Derby #46: Green
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eHalcyon


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The poem:

I is the green-eyed monster.
I wish I has a frend.
But ev'ryone just run awayz
an' I alone again.

O hai, I like ur flower...
No wai, u like my spikez?!
No I is not a monsters!
Yay frendz! Wat else u likes?

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The story:

The Green Eyed Monster (we'll call him Gem for short) was always lonely and misunderstood. He was a little emo, to say the least, but he couldn't even mope properly because he was so brightly coloured, and black depressing clothes didn't come in his size.

Gem frequently had temper tantrums and went on rampages. Everyone thought he was just greedy and envious of everyone around him - all those people who had clothes that fit and all those people who had friends. He received his name because, when he was in such a fraught state, his eyes would glow green.

One day, as he was destroying buildings, a little girl fearlessly approached him and offered him a flower. Stunned, Gem sat down (crushing a fire hydrant beneath him) and stared at the girl. The green of rage and envy faded from his eyes and, with tears welling up in his eyes, he reached out for the flower.

Gem was quite anxious as he had never had a friend before, and he wasn't quite sure how he should act.

Later that day, authorities discovered little Suzy in the street, flat as a pancake.

Just kidding.

Actually, little Suzy and Gem became best buds. Suzy came from a rich family and had specially-fitted clothes made just for the green reptillian giant. They lived happily ever after.

Until the Japanese military came to destroy the demonic Godzilla-like beast.

Just kidding.


Thus, my design conceptualizes green in the following ways:

1. Green is jealousy and rage, personified (or, uhh, monsterified) by Gem.
2. Green is peace and tranquility, again displayed by Gem.
3. Green is being new to something, just as Gem was new to making friends.
4. Green is nature, via the flower.
5. Green is money, via Suzy's family fortune.

1 and 5 are the only ones that rely on the story; the other three come through in the design.

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You can has a little vote!

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I absolutely love this!! The poem totally sold me...... Great job! GMV

eHalcyon


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GravityJMB wrote:You can has a little vote!


Thanks G. I sent a little Go-Ahead your way as well.


haterade wrote:I absolutely love this!! The poem totally sold me...... Great job! GMV


I totally apologize for the lolcat. I wrote that poem at around 3 in the morning, I believe.

I'm sort of wishing I had put "click for poem" on my design detail now.

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eHalcyon wrote:I'm sort of wishing I had put "click for poem" on my design detail now.

There's still time. Only 22 votes so far, not hard to recover.

w: 7 | t.w: 1 | h.w: 1 | tg.w: 0 | sp.w: 0 | a.w: 0 | k.w: 0 | s.w: 15 | w.w: 15 | so.w: 2

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superspryte wrote:There's still time. Only 22 votes so far, not hard to recover.


I don't know if it's worth it, since it's in the top ten right now. I think I'll just leave it as is... if the design is to win, it should be by the merit of the design anyway, and not the gimmick of some hasty rhymes.

But I can add that to my sig, I guess.

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I'd buy this in a heartbeat! I love the line style and the colours compliment each other very nicely. Plus the poem and the story are absolutely adorable (sorry, typical women saying, i know) ;-)

My shirt.woots: When Doughnuts Fly, Kawaii, Random Shirt x3 (Dino Wino, Killer Bees, Unfriendly Locals),Do the Math, Zombie Season, What Dreams are Made of, Random Shirt x3 (Ghosts!, Dramatic Jackalope, Man-Boy)

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eHalcyon wrote:blah blah blah


On judgment day, there will be a special part of hell reserved for people who write in baby talk and lolcat. You Can Haz Eturnul Damnayshun.

eHalcyon


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AdderXYU wrote:On judgment day, there will be a special part of hell reserved for people who write in baby talk and lolcat. You Can Haz Eturnul Damnayshun.


Adder, you wrote some great stuff in the derby thread last night. It's because of those posts of yours that I respect you, despite some of your less than admirable comments.

Lolcat-style speech is not regularly incorporated into my writing, and that in itself should be enough. If "I can haz eturnul damnayshun", you "can has" it too. In case you didn't realize it, you just wrote in lolcat. Thanks for the hypocrisy.

Even so, I honestly look forward to reading more comments like the ones you made last night. I hope it won't be too long.

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eHalcyon wrote:Adder, you wrote some great stuff in the derby thread last night. It's because of those posts of yours that I respect you, despite some of your less than admirable comments.

Lolcat-style speech is not regularly incorporated into my writing, and that in itself should be enough. If "I can haz eturnul damnayshun", you "can has" it too. In case you didn't realize it, you just wrote in lolcat. Thanks for the hypocrisy.

Even so, I honestly look forward to reading more comments like the ones you made last night. I hope it won't be too long.


I'm nothing if not hypocritical. I actually voted for you, so if I mistakenly get brain damaged this week, I can start my shirt collection strong.

eHalcyon


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AdderXYU wrote:I'm nothing if not hypocritical. I actually voted for you, so if I mistakenly get brain damaged this week, I can start my shirt collection strong.


Ha. Sounds like you're implying that you'll need to be brain damaged before buying this design, but if you voted, it is much appreciated. I do like this design of mine, though I'm not sure I would wear it either.

Maybe I just shouldn't take your comments so seriously - except when you write brilliantly composed arguments for the betterment of the community, of course.

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This is great. The LOLcat actually sold me...guess I has eternal damnayshuns two.
*Vote'd*

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why is the position of the design pushed to the right so much?

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Too feminine for me. Nice work though.

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eHalcyon wrote:The poem:...


Loved the whole thing! Def gmv!

eHalcyon


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@cdncarlie - sorry I missed your comment earlier. Even though "absolutely adorable" may be a cliched phrase, I don't mind hearing it at all.

@rufishinjr - I'm hoping the number of people who like the lolcat is greater than the number who are put off!

@Discobiscuits - The monster is so much larger than the girl that I felt having it closer to the side of the shirt helped it to balance. Perhaps I moved it to far to the one side, but I think it works fairly well. Centred placement is boring and overdone anyway.

@vudruliant - I think it's too feminine for me too, but I'm still happy with how it turned out. I'll be working on another version of the monster when I have time. It'll be the prequel to this scene and (probably) less feminine.

@illuminator - I'm glad you liked it!


Thanks for all the feedback so far! Please also check out Fablefire's frogs, my favourite design so far.

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A consecutively fogged entry! You picked up on the voting style right quick, e. I think I'd have to wear lots of flannel and grow a beard to wear this with my masculinity intact, but I appreciate the design. I'm more impressed with how you've progressively honed your entries to better appeal to more wooters, and your dedication to productive verbosity in the forums. If that computer engineering thing doesn't work out, you seem to have the eye and diplomacy for commercial design. Good stuff.

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eHalcyon wrote:The poem:

I is the green-eyed monster.
I wish I has a frend.
But ev'ryone just run awayz
an' I alone again.

O hai, I like ur flower...
No wai, u like my spikez?!
No I is not a monsters!
Yay frendz! Wat else u likes?

--


If I buy this, I'm gonna have to do one of those iron on sheets to include the poem on the back.

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Can I ask how you design your shirts? I mean, do you create them digitally, or do you scan drawings and use Live Trace? Just curious. You have a lot of good ideas.

Look what I posted!

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Wow! Although I don't think I would be interested in purchasing this one, another great design!!! That's 3 weeks in a row I've liked your design! You may end up with fans, soon, Ehalcyon. hehe!

Is there any way to follow your entries other than just checking the fog? ;)

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I think the simplicity is well handled, but you lost me with the lolcats talk. I can't look at this without thinking about it now... too bad

eHalcyon


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@haxrox - As much as I'd like to have picked up on the voting style, I'm afraid you're wrong on that count. It's not that I've adjusted by entries to appeal to woot voters - I think I've just been lucky these last two week. I've mentioned before that I'm no great artist; these derbies are my way of seeing how I can improve. I think I'm getting a little better each time, though I still pale in comparison to all of the great designers here. As for my verbosity, I'm actually trying to cut down on that, at least in the derby comments threads. That's why I've taken to answering comments on my design en masse instead of making individual replies to each.

I think I'd feel the same way about my masculinity, but if I do managed to get printed I will wear this with pride. If people make fun of me, I can ask them how many $1000 design contests they've won.

Anyway, at this point, I can't see myself doing this design stuff professionally. This ridiculously simple design took me forever to put together. I'm just too slow and inefficient.


@gtej - If this prints, buy two just in case you tire of the poem.


@elbryan - I have no idea how to use LiveTrace, and my drawing ability is actually way too poor to do this just by sketching. If you look through the main derby thread, this week I posted early drafts of the design in progress. If anyone is interested but too lazy to go search, I can post them up here.

My process is extremely inefficient and unprofessional. First, I do a rough sketch of my idea. In the case of this design, I actually coloured it as well, which I usually don't do. The coloured rough sketch was the first image I posted up. Second, I use my sketch as a guide and use the pen tool to do the linework. This is in Photoshop, by the way. Illustrator would be much more suitable, but I don't know how to use it properly. In the derby thread, I have an image of the intermediary as well as the finished line work. After that, I colour. Takes me back to my elementary school days. Thanks for your questions and comments.


@paulkremer - Having fans would actually be really cool. Which design from the Summer derby did you like? I entered several. The ones that did best were the turtles in the rain and the dazed fox. My other entries were a magnifying glass and ants joke and two versions of a heated turtle.

Re: following my entries, last week was the first time I was ever fogged and I consider myself extremely lucky to have stayed there through to the end. I doubt I can make the fog on any sort of regular basis; being fogged now is only going to set me up for greater heartbreak in the future! If you actually want to follow my entries, I'm usually around the derby thread Thursday nights getting and giving feedback. SDS is also very handy for checking out individual designers. Here's my page. If you want to see other designers' work, just change the URL to the appropriate username. Also, feel free to leave comments on my designs.


@Sachmoe64 - Thanks for the compliment. Perhaps the simplicity is well handled, but the truth is that I can't get much more complex than this! I'm not even near that kind of skill level yet.

Re: the lolcats talk, that's simply the voice I heard when I looked at my monster. The late-night fatigue may also have affected me. I wanted to post the poem mostly because my regular poetry usually isn't so light-hearted. I figured that the "language" would probably push some voters away, while other people would enjoy the poem and the story. I'm just hoping for more of the latter than the former. If you'd like, I could come up with a more poetic poem.

By the way, your "Breaking Light" entry is amazing, especially if it's your first attempt at that style. If/when I become as artistically capable as you, I hope to have the courage to try a different style. Good luck. Someone mentioned in your thread that it was too feminine for them. I actually don't see that at all, especially compared to my own design here.



Thanks for the comments everyone!

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I love love love this one. SO cute. I loved it from the first drawings, and the poem is just bonus. I hope it wins, as I must buy it cause my hair is almost the exact same color as the girl. llo

and another Edgar gets printed:

Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

http://cameesa.com/buy/design/168/fiction-vs-non-fiction

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eHalcyon wrote:@Sachmoe64 - Thanks for the compliment. Perhaps the simplicity is well handled, but the truth is that I can't get much more complex than this! I'm not even near that kind of skill level yet.

Re: the lolcats talk, that's simply the voice I heard when I looked at my monster. The late-night fatigue may also have affected me. I wanted to post the poem mostly because my regular poetry usually isn't so light-hearted. I figured that the "language" would probably push some voters away, while other people would enjoy the poem and the story. I'm just hoping for more of the latter than the former. If you'd like, I could come up with a more poetic poem.

By the way, your "Breaking Light" entry is amazing, especially if it's your first attempt at that style. If/when I become as artistically capable as you, I hope to have the courage to try a different style. Good luck. Someone mentioned in your thread that it was too feminine for them. I actually don't see that at all, especially compared to my own design here.


This is a million times better than the fox and the hound IMO! and thank you very much for the kind words for breaking light. I would encourage you not to wait till you get "better" to try new styles. go crazy now. the more styles you work in the better you get in every style. your normal drawings will look a lot better if you practice life drawing (drawing people from life not photos ) granted, you dont need to show everyone your first attempts, but it will help you in the long run. I feel i learned a lot from this submission.

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my favorite in the fog...btw what color is the actual shirt?

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why don't some guys think they can't wear cutsie funny shirts? when i see a dude in a shirt like this, i think sense of humor, doesn't take self too seriously, good natured, secure in own skin, and he immediately is more attractive : ) i myself have always had a strong affinity for monsters. go mothra!

gmv


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narkus wrote:why don't some guys think they can't where cutsie funny shirts? when i see a dude in a shirt like this, i think sense of humor, doesn't take self too seriously, good natured, secure in own skin, and he immediately is more attractive : ) i myself have always had a strong affinity for monsters. go mothra!

gmv


couldn't agree more with you. I bought a number of shirts for my S.O., and his favorite so far was the Kawai one- the cute orange girl in a dress? if this wins I think I am gonna have to get 2 so he doesn't fight me for mine. :P he will wear it for the same reasons i will. its cute, funny and I match the pic ROTFL

and another Edgar gets printed:

Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

http://cameesa.com/buy/design/168/fiction-vs-non-fiction

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@SaritaBeth - Thanks so much. I also appreciated your input early on.

@Sachmoe64 - I'll keep that in mind! I'll see what crazy stuff I can try in the future.

@Foo228 - Thanks. This is on Kelly Green. Cho's lemons and Fablefire's Scurvy are on the same colour.

@narkus - Maybe I should get some more cute shirts.

@SaritaBeth again - Yeah... I should get some cute shirts. XP


Thanks again, everyone.

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But it doesn't have green eyes

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it looks greats how do i vote for it?

eHalcyon


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irthesteve wrote:But it doesn't have green eyes


The story explains that.


kai5o4 wrote:it looks greats how do i vote for it?


Woot requires that you've purchased something from a .woot site before you can vote. You could check out today's shirt.woot, a shirt from the reckoning list, today's woot, today's wine.woot or sellout.woot. After that, you should see a "I want one" tab above each image, which you click to vote.

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kai5o4 wrote:it looks greats how do i vote for it?


In order to vote, you must have bought something from one of the Woot sites.

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eHalcyon wrote:@paulkremer - Having fans would actually be really cool. Which design from the Summer derby did you like? I entered several. The ones that did best were the turtles in the rain and the dazed fox. My other entries were a magnifying glass and ants joke and two versions of a heated turtle.


I really liked the dazed fox with the summer sun. I am a big fan of simplicity, and I just really really enjoyed that design. Having looked at it again on your page, I agree that it is very simply drawn, as you said last week. If you ever were to get that printed anywhere, maybe you could revamp it and use the fox you drew from last week's derby. Either way, I really like it!

OK, onto this week! While I am not a huge fan of the lolcat speak, it also doesn't offend me. You are the artist, and if that is the voice you heard in your head, go with it. As much as you would enjoy winning the contest, I think you would enjoy winning the contest even more if you stayed true to your vision and not because you commercialized it for votes...but that's just my opinion.

And as far as not feeling like you are the most competent artist? Don't let it stop you. Nobody ever got good at anything by saying that they weren't good and couldn't do better. I see you've been trying for months now and you just posted your best ever showing last week, and although the outcome remains to be seen, you are among the top again this week. Do what you're able to right now, keep working on getting better, and you will. OK, enough of this inspirational pep talk. But seriously.

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e, LOVE THIS! I like how the monster looks like he might cry...then along comes a girl with a flower. nice nice nice. got my vote!

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woke up this morning and my wife had bought a shirt, so now i can vote! i'm casting my first vote to you e. best of luck!

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sorry your other shirt didnt get printed. I like this one more, but its still heart breaking to be in the fog that long and come in fourth.

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narkus wrote:why don't some guys think they can't wear cutsie funny shirts? when i see a dude in a shirt like this, i think sense of humor, doesn't take self too seriously, good natured, secure in own skin, and he immediately is more attractive : ) i myself have always had a strong affinity for monsters. go mothra!

gmv


Girls that are like you are few and far between. Don't get me wrong, I have pink shirts I love, but wearing a "cute" t-shirt is a whole other thing.

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I'm sorta hoping this guy doesn't win now...It would be real hard to resist buying it

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@paulkremer - If I set up the fox design on a site like cafepress, I'll probably put up a few variations. I'm wondering if the strange placement hurt my votes in the Summer derby... I may still use the fox again in a future derby, though it would have to be as a small part of a larger design if I did. I'll be very wary of using it again.

When I say I'm not a very good artist, I say it with the thought that there is still much more for me to learn and many ways to improve, be it in the design itself or in the process of creating it (I mentioned previously that I was extremely inefficient with my time). I'll continue doing my best, because otherwise there isn't any point to this derby for me.


@spun4621 - Actually, my vision was that the monster is about to cry in happiness because of the girl's gesture. But you can interpret it however you want.


@toe2254 - I'm honoured, toe! Thanks for your support!


@Sachmoe64 - I'm fine with not getting printed as I hadn't expected to place since Monday. Unless I fall out of the fog this week, it looks like I'll be fourth again! And then I'll be right on the heels of Skek and Derek...


@ABHolt - would it have helped if this was on pink?


@Foo228 - Please don't resist. Just vote.



I don't know how much longer this design can hold out in the fog, but I do feel fairly confident about a top ten finish this week, which is nice. Thanks for the comments everyone.

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So cute...perhaps you should consider children's literature? Package a Tshirt with the book!

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dmkooo wrote:So cute...perhaps you should consider children's literature? Package a Tshirt with the book!


lolcat is not appropriate for children. All it'll do is hinder their developing language skills.

I'd be more interested in writing a novel, actually. I've participated and completed naowrimo twice now, meaning I've written a story up to 50,000 words twice, except neither of those stories are very polished, nor complete.

As for poetry, my usual work is much more serious and, again, probably too much for children. I'm still waiting for a derby where I can use some of my real poems...

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eHalcyon wrote:lolcat is not appropriate for children. All it'll do is hinder their developing language skills.

I'd be more interested in writing a novel, actually. I've participated and completed naowrimo twice now, meaning I've written a story up to 50,000 words twice, except neither of those stories are very polished, nor complete.

As for poetry, my usual work is much more serious and, again, probably too much for children. I'm still waiting for a derby where I can use some of my real poems...


You can share them before that.

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eHalcyon wrote:lolcat is not appropriate for children. All it'll do is hinder their developing language skills.

I'd be more interested in writing a novel, actually. I've participated and completed naowrimo twice now, meaning I've written a story up to 50,000 words twice, except neither of those stories are very polished, nor complete.

As for poetry, my usual work is much more serious and, again, probably too much for children. I'm still waiting for a derby where I can use some of my real poems...


I wasn't suggesting you use lolcat and agree with you that using anything but correct language is inappropriate (former Montessorian here). I was referring to an simple picture book and the story, not the poem.

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dmkooo wrote:I wasn't suggesting you use lolcat and agree with you that using anything but correct language is inappropriate (former Montessorian here). I was referring to an simple picture book and the story, not the poem.


Apologies if I sounded too serious in that response.

I think I'm too much of a Fantasy buff to write children's literature. I wouldn't know how to break into the business anyway. It's a coincidence, because I was just recently talking to someone who is working towards that.

If anyone out there works for a big publishing company, I'd like to send a poetry portfolio to you! As for novel work... those are still far from complete.


@bluchez - hmmmm...

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eHalcyon wrote:Apologies if I sounded too serious in that response.

I think I'm too much of a Fantasy buff to write children's literature. I wouldn't know how to break into the business anyway. It's a coincidence, because I was just recently talking to someone who is working towards that.

If anyone out there works for a big publishing company, I'd like to send a poetry portfolio to you! As for novel work... those are still far from complete.


@bluchez - hmmmm...


No apology necc, silly!

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eHalcyon wrote:Apologies if I sounded too serious in that response.

I think I'm too much of a Fantasy buff to write children's literature. I wouldn't know how to break into the business anyway. It's a coincidence, because I was just recently talking to someone who is working towards that.

If anyone out there works for a big publishing company, I'd like to send a poetry portfolio to you! As for novel work... those are still far from complete.


I used to work for two major publishing companies....It's not that hard to get a good manuscript read (good being the operative word here).

Poetry, however, doesn't do well unless you are a "name". I've had poems published in magazines, anthologies, journals, etc. and it does not pay well :D so it's good to do it for love, not money. I would suggest looking here:
http://www.amazon.com/Poets-Market-2007/dp/1582974330

Children's lit is a good market; especially with interesting illustrations.

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Voted! Silly little monster.

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[quote postid="2303231" user="eHalcyon"]@paulkremer
@Foo228 - Please don't resist. Just vote. /quote]

That's the thing though...I did vote for it already

You know what, if it places 1st, I'll definately get it.
3rd, it won't happen and 2nd I'll flip a coin 5 times for the answer.

So come on fate!

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[quote postid="2304225" user="Foo228"][quote postid="2303231" user="eHalcyon"]@paulkremer
@Foo228 - Please don't resist. Just vote. /


That's the thing though...I did vote for it already

You know what, if it places 1st, I'll definately get it.
3rd, it won't happen and 2nd I'll flip a coin 5 times for the answer.

So come on fate!

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eHalcyon


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@dmkooo - Ok. I take back my apology.

@heartluce - I'll keep that in mind in case I ever manage to finish a novel. I'll have to look into other books like the one you pointed out... eventually. And maybe I'll try children's lit when I'm old and retired. Thanks!

@crazyA - Thanks! Your bugs of death got a vote as well.

@Foo228 - Ah, it doesn't look like it's going to end in the fog at all, so fate has already decided for you. Oh well.

@peppers - I don't think I've seen that one before. Made me smile.

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bluchez wrote:You can share them before that.


Ok then.

I'll try to share poems regularly. I encourage others to share as well in the new poetry thread!

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eHalcyon wrote:Ok then.

I'll try to share poems regularly. I encourage others to share as well in the new poetry thread!


po e tree

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Discobiscuits wrote:po e tree


sorry eH, guess it just wasn't meant to be...

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Someone asked earlier about my process. Here are some in-process images. My process is very inefficient.

Original sketch with colour.


Line work on a new layer with the original sketch at low opacity. The girl was drawn in a different style.


Finished line work.


And the finished, coloured image is above, of course.

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eHalcyon wrote:Someone asked earlier about my process. Here are some in-process images. My process is very inefficient.

Original sketch with colour.


Line work on a new layer with the original sketch at low opacity. The girl was drawn in a different style.


Finished line work.

i love seeing your process. it helps me and gives me ideas. I was amazed at how fast this came to you, to get this design done and submitted so quickly AND its such a good design! I want everyone to vote for this shirt, because i WANT this shirt. in the worst way. is just so cute. if it doesn't get printed, please consider putting it up somewhere else along with the fox one. I would buy several of these in a heartbeat.


And the finished, coloured image is above, of course.

and another Edgar gets printed:

Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

http://cameesa.com/buy/design/168/fiction-vs-non-fiction

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Very cute shirt and story to go along with it.
Not my style, but looks good.

36 Shirts and counting!

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I'm still liking this one more than three of the other shirts that are now fogged. Why do the shirt designs I like always end up around 5th or 6th place?

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I'm going to be very sad if this doesn't win. I haven't gotten a shirt.woot! for some time, and this one is the only one from the derby I would buy! My happiness clearly doesn't matter to anyone else..... :'(

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eHalcyon wrote:I totally apologize for the lolcat. I wrote that poem at around 3 in the morning, I believe.

I'm sort of wishing I had put "click for poem" on my design detail now.


Too bad you can't add the lolcat poem to the back of the shirt. lolspeak rox. :P

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bzr034 wrote:I'm going to be very sad if this doesn't win. I haven't gotten a shirt.woot! for some time, and this one is the only one from the derby I would buy! My happiness clearly doesn't matter to anyone else..... :'(


My lolcats has voted for shirtmonster... don't be sads!

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@SaritaBeth - You attribute too much to me. The great designers like Cho and tgentry get stuff done of much higher calibre, much more quickly. And no worries - I'll put this one up as well, if I set up a store.

@Estaer - Thanks.

@AGrant311 - Well if you like it more than three of the fogged shirts, isn't there a fourth one fogged that you like more than this? Therefore, the shirt designs you like don't always end up 5th or 6th. Seriously though, I think the entries that are fogged right now really are better than mine, and there are many below 5th as well that should be up here. The last design I liked that won was rglee's spring-ATRON, so it's been a while for me.

@bzr034 - Aw, I'm afraid you're going to have to be sad. Well, I hope something else makes you happy soon. Keep watching the dailies? They're not always the best, but sometimes cool stuff comes by. And there's always the next derby!

@Kaija - Many people would beg to differ. I personally wouldn't say that "lolspeak rox", but I don't mind it.



Thanks for the comments, everyone. With the Heart of Nature quickly climbing, I think I'll be finishing the derby in 6th. Once again, thanks for the great run!

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So, I saw this shirt a while ago, and thought, hey, it's kind of cute.

Five days later, I still have the poem stuck in my head. (As much as one can have a poem stuck in one's head, anyway.)

GMV, finally.

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the poem just seals the deal.

Here before the WootBot was.

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Fujiko wrote:So, I saw this shirt a while ago, and thought, hey, it's kind of cute.

Five days later, I still have the poem stuck in my head. (As much as one can have a poem stuck in one's head, anyway.)
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I have had the poem stuck in my head aaaaaall week!! The poem definitely makes it. I think I would actually prefer the shirt WITH the poem on it. If you decide to sell it anywhere, let me know

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I agree with your placement decision reasons very much.

My condolences on finishing 6th.

My congrats on finishing 6th!!

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