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The Absurd Balloon
'The Absurd Balloon' or 'Le Ballon Absurde' was something I imagined upon during the summer on holiday in the Scottish borders. I chanced upon a stunning photograph of a Muskox in a newspaper and instantly felt the urge to draw it. Then gradually the fantastical vision of the great hairy beast sailing silently through the clouds formed in my mind's eye and has been with me ever since. I may have to go see a doctor about it as it happens...
And that was that. I've been playing around with a narrative for the The Absurd Balloon for the last few weeks but felt the urge to introduce it to a wider audience. Enjoy!
VERY cool!!!! love the hair!
I'd get rid of the backdrop: the absurdballon by itself is great!
Great illo, love it!
I love it! 5$
Wonderful work, love the absurdity of it all!$$5
Fantastic design! Very whimsical. I'd definitely buy it.
Neat, I'd lose the background though, the balloon is great enough!
Thanks for all the kind words everybody!
more of this style, but less squareyness.
Wait... What?!? Oh I don't care. I love it!
defo without the background. You could still have clouds - just not boxed in.
love the design, and the background, but the boxyness bugs me a little...
Again thanks to everyone for the smashing comments - very much appreciated!
wow, nice job!
great! i think its better without the frame.
Apart from the square border, this is a great literal flight of fancy.
This is beautiful! And, apart from the square border too, this is amazing.
A few people seem to have taken exception to the border but that can be removed easily to allow the great beastie to sale freely!
Whoops - I mean 'sail freely' even.
I actually love the border :) D'oh!