Derby #97: BBQ
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True Smokey Flavor

True Smokey Flavor
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omnitarian


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I always thought that beavers eating trees was an innacurate cartoon stereotype... but upon checking Wikipedia, it seems that the inner bark of trees is a part of the Beaver's diet, making this piece perfectly legitimate scientifically. Except for the whole wearing clothes and having opposable thumbs part, but you gotta pick your battles.

krisrobinson


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omnitarian wrote:I always thought that beavers eating trees was an innacurate cartoon stereotype... but upon checking Wikipedia, it seems that the inner bark of trees is a part of the Beaver's diet, making this piece perfectly legitimate scientifically. Except for the whole wearing clothes and having opposable thumbs part, but you gotta pick your battles.


ha ha!

This came out great... very well done. Unique style in the Derby as well. Congrats.

buriedwreckage


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Love it.

jasneko


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greeat shirt! I kinda imagined it on brown for some reason. Cream... trying to get used to it.

Vote!


omnitarian


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jasneko wrote:greeat shirt! I kinda imagined it on brown for some reason. Cream... trying to get used to it.


I tried a bunch of different shirt colors before settling on cream... red or cranberry was my first choice, but it was hard to make the BBQ sauce stand out against the shirt. I didn't want to go dark because I felt the lineart was an important part of the piece's character. Cream just worked out as a nice neutral background for it.

Thanks for the compliments!

jewelwing


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Cream is the best for making the sauce stand out. That log is actually looking kind of tasty to me, but then I'm starving right now. Still...

Drakxxx


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This is a really great concept, and you've executed wonderfully.


AdderXYU


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i guess this is what happens when I say "this is too creative not to fog easily". Quite the shame.

Great concept, great cartooning.

CrescentDebris


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Man, great illustration!

Draike


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AdderXYU wrote:i guess this is what happens when I say "this is too creative not to fog easily". Quite the shame.

Great concept, great cartooning.


Seriously. This needs more votes, stat. Brilliant design and the style has such charm to it.

radiomode


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very nice character

suse


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I really like this concept, but the BBQ sauce looks too much like blood to me! It would have been nice to see the his whole body standing by the grill, and the entire image a bit smaller. Maybe I'm thinking of little Rocky (Rocky and Bullwinkle), but something along those lines would have been sweet. I'm not creative and can't draw worth a darn, so I totally appreciate this effort, anyways!

Marketing-wise, it might help in the future if you don't put your image on a wrinkled t-shirt. I haven't seen that on any other entires, and it's kind of off-putting.

+1 anyways

AdderXYU


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suse wrote:I really like this concept, but the BBQ sauce looks too much like blood to me! It would have been nice to see the his whole body standing by the grill, and the entire image a bit smaller. Maybe I'm thinking of little Rocky (Rocky and Bullwinkle), but something along those lines would have been sweet. I'm not creative and can't draw worth a darn, so I totally appreciate this effort, anyways!

Marketing-wise, it might help in the future if you don't put your image on a wrinkled t-shirt. I haven't seen that on any other entires, and it's kind of off-putting.

+1 anyways


I don't think this comment could be more wrong if it tried.

blood makes no sense in this context. None. Seeing blood means not getting the context. And a chef beaver with a log on a fire should be enough to make "barbecue sauce" sound in anyone's head when wondering what the red stuff is. Oh, he's barbecuing wood (which beavers gnaw on), so there must be blood all over the log and basting brush.

It is true that many pieces look horrible cut off instead of complete. In this case, the cut-off of the piece works fine due to how it's executed.

And there are three shirts in the fog with a "wrinkled" template. Not the SAME template, sure, but still a template which makes it look like the shirt would look naturally, bunched up and lumpy. It clearly hasnt hurt them.

spanishmel


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AdderXYU wrote:I don't think this comment could be more wrong if it tried. *snip*


It is a beaver surrounded by BBQ gadgetry and he is cooking a log, so I assume he is basting with BBQ sauce. I don't think people have confused the red sauce to be actual blood...its just that the bright red color triggers an a pretty common association with blood. The sauce is a dripping liquid substance, if it were black it might look like tar and if it were blue it might look like water. Brownish-red would probably be more traditional for BBQ sauce.

I voted for you because I really admire your work on this illustration...I love the retro cartoon style illustration. It is really quite spectacular!

suse


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The only image shown of the beaver is on the wrinkled shirt template. The other shirts in the fog have their images in the forefront, not on wrinkled shirts. They have the 'natural' shirts with their images in the background.

The sauce looks like blood. It is primarily the color. If the color was a darker hue, like reddish-brown, it wouldn't look so bloody.

I still like it, just not you, Adder.

thatrobert


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omnitarian


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thatrobert wrote:


Thanks again!

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