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J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

like i've said before i'm a big fan of the book and it's been a big influence on me. heres a tribute for sorts.

first of many fan art pics i wanna get done since i promised to do more. i hope you guys like this one. it took my hours to finish!

enjoy!

USE FREELY AS YOU WISH (FOR NON COMMERCIAL USE) I DONE TRYING TO CONTROL IT! [link]
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C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
Good job on this. 
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks very much! 
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BanditCinderella Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just saw this in the Salinger documentary. Cool
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What documentary? That sounds cool
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BanditCinderella Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's called "Salinger," and is fairly resent. It was playing at one of the art houses in my town. It's about Salinger's life, when he was in the war, his relationships, and the books. There's going to be four or five new volumes of his unpublished work released in the next few years!
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SaskatchewanStardust Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
This is utterly beautiful
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Gobba42 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Writer
You know, learning more about Salinger, I can understand his completely glum outlook in Catcher, and his own later life. Y'know he lost half his company at D-Day and liberated the infamous Dachau concentration camp?
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i had no idea he was i the military?!? that kinda cool to learn since i'm headed for the navy! lol
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Gobba42 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student Writer
Please don't turn into him.
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol i think its to late! theres reason why i love this book so much! honestly i don't see it as a bad thing. guess it takes one to know one, but i don't know how to explain it.
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Gobba42 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student Writer
God have mercy on your soul.
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:iconwestwolf270:
westwolf270 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol i beginning to think salinger had done something i have yet to hear of!
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Gobba42 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student Writer
I'm just sayin', I think he should have been in Shudder Island. But Godspeed in whatever you choose.
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
never seen the movie, cause i haven't had the chance, not cause i don't want to. lol

he need not be condemned to an island when he choose to do so himself. he also choose to keep his work to himself. he didn't try to impose his views on anyone or anything of the sort. you know so much of him cause of your own free will, like many... and all he ever really wanted when he was alive was to left alone.

a crazy man doesn't know he's crazy and tries to be normal... and a person can do seemingly crazy things, until he explains himself and then you realize he's genius. but sal never was the kind of guy to answer questions about his work or his life.
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Hijinata Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
omg this is so lovely :D omg u just made me fall for holden XD
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol best comment yet!
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JazzRomance Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
This should be the new cover!!
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:iconwestwolf270:
westwolf270 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i get that alot... i really wish it was true! lol thanks!
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ChaosFay Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
-DO USE THIS IMAGE ANYWHERE WITHOUT LETTING ME KNOW ABOUT IT FIRST!-

You forgot to put "not" hence why you may be having problems. You're pretty much telling people to use it. Thought I'd point it out.
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
dyslexia bites my in butt again! lol

thanks!
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ritergal Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Pretty please, may I use this on my at [link] in a post about Holden Caulfield's opening paragraph that defines the difference between autobiography and memoir? I promise full attribution.
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
sure just glad you ask... most people don't. be sure to link back here and post my name somewhere. and note me when its up it sounds interesting.
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ohschick Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
would it be okay if i used this on a school project? it might also go on Youtube. I'll give you credit.
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
sure! its the 2nd time i get asked today lol... just send me a link when its up, i'm very interested to see how people use this!
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Tivari Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
This looks awesome! I really like the colouring and it looks like it could be a real cover for the book :la:
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks... a lot of people seem to think it is!
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Nutty-Bunny Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Love it!
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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PeaceMaker24 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
The people shooting hat
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:iconwestwolf270:
westwolf270 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that right i shoot people in this hat! lol
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PeaceMaker24 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Ha
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NinjaGirl101 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010   Digital Artist
I'm glad you liked the book. I'm not finished yet, I have maybe about a hundred pages to go. I love it so far. My mom has always bitched about me reading more classics and so far the only classics I've ever finished and ever liked was Secret Garden and Little Women. The first time I heard of the book was when my English teacher played the song "We Didn't Start The Fire" and he told me it was a controversial book so I decided to give it search on the world-wide-web. Little did I know they had the book at my school library so I checked it out like 5 months after I heard about it, lol. Holden is such a crazy character and this book inspires me to find more entertaining classics at there.

I love your work. It could/should definitely be the renewed cover of the book. His face fits Holden's personality so well.
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
people keep posting and using on blogs and websites when ever they talk about the book... all saying well i thought it was the real cover. only thing that bugs me about it is that they never credit me or link back.

but i live that the fan really love it. and it is my favorite book of all time. to somehow be connected to it... it just crazy!
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EternIty0fhE11 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
awesome drawing. really catures Holden.just read the book for english. now i gotta draw a comic showing a scene from the book. im gonna draw the carousel scene
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cool thanks!
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lhizette Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
very cool!
this is my favorite book ever!
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cool thanks... i love depeche mode!
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lhizette Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
^_______^
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egyptianmauw Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Love it, the book hold's a special place in my heart and means alot to me.
You did a great job, its awesome!
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks you very much i'm glad you like it!
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AngstZombie Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I will be honest and say I didn't like the book at all, but even with that being said this picture looks great and really captures Holden, especially with how you gave him a slightly poorer look with the gloves and beat up face but gave him the tie and dress shirt underneath it. Kudos to you! ;D
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol... i makes me feel good that even the no holden fans like this one. thanks for the great comment! it made me smile!
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AngstZombie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome, a great art piece does deserve at least a good comment lol.
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
well if you look at the number of views and downloads, VS the number of people who faved and commented, it doesn't seem that way at times.
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AngstZombie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Don't forget though that not every view and download are from people on DA... so you can't really know for sure why they didn't comment or fav. Either way it's wrong people used it without letting you know :/
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thats a thought... kinda make feel alittle better. i'm sorts over it a bit, i mean it's better then being ignored, and hey to do right by the fans of this iconic character, is something special!
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archersofmay Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
i rather think his outfit is quite corny. my mind's picture of him is totally different..just an opinion though.
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thats ok!
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SutaakiHitori Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Nice. I love Catcher in the Rye, we read it a couple months ago in my sophomore english class. Currently doing a project comparing Holden to Catherine Sloper from Washington Square.(it's a horrible book, don't ever read it. D:)
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westwolf270 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i never heard of it... but i just looked it up on wiki. from what i read it looks like someone tried to make a girl version of the book. but it didn't work since she still acted like a teen guy would and girl wouldn't connect with the character as well as boys do with holden.

which is made evident by the fact that your a girl. but at the same time kinda confusing.

has anyone else made this comparison... if theres a link give it to me. from i read on wiki people compare this book mostly to Jane Austen's work.

this very interesting to me and i'd like to find out more, eventhough reading the book seems out of question.
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