Thursday, April 17, 2008



Drawergeeks: Triplets... originally this was to be a sonogram editorial cartoon. Around the sonogram was to be thought balloons "Are we there yet?" "You're on my side." "Quit touching me." "You're hogging all the womb." But when the illustration came out... it changed somewhere to this.

10 comments:

bruce said...

Ooph, these little guys are creeping me out for some reason. I think it's because it feels as though they're looking back at me. Yeah, creepy.

Very fun stuff. Is it entirely digital from start to finish?

dugbuddy said...

Thanks Bruce, yup. Not only is it entirely digital, but except for the original black and white under drawing, it is entirely non-destructive. It's all done with smart objects, smart filters, and adjustment layers. The whole thing is temporary. That is my favorite part. It made it so fast.

Lacey said...

If I ever saw that on a sono, I'd scream! As always, I love it... started laughing before I read anything. It works perfectly well w/o captions.

WTF is a smart object? I'm so behind when it comes to digital stuff.

dugbuddy said...

Thanks Lacey, when it started coming together... I knew it needed to stay just a visual. It has an eerie quality about it. I think Bruce is right... because they are all watching. I am gonna do a demo on this one.

barb said...

The creep factor is there Heavens yes, but the innocence stays since you've got baby toes in it (a personal weakness and favorite)If that were MY happy lil photo shoot, I'd laugh questioningly.."hee hee hee? Mine?"
Of course the technician who took it most certainly would be The Smoking Man from X-files and as he exhaled he would snap "Proud, Mother?" YIKES!

dugbuddy said...

Oh, crap... I forgot about the smoking man. That fellow needed a public humiliation of such grand proportion. Nothing physical, that heels. No for his crimes, he needs to be paraded in front of the entire world... yes. Reality TV needs a big piece of the smoking man. Survivor mixed with the newly wed game. And he is winds up married to Dennis Rodman... "post honeymoon".

BBrito said...

this one looks like out of an Alien movie! really creepy! but all baby sonos looks creepy, in my opinion... I don't know why women always go 'Aaaawww' when they see it, instead of 'yyyaaaaaggrhhh'...
b.

Breadwig said...

Congrats on the top position on DG for this one too! Well done.

dugbuddy said...

Bruna, and Bryan, thanks so much. This was a last minute, every star was aligned for me on this. I fought and fought and then gave up with no intention of submitting. This image just came out due to exploring in CS3 photoshop. Oooooh I love those new live editing tools. yum.

Kevin Levell said...

brilliant concept, love it! nice execution - very different from your usual style!