Derby #139: Madness
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Pinkerton

Pinkerton
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cmdixon2


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Hey all! Hope you like this one. This ended in a very different place from where started.

Here's an enlargement.

odysseyroc


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Wow, this is great!





rachelwootswii


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beautiful colors!

Jestik


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yes, and YES!

hustler03


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That's just awesome!

Neener Neener

jewelwing


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I always know when I get up Saturday morning to check the hotness for your design. This one is great as always. Go pink!

marzipanapple


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Love, love, looove. <3
The color change + drippy effect is awesome.

Draug


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It looks fun but unless there's some reference I'm not understanding I don't see 'madness' here.

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tjost


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Can I wear this while I'm listening to Weezer? Nice

theinfinityloop


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I really like the bold color choice of this.


cmdixon2


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Draug wrote:It looks fun but unless there's some reference I'm not understanding I don't see 'madness' here.

I thought the madness in this was obvious just by the imagery, but I can give you my personal view of it. You can think of it as a much darker version of Jewelwing's "cycle of madness." This businessman goes through his life as a drone despite the dangers and pitfalls around him. Mindless, oblivious and ruled by the orders he's given. Madness.

I welcome people to extract their own meaning from it.

Thanks for the comment though...I probably should have just explained it in my first post.

uschi22


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this is so gorgeous. i'd buy it in a heartbeat :D

bassanimation


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Awww, I used to have a little baby ratty I used to call Pinkerton.

All my sentimental whispyness aside, this is really cool. I feel like it's a portrait of myself, hahah. Nice work as always CMDixon. I always know to expect something interesting from you! Very cool!

cashland


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nice effect!

capedcrusader514


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love it and while i do love it and you will get a vote i can just not buy another black shirt.

Draug


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cmdixon2 wrote:I thought the madness in this was obvious just by the imagery, but I can give you my personal view of it. You can think of it as a much darker version of Jewelwing's "cycle of madness." This businessman goes through his life as a drone despite the dangers and pitfalls around him. Mindless, oblivious and ruled by the orders he's given. Madness.

I welcome people to extract their own meaning from it.

Thanks for the comment though...I probably should have just explained it in my first post.


Sorry, I guess I'm not a visual person.

I think he's mad for having his mouth open. Doesn't he know the kinds of bugs that fly around up high where the tightropes are strung?

The enemy's gate is down.
Writers are people too! (Albeit strange ones.)
Save Poe! Reckon Nevermore! Or he'll be head-locked forevermore!

Drakxxx


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Gorgeous work as usual Chris. I love the character an the colors.


Stellardig


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Great job! You would have to be mad to walk that rope.

creedishfish


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I hope this wins. Lovin' this shirt

gailforce


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lovely style, subject matter, and color. i would buy it =]

keelhaulkate


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love the colors!

Josephus


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Stellardig wrote:Great job! You would have to be mad to walk that rope.


I think it's great. It evokes the scarecrow in Howl's moving castle to me. nicely done.

Spiritgreen


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This really is great. It has depth of color and space, chaotic detail, yet it still has a well defined layout.

This is controlled madness. :^)

IncurableHumanist


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...dang

GTAcrimelord


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I dig this a lot. Good luck, and I hope I will get an opportunity to snag this one up.

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jmmbell1987


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For my money, this is the best design in the fog at this point. Great work!

dpbowl842


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With the last name Pickering... I get Pinkerton all the damn time, fakon I know. So that got me in but the shirt is great to boot. GMV

fairnymph


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I have no idea at all what this references, but I LOVE THE COLOURS! MORE COLOURS LIKE THIS PLEASE, ARTISTS!

And the art is good, as always with cmdixon. GMV.

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GNitro


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I love this shirt. Anything that gives me a reason to wear a design with pink in it that doesn't look too girly is a win in my book.

DJ9975


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Wonderful! This is just one example why this will be a particularly great derby

bellarific


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I *might* just have to buy this one. Robots, business suits, tight ropes and hot pink are too much for me to pass up.

johncreillyphile


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Is this navy or black? My computer screen (or my eyes) must be messed up. This is the second time I've asked this about a shirt in this derby.

cmdixon2


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johncreillyphile wrote:Is this navy or black? My computer screen (or my eyes) must be messed up. This is the second time I've asked this about a shirt in this derby.


It's black.


Thanks everyone for your comments and votes. I'm pretty surprised this is doing so well.

truffleshuffle


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This is wonderful for so many reasons. I want one...

pileup


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This is possibly the only shirt in pink that I will EVER wear willingly. And this coming from the girl who sees pink on a friend's webpage and goes SHUN!

MaliceKaiser


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I love this shirt in every way. This might be my favourite of this derby. You really executed every element of it down to the tiniest details perfectly. Great job!!

icemonster


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This is a creepy but awesome shirt.

avhienda01


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The color is absolutely wonderful. Wonderful I say!

walmazan


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Awesome, awesome awesome!

gmv!

Kijad


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The integration of the colour with the tee colour is pure amazing.

The whole thing is completely surreal / weird / crazy / perfectly applicable to the derby.

I would buy the hell out of this.

itoaseik


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Kijad wrote:The integration of the colour with the tee colour is pure amazing.

The whole thing is completely surreal / weird / crazy / perfectly applicable to the derby.

I would buy the hell out of this.


Seconded. Only shirt I've bought two of was edgar's Air, but this might be number 2. This is my favorite entry of what I think is the best derby in a while.

cmdixon2


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Just wanted to give another quick thanks to everyone who voted and commented on this one. I'm pretty happy with how this idea turned out so I'm glad to have such positive feedback so far.
Thanks a billion!

SnowQueenVT


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Cmdixon2- I havn't complimented you on your shirt yet, but I want you to know that I think this piece is a frighteningly AMAZING depiction of the American businessman (Any businessman, anywhere...) The intense pressure, the suit, the programmed radio-head, this piece is scary in it's portrayal of the times....I am trying to say that it's great! A piece of artwork that DEFINES an aspect of our generation ...you can see that he is going to walk that tightrope without falling (due to his radio controlled head!)...you have captured the anguish of every poor guy in a suit I hope this country (planet) moves on and up so we can all be HAPPY in our WORK..


Bravisimo.

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fwumps


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I want to buy this. Now please.

Omblo


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Great shirt !

handsomeape


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great design, looks very nice on the T-shirt.
can colors like this be printed? I thought it was only 6 flat colors,no gradients or halftones, may be I have been limiting myself without reason, well if I see it print I will know.

iGGz


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hey finally a shirt that i would buy!

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