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Honu- spirit of Hawaii

Honu- spirit of Hawaii
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SkekTek


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A simple homage to the spirit of Hawaii, the honu. Hope it meets with your approval- I really like it.

Discobiscuits


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This is pretty sick, GMV.

klswoot


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I have a turtle mosaic stepping stone that I made. It's in my garden, and strangely...it looks a lot like this ... although a tad more dusty.

I think it looks great on the shirt. A different kind of ShekTek design this week, but I really like it.

Wonderbunny


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This is cool and the mosaic looks keeps you looking at it.

SkekTek


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klswoot wrote:I have a turtle mosaic stepping stone that I made. It's in my garden, and strangely...it looks a lot like this ... although a tad more dusty.

I think it looks great on the shirt. A different kind of ShekTek design this week, but I really like it.


Thanks! I love Hawaii. One of my favorite places on Earth. Wish we'd see more native wildlife in people's designs, but I am kicking myself for not doing this sooner (start of second week of class, and things are hairy).

mjc613


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I like the mosaic effect as well. The very soothing color scheme goes well with this.

klswoot


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SkekTek wrote:Thanks! I love Hawaii. One of my favorite places on Earth. Wish we'd see more native wildlife in people's designs, but I am kicking myself for not doing this sooner (start of second week of class, and things are hairy).


I've never been...but I would love to go! Just got to live vicariously through books and pictures at this point.

SkekTek


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klswoot wrote: I've never been...but I would love to go! Just got to live vicariously through books and pictures at this point.


If you need any sort of inspiration about nature, just look up honeycreepers (iiwi, apapane, amakihi) or ohia-lehua. Outstanding diversity. And if you go above ~1500 feet, no mosquitoes!

tgentry


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I really like this one Skek. Wish you had subbed it a few days ago, I'm sure it'd be sitting really pretty right now.

schroc


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I was hoping for a honu, my favorite Hawaiian animal! GMV =)

Andy47240


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Hey, that's pretty cool.



SkekTek


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tgentry wrote:I really like this one Skek. Wish you had subbed it a few days ago, I'm sure it'd be sitting really pretty right now.


Thanks, tg! Me too... I just never had the time to get it out of my head and onto a template. It's good to see it get love though

rachel1aaron


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Verrry pretty! GMV

AnnaJo


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This is REALLY well done! Great job on getting soo many votes so quickly! GMV!

deadslug


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Finally, something actually Hawaiian. GMV!

cainja1


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I love it when late entries soar up in votes to challenge the foggers, very cool mosaic design and congrats on all the votes! Hope you make it to the top!

SlowDecay


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Hi guys,

I've reposted my design with a few revisions, some experienced 'wooters' told me I had a few things wrong so I've changed them. Hope you like it!

Here it is -

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Here's the link- http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=21839

Thanks for looking.

SkekTek


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cainja1 wrote:I love it when late entries soar up in votes to challenge the foggers, very cool mosaic design and congrats on all the votes! Hope you make it to the top!


Me too! Thanks for the support... it'll need every vote to get up in the standings! This has made my week, btw. Thanks to everyone!

mia3mom


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very cool skek! glad I checked the derby page and saw it in the hotness. The mosaic gives it a really unique feel, very different from the other designs this week and from your other designs. Plus it's nice to see a design from someone who has actually been to hawaii! ;)

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

SkekTek


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mia3mom wrote:very cool skek! glad I checked the derby page and saw it in the hotness. The mosaic gives it a really unique feel, very different from the other designs this week and from your other designs. Plus it's nice to see a design from someone who has actually been to hawaii! ;)


Thanks mia! I really like it, though it seems to have peaked at around 10th... hopefully it'll make one more surge.

nautikal


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Woot doesn't have this shirt color, do they? For some reason some of the shirt comps that use kelly green come out with more of a green-blue. Going Bananas and Say No To Scurvy are actually the same color, but their shirt comp images look quite different. Bananas: http://shirt.woot.com/Friends.aspx?k=6296 and Scurvy: http://shirt.woot.com/Friends.aspx?k=4107.

SkekTek


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nautikal wrote:Woot doesn't have this shirt color, do they? For some reason some of the shirt comps that use kelly green come out with more of a green-blue. Going Bananas and Say No To Scurvy are actually the same color, but their shirt comp images look quite different. Bananas: http://shirt.woot.com/Friends.aspx?k=6296 and Scurvy: http://shirt.woot.com/Friends.aspx?k=4107.


It's kelly green from the comp document most folks use. They updated the comps since those shirts came out when woot revised their revised templates. If you look, many other shirt 600px templates have this same color. It very closely matches the woot shirt I own that's kelly. I think what program the person uses affects the comp- I use photoshop but if you use something like GIMP it might give a different hue since you have to convert the PSD to a JPEG for submittal.

klswoot


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Wow Shek! What a total in just one day. Amazing and really nice to see that late designs can still be contenders. Another reason why the hotness exposure is SO valuable!

I know turtles are seen in a lot of woot designs, but for this theme, it seemed perfectly relevant.

This would make a great print too if you design to do something for a wall, etc.

Congratulations and good luck over the next 24 hours.

thatrobert


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MrMcNoot


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thatrobert wrote:


I would agree, but I don't want to think that it is too late for this shirt. With two days left, if the votes continue at this rate, it just might reach 3rd place. Although, that might just be me trying to avoid saying the inevitable.

SkekTek


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MrMcNoot wrote:I would agree, but I don't want to think that it is too late for this shirt. With two days left, if the votes continue at this rate, it just might reach 3rd place. Although, that might just be me trying to avoid saying the inevitable.


One can only hope! Regardless, this shirt has definitely far exceeded my vote expectations.

eHalcyon


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SkekTek wrote:It's kelly green from the comp document most folks use. They updated the comps since those shirts came out when woot revised their revised templates. If you look, many other shirt 600px templates have this same color. It very closely matches the woot shirt I own that's kelly. I think what program the person uses affects the comp- I use photoshop but if you use something like GIMP it might give a different hue since you have to convert the PSD to a JPEG for submittal.


Just for noisdois - Woot updated the template colours sometime ago. Scurvy started long before that happened, so that comp looks different.

Skek - the kelly shirt I just got more closely matches the updated colour. And WOW, congratulations on soaring to the top ten!

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SkekTek


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eHalcyon wrote:Just for noisdois - Woot updated the template colours sometime ago. Scurvy started long before that happened, so that comp looks different.

Skek - the kelly shirt I just got more closely matches the updated colour. And WOW, congratulations on soaring to the top ten!


Ah, if only I had one or two more days...

Thanks for the great ride, voters. You made my week!

keithboyd


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I would buy one of these if it was available at the swag shop

SkekTek


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keithboyd wrote:I would buy one of these if it was available at the swag shop


50 days away, my friend. 50 days...

SkekTek


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Happy thought... Honu is now for sale on my Spreadshirt site! It's currently on bright green, but if you want the look below, change the shirt color to SAGE.



If you order >$30, you get free shipping with the code WINTER58 (CADWWINTER58 for canada)!

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