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A Cowboy's Goodbye by K9girl06 A Cowboy's Goodbye by K9girl06
This is one of my favorite pieces that I have worked on right now and I am trying new techniques so I figured that I would give this piece another try, but this time in Photoshop. You can find the original in drawings. Below is the original explanation as to what is going on in the drawing and what originally inspired me to draw this.

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I was always upset that Bo Peep wasn't in Toy Story 3. I was even more upset that they quickly glanced over the reasoning for her disappearance. One day I was watching something Toy Story related on YouTube and looked at the comments where some users discussed Bo's disappearance. I thought it was kind of funny how some just thought she was sold (which they did say in the movie) while others believe she died, which made me think of my own reasoning for her disappearance.

My own personal theory after watching the clip was that Bo was indeed sold at a garage sale however, as she was leaving with her new "family", (the term "owner" just seems so negative when it comes to these toys that so many of us grew up with) she was accidentally dropped and was left in a unrepairable condition (remember, she was porcelain) and in a toy sense, "dead". Unfortunately, Woody, all of the other toys and Bo's friends had witnessed this very tragic event which created a very haunting memory for them that they would never forget. Of course, Bo's loss was the hardest on Woody however because he was seen as a leader to the toys, he would try his hardest to not show his pain by trying to stay strong for everyone else. When he was alone though, he couldn't hide his pain anymore. He wasn't the fearless Cowboy that his friends knew and would crumble just wishing Bo was there again with him and thinking about how he could have protected her. Bo was gone though and so was a piece of Woody's little toy heart.

So again, I am sorry if this made anyone sad. As I finish the piece, I will try to think of a creative way to put the story. It is a little darker than most of my stuff. For me, it kind of reflects a piece of me right now. I am always the strong one in my family. When I was six years old, my grandmother passed away from Ovarian cancer and I remember refusing to cry because I wanted to show my mommy that I was strong and would make her happy again. May 6th, 2013, I lost my great grandmother. She would have been 94 in June. Her death was unexpected (she was very healthy for her age) and it was really hard on the entire family. I was supposed to go to Montana this summer to help her out after not being able to see her for a few years. This of course made it harder for me to cope with her death as I felt incredibly guilty. While I am totally fine now, this is kind of my final salute to her. It just happens she used to collect dolls, especially porcelain ones.

So yes, this is dedicated to my Great Grandma Pauline. We miss you so much every day and there will never be another place like visiting you at that little yellow trailer where you could hear Bonanza miles down the road. We love you!

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Woody, Bo, Sheep (C) Disney
Art is mine!
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shadowdelta47 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
How sad.....I agree that's probably what happened to Bo, and I am sorry for your grandmother's loss. However, I think this is a great piece dedicated to both their memories.
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K9girl06 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Thank you on both accounts! :)
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CaptainHooksGirl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I totally agree! I was sad that Bo just sort of...vanished...from the Toy Story franchise. :/ Lovely tribute to both the character and your great grandma. I'm sure she'd be touched by this bittersweet piece.
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K9girl06 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Right? Even though they explained it in like a sentence, I felt like a lot more was missing and that Pixar was being incredibly lazy explaining her absence from the film. I would rather give her absence more of a story as a lot of people, including myself, loved Bo and Woody.

My great grandma was awesome and had such a story. She lived an amazing long life filled with love and while we miss her, we know she is at peace now.

Thank you so much! :)

On a side note, I love your user name. I am more of a fan of OUAT's Captain Hook but I do love the other Captain Hook's as well. ;)
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CaptainHooksGirl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Haha! Thanks! XD Yeah, OUAT's Hook is pretty easy on the eyes. ;) But, to be honest, although I do like the character, I prefer the more "traditional" version of Hook. I guess it's just what you grow up with. Hook has been my favorite Disney character ever since I was little (weird favorite character for a little girl, huh?), and I guess I just always picture him with the red coat and the long hair. :)
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K9girl06 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Peter Pan actually scared me when I was little. I thought Hook was funny though and would root for him ha ha. I was actually apprehensive at first with the OUAT's version of Hook, but his looks and wit quickly won me over. ;)
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WretchedEegg Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
she is not dead/ broken is she she got sold right?
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K9girl06 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Yea, she was sold in the movie. However, I felt that the movie should have touched on her disappearance a little more than just a quick 3 second explanation so when I had this idea, I rolled with it. :)
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Comedygeek1992 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
really sad, but creative and moving at the same time. :) May God bless!
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K9girl06 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Thank you! I was really happy with how this turned out.  :)
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