Monday, November 16, 2009

Jug Band of the Apes

Do you know what the difference is between monkeys and apes? There are actually several differences, the most noticeable of which is that monkeys have tails and apes don't... unless the ape has ripped a tail off of another animal (but let's hope apes don't have tails under those circumstances, because we have to draw the line somewhere). Another difference is that monkeys walk on all fours while most apes can walk on some twos. Also, apes have rotary shoulder joints that enable them to hang and swing from branches. Monkeys have useless, non-rotary shoulder joints which confine them to simply running across tree branches like crazy acrobatic stunt dogs. Do they have crazy acrobatic stunt dogs? Is that a thing yet? Come on, evolution! You're slacking lately... and you missed a lot of apes that were certainly hoping to be humanized years ago.

If the apes have a whole planet of themselves, I figure they must at least have a few jug bands there, right?

20 comments:

L. D. Torres said...

Say! I know that banjo clad gorilla! Love the work, Shane! Perfect ape to instrument pairing choices! who'da thunk King Louie was also a lil' bit redneck?

Kellette said...

One of my favorites of yours!

Nathan Lindsay said...

just stopped by your blog. I have to say you've got some great stuff here. Come check out my blog and tell me how cool I am.

Loving this new band. that O-tang is probably perfect.

Anonymous said...

Ultra-Gor LOVES this one!!(obviously)

Ben said...

The banjo ape isn't looking as happy as before. Maybe those other guys are cramping his style.

Connie said...

Love the intensity! Great illustration.

k.h.whitaker said...

love the expressions, your work is great

Junko Miyakoshi said...

Hello,
your animals are wonderful!
Hope you post more drawing videos!

rmsmi said...

This is great. I love the dumbfounded or whatever expressions they have.

eyecontact said...

Fetching and fun! Great forms. Enchanting!

Tyson Murphy said...

love your stuff, shane

Cintia Yamane said...

Great painting, I love the drawning and the colors... very nice!!

Johana Venessa Mazuera said...

Great illustration, the characters are very expressive, they are perfect for an animation.

Jack Foster said...

Shane this ROCKS! You are my new hero! I am totally flaberghasted at your style, technique and talent!!!

Alexandre Esgaio said...

eh, eh, eh....

Katherine L. White said...

Very awesome illustration.

Shirley said...

Cooo - ool!
Wonderful illustration - such energy and playfulness.

ratu lakhsmita indira said...

yes, right, Sir.

michael robertson said...

great stuff!-I love their looks of concentration-amazing work and amazing blog!

moverlow said...

Very nice work.