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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.
LA--RANA Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student 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. )
ChaseSmileyface Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
i used to treat the checkerboard like this when i was little
llama2-YaY1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist
This is awesome. I remember playing this game when I was little! :)
chaoman Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, I used to do this all the time as a little kid. I still sometimes jump the tiles. It's just so much fun.
CliftonFomby Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Stumbled across this today and it hit home. I remember the misadventures of me that happened long ago. Imagination is a wonderful thing that is often lost in the young and old alike. Thanks for taking me back
MacDoninri Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) youre welcome.
Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This was definitely me. :XD:
animeheaven97 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
This piece has been stolen: [link]
ArtLover2293 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Writer
Yeah you're right. ^^
FMAYahsa12 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You know the handle on the freezers in stores? When I was little, I pretended I was a witch sliding along the edge of a mountain, KINDA like what that little knight girl and viking boy are doing.
MacDoninri Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ha aweseom :)
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I was jumping too when I was a kid. Sometimes I've invented a story and sometimes I just used the colour. :)
mihokyo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Jumped 'em all the time and it's nice to know I wasn't the only one.
LazyKittenElf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Is that the Great Eye in the back ground? I love it! My childhood right there.
Karisa108 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist
My life in two pictures :P
OceanSilverBreeze Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I love this so much. The imagination... The colors... The pure awesomnes... This is truly what I imagined as a kid. I firmly believe my inner child is here to stay and will never leave me alone... I see no problem with that ^^ Great job
fairymusicgirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
jajaja very cute X3
Ariyk Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great. Reminds when I was twelve, jumping around in a small area of tiles, trying not to touch the same one twice and an elderly man laughed and said; "you missed a spot". I was half embarrassed because I am kind of shy around strangers, but I laughed and shrugged it off by jumping on the tile I had not made it to yet.

I was the kid that only jumped because of boredom or because some of the tiles were colored.
MacDoninri Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that elderly man is a child at heart still. I wanna be like that when i grow even older
Ariyk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it might be one of the best ways to grow older.
L3M35 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Izzi1313 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist
It used to be water to me and my little brother! :D
Really nice art!
antares37 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I really do love your art, it's so true :)
MacDoninri Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yaaaaaay :)
Tonks4Eva Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im in love with it its so true ;3
jdinkorea Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I've used this print as an example of learning through play and now use it for ESL classes in Korea. It translate beautifully and the game really helps enhanance low-level student's English acquisition.

Ordering poster today! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
MacDoninri Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really?! awesome!
DeviatedYaoiNord Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
My friend brougt me here. Nice art. Cheers!
Devilchild93 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Abaraxus704 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Nice choice stumbleupon. Also love the piece, reminds me of childhood.
MacDoninri Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this was on stumble upon? awesome
Abaraxus704 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Linked right back to this very page.
JenniWenny Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student
haha! so true! good job!
NJHFranda Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ahh great memories :D
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MacDoninri Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yay. awesome :)
dracheflugel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
man, this is great! fantastic style of illustration and a good look into our past as youths. I love this!
Catgirl4404 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
awww, I remember when I did that in the store ... ... w-when I was a kid I mean >.> <.<
Eva-Dragon-Goddess Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heh, you're not the only one C:
never grow up!! as soon as you do you turn into an evil gargoyle lol :P
MemoriesFromMafia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cthulhu1001 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
I am just about to turn 60 (yes an old man) and oh how many memories this brings back...
Don't step on the crack!
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