Derby #125: Birds
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Don't Call Me Robin

Don't Call Me Robin
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geekfactor12


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Welcome back Cho! :D

JadenKale


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Epic Cho!

ttdesigns


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Great design from Cho after a long time ways from the derbies.

jamescho84


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bassanimation


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I loves this! GMV! It's a nice subtle pop culture reference without being "blam!". Very cool. I would buy!

I only have one slight pick. I wish the shadows on the red part of the birds were a little less contoured. A person with a naughty mind might see them as a little boob-like.

walmazan


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Epic! love it!

JadenKale


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bassanimation wrote:I only have one slight pick. I wish the shadows on the red part of the birds were a little less contoured. A person with a naughty mind might see them as a little boob-like.


They ARE red-breasted.

mrwednesday


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bassanimation wrote:I loves this! GMV! It's a nice subtle pop culture reference without being "blam!". Very cool. I would buy!

I only have one slight pick. I wish the shadows on the red part of the birds were a little less contoured. A person with a naughty mind might see them as a little boob-like.


I guess it didn't take you long to come around on use of IP.

capedcrusader514


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cho cho cho cho. awesome. why are there so many awesome enteries this week..... most of which not printing

bluetuba


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I love the colors on this.

"You can't just dress a Minion like Spock, and add a caption that says "Logical Me". There's a prison for people like that. Below my house."

ressamac


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Wow! Is this return of the rock stars week? Love this!

Andy47240


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And the crowd goes wild!!



SJCarlson22


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Amazing...I can't not vote for this.

snarkygal


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Welcome back Cho! Of course, you have my vote. This is clever AND well illustrated. Sigh, this is what we have longed for all these weeks of crud. GMV!!!!!

bassanimation


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mrwednesday wrote:I guess it didn't take you long to come around on use of IP.


It's -extremely- subtle, it's not a trace of Batman, or a mimick of someone else's Batman art. It's a realistic robin with bat ears, drawn in the -artist's own style-. There is a difference. It is using an existing fanbase, just as some others are here. (Not an attack, just an observation) That being said, this is the artist's own work as opposed to a direct mimick. He is borrowing a concept (batman cape), but this image is all out of his brain, design an all. (he drew the birds, tree, great lighting, etc) It still looks like his own work as opposed to someone else's.

JMHO, nobody's forcing you to agree.

mrwednesday


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bassanimation wrote:It's -extremely- subtle, it's not a trace of Batman, or a mimick of someone else's Batman art. It's a realistic robin with bat ears, drawn in the -artist's own style-. There is a difference. It is using an existing fanbase, just as some others are here. (Not an attack, just an observation) That being said, this is the artist's own work as opposed to a direct mimick. He is borrowing a concept (batman cape), but this image is all out of his brain, design an all. (he drew the birds, tree, great lighting, etc) It still looks like his own work as opposed to someone else's.

JMHO, nobody's forcing you to agree.


You've never spoken on quality of parody. In fact your major point was that you don't like artists using a preexisting fanbase to get votes. There is no difference here. It's more reasonable to expect that votes are coming from the excellent art, but the fact is that 3 extremely well drawn birds are not going to get votes at woot. This is climbing to the fog on the strength of the parody. However you want to excuse it, it's using IP for votes, though I'm not surprised to see you kowtowing to the woot "bigs" yet again.

TheyKilledKenny


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Fantastic...

Excuse Me Maam, Your Woot is Showing...

jasneko


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TheyKilledKenny wrote:Fantastic...

Pretty sweet design... great colors too.

Vote!


bellarific


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capedcrusader514 wrote: why are there so many awesome enteries this week.....


My thoughts exactly.

TheyKilledKenny


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bellarific wrote:My thoughts exactly.


Agreed... a lot of people griped and moaned when the topic was announced... but then again, many did the same thing last derby...

Excuse Me Maam, Your Woot is Showing...

OhhSnap


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easy vote.

bvillarreal


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Wow! GMV

Jestik


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frakkin' fantastic.


and welcome back, Cho!

asher0716


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As a Batman fan, and having dressed as a sort of "vintage" batman for this past halloween, I give two thumbs up for this shirt!

lucky1988


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Fantastic work, love all the highlights, shading and details.

kcman011


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All right, Batbird it is...
And I'm wearing your Elmer shirt as I type this. Glad to see you back, James!

tjost


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I really like this James, but one thing that keeps catching my eye is that the caped robin looks much bigger (ie fatter) then the other two, is this a hidden stab at chunky costume wearing fan boys?

jamescho84


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tjost wrote:I really like this James, but one thing that keeps catching my eye is that the caped robin looks much bigger (ie fatter) then the other two, is this a hidden stab at chunky costume wearing fan boys?


Good question. I was thinking more he was puffing out his chest - though I don't think that came out too clearly. Thanks for yours and others thoughts on this.

<3 \\//

kylemittskus


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I don't like the shirt but the skill is undeniable.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

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JustJiggles


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I wish it were just the middle bat bird alone on the branch. As I have said before, anything orange on navy gets a vote. My favorite combo.

spencewatson


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fantastic - vote from me.

palmra


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spencewatson wrote:fantastic - vote from me.


Since my name is Robin, this is an instant buy.

mooseman99


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Three bird moon?

jamescho84


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mooseman99 wrote:Three bird moon?


*wink

MissJamieD


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Oh! I am so glad to check in tonight and see that this shirt has made the fog!! Congrats! This may be one of the most passionate love affairs that I've had with a Woot shirt!

Don't break my heart, fog!!!

GTAcrimelord


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Ha, I had to do a double take on this one, but brilliance was achieved upon second inspection. Nicely done. +1

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jboshaw


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GMV. Already own one Cho bird shirt (the aviator, proudly sporting now coincidently!) and this will make a great add to the collection.

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.

princessethics


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Oh my god. This shirt. I need it.

albinoapple


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The design seems way too dark and subtle, methinks the point would be lost on a shirt due to the inability to SEE the point.

kcman011


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albinoapple wrote:The design seems way too dark and subtle, methinks the point would be lost on a shirt due to the inability to SEE the point.


He's not called the Dark Knight for nothing...and I think the moonlight illuminating the image serves the purpose of clarifying the point just fine...

artulo


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voted.

gl!

toolized


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fantastic. I would buy for sure

monchaton


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For the last year no design in any of the derbies has been awesome enough to elicit a response from me. Not until now at least.
Your shirt design is so awesome that after a year of avoiding signing up I knew I had to let you know that you now have my undying loyalty.

<3

hollynoats


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I'm new to this woot stuff.
Because it's called a derby does that mean I can't buy this?

I want to buy this shirt right now and I'm a little sad if I can't actually do that yet.

This is EFFING AWESOME.

I work at a wild bird store and I love the batman!
I want this shirt so bad, I wish I already owned it!

sorry. /geek.

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