Derby #125: Birds
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Flight Academy

Flight Academy
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tjost


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I knew those little buggers trained somewhere!!

This is my fourth entry this derby and I'm sooooo tired now. I have to go to sleep now Thanks for the support everybody and show love to my other design too!

Re: Everytime he tried...


Argyle Formations


Bird Brained

Andy47240


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Really good. You have several good pieces in this derby.



Earlysong


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wow...you saved the best for last, I see. This is awesome.

I love this website! ^^

TheyKilledKenny


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Really Love the colors... GMV

Excuse Me Maam, Your Woot is Showing...

kamz


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All of your designs in this derby are amazing tjost, bet you too are powered by coffee, beautiful illustrations & bright perky colors.

Powered By Coffee


jasneko


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TheyKilledKenny wrote:Really Love the colors... GMV

I agree, great colors... and I love the old timey feel of these birds because of their outfits - at least to me! Great work Tjost.

Vote!



bassanimation


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Well done TJost! I love this! The colors are really great, nice and bright! Also very clever. GMV!

nyren


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This is my favorite entry of yours this derby. The colors are really nicely used :D

mikenytola


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This is brilliant. GMV

tjost


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Man I just woke up from my sleep coma and checked out my postion this mor..afternoon and YEAH. I'm glad I stayed up till 5am finishing this. This started out as a MUCH simpler piece but as I was working on it it got more and more detailed. I now have a claw for a hand as it's cramped into the shape of holding my stylus Thanks for the support everyone!!! This has actually shaped up to be a great derby. There's tons of good art from alot of the regulars. Keep it up everyone!

monkeyswag


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Very fun and well executed. WTG. GL.

gcrable


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tjost wrote:


Well, I was all set to purchase your argyle shirt after it won but now you went and threw a loop in my plan. I love it! I should have guessed they took lessons. Love the colors and the story it tells. GMV! Now get some sleep.

InfernoX


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I really like this one, good job!

IndependentVik


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There's already a bird poop entry this derby, but dangit if this isn't incredibly well done. Good job this debry, tjost.

tjost


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IndependentVik wrote:There's already a bird poop entry this derby, but dangit if this isn't incredibly well done. Good job this debry, tjost.


Thanks Vik and everyone else so far. Yeah like I said it was going to be a much simpler piece to start off, I think I may post some sketches so people can see the evolution it took. It was going to be more cartoony but I was inspired by some of the nicely detailed pieces on the derby this week.

Papaya79


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tjost wrote:Thanks Vik and everyone else so far. Yeah like I said it was going to be a much simpler piece to start off, I think I may post some sketches so people can see the evolution it took. It was going to be more cartoony but I was inspired by some of the nicely detailed pieces on the derby this week.


I really like the more realistic (I use the term loosely ) look of this piece. The colors are phenomenal and the concept is really cute and funny. GMV!

marzipanapple


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Haha, for some reason...this brings up Top Gun in my mind. Though please don't take that as a negative thing. Top Gun is definitely terrible, but this entry is completely opposite. I love the colors.

TheyKilledKenny


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jasneko wrote:I agree, great colors... and I love the old timey feel of these birds because of their outfits - at least to me! Great work Tjost.


I've wanted to use brown for something... but it is so hard to find a color pallet that fits...

Excuse Me Maam, Your Woot is Showing...

paulkremer


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This is exactly the sort of brilliance that Woot used to print! Clever concept, great artwork! Exactly the kind of shirt that deserves to be printed this coming Friday!

I will wholeheartedly give this shirt my full support and hope that we can experience one week where clever and good can beat out crummy and phoned in.

tjost


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paulkremer wrote:This is exactly the sort of brilliance that Woot used to print! Clever concept, great artwork! Exactly the kind of shirt that deserves to be printed this coming Friday!

I will wholeheartedly give this shirt my full support and hope that we can experience one week where clever and good can beat out crummy and phoned in.


Well scaffolding now that means I'm gonna have to bring it even bigger for the next derby, do you know what type of pressure that is Plus I think I'm gonna get carpel tunnel if I do too many of these marathon derby submission rolls. I'm honored to get such high praise though. Thanks again!

lucky1988


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Really awesome, especially love how you rendered their leather jackets.

tjost


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lucky1988 wrote:Really awesome, especially love how you rendered their leather jackets.


Thanks Lucky, didn't you have an entry in this derby? What happened to it?

kcman011


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I predict that this entry will gain 1st place honors and will be high on the reckoning chart for weeks to come. Great execution and original take on the theme, tjost.

tjost


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kcman011 wrote:I predict that this entry will gain 1st place honors and will be high on the reckoning chart for weeks to come. Great execution and original take on the theme, tjost.


You mean I might knock Binge out of first place ;) Honestly I can't believe that shirt has been as wildly popular as it has been, I thought it might get some good chuckles and have a good chance of printing but I'm as shocked as anyone. Thanks for the support.

kcman011


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tjost wrote:You mean I might knock Binge out of first place ;) Honestly I can't believe that shirt has been as wildly popular as it has been, I thought it might get some good chuckles and have a good chance of printing but I'm as shocked as anyone. Thanks for the support.


Why would you be shocked? It's epic. And I bought 6 of them after they had been reckoned. I was happy to give you $12 ;) This won't bump Binge, but it will give it a run for its money.

On a side note, I just thought you should know that my son was told by his school teacher that he needed to change his shirt because it contained a 'definite reference to alcohol.' He went to the principal and said it contained a 'definite reference to milk' and that he 'didn't know that his teacher drank shots of alcohol with her cookies' and was told by the principal that he could wear the shirt whenever he wished. Which is all the time...

tjost


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kcman011 wrote:Why would you be shocked? It's epic. And I bought 6 of them after they had been reckoned. I was happy to give you $12 ;) This won't bump Binge, but it will give it a run for its money.

On a side note, I just thought you should know that my son was told by his school teacher that he needed to change his shirt because it contained a 'definite reference to alcohol.' He went to the principal and said it contained a 'definite reference to milk' and that he 'didn't know that his teacher drank shots of alcohol with her cookies' and was told by the principal that he could wear the shirt whenever he wished. Which is all the time...


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA THAT IS HILARIOUS! You made my day with that one!

Papaya79


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kcman011 wrote:Why would you be shocked? It's epic. And I bought 6 of them after they had been reckoned. I was happy to give you $12 ;) This won't bump Binge, but it will give it a run for its money.

On a side note, I just thought you should know that my son was told by his school teacher that he needed to change his shirt because it contained a 'definite reference to alcohol.' He went to the principal and said it contained a 'definite reference to milk' and that he 'didn't know that his teacher drank shots of alcohol with her cookies' and was told by the principal that he could wear the shirt whenever he wished. Which is all the time...


LOL!!!! That's AWESOME! He should joint the debate team

Papaya79


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Papaya79 wrote:LOL!!!! That's AWESOME! He should joint the debate team


I mean JOIN. Sorry

LunaGatto


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I need this shirt.
spreading the love and letting friends see what they can buy me for the holidays via facebook.
good luck

zwolf4444


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Reminds me of an old commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnZhPtpibSk

HujoeBigs


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Best entry in this derby so far. I would wear one if it prints I just fear it didn't get in earlier enough.

tjost


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zwolf4444 wrote:Reminds me of an old commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnZhPtpibSk


Haha I remember this commercial now, pigeons are flying rats Didn't woot have a shirt with a rat in a pigeon suit too, or was that threadless? I used a little different approach as my birds are bombers not gunners

Bonus points for anyone to name the family of bird I used as reference and bonus bonus for doing the full latin genus species etc

odysseyroc


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This is a great drawing, but the rendering on the jackets is really what impresses me the most about this one. Great concept and execution.





grrlmarvel


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You lines always get me... in a good way. Glad to see you're great with this one!

littlejonny


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One of the best entries I have seen in awhile, nice job.

mikenytola


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Finally in the fog! Still rootin for this one!

ChasingPuck


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tjost wrote:Haha I remember this commercial now, pigeons are flying rats Didn't woot have a shirt with a rat in a pigeon suit too, or was that threadless? I used a little different approach as my birds are bombers not gunners

Bonus points for anyone to name the family of bird I used as reference and bonus bonus for doing the full latin genus species etc


Goldfinch? Spinus tristis, the American goldfinch. Looks like non-breeding male coloration...

The Tim


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ChasingPuck wrote:Goldfinch? Spinus tristis, the American goldfinch. Looks like non-breeding male coloration...


Yup, definitely looks like goldfinch to me.

bassanimation


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Glad to see this is fogged, you did a great job TJost. Best luck to you!

tjost


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mikenytola wrote:Finally in the fog! Still rootin for this one!


Thanks! It fell out for a bit so come on everybody keep it up there!

tjost


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ChasingPuck wrote:Goldfinch? Spinus tristis, the American goldfinch. Looks like non-breeding male coloration...


DING DING DING! Good job! You get a cookie, now go to your kitchen and find one

tjost


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bassanimation wrote:Glad to see this is fogged, you did a great job TJost. Best luck to you!


Thanks Bass! I do like your entry this week too, shame it's not doing better

Mavyn


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tjost wrote:DING DING DING! Good job! You get a cookie, now go to your kitchen and find one


I'm in luck...homemade blueberry oatmeal!

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

tjost


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Mavyn wrote:I'm in luck...homemade blueberry oatmeal!


Mmmmmmm coookie, uuughghhguhhgh.... nom nom nom

runnerfrog13


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(I really like your bird-brain design better, but...)

The colors and style on this shirt definitely stand out MUCH more than the bird-brain shirt! The brown shirt color and the choice of goldfinch go well together. ;) Plus I like the way you drew the bomber jackets. The chalk on the blackboard seems a little cartoon-y compared to the rest of the design, but it's not really the main draw of the image to me, so eh.

mikenytola


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runnerfrog13 wrote: The chalk on the blackboard seems a little cartoon-y

I'd like you to show me a bird that can draw better! ;)

tjost


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runnerfrog13 wrote:(I really like your bird-brain design better, but...)

The colors and style on this shirt definitely stand out MUCH more than the bird-brain shirt! The brown shirt color and the choice of goldfinch go well together. ;) Plus I like the way you drew the bomber jackets. The chalk on the blackboard seems a little cartoon-y compared to the rest of the design, but it's not really the main draw of the image to me, so eh.


Really? I thought the chalk drawing might be too good Have you seen many chalk/white boards at schools/companies, other then a bunch of writing the pictures usually look like a bunch of 6 year olds got into the chalk/markers

Conchita


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kcman011 wrote: It's epic. This won't bump Binge, but it will give it a run for its money.

it contained a 'definite reference to milk' and that he 'didn't know that his teacher drank shots of alcohol with her cookies'

That is Awesome.. i wonder if the teacher is going to be offended by this definite reference to Bird crapping on the teachers cars..??

Fisherrman


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Conchita wrote:That is Awesome.. i wonder if the teacher is going to be offended by this definite reference to Bird cxxxxing on the teachers cars..??


Very funny! I hope this shirt prints, i will buy 3 of them and wear one to shcool one to $ork and one to Prrty!

Fisherrman


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Papaya79 wrote:LOL!!!! That's AWESOME! He should joint the debate team


Joint the debate team??? that doesn't sound legal :-))

lindab53


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My favorite in the fog. Ill buy one if it wins. I love the birds in their coats -- really well done!

JustinC197


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I agree with tjost! Its a pain, them there buggers!!

JustinC197


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Now call me stupid, but those jackets are AWESOME!! They look like WWII Bomber jackets. Like lindab53 said, I'd definitely buy one! I LOVE the design. And nice colors, too

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