Derby #74: One Continuous Line
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Owl

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jimiyo


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rglee129


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Beautiful! I smell a winner. Really cool design, great balanced composition, and thoughtful approach to the linework. AND if it prints (likely, methinks), I think it would sell well.

geekfactor12


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Hooray!

bluchez


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Yo!

jimiyo


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hey friends.

:D

i shoulda submitted to DBH. looks neat as a one color full frontal!

but what full frontals... dont look neat..
YEAH YOU KNOW WHAT IM SAYIN!

im hoping super huge prints go out of style 2009. let's get back to modesty!

who's with me?!

tgentry


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Very nice, I knew you'd come through with a winner.

jimiyo


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tgentry wrote:Very nice, I knew you'd come through with a winner.


sheeeiiiiiii, you will come through WITH THREE OR FIVE!

Kaliko2005


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jimiyo wrote:hey friends.

:D

i shoulda submitted to DBH. looks neat as a one color full frontal!

but what full frontals... dont look neat..
YEAH YOU KNOW WHAT IM SAYIN!

im hoping super huge prints go out of style 2009. let's get back to modesty!

who's with me?!


Forgive my noobiness but what is DBH?

jimiyo


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Kaliko2005 wrote:Forgive my noobiness but what is DBH?


designbyhumans.com

it's another t-shirt contest site where most of the shirts are artsy and printed HUMONGOUS.

i can use a vote or 300 over there for my newest design if you can help. :D

derekfilley


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Very nice work mr. 'yo. This would look great from far away methinks...


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SailorButterfly


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Great job, jimiyo!

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sfabro


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i dont think ive ever wanted an owl shirt until now!
great job!

great job!

ChefRAZ


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jimi have you ever decorated cakes.? that squiggle looks an Awful lot like a fondant cake top. =)

BootsBoots


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I'm glad you decided to enter something. The owl is great, but the title is even better. I entered something too, despite being burnt out. I'm way to anal to let a derby slip by. I will now vote for your owl.


phoenixgirrl


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voted - this is beautiful work, jimi! so glad you're entering again!

Jestik


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you're not from this planet, are you, jimi ???

StudyAbroadFund


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nicely done. I think I'd like it more if it were smaller though..

Help us study abroad in London by voting!

klswoot


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StudyAbroadFund wrote:nicely done. I think I'd like it more if it were smaller though..



Nice work Jimi! Sounds like a fun derby this week. I like how this one looks on the light blue shirt.

Good luck!

kristen

marzipanapple


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A winner for shore. Beautiful work. I love that the lines are angular, kind of warbly, and varying in thickness. Not to mention, I have a weakness for owls.

Would buy it in an instant.

Barnhill5


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Yo - I hate to be a stinker, but have to ask... did you use this image and just trace it? The foliage is different, but the owl looks suspiciously similar... ??


sundbe10


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This must have taken you forever to do.

jimiyo


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Barnhill5 wrote:Yo - I hate to be a stinker, but have to ask... did you use this image and just trace it? The foliage is different, but the owl looks suspiciously similar... ??


yes, i used that photo, but trace might not be the most appropriate term for what i did here.

i dont feel guilty. should i?

Barnhill5


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jimiyo wrote:yes, i used that photo, but trace might not be the most appropriate term for what i did here.

i dont feel guilty. should i?


Guilty? No... i just actually thought your artwork was original and from your own creative mind (it usually is, I am sure), so I was a bit surprised about the photo. It is still good tho, Yo.

thatonejimguy


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don't be g@y.

its called a resource photo. nobody knows exactly what an owl looks like down to every minute detail. it is original.

you are g@y, you g@y gaytard.

IndependentVik


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thatonejimguy wrote:don't be g@y.

its called a resource photo. nobody knows exactly what an owl looks like down to every minute detail. it is original.

you are g@y, you g@y gaytard.


I'd just like to add that you probably should've spelled it "g@ytard" just for consistency

Jiimiyo, this is a great piece of work. I always figured that designers were allowed to use a reference. One of the comicbook greats, Alex Ross, has models that he uses for reference on almost all of his superdude(tte) portraits, so I figure it's kosher.

I'm glad you were able to find a derby where your linework would actually _get_ you votes, btw.

[insert comment about woot voters here]

Silverpsycho


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Oh man I truly love owls, only I wish the colors could be reversed or just a little different. Like maybe a white, yellow or cream colored design on a navy shirt. Either way I absolutely love the artwork and even though I'm not a big fan of the baby blue, I'd really consider buying this one. Good luck yet again jimiyo!

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

bradyson


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rglee129 wrote:Beautiful! I smell a winner. Really cool design, great balanced composition, and thoughtful approach to the linework. AND if it prints (likely, methinks), I think it would sell well.


What he said... This is terrific!

eHalcyon


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jimiyo is some sort of wizard or something. e_e

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undercurrent


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Couldn't settle on one brush size, eh? Not for me...

jimiyo


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undercurrent wrote:Couldn't settle on one brush size, eh? Not for me...


L U L Z

quintessential woot commentary

ChefRAZ


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Barnhill5 wrote:Yo - I hate to be a stinker, but have to ask... did you use this image and just trace it? The foliage is different, but the owl looks suspiciously similar... ??

Doesn' t matter if he did, unlike using the actual photo and live tracing, using a bird as a something to look off of for deminsions is ok .

iris420


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undercurrent wrote:Couldn't settle on one brush size, eh? Not for me...


I've been away from the internet for almost two weeks. Good to see people are just as baffling as ever. Thus far, this is the only design in the derby that I would wear, ergo vote for.

Carpe shirtem!

tiger7610


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iris420 wrote:I've been away from the internet for almost two weeks. Good to see people are just as baffling as ever. Thus far, this is the only design in the derby that I would wear, ergo vote for.



Really good design, but I wish it was on anything but light blue, but GMV

kwilder


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Jimiyo, this is a great design, I hope it stays up and gets some attention, I think this would make a great shirt.

It is nice to see you back. Hopefully not the last time.

AnnaJo


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Wow, this design really stuck out to me. I love the feathers most of all, because it creates the pattern of the owl's feathers. And using a photo for reference is totally acceptable, IMO. Great design!

peppersagooddog


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jimibird flies in and takes the derby.


oh and i will now totally call someone a g@y g@ytard just to see the look they give me for it. thx for that.

snarkygal


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jimiyo wrote:hey friends.

:D

i shoulda submitted to DBH. looks neat as a one color full frontal!

but what full frontals... dont look neat..
YEAH YOU KNOW WHAT IM SAYIN!

im hoping super huge prints go out of style 2009. let's get back to modesty!

who's with me?!


I'm with ya!

narkus


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damn, jimi, damn!!!!!!


christermime


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This is really wonderfully executed, hope it gets back in the fog!!

goodedesign


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holyfriggencrap this rocks! I'd never buy it, thus I won't give it a vote... not my style... but this is an AWESOME illustration!

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jimiyo


quality posts: 2 Private Messages jimiyo
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It has become very Un San Francisco for this design...

Get it? Ill be here all night. KThnx.



bluchez


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jimiyo wrote:It has become very Un San Francisco for this design...

Get it? Ill be here all night. KThnx.


Did you come back thinking things had changed or just enjoy the challenge? I certainly hoped the latter. I believe the definition of insanity parallels with coming back to the derby producing an artistic, wearable shirt, and expecting it to get the votes to print. I'm not sure where cute cat pics fall into the definition, but I am certain they don't stray to far away.

If you want to actually compete, I would suggest trying to find a surgeon to do a lobotomy for $1000, so you can at least break even. Kill the spirit, motor skills, and ability to function in society and even you could be #1 on the woot charts. Good Luck!!!!!

(Think of it this way, you are at least beating MY entry.)

jimiyo


quality posts: 2 Private Messages jimiyo
bluchez wrote:Did you come back thinking things had changed or just enjoy the challenge? I certainly hoped the latter. I believe the definition of insanity parallels with coming back to the derby producing an artistic, wearable shirt, and expecting it to get the votes to print. I'm not sure where cute cat pics fall into the definition, but I am certain they don't stray to far away.

If you want to actually compete, I would suggest trying to find a surgeon to do a lobotomy for $1000, so you can at least break even. Kill the spirit, motor skills, and ability to function in society and even you could be #1 on the woot charts. Good Luck!!!!!

(Think of it this way, you are at least beating MY entry.)


hehehe... naw, i wasnt expecting anything.

i must find your entry!

artulo


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Seriously. Put this up at dbh in 60 days! I really want this. I better be able to buy the owl at threadless, too! Wwwwoooooooowwww that's amazing.

moran31


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nice jimy! great gift, my mom would love this shirt.

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