Derby #125: Birds
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A Winter Murder

A Winter Murder
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riffmaster18


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this is something I've been wanting to try out for a while. I used this tree in another design, but it's the only carry-over element (it's from a photo I took, not a clipart or stolen photo).

I hope you like it


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jabberjaws13


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definitely gmv! great design!

Happy Beer.

riffmaster18


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jabberjaws13 wrote:definitely gmv! great design!


thank you!


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Pyeddo


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I love this design, got my vote

theinvisible


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Would this be on black, or charcoal?

Jestik


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nice, riffman!!!

I really like the mood of this one.




riffmaster18


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thanks all!

theinvisible wrote:Would this be on black, or charcoal?


this is on black


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JadenKale


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riffmaster18 wrote:this is something I've been wanting to try out for a while. I used this tree in another design, but it's the only carry-over element (it's from a photo I took, not a clipart or stolen photo).

I hope you like it


What, you mean you wanted to be ChaosTheory?

Really Riff, it's just like the same thing we see time after time from CT. And I don't find it impressive. In fact, I thought it was his own entry (modifying his dinosaur daily he had printed.)

riffmaster18


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JadenKale wrote:What, you mean you wanted to be ChaosTheory?

Really Riff, it's just like the same thing we see time after time from CT. And I don't find it impressive. In fact, I thought it was his own entry (modifying his dinosaur daily he had printed.)


Oh, Snap!


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jabberjaws13


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JadenKale wrote:What, you mean you wanted to be ChaosTheory?

Really Riff, it's just like the same thing we see time after time from CT. And I don't find it impressive. In fact, I thought it was his own entry (modifying his dinosaur daily he had printed.)


wait are you being mean? i don't get the reference, so it sounds mean. geez.

Happy Beer.

walmazan


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I love how look on the tee! excellent!

Jestik


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jabberjaws13 wrote:wait are you being mean? i don't get the reference, so it sounds mean. geez.


I believe she's referring to this:






JustJiggles


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Much different than what you usually do (if I'm not mistaken) and it is very well done.

AdderXYU


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Jestik wrote:I believe she's referring to this:


yeah, she meant collisiontheory (also the110 at some sites), who has made a mint doing designs exactly like this, and has caused a number of people to try the same. he's someone who has admitted to not being an artist, which says a lot for people's reactions to his work.

It's just incredibly done to death. Not at woot, tho, which is odd, because Collision Theory is well known to own contests based solely on huge "vote power"... no one can mobilize people who won't buy shirts to vote for them like CollisionTheory, so he'd be plenty at home here.

JadenKale


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Jestik wrote:I believe she's referring to this:


Yeah that and this:



And Adder makes a great point about how someone who doesn't claim to be an artist gets such fanfare for the same design over and over (I mean heck, if it's not this style, it's 'splatter everything') and so many people copy him, it's ridiculous. I am hoping the next banned thing here is 'northern lights' backdrops. I'm tired of it being so overused... and other than photos, I wonder how often designers who use it have actually seen it in nature? I've yet to see it portrayed on a design here in a way that really mimics the night sky during such an event.

loubriccant


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JadenKale wrote:Yeah that and this:



And Adder makes a great point about how someone who doesn't claim to be an artist gets such fanfare for the same design over and over (I mean heck, if it's not this style, it's 'splatter everything') and so many people copy him, it's ridiculous. I am hoping the next banned thing here is 'northern lights' backdrops. I'm tired of it being so overused... and other than photos, I wonder how often designers who use it have actually seen it in nature? I've yet to see it portrayed on a design here in a way that really mimics the night sky during such an event.


A so-called "artist", who is pro censorship? That's fncked up!

AdderXYU


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loubriccant wrote:A so-called "artist", who is pro censorship/ That's fncked up!


I'd rather have artists who are pro censorship than artists who are pro thieving. Art does nothing for a society if it is generic. It does nothing if ANYONE is allowed in, even if they're taking other people's sources and making their own. That's not what riff has done here, but it is what CT does, and it is certainly widespread in this sort of "collage" style.

It's not about censorship. It's about shirt.woot living up to the idea of "original and exclusive" they set out in their FAQ. It's about pushing artists to stop relying on crutches and start working toward originality again. That should be what EVERY artist is for.

bethlehemstarr


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loubriccant wrote:A so-called "artist", who is pro censorship? That's fncked up!


so-called artist? I'd say she's more than earned her stripes.
Woot often bans things for a time that become ill-used or oft-used. I think calling it censorship is ridiculously alarmist.

Misskari


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Feels forced and bandwagon-jumpy. I like your other work much better. Be yourself!

riffmaster18


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Misskari wrote:Feels forced and bandwagon-jumpy. I like your other work much better. Be yourself!


haha
here's another one I just entered: http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=37977
you may like it better.

Believe it or not, they are both myself...I just don't have enough focus to produce the same style regularly. My laser-eyes santa from two derbies ago was a great example of this. So yeah, this is my problem.


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kylemittskus


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I am disappointed in this design and very disappointed (although not surprised) that it's in the fog. It's the exact same thing as CT and a lot like what CMD has been doing on here. And besides that, the design is uninspired. Birds and a tree. Come on!

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NativityInBlood


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I am so sick of these kinds of shirts, stop voting for them, people!

mamurphy88


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GMV because:
a) One of two top 20 shirts I might buy.
b) I'm annoyed at the annoyed people.

Not necessarily in that order.

"i want something cute on my shirt, not the mona lisa."

jabberjaws13


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thank you to everyone for explaining the CT stuff. i will agree this does not look like the real northern lights. also i liked it better when i thought it was on asphalt (even though i have been growing tired of asphalt) but that's just because i don't like black tees. they look walmart-ish. touristy. whatever.

honestly, from the thread i can tell everyone is tired of the northern lights backdrop, but i don't own and still want a decent representation of the real thing. that said i don't want to see an influx of the backdrops, just one solid representation even if it's on another site.

regardless, congrats on this design. it caught my attention and looked cool (to someone who hasn't seen it done 4000 times).

alright now start throwing tomatoes.

Happy Beer.

ChefRAZ


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ep9683


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AdderXYU wrote:I'd rather have artists who are pro censorship than artists who are pro thieving. Art does nothing for a society if it is generic. It does nothing if ANYONE is allowed in, even if they're taking other people's sources and making their own. That's not what riff has done here, but it is what CT does, and it is certainly widespread in this sort of "collage" style.

It's not about censorship. It's about shirt.woot living up to the idea of "original and exclusive" they set out in their FAQ. It's about pushing artists to stop relying on crutches and start working toward originality again. That should be what EVERY artist is for.


Holy Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)!!! I actually agree with you. I thought this was CT's shirt until I clicked on it. This is way to CT's style and hopefully will be rejected.

katemckinnon


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I love this design. I'd like to have a print of it!

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