Derby #111: Blues
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The Old Blue Whale

The Old Blue Whale
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mrwednesday


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Nice. Is there a reason it looks more like a beluga than a blue?

jewelwing


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Well what else was I going to do?

Some extra explanation...
It's a take on Picasso's "The Old Guitarist" (Blue period, +1 blue) done with a blue whale instead of the old man (+2 blue) and he's playing the blues (+3 blue). So lots of blue here. I love blue.

jewelwing


quality posts: 13 Private Messages jewelwing
mrwednesday wrote:Nice. Is there a reason it looks more like a beluga than a blue?


Because that's how I draw my whales.

imsochady


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jewelwing wrote:Well what else was I going to do?

Some extra explanation...
It's a take on Picasso's "The Old Guitarist" (Blue period, +1 blue) done with a blue whale instead of the old man (+2 blue) and he's playing the blues (+3 blue). So lots of blue here. I love blue.


Whoa! Gorgeous! Love the texturing and background. +100 points!

goldenthorn


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I got the Picasso reference immediately. I love it! GMV, indeed.

Jestik


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hmmm....not sure how he'd play that stringed instrument with those fleshy mitten-hands, but maybe it's through osmosis?

mrwednesday


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jewelwing wrote:Because that's how I draw my whales.


Fair enough. It looks better and fits in with the original much more this way anyway. Good luck.

BootsBoots


quality posts: 37 Private Messages BootsBoots
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The coloring is really neat, Jewel.


Manvyi


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mrwednesday wrote:Nice. Is there a reason it looks more like a beluga than a blue?


A blue-ga?

skirochester


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BootsBoots wrote:The coloring is really neat, Jewel.


agreed! love your technique lately and the mix of textures.

MaryESP


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This is the first shirt that I've REALLY wanted in a long time.....I may break my shirt-fast for this!!!!

(I too, got/like the Picasso reference)


Up!! Up to the fog, I tell you!

jewelwing


quality posts: 13 Private Messages jewelwing
Jestik wrote:hmmm....not sure how he'd play that stringed instrument with those fleshy mitten-hands, but maybe it's through osmosis?


It sounds really good when you're underwater.

Mitohapa


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Very, very neat coloring on this. Love the reference as well-- great work, JW.

jewelwing


quality posts: 13 Private Messages jewelwing
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Also, I did another design with a whale like this, only he was happy and dancing. It was a character I really like but nothing much happened with that design, so this continues the story. That whale gave up and became this guy. Another dream crushed. Aw.

jasneko


quality posts: 30 Private Messages jasneko
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Wow, you really captured a painted look... very nice.

hmmxkrazee


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the textures are awesome. great job.

TurboGraphx16


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I really dig this, very mellow vibe to it.

spilzer


quality posts: 119 Private Messages spilzer
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High quality work you have here, Jewelwing. I am in total awe of the texture/colors on this piece. I wouldn't be surprised to see this hanging in a gallery, it's so gorgeous.

homeschoolwinner


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I knew this was yours from the thumbnail (: Awesome, awesome job.


"Love is the meaning of life, Life is the meaning of love" The Rutles

wallyrit


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The largest animal which has ever lived! The BLUE whale. The greatest artist who has ever lived, Picasso, from one of his most important periods, the BLUE. Playing the greatest of all purely American genres, the BLUEs!

LIKE TOTALY BLUEISH!

truffleshuffle


quality posts: 4 Private Messages truffleshuffle
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I took a class on Picasso last semester and I gotta say, I'm not too big a fan of most of his stuff but I REALLY love his blue period. This is an excellent take on it, and I would totally wear this

homeschoolwinner


quality posts: 4 Private Messages homeschoolwinner
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No! Get back in the fog, you!


"Love is the meaning of life, Life is the meaning of love" The Rutles

omnitarian


quality posts: 15 Private Messages omnitarian
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The background feels a bit high-contrast against the navy but it looks awesome all the same. Awesome texture. Big Picasso fan.

Drakxxx


quality posts: 16 Private Messages Drakxxx
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I love your water color effect on this one Jewel. You always wow me with your colors!


elviswind


quality posts: 1 Private Messages elviswind

I'm diggin' this one . . . GMV

Gensou


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I WILL BUY This! I want it so bad.

cindyscrazy


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When I first saw the thumbnail, I thought it was a fetus (didn't spell that right, I know)
:-)

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it"--from a T-shirt

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wugsby


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jewelwing wrote:Well what else was I going to do?

Some extra explanation...
It's a take on Picasso's "The Old Guitarist" (Blue period, +1 blue) done with a blue whale instead of the old man (+2 blue) and he's playing the blues (+3 blue). So lots of blue here. I love blue.


very clever! Unique, talented, and witty to boot? GMV easily

msj11


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jewelwing wrote:It sounds really good when you're underwater.


The Old Blue Whale she ain't what she used to be!

GMV!

Tanapangarap


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Play on, old blue whale.

Get with The Program.

AdderXYU


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So great. I really appreciate how well this all works on the tee. I just hope more people do as well.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
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It appears you took a page out of Edgar's water color book, huh?

I think I like this shirt. A lot. And for that: VOTED.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

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mikenytola


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mikenytola

Don't think I'd wear this really, but I really dig the art work. Quality work for sure. Love the water color feel.

KaylaJ


quality posts: 22 Private Messages KaylaJ
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gotta love the watermark look and even the white parts outside of the whale. nice

binkdrop


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jewelwing wrote:Also, I did another design with a whale like this, only he was happy and dancing. It was a character I really like but nothing much happened with that design, so this continues the story. That whale gave up and became this guy. Another dream crushed. Aw.


I appreciate getting to know his back story, but I have to say I'm a little sad for him! I hope another design is in the works for him in the future where he's gotten recognition for his musical talent once again and he's the talk of the ocean! Neat coloring technique, and although I didn't get the Picasso reference until someone said something, I now see the influence!

notruthingod


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awfully witty. GMV

lunartan


quality posts: 1 Private Messages lunartan
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very nice, best in derby

Silverpsycho


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Silverpsycho
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So odd and intriguing. Best of luck, you definitely have my vote.

Trading: Guts & Reverse Tarzan (both are size WL)

zenith1047


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mrwednesday wrote:Nice. Is there a reason it looks more like a beluga than a blue?


i think a reason is because it's got its head bowed down in a reverent, thoughtful, deep position

btw, this is BEAUTIFUL. i love it very much. and, as "The Whale" (nickname), i would love to have this.

Pretending to be human since 1913

anthrochick


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This is beautiful, and what's more it makes me want to go paint. Art should inspire-more art, thought, conversation, whatever-and this does. I very much hope this prints!

thebassman


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LOVE IT. Would by this shirt in a second.

drewski79


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this is definitely one of the bests this time around. love your style.

mikenytola


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mikenytola

This design deserves to be in the fog over the others by a landslide imo.

homeschoolwinner


quality posts: 4 Private Messages homeschoolwinner
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The fact that this is not in the fog is a crime. It's ludicrous


"Love is the meaning of life, Life is the meaning of love" The Rutles

jewelwing


quality posts: 13 Private Messages jewelwing
homeschoolwinner wrote:The fact that this is not in the fog is a crime. It's ludicrous


Thanks for the support. It's doing it's usual slide into, like , 12th place.

muffinman8380


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ahhh, this needs to get printed!!!!

blammoed


quality posts: 1 Private Messages blammoed
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Neat texture, kinda makes me think cave painting + graffiti. I really really like it.

nbrosas


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Ha! This is great, love the homage to Picaso, and fits the theme super well. Haven't bought a shirt in a while, this one is definitely wearable though.

IncurableHumanist


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I really hope this fogs, it's prolly my fav design in the derby

studio1172


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1. This is awesome!
2. I didn't realize that it was you Jewel.
3. Picasso should have studied you. I might have liked him better.

Hope all is well in The Forest.

and 4. GMV

pers


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cindyscrazy wrote:When I first saw the thumbnail, I thought it was a fetus (didn't spell that right, I know)
:-)


You did spell it correctly and I feel the same.

I couldn't wear this (or vote for it) because it looks way too much like a fetus. I love the style, the colors, the concept and appreciate the nod to Picasso but I'd feel like a bad ad wearing this.

stingray69


quality posts: 4 Private Messages stingray69
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The more I look at this, the more the quality jumps out at me. My favorite design in a while. I really want to buy this one.

theghotiman


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I feel the need to result to expletives to describe how much I like this shirt. Rather than that (mostly because they'd be filtered out) I will just say that I love it and you have my sale as soon as it's available, wherever that may be.

lucky1988


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Love the painterly style and tranquil feel of the artwork.

Radscoolian


quality posts: 15 Private Messages Radscoolian
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This is great. I love the painterly look. I tried that approach this week, but I was not nearly as successful as you. Who knows, If enough of the entries get rejected, you may print!

IncurableHumanist


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IncurableHumanist wrote:I really hope this fogs, it's prolly my fav design in the derby


ooooh, slowly but surely!!!!!

joelterrific


quality posts: 21 Private Messages joelterrific

Staff

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Blue Whale again. It passes.

lonelypond


quality posts: 420 Private Messages lonelypond
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great textures + colors plus the bonus Picasso reference -- excellent!

wallyrit


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mrwednesday wrote:Nice. Is there a reason it looks more like a beluga than a blue?


Take a look at Picasso's The Old Guitarist".

sei


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Love the texture. It's like rough, barnacle ridden whale skin...

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t4stywh34t


quality posts: 1 Private Messages t4stywh34t
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DO WANT

randomwords123


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ya i was thinking that actually. Nice work tho love the style

thepliosaur


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Oh wow, this would make an amazing shirt!

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