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.
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.
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