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Daddy Don't Forget Your Hat by ancalinar Daddy Don't Forget Your Hat by ancalinar
I promised some a while ago that I'd draw the rest of the Mystery Squad. Years later, I deliver. :b

Anyway, tumblr took offense at my Velma. Apparently I believe overweight people don't deserve happiness? That's not true, guys. I don't want anybody to be happy in my little 'what if' scenarios. ;]

How unhappy you ask?

Daph was always desperately in love with Fred. Too bad, since he gets her up the duff and drops her pregnant arse shortly after, abandoning her for his job as a host for some small-time ghost hunter series.

Heartbroken and nowhere to go, she ends up living with Shaggy and later marries him. I guess they start out as friends and then hormones take over…? Despite being an airhead, her mother's instinct is strong and she wants her son to grow up in sort of a family. Maybe she sees Fred in him, too, and can't let of those feelings go. Shaggy doesn't mind and loves the kid as his own flesh and blood. Now, with a second kid on the way (Shaggy's, this time), the couple ran into financial trouble and is arguing over Daph's spending - she's is a little princess who's never lifted a finger in her life, and Shaggy is sporting a GED, so they're not exactly rolling in cash… I imagine Shaggy is some small time night-guard or a mall cop, nothing real profound. They do love each other, but Daph is a dim bulb when it comes to the concept of 'budgeting'.

This painting fought me, too. I think I need more practice rendering light.

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:icondamushroom:
DaMushroom Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
that kid....that kid is just so darn cute!
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DaMushroom Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Daphne...and Shaggy....I rather like the sound of that...
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ancalinar Mar 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yeah? Daph and Shag is unusual! I think that's why I picked it. :]
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DaMushroom Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I like it way better than Daph and Fred....never was a fan of Fred
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:iconthanathan:
Their life doesn't seems so bad? They have house and jobs and stuff.
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:iconmaybelletea:
I am surprisingly really into the idea of them together and I had never even thought about it. I'd seen your Velma piece circulating a while ago and thought it was beautifully done- you're so skilled at digital painting. Your lighting is gorgeous.
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ancalinar Sep 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! I'm still learning how to paint light, though. 

As for Daphne and Shaggy - I actually wanted the most unexpected pairing, and see if I can work it into the storyline I started. I'm glad you like it!
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LazyPerfection Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daphne's so cute in this! :D
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ancalinar Aug 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! She seems to be the least favourite character of the five, I'm glad you liked her. :)
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:iconqueaky:
Absolutely loving the realness here.
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