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11:57 pm: Peppa Pig is in the news. I still can't work out whether the artwork of this character is a brilliant attempt to introduce young children to cubism (bearing as it does a strong resemblance to "Woman in Hat and Fur Collar"), or whether it just went wrong.

I am further troubled by the glasses of another character depicted at the link (I believe this is "Daddy Pig"), which rest neither on his ears nor his nose. I think I may tomorrow spend a few minutes making a 3D model and a texture for young Peppa, to demonstrate what happens when you try and rotate her.

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From:tsuki_chama
Date:April 28th, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
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Rotating Peppa Pig?! I'm expecting some Cthonic non-Euclidean horror, myself.
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From:abigailb
Date:April 28th, 2010 07:07 am (UTC)
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My 3d package doesn't supportnon-Euclidean space. There'll be an air of the shoggoth about her, I expect. Hoggoth?
From:thatmakesmemad
Date:April 28th, 2010 11:45 am (UTC)
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Ha I was just about to suggest that Peppa Pig is the childrens character equivalent of Cthulian architecture given the strange unworldly angles.
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From:katsmeat
Date:April 28th, 2010 09:18 am (UTC)
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The artwork is deliberately aping childrens' art. Children find it hard to deal with the idea that a realistic depiction of something will usually require part of that thing to be obscured. A child's drawing depicts every major feature if the thing - because Peppa has two eyes, they both must be there even though this means they get placed in a bizarrely unnatural place.

I would think this would be because children haven't yet gotten the idea that "everybody knows" pigs have two eyes. They think that if you were to draw a pig in profile, showing only one eye, the viewer would assume they were looking at a one-eyed pig.

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From:abigailb
Date:April 28th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
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I take your point, but actually doing it like this is a fairly distinctive feature of Peppa Pig. For example, the Mr. Men website appears happy to show characters in profile with only one eye visible. And even then there's no reason to position the eyes so that they're actually ON the nose.
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From:pfy
Date:April 28th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
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Ia! Ia! Shub-Piggurath!
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