Derby #125: Birds
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Crassowary

Crassowary
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jewelwing


quality posts: 13 Private Messages jewelwing
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awesome!

Floridafighter66


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is there any particular reason why the cassowary is in 'biker gear' (for lack of a better phrase). the design is visually appeasing, but i don't see if there is a purpose for said deign.

xazothia


quality posts: 54 Private Messages xazothia
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I love it!

stingray69


quality posts: 4 Private Messages stingray69
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You are on a roll, my man.

taninniver


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The cassowary is known as the world's most dangerous bird - and dang if don't they look the part.
This design was born out of the irresistible urge to draw a punk cassowary - the image got into my head and lodged there.
Hope you enjoy ^_^

capedcrusader514


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Nice illo, but i despise the olive.

pbelardo


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Bad ass Cassowary. I had the pleasure of seeing one in Australia in the Daintree forest. Amazing.

taninniver


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Floridafighter66 wrote:is there any particular reason why the cassowary is in 'biker gear' (for lack of a better phrase). the design is visually appeasing, but i don't see if there is a purpose for said deign.


No real reason - the idea and the image just amused me. This week, it seems, I just wanted to draw an awesome bird.
Cassowary already look pretty hardcore, and sticking some leather and studs on it seemed not only fitting on my head, but also kept the design from being just a picture of a cassowary.
Not that they aren't interesting enough on their own <_<

odysseyroc


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taninniver wrote:No real reason - the idea and the image just amused me. This week, it seems, I just wanted to draw an awesome bird.
Cassowary already look pretty hardcore, and sticking some leather and studs on it seemed not only fitting on my head, but also kept the design from being just a picture of a cassowary.
Not that they aren't interesting enough on their own <_<


I'm hoping that you follow this up with an emo emu.





BootsBoots


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capedcrusader514 wrote:Nice illo, but i despise the olive.


I agree. I love it, but I think a lighter colored shirt would really bring out the design. It's an awesome design though, and I'll still vote for it as is.


mrwednesday


quality posts: 12 Private Messages mrwednesday
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Great job. You have been killing it recently.

taninniver


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odysseyroc wrote:I'm hoping that you follow this up with an emo emu.


Oh holy carp - now I want to draw that. O_O

edit: Drat - it's been done before >_<

taninniver


quality posts: 0 Private Messages taninniver
capedcrusader514 wrote:Nice illo, but i despise the olive.


I'm actually a fan of olive shirts, personally. Here, I chose it because I felt it accentuated the grunge punk look.

bassanimation


quality posts: 98 Private Messages bassanimation
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This bird...is way metal. Heck and YEAH.

euryalesong


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bassanimation wrote:This bird...is way metal. Heck and YEAH.


Brutal.

bassanimation


quality posts: 98 Private Messages bassanimation
euryalesong wrote:Brutal.


LOL yeeessss! high five!!

taninniver


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Heh - looks like I'm in for another slow downward slide down the ranks this week.
Ah well - I DID have fun with this one.
;)

BootsBoots


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taninniver wrote:Heh - looks like I'm in for another slow downward slide down the ranks this week.
Ah well - I DID have fun with this one.
;)


This one's really good. I'd seriously try it somewhere else when the 60 days is up. Maybe it's just not woot-material (this could even be taken as a compliment).


AdderXYU


quality posts: 38 Private Messages AdderXYU
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I'll be damned, this is neat neat neat.

Also, +1 cassowary

taninniver


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BootsBoots wrote:This one's really good. I'd seriously try it somewhere else when the 60 days is up. Maybe it's just not woot-material (this could even be taken as a compliment).


Thank you!
I'm actually really pleased with how this design turned out, so I'm happy to have created it, no matter how well or how poorly it does here. Sometimes you get a design that resonates with the community at large, sometimes you don't. Kind of hit and miss.

I have been looking into Threadless, but I'm really quite new at this whole T-shirt design thing, and hence, am rather daunted.
I'm sure I'll get up the nerve to submit something there someday, and in the meantime, if anyone feels the urge to offer any pointers, I certainly wouldn't turn them down.

Thanks, all

00soul


quality posts: 2 Private Messages 00soul
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cassowaries are my favorite type of birds
except you spelled 'cassowary' wrong there's no 'r' in it

but none the less gmv

odysseyroc


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00soul wrote:cassowaries are my favorite type of birds
except you spelled 'cassowary' wrong there's no 'r' in it

but none the less gmv


I think it was a play on words. Based on the punk band Crass.





xazothia


quality posts: 54 Private Messages xazothia
00soul wrote:cassowaries are my favorite type of birds
except you spelled 'cassowary' wrong there's no 'r' in it

but none the less gmv


I assumed it was a pun on the word crass

xazothia


quality posts: 54 Private Messages xazothia
odysseyroc wrote:I think it was a play on words. Based on the punk band Crass.


oh, it's a band too? I will have to look it up.

taninniver


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odysseyroc wrote:I think it was a play on words. Based on the punk band Crass.


It was indeed a play on words - but on the word itself - I had no idea Crass was a band XD
I thought about hyphenating it to make it more clear, but then it became Crass-owary, and "owary" looked way too much like "ovary" to me - ack!

elviswind


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taninniver wrote:It was indeed a play on words - but on the word itself - I had no idea Crass was a band XD
I thought about hyphenating it to make it more clear, but then it became Crass-owary, and "owary" looked way too much like "ovary" to me - ack!


Yeah, Crass is an old punk band from England.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crass

taninniver


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elviswind wrote:Yeah, Crass is an old punk band from England.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crass


Interesting - and oddly appropriate for the design.
Thanks for enlightening me!

tjost


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taninniver wrote:Interesting - and oddly appropriate for the design.
Thanks for enlightening me!


This is a great piece taninniver. I'm bummed it's not doing better. It also made me look up info on the Cras, a bird I'd known of but was lacking in knowledge of. They're awesome. Keep it up.

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SickGirl


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I am liking this soooooooo much!!!

mrwednesday


quality posts: 12 Private Messages mrwednesday
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It is shockingly tragic how few votes this is getting. I really hope you sub elsewhere because this is a definite print. Jadenkale would know better than I, but this seems like a shoe-in at Ript.

tjost


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mrwednesday wrote:It is shockingly tragic how few votes this is getting. I really hope you sub elsewhere because this is a definite print. Jadenkale would know better than I, but this seems like a shoe-in at Ript.


I think Jaden has mentioned though that Ript can only do 4 colors right now so it'd have to be tweaked a bit. Correct me if I'm wrong.

mrwednesday


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tjost wrote:I think Jaden has mentioned though that Ript can only do 4 colors right now so it'd have to be tweaked a bit. Correct me if I'm wrong.


Very true. I had forgotten about that. I'd be very surprised if this didn't get an HM and if it didn't print then after all that time maybe they will have moved up. If not I think Tilteed might also be good. They seem to be very welcoming of wooters.

taninniver


quality posts: 0 Private Messages taninniver
mrwednesday wrote:Very true. I had forgotten about that. I'd be very surprised if this didn't get an HM and if it didn't print then after all that time maybe they will have moved up. If not I think Tilteed might also be good. They seem to be very welcoming of wooters.


I have been looking into other shirt sites to try, and I very much appreciate the suggestions!
Woot really is pretty hit and miss.
I'll very likely be saving this design for something else in the future, but in the meantime, thanks to those who appreciate and support it!
It's you guys who keep me ever looking forward to creating my next design

thatrobert


quality posts: 26 Private Messages thatrobert
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  • Congratulations on winning a Best Loser Award!
  • This is not SPAM.
  • Winning a BLA does NOT mean this shirt won't print -- I'm hoping it does.
  • Your one and only gift is this crappy little badge in your shirt thread. Enjoy.
  • Show me how you do it, and I promise you, I promise that I'll run away with you.

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