Everything you should need to know to draw the Pygmies!

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They’re Small, Ride Goats & F’ing Hate Cranes!

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Remember the Iliad? It’s possibly better if you don’t. But probably important to mention that these are the bird fighting dwarfs who first popped up in Homer’s ridiculously long war poem. And they lived on the coast of what is now India (not to be confused with the small, and very real, hunter gatherers from the Congo). Beyond that really all you have to know is this:

  • They lived on the shores of Oceanus (the river that wrapped the edge of the world)
  • Never taller than 27 inches (2 cubits), maybe a lil plump
  • 9 months of the year, they farmed, made sandals, played tiny lutes, ate smurfberries etc
  • 3 months of the year, they saddled their rams, goats and sheep, grabbed arrow and club and did battle with a bunch of long necked birds looking to winter on said occupied shore of the river at the end of the world
    • That’s what you’ve got! I need to start bullying more of you into drawing more soon, but for now I’ll just ask: Why wouldn’t you draw a tiny river person on a warsheep?

      Know we’ll close off submissions for judgement midnight of Friday the 8th… As always, We’ll gather the judges council and pick the one we feel most deserving, to win a shirt, so get your asses doodling!

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The Pygmies Entry # 1

The Pygmies Entry # 1

Man such a great belly to tiny butted ratio! I like to imagine this a painting some future civilization will find faded on a wall in some long abandoned fallout shelter… And you just know that sheep would have to be done in gold leaf right?

The Pygmies Entry # 2

The Pygmies Entry # 2

Biggest issue with having really long arms, is that your little brother tends to have really long arms too. So I never properly got to play the you’re too short to hit me game… this crane however (probably through decades of pygmy wars war) seems to have a respectable mastery of the art!

The Pygmies Entry # 3

The Pygmies Entry # 3

Let’s be honest, those look way more like yaks than goats… That being said, this bird is still about to get it’s ass kicked!

The Pygmies Entry # 4

The Pygmies Entry # 4

Yes! this one came with the simple title of “Pygmies Napkin Doodle” which dammit is exactly what we need! I mean upper left? general handyman? cobbler with a guitar? or a legit pygmy luthier? And why can’t he sit all the way down? too much goat riding? So many magical mysteries? Nicely played!

The Pygmies Entry # 5

The Pygmies Entry # 5

Just cause pygmies look similar, it doesn’t mean they’re all the same. Some go to war, some just quietly stand on the edge of Oceanus looking at the sky contemplating their place in this big bad world and wondering why they have a boob on their belly!

The Pygmies Entry # 6

The Pygmies Entry # 6

Man… I don’t remember taking mushrooms… and I’m still trying to decide if this is an amazing crop or if it’s just a drawn a bit too low belly button, pretending to be a great crop… but i know its sexy!