Derby #157: Reinterpreting Famous Art Titles
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The Burning Giraffe

The Burning Giraffe
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sokowa


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This is inspired by the title "The Burning Giraffe" by S. Dali. He used the image of a giraffe on fire twice in his works.

Draug


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Terrifying in a good way. :D

The enemy's gate is down.
Writers are people too! (Albeit strange ones.)
Save Poe! Reckon Nevermore! Or he'll be head-locked forevermore!

YinofYang


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You know, I've never seen giraffe as being particularly fearsome in any way, but this is excellent. Wow, love the artwork.

gyro8891


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Giraffe-Dragon?

Spiritgreen


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Don't be scared honey, he's a herbivoooAARRRGHHH!!!

::burn burn burn::


Love it. ^__^

capedcrusader514


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All I can thnk of when I see it is TROGDOR THE BURNINATOR, BURNINATING THE COUNTRY-SIDE. Haha, good stuff sokowa.

anamatics


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Very awesome!

awkwardmoose


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As soon as I saw this derby I knew I would see some awesome shirts, but NEVER did I expect to see, of all things, a reinvention of my all time favorite Dali painting. gmv. <3

bassanimation


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Ahh yes! This is so amazing! My favorite overall. Dali's burning giraffes have always intrigued me. Love the details on the giraffe's face. +1!

penguinzaz


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I love this so much, but I think I'd like it a bit more if the image was shifted a bit to the right, or made larger.

endangeredomega


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Definitely surreal. Nicely done, & GMV.

theWanker


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Awesome work. Only critique I have is that the shirt space is so long, and giraffes are so long, it'd be nice to communicate their imposing height more. Just show more of their legs.

An added benefit is that leg posture often can be used to convey power and authority. So you could have it rearing up on it's hind legs, or kicking out a front foot like a battle stallion.

Also, the fire would point down diagonally more, communicating power and motion.

Anyway, this is freakin' cool. GMV!

tico0001


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awkwardmoose wrote:As soon as I saw this derby I knew I would see some awesome shirts, but NEVER did I expect to see, of all things, a reinvention of my all time favorite Dali painting. gmv. <3


These are also my favorite Dali paintings and I would buy this shirt in a heart-beat! I love how fierce this giraffe looks! GMV and good luck!

~Tico

walmazan


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Sokowa, this giraffe it's amazing, and your color pallete are out of this word!

Love it!

dmaz


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sokowa


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A big thank you to everyone who has commented and voted so far!

Some notes:
1.) Nothing wrong with TROOOOOGDOOOR!
2.) Glad people liked the interpretation of a painting that isn't THE most popular Dali.
3.) Thanks for the critique theWanker, it's certainly more horizontal than vertical. Heck, i didn't even add legs. Just a monstrous creature towering over trees. Your comment about diagonals is definitely a solid one.
4.) Thanks Walmazan. That compliment means a LOT coming from you. You're colors are always flawless. (And it's what I struggle with the most)

Onwards!

Inamity


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Giraffes already scare me. One actually stuck its head in my car and took my sandwich with its 3 foot long tongue. I think your shirt makes me feel better. I think I was lucky it only took my sandwich.

Nekkochan


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As a giraffe fan I think this is really fun, but what is that other "loop" behind the giraffe? Is it the neck of another pyromaniacal giraffe? Or is this truly the fabled "serpent giraffe"? Or is it just surreal and I should just relax?

PixelPants


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The Spotted Pyromaniac Menace Of The Serengeti. Soon to be available as an action figure and plush toy. Neat interpretation of the title.

sokowa


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Nekkochan wrote:As a giraffe fan I think this is really fun, but what is that other "loop" behind the giraffe? Is it the neck of another pyromaniacal giraffe? Or is this truly the fabled "serpent giraffe"? Or is it just surreal and I should just relax?


Simple answer. It's a Giragon
I took the fire breathing and long neck and really went to town with it.

stingray69


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Finally somebody showing the other side of the giraffe's personality.

CapSea


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littleclyde


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absurdly awesome

mab299108


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I am glad to see this on here. I considered doing something with the The Burning Giraffe but I worried that it would be too obscure. Based on these responses I guess I was way off. Great job!

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imsochady


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Mwahaahaha, time to introduce to the world: Giraffe Killers!!!

wootfast


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Im gonna have nightmares tonight. You know what my nightmare will be? That this shirt *doesn't* get printed!
jk jk, im not allowed to say that i don't think? shh nobody tell anyone i said that, i don't wanna get in trouble!

Niwer


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The detail and style of the giraffe is really eye-catching, but clashes heavily with the simplistic vector style of the fire, trees, and cartoony lion. It kills the whole design for me. :/

KromeHWI


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very clever and funny. this cracks me up!

nice job!

sokowa


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Aww man. Beaten out of the fog by a room full of gambling wieners. haha

animatedbox


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At first I thought this shirt was just too bizarre. But after viewing it multiple times it's gotten stuck in my head like a bad Nickleback song (so any Nickleback song?). I've decided I must have it. GMV

052hagen


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*crossing fingers* mI must have this, I must have this, please make it to the print!

Nekkochan


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sokowa wrote:Simple answer. It's a Giragon
I took the fire breathing and long neck and really went to town with it.


I can live with that! GMV

rowanmikaio


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I don't think I have ever in my life wanted a shirt this badly. GMV for sure.

odysseyroc


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Awesome work! I love the idea of a giraffe/dragon hybrid.





lucky1988


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Awesome stuff. His ancestor could be this legendary mythical giant.

chadwickcactus


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This! Is! AMAZING! Not only did you pick my favorite artist but you picked one of my favorite pieces by him. Definitely got my vote!

bassanimation


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Aww man, I wish this was still up there. I needed me a burnin' giraffe! Well, you still my vote and I hope this can move up or perhaps get an HM! I just smile everytime I look at this. :D

luminesc


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Do, indeed, want. :|

JirafaBo


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YinofYang wrote:You know, I've never seen giraffe as being particularly fearsome in any way, but this is excellent. Wow, love the artwork.


then you've never seen two male giraffes beat each other (sometimes to death) with their necks over a female. it's almost disturbing to watch it's so brutal

fronz


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So there's no way to get this as a shirt since it didn't win the contest? I'd really like to buy this shirt . . .

Darquis


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fronz wrote:So there's no way to get this as a shirt since it didn't win the contest? I'd really like to buy this shirt . . .


Not sure which shirt you mean, but keep an eye on the current derby, as several shirts from Art Titles Reinterpreted are vying for another chance to see the light of day

fronz


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Darquis wrote:Not sure which shirt you mean, but keep an eye on the current derby, as several shirts from Art Titles Reinterpreted are vying for another chance to see the light of day


The Burning Giraffe one. Is it likely that it will be available as a shirt within the next week? Or has its chance passed? Really want that shirt.

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