Derby #30: Leap Year
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Druid Leap Year (A Minor Calendar Adjustment)

Druid Leap Year (A Minor Calendar Adjustment)
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tgentry


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Druid Leap Year - Please Vote!

clintondavidn


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Iambusyeating


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Certainly my favorite so far.

HotIceCream


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this better win and this better get printed.
brilliant. just brilliant.

tgentry


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Thanks for the nice comments guys. I tried to do a design that could be about leap year, but could also be just something you can wear year round and has nothing to do with leap year. This one might be an uphill battle though.

LactatingNinja


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I like that I'll be walking around in it, and people will go "What the heck is that? Stonehenge?" and I'll say "It's a druidic leap year," and I think I'll be able to tell a lot about the person by their reaction.

Plus, if they're really not having it, I can just say it's a Spinal Tap shirt, which would also be cool.

KENPARS0NS


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HA! I like it... very creative...

2thFairy


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LactatingNinja wrote:I like that I'll be walking around in it, and people will go "What the heck is that? Stonehenge?" and I'll say "It's a druidic leap year," and I think I'll be able to tell a lot about the person by their reaction.

Plus, if they're really not having it, I can just say it's a Spinal Tap shirt, which would also be cool.


Spinal Tap... heh

artulo


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I like this revision, tgentry. Good luck to you! Great linework as always.

Aberrantic


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Geez, tgentry, another amazing tshirt... Someday you'll make a bad one and it'll be one of the twelve sings of the apocalypse

Aberrantic


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Aberrantic wrote:Geez, tgentry, another amazing tshirt... Someday you'll make a bad one and it'll be one of the twelve sings of the apocalypse


Bother, signs, not sings

outlawmoogle


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Another one of those shirts where no one will get it but you.

hookajoe


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outlawmoogle wrote:Another one of those shirts where no one will get it but you.


... then once you explain it, the puzzled person says "Oh that kicks A55!" GMV

AlvinPing


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This is great. Besides the usual frogs and numbers, I couldn't think of anything that relates to leap years. Very smart, Tgentry!! :-)

  • Alvin

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A pretty cool idea. Could have used a few druids walking around in there maybe to brighten up the place.

bjdezek


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well thought out. perfect exection. nice job, mate.

outlawmoogle


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hookajoe wrote:... then once you explain it, the puzzled person says "Oh that kicks A55!" GMV


Or look at me confused and ask why I spent $10 on it...

tgentry


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outlawmoogle wrote:Or look at me confused and ask why I spent $10 on it...


It also works as a shirt with Stonehenge on it (and just a bit extra). It doesn't have to tie-in to leap year if'n you don't want it to.

lanpartyz


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neat idea.... hope to see you at the finish line....

Bryan818


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best shirt in the competition... again...

Please check it out

tigerlilly


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outlawmoogle wrote:Another one of those shirts where no one will get it but you.


I have to agree with this. I don't "get" it.

tgentry


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tigerlilly wrote:I have to agree with this. I don't "get" it.


Stonehenge is often theorized to be a sort of astronomically based calendar.The idea is that during a leap year they would have to make a small 'adjustment' to that calendar, hence the minor addition to Stonehenge. Hope that helps.

msj11


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outlawmoogle wrote:Or look at me confused and ask why I spent $10 on it...


This is a great concept, but no one will get it...

This shirt is obviously for intelligent people...

EyeTeeGuy


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mykr0


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msj11 wrote:This is a great concept, but no one will get it...

This shirt is obviously for intelligent people...


:D
Be. Eye, Enjeo

kylemittskus


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I want the Prospector shirt!!!

"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

tigerlilly


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msj11 wrote:This is a great concept, but no one will get it...

This shirt is obviously for intelligent people...


Ho! Is that meant as an insult to people who just don't like the shirt or don't see how it fits leap year just by looking at the shirt without an explanation?

brizz


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tigerlilly wrote:Ho! Is that meant as an insult to people who just don't like the shirt or don't see how it fits leap year just by looking at the shirt without an explanation?


of course it is. frankly, i think it's only getting votes because tgentry did it. it's too obtuse to make a good shirt....but so it goes. Since cho left, it seems tgentry has taken the title of greatest following.

Patchitect


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brizz wrote:of course it is. frankly, i think it's only getting votes because tgentry did it. it's too obtuse to make a good shirt....but so it goes. Since cho left, it seems tgentry has taken the title of greatest following.


Nah.. I'm not convinced that its only because its a tgentry shirt. It is a little obscure, and a bit of a stretch for the leap year theme, but a nice concept none the less. Maybe if it was along the lines of Josephus' design, with something wedged between the stones migh be more readable.. but not my shirt..
not my vote either tho...

cookofthesea


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I love Stonehenge! gmv

http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=10291

Aberrantic


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brizz wrote:of course it is. frankly, i think it's only getting votes because tgentry did it. it's too obtuse to make a good shirt....but so it goes. Since cho left, it seems tgentry has taken the title of greatest following.


I disagree. It's a tastefully, well done, wearable peice that just happens to be done by tgentry. I don't believe it's obtuse, anyone who knows anything about Stonehenge will get it. It doesn't really matter who designs the shirt.

brizz


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Aberrantic wrote:I disagree. It's a tastefully, well done, wearable peice that just happens to be done by tgentry. I don't believe it's obtuse, anyone who knows anything about Stonehenge will get it. It doesn't really matter who designs the shirt.

well i disagree completely on it's wearability, or that anyone will get it without explanation. this isn't a dig on tgentry at all...you'll note in my sig i own three of his shirts! This one is a miss though imho....drab and guaranteed to generate too many huh? inquiries from people who see it.

2thFairy


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Aberrantic wrote:I disagree. It's a tastefully, well done, wearable peice that just happens to be done by tgentry. I don't believe it's obtuse, anyone who knows anything about Stonehenge will get it. It doesn't really matter who designs the shirt.


I second that. I think the popularity has nothing to do with the designer of this particular shirt. It is clever and unique in this derby.

amach06


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Great shirt.

Well there is always next year....

tgentry


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brizz wrote:well i disagree completely on it's wearability, or that anyone will get it without explanation. this isn't a dig on tgentry at all...you'll note in my sig i own three of his shirts! This one is a miss though imho....drab and guaranteed to generate too many huh? inquiries from people who see it.


Thanks to all the nice comments. Brizz I understand what you're saying completely and wouldn't argue a lot of those points. And I don't take it as a dig either. I think this was such a tough theme to design for. There were some easy ways to get leap year across that a lot of people would do, so I tried to come up with a shirt that has a concept behind it, knowing full well if you didn't know it was leap year you wouldn't really know what it meant. The plus side to that is that you could wear it simply as a Stonehenge shirt since the addition is so small some people might not catch it anyways. There's no words about leap year, so it isn't tied down to that. I do think it is very much on theme though.

Josephus


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tgentry wrote:Thanks to all the nice comments. Brizz I understand what you're saying completely and wouldn't argue a lot of those points. And I don't take it as a dig either. I think this was such a tough theme to design for. There were some easy ways to get leap year across that a lot of people would do, so I tried to come up with a shirt that has a concept behind it, knowing full well if you didn't know it was leap year you wouldn't really know what it meant. The plus side to that is that you could wear it simply as a Stonehenge shirt since the addition is so small some people might not catch it anyways. There's no words about leap year, so it isn't tied down to that. I do think it is very much on theme though.


my faithless wife voted for your design. :^|

Aberrantic


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brizz wrote:well i disagree completely on it's wearability, or that anyone will get it without explanation. this isn't a dig on tgentry at all...you'll note in my sig i own three of his shirts! This one is a miss though imho....drab and guaranteed to generate too many huh? inquiries from people who see it.


I guess I just don't feel it's all that drab. Sure, the colours aren't terribly bright, but they can't all be psychedelic frogs (although I like that one, too. What can I say? I'm a hippie.)

kmarlow


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This idea is brilliant. I WISH I could vote for it. Unfortunately though, this is not what Stonehenge looked (or even looks) like. Here's a link: http://stonehenge.zorger.com/ As you can see, the outer ring of stones was continuous and the inner stones vary in height. I wubble to be so geeky, but to those people who will immediately get the joke, this just doesn't LOOK right.

The design is beautifully executed and, as I said, the idea is hilarious. Just wish it were a little more accurate.

kmarlow


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Wubble? Wow, I didn't realize you weren't allowed to say h@t3 on this site. My bad!

ungarmax


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brizz wrote:of course it is. frankly, i think it's only getting votes because tgentry did it. it's too obtuse to make a good shirt....but so it goes. Since cho left, it seems tgentry has taken the title of greatest following.


I voted because I liked the shirt, only afterwards did I even notice it was Tgentry. I just really liked the idea.

GMV

mjc613


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kmarlow wrote:This idea is brilliant. I WISH I could vote for it. Unfortunately though, this is not what Stonehenge looked (or even looks) like. Here's a link: http://stonehenge.zorger.com/ As you can see, the outer ring of stones was continuous and the inner stones vary in height. I wubble to be so geeky, but to those people who will immediately get the joke, this just doesn't LOOK right.

The design is beautifully executed and, as I said, the idea is hilarious. Just wish it were a little more accurate.


In the title, it says "Minor Calendar Adjustment". Perhaps the differences between the real Stonehenge and this shirt are to do with that. TG, can you help us out?

tgentry


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kmarlow wrote:This idea is brilliant. I WISH I could vote for it. Unfortunately though, this is not what Stonehenge looked (or even looks) like. Here's a link: http://stonehenge.zorger.com/ As you can see, the outer ring of stones was continuous and the inner stones vary in height. I wubble to be so geeky, but to those people who will immediately get the joke, this just doesn't LOOK right.

The design is beautifully executed and, as I said, the idea is hilarious. Just wish it were a little more accurate.


Thanks for the nice comments. As for the changes, I saw some images of what Stonehenge looked like and thought about going with that, but the problem was I don't think people would have recognized the actual, factual version as Stonehenge since it looks drastically different than what's in most people's head. I think people would have 'gotten' it much less if it had it's original look. This version looks more recognizable even though it's not totally accurate.

allawayr


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ungarmax wrote:I voted because I liked the shirt, only afterwards did I even notice it was Tgentry. I just really liked the idea.

GMV


Same here! I believe the shirt is very wearable, and fits the theme. People don't need to understand the shirt anyway - it's extremely attractive.


Man, TG - you're going to make me broke.

Jemmacakes


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My 65 year old mom is a HUGE Spinal Tap fan and will love this bad boy in such a major way!!!


It's an eleven.



btw, why El Buscador didn't make this kind of momentum, I'll never know..sigh.

mellian


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Have you ever heard of "Poetic license"?

The idea is brilliant. I wish it had a bit more color, but GMV anyway.

And I "got it" the first time I saw it. It's really obvious.


kmarlow wrote:This idea is brilliant. I WISH I could vote for it. Unfortunately though, this is not what Stonehenge looked (or even looks) like. Here's a link: http://stonehenge.zorger.com/ As you can see, the outer ring of stones was continuous and the inner stones vary in height. I hate to be so geeky, but to those people who will immediately get the joke, this just doesn't LOOK right.

The design is beautifully executed and, as I said, the idea is hilarious. Just wish it were a little more accurate.

sailstud25


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Jemmacakes wrote:btw, why El Buscador didn't make this kind of momentum, I'll never know..sigh.

redghia69 wrote:p.s. I was so looking forward to buying the prospector shirt. ...shocked and saddened.

Iambusyeating wrote:Yeah how did that happen? I was a fixin to buy that shirt.


Added a few quotes from redghia's shirts thread that resonate in me... really wanted that golden nugget!

Hmm, just went in for 3 Randoms, when I haven't bought any shirts lately (although still checking frequently) so what are the chances of liking them!?! Oh well, couldn't pass up the mystery!
...a number of shirts on teetrade.com

tgentry


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In the interest of disclosure, the Stonehenge wasn't freehanded. I traced it in Illustrator based off a 3D model:



I don't want people to think I have Rain Man like abilities of freehand perspective. Feel free to take away your vote if you feel cheated.

klswoot


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tgentry wrote:In the interest of disclosure, the Stonehenge wasn't freehanded. I traced it in Illustrator based off a 3D model:



I don't want people to think I have Rain Man like abilities of freehand perspective. Feel free to take away your vote if you feel cheated.


Was that made in SketchUp?

geekfactor12


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tgentry wrote:In the interest of disclosure, the Stonehenge wasn't freehanded. I traced it in Illustrator based off a 3D model:



I don't want people to think I have Rain Man like abilities of freehand perspective. Feel free to take away your vote if you feel cheated.


Ouch! My groin! watching turtles fight TRACER!

snarkygal


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geekfactor12 wrote:Ouch! My groin! watching turtles fight TRACER!


That will go down in Woot history as the funniest post ever!

Andy47240


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tgentry wrote:In the interest of disclosure, the Stonehenge wasn't freehanded. I traced it in Illustrator based off a 3D model:



I don't want people to think I have Rain Man like abilities of freehand perspective. Feel free to take away your vote if you feel cheated.

Again, I don't think anyone has to justify their artwork. I don't believe anyone will have an issue with this.
-Andy



tgentry


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klswoot wrote:Was that made in SketchUp.


This is Maya. I use Maya at home and 3D Studio Max at work. Maya's where it's at though.

Andy47240 wrote:Again, I don't think anyone has to justify their artwork. I don't believe anyone will have an issue with this.
-Andy


Yeah I don't think anyone would either, I just got a nagging feeling today like maybe I was trying to pass myself off as some kind of super perspective illustrator. I actually use rough 3D models at work sometimes doing environment illustrations to get the base perspective right, then take that and flesh it out on paper.

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tgentry wrote:[quote postid="1982797" user="klswoot"]Was that made in SketchUp.

This is Maya. I use Maya at home and 3D Studio Max at work. Maya's where it's at though.


The fact that you made a 3d model to base your shirt off of only makes it more awesome, not less.

tgentry


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Iambusyeating wrote:The fact that you made a 3d model to base your shirt off of only makes it more awesome, not less.


Hold up, don't be too impressed, lambusyeating. This was a model from the collection of stock 3D models I've been piling up over the years. I have a huge folder of all sorts of things like chairs, people, cars, architecture etc. Most of them are pretty half-hearted and amateurish, but sometimes they come in handy. I think I did enough on it to make it an original image in and of itself, and I have the rights to do whatever I want with the model at any rate. I guess I didn't see much point in putting a lot of energy into this entry because I didn't think the idea would come across all that well. Turns out the entry I put all the effort into and thought would be a hit got 13 votes. Go figure. Even though (and because) I do some 3D modeling for a living, I don't want to take credit for something I didn't do, regardless of if it's a simple stock model or not. I'd rather be forthcoming than have people thinking I did something I didn't. You'd all probably never know the difference, but I certainly would.

Anyways, like I said, if you feel cheated or slighted feel free to take away a vote. I like the lemming shirt, so it wouldn't crush me if this one didn't place. Although I wouldn't cry a river either if it did.

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tgentry wrote:This is Maya. I use Maya at home and 3D Studio Max at work. Maya's where it's at though.

I actually paid for a full seat of 3DS4, and later upgraded to 3DS Max 1 – the first windows version – a way back when. Even got paid to use it a couple times. But for anyone just curious right now, I’d recommend blender.org. It’s open source – free – and does far more than my old version of Max. There are tutorials, and plenty else to find if you search. It will import a variety of model formats. Search uTube for “blender 3d” for video samples. I’ve used it very little (so no tech support from me) but was impressed. Steep learning curve, of course.

Sorry if I’m just taking up space. I used to be into the 3D modeling and animation. It’s a good topic. With 3DS and Maya out of reach for most (including myself), I thought this was worth mentioning.

Vote now, design shirts tomorrow – and then go check out blender!

tgentry


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redghia69 wrote:I actually paid for a full seat of 3DS4, and later upgraded to 3DS Max 1 – the first windows version – a way back when. Even got paid to use it a couple times. But for anyone just curious right now, I’d recommend blender.org. It’s open source – free – and does far more than my old version of Max. There are tutorials, and plenty else to find if you search. It will import a variety of model formats. Search uTube for “blender 3d” for video samples. I’ve used it very little (so no tech support from me) but was impressed. Steep learning curve, of course.

Sorry if I’m just taking up space. I used to be into the 3D modeling and animation. It’s a good topic. With 3DS and Maya out of reach for most (including myself), I thought this was worth mentioning.

Vote now, design shirts tomorrow – and then go check out blender!


I bought a student priced version of Maya when I was in college (in fact one of the first things I did was that monkey head in my sig). It's an old version now, but still powerful. I've never tried Blender, but I've seen some great stuff with it.

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I hope this wins, i love it!

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