Derby #34: Canada
+727

maple leaf

maple leaf
add a comment

Comments

SailorButterfly


quality posts: 14 Private Messages SailorButterfly
Re: maple leaf


Nice line work.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The "Most Awesome Butterfly-Sailor Hybrid on Woot"

enin


quality posts: 0 Private Messages enin

thank you

JadenKale


quality posts: 181 Private Messages JadenKale
enin wrote:thank you


where was this for line art week?!? This would have totally won!

suzyottomatic


quality posts: 0 Private Messages suzyottomatic
Re: maple leaf


Wow, Great job! This derby is turning out better than expected.

lunartan


quality posts: 1 Private Messages lunartan
Re: maple leaf

i really liked your la calavera and blackbird entries from the past 2 derbies (really wanted that half skull, such depth...alas 4th)
once again, MEIN LIEBEN! line work, keep it up ~ GMV

SailorButterfly


quality posts: 14 Private Messages SailorButterfly
JadenKale wrote:where was this for line art week?!? This would have totally won!


Would it look as good in 1 color, though?

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The "Most Awesome Butterfly-Sailor Hybrid on Woot"

enin


quality posts: 0 Private Messages enin
SailorButterfly wrote:Would it look as good in 1 color, though?


i think it could work in one color, but three adds a little more depth

selectedacre


quality posts: 0 Private Messages selectedacre
Re: maple leaf


Curious to know how this was done... ?

enin


quality posts: 0 Private Messages enin
selectedacre wrote:Curious to know how this was done... ?


i use photoshop and a drawing tablet

daedalusknight


quality posts: 1 Private Messages daedalusknight
enin wrote:i use photoshop and a drawing tablet


You mean you just sketch in each line one at a time? That's got to be challenging. Do you use an image of a leaf (or a skull or whatever) as a guide?

enin


quality posts: 0 Private Messages enin
daedalusknight wrote:You mean you just sketch in each line one at a time? That's got to be challenging. Do you use an image of a leaf (or a skull or whatever) as a guide?


i look through photos and make sketches of the parts i like
then create a simple outline and block in the highlight / shadow areas
that is my base layer

then in photoshop i shade everything in with a base coat of cross hatching
on a new layer
and keep drawing layers of lines
it usually ends up taking on a life of it's own

it can be repetitive and tedious but relaxing

daedalusknight


quality posts: 1 Private Messages daedalusknight
enin wrote:i look through photos and make sketches of the parts i like
then create a simple outline and block in the highlight / shadow areas
that is my base layer

then in photoshop i shade everything in with a base coat of cross hatching
on a new layer
and keep drawing layers of lines
it usually ends up taking on a life of it's own

it can be repetitive and tedious but relaxing



Sounds like you put a lot of work into these, but clearly the results show how much it pays off.

By the way, I sent you a PM (In case you missed it... I usually don't see them either :-) with a question for you. Get back to me when you have the time.

bnp4106


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bnp4106
enin wrote:thank you


I've been watching the derbies since I found about them when my girlfriend showed them to me (sokowa). This is the first shirt that I've seen that I would buy and wear.

suzyottomatic


quality posts: 0 Private Messages suzyottomatic
Re: maple leaf

The maples in the fog are very nice indeed but yours is beautiful. Subtle and classy, this should appeal to guys and gals. good luck.

enin


quality posts: 0 Private Messages enin
bnp4106 wrote:I've been watching the derbies since I found about them when my girlfriend showed them to me (sokowa). This is the first shirt that I've seen that I would buy and wear.


thank you all for the kind words

aidenb


quality posts: 0 Private Messages aidenb
Re: maple leaf


Beautiful! And definitely on it's way to the fog.

narkus


quality posts: 0 Private Messages narkus
Re: maple leaf


very pretty!


derekfilley


quality posts: 0 Private Messages derekfilley
Re: maple leaf


You, my friend, are a crosshatch fiend ;-)


Check out my blog:Here!

JadenKale


quality posts: 181 Private Messages JadenKale
Re: maple leaf


yay!!! it's in the fog!!! *drools over the leaf* Awesome job Enin!

GravityJMB


quality posts: 5 Private Messages GravityJMB
Re: maple leaf


I'm still bummed I never got a chance to buy your awesome skull shirt... but this is beautiful. I'd pick this up in a heartbeat. Keep it up, I love your designs.

bmckay


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bmckay

Very nice design. Good line work. I wish it was the full leaf centered, though.

EyeTeeGuy


quality posts: 0 Private Messages EyeTeeGuy
bmckay wrote:Very nice design. Good line work. I wish it was the full leaf centered, though.


Vetty nice indeed, eh!?!

blahmcblah


quality posts: 5 Private Messages blahmcblah
bnp4106 wrote:I've been watching the derbies since I found about them when my girlfriend showed them to me (sokowa). This is the first shirt that I've seen that I would buy and wear.


You mean you wouldn't buy your own GF's shirts? :P


2thFairy


quality posts: 2 Private Messages 2thFairy
blahmcblah wrote:You mean you wouldn't buy your own GF's shirts? :P


oh man.. BURN!

bnp4106


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bnp4106
2thFairy wrote:oh man.. BURN!


Yep, she doesn't mind she knows that puffy sheep and demented childrens songs aren't my thing for t-shirts, although I do find them hilarious.

irrational


quality posts: 0 Private Messages irrational

Thats some fantastic line work, but thats also a lot of brown...

lunartan


quality posts: 1 Private Messages lunartan
Re: maple leaf

irrational wrote:Thats some fantastic line work, but thats also a lot of brown...

a bit down the line, but very nice fall colors... as well as evoking some Canadian spirit. really hoping this maintains its pace. nice job, enin

hrsegal


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hrsegal
Re: maple leaf


I love this shirt because it is in keeping with the theme without being a cheesie tourist t-shirt that you'd buy at a Niagra Falls trap. Quietly lovely. Good Luck!

lalouque


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lalouque
Re: maple leaf


Lovely. That is all.

dekonstruct


quality posts: 3 Private Messages dekonstruct
Re: maple leaf



Simply elegent daahhhling.

HotIceCream


quality posts: 0 Private Messages HotIceCream
Re: maple leaf

I like this shirt so much. too bad its color scheme and "look" is so close to another shirt i already own... Cool Breeze. I'm sure you've heard of the shirt... longest selling shirt, i think.

smithsonia


quality posts: 2 Private Messages smithsonia
Re: maple leaf


this is painfully awesome. and brown. I have an army of brown t-shirts-- could always add more.

good luck!

greyhound989


quality posts: 1 Private Messages greyhound989
Re: maple leaf


This is gorgeous. Your skull is one of my favorite designs, and this one is right up there with it.

Calvin888MEN


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Calvin888MEN
Re: maple leaf


I just need to say that it is SOOOOOOOOOO refreshing to see some real clever art on a shirt, and this one is an example of a few in this derby that's actually original, classy, and aesthetically stunning. Well done!

Calvin888MEN


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Calvin888MEN
Re: maple leaf


P.S. WOOT: do not put this shirt on black, please, please, please, fight the temptation that you so easily fall into. Keep it on a brown shirt!

AdderXYU


quality posts: 38 Private Messages AdderXYU
Calvin888MEN wrote:P.S. WOOT: do not put this shirt on black, please, please, please, fight the temptation that you so easily fall into. Keep it on a brown shirt!


Why would woot print this on black? The designer has put it on brown, and unless the designer changed their mind, that is what woot would print it on. I have not seen many, if any, derby shirts printed on a different color than intended.

GravityJMB


quality posts: 5 Private Messages GravityJMB
Re: maple leaf


At first glance, I thought this was on olive.... I still love the artwork, but I can't help but think the colors of the leaf would pop more on an Olive shirt.

enin


quality posts: 0 Private Messages enin

you got me thinking......

ends up not working so well

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e284/eninproductions/canadashirtolive.jpg

GravityJMB


quality posts: 5 Private Messages GravityJMB
enin wrote:you got me thinking......

ends up not working so well

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e284/eninproductions/canadashirtolive.jpg


Never mind... ;)

Needs more shading with the brown on olive. But I do like the reds & oranges on it!

daedalusknight


quality posts: 1 Private Messages daedalusknight
enin wrote:you got me thinking......

ends up not working so well

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e284/eninproductions/canadashirtolive.jpg


How's it look on black? :-)

mihalis aya


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mihalis aya
enin wrote:you got me thinking......

ends up not working so well

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e284/eninproductions/canadashirtolive.jpg


I like this one so much more. I'd actually probably buy it on the olive. Alas!

nycanuck


quality posts: 0 Private Messages nycanuck
Re: maple leaf


And this one!

sailstud25


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sailstud25
greyhound989 wrote:This is gorgeous. Your skull is one of my favorite designs, and this one is right up there with it.


I second those remarks.

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

jwink


quality posts: 39 Private Messages jwink
Re: maple leaf


I really like this, my only concern would be due to all the intracate detail I'm not too sure how good the reproduction would be via silkscreening. I hate to say it but my gut says when these are shipped out the detail may be lost, however from afar it should look the same.

Follow me on Twitter
Blooging away

bryozoan


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bryozoan
Re: maple leaf


Gorgeous

Aberrantic


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Aberrantic
HotIceCream wrote:I like this shirt so much. too bad its color scheme and "look" is so close to another shirt i already own... Cool Breeze. I'm sure you've heard of the shirt... longest selling shirt, i think.


Nope, longest selling is Zombie Season

I loved la calavera, and this is of the same ilk. Just great. Keep it up!

lunartan


quality posts: 1 Private Messages lunartan
Re: maple leaf


This design really reminds me of dipping dried leaves in paint and impressing them on construction paper.

Nice job, Enin. Hope your maple leaf holds out, very wearable imo. I really liked your la calavera design; but think your perspective, effect and depth works well with this subject matter, too.

daedalusknight


quality posts: 1 Private Messages daedalusknight
lunartan wrote:Nice job, Enin. Hope your maple leaf holds out, very wearable imo. I really liked your la calavera design; but think your perspective, effect and depth works well with this subject matter, too.



No worries there. This shirt is by far the vote leader... way in first place.

enin


quality posts: 0 Private Messages enin

thank you all for your kind words and votes!

Hookeedoo


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Hookeedoo
Re: maple leaf


This is awesome! I have been sitting here trying to come up with something more better than awesome, but I'm not sure there is anything. What I really like is how it becomes life when you pull back from the detail.

Good Luck! I hope you take first place!

Spurius


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Spurius

I don't think I like the placement. After thinking about it, It's hard to think of any place on the shirt it would look good. I feel like the bottom right or left would be best though...

shirt.woots
Fire Swallower, Sun Decay, For the Birds, Yokohama
Woots
Polaroid T737 7MP Digital Camera

dinoadventures


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dinoadventures

You get my vote!

More Derby Entries

By date:

By rank:

Thumbnail