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The Holiday by JakobHansson The Holiday by JakobHansson
Photoshop CS5, Wacom Intuos 4M

A short break from the daily grind!

"For #AnotherContestGroup's Cute VS Horror Contest"
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Jormundre Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
It's nice to see a mingling of concepts like death with a little recreational personal relatability.
I'd hate to be the god of death and like seeing him at peace in a vast and beautiful universe, everything is as it should be <3
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :0)
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james2711 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
it kind of like that sean in mort by terry prachett
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :0)
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satyrgarden Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats!!! SOOOO funny:)))
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satyrgarden Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, come on!!! I couldn't stop loughing for 10 minutes :)) That's sooo funny! Congrats!
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, glad to hear you are entertained :0)
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Ivixx Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
I love the whimsical way so many of your pieces tell a humorous little macabre story.
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I think that humor and horror pretty much goes hand in hand so it is natural for me to include both at the same time :0)
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vee-kay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha ha.

This would what Death would do when (or rather, if) he (ever) retires -- fly-fishing!

I love how you picturized The Grim Reaper in a cuteish way amidst an idyllic scene. He's using the scythe as a fishing rod! And dipping his skeletal toes in the cool water, yay!

Not sure if it inspired you, but there's a similar (and equally funny) scene from the Terry Pratchett book "MORT" (Discworld series), where Death gets bored of his usual work and leaves it to his new assistant (Mort), and retires to partake of the pleasures of the world, including drinking... and of course, fly-fishing! :D

Great painting here, I like it! ;-)
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much vee-kay, yes there was another deviant, who mentioned TPs book, he could not remember the title though. I never read that book by TP, but now I finally have the title! Sounds like a great holiday read, haha. Thanks again for your awesome comment, much appreciated.
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am reading Mort (again, until get the 24th book :D translated to spanish [yes, it is a way better in english :(]) right now and I cannot recommend more, it awesome. I was thinking in DEATH when I see this picture :)
Jacob, your art it is awesome indeed!!
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Kallios Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
So THIS is what Death does on his vacation time. I never knew.
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes it is true! Total paparazzi style ;0)
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lyoth737 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
unexpecting cute and funny :XD:
and a great background! you should make a tutorial :D
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I might make some tutorials in the future, but probably on new images, so I can screengrab the process while I am working on them.
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RipperMadness Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   General Artist
So great :D
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: Sorry to bother you, but can you please make sure that you write in the description "For #AnotherContestGroup's Cute VS Horror Contest" or something along those lines as we're getting lots of entries that arn't related to this contest!!! So please make sure to add this information to your description or your entry will not be counted. Good luck and there's plenty of time to create another entry too!!! New prize updates can be found: [link] :heart:
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ObsidianPearl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student General Artist
hahaha! this is the best!
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx!
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black-racoon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Ahaha I really laughed! Your scenery is beautiful! :D
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Good to hear! Thank you very much :0)
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Rizi0808 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Woah this is amazing, but it kinda scared me. I love how you portrayed the cute and the horror- very cleaverly done! :)
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Happy to scare you a bit ;0)
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Erozja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

Greetings! :aww:
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there, thank you very much!!
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Erozja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
My pleasure. :heart:
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creativsis Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is quite an interesting drawing... bright, spring colours though the grim reaper is there.
Yes, indeed a holiday! I get it.

Great work!
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :0)
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knittywitty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Have you ever read Death on Holiday by Terry Pratchet?
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nope! But another DA'er already suggested that I should check up on it, so it's on my to-do-list :0)
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knittywitty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's full of nice British humour :)
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great! :0)
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:iconjashin4hidan:
Jashin4Hidan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If he took a holiday forever than we can all live forever.
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sure! But the fish will still die... Thanks for the comment :0)
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Jashin4Hidan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconlover-of-the-drow:
lover-of-the-Drow Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
OMG that is so awesome and so cute! x3
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very very much! :0)
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lover-of-the-Drow Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
^^
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AlicornaSkysong Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
AWESOME!!! That is so freaking sweet!
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!!!
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Leoma-silfren Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
hahahahahaha wow I really can't describe how much I love this!
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I think you just did! Thank you very much :0)
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Leoma-silfren Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
haha you're welcome!
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SkarValidus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible. Great work.
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SkarValidus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible. Great work.
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you again!
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SkarValidus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, double-post.
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