Derby #138: Band Names Reinterpreted
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Alice in Chains

Alice in Chains
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Drakxxx


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The curious Miss Alice, in chains.

Thanks to CrescentDebris for working with me once again, and adding his amazing colors to this piece. Thanks as always guys, and I hope you enjoy it!

A Larger image is below. To see the whole thing you might have to right click-> veiw image.


Mazuri


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Must have!

sakleehop


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Yes!!! I was so worried that you weren't going to do Alice in Chains - love it Drakxxx.

spentfromnz


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Nice one man. The only real problem I have with this is that it doesn't really look much like Alice. She's supposed to be blond and wearing a blue dress.

keelhaulkate


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awesome job. trying to figure out how to do that spotted shading (cant think of the name for my life right now) since im used to blending colors more which you cant do here. but very beautifuland dark at the same time.

NameyMcName


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What are the butterfly wings supposed to be made out of?

kbeers


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NameyMcName wrote:What are the butterfly wings supposed to be made out of?


They're bread-and-butterflies, naturally.

lacers526


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This HAS to print! It's absolutely beautiful!

avhienda01


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I knew this would look great on asphalt. Love the color choices and how her hair curls upwards. The light blue really pops. You guys do such a kick ass job together. GMV, and good luck!

TamerlerKA


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Another derby, another terrific Drakxx Design. Hopefully these two print.

sakleehop


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Drakxxx - I sent you a message

SailorButterfly


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Wonderful! Love the colors & the lighting effect from the window is awesome.

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jasneko


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avhienda01 wrote:I knew this would look great on asphalt. Love the color choices and how her hair curls upwards. The light blue really pops. You guys do such a kick ass job together. GMV, and good luck!

Agreed... the blue really adds a sort of punch, and I also really like the hair going up... Great collab guys!


Jestik


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great interpretation of the band name, as well as combination of different references.

really great.


voted.

paigeg


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Drakxxx, Crescentdebris - fabulous collab, AGAIN! I love how organic Alice looks, like a pretty seaweed. Just amazing. GMV!

buriedwreckage


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Another great Drakxx/CrescentDebris colab.. best of luck guys.

cmdixon2


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Wow, this turned out really well. I love the moodiness of it. You guys did an awesome job together again!

Spiritgreen


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Moody.

You two work great together!

thejapanesefrog


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I want to wear this. perfectly done. And I love the fact that you know it's Alice, but it isn't the Alice everyone is used to seeing. Great job!

endangeredomega


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Your attention to detail continues to amaze me. I'm blown away by the level of intricacy in your designs.

Thank you so much for avoiding the "Disney-fied" interpretation of Alice. It's a personal point of irritation that for so many people, Disney's version of so many fairy tales and stories has become the *only* recognisable/acceptable version.

missfantasia


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I really, really like this design. I'd totally buy this if it prints.

Jullianagrey


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spentfromnz wrote:Nice one man. The only real problem I have with this is that it doesn't really look much like Alice. She's supposed to be blond and wearing a blue dress.


As someone else mentioned, keep in mind that Disney's version of Alice, is not the original, and certainly not the factual definition of the character.

If I had to guess, I'd assume Drak got his inspiration more from Lewis Carroll more so than Disney, but that might just be my observation.

brockart


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Her eyes are creeping me out. It's like she's possessed.

dangurous


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draxxx, off center? gmv! :P

34 woots for shirts, most recent: 10/23/12: Fresh Cake Remix (L); 9/22/10 - iHome Optical Netbook Mouse; 7/12/10 - Woot Off Lights; 5/26/10 - Jolly Roger Floor Mat; 11/23/09 - Memorex 720p HD Mini Camcorder; 3/23/09 - iRobot Roomba 535 Robotic Vacuum

dangurous


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dangurous wrote:draxxx, off center? gmv! :P


whoops, how about drakxxx? /embarassed

34 woots for shirts, most recent: 10/23/12: Fresh Cake Remix (L); 9/22/10 - iHome Optical Netbook Mouse; 7/12/10 - Woot Off Lights; 5/26/10 - Jolly Roger Floor Mat; 11/23/09 - Memorex 720p HD Mini Camcorder; 3/23/09 - iRobot Roomba 535 Robotic Vacuum

SnowQueenVT


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I am such a nerd, I don't know any Alice in Chains, but now I will check some out,especially if this artwork portrays the bands temperament at all, because the artwork is dreamy.I love once again how the personality of the character is so strong. You both nailed it again!!

Can anybody recommend the best Alice in chains song ever for me to try?

This is beautiful guys, too great as always.

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

paigeg


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SnowQueenVT wrote:

Can anybody recommend the best Alice in chains song ever for me to try?


Start with Your Decision, and maybe Check my Brain. Fairly mellow, but representative. Nixx on the Rooster - even I don't like that tune! Them Bones is really evocative. Man in the Box is a tough one to like if you listen too closely to the lyric.
AiC is really an acquired taste, I guess!

dlcramer99


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paigeg wrote:Start with Your Decision, and maybe Check my Brain. Fairly mellow, but representative. Nixx on the Rooster - even I don't like that tune! Them Bones is really evocative. Man in the Box is a tough one to like if you listen too closely to the lyric.
AiC is really an acquired taste, I guess!


Aquired taste? I like that. I was an interesting crowd at the concert last month for sure.

SnowQueenVT


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paigeg wrote:Start with Your Decision, and maybe Check my Brain. Fairly mellow, but representative. Nixx on the Rooster - even I don't like that tune! Them Bones is really evocative. Man in the Box is a tough one to like if you listen too closely to the lyric.
AiC is really an acquired taste, I guess!


Thankyou so much!! I will try those songs tomorrow, I am looking forward to it, cool!!

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

paigeg


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dlcramer99 wrote:Aquired taste? I like that. I was an interesting crowd at the concert last month for sure.


Niiice. I'm going in May. Disturbed was 'interesting'. This should be epic.

streetwalkincheetah


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SnowQueenVT wrote:I am such a nerd, I don't know any Alice in Chains, but now I will check some out,especially if this artwork portrays the bands temperament at all, because the artwork is dreamy.I love once again how the personality of the character is so strong. You both nailed it again!!

Can anybody recommend the best Alice in chains song ever for me to try?

This is beautiful guys, too great as always.


I know you've already gotten other advice, but as someone who knew & lived through the grunge scene (god, I'm soooo old :P), I say you should start here & work forward from there. If you're predisposed to this type of music, you'll like it from the start & probably enjoy the first 3 albums the most. If you're not & you're a newcomer who doesn't remember Layne (RIP, dude), then yeah, you might enjoy the newer (and IMO lesser) Jerry stuff more. Not that it's bad or anything, but I don't know if I'd start with it. Then again, maybe I'm just nostalgic, who knows. Hell, I even like Rooster & Man In The Box. Love, actually. Never knew anybody who didn't before seeing different here, but I try to keep in mind woot isn't a music site. Anyways, hope you find something you like in there somewhere, whether new or old. They were/are an awesome band. Ramble over, go have fun. Oh yeah, almost forgot, nice job, Drakxxx


paigeg


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streetwalkincheetah wrote:snip


Had to snip, but I totally get ya - I LOVED Layne! The new stuff is nice, and I'm hoping they'll find that minor-key harmony they had once more. MitB, though, is a bit hard-core for a noob and Rooster, while compelling, is some really depressing gristle. Still, I get the point - you're gonna like it or not, so might as well dive in. Consider me corrected! Lol!

SnowQueenVT


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streetwalkincheetah wrote:I know you've already gotten other advice, but as someone who knew & lived through the grunge scene (god, I'm soooo old :P), I say you should start here & work forward from there. If you're predisposed to this type of music, you'll like it from the start & probably enjoy the first 3 albums the most. If you're not & you're a newcomer who doesn't remember Layne (RIP, dude), then yeah, you might enjoy the newer (and IMO lesser) Jerry stuff more. Not that it's bad or anything, but I don't know if I'd start with it. Then again, maybe I'm just nostalgic, who knows. Hell, I even like Rooster & Man In The Box. Love, actually. Never knew anybody who didn't before seeing different here, but I try to keep in mind woot isn't a music site. Anyways, hope you find something you like in there somewhere, whether new or old. They were/are an awesome band. Ramble over, go have fun. Oh yeah, almost forgot, nice job, Drakxxx


Thanks streetwalkin cheetah! I cant wait to check some out tomorrow...(Today)!

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

amarillo


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Nicely done!

R.E.M.

Mastodon

amandatory


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keelhaulkate wrote:awesome job. trying to figure out how to do that spotted shading (cant think of the name for my life right now) since im used to blending colors more which you cant do here. but very beautifuland dark at the same time.


Halftones.

streetwalkincheetah


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paigeg wrote:Had to snip, but I totally get ya - I LOVED Layne! The new stuff is nice, and I'm hoping they'll find that minor-key harmony they had once more. MitB, though, is a bit hard-core for a noob and Rooster, while compelling, is some really depressing gristle. Still, I get the point - you're gonna like it or not, so might as well dive in. Consider me corrected! Lol!


Snip away. That was a Jager fueled ramble I barely remember leaving. I'm just glad it's (semi) coherent. Now I get to take my hungover ass to a St. Patrick's Day parade. Wheee! Oh, this is gonna hurt.

robolenin


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Why is peanut butter toast trying to eat her?

curiousme


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Wow, great illustration! Excellent work (and thanks for not making Alice blond).

SnowQueenVT


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I want this!

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

SnowQueenVT


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RE Snowqueen asks for advice on which Alice in Chains songs to listen to for someone unfamiliar with their music.

streetwalkincheetah wrote:I know you've already gotten other advice, but as someone who knew & lived through the grunge scene (god, I'm soooo old :P), I say you should start here & work forward from there. If you're predisposed to this type of music, you'll like it from the start & probably enjoy the first 3 albums the most. If you're not & you're a newcomer who doesn't remember Layne (RIP, dude), then yeah, you might enjoy the newer (and IMO lesser) Jerry stuff more. Not that it's bad or anything, but I don't know if I'd start with it. Then again, maybe I'm just nostalgic, who knows. Hell, I even like Rooster & Man In The Box. Love, actually. Never knew anybody who didn't before seeing different here, but I try to keep in mind woot isn't a music site. Anyways, hope you find something you like in there somewhere, whether new or old. They were/are an awesome band. Ramble over, go have fun. Oh yeah, almost forgot, nice job, Drakxxx


OK, Wow, I just checked out all the music you posted here. These guys are intense.I love what I heard and what I saw, well, they are deep, and give you plenty to think about! They are intense and they rock and I am going to check them out from now on, thanks so much for posting these links and yes this shirt perfectly represents the band and I hope they get the opportunity to see or get their own Draxxx Alice in chains shirt!

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

paigeg


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SnowQueenVT wrote: I hope they get the opportunity to see or get their own Draxxx Alice in chains shirt!


Whoa, that would be WAY cool. I agree, the AiC shirts (including my own) are cool, but Drakxxx' version really works for the band.

truffleshuffle


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*sigh* I can't say I like Alice in Chains...but I LOVE Lewis Carroll's books and this shirt is just far too delightfully creepy and strange to not give it a vote. Also, great use of shirt space. Nicely done as always;)

P.S. Do you know why a raven is like a writing desk...?

Jykinturah


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...! +1

lonelypond


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great moment invented + captured.

Like Poe? Of course you do, you're here ; ) Try my new mystery novel:

icemonster


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I can't exactly pinpoint it, but something about this design rubs me the wrong way.

I think it may have something to do with the way she's sitting in relation to the flat looking window. I don't know.

mikenytola


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icemonster wrote:I can't exactly pinpoint it, but something about this design rubs me the wrong way.

I think it may have something to do with the way she's sitting in relation to the flat looking window. I don't know.

For me it's the girls face, but more her right (our left) leg and foot is off and looks weird.

Drakxxx


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mikenytola wrote:For me it's the girls face, but more her right (our left) leg and foot is off and looks weird.


Yeah, in the original drawing, the hands were to big, so I did my best to fix them. The way I drew the figure, her right leg is extended more then the left, which is back closer to her, so the legs looked right to me. CrescentDebris and I decided the face I used worked best from the 2 faces I drew for the character. If it's not you thing, I understand.

The character is suppose to be in a corner, which is loosely hinted at by her hair going up.
I had drawn mock ups with the window both flat and angled, and it was my choice to go with the flat as it seems to make the overall composition smother, and the design flowed better with my eye.

With the kind of art I do, I do my best to make sure things like anatomy and perspective are as accurate as possible. I apologize that you find it off, but yeah, I did my best with it, and it looked pretty spot on to Mr. Debris and myself.

Thanks for all the support and comments so far everyone.


mikenytola


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Drakxxx wrote:Yeah, in the original drawing, the hands were to big, so I did my best to fix them. The way I drew the figure, her right leg is extended more then the left, which is back closer to her, so the legs looked right to me. CrescentDebris and I decided the face I used worked best from the 2 faces I drew for the character. If it's not you thing, I understand.

The character is suppose to be in a corner, which is loosely hinted at by her hair going up.
I had drawn mock ups with the window both flat and angled, and it was my choice to go with the flat as it seems to make the overall composition smother, and the design flowed better with my eye.

With the kind of art I do, I do my best to make sure things like anatomy and perspective are as accurate as possible. I apologize that you find it off, but yeah, I did my best with it, and it looked pretty spot on to Mr. Debris and myself.

Thanks for all the support and comments so far everyone.

By no means do I think this is a common occurrence with you at all and am sure you did your best with the leg and foot. The hands definitely look better than before. I didn't mean to sound like you didn't try, I apologize if it came across that way. The face is more a personal preference thing with me, again not from a lack of effort on your part at all. Your art is not always my cup of tea for a t-shirt, but I always enjoy your submissions every week and know something original will be found with true effort.

Drakxxx


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mikenytola wrote:By no means do I think this is a common occurrence with you at all and am sure you did your best with the leg and foot. The hands definitely look better than before. I didn't mean to sound like you didn't try, I apologize if it came across that way. The face is more a personal preference thing with me, again not from a lack of effort on your part at all. Your art is not always my cup of tea for a t-shirt, but I always enjoy your submissions every week and know something original will be found with true effort.


It's quite alright sir. If my stuff is anything, it's an acquired taste, that's for sure. I appreciate the feedback as always, and take all of it into consideration for future stuff.


johncreillyphile


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Please excuse my stupidity, but what makes her Alice? Is it a wonderland reference?

princessethics


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Omelets made great yes yes yes!

R3DS74R


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First one in this Derby that I'd really want to buy and wear. +1!

Hammylink


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SnowQueenVT wrote:OK, Wow, I just checked out all the music you posted here. These guys are intense.I love what I heard and what I saw, well, they are deep, and give you plenty to think about! They are intense and they rock and I am going to check them out from now on, thanks so much for posting these links and yes this shirt perfectly represents the band and I hope they get the opportunity to see or get their own Draxxx Alice in chains shirt!


I have to say I really like the new album "Black Gives Way to Blue". The more you listen, the more their music seems melodic and enduring. I would suggest "Private Hell" "Acid Bubble" and the title track from the album.

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SnowQueenVT


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quote postid="3842456" user="Hammylink"]I have to say I really like the new album "Black Gives Way to Blue". The more you listen, the more their music seems melodic and enduring. I would suggest "Private Hell" "Acid Bubble" and the title track from the album.[/quote]

Thanks Hammylink,for more Alice in Chains recommendations, I want to wear this shirt when I check them out!!!!

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

nyren


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johncreillyphile wrote:Please excuse my stupidity, but what makes her Alice? Is it a wonderland reference?


There are tons of references to the Alice books. The watch, the bread and butterflies, the playing cards, the shoes and dress, etc. She's wearing black here, which fits with both the card and chess themes of the second book, rather than the confusing and non-canonical blue that she wears in the Disney adaptions, which is why I guess some people don't think she looks like Alice from Lewis Carroll's books.

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