Derby #33: Lyrics Illustrated
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Inspired by David Bowie's Space Oddity

Inspired by David Bowie's Space Oddity
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trippregan


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Thanks for any comments and of course VOTES!

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trippregan


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trippregan wrote:Thanks for any comments and of course VOTES!


Oh! And remember, it's INSPIRED by Space Oddity, so things like little-itty-bitty words may encounter my Class D Artistic License... with nighttime restrictions.

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trippregan wrote:Oh! And remember, it's INSPIRED by Space Oddity, so things like little-itty-bitty words may encounter my Class D Artistic License... with nighttime restrictions.


I got it instantly. I am actually working on my own for this song, but now maybe I will move on to something else. I was just going to have a rocket floating above earth with Major Tom floating outside the door and a bunch of stars in the distance. I might stll make it, but yours will be tough competition for the same song.

I'm a Christmas Unicorn! In a uniform made of gold, with a billy-goat beard, and a sorcerer's shield, and mistletoe on my nose!

trippregan


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Schrobblehead wrote:I got it instantly. I am actually working on my own for this song, but now maybe I will move on to something else. I was just going to have a rocket floating above earth with Major Tom floating outside the door and a bunch of stars in the distance. I might stll make it, but yours will be tough competition for the same song.


Ah, do it! It's a great song for this contest! Even though I had a dozen ideas for other artists I prefer musically, this one just seemed to be just right.

Thanks for the compliment and I hope to see yours, especially if you've already started.

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trippregan


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Any love for the Space Oddity [Major Tom]?!?

Seriously though, I just got home and is anyone having an issue seeing "Major Tom's" head silohette. I know the colors work in real life with swatches, but my home monitor doesn't have the contrast that my work monitor does... what's the general consensus?

The same color is used throughout the image, on the stars, the bent area of the can and other spots like the antennae...

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awesome but.....it's sitting IN a tin can. Not ON a tin can. Spacemen ride IN a spaceship (aka tin can) not ON them. Big Bowie fan?

trippregan


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NotAGirl wrote:awesome but.....it's sitting IN a tin can. Not ON a tin can. Spacemen ride IN a spaceship (aka tin can) not ON them. Big Bowie fan?


Yeah I know... hence the second post invoking my "creative license" before some keen eye'd fans like yourself called me out... I figured Major Tom IN a can would be a pretty boring t-shirt, so I changed it to ON a can, just for the image...

Also, I didn't want anybody to get confused with Prince Albert in a Can, y'know? :0

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Definitely my favorite one in this derby. Nice work!

trippregan


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afb264 wrote:Definitely my favorite one in this derby. Nice work!


Wow, thanks a lot!

It's great to be getting a good amount of votes, but there have been so few comments on it...

I really do appreciate the kind words afb264.

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mac1ne


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I freakin' love it!!
I jus think it needs a lil color...

trippregan


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mac1ne wrote:I freakin' love it!!
I jus think it needs a lil color...


Thanks, I had some color versions, but none of them really kept the feel of the image I was hoping for... I decided to stick with the black and shades of yellow because it felt a little retro, like the song.

If I get some time, maybe I'll finalize a color version. Thanks again!

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trippregan check your private messages.

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Help! I've been lil-bunny-foofoo'd!!!

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i keep looking back at this. i relaly like it. for me it reminds me of Smashing Pumpkins Spaceboy... that song has a lonely feel to it too... gmv

would have been nice to have drawn buttocks and a hint of a left hand cause it looks unfinished.

afb264


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jimiyo wrote:i keep looking back at this. i relaly like it. for me it reminds me of Smashing Pumpkins Spaceboy... that song has a lonely feel to it too... gmv

would have been nice to have drawn buttocks and a hint of a left hand cause it looks unfinished.


I kind of like the unfinished look--it adds to the overall simplicity and lonely feeling of "incompleteness." Heh, but that might be taking it too far though.

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This derby has some great shirts, and this is definatly one of them.

Well there is always next year....

trippregan


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jimiyo wrote:i keep looking back at this. i relaly like it. for me it reminds me of Smashing Pumpkins Spaceboy... that song has a lonely feel to it too... gmv

would have been nice to have drawn buttocks and a hint of a left hand cause it looks unfinished.


Thanks Jimiyo! I gonna assume you meant the right hand, but I think what you [and probably others] see as a cuff on the space-suit is meant to be at his elbow. In my mind's eye, the Major Tom is sitting with his hands across his lap, pensive-like, yet very ok-I'm-out-in-space-like. I also know what you mean about his bum, but everytime I drew it and redrew it, it always felt like it took away from the slightly-adolescent look of Major Tom by making him a smidgen too big. Oh well.

I appreciate the vote [and all the rest of you that have voted too!] and I love your personal site. I wish I had more time to give to do something similar. I got to check it out for a bit last night and really enjoyed all of the insight on some of your different work. I love seeing other people's take on different techniques and you truly have a gift in your ability to combine your vision with your craft!

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schmittyUVA


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Great. Captures the essence of the song like no other in the derby. I'll be looking for it. Good luck!

trippregan


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Amach06 wrote:This derby has some great shirts, and this is definatly one of them.


Thanks Amach06, this Derby has def. brought out a lot of great entries.

schmittyUVA wrote:Great. Captures the essence of the song like no other in the derby. I'll be looking for it. Good luck!


Thanks Schmitty, I'd like to think so, but I may be a little biased!

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Excellent Excellent excellent.

I like the lack of color actually it gives it a much more lonely feeling. If this makes it you can count on me buying one

trippregan


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WalterPHenson wrote:Excellent Excellent excellent.

I like the lack of color actually it gives it a much more lonely feeling. If this makes it you can count on me buying one


Thanks a lot Walter, I think the subtle yellow shades and predominant black line-art look of it works really well on a t-shirt.

I think some of the entries are amazing pieces of vector work, but sometimes I just want something less complex... and I'm hoping this is it! [though it's not looking good at this point :o ]

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i think the lack of colors makes it really simple and appealing. also, woot doesnt make very nice prints of shirts with really colorful designs... i've learned first-hand..
also, would this be printed on creme or yellow?

trippregan


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metalwolf wrote:i think the lack of colors makes it really simple and appealing. also, woot doesnt make very nice prints of shirts with really colorful designs... i've learned first-hand..
also, would this be printed on creme or yellow?


Thanks metalwolf, this is def. on yellow! I've been roasted in the past for some cream designs! :0

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I'm heartbroken this isn't #1

mrman2787


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Im liking this design.

GJ.

LiveSquid


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Love it. Awesome. Ill buy it if its offered, for sure.

Grafstein


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beautiful, i'm really pulling for this one

trippregan


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Thanks everyone, for the kind remarks on this design! Sorry it doesn't look like we can get it into the fog this week.... maybe large, pudgy creatures with big ears and and wicked smiles next time ;O.

Seriously, thanks to everyone this week and keep on voting [just in case]!!!

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weathergeek104


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I really like this shirt.

kixxster


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I love this! I want one so bad!!




LiveSquid


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The winning shirts suck! This shirt rules!

Im really disappointed.. Maybe you can put it up on the site for the Derby non-winners to sell their shirts?

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