Derby #173: Build Your Own Robot
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Making Friends

Making Friends
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BootsBoots


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Making Friends.


Cantatus


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BootsBoots wrote:Making Friends.


Is this a reference to the Birdman of Alcatraz?

If so, awesome.

Barnhill5


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If "making friends" were only this easy... another fantastic design, Jamie! +1

chumpmagic


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Your designs always make me smile even if they are on the gloomy side.

love it!


astyrfan


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Cantatus wrote:Is this a reference to the Birdman of Alcatraz?


I was about to ask the same thing. Is that a prison uniform? If so, A+!

BootsBoots


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Cantatus wrote:Is this a reference to the Birdman of Alcatraz?

If so, awesome.


To be honest, I started this design over a year ago. I found the sketch this morning and finished it up today. I'm honestly not sure what I was thinking at the time. It may very well have been the Birdman of Alcatraz... I wish I knew what 2009 Boots was thinking. She was a strange bird.


BootsBoots


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BootsBoots wrote:To be honest, I started this design over a year ago. I found the sketch this morning and finished it up today. I'm honestly not sure what I was thinking at the time. It may very well have been the Birdman of Alcatraz... I wish I knew what 2009 Boots was thinking. She was a strange bird.


And thanks for the comments, peeps!


Spiritgreen


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I like your shiny birds. My closet is sadly missing a RideShare shirt. (did you ever print that one Boots?)

GMV.

BootsBoots


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Spiritgreen wrote:I like your shiny birds. My closet is sadly missing a RideShare shirt. (did you ever print that one Boots?)

GMV.


No... but you've just reminded me to submit that one to Goodjoe. Thanks, Spirit.


Spiritgreen


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BootsBoots wrote:No... but you've just reminded me to submit that one to Goodjoe. Thanks, Spirit.


Yes!

bluetuba


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I love gloomy boots!

"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."

KWildman


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The birds look like Kiwi! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs

Johndis5


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This has such an awesome background to foreground depth that is almost never seen in these derbies! Really awesomely executed@

paigeg


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Your designs always rock, but my quibble with this one is conceptual. If the robot is making friends, why are they being packed up and hauled away? That's sad!
Oh, OK. I know. But couldn't he keep at least one, like singing on his shoulder? Just to lighten the mood.

kevlar51


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paigeg wrote:Your designs always rock, but my quibble with this one is conceptual. If the robot is making friends, why are they being packed up and hauled away? That's sad!
Oh, OK. I know. But couldn't he keep at least one, like singing on his shoulder? Just to lighten the mood.


Is he packing or unpacking?

brockart


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Where does that bird on the string go? Is it a doorway to another world?

bassanimation


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Adorable, I especially like the little guy hanging from the string, hahaha. This is great, Boots!

Quicksloth


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BootsBoots wrote:To be honest, I started this design over a year ago. I found the sketch this morning and finished it up today. I'm honestly not sure what I was thinking at the time. It may very well have been the Birdman of Alcatraz... I wish I knew what 2009 Boots was thinking. She was a strange bird.

I immediately thought this was a Twitter reference. I interpreted it as the robot is trying to make friends by creating tweets (the blue birds). Why one is hanging by a string or in a glass container, I can not fit into my theory, so perhaps I am completely off. Or if those were elements you just added since rediscovering the work, then maybe the image fit my theory better before the touch up?

avhienda01


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He looks so determined . Love the blue birds on the asphalt.

fishbiscuit5


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If only making friends could be this easy. Great concept, Boots.



BootsBoots


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Quicksloth wrote:I immediately thought this was a Twitter reference. I interpreted it as the robot is trying to make friends by creating tweets (the blue birds). Why one is hanging by a string or in a glass container, I can not fit into my theory, so perhaps I am completely off. Or if those were elements you just added since rediscovering the work, then maybe the image fit my theory better before the touch up?


I'm kind of slow on the technology uptake, so I don't think twitter was on my radar then, but good guess. Can this be a new game? Guess what Boots was thinking! She doesn't know herself! ;)


Hirshy


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Spiritgreen wrote:I like your shiny birds. My closet is sadly missing a RideShare shirt. (did you ever print that one Boots?)

GMV.


Link to RideShare? I don't think I've seen it

Johndis5


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Hirshy wrote:Link to RideShare? I don't think I've seen it


http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=41465

mixer23


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BootsBoots wrote:I'm kind of slow on the technology uptake, so I don't think twitter was on my radar then, but good guess. Can this be a new game? Guess what Boots was thinking! She doesn't know herself! ;)


I'm inclined to think of it as a close relative to your other bird/robot shirt... Prequel? Sequel? The world may never know!

BootsBoots


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mixer23 wrote:I'm inclined to think of it as a close relative to your other bird/robot shirt... Prequel? Sequel? The world may never know!


Sequel! I can tell by the dates that it was definitely a sequel. Oh pumpkiny Boots... if only I understood your ways...


parrotworks


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Artwork from creative geniuses annoys me. Grr.

NotCesar


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I feel so bad for him, so I voted...

grypes


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Man... you're so good at this. :-(

You're awesome.

cobaltgrl


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I love the use of perspective. Nice job.

beldorth


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The colors of the design against the grey background is wonderful. +1.

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kbjohnson


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Quicksloth wrote:I immediately thought this was a Twitter reference. I interpreted it as the robot is trying to make friends by creating tweets (the blue birds). Why one is hanging by a string or in a glass container, I can not fit into my theory, so perhaps I am completely off. Or if those were elements you just added since rediscovering the work, then maybe the image fit my theory better before the touch up?


I thought it was a twitter reference too!
Perhaps BootsBoots has (had) future perception and was the true (not really) creator of twitter. lol

Just that good :P Great Design!

lonelypond


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Go Team Blue Bird/Jail Bird/Boots Bird/Boots Bot/Jail Bot...

BootsBoots


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paigeg wrote:Your designs always rock, but my quibble with this one is conceptual. If the robot is making friends, why are they being packed up and hauled away? That's sad!
Oh, OK. I know. But couldn't he keep at least one, like singing on his shoulder? Just to lighten the mood.


Forgot to mention that he's unpacking, not packing. ;)




Thanks again for the supporting/commenting/whatnot-ing, everyone.


walmazan


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Love it!!!!!

dmaz


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Ah, understood after reading the comments! Very clever!

rayray099


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kevlar51 wrote:Is he packing or unpacking?


It looks as though he's assembling, considering the blueprints laid out.
O for cryin out loud! It's so freakin cute! The little details are amazing, really help to tell a story, even if we aren't sure what it is lol

NotCesar


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Well, I guess it will be lonely over time

kevlar51


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rayray099 wrote:It looks as though he's assembling, considering the blueprints laid out.
O for cryin out loud! It's so freakin cute! The little details are amazing, really help to tell a story, even if we aren't sure what it is lol


That's what I thought, and I think my question was more rhetorical--certainly not critical.

karamon101


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This is awesome. This derby is going to kill my bank account. I hope this is one of those shirts. Nice job Boots.

I'm the root of all that's evil, yeah, but you can call me cookie.

BootsBoots


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karamon101 wrote:This is awesome. This derby is going to kill my bank account. I hope this is one of those shirts. Nice job Boots.


Thanks! I'm really hoping this one prints. I keep winding up close and the stress is... stressful (yes, I have a way with words!).


Johndis5


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BootsBoots wrote:Thanks! I'm really hoping this one prints. I keep winding up close and the stress is... stressful (yes, I have a way with words!).


Me too! My closet is starved for a new boots shirt!

L3g3ndQ


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so love your artwork and style!! i hope this makes it to the top 3!!!!

wisnij


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Cantatus wrote:Is this a reference to the Birdman of Alcatraz?

Or J. F. Sebastian. "They're my friends. I made them!"

track23


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I absolutely love this one! I would buy this in a heartbeat. Please, please print it someday, Woot!

rinibird


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track23 wrote:I absolutely love this one! I would buy this in a heartbeat. Please, please print it someday, Woot!


Ah, I'm so sad this one didn't win

kevlar51


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Sucks this didn't print.

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