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[ profile] the_vulture requested a picture of his travel companion, Teddy visiting South Australia. Here's a picture of Teddy at Rundle Mall in Adelaide, consulting with Truffles the pig about local tourist spots.

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Date: 2011-08-17 12:47 am (UTC)
moonvoice: (t - you are an awesomecake!)
From: [personal profile] moonvoice
Adorable!!! Pigs and a teddybear are like...two of my favourite things :D

Date: 2011-08-17 02:35 am (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Silly: wut is your wishes)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
That is just too cute. Is Truffles the pig a local mascot of some sort?

Date: 2011-08-17 04:11 am (UTC)
kelkyag: notched triangle signature mark in light blue on yellow (Default)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
This is so cute!


Date: 2011-08-17 07:36 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
This is so cute. The map really makes the picture work.

Date: 2011-08-17 08:23 am (UTC)
ariestess: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ariestess
This is so cute! I love teddy bears! And pigs are just fantastic, too.


Date: 2011-08-17 11:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's Teddy for you, winning hearts around the world! Who would have thought that a gift given by a dear friend in a time of crisis would come to bring smiles to so many people? :)

You can see more of him, and learn about his story, here:

Date: 2011-08-17 12:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And I just added a new photo of Teddy...


Date: 2011-08-17 01:12 pm (UTC)
aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (Sandcat)
From: [personal profile] aldersprig
That. Is Adorable!

The bear is just exactly and perfectly a teddy bear.

Are the pigs statues? Living flying pigs?

Date: 2011-08-17 10:29 pm (UTC)
kitrona: A white cat, its back to the viewer, on a variable red background (Default)
From: [personal profile] kitrona
So cute! (I love your tip icon, too :) )

Date: 2011-09-09 12:38 pm (UTC)
aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (Default)
From: [personal profile] aldersprig
oooh! the sweater! <3! And now the pigs are much more clearly pigs!

Date: 2011-09-09 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
And the rubbish is more a rubbish bin, too!

Date: 2011-09-09 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooo! This is looking great! I'm glad you were able to preserve Teddy's fuzziness. :)

That map, btw, is awesome!

Date: 2011-09-09 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hmmm... The use of crisp outlines on the foremost pig shows its metallic nature (they're cast metal statues). The outline of the furthest pig, though, is fuzzy enough to give it a skin like texture, making it look more like a live piggy. Perhaps, a crisp, if very thin, outline?

Date: 2011-08-17 01:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMIGOSH! I forgot about the pig statues. Hee!

Wow, the light effects on Teddy really do give the impression of his fuzziness. I also like that, despite everything else going on in the image, attention is drawn to Teddy. :)

Date: 2011-08-17 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know you're trying to leave the third pig unfocused, but you may wish to add a detail or two, as, at first, I read it as a wing coming out of the second pig (until I remembered there was three and one in the rear was nosing about in the rubbish bin).

Date: 2011-08-17 04:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It does look like a winged pig--something dear to my heart since I used to (and may again) make butterfly-winged pigs as juggling toys.

It almost looks like a squashed Tardis in the background there (but a suitable shape for Teddy to have been riding in).

Clearly I'm imagining a fantasy version of this scene! Is that a treasure map too?

Date: 2011-08-17 11:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
On second consideration, it would make more sense just to sharpen some of the details on the second pig so the third doesn't look like part of it. It would also enhance the photographic 'field of focus' effect. :)

Date: 2011-08-17 01:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh! That's a third pig, not a wing! I see it now! That makes more sense!!

Date: 2011-08-17 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

This is adorable!

Date: 2011-08-17 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like the little meeting that's going on in the foreground. I've never been to Australia, nor even seen photos of Rundle Mall, so I didn't know they had pig statues there! Pretty amusing. :)

Date: 2011-08-17 10:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I live in the same country and I didn't know they had pig statues there.

Date: 2011-08-17 12:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heh! Then I guess we've both learned something today. ;)

Date: 2011-08-17 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
BTW, there's a new photo of Teddy up (hee!):

Date: 2011-08-17 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Good to see a plush out and about (it's reminding me of the photos that people sent in to Shaenon Garrity of the plush Artie from Narbonic in various places around the world).

Date: 2011-08-22 08:09 pm (UTC)
rowyn: (smile)
From: [personal profile] rowyn
I love the plush bear consulting with a bronze pig. Charming!

Date: 2011-09-09 11:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The pigs do come up a treat, don't they?

Date: 2011-09-09 07:12 pm (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: Abby from NCIS, text: squee! (NCIS: Abby: squee)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
Oh, I love the updated version! So awesome! The piggies (is the one in the back looking into a dumpster?), Teddy's shirt, the map... the maps is so great!

Date: 2011-09-10 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He's looking into a rubbish bin, as you would see in many parks and other public spaces.


Date: 2011-11-07 12:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooo! The details look so crisp. Adding the thin outline to the pigs really helps to get across that they're statues. The blank eyes on the middle pig also helps with that. Really nice!

Date: 2011-11-07 02:23 pm (UTC)
aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (Default)
From: [personal profile] aldersprig
I like the depth of field effect you've got going on here :-D

Date: 2011-09-16 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*looks closely at map*

I'm glad to see that you really put in effort into the details, including a good map of South Australia.

*looks closer at the 'promotional photos'*

Did you use the photos I posted as the models for those pictures? If so, SWEET!!!

Date: 2011-09-17 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*grin* I did use your photos. I'm very glad you like the detail :)

Date: 2011-09-17 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm just glad I actually spotted them! Sorry it took so long for me to notice.

Date: 2011-11-07 10:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It looks beautiful.

Date: 2011-11-07 11:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Going back to a question you asked me some time ago, yes, I think maybe a few people in the background might help, if they're well out of focus like the background is (vague people-like shapes).


Date: 2012-02-02 04:09 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
I'm just amazed by how this picture keeps evolving.

Date: 2012-02-02 01:41 pm (UTC)
the_vulture: (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_vulture
Ooo! I LOVE the stipling! Very rich texture! And the shadow people work very well, too. :D

Date: 2012-02-02 02:22 pm (UTC)
aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (Default)
From: [personal profile] aldersprig
This is just gorgeous! I hope it gets color added to it!

Date: 2012-03-02 02:36 pm (UTC)
aldersprig: (BookGlasses)
From: [personal profile] aldersprig
Oh, wow, I love the colours on this. They make the details pop, and they have the feel of an old photo, too.

Date: 2012-03-02 06:10 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
This just keeps getting more beautiful and awesome!

Date: 2012-05-10 11:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This picture does keep getting better and better.

Date: 2012-05-10 11:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This picture does keep getting better and better.

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