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About Digital Art / Professional Cedric HohnstadtMale/United States Group :iconabsurd-stupid-humor: Absurd-stupid-humor
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Batman by cedricstudio Batman :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 13 0 Speed Reading by cedricstudio Speed Reading :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 11 0 Robin by cedricstudio Robin :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 6 0 Leafy Greens by cedricstudio Leafy Greens :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 8 0 Stranger Danger by cedricstudio Stranger Danger :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 6 0 A new Sketchbook Silliness cartoon: Lincoln by cedricstudio A new Sketchbook Silliness cartoon: Lincoln :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 10 1 Jelly Beans by cedricstudio Jelly Beans :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 4 0 Popeye's Diet by cedricstudio Popeye's Diet :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 21 0 It's Too Hard by cedricstudio It's Too Hard :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 92 18 Clue by cedricstudio Clue :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 9 4 Lullaby by cedricstudio Lullaby :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 4 0 Fishing by cedricstudio Fishing :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 7 0 New BONUS Rewards for Kickstarter Backers by cedricstudio New BONUS Rewards for Kickstarter Backers :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 1 0 Sample cartoons from my book Mostly Nonsense by cedricstudio Sample cartoons from my book Mostly Nonsense :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 5 0 The First Thanksgiving by cedricstudio The First Thanksgiving :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 5 0 Baby Bottles by cedricstudio Baby Bottles :iconcedricstudio:cedricstudio 7 0

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Batman
New Sketchbook Silliness cartoon. Back when I had hair wearing a hat always gave me hat head. So why shouldn’t it happen to Batman?
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Leafy Greens
Another cartoon about my ongoing struggle to eat healthy. It's a little out of season but the idea made me smile so I drew it up anyway.
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Stranger Danger
I'm shifting gears again and instead of doing a silly gag I thought I'd try making a more thoughtful statement.

Naturally every parent wants their children to stay safe. However, I sometimes think our society is taking things too far. Statistically children have never been safer yet helicopter parenting is rampant. Children are no longer allowed to just hang out with their friends - the parents must arrange playdates. Kids are constantly being strapped in or buckled down. Playgrounds might as well be covered in bubble wrap. The unfortunate side effect of all this protection is that many children never really learn how to fend for themselves or how to manage risk. No one lets them face any.

As a parent there is also a very real fear that if you don't chaperone your kids 24/7 you could pay a heavy price. I've read several stories on social media about parents who have been investigated for child neglect for things as simple as leaving their kids alone in the car for a few minutes. More than once I've accompanied my kids to the park not because I feared for their safety but because I feared some neighborhood busybody calling Child Protective Services if I let them go alone. (Yes, that's a thing.)

I understand the instinct to protect our children but there's a point where it all gets a little silly, even unhealthy. Parenting is a difficult balancing act and yes, supervision and safeguards are sometimes needed. But kids also need the freedom (within reason) to take risks, make mistakes, even hurt themselves. One of the ironies of life is that times of pain, struggle, and failure are usually when the real growth happens.

Here's a long but very thoughtful article from The Atlantic about the downsides of helicopter parenting and the unintended damage it may be doing. Worth a read! www.theatlantic.com/magazine/a…
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Cedric Hohnstadt
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I own an illustration studio where I specialize in character design, toy design, and concept art. My past end clients include Hasbro, Disney, Coca-Cola, Target, Walmart, Hewlett-Packard, Scholastic, Toys 'R Us, and Best Buy.
Shameless plug: My webcomic Sketchbook Silliness just launched on Patreon! If you like my goofy comics, you can help me keep making them for as little as $1/month. In return, I've tried to come up with rewards that I hope will make it worth your while. www.patreon.com/cedricstudio

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:iconchristopherruch:
ChristopherRuch Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
LOVE your work and congrats on the daily deviation!!
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Loulin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello Cedric. Totally enjoyed your gallery today. Had many a good chuckle and laugh at your gags, your observations and general silliness. :)
Pieces like fav.me/dbpi0dn and fav.me/dbi2tjj however were particularly high in recognition I feel.  
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ReggieJWorkshop Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
You have some fantastic work here!
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:iconcedricstudio:
cedricstudio Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! Glad you like it.
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landobaldur Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
◖(◣☩◢)◗ *beep* *boop* ##.scanning environment.## *flies away*
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Ernimator Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Love your cartoony style.
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:iconcedricstudio:
cedricstudio Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
S'ank you veddy much.
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tripperfunster Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Really great gallery.  Very inspiring!
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:iconcedricstudio:
cedricstudio Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! Just adding my little grain of sand to the long shoreline of DeviantArt drawings.
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kshiraj Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for watching! Once again, your work is awesome!
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