Derby #358: Perspective
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Mobius Kart

Mobius Kart
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Spiritgreen


quality posts: 210 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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A parody of M.C.Escher's Mobius Strip II design and the anti-gravity tracks of Mario Kart 8. I spent a couple of weeks drawing this due to the technical construction of the karts (I first built a clay maquette to familiarise myself with the shape) and Escher's very precise, unique inking style.

Close-up detail:


See a BIG VERSION here.

Hope you like. Happy Mario Kart 8 day!
- Spiritgreen

agingdragqueen


quality posts: 117 Private Messages agingdragqueen

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Spiritgreen wrote:
Hope you like. Happy Mario Kart 8 day!
- Spiritgreen


Happy Mario Kart 8 day to you, too! And holy crap this is an amazing design!


tjschaeffer


quality posts: 7 Private Messages tjschaeffer
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Aaaaaaaaaa. Absolutely mind-blowing, SG. Mind. Blown. It would have been funny to see a blue shell flying around off the strip, but this will still suffice.

ApeLad


quality posts: 37 Private Messages ApeLad
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WOW!

thatrobert


quality posts: 26 Private Messages thatrobert
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You finished! And just the perfect derby for it!

omarfeliciano


quality posts: 33 Private Messages omarfeliciano
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I knew this was going to be your sub. Perfect!

skirochester


quality posts: 4 Private Messages skirochester
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wow. couple weeks drawing this. you must have been pretty psyched when you saw the theme yesterday! I was wondering how you got the details so precise from all the angles. that's awesome that you built a model for your reference. nice job SG!

kevlar51


quality posts: 43 Private Messages kevlar51
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nicely done!

littleclyde


quality posts: 16 Private Messages littleclyde
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So amazing. Love the style you chose for this. Don't see how this can finish outside the top three.

boberta8


quality posts: 0 Private Messages boberta8
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very well done. I like that you got your initials in there as well.

sonofafish


quality posts: 9 Private Messages sonofafish
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wow. that's neat. this needs to win!

bluejester


quality posts: 557 Private Messages bluejester
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Glad I saw Apelad's comment on twitter about how amazing this was. I saw the thumbnail and am ashamed to admit first thought was, "Meh, look, another Mario bros riff." Clicked on the link and was like, "Wholly wow! No wonder people are lovin' this design!"

Got my vote, and my humble apologies for brushing it off at a glance.

artguyaaron


quality posts: 1 Private Messages artguyaaron
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really nice work

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 210 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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Whoa, thanks!

This is the model I made, kinda sad looking but it was good enough that I could work out how to draw each kart. I don't often draw machinery so it was the best way I could psyche myself up to start.

Andy47240


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Andy47240
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I rarely comment, but I had to log in just to tell you this is amazing!



agingdragqueen


quality posts: 117 Private Messages agingdragqueen

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Spiritgreen wrote:Whoa, thanks!

This is the model I made, kinda sad looking but it was good enough that I could work out how to draw each kart. I don't often draw machinery so it was the best way I could psyche myself up to start.


That model is pretty awesome, I'm so glad you're sharing your process with us, it's very very cool.


PixelPants


quality posts: 68 Private Messages PixelPants
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Infinitely awesome!
Seldom does a mash-up so effectively integrate the concept and style of one thing with another. Flawless skills on this one, Matt.

Radscoolian


quality posts: 15 Private Messages Radscoolian
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Incredible linework, Spirit! I need to use that maquette method. Definitely leads to solid design. and the little [SG] on the track cracks me up.

fishbiscuit5


quality posts: 32 Private Messages fishbiscuit5
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This turned out beyond amazing! Nicely done and a +1 for sure.



coconutman1


quality posts: 0 Private Messages coconutman1
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I saw the process on your Facebook page! This is amazing O.o

oakenspirit


quality posts: 71 Private Messages oakenspirit
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I'll add a tenor to the chorus of "THIS IS BRILLIANT!"

I'm going to be the first sucker on this one on Friday-

;)


mecos


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mecos
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This will be perfect to play during mk tournys.

lonelypond


quality posts: 409 Private Messages lonelypond
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Running through potential descriptive adjectives not used...hmmmm. Maybe I'll just say driving like a MarioKart fiend is one of my few vices and I want to wear this fly design doing it.

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