Derby #88: Music
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The Last Song

The Last Song
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Drakxxx


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I've always found the combination of death and music to be a very strong concept. This design was 100% inspired from the piece by Daniel Chester French, "The Angel of Death and the Sculptor".

Heres a link to an image of the inspiration:
http://praxical.blogsome.com/wp-admin/images/DCFrenchMemorial.jpg

LARGE COMPOSITION:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/drakxxx/largecomp-3.jpg

DETAIL 1:

DETAIL 2:


Thanks guys as always for all your support.


Anthony3419


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I was wondering when this was coming out. Awesome! I have no chance at the fog now...


Irrelevant


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creeeepy

(i still can't wait for this to win and for woot to replace the white ink with hot pink though.)

Drakxxx


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Irrelevant wrote:creeeepy

(i still can't wait for this to win and for woot to replace the white ink with hot pink though.)


Hah. If this does make it, I'm going to send them an email that says WHITE INK PLEASE in big block letters.


Tabernack


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The placement here is ace. Hats off to you sir.

Anthony3419


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Irrelevant wrote:creeeepy

(i still can't wait for this to win and for woot to replace the white ink with hot pink though.)


Did that really happen? Maybe I missed something. Please fill me in...


koronae


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Drakxxx wrote:Hah. If this does make it, I'm going to send them an email that says WHITE INK PLEASE in big block letters.


Drakxxx, I am in love. This is right up my alley and the placement is fantastic. This is so much better than your other entry. The line work on this and the overall concept is great. I'd love a black shirt too, as I don't have one from shirt woot yet. My husband usually buys shirts on his shirt.woot account, and I know he plans on voting for this. We've both been waiting to see it! If this places, I will buy it and it will be my first purchase on my own shirtwoot account. :> I'm very pleased to see such a great and grownup looking design. Even though I can't vote, I am totally cheering you on.

hishandsare1


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I will buy this one for me, I don't care if a girl could pull it off or not. Its too awesome to not own.

SavedChristian


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Your talent is unmatched, that much is certain. I just wish that one of your two entries didn't center around death, especially for a theme like music.

cruelnv


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Very nice, Drakxxx

I liked your original sketch a lot (maybe even a little more), but I like this a lot too.

Also, while I like your other entry, this one has a better flow to it. Nicely composed as well.

I kinda hate voting for people who are always in the fog because a lot of people do it simply because they're fans, but this one definitely deserves it in my opinion. GMV

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fairnymph


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Anthony3419 wrote:Did that really happen? Maybe I missed something. Please fill me in...


The Nightmare Circus design printed with hot pink (instead of a sort of cherry red). I don't think they can mess up white, though!

FWIW, though cherry ink would have been better with the NC design, I love hot pink and I sort of like the misprint. It will go with a lot of my stuff.

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fairnymph


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Drakxxx wrote:I've always found the combination of death and music to be a very strong concept. This design was 100% inspired from the piece by Daniel Chester French, "The Angel of Death and the Sculptor".

Heres a link to an image of the inspiration:
http://praxical.blogsome.com/wp-admin/images/DCFrenchMemorial.jpg

LARGE COMPOSITION:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/drakxxx/largecomp-3.jpg

DETAIL 1:

DETAIL 2:


Thanks guys as always for all your support.


Oooh, I love this. I like the Music Man and voted on it - and would buy it despite the unpleasantly creepy piano-toothed creatures - but this shirt is the GOOD sort of creepy, more eerie, akin to NC. You're a really dark fellow, Drakxxx!

I do NOT need more black shirts but I can see the appropriateness of this. Also, I absolutely love the man/boy; he reminds me for some reason of Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. The art evokes the same sort of feeling.

My Cellar * Read my ramblings on LiveJournal.

79 wine.woots, 42 shirt.woots, 18 woots, 3 sellout.woots, 1 kids.woot

"I like my Sirah like I like my women: young, Petite and inky." - Thralow on CT

literature


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This is amazing and beyond words. You have my vote!

Tanapangarap


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The first thing I thought about was that episode "Someone To Watch Over Me" from Battlestar Galactica.

I like this.

Get with The Program.

Jestik


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Great as always, Drakxxx!

I love the sketchy feel to it, but it's also very smooth and ethereal. I like how you've melded two different dimensions coming together, with the skeletal hands over the pianist's hands.

When the theme's come out each week, there's a couple of artists that I think "ooh, I can't wait to see what they come up with for this!", and you are one of them

Keep 'em coming!

Tabernack


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I must say I like this one MUCH better than your first submission.

ChefRAZ


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the guy looks too much like speed racer for me.

Reawen


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Yay! I'm so glad you left this as a white sketch on black. Great job fixing it up without losing that 'sketch' feel! I also really like that you extended the musical notes below the keyboard as well.

I definitely want this shirt!

Horrorfan578


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As always Drakxxx your work is right up my alley! Love both of your entries this week, and voted for both! Keep the awesome designs coming!

rglee129


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Tanapangarap wrote:The first thing I thought about was that episode "Someone To Watch Over Me" from Battlestar Galactica.

I like this.


Me, too! Perhaps this shirt could have been called "The Harbinger of Death Kara Thrace" x_x

Great design with just one color would make the printers happy.

Anthony3419


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I am surprised that this does not have more votes by now. This should be a fog contender...


Alkaev


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This shirt is retardedly awesome. I love the sketchy feel it has to it and while I' not a big fan of skull/death shirts this is just too gorgeous to pass up!

abinky26


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Very nice, I like your drawing style.

BootsBoots


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This is a wonderful illustration, Drakxxx. Death and music is a good (although creepy) combo. Very well done.


lkackman


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So graceful with so much death. Excellent drak, I'm not sure which of your entries I like more.

realitytwist


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wow, super depressing, i love it =)

friends are just enemies who don't have the guts to kill you

rmpletcher


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As I am sure that you already know by now... AMAZING! I would buy this in a heartbeat

Plarsonjr


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Excellent piece GMV.

KUClerks


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supppper creapy.. gmv

Anthony3419


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fairnymph wrote:The Nightmare Circus design printed with hot pink (instead of a sort of cherry red). I don't think they can mess up white, though!

FWIW, though cherry ink would have been better with the NC design, I love hot pink and I sort of like the misprint. It will go with a lot of my stuff.


Oh....I did not know that. Thanks for sharing with me...


RShini


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I'm oddly reminded of Beethoven's Last Night by this piece, it's beautiful, love how Death has his hands over the Pianist's almost as if he's helping the player finish before he has to be taken away.

jjohan


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Why isnt this in the fog???

koronae


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jjohan wrote:Why isnt this in the fog???


I honestly have no idea, but it really should be.

AdderXYU


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This is really haunting and gorgeously done. If there is one shirt that absolutely should print this derby (and there might only be one), it is this.

sakleehop


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Hello. Artistically, this is quite a design. I can certainly appreciate all the work that has gone into it; it shows. However, I am having difficulty with the story the design is telling. My interpretation is that death is overshadowing or guiding the piano player, but the musician is clearly a child. From the expression on the child's face and the fact that Death is literally perched on his shoulder, it appears that the child is dying. This is bothering me, perhaps unduly so, and I find it detracting from the design. Perhaps if the musician were an adult, I would find it less disconcerting. Just my opinion. Good luck to all the artists!

rcarrigan2


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ugh, why isn't this in the fog yet?? : (

must have!

skirochester


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the flow of this design is amazing drakxxx... well done!

I want to know what font you used in the comp?? I want that!

Melkoret


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No offense to the current leaders, but this should win.

krouth


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AdderXYU wrote:This is really haunting and gorgeously done. If there is one shirt that absolutely should print this derby (and there might only be one), it is this.


I agree! I love this design.

marmls2m


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i love saying negative comments, but i really do love this shirt. great execution


cryoftheraincrow


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Blown man. Love the expression on the kids face.

http://raindess.deviantart.com/

chunkydesign


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This is a wonderful illustration and I´m glad you kept simple and didn´t use any color to "spice it up". As to the fact that this isn´t getting more votes to put it in the fog, my guess is that because the piano player is a child, makes it a little too morbid for people wanting to wear it on a shirt.

jeffreywolfeherbst


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Same to say here,

As usual, amazing. As usual, not as many votes as you deserve.

marmls2m


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chunkydesign wrote:This is a wonderful illustration and I´m glad you kept simple and didn´t use any color to "spice it up". As to the fact that this isn´t getting more votes to put it in the fog, my guess is that because the piano player is a child, makes it a little too morbid for people wanting to wear it on a shirt.


i dont see a child. i see a guy in his late 20s probably strung out on opium and knocking on heavens door


Shoppingdingo


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Anthony3419 wrote:I am surprised that this does not have more votes by now. This should be a fog contender...


too emo
nice picture though..
but wouldnt wear it

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