Derby #130: Nightmares
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Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes
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Drakxxx


quality posts: 16 Private Messages Drakxxx

When I fall asleep, the nightmares come.

This design is a collaborative effort between the very awesome Crescent Debris and myself.
I'd like to again thank Mr. Debris for his awesome color work, and bringing the piece to a whole
other level of nightmare.

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Link to large composition:
http://i46.tinypic.com/28ard78.jpg


supernerdcait


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Excellent collab and truly nightmarish! Love it.

capedcrusader514


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Love. it.

irulan


quality posts: 10 Private Messages irulan
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love it, the colors really enhance the design. gmv

Azurett


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Azurett
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Very nice. GMV

lindab53


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Totally awesome! I hope to be purchasing this one!

mikenytola


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mikenytola

Thank God I don't personally like your style to wear on a t-shirt or I'd be out of a lot of money. I really admire your attention to detail and quality and like your work more every week.

calindacat


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This is pretty epic, excellent job!

walmazan


quality posts: 65 Private Messages walmazan
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You always amazingme with your talent!

Well done again!

cmdixon2


quality posts: 21 Private Messages cmdixon2
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Great collab!
I'm digging this one. You guys compliment each others styles nicely. The colors and details really make this.

Jestik


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this looks KILLER!!

great job, both of you.

buriedwreckage


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Awesome collaboration.. I hope to be wearing this shirt soon. Good luck to both of you.

xaon


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There are so many details, this illustration is awesome. Great job, both of you!

jewelwing


quality posts: 13 Private Messages jewelwing
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Been waiting for this. Epic!

MissJamieD


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This is creepy, with great color, and AMAZING life! GMV!

tjost


quality posts: 25 Private Messages tjost
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This is good guys, though my only complaint is that your shirt color is off. I pulled the image and did some color sampling to compare against woot approved shirt swatches, and this isn't their navy. This is lighter and has more of a green cast to it (and yes I have a calibrated monitor) You might wanna switch that out, I think you'd be able to recoup all your current votes, I'm just worried woot might yank it after it's too late to change Good job though!

dmaz


quality posts: 12 Private Messages dmaz
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One of the few submissions that best-capture the nightmare concept. Best of luck Drakxxx!

cmdixon2


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tjost wrote:This is good guys, though my only complaint is that your shirt color is off. I pulled the image and did some color sampling to compare against woot approved shirt swatches, and this isn't their navy. This is lighter and has more of a green cast to it (and yes I have a calibrated monitor) You might wanna switch that out, I think you'd be able to recoup all your current votes, I'm just worried woot might yank it after it's too late to change Good job though!


You most likely color-sampled a highlight in the template. This template is used by most artists here. Other than the glow, it's unchanged from the original. And the color behind the artwork is straight from Woot's template.

Evidence(or lack-there-of) - Click to see the full image.

HalfWheat


quality posts: 18 Private Messages HalfWheat
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This probably says something weird about me, but I'd love to wear this as a sleepshirt.

CrescentDebris


quality posts: 13 Private Messages CrescentDebris
HalfWheat wrote:This probably says something weird about me, but I'd love to wear this as a sleepshirt.


Oh, I thought you were going to say "as a pair of pants!"

tjost


quality posts: 25 Private Messages tjost
cmdixon2 wrote:You most likely color-sampled a highlight in the template. This template is used by most artists here. Other than the glow, it's unchanged from the original. And the color behind the artwork is straight from Woot's template.

Evidence(or lack-there-of) - Click to see the full image.


I just checked it to the PSD template of shirt colors and your right, it's according to woot spec. I took the original sample against the Illustrator shirt template provided by woot and it indeed has a different color for navy then what's in the PSD file, which showed this piece as the wrong color. Great consistency in your official materials woot

ramyb


quality posts: 20 Private Messages ramyb

The color choices on this look great- nice work

emptyplatitudes


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ramyb wrote:The color choices on this look great- nice work


this reminds me of "the darkness" with all the little darklings

Jestik


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I just keep coming back to stare at this, it is so well done!!!

kcman011


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Thank you for not disappointing me, drakxxx (and crescent debris). I knew you wouldn't...

lwitthoft


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i haven't gotten a woot shirt in a while. would be nice to have a third drakxxx shirt. its time for this to win

truffleshuffle


quality posts: 4 Private Messages truffleshuffle
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I knew you would have something awesome for this derby and indeed this entry is excellent! One of my favorites by you in fact

jmmbell1987


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Fantastic collab. The lineart is wonderful, and I love the illusion of depth here. Great colors, crescentdebris. They blend beautifully and create a really creepy atmosphere.

InfernoX


quality posts: 1 Private Messages InfernoX
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When I saw the theme for this week, I just *knew* Drakxxx would have an awesome entry! +1.

Weredawg


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InfernoX wrote:When I saw the theme for this week, I just *knew* Drakxxx would have an awesome entry! +1.


That's exactly what I was thinking too :D Great work on the collaboration guys. Definitely GMV

CrescentDebris


quality posts: 13 Private Messages CrescentDebris
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I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the support and nice comments. Definitely thanks to Drakxxx, this lineart was wicked. I'm really glad my coloring has added to it and not conflicted with it. I did some hatch work in my coloring to go with Drakxxx's style but also let my own style come through and it looks like it worked out. Its nice to hear praise and not "I love it... except for the color!" =) So thank you all! I'm glad I've done the Drakxxx Fans proud, and hopefully my own too.

bethlehemstarr


quality posts: 19 Private Messages bethlehemstarr
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This shirt is really fantastic. I love the illustration and the coloring. I'm not entirely sure that I would wear it, because I find it reeeeeaaaaally creepy and scary. (I cover my eyes for any scary part in a movie, so this theme is a little problematic for me to love!)

That said, I really hope this prints, because it deserves it for being so amazing!

tgentry


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Awesome collab guys! Love the composition, subject, and color work. A+

jjhermer


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Can anyone say Night on Bald Mountain? This reminds exactly of Disney's portrayal of Chernabog and his imps within Fantasia.

Drakxxx


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jjhermer wrote:Can anyone say Night on Bald Mountain? This reminds exactly of Disney's portrayal of Chernabog and his imps within Fantasia.


An incredible compliment, thank you so much.

Thanks for all the votes and comments so far guys!


tjost


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jjhermer wrote:Can anyone say Night on Bald Mountain? This reminds exactly of Disney's portrayal of Chernabog and his imps within Fantasia.


Actually what this reminds me more of is the Voodoo totems in the new Princess and the Frog (which I think are some of the most genuinely creepy baddies in any Disney film) The curtain thing really gives me that vibe.

twolfe925


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I knew I could count on you (or ya'll) for a really creepy and well put together nightmare shirt. Nice collab. +1

DTimeFun


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This reminded me of both the previously mentioned Fantasia reference as well as some Little Nemo.
But I must say this is truly a match of talent like few others on here. The line work is, as always, dark and superb from Drakxxx, and the coloring from CrescentDebris really brings it up to a new level. I find myself staring at the detailed cuts in awe.
What really makes it most appealing is that I feel it would be quite wearable, day to day, and would make a fine print as well.

One of the few votes I've given out this derby, but by far the one I'm putting my money behind the most!

sakleehop


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CrescentDebris wrote:I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the support and nice comments. Definitely thanks to Drakxxx, this lineart was wicked. I'm really glad my coloring has added to it and not conflicted with it. I did some hatch work in my coloring to go with Drakxxx's style but also let my own style come through and it looks like it worked out. Its nice to hear praise and not "I love it... except for the color!" =) So thank you all! I'm glad I've done the Drakxxx Fans proud, and hopefully my own too.


Hello CrescentDebris - I wanted to say how much I love this design - it fits the derby Perfectly and the illustration and coloration are spot on. I really don't know how you guys (talented artists) do what you do - I just know I'm incredibly jealous.

I did notice one thing though - I almost missed the little girl because she is so tiny and the same color as the demons(?). Maybe if her hair were a different color (yellow) she would have stood out a bit more. But regardless - you've got my vote and hopefully a spot in the top 3 come Thursday!!! Good luck!

HalfWheat


quality posts: 18 Private Messages HalfWheat
CrescentDebris wrote:Oh, I thought you were going to say "as a pair of pants!"


No, silly, then it would be upside-down!

I'm pretty certain that if I wear this shirt to bed, the monsters in the closet will be too afraid to nibble my toes when I sleep. Because only someone truly brave could wear this and close their eyes.

Seriously, though, I love the colors in this. And the little brown winged things are cute and horrible at the same time.

corruptwolf


quality posts: 0 Private Messages corruptwolf

You always make great shirts! GMV. I really like the colors and the shirt couldn't be more nightmarish then it is.

nyren


quality posts: 1 Private Messages nyren
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Beautiful. Well, okay, not "beautiful" beautiful, but, err, you know what I mean :P GMV.

Sachmoe64


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very nice, first thing I think of is the Dog beasts from Ghostbusters!

realitytwist


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holy scaffolding the awesomeness....

friends are just enemies who don't have the guts to kill you

paigeg


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Sachmoe64 wrote:very nice, first thing I think of is the Dog beasts from Ghostbusters!


Or the demon maw in "Poltergeist".

paigeg


quality posts: 7 Private Messages paigeg
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Truly nightmarish - and an excellent collab. My initial thought was 'whoa, too creepy to wear'. Then I remembered my "Disturbed" T's and, well... GMV!

Knough


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I always like your style Drakxxx, and I knew you'd have a great entry when the theme was Nightmare.

marzipanapple


quality posts: 7 Private Messages marzipanapple
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So good. :9

FlamingoNut


quality posts: 12 Private Messages FlamingoNut

Wow; fantastic!

Zyphron


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it reminds me of how I used to have nightmares if my closet door was open and monsters coming up from under the bed. To this day I can't sleep with the closet door open not because I'm scared of it. it just bothers me.. very very very well done you two.

GMV

sonny2009


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Fantastically amazing and terrific job you two.

Drak, you could have easily composed some incredible epic monster for this derby, but you took things a whole step further with this design. There is so much concept to it, it's just phenomenal.

Crescent Debris, your colors are beautiful on this, and they compliment Drak's fantastic line work excellently.

/praise +1 vote

SnowQueenVT


quality posts: 0 Private Messages SnowQueenVT
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I like how the little girl doesn't seem to mind all the creepy stuff going on in her room, it's her room, yeah there are nightmares in there, but they aren't really going to hurt her. She sleeps on.Magnifico. I'd love to see childrens books by you.

http://www.wix.com/scottgreenip/snowqueenvt

frushtrated


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holy scaffolding I love this shirt. I don't know how this whole derby thing works, but I hope this will be available. I honestly love the whole nightmare theme and think that they should all be available, but THIS ONE...THIS ONE completely rocks.

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