Derby #40: Motherhood
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Modern Avian Motherhood

Modern Avian Motherhood
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Chugaboy


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wow! This might be one of my favorites

tgentry


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Modern Avian Motherhood

SkekTek


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Brilliant, man... Great take on the idea. Hope it gets enough votes to get up to the top!

derekfilley


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I love the mother's expression.


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QuigglyPhD


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Nice work man, do you use illustrator mainly for your entries?

sundbe10


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This is really creative, very funny.

ommers74


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Brilliant!

mia3mom


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beautifully done, tgentry. I love your work.

but this one makes me so sad for the chicks. poor little birdies. poor mom having to leave them. sniffle... I may be overly emotional, though.

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

Andy47240


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Beautiful work TGentry.
-Andy



jamescho84


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This template is pro!! Brilliant travis, works really nicely as a shirt. +++

mihalis aya


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I love it! As always, rockin' work.

mihalis aya


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mia3mom wrote:beautifully done, tgentry. I love your work.

but this one makes me so sad for the chicks. poor little birdies. poor mom having to leave them. sniffle... I may be overly emotional, though.


She's not leaving them, she's carrying them with her! That's less sad and more exhausting, right?

tgentry


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Thanks for all the great comments!
Quiggly: This was done in Photoshop.

mia3mom


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mihalis aya wrote:She's not leaving them, she's carrying them with her! That's less sad and more exhausting, right?


duh. sorry. thanks for clarifying Mihalis! Definitely less sad and more exhausting, which is motherhood in general. now it's gmv and I'm less sniffly.

I love all the details, tgentry - you do great work!

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

tgentry


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Modern Avian Motherhood... Please Vote!

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Sometimes I see something and it makes me really want to draw and paint and live live live. That's how this design makes me feel. It's Wonderful! You and the other talented designers here keep this place from looking like it is populated solely by frauds like me. I saw you asking how to improve this one; I hope you get precisely crummy goddamn advice and you listen to not a single bit of it, because I think this design is wildly perfect and shouldn't be altered even at all. I’d say “s-word!” about it not doing so hot vote-wise, but it’s better this way. It’s like watching a ship sink just as the sun sets in the background, and while you look on from the safety of your life boat, you see the final portion of the ship catch the flimsy light in the most breathtaking and heart rending way. But you couldn’t have it last for more than that solitary moment, because the tremor of beauty that runs through the scene relies exactly on the brevity of that instant. Hooray for everything about this design, I’m fascinated by it!

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edgarrmcherly wrote:the tremor of beauty that runs through the scene relies exactly on the brevity of that instant

i couldn't have said it any better, now i'm getting all sniffly.

tgentry


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edgarrmcherly wrote:Sometimes I see something and it makes me really want to draw and paint and live live live. That's how this design makes me feel. It's Wonderful! You and the other talented designers here keep this place from looking like it is populated solely by frauds like me. I saw you asking how to improve this one; I hope you get precisely crummy goddamn advice and you listen to not a single bit of it, because I think this design is wildly perfect and shouldn't be altered even at all. I’d say “s-word!” about it not doing so hot vote-wise, but it’s better this way. It’s like watching a ship sink just as the sun sets in the background, and while you look on from the safety of your life boat, you see the final portion of the ship catch the flimsy light in the most breathtaking and heart rending way. But you couldn’t have it last for more than that solitary moment, because the tremor of beauty that runs through the scene relies exactly on the brevity of that instant. Hooray for everything about this design, I’m fascinated by it!


Thank you Edgar. I'm glad some appreciated it. It means a lot coming from a great artist who rarely comments.

ansharp


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This shirt is beautiful and wonderful, tgentry. Thank you for always striving to be original and creative. No one could express appreciation better than edgar did, but just know that he's not the only one who really appreciates this.

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I llo'd... gmv

hmmxkrazee


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Beautiful design. It breaks my heart to see you push out great designs every week but not get the success you deserve. I hope you're doing stuff on other t-shirt sites because shirt.woot is very uh.. random in the shirts that win (both derby and regular day shirts).

tgentry


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hmmxkrazee wrote:Beautiful design. It breaks my heart to see you push out great designs every week but not get the success you deserve. I hope you're doing stuff on other t-shirt sites because shirt.woot is very uh.. random in the shirts that win (both derby and regular day shirts).


Thanks hmmxkrazee. I've had more than my share of success here. Even with my recent string of near misses I can't complain. Woot's been good to me.

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I love this image. I have only a very minor critique and it's not about the image itself, but rather the portion of the image you chose as a detail. It takes time to look through so many entries and I find myself spending hours perusing the detail images and still not getting through them all. That said, it took me a long time to get to this one because I assumed it was nothing more than a well rendered mother bird illustration, and so I passed it over more than once. I would have clicked much sooner if the detail had included the baby bird hanging from the dummy-mom. Even if it's not obvious what I was looking at, it would have intrigued me to click and investigate. (Another way I would've clicked on it sooner is if your name was allowed to be displayed with the thumbnail image... then I would've known I was in for more than just a pretty picture that could be seen on a t-shirt on sale for five bucks at the local Walgreens.) All in all, it's a gorgeous shirt, it's gmv (later than it should have), and it's truly an inspiration to behold.

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