Natural Transformation

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Natural Transformation by Santo76 on Threadless
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Santo76
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The origins of the Mechanopapilio polymorphus (or mechanical butterfly with many forms) is not conclusively known, but scientists have speculated its breeding grounds formed around the quarantine areas of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster of April, 1986.

Since that time, some speculate that the nearby butterfly species starting feeding off mounds of spilled nuclear waste, the glowing squarish hunks littering the landscape having been nicknamed "energy cubes". Their transformation into fully-formed armored butterflies is astounding, sometimes taking as little as thirty seconds, while emanating a strangely-pitched noise of shifting body parts combined with what sounds like a V6 engine being revved into high gear. It has also been known to spontaneously grow laser blasters and heat-seeking missiles when threatened, leading to a popular rhyme amongst lepidopterist circles:

Before you near a sunny grove exterior of innocent looking butterfly Remember that its interior just might hold much more than meets the eye.

Though it has never been captured and closely studied, Santo76 and Frickinawesome have consulted scores of scientists and electricians to get this magnificent creature's attributes as accurate as it looks in its natural surroundings.

Special thanks to BioSam for his help in naming this very deceptive species.

L-M-N-O-P
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Surely a print.

jeffreyg
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great job Santo. YOU did it a great job!

hm087ster

Transformers...cool! 5$$$

anwarrafiee
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Really nice illustration n idea! Great job guys!

moulin bleu
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Ye$, so good

dampa
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great!

Morkki
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This is awesome beyond words!

YaaH
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◠‿◠✿

OMC

Totally Awesome, love the Combination of Nature & Mechanic! 5$

boostr29
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awesome dudes! $5

Anything Goes
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Wow, awesome work guys!

Boycey

Brilliant!

RicoMambo
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looks great

Goto75
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Nice one!

fuloprichard
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Its a fivenbuy!

Aron19

great idea..

mikefriedrich

awesome concept and illo!!!

ben chen
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so good

ThirstyFly
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Oh God, brilliant. Why not nature? 5

Tony Centeno
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Amazing work fellas!!!! 5$ Print

Santo76
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It's up! Thanks for the comments and support!

mitchellp
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this is awesome

5

Resistance
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amazing WANT WANT WANT 5$$

opifan64
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awesome!

rfcrispim

heheheheheeh

adam antium
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hahaha that's brilliant , man!

walmazan
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so good! $5

walmazan
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so good! $5

Bio-bot 9000
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Awesome job! Hopefully this won't be the only new species I'll get to name!

mirona_palcu

Great! I can even hear the sound the transformers make when they transform! 5$ indeed

DavidBS

PRINT for sure guys. Great idea and awesome execution. Love the mix of styles. 5$

Reiweber

WOW BRILLIANT... PRINNNNT 5$$$$ =]

Skap 1er

super dope!

Theo86
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So awesome, great job you two as always of course you get a $5 from me.

ibyes
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a mix of a wonderful idea and top knotch execution make this a surefire print, congrats on the awesome collab, 5$!

megali

consulted scores of scientists and electricians :D

love the send up of butterfly and nature prints using [one of] my favorite cartoon from growing up.

wytrab8
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this will be transforming into a print...$5

Bio-bot 9000
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The only thing I would like to see changed when this prints is the word "Transformation" replaced with "Life cycle"

FRICKINAWESOME
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Golly gee willickers, thanks for the AMAZING response so far all! Santiago went above and beyond with this concept and I couldn't be happier with the result.

BioSam, thanks again for the help in naming this very special battlefly species, yeah, we were toying with the wording for that and only went with transformation to get another reference to those awesome action figures that were in their, ahem, PRIME, in the 80's. If the Threadgods see fit to print this, Santo and I would totally consider changing it...

Santo76
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absolutely

blue sparrow
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Awesome job on this one guys! I think you've nailed it!

rossmat8
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This will definitely print

Farnell
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brilliant - another print for you I think

Stereomode
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AWESOME $5

v_calahan
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haha great!

evan3
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great work guys and love the presentation!

soloyo
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I hope this print!

jess4002
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this will print on monday, may 16, 2011. 5$

qetza
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Great all around!

myteemo
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Looks like a print to me!

yeohgh
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WOWOWOWWWWWWW....

igo2cairo
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ha ha, this is rad, wonderful work guys!

PBOt

Man this looks great! Love the bit of textbook text added at the bottom!!

badbasilisk
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THIS SHIT IS PURE SEX!!!!!!

FIVE DOLLLLLAAARRRRRRRSSSSSSS!!!!!

fat pigeon
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Great work!!

Di.Jay

Great!!! Tremendous concept and design 5$

dschwen
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WINNNNNNNER!!!!!

$5

Santo76
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hahahah.... pure sex!!! thanks Peter! thanks everyone!

alvarejo
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W.O.W

R3D FOX
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hahaha this is a sure print. Hilarious idea, amazing execution. Nice work. 5$$$

rodrigobhz
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2 designs submitted - Score now!

Santo + Evan = MONEY!

Congrats on the print!

Musarter
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Yes, amazing. Print.

opippi
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This is totally threadless and it'll sell pretty good!!! $5

TGWA
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I like it but I feel like the final butterfly should be flying away from the cocoon. As it is it looks like it's attacking it which kind of gets in the way of the life cycle aspect of it.

TGWA
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I like it but I feel like the final butterfly should be flying away from the cocoon. As it is it looks like it's attacking it which kind of gets in the way of the life cycle aspect of it.

Bisparulz
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wow. 5$

FRICKINAWESOME
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TGWA on Apr 04 '11 I like it but I feel like the final butterfly should be flying away from the cocoon. As it is it looks like it's attacking it which kind of gets in the way of the life cycle aspect of it.

We thought it would add to the ridiculousness of the scene to make the first two stages of the life cycle much more natural, peaceful looking processes and make the final transformation as Decepticon and "guns blazing" as we could. The final battlefly third stage isn't technically shooting at anything, because the other two stages are complete by that point and as such aren't there any more, it's just the battlefly flying around at that point.

Thanks for your thoughts though TGWA as well as everyone else, we love hearing them!

Herr Bias
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yeahhhhh.....Mechanopapilio polymorphus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!5pts

BubuSam
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Whoa stunning!

Graja
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Wow! concept 5 illustration 5

Santo76
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3 days to go!

mreisel
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Two of my favorite designers, rocking the world!!!!

TGWA
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Hey FRICKINAWESOME, it's a brilliant idea and I've got my fingers crossed that it will print. I understand about the steps shown over time, but I think because one appears to be interacting with the other it suggests visually they are separate objects in the same time. Also the butterfly stage is flying back towards where he would have just hatched from. It's just a staging issue that kind of confuses the scene for me. I'd love to see it flying away from the cocoon (still with guns blazing of course!). Anyway, pay me no heed, I think it's amazing and you guys did a wonderful job.

FRICKINAWESOME
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^ Ah, I see what you are saying, makes sense.... thanks for the follow-up comment!

ArTrOcItY
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Suuuperb collab you guys!

mezo
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Whoah. Impress.

Ornaart

Nice!

celandinestern
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this is 100% fantastic and is currently top of my 'best six' blog. I want to wear this pronto.

hilaryleung

Perfection. $5

The only thing missing is the "transforming sound" when we click on the presentation.

queenmob
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2 designs submitted - Score now!

Good job you two! 5$

Santo76
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TGWA, thanks for your support and comments. I have actually tried some different possible layouts, including the battlefly heading out, and even tho it made more sense, it looked better this way compositionally speaking.

Santo76
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TGWA, thanks for your support and comments. I have actually tried some different possible layouts, including the battlefly heading out, and even tho it made more sense, it looked better this way compositionally speaking.

kooky love
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GREAT $5

skitchman

whoa......

CazKing
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So good! An awesome idea illustrated awesomely - thats what collabing is all about! Well done guys!

badbasilisk
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GO GO GO !!!!!!!

Mr Vela

awesome idea 5$

nyenyerejunior

great idea, super colors, fantastic design

lexter

Woww Amazing!!! 5$

Santo76
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Thanks for the awesome support so far! Only 2 more days!!!

jott

oh guys.... this is just great at its best .... i want to wear this now .... PRINT...PRINT...PRINT

shirtoid

Awesome!

MadKobra
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2 designs submitted - Score now!

ha! i like it 5$

Santo76
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one more day! :D

rompetelcuero
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hahaha Great collab.

mangobajito
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WOW, amazing illo an concept!! muy bueno Santo!

ibeenthere

Autobots transform!

loved it! 5!

Rob Barrett

Clever idea, brilliantly done! :D 5$

brainrust
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Maximum greatness! Winna!

FRICKINAWESOME
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Thanks again, autobots and awesomebots! Oh noes, our score went under 3.4....help transform that score to even more!

Mana99

Outstanding!! $5

_Cam_

Wow! my father will love this one! Easy 5

alicianoguer

this needs more fives!! awesome collab!

phillydesigner
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uhm... that's a print.

Santo76
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Day zero! Thanks for all the support!

kako64
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WOA ! Sick work ! 5$

mgsanchez

Smart conception, beautiful illustration, awesome presentation. That's why I only buy your tees Santo

CaseintheJustin

Impressive work!!! 5$

Needs more comments

Santo76
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last few hours!

nezbit

Your stuff is so cool ! I'm so amazed by your work! This better be a print 5$ and I want a poster.

Santo76
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Thanks everyone for the awesome score and support!

robbielee
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Well done, guys!

FRICKINAWESOME
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Yeay, we'll take that score!

Thanks to all who voted high, those who commented well, and Santiago for drawing so dang gooooood. :)

dschwen
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Can I wear this yet?!?!

dschwen
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Prrrrrrint.

Santo76
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:|

Bio-bot 9000
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My entomology friends already want this!

FRICKINAWESOME
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Thanks guys, fo' serious.

We'll see if we can change that Santo emoticon to a happy face soon!

Santo76
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"jess4002 on Apr 03 '11 this will print on monday, may 16, 2011. 5$" NO WAY!

jess4002
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YESSS! congratulations, santiagooooo and evan!

even though it's a 12 club tee, it's about time we got another print from ya, santiago! :D

rodrigobhz
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2 designs submitted - Score now!

Oh man, another 12 club tee! Way to go, Santiago and Evan!

Santo76
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Thanks guys! Jess... you rock! how could you guess it?

FRICKINAWESOME
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Thanks a ton peeps, that's two 12 club designs each for Santo and I! We're so in demand with the tee elitists :)

FRICKINAWESOME
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And yet ANOTHER insanely accurate print date by Jesstradomus!

phonakins

Great! Thanks!

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