Derby #236: Watercolors

Hey, this Derby's over. When you're finished reliving past glories, check out what's going on in the Derby right now. It's probably even cooler. Or at least newer.

It's time to get all aquarelle! This week we want you to take inspiration from pigments suspended in a water-soluble vehicle. Think Kandinsky, Schiele, and O'Keeffe. Keep in mind the rich history of wildlife and botanical illustration from naturalists, too. And before you think something ridiculous like, "I'll just color a penguin in pastels and call it a day," hear us out: this is a stylistic derby, and it's going to be one of the more challenging we've arranged.

You'll definitely want to check out our previous blog entry on Halftones on them (with updated advice courtesy of patrickspens), and lastly: your biggest resource is probably each other. We've got a great little community; bounce ideas off each other, seek out style tips, and get crankin'!

Now for the rules:

The ONLY shirt colors you can use are Creme, Lemon, Baby Blue, and White.
No pop culture riffs. Keep it original.
No text.
We reserve the right to reject any design that will give our production crew headaches.
Adhere rigidly to our halftone requirements to avoid last-minute heartbreak.

Our rules on halftones:

 

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