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Jenna ´Kaikisuka´ Linn Barton

"RAG" by Jenna ´Kaikisuka´ Linn Barton

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Here’s what all of you have been waiting for.…RAG!!! This bizarre picture is actually an illustration for a very interesting storybook I wrote called ‘My Dearest Jules, You Were the First’. I don’t know what you could call it…it was actually just an interesting little thing I did on character analysis, trying to develop two different characters without any physical description, but rather entirely through the letters they wrote to each other (mostly what one writes to the other). It gave you some very interesting images of what the characters looked like—all you could tell for sure was that one of them wasn’t a person, yet was rather childlike. A bizarre, creepy, mysterious child. That’s RAG! The other one was just some vague figure that RAG mourned for, wrote to, and hoped for a reply from. Someone who taught him what it meant to come out of the dark. It wasn’t supposed to really become anything, but the little story became a great hit with everyone who read it. I did a little illustration of RAG before I actually wrote the story, and it kind of evolved from the picture. I reversioned RAG and colored him, and now I’m posting him here, for the first time ever on the ‘net. WOOH! Yes, he’s a bizarre little patchy-creature-marionette-doll-animal thing. I feel that anyone who read the story and also sees this will not see what they expected RAG to look like. So, here’s RAG, sitting at his chestnut table in the Dangerous Room, writing a letter to his darling Jules, one that perhaps he will slip under the constantly-locked door of the Dangerous Room, only to be eaten up by the dark as he fears it will be…I will try to find somewhere to post ‘My Dearest Jules, You Were the First’ where it can retain its interesting format, or perhaps I will publish it (finally!) into a storybook, and you can read it from there. My unending thanks to everyone who read and enjoyed the story, and all who wrote letters to RAG (I got several in the mail). You are an inspiration to me. Ah, and how can I forget? This picture is dedicated with affection to the main inspiration of this book, Jules, who at the time of my typing this has not had a chance to read the story she sparked. You are my life and my light, My Dearest Jules, and I am just a humble RAG. I love you always.


10 Feb 200745 EnderOnIce
Yup. Cute, sad and inspiring all at the same time! im sold.

1 Jenna 'Kaikisuka' Linn Barton replies: "Thou art too kind! Seriously, this one freaks most people out."
19 Mar 2007:-) H. Nitecki
Wow! . . . .WOOOWW! OH MY CLEMENCY! WOW! I simply must read this story-thing of yours someday! The creepy atmosphere delivered by the picture is sooooooo perfect. Ohh my goodness I have shivers going up my spine. Everything is flawless . . .. . . . wow.

1 Jenna 'Kaikisuka' Linn Barton replies: "Aw, goodness...you're all too nice to me...I think I'll save it as a PDF file and then give it to whoever wants it. ^_^ Thanks, Miss Nitecki--You're very kind. I'm glad you like him."
27 Apr 200745 EnderOnIce
WOOT!! GO RAG! yupyupyup
7 May 2007:-) Glo 'the Bug' Bowden
Whoa ho ho -- now this story of yours has caught my interest. I don't know how good your writing is, nor have I read the story, but from this blurb it sounds very publishable. Have you submitted it as a manuscript to any publishing companies? Ha ha, I'm totally jumping the gun there, huh? Hey, and if you're sending it out as a PDF, might I also get a copy to read? It just sounds so amazingly awesome!

Anyway, I don't really know the character, but I love the expression of quiet despiration and concentration on his face. The shag of hair flopping over his eyes gives him the look of a sort of awkward outcast who has yet to realize his full potential. Now I gotta ask -- is that blood on the wall and books behind him?

Oo, and I must mention the little details that I love, namely the amazing work you did on the wood texture and those amazing bells on his ears. And the lighting! The whole feeling of the picture is magnified by the amazing, slightly creepy lighting.
21 Jun 200745 The anonymous jules
And all this time I thought I was the RAG...

1 Jenna 'Kaikisuka' Linn Barton replies: "Hehe...funny..."
3 Oct 2007:-) Tony Orzech
This is a favorite of mine, not just for the general feeling of the piece but also for the story that goes with it.
I hope that some day I can get you to do another version of this one, Jenna, without all those thick black lines and have both of them posted here.

Maybe for my birthday 200? ?? ;-)
10 Mar 2008:-) Kristin Eve_Rebil Phillips
I love it! The picture and the atmospere and the coloring...it’s....awe-inspiring. As always2 RAG is so cute and sad, he needs a hug. A very large, happy hug. I’m curious to read this story as well....you’ll have to let me know when you post it.
Once again, keep drawing!
~Believer (who now has an Elfwood gallery, eek, scary!)
PS I hear rumors of an upload...can’t wait to see new and exciting pictures!
Also, sorry I haven’t commented in a while, let’s say I’ve been waiting for new pics, eh?
Keep drawing your awesome pictures!

:-) Jenna 'Kaikisuka' Linn Barton replies: "Thanks a million, Believer! Or should I say...Kristin? Hehe, I’m embarrassed, your gallery kicks my tush. 16 I’ll update ASAP, I’ve got some new, better stuff I’ve been working on...Thanks again!"
26 Oct 2008:-) Caboose Layla Wolfe
Okay, first thing’s first... UPLOAD THE STORY. I am a fan of reading (I read, and draw, in all of my free time), and this sounds great! And Flo stole my question! Is that blood on the walls? And is that a knife I see in his hair? TELL ME THESE THINGS!

I’m waiting...12
18 Jun 2009:-) Natalie Adams
Rag writes with his tail - ADORABLE! *hugs*

:-) Jenna 'Kaikisuka' Linn Barton replies: "Hehe--thanks!! This piece is SO old...but I can’t bring myself to get rid of it..."
12 Dec 2009:-) John R Farley Jr
I like the sort of from-a-cartoon look this has. I’m always referencing animation but that’s what this looks like. Cool picture.
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 • Created by: :-) Jenna ´Kaikisuka´ Linn Barton
 • Copyright: ©Jenna ´Kaikisuka´ Linn Barton. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Animal, Beast, Blood, Bloody, Creature, Critter, Dangerous, Darkness, Dearest, Deranged, Frightening, Jules, Kaikisuka, Letters, Marionette, Mysterious, Patchy, Pen, Pencil, Photoshop, Puppet, Rag, Room, Scary, Stitches, Sweet, Writing
 • Categories: Dream Imagery, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Book Illustration
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Black Ink, Computer-coloured Picture
 • Submitted: 2007-01-22 20:05:21
 • Views: 1840
 • Resolution: 673x700

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