Sit, Bully - 2011 Gator Bowl Wallpaper

Submitted by monuMental on December 27th, 2010 at 9:57 AM

It's hard to believe that the 2010 season is almost over. It feels like yesterday that I was designing the season's first wallpaper to share with my wife and one other friend. That first wallpaper, entitled "Husky Puppy Piddles in Fear," was a simple image of a dog that required very little Photoshop work; I added some snow and some yellow spots and got an excellent response from my kids. I like the symmetry in ending the season with another simple image of a dog.

The Mississippi State University official athletic web site provides some background on the bulldog mascot: "The official school mascot is an American Kennel Club registered English Bulldog, given the inherited title of 'Bully'...references to school teams and athletes as Bulldogs actually go back to early in the century, and this nickname was used almost interchangeably with both Aggies and Maroons, since at least 1905."

I like that you can read expectation, submission and awe in the dog's posture; he's looking up at the Block M with what my oldest child referred to as "crying eyes." All that was missing from the original image was an owner's tag so I added one in Photoshop. I wanted the tag to indicate that this dog was owned by Michigan football and (by extension of the metaphor) that Michigan is going to own Mississippi State on January 1; the simplest way to convey that was to etch the Block M on the tag.

Thanks for taking an interest in my art; your feedback and encouragement have helped me through quite a few long nights and creative blocks. I'm hoping to find time to produce a few more wallpapers this off-season, and then use the summer to get a head start on next year's opponent wallpapers.

The image below is a preview only. You can get the widescreen, 4:3, iPad and mobile wallpapers at The Art. The Art. The Art!.


Sit, Bully - 2011 Gator Bowl Wallpaper Preview


Sit, Bully - 2011 Gator Bowl Wallpaper Preview

All of the 2010 Wallpapers

Season Wallpaper - Denard Robinson Action Figure

Game 1 Connecticut Wallpaper - Husky Puppy Piddles in Fear

Game 2 Notre Dame Wallpaper - Touchdown Jesus Says "No Good"

Game 3 Massachusetts Wallpaper - The $550,000 Cupcake

Game 4 Bowling Green Wallpaper - Wolverine vs. Falcon

Game 5 Indiana Wallpaper - Good at Basketball

Game 6 Michigan State Wallpaper - Sibling Rivalry

Game 7 Iowa Wallpaper - Maize is Blue

Game 8 Penn State Wallpaper - The Eyes Have It

Game 8 Penn State Wallpaper - JoePa Halloween Costume

Game 9 Illinois Wallpaper - We Be Illin'

Game 10 Purdue Wallpaper - I Think We Can! I Think We Can!

Game 11 Wisconsin Wallpaper - Cheesehead Cross Stitch

Game 12 Ohio State Wallpaper - The Game

Thanksgiving Wallpaper - Turpigskin

BigTen Offensive Player of the Year

Bowl Bid - 2011 Gator Bowl Wallpaper

More Cow Belle - 2011 Gator Bowl Wallpaper

Naughty or Nice - Christmas 2010 Wallpaper

D·Rob Legacy - Wallpaper

Sit,Bully - 2011 Gator Bowl Wallpaper

Comments

jbr12

December 27th, 2010 at 12:37 PM ^

Your creativity has been great all season! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with week after week of amazing art to plaster on every computer we can get our hands on!

UMich Fish

December 27th, 2010 at 7:52 PM ^

fantastic!  circulating widely as always!  i hope you'll continue to supply us with new Michigan football art even after the season concludes...will definitely need it until september 2011!!!--

a2bluefan

December 28th, 2010 at 12:26 PM ^

Man, I can't wait to see first ever night game vs. ND wallpaper next season.  Not to put any pressure on you or anything. =]

Seriously.... thank you for the awesome work all season long. And for dealing with the legal crap earlier so that you could continue sharing with us.

GO BLUE!