Derby #101: Fake Band T-Shirts
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Botanical Beard

Botanical Beard
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bellarific


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His mustache can play piano, and his toes do a mean solo guitar riff.

jasneko


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hoho this is great! Botanical beard!!:D


imsochady


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Hahahah, this is so awesome!

eHalcyon


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Have you ever entered before? I think you've been holding out on us!

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imsochady


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eHalcyon wrote:Have you ever entered before? I think you've been holding out on us!


Yes she has! Last one I remember was that kid with the inhaler.

bellarific


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jasneko wrote:hoho this is great! Botanical beard!!:D


Oh man. Dude, I love your work. A compliment from you is like a shower of bacon burgers right over my house. Heavenlyyyyy. Lawl.

Thanks!

MaryESP


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Love it.

bellarific


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eHalcyon wrote:Have you ever entered before? I think you've been holding out on us!


Let's see. I joined here last....April? My first derby was the dessert one. Since then I've probably only submitted, like, 7 things.

I usually don't end up getting my designs done on time, but this theme is so obscure and open that I can draw ANYTHING I want and make it make sense. Even though it totally doesn't make sense. :P

bellarific


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imsochady wrote:Yes she has! Last one I remember was that kid with the inhaler.


Aha! You remembered him! I made him my desktop background so he could greet me every morning. Thanks so much.

eHalcyon


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bellarific wrote:Aha! You remembered him! I made him my desktop background so he could greet me every morning. Thanks so much.


I just went through your SDS page look for it, but I didn't see a kid with an inhaler. Which derby was it?

The only one of yours that I recognized was the tree-paper design. e_e

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jasneko


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bellarific wrote:Oh man. Dude, I love your work. A compliment from you is like a shower of bacon burgers right over my house. Heavenlyyyyy. Lawl.

Thanks!

Lol really? I'm like a shower of bacon burgers? Well now you made my evening;) Awesome that you love my work that much!


jewelwing


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This is great! So whimsical and the layout is really interesting. Love!

amillionpieces


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This is probably the best tee-shirt design EVER. Love it. The illustration is really well drawn and humorous, hope this one wins.

marzipanapple


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This is awesome. I love how the colors stand out against the white. Not to mention that this is usually the type of band shirt style that stands out to me. Those that looked like they were sketched/drawn as opposed to splatters or vectors.

chrisbarbar


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I like. Very niceeee. Ill take 3 if it wins. Fingers crossed!!!

artulo


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Love it. Really well done.

krisrobinson


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Definitely cool. Nice work.

fifey157


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eHalcyon wrote:I just went through your SDS page look for it, but I didn't see a kid with an inhaler. Which derby was it?

The only one of yours that I recognized was the tree-paper design. e_e


The inhaler was from the Air derby. Loved that shirt and this one!

jackalopejoe


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I absolutely love this design - the expression on his face is priceless!

monkeyswag


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bellarific


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Bear with me, ladies and gents. I'm determined to address everyone who commented on my design, and I have never gotten this much feedback before. For anything I've done on shirt.woot.

Here goes:

@eHalcyon- Fifey seemed to clear that inquiry up. I don't know how he/she got to it, but there it is. My wheezing cartoon.

@jewelwing- Thank you, ma'am. "whimsical" is, like, one of my favortie words. I swear it's in my top ten.

@amillionpieces-

@marzianapple- I always end up buying shirts like that, too. So, I figure, if I'm going to attach my name to something, might as well be something I'd maybe wear.

@chrisbarbar- Heh, yeah. I've never entertained the thought of actually winning one of these derbies. Is it a thousand dollars or 750? I know it's one way here and the other way on DesignByHumans.com Either way, it'd be nice to be able to go buy some more groceries. :P Who doesn't love groceries?

@Artulo- I feel like I know you, but only because I perused your website extensively one night. And I never told you this until now because I thought it was kind of creepy. I love your PB & J. :D

@krisrobinson- GAH your name always reminds me of Disneyworld!!!! The Swiss Family Robinson tree house in the Magic Kingdom! Gaaahhhh!

@Fifey157- Thank you for finding and posting a link! I was about to go convert the pdf to a jpeg and go to tiny pic and etc. etc. And thank you for liking my work, er, play.

@Jackalopejoe- Okay, so here you're touching on my favorite thing ever to draw. Eyes. If there's one thing I've always been interested in and (as of late) good at, it's making awkward expressions. Thanks for your comment.

@monkeyswag- Thank you very much.

Okay. I feel better now that I've "spoken" to you all individually. Now, bed. Goodnight.









Manvyi


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Composition, colours, lettering - all excellent.

benjaminleebates


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Manvyi wrote:Composition, colours, lettering - all excellent.


very Shel Silverstien...
At least to me, anyway.
um, that is a compliment, btw

rfraddy


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This shirt is so awesome! I want one of theese shirts so bad that if it doesn't win I will try to grow a beard in honor of it!

ChadethOwns


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benjaminleebates wrote:very Shel Silverstien...
At least to me, anyway.
um, that is a compliment, btw


You hit it right on the dot. That's my favorite author too. Now, and as a child. Definitely buying one if this wins!

dsladek


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like the style, nice job! gmv!

cmdixon2


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Really fun design. Nice to see something different like this doing so well. I hope it prints...it looks like one of those shirts that would print beautifully.

I only wish it were on yellow...but that's just a selfish request because i don't own any yellow shirts.

theinfinityloop


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Pretty! Love how you drew the letters!


heartluce


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Bellissima!

antidote859


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Although it is not something that I would purchase to wear myself, I must say that you did an excellent job on this design. I really like the layout.

bellarific


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Time for another flood of thank you's.

@ Manvyi- Thank you so much. The hardest part about all this was how to color it. I started out by making his beard brown and then slowly morphing it to one of the final greens, but it just.......brown didn't look good with the rest of the design. Not the brown I kept trying to use, anyway.

@ benjaminleebates- Oh man. That is a golden nugget compliment to me. He's my favorite author/illustrator probably ever. The things he could do with a single line, man. Impressive. If you've never read his poem "Listen to the Mustn'ts", I highly recommend.

@ rfraddy- A regular beard? Or one with flowers and grass? :P Thanks.

@ ChadethOwns- Hooray for similar interests! :D

@ dsladek- Thank you for your love. You don't even know how greatly it is appreciated. I've been grinning like a fool at work all day from all these compliments.

@ cmdixon2- Thank you so much. I'm kind of worried that woot's going to reject it for having lines to small to print, if it even makes it to that point. And as far as the yellow shirt thing goes, I did try to put it on yellow and then creme, but it just.....I loved the crispness of the white shirt. I always end up going with white. =]

@ theinfinityloop- Thank you! Out of everything I learned in college about Graphic Design, I think I most easily and fully fell in love with the world of type. Creating typefaces is the most fun a Graphic Designer can have, in my opinion.

@ Heartluce- Grazie! Molto apprezzata!

@ antidote859- I was worried about the layout being too heavy on the left for a while, but I attempted to clear that up with the loopy microphone string. Thank you!

cmdixon2


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bellarific wrote:
@ cmdixon2- Thank you so much. I'm kind of worried that woot's going to reject it for having lines to small to print, if it even makes it to that point. And as far as the yellow shirt thing goes, I did try to put it on yellow and then creme, but it just.....I loved the crispness of the white shirt. I always end up going with white. =]

Your lines are fine. They all look at least 1pt to me. I agree about the white. Some designs are just made to be on white and this is one of them.

dijin


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Really neat design!

scumit


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This is adorable! GMV :]

Hutif


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Blueberry Garden, Anyone? Seriously? It's a cool design even if I'm the only one thinking this. GMV.

pssquishy


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I will not be buying this shirt, or any shirt in this derby because I hate the theme. That being said, please please please submit more often! Your style is very appealing and unique.

jbdeboer


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pssquishy wrote:I will not be buying this shirt, or any shirt in this derby because I hate the theme. That being said, please please please submit more often! Your style is very appealing and unique.


I second that - love your style and you must submit more often! (pretty please?)

lemonlover


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I voted for botanical beard man because he is drop dead sexy!

LemonLover

silverkey


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Funky and oddly appealing, GMV.

ohstarlight


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Example of a shirt I would've liked on creme instead of white. :-/

SpastasticNomadic


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Probably my favourite this derby. So peculiar and inspiring. I get a great feeling from this one. Wonderful work. Thank you for submitting.

bellarific


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@ dijin- it took me like three tries to type your name right. I saw a million dots and was like "how many i's and j's are there?" Eh, I just woke up. Late night. Also, thank you!

@ scumit- Thank you for believing in my lazy eyed beard man. :P

@ Hutif- I've never played Blueberry Garden, but I went and googled it and you're totally right. My dude could fit right in with the rest of the lop-sided characters. Thank you.

@ pssquishy- Fair enough. I'll keep submitting as long as I have time to. It becomes a problem with 18 hours of school and three jobs, though. :P

@ jbdeboer- I second THAT. ^ Lawl.

@ lemonlover- To each her/his own, friend. I had a crush on an animated character before. I gotta say.......it never works out.

@ silverkey- The word "funky" always makes me want to listen to jazz music and dance with a glass of scotch. Thank you for your vote.

@ ohstarlight- I know. I tried it on creme, but it didn't work as nicely as it does on white.

@ SpastasticNomadic- Wow. Thank you for such a compliment.
@

KIDA26


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SpastasticNomadic wrote:Probably my favourite this derby. So peculiar and inspiring. I get a great feeling from this one. Wonderful work. Thank you for submitting.


I second that. This should definitely be in teh top three. This is the kind of stuff that I was hoping for in this Derby. Not just re-hashes of other shirts ;)

scumit


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I know it's early yet, but if this doesn't print and you print it somewhere else later on please message me! :]

KIDA26


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I am really saddened by the fact that this is not in the top 4. We are stuck with more freaking cowbell and rehashed previous woots. I thought woot was about getting the more creative stuff printed. The colors and layout of this shirt is fantastic. If it gets printed someplace else, please let me know!

artulo


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I love this shirt. It reminds me of World of Goo, but not as dark.

Since it doesn't look like a print during the derby you have my vote for an Honorable Mention. Not that I have any real power over Woot! to do so. But if I did, I would!

eHalcyon


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I just realized that I neglected to actually compliment this design in my earlier posts. I think this one is really great! This week's theme doesn't appeal to me so it wouldn't be a buy, but I have to say that this is my favourite design in the derby. I especially like the light-but-bright green and blue on white. It looks like the shirt comp is a bit off in colour compared to the thumbnail though. Compression artifacts, I think? Anyway, the style is whimsical and fun and the linework is superb. Thumbs up.

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bellarific


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@ KIDA26- Thank you so much. I'd say I was sad that it's not in the top four as well, but....I mean, I still can't get over that I'm even in the top then (even if only BARELY. :P). I'm beyond stoked to be getting so many good reviews, and if this happens to print somewhere else, I will for sure let you know.

@ scumit- Same thing, man/ma'am. If it prints somewhere else, I'll let you know. Thanks for your support.

@ artulo- World of Good, Blueberry Garden, Shel Silverstein.....I keep getting different likenesses. Lol. And yeah, I'm hoping for an Honorable Mention as well. That would be nice. Thank you!

@ eHalcyon- it's okay. The whole "you've been holding out on us" thing sort of led me to believe that you liked the design. I think you're right, by the way, about the compression changing the design color and making it kinda fuzzy. Up until yesterday (when I read YOUR guidelines, tips and tricks post) I thought the shirt comp was supposed to be 600 x 600. Now I know that it's 580 x 580. Thanks, man.

eHalcyon


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bellarific wrote:@ eHalcyon- it's okay. The whole "you've been holding out on us" thing sort of led me to believe that you liked the design. I think you're right, by the way, about the compression changing the design color and making it kinda fuzzy. Up until yesterday (when I read YOUR guidelines, tips and tricks post) I thought the shirt comp was supposed to be 600 x 600. Now I know that it's 580 x 580. Thanks, man.


It used to be 600x600. Woot changed it when they changed the site layout a while back. Glad I could be of some help!

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imsochady


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Hi there! I'm sad this isn't getting more votes. I could use a white shirt with a really cool design on it, not just for the summer, but for ever!

bellarific


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imsochady wrote:Hi there! I'm sad this isn't getting more votes. I could use a white shirt with a really cool design on it, not just for the summer, but for ever!


Ahhhhh your signature!!!

Icemank91


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One of the 4 shirts I voted for this derby.

Love, love, love it. :D

+1

imsochady


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bellarific wrote:Ahhhhh your signature!!!


Hahahaah, such sweetness shall not go unpromoted!

JordanTG


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Salad fingers?

lemonlover


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@ lemonlover- To each her/his own, friend. I had a crush on an animated character before. I gotta say.......it never works out.

You tell your little bearded friend that lemonlover is all woman - a large woman, but none the less, a woman. That foxy beard would probably almost wrap around me once.

LemonLover

datashock


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Good stuff Bellarific. I find myself returning to the Derby so I can look at it again and again. No other design has had that effect on me.

If the stars don't align here at shirt.woot, but they do somewhere else, please let me know!

superkevio


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Thanks for the kind words on my Bunny Holly design. I just wanted to let you know that I like your style a lot and that you have my vote.

bellarific


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@ Icemank91- Thanks! I only voted for.....5 shirts this derby? Usually I'm around the 9/10 shirt mark.

@ JordanTG- ahahahahahahahaha. Thank you so much for that. Salad fingers is so refreshingly weird.

@ lemonlover- If I would have had more shirt, I would have made that beard MUCH longer. Alas, the one setback of trying to make wearable art is that, well, it has to be wearable.

@ datashock - Wow. I'm flattered. Thank you! And if it somehow prints elsewhere, I will let you know!

@ Superkevio - glad to see your Bunny Holly go so much love. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you say it was your first submission? That's quite impressive.



Alright, kids. This has been fun. I gotta go to work now. But it's not really work, since I'm making concert posters. Fun ones. Can't wait to come back this evening and see what the new theme is!

fablefire


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I'm bummed this one didn't do better. HM and EC pick plz?

eHalcyon


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If no HM cometh, I think GoodJoe would be a good place for this design.

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