Derby #91: Trees
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From Tiny Acorns...

From Tiny Acorns...
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VonMonkey


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Sorry had to resub as I had my dimensions wrong! here's a bigger version:

lunchboxbrain


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Brilliant!

notnorm


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Excellent texture with the lines. Really gives it a story book feel!

Irrelevant


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my comment from earlier still applies. conceptially brilliant. love it. could definately wear this one.

heartluce


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Von Monkey! This is.... fantabulous!

kdubbs29


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Old-timey creepy vibe... I like everything about it except for the fact that its beating my shirt!

alvarejo


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Great design!!!

chunkydesign


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Nice concept and great illustration... Like someone said before it has a story book feel that works great with this idea.

Mancho


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Not my style, but I love the penciled-in look of it. Good luck!

blahmcblah


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Awesome. Awesome, awesome, awesome.


opifan64


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Wonderful!!!

dottyavocado


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What a neat idea! I would like it even better on a brown shirt, though.

bsweber


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Jestik


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Ovaltina My Goat!

can I just buy this shirt right now?

Mr. Monkey, this is brilliant.

pseudomyrmex


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reminds me of a Rene Magritte painting...nice

projecthappy


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I really dig the style and surrealism. I'd buy it!

mjc613


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This reminds me of the works of Edward Gorey, who always makes me smile. I've linked his name to the list of books he has illustrated, so that you can compare. Judging from the descriptions above, it looks like other people like the same things about this that I do.

sarieanne


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I absolutely adore this shirt. Love the concept and the execution is brilliant.

waacodemon


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Love it, GMV!

I once ate a cricket.

theinfinityloop


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jeje I knew this was yours before clicking. I'm enamored with the acorn head.


aayjay


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I love this shirt so much I'd actually have to buy it. Damn, I need 10 bucks.

DertyFoot


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Love it. Will definitely purchase if it places.

jel2301


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aayjay wrote:I love this shirt so much I'd actually have to buy it. Damn, I need 10 bucks.


Me too. When I saw the thumbnail I thought, "If this isn't VonMonkey, then he should sue whoever the artist is for stealing his awesome style." Thankfully, no lawsuits will be needed.

narkus


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SWEET! knew it was you right away. love your style! : )


lilymaiden


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It seems like "tree" theme is an opportunity for many cheesy, boring, or just plain incomprehensible designs. Yours avoids all this and manages to be interesting, attractive and original. Great job! Thanks for making it!

VonMonkey


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Thankyou for all your lovely comments, I've really enjoyed reading them! Based on past experience, though, I don't think anyone should get their hopes up too much about this one!

smoking


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Awesome!

EricMDiaz


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Nice one Baron!!

eHalcyon


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Reminds me a lot of your Threadless design The Seven Ages of Mandelion, as well as your first (I think?) Woot submission back in the Desserts derby, which I am too lazy to link. Mmm, people with things for heads.

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kylemittskus


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Absolutely, 100%, no question, AMAZING. The only shirt worth while in this derby full of just trees.

+1 without a second thought.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

gh01


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love your illustration style!

projecthappy


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Aaaah...it dropped out of the fog. I'm pissed, this was going to be my first shirt purchase! I hope it goes back up again.

kylemittskus


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projecthappy wrote:Aaaah...it dropped out of the fog. I'm pissed, this was going to be my first shirt purchase! I hope it goes back up again.


How is this possible?!?! The other shirts are boring trees. Nothing interesting, exciting, or really original. And I mean offense.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

VonMonkey


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It was kind of inevitable- I'll give it another go sometime!

Drakxxx


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Really great interesting idea, and the drawing has such personality. This is easily one of the most creative designs in the contest I think. Best of luck sir.


IncurableHumanist


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kylemittskus wrote:How is this possible?!?! The other shirts are boring trees. Nothing interesting, exciting, or really original. And I mean offense.


I really hope this gets back up there!

narkus


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son of a puppy! i want this shirt!


heartluce


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narkus wrote:son of a puppy! i want this shirt!


Me too, Narkus So creative.

HikePolska


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I can NOT believe this fell out of the fog! I love this shirt! It is so unique! I give up voting.

kylemittskus


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When a shirt like this doesn't get printed and a shirt like this Utterly boring shirt or this Manipulated Clip Art guppy does, I want to do mean things to dumb people.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

eHalcyon


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kylemittskus wrote:When a shirt like this doesn't get printed and a shirt like this Utterly boring shirt or this Manipulated Clip Art guppy does, I want to do mean things to dumb people.


To be fair, similar shirts exist (also by vonmonkey).

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kylemittskus


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eHalcyon wrote:To be fair, similar shirts exist (also by vonmonkey).


Conceded. But still, this shirt has color and personality, and it has artistic appeal and skill and and and...

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

grael


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I want this shirt to win. This shirt has to. It needs to win. Win, shirt, win!

sleepingin


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Very clever design.
As far as threadless comparisons go, your design reminds me of this, but mostly just based on composition.
Either way, good job.


VonMonkey


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Thanks for the comments!

Oh, and yes, similar (also by vonmonkey) shirts do exist, feel free to go and buy them by the cartload!

mitchellp


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I want this shirt back in the fog. Its a cool idea, and it was executed very well. Plus, your design is very salvador dali-ish, and I'm a sucker for any design that reminds me of salvador dali. GMV.

Josephus


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mitchellp wrote:I want this shirt back in the fog. Its a cool idea, and it was executed very well. Plus, your design is very salvador dali-ish, and I'm a sucker for any design that reminds me of salvador dali. GMV.


dali? huh, I see Edward Gorey, but not dali. dali was so minimalist in his drawings.

doliver


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I'm stunned that this isn't in the fog. This is fantastic and seems like the kind of design that usually kills around here.

mjc613


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VonMonkey wrote:It was kind of inevitable- I'll give it another go sometime!

CAn see this doing well somewhere else
Maybe you can
Enter this
Elsewhere after waiting
Sixty days.
All will be pleased

arcsus


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mjc613 wrote:CAn see this doing well somewhere else
Maybe you can
Enter this
Elsewhere after waiting
Sixty days.
All will be pleased


Seconded. It would have my support. This is great.

mct0006


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If this doesn't print, I insist that you submit it somewhere else. BTW, I have "Take Me To Your Reader" and love it! :-)

MachoNacho


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Arghhhhhh why isn't this winning???? All in the fog of war are laem! This is so much better :/

rortiz44


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Anyone who doesn't vote for this shirt is blind to art and all things fashion. It's about time some new people start voting for these shirts so that the REAL artists are honored. Not the cheesy cartoon stuff

VonMonkey


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fifteensmiles


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Very Edward Gorey. Very cool.

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