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loveengrey


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queboy89 wrote:Hehe... just wondering. What's with the red? Almost feels unnecessary, yet I welcome it as a distinct focal point of the shirt. Though I don't think many people will notice it.



I kinda like the red. Lets me know that its Dorothy and not some random chick holding a dog haha. And btw I love designs like this that cover up the whole shirt with a lot of focal points. Damn good job as usual lucky.

SpastasticNomadic


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Re: [url=http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=41324]A Tale of 2 Cities of War



Oh, yes.

loveengrey


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You might also want to work on the border. I've never really liked shirts that have a defined border to it so maybe if you found a way to work around that then you'd have a pretty cool design.

rowanofrin


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Re: Moby Dick/The Bible



Holy Moby Jesus this is hilarious!

goatcane


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rowanofrin wrote:Holy Moby Jesus this is hilarious!



Would be a big hit in the UChicago Humanities department too...

Artifexx


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Re: Moby Dick/The Bible



Every artist should post their own version of this in protest!

lucky1988


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Re: We're not in Kansas anymore...



@Spiritgreen-Cheers!
@JesseBYAH-Thanks. Woot loves everyone!
@queboy89-Thanks, loveengrey explained the use of red in her comment. I could always omit it, since it's the 6th color.
@loveengrey-Yes, the red is there because it's Dorothy's ruby slippers. Glad you like it.

iloveengl


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SpastasticNomadic wrote:This is really wonderful. GMV. And I'll definitely be in for one. Nice work.



+1 Love this. Can't wait to buy at and wear it in to class.

lucky1988


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Re: Scheherazade's Other Tales



This is fantastic!

lucky1988


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lucky1988


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Re: Sherlock of Oz



Awesomeness!

omninull


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GMV!

flamestamp13


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anjulka wrote:I love the river, but I kinda wish you had put some color into the raft and passengers. Could you please elucidate on your coloring decision?



And to me, it seems like the perfect choice. Dorothy back home in Kansas was black and white, and so it makes perfect sense that Huck and Tom sailing into Oz would be the same.

Great, absolutely wonderful shirt. GMV

goatcane


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Artifexx wrote:Every artist should post their own version of this in protest!



Now THAT is a great idea.

goatcane


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Re: Moby Dick/The Bible



"...Ahab did not fall down and worship it like them; but deliriously transferring its idea to the abhorred white whale, he pitted himself, all mutilated, against it. All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified, and made practically assailable in Moby-Dick. He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it."

moreproduktive


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Re: The Family Jules


Awesome design, Kudos to you sir

anjulka


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flamestamp13 wrote:And to me, it seems like the perfect choice. Dorothy back home in Kansas was black and white, and so it makes perfect sense that Huck and Tom sailing into Oz would be the same.

Great, absolutely wonderful shirt. GMV



Hmmm... interesting. Okay, I can see how that would be then.

I think I may have seen Wizard of Oz once. More importantly to my confusion, when I READ Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer, my imagination had it all in full color. In fact, the colors were far more vivid then my memory of Oz in the movie. (Have not yet read the original Wonderful Wizard of Oz - it's still on my list.) Thus, while I appreciate the colors of Oz (and LOVE the river), it sorta seems backward to my experiences with the stories. Does that make sense?

blammoed


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loveengrey wrote:You might also want to work on the border. I've never really liked shirts that have a defined border to it so maybe if you found a way to work around that then you'd have a pretty cool design.



Thanks loveengry. I'm working on a new border now, or rather trying to get rid of the current one.

anjulka


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paigeg wrote:The absurdity of a hot-air balloon under water (or for that matter, a squid in the air) would make this - but... I don't know. I can't decide if the coral is unnecessary and just the squid/baloon should stay, or someing more is needed to really balance the air/water justaposition... A cloud, to add to that faint half-tone of air? Or maybe a darker tee color would server the same purpose, to make the 'air' pop.



Oooo - I think Paige is on to something. I like the idea of a very faint hint of a cloud. (I guess I like the idea of the squid flying through the air better.) I think this color works well with the balloon and squid colors though.

Stellardig


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chumpmagic wrote:Yeah, I used grey. I started of with the lighter blue shirt color they have, but it seemed more cohesive with the grey.



Right on! and Good luck!

Maxatrillion


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Ok, so I just watched two and a half men last night and Jake was supposed to read Lord of the Flies. Alan asked him what it was about, and Jake said, 'Its like Charlotte's Web, but from the flies point of view.'

This just reminded me of it.

coolestghoul


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geekfactor12 wrote:I just want to publicly be the lone dissenter who likes the first one better. This is cute and all, but I like weird



Ditto. I like the first one better! But this one will make me happy too

Mavyn


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paigeg wrote:Cripes, what kind of women are you dating?



That is the shape that is used to symbolize a woman's bits. Similar to saying something is phallic?

And I don't date girls...

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

RankingFuuta


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Re: The Misadventures of Tom Sawyer and Captain Abhab



I see what you did there!

Nice design, hope it makes it!

Ummm, yeah.

Mavyn


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Re: Holmes/Metamorphosis



This is the first time I can honestly say I'd like a shirt with a cockroach on it.

Awesome.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

jboshaw


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blammoed wrote:Thanks for the advice! I'll do a bit of a redesign, I like the idea of her drawing wonderland things.

Would it make sense if she were drawing her cat Dinah..?

Now that I'm thinking of it, she might get a new face too.



That would be awesome! Do an equation where it's like...

chesire cat does not equal dinah.

just make sure to distinguish them clearly. like give dinah a bow and make her really fluffy and cute.

JayBird1288


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Re: We're not in Kansas anymore...



This is absolutly ephing sick. It's a crime if this doesn't print.

pollenator77


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stardamsel wrote:
-- Pride & Prejudice
-- Puss in Boots



What (object?) is between these two in the drawing? Is it somehow part of the Horseman's leg or something? Really like this illo, but not getting what that part is. Close-up?

fool4drummin


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Re: Sherlock of Oz



I think Sherlock isn't tall enough, but that's just nit-picky. I like it, otherwise.

Sergio37


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sometimesdee


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paigeg wrote:This is nice, and you draw and color very well. I'm just a little let down at the interpretation of the Flatlanders. I dunno - I was hoping for something more, I guess...



What, is it a little too... flat?

keelhaulkate


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Re: We're not in Kansas anymore...



love the colors! GMV!

keelhaulkate


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Re: Scheherazade's Other Tales



love this! GMV!

keelhaulkate


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Re: Sherlock of Oz



love the flying monkeys! GMV!

jcraven42


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jabberjaws13 wrote:i get the aesop's fable portion, but what is it mashed up with?

also, fyi, there is an "aesop's table" restaurant in Indy.



Actually I was mashing up several of Aesop's Fables, since their were more then one. and i only learned of the franchise after a came up with the concept.

dmecey


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Re: Count Toto



She might have gotten Dorothy, but she didn't get her little dog too... Looks like Dracula beat the wicked witch to the punch!

Sorry Toto...

eye4spot


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Re: Treasure Island / the island of Dr. Moreau



1) I really like the design...and I would definitely purchase this shirt if printed...pirate monkey with monkey skull and crossbones is brilliant.

2)The design does not make me think of the two classic tales you have comped together...and that is what this derby is about. As I look at each entry, I want to see the references with out getting a clue. So like others have said, the design lacks context within the framework of this derby.

3)Did I say I really like the basic design, color selection and details? Well I want to say it again! Very nice work!!!

eye4spot


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Re: We're not in Kansas anymore...



Awesome....GMV!

dustirose


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idlekids wrote:

Don was always a little plumper in my head though.



well, if that's how you pictured him, that's fine, but he was definitely described as very tall and thin.

anyway, very nice design...i think the monster's going to win...

dmecey


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keelhaulkate wrote:love the flying monkeys! GMV!



Flying monkeys are definitely my favorite part! Flying monkeys rule! +1