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Sparrow Assault by Sakalah Sparrow Assault by Sakalah
The Walter robots are out on a stroll (with human supervision of course) to show GG around in beautiful Balboa Park one sunny afternoon. The Spine is having a trip down memory lane by himself; talking about World's Fairs and such while the others are enjoying the local wildlife.

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My contribution to the third round of the "Let's draw SPG" project on Tumblr. This is just too much fun to pass up! :la:
Photo reference provided by: Trekkiebeth | GeekShot Photography

I wanted to place the robots in a familiar and nostalgically important location - Balboa Park in San Diego, California. IRL, this place is where the band started busking as their robot characters and built the very foundation to the act we see today.

I have discovered that I don't like to rely too much on photo references when making backgrounds. It's much more rewarding to simply use my imagination, and that's why I like the previous group picture better. But I had fun nevertheless with this outdoor scene; figuring out daylight, textures, expressions... and generally messing up their daytrip.
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All characters Steam Powered Giraffe LLC
Old Photoshop 7.0 | Wacom Bamboo A6 tablet.

:megaphone: Find it on Tumblr.
Having questions? Send me a note :3
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:icondisharmonyeq:
disharmonyEQ Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
robots enjoying local wild life, lovely :) (Smile) 
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OMNICRON8000 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014   General Artist
Excellent!
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:iconcg-288:
CG-288 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
GG's face is priceless.
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:iconscorchyz:
Scorchyz Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Daaaamn
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:iconpiupiu-littlebird:
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Stunning :iconclapplz:
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Mirror-Draco Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw The Spine looks just so freakin happy! Good for him! People are always drawing such depressing stuff with him! He deserves some more happy~!
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CreativeAfro Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
duuuuude, are you even real? This is incredible!
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LauraBev Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Is that a bird poo on Rabbit's jacket? Haha!
This is amazing though, it looks so realistic!
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PurpleKiwee-137 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student General Artist
mein gott.....THIS IS INCREDIBLE. I...I can't even make words for describing...this... :heart:
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:iconhabitualflippancy:
HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're basically one of the best artists on DA. Good jorb. My pancreas quivers with joy at your work.
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automatonic-harmonic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow wow wow wow this is really gorgeous
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kayanne21 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. The way you managed to managed to make them actually look like real life robots while still keeping the appearance of the actors is incredible. Not to mention all the little character quirks here and there.
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:iconpunkinpickles:
punkinpickles Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
holy cow, this is amazing
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TechnoShadowBlood Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also.. Hatchy looks like he's up to no good.
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:icontechnoshadowblood:
TechnoShadowBlood Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you do more in the future, you are fantastic at this.
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Eiraina Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG!!!! this is an amazing show! I love the inclusion of GG, and the "Balboa Park " feel. This peice is absolutley brillliant!
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Cartoonist-in-Theory Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my god
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:iconcameraxel:
Cameraxel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I saw this on tumblr and had to take a closer look...

it's awesome :)
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:iconheard-a-goat:
Heard-a-Goat Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
wow
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:iconpoohbearlover42:
Poohbearlover42 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How. On earth. Do you do. THis thing. LIke holy CRAP.
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:iconcocothesquid:
Cocothesquid Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   Digital Artist
not only is the art AMAZING this is really cute like wow precious babies
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:iconrukawachan:
rukawachan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummm I want a sandwich too :/ (Amazing work :flirty:)
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:iconjayjunkie:
jayjunkie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMFUCKINGGOD!!! THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING I'VE EVER SEEN
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AlexanderWolfe Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, this is Fantastic! :o
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:iconvisualjamie:
VisualJamie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   General Artist
This is amazing!
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max5099 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I like the little birdie with the silly hat on Hatchworht ^u^
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max5099 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Hatchworth*
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:iconirish-john:
Irish-John Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconperiwinklepaints:
periwinklepaints Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
THERE ARE SO MANY LITTLE DETAILS I LOVE THIS SO MUCH GUH.
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
really great pic :)
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:iconmoonfire-lark:
Moonfire-Lark Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That's amazing!
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:icongalidor-dragon:
Galidor-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
These are quite interesting characters! :D
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:iconwarrioratheart:
Warrioratheart Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am actually speechless. Wow holy crap. This is frameable wow wowowee
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BeetheGatekeeper Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gimme a moment to scream in my head... there.

Hello, little birdie. I like your silly little hat. (See him folks?)

I'd suggest this be the whole poster if it weren't for all the other artists involved! The band needs a copy of this one by itself, please tell me that's gonna happen. They get some incredible stuff but this would blow them away.
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ferrignofan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ah haha hahahahahahaaa hOW
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:iconrookshock:
Rookshock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
holy crap this is really good SPG art! owo
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:icont-t-f:
T-T-F Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am speechless. 10/10.
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:iconspooky15:
Spooky15 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that moment when you see all the birds in the background

RUN
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:iconmuppetmolly:
MuppetMolly Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What the actual MIND BLOWN!

You even get the characters right... I love you.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so great!  You put so much personality into each of the characters' faces and poses.  It's cool to see GG as part of the group now. :aww:
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ToxicOxygen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How did you... what did you... WHAAAAA?

Okay, the composition and detail of this piece is flawless. Often times I'll find, in my own personal taste, a picture where the background is just as detailed as the focal point distracting and over-complicated. But in this, it's so much more immersive. Detail is gushing from every single square inch of this masterpiece, leaving so much to take in. This is not a piece that you can just look at once then go on from. It's such a feast for the eyes I am honestly dumb-founded, new surprises found everywhere. The chaotic flock of sparrows in the distance, the tiny hat on one o the birdies, the little "accident" on Rabbit's lapel, the hot-air balloon! UGH it's amazing.

The texturing is also perfect, and I love how you drew the bots. You used a seamless mixture of their cartoony, in-comic styles, and the likeness to the actors. Everything from Rabbit's distorted expression to Hatchworth's mischievous smile is dripping with personality. Plus, the robotic details give you that sense of reality, even while such facial elasticity as Rabbit's is not actually physically achievable with metal.

And oh those sandwiches look delicious.

Okay I have run out of things to say I am just going to sit here in awe for a while until I can find the strength to pick my jaw up from the floor.

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Reymonkey Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   General Artist
This is absolutely stunning! I'm in love with the way you translate their make-up to realistic metal parts and underlying cables and wires! Just gorgeous!
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