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The Return of the Absurd Balloon

Design by Mat Pringle

The Return of the Absurd Balloon by Mat Pringle on Threadless
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Mat Pringle
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'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've reworked the illustration without a 'boxed' background as many people had issues with it the first time around. It's a three colour print on white (or maybe cream). Enjoy!

joaolauro
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absurdly good

h.h3ctor

haahaaahahahaha this is so funny! XD

Mr Vela

awesome 5$

Mommyme

I like the cream better, but it is a lovely, whimsical drawing.

moulin bleu
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dag yo, that background makes all the difference, fantastic!!!

EN AJUSTES

Wonderful illo!

Pjpram

LOVE

Badut Bego

Love it, $5! :0)

myteemo
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wonderful!

Ulou86
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This is nice, hope it got printed!!

Wilfur

amazing illustration! 5

ivanrodero
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Like it a lot, good work.

FRICKINAWESOME
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Your illustrations always fill my eyes with detailed wonderful, the stories one could make from pondering over your best pieces is a rare treat indeed. Such a fun world this bulloon inhabits.

5$

Mat Pringle
Mat Pringle profile pic Artist

Thanks so much everyone - really nice comments.

FA - bulloon! Ha ha - brilliant - I wish I'd thought of that!

Josenrique

wow!! good job and nice illustration!!!

su33

hahahaahh cooool!~~~ the sheep is so cute!~ the idea is so clever~~ love it~

soloyo
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WOW

mangobajito
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i really love this!! :)

Bisparulz
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awesome. 5$

Andreas Mohacsy
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looks functional to me:) aweseome

jess4002
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this will print on monday, may 23, 2011. 5$

gojirra
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I really love your illustration style. Do you sketch on paper or do it all digitally?

Mat Pringle
Mat Pringle profile pic Artist

Thanks everyone!

Gojirra - I draw everything by hand using a dipping pen and ink then clean up the image digitally.

xevixeis

Really great! :D

daav

yeah !

PBOt

Great!!

bottleHeD

Very nice work! I think it'd look better on a cream or pale green t-shirt, rather than white.

Jonnyetc

Awesome illustration!

Mat Pringle
Mat Pringle profile pic Artist

Blimey - thanks everyone! I'm flattered.

Can't believe the score - I was convinced it'd drop off by 500+ votes - thanks so much.

Braniel

So awesome! PRINT!!! :)

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