Derby #92: Steampunk
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Calling John Henry!

Calling John Henry!
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rglee129


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Who do you call when a steam powered locomotabot begins rampaging? John Henry!

chade2001


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this is teh awesome! i like robots! steampunk'd train robots, me like it even more!!!

gone!

heartluce


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narkus


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pretty darn cool ; )


sharnar


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ok, AWESOME!!!

cmon guys FOG THAT SHIZ!

rglee129


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sharnar wrote:

cmon guys FOG THAT SHIZ!


Word, pleaze.

BootsBoots


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tgentry


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AWESOME!

Andy47240


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Excellent job Robbie. I really like the smoke textures.



theinfinityloop


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Robbie this is kick-ass!


rglee129


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theinfinityloop wrote:Robbie this is kick-ass!


Thanks guys. It's cool to be getting kind words from some of the woot designers I e"steam" the most.

Srzly, I'm thrilled the way it turned out and am glad y'all agree. This is the first design I've done since the robot/roomba one where I keep going to back to it and smiling to myself.

Enough tooting my own whistle. There are some great designs this week so I ain't going to hold my locomotive-breath.

cobolisdead


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Awesome! GMV!

It seriously reminds me of this:



But in a good way. That is Optimus Prime from the Hearts of Steel Transformers Comic.

You can ride with me, or you can find your own path. Don't stab me in the back after I've cleared the way.

Stormink


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Very nice use of subtle color, but I'm not so fond of the texture on the ground and how it cuts off so abruptly. But definitely submit somewhere else if it doesn't place.

tgentry


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cobolisdead wrote:Awesome! GMV!

It seriously reminds me of this:

But in a good way. That is Optimus Prime from the Hearts of Steel Transformers Comic.


I actually prefer Rglees, he made great use of the wheels, putting them on the side of the arms. I can't even tell if the Optimus even has the wheels on him. Really hope this gets a chance somewhere.

DeviousKitsune


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This is brilliant. A giant locomotive robot, how could I resist?

pdenight


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I love the story of John Henry and I love this shirt's interpretation of it! Great Job!

Drakxxx


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Too awesome for words man. I was waiting for you submission into this contest.


tgentry


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How is this not in the top 4 right now? Derby frustration setting in... must get away...

Try it at Threadless please, they tend to actually appreciate good concepts and wonderful art.

rglee129


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tgentry wrote:How is this not in the top 4 right now? Derby frustration setting in... must get away...

Try it at Threadless please, they tend to actually appreciate good concepts and wonderful art.


Thanks, Travis. I really feel like I'm on my game lately, but getting a derby print just feels so frustratingly impossible. but it's still a great way to compel me to crank out some art each week. Still, praise from you and the other designers I admire is a nice consolation. I'll definitely try Threadless later...

jasneko


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Looks cool Rglee.

Vote!


lucky1988


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Terrific illustration and use of halftones. Great job!

IndependentVik


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How is it that your robots just keep getting cooler and cooler? Definitely got my vote. Love the subtle reference on the shirt to John Henry, as well; some might get it immediately from the sledgehammer.

spanishmel


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Wowie! He's literally a Steam Punk! I love this. I would definitely buy this...

Your artwork looks so much classier and sophisticated than a lot of the other amine cutesy stuff. You understand wearability better than most of the people on here (myself included).


skirochester


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the details, textures and colors are amazing. this might be my favorite of yours robbie... although I studied ironclad for quite a while and really like that one too

this should have more votes. got one from me.

itsbeth


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Absolutely stunning. GMV.

Mroczkowski


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hajile


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Why is this not winning? Why? :[

I probably wouldn't buy this myself, but it is an absolute superb design. Plus, you get extra kudos-points for the not-overly-obvious-in-a-good-way John Henry reference. AWESOME.

smittycity42


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hajile wrote:Why is this not winning? Why? :[

I probably wouldn't buy this myself, but it is an absolute superb design. Plus, you get extra kudos-points for the not-overly-obvious-in-a-good-way John Henry reference. AWESOME.


I'd love to buy this shirt, me thinks more votes would come with better thumbnail, o well sa la vie

hmmxkrazee


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RG you deserve so much more success than you get in the Derbies. Your style and art is amazing but I guess it's not nerdy or cute enough. :[

IndependentVik


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I'm bummed this isn't doing better. I'd pray for an HM, but nothing good ever seems to win the do-over

rglee129


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Thanks for all the kind comments, gang. You're words are the chloraspetic for the sore throat that is woot derby neglect. BUT I know when I do good work and that satisfaction is its own reward. Of course, fame-for-a-day and a cool grand would be nice, too...

Regardless, I'm amped pretty hard for this design and will shop it around when it's done here. I'm a little worried that if it gets into a do-over derby it would be the one after the next one (which is presumably next week?)and I'd have to wait forever to try it at threadless, etc. We'll see if I'm so lucky.

mlovesr


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I wish your design much luck at another site where the voters have the capacity to appreciate your brilliance and artistic abilities.

Good luck, Robbie! :-)

thisisme84


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Borderline Clown...shoes...

rglee129


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thisisme84 wrote:Borderline Clown...shoes...


Thanks?

thatrobert


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rglee129


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thatrobert wrote:


Thanks!

mitchellp


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I voted it. Really nice design... GMV

ambergreen


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rglee129 wrote:Who do you call when a steam powered locomotabot begins rampaging? John Henry!


I can't believe I missed this one earlier! Pretty cool!

supersonic213


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ambergreen wrote:I can't believe I missed this one earlier! Pretty cool!


Me Too!! This shirt is extremely awesome and I would have bought it in a second. I feel guilty that I did not give it my attention earlier in the derby and I won't make that mistake again, I hope.

rglee, your work continues to impress, as always! Truly epic AND on theme in an abstract sort of way. I love it!

The guys at the new SONIC drive-in told me to have a supersonic day. And I did!

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