Wednesday, August 19, 2009

School mascot WIP

A little volunteer work I'm doing for the new school one of my kids is starting at this year. The mascot is a phoenix that teaches kids how to play with fire safely (parents, I'm joking!). Although I can't help but wonder how long it's going to be before they ask me to replace the fire with bubbles or draw him in an anti-smoking ad.


I'm open to suggestions, including any ideas you might have for his name. My wife laughed when I called him Lighty. She said his name should be something way more dignified, like Flamey. As you can see, I desperately need your suggestions.

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  1. Gorgeous image, as always. Painter?

    As for a name, there's obvious ones...Sparky, Ember, Roasty etc.

    Maybe Habanero?

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  2. DUDE! THIS IS OUT-FUCKING-STANDING! I LOVE THE COLORS AND THE SHAPES YOU USED!

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  3. Spectacular! Did you purposely hide the pen-nib deign in the tail?

    Howzabout "Ash" for a name?

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  4. man what a lucky child, this kid of yours, hehehe.. :)
    this is superb, Samwise.
    really love the lighting and colors. so vibrant and live.


    and he looks like a 'Julian" to me.
    :)


    keep the wonderful work right up, mate!

    P.

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  5. 1) Embers

    2) Smouldar

    3) Burnie (sorry)




    Keith...

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  6. How 'bout Blaise, like Blaise Pascal. It sounds like a "fire word", but with more meaning.

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  7. You need to make use of Cougar since Daisy's a girl.
    Cougar Phoenix sounds just right.

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  8. For some reason, Aladdin hit me right away. Ember?

    Very beautiful work, naturally.

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  9. LOL! Love the image! How about, Ignatius? ;) And by the way..Flamey!!??? LOL! Your wife has a good sense of humor!

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  10. I'd suggest a weird name, "Fireiceous". You can play with the end to make it more interesting, something like "Fireizeus"... I don't know.

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  11. I think Kwan's got a winner...Ignatius! Love it. I second that one lol.

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  12. Thanks for all the ideas!
    My favorites so far:
    Ash
    Ember
    Sparks
    And, of course, Ted

    I also like Ignatius, but is there a shorter version? Seems like a mouthful.

    Zim: I'd suggest Fireiceodius, or, Fireanous.

    Beth: Yes! The Ute fans would be furious.

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  13. Short version for Ignatius would be Iggy, but you kinda lose the whole 'Ignite' thing behind it.

    Course you could always go with Ignitey...but I dunno.

    'Ash' also gets my vote.

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  14. Another Ted's fan over here.

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  15. LMAO... no idea for a name - probably because I'm still laughing over the playing with fire SAFELY comment...

    Gorgeous work, though. The colors and brush strokes are lovely.

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  16. Love what you do and how you do it Sam


    one of these days I need to come get some learnin from you with your light and color magic. ( Im afraid of the paint stuffs..)

    and if you ever feel so inclined to paint something o mine well I may just pass out...would be a goodness over load

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  17. I speak about children´s drawings in my blog, and use some examples of your work whith your sons. Amazings.

    Thanks.

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  18. He's awesome.

    I vote "Arizona."
    (waaait for it.... Aha!)

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  19. Wow , i could kill for to get your brushes dude .
    .It´s wonderful Sam.
    Congratulation again!

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  20. Anonymous6:08 AM

    Wonderfull!
    Simply wonderful!
    If you joined Deviantart,you'd be a god in a week! X3

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  21. How about Quetzalcoatl? Or you can always call it the indoctrinator.

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  22. Ignis means fire in Latin and to mean sounds like a good name.

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  23. I'm gonna have to go with "Felix". I love your color decisions. Soft and powerful.

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  24. This is stuffy, I know but how bout: "Prometheus"

    Your work/style is lovely! Looking forward to seeing more.

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  25. Is it bad that the first name to pop in my head was "Mr. Phoeny"? And to think I haven't seen Boy Meets World in years... :)

    P.S. Great blog/art! I stumbled across it via Abduzeedo.

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  26. child of firefox and thunderbird?

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  27. You are awesome- I suggest INFERNO for the name!

    -your nephew IB

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  28. Hi Isaac, great name suggestion!

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