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Rub-a-dub-dub, Three men in a tub, And who do you think they be? The butcher, the baker, The candlestick-maker, All put out to sea.
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  December 29, 2012
It's always the little details that I enjoy most, and that fish is just great! And a very nice source of inspiration; I look forwards to seeing more in this potential series.
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  December 11, 2012
not bad, but, ohh, that could be funny with figs!!!
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  December 4, 2012
Quoting Nick Barrett Masterfully done; not sure I can trust these guys...
I think your instincts are right.
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  December 4, 2012
Quoting David Roberts I can't decide if this fun or quite sinister. The baker's face is quite scary, nice building technique by the way! I like the fish in the sea too.
It hopefully should make you smile and shiver together.
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  December 4, 2012
Masterfully done; not sure I can trust these guys...
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  December 3, 2012
I can't decide if this fun or quite sinister. The baker's face is quite scary, nice building technique by the way! I like the fish in the sea too.
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  December 2, 2012
Quoting Justin M Fantastic job wth the expressions. Nice one! :)
Thanks, glad you like it.
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  December 2, 2012
Quoting Riccardo Zangelmi My friend, your creations are always something special, they have a surreal atmosphere that engulfs in them. fantastic
I try very hard to get the atmosphere right. It was such a break through for me when I realised how I could use slopes to create eye sockets. I think there is a lot further for me to go yet.
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  December 2, 2012
Quoting Topsy Creatori(StoveTop nomore!) OK... you are going to just have to stop this... my brain hurts! :)
It is a success then :)
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  December 2, 2012
Fantastic job wth the expressions. Nice one! :)
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  December 2, 2012
My friend, your creations are always something special, they have a surreal atmosphere that engulfs in them. fantastic
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  December 2, 2012
OK... you are going to just have to stop this... my brain hurts! :)
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  December 2, 2012
Quoting Jon B I'm enjoying these thought-provokers, and you certainly have a great knack for introducing an unsettling vibe to your characters! Top work on them, and the background is very effective. Keep 'em coming, you're definitely reinforcing the idea that LEGO is an artform in itself. But please don't leave the outer research team on their own for too long ;)
Don't worry, I'm building a tasty orange ORT exploration rig this morning :)
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  December 2, 2012
I'm enjoying these thought-provokers, and you certainly have a great knack for introducing an unsettling vibe to your characters! Top work on them, and the background is very effective. Keep 'em coming, you're definitely reinforcing the idea that LEGO is an artform in itself. But please don't leave the outer research team on their own for too long ;)
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  December 1, 2012
Quoting Tim C Great stuff, David. For me, on this one, the background steals the show. Great work on the mountains. The three heroes are very well built and I can see that you have thrown a bit of symbolism into this with your choices of the colors for their skin. My first instinct is a statement on cultural diversity, but I must admit, you have me pretty well stumped on this one. I like the extra touch of the half-submerged fish. In my mind, I can almost see the butcher staring longingly at it and feeling the need to chop and dress some meat.
I wanted to use the three professions to reflect aspects of human thought - butchery as destruction of other people/ideas for survival (he's a devil or a wild animal), bakery as the constructor of material things (he's a shadow who merges with the night sky), candle making as higher thought (the anaemic man who lives by the weak light of metaphysics). All three are lost on the unconscious sea, and the fish laughs at them. I won't fill in the gaps, as I'd rather leave it open-ended. As I think I said below to Joe, I was thinking of the strategies used by Max Beckmann and Paula Rego when I made this - that might give you a few more clues.
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  December 1, 2012
Great stuff, David. For me, on this one, the background steals the show. Great work on the mountains. The three heroes are very well built and I can see that you have thrown a bit of symbolism into this with your choices of the colors for their skin. My first instinct is a statement on cultural diversity, but I must admit, you have me pretty well stumped on this one. I like the extra touch of the half-submerged fish. In my mind, I can almost see the butcher staring longingly at it and feeling the need to chop and dress some meat.
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  December 1, 2012
Quoting Hayden . Great FP! Funny too!
Thanks Hayden.
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  December 1, 2012
Great FP! Funny too!
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  December 1, 2012
Quoting El Barto ! Cool perspective, Dude! Very effective.
I was really pleased with the forced perspective background - partly inspired by Tim C's discussion of Gradius last week, which made me remember Scramble (the cliffs are a sort of nod to that aesthetic). http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Scramble
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  December 1, 2012
Cool perspective, Dude! Very effective.
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  December 1, 2012
Quoting Gale Winthrope Hmm, it seems that that butcher fancies himself a fisherman... I do wish him luck with that. The fish was a perfect little detail to add in. I love all of the unfortunate trio as well, though the candlestick maker takes the cake for me. And I just now realize the irony in what I said XD Unintentional, but I'll take it. Anyhoot, lovely shaping and expressions on all of them, and that tub looks perfectly fit for a good bath amid the endless waves! :)
Thanks Gale, I like to think that this fish finds the whole scene hilarious.
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  December 1, 2012
Quoting Andre Benjamin Is it me, or does that tub have a serious leak? :P Excellent, I love these guy's faces!
When you work in the realm of metaphor you can forsake the laws of physics and people's legs :)
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  December 1, 2012
Is it me, or does that tub have a serious leak? :P Excellent, I love these guy's faces!
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  December 1, 2012
Hmm, it seems that that butcher fancies himself a fisherman... I do wish him luck with that. The fish was a perfect little detail to add in. I love all of the unfortunate trio as well, though the candlestick maker takes the cake for me. And I just now realize the irony in what I said XD Unintentional, but I'll take it. Anyhoot, lovely shaping and expressions on all of them, and that tub looks perfectly fit for a good bath amid the endless waves! :)
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  December 1, 2012
Quoting MCLegoboy ! Wow, the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man has really slimmed down since the 80s. Although getting involded with making candles doesn't seem like too smart of a job. He could become bloated again or even burn himself from the flames. ;)
Love it, he is a distant cousin, mainly based in the birthday channel business.
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  December 1, 2012
Wow, the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man has really slimmed down since the 80s. Although getting involded with making candles doesn't seem like too smart of a job. He could become bloated again or even burn himself from the flames. ;)
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  December 1, 2012
interesting take on this rhyme!
  December 1, 2012
...It is always an education viewing your stuff. Unsettling describes this very well.
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  December 1, 2012
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Hahaha this is brilliant David. Love their faces and the fish.
Thanks Joe. I'm planning a number of these unsettling nursery rhyme MOCs, channeling the spirit of Paula Rego and Max Beckmann as I go.
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  December 1, 2012
Hahaha this is brilliant David. Love their faces and the fish.
 
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