Derby #174: Crosshatch
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Portrait of the Walrus as a Young Man

Portrait of the Walrus as a Young Man
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mrjag123


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astyrfan


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Pretty damned awesome. Glad you spruced up the frame, really makes it shine.

bellarific


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The colors really melt together nicely.

theinfinityloop


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Walruses are so gentlemanly. This one took off his bowler hat and got off his highwheeler to have his picture made.

Here are some closeup shots:






krisrobinson


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He didn't lead a life of excitement...

chennai8


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Old School Awesomeness!

neyfam2000 wrote:Woot!--going from "Deal-a-day" to "Site-a-day"

YinofYang


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This is some amazing work, here. *Clap clap*

marzipanapple


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What a fine gentlemen. Hopefully, my chest is classy enough to display such a chap.

CrispyTangelo


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Omeletes made great! This is fantastic!

theinfinityloop


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marzipanapple wrote:What a fine gentlemen. Hopefully, my chest is classy enough to display such a chap.


LOL, there's not a way for me to respond to this without sounding like I'm complimenting your chest. XD


Sapherynth


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It's Jamie from Mythbusters! Sorry I had to say it :-P.

sTyLeS


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Sapherynth wrote:It's Jamie from Mythbusters! Sorry I had to say it :-P.


Although Jamie doesn't dress as nice.

ekio


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This dapper gentleman makes me smile. Love the ever so faint tartan in the background and how you've spruced the frame.


JRWorkshop


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Pretty cool illustration, love the detail


uniique


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Nice color selection and very clean! Booya!

spratman


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krisrobinson wrote:He didn't lead a life of excitement...


Very very cool, but is that back ground going to hold up? Seems a bit thinner than the 2pt minimum.

beammedown


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I am the walrus.. CoooCoooCachoo!

nicely done! :D

nappa111


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This is fantastic! I'm having serious issues with how many designs I love with this derby. So many of them are winners on any given day. I don't want them going against eachother!

jed1nerd


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This is great. I would flip out if you made one with a moose!

--JN

Spiritgreen


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Aristosubaquatic!

^__^

theinfinityloop


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Glad everyone's enjoying this guy. I certainly enjoyed drawing him!

spratman wrote:Very very cool, but is that back ground going to hold up? Seems a bit thinner than the 2pt minimum.

For the halftones behind him and on the frame, I was within the limit of 30 lines per inch, which is what Woot set the finest halftone to be.

And for the hand-drawing lines throughout, I did not go lower than 5px at 300 dots per inch. (2pt would be 4px at 300 dpi, if I'm not mistaken.)

nappa111 wrote:This is fantastic! I'm having serious issues with how many designs I love with this derby. So many of them are winners on any given day. I don't want them going against eachother!

Agreed. There are a lot of good ones this go 'round. I'm liking BSWEBER's "Up from the Wood," Boots's "Muahahahaha," and Skiro's "One Man's Trash...".

jed1nerd wrote:This is great. I would flip out if you made one with a moose!

Good idea! I'd love to draw a moose.


SailorButterfly


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beammedown wrote:I am the walrus.. CoooCoooCachoo!

nicely done! :D


Goo Goo G'joob.

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megsck


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awesome. for some reason whenever i see a dignified walrus i think they look a bit shady...i think he's definitely up to no good this guy. i will inform my lady goat to stay away from him.

Josephus


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It's a great drawing. I'd like to have seen it in a different derby, though. I'm bothered that you used halftoning to create the shading in the background, though. Maybe in the frame too? My impression was that the whole point of this derby was to create the illusion of depth, and shading, through use of crosshatching.

Using lines of varying length, angle, thickness, closeness, etc. artists could create the appearance of depth, volume, brightness, and color. Now we want you to do it. Using only hatched lines (no, cribbing from our line art Derby won't help), create t-shirt magic.


It just seems like you took a really big shortcut by using halftones, when they stated pretty explicitly that they wanted crosshatching to produce the very features you used the halftones to achieve.

theinfinityloop


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Josephus wrote:It just seems like you took a really big shortcut by using halftones, when they stated pretty explicitly that they wanted crosshatching to produce the very features you used the halftones to achieve.

I hear what you're saying, and to a point, I agree. If the entire design were done in computer generated halftones, that's a big shortcut. But the background and the frame here are secondary elements. The main subject is all done by hand (even those little notches around the rims of the frame,) and I assure you I worked my fingers to the bone doing it.

And keep in mind that Woot included their specs for halftone use, which to me, implies they allow halftones. But again, I'm with you in that I think it's an iffy shortcut to use them for the whole, or even most of the design. I did not do that.


Josephus


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theinfinityloop wrote:I hear what you're saying, and to a point, I agree. If the entire design were done in computer generated halftones, that's a big shortcut. But the background and the frame here are secondary elements. The main subject is all done by hand (even those little notches around the rims of the frame,) and I assure you I worked my fingers to the bone doing it.

And keep in mind that Woot included their specs for halftone use, which to me, implies they allow halftones. But again, I'm with you in that I think it's an iffy shortcut to use them for the whole, or even most of the design. I did not do that.


no I realize that. I'm just uncomfortable about not pointing things like this out for people I like (you, for example) when I do it on others' designs.

Also, I'm really not all that confident that woot is that clever as to leave in the new halftone rules because they intended for people to be using halftones. I suspect that that they probably forgot about that being on their template when they wrote up the derby. I dunno.

good luck, regardless.

albinoapple


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I love this shirt but I'm unsure about the fine lines. Of course I trust that they're woot legal but not sure about how it'll look. GMV though!

jmmbell1987


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My happiness for this week hinges largely on whether or not this prints.

spin360


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jab991


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This is my favorite submission by far. I love it.

jwaal


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I may be looking at my first woot purchase.

jmmbell1987


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The fact that this is still fogged both shocks and delights me. Designs this offbeat don't usually do this well in derbies. Fingers are seriously crossed for a print.

ScoobyShooter


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This sharp dresser appears to be quite the dandy in the know! As a fellow purveyor of the lip sweater I am proud to cast my vote for such a sport.

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