Derby #59: At The Luau
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Maori Love Birds V2 (RESUB)

Maori Love Birds V2 (RESUB)
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earthart


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After getting some great feedback (thank you!) I decided to resubmit this design. If you voted for the first version, thank you and please vote again. If you haven't voted for it, check it out and, if you like it, please consider voting for it. I was quite excited to see this flirt with the hotness earlier and I hope to see this version do just as well, if not better. Thanks for looking and for your consideration.

As I mentioned in the first entry, this design was inspired by Maori/Polynesian tattoos, although I combined that inspiration with my own style. I decided to keep with the tattoo feel and went with the dark colors to fit. For the second version, I added the fancy-shmancy tail to the male, reworked the female's tail a bit, lightened up the female one level, and added a little space between where the birds overlap as well as between their faces and the heart for better delineation. Hope you like the new version. If so, please vote. And I always welcome critiques, good or bad, so your comments are appreciated.

rachel1aaron


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earthart wrote:After getting some great feedback (thank you!) I decided to resubmit this design. If you voted for the first version, thank you and please vote again. If you haven't voted for it, check it out and, if you like it, please consider voting for it. I was quite excited to see this flirt with the hotness earlier and I hope to see this version do just as well, if not better. Thanks for looking and for your consideration.

As I mentioned in the first entry, this design was inspired by Maori/Polynesian tattoos, although I combined that inspiration with my own style. I decided to keep with the tattoo feel and went with the dark colors to fit. For the second version, I added the fancy-shmancy tail to the male, reworked the female's tail a bit, lightened up the female one level, and added a little space between where the birds overlap as well as between their faces and the heart for better delineation. Hope you like the new version. If so, please vote. And I always welcome critiques, good or bad, so your comments are appreciated.


Pretty! I like! GMV! (on both but this is my favorite)

theinfinityloop


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Beautiful! I like the tattoo look, and I like the subtle colors. GMV!


earthart


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rachel1aaron wrote:Pretty! I like! GMV! (on both but this is my favorite)


Thank you very much for the vote, and especially for your great feedback today. It was a great help. Hope the weather clears for you soon. It is pouring here right now. Have a good night and take care.

earthart


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theinfinityloop wrote:Beautiful! I like the tattoo look, and I like the subtle colors. GMV!


Thanks infinity. I really love your design this week and voted for it. By far the funniest entry in the derby. I hope it remains in the fog as it definitely deserves to. Best of luck staying on top.

peppersagooddog


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interesting contrast between using something representing strength, honor and defiance to display love and peace.
i hope thats not too deep for wooters to grasp ;)

earthart


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peppersagooddog wrote:interesting contrast between using something representing strength and honor to display love and peace.
i hope thats not too deep for wooters to grasp ;)


Thank you pepper. Love your comment. By the way, every single time I see your signature I laugh. It is sad to admit, but I have actually sat and watched it for too long a period of time with a smile on my face and a vacant look in my eyes. My 2-year-old son loves it too. Thanks again.

peppersagooddog


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earthart wrote:Thank you pepper. Love your comment. By the way, every single time I see your signature I laugh. It is sad to admit, but I have actually sat and watched it for too long a period of time with a smile on my face and a vacant look in my eyes. My 2-year-old son loves it too. Thanks again.


you have no idea how many people the catsnake mesmorizes
it's my hypnotic ploy to get people to click his link ;)
dont worry i still get stuck staring at him too

earthart


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peppersagooddog wrote:you have no idea how many people the catsnake mesmorizes it's my hypnotic ploy to get people to click his link ;) dont worry i still get stuck staring at him too


I'm glad to hear I'm not alone. It works by the way. I have clicked the link. All very cool stuff, but my favorite is Dead of Night. Awesome piece. Thanks again.

AnnaJo


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WOW. I LOVE the intricacy of this design. It really looks like a kick-ass tribal tattoo. Simply Amazing. Ya got my vote!

blammoed


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This one is super lovely. I really like the space you put between the birds... very nice design.

OpenDesign


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Thanks for the comment, earthart! I really like your design--very intricate and beautiful. I wouldn't say that my execution is better than yours at all, because this is just awesome!

earthart


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AnnaJo wrote:WOW. I LOVE the intricacy of this design. It really looks like a kick-ass tribal tattoo. Simply Amazing. Ya got my vote!


Annajo, thank you for the great feedback and your vote. Very much appreciated. I just left you a comment on your design as well (GMV as well). As I mentioned there, your work on the fire is truly amazing. Best of luck and thanks again.

earthart


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blammoed wrote:This one is super lovely. I really like the space you put between the birds... very nice design.


blammoed, thank you very much. i just commented on yours as well. GMV. Even though it lost me time, I am glad I made the changes I made to my design as I think it works better now. Thanks again. Take care.

earthart


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OpenDesign wrote:Thanks for the comment, earthart! I really like your design--very intricate and beautiful. I wouldn't say that my execution is better than yours at all, because this is just awesome!


OpenDesign, thank you very much for your comments. Much appreciated. And I do appreciate your comparison to yours, but I have to stick with my assessment. Yours is really unbelievable and super clean and the style is near and dear to my heart (the use of patterns, repetition, flow of shapes, using the same shape to represent multiple things). Simply put, it is right up my alley. I love it and wish you the best of luck with it (glad to see you are in the top ten now!). Thanks again and take care.

happycupcake


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It's so pretty! I really like how the bird's tails look different and how it's just so pretty over all. GMV!

earthart


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happycupcake wrote:It's so pretty! I really like how the bird's tails look different and how it's just so pretty over all. GMV!


Thank you very much happycupcake for your vote and especially your great comments. Much appreciated.

Kwatson29


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back at you! GMV

cmdixon2


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Cute idea, I like it, it's very different than all the others.

Solsburyhill


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Wow, what a great idea, and beautifully executed.

earthart


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Kwatson29 wrote:back at you! GMV


Thank you Kwatson29. Best of luck.

earthart


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cmdixon2 wrote:Cute idea, I like it, it's very different than all the others.


Thank you cmdixon2. I am happy to hear you like it. Take care.

earthart


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Solsburyhill wrote:Wow, what a great idea, and beautifully executed.


Thank you very much for the great feedback. Greatly appreciated. Take care.

Groowalla


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There are some exceptional design this week but this is the one I wouldn't think twice about clicking 'want' for. I hope this gets up into the fog!

klswoot


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Earth- This one is doing really well for you. I think you made a good call by only submitting one of the two designs. Seems folks like this one, so you probably kept the best of the two.

Good luck!

thesmath


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Earthart, let me know if you plan on doing a limitied print elsewhere if it doesn't get printed. This would make a great gift for someone and I'd really like to get a copy by the end of the year if possible. Great luck, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for at least a runner up print. Thank you!

earthart


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Groowalla wrote:There are some exceptional design this week but this is the one I wouldn't think twice about clicking 'want' for. I hope this gets up into the fog!


Hello Groowalla, thank you for making your premiere post such wonderful feedback. It is very much appreciated. It's a bit too late for this to get to the fog, but I am very happy with how it has done and truly appreciate the sentiment. Thanks again and take care.

earthart


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klswoot wrote:Earth- This one is doing really well for you. I think you made a good call by only submitting one of the two designs. Seems folks like this one, so you probably kept the best of the two.

Good luck!


Thanks kls. It appears you have done well with your kls/toe collaborations as well with them both currently in the top 20. Hard to tell which of my two designs would have done best since I pulled the other, but I'm happy with the results regardless. A few of my coworkers thought as you did and preferred the initial design, but an equal number preferred the latter. Thanks again for all of your feedback and assistance. Best of luck with your designs. Take care.

earthart


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thesmath wrote:Earthart, let me know if you plan on doing a limitied print elsewhere if it doesn't get printed. This would make a great gift for someone and I'd really like to get a copy by the end of the year if possible. Great luck, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for at least a runner up print. Thank you!


thesmath, thank you very much for the great feedback and I am flattered by your offer to purchase a print. Woot has exclusive right to the design for 60 days (well, actually about 55 days now) so I am unable to do anything with it until about the beginning of November. I do actually have plans for it at that time if this does not get named as an honorable mention. I will send you a private message letting you know of those plans so that we can stay in touch. Thanks again so much for the great compliment. Talk to you soon.

rachel1aaron


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Hotness!! Woo hoo! Would be nice to see this in the fog sometime!

earthart


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rachel1aaron wrote:Hotness!! Woo hoo! Would be nice to see this in the fog sometime!


I wish! I've been here a few times and unfortunately it has always been fleeting, just even to feel a little bit of heat from the hotness. I once saw the fog in the distance, so it does really exist, but again it was fleeting. Maybe someday. I'll do my best to keep trying, although the next few months will be a transition period and it may be tough to find the time (I've been saying that for three weeks though and I find myself cruising woot Thursday afternoon every week anyway). Thanks again for everything, especially your feedback that helped me to improve the design.

rachel1aaron


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earthart wrote:I wish! I've been here a few times and unfortunately it has always been fleeting, just even to feel a little bit of heat from the hotness. I once saw the fog in the distance, so it does really exist, but again it was fleeting. Maybe someday. I'll do my best to keep trying, although the next few months will be a transition period and it may be tough to find the time (I've been saying that for three weeks though and I find myself cruising woot Thursday afternoon every week anyway). Thanks again for everything, especially your feedback that helped me to improve the design.


I think you're being awfully modest here, because I really do see this making a steady climb. This is quite different from many entries, and very wearable. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see at least a top 10. As for input, I just voiced an opinion. (or 10!) It is your original work that is getting the votes. (And I'm not trying to start a debate!) :o)

rachel1aaron


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earthart wrote: although the next few months will be a transition period and it may be tough to find the time (I've been saying that for three weeks though and I find myself cruising woot Thursday afternoon every week anyway).


Forgot to add, as for having the time, life goes on.......

earthart


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rachel1aaron wrote:I think you're being awfully modest here, because I really do see this making a steady climb. This is quite different from many entries, and very wearable. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see at least a top 10. As for input, I just voiced an opinion. (or 10!) It is your original work that is getting the votes. (And I'm not trying to start a debate!) :o)


Well, you've got yourself a little debate. While I appreciate your very positive comments about my entry, the derby is drawing to an end and such a climb would be extremely unlikely (I am however amazed at the movement of "Honu - Spirit of Hawaii" toward top-10 status today!). I am already happy with its current success and would be thrilled with even a top-20 finish. thesmath asked earlier in the thread for one if I print it elsewhere down the road, and that may actually happen. If so, I will send you one as, regardless of your modesty (touché), it is in part your design. Thanks again.

rachel1aaron


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earthart wrote:Well, you've got yourself a little debate. Thanks again.


You're welcome. :o) :P

Groowalla


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You're more than welcome earthart. I would be very interested in purchasing a print or a tshirt if it is produced elsewhere down the road. Do you have an etsy or cafepress by chance?

hup440


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I love this so much, what are the chances if it doesnt win I will be able to find it elsewhere? I wish i knew more ppl to vote for it because I think this is the best design by far... if there is anyway of getting this shirt another way, let me know please! Thanks and great job, its fantastic


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earthart


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Groowalla wrote:You're more than welcome earthart. I would be very interested in purchasing a print or a tshirt if it is produced elsewhere down the road. Do you have an etsy or cafepress by chance?


Hello again Groowalla. Sorry for the delayed reply. We all kind of pulled an all-nighter last night as my sister delivered a healthy baby girl early this morning (her first child, welcome to the world Isabella!). If you reply and I don't get back to you right away it is because we are getting some shuteye.

Aside from the option I mentioned in my PM, I will look into setting up an account on cafepress or etsy (I do not yet have that set up). I am just getting back into the design world after a bit of a hiatus and, while testing my hand on woot, I am also trying to explore these other options.

By the time the woot non-compete time period is up in early November, one or more of these options will definitely be available and I will surely get back in touch with you to see if you still might be interested once we are ready to go. Thanks again for the great feedback. Talk to you soon.

earthart


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Groowalla wrote:You're more than welcome earthart. I would be very interested in purchasing a print or a tshirt if it is produced elsewhere down the road. Do you have an etsy or cafepress by chance?


Groowalla,
Sorry, I just realized I had sent the private message to thesmath who had asked a similar thing and not to you (sleep deprivation does funny things to the brain). I will send you the same message though now. Sorry for the confusion and thanks again.

earthart


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hup440 wrote:I love this so much, what are the chances if it doesnt win I will be able to find it elsewhere? I wish i knew more ppl to vote for it because I think this is the best design by far... if there is anyway of getting this shirt another way, let me know please! Thanks and great job, its fantastic


Hello hup440,

Thank you so much for such great feedback. Hearing your kind words really makes me feel good and they are very much appreciated. Thanks as well for your offer to purchase it via another route if it does not get printed by woot (that looks more than likely to be the case).

Woot has exclusive rights to the design for 60 days (well, actually about 55 days now) so I am unable to do anything with it until about the beginning of November. I do actually have plans for it at that time if this does not get named as an honorable mention.

To elaborate on my plans, I am in touch with another online shirt/apparel company who has already offered to sell the Maori Love Birds design. If this does not get named by Woot as an honorable mention and does not appear in a do-over derby, it will definitely be printed by either that company or via another outlet such as cafepress. I do not yet have an account there but plan on setting one up which would open up the product line a bit to items such as prints.

I will keep record of our message and will contact you in early November to see if you might still be interested. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns, or just to chat. As I have already mentioned, it was great to receive your feedback and I am quite happy with the positive response this design has received. Thanks again. Talk to you soon and take care.

Groowalla


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Excellent! Congrats on the niece, I'm (only slightly) jealous as I'm surrounded by baby nephews these days. Enjoy this time, it races by!

I'll be looking out for your work. Thanks very much.

thesmath


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This one is Climbing. If it makes it to top ten it usually gets a print right?

SailorButterfly


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thesmath wrote:This one is Climbing. If it makes it to top ten it usually gets a print right?


Actually, no. Top 3 get printed. Woot also picks a few designs from each derby as "honorable mentions". The honorable mentions come from any spot in the derby, not necessarily the top 10. After a few months, all of the honorable mentions get put into their own do-over derby, where once again, the top 3 are printed. (and traditionally, woot follows up the do-over winners with 4 editor's picks)

So, to sum it up:...in order to get printed, this shirts needs to:
1. Get in the top 3 in this derby or
2. Get an honorable mention in this derby and then EITHER get in the top 3 in the do-over derby or get chosen as an editor's pick after the do-over derby or
3. The artist can submit the design somewhere else in 60 days

Hope all of that makes sense. ^^;

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rachel1aaron


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earthart wrote:I am already happy with its current success and would be thrilled with even a top-20 finish. thesmath asked earlier in the thread for one if I print it elsewhere down the road, and that may actually happen.


I will be thrilled to see this in print! I'm glad you held on to your #20 position, and disappointed that it wasn't top 10. This is so deserving of an honorable mention, I'll keep my fingers crossed for that!

earthart


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Groowalla wrote:Excellent! Congrats on the niece, I'm (only slightly) jealous as I'm surrounded by baby nephews these days. Enjoy this time, it races by!

I'll be looking out for your work. Thanks very much.


Groowalla, I realize you may not see this, but thank you. I have 4 nephews (and a son) so Isabella is our first niece. She is beautiful. Thanks again.

earthart


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thesmath wrote:This one is Climbing. If it makes it to top ten it usually gets a print right?


thesmath, Sailor had is right. This has no chance of printing on woot unless it gets an honorable mention (and even then would be a tremendous long shot). The best option may be one of those I mentioned in my message to you. Thanks again for your interest. Take care.

earthart


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SailorButterfly wrote:Actually, no. Top 3 get printed. Woot also picks a few designs from each derby as "honorable mentions". The honorable mentions come from any spot in the derby, not necessarily the top 10. After a few months, all of the honorable mentions get put into their own do-over derby, where once again, the top 3 are printed. (and traditionally, woot follows up the do-over winners with 4 editor's picks)

So, to sum it up:...in order to get printed, this shirts needs to:
1. Get in the top 3 in this derby or
2. Get an honorable mention in this derby and then EITHER get in the top 3 in the do-over derby or get chosen as an editor's pick after the do-over derby or
3. The artist can submit the design somewhere else in 60 days

Hope all of that makes sense. ^^;


Thanks SailorButterfly!

earthart


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rachel1aaron wrote:I will be thrilled to see this in print! I'm glad you held on to your #20 position, and disappointed that it wasn't top 10. This is so deserving of an honorable mention, I'll keep my fingers crossed for that!


Thank you! I am very happy with how it did and with all of the great feedback I received about it. Thanks again for all of your help and well wishes. It has been another crazy day. Talk to you soon.

cmdixon2


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earthart wrote:Thank you! I am very happy with how it did and with all of the great feedback I received about it. Thanks again for all of your help and well wishes. It has been another crazy day. Talk to you soon.


I also really liked this design. I wish the top 10 had a chance to be printed, even if it isn't for the $10 price. This was a fun derby and I've never gotten so many votes on a design before so that was exciting. Hope to try again...must say this is quite addicting.

cmdixon2


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earthart wrote:Thank you! I am very happy with how it did and with all of the great feedback I received about it. Thanks again for all of your help and well wishes. It has been another crazy day. Talk to you soon.


I also really liked this design. I wish the top 10 had a chance to be printed, even if it isn't for the $10 price. This was a fun derby and I've never gotten so many votes on a design before so that was exciting. Hope to try again...must say this is quite addicting.

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