Derby #194: Science Fair
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My Pet Turtle Weighs 6 Balloons

My Pet Turtle Weighs 6 Balloons
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Spiritgreen


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How much lighter than air is helium?

My pet turtle weighs six balloons... whoops, forgot to tie him to the table. Say hi to the moon for me, sky-turtle!

This is six colors on light blue. Here's a close-up:



Check out a BIG VERSION here.

Thanks for looking, please vote if you like my design! ^__^

---Spiritgreen

Biffo


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How is cruelty to animals funny?

be10der2me


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Biffo wrote:How is cruelty to animals funny?


WOW! Someone who has never seen a Looneytoon or Merry Melody! I am AMAZED!

SG- It's nice to finally see an artist who knows turtles and tortoises DON'T have stumpy elephant legs!
GMV!

Spiritgreen


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be10der2me wrote:WOW! Someone who has never seen a Looneytoon or Merry Melody! I am AMAZED!

SG- It's nice to finally see an artist who knows turtles and tortoises DON'T have stumpy elephant legs!
GMV!


Haha, thanks be10der2me! If anything I may have rebelled too much against the dumpling-turtles and gone too far the other way. But real turtles and tortoises are scaley and lumpy and covered with bumps and ridges. Let's call this a celebration of that. :p

grrlmarvel


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I really like the texture on the turtle. Nice work as always. Good luck my friend!

bluejester


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I love how you did the balloons and got the see through effect going on there. Also, love the coloring and look of the animal as a more realistic looking turtle, but still done in a funny way despite the real look.

Only one prob, and that is likely because I still feel like I'm waking up. The bumps on the back are so rounded at the back that they look like...umm...how to be descreet... (bewbs!)

megsck


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love this, my bf had a tortoise and is in love with reptiles, so i will definitely buy one for him if this prints. really nice character spirit!

fly to the fog tortie! fly!

JenXer74


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Beautiful work! (And thus, I cancel out my own shirt by voting for yours.) :D

tortamus


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Looks just like my sulcata, Herbert J. Tortamus!
I must try this experiment at home...

Spiritgreen


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tortamus wrote:Looks just like my sulcata, Herbert J. Tortamus!
I must try this experiment at home...


Please remember to tether him securely first. ;-)

Thanks for the comments and votes everyone!

zekecatz


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bluejester wrote:I love how you did the balloons and got the see through effect going on there. Also, love the coloring and look of the animal as a more realistic looking turtle, but still done in a funny way despite the real look.


My thoughts exactly.

JesseBYAH


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Spiritgreen wrote:Haha, thanks be10der2me! If anything I may have rebelled too much against the dumpling-turtles and gone too far the other way. But real turtles and tortoises are scaley and lumpy and covered with bumps and ridges. Let's call this a celebration of that. :p


Heck yes! He is awesome! Even though the poor guy is scared to death... hahaha ohhh the things little kids do in the name of SCIENCE! But seriously, I always wanted a helium tank as a kid so I could make things float with various amounts of balloons... including myself, of course!

Well done once again, SG. I am still mourning the loss of Bundito last week so hopefully he will make it in the next DT! And I hope to buy this awesome turtle next weekend

aswati


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I really like the look of the balloons. Good one!
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jasneko


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The shell is so neat-looking - it almost looks like a psychadelic city/landscape in itself. The balloons also look 3-D and extremely appealing - your halftone work is so impressive. Nicely done Spiritgreen!


kahly


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This is cute, I hope it wins!!

MathUhhhSaurus


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best science project EVER!

Examine Bindle of Carrots.
What Bindle of Carrots?

bassanimation


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No Mr. Turtle!! Go float back into the fog! ;_;

megsck


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oh no the balloons are loosing helium! quickly, fill them with votes and get back into the fog!

amreli


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Cute! My nephew (who just turned 5) did a science fair thing a couple weeks ago about how many paperclips something weighed...I can't remember what he was weighing, not a turtle, but his hypothesis was that it weighed 6 paperclips! Whatever it was weighed over 100 paperclips though.


PixelPants


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Your turtle weighs 6 balloons, but my heart weighs a lot more while this sits out of the fog. A wonderfully bizarre image to grace a t-shirt Spiritgreen and your translucent red balloons deserve a prize of their own. +1

VonMonkey


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PixelPants wrote: your translucent red balloons deserve a prize of their own


I agree, those balloons look amazing

Spiritgreen


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Thank you guys!

I tried this week to make a fun visual that tied into the theme, but would be amusingly incongruous by itself. You can imagine looking out of a window and seeing this guy paddling through the air.

Probably a bit too random but I appreciate everyone who gets a kick out of it. ^___^

bassanimation


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Spiritgreen wrote:Thank you guys!

I tried this week to make a fun visual that tied into the theme, but would be amusingly incongruous by itself. You can imagine looking out of a window and seeing this guy paddling through the air.

Probably a bit too random but I appreciate everyone who gets a kick out of it. ^___^


You need to sub this over at Threadless kids :D. Wait no don't...cause then I can't have it! ;_; Love this little turddduuulll..

dragonvt


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Biffo wrote:How is cruelty to animals funny?


Wow, another one. IT'S A SHIRT!!!!! No one is suggesting that anyone actually fly a turtle. If you think that this shirt would make someone in your life go out and trap a turtle, then try to fly it with balloons, maybe you should have a talk with him about the difference between reality and fantasy.

citizencoyote


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Love the colors, the shading, and just the overall look. Fantastic job!

alephnull2k1


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If only this were even remotely put in a "science fair" setting...you could argue that the experiment "escaped", but it could just as easily have been some kid in his backyard wanting to give Mr. ArmorPants a fun ride. Love the art, though.

anisaze


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I hope you don't change your style in the name of pleasing the woot community - perhaps it is simply the content that did not capture the fog; this shows talent, originality, and a style which is well developed, expressive, and finely detailed. It's a breath of fresh air, keep it up.

Spiritgreen


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That's -very- kind, thanks. :^)

laineywainey


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Spiritgreen wrote:How much lighter than air is helium?

My pet turtle weighs six balloons... whoops, forgot to tie him to the table. Say hi to the moon for me, sky-turtle!

This is six colors on light blue. Here's a close-up:



Check out a BIG VERSION here.

Thanks for looking, please vote if you like my design! ^__^

---Spiritgreen


Couldn't help the 'oldie-but-goodie' tune came to mind........
So you know that when you die
He's gonna recommend you
To the turtle in the sky
Gonna recommend you
To the turtle in the sky

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