Derby #172: Home for the Holidays
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jasneko


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"Packing Peanuts"

3 colors on royal blue.

Thanks for the pre-derby help!

Spiritgreen


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This is dangerously sweet, jas'. No sugar in my coffee today. :^)

Awesome.

midgerock


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really cute and wearable design! +1

kylemittskus


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midgerock wrote:really cute and wearable design! +1


Your sig isn't clickable.

"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

alexskbrown


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reminds me of the twitter buttafuoco whale

chumpmagic


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I think you made a good final choice. Looks great!


jasneko


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Thanks all!

jmmbell1987


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alexskbrown wrote:reminds me of the twitter buttafuoco whale


I think every whale design is fated to get that comparison at this point. Look at how many people said that about "Flying".

Anyway, very nice work here, Jasneko. Simple and clean, and the white pops wonderfully off the royal blue.

avhienda01


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So glad to see you went with this one, Jas. I love that whale SO much <3

MissRebeccaF


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I love this! Charming design, and I hardly own anything on royal blue. I hope this prints!

jasneko


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jmmbell1987 wrote:I think every whale design is fated to get that comparison at this point. Look at how many people said that about "Flying".

Anyway, very nice work here, Jasneko. Simple and clean, and the white pops wonderfully off the royal blue.
Poor whales, fated to be associated with the word 'buttafuoco'.
Thanks very much jmmbell1987

avhienda01 wrote:So glad to see you went with this one, Jas. I love that whale SO much <3
Oh good. Thanks avhienda, nice to hear of your whale love!<3

MissRebeccaF wrote:I love this! Charming design, and I hardly own anything on royal blue. I hope this prints!
Thank you MissRebeccaF! I actually have more royal blue shirts than any other from woot, but it's a good color, works anytime;)

lonelypond


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nice, very bouncily joyous

jasneko


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lonelypond wrote:nice, very bouncily joyous
hehe I like that description, thanks lonelypond.


BootsBoots


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This is one of my favorites of yours, Jas. The colors and the composition really work. And it's not very "holiday." And that's good (I think so anyway).


AdderXYU


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Without the title this could not be less on theme. There is neither home nor holiday, nor the remotest hint of it being the holiday season. That is the theme. Not travel. Not simple cutesy animals. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. And this has nada to do with that theme.

jxchen


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AdderXYU wrote:Without the title this could not be less on theme. There is neither home nor holiday, nor the remotest hint of it being the holiday season. That is the theme. Not travel. Not simple cutesy animals. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. And this has nada to do with that theme.


"So this week draw for us how it feels to head back home." -from the write up

The whale may be traveling home or to it's loved ones. This is more on theme than many other designs that show nothing related to going home, or having anything to do with family.

AdderXYU


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jxchen wrote:"So this week draw for us how it feels to head back home." -from the write up

The whale may be traveling home or to it's loved ones. This is more on theme than many other designs that show nothing related to going home, or having anything to do with family.


he may be traveling to Boca Raton, too. There is nothing to identify the whale's destination as home. It could be he's fleeing home and ecstatic about it. It could be he's on vacation. It could be he's going to work with his whale-briefcase. There is no home nor holiday.

You can't just select one bit of the write up and believe that is the whole theme. the theme is the title, and the rest explains more. But it is still home for the holidays, and those elements NEED to be there to be on theme. The writeup also says "Show us what you're super excited about." I'm super excited to head across town for this Banana Bread Beer I heard was at a local liquor store. I can't make an on-theme design about it though. Because the theme isn't "things you're super excited about."

And anyway, the snippet you cited? It still says "show" and then "heading home". This has no reason to believe it involves home except for the title. It is generic and meaningless in view of the theme.

kylemittskus


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How is the theme present here? The whale is going somewhere but the theme isn't "I Love Traveling," is it? There's no home or holidays unless whales live in the sky and the holidays are celebrated with blue circles.

"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

arpayton


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AdderXYU wrote:Without the title this could not be less on theme. There is neither home nor holiday, nor the remotest hint of it being the holiday season. That is the theme. Not travel. Not simple cutesy animals. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. And this has nada to do with that theme.


Glad Adder's on top of this. I concur.

lydz25


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I love whales and I love your shirt!

dreamwootseeker


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AdderXYU wrote:Without the title this could not be less on theme. There is neither home nor holiday, nor the remotest hint of it being the holiday season. That is the theme. Not travel. Not simple cutesy animals. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. And this has nada to do with that theme.


Seconded. Wow, this is incredibly off-theme! You could've at least added some holly to, you know, pretend you're doing something on topic.

megsck


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dreamwootseeker wrote:Seconded. Wow, this is incredibly off-theme! You could've at least added some holly to, you know, pretend you're doing something on topic.


where does it say holiday = christmas. i think it could be any holiday they would be coming home during.

jasneko


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BootsBoots wrote:This is one of my favorites of yours, Jas. The colors and the composition really work. And it's not very "holiday." And that's good (I think so anyway).
Aw thanks BootsBoots, nice to hear that. I also prefer the 'not very holiday' designs, but seems like not everyone agrees with us!

jxchen wrote:"So this week draw for us how it feels to head back home." -from the write up

The whale may be traveling home or to it's loved ones. This is more on theme than many other designs that show nothing related to going home, or having anything to do with family.
Thanks for pointing that out Jxchen!

megsck wrote:where does it say holiday = christmas. i think it could be any holiday they would be coming home during.
Yes... thanks you very much megsck!

To the people questioning the theme, I am looking at these 2 lines in the derby description: "So this week draw for us how it feels to head back home" and "Maybe your design will just depict the hassle of flying home". This whale feels happy be to be headed home. It's as simple as that. People can pick it apart as much as they want, but that's what it is.

And I'll repost what I wrote in the pre-derby thread about this:
"In regards to 'the holidays' aspect... while I could stick in a 'holiday' element, like the turtle or whale carrying holiday stuff, or wearing a santa hat, etc etc, I'd rather not with these 2 designs. It makes the shirt less wearable, and more exclusionary to certain holidays/areas of the world.

With regards to it not looking like winter and autumn - it's a big world out there, and not everyone's autumn and winter has falling leaves and snow. Yes, these are the stereotypical things some people will think of, but they're not the be all and end all."

An addition, to dreamwootseeker's comment - so yes, I could have added some holly or other holiday gear. Which would make it much less wearable year round, not improved the design and satisfied only some who can't get past a whale traveling home with only a suitcase and no holiday paraphernalia. But it wouldn't satisfy everyone, and certainly not people who usually don't seem to like my designs and animals anyway.

lydz25 wrote:I love whales and I love your shirt!
I'm glad, thanks lydz25!

tamtrible


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...the only criticism that I have, and the only thing keeping me from voting for this one, is that the spray from the whale's spout looks like broccoli or a tree to me...

jasneko


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tamtrible wrote:...the only criticism that I have, and the only thing keeping me from voting for this one, is that the spray from the whale's spout looks like broccoli or a tree to me...
Ah, I thought the broccoli spout was part of the whale's charm. Sorry that prevents your vote!


jerberry


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I prefer your turtle design. Wish that one would fog. Good luck!

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