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Nostalgic Melody - Old Once-ler by NightLiight Nostalgic Melody - Old Once-ler by NightLiight
So someone on tumblr, mentioned something that I though could be very true.

"Even though he's old, I bet Once-ler can still rock out on his guitar!"

The guy is pretty awesome. I'd love to see him jammin' on his old guitar as a 70+ year old man!

But instead of drawing something that epic, I imagined a scene where Once-ler finds his old guitar, and decides to go outside and sit, strum some strings, reminiscing about times past, about what it was like to sing and play with the animals of the forest that he called his home for a time.

Finally having some peace of mind.

Love this character, very cool. <3

I'd also like to point out.. I CANNOT DRAW MOUSTACHES FOR SHITS! OR GUITARS FOR THAT MATTER! I HOPE IT LOOKS OKAY! ><
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:iconambarluna:
ambarluna Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
This is the best Once-ler fan art I've ever seen!
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:iconshusakamakitheloner:
ShuSakamakiTheLoner Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Meow :3 
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:iconmynameisblupyro:
Mynameisblupyro Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Heinous movie, good character.
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:iconxx-gigi-xx:
Xx-GiGi-xX Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I like <3 ;////////////////;
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:iconc-blaze21:
C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
I love that movie!!!!!!!!
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SilverWolfyChaos Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
The soft colors, that pose, the look in his eyes as he reminisces. It's all so very nostalgic and yet peaceful as well. As if he's finally able to look back on it all and forgive himself for the destruction. It's very moving in a way, this quiet kind of acceptance. Beautiful work~!
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whenyinmetyang Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
he does have a faraway look.
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Macareina1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Photographer
The guitar looks great so is the moustache ^_^
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:iconcssarrnoba15:
CSSARRnoba15 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
That's really good! :D
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:iconthesassylorax:
thesassylorax Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
You did great work on both the moustache and guitar, don't say that you didn't!

And I love pictures of old Oncie with a guitar. This is a beautiful piece.
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:iconthe--once-ler:
The--Once-ler Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Wonderful job! luv the soft colors

xD i think he is the sexiest old in the world
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:iconkina-chan92:
Kina-chan92 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh my gosh so adorable~! o(>.<)o
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:icondisney-overdose:
Disney-Overdose Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Aw cutie <3
I love old Once-ler c:
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:icontwistedartsticmind:
TwistedArtsticMind Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i like him when he's old he looks so calm and peaceful
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:iconnightliight:
NightLiight Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
he's a funny old man full of sass too! XD
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:icontwistedartsticmind:
TwistedArtsticMind Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOL ya ^^
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:iconcocosniper:
CocoSniper Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's beautiful! Really Heart warming :)
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:icontamarushka:
tamarushka Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
looks adorable!
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:iconmaikekai:
Maikekai Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like it, and your guitar looks fine :)
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:iconalextatjana:
AlexTatjana Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
you did it perfect
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:iconduskchant:
DuskChant Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student General Artist
For someone who "cannot draw mustaches for shits! or guitars for that matter" you did a pretty good job there.
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mewmew300 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Lorax






































Lorax: hey,nice beard
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:iconmewmew300:
mewmew300 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
sorry BIG mistake
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:iconheliatic:
Heliatic Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh sweet jesus my heart. Your lines and your coloring, they're so clean. And the fluidity of the scarf!thneed is really nice. I think I love this picture
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:iconpoem-poorly-written:
poem-poorly-written Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"D'awwww" overload :iconrlytearplz:
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:iconhbearaa:
HbearAA Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is lovely!
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:icongodslittleartist:
GodsLittleArtist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear goodness, this is fantastic!

Old guy with a beard playing a guitar.

perfect drawing.

:XD::heart:
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:iconmr-illusionist-1331:
Mr-Illusionist-1331 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student General Artist
This is PERFECT!!:)
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:icongeneralkefka:
GeneralKefka Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Young or old, Once-ler is great.
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:iconsuperaura:
superaura Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so FREAKIN' GORGEOUS. <3
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:iconjallisethegreat:
JalliseTheGreat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
you are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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grouchywolfpup Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I actually LOVE the way you drew his mustache! The soft outlines and feathery shadows make it look so fluffy. And the guitar looks nice too, if you ask me. C:
Really love it overall. You really captured that nostalgia! :heart:
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sofjadelly Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
It looks great! I can picture this too :)
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:iconwind-bandit:
Wind-Bandit Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have feels for this picture. It's all so sad and relaxed...
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ChyTag Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
He looks so peaceful! His moustache is so fluffy! :iconitssofluffyplz:
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MadJesters1 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
Lovely drawing :D
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:iconlittlewindy7:
LittleWindy7 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Seeing the Old Once-ler playing his old guitar is very sweet and cute!:love:
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:iconneothebean:
NeoTheBean Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Dude, this is super awesome.
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causeallidoisdance Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw <3
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:iconnumbuh35:
numbuh35 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Very nice illustration of the old Once-Ler :)
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:iconanna-aurion:
Anna-aurion Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Awww, this is adorable!! There needs to be more fanart of Old Onceler, there really does.
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BloodstarSpyro88 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I always wondered "How could he play the guitar with gloves? I can't even play the guitar with gloves!" Then I came to a conclusion: "Because he's magical like that."
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:iconnightliight:
NightLiight Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
he is magical XD

In fact, he did so many neat little tricks in the movie, makes me wonder if he's actually a wizard XD

(of course, I kid)
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BloodstarSpyro88 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
XD
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theneopetmaster Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. His facial expression is so calm and sweet. I love the simple background and his relaxed pose.
Until you had pointed it out, I actually thought that the guitar and the moustache was the most well drawn part of the picture. They are the first things I looked at. I'm going to have to disagree on the fact that you can't draw moustaches and guitars :)
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AskAudrey Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist
This is so sweet.
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SashaKitsune123 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
aww...it's sweet <3
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:iconmastermitosi:
MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply awesome.
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ant5b Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Awesome! :la:
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goddessoftheworld Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
;3; Aww this makes me sads.. BUT YETS AMAZING PICTURE!! BEAUTIFULLY DRAWN!! Mustache and all!!! <3 <3 <3
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