Derby #160: The End of the World
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Oh, the huge manatees! un-green version

Oh, the huge manatees! un-green version
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Josephus


quality posts: 25 Private Messages Josephus
Re: Oh, the huge manatees! un-green version


Because of the terrible decision I made to submit a chunderous green version of my huge manatees design, I decided to resubmit without the green. Please consider voting as if it were the start of the derby! and thanks for all the suggestions to try it without the green.
doh!

sTyLeS


quality posts: 9 Private Messages sTyLeS
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Your spaceship building still has a green glow. Was that intentional?

Josephus


quality posts: 25 Private Messages Josephus
sTyLeS wrote:Your spaceship building still has a green glow. Was that intentional?


Let's assume that woot will let me correct that color in the print-ready file, and believe that it is just an accidental miscoloring on my part. Seriously, though, it's OK with me if they insist on printing that one little bit of green, but I did intend to remove it. With that bit of green fluff, I still have only six colors, so it won't disqualify the design.

mjc613


quality posts: 47 Private Messages mjc613
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The one good thing about the green is that it lent some contrast to this shirt. Now it will be hard to see the manatees until people get close up.

CrispyTangelo


quality posts: 6 Private Messages CrispyTangelo
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Could you please submit in black and white on a normal grey shirt. These colors really don't work. I loved the drawing in the thread but not this design.

jmmbell1987


quality posts: 78 Private Messages jmmbell1987
CrispyTangelo wrote:Could you please submit in black and white on a normal grey shirt. These colors really don't work. I loved the drawing in the thread but not this design.


Agreed. The red outline around the manatees is also disconcerting.

smirksy


quality posts: 0 Private Messages smirksy
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Aw...they're just big boned. Love the pun.

vegetablelove


quality posts: 0 Private Messages vegetablelove
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I think the problem I'm having with it is that the pun and the execution are working against each other right now- it's based on the juxtoposition of a cute joke with HIDEOUS DEATH but the colour scheme screams HIDEOUS DEATH to such an extent that the joke is lost.

artulo


quality posts: 13 Private Messages artulo
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The idea is good, but it's really ruined by the execution. Take your sketch/drawing, ink over that, and put that on a lighter colored shirt. One color. No horrible recycled halftone mess of a sunset or shading underneath. No gratuitous glow. It doesn't need it.

One color, no fill. Clean it up and make it bigger. Maybe thicken some of the lines, but you won't need to change much. Unless your OCD would kick in (like me) and spend the next ten hours straightening and tweaking.


bjanele


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artulo wrote:Take your sketch/drawing, ink over that, and put that on a lighter colored shirt.
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One color, no fill. Clean it up and make it bigger. Maybe thicken some of the lines, but you won't need to change much.


Yeah, what he said. Pretty please? I love the idea and original sketch...

KromeHWI


quality posts: 0 Private Messages KromeHWI
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wah wah waaaahhh!

YAY for pun shirts!

i agree that the coloring is a little awkward, although i DO like the addition of the red eyes!

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