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Faux Epic Mickey type piece by dyemooch Faux Epic Mickey type piece by dyemooch
I love Figment, and I love Epic Mickey.

I wanted to do a piece to vent a little about how I feel with some of the "kids these days" (not all of them) and how it feels that quality, creative ideas slowly get drowned out by common and boring ones.
One of the reasons I really miss working at Walt Disney World is getting the chance to be at WDW any time I wanted. I love how music plays throughout the park like a soundtrack that fades into each world you enter. I miss seeing people interacting with characters they grew up with.
I dunno.
ANYWAY.
So Dreamfinder is no longer with Figment at EPCOT; it's now Professor(Doctor?) Nigel Channing(sp?) and Figment was a "scientific discovery" instead of the "imaginary creation" that Dreamfinder created.
I like to believe that Figment still existed after Dreamfinder left- a result of being phased out and forgotten over the Figment ride's changes over the years. In some EPCOT-like park Oswalt created in his world, the Dreamfinder wanders around, using his imagination and memories of yesteryear to fill the park with the memories and creations he remembered from EPCOT when he was a part of it. Figment, still having a part in EPCOT's current ride probably ran into Oswalt somehow and longed for a reunion with the Dreamfinder- to pick up where they left off and travel the universe collecting things that inspire imagination...
Problem is that Dreamfinder just doesn't really feel that the world wants him anymore and is content to hang around in the EPCOT that still is fond of him.
"The world just doesn't want imagination anymore..."
Perhaps he feels that kids just don't want to explore and create anymore- that they're all wanting to grow up too fast; that everyone is letting the darkness of life cast a larger shadow over the world and have forgotten what it's like to enjoy life rather than despise all of its problems.
For whatever reason, it's up to Oswalt and Figment to convince the Dreamfinder that he is still loved and important to everyone.
I imagine they would succeed at it; that even if the Dreamfinder is looking at the world through a half-empty glass, that it doesn't take but a few drops to make the glass more full.
BLAH BLAH BLAH.
I dunno.
I get that life sucks- but try and enjoy it. For rizzles. No matter your struggle, there's always going to be friends willing to root you on and help you out.

BUT ALSO I JUST WANTED TO DRAW A FAKE EPIC-MICKEY-ESQUE SCENE WHERE OSWALT AND FIGMENT RUN INTO A SAD DREAMFINDER AND THEN LATER THEY CAN CHEER HIM UP AND HE AND FIGMENT ARE FRIENDS AGAIN BECAUSE THEY WERE ALWAYS FRIENDS. I DUNNO.

You're all my friends :3c

Livestream sped up and posted to YouTube: [link]
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:iconblackmagicproduction:
Dude!!! This is incredible!!!

Also, I'm already in the process of continuing the Epic Micky universe in a fanfiction and this...this fits perfectly!!! Thank you for that little spark of inspiration!!
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:iconoutcastclankzilla:
OutcastClankzilla Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Man, Epic Mickey had SO much potential! Where did we go wrong? 
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:icondyemooch:
dyemooch Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think it went wrong anywhere- it just needs enough interest in it again to make a sequel.
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:iconoutcastclankzilla:
OutcastClankzilla Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student General Artist
And maybe more of a robust karma and combat system, too! With so many similarities to Okami, why not make similar gameplay changes?
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:iconsuperchao101:
superchao101 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
this could be a good side plot for epic mickey 3.... if there was one....
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:icondyemooch:
dyemooch Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Despite the flaws of the first two Epic Mickey games, I would LOVE a third one. I feel it's a great place to showcase characters that Disney can't figure out what to do with. Especially a lot of past them park attraction characters.
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AustinGreywolf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
that looks good
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:iconlightyearpig:
lightyearpig Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
I'd have to agree with Dreamy here. With all the teen sitcoms Disney is churning out, kids don't need magic anymore.
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:iconlordofthevillains:
LordoftheVillains Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"I could help him on that problem."
Shows him Deviant ART
"there you see they still have the imagination, they just need free time and something to create with."
"Just don't go to the scary part of it, you will not sleep or see the same way in weeks!"
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:iconxelku9:
Xelku9 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well now Figment and the Dreamfinder are back in their own comic book series.
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:icondyemooch:
dyemooch Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes! and the book is great c: Everyone, especially fans of Figment/Dreamfinder, should read it!
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:iconxelku9:
Xelku9 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried to find my local comic book store so I could get it, but couldn't find the store.
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:iconeb-the-gamer:
EB-the-GAMER Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
pitch perfect!
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:iconbubblesishot46853:
bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Dawww...
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:icondragonjule:
dragonjule Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
spyro?
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:icondyemooch:
dyemooch Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Figment.
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:iconjohn-the-enforcer:
John-the-Enforcer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Well, it's likely he's never been to Walt Disney World.

Seriously though...Spyro?  I mean, really?!
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:iconalgus-underdunk:
Algus-Underdunk Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Would've been really great to see Figs show up in Epic Mickey 2.
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:iconmusicyoh:
musicyoh Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
That would be a cool concept for Epic Mickey! Yeah, I wish they kept the original Journey into Imagination attraction.
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:icondreamfinderr:
dreamfinderr Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
This is my laptop background. I seriously love this. [link]
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:iconchristhekirby:
ChrisTheKirby Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This... Is absolutely amazing. Looks like it was taken out right from the game.

I know Junction Point shut down, but if Disney ever gets around to making a threequel, I hope something like this would happen.
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Rogerrabbitthestooge Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
AMAZING job!
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:iconmichaelsar:
Michaelsar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I wish the Dreamfinder would come back, but I'm glad they had Figment return.
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:iconsonicxjones:
sonicxjones Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Do you do more of theses as request?
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:icondyemooch:
dyemooch Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I generally don't take requests because my work schedule gets so crazy I have a HORRIBLE habit of either forgetting them, or not being in the mood to draw them...

But I love Epic Mickey's cut-scene style; especially the more cleaner look of the cut-scenes in Epic Mickey 2. I do intend to draw more, and wouldn't say no if you wanted to make a suggestion, but I certainly can't promise anything as far as actually doing it, if that's all right c:
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sonicxjones Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Suggestion? Hm..
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:iconsteamboatme:
SteamboatMe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I miss him. I'm trying to make an Epic Mickey fanfic with him.
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:iconsteamboatme:
SteamboatMe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Imaaaaaaaaaaaagination, innnnnnnnnnspiraaaation, a dream, can be, a dream come true, with that little spark, from me to you.
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haru6 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Wow I remember Dreamfinder. I loved the figment rid as a little kid when he was still part of it. I miss how it used to be.
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Touching and moving pic here I remember dreamfinder
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:iconrickeyracoon123:
rickeyracoon123 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
OH NICE!
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:icondragonrider1227:
Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Damn this is depressing
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:iconallthestuffilike94:
Allthestuffilike94 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh... you had me going there for a sec... I was thinking that Dreamfinder and Figment were going to be in Epic Mickey 2. That would've been awesome!
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Photographer
This makes me so sad. :(

Poor Dreamfinder. If only he knew how many people wanted him to come back.
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:icontoru-kai:
toru-kai Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Oi... my heart. :crying:

I remember the summer I went to Disney World and they told us they were going to close the ride down. I didn't realize they were going to bring it back in a different format...a different, not-so-fun and also slightly boring format.

Very nice work here! :D Wish they could be in the upcoming game...
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:icondyemooch:
dyemooch Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Here's hoping that we'll get figment one day : D!
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:iconzoracatone:
ZoraCatone Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! You got the textures just right! The Dreamfinder leads my eye to the expressions on Oswald and Figment's faces. You nailed the Mary Blair style AND the emotional side to this, not to mention capturing motion in a still image. Bravo!
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:icondyemooch:
dyemooch Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
aw...well thanks!!! This is one of my favorite comments c:
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:iconchaoartwork39:
chaoartwork39 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww. Poor Fignment...
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Kat-vs-Art Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
omg I love this! :la:
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:iconbabbletrish:
babbletrish Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I would play this until my Wii imploded.
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HDSStudio Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Nice work! only wish the was part of Epic Mickey 2. And yes that was the real Dreamfinder "Ron Schneider" that commented to you. I'm on his facebook and he posted a link to this lovely picture.
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Dreemfinder Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Amazing...

dyemooch -- My name is Ron Schneider, and I was the original strolling Dreamfinder at EPCOT Center '82-'87. Just wanted to let you know how very much I love your painting of the characters. You've captured them perfectly in the Epic Mickey style AND tagged them with a powerful sentiment. Priceless.

My congratulations!
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:icondyemooch:
dyemooch Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Are you serious? Was that you in the Disney EPCOT special back in the 80s!? Oh man! I hope this isn't a joke or a troll!

I worked at Disney World on the college program in 2006, and I got to be Figment quite a bit there; was one of the more fun characters I had the pleasure to work as, but a shame there was no Dreamfinder to interact with the guests as well!
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princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
OMG THIS PICTURE IS AMAZING I LOVE HOW YOU CAPTURE THE COLORS AND THE TEXTURE IN IT EVEN DREAMFINDER!! GAH I MISS HIM SO MUCH AT EPCOT THEY NEED TO BRING HIM BACK WITH FIGGY ONTO A WHOLE NEW ADVENTURE!!! OH HECK YEAH!!!
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OrtensiaRabbit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hahaha! I love it! I've been working on an Epic Mickey spinoff comic for about a year now, some concept can be found on my page, but this reminds me a LOT of what I was going for.

[link] here's one of the panels that I have on my tumblr, but yeah, this comment spans over ALL EPCOT Center, but I focused on Dreamfinder and Figment's relationship with Oswald and their relationship with the danger of the loss of imagination throughout the park. HECK the two have their own song for it too! I'm glad to see other people got the idea of this too and your picture looks completely amazing! Loving the EM style and I hope to see more stuff like this!
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DreamfinderFigment Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Love this! I love these characters! Just wish they'd bring the original ride back
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:icondyemooch:
dyemooch Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much :D!

btw- I like the attached image c: Figment is one of those characters that can be difficult to draw right! You did a great job :D
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:iconortensiarabbit:
OrtensiaRabbit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no problem!

OH yeah, Disney merch can attest to that XD It's just the way his nose is, it's really hard to draw in practically every position you put it, especially the front XD (seriously disney artist, why constantly draw him with his face TOWARD people if you can't do it without him having giant wrinkles that make him look pervy?!) I draw him more of the way I've seen in Tony Baxter's art, where as most people go for either copying the merch and/or the animatronic. I also feel like sometimes his face is too crowded, and so I don't connect the neck for the most part unless it's at a wierd angle.
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:icondeldiz:
DelDiz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
You my friend are going to mess with peoples' heads.
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