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Monday, March 19, 2012

Moby's Day Off


Too absurd? Too wacky?? Well it's all I got, and the closest I could come to a gag for the Illustration Friday word 'Shades'. Enjoy!

33 comments:

  1. The absurdity of the gag in this one is just awesome, it totally makes it! And bravo on the harpoons stuck in his back, I love those kinds of details

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  2. Haha very funny---no not too absurd or wacky...just right..love it!.. whale disguise could be the actual origin of shades before someone realised they where useful for sun protection.

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  3. Hahaha the harpoons crack me up.. XD

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  4. haha Ted this is excellent once again!

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  5. Super illustration, brought a smile to my face. I love the little details you add to your pictures like the harpoons ect.

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  6. Good interpretation Ted.
    I do not think it's absurd
    everything that comes out of our mind is real!

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  7. ...the power of shades--and wacky absurdity. I love it! :-D

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  8. it is very serious stuff.....


    :)


    (:D)
    (big smile)

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  9. You can never be too absurd if there's a joke in there somewhere... Great job!

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  10. Hahaha what a brilliant disguise! Super fab hat! Hilarious and very well done.

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  11. OMG OMG OMG! The harpoons! Hahahaha, you kill me!!! This one's an instant classic.

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  12. So good. I agree that the harpoon really makes it work.

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  13. Too absurd? Too wacky? Don't you know that's what we're all here for!?
    I may pick Moby Dick for my book club this year... If so I'll wear a Fedora & false nose in your honor.

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  14. I love it!
    Whales know how to relax :)

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  15. oh i forgot.
    i hope Dawn is okay.
    i dont know, because her profile is "not available"??
    worried.

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  16. Great one! Gregory Peck would be proud!

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  17. Another great bit of work Ted! love your work!!

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  18. Thanks for the smile!! All the little details from the chair, to the cooler, to the cocktail really add to the hilarity!!

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  19. heehee i love it :) thanks Ted for making life a little funnier.

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  20. Haha, one of your funniest cartoons! Moby seems so cool and relaxed... but I wonder if he stays too long in the sun he won't be white anymore!

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  21. Ha ha! Great idea and very convincing disguise - I didn't even realise he was a whale until I read the text... OK so I'm a bit slow today...

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  22. Very funny - it's the hat that tickles me.

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  23. Thanks Ted for the comment and the insight into who that weird face was that I used as ref. Always wondered who he was... the fact that he was a photorealist who painted big portraits just blows my mind as I have been obsessed with doing big faces lately... spooky!
    Do you remember what his name was?

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  24. And again - thanks so much for sourcing the artists name (Chuck Close). Funny enough he actually uses a grid pattern to achieve his artwork! Very very very interesting character... :)

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  25. That's why they call him "Smarty" Dick. :)

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