Derby #143: Earth Day
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Pure Air, Crystal Water

Pure Air, Crystal Water
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Spiritgreen


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This happy shirt celebrates our love of nature at its most pristine.

Air and Water are balanced with a diving Green Kingfisher and a jumping blue Flying Fish each enjoying a moment in the other's world. I wanted to use the essense of a Yin Yang symbol without it being immediately obvious. It's an Earth Day image you could wear whenever you like.

Here's a close-up detail:




And you can view a large version here.

Thanks for looking! Please vote if you like this design. :^)

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NOTE: I've added a new version on Navy that has a softer background and a little more impact overall. You may find you prefer it!

If you like 'em both, then please give each a +1 to support this design.

---Spiritgreeeeen

Lagbert


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This is excellent! I really like your rough in the preview thread. The cleaned up version looks awesome! GMV!

Just a thought - I know it's dangerous and may split your vote, but it would be cool to have a blue shirt version of this design.

BootsBoots


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I really like your color choices. The shades of blue and green on the kelly shirt look really nice.

jasneko


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Really lovely! I like the concept, and especially like the background elements - so pretty! I think green is great, and I personally would really like a kelly shirt.

Spiritgreen


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@Lagbert, I'll test it out on blue. I designed it to have a calm, foresty palette though and the blue shirt is quite saturated. Thanks buddy!

@BootsBoots: awesome thank you!

@jasneko: thanks jas'! I felt like the concept naturally lent itself to this layout. Glad you like it! ^_^

taninniver


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Beautiful.
You're linework is lovely!

eye4spot


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Beautiful design, I loved the preview, and the final is spectacular....the blue and green work to intensify each other. I hope this makes it to print.

keelhaulkate


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so cute!!!

lucky1988


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Fantastic design. Such an awesome color combo too!

hullaballoo


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Either green or navy works for me, but I'm not sure I like the half-tone look of the background on the navy version. I'm voting green because I like the more distinct background patterns; they seem to fit better with the whole design. Nice!

thejapanesefrog


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I love this one a whole bunch! Terrific job!

Spiritgreen


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@taninniver, that's really nice of you to say. I think a little bit of lucky1988 and SnowQueenVT is rubbing off on me. (I hope so!)

@eye4spot, thankyou! I was concerned about the simplicity at first but I think this -would- be quite wearable.

@keelhaulkate, thx! I see you have a V2 of your Earth Whale up. Checking that out now...

@lucky1988, very kind! Compliments from you always mean a great deal. :^)

@hullaballoo, understood. I like the defined lines in this background, but I do also like how the characters stand out more on the navy version. That's why I haven't deleted either choice.

@thejapanesefrog, hey thanks! And we finally picked different subjects this week too. ^___^

budah0328


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i want that shirt badly

bassanimation


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Wish this one was up in the fog . I love the color scheme and the movement of the fish and bird. I also love the happy expressions, as I feel it really hits the theme spot on. It's what we love about the earth Great work Spirit.

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 259 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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@bassanimation, that's a lovely comment, thanks. There are a lot of shirts focusing on pollution, and I wouldn't say they're off-theme but I definitely wanted to draw some happy shirts for Earth Day.

@budah0328, thank you!

sutefani


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wow. i LOVE this and the colors. i feel like i'm out on the water here in florida. i hope it prints!!

bscityhick


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T.C.N.T.B.S.

To cute not to become a shirt!

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