Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Giant Snowman

Every winter we try to build the world's biggest snowman. Unfortunately, the last few years we haven't had enough snow... as if there will EVER be enough snow for us to build one the size we'd like to. Please excuse the background. Remember...- storyboarder. Details aren't my thing.

8 comments:

Adrian Ropp said...

Everywhere on this picture has something funny. It's like a Where's Waldo image that I don't want to burn! Excellent work! I was almost sold on the concept, then I saw the car underneath his giant snow body... BRILLIANT!

My only question is... How did they make the smile?

S.T. Lewis said...

The smile's there naturally. The snowman made it.

Bloop Bloop Bleep Bleep said...

This is hilarious. I love it.

Joe Fowler said...

This is not only one of the best drawings you've done, but it's up there with the best concepts.

I love it more then your wife does... probably.

Ken Chandler said...

This is a truly great concept Shane! I love that he has trees for arms instead of twigs, and a construction cone for a nose, and a too small hat... it's terrific. Reminds me of the all the times I set out to make the worlds biggest snowman, and it turned out to be about half as tall as I was 'cause I couldn't pick up the snowballs.

Swanimator said...

I love this concept. Pushing an idea to its extreme. All the details are there to tell the story of making the snowy behemoth, like the footprints that wander from the snow on the ground up onto the snowman itself and the pattern on the ground that shows the paths the snowballs took as they were rolled up.
Makes me recall Tex Avery cartoon with the mouse and the cat that kept guzzling these grow pills until they were larger than the earth itself.
Great concept and great execution. Well done Shane.

Seth Hippen said...

Great concept, Shane! You are truly gifted with your snowman skills. It's a picture that just keeps on giving. First you like the idea, then you stick around to enjoy the details of the story. It keeps your attention long enough that you start making up other parts to it that are not in frame, like that huge crane just off to the right that lifted the gigantic snowballs into place, and the neighbor lady that is wondering how she's going to get to work 'cause there's a giant snowman on her car. Then you realize that if she's going to work it must be morning, and they were building the snowman all night long. See?! I could just keep going and going. Thanks Shane!

Peter said...

Yeah, I love this one too. My wife says it's the best one too. She liked it better than mine. Yeah, thanks a lot.