Derby #140: Things That Start With the Letter S
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Deep Blue Space

Deep Blue Space
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cmdixon2


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Sometimes exploration of sea and space can look an awful lot alike. This design merges the two.

"S" words to seek out: Sea, Space, Stars, Starfish, Scyphozoa(jellyfish) and Sailboat.
Enjoy!

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Andy47240


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Amazing.



brockart


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I like the seek and find.

Drakxxx


quality posts: 16 Private Messages Drakxxx
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Incredibly imaginative Chris. If possible, I'd love to check out the ship and other details a little larger. The atmospheres you create are always fantastic.


xazothia


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It's sort of a running gag between myself and some friends that Jellyfish are little more than Floating, Poisonous Stomachs... 'cause really, that's what they are! ;p

Beautiful colors, as ever. Good luck!

Draug


quality posts: 69 Private Messages Draug
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Wicked. :D

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b3nnny


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UHM I REALLY REALLY want one of these..even if it doesn't win WHICH IT SHOULD. but anyway.

fairnymph


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This totally makes me think of Farscape and the colours are AWESOME!

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TamerlerKA


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heathercoy


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can i have one? please?

paigeg


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Your color palettes are always so awesome - Nice!

SylarXx


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Wow, this design is amazing. If it doesn't make it into the top 3, I'll be sad.

fishbiscuit5


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Your color choices are beautiful. I would definitely wear this with pride.

nyren


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People who know these things - would this art be visible on the shirt? Dark colors detailed like this on black always worry me after some shirts I've grabbed unthinkingly that printed abysmally

queboy89


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Whoa. Blown. Mind.

patioplr


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That jellyfish reminds me of those solar wind sails used for free energy travel in space. Nice!

cmdixon2


quality posts: 21 Private Messages cmdixon2
patioplr wrote:That jellyfish reminds me of those solar wind sails used for free energy travel in space. Nice!


It's really funny you mentioned that because when I started I was going to just do a solar sail dragging a sailboat. I changed directions when I realized that no one would be able to tell it was a solar sail. My wife gave me the idea of mixing space and sea life. She's full of awesome ideas.


Thanks to everyone for the great comments and votes! I'm surprised to be in the fog only a day after subbing on a Saturday afternoon.

lovemedusa


quality posts: 4 Private Messages lovemedusa
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A-FREAKING-MAZING! WANT!!!!!!!!!

Stellardig


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Oxirane


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If this one places...oh-em-gee. I won't be able to contain myself. Too bad it's in the fog so I can't vote. :/

Oxirane


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Oxirane wrote:If this one places...oh-em-gee. I won't be able to contain myself. Too bad it's in the fog so I can't vote. :/


Oh wait, I can say I'd want one, nvm haha.

albinoapple


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Looks like you took a page from ramy's book! Really dark, halftone intensive...

SnowQueenVT


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This shirt of yours has such a magical, ethereal quality .

It is obviously VERY carefully done, with plenty of thought and precision in the design work. It is another wonderful example of this side of your repertoire and very deservedly belongs in the top 3.

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

LenCar25


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Lookin pretty good.

SnowQueenVT


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Re a comment about his awesome work which isn't appearing on his thread! My mistake! (To read the full comment which praises this piece of artwork, calls cmdixon a huge talent, notes that his wife is pretty and notices that his house is clean please see page 35 of the thread)

Chris, you are a trendsetter, because you give people access to your portfolio other people will follow that example!

If you are a dork then heres to dorks and to amazingly awesome tshirts about space by dorks!

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

cmdixon2


quality posts: 21 Private Messages cmdixon2
SnowQueenVT wrote:Re a comment about his awesome work which isn't appearing on his thread! My mistake! (To read the full comment which praises this piece of artwork, calls cmdixon a huge talent, notes that his wife is pretty and notices that his house is clean please see page 35 of the thread)

Chris, you are a trendsetter, because you give people access to your portfolio other people will follow that example!

If you are a dork then heres to dorks and to amazingly awesome tshirts about space by dorks!


You're going to give me a big ego. If that happens, I'll be too cool for pictures on my portfolio and I'll have to be all recluse and unapproachable. Maybe I'll start wearing some weird hat, I don't know. Once I start wearing sunglasses while inside brightly lit buildings you'll know I'm in trouble. Don't do that to me. I don't want to be that guy.

SnowQueenVT


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cmdixon2 wrote:You're going to give me a big ego. If that happens, I'll be too cool for pictures on my portfolio and I'll have to be all recluse and unapproachable. Maybe I'll start wearing some weird hat, I don't know. Once I start wearing sunglasses while inside brightly lit buildings you'll know I'm in trouble. Don't do that to me. I don't want to be that guy.


...don't worry, your ego is fine...just keep giving us the cool shirts!

Don't you already have a hat?...

I'm off to do" Creative Monday" at the library with my little girls...paper mache!

meanwhile, don't you go changin'!

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

jasneko


quality posts: 30 Private Messages jasneko
cmdixon2 wrote:You're going to give me a big ego. If that happens, I'll be too cool for pictures on my portfolio and I'll have to be all recluse and unapproachable. Maybe I'll start wearing some weird hat, I don't know. Once I start wearing sunglasses while inside brightly lit buildings you'll know I'm in trouble. Don't do that to me. I don't want to be that guy.

hahaha I had a good laugh reading this!!:D

Nice work Cmdixon, great colors, fantastic execution and you captured a mysterious mood.


Drakxxx


quality posts: 16 Private Messages Drakxxx
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Checked out the larger image Chris, just amazing man. Consider mine pre-ordered.


waldojim


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WOW! Simply fantastic design!

walmazan


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This is your field Chris, Its a perfect composition, and very wearable!

love it!

llandar


quality posts: 32 Private Messages llandar
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This is my favorite Derby design in quite awhile.

cmdixon2


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Just wanted to thank everyone for all the nice comments, and for voting of course!

This design took so incredibly long. I can't even begin to count how many times I erased and redid certain parts over and over. I am used to submitting late, but this one was one of my latest submissions. Seeing it do well (at least so far) really helps take the sting out of what a pain this one was to come together.
Thanks again all!

paigeg


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cmdixon2 wrote:Just wanted to thank everyone for all the nice comments, and for voting of course!


*scoots back to check...* Ah, yes, I did vote. Whew!
Just to keep the love-fest going - you had me at 'diagonal placement'. Lol!

awkwardmoose


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I almost would have liked the image to be flipped, with celestial bodies on the top right at the jellyfish on the bottom left, almost like the space descending into the sea.. But the design is stunning none-the-less. got my vote! [=

drgribb


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SnowQueenVT wrote:
If you are a dork then heres to dorks and to amazingly awesome tshirts about space by dorks!


To amazingly awesome shirts about space!
Space nerd fo life

nyren


quality posts: 1 Private Messages nyren
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... still wondering if this is printable, because it looks really nice, but since it clearly is going to place, I'd like to know if I'd be buying a blank black shirt or not.

cmdixon2


quality posts: 21 Private Messages cmdixon2
nyren wrote:... still wondering if this is printable, because it looks really nice, but since it clearly is going to place, I'd like to know if I'd be buying a blank black shirt or not.


It should print fine.
This color scheme isn't too different shade-wise from my Chance of Scattered Showers shirt from last year.

Here's a pick of how that one printed:

Click to see the full image.

SnowQueenVT


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cmdixon2 wrote:It should print fine.
This color scheme isn't too different shade-wise from my Chance of Scattered Showers shirt from last year.

Here's a pick of how that one printed:

Click to see the full image.


.........GORGEOUS!!

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

nyren


quality posts: 1 Private Messages nyren
cmdixon2 wrote:It should print fine.
This color scheme isn't too different shade-wise from my Chance of Scattered Showers shirt from last year.

Here's a pick of how that one printed:


Excellent, GMV then ^_^

bennydougs


quality posts: 2 Private Messages bennydougs
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impressive stuff!

zup


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I want this shirt so bad. There must be a way!

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