Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Deluxe

Here is the t-shirt design, and also here is a short science fiction story (nothing to do with the illustration):

He stretched in the sun, listening to the early morning twittering in the trees. They were such delightful creatures, with their cheerful warbling, their smooth coats and their luxuriant crests. Hard to believe what the scientists said, that they had once walked upright on the ground, built hive-like cities that reached to the sky, and even, it was theorized, had some rudimentary form of language. He settled his wings and retreated into the hillside nest which sheltered his wife and eggs.

22 comments:

Eva said...

Delightful creature, indeed.

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, I would not have expected how different that image looks.

Cool story. Humans evolve into squirrel like creatures. It could happen.

Cláudia said...

Oh, I loved that you preserved the original mouth's curve! I believe that in doing that you also preserved this creature's dignity. It's not easy to be a deluxe animal!

Excellent, Susan!

milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

very, very cool

Shayna Prentice said...

Touchingly wonderful ~ both story and image. (insert italics!)

rosedale's 4head said...

nice recreation of a creation...i wonder if you ever stop thinking ... so amazing!!

steve said...

Wooow! You really got a beauty here! Congrats Susan!

The Josie Baggley Company said...

I'd wear a T with this crest- very cool indeedy
To live in the trees would be peachy..actually I'd live on the higest branch of a peachtree !

Laura said...

delightful. thank you.

Jasmine said...

I love your writing Susan. Hope you are well? x

Bee said...

A successful mash-up. Where did the headgear inspiration come from?

ArtSparker said...

Bee- well-spotted, I think The Little Tin Soldier got in there too.

jude said...

you are too much!

grrl + dog said...

I can feel his pride.... and the sun on my face..

Tom said...

a simpler kind of life might be a blessing. Until some big cat-like creature ate me.

justdoodleit said...

Nice.Looks mythical and a bit football league-ish.

Megan said...

Oh, I wants it, I does!

(P.S. Did I ever tell you how MANY compliments my sister gets on her Alice T-shirt that I got her for her birthday? She has given out the website info at least fifteen times, I do hope you are getting some orders!)

ArtSparker said...

Thanks, Megan, that's good to hear.

Celeste Bergin said...

deluxe he is! You know, this would look awesome as a beer label

ArtSparker said...

Celeste - Oh, now I realize the Tsingha dragon/dog is in there too.

JJ Beazley said...

Souza and Marley collaborate at last.

The story is not so far from a reverse take on Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.

parisa mahmoudi said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!