Derby #140: Things That Start With the Letter S
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Skateboarding Strigiformes

Skateboarding Strigiformes
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artulo


quality posts: 13 Private Messages artulo
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This is a close cousin to Tony Hawk.

xazothia


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The wood grain is superb.

SubBass49


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Your texture work is friggin AWESOME. The woodgrain, the feathers...all dope. Probably nothin' I could pull off wearing, but awesome nonetheless.

marzipanapple


quality posts: 7 Private Messages marzipanapple
xazothia wrote:The wood grain is superb.


A ditto on this.

artulo


quality posts: 13 Private Messages artulo
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Thanks for the nice comments I half expected this to do a little better...anyone comment on what could improve it?

Or is the whole thing just not a good idea?

SnowQueenVT


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Artulo asks for comments on design

Hi Artulo!
I love your glorious skateboarding owl, maybe the shirt comp with the black shirt covering it's wing should have been tinier (so you could see the whole wing) (but you did a beautiful job as always!)

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

paigeg


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artulo wrote:Thanks for the nice comments I half expected this to do a little better...anyone comment on what could improve it?

Or is the whole thing just not a good idea?


I don't know - the concept is funny, the detail in the artwork is terrific, the colors are attractive (I have one little quibble about the left wing placement, but...). Maybe it's just not the week for skateboarding owls? I gotta tell you, there are times (many times) when I scratch my head at what gets votes around here, and what doesn't.

SubBass49


quality posts: 3 Private Messages SubBass49
artulo wrote:Thanks for the nice comments I half expected this to do a little better...anyone comment on what could improve it?

Or is the whole thing just not a good idea?


I really like the textures that you made (see previous comment) but there's a few reasons I could never rock this shirt (I try to make sure I never vote for shirts I wouldn't wear out of principle - I wish more people were like that).

- The owl (too much of a "1980's Ranger Rick magazine trying to be cool and appeal to skaters" vibe.

- I don't skate anymore, and wearing a "skate" shirt would feel phony to me.

I usually try to focus on the positive in my commentary, so I didn't share those reasons at first, but since you asked straight out I figured I'd share. Keep in mind, your art is friggin' awesome, but these are the reasons I couldn't bring myself to buy it.

Hope that helps!

Peace.

mrwednesday


quality posts: 12 Private Messages mrwednesday
artulo wrote:Thanks for the nice comments I half expected this to do a little better...anyone comment on what could improve it?

Or is the whole thing just not a good idea?


I think it's really just the skateboard. It seems to me that gimmick (not in the derogatory sense) shirts still reign supreme as that's mostly what's in the fog. This just hit the wrong one. While I like this, I don't think it's something I'd wear. Owl City, which I wouldn't say is drastically different than this, had a much better color palette and was very very wearable (I'd buy it if it printed eslewhere).

However, I seem to like your designs when they do the poorest and your highest voted designs (like gonna make you lunch) never really did it for me, so I'm not sure I would take my advice.

streetwalkincheetah


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artulo wrote:Thanks for the nice comments I half expected this to do a little better...anyone comment on what could improve it?

Or is the whole thing just not a good idea?


My guess would be that it's thumbnail related. It's not until after you click it & see it full size that you can take in all the awesomeness going on. There's probably a better way to phrase this (like most things I say), but it seems to have so much detail that the smaller you see it, it looks kinda compressed.

Which seriously gets lemon juice in the eye because I imagine some of the folks who would have enjoyed it most, probably never even checked it out. I dunno, that would be my guess. 'Cause it's definitely not the artwork or the colors. I'd so rock the hell out of this.

BootsBoots


quality posts: 37 Private Messages BootsBoots
artulo wrote:Thanks for the nice comments I half expected this to do a little better...anyone comment on what could improve it?

Or is the whole thing just not a good idea?


I don't think anything can improve the design. I voted for it and I'd buy it. People's TASTE is what needs to improve.


parkerread


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Drakxxx


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BootsBoots wrote:I don't think anything can improve the design. I voted for it and I'd buy it. People's TASTE is what needs to improve.


I have to agree Art. I looks real nice to me sir. The character is fun and I really like the fine detail you put into it. I really can't be sure whats going to take off and what isn't around here.


artulo


quality posts: 13 Private Messages artulo
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Wow, thanks for all the great comments and critique, folks! It's very encouraging. Cheers!

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.
  • Take a bite of my heart tonight.

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