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Finally finished the long, long overdue commission for Riffuchs. ^^
His own words will be best to describe the picture and meaning:

"You may already know Ian (that's my 'current age' self).
Now, I want to introduce two other Family members of mine to you.
That's dear Gwen and little Jonathan."

For everyone, who remembers her/his childhood this way.
For everyone, who wished his/her childhood had been this way.
For every parent who plans to spend time with her/his children alike.
And for every parent who does so.

The picture was done with water colors (Aquarell), DIN A3 sized. The basic layout and perspective for the room I created with Google SketchUp. Time taken... forever. ;)

The scan still doesn't do justice to the picture, the art looks so much better in real.

Characters & picture idea © Riffuchs
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Experimentonomen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Reminds me a bit of my childhood, when i used to be playing with electronic stuffz on the floor that my grandpa had brought home from work, that i promptly took apart into little pieces to see how it all worked.

Today 20 or so years later, taking stuff apart is my day job.
9Karl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
It's very nice drawed ! :iconfurrydanceplz: 
RavarokJudge Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is so awesome, great eyes!
lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful and sweet noglastia!
Rezznov78 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
I want a family like that.... but I'm proud, because i have a father what I love so much and we are spending time togheter <3
DagoKrakus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope that someday I will have children, im przekaęę my knowledge, and I will teach them to do cribs, unless you will want them to do and will be interested in. ;-) ;-)


In the end, many of the creators of the Krakow cribs, learned it from their fathers or mothers, who also created the crib Krakow;-)

PS: Cracow crib 

*** Very cool graphic :-) Bravo :D (Big Grin) Clap 
MatthiasRat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
While we never worked with electronics, this does remind me very much of my own childhood, and it gives me hope and joy in thinking of what sort of things I will be able to do with my daughter as she grows. :-)

Wonderful, wonderful work! 

Dominus tecum
Kintamya Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I remember it as my father taught me the solder
RuntyTiger Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
definitely a picture that helps inspire good parenting :)
naquadrea Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I would loved to have grown up with a room like that and some one to teach me how to work with electronics.
Rozh-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
awww that's so tender
good things take a time
I love all your draws, you never disappointed me ;)
RinzaZEN Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! A well-done traditional piece depicting a lamentably uncommon subject matter in this genre. Amazing work!
jlfurry Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Foxiwan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
ArticWolfie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww <3
SherlockWolf97 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I wish I could have had this type of childhood...I was abandoned, then adopted, then brought to an orphanage, and adopted again.

Some of you are so lucky to have a true family.
thetundrawolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Not all of us. My father tried to murder me (Shoot me in the head) but missed (He was twenty feet away, he was either a bad shot or there was an angel) to cover up the things he was doing to me. I was probably eight. So don't think for a second that having parents equals goodness, love, and joy because it does not.

I'd like to think I am adopted but I look too much like my father. I can't even look at myself in the mirror.
ArticWolfie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohh I am soooo sorry :( :( :( :( :( I'll be ur new friend if ya like ;)
thetundrawolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
That's very kind of you. But you don't want to know me.
ArticWolfie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I do.
SherlockWolf97 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My mother is an abusive drunk. I have over 49 scars...

I wish you luck in life.
thetundrawolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
God damn. I am so sorry. I wish I could remember my childhood. Then maybe my life would make sense.
ShawnSkunk Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
nice family.
saviourandella Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my life! this is simply stunning! :wow: that must have taken you forever!
raxemus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I too borrow with equipment repair, the truth to it went itself =)
BobLupo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful picture!
DanyWolf Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is an awesome picture!! i love it ^^
foxy21a72 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Dawwwww so cute
HatsuharuLuna Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooow!! is nice
the-Moon-Glows-Redxx Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aarn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
This is what I am taking about. Normal things. These not weird strange strange visions of a post apocalyptic what not. Just a family enjoying time together.:)
kane8888888888 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
qtlove53 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
this is wonderful and heartwarming. i love it
ripple09 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it reminds me of fantastic mr fox :3
nicefox1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
I wish I had dad doing this with me..
Cababs Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
hey, love the picture so real, ive started using google sketchup, please pass judgement on my attempts.

TaniDaReal Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that already looks very nice! :) Great job!
Cababs Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
the link is to my 3d Art gallery
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Aw adorebale work here
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing pic; great job on every detail.
trinitymaster3 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Such a beautiful picture. AND YOU STOLE MY IDEA!!!! :iconreactioncameplz: Oh well, you made it first, so you get props. :iconinuclapplz:
Absolutely well done, I love the water color. And fantastic perspective. :iconinuawesomeplz:
Now I am not sure if you said this in the comment's or not, but is that your real family in their fursona?
TaniDaReal Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a commission, so it's not my characters, but they belong to Riffuchs. :)
He would probably be the one who could answer that question to you. ^^
trinitymaster3 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, thank you. Silly me, I had a blond moment. :XD:
Ellen-Souler Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I died from the cutness
poweruser Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
This is so touching! reminds me of when I was a kid messing with electronics with my dad.

Insta-favorite! :D
crazydude159 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student Artist
I have something exactly like this, but i was 13 back then
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous and deeply heartening.
Sonic-mike Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Es sieht šnlich als Ich und mein kleiner Bruder aus!
kaylawolter Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
i dont have a daddy :(
KidBlackOps Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
that's a nice drawing great work :D
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