Derby #139: Madness
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Captain Ahab

Captain Ahab
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SnowQueenVT


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Here's some close-ups!





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MadamAtom


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Oh, neat! The subject really suits your wood-block-y style. GMV.

jewelwing


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Awesome! I always get excited over waves that flow like they should. GMV

tjost


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This is the best piece you've done by far and your style lends itself well to the way the waves appear. Great Job!

streetwalkincheetah


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Very nice, as usual. Ahab should team up with the motley crew from last week. Together they'd be unstoppable. After conquering the white whale, they could take on white lion, white snake, great white, white zombie, white stripes (that one should be easy). The possibilities are endless.

kylemittskus


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Glad someone did a Moby not Jane shirt. I don't like the placement though...

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Spiritgreen


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Exactly what tjost said, this is your best design so far! The colors and the overall layout are very well controlled, and it's a great subject for this derby.

Good luck! GMV.

Andy47240


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Nice work. GMV.



SnowQueenVT


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Hi everybody, I am trying to finish a hansel and gretel design tonite
so I havn't had a chance to enjoy everyones entries so far or to thank anybody for the nice comments, I DO thank you!!BE checking you all out later! Love, snowqueenvt

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sakleehop


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Wow Snow wow - this is terrific! Love, love, love the whale and yours is one of the clearest connection to the theme I've seen so far. Ahab's megalomania is clearly on display and is as fascinating as it frightening. GMV for sure Snow!!! Good luck.

paigeg


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Love your illo, as always, SnowQueen! Just a perfect, and perfectly antique-ish rendering of Ahab's madness. Sadly, I simply can NOT wear a huge white whale over the girls. Still, GMV for the terrific design.
BTW - poor kylemittskus got filtered but good. Moby Not Jane???? C'mon Woot, really! D.I.C.K. It's a real word, ya know?

SnowQueenVT


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MadamAtom wrote:Oh, neat! The subject really suits your wood-block-y style. GMV.


Thankyou Madam A!

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SnowQueenVT


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tjost wrote:This is the best piece you've done by far and your style lends itself well to the way the waves appear. Great Job!


Thankyou tjost! I always tell you you inspire me and I thought of you often while working on this. The pills on your happy shirt are priceless!

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SnowQueenVT


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streetwalkincheetah wrote:Very nice, as usual. Ahab should team up with the motley crew from last week. Together they'd be unstoppable. After conquering the white whale, they could take on white lion, white snake, great white, white zombie, white stripes (that one should be easy). The possibilities are endless.


Your idea is happier than what is about to happen in this illustration! In the book, Ahab throws the harpoon which has become wrapped around his leg, he gets hauled overboard and endlessly strapprd to the white whale forever....BUt if the Motley crue ship were closeby they could save him, then give him a new obsession....rockn roll!

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SnowQueenVT


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kylemittskus wrote:Glad someone did a Moby not Jane shirt. I don't like the placement though...


Thankyou Kyle! I was wondering if you see this or anyone else...what is a "dealswootrep" Kyle you have so many what is that, what is your method besides awesomeness?

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SnowQueenVT


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Spiritgreen wrote:Exactly what tjost said, this is your best design so far! The colors and the overall layout are very well controlled, and it's a great subject for this derby.

Good luck! GMV.


Spiritgreen thankyou very much, I have to agree that this is my best effort yet. I woke up Friday at 6 or 7 am and worked straight through the day and night falling into bed at 5:30 saturday morning...it was 2 pots of coffee and a takeout grinder that kept my energy up! It must have been about 20 hours of straight work to finish it.

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SnowQueenVT


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Andy47240 wrote:Nice work. GMV.


Thankyou Andy!

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SnowQueenVT


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sakleehop wrote:Wow Snow wow - this is terrific! Love, love, love the whale and yours is one of the clearest connection to the theme I've seen so far. Ahab's megalomania is clearly on display and is as fascinating as it frightening. GMV for sure Snow!!! Good luck.


OOOO great word megalomania!!.....Did you ever get my reply to your PM? (or did I send it to myself?

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SnowQueenVT


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paigeg wrote:Love your illo, as always, SnowQueen! Just a perfect, and perfectly antique-ish rendering of Ahab's madness. Sadly, I simply can NOT wear a huge white whale over the girls. Still, GMV for the terrific design.
BTW - poor kylemittskus got filtered but good. Moby Not Jane???? C'mon Woot, really! D.I.C.K. It's a real word, ya know?


Hi Paige! Ha ha....I didn't realize he got filtered until you just said that! Its a good thing I named the design after Ahab!

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obithedogrox


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Great job Snow!!!! We love you GMV

SnowQueenVT


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obithedogrox wrote:Great job Snow!!!! We love you GMV


Love you too! Watch later (8 pm) for my other design Hansel and Gretel (which will be called the lady who lives in the woods)

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Ezshrkman


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AWESOME!!!!!!! Great Job!
GMV!
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JesseBYAH


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The highest I've ever seen one of your entries, congrats! I hope this at least gets an HM! Very nice job on this, your efforts and sleep deprivation have definitely paid off! I'm rooting for you!

Drakxxx


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I Really love how the water came out!


paigeg


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SnowQueenVT wrote:Your idea is happier than what is about to happen in this illustration! In the book, Ahab throws the harpoon which has become wrapped around his leg, he gets hauled overboard and endlessly strapprd to the white whale forever....BUt if the Motley crue ship were closeby they could save him, then give him a new obsession....rockn roll!


OM freakin G! Too funnee.

ressamac


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This is beautiful work, SnowQueenVT. Love love love the water.

xazothia


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Hey SnowQueen

I like how every week your designs have a very distinctive style, and I can tell that it's by you. Normally though I just don't like the way your designs actually sit on the shirt.

This design, however, I think looks good on a shirt! You've taken away some of the boxy/framing elements and let this one "float" a little bit more. And I really like the details/hatching on the whale.

Definitely a step forward for me. It took me a while to figure out how to make my own art look good on a shirt (being more than just a pretty picture). I hope your work continues to move in this direction.

Good luck!

SnowQueenVT


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Ezshrkman wrote:AWESOME!!!!!!! Great Job!
GMV!
Loco Luminescence


Thankyou Ezshrkman, I like your ( paranoid angler fish) design too!

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SnowQueenVT


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Drakxxx wrote:I Really love how the water came out!


You know I thank you so much.

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SnowQueenVT


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JesseBYAH wrote:The highest I've ever seen one of your entries, congrats! I hope this at least gets an HM! Very nice job on this, your efforts and sleep deprivation have definitely paid off! I'm rooting for you!


Hi again Jesse, Thankyou so much for this nice comment here, I guess I am figuring out the formula

a) Do not sleep
b)Get it done by friday
c)One good one = better than 2 bad ones

(The hardest one is getting it done by friday, thats the toughee!!

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SnowQueenVT


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ressamac wrote:This is beautiful work, SnowQueenVT. Love love love the water.


Thankyou so much Ressamac...if you like the water then I am happy!!

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SnowQueenVT


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xazothia wrote:Hey SnowQueen

I like how every week your designs have a very distinctive style, and I can tell that it's by you. Normally though I just don't like the way your designs actually sit on the shirt.

This design, however, I think looks good on a shirt! You've taken away some of the boxy/framing elements and let this one "float" a little bit more. And I really like the details/hatching on the whale.

Definitely a step forward for me. It took me a while to figure out how to make my own art look good on a shirt (being more than just a pretty picture). I hope your work continues to move in this direction.

Good luck!


Xazy thankyou so much. I appreciate your comments on my work.
It is very helpful to hear such straightforward advice. I love your work and I enjoyed checking out your blog (several weeks ago)it's so nice when you get a chance to SEE who others are on this site, a real treat, so thankyou for that! (I want to make a blog , when I do you will see me too! I look like my picture from the nightmare derby of the mom with 2 kids locked in a cabin with a bear at the window!
Thanks for liking the whale, I have always wanted to take a stab at this subject matter so I am happy that I got this great chance.
-bye for now!

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marzipanapple


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My good lady, you have such lovely details in your work and it makes me smile every time I see and entry from you. I hope to own one of your designs in the future. <3

SnowQueenVT


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marzipanapple wrote:My good lady, you have such lovely details in your work and it makes me smile every time I see and entry from you. I hope to own one of your designs in the future. <3


Thanks so much Marzipanapple! You know I loved ya the day I saw your blog and got a chance to "visit" your private world that you are sweet enough to share with everyone else! Thanks sweetie.

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sakleehop


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SnowQueenVT wrote:OOOO great word megalomania!!.....Did you ever get my reply to your PM? (or did I send it to myself?


Yes Snow - I did get you PM - and there is no need at all to apologize. You have a fascinating background and I loved reading how it has made you the artist you are today. You should write your own story and keep it (along with all your artwork - including derby entries) for your kids.
It's a great life story for sure.

Again - love your work - and finally, you're getting the votes!

SnowQueenVT


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sakleehop wrote:Yes Snow - I did get you PM - and there is no need at all to apologize. You have a fascinating background and I loved reading how it has made you the artist you are today. You should write your own story and keep it (along with all your artwork - including derby entries) for your kids.
It's a great life story for sure.

Again - love your work - and finally, you're getting the votes!


Good morning night owl! That is a great idea, I will print all this out,
the whole family enjoys this so it would make a special book for us!
(the derby printouts..)Have a great day! Bye for now!

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LunaVance


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What fantastic detail!

SnowQueenVT


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LunaVance wrote:What fantastic detail!



Thank you so much Lunavance, I am liking your design very much too especially (strangely) the grass!

Did you know that the sperm whale has between 26 and 30 teeth on each side of its lower jaw (and it has teeth only on it's lower jaw)?

I gave Moby the full 60 of course!! Thanks again for the nice comment, and I think your design work is great!

Also, did you just mention that you are from Scotland? That is very cool! (Never been there!!) Nice to meet you!

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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.
  • When time and space are through, I'll be found in you.

SnowQueenVT


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thatrobert wrote:

  • 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.
  • When time and space are through, I'll be found in you.


Thankyou so much ThatRobert, I am honored honored honored...

also happy happy happy! (This means alot to me)

Merci , gracias and thankyou (I wish I knew more ways to say thankyou!)

(Looking forward to the new derby...see you then ...)

love-snowqueenvt

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TheyKilledKenny


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I love the way you gave Moby an aged look...

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