Derby #145: Spring
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The Chalice

The Chalice
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KromeHWI


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And Lo! As as the last of bitter winter chill twas thawed, the Chalice of Spring runneth over, and life burst forth from barren ground!

Praise be to Spring on high!

william14


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nice

[Mod: Sized your pic for you]

jabberjaws13


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i would love this more with side placement. good luck!

Happy Beer.

paigeg


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What a nice idea - good job. I think the placement is fine, myself. And glad you got your sig sorted out.

Azurett


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Cool idea with the tree...but not a fan of vertical designs. Good luck!

shiroRAWR


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So dramatic, I like!

pteryxx


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It's a beautiful and powerful concept. I especially like how the inner leaves lighten with the glow of the water within. I think that brightness would be brought out more against a slightly darker green shirt, while the trunk would be de-emphasized a little.

Also, the tangle of lines at the splash point is just sort of... there. Most of the lines and squiggles are the same weight, similar colors, and don't mean anything, except for the few, bright round water drops. I'd be more inclined to buy this shirt if the splash were more of a splash, or had more varied energetic lines, or if the lines were more like vines and leaves; or any combination of such, really. As it is, all the power is in the chalice part of the design.

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mamurphy88


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I almost didn't vote because the water is coming out of the side of the glass rather than over the rim.

Other than that, really nifty design.

"i want something cute on my shirt, not the mona lisa."

KromeHWI


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mamurphy88 wrote:I almost didn't vote because the water is coming out of the side of the glass rather than over the rim.

Other than that, really nifty design.



the water is pouring from between the tips of the leaves, almost like from a pitcher or something... but i can see how it might look like its coming through the side...

some of the finer details are a little hard to see at the resolution of the comp or thumbnail... especially in the "splash/explosion"

i tried it out on all of the green colors from the shirt swatches in the template, and this looked the best to me. i like that it is both green and brown at the same time. it seems more earthy...

im really psyched that this has gotten such a good reaction and is doing so well in the derby! This is the best any of my designs has done yet!

thanks to all you who voted!

Jedigreedo


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That is very beautiful!

oceanlover21


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I WANT THIS.

dmaz


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This type of wildly creative flair in t-shirts is why I originally became a wooter. This kind of shirt just stands out. Unfortunately, as of late, these type of shirts don't get printed as much as they deserve, imho

KromeHWI


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dmaz wrote:This type of wildly creative flair in t-shirts is why I originally became a wooter. This kind of shirt just stands out. Unfortunately, as of late, these type of shirts don't get printed as much as they deserve, imho


thank you kindly for the compliment on my shirt quality. i will admit i have felt a similar frustration and it has kept me from submitting as many designs as i might otherwise... i still think that it is a really cool system and a smart business model, but i also wish that there was more of a respect for the "art shirts" and mayhaps a little less obsession with the "joke shirts" that have largely been dominating the derbys of late...

but then if that is what the people want, then i suppose that is what they will vote for the most...

maybe im just not clever and funny enough to win a woot derby, but i will keep trying to create shirts with cool artwork on them in hopes that maybe someday one will rise above the jokes and win.

thanks again!

and keep voting!

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