Derby #37: Greed

One happy face ring to rule them all

Off topic - but pretty cool.

Rejected because: Off topic - but pretty cool.

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redghia69


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One happy face ring to rule them all
This unlikely band of (mostly) furry woodland creatures have come together to rid the Middle-Arbor of the legendary plastic happy face ring, injection molded by Sourpuss in the land of Taiwandor. Seventy thousand or so rings were cast, but it was Sourpuss’s greed for power that lead him to cast the one ring -- one ring to rule them all. The ring bearer, a lowly chimpmunk, has been charged with destroying the ring in the molten polymers whence it came.

Ok, a parody -- beyond greed for money is the desire (greed) for power, even absolute power, as is the main theme of LotR, and it was a movie poster of the same which inspired this design.


Yeah?

mjc613


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I love the contrast between the animal's serious expressions and the ring's.

thewarrior


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Good job on the detail and color selection. im not to sure if i like the group of animals on the lower bottom tho

redghia69


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thewarrior wrote:Good job on the detail and color selection. im not to sure if i like the group of animals on the lower bottom tho

Weasels to represent the Nazgûl.... Thanks for the compliment though!

redghia69


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mjc613 wrote:I love the contrast between the animal's serious expressions and the ring's.

Thanks mjc. I imagine them finding this ring in the middle of the forest and a crusade ensues....

sailstud25


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redghia69 wrote:One happy face ring to rule them all
Ok, a parody -- beyond greed for money is the desire (greed) for power, even absolute power, as is the main theme of LotR, and it was a movie poster of the same which inspired this design...


not a big LotR fan, but neat execution of the parody... their expressions are great, but the weasels didn't quite work IMHO.

Looks like you had a lot of fun with this one though! You seem to love the rodents, yeah? :*)

Hmm, just went in for 3 Randoms, when I haven't bought any shirts lately (although still checking frequently) so what are the chances of liking them!?! Oh well, couldn't pass up the mystery!
...a number of shirts on teetrade.com

redghia69


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sailstud25 wrote:...Looks like you had a lot of fun with this one though! You seem to love the rodents, yeah? :*)

Yeah, took a few tries, but then started to work -- I'm still learning. Rodentia seemed to fit the bill on this one. It's been 4 weeks since I drew anything furry, so you can't peg me for rodents only :-). And an owl seemed right for Gandalf. Thanks for the comment!

AttilaTheMom


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redghia69 wrote:One happy face ring to rule them all
This unlikely band of (mostly) furry woodland creatures have come together to rid the Middle-Arbor of the legendary plastic happy face ring, injection molded by Sourpuss in the land of Taiwandor. Seventy thousand or so rings were cast, but it was Sourpuss’s greed for power that lead him to cast the one ring -- one ring to rule them all. The ring bearer, a lowly chimpmunk, has been charged with destroying the ring in the molten polymers whence it came.

Ok, a parody -- beyond greed for money is the desire (greed) for power, even absolute power, as is the main theme of LotR, and it was a movie poster of the same which inspired this design.


Yeah?


YEAH!

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH........ whatever.

sailstud25


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redghia69 wrote:Yeah, took a few tries, but then started to work -- I'm still learning. Rodentia seemed to fit the bill on this one. It's been 4 weeks since I drew anything furry, so you can't peg me for rodents only :-). And an owl seemed right for Gandalf. Thanks for the comment!


oh, yeah... I never said rodents only... just the several designs among many others. Bummer it got rejected.

Hmm, just went in for 3 Randoms, when I haven't bought any shirts lately (although still checking frequently) so what are the chances of liking them!?! Oh well, couldn't pass up the mystery!
...a number of shirts on teetrade.com

redghia69


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sailstud25 wrote:oh, yeah... I never said rodents only... just the several designs among many others. Bummer it got rejected.

Yeah, bummer. I thought a quest against greed could work, but figured rejection was a possibility. An entry this late was more about the process anyhow. Next entry should be better for it. I just wish I knew when it was rejected and how well it was doing at the time....

Iambusyeating


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redghia69 wrote:Yeah, took a few tries, but then started to work -- I'm still learning. Rodentia seemed to fit the bill on this one. It's been 4 weeks since I drew anything furry, so you can't peg me for rodents only :-). And an owl seemed right for Gandalf. Thanks for the comment!


You should keep drawing furry things. You're awesome at it.

haxrox


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Man, sadness for the rejection. Ever read the Redwall series? This design brings back fond memories of those stories.

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