Derby #95: Pointillism
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Octo System

Octo System
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kwilder


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Oh, wow! I want this shirt! Awesome job!

theinfinityloop


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Wow, I didn't realize the octopus would be so common for this derby. O.O

Anyway I had a hard time making sure this was pointillism and not stippling. Hopefully it's okay.

I also hope it's subject is clear. The octopus head is the sun and he's toying with a planet in each tentacle. The elimination of Pluto was convenient for this since now there are eight planets.


jewelwing


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theinfinityloop wrote:Wow, I didn't realize the octopus would be so common for this derby. O.O

Anyway I had a hard time making sure this was pointillism and not stippling. Hopefully it's okay.


Ha! Tell us to draw whatever we want and we all draw octopus and squid. Figures, eh? Yours is very pretty. Looks graceful, which I know is hard to do with dots.

BootsBoots


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theinfinityloop wrote:Wow, I didn't realize the octopus would be so common for this derby. O.O

Anyway I had a hard time making sure this was pointillism and not stippling. Hopefully it's okay.

I also hope it's subject is clear. The octopus head is the sun and he's toying with a planet in each tentacle. The elimination of Pluto was convenient for this since now there are eight planets.


I didn't see the octo at first, but now that I do it's very cool. Very pretty, Loop.


SailorButterfly


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Pretty!

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BaldBob007


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theinfinityloop wrote:Wow, I didn't realize the octopus would be so common for this derby. O.O

Anyway I had a hard time making sure this was pointillism and not stippling. Hopefully it's okay.

I also hope it's subject is clear. The octopus head is the sun and he's toying with a planet in each tentacle. The elimination of Pluto was convenient for this since now there are eight planets.


Very nice... but... but... You could still put Pluto out there, right? I mean... Pluto was a planet, like, forever!

supersonic213


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theinfinityloop wrote:Wow, I didn't realize the octopus would be so common for this derby. O.O

Anyway I had a hard time making sure this was pointillism and not stippling. Hopefully it's okay.

I also hope it's subject is clear. The octopus head is the sun and he's toying with a planet in each tentacle. The elimination of Pluto was convenient for this since now there are eight planets.


That's deep, man. Real deep. Deep enough for a vote from my space-loving second inner grader (that's a compliment).

Outside of Uranus and Neptune, the planets actually look like you would expect them to look. And it's not stippling, which I appreciate greatly. This is fine work and I hope you receive a lot of support from those of us who once dreamed of being an astronaut.

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sailormoontsu


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Oh, wow! This looks awesome!

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CrescentDebris


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Even though I'm not one of the octopus/squid shirt fans, this is nicely done.

Salinga


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Ahh, all the nice black shirts in this derby!
Very nice. Love how the octopus shape itself is very subtle.

patgirl81


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Gorgeous!

krisrobinson


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2 octo's... just my luck. Nice shirt!

mixer23


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Very nice, I'd say your slump is over as this is quite awesome... Voted and in for one if it makes it!

BrettWalking


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So entrancing.

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eHalcyon


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I have a soft spot for cephelapods, but I don't yet own a shirt with one. When I first saw this, I thought "ooh, nebulous octopus". It took a few moments before I saw the planets. I think this is my favourite design in the derby and I very well may purchase it if it goes to print. I'm worried about the dots though... they already look fairly big on the comp, so they'll probably be bigger in print. The small shirt comp looks absolutely amazing though. It's spectacular.

Eight planets really does work out for you too, though I wish pluto was off all alone in the corner.

Right then. Voted.

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Stormink


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I like this entry as well! Another vote for one of your designs. I especially like the colors... and a black shirt never hurts anything in my book!

Jestik


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nice colors.

very pretty, Ms. Loop.

you have garnered yet another vote here

theinfinityloop


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Really great comments, everyone! Thank you!!

BaldBob007 wrote:Very nice... but... but... You could still put Pluto out there, right? I mean... Pluto was a planet, like, forever!

I considered it, but I feared Pluto would distract from the overall feel of it. I know, I know, I over-think things sometimes, lol.


CrescentDebris wrote:Even though I'm not one of the octopus/squid shirt fans, this is nicely done.
Thank you! I'm not really a fan of them either, but I can see the appeal, especially artistically. It's fun to design with the curves and swirls of their tentacles.


mixer23 wrote:Very nice, I'd say your slump is over as this is quite awesome... Voted and in for one if it makes it!
Thanks! I indeed feel a lot better art-wise, and I'm more proud of this than last week's. I think I just needed a few days to not touch Photoshop.


eHalcyon wrote:I have a soft spot for cephelapods, but I don't yet own a shirt with one. When I first saw this, I thought "ooh, nebulous octopus". It took a few moments before I saw the planets. I think this is my favourite design in the derby and I very well may purchase it if it goes to print. I'm worried about the dots though... they already look fairly big on the comp, so they'll probably be bigger in print. The small shirt comp looks absolutely amazing though. It's spectacular.

Eight planets really does work out for you too, though I wish pluto was off all alone in the corner.

Right then. Voted.
Thanks, e. I worried over the size of the dots as well. I started working on this before I saw they had limited the size, so I had to add a stroke around them until the smallest were 30 pixels. I wanted to have varied sized dots, which meant there had to be some that were larger than 30px. I think it would look better if the limit had been 15px, but I'll have to live with it. Anyway, it's great to hear that this is your favorite.


jimiyo


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5th place! Eeeek! I bet you are refreshing every few minutes. Derbies IMO are nerve racking.

Good Luck! :D

eHalcyon


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theinfinityloop wrote:Really great comments, everyone! Thank you!!

Thanks, e. I worried over the size of the dots as well. I started working on this before I saw they had limited the size, so I had to add a stroke around them until the smallest were 30 pixels. I wanted to have varied sized dots, which meant there had to be some that were larger than 30px. I think it would look better if the limit had been 15px, but I'll have to live with it. Anyway, it's great to hear that this is your favorite.


I'm still confused about that. See, I dropped some dots onto a full canvas and then scaled it down to shirt comp size (actually, a bit larger than shirt comp size) and the 20px and 30px dots were TINY:



The first dot was 10 px (now only a pixel), the second is 20 and the third is 30. Comparing the dot sizes to your comp, I would guess that yours are closer to 60 or 70 px...

So what am I doing wrong? Lots of artists seem to have large dots compared to what I found...

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theinfinityloop


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eHalcyon wrote:I'm still confused about that. See, I dropped some dots onto a full canvas and then scaled it down to shirt comp size (actually, a bit larger than shirt comp size) and the 20px and 30px dots were TINY:



The first dot was 10 px (now only a pixel), the second is 20 and the third is 30. Comparing the dot sizes to your comp, I would guess that yours are closer to 60 or 70 px...

So what am I doing wrong? Lots of artists seem to have large dots compared to what I found...

E, you're gonna give yourself a headache, lol. I have all sorts of sizes in there, and it's possible some are indeed 60.


Ryfiel


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Besides my initial 'oh great another octopus' I actually find that I like this. I think the planets might have sold me on it.

What would you have done if Pluto was still a planet??

eHalcyon


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theinfinityloop wrote:E, you're gonna give yourself a headache, lol. I have all sorts of sizes in there, and it's possible some are indeed 60.


True enough, ma'am.

I suppose my confusion is from many of the best artists here have used "larger" dots and lamented the lack of fine points to add detail, while some of the ones that HAVE such detail are raising questions regarding adherence to the dot size restriction. For example, people are questioning radiomode's design, but his dots look big enough as far as I can tell. But since so many technically skilled artists seem to think it's a problem, I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong. =\

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chade2001


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aha! i counted 9 tentacles on this one! hahah, glad to see this in the fog

gone!

BaldBob007


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chade2001 wrote:aha! i counted 9 tentacles on this one! hahah, glad to see this in the fog


Do you mean the one that starts on the right and curves around to encircle Venus? I only see 8... ;)

sailormoontsu


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Glad to see this is still in the fog!

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Stormink


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Get back in the damn fog!

jasneko


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swirly and pretty.

fifey157


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Week after week, I am sorely disappointed in the shirt.woot community. If Gigli (2003) like Firefox or the toaster or that flowery b.s. print this week, I might have to lay off the derbies and find someplace where good art is appreciated. This very much deserves to be in the fog and is absolutely beautiful. I hope it prints Loop.

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fifey157 wrote:Week after week, I am sorely disappointed in the shirt.woot community. If Gigli (2003) like Firefox or the toaster or that flowery b.s. print this week, I might have to lay off the derbies and find someplace where good art is appreciated. This very much deserves to be in the fog and is absolutely beautiful. I hope it prints Loop.


Totally agree. I have only been hanging around shirt.woot for about a month now after a long absence, but in that time I have found it to be an entirely frustrating, confounding, gut-wrenching, soul-crushing experience. It's worse now than it used to be, and imo that's saying a lot.

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cobolisdead


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I'm sorry that your design got passed by an off topic mutant animal that has now moved into the fog. It's a nice piece of art.

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cobolisdead


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Almost halfway into the derby and no one has made an Octo-mom joke yet.

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hewtab


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get back in the fog! D:

cobolisdead


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hewtab wrote:get back in the fog! D:


I hope that it does, but I'm losing faith in both wooters for voting for things that aren't on theme and woot by allowing non-pointillism designs to linger in the fog. It's after Monday, there should have been more rejections. Yet, I guess we have to get our RamSek print of the week though....

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EinnaFK


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I really love this design. Wish it was up there instead of the swirls or fox.

sailormoontsu


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I can't believe this isn't in the fog. I've been trying to stay off shirt.woot for a few days to refresh and re-energize, and I come back to see yet another crud-tastic fog. Well, actually I do like Boots' and I think the toaster is cute, but I don't think I'd wear them. *sigh*

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manticoreparade


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Fancy. This is a beautifully executed design. With a heavy heart and a salty tear, I will crushed if I can't buy it this weekend.

cobolisdead


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Just 15 more votes and we can knock the Mutant animal out of the fog!

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kzarling


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Please, please get back in the fog. I want to add this to my collection of cephalophod shirts!

luv2laugh


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This is so beautiful and creative. Great job!

cobolisdead


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Come on folks! Don't let this one slip away!

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Niwer


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This is probably my favorite entry. The colors are great, and I do hope it makes it. :] GMV.

noisdois


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I thought yours would win for sure, Loopy... It makes me sad to see it not in the fog

cobolisdead


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noisdois wrote:I thought yours would win for sure, Loopy... It makes me sad to see it not in the fog


It's not that far out of it right now. I'm still hopeful. I guess we will just have to see how it goes tonight and tomorrow.

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Up to 5th! Forget the brown fox jumping over the lazy dog. The purple space octopus just jumped over the lazy brown fox!

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cobolisdead


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supersonic213 wrote:Up to 5th! Forget the brown fox jumping over the lazy dog. The purple space octopus just jumped over the lazy brown fox!


Awesome! This might make it into the fog, but I'm happy it got to fifth.

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cobolisdead


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Congrats on the strong finish Loopy! I hate that id didn't get into the fog, but 5th is a good spot to go out on.

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The design and coloring are absolutely awesome! I wish this would have won, I'd have bought one for sure.

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Hey, when is this shirt going to print?

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