July 8, 2010

All Glory To The Hypnotoad

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 6:17 pm by Pam

When I asked my brother what image he might want embroidered to hang on his wall, he immediately said “Hypnotoad.” I have to admit, that wasn’t what I expected him to say, but I was happy to comply.

For those who might not know, Hypnotoad is a random minor character from the alive-again Futurama. As his name implies, he hypnotizes crowds with his crazy eyes. My favorite Hypnotoad moment, an extra from one of the Futurama movie DVDs, is here:

I did a quick online search to find a Hypnotoad image and was overall unimpressed. I felt that no matter how I did this, there would be no way I could get the eyes right. But further searching led me to this picture, a Shepard Fairey-inspired Hypnotoad, and I knew this image could convey all that is Hypnotoad, even without the sound.

The final piece is 8×10 and has roughly 6 billion stitches in it, mostly outline stitch and back stitch. If I ever say I want to make something this big, completely filled in, again, please slap me.

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7 Comments »

  1. Donnell said,

    Your hypnotoad is fabulous.

  2. norm said,

    that is fantastic! hope you don’t mind me grabbing a copy of the picture. ;o)

    like your brother, the hypno-toad is one of my favorite incidental characters from futurama. i like the shepard fairey look and the ‘obey’ just seems so fitting!

    the link is to a photo i posted on FB, taken from the promo for the new episodes. i did a screen grab of him once before and had the same problem with the eyes…i had to keep playing and pausing to try and get the pupils in a good spot. it was such a pain i didn’t bother on this one and just took the still from where it happened to grab it. :)

  3. Katie said,

    Love it :)

  4. The color scheme is the best. :D

  5. Pam said,

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone! I’m so happy with how – ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!

  6. Bernard said,

    I want one. How much would you charge to make me one?

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