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Hey, anyone remember this story?! It's Rapunzel... or should I say "GROUNDED!!" 

Yes, it's true, my Rapunzel adaptation finally has a title, and I couldn't be more in love with it! I was sitting in a car going to Michigan for an Adele concert, and while I was watching a show, one of the characters were told told that they were grounded.... and that word hit me like a brick, but in a good painless way. I loved the word grounded instantly because it can mean the typical fashion a teen is punished and it can mean someone who is well balanced and sensible, but what I really love is the irony of the title since Rapunzel is stuck up in a tower.

As for this story as a whole, I have a class in college that allowed me to pick any project I wanted to work on for an 8 week period, and I decided to go with this story since it's my longest running story that I always manage to keep coming back to. I'm very grateful for this project because about 2 weeks ago, I got some really great ideas to help this story stand out among other adaptations of the classic fairy tale.

Well, that's about it for now, I'm really hoping to get a move on with this story soon. Let me know what you all think of their designs, I'd really appreciate the feedback! 
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model88 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! Keep going! You are totally pursing a good track!

I hear you on how characters will tell us who they are and how stuff just pops into  memory like a scene from the Matrix, like that knowledge was always fully there...
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djeffers123 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so! 

I love the Matrix, I need to watch that agains soon. lol But yes, it's weird how that works. 
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princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
WOW! Amazing!! :D I love their designs :) this is awesome! 
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djeffers123 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!!! I'm glad you like their designs, they've been carefully planned out, so I'd like to think they're not terrible. 
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princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
They're wonderful I love it :) 
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SteLo-Productions95 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Student Filmographer
These look really great, Dylan! What's your next step? ;)
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djeffers123 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks Steven! My next step is to begin tackling the plot and the tower as well hopefully. :) (Smile) 
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SteLo-Productions95 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Student Filmographer
Okie doke then! I'll wait patiently to see how the story fleshes out! :D
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djeffers123 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'm definitely going to continue developing this story, that I cam assure you. 
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hananas59 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, this is quite the story, but it's awesome :D

I like everything in general, the story is fitting together nicely and the whole project is so original with the Renaissance vibe to it :D

Rapunzel is special to me as the inventor's way especially fits her, I totally imagine her doing all sorts of activities like building in her tower which would make her tower very cool.

Loving it all very much so far :D <3
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djeffers123 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad I've peaked your interests! 

This story has taken a great turn in development and I'm happy to say that I'm finally getting an idea of how I want to tell the story and how everyone plays out. I thought the Renaissance vibe would be a perfect fit because of Rapunzel's character.

I think the idea of making her similar to Leonardo da Vinci really pulled her into her own, as well as made the story already different from past adaptations of the story. The tower will definitely be filled with all over her creations and anyone who steps foot in that tower would be amazed. Rapunzel's fascination for the world is what pulls the prince to her. He loves how she sees the world with eyes more open and clear than anyone not stuck up in a tower away from it. 

If you would like to know more, just message me, cause I assure there's definitely more! Giggle 
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hananas59 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problemo ;D

Yes, it is a perfect fit, it would make her seem like a very new and refreshing character :D

 She would have a tower full of machines and drawings and paintings and models and all :D
It's lovely her boy falls for that and not totally for her beauty :)

I'll do that!
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djeffers123 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I thought so as well, and I can't wait to work on her designs for when she's younger and at different stages of life and the design for the tower could be really neat. I imagine the tower getting more and more cluttered as time goes on. 

Yeah, I want a wide array of things in the tower like bugs on the wall in frames, sketches everywhere, and inventions all over the place. I thought her views of life and freedom could make him open his eyes.

And awesome, I look forward to chatting more! Meow :3 
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hananas59 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, that would indeed be very awesome.
It would be a nice easter egg to show flashbacks with an empty tower and gradually make it more cluttered.

I imagine this place ... it must be a lovely place <3

Awesome ;D
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hananas59 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, that would indeed be very awesome.
It would be a nice easter egg to show flashbacks with an empty tower and gradually make it more cluttered.

I imagine this place ... it must be a lovely place <3

Awesome ;D
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djeffers123 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! 

I definitely do want to show the progression of the clutter, I'll most likely show it as she is raised in the tower. 

I would imagine anyone would get up there and just be astounded with how pretty it looks. lol

Yep!
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hananas59 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I don't know how you want to develop it, but in a storybook session it could become the giant two page spread showing the growth of rapunzel.

Yes :D
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djeffers123 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Yep, sounds about right! If I did it in comic form I would probably put emphasis on one point of her maybe when she's 12 or so, but the rest would be more of a montage.

:) (Smile) 
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