Derby #98: Famous Quotations Illustrated
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The Devil is in the Details

The Devil is in the Details
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tgentry


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The Devil is in the Details

Drakxxx


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Wow sir, awesome concept!

I love the painting look you did the design in as well.


imsochady


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Oooh, very eerie. Great!

hbanzapan


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tgentry wrote:The Devil is in the Details


I love this. You did an incredible job! I usually love your work. I own "nanonauts". GMV

yodal


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this is great. creepy devil tree awesome

chels31889


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amazzing!! I WANT IT!

Icemank91


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Mixing fairy tales!?!?

Blasphemy!

marzipanapple


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This makes me so happy.
It reminds me so much of all the mythical tales I used to soak up as a child. That section was the first I would visit in the library.

The branch being his arm? And me not realizing it until I saw all the detail? It was an awesome revelation, hoho.

Icemank91


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Icemank91 wrote:Mixing fairy tales!?!?

Blasphemy!


That being said, I love the coloring on this one. I'm always a sucker for anything fairy tale/mythical awesomeness. Great work as always sir.

achariam


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Well done, the devil just pops out at ya.

View my work.Read my notes. You should follow me on twitter here.

slomer


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absolutely awesome

tgentry


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Thanks for the comments guys! I was surprised to see it doing as well as it was this morning before the servers died. Hopefully it can pick up steam again.

Mavyn


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Awesome. Really.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

MissRebeccaF


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I love this! So clever!

JadenKale


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I really like this, Travis. Very well thought out.

Frostbiter


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Subtle and brilliant!

erei


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I'm always drawn to these color schemes, but the full view revealed something even more fabulous.

The little girl is precious...

buriedwreckage


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jasneko


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Ah, I hear this quote all the time at work. Very nice interpretation.


lindab53


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Creepy! In an excellent sort of way. GMV

truffleshuffle


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I've actually never purchased a T-shirt from woot and can sadly not vote, but I would definitely make this my first if it gets printed. This is awesome!

Vote!

godslinger


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Wow look at the skyrocket of votes (considering the servers were down)! I really hope this fogs.
<3

Irrelevant


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Just incredible really. I will buy this when it wins; despite likely never actually wearing it myself. I just want to own this.

Adubs


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ya2sabes


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This shirt. Is so. Ridiculous.

Tgent for President.

fablefire


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This is so very kickass that I might even have to buy one... :O

isparabola


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This is impressive.

lucky1988


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paulkremer


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Wonderful concept! When the day is done and I've looked with sadness at the entries at the top of the Derby, I am always happy that Tgentry is still actually taking the time to come up with a unique idea! Keep them coming, and I'll keep my vote coming!

krisrobinson


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Nicely done again, you're a machine.

gymst


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brilliant! got my vote!!!

Foo228


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Too good, really. (gmv)

HeartlineTwist


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I wish the person had more definition so I could tell what in the hell it actually is. Love it otherwise.

marmls2m


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tgentry is a forest demon sympathizer!! i knew it


tgentry


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HeartlineTwist wrote:I wish the person had more definition so I could tell what in the hell it actually is. Love it otherwise.


I couldn't add much more detail as the character is only an inch or so high. She does have a head, face, body, two arms, overlapping hands, two legs, red riding hood like clothing. Can you really not tell what she is? Everyone else seems to be able to and you did call her a person first before switching to "it", so I'm guessing you can too, but now I'm kind of confused as to what you're saying... are you actually talking about the devil in the tree?

tgentry


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marmls2m wrote:tgentry is a forest demon sympathizer!! i knew it


They're on to us, Lucifern.

riffmaster18


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fantastic work


Hey Artists! Post your favorite design to my wall from your Facebook page. If I use your image I always link back to you.

oakcitygirl


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Did anyone else see little red riding hood and think of the murderous red dwarf from "Don't Look Now"?

HeartlineTwist


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tgentry wrote:I couldn't add much more detail as the character is only an inch or so high. She does have a head, face, body, two arms, overlapping hands, two legs, red riding hood like clothing. Can you really not tell what she is? Everyone else seems to be able to and you did call her a person first before switching to "it", so I'm guessing you can too, but now I'm kind of confused as to what you're saying... are you actually talking about the devil in the tree?


No, I'm talking about what I guess is a her. I was sort of just lamenting the detail. I know you don't have a lot of space, and in real life, distance would minimize some of the details on an object/person in the background. I guess the face just kind of kills it for me, but this still has my vote.

I guess my main confusion was whether or not I wanted to call her a she. I mean, yes, she's very evocative of LRRH, but it was sort of hard to read as a girl.

Still love it, though.

jshinevisuals


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wow!
best design Ive seen to date!
fkn well done!

accat


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wow. your design is great!

ZombieGorilla


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Love it! The green is just beautiful... excellent color overall. GMV!

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As a side note, when I buy shirts at woot, I don't pay that close attention to who created them. If it appeals to me, I buy. However I just realized I am starting to get a collection of tgentry shirts. Great work!




iris420


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Well done, Tgentry. I'm voting for this! I like the color combinations. Great interpretation of the phrase.

Carpe shirtem!

fleamarketadict


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I really like this but I really wish it wasn't LRRH. The mix of LRRH, Sleeping Beauty, Adam & Eve, and others is just too confusing to wrap my small mind around and have it make sense (to me).

An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.

catz07b


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wow this is just amazing. I would buy this painting and hang it in my house... if it were a painting of course.

RaefWolfe


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ZombieGorilla wrote:Love it! The green is just beautiful... excellent color overall. GMV!


What green?

MattC331


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Tgentry is overrated. Heck, I'm not sure he's even a real person. I've seen better on bathroom walls.

tgentry


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fleamarketadict wrote:I really like this but I really wish it wasn't LRRH. The mix of LRRH, Sleeping Beauty, Adam & Eve, and others is just too confusing to wrap my small mind around and have it make sense (to me).


No problemo. Originally I approached this as a straight-up Adam and Eve illustration, but there was something about it I thought people wouldn't respond to on a shirt (mainly the two naked people). Also Adam and Eve were tempted by a serpent, not a tree. So I dumped Adam and Eve since they weren't the point anyway.

I thought a child in their place would be interesting. I liked the idea of an small person in a large forest that's coming across something tempting and dangerous and figured people would respond to that better. The red clothing came more from the color limitations - I needed red for the apple, which meant her clothing would have to be red as well. Once I knew that was the case I played it up a little more as being Red Riding Hood because I liked the idea that this character was on the way to somewhere but was being sidetracked by temptation. I tried to dial back the RRH connection a little by dropping the basket, hoping to keep her as the symbol of RRH rather than a scene from that specific story.

Anyway that was the thought process behind it, a mash-up of stories and symbols that hopefully work together. That's cool if it doesn't work for you though.

mrwednesday


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This is a really great idea and wonderful execution but after getting my Pandora's Friends and seeing how terribly it printed I am very wary about how well the "lucifern" will show once the shirt is printed. I don't have a good feel for how these two browns print against each other.

I know the common worry is dark on dark but I'm still a little skeptical.

rglee129


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Simply gorgeous.

tgentry


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mrwednesday wrote:This is a really great idea and wonderful execution but after getting my Pandora's Friends and seeing how terribly it printed I am very wary about how well the "lucifern" will show once the shirt is printed. I don't have a good feel for how these two browns print against each other.

I know the common worry is dark on dark but I'm still a little skeptical.


I think it should be fine. It's very close in tone to a color in Cho's Rocky Raccoon, with a little bit of added yellow green. That one printed very clearly, even with thin lines like this one has:

tgentry


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rglee129 wrote:Simply gorgeous.


Thanks Robbie!

mrwednesday


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tgentry wrote:I think it should be fine. It's very close in tone to a color in Cho's Rocky Raccoon, with a little bit of added yellow green. That one printed very clearly, even with thin lines like this one has:


Sounds good. I'm really looking forward to this one and it doesn't look like you could possibly get stuck with fourth again (as long as I haven't jinxed you).

*knock on wood*

keryan022


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Awesome design, I want one!

skirochester


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I can't believe you lost by just a few votes the last 2 weeks.

Here's my +1 for this week. Hope that helps.

ambergreen


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tgentry wrote:No problemo. Originally I approached this as a straight-up Adam and Eve illustration, but there was something about it I thought people wouldn't respond to on a shirt (mainly the two naked people). Also Adam and Eve were tempted by a serpent, not a tree. So I dumped Adam and Eve since they weren't the point anyway.

I thought a child in their place would be interesting. I liked the idea of an small person in a large forest that's coming across something tempting and dangerous and figured people would respond to that better. The red clothing came more from the color limitations - I needed red for the apple, which meant her clothing would have to be red as well. Once I knew that was the case I played it up a little more as being Red Riding Hood because I liked the idea that this character was on the way to somewhere but was being sidetracked by temptation. I tried to dial back the RRH connection a little by dropping the basket, hoping to keep her as the symbol of RRH rather than a scene from that specific story.

Anyway that was the thought process behind it, a mash-up of stories and symbols that hopefully work together. That's cool if it doesn't work for you though.


I just finished reading "The Book of Lost Things" by John Connolly that had a good mashup of different fairy tales, myths, and even poetry. It included a whacked out version of Red Riding Hood.

I like the idea of Red and the tempting apple better...much less creepy.

spilzer


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Oooh, very clever indeed. I like the image a lot, but I'm hesitant because I don't really like the color palate. Something about the yellow/brown/green color combined with the red turns me off. I know I'm probably in the minority about the colors, but they just don't do anything for me. Still, I'll vote for it because the picture is so fantastic.

cmdixon2


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This is insane. I don't think you'll have to worry about 4th place this week. This will make an awesome print.

bellarific


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You, TGentry, are a tshirt designer God among tshirt designer peons.

Which is not fair to say about the other great designers I've seen, but I had to say something dramatic, in honor of the brilliance of this design.

artulo


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So very, very good. GMV.

smedgrick


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It's Harold from Fallout 3!

dankoni


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Got my vote. 99% sure I'll order one if it makes it.

mixer23


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Well, I am completely amazed at how you mix it up every week. You're easily the most varied artist around here... Oh, and I love this one! GMV and my $10 on Friday(yeah, I said it!).

drsouthwick


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Reminds me of a character from "Pan's Labyrinth"

atshephe


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Though this isn't something I would personally wear, I love the design. The colors are wonderful, the depth of the scene is fantastic and it fits the theme perfectly. Excellent work!

fjjfelice


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Wow, this made me gasp audibly! I love it!

ZombieGorilla


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RaefWolfe wrote:What green?


Whoa...

When I first saw your response, I just thought you were being sarcastic or funny or something.

But, as I was looking again at the entries on my old iBook instead of my MBP, I noticed that forest in the background appears to be a mustard yellowish color. Whereas on my MBP, it is more of a faded olive green. Which is why I commented, I love muted/faded greens.

I am now curious what the color actually is, they appear very different. My MBP, MacMini and Linux box all are most definately greenish. My iBook it is yellow. The MBP and IBook are calibrated, the others aren't.

Tgentry, if you get a chance, could you post one of PMS numbers used in the background forestry?

BTW, it looks good either way. ;)




tgentry


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ZombieGorilla wrote:Whoa...

Tgentry, if you get a chance, could you post one of PMS numbers used in the background forestry?

BTW, it looks good either way. ;)


It actually is a dark greenish-yellow color that gives the impression of being more green. The brown color it's up against makes the green that's in yellow stand out more. If I had it on a green shirt it would look very yellow. Color effects. Both of the monitors I have show it as looking greenish though, not mustardy. The Pantones are:

619C
618C
484C
450C
467C

mixer23


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drsouthwick wrote:Reminds me of a character from "Pan's Labyrinth"


Exactly what I thought, I just for got to mention it.

spanishmel


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This is one of your best works...I love pretty much everything about this...you really deserve a print.

morganporter


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Someone let me know when I can buy this shirt.

zakmancrothers


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Incredible design. Can't say I like it on a t-shirt though. Sorry, but kudos on the artwork.

BootsBoots


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Awesome concept, brilliantly executed. But I don't expect any less from you. ::

No, seriously. This is just great. The concept alone is just so creative. +1 and it better print!


ZombieGorilla


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tgentry wrote:It actually is a dark greenish-yellow color that gives the impression of being more green. The brown color it's up against makes the green that's in yellow stand out more. If I had it on a green shirt it would look very yellow. Color effects. Both of the monitors I have show it as looking greenish though, not mustardy. The Pantones are:

619C
618C
484C
450C
467C


Thanks, good to know. Those match up with MBP screen. Since others had commented on it being yellow, I was concerned about the integrity of my screen color.




dankstick


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I'll guess this was inspired by Brandon O'Keefe's work. Not that it is a copy, but it is approximate in concept.

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tgentry


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dankstick wrote:I'll guess this was inspired by Brandon O'Keefe's work.


Actually it wasn't, I've never even heard of the guy until you posted that. Just an unfortunate coincidence I'm afraid, not surprising given how common the story of Adam and Eve is. Type in "devil" and "tree" into google images and something similar is bound to pop up.

beefzaweef


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Good job Gent!

DeadFrog


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dankstick wrote:I'll guess this was inspired by Brandon O'Keefe's work. Not that it is a copy, but it is approximate in concept.


Really Dankstick? I'm pretty sure most people don't spend all of their time browsing images on the internet. Most of us don't even do a search for images to rip off before we start our designs. Hard to imagine right?

Good stuff TGentry.

dankstick


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DeadFrog wrote:Really Dankstick? I'm pretty sure most people don't spend all of their time browsing images on the internet. Most of us don't even do a search for images to rip off before we start our designs. Hard to imagine right?

Good stuff TGentry.


He said he didn't see it before and I'm inclined to believe him. My guess was incorrect, but it was an understandable guess in my opinion given the similarity. I don't care what most people/most of us do in any capacity and I certainly believe tgentry is not plagiarizing designs or images.

tgentry


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dankstick wrote:He said he didn't see it before and I'm inclined to believe him. My guess was incorrect, but it was an understandable guess in my opinion given the similarity. I don't care what most people/most of us do in any capacity and I certainly believe tgentry is not plagiarizing designs or images.


No worries, it's a legitimate similarity. It's bound to happen doing this week after week. Coming up with the ideas for designs is by far the best thing about submitting to the derby for me. I would never take that satisfaction away from myself by copying some other artist's ideas. If I'm ever inspired by another artist it's usually the style they use, not the concept. I don't even take ideas offered by others, even when they're really good, simply because I enjoy coming up with my own ideas so much. Sooner or later there's bound to be some overlap with them though, it's just the law of probabilities. I think the last big one I had was with the little guys carving snowflakes, which actually turned out to be very similar to a Threadless shirt. That's life.

yodal


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your coming first for sure. congratz on an awesome design. deserves the win.

ghouliegrrrl


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Amazing. If this were a print I would buy it in a heartbeat - it would look great in my house. Hope it wins...

Nathan Strange

blundergirl


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Congratulations!

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