Derby #249: Astronomy
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Storytelling

Storytelling
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tjschaeffer


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This looks really good!

noxandpy


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Most people don't realize how important the sky was to our ancient relatives. In addition to structuring their lives around the cycles of the sun and moon; they also built a culture around the stories developed from the identifiable star patterns in the sky. So many cultures used the same stars to tell their own personal stories. Our entry this week is an ode to that piece of cultural history.


Here's the larger version

hellodali


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I really hope this wins! I love it... the subtle trees around the bears, reeds around the geese, clouds around the pegasus and that they are all presented the same.

burnapaperzach


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Great art!

cestaimee


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Beautiful art, but I'm not sure that pegasus would be able to take off without losing a few pounds...

noxandpy


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cestaimee wrote:Beautiful art, but I'm not sure that pegasus would be able to take off without losing a few pounds...


Silly Noxy and her love of drawing chubby ponies.

ladybugb


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cestaimee wrote:Beautiful art, but I'm not sure that pegasus would be able to take off without losing a few pounds...


Haha! I'm amused at the contemplation over the aerodynamics of a mythical creature! <3

endangeredomega


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Interesting concept, but the pegasus's head strikes me as too small / out of proportion.

wirdou


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really beautiful

minnikins


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SOOOOOOO ADORABLE lurves dah chubby pony <3 and its such a neat design! :D

tangolite132


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I might like it better if it just showed to stars of the constellations connected rather than the shape of the animal around it too. It's still a gorgeous design. d(^_^o)

"Riddle me this, riddle me that: who's afraid of the big black bat?"

ObsidianEyez


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Love this concept =]

glar


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I love the concept and design, also I love the chubby pegasi!

tangolite132


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glar wrote:I love the concept and design, also I love the chubby pegasi!


It's pegasuses.../:3

"Riddle me this, riddle me that: who's afraid of the big black bat?"

noxandpy


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tangolite132 wrote:It's pegasuses.../:3


Pegasusssusesususesusussussesususi's

glar


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tangolite132 wrote:It's pegasuses.../:3


I guess I should have figured since it is octopuses not octopi, but it just feels more right with the "i" at the end than the "uses".

noxandpy


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glar wrote:I guess I should have figured since it is octopuses not octopi, but it just feels more right with the "i" at the end than the "uses".


<3

atrain728


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Love the concept, and I'd buy it as is (and have indicated as such.) If this doesn't make it though, I hope you try again with a similar concept. I think you could have told the same story with just one animal family (cute bears are winners) and maybe a little less/more subtle detail on the constellation. Might make the shirt a little more simple and easier to wear.

But the concept I love.

tangolite132


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glar wrote:I guess I should have figured since it is octopuses not octopi, but it just feels more right with the "i" at the end than the "uses".


Teehee. :3 I actually think it can go either way.

"Riddle me this, riddle me that: who's afraid of the big black bat?"

tangolite132


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noxandpy wrote:Pegasusssusesususesusussussesususi's


No need to go crazy.

"Riddle me this, riddle me that: who's afraid of the big black bat?"

leprechaungirl


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:D I'm quickly becoming a big fan of you guys! Hopefully these little guys will make it to the fog and then to your first print!

noxandpy


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Hi guys!! Just wanted to pop in again and say THANKS! Your voting is keeping us up near the top in a very volatile week!

@atrain728 - I hear ya on the three animals thing. We really wanted to focus less on one constellation/animal and pick three very different animals (carnivore, fowl, mythical) to drive home the idea of multiple cultures. I can see where it's a lofty goal for a tee shirt. :D

@leprechaungirl - THANK YOU! <3

midnitez


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I tried to avoid making a comment on this entry but I can't anymore

The only animal not deformed or way too fat (chubby is cute, this is not chubby lol) for the size of their heads in this is the adult goose. Even the little ones have some issues in their anatomy. Shame.

Besides that, the constellation silhouettes are so bold; should've been more transparent for that 'stellar' effect. Ursa Major's bugs me the most what with the lines going out of the silhouette.

ladybugb


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midnitez wrote:I tried to avoid making a comment on this entry but I can't anymore

The only animal not deformed or way too fat (chubby is cute, this is not chubby lol) for the size of their heads in this is the adult goose. Even the little ones have some issues in their anatomy. Shame.

Besides that, the constellation silhouettes are so bold; should've been more transparent for that 'stellar' effect. Ursa Major's bugs me the most what with the lines going out of the silhouette.


I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the "realism" probably wasn't high on the list of stylistic choices for this piece. C'mon, it's obviously not meant to be a study of anatomical correctness. The pony is fat, the bear is fluffy. /shrug I get if it's not your thing, but it's not like they're unrecognizable or horrendously out of proportion.

Also, Cygnus is a swan, not a goose, you can see the mask on the adult swan.

chachachino


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lovely drawing! i <3 fat pony.

heidiruth


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I love this. Pleeease continue entering derbies. You'll get one sooner or later

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