Derby #84: The Sea
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bjdezek


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Beautiful as always. Me vote.

bradyson


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Love the illustration, but I am a little confused why the fisher appears to have his/her feet in the water.

BootsBoots


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bradyson wrote:Love the illustration, but I am a little confused why the fisher appears to have his/her feet in the water.


So is everyone else. I dunno. Makes sense to me. It balances the design out a little and maybe he's getting hypothermia, but it makes about as much sense as the fish, right? I mean... where'd they get the doughnut?


bjdezek


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bradyson wrote:Love the illustration, but I am a little confused why the fisher appears to have his/her feet in the water.


it's art. and a different existance. to question why feet are in cold water but not be bothered by fish that apparently use fins as arms and have the ability to pyramid themselves is unfortunate.

jamie, i support the feet in water. in your world, it works.

jewelwing


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BootsBoots wrote:So is everyone else. I dunno. Makes sense to me. It balances the design out a little and maybe he's getting hypothermia, but it makes about as much sense as the fish, right? I mean... where'd they get the doughnut?


When his feet freeze and fall off the big fish will get them. Maybe that's what he's waiting there for.

contessa


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Yay!!!! GMV!!!

(damn, you, BootsBoots for forcing me to use excessive exclamation points)

BootsBoots


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bjdezek wrote:it's art. and a different existance. to question why feet are in cold water but not be bothered by fish that apparently use fins as arms and have the ability to pyramid themselves is unfortunate.

jamie, i support the feet in water. in your world, it works.


ahuhu! Thank you. We can also say that the guy isn't human. He's got a blue face and strange fashion sense. Maybe he's invulnerable to cold. Although... the blue face could be the hypothermia setting in...


databit


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I'm taking the doughnut!

gijose


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databit wrote:I'm taking the doughnut!


great illustration!

NYC!

ack154


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The fish remind me of Dr Seuss.

toe2254


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great job Boots

sokowa


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toe2254 wrote:great job Boots


Wonderful. I love all the patterns in this design.

cluelesswaif


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Awww, super cute fish.

TheLarrikin


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This is well-composed. I was just wondering, as it bothers me just a bit (not enough to not vote, however ;), but the stripes around the big fish's mouth, near the corner, seems out-of-step or something. Like a stripe is miscoloured or something. But that's just me.

Nice job, Boots!

lkackman


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BootsBoots wrote:So is everyone else. I dunno. Makes sense to me. It balances the design out a little and maybe he's getting hypothermia, but it makes about as much sense as the fish, right? I mean... where'd they get the doughnut?


Touche! GMV.

BootsBoots


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TheLarrikin wrote:This is well-composed. I was just wondering, as it bothers me just a bit (not enough to not vote, however ;), but the stripes around the big fish's mouth, near the corner, seems out-of-step or something. Like a stripe is miscoloured or something. But that's just me.

Nice job, Boots!


It's true. The stripes are out of whack. To me that looked interesting, but I can see how it could bug you. I think maybe sometimes I put too many imperfections in my designs. Someone needs to regulate me.


tnt138


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Thanks for the vote. I draw comics, so I wanted to incorporate that more in my designs.
I really like your entry. You always have a way with color.

Comment! Vote!

idroodit


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I like the lil fish, they are so cute!

himani0118


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ack154 wrote:The fish remind me of Dr Seuss.


Ditto! It reminds me of Dr. Seuss too!
Love the design!

MOAR PURPLE SHIRTS!!!

pbailey1980


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Oustanding!

heartluce


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I love your style Boots!

theinfinityloop


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databit wrote:I'm taking the doughnut!

I am too. It looks yummy.

I'll join the others who complimented your patterns. They are so creative and they really make your designs stand out.


zenbifocals


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I too struggled with feet in the water. It is an instinctive thing to consider that the water must be cold. But what do we know of this alternate existence? We know what Boots provides us with. This is art and the realities we know have no place here. I had to read through pre-derby comments and the ones on this page before I could come to accept this myself.

Now I serve notice to other viewers here to consider only the art.

What do you get? Well you ought to get an appreciation for the concept, the colors, and the overall cuteness. This is a T-shirt contest and I rate it as wearable and enjoyable.

mrwednesday


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BootsBoots wrote:So is everyone else. I dunno. Makes sense to me. It balances the design out a little and maybe he's getting hypothermia, but it makes about as much sense as the fish, right? I mean... where'd they get the doughnut?


The weird thing about the feet to me is that once you've suspended disbelief on why they have a doughnut, it would still make more sense for the big fish to bite his (her?) feet and drag him into the water.

It looks good now, but I also feel it would add a little to the design if they were more unaware of each other. The big fish seems to be completely ignoring the worm but I think it would add a little more humor if he was going for the worm as the person went for the doughnut.

Jestik


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WIN, DARN YOU, WIN !!!!!

rglee129


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You always use the strangest color combinations, but they somehow always work really well. Great job.

arcsus


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Simultaneously being a BootsBoots entry AND a donut themed shirt, I can't NOT vote for this.

azadpanchi


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is that waldo's cousin hehe

GMV

sundbe10


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I bet her feet are freezing

roricha084


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I really enjoyed this when it was first on your blog and am happy to vote for it now.. the fisher reminds me of shyguy from mario.. GMV

illuminator


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bradyson wrote:Love the illustration, but I am a little confused why the fisher appears to have his/her feet in the water.


Heh.. it always kills me how people try to make too much sense of fantasy... and yet nobody realizes the whole scenario is impossible!

I personally love your designs and how your style has taken shape over time. GMV!!!

Nightshooter


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BootsBoots wrote:So is everyone else. I dunno. Makes sense to me. It balances the design out a little and maybe he's getting hypothermia, but it makes about as much sense as the fish, right? I mean... where'd they get the doughnut?


they got the doughnut from the other fisher trying to catch them with it. duh.

r4diant


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haha! clever ahuhu

riffmaster18


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great concept!


Hey Artists! Post your favorite design to my wall from your Facebook page. If I use your image I always link back to you.

IsThatUJimmyFan


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Very fun! I'm so happy there is something worth wanting this week!

dekonstruct


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We can all learn a thing or two from your use of color here. It's quite masterful.

jerroul


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Wonderfully illustrated...makes me wish I was still teaching kindergarten - the kids would have loved it. Don't know how well it will go over with high schoolers, but it has my vote.

BootsBoots


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mrwednesday wrote:The weird thing about the feet to me is that once you've suspended disbelief on why they have a doughnut, it would still make more sense for the big fish to bite his (her?) feet and drag him into the water.

It looks good now, but I also feel it would add a little to the design if they were more unaware of each other. The big fish seems to be completely ignoring the worm but I think it would add a little more humor if he was going for the worm as the person went for the doughnut.


That might have been good too. I tried to make it kind of the opposite of that. Neither is fooled by the bait, but both sides are optimistic that the other side will be fooled. Any minute now.

Thanks for all the great comments, everyone.


Mancho


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I love it, and it's a Boots design, which means it'll never print....

Oh well. Good luck, Boots!

JustJiggles


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Love it. So sad that it will fall out of the fog and be replaced by nonsense.

IndependentVik


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You're telling a great story with this one, Boots. GMV.

bradyson


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BootsBoots wrote:So is everyone else. I dunno. Makes sense to me. It balances the design out a little and maybe he's getting hypothermia, but it makes about as much sense as the fish, right? I mean... where'd they get the doughnut?


They got people. And an underwater Shipley's.
Hmmm, I shoulda drawn that. But methinks I shall sit out this derby.

BootsBoots


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ahuhu! Hey now, it MIGHT print. I can't lose hope. Like Charlie Brown I always think that THIS time, I'll really kick that football...


wayword


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I love this. Great idea, very well executed. Colors go very well together. Got my vote!

SpastasticNomadic


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I already told you my feelings on this, but it wasn't an official declaration so now I shall say - YAY! I love your design and your fabulous-as-usual use of colour. GMV, of course.

Might I just add that I love how much this one is being discussed as being nonsensical. Perhaps all of this scrutiny means it will print. Keep on talkin', people. Woo!

projekct


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I am confused on how this is in the fog. it absolutely makes no sense? The design that is. Is it cold? Worms are for fresh water? Why would his feet be dangling in the water? I guess you have ALOT of friends to call up and vote for you.

TBird89


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Great job. GMV... that's if I had purchased an item so as to have earned a vote.

I'm a little jealous - we had the same theme - but you definitely executed better. Loved the Dr. Sues style.

SavedChristian


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Boots, you have such a querky style. It is instantly recognizable! I really like the girl's face.

nontypicalmale


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Hey boots, I understand if you ignore this, because frankly... you do just fine and your stuff looks great! there's just a few little things i'm kinda bothered by here. first, the shadow on the big fish kind of throws me off. and also, it feels like the ripples are placed REALLY weirdly. like, the view lends itself to be a sort of "cross-section" which makes the surface ripples appear halfway down into the water. I understand that its a weird perspective, but i feel like there isn't much distinction between water, ice, and air. each individual element looks great however. =]

Again, not looking to be uppity because i could never do this, just offering a humble voters opinion.

blammoed


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I really like this one! :D Very creative design and concept, plus those colors are way cool. The background is a particularly nice touch.

EinnaFK


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Love your style boots. :D

BootsBoots


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nontypicalmale wrote:Hey boots, I understand if you ignore this, because frankly... you do just fine and your stuff looks great! there's just a few little things i'm kinda bothered by here. first, the shadow on the big fish kind of throws me off. and also, it feels like the ripples are placed REALLY weirdly. like, the view lends itself to be a sort of "cross-section" which makes the surface ripples appear halfway down into the water. I understand that its a weird perspective, but i feel like there isn't much distinction between water, ice, and air. each individual element looks great however. =]

Again, not looking to be uppity because i could never do this, just offering a humble voters opinion.


Ahh... I see what you mean. I didn't intend them to be surface ripples. It's still a sideview, but they do look like they could almost be surface ripples but the perspective is wrong. I didn't notice that. And I would never ignore a critique. I appreciate them.

And thanks once again for the comments everyone.


BootsBoots


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projekct wrote:I am confused on how this is in the fog. it absolutely makes no sense? The design that is. Is it cold? Worms are for fresh water? Why would his feet be dangling in the water? I guess you have ALOT of friends to call up and vote for you.


Pssst... don't ever watch any David Lynch films. I don't think you'd like them too much.


godfreytemple


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Now this is some seriously well-done whimsy.

AdderXYU


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BootsBoots wrote:Pssst... don't ever watch any David Lynch films. I don't think you'd like them too much.


The idea of a wooter watching a David Lynch film tickles me like swallowing a bucket of feathers.

BootsBoots


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AdderXYU wrote:The idea of a wooter watching a David Lynch film tickles me like swallowing a bucket of feathers.


It tickles while it chokes you to death. Fitting!


mrscritter


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Awesome! Hopefully it will stay in the fog! GMV

Stellardig


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Good Job Boots! GMV

HarlequinHeart


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Ahhhh.... tricky, tricky little fish! Now who is at the bottom of the food chain? ahuhu
I like how this tells a bit of a story. Nice design. You are super fast too! How are you so fast?

footefoote


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projekct wrote:I am confused on how this is in the fog. it absolutely makes no sense? The design that is. Is it cold? Worms are for fresh water? Why would his feet be dangling in the water? I guess you have ALOT of friends to call up and vote for you.


why does it always have to make sense? you just go ahead and vote for some doe-eyed "sensical" fish/kitten/puppy/tiny mammal/bird with the others.

bootsboots is creative. every time.

paulkremer


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I know how to help this design win! Every winning entry has some horrible controversy! Therefore, I shall insult BootsBoots and say her design is uninspired and displays an extreme lack of talent! After the ensuing controversy, BootsBoots will be a shoo-in for 1st place.

Sadly, I just can't do it. This design is just so great on so many levels I can't say anything bad about it, and BootsBoots is one of the most artistic, talented and witty designers on Woot (and she makes her designs into wallpaper for me!). I hope you win despite the lack of controversy!

itsbeth


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I dig your style and the colors you've used here Boots. Alas, I have another annoying nitpick (sorry!): I feel like the big killer fish needs side fins, even if they're little stumpy unrealistic ones. His buddies all have them!

Re: David Lynch, his films drive me absolutely batty. Possibly because whenever I've watched them it has been in the context of a film class where I was forced to try to make some sort of narrative sense out of their utter lack of coherence.

BootsBoots


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paulkremer wrote:I know how to help this design win! Every winning entry has some horrible controversy! Therefore, I shall insult BootsBoots and say her design is uninspired and displays an extreme lack of talent! After the ensuing controversy, BootsBoots will be a shoo-in for 1st place.

Sadly, I just can't do it. This design is just so great on so many levels I can't say anything bad about it, and BootsBoots is one of the most artistic, talented and witty designers on Woot (and she makes her designs into wallpaper for me!). I hope you win despite the lack of controversy!


Aww, man... I wanted controversy! Maybe we could start arguing about David Lynch? Here is my stance: His films are for the most part not good because the plot (if there is one) is so buried under weird symbolism (if you can call it that because most of the time it seems like it's not really that symbolic of anything at all). Mulholland Drive was an exception, though. I really liked that one. Wait. Dammit. I'm no good at starting controversy. I need to pick a side and not budge.


BootsBoots


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itsbeth wrote:I dig your style and the colors you've used here Boots. Alas, I have another annoying nitpick (sorry!): I feel like the big killer fish needs side fins, even if they're little stumpy unrealistic ones. His buddies all have them!

Re: David Lynch, his films drive me absolutely batty. Possibly because whenever I've watched them it has been in the context of a film class where I was forced to try to make some sort of narrative sense out of their utter lack of coherence.


Fins would be good, actually. You're right! I'll add them next time around.


kandiiz


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this needs to win!

kcman011


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Is the fisherman supposed to be Conan O'Brien with a flat face? Look at that coif! Wow, haven't used coif in a sentence in a while. Looks odd. Like the fisherman's face. I digress...

AdderXYU


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BootsBoots wrote:Aww, man... I wanted controversy! Maybe we could start arguing about David Lynch? Here is my stance: His films are for the most part not good because the plot (if there is one) is so buried under weird symbolism (if you can call it that because most of the time it seems like it's not really that symbolic of anything at all). Mulholland Drive was an exception, though. I really liked that one. Wait. Dammit. I'm no good at starting controversy. I need to pick a side and not budge.


A group of friends and I started watching Lost Highway. I went upstairs for a few minutes, and didn't even realize they'd switched the movie to Plan 9 from Outer Space until it got real campy.

BootsBoots


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AdderXYU wrote:A group of friends and I started watching Lost Highway. I went upstairs for a few minutes, and didn't even realize they'd switched the movie to Plan 9 from Outer Space until it got real campy.


ahuhu! Lost Highway... the only saving grace was the use of Marilyn Manson, I think. You probably missed that part though:

BIZARRENESS


AshleyInTransit


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BootsBoots wrote:It's true. The stripes are out of whack. To me that looked interesting, but I can see how it could bug you. I think maybe sometimes I put too many imperfections in my designs. Someone needs to regulate me.


I disagree, regulation would take away from your style, which I think is fantastic. The elements in the design that a few people have pointed out as problematic (feet in water, stripes, and so on) are pretty much the opposite of that. I think those things add to it, making it more original, unique, and definitely fun.

And, either way, it is said that imperfection is perfection, right? ;D

All in all, well done! I wouldn't change a thing. This is one of the only shirts that I'm hoping will actually print, I'd love to have one. GMV!

zenbifocals


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BootsBoots wrote:Aww, man... I wanted controversy! Maybe we could start arguing about David Lynch? Here is my stance: His films are for the most part not good because the plot (if there is one) is so buried under weird symbolism (if you can call it that because most of the time it seems like it's not really that symbolic of anything at all). Mulholland Drive was an exception, though. I really liked that one. Wait. Dammit. I'm no good at starting controversy. I need to pick a side and not budge.


Mulholland Drive...a DO NOT GO TO THE BATHROOM OR BLINK YOUR EYES MOVIE, you will miss the one key second that ties it all together. But you are right...this movie was the exception. The cool thing is every time you watch it you get a fresh AH HA! moment.

Lets drill into this idea of you having a network of mindless friends. Who is your main robot vendor? Who is your media consultant for the brainwashing material? Does water boarding ever come into play? Do you use David Lynch movies to fry the personality before indoctrinating the subjects?

Raisin Cookies.


Do you ever utilize subliminals in your posts? Is it true that diverting from meaningful discussion allows for better drink prices?

I know one other thing....I want a pair of BootsBoots boots!

jawajohn


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bjdezek wrote:



Nice, I always love your work.

fruit cocktail

Sure I know what sex is....a kind of cake....right?

BootsBoots


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Out of the fog (again)... at least I'm getting used to the weekly heartbreak.

Thanks (again) for all the terrific comments, peoples!


kandiiz


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BootsBoots wrote:Out of the fog (again)... at least I'm getting used to the weekly heartbreak.

Thanks (again) for all the terrific comments, peoples!



NO THIS NEEDS TO GET BACK IN THE FOG!!
This is the only shirt i want from this Derby (and your eggs design was the only one i wanted from last Derby)!

nmtschaenn


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nontypicalmale wrote: I understand that its a weird perspective, but i feel like there isn't much distinction between water, ice, and air. each individual element looks great however. =]


To me it looks like there are two rubber rings or something floating on the water and no ice at all. I like the colors and idea, but it is just a little too confusing.

SmartBugger


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I love how with every popular shirt, people always got to add why they don't like it =p

Sky


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JustJiggles wrote:Love it. So sad that it will fall out of the fog and be replaced by nonsense.

I was just about to come here and post that exact comment, but before I could, this shirt had done exactly that. Like, JUST.

Sigh. It's amazing, boots, and I really wish I could have the chance to buy it from woot.

Got my vote, anyway.

Mancho


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BootsBoots wrote:Out of the fog (again)... at least I'm getting used to the weekly heartbreak.

Thanks (again) for all the terrific comments, peoples!


Then back in... then back out... Look like you're in a race w/ the rubber ducky.

That's the frustrating thing with voting early. I can only sit and watch.

scarrto


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Bootsx2 this saddens me to see another one of your stellar pieces fall to the incredible retardation that is ramy...i am officially done with this damn site if this does not place...way to tired of the same nohanded/hooffooted/fat/doteyed koi that has become shirt.woot...you should just start your own site www.bootsbootsisawesomerthanramyb.com...

StuHuffman


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Oh man, I have got to learn how to make doughnuts underwater. This is sweet.

gijose


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awesome shirt. the only one i would have purchased this derby.

NYC!

dave17


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Call me an unsophisticated swine if you like,but for me a great concept is ruined by the bizarre looking fisherman(woman?)who has his/her feet in the water.You look at it and say"hey that's funny...wait a minute...wrestling the ham?"For me it needlessly takes away from the story of the fish turning the tables on the person and ruins it by distraction.Otherwise it's my favorite,just wouldn't buy it.If that makes me an genius who Just Doesn't Get It,so be it.

DirkDDarring


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one fish, two fish....... well even though the top one is yellow you do have blue fish.
Good luck

Michael Irwin
Graphic artist
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BootsBoots


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dave17 wrote:Call me an unsophisticated swine if you like,but for me a great concept is ruined by the bizarre looking fisherman(woman?)who has his/her feet in the water.You look at it and say"hey that's funny...wait a minute...wrestling the ham?"For me it needlessly takes away from the story of the fish turning the tables on the person and ruins it by distraction.Otherwise it's my favorite,just wouldn't buy it.If that makes me an genius who Just Doesn't Get It,so be it.


Well, the fisherman is really somewhat of an "everyman" character and his strange attire is representative of the freedom of the individual to exist solely as himself in a bizarre world, free from the teachings of reason and science and religious ideals. The water is symbolic of the "sea of knowledge" and by dipping his (or her) feet in, the fisherman will ultimately be distracted by the cold, leaving him unable to see what's truly going on in the world around him. It's really somewhat of an existential piece, you unsophisticated swine.

...Nah, I'm just messing with you. I thought it looked neat, that's all.


winnie71


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BootsBoots wrote:Well, the fisherman is really somewhat of an "everyman" character and his strange attire is representative of the freedom of the individual to exist solely as himself in a bizarre world, free from the teachings of reason and science and religious ideals. The water is symbolic of the "sea of knowledge" and by dipping his (or her) feet in, the fisherman will ultimately be distracted by the cold, leaving him unable to see what's truly going on in the world around him. It's really somewhat of an existential piece, you unsophisticated swine.

...Nah, I'm just messing with you. I thought it looked neat, that's all.


Its hard to explain, but your 'everyman' comments (and the design itself) make me think of Cirque Du Soleil, and the way they weave their 'off-reality' storylines.
And its probably really as much about looking neat for them, too

This is a definite buy for me. Love it.

zenbifocals


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BootsBoots wrote:Well, the fisherman is really somewhat of an "everyman" character and his strange attire is representative of the freedom of the individual to exist solely as himself in a bizarre world, free from the teachings of reason and science and religious ideals. The water is symbolic of the "sea of knowledge" and by dipping his (or her) feet in, the fisherman will ultimately be distracted by the cold, leaving him unable to see what's truly going on in the world around him. It's really somewhat of an existential piece, you unsophisticated swine.

...Nah, I'm just messing with you. I thought it looked neat, that's all.


I am in the pleasurable moment of returning to find this comp back in the fog. YAY!

Your existential moment there got my philosopher geekyness going and then you let me down with the neat comment. There's no doubt it's neat but I really wanted to put you up on the pillar of deep thinkers. Instead I have to settle for calling you a badass artist.

and hey...you can "see" I'm obviously "fishing" for comments on my thinker piece ....
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BootsBoots


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winnie71 wrote:Its hard to explain, but your 'everyman' comments (and the design itself) make me think of Cirque Du Soleil, and the way they weave their 'off-reality' storylines.
And its probably really as much about looking neat for them, too

This is a definite buy for me. Love it.


Ahh... Cirque. I love it. They're amazing performances. I've only ever seen them on television, though. I really want to see one live. Someday... someday... And thanks for the mild comparison. It's the best compliment.


Nightshooter


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BootsBoots wrote:Ahh... Cirque. I love it. They're amazing performances. I've only ever seen them on television, though. I really want to see one live. Someday... someday... And thanks for the mild comparison. It's the best compliment.


darn it boots, you always get my hopes up just to get shot down. get back in the fog

BootsBoots


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Nightshooter wrote:darn it boots, you always get my hopes up just to get shot down. get back in the fog


YOUR hopes, eh? Heehee! This is stinks.


BootsBoots


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Thanks for zee comments, peeps.


dolphin76


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Awww...get back in the fog! My daughter and I really want this shirt!!

w: 10 w.w: 15 s.w: 60 so.w: 3 k.w: 7

gsworks


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I love the whimsy of this design! I especially like the expression on the big fish of the group. Great job!

sokowa


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This really is a wonderful design. I love the colors, the patterns and the whimsy. Too often I try for "whimsy" and overwork it. You consistently manage to pull it off.

Good design, good person and an interesting Weeble Wobble for 4th atm. Would be such irony if we tied . .no?

Cheers,

~S

Tanapangarap


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Re: Stalemate

Stay in the fog!

Get with The Program.

keyllagh


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Another fantastic Boots design. Love it. Hopefully this one will get printed because I'd totally buy it.

BootsBoots


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sokowa wrote:This really is a wonderful design. I love the colors, the patterns and the whimsy. Too often I try for "whimsy" and overwork it. You consistently manage to pull it off.

Good design, good person and an interesting Webble Wobble for 4th atm. Would be such irony if we tied . .no?

Cheers,

~S


Oh ho ho! Looks like it might be a three-way weeble wobble for third now. I hope the three of us tie for 3rd. That would be seriously amazing.


blammoed


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BootsBoots wrote:Oh ho ho! Looks like it might be a three-way weeble wobble for third now. I hope the three of us tie for 3rd. That would be seriously amazing.


Duuuude, if shirtderbystats is at all accurate it looks a mighty lot like a four-way tie for 2nd. O_O
Is that unheard of? I think it would definitely be celebration-worthy.

And YEUH back in zee fog!

dave17


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BootsBoots wrote:Well, the fisherman is really somewhat of an "everyman" character and his strange attire is representative of the freedom of the individual to exist solely as himself in a bizarre world, free from the teachings of reason and science and religious ideals. The water is symbolic of the "sea of knowledge" and by dipping his (or her) feet in, the fisherman will ultimately be distracted by the cold, leaving him unable to see what's truly going on in the world around him. It's really somewhat of an existential piece, you unsophisticated swine.

...Nah, I'm just messing with you. I thought it looked neat, that's all.


By the way,I absolutely LOVE the big fish.The yellow teeth and eyes just scream hope,hunger,and anticipation!

marzipanapple


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Boots, you get straight back into that fog, young lady. I mean it.

Or else.


nnizzle


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hey I had an idea for an angler fish being lit up by a spotlight from one of those deep sea machines and hes covering himself up because presumably he isnt wearing clothes as its pitch black. im gonna try and get it on the computer tomorrow does this sound like a decent idea?

ChefRAZ


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Re: Stalemate


if that's a guy it's conan o'brian?

JDFive0


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I just had to vote and put this back in the fog!! This is great, and I dont post/vote for many shirts.

kdubbs29


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This is the best of the fog, and I really hope it wins.

BootsBoots


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ChefRAZ wrote:if that's a guy it's conan o'brian?


And the big fish is Andy Richter. ;)


mfbassplayer


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BootsBoots wrote:And the big fish is Andy Richter. ;)


ahuhu! I miss Andy...

Yaaaaaaawn. I'm bored.

BootsBoots


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mfbassplayer wrote:ahuhu! I miss Andy...


I heard that he's going to be the announcer on The Tonight Show when Conan takes over. Andy is good.


mfbassplayer


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BootsBoots wrote:I heard that he's going to be the announcer on The Tonight Show when Conan takes over. Andy is good.


I just read that on wiki! I was actually about to edit my comment but you beat me to it. I can't wait for his return... and maybe some more of the "In the Year 2000" cause quite frankly, it's still funny when they do it, but not as good as it was with Andy.

Yaaaaaaawn. I'm bored.

zenbifocals


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kdubbs29 wrote:This is the best of the fog, and I really hope it wins.


(frantically banging pots in kitchen putting pots of water on to boil to add more humidity to this atmosphere)

mrscritter


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In, out, in, out, for crying out loud, stay in the fog!

mistisnow


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I really like this design! The feet in the water goes well with all the rest of the whimsical theme. Love the color as well.

JadenKale


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This is great, boots. I thought I had posted before about it, then realized I hadn't (probably was up on my screen when my main comp died XP ) ANYHOW, I love the stacked fish 'fishing' with a donut and the little guy does make me think of shyguy but is totally boots in every way ;). Stay up in that fog, girl.

BootsBoots


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zenbifocals wrote:(frantically banging pots in kitchen putting pots of water on to boil to add more humidity to this atmosphere)


ahuhu!

Well, need I say it again? Everybody: thanks for the comments and votes and whatnot. I really feel the love.)


mixer23


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Obviously in 3rd... Please stay, I want you!

looieb


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I think this may be my favorite design, out of anything I've ever seen submitted to Woot. Got my vote!

saheykid89


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yet another great sub by boots
=] gmv

Copo


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mrscritter wrote:In, out, in, out, for crying out loud, stay in...!


Not the first time I've heard that.

databit


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Copo wrote:Not the first time I've heard that.


That's what she said.

And she said it twice.

/sorry
//could not resist

BootsBoots


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looieb wrote:I think this may be my favorite design, out of anything I've ever seen submitted to Woot. Got my vote!


Now THAT'S a compliment! ahuhu! Thanks.

(and everyone else too.)


databit


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Back in the fog with you!

casey7725


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I hope this stays in the fog gmv

shonnelizabeth


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Love this shirt BootsBoots. Reminds me of Dr. Seuss whom my son and I both adore. Considering Monday was his birthday (Dr. Seuss), we're keeping our fingers crossed that this wins the derby.

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!”

--Dr. Seuss


Razzed180


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ack154 wrote:The fish remind me of Dr Seuss.


I agree. Nicely done.

Beefcoat


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Boots,
This is amazing. It almost has a Dr. Seuss meets Tim Burton feel!
Well Done my friend.

mixer23


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Ugh, it's on fourth... I shall be angry if otters print and not this

mjc613


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Beefcoat wrote:Boots,
This is amazing. It almost has a Dr. Seuss meets Tim Burton feel!
Well Done my friend.


That is an excellent description of Boots' style.

BootsBoots


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Beefcoat wrote:Boots,
This is amazing. It almost has a Dr. Seuss meets Tim Burton feel!
Well Done my friend.


This is making my head swell like a pumpkin king. I feel like a star bellied sneech!


Mancho


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mjc613 wrote:That is an excellent description of Boots' style.


Totally agree. Perfect description...

On another note, I guess it's too late to ask for a version of this on lemon? ;)

BootsBoots


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Mancho wrote:Totally agree. Perfect description...

On another note, I guess it's too late to ask for a version of this on lemon? ;)


lol! Maybe next time (if there is one?)


BootsBoots


quality posts: 37 Private Messages BootsBoots
Re: Stalemate


Oh. Out of the fog again. Maybe there WILL be a next time then...


hishandsare1


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Mancho wrote:Totally agree. Perfect description...

On another note, I guess it's too late to ask for a version of this on lemon? ;)


I too would like this in another color. But fog still.... fog.

mystykaljello


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ack154 wrote:The fish remind me of Dr Seuss.


Me too! It WAS Dr. Seuss's birthday this past Monday as well...

JadenKale


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BootsBoots wrote:Oh. Out of the fog again. Maybe there WILL be a next time then...


your next time is this weekend, boots... just keep up the faith ;) VOTE VOTE VOTE people!!!

BootsBoots


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JadenKale wrote:your next time is this weekend, boots... just keep up the faith ;) VOTE VOTE VOTE people!!!


Faith kept! Thanks, Jaden.


JadenKale


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BootsBoots wrote:Faith kept! Thanks, Jaden.


No prob... that's what the cheer section is here for

BootsBoots


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JadenKale wrote:No prob... that's what the cheer section is here for


You're sitting at home in your cheerleading skirt again aren't you? I know you're just in it for the sweet-ass megaphone. I don't blame you. ;)


JadenKale


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BootsBoots wrote:You're sitting at home in your cheerleading skirt again aren't you? I know you're just in it for the sweet-ass megaphone. I don't blame you. ;)


LOL if I had a cheerleading skirt.... well, I'm not going to go there. XD

but the megaphone is sweet... I want to let everyone know what 3 to vote for in the end ;)

paulkremer


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Re: Stalemate


This is a crazy derby! Most derbies you can pretty much figure out which one is where...it seems the only one that is for sure in this one is "They Were Delicious." I am so hoping this one makes it! Based on the fact ramyb just fell out and the otters are back, I think there is a good chance you get printed here Boots!!!

AdderXYU


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BootsBoots wrote:You're sitting at home in your cheerleading skirt again aren't you? I know you're just in it for the sweet-ass megaphone. I don't blame you. ;)


Pix or it didn't happen.

That goes for both of you.

JadenKale


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AdderXYU wrote:Pix or it didn't happen.

That goes for both of you.


You'd enjoy that way too much ;)

AdderXYU


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JadenKale wrote:You'd enjoy that way too much ;)


That would be the point?

JadenKale


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AdderXYU wrote:That would be the point?


I'll get right on that, then LOL

Barnhill5


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YAY, it is about time a Boots design wins - congrats, Jamie!

blulegend


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Love this.

blulegend


quality posts: 0 Private Messages blulegend
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Love this one

remotelyco


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BootsBootsBootsBOOTSBOOTSBOOTSBOOTS B O O T S B O O T S!!!!

I will be waiting at 9:59 pm (PST!) tonight...

mdeancherry


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mrwednesday wrote:The weird thing about the feet to me is that once you've suspended disbelief on why they have a doughnut, it would still make more sense for the big fish to bite his (her?) feet and drag him into the water.


This. I get suspension of disbelief. But if I look at the shirt and say "what is going on in this picture?" it looks like the person wants to hook the fish to eat them and the fish want to hook the person to eat him/her.

But the fish can eat the person anytime it wants, since the person is sitting in the water. It doesn't really seem like a design decision, more like an oversight. Even in a fish-can-handle-donuts cartoon world, it still doesn't make sense.

draculya


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Bought a print.

GG

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