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So, it’s talked about for some time on this site about the changes on this site about the layout, and I must confess, I am not really impressed with them. Some of them feel unnecessary like seeing the favorite things listed on the front page, you can keep track of it in your message board or on the users page. You might also see their favorites, some of which may not be something you might care about or like what is in there.

Another thing is that some things scream in your face on the front page, which I feel is far too much for me, unneeded information that I care nothing about or have any interest in. Does anybody agree? I am sorry if you feel that I am ranting when you might like the changes, but I am rather conservative and old-fashioned, so speak, when it comes to things like this.


Andrew R. Alberts
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
I am an inexperienced artist in drawing. I know there are rules in art about perspective, color, shading, and lighting. But I need help in how to hold the pencil correctly, how to move it, just that. But I am exceeding good in Photoshop, with some photomanipulation and I am just getting started in 3D Maya.

Current Residence: Sun Prairie, WI
Favourite genre of music: Movie Music
Favourite style of art: 3D, Cels, Photography
Operating System: Windows 7, XP
MP3 player of choice: IPod
Favourite cartoon character: Ariel, Mrs. Brisby, Toa Vakama
Personal Quote: "What good is something if you can't find a good use for it?"

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RockingScorpion Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching :)
Drew47AT Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
You’re welcome!
lordofarabia Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch, fellow Christian!
Drew47AT Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You are most welcome, indeed.
Karikadi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your donation! I really appreciate it! :DelrubiusOMG: OMG 
Drew47AT Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You’re welcome. Oh, and you wouldn’t mind hearing of a slightly more complete version of the story?
Karikadi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
I would love to!
Drew47AT Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Now, I kinda did a little research into the original story of “Aladdin”, but I thought I might these story elements too. Aladdin’s family once owned a tailor business that is on the verge of bankruptcy. Aladdin is struggling both to survive and to keep the family business afloat somehow. He has a few skills in textiles, but Aladdin is in desperate need of customers and additional training.

One day, a strange rat from China—this is a reversal of the original story were the magician comes from Africa to China to seek the lamp—comes to Aladdin’s shop, claiming to be an old associate of his father, and teaches him some additional weaving and cloth cutting techniques. However, his price is to meet him at a certain place at a certain time to seek out a cave of wonders beyond his wildest dreams. At first, Aladdin is reluctant to leave the business for a short while, but is assured the trip will not take long and that the rewards would send him not only to early retirement, but also to gain favor with the sultan and earn him a place in the palace.

In truth, the rat is actually in the service of a warlord who seeks magical artifacts to further his goals of conquest. The warlord wishes to conquer all that can be conquered, so he sends the evil rat wizard to capture and utilize whatever powers that can be turned into war weapons. The wizard knows of a magical lamp containing an extremely powerful genie that could bring about the warlord’s domination of the world. However, the wizard plans on using the lamp for himself to overthrow his master and take the lands the latter has sought. Unfortunately, after the wizard has sent a low-rate thief to take it, the thief is killed by the cave guardian who is its mouth in the form of a lioness who informs the wizard only one can enter.

However, things go quite awry when Aladdin receives a special customer, a young female mouse about his age, requesting a special dress be made before, roughly, the same time he is to meet the wizard for his quest begins. Aladdin begs that it be made and delivered at a later date, but she insists it be done by then. Out of good faith to her, as his father had frequently insisted on getting a customer’s requests done before his own agendas, Aladdin works on the dress and delivers it to the royal palace to his customer in person.

The customer in question is none other than the Sultan’s daughter, the princess! When she receives it and dons it, she is especially thankful for it, but her father is not impressed—for it goes against the dress codes of the royal family. He has Aladdin arrested, but spares him on the behest of his daughter and his counselor, the good rat wizard. The good wizard eventually pleads for Aladdin’s release and tells him of the same quest that he is on. Aladdin reveals of another rat who plead for his aid, but is told of that rat’s wickedness and intentions should he capture the lamp.

That’s what I have for the beginning, except that there is no carpet and that the wizard asks for Aladdin’s hand instead of the lamp, but is wounded when trying to save him. Later on, Aladdin will learn the secrets of the lamp after a number of years of being raised up and protected by his surrogate mother, the genie of the ring.

So what do you think?
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WhiteLionWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch.
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