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I did this a couple of years ago when I was at Uni.

A friend recently advised me to turn it into a print so here it is.

It’s basically an illustration about a monkey that was awarded a medal and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in the South African army after the First World War, for services to it’s country. Honestly, I ain’t making this up!

Comments

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 5 years ago

    scotty, this is sooooo awesome… what a creation… you are a great talent… everything about it captivates me (mostly your creativity)… ; )
    medium and support? and the story really a true one?

  • Ahh, thanks Mimi. My creativity captivates you?? Blimey, well, I’m not sure what to say. Your beauty captivates me more than anyone else I have ever met. How about that?!

    – Scott Simpson

  • alkbir
    alkbirover 5 years ago

    VERY EXPRESSIVE…GOOD WORK

  • Thanks Musbah. I occasionally do come up with interesting concepts. They are there, you just have to sift through a lot of garbage to find ’em!!

    – Scott Simpson

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 5 years ago

    you should do a tee with this… ; )

  • Hmmm, well, I could do. I’ll try it out. Unfortunately RB doesn’t offer khaki, or cream coloured tees, which is what looks so good with the drawings.
    I forgot to say before, the mediums are hand drawn elements (plus the flag/tank which was painted really quickly in acrylics). The ghostly skull is a photo. Everything is scanned into my PC and then all the composition was done in photoshop. I’ll upload some of my book covers if you’re interested in seeing my other trad/digital work? And yes, it really is a true story.

    – Scott Simpson

  • bhutch7
    bhutch7over 5 years ago

    Powerful image, powerful message!

  • Thanks a lot. I’v just added a Tshirt version if you’re interested?!!

    – Scott Simpson

  • routinemagic
    routinemagicover 5 years ago

    it’s a great image… however, if the monkey was awarded a medal after WWII, that would make it the wrong flag?

  • My bad, I meant WWI. My History’s rubbish.

    – Scott Simpson

  • routinemagic
    routinemagicover 5 years ago

    :)… still wrong flag. That one’s only been around for 15 years.

  • Well I guess most people recognise this flag as South Africa more than any other, unless you’re South African ofcourse!

    – Scott Simpson

  • routinemagic
    routinemagicover 5 years ago

    … I don’t mean to be a nitpicking nitpicker :P just a conscientious citizen

  • No no don’t worry, I didn’t think you meant anything by it. Thanks for letting me know Miss Picker!!! ;)

    – Scott Simpson

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 5 years ago

    yay~ congratulations on the feature, scotty… :D :D :D

  • Thanks Mimi. I’m really starting to like this site. I’ve only been on it a short time as you know, but I much prefer it to Deviant Art. This is more for grown ups that appreciate more than Spiderman and Thor, and all that other rot!!

    – Scott Simpson

  • signaturelaurel
    signaturelaurelover 5 years ago

    You’re perfect for our group! won’t you join? We’re having fun! click below to join..

  • Have just joined and edited this piece so it’s in there for ya. Thanks for the invite.

    – Scott Simpson

  • jacqleen
    jacqleenover 5 years ago

    wow…and this story is for REAL??? wow….HOWEVER…the ART is GREAT!

  • Apparently it’s real. Bizarre isn’t it. But then I guess just because the monkey was given a medal, doesn’t neccessarily mean that it’ll be running for President!! But then, u never know!!!

    – Scott Simpson

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