The Folly Of Youth

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aled profile pic Artist

This is my submission for the Purple Rain theme. You see the young fella on the right is laughing (perhaps at his melting elders) - ignorant of his own impending demise! It's about the inevitability of death and the optimism of youth.

I'd say that's pretty deep.


never thought id use these two words together in a sentence but: deep and adorable! ;)

courtney pie

man, this is really deep. (love the wax in the eye detail!)

Ste7en profile pic Alumni

I would have liked to see some wrinkles or other signs of age on the elder candles, but it is deep and well done anyway

Kookaberry profile pic Alumni

Can the young candle have some hip shades or something? I saw this as a penile reference rather than an age thing. But my mind's perpetually in the toilet I guess. It's all TV's fault I tells ya! I'm still deathly envious of your drawing skillz though.

jess4002 profile pic Alumni


Mr Rocks
Mr Rocks profile pic Alumni

cool work again

funkie fresh
funkie fresh profile pic Alumni

hilariously well drawn

jpiatt profile pic Alumni

jebus, this is genius!!!!!


great great stuff


love the message in this...nice


wow, fatheed, you should be a profit.



well done!


nice work!

Bisparulz profile pic Alumni

nice 5$

mezo profile pic Alumni

Threadless loves evil & cute combined together...and you know how to do it so well.

FRICKINAWESOME profile pic Alumni

Oh...i thought you were saying the folly of youth as in the young kids were burning themselves as the elder sat and laughed, which didn't strike me particularly funny. Now i get it and it's all the more neato. As Ste7en already stated, please put some things on the each candle to designate they are old/young. After this has happended, I'm $'ing all over this!

courtney pie

but doesn't a burned down candle imply oldness, and being so tall imply that he was just lit?


i think courtney pie missed something...

anyways, i rather love this shirt. I'd like it better if the two older ones had laugh lines or wrinkles or something, but it's not even needed to make this great.

Ava Adore

great, love the colours

courtney pie

ya, i worded that wrong. whatev. we all know what the shirt means.

aled profile pic Artist

Hahahe. It could be, I guess. Innuendo is in the eye of the beholder. Take from it what you want.

ISABOA profile pic Alumni

dude - this sent me spiraling into depression for 5$ seconds

aled profile pic Artist

Based on the number of comments, I didn't think this was going that well. What a pleasant surprise! Cheers guys :-)

r.o.b.o.t.i.c.octopus profile pic Alumni

no diss, but you have a name now, much like glennz or some such...they see your name associated with it and they love it! you're a goldenboy...and that means i hate you...

i keed.

aled profile pic Artist

Hmmm. Not all my recent subs have scored as well, so I don't think that's really the case. When I did the WIP for this - I said I was going for the popular cute tragic comedy concept because I know a lot of the voters have a soft spot for this kind of thing. I think if anyone else did this concept, the score would be about the same.

aled profile pic Artist

Yeah - I'm experimenting with a concept at the moment

jublin profile pic Alumni

haha didnt see this one while it was up for voting. very funny fatHEAD. very funny indeed.

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