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July 11, 2012
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baby refugees 071112 by VinDeamer baby refugees 071112 by VinDeamer
you're familiar with Anton Ego as a child - we see him in a brief flashback near the end of Ratatouille!

Several years ago as I was developing character backstories for fanfiction, I figured that Ego might have lived during WWII, and liked to imagine that his flashback took place during a time where it was peaceful in England following the war.

I started actually writing out his story, but never finished it. He and his sister Maura, older than him by four years, were sent away from home by their recently widowed mother like so many other children were at that time.

They were sent to live with a large Italian family who resided in a huge mansion nestled in an untouched, tranquil part of the English countryside. This family was, in fact, the Linguini family - the head of the household, Armani Linguini, would end up being Alfredo's great-grandfather. (His youngest son, Arturo, was Renata's father.)

so yeah I watched Ratatouille the other night and it kind of inspired me to draw this, since it's one of those things that's been on the brain for years, but I never drew it.

I might color it, idk. My coloring has been sucking recently. bleh

I can't draw hats omg


Maura Ego is mostly mine!
All elements of Ratatouille belong to Disney-Pixar
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inhonoredglory Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, I love the expressions -- and the slight shading. I totally adore the eyes. Pulling off wrinkles like that without making the character old is really an amazing thing.
VinDeamer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Digital Artist
I used to struggle with wrinkles on the face a lot, like you said, it always made them look "old" to me! recently I started drawing more realistic portraits and found that everyone - even kids - have a slight crease under their eyes that follow the shape of the eye socket, and I add that to most, if not all, of my drawings now. I'm in this weird place where I'm rediscovering my style and it keeps changing, so this is becoming something that's part of my drawings now. C:

I don't mean to keep writing these long comments, honestly. :XD: I'm so sorry omg

inhonoredglory Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Whoa! How interesting. The wrinkles look so simple, yet they make sense, like you said you noticed. It's really odd, and I'm glad you found out how to do them.

Haha! It's so fun to rediscover your own style. I guess I'm sort of going through that with HTTYD. Now all my posted drawings are shaded, which I barely did before. And don't apologize about long comments! I love them. In discussion boards, I'm always the one with the hugest comments. :P :XD:
PuddinPopKlayman Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Aww they look so sad :< but nice job with the clothes :)
VinDeamer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you!

PuddinPopKlayman Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Your welcome C:
MU-Cheer-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cool! Those Ratatouille backstories and OCs you come up with are amazing!
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