Wow, it has been a bit of time since my itchy lil tappin fingers have stopped long enough to create something new. Just having to much fun frakkin files, writing stories, and messing around in the Twitterverse that I got too distracted.
Well I think it is high time I got around to a project that has been on my mind for quite a few months now.
A great reader of all things Addicts and also friend over TOuk, toxicshark, took the time to create some really amusing “locations” with his graphics programs for us Addicts. They cracked me up a lot. As a nod back to him, I wanted to create a Shark for him. Sadly, the mist engulfed our towns…then the snow. So it was quite difficult to play around with my 2D art the way I wanted. Nothing looked quite right.
Well the snow and mist are gone now. Lil hearts are in the air. So it was time to return the love given to us by toxicshark …
Thus begins my next 2D art creation. Now I had no real direction or thought on this one. Just randomness. I thought of scenes from the recent “Where Did THAT Come From: Whale” post. So I skipped all over. I still think it could use more tweaking, but that is my mind constantly at work.
To start out, I used the Trash Cans to outline the outer layers of a shark. Give it a bit of form for me to work with.
Then using the Snapdragons, I gave the Shark a beady eye and some gils.
Then I hopped on over to snag some Garbage Bins to begin the fleshy gums outline on the Shark. Then I used some more Snapdragons to give the appearance of the back opening deep in the Sharks mouth.
Sharks require a bit of water, and I wanted this one to resemble the one above as it was popping out of the water and going in for the “kill”. So I used the Blue Dumpster to give the area a bit of a watery wave effect.
Then using LOTS more Blue Dumpsters, I started to fill in the watery area. About this time I found myself going nuts as I continually caught myself doing the “Jaws” sound effects. “Na na…na na…na na na na…”
What’s an evil flesh ripping creature without its teeth? So I tried a few different things. I first started with the Propane Tanks, then tried the Carved Ice Sculptures, then the White Picket Fences.
I felt the Propane Tanks worked best. (The other two looked odd or TOO white. Bloody teeth are definitely NOT white. Lol.)
Next up, the Shark needed a lil more red coloring inside its mouth. So I used the Newspaper Dispensers to start to fill in the areas.
Time to fill in the gaps. I used more of the Garbage Bins, Newspaper Dispensers, and the Trash Cans to start filling in all the areas still left open. I also at this time decided to fill in some of the watery area with a lil more blue/green to give it a bit more dimension. The Phone Booths worked perfect for this.
I felt that the Gnarly looking creature had really taken full form now. So without further ado…here is my Shark for toxicshark. I hope you like it. A great big THANK YOU to you for all you have done for us!! (He also made the banner on the Home Page and Facebook) 😉
What do YOU think of my latest creation? Have anything YOU would like to see us make next? Sound off in the comments below. You never know…YOUR idea could be used next.
FYI…I love to see what YOU make. So if you dabble in the 2D art world…PLEASE post me a link below, post it to our Flickr, send it to our email (TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com), or even link it on our Facebook. I would really like to see what amazing art others out there are creating (no matter how simple or extravagant).
Until next time…
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