Derby #94: Air

Escape

Rejected because: Gradients

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cmdixon2


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This is 1 of 2 I'm submitting this week. This one was fun, but I'm SO tired of halftones. Luckily, I think it actually turned out better on the shirt than I expected.

I hope you like it!

Check out the large version.

edit:
There's been some question about how it would look on a man, so I put it on a male model. I think it works equally well for both.

anatwork


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The flow of this is stunning. I think you're right -- it turned out gorgeous without the halftones! I really like this.

anatwork


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anatwork wrote:The flow of this is stunning. I think you're right -- it turned out gorgeous without the halftones! I really like this.


waitaminit--I just checked out the big version. It has incredibly detailed, gorgeous halftones! Ok--now I get why you're tired of em. *hides head*

Anyway, the shirt is beautiful and I hope it prints.

elwayman02


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This was a fun concept, I was glad I got to provide some feedback in the early planning/sketch stages. cmdixon had a great concept and really executed it well. GMV for sure!

narkus


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WOW, cool! and LOVE the orange!!!!


kylemittskus


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Love the way you did the bubble.

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captdeath


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AMAZING!!!! I NEED THIS!!!!

plus i don't have this color yet...

awesome design!

heartluce


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You did a gorgeous job on this! If it wins, I will have to think about it because I'm claustrophic at times... haha. But, I love it.

xxchange


quality posts: 44 Private Messages xxchange
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This is beautiful. I love the colors. Fingers crossed it gets in the top three! (Or a tie)

My Colours: 6 Black, 9 Asphalt, 7 Cranberry, 4 Royal Blue, 10 Navy, 7 Silver, 7 Grass, 2 Orange, 2 Kelly Green, 8 Brown, 1 White, 2 Lemon, 7 Baby Blue, 3 Cream, 2 Heather Gray, 5 Olive, 1 Pink, 1 Eggplant

Last 12 of 85: Little Dreams, Black and White, Fall, I'm not prickley on the inside..., Released, Nature Owl, Mirror Mirror, The Last Day, Playful Foxes Remix, My Special Day, My Special Day Tote, Circuit-ulatory System Remix

Ikonos71


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Very, very well done. Nice job. /Vote

cmdixon2


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Thank you guys!

P.S. - I just subbed my 2nd shirt, so check it out here.

spanishmel


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I'm scratching my head as to why there is a woman in the bubble? It doesn't really make any sense to me.

The whole bubble/scroll thing is cute in a decorative sense...

BaldBob007


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spanishmel wrote:I'm scratching my head as to why there is a woman in the bubble? It doesn't really make any sense to me.

The whole bubble/scroll thing is cute in a decorative sense...


That isn't a scroll... Edit: Never mind - you mean the background imagery, I digress...

I take the concept to be a girl blowing bubbles and dreaming of floating away in one.

The halftones are just amazing, i don't even want to think how much time this took... course, I'm just learning 'em myself.

qdibble


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Beautiful. Great concept and design. I'm trying to decide if it's too girly for me to wear, but I'm pretty sure I don't care. :o)

danalarue


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This is beautiful! I would certainly buy this!

danalarue


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The girl in the bubble is awesome! How many times on a crazy day do we wish we could just float away in a bubble?? Also, I can imagine a person going through trauma therapy would really love this shirt.

invisiblecrazy


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I have a REALLLLLLY crappy monitor...so um, what color shirt is this?


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KaylaJ


quality posts: 22 Private Messages KaylaJ
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def looks like it could be a very pretty shirt and the orange is used quite well. and while i voted, i could never buy it, i myself am orange and this would just pale me out

wjmoss


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Would this be appropriate for guys? I LOVE the shirt but I don't know how well it'd play on a guy...

cmdixon2


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wjmoss wrote:Would this be appropriate for guys? I LOVE the shirt but I don't know how well it'd play on a guy...


I just added another comp to the top of the thread to show it on a man's shirt. Hope that helps!

jasneko


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Wow. I thought this was a gradient from the thumbnail... but it was doing so well I was puzzled... clicked on it, saw your name and then was puzzled again as I didn't think you would make that mistake. And then saw they are halftones! Holy moly. You should do a halftone tutorial I was trying to figure them out yesterday and getting frustrated. There are a few out there, but they don't seem to go into detail on how to do color halftones.


CreationsFromChaos


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This shirt is amazing!

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Juu


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Absolutely gorgeous-
I like the concept, but i'm not so sure if i personally like it on a shirt- (i think that's just me though)

ViciousSandpiper


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This is so cool! It's nice to see some really awesome designs in and near the fog this week. Hope this one makes it in before the week is out!

cmdixon2


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I know this won't matter, but these are not gradients. Thanks woot.



Edit: You also may want to go back and reject tgentry's "Stuck Inside" for gradients as well. I'm perplexed. :\

xxchange


quality posts: 44 Private Messages xxchange
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RESUB! RESUB! I NEED THIS SHIRT!!

My Colours: 6 Black, 9 Asphalt, 7 Cranberry, 4 Royal Blue, 10 Navy, 7 Silver, 7 Grass, 2 Orange, 2 Kelly Green, 8 Brown, 1 White, 2 Lemon, 7 Baby Blue, 3 Cream, 2 Heather Gray, 5 Olive, 1 Pink, 1 Eggplant

Last 12 of 85: Little Dreams, Black and White, Fall, I'm not prickley on the inside..., Released, Nature Owl, Mirror Mirror, The Last Day, Playful Foxes Remix, My Special Day, My Special Day Tote, Circuit-ulatory System Remix

omnitarian


quality posts: 15 Private Messages omnitarian
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Yeah, that's a little laem. How big were the halftones? It's my understanding that anything less than 10 pixels big is too small to show up during silkscreening.

Reawen


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Reawen
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Wow, terrible call! Way to not pay attention to what you're rejecting...

fablefire


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Bummer. The colors on this were great and I bet the halftones were such a pain. :<

spanishmel


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I see gradients in the detail view but not in the comp. Maybe the wrong file was uploaded. Or maybe they were too fine. Who knows.

sparky5693


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spanishmel wrote:I see gradients in the detail view but not in the comp. Maybe the wrong file was uploaded. Or maybe they were too fine. Who knows.


I need this shirt

xxchange


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This better get an HM for the mix-up, it was the site's fault anyways... these aren't gradients! What a rip-off! And this was actually a BEAUTIFUL shirt that could have won!

My Colours: 6 Black, 9 Asphalt, 7 Cranberry, 4 Royal Blue, 10 Navy, 7 Silver, 7 Grass, 2 Orange, 2 Kelly Green, 8 Brown, 1 White, 2 Lemon, 7 Baby Blue, 3 Cream, 2 Heather Gray, 5 Olive, 1 Pink, 1 Eggplant

Last 12 of 85: Little Dreams, Black and White, Fall, I'm not prickley on the inside..., Released, Nature Owl, Mirror Mirror, The Last Day, Playful Foxes Remix, My Special Day, My Special Day Tote, Circuit-ulatory System Remix

ViciousSandpiper


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It's only saturday!! You can resub and get this back to the top.

Stormink


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Stormink
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Wow another front-running design rejection by Woot that is infatuated. Reject something correctly for once.

indihar


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Yes, this was my no.1 favorite in this derby, so I will add my plea that you rework/resubmit this, please?

And if it doesn't make it here...please find another site that will print it

(That is beginning to get to be an old refrain, around these parts! :-( )

qdibble


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This is one of my favorite shirts to be in a derby ever. It really embrangles that it got shot-down.

qdibble


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qdibble wrote:This is one of my favorite shirts to be in a derby ever. It really embrangles that it got shot-down.


Wow, I never would have thought that the word embrangles would be considered off-color. The fact that the site changes it to the word embrangles really embrangles.

cmdixon2


quality posts: 21 Private Messages cmdixon2
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It saddens me that this was unfairly rejected. Clearly I used no gradients and wish woot would have looked at the larger version and they would have seen that. Maybe the halftones would still have been too small but I surely know better than to use gradients.
I will not be resubbing this as I feel it's probably too late. I will however see if I can get my rights back from this design so I can submit it elsewhere. I'll keep you all posted.

ChefRAZ


quality posts: 20 Private Messages ChefRAZ
cmdixon2 wrote:It saddens me that this was unfairly rejected. Clearly I used no gradients and wish woot would have looked at the larger version and they would have seen that. Maybe the halftones would still have been too small but I surely know better than to use gradients.
I will not be resubbing this as I feel it's probably too late. I will however see if I can get my rights back from this design so I can submit it elsewhere. I'll keep you all posted.


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TheBigDoak


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This is ridiculous. Woot, you need to get your act together.

anatwork


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cmdixon2 wrote:It saddens me that this was unfairly rejected. Clearly I used no gradients and wish woot would have looked at the larger version and they would have seen that. Maybe the halftones would still have been too small but I surely know better than to use gradients.
I will not be resubbing this as I feel it's probably too late. I will however see if I can get my rights back from this design so I can submit it elsewhere. I'll keep you all posted.


This is so wrong. This was a gorgeous shirt and you must've put days into it. You should definitely submit it elsewhere. I'm sure it will do very well. I'm sorry.

Demonbuttercup


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Oh no
I really wanted this one!!!!
boooo!!!!!

eHalcyon


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How big were your halftones? They may have been too small to print. After all, they were so small that they appeared to be gradients in the comp. Woot usually does check detail images that are posted, and for work like this that is borderline printable, it would be a good idea to submit the print ready asap so they can check it if need be.

My condolences. Woot needs more orange shirts.

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EndGameOmega


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It's a really nice design. I'd pick it up if you where to sell it some where else :3

xxchange


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cmdixon2 wrote:It saddens me that this was unfairly rejected. Clearly I used no gradients and wish woot would have looked at the larger version and they would have seen that. Maybe the halftones would still have been too small but I surely know better than to use gradients.
I will not be resubbing this as I feel it's probably too late. I will however see if I can get my rights back from this design so I can submit it elsewhere. I'll keep you all posted.


Where will you be doing that? Do you have a website/blog or some such thing?

My Colours: 6 Black, 9 Asphalt, 7 Cranberry, 4 Royal Blue, 10 Navy, 7 Silver, 7 Grass, 2 Orange, 2 Kelly Green, 8 Brown, 1 White, 2 Lemon, 7 Baby Blue, 3 Cream, 2 Heather Gray, 5 Olive, 1 Pink, 1 Eggplant

Last 12 of 85: Little Dreams, Black and White, Fall, I'm not prickley on the inside..., Released, Nature Owl, Mirror Mirror, The Last Day, Playful Foxes Remix, My Special Day, My Special Day Tote, Circuit-ulatory System Remix

CerPrime


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xxchange wrote:Where will you be doing that? Do you have a website/blog or some such thing?


Yes please - if you have a blog/website, please let us know - this is fantastic work!!

cmdixon2


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CerPrime wrote:Yes please - if you have a blog/website, please let us know - this is fantastic work!!


My website is being overhauled, so I don't have that at the moment. I may work on putting together a blog page of some sort for past designs so people know where they might be going in the future.
I'll definitely let you all know where this one in particular goes once it's released back to me. I'll be putting it up somewhere for sure.
Thanks again for liking it!

the1pony


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Wow, how disappointing that this gorgeous design got rejected. Go Cafepress or something? I'd buy one.

xxchange


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cmdixon2 wrote:My website is being overhauled, so I don't have that at the moment. I may work on putting together a blog page of some sort for past designs so people know where they might be going in the future.
I'll definitely let you all know where this one in particular goes once it's released back to me. I'll be putting it up somewhere for sure.
Thanks again for liking it!


Put it on deviantart, please, so I can fav it--also that's a good place to keep people updated! If they're a member, of course.

My Colours: 6 Black, 9 Asphalt, 7 Cranberry, 4 Royal Blue, 10 Navy, 7 Silver, 7 Grass, 2 Orange, 2 Kelly Green, 8 Brown, 1 White, 2 Lemon, 7 Baby Blue, 3 Cream, 2 Heather Gray, 5 Olive, 1 Pink, 1 Eggplant

Last 12 of 85: Little Dreams, Black and White, Fall, I'm not prickley on the inside..., Released, Nature Owl, Mirror Mirror, The Last Day, Playful Foxes Remix, My Special Day, My Special Day Tote, Circuit-ulatory System Remix

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