Infamous Thug hijacks famous giraffe!

Taking his fixation on harassing helpless critters to a whole new level, the Musclebound Thug puts on his Stetson and goes for a joyride on Garmina the giraffe, who does her very best to buck the big bully off

As I was pondering what to doodle next in the ongoing saga of my dimwitted Musclebound Thug, it suddenly occurred to me that the road I ride to create the top of the Thug’s bulging thigh is the same road I used for Garmina the giraffe’s back when I doodled her way back in February 2015. So I got to wondering…would it be possible to combine the routes of two of my favourite doodles into one huge and hilarious episode in the Musclebound Thug series?

As it turned out, the fit was incredibly close…but not perfect. I had to make some adjustments to Garmina’s rear end, lengthening it a tad so that the Thug was clearly riding her and not doing something obscene! This impelled me to give her a new tail and change the configuration of her back legs. Making it look like she was trying to buck the big bully off just made sense.

Taking his fixation on harassing helpless critters to a whole new level, the Musclebound Thug puts on his Stetson and goes for a joyride on Garmina the giraffe, who does her very best to buck the big bully off by GPS artist Stephen Lund in Victoria, BC, Canada GPS Garmin Strava art cyclist cycling creativity urban art street art animals wildlife muscles

Poor Garmina! The Musclebound Thug – such a bully! – should just buck off.

The ride itself was exhausting. The actual doodle added up to 135.8 km (84.4 mi), with an additional 40 km (25 mi) for some dot-connecting in Garmina’s lower extremities plus some on-the-fly troubleshooting/redesigning when I hit an unexpected road closure nearly 100 km (62 mi) into the ride!

Shortly after I uploaded my doodle, Strava tweeted this flattering Tweet.

SEE THE GIRAFFE-HARASSING THUG ON STRAVA *

* Note: The GPS points will render correctly only if you are logged in at Strava.com

About Stephen

Brand strategist and creative director by day. Hyper-competitive GPS-art obsessed cyclist most of the rest of the time.
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8 Responses to Infamous Thug hijacks famous giraffe!

  1. Jesska says:

    🙂 Awesome 🙂

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  3. Very impressive! Do you do portraits as well?;-)

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    • Stephen says:

      If the price is right! (My goal is to do the official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, but she hasn’t yet responded to my suggestion.)

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      • I hoped my good looks would be enough to get it for free! Looking forward to your portrait of the Queen. Otherwise Prince Charles would be a good backup, as long as you can find some big ear-like paths that fit!

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  4. heri says:

    Amazing !! Love it

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