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Borg Turkey by TimothyB Borg Turkey by TimothyB
I did this illustration for work to go with a story on how many times turkeys come into contact with computers until they end up in your home for cooking. Basically things tracking systems etc. So showing a Borg Turkey got the idea across.

I hope I put this in the right category. This was done 95% in Illustrator CS. The last 5% was the texture on the metal done in Photoshop, the laser, and some color adjusting for final touches. It's hard to place this kind of work, as with todays Illustrator (Vector base program), you can end up with something that doesn't look like vectors, but still is scalable to any size (at least if you have the memory).

This was also the first time I used the 3D tool in Illustrator, which was to create the sections of the neck, some rings, feet for examples. But it's basically just revolve and extrude options, very limited. Just to note, the 3D effect is done live, so at anytime you can modify the vector shape it's using. Then if you need to you can expand it's appearance to make it permanent, made up of hundreds of vectors.
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RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
BeastOz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Love it!
RaveGirl21 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Artist
(O_O) good luck killing that.
karma4ya Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
I have featured this work in my Journal If you dont wish to be featured please do note me and i will remove! Other wise THANK you for allowing me to showcase your work!
Thank You,,, Billie
kargaroc586 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Gobble... gobble... resistance is futile... gobble
kargaroc586 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The Borg HAVE assimilated birds.

1010100100101 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Awww - i like it! I like turkeys in general but... yeah that's real a special one!
Theta-Xi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*stares unbelieving, then bursts out into manic laughter*
Brillie!!! XD
neogoki Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
anybody got a shotgun?
monsterkookies Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, reminds me of Robot Chicken. Love that show! And this is very well done. :)
jakwak Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008   Photographer
you have had your turkry featured at [link]
if this is not ok tell me and i will take it down
many thanks and happy thanksgiving
Stitchfan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Student Filmographer
Reminds me of an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force:

Cyber Turkey video clip [link]

Picture [link]

grandtheft Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
LOL! I'll think twice before turkey hunting. XD Great piece of work.
frotton Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great piece of art. I have featured it in my Journal: [link]

Rancor1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007   Photographer
They'd have a hard time cooking him for Thanksgiving. Very funny.
CrystallineColey Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*LOL* That's hilarious! Fantastic work, the details are amazing!

Resistance is futile... Gobble...
TYRANA-CRUSHER Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
that's really amazing.
Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gobble gobble GOBBLE death! XD awesome.
unseeliefaery Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
:rofl: :roflmao: :rofl:
nosyd Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
lol. Hilarious concept and very well done.
TimothyB Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
Thanx for your comment. I can't help having a chuckle when ever I look at it. I also keep thinking it could fit in with South Park. I'm also reminded of it when ever I see the intro to Robot Chicken.
nosyd Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
Oh man, I didn't even think of that - Robot Chicken is one of the most hilarious shows on TV. Cheers for the semi-obscure reference, lol.
photoart1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005   Photographer
You do great work. I think you could get a job with Pixar or Dreamworks. Just keep working at it
Don\'t get stuck in a 9 to 5 job at a newspaper
TimothyB Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2005
Hey, enough with the silly comments :)

With any detective work someone can figure out your my dad just by my general info page under favorite photographer listing.
flisk Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004
lol, thats great dude. great stlye.
MaggerKitty Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
Wow... I find this INCREDIBLY amusing. This needs to be in print somewhere. rock on!

Fenixgfx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2004
this is some quality work. love the detail , fantastic :heart:
rjupiter Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2004   Photographer
hehe that is great.
Booton Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2004
Haha, that's great. Love it +fav
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