endangeredomega


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cosmiccow wrote:This is just awesome. I'm an art historian and I grew up on TMNT (the orignal...both the Eastman and Laird books and the old school cartoon), so this one just strikes a chord with me.



As I'm sure this week's daily shirt did as well?

http://shirt.woot.com/friends.aspx?k=14665

Sorry, I understand the concept is slightly different, but for me, this one just comes far too soon on the heels of the other TMNT/Classic Art mash-up (which many already accused of being a retread of a Threadless print.)

penguinzaz


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Re: The Burning Giraffe



I love this so much, but I think I'd like it a bit more if the image was shifted a bit to the right, or made larger.

mjc613


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Re: The Physical Impossibility of Death...



You did it! Captured the 2 things my husband loves to watch on TV on one shirt - tank battles and sharks, on any channel. Next time we lose power, I'll just tape this to the TV and point a flashlight at it, and he probably won't notice.

cosmiccow


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Spiritgreen wrote:





I like it! I think the speech bubble takes away from it, though.

dougblair3


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Re: Michelangelo's David



Hahahah. Most original TMNT shirt I've seen in a LONG time.

endangeredomega


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Re: Autumn Rhythm by Jackson Pollock




Does anyone else look at this design and suddenly feel a Cool Breeze blow through ...

http://shirt.woot.com/friends.aspx?k=3806

Mitohapa


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Klimt's "The Kiss", android'd!


theWanker


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Re: Persistence of Memory



The original:

DeadFrog


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Re: Bird in Space.



This design is awesome. It's exactly what I hoped this derby would produce: a shirt that subtly mocks high modernism that I can wear to school.

ncolgate


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Lagbert wrote:Very cool! If Pixar had done Walle with a steam punk theme, I bet he'd look something like this.

GMV



I know exactly what you mean To me, though, it reminds me of Miyazaki films.

mjc613


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Re: The Scream



How hysterically funny!

rglee129


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cosmiccow wrote:Oh, no! I didn't mean to imply that you did. It's clear that you started from scratch and meticulously tried to mimic the original. I absolutely love the concept, and that you have the wave and people greeting each other with "konnichiwa." The drawing is extremely well done, and it's a well balanced composition. It's just that, from the perspective of an art historian who interprets this derby as trying to get people to view works or titles in new, unique ways...it's a little TOO meticulous. TOO close to the original. I don't think it's off topic, I just don't think it was quite what they had in mind. (That said, I know you had this design already made, I remember you posting a modified version in the Kawaii thread, so I don't blame you for bringing it out for this one!)
As far as hand placement, that was just my impression as a man, the women may not agree (and so far haven't!)
I wasn't trying to denigrate your work, it's very good.



Thanks for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and diplomatic reply. I'm glad you like the design overall.

I hope you find some interesting stuff this derby- for an art historian, this week's theme may end up to be very gratifying, frustrating, or (most likely) both.

specsmachine


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Re: Flower Carrier


I would buy this just because it reminds me of "The Iron Giant."

Spiritgreen


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Re: The Mermaid



Very pretty, jas'. And I really like your water FX.

GMV. ^_^

endangeredomega


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Re: The Burning Giraffe




Definitely surreal. Nicely done, & GMV.

theWanker


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Re: Dogs Playing Poker



Really cool. I agree about the halftone.

I also think the cards look a little strange. The ones on the table have perspective, but the ones in their "hands" are flat. Just seems weird.

Anyway, it got a chuckle out of me.

mjc613


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Re: Persistence of Memory



I think the photo will be an issue.

Spiritgreen


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Re: The Boxer



And 'The Kiss' was sitting right there...

-_^

amarillo


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Re: Flower Carrier



looks great!

theWanker


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Re: The Burning Giraffe



Awesome work. Only critique I have is that the shirt space is so long, and giraffes are so long, it'd be nice to communicate their imposing height more. Just show more of their legs.

An added benefit is that leg posture often can be used to convey power and authority. So you could have it rearing up on it's hind legs, or kicking out a front foot like a battle stallion.

Also, the fire would point down diagonally more, communicating power and motion.

Anyway, this is freakin' cool. GMV!

endangeredomega


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Re: Bird in Space.




Your thumbnail absolutely fails to do this proper justice. GMV, nonetheless.

capitalsown


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Re: Dogs Playing Poker



I don't mean to be a buzz kill, but there is no actual painting titled "Dogs playing poker". No famous one, anyway. That's just a colloquial name for a lot of CM Coolidge paintings featuring dogs playing poker.

kylemittskus


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Re: Flower Carrier



Reminds me too much of dslasek's design. Robot holding plant.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

wugsby


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Re: Winged Victory



I can't un-see the view of him looking like he only has one leg. Also, is that a skateboard behind the minotaur's head? Finally, why use a minotaur?

colinm09


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I love this, Robbie! Awesome as usual.

Also, I just got my "Twenty If by Giant Robot" in the mail...it printed beautifully!

-Matt Colin

amesj


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Re: Bird in Space.



I love the stars on black, great to see your parrot shirt on sale at GoodJoe, I've been hankering for that one for some time.

pi3832


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Re: Persistence of Memory



I thought is was "A loaf of bread, a quart of milk, and a pound of budder"?

notpallavi


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llklocke wrote:this isn't a great work of art, it's just a pop culture, propaganda image.



Pop culture images, and certainly propaganda images, make their way into art.

Very clever, astyrfan. The Riveter is one of my favorite images, and this interpretation cracked me up. (And made me de-lurk.)


cosmiccow


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rglee129 wrote:Thanks for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and diplomatic reply. I'm glad you like the design overall.

I hope you find some interesting stuff this derby- for an art historian, this week's theme may end up to be very gratifying, frustrating, or (most likely) both.



Haha, yes, a fair bit of both. I just wish I had more time to work on stuff and start submitting designs!
Good luck this week!


clarinerd


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theWanker wrote:Not a fan of Dali? Well, it's also a pun on Solid State vs Flash memory.



Flash memory is solid state memory. Are you trying to say that it's a pun on volatile vs persistent memory (like SDRAM vs Flash) maybe? Or am I just misinterpreting everything. (Which happens sometimes)

DeadFrog


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wugsby wrote:I can't un-see the view of him looking like he only has one leg. Also, is that a skateboard behind the minotaur's head? Finally, why use a minotaur?



To answer your questions,

1. Yes, he does have 2 legs. Most angels do.
2. The thing behind the Minotaur's head is a broken sword.
3. I actually hadn't put much thought into why. I just thought it would look pretty sweet. I guess you could think of it as a retelling of the Daedalus myth, with the time line being rearranged to accommodate more fight sequences.

mjc613


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Re: The Concert



It would be interesting to hear "Jailhouse Rock" on a violin.

pi3832


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ncolgate wrote:I know exactly what you mean To me, though, it reminds me of Miyazaki films.



Makes me think of District 9, despite the scarcity of robots in that movie.

goatcane


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Re: Persistence of Time



Yes, I know - the famous Dali work is technically "The Persistence of Memory" - but it is often reproduced and talked about amongst the art-illiterate as "Persistence of Time." So, the common folk misinterpret the Dali work in title (because of the clocks), making this W! extra meta.

META. It's what's for dinner.

phrozt


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Re: Winged Victory



Something about the sparkle on the sword reminds me of a magic card for some reason, and I just dug my old collection out after about a decade of not looking at them... so it might sound funny, but your design has a bit of a nostalgic look to it and I really like it lol.

theWanker


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clarinerd wrote:Flash memory is solid state memory. Are you trying to say that it's a pun on volatile vs persistent memory (like SDRAM vs Flash) maybe?



Uh, yeah. That one. Or something.

Move along. Nothing to see here.

jasneko


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Re: The Mermaid
JesseBYAH wrote:Awesome, Jas. I remember you old mermaid entry (you had one similar to this, right?) but this is definitely a step up. Awesome halftone work, it looks great =) I know you're not too fond of the halftone, but you did a fantastic job!

Thanks Jesse! I did have a mermaid/moby homeskillet entry that is similar, but different style-wise. Glad you think this is a step up! And thanks on the halftones - I'm not the most confident using them, but I did like the watery effect I kinda got with them! =)

capedcrusader514 wrote:I think you would have been OK with the red although this looks good too.

Yeah I agree... but since I was thinking about blue anyway I tried it and liked it, plus then realized I was one color over, so it worked out! Thanks for saying so, appreciate it.

Spiritgreen wrote:Very pretty, jas'. And I really like your water FX.

GMV. ^_^

Thank you Spiritgreen, and glad you like the water FX that I muddled through;)
PS. And thanks for the post in the PD thread too.


Vote!


phrozt


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endangeredomega wrote:Does anyone else look at this design and suddenly feel a Cool Breeze blow through ...

http://shirt.woot.com/friends.aspx?k=3806



Yes.. there are leaves and notes in both designs...

... and that's about it.

To say your comment is a stretch is a bit of a stretch in and of itself.

clarinerd


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endangeredomega wrote:Does anyone else look at this design and suddenly feel a Cool Breeze blow through ...

http://shirt.woot.com/friends.aspx?k=3806



Wow, that actually is fairly similar. I had no idea that shirt existed. Hmmm. Do you think it's similar enough that I should pull it?

I guess that's what I get for assuming that no one would have thought of that idea before.

pi3832


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Re: We Can Do It! (Rosie the Riveter)



But does it qualify as parody?