Saturday, July 30, 2016

Anthyding Can Hadplen

6/22/16
This particular piece came to me one day when I was considering doing some 'inspirational' quotes for calligrams (similar to the Willy Wonka piece).  I've developed a particular fondness for this type of work, and wanted to pay homage to one of my favorite animation series that recently ended, Gravity Falls.  The quote itself comes from the episode "Soos and the Real Girl", in which the character Soos, with the aid of main protagonist's Dipper and Mabel, tries to find himself a girlfriend. At one point Soos buys a dating simulator game (that comes with multiple warnings), to prepare himself for the real world, which is a parody of a Japanese style dating simulator.  The quote itself is part of the games intro, which works on so many deeper levels than just a quick jab at poor translation.  The image itself is supposed to be a cherry blossom tree (which appears in the background of the game's intro), with the quote incorporated into it.  The image itself was done in Illustrator, with some manipulation in Photoshop, and Painter.


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