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A redesigned Love-a-Lot Bear admires a distinctively-shaped cloud.

Considering mousicorns, pegamousies, and a Crystalmouse have all appeared on my gallery, it wouldn't be surprising if you thought the Mousies were inspired by ponies, but that's not the full story.  There also have been influences from other sources like the Care Bears.  This fixed-up sketch can be considered a precursor to the My Little Mousie series, an experimentation with a more shapely character and the positioning of the tummy symbol.

Fan art © 2012 Marvin E. Fuller
Care Bears and characters TM American Greetings

female 550,791, bear 25,261, heart 4,892, fan art 4,620, cloud 1,307, care bear 211
Type: Picture/Pinup
Published: 6 years, 3 months ago
Rating: General

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6 years, 2 months ago
She's actually cute, very much so.
6 years, 2 months ago
Thanks.  That's what I wanted since cute is part of the essence of the characters.
6 years, 2 months ago
You see, I never liked Care Bears. They're much too cutsy-poo for my taste, too child-ish. This image isn't cutsy, just really cute.
6 years, 2 months ago
Could be the presentation, I suppose.  The original Care Bears were, like many '80s cartoons (and beyond), meant to be exactly as you described them, cutesy-poo.  Producers think Viewers are Morons, especially when the viewers are children, so it's to be expected.  Plus, they were originally used on greetings cards, so cutesy-poo was almost a prerequisite.

On the other hand, I don't have to go that route.  I don't have to take the naughty, adult route either. :p
6 years, 2 months ago
I think I see the difference now, upon comparing my picture with the official pictures.  The official stuff overdoes the cute factor whereas mine has less chub, is not as childishly small, and isn't trying to rot out our teeth with a saccharine pose. :o  Not bad for a redesign meant to see how a tummy symbol would look on a more human-proportioned Care Bear. :p
6 years, 2 months ago
Not bad at all. :)
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