Derby #169: Phobias
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Afraid to Fall

Afraid to Fall
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midgerock


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The fear of falling known as "Basophobia". Here we have a play on words with fall leaves falling from the tree and one leaf to afraid to fall with his friends.
A lot of falling.

here's the link to the detail 16x20 jpeg.

Assassin15


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The thumbnail is pretty blurry.

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midgerock


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Assassin15 wrote:The thumbnail is pretty blurry.


yeah it is. I need to see why.
does the comp look okay?

kevlar51


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midgerock wrote:yeah it is. I need to see why.
does the comp look okay?


comp looks great

Spiritgreen


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Comp looks great, and this is a shirt I'd have fun wearing. Great design!

(Your detail image is 121x121, so it's being sized up to the standard 240x240 size and getting blurry.)

midgerock


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Spiritgreen wrote:Comp looks great, and this is a shirt I'd have fun wearing. Great design!

(Your detail image is 121x121, so it's being sized up to the standard 240x240 size and getting blurry.)


dang it! I thought that's what happened. I didn't upload this I had my wife at home do it while I'm at work. She must have selected the wrong jpeg. Not much I can do apart from deleting and resubbing when I get home.

Thanks for the comments and explanation Spirit. I appreciate the support and digging the Misfortune Cookie design.

chumpmagic


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Great concept! That sun's or red moon's texture is too bloody. Really well done!


sTyLeS


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Regardless of the blurry thumbnail, the design is great.
I'm not sure if I'm too fond of the big moon/sun thing in the background, but perhaps that was done to make the branches stand out more?

kylemittskus


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Someone post the previous shirt that was exactly like this please. I can't remember what it was called, but it was leaves jumping from a three in the exact same colors.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

Gally242


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midgerock wrote:The fear of falling known as "Basophobia". Here we have a play on words with fall leaves falling from the tree and one leaf to afraid to fall with his friends.
A lot of falling.


I really like this concept, but I think it would look a lot cuter if the little leaf was clinging to the branches for dear leaf-life with its little 'hands'!

midgerock


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kylemittskus wrote:Someone post the previous shirt that was exactly like this please. I can't remember what it was called, but it was leaves jumping from a three in the exact same colors.


I rvw'd printed shirts by woot over @ shirtwhat.com and there is no design printed that you are referring to. Are you referring to a design that may have been previously submitted but never won or printed? If that's the case I refer to the recent winner Tag Along which was similar to a previous design by Adder whose didn't win and Tag along was not rejected for similar previous submission by another artist.

kylemittskus


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midgerock wrote:I rvw'd printed shirts by woot over @ shirtwhat.com and there is no design printed that you are referring to. Are you referring to a design that may have been previously submitted but never won or printed? If that's the case I refer to the recent winner Tag Along which was similar to a previous design by Adder whose didn't win and Tag along was not rejected for similar previous submission by another artist.


I don't think it printed, but a similar shirt (very, IIRC) was previously designed.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

midgerock


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kylemittskus wrote:I don't think it printed, but a similar shirt (very, IIRC) was previously designed.

as have been many others.
thanks for the support.

jeanerz13


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kylemittskus wrote:Someone post the previous shirt that was exactly like this please. I can't remember what it was called, but it was leaves jumping from a three in the exact same colors.


I'm guessing you mean this one

It was from an autumn derby...looks like there were a lot of leaf shirts entered in that one...

midgerock


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jeanerz13 wrote:I'm guessing you mean this one

It was from an autumn derby...looks like there were a lot of leaf shirts entered in that one...

I can see the comparison but my design is vastly different I had no knowledge of the design you posted. As mentioned earlier the comparison is similar to the winning design this last week by chumpmagic's The Tag Along with Adder's Unexspookted. Adder's wasn't printed and similarities are stronger with those designs then the one you referenced with mine. I hope this clears it up further.
Also Styles had a leaf design just last week called Fall-O-Lanterns which had leaves with funny faces. I guess its to say that many designers have used leaves in their designs especially at this time of year and also as you said in that derby from 2008. And am sure I wasn't on this site back in 2008 and knew about this site as of 3-4 months ago.

kylemittskus


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jeanerz13 wrote:I'm guessing you mean this one

It was from an autumn derby...looks like there were a lot of leaf shirts entered in that one...


That's the one!

I wasn't suggesting this designer stole the idea. Just that the idea seems trite and obviously done before.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

midgerock


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kylemittskus wrote:That's the one!

I wasn't suggesting this designer stole the idea. Just that the idea seems trite and obviously done before.


Duly noted.
I hope you have a nice day.

midgerock


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chumpmagic wrote:Great concept! That sun's or red moon's texture is too bloody. Really well done!

Its a setting sun and thank you chumpmagic!
Congrats on the Tag Along design winning 1st place and selling out! Major 2 mustaches way up for you! stab the designs you entered this derby as well. I hope they do well!

sTyLeS wrote:Regardless of the blurry thumbnail, the design is great.
I'm not sure if I'm too fond of the big moon/sun thing in the background, but perhaps that was done to make the branches stand out more?

The design needed something. It didn't click w/o it. Wanted it to be a bit more dynamic so I put in the setting sun in the back to give it more depth and also alluding to with it the "setting sun" with the demise of this leaf as well coming to an end even though he trying so hard not to fall. Thank you for the support and comments. stab the weeble naked party you got going on. ;)

Gally242 wrote:I really like this concept, but I think it would look a lot cuter if the little leaf was clinging to the branches for dear leaf-life with its little 'hands'!


that's the thing with leaves its quite hard to render leaf hands. That's why I chose the maple leaf because it has that star shape and easier to work with when trying to give it human qualities. Thanks for the comments all the same.

radiomode


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Very cute too, but what's with the sun?

midgerock


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radiomode wrote:
Very cute too, but what's with the sun?

What do you mean? Can you clarify?

radiomode


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midgerock wrote:What do you mean? Can you clarify?


It looks like the sun image was blown up

jeanerz13


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midgerock wrote:I can see the comparison but my design is vastly different I had no knowledge of the design you posted. As mentioned earlier the comparison is similar to the winning design this last week by chumpmagic's The Tag Along with Adder's Unexspookted. Adder's wasn't printed and similarities are stronger with those designs then the one you referenced with mine. I hope this clears it up further.
Also Styles had a leaf design just last week called Fall-O-Lanterns which had leaves with funny faces. I guess its to say that many designers have used leaves in their designs especially at this time of year and also as you said in that derby from 2008. And am sure I wasn't on this site back in 2008 and knew about this site as of 3-4 months ago.


Just for the record, I wasn't saying yours was too similar (especially since that one didn't print). Someone had said there was a similar one out there and I took up the challenge to go find it

midgerock


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radiomode wrote:It looks like the sun image was blown up


blown up? as exploded or from small to big?
sorry not understanding what you mean.
As to how it was made I made an orange circle and used a brush tool to erase to give it a tree line and then used another brush to rough it up a bit hinting to clouds and such.
Then used the blur to soften... is that what your referring to?

carmelpixie


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I really like this design. The colors are wonderful!

midgerock


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jeanerz13 wrote:Just for the record, I wasn't saying yours was too similar (especially since that one didn't print). Someone had said there was a similar one out there and I took up the challenge to go find it

Its cool. no prob. Just felt it needed clarification.

radiomode


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midgerock wrote:blown up? as exploded or from small to big?
sorry not understanding what you mean.
As to how it was made I made an orange circle and used a brush tool to erase to give it a tree line and then used another brush to rough it up a bit hinting to clouds and such.
Then used the blur to soften... is that what your referring to?


Yes, like it was enlarged from small to big. I guess I missed the point that it was done on purpose.

midgerock


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radiomode wrote:Yes, like it was enlarged from small to big. I guess I missed the point that it was done on purpose.


Meaning it was a mistake and looks like crap?
Thanks for the input, really. I'm okay if your a little more straight forward next time with your criticism. I'm a big boy. I can use the potty and put on my own clothes. And I can handle if someone has feedback on my design. Feel free to provide any feedback you have. You have been doing this much longer than me and would stab your insight.
EDIT: Just read this again and it sounds really sarcastic. I am not being sarcastic about appreciating your insight and being open to feedback.

KristinaSunshine


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I SUPER stab stab stab THIS ONE
goodluck

midgerock


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KristinaSunshine wrote:I SUPER stab stab stab THIS ONE
goodluck


Thanks Kristina! I l-ove these new forum filters for Halloween! ha! Stab away!

Jedigreedo


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This is a really clever idea, I wish it was in the fog. I really like what you did with the colors and would love to wear it even outside of Fall.

midgerock


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Jedigreedo wrote:This is a really clever idea, I wish it was in the fog. I really like what you did with the colors and would love to wear it even outside of Fall.



Thanks! I appreciate the support and would love to see this in the fog as well. *fingers corssed*

midgerock


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Come on guys! If I can't make it into the fog lets see if we can break 300. For me this would be the highest voted design I have submitted. Here's trying for my personal high score!

kevlar51


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midgerock wrote:Come on guys! If I can't make it into the fog lets see if we can break 300. For me this would be the highest voted design I have submitted. Here's trying for my personal high score!


I'd vote again if I could, but these pesky "rules" keep me from doing just so.

midgerock


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kevlar51 wrote:I'd vote again if I could, but these pesky "rules" keep me from doing just so.


Yeah! I wish I had just more voters who knew me and had the following these others cats have but when it comes down to it, its a matter of what people like. BTW, the way I like your spider in shoe design. way creepy!

mesmerelda


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this is my favorite of the derby, love the colors.

midgerock


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mesmerelda wrote:this is my favorite of the derby, love the colors.



thank you mesmerelda!

midgerock


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16th place! I wanted to say thank you to all those who voted and supported my design this week. This has been most votes I have received on one of my designs since subbing 2-3 months ago. Major love to all of you.

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