Derby #115: National Parks
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Autumn Mist Tours

Autumn Mist Tours
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rtdn


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I spent part of my childhood growing up in upstate California, in Trinity National Forest, and when I think of national parks I also think of conservancy groups like Defenders of Wildlife and the Sierra Club, and their neat block-print styled logos. I was trying to do something similar here, and I think the result is a little more book cover than t-shirt but oh well.

Funfact about this illustration: the reference photos I used for this illustration were taken at Point Lobos in California's Big Sur, on a hiking trip that ended with me proposing to my wife. :D

rtdn


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jerroul


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...aahhh, Puff...I miss you...

MadamAtom


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rtdn wrote:. . . I think the result is a little more book cover than t-shirt but oh well.


Maybe so, but I love the art style. GMV.

DivineAna


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MadamAtom wrote:Maybe so, but I love the art style. GMV.


Yeah, I'm not always into boxy designs, but this one works.

camoor


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Awesome, just wish the design was bigger on the shirt. GMV

kaseyfleming


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fantastic. GMV!

Mishvmd


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LOVE it!! Intricate but not in your face, and one of my favorite songs....very nicely done!! GMV, and glad your wife said yes! lol

MegatonPunch


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Wow, very nicely done. +1

bassanimation


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This...is great! But, the dragon is a little bit of a hard read to me. I thought it was a sideways canoe at first. Puff was a sort of roundish character, so this dragon is a big departure from that. That's definately ok to do, but it doesnt have the same feel so it's a tiny bit of a visual miss to me. All that aside though, you get super props for such a great idea, and nice execution overall!

leonAzul


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"A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant's rings make way for other toys."


GMV.

jerroul


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I first really enjoyed the song on our family's player piano. Back in the 60's Disneyland had a QRS player piano roll shop on Main Street that carried modern songs as well as nostalgic classics, and this design is very reminiscent of the "classic" labels. Puff, alas, did not have an illustrated label - just the stark red, black, and white "modern" label. This is how I always imagined its "real" label would look...GMV

sel2


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I would definitely buy this one! i watched puff all the time as a kid!yay

xazothia


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what color shirt is this? (I think I need to recalibrate my monitor... again...)

rtdn


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xazothia wrote:what color shirt is this? (I think I need to recalibrate my monitor... again...)


Navy.

Radscoolian


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Did you use scratch board? This has a really nice feel to it.

Altheahelaine


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a thousand times yes

I live, I learn, and so aid my end while I believe I'm winning

graffd02


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Puff the magic +1.... *hums*

I'm going to be humming All day thanks to you

truffleshuffle


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This is awesome!! It almost looks like a woodblock ink print thingy, and the reference is pretty cool too. Really great work

slhampel


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I am/was a huge fan of PP&M, and with the recent passing of Mary, I would certainly wear this in her honor. GMV.

Cassandra2


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This is a beautiful design. The "scratch board" feel really brings out the "rustic" in national park. I would buy more than one of these; if it prints somewhere else pleae let me know.


shawnstruck


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Aside from the reference materials having such a sweet backstory, this is a really great print, almost wood-block like. I would happily fork over or borrow the money to get this shirt.

sirensmask


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I've never written a comment on this site till now, and I simply have to say I greatly desire this shirt.

Hopefully my vote will help in the long run.

rachel1aaron


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One of the very few I voted for this derby, I love this illustration. I'd also like to see it just a bit larger on the shirt, so all the detail in the foreground can really shine. This is very much a sentimental favorite, and I would love to know if you do have it printed elsewhere.

Robiwrestler


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A Very cool shirt, I pains me to see people under appreciate the controversial Dragon in all his glory, great work

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