Derby #182: Fire
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Fox Maiden

Fox Maiden
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bassanimation


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Many cultures, both ancient and current, hold the belief that foxes are closely connected to fire.

Felt like doing something strange for this one ^^;. I have no idea how well I pulled it off, but it was very fun! Hope you enjoy her . I will try and get a detail image up in a bit. Must take break from chair...=_=... (creaks and wobbles out of room)

Also, this is my first try at a design on creme. If people like I can try this on black or cranberry.

walmazan


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WOW Shawnna! your work is fantastic! +1

loosefaith


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I really like this one! Excellent piece of art!

midgerock


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This is freakin' amazing! So beautiful and dynamic!

CapSea


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Woah, cool.

Draug


quality posts: 69 Private Messages Draug
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Very cool indeed.

The enemy's gate is down.
Writers are people too! (Albeit strange ones.)
Save Poe! Reckon Nevermore! Or he'll be head-locked forevermore!

penthus


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fishbiscuit5


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Really beautiful work, Bass! We need more pink designs. :D










amreli


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Just beautiful. I normally don't like pink, but this I do.


fablefire


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Nice! Great color palette. I like it on the creme. Seems like it would drown in the cranberry.

kaseyfleming


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Nice work! i didn't get to finish mine I'm in the process of moving and not much free time but this is epic!

tjost


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Heck to the yes Miss Bass Awesome work. Glad you were able to get something up this derby and not on a Monday or Tuesday either. +1

chumpmagic


quality posts: 9 Private Messages chumpmagic
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Best T-shirt Design EVER! well aside form Deva...

Bass, you rock!


Lagbert


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This is gorgeous! An excellent use of a creme palette. The entire design has a light but powerful ephemeralness.

This reminds me of this story http://podcastle.org/2009/07/29/podcastle-63-daughter-of-botu/

Good Luck! Awesome Job! GMV +1

Drakxxx


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Beautiful work Bass. I really love the flow and the colors.


neonlime


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Interesting, but I'd love to see it on black.

Nicely done!

gaelyia


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Really beautiful! Cream is a great choice for this shirt, cranberry would be ok too, but I love the colours as they are now.

Lish64


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Great work, love the style. Also I think it looks quite fine on the cream color shirt.

mrwednesday


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I think you pulled it off quite well. As much as I hate cream (and I really hate cream), it's not a bad choice. I think a dark colored shirt would really ruin the overall feeling of the design. I think white could be a good choice depending on how you decided to do the clouds. I also think a blue could also work because it might tie design into the sky a little more. Light blue or even royal but again I wouldn't go dark like navy.

The only other nitpick is that the fox itself says wolf more to me. Some of that is the lack of emphasis on the tail but the muzzle and the shoulder structure is much more lupine than vulpine.

fungusamongus


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This is stunningly beautiful. The blend of colors, the imagery, all of it is absolutely top notch!

Spiritgreen


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Quite stunning, from the beautifully stylized fox to the sakura-fire color scheme.

Amazing art.

chunkydesign


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This is, without a doubt, one of the best designs on this derby, so let´s hope there´s still time for it to make into the fog, where it belongs.

phraze83


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Absolutely beautiful!!

cdrewlow


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Since no one else has said it, and I can't resist puns, that's one foxy lady!
Truly amazing.

SnowQueenVT


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So mystical and pretty and I love the back art she has, it's gorgeous. Everything about this is light and magical . The flames are beautiful, and you can tell you were really in touch with a certain zone of your repertoire, it's beautiful and I love it!

http://www.wix.com/scottgreenip/snowqueenvt

stardamsel


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Wow! Do want! :-D

bassanimation


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Wa wa wee waaah!!!

Thank you so much for the nice comments, everyone!! I'm really happy that people seem to like this design . It was a really enjoyable image to make. ^^

Thank you thank you for the support, guys!

patsaintsfan


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Very beautiful!

icywindow


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cdrewlow wrote:Since no one else has said it, and I can't resist puns, that's one foxy lady!
Truly amazing.


I'm sad that no one has said "Ah, a Firefox design" yet.

I love this design. I don't know if I could pull off wearing it, it's more like the kind of thing I'd put in a gallery.

dooomcat


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Gorgeous Bass! It's not really something I would wear I think but it's very beautiful, would make a nice print (Woot should do those too!). And the cream totally suits it.

bassanimation


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dooomcat wrote:Gorgeous Bass! It's not really something I would wear I think but it's very beautiful, would make a nice print (Woot should do those too!). And the cream totally suits it.


I was a little bit worried that more people would feel this way. Totally understandable sentiment, and one I experience myself from time to time. I seem to have a bit of trouble making images for shirts. Prints, easy. Shirts...haaaard. I am glad you like the image though. :D

spratman


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Those clouds are perfect. A wonderful design.

erinalex


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kaseyfleming wrote:Nice work! i didn't get to finish mine I'm in the process of moving and not much free time but this is epic!


i saw it in the comments for the derby and was really looking forward to seeing the final product. hopefully another derby will come up where you can finish and submit it. good luck with your move!

voted for fox maiden

PixelPants


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This is a real stand-out in the derby bass. Nice color palette and movement through the design. Great to see it's rapid ascension. Hopefully it will shake things up in the fog.

H2ORip


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Would be in for one if i had a girlfriend to give it to. Absolutely beautiful design. I'll give ya my vote.

jmmbell1987


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Really, really pretty, Bass. Not sure if it's my taste to wear, but this would be a well deserving print.

jmmbell1987


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bassanimation wrote:I was a little bit worried that more people would feel this way. Totally understandable sentiment, and one I experience myself from time to time. I seem to have a bit of trouble making images for shirts. Prints, easy. Shirts...haaaard. I am glad you like the image though. :D


I wish people would cut it with the "better as a print" comments, even if they aren't criticisms, per se. Make the best images you can. Odds are, they will be wearable for enough people. Besides, it's not hard to frame a shirt, so it's a pointless argument anyway. This is a great design for a shirt, I think. The only reason I wouldn't buy it is because it might be a tad feminine for my taste. Then again, that hasn't stopped me in the past.

I think worrying too much about "wearability" will only deprive us of great designs from you, which would be a shame.

avhienda01


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Already voted for this a long time ago, but I just wanted to say that it turned out gorgeous, Bass. And it's also been so great watching this shoot straight up, and now it's even in the fog. Good luck!

TobiasAmaranth


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A nice piece of art. :3 I don't really go for humans on a shirt, but I will at least say you did a nice job on the composition and colors here.

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Spiritgreen


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Meteoric rise. (hopefully all the way to success!)

bassanimation


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jmmbell1987 wrote:I wish people would cut it with the "better as a print" comments, even if they aren't criticisms, per se. Make the best images you can. Odds are, they will be wearable for enough people. Besides, it's not hard to frame a shirt, so it's a pointless argument anyway. This is a great design for a shirt, I think. The only reason I wouldn't buy it is because it might be a tad feminine for my taste. Then again, that hasn't stopped me in the past.

I think worrying too much about "wearability" will only deprive us of great designs from you, which would be a shame.


Unfortunately, it is hard to appeal to everyone's tastes, especially hard when dealing with apparel. The argument that something is pretty but "unwearable" (for that person) doesn't bother me, as I often feel the same way about various styles of clothes. Our clothes sort of define us, it's a way we can let people know who we are without having to speak. I can understand if someone thinks my art is pretty, but doesn't necessarily want to clothe themselves in it.

dmaz


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I think I've always liked your designs the most +1

sgoman5674


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bassanimation wrote:Unfortunately, it is hard to appeal to everyone's tastes, especially hard when dealing with apparel. The argument that something is pretty but "unwearable" (for that person) doesn't bother me, as I often feel the same way about various styles of clothes. Our clothes sort of define us, it's a way we can let people know who we are without having to speak. I can understand if someone thinks my art is pretty, but doesn't necessarily want to clothe themselves in it.


This is true. I know people who will only wear shirts of the bands they listen to. Me, I only wear button down shirts. T-shirts are generally reserved for PJs or yard work.

Schrobblehead


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I really enjoy the rendering of your clouds! this is very pretty.

I'm a Christmas Unicorn! In a uniform made of gold, with a billy-goat beard, and a sorcerer's shield, and mistletoe on my nose!

jmmbell1987


quality posts: 78 Private Messages jmmbell1987
bassanimation wrote:Unfortunately, it is hard to appeal to everyone's tastes, especially hard when dealing with apparel. The argument that something is pretty but "unwearable" (for that person) doesn't bother me, as I often feel the same way about various styles of clothes. Our clothes sort of define us, it's a way we can let people know who we are without having to speak. I can understand if someone thinks my art is pretty, but doesn't necessarily want to clothe themselves in it.


I understand. Goodness knows I don't want to wear every design I like, even if I support it. One of the reasons I'm firmly against frequently spouted idea of tying votes to purchases is that I frequently vote for designs I have no intention of buying, simply because I think they're deserving.

I guess I was responding more to a general sentiment I see around (that anything of beauty and artistic merit is unwearable, a maddeningly common mindset) that, to be fair, dooomcat wasn't guilty of.

Anyways, enough digression. I'll say GMV and leave it there.

dooomcat


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jmmbell1987 wrote:I understand. Goodness knows I don't want to wear every design I like, even if I support it. One of the reasons I'm firmly against frequently spouted idea of tying votes to purchases is that I frequently vote for designs I have no intention of buying, simply because I think they're deserving.

I guess I was responding more to a general sentiment I see around (that anything of beauty and artistic merit is unwearable, a maddeningly common mindset) that, to be fair, dooomcat wasn't guilty of.

Anyways, enough digression. I'll say GMV and leave it there.


I just don't like wearing naked chicks no matter how tastefully done
Not that I like wearing naked guys or anything...

bassanimation


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dooomcat wrote:I just don't like wearing naked chicks no matter how tastefully done


^ I figure most people hold this sentiment, LOL, no worries.

I did try to show she has a furry sort of 'crest' around her neck and front, so she's not meant to be 'nude'. I probably could have done a better job though. :\

paigeg


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GMV, for sure. Beautiful. I think it might be nice for me to have a more feminine tee to wear to the gym for a change.

jmmbell1987


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dooomcat wrote:I just don't like wearing naked chicks no matter how tastefully done
Not that I like wearing naked guys or anything...


Hah, I totally understand. Sorry for calling you out unnecessarily.

ruffleshaveridges


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This is GORGEOUS. +1

PixelPotato


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Beautiful, if it wins I'll def buy one.

madpierrot


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This is a gorgeous shirt, I want it!

snarkygal


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This is lovely and is perfect on creme. GMV

Lerasi


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I love this color combo, very beautiful!

JRWorkshop


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WOW!!! Speechless....


thatrobert


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  • Congratulations on winning a Best Loser Award!
  • This is not SPAM.
  • Winning a BLA does NOT mean this shirt won't print -- I'm hoping it does.
  • Your one and only gift is this crappy little badge in your shirt thread. Enjoy.
  • You float like a feather in a beautiful world.

bassanimation


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thatrobert wrote:

  • Congratulations on winning a Best Loser Award!
  • This is not SPAM.
  • Winning a BLA does NOT mean this shirt won't print -- I'm hoping it does.
  • Your one and only gift is this crappy little badge in your shirt thread. Enjoy.
  • You float like a feather in a beautiful world.


Sweet, thanks Robert!

Papaya79


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AMAZING JOB, BASS! This is so beautiful, I'm definitely gonna get me one!! Congrats!

lwitthoft


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<3 foxes

bassanimation


quality posts: 98 Private Messages bassanimation
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Thank you so much for your comments and votes, everyone! ^_^ This was a different kind of illustration style for me to try here. Thank you for giving it such a great reception! <3

Misskari


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People, you can stretch a shirt over any unwanted painting for an awesome hangable print! If this wins, I'll do an instructable tutorial for you guys.

Shirts can be easily framed, too.

Hope this places, Bass!

jasneko


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Lovely work Bassanimation! Wow:D


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