Derby entry comments for Derby #129: Ancient Egypt

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Cat owners might feel like this.

Thanks for all the help in the pre-derby thread!

Votes and feedback appreciated.

Some closeups:

Catnip!

I wanted to do a mythology-driven design with a rustic gold feel for this derby, and this was the result. Horus is the god of the sun, and the ankh is the key of life. They are often depicted together (usually with Horus holding the ankh). It took many different sketches and structures to finally get to something I liked, but hopefully you will like the end result :slight_smile:

"Où Est Le Discotheque?" or, "Euro-trash Scarab"

I tried to take elements of egyptian art and modernize them: contrasting colors, flat artwork, shiny headgear, etc.

caravan.

6 colors on brown.

Again, thanks for the opinions earlier!

I wanted to capture a rare tender moment where the Sphinx isn’t the mighty guardian that he’s supposed to be and instead lets his guard down and becomes just a big kitty.

cleopatra and her pet jaguar (Arrow)

6 colors on brown

What an adorable concept :slight_smile:

I imagine it makes a sound similar to “blorp”.

This is fantastic. Is it gradients or solids?

It’s Friday. It’s 4:30. Anubis just wants to get out of work but just look at all these mummies he has to process before 5!

Not really a huge fan of the derby but this came out ok, vote it up :slight_smile:

Yes, it’s a disgustingly cute scarab. Here’s the story behind this design.

I had spend a good part of 4 nights trying to get the perspective and proportions right on my “Playing in the Sand” design. I was at wits end and was trying to decide if I should continue to trudge on or just give up on it. I kept at it and finally came up with something that I thought got close to what I wanted. Once I saved it and put my pen down I threw my hands up in the air and shouted “WHEEEE!” (no joke, ask my boyfriend).

At that moment the image of an over excited scarab popped in my head. I didn’t want it to be there since I was so burned out but it stuck around. So I started sketching. He came out kind of chibi, but what can you do . . .beetles don’t have fingers and the simple style expresses the over exuberance I had.

Enjoy.

Here is another creation using logo… a design within a design using the design to create the design… or something like that…

A newer version will arrive later… it will be a space invaders style…

For those who wish to duplicate… the workpace I used was 4800x4800 and it was performed in FMS logo… to do this, create a batch file to initiate FMS logo using the following string:

 fmslogo.exe -W 4800 -H 4800
 exit

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to myprogram0

SETSCREENCOLOR [51 43 27]
setpensize [2 2]
setpencolor [235 182 0]

end

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to myprogram1

repeat 3 [pendown repeat 2 [fd 5 rt 90 fd 4 lt 90] fd 5 rt 90 fd 4 repeat 3 [fd 4 rt 90 fd 5 lt 90] rt 180 fd 23 rt 90

repeat 2 [fd 5 rt 90 fd 4 lt 90] fd 5 penup fd -15 lt 90 fd 9 fd -32 rt 90 fd 1]
fd 6 lt 90 fd 74 rt 90 rt 45 pendown fd 37 rt 90 fd 28 rt 180 fd 28 lt 90 fd 37 lt 135 fd 2 lt 45 fd 36 fd -36 rt 45 fd 8

penup fd 22 pendown fd 9 penup fd -22 lt 90 fd 2 setheading 0 rt 45 fd 25 pendown fd 24 rt 90 fd 48 rt 135 fd 23
penup fd -23 rt 45 fd 48 lt 90 fd 49 lt 135 fd 2 lt 45 fd 24 pendown fd 23 penup fd -47 lt 45 fd 2 rt 90 fd 39 lt 45 fd 22

pendown fd 10 rt 90 fd 31 rt 135 fd 14 penup fd -14 rt 45 fd 31 lt 90 fd 32 lt 135 fd 2 lt 45 fd 21 pendown
fd 10 penup fd -31 lt 135 fd 84 rt 90 fd -13 setheading 0

end

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to myprogram2

setpencolor [235 182 0]
repeat 2 [repeat 3 [myprogram1 fd 50] rt 90 fd 130 setheading 0]
repeat 2 [myprogram1 fd 50]
rt 90 fd 65 setheading 0
repeat 2[myprogram1 rt 90 fd 130 setheading 0]
fd -50 rt 90 fd -65 setheading 0
repeat 2 [myprogram1 fd -50]
rt 90 fd 130 setheading 0
repeat 2 [repeat 3 [myprogram1 fd -50] rt 90 fd 130 setheading 0]
fd 50 lt 90 fd 260 setheading 0
repeat 5 [myprogram1 lt 90 fd 130 setheading 0]
fd 1 rt 90 fd 1 setheading 0
repeat 2 [repeat 3 [myprogram1 fd 50] rt 90 fd 130 setheading 0]
repeat 2 [myprogram1 fd 50]
rt 90 fd 65 setheading 0
repeat 2[myprogram1 rt 90 fd 130 setheading 0]
fd -50 rt 90 fd -65 setheading 0
repeat 2 [myprogram1 fd -50]
rt 90 fd 130 setheading 0
repeat 2 [repeat 3 [myprogram1 fd -50] rt 90 fd 130 setheading 0]
fd 50 lt 90 fd 260 setheading 0
repeat 5 [myprogram1 lt 90 fd 130 setheading 0]

end

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to myprogram3

penup setpos [-2050 0] myprogram2 penup setpos [-1010 0] myprogram2 penup setpos [30 0] myprogram2

end

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to myprogram4

myprogram3
setpos [-1205 225] repeat 12 [myprogram1 fd 65 rt 90 fd 65 setheading 0]
fd -130 repeat 9 [myprogram1 fd -65 rt 90 fd 65 setheading 0]
fd -65 lt 90 fd 195 setheading 0
repeat 2 [myprogram1 lt 90 fd 130 setheading 0]
lt 90 fd 780 setheading 0 myprogram1
setpos [-1204 226]
repeat 12 [myprogram1 fd 65 rt 90 fd 65 setheading 0]
fd -130 repeat 9 [myprogram1 fd -65 rt 90 fd 65 setheading 0]
fd -65 lt 90 fd 195 setheading 0
repeat 2 [myprogram1 lt 90 fd 130 setheading 0]
lt 90 fd 780 setheading 0 myprogram1
fd -1 rt 90 fd -1 lt 90

end

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to myprogram5

myprogram4
rt 90 fd 910 setheading 0 fd 520
repeat 9 [myprogram1 fd 65 rt 90 fd 65 setheading 0]
fd -65 repeat 14 [fd -65 myprogram1 rt 90 fd 65 setheading 0]
lt 90 fd 65 rt 90 repeat 4 [lt 90 fd 130 setheading 0 myprogram1]
fd 391 lt 90 fd 909 setheading 0
repeat 9 [myprogram1 fd 65 rt 90 fd 65 setheading 0]
fd -65 repeat 14 [fd -65 myprogram1 rt 90 fd 65 setheading 0]
lt 90 fd 65 rt 90 repeat 4 [lt 90 fd 130 setheading 0 myprogram1]
fd -1 lt 90 fd 1 setheading 0

end

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to myprogram6

myprogram0
myprogram5
fd 455 rt 90 fd 195 setheading 0
repeat 5 [myprogram1 fd 65 rt 90 fd 65 setheading 0]
fd -65 repeat 10 [fd -65 myprogram1 rt 90 fd 65 setheading 0]
lt 90 fd 65 rt 90 repeat 4 [lt 90 fd 130 setheading 0 myprogram1]
fd 391 lt 90 fd 389 setheading 0
repeat 5 [myprogram1 fd 65 rt 90 fd 65 setheading 0]
fd -65 repeat 10 [fd -65 myprogram1 rt 90 fd 65 setheading 0]
lt 90 fd 65 rt 90 repeat 4 [lt 90 fd 130 setheading 0 myprogram1]
fd -1 lt 90 fd 1 setheading 0

end

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myprogram6

…He’s gotta wear shades.

EDIT: It’s Ra, the Sun God. If any Egyptian God is going to wear shades, its Ra. :slight_smile:

Greak work as always Janesko…

This is beautiful! Great illustration :slight_smile:

Mummies: the original pranksters

Yeah, its cute and well done and you get a vote. I just want everyone to know i really don’t like halftones.