15 more places :)

July 17,2010
adjusted the borders. for Prints. :)
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Given 2010-07-01
Tiles: In the eyes of Children by *MacDoninri is undeniably charming, adorable and shows us that adventure can be found in the most unlikely of places. Also suggested by =suzaku009 and phoenixleo. ( Suggested by Gwendolyn12 and Featured by kangel )
ArretVokram Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was younger I saw the tiles as a river and driftwood because the tiles were either forward or sideways, I would hop on the sideways tiles like I was hopping on the driftwood. :D
MacDoninri Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ooo that's actually pretty new and unique. I have never heard of anyone think of driftwood :)
DaydreamDragon371 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student General Artist
This is totally what I thought as a kid. :icondragonlaughplz:
At first, I'd hop on the yellow tiles, and I pretended the white tiles were white lava. Then as I decided to hop on the white tiles instead of the yellow ones, I thought of those tiles as death lemonade. :XD:
Ah, I love this!

Reminds me just how awesome and vivid our imaginations were as kid. :D Those were the days.
Jennikey23 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the lava floor!!!! we always remeber that!
SaraKpn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes! The lava floor! There must ALWAYS be a lava floor XD Well done :D
HazardBlue Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I still jump tiles given the whime and I get the strangest looks from other adults when I do.  I love how you show both views of the world with the adult/real world in one and the child/fantasy world in the other.
megankitty Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Love it... and no your not the only one who jumps tiles. I remember playing Lava floor jumping from couch to chair when i was younger and this brought it all back thank you :)
Tobigilgiz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
your not alone
SpyderZT Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, I love it. This is true of every child. ;P And while this was an older piece for you, it'd be kind of awesome to see other scenarios that children frequently find themselves in. (Fighting the "Dragon" / Tree Stump, Hiding in the cave from predators / Under the table from parents, etc. )
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