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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2005-07-20 4:27 pm   Permalink

Looks like they actually got this published! About 4 months ago I did this map of the US for our Uncle Sam character, and Springbok finally came out with it:

http://www.springbok-puzzles.com/puzzles.php?op=pieces&pieces=60

Sorry for the low resolution - here's an earlier version I had done for them:



Yeah - it's no great shakes - but I'm used to working on things that never see the light of day!

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Tiki Chris
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Posted: 2005-07-20 4:30 pm   Permalink

congrats & nice tiki!

 
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MachTiki
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2005-07-20 4:48 pm   Permalink

Way to go Chris! Nice accomplishment!
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2005-07-20 4:54 pm   Permalink

swell, tang, me likey!

 
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hanford_lemoore
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Posted: 2005-07-20 5:12 pm   Permalink

Tang,

That's great! Did you do that by hand, or on the computer?

I was wondering if you (or anyone) knows of a good technique for creating noise like the kind you have behind Sam and Star's head in the upper-right of the map using photoshop?

[ This Message was edited by: hanford_lemoore 2005-07-20 17:13 ]


 
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Tiki-Kate
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Posted: 2005-07-20 6:20 pm   Permalink

Very nice.

Is that a whale wrestling a giant squid above Maine?


 
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purple jade
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Joined: Feb 19, 2003
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From: New Orleans
Posted: 2005-07-20 6:32 pm   Permalink

"That little girl looks like she's about to barf."

JK!

Good for you T.


 
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-07-20 7:48 pm   Permalink

Way to go. Congratulations

 
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The Sperm Whale
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2005-07-20 7:54 pm   Permalink

Congrats TANG-
I really like the Sperm Whale that is cruising by the Hawaiian Islands!!!

[ This Message was edited by: The Sperm Whale 2005-07-20 19:55 ]


 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2005-07-21 09:10 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-07-20 17:12, hanford_lemoore wrote:
Tang,

That's great! Did you do that by hand, or on the computer?

I was wondering if you (or anyone) knows of a good technique for creating noise like the kind you have behind Sam and Star's head in the upper-right of the map using photoshop?

[ This Message was edited by: hanford_lemoore 2005-07-20 17:13 ]



I did it the pencils & inking by hand - color in Photoshop... I've been learning how to ink with a brush the old fashioned way lately. I was starting to feel that everything I was designing in Adobe Illustrator was getting really cold & dead. This seemed to help (especially with characters like these that don't have much life in them from the get go).

As to the noise behind the heads - that's just a brush in Photoshop (actually, I think it's a default brush in Photoshop CS) - you just use it in a layer....
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2005-07-21 09:14 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-07-20 19:54, The Sperm Whale wrote:
Congrats TANG-
I really like the Sperm Whale that is cruising by the Hawaiian Islands!!!

[ This Message was edited by: The Sperm Whale 2005-07-20 19:55 ]



Actually - the Sperm Whale is fighting a squid up near Maine!



I think the Hawaiian guy is more of a Blue Whale - but I had so little time to do this, I was just pulling the stuff outta my ass....
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polynesian posh boy
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Posted: 2005-07-21 10:54 am   Permalink

I like the map. When it goes into production will the pieces be cut out for each state? Will I find it at the local Hallmark? Aspiring to be Corvarrubias?

 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2005-07-21 10:59 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-07-21 10:54, polynesian posh boy wrote:
I like the map. When it goes into production will the pieces be cut out for each state? Will I find it at the local Hallmark? Aspiring to be Corvarrubias?



Naaaaa - I'm no where near Corvarrubias - although I do like map making...

http://www.christophermerritt.com/Maps.html

The puzze is a 60 piece one - aimed at young kids I would imagine.... But they didn't tell me much about this project when they asked me to do it! Should be in Hallmark type stores soon.

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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2005-07-21 11:46 am   Permalink

Tang! Congrats on the puzzle. Nice work. I loved those state puzzles when I was a kid. At least you've got your daughter's Christmas present handled now.

I'm glad you went with the Alabama joke. I know that you were trying out various ideas but wanted to have something that the kids could relate to. You shared some of your preliminary sketches with me and I hope you won't mind if I share them with the TC folks. I think it gives valuable insight into how tough the artistic process is.

Sabu








 
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purple jade
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From: New Orleans
Posted: 2005-07-21 11:55 am   Permalink

[quote]
On 2005-07-21 09:14, Tangaroa wrote:
Quote:


I think the Hawaiian guy is more of a Blue Whale - but I had so little time to do this, I was just pulling the stuff outta my ass....




Pulling a whale out of your ass sounds painful...
but now I guess you have something to counter with when the wife complains about childbirth.


 
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