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IMAGES OF THE DAY: 2,500 Cartoon Characters In One (Huge) Drawing
September 8, 2012
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This takes patience: New York artist Ray Sumser started working on his latest piece, 'Characternity,' back in January. He's just putting the finishing touches on it now.

Why's it taking so long? Well, that's what you sign up for when you decide to draw 2,500 different cartoon characters on one sheet of paper (click the image to see it full size and explore).

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Ray finished up the pencil work back in June. Since then, he's been adding digital colour to the original drawing.

He also has a Kickstarter to collect final character suggestions and funds until Sunday, September 16. You can visit his page right here to purchase a print, and watch his video below:



This is not the first time Ray has drawn a massive piece featuring thousands of cartoon characters: he also created 'Comicosm' (2009) and 'Cartoonuum' (2011). This is the biggest piece he's ever done, though, and the first time he's worked with digital technology.

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The piece includes characters from all sorts of sources - some X-Men, some video games, a little Disney, and many, many more. And in case you're wondering (of course you are), the title character from 'Where's Waldo' is hiding in there somewhere. Happy hunting.

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