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Tiki Beast from 50 Fathoms

Tiki Beast from 50 Fathoms
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tgentry


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This is inspired by the art of one of my personal heroes, concept artist and illustrator Kevin Dart.

leecetheartist


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I feel sorry for the tikibeast. That lady doesn't look at all phased, and, well...you just know three scenes from now the poor squid is going to be in knots at the very least.

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leecetheartist


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gmv, btw! :-)

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brydesign


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You always bring the awesome tg. Good luck tonight with your escher!

Wonderbunny


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The lady doesn't look phased at all but the squid has a great expression. Shouldn't the lady have some sort of look? I love it but because she doesn't look phased it makes me wonder.

tgentry


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Wonderbunny wrote:The lady doesn't look phased at all but the squid has a great expression. Shouldn't the lady have some sort of look? I love it but because she doesn't look phased it makes me wonder.


She has the look of someone that doesn't like being groped and happens to be holding a speargun.

kiliaa


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tgentry wrote:She has the look of someone that doesn't like being groped and happens to be holding a speargun.


She looks like a spy in an old movie - that classic, nonplussed "whatever, you're going to die now" look.
I love it.

dekonstruct


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Sweet! Wish I had thought of this one.

srowens


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It is cool, kind of reminds me of this laughing squid ad, but if the squid was underwater.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/481534798/

Wonderbunny


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tgentry wrote:She has the look of someone that doesn't like being groped and happens to be holding a speargun.

kiliaa wrote:She looks like a spy in an old movie - that classic, nonplussed "whatever, you're going to die now" look.

Thank you both for responding. I feel better now and can vote for this without reservations.
:P

tgentry


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srowens wrote:It is cool, kind of reminds me of this laughing squid ad, but if the squid was underwater.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/481534798/


I see someone's already out googling for Tiki squids and octopi. Maybe you can get my entry rejected since it's so obviously a ripoff of that obscure ad... <sigh>

EDIT: Sorry to sound bitter. Just been a while seen I've been googled for like-images I guess. Forgot what it was like.

jbedwar1


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tgentry wrote:I see someone's already out googling for Tiki squids and octopi. Maybe you can get my entry rejected since it's so obviously a ripoff of that obscure ad... <sigh>

EDIT: Sorry to sound bitter. Just been a while seen I've been googled for like-images I guess. Forgot what it was like.


looks great tgent .... as always

Wonderbunny


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srowens wrote:It is cool, kind of reminds me of this laughing squid ad, but if the squid was underwater.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/481534798/



The idea about a tiki squid is about as close as these images get.

Silverpsycho


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This is positively awesome. The first thing that came to mind when I looked at your design, was that it reminded me of the artist Shag. He does retro artwork as well and has become huge...especially in the Los Angeles area, doing work for Disney (lately it was retro Disneyland Tiki Room stuff). I'll have to look into Kevin Dart though.

Very cool and you've gmv for sure.

Trading: Guts & Reverse Tarzan (both are size WL)

tgentry


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Silverpsycho wrote:This is positively awesome. The first thing that came to mind when I looked at your design, was that it reminded me of the artist Shag. He does retro artwork as well and has become huge...especially in the Los Angeles area, doing work for Disney (lately it was retro Disneyland Tiki Room stuff). I'll have to look into Kevin Dart though.

Very cool and you've gmv for sure.


I know Shag.

Kevin Dart is relatively new on the scene, but within two years he's already worked with Pixar, Laika, and seems to be creating a new show for Disney TV. Also I think he already has a book out or something. And he's my new hero.

AdderXYU


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tgentry wrote:I know Shag.


I hear that shag's one baaaad motha...

Silverpsycho


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tgentry wrote:I know Shag.

Kevin Dart is relatively new on the scene, but within two years he's already worked with Pixar, Laika, and seems to be creating a new show for Disney TV. Also I think he already has a book out or something. And he's my new hero.

Whoa that's awesome.
I'm surprised I hadn't heard of Dart until just now...especially in knowing he was once affiliated with Disney/Pixar. I'm all over the animation scene and would like to make a career out of it.

Thanks for the info. and best of luck to you in this derby. It's definitely deserving of being in the fog. Good luck & take care.

Trading: Guts & Reverse Tarzan (both are size WL)

VonMonkey


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Awesome work, and thanks for the link at the beginning- that guy is amaaaazing!

dogchainedtoapost


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Winner, winner! Calamari dinner!

ctajc


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Once again, your entry is awesome!

AnnaJo


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This is great. I love the illustration style. I also love your color usage, they really look like they are under water. Kudos!

mia3mom


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very cool tikipus. great detailing, gentry. nice!

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

armeleia


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Your linework and use of color is always so fantastic. GMV!

Please vote for these shirts because I really, really want to buy them:
The Night Shift
Hey, wait up... you are my best friend
Helium: Octo's Great Adventure

bro3of4


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tgentry wrote:She has the look of someone that doesn't like being groped and happens to be holding a speargun.


Her expression made me immediately think of the character Kim Possible, even though your character looks nothing like Kim.

Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.

yankeebird


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AdderXYU wrote:I hear that shag's one baaaad motha...


Shut yo' mouth!

;)

joshf52


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I wish the tiki octopus was on the shirt by itself. Nice design though tg

drockabaka


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Love it. I can't believe the other tshirts are in the fog. Voted!

earthart


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tgentry, nice design. GMV. I like this one best of your entries and the rest of woot apparently agrees. Best of luck.

andrewg2


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The detail of the tiki is awesome, and the style of the swimmer is great. Hope to see more along the same lines.

AtopMtOlympus


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Best entry in the derby without question. This is the only shirt this week that has my vote.

abstractmonkey


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Nicely done. Love the style. It reminds me a little of Shag's work.

smithsonia


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this is fantastic! I so hope you win.
GMV. Would buy.

cainja1


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I wish the title could be on the shirt... it's a great design and what a creative way to interpret the theme! Very cool shirt

takekuru


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My favorite out of the whole lot, great job.

realitytwist


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i want this soooooooooooo bad! excellent!

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smithsonia


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aww... sorry this didn't make the finals. this was my favorite by far.

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