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I love skipping rocks

I love skipping rocks
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Spiritgreen


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Some of the greatest pleasures of nature are the very simplest ones.

When Woot asked asked about our favorite part of living here, skipping rocks (or skimming stones) popped into my mind. And it's true. At the ocean, or by a lake, I love hoiking rocks out across the water and watching 'em bounce!

It's a simple joy that many of us share but can't really explain.

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


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eye4spot


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I like the blue pallet and the bubbles that add a feeling of movement. The expression on the stone's face is joy...much like that of anyone who is lucky enough to be outdoors, near a lake or pond, and has the time and inclination to find the perfect stone and see how far and how many skips before the inevitable plop.

This is one of my favorite parts of living here on earth....Happy times and no batteries required.

GMV

Ezshrkman


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I love to skip rocks! +1 from me!

goheimochi


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Ezshrkman wrote:I love to skip rocks! +1 from me!


Skipping rocks is one of my earliest and happiest memories. It's one of those activities that spans generations and cultures. +1 from me.

bassanimation


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Awww this is so cute! I have been going through a bit of cute withdrawal, so this is right up my alley. (diggs in for haters)

For the record, I've never been able to successfully skip a stone. BAH! People are their skills... ^^

Love this entry Spirit!

Johndis5


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I love sitting by the creek in the summer and skipping rocks. I could do it all day, and sometimes do. Now I'm ready for summer!

Gorosaurus


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I think that this is probably the closest shirt to hit the actual THEME of the contest. It sounds alright as a concept, but the execution takes it to excellent!

Very nicely done! This is both subtle and fun. Great use of the palette, too

apeman


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That stone is so happy he makes me happy too

Spiritgreen


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He's going for four, maybe even five!

Thanks everyone for the great comments, I'm really pleased to have found some fellow rock skippers. :^)

@eye4spot & Gorosaurus, thank you for seeing how this relates to the theme. I was worried it might not come across, but that's exactly what I was intending. Awesome.

CapSea


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Skipping rocks rocks.

CapSea


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While I'd still buy this shirt in a heartbeat, aren't the splashes backward?

lucky1988


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Love to skip rocks and this design! I think the most skips I ever got was 5.

lonelypond


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great fun

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Berliantwill


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This shirt ROCKS! hahahaha pun intended.

paigeg


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The splashes probably are backward - and probably should have been angled toward the trajectory of the stone. But who cares, really? This is simple, ccute in a non-gag-me way, and really does hit the theme better than any other design I've looked at so far.
Good on ya!

juzijuzi


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This is the happiest rock I've ever seen. Does he know what lies ahead of him in half a second? The bottom of the lake for the next million years! Ha! It's a really sweet shirt, simple, wearable, and doesn't contain an image of a meteor destroying the Earth on Earth Day. ;)

Spiritgreen


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The splashes aren't backwards, I'm an animator I have to think about these things!

The splash has died down the further back you look and the ripples have expanded and multiplied. I did look at photos for reference too. :^)

SnowQueenVT


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This is a happy shirt and I love the way the design sits on the shirt, it looks awesome , it is a whole lot of fun and it is really nicely done!

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keelhaulkate


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I LOVE THIS!

Spiritgreen


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Thankyou khk and SnowQueenVT! Thanks to everyone who has left a comment and voted. ^_^

sasham62


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I used to like skipping rocks. And I also think you did a great job with the theme.
I don't think the splashes are backward. I think it's a reverse-perspective because we're looking at the rock from the middle of the lake instead of from the shore.

Spiritgreen


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Thanks sasham62! Yes, this is an angle you wouldn't normally see this from. ^_^

blammoed


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I fail at skipping rocks, but this is adorable. Very fun concept. :D

reganrabbit


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my husband has the same expression while driving... kind of scary in real life, but cool shirt!

arcade-art


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love this so much,
I've never been able to skip rocks, but maybe if I had this shirt I'd stand a better chance! :D

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greenie27


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I love this shirt

kungvoodoo


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Such a happy looking stone... I can't resist voting for it.

Spiritgreen


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@blammoed, reganrabbit, arcade-art, greenie27 and kungvoodoo : Much appreciated! Thank you guys. ^__^

jkiernan


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I like this.

LorennaLee


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PLEASE WOOT!!! CAN WE HAVE THIS SHIRT PLEASE!!!! PRETTY PLEASE!!! WITH SUGAR ON TOP!!!! THANKSALOT WOOT!!

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skolitz


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Yeah Woot, I want to buy it too!! is there anything we can do? Is there any hope??

LorennaLee wrote:PLEASE WOOT!!! CAN WE HAVE THIS SHIRT PLEASE!!!! PRETTY PLEASE!!! WITH SUGAR ON TOP!!!! THANKSALOT WOOT!!

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