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Birth of A Tree

Birth of A Tree
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masterkraig


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A sprout casting a shadow of a great tree!

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uglyfatjoe


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I like it. It has my vote but I am curious if it will be judged outside of the print boundaries?

masterkraig


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uglyfatjoe wrote:I like it. It has my vote but I am curious if it will be judged outside of the print boundaries?


It should be fine, the design is meant to fit right into the boundaries, and can be adjusted if I didn't align it exactly correct.

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burnsy42


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I totally dig this design. It's very sweet, but I'm concerned that it won't get the vote-lovin' it deserves because the thumbnail doesn't give one the impression of what the shirt actually is. The first time I was browsing through shirts I thought, "oh hey look, a tree one. Next." Even the words "to see much more" didn't really draw me in. It's already just a small portion of the tree, so I thought, "probably the rest of the tree." The concept is very cool, and the thumbnail doesn't draw 'em in, and that's a shame.

That being said: man am I happy I clicked. I love the shirt, and I hope that votes are soon to follow. And, to be fair, and don't know what I would have chosen as the thumbnail. . . it's a hard comp to represent in thumbnail form. Good luck!

ms4guy


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Are the birds at the bottom part of the shadow? If so, shouldn't they be upside-down?

If they aren't part of the shadow, then why are they green? (Just asking).

Great design overall, GMV.

masterkraig


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burnsy42: Thanks a lot! Yeah I spent a while on the thumbnail, it was very difficult due to its shape and focus on two separate items. I hope it gets the votes!

ms4guy: Thanks, the birds are actually upside down to match the tree, best seen in the thumbnail with the bird on the branch. I changed the color because they didn't stand out as being an important part of the shadow, and the birds really mark this as a tree and not messed up roots. (I loved mgs4 by the way.)

burnsy42 (again): I guess that was my decided hook for the thumbnail, someone wondering why the birds were upside down in a tree.

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byrbwr


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i think the whole concept of a seedling turning into a tree is becoming a new cliche. that being said, this one is probably the nicest i've seen. i've had to think about it awhile, but i'll vote for it.

Potlid


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I'm actually really hoping "She let them go" by Bootsboots gets at least 3rd place,
but out of respect for this one, I'm breaking my rule of one vote.
I thought it was a tremendous idea. Even if it was "Cliche".
Good job, dude.

snwsk8rdr3


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Sick Shirt man that must have taken all day to complete.

masterkraig


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byrbwr: Thanks, glad I have your vote!

Potlid: There's heavy competition for sure, and many fantastic shirts in this derby. I'd love to see this make to four, but it's the votes that will make it happen! I'm honored you broke your one vote rule :P

snwsk8rdr3: Thanks, man. It quite literally took me almost all day to do.

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Tahoe85


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Beautiful shirt. So much said in one simple design. Love it! GMV!

theinfinityloop


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Nice job on this one. I think the only thing that would improve it would be to make the tree trunk a little more curvy. That's just my opinion though. Still GMV.


burnsy42


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masterkraig wrote:burnsy42: Thanks a lot! Yeah I spent a while on the thumbnail, it was very difficult due to its shape and focus on two separate items. I hope it gets the votes!

ms4guy: Thanks, the birds are actually upside down to match the tree, best seen in the thumbnail with the bird on the branch. I changed the color because they didn't stand out as being an important part of the shadow, and the birds really mark this as a tree and not messed up roots. (I loved mgs4 by the way.)

burnsy42 (again): I guess that was my decided hook for the thumbnail, someone wondering why the birds were upside down in a tree.

Thanks


I didn't realize they were upside down in the thumbnail. One of 'em has it's sings up, the other has 'em down. Who's to say that one isn't the other? And the one sitting in the tree didn't even register as a bird until I realized that it was SUPPOSED to be upside down. Which only came after I had clicked. You see the problem. . . Either way, I see you're moving up. Good luck!

Brookleton


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Hey Craigers, I love the t-shirt.

It would totally be a design I would get...and now I know who made it

Its clever too. I'm glad you still have the touch

masterkraig


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theinfinityloop wrote:Nice job on this one. I think the only thing that would improve it would be to make the tree trunk a little more curvy. That's just my opinion though. Still GMV.


Thanks! Good idea, the trunk could use a little bit of deformation, but a strong shadow is cast so I figured it would be quite straight. Thanks for the feedback!

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masterkraig


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burnsy42 wrote:I didn't realize they were upside down in the thumbnail. One of 'em has it's sings up, the other has 'em down. Who's to say that one isn't the other? And the one sitting in the tree didn't even register as a bird until I realized that it was SUPPOSED to be upside down. Which only came after I had clicked. You see the problem. . . Either way, I see you're moving up. Good luck!


Yeah I should def have shown more of the tree in the thumbnail, or somehow show the sprout in the thumbnail as well. Thanks for your support, glad I managed to move up!

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ImPenE1


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I really like the concept, just think it needs to be turned around to draw the eye up.

masterkraig


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ImPenE1 wrote:I really like the concept, just think it needs to be turned around to draw the eye up.


Good idea, I have it going down to hint at roots and the sun over the wearer's shoulder. If you were looking at the wearer-of-this-shirt in the mid-morning the light would come down over the shoulder from the east (depending on which way they were standing) and cast the shadow over the shoulder, down their body.

Thanks for the input, I'll see how casting upward looks at some point~

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bazookajoe55


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Fantastic!

SarahPants5


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I hate to be the one to say this, but as a female, I'd be worried wearing this shirt, because the brownish color of the tree and the "bushiness" look to the branches...? Yea, I would not want to wear this. If it were the other way around, with the tree going up, I'd like it more, but it would kinda go against the idea of it being a "shadow"...*shrug* Sorry.

masterkraig


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SarahPants5 wrote:I hate to be the one to say this, but as a female, I'd be worried wearing this shirt, because the brownish color of the tree and the "bushiness" look to the branches...? Yea, I would not want to wear this. If it were the other way around, with the tree going up, I'd like it more, but it would kinda go against the idea of it being a "shadow"...*shrug* Sorry.


Never really thought about that, If I saw a girl wearing this I wouldn't think that at all. It's just a shirt after all, I would hope it would be worn out of enjoyment and not make someone self-conscious!

I do appreciate the input, it's great to get thoughts from other points of view to improve from. One single shirt can't be perfect for everyone!

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Discobiscuits


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SarahPants5 wrote:I hate to be the one to say this, but as a female, I'd be worried wearing this shirt, because the brownish color of the tree and the "bushiness" look to the branches...? Yea, I would not want to wear this. If it were the other way around, with the tree going up, I'd like it more, but it would kinda go against the idea of it being a "shadow"...*shrug* Sorry.


HalfBakedScheme


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I really like this... it's sad that it didn't make it into the fog! I definitely would have gotten a few of these...

Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must. But never give up.

hattopic


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I like this, but it's really similar to Tgentry's Watch it Grow

snwsk8rdr3


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Discobiscuits wrote:


I agree with this person. That female is rediculous what an genius

masterkraig


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HalfBakedScheme: I wish it could get into the fog but at this rate it's unlikely! Glad you like!

attopic: Never seen it! Post a link, lemme see!

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ssbaudi


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masterkraig wrote:HalfBakedScheme: I wish it could get into the fog but at this rate it's unlikely! Glad you like!

attopic: Never seen it! Post a link, lemme see!



I love this shirt man, I hope it somehow jumps into the fog!

masterkraig


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ssbaudi wrote:I love this shirt man, I hope it somehow jumps into the fog!


Thanks ssbaudi, I hope I get 1000 votes or so in the next couple hours! haha

I'll be making this available with some other designs at some point in the future.

Also I just noticed you joined on my birthday :o

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