Derby #53: Double-Take Derby #2
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dsgnGrl


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I NEED this shirt! Go birdies, go!

lalouque


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I've got my fingers crossed for this one. Best of the bunch!

eyeslikesugar


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Crossing my fingers on this one.

-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

ilovethevalley


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I was so disheartened when this didn't win last time. I hope it can pull it off this time

heartluce


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I loved this before and I love it once more. GMV!

Nekkochan


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Yay! It's back! Time to get it printed, now.

klswoot


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Good luck RedGhia! I loved this one the first time around and thrilled to see it again this derby. Hope it earns a place in the top 3!

Xijar


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Would buy, wear. GMV.

Woots wooted: 5 - Shirts wooted: 17 + 6 Randoms

heartluce


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Summertime but the fog is now all dark shirts once again... get back in there please!

Xijar


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Yeah get the octopus or raccoon out of there and make room for this awesome design. Need at least one bright/artistic shirt up there.

Woots wooted: 5 - Shirts wooted: 17 + 6 Randoms

DYags


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proud to say my vote bumped the raccoon out of the fog and this beautiful shirt in!

redghia69


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DYags wrote:proud to say my vote bumped the raccoon out of the fog and this beautiful shirt in!

Heh, in and out, in and out.... It's pretty exciting to see this near the top. Thanks to everyone for the votes and encouragement! Here's hoping for the best!

crocofish


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Really liked this design when it was originally submitted. It has interesting textures, and looks more like art than cartoon. Somewhere in the original derby thread, the artist showed the step by step process of how it was made.

lunartan


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stunning... great sw themed design/art

redghia69


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crocofish wrote:Really liked this design when it was originally submitted. It has interesting textures, and looks more like art than cartoon. Somewhere in the original derby thread, the artist showed the step by step process of how it was made.

Thanks crocofish, I'm glad you're still a fan of the design. I don't wish to repost that entire bit about the design process here, but it's still in the original entry thread, about half way down for anyone interested. Don't forget that the "vote" button is here for this derby though! ;)

msj11


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redghia69 wrote:Thanks crocofish, I'm glad you're still a fan of the design. I don't wish to repost that entire bit about the design process here, but it's still in the original entry thread, about half way down for anyone interested. Don't forget that the "vote" button is here for this derby though! ;)


Here is the text the redghia69 mentioned...

This design started as a pencil sketch of the framework, about 8x10, which I scanned in and drew over in Corel Draw (a vector drawing program) so I could be precise with all the parallel lines.

The red lines (going all the way to the edges) were added to allow me to use the magic wand to select the outside areas, which were otherwise unbound. I exported that as an .ai file (still vector based) and opened it in PhotoShop at 16x20, 300dpi, anti-aliased unchecked. (I hadn’t noticed the “anti-aliased” checkbox before. Good to know.)

The rest was about selecting each cell and painting inside them, which I did one at a time. Some cells took a few tries to get the right color combination. The outside cells (where most of the green is, and where I was trying to suggest “tree” or at least leafiness) were painted individually and later en-masse, with the thought of bringing them together a little more.

For the painting itself, I created a “brush” from another shape I made in Corel Draw

and set up some randomization of placement (“Scattering” under “Brushes” in PhotoShop) to keep it from being too “perfect”. I used a tablet to do the painting -- a tablet wasn’t exactly necessary for this design, but it was of course nice to have, and I used the pressure sensitivity to control the size of the lines. (Another brush setting was used to keep the lines from getting too small -- woot won’t guarantee a line under 4-5 pixels at 300 dpi will print.)

That was the method, but there was more experimentation. My first attempt at this design had the paint lines following the angles of the framework, but it was really hard to make out what the picture was supposed to be. I didn’t even keep a copy. It took a little more experimentation before I realized horizontal paint alone was going to work the best.

I hope that proves insightful!

narkus


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just simply beautiful


JustJiggles


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This is really nice. Mostly because it's the most original design in months.

Booperelli


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A teeny tiny part of me doesn't want this shirt to place so I don't feel bad about not getting it since I've spent SO much money lately and really can't afford it.

The rest of me WILL DIE IF IT DOESN'T GET PRINTED

Webfoot08


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Second time around, even sweeter! Congrats on making it to the fog, and I hope you get printed. This is a great design.

Xijar


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What color shirt is this printed on?

Woots wooted: 5 - Shirts wooted: 17 + 6 Randoms

dsgnGrl


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Xijar wrote:What color shirt is this printed on?


Cream I believe.

redghia69


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@lunartan -- thanks!

@narkus -- thanks again. I hope that one day it can be added to your impressive sig.

@JustJiggles -- thanks to you too! There have been some artsy designs of late (as opposed to cartoon art), but I think this one is still somehow different. Fearing that it wouldn’t go over well kept me from entering it earlier the first time - instead, I wasted time on another design that I never even entered....

@Booperelli -- Um, let’s kill off the tiny part of you and keep the rest. (Did that come out right?)

@Webfoot08 -- Glad you still like it. It got nice reviews the first time around, but I really had no idea what to expect the second time. So far so good!

@Whisp125 -- A positive comment on one of my designs will always be “doing it right” in my book. :-) Thanks!


Thanks to everyone voting for this design. Thursday seems a long way off right now. It’s hard to watch -- but even harder to stay away....

Jemmacakes


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How exciting that this shirt gets another chance!

I hope it wins, I really love the ingenuity of it. Like I said before, cubist bird's nest is so cool.

This and Rocky Raccoon and I will happily be wooting once again.

Go RedGhia! FTW!!!!

Nekkochan


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Every time I look at this I like it better. So glad it's in the fog!

ansharp


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Glad to see this one getting so much appreciation again. Hopefully it will remain in the fog where it belongs! Good luck, red.

Discobiscuits


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this doesn't belong on a shirt.

klswoot


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Sorry to see this one slip to 5th. Hope it can make it to the top 3!

narkus


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Discobiscuits wrote:this doesn't belong on a shirt.


i disagree. i like the design and shading. i think it would look really cool on the woman's cut t. it's totally different from all my other woot t's and what i usually gravitate toward. i guess that's the appeal for me.


Xzanthis


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This looks like a taco bell painting. Why is this in the fog, and why do you just have to put birds on a shirt for the voters to vote for it?

cheron98


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Wow, this is just beautiful... I'd buy this one just to frame it and hang it up as artwork!

I saw HitAnyKey42 on wine.woot! and clicked "I want one!"

koalatanuki


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Ohhhh this is beautiful! Don't remember it the first time around, but hoping it gets another chance. Good luck redghia!

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