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ThinkGeek Postcard by Naranda ThinkGeek Postcard by Naranda
This picture, like so many of my favorites, started off as a neat idea and ended as a complete (but still awesome) pain in the ass. ThinkGeek.com asked fans to send in interesting postcards so they could use them to decorate a bare, lonely wall in their headquarters. Having no interesting postcards, nor any idea of where to get any, I asked via Twitter if I could draw one myself. The reply was swift and enthusiastic. My endeavors were enthusiastic but not quite as swift.

I actually was going to wait until they got my postcard in the mail before posting this online, but I'm all out of yellow ink and the stores are closed for the next several days. I MUST VENT. This whole crazy shindig has been very, very fun and worth it for me, though, for a)inspiring me to try art on a scale I've never attempted before, and b)forcing me to FINALLY learn how to use the BLASTED FRAKKING GORRAMN PEN TOOL SO HA.


All the art is inspired by items and logos from Thinkgeek, general obligatory nerd things, and the Fruity Oaty Bar commercial from Serenity. Go browse the site and see if you can spot all the items I referenced!

Critique is ♥ but not necessary.


*passes out*


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Medium: Photoshop CS3
References: Star Wars screencaps, ThinkGeek.com
Time (including research): 24+ hours
Music: Steve Miller Band - "Stuck in the Middle With You"
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copperrein Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gah! I LOVE Think Geek! You have Gnu, startrek, coffee, AND binary! Yay!
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Naranda Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh CRUD I haven't mailed that out yet. :O Ehehehwherearemystampsshitshit.

But yes, I tried to cram in as much nerdiness as possible. I actually didn't make the Gnu connection - it's originally intended to be a zombie tauntaun (since ThinkGeek sells tauntaun sleeping bags now), but if I accidentally scored more nerd points with a Gnu/Star Wars visual double entendre, so much the better!
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copperrein Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
You should do an ode to text editors next! You make geek hawt :)
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Naranda Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aww, thanks! :love: I'd love to do a text editing piece, but other than one past job fixing the kerning and spacing for an entire book (and being forever cursed to flinch whenever I see a one-word line at the end of a paragraph), I don't actually know that much about it.
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a-drawer-4ever Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
WHAT KIND OF SHROOMS HAVE YOU BEEN CONSUMING?!
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Naranda Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
NERDY ONES
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47ness Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hee. Pen Tool = tedious but for a good cause. ^^;

Giant Squid do have the largest eyes of the animal kingdom. So by that logic they DO deserve sparkly, My Little Pony-styled eyes. ^.^

I know sporks have a bit of a cult status, but not a geek one. :? STARFLEET-ISSUED SPORKS though? Affirmative!
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Naranda Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, the Starfleet-issued sporks are great! I didn't include the text that comes on 'em because I thought it would be too distracting (even for this piece) :roll:.

The pen tool is great now that I actually understand how it works. I foresee much cleaner lineart in my future. =D

And squids are ♥.
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