Derby #160: The End of the World
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Duck and Cover

Duck and Cover
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Drakxxx


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DUCK YOU WORLD!!!
A vision of the apocalypse conjured by Mr. Debris.

Drawing: Drakxxx
Colors: CrescentDebris

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Thanks as always.


SailorButterfly


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You two make a great team. Keep it up!

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The "Most Awesome Butterfly-Sailor Hybrid on Woot"

CrescentDebris


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YES!!! The idea spawned by a terrible pun. Also take note, first CrescentDebris Olive Shirt Ever! Progress stuff later. Hope everyone gets a kick out of this one. Ok peeps. SLLEEEEEP time! Peace.

Jestik


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delightfully bizarre


walmazan


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WOW WOW WOW!

I love it in so many ways!!!!!!

+1

This have to be your week!

Spiritgreen


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Y'know I could type all kinds of nice things about the idea, the angle, the coloring and so on, but I'd just like to say: I really love the roundness of the duck.

Heehee, this design makes me smile. ^____^

HalfWheat


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Who doesn't love a little random mayhem and duckstruction?

BubuSam


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Gahwesome work!

rocknsupergurl83


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Definitely going to be my favorite for this derby!

My 10 Most Recent Shirt.Woots: Epic Battle; Just a Little Paint; No one left to play with; Calorie Burning; Tar Pit Painting; Otterrifying; A Simple Question of Weight Ratios; Rock, Paper, Dragon; Pup In Training; Fresh Cake

CapSea


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bluetuba


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This is hilarious! Gimmie gimmie

"You can't just dress a Minion like Spock, and add a caption that says "Logical Me". There's a prison for people like that. Below my house."

YinofYang


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BAHAHAHA!

Oh, man...to see this colored and finished, a dream come true. This is brilliant! I might add, that duck looks delightfully happy. :D

jmmbell1987


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I want to wear this right now. I'm sad that I'm not at this very moment.

smirksy


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This is just epic. I love it. The combo of the expression on the duck and the army man is priceless.

Deaglan


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Ducking great, man!

mikenytola


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I must have this shirt. otterific job! GMV

lonelypond


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Fun. The two of you should pun more often.

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JesseBYAH


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I needed to wait a moment before I commented on this. Or else this comment would be full of SQUEEE and AMG and other such nonsense.

Shoot. I guess I can't help it. *deep breath*

This is friggin fantastic. So happy to see it finished =D It's very cute, but also EPIC! I think this appeals to a very large demographic. Well done =D

PapaMidnight


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+1
Instantaneous Greatness.
I hope to see this as a shirt and derby champ REAL soon.

6 years bag-of-crapless and counting...

KaylaJ


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as a kid i had a duck that looked exactly like that. he was lost several times and to this day i still don't know his location, but if this wins i'll get to replace him in shirt form!

fishbiscuit5


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This is otterific! The balance between serious destruction and humorously cute is just perfect. I don't always go for some of your darker designs because it's just not me, but always appreciate the talent and creativity that goes into them. You guys make an amazing duo! I'm in awe










kn1srut1


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I'm in for two. One for my husband and one for our four year old. This one has universal appeal methinks.

buriedwreckage


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Want to wear now please!! otterific work guys, a perfect blend of mayhem and humour. If this doesn't print I think I will cry!

megsck


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hoping this places so that i can buy it for my dad! he LOVES ducks! haha, i like this too, so silly and terrifiying at the same time. great job the pair of you! =) +1

lucky1988


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Fabulous work! +1

paigeg


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Absolute must-have for me.

wgordon


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CrescentDebris wrote:YES!!! The idea spawned by a terrible pun. Also take note, first CrescentDebris Olive Shirt Ever! Progress stuff later. Hope everyone gets a kick out of this one. Ok peeps. SLLEEEEEP time! Peace.


Now this is what I call a quack attack!

KromeHWI


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my favorite part of this design is the guy cowering in fear at the front...


is there a duck in here? F***ing ducks!...

be10der2me


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I hope those soldiers have Aflack!
Don't they know the only way to stop the Duckling is to "mash" it?
Lol
Love this design! Got my vote!

artist42


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To the guy firing the gun. A little to your right mate! Lmao great job!

Hammylink


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"Who stole my quackers?" Yuk Yuk Yuk

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sasham62


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This is a real departure from the designs I've seen from you. It's nice to see you stretch, do something different.

Jedigreedo


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So otterific, definite buy for me!

dougbrown44


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Drakxxx wrote:DUCK YOU WORLD!!!
A vision of the apocalypse conjured by Mr. Debris.

Drawing: Drakxxx
Colors: CrescentDebris

DETAIL 1:


DETAIL 2:


DETAIL 3:


DETAIL 4:


Thanks as always.


The best one I've seen! Very clever I like!

H2ORip


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Brilliant, though I almost wish text was allowed (even the Luddites can get the pun then!). Really hope this one makes it to the top, would love to snag this for my friend who is a huge Oregon Duck football fan :p

AdderXYU


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H2ORip wrote:Brilliant, though I almost wish text was allowed (even the Luddites can get the pun then!). Really hope this one makes it to the top, would love to snag this for my friend who is a huge Oregon Duck football fan :p


The first rule of art is "show don't tell".

Behrial


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this needs to be a movie

spacedowtjedi


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WINNER!

CrescentDebris


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THANK YOU for all the great comments and support! And here it is again. Progress image time. This is for those of you that voted days ago but keep coming back because you fell in love with the wittle duck! ... who happens to be three stories tall.
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While Drakxxx was busy telling me of his "I Bet It's Better There" design and drawing it up, I was trying to come up with some ideas for the derby too. (Turns out I had more ideas than I could finish) One of the things that crossed my mind was the duck and cover maneuver (in case of nuclear bomb, get under desk) I just thought, how great would it be to make that literal. A shirt that, WITH the title adds an extra bit of wit, but that doesn't need that connection in order to be amusing and/or ridiculous.

SO, like last week's "Lost Already" I tossed together a super rough sketch to get the idea across to Line Artist Drakxxx.



He laughed, he cried, he drew this rough draft and sent it to me.



I loved it. I only had a couple of edit suggestions. One being more destruction where the duck had been. Crumbling buildings etc. Aim the gun a little more towards the duck and an edit to the face but I told him I would deal with that. I just wanted him to flesh out the surroundings.

So this is the final linework. Well, pre-CrescentDebris edits.



I didn't use to do color concepts, but I've been doing them lately so that I can get an idea of my colors because 6 goes quick and when you're working with a lot of detail, its tough to make it work. AND, being a collab, I'd like to get Drakxxx's'sxx's opinion on it. This has been the only shirt that I've put on Olive. Its just never been my "go to" color. But I felt like it really helped with the dirty/war coloring but also (being greenish) goes well with the huge yellow ball of cuteness in the center.



In the pre-derby thread "BaldBob007" suggested that the left soldier look through binoculars or talk on the radio. I honestly hadn't taken notice that he was just sitting there. With the center soldier looking at him, the radio worked nicely. So thanks for that suggestion. You'll notice too that I changed the center guy's mouth. This was for one reason, and that is because when zoomed out (and likely if printed) the lines for the teeth and the edge of the mouth would all bulk together and just look like thick lips and the mouth would then appear toothless, OR (if colored a light color) like a huge set of teeth. So I just changed it like his teeth are clinched in fear and uncertainty.



Lastly was the duck that I told Drakxxx not to bother cleaning up because I'd take care of it. I wanted a smile on his face. Like a puppy that's knocking over and breaking valuables while wagging completely oblivious to the damage done. After that, I decided to clean the duck up both to make him a little more cartoony and too further the contrast of this gritty warzone and this adorable ball of mischief.



In the end, I think (and hope) we have a design that's fun but not stupid, cute but not sickening, and kick ass without being strictly guns and death. Then again, some of you might just think the title is amusing. Anyway, thanks as always. And if this doesn't print here, I'll find some place for it. I don't have to have every shirt I work on but I HAVE to have this one!

Note: If you reply to this, please only quote a small portion, like maybe the first paragraph. Thanks

smirksy


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Thanks for adding the process. I'm kind of new to this whole process and I find it really helpful to see how other people do it, especially in so detailed a picture. It looks like a lot of hard work went into this one, and hopefully, it pays off for you.

SnowQueenVT


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So well done and so funny, I am glad that you showed the details ,I learn alot from seeing your amazing artwork, and the relaxed,(not that they are RELAXED!) you know, natural postures of the soldiers are so well done. They are my favorite part of this.

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

oddlyjen


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I wish Woot had infant/toddler sizes. I'd love this one for my eight month old. He started crawling last week, this week he's pulling up and standing. This shirt is screaming baby-just-starting-to-walk love. :[

ikeman


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another amazing design. nice work draxxx

sacrerouge


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This needs to get an HM, or print somewhere. I want to get this as a gift for my Mom, who is obsessed with all godzilla type rampaging monster movies.

paigeg


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I'm still devastated that this didn't print. If you see this and have a sec, a link to the full-size for my desktop would be otterific.

deepflux


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This really is superb! I don't know how it did not get through!!

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