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La Corvid Nostra

La Corvid Nostra
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taninniver


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The most notorious crime family in the Avian Kingdom - the Corvidae family.

From the left:
Mickey "the Magpie" Gazza, Vinne Corvo, Anton "Crowfoot" Vasco, and Johnny "Big Blue" Jaybird.

Larger comp Here

sojorn


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Awesome. Just awesome.

euryalesong


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Spats on birds. GMV.

Manvyi


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Very economical design.

gdvorak


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Goodfeathers?

stingray69


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euryalesong wrote:Spats on birds. GMV.


I didn't see that at first. Fantastic addition to this excellent design.

taninniver


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Thanks for the support!
I had a lot of fun with this one - and with only three colors!

fftkrazee


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can't really tell the difference between the types of birds but it looks awesome anyways

taninniver


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fftkrazee wrote:can't really tell the difference between the types of birds but it looks awesome anyways


I decided to focus more on the dramatic film-noir style, rather than going all-out with the specific distinctions between the bird species. Stylistically, I thought it held together better simplified.

bryozoan


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An unkindness, murder, and conspiracy of ... a corvid t-shirt.

I love it!

xazothia


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I got the idea to do a Corvid family shirt last night as I was going to bed, but this is definitely way more clever than what I was thinking of :P

I do wish the bluejay were more discernible though, since they're my favorite.

taninniver


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xazothia wrote:I got the idea to do a Corvid family shirt last night as I was going to bed, but this is definitely way more clever than what I was thinking of :P

I do wish the bluejay were more discernible though, since they're my favorite.


I thought about adding a little grey-blue to distinguish him, but it seemed like it would be out of place in the whole. Then, the way he was posed, he begged for a fedora, so there went the crest >_<
The saucy posture said "jay" to me, and I tried to highlight the chest patterning without detracting from the thematic look.

AdderXYU


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This really does have a great "noir" feel to it.

Certainly 100x more worthy of printing than certain other, less visible shirts with black birds on them.

Lagbert


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Superb! I hope this makes it to the top three! The block cut style combined with the excellent use of only three colors makes this shirt one of the best in the derby

Lagbert

And now for some self promotion:

RadioLiveTransmission


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Fantastic! Love the noir feel to it. GMV.

taninniver


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Thanks again for all of the votes and support! This is my first time in the fog, and it's very encouraging! ...If a little nerve-wracking. <_<

kender42


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I love the idea here, but it is too difficult for me to see all the birds well enough to like.

blammoed


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Think you did a really good job on the noir style, very nice.

tenza


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This is a superb take on the theme. I'm in for one if it prints!

omnitarian


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Rad style. Megakudos.

DoomedPaladin


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stingray69 wrote:I didn't see that at first. Fantastic addition to this excellent design.


People who know what spats are? Fantastic!

taninniver


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DoomedPaladin wrote:People who know what spats are? Fantastic!


Something about birds and / or occasionally dinosaurs makes we really want to put spats on them. No idea why. <_<

Thrull


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I really hope this one places. I did my part.

ArsAeterna


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I really like this a lot. I think the style (the dark woodcut look) is really top-notch and the avian gangsters look like they could totally rule the crime-world.


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marzipanapple


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I am pretty much obsessed with corvids (gangsters no less!) and would very much love to own this shirt. : )

taninniver


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marzipanapple wrote:I am pretty much obsessed with corvids (gangsters no less!) and would very much love to own this shirt. : )


Heh - Corvids really are gangsters - my family always called crows "hooligan birds." It doesn't matter what they're doing - it always looks like they're up to something. <_<

IvusFest


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Love it. Your awesome.

taninniver


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ArsAeterna wrote:I really like this a lot. I think the style (the dark woodcut look) is really top-notch and the avian gangsters look like they could totally rule the crime-world.


Thank you!
This is definitely a style I'd like to explore more in the future. Not only was it fun, but it turned out better than I'd hoped.

icymallard


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this was the best shirt in the fog imo

Lagbert


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Get back in the Fog!!!! I want to own you come this weekend!!!!

deusvsmachina


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This was such a well designed, on-topic shirt. It is by far the cleverest and best executed IMAO, and definitely top three from almost any reasonable perspective. The fact that it is no longer in the fog is more mind bending then the plot of Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) (see what I did there?)

I am seriously starting to doubt the merits of democracy.

taninniver


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Thanks to everyone for the votes and continued support! While the slow descent of this design is a little disappointing, this is still the best run any of my designs has had.
That's encouragement I'll definitely be taking along to future entries.
Cheers!

littlejonny


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NOOOOOOOOOOOO, I really wanted this shirt one I wouldn't feel weird wearing.

sojorn


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Aw, dang, looks like I'm not buying a shirt this derby after all.

Still think this is awesome though

semirose


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I really adore this! Although even though they're not in the same family I can't stop thinking about cowbirds since in the ornithology class I took they were referred to as the mafia. But yes, I think it looks great and it so needs more votes.

Fujiko


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This is a great design. I'm really sad that it's no longer in the fog.

charmaster


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sweet shirt... I'd buy

Iubaris


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Aww, I really wanted this one. Shame it's not in the fog.

IndependentVik


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This is so deserving of a print.

tilteed


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I really dig this - excellent job!

ChrisRisse


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Nice graphic. It would look great as a print. Here's to a HM! GMV

stingray69


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Well, there's always the Double-Take Derby... Too bad, this is my favorite design this week.

taninniver


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Thanks everyone for your support and votes! It might be only 10th place, but this is still the best any of my designs has ever done!
I look forward to the next derby.

jmmbell1987


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I was hoping this would do better. It's a really good design, one I'd be happy to wear. Here's hoping for an HM.

thatrobert


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