Tuesday, September 8, 2009

STRONG

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Do you know what is the world’s strongest animal? Surprisingly, it is not a scary giant mammal but a small insect known as the “rhinoceros beetle”. This little creature can carry 850 times its own weight. So, in terms of proportional strength, it is the strongest!***This is a very quick piece I did directly in Photoshop, without any previous sketching. I used a photograph of a beetle, modified, and colored it to get a painterly and cartoonish character. Then, I just had to multiply, arrange, and add some minor details. That’s it! / Saben cuál es el animal más fuerte del mundo? Sorprendentemente, no se trata de un mamífero gigantesco sino de un pequeño insecto llamado “escarabajo rinoceronte” - o escarabajo Hércules. Este pequeñín puede soportar en su dorso una carga 850 veces mayor que su propio peso. Así que en proporción a su tamaño, obtiene el título del animal más fuerte del planeta! ***Esta es una ilustración exprés. La hice directamente en Photoshop, sin boceto previo. Comencé con una foto de un escarabajo, la modifique y coloree para obtener un personaje más cómico. Luego solo tuve que multiplicar, ordenar, y añadir pequeños detalles. Listo! - Tan simple que la hice en la oficina, en una ventana bien pequeña para que no se dirán cuenta, pero eso no lo traduzco al Ingles por si las moscas! :P

19 comments:

Evangelina Prieto said...

Genial, me encantan esos bichitos y tú los has representado maravillosamente.
Me encantan tus trabajos
Abrazo
Ev

yoon see said...

Now I know, he...he..such a great idea.
Your illustration is simply inspiring and telling a lot of stories.
Bye!

Alina Chau said...

AWESOME!

Mary Hall said...

This is great!!

Christina said...

hehe funny idea and very well done!

Linda said...

This is great!! :D Love it!

Juan said...

Genial Zari!!!!

Mônica said...

Hola, Zari! I did not know that, they are not only strong, but kind of cute too, aren't they?

And you are a master in Photoshop!

justdoodleit said...

Great looks very cute and 3D too!

wendy w. lee said...

Like how much I liked your magnify illu- the bug one, this one also rocks! texture is excellent!

Roberta said...

Bravo bravo bravo Zari!
I love to see you try new things.... you're so good at it!

Sab said...

Waouuu !... simply waouuuu ! I discover your work and I am open-mouthed there ! Good job !

Emily said...

hihi...very charming little bugs!

Gaia said...

This is totally awesome!!! I love it and the cows dancing tango are hilarious! Great job!

Bobo said...

O really? They do look strong! Beautifully done!

lunara said...

Excelente, pues te quedó maravillosa la ilu.., amiga, que bello, y que bueno saber que es el más fuerte, dato curioso. Besos.

Michel Saer said...

Excelente y muy recursivo Zari, de verás me encantó! Ojala estuvieramos más cerca podría promocionar tus cosas acá en Colombia.

Saludos

Aarti Badamikar said...

sooper cool illustrations and informative too. like your style!
great work!!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

THis is a quick piece?! It looks like you spent alot of time on it! Really cool!