Derby #159: Road Trip!
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Into the Great Unknown

Into the Great Unknown
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faultylogic83


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Quite impressed by the detail of the work. great job +1

imageinabottle


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Thank you! I did this sketch of my daughter when she was about four - she's nine now, and she thinks it would be pretty sweet to have a shirt with her on it.

The shirt color is Grass Green and the six colors used are Black, White, PMS 802 C (light green), PMS 720 C (peach), PMS 646 C (blue) and PMS 1797 C (red).

thenikkoli


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+1 for the girlfriend

RitaR551


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Adorable design. Perfect for the younger (or older) set.

truffleshuffle


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This reminds me of some really amazing illustrators from my childhood, like Jan Brett or Dean Morissey! Very awesome

YinofYang


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Impressive artwork here, I really like it. Good job, +1!

joshuajmasters


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This art has a real classic feel to it... almost like a modern Rockwell. Thanks for sharing this part of your family history.

mrsjamie


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Love this!

jxchen


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This is some pretty tight illustration.

eagleoma


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I love it. I'd buy one or two!

jasneko


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Delightful illustration!


Drakxxx


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Wonderful illustration!


phrozt


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Simply amazing.

Hopefully it gets printed and you can share it w/your daughter as she grows older.

BaldBob007


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This is a beautiful drawing, very lovingly rendered! I would only worry about the size of those halftones. They seem VERY fine.

capedcrusader514


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Lovely illustration, I'm hoping it's close enough to the woot color that it passes rejection.

imageinabottle


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My husband and I are trying to figure out the half-tone and color issues, we're doing our best! I really didn't think it would make it this far! Any tutorials or site suggestions to help? Many of you all are amazing designers!

porcineplatypus


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I really like this. It captures the adventurous spirit and the adorable lack of self-consciousness of childhood so well.

be10der2me


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imageinabottle wrote:Thank you! I did this sketch of my daughter when she was about four - she's nine now, and she thinks it would be pretty sweet to have a shirt with her on it.

The shirt color is Grass Green and the six colors used are Black, White, PMS 802 C (light green), PMS 720 C (peach), PMS 646 C (blue) and PMS 1797 C (red).



The attention to detail and the theme are superb! You should submit some of your work to a publishing house. You are darn good!
Have you entertained writing a childrens book about your daughter's adventures?

vzfamily


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I love it. I wish I could vote 3 times since I would buy one for me and 1 for each of my daughters. FANTASTIC!

vzfamily


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truffleshuffle wrote:This reminds me of some really amazing illustrators from my childhood, like Jan Brett or Dean Morissey! Very awesome


Jan Brett was my first thought too!

imageinabottle


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Comparing my work to Jan Brett makes me happy! Thanks!

paxetaurora


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Oh, this is lovely! So glad I peeked back in at this late stage in the Derby. I'd be in for 1.

zachmedia


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I absolutly love this design! but the shirt color is a bit of an eye-sore...

That's How Sue Cs It

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.
  • She gave me laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.

sexylittlerobot


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I'm so excited that your daughter is carrying around a wooden sword. I did that for years in my attempts to emulate Martin the Warrior from the Redwall books. I thought the image extremely poignant since it evoked my sense of nostalgia, but the fact that it is your daughter makes it even more indelible. Thanks for sharing!

andersonh


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thenikkoli wrote:+1 for the girlfriend


you must be a good boyfriend.

imageinabottle


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Thanks everyone who's voted for my design, I'm thrilled it's gotten to 11th! I want to try more designs in the future, and maybe I'll get some thing printed one day.

imageinabottle


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sexylittlerobot wrote:I'm so excited that your daughter is carrying around a wooden sword. I did that for years in my attempts to emulate Martin the Warrior from the Redwall books. I thought the image extremely poignant since it evoked my sense of nostalgia, but the fact that it is your daughter makes it even more indelible. Thanks for sharing!


That wooden sword still gets a lot of play! We are close to one of the forts Lewis & Clark stopped at on their journey (Fort Massac in southern Illinois), so we have local re-enactments a few times a year. We never seem to be able to leave without a new sword for one of our kids...

Mancho


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This is very nice! I don't think I'd buy it as a shirt, but if I saw it as a print somewhere, I'd be very tempted to buy.

voxnex


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Norman Rockwell much?

hmauerman


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Amazing sketch - if it doesn't become available, you should print it yourself... I'm buying!

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