Derby #202: Anthropomorphic Food
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Cookiethulhu

Cookiethulhu
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Spiritgreen


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If Earth was cookie ♪ ...

UMM NUM NUM!




This is six colors on a navy shirt, see a BIG VERSION HERE.

Thanks for looking, please vote if you like this design!

---Spiritgreen :^)

megsck


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Spiritgreen wrote:Your world is his snack.

UMM NUM NUM!




This is six colors on a navy shirt, see a BIG VERSION HERE.

Thanks for looking, please vote if you like this design!

---Spiritgreen :^)


i bow to your greatness.

sTyLeS


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Too bad the Cookiethulhu street sign isn't on the shirt too, cause I like it.

bassanimation


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megsck wrote:i bow to your greatness.


Here too. I think we should all go home now, hahaha. This is just...flaming awesome. Blue, flaming, awesome.

So amazing, SG! I'll be rooting for you! +1!

melfox86


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This shirt makes me so happy. I must have this.

Johndis5


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OK, you clearly just crammed some stuff of no relation together.

Is it suppose to be in space eating a cookie moon? It makes no sense. Perfect example of pop culture crap being used to pander with absolutely no concept other than the convoluted one you will likely spew out in response.

Spiritgreen


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@megsck, bass', melfox - thanks!

@Johndis5, it's planet Earth as a cookie (see the nations marked with cracks and chips). So yes, the Cthulhu/Cookie Monster is in space.

imagine77


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Johndis5 wrote:OK, you clearly just crammed some stuff of no relation together.

Is it suppose to be in space eating a cookie moon? It makes no sense. Perfect example of pop culture crap being used to pander with absolutely no concept other than the convoluted one you will likely spew out in response.


Just because it flies right over your head, doesn't make it crap. Just sayin. People need to chill.

JesseBYAH


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Love it. I hope it passes the rejectionator. I don't know if it's too close to the likeness of cookie monster. I really hope not, because I want this. I was really excited when you said you were saving your other entry for today instead of sharing it in the pre-derby thread. Not disappointed at all

Naolito


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Awesome work man, love the ambient you created here

expo01


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amazing man! +1

bottlehed


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Awesome coloring! Looks fantastic on the t-shirt!

marzipanapple


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Spirit, you already know I think you're good. Your execution is always pretty great.

I didn't see the Earth reference right away either, thought once I did, it still wasn't striking to me (especially since the cookie is so flat). Forgetting that, the cookie's eyes have that glazed/sterile/lifeless look to them that I'm not a big fan of. And the two of them look almost like they have nothing to do with one another except for the evidence of floating crumbs.

The fur looks great, and you always pick nicely contrasting colors, but I can't get over that they both just look plastered on the shirt separately. Maybe if the cookie was slightly tilted? Or perhaps if cookie monster was actually munching feverishly on him? As it is though, it falls flat to me.

lilaviel


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I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, you have cookie monster in space. On the other, cthulhu. But together? That's just weird. I hafta say I don't like it.

Spiritgreen


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@JesseBYAH, Naolito, expo01 and bottlehed - thanks SO much! I had some late nighters getting the lighting and fur how I wanted it. I appreciate your comments a whole lot.

@marzipanapple, why I oughta!... well, thanks for the critique. I could probably give you my own reasons for everything you don't like about it but maybe the bottom line is that when you're having fun drawing something, you make choices with a less critical eye? I don't know. I still wouldn't necessarily change anything about it. :P

BambooDrew


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I like the concept but the two different parts look like they were created by two different artists. The cookie sticks out like a sore thumb with its plasticy colors and its beady eyes. They really don't match. If you made the cookie more in the style of the monster the shirt wwould look a lot better imo.

jboshaw


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You know, this is pretty great. It reminds me of the Cookie Monster song where he really does eat the moon! Except you made it the Earth, which makes sense with the Cthulu reference.

And if you don't remember the song, let me remind you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoNAT8ZYbvw

anidi79


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The sign needs to be on the shirt too. It makes it so awesome!

Spiritgreen


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@jboshaw, "If Moon was Cookie...". Yes! You totally caught the inspiration to this. I was hoping someone would.

^______^

JRWorkshop


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great illustration spirit!


paigeg


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Wow. Who knew a simple pop culture mashup could be so polarizing? Spirit - great, as always. Probably not something I would wear, since few if any of my friends would get the Cthulu reference (sad, isn't it?). But friggin' nice.
And to the Johndiswhatever person: I've seen a few of your posts today and ignored them. But, really, you're just being mean. Some constructive element to your comments would be nice. Otherwise, it's just aimless paranoid androiding. If you're having a bad day, go away and come back when the stick has fallen outta your ...edit: posterior... /edit.
>Relying HEAVILY on Woot filters here<

seanpsimmons


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C is for Cthulu. Awesome!

kevlar51


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outstanding job on that fur

marzipanapple


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Spiritgreen wrote:

@marzipanapple, why I oughta!... well, thanks for the critique. I could probably give you my own reasons for everything you don't like about it but maybe the bottom line is that when you're having fun drawing something, you make choices with a less critical eye? I don't know. I still wouldn't necessarily change anything about it. :P


Probably why they have that saying "ya can't please everyone." Not even ME, Spirit! ;)

Your other entry on the other hand makes me smile. Also, hungry.

AdderXYU


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Arguably (not that anyone cares to reason these things through) the earth being a cookie with a face doesn't make this anthropomorphic food. Though either way, this isn't a shirt about that anyway... it's a shirt about a cookie monster pun.

j5


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Reminds me of Cookie Jarvis

move along

lovemedusa


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BEST. SHIRT. EVAR!

Spiritgreen


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If Earth was cookie ♪
Me would bide me time ♪
And lay in old R'lyeh all covered in brine ♪
But when me wake up me have big appetite ♪
And finish Earth cookie in couple of bites ♪

Um num nummmm num num

DoublEE


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Once again the completely overdone Cthulhu-themed shirt makes an appearance. And while I guess putting a small face on a cookie makes this anthropomorphic food it seems a bit 1ame.

deiden26


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The theme is obviously an afterthought here. The face of the cookie has nothing to do with the joke being made, and the shirt could easily make sense without it.

Spiritgreen


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deiden26 wrote:The theme is obviously an afterthought here. The face of the cookie has nothing to do with the joke being made, and the shirt could easily make sense without it.


Have you never watched The Muppets or Sesame Street? Everything has a face!

CM was taught to eat fruit and vegetables by a banana with a face. It was highly disturbing.

lucky1988


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fantastic work! easily my favorite of the fog.

SkekTek


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Oh man, this is CREEEEEEEPY....

Now I'm gonna be creeped out everytime I watch sesame street Great job, dude... this is great.

DJTweekNYC


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I don't think I can own enough Cookie Monster shirts, or Cuthulhu shirts at that.

PixelPants


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You turned it up to 11 on this one SpiritGreen. Amazing textures and colors. Deserves repeat visits.

burtonrider404


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I just don't see how this is anthropomorphic food. It's a cookie with eyes and a mouth. I'd call that a big stretch.

burtonrider404


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You even said yourself that the cookie is supposed to be the EARTH. Here's the definition of Anthropomorphic for you:

an·thro·po·mor·phic
adjective /ˌanTHrəpəˈmôrfik/ 

1. Relating to or characterized by anthropomorphism

2. Having human characteristics

Look at that second one. HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS. Not Earthly characteristics.

Also, just having a mouth and eyes doesn't give something human characteristics. Fish have eyes and faces. Are fish humans? No.

Besides, you said yourself, the cookie is supposed to be the earth, it should be rejected for that alone. C'mon, woot.

Besides, this shirt is getting votes for something that is neither human or food. Wow.

kevincrimi


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burtonrider404 wrote:You even said yourself that the cookie is supposed to be the EARTH. Here's the definition of Anthropomorphic for you:

an·thro·po·mor·phic
adjective /ˌanTHrəpəˈmôrfik/ 

1. Relating to or characterized by anthropomorphism

2. Having human characteristics

Look at that second one. HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS. Not Earthly characteristics.

Also, just having a mouth and eyes doesn't give something human characteristics. Fish have eyes and faces. Are fish humans? No.

Besides, you said yourself, the cookie is supposed to be the earth, it should be rejected for that alone. C'mon, woot.

Besides, this shirt is getting votes for something that is neither human or food. Wow.


Not to be a stickler, but this is a pretty good point. As well made as it is,
this is definitely a cookie monster shirt with a smiley face slapped on a cookie as opposed to an anthropomorphic food design.


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Spiritgreen


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@lucky1988, thanks man! That means a lot.

@SkekTek, appreciate it! Your design this week kicks ass.

@DJTweekNYC, I knew I'd catch some flak for combining the two but sometimes the pull of a fun idea is too strong. :p

@burtonrider404, horror and shock is a human emotion. Also note the eyebrows. That makes it anthropomorphic food, just like all the anthropomorphic food on Sesame Street that has little faces.




@PixelPants, wow, thanks a lot!

DoublEE


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Spiritgreen wrote: horror and shock is a human emotion. That makes it anthropomorphic food, just like all the anthropomorphic food on Sesame Street that his little eyes and mouths.


Wait, I thought you said "it's planet Earth as a cookie(see the nations marked with cracks and chips)."

Spiritgreen


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DoublEE wrote:Wait, I thought you said "it's planet Earth as a cookie(see the nations marked with cracks and chips)."


Yes, it's an anthropomorphic cookie the size of a planet. Decorated like the Earth. Big enough to sustain its own atmosphere. Horrified at being eaten.

What? That's a perfectly normal thing to imagine. Why are you looking at me like that?

captainbaldie


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If someone can make a compact disc and a cassette tape into Cthulhu, I don't think the Cookie Monster should be off limits. The concept is certainly bizarre, but it is executed really well. So much that the pun and technical cash in on the characters involved can be over looked. If anything, I think most should tell that you REALLY wanted to make this idea come to life.

megsck


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dont know why everyone is getting their panties in a bunch over the two elements not going together. to me this is very simple, if you wanted to make the cookie monster cuthulhu, then of course the earth would be a cookie. this is completely logical to me.

Earlysong


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I think the design is a clever parallel, but I'm afraid I think it's not true to the theme. The subject of the design is not anthropomorphic food, it's the cookie monster/cthulu joke. If you took the face off of the cookie, the joke would be just as funny (to me, anyway).

It is very well done, and I enjoy the design, I just think this derby wasn't the place for it. Just mho. I always enjoy your work, Spiritgreen!

I love this website! ^^

IgnatiusRiley


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While this is funny and well done, I'm generally getting burnt out on Cthulhu. I think his appearance on THREE episodes of South Park last year was when he jumped the shark. For crying out loud, there's no squiggly red line underneath his name as I type this post -- MS word and the like now recognize his name like they would "Roger" or "Susan"?!? Say it ain't so.

And that picture of cookie monster with the fruits and vegetables breaks my heart. Poor kids these days.

jmmbell1987


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I usually dig your work, SG, but I can't get behind this. It comes off as thoughtlessly pandering, and it's barely on theme, as much as slapping a kawaii face onto a cookie to shoehorn it on theme can be.

Yes, everything in Sesame Street has a face. So why is he Cthulhu? It's a hodgepodge of hastily slapped together elements that have been popular on woot in the past, with the cookie's face thrown in to make it on theme. Yes, the illustration in and of itself is good, but I can't say I'm a fan of this design.

DoublEE


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jmmbell1987 wrote:I usually dig your work, SG, but I can't get behind this. It comes off as thoughtlessly pandering, and it's barely on theme, as much as slapping a kawaii face onto a cookie to shoehorn it on theme can be.

Yes, everything in Sesame Street has a face. So why is he Cthulhu? It's a hodgepodge of hastily slapped together elements that have been popular on woot in the past, with the cookie's face thrown in to make it on theme. Yes, the illustration in and of itself is good, but I can't say I'm a fan of this design.


I can't believe I'm going to say this...I agree with jmmbell1987 100%. It's pandering, forced and has a Cthulhu (the new lolcat)as a bonus.

ChaosDoctor07


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megsck wrote:dont know why everyone is getting their panties in a bunch over the two elements not going together. to me this is very simple, if you wanted to make the cookie monster cuthulhu, then of course the earth would be a cookie. this is completely logical to me.


I think you are missing the point, though. That part of Cthulhu and the Earth being what they are is "fine"(though arguably overdone and the reference just seems forced in there); rather, and the reason it should be rejected, is that, as mentioned by many others previously, the cookie is not "anthropomorphic" and thus, this shirt is off-topic.

"Don't believe in the you who believes in me. Don't believe in the me who believes in you. Believe in the you who believes in yourself."

dooomcat


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Spirit, I think this looks great. The effort involved is leagues above most of the other fogged entries and it looks awesome on the shirt. I'm personally not into Cuthulu stuff but I'd definitely buy this for my kid. As for the off topic question...I can't argue on any of that as I don't think Woot seems to be very picky about that stuff anymore and a lot of artists tend to slide through (the Cyberpunk derby being especially obvious) so I don't really get all the crits coming at you on that end. People just seem more annoyed than usual?

j5


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dooomcat wrote:...I don't really get all the crits coming at you on that end. People just seem more annoyed than usual?

CookieMonster-ists, the lot of them.

move along

jasneko


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Amazing work Spiritgreen. Cookiethulhu looks fantastic - his fur, the highlights, the texture and depth, the way he fades into dark space. Your skills are most impressive!!

j5


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I agree this is very well done.
I agree this should be considered off topic
I agree it makes no difference either way.
I think I'll have an oatmeal raisin cookie now.

move along

AMcMillan19


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Besides the fact that I don't think this shirt has anything to do with anything about this topic (granted, it looks very nice) my mind boggles at why woot would allow this blatant copyright infringement. They got lucky with the Binge. Cookie Monster's bound to be pissed about this at some point.

februarystar27


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Spiritgreen wrote:@jboshaw, "If Moon was Cookie...". Yes! You totally caught the inspiration to this. I was hoping someone would.

^______^


That's what I thought of when I saw this too. When he ate the moon it scared me a little when I was a kid. :P

IndependentVik


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Spiritgreen wrote:
@Johndis5, it's planet Earth as a cookie (see the nations marked with cracks and chips). So yes, the Cthulhu/Cookie Monster is in space.


Oh, I just noticed the continents you put in. Nice touch!

aksthomp


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OK, I'm not into the alt-sci-fi references, so I had to look up "Cthuhlu" (I know, I guess I'm not even a nerd)... BUT now that I know what Cthuhlu is, and all I know about Sesame Street's "original" idea of Cookie Monster, and his bit about if the moon were a cookie...

THIS SHIRT IS TOTALLY ON TOPIC...

Just as we give personality and a soul to "Mother Earth" or "the man in the moon", this cookie earth was given a personaily and feelings, expressed in it's face at being attacked by this monstrous, other-worldy being...

Wouldn't we as humanity have these feelings if anything showed up and attacked our planet. We give humanity to our earth. Without humanity, it's just another rock buzzing around a star. We are this planet's "soul"... SO, extrapellate that into earth being a cookie, and Cookiethuhlu taking a chunk out of it... The humanity of cookie-earth would be in shock and terror.

That makes this shirt totally readable, and the personified cookie-earth is certainly anthropomorphic enough... so it wasn't given washboard abs, long legs or a handlebar moustache, but it was given fear and terror and awe.

IMVHO, I think this shirt is superb, very well executed. The depth of space and the lighting is interesting and well laid out.

Which program(s) do you use to create your work?

Spiritgreen


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Thanks aksthomp! You need to be able to accept the idea of an earth cookie to appreciate the shirt, that's for sure. ;)

I use Photoshop. (Version 6.0 released in 2000, it's pretty old but not bad)

Thank you everyone who posted thoughtful comments and/or support for this design.

aksthomp


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Spiritgreen wrote:Thanks aksthomp! You need to be able to accept the idea of an earth cookie to appreciate the shirt, that's for sure. ;)

I use Photoshop. (Version 6.0 released in 2000, it's pretty old but not bad)

Thank you everyone who posted thoughtful comments and/or support for this design.


Cool. I use Photoshop too... I just entered my first derby this time around, so I still have a lot to learn. I may need to pick your brain sometime!

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