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HTTYD Lovin'--Thank You. by toerning HTTYD Lovin'--Thank You. by toerning
Well you guys, I don't even know where to start. It's been a long time since a movie made this much of an impact on me. Like, LOTR long time ago. And when it comes down to it, really, it's just a movie. But there are certain things that people attatch to for whatever reason, and HTTYD is mine.

This movie has rekindled my faith in the state of American animation, inspired me WELL beyond the kick I needed to get me out of my art slump, and for lack of a less hideously corny phrase, made me excited about doing things with my life. Not to mention, it has had an alarmingly influential hand in restoring a really important friendship. I feel so weird putting all this in writing but seriously folks, this is lifechanging shit.

So thank you to everyone who had even the slightest hand in making this film. Thank you to the guy who got everyone's coffee so they could keep working.

And then there's YOU GUYS. Thank you for making a piece of mine no 1 on the front page! Never imagined that would ever happen hahaha. Seriously though, The support I get and contacts I make on this site is so so so important to me, and I wish there was more I could give back.


UPDATE: THANK YOU KIKARIZ, who has bought me a subscription!!! YOU GUYS ARE WAY TOO NICE
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KaiDarknight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awww how sweet :iconloveloveplz:
Raquel2528 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
So sweet!!!!! :D
SarcasticLeaves Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
This is so sweet! :love:
Flamme-Doudoune Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Cute !
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Artist
Nice art work, congratulations!
ilovelionking Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Ramani-Rayne Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
So sweet! I love this movie to death as well, and your rendering of the characters is great!
Manderlinaa Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Javi-80 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
wonderful work!
i-haz-a-doodle-plex Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
rasporange Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011

and this is exactly how i felt about the movie.

no one gets why i love it so much XD
elviella Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
I really love how you chose to say thank you with this particular work. :)

(Ha, guess what I'm watching tomorrow. :P YES VACATIONS=time to watch all the movies I want.)

I kind of don't have a lot to say about this. The art is excellent as always (the brush strokes! *__* oh, the brush strokes!) and, well. This film! I really liked reading what you had to say about it and I was touched - I understand what you described. *__* HTTYD came second that (amazing and inspiring) week but it still made a great impact on me.
MarcelG117 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Great works, all of them! I'm sorry if you have already been asked this. But I am an aspiting digital artist and I am wondering what programs you used to make this work, and perhaps a few pointers to go with them?
Thanks so much, you are a huge inspiration.
toerning Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Thanks for your interest! I sketch and ink traditionally, and then color digitally in photoshop. Here is a link to a brief walk-through of a simple digital coloring process I used for this piece among others: [link]

good luck!
werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Here via QualityFanArt. Great work!
Ashenray Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I'll have to agree with you. That bleeding movie gets you attached and hooked and and and.. inspired! Definitely a feeling there. Similar to the feeling in that drawing. *thumbs up* I love it.
neotigger143 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
It had a huge impact on me too! Such a cute ending and such
Fr3shly-Squeezd Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HTTYD was the same way for me, now I don't feel so bad being in love with a 'kid's movie'. I hope all animation continues in this direction. Did you know next year there will be a sequel :D And there is a cartoon coming too.
Ravenixe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Great. :D
Budumpshh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
these how to train your dragon works are GREAT! :D
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww so lovely.
Aelibia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
I envy the cloud skillz.
Cattthy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
What exactly is HTTYD? :blush:
RayeofSunshine Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Better trailer
RayeofSunshine Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
How to train your Dragon! Amazing movie based off of a book. It's a movie about a viking "runt" named Hiccup, who catches a dragon (enemies of the village), befriends, and trains the dragon.
Trailer: [link]

Definately my favorite dreamworks movie of all time! Got really good reviews, and emotionally captivates audiences. Worth seeing . . . worth seeing a hundred times.

This is a picture of Hiccup, the hero, being hugged by Astrid, his crush.
Grenadehappysquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
How to tame your Dragon. It's a movie.
moofiepooh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student
holy cow i'm in the exact same boat. it feels like it should be just a movie, but it isn't. it's so much more and i can't help but love it so much. it sort of re-inspired my interest in nature, and that sort of innate curiosity we all used to have as kids. so literally, day after i saw it, i went out and climbed a huge tree and just stayed there for a while. then i went out looking for frogs and bugs and birds nests. it was kind of amazing, i felt 7 years old again.
drbeefcakes Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just saw this for the first time today, and spent a good hour re-finding your channel. Love your stuff, I might draw something if it helps me get out of my own art slump, and I shall do what I should have don a while ago...*clicks deviantwatch button*
Ka-Bent Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Student General Artist
I know exactly how you feel. :D About this AND LOTR. :)
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hiccrid Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
panda-jamican-pie Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow~ i'm happy you had something that's given you a kick of life. know i want to see this movie more than ever!
FraXD Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
i like it
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
You know.... I just really love the way you draw hands.

Gads this is beautiful.
Code-Blu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
beautiful <3
Toriyama-Kino-90 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Wow, I love this!

Let's see here. You've really nailed the traditional comic style and I think you did a wonderful job with the clothes and Astrid's expression. It's also a heartwarming picture so that just tops the cake off with chocolate chips. =)

Nice work!
LightlyBow Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student
Your hands are gorgeous!
Dialogous Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Writer
I watched this movie over 20 times, and I still want more.
Panda-Ink Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhhh i loved the movie too. : ) They're coming out with a second one in 2013 (which makes sense since its based on 10 books )
SqueakyE Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
This drawing is beautiful! :love: This is the movie that made me finally choose to pursue computer animation. It's everything I hope to create one day.
toerning Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
lol YES this was the first movie that made me think that CG animation might not be the worst thing that's ever happened to animation.
:heart: thanks!
incaseyouart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The DVD for this movie was my birthday present, and hot damn, best present ever. The "Test Drive" scene nearly made me tear up it was so beautiful. Restoring faith in American animation, hellz yeah! Nicely done on this one ^_^
LunaMacato Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
I watched this movie on an international 20 hour flight. Listening to the music as the credits rolled, bathed in morning light above the clouds – it was amazing. It had pretty much the same affect on me.
Loved that movie.
shae-luvs-xei163 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG KIKARIZ GOT YOU A SUB? shes so nice! and i luv her art
JelloJolteon2000 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
I love this movie, and you've pretty much summed up bits and pieces of what everyone else has been thinking. Not to mention your art for it is absolutely beautiful. ;)

Totally fave worthy, and thus, I'll :+fav: it. :D
MexicanSushi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
SO very jealous of how beautiful your work is! ; o ;
especially your lines! keep up the good work! :+fav:
Lelpel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
I agree with the first comment here - AMAZING!!! just so lovely and emotive! :clap:
Kahimi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
that so cute, I also love that movie and now is one of my favorites ever ;D but it's amazing hear (actually read) how much impact it could have in some people, and it's great that is for good :la:

and the picture is so cute too *w* I love Hiccup and Astrid and the way you painted it it's so cool, specially that background... I love watercolors xD

sorry my english sucks
lukadron Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
D'awwwwwww huggies ;3333;
joni-lynne Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
amazing! what did you color hiccup and astrid with!?
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