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Red Plastic Sandals - Lisa by bunnyfriend Red Plastic Sandals - Lisa by bunnyfriend
Red plastic sandals are not great runaway shoes... But I love them :heart:

Inspired in a quote from Lisa Simpson (found in the episode "Smart And Smarter" [link] ).

I always wondered why Lisa's shoes made that funny sound, like a *clack clack* on hard floors. Then, the answer came to me in that episode when Lisa complains about her "plastic sandals"...

That's it! Lisa must be wearing some kind of jelly or plastic sandals, which make that funny sound when they hit the floor (and which are also very uncomfortable for walking all day long!! :XD: )

So, I took that idea and made a drawing about it. You can see thru Lisa's shoes since they're clear red jellies, not like the opaque plastic sandals she wears on the show. Thought she would like them the most :D

Finally, this drawing is dedicated to a person who's often misunderstood and heavily criticized because his feelings to Lisa Simpson. I fully understand him, and although he doesn't know about me, I support him. Never give up, Gustavo! :)

Lisa Simpson © Matt Groening, FOX
Fanart © 2010 Bunnyfriend

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Las sandalias rojas de plástico no son adecuadas para huir... Pero me encantan :heart:

Inspirado en una cita de Lisa Simpson (encontrada en el episodio "Lista y Más Lísta" [link] ).

Siempre me pregunté por qué los zapatos de Lisa hacían ese ruido tan peculiar, algo así como un *clack clack* sobre pisos firmes. Entonces, la respuesta vino a mí cuando en dicho episodio Lisa comienza a quejarse de sus "sandalias de plástico"...

¡Eso es! Lisa debe de calzar algún tipo de sandalias de plástico (en Estados Unidos, a los zapatos con trabas como los de Lisa se les llama usualmente "sandalias", quién sabe por qué), que hacen ese ruido tan característico al golpear el suelo con cada pisada (¡¡y los cuales deben de ser bastante incómodos para caminar todo el día!! :XD: ).

De este modo, tomé esa idea e hice un dibujo sobre ella. En este caso, pueden ver a través de los zapatos de Lisa dado que son de plástico transparente, al contrario de los de plástico opaco que calza en el programa. Pensé que le gustarían mucho más :D

Finalmente, quisiera dedicar este dibujo a una persona que es usualmente incomprendida y criticada duramente por sus sentimientos hacia Lisa Simpson. Lo entiendo a la perfección (porque yo también he sentido un gran cariño por personajes que no pueden existir en nuestra realidad), y aunque quizá no me conoce quiero que sepa que lo apoyo al 100%. ¡No te rindas, Gustavo! :)

Lisa Simpson © Matt Groening, FOX
Fanart © 2010 Bunnyfriend
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Uhhh... Hot? Sexy?

Sorry dude, that's not my drift :o
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battybuddy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
I always wondered what they were. I don't think I ever saw Smart And Smarter.
Still, this is an interesting take on Lisa. XD
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Well, I drew them as crystal red jellies, but they're rather opaque.
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Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
I love this! Yes, they do make quite an unusual sound on hard floors, regular shoes would make a much softer, quieter thump instead.

Personally, I was imagining them as maybe being backless, or like Crocs or something; I have seen plastic "Jelly shoes" before, but the only style of them I've ever seen were the so-called "Fisherman's sandals" which are made up of lots of translucent straps across, held together by a single strap down the middle, so that they've got small gaps all around the toes for air.

And actually, just being pedantic 'n all, the quote was they were not great "running-away shoes", not "runaway shoes". But close. :D Cute/Fav'd.
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Well, I've studied a lot of Lisa pics and in several of them she's wearing mary-jane shoes. If they were backless as you suggest, they would look like Sherri and Terri's sandals, but with closed toes. And Crocs didn't exist when The Simpsons were created back in 1987. Of course there's no way they could be fisherman-style sandals or plain sandals like some people draw them.

So I narrowed my guesses to an only kind of shoes: jelly shoes. Since they have those kind of soles with grooves and cavities on them, the sound they make when someone is walking on them is unmistakable. I drew them as see-thru, but they're actually made of opaque, matte plastic.

About the quote, I wrote it down by memory. It's slightly different, but not too much to actually complain, so I'm in the safe side I guess :P

Thanks for the fav :D
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Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Yeah, I've noticed all the Mary-Janes too, it's the easiest way to represent them - and really, the see-through red jelly sandals are only really different from traditional Mary-Janes in that they're see-through. :)

I do sometimes picture them as just being like close-toed versions of Sherri and Terri's sandals (I take it that they're just wearing purple flip-flops then?). Umm, what's the word I'm looking for? Mules, that's it. :)
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
If you look the back of Lisa's shoes, they aren't as low as Sherri and Terri's sandals. In fact it's somewhat obvious that Lisa is wearing mary-janes without socks, while the twins are wearing slip-on sandals with white socks (mules are a different kind of footwear: they're like slip-on sandals but heeled, not flat). Compare them to Martin Prince's shoes (which are also mary-janes) and you'll get the whole idea.
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Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Really? I must admit, I'd never spotted a difference in the height of the shoe-backs, although I must confess to looking. ^^; (Terminology difference though, a mule can also be used to refer to a backless but closed-toe (ie. slip-on) shoe.
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, they're different. If Lisa was wearing sandals like most people suggest, we could see her sliding her feet into them with ease. Instead, she has to get them in and pop them out since they're closed on the back. There are some pictures of Lisa wearing flip-flops and flat sandals: compare them with the regular Lisa pics and tell me if you see a difference ;)
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totoofzefrance Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Man, that's a cute drawing ! Great job !
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot! :D
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EV133 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A mi me gusta mucho Lisa >w<!!
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Entonces ya somos dos :D
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SideshowBobLover Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
She has beautiful eyes! =3
I like the coloring too! <33
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the compliments :D
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SideshowBobLover Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
My pleasure! :aww:
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gustavoccd Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Gracias de corazón... desconozco la forma de como me has conocido, ya que usualmente posteo muy poco, pero esto no es lo que importa...

con el tiempo he comprendido de que muchos de nosotros no estamos solos, y que quizas lo que sienta no sea tan ajeno a los corazones de los otros... con tus plabaras y este hermoso gesto de tu parte, estoy mas seguro de mis sentimientos que nunca...

aunque no lo creas, guardare esto , dentro mio, por siempre...
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
De nada, en verdad no tienes nada que agradecerme :)

¿Cómo es que sé de ti? Usualmente busco en dA imágenes y fanarts de los personajes que admiro, y entre ellos está Lisa Simpson. Así fue como un buen día me encontré con prácticamente todas tus ilustraciones, y pude ver no solo la calidad de tus trazos y el estilo tan particular que manejas al dibujar a Lisa, sino también el enorme amor que le tienes. Desafortunadamente un buen día decidiste abandonar dA, aunque fue muy fácil seguirte hacia los foros de "Lisa, the Simpson!".

Lo que más admiro es que no temes expresarlo al mundo a pesar de los comentarios negativos que te hagan, o de lo que diga la gente a espaldas tuyas. De hecho, me identifico mucho contigo ya que yo también he sentido esa clase de cariño que me consume hasta los huesos, y de hecho en estos momentos aún lo siento. Cierto conejo de caricatura y cierta hadita muppet saben a qué me refiero.

¡No te rindas, y sigue adelante! :D
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Yitzin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bueno, pues yo vengo a este dibujo más por el tema de Lisa Simpson, que por el concepto de las sandalias.

Veo que los zapatos han sido siempre un detalle al que le pones mucha atención, mientras que yo los descuido un poco, un ejemplo es que Shannon casi siempre trae los mismos tenis azules :D
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Pues eso de los zapatos es una fijación en mí, es decir, son tan importantes para mí al dibujar mis personajes que sí les presto mucha atención. No es lo mismo dibujar a una linda niñita con un bonito vestido pero con zapatos que no le hacen justicia, o zapatos genéricos. Tienen la misma importancia que el resto de la ropa, porque mucha gente se fija en tus zapatos para ver qué tan descuidado eres en tu presentación.

Además son lindos :)
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t-lyo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A VERY New Style For Lisa
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Let's say: my own style applied on Lisa :)
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t-lyo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup....I'll say that
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ZanyLunatic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Whoa, interesting picture!

It's cool to see Lisa in your style! Well done!
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot! :D
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ZanyLunatic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
You're welcome!
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Wander-Fun Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
That's a very lovely drawing there indeed.^^ Great work here. :) I never knew her shoes were red plastic sandals. :3 Well, they looked closed all the time, so I never thought they were sandals in any way. CX
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
This also caught me by surprise. But hearing that *clack clack* noise from her shoes, you only can think she's wearing some kind of plastic footwear.

Also remember Lisa's a vegan, and she wouldn't want to wear leather shoes. So plastic sandals fit with her personality and beliefs :)
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Wander-Fun Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Ah, okay. :3 I havn't seen episodes enough to hear them really. That would make sence too. :3 Well, great work. :)
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Well, I watch "The Simpsons" in a daily basis (FOX Latin America plays the show almost all evening long, mainly re-runs) so I kinda memorized that peculiar sound. And it's definitively the sound of plastic shoes hitting the floor.

Thanks :)
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Wander-Fun Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Awesome!^^ Sounds neat. :3 The word "vegan" sounds neat too. ^^ Like a fancy word for vegitarian. :) ...I think I mispelled that. :)
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bunnyfriend Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Well, in fact a vegan is not only a vegetarian. They go even beyond. Vegans refuse to use or wear any kind of products made or extracted from animals: leather, wool, eggs, even plain milk!

You can read about veganism in Wikipedia: [link]
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Wander-Fun Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Wow, okay. How about that..
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