Derby #185: Things That Start with the Letter T
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Tall Tales of The Midwest

Tall Tales of The Midwest
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midgerock


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better late than never.
I'm not sure people will dig the design. I wasn't going to finish it but I'm not a quitter. So I got it done went with sepia aged feel on creme. I know people hate creme but it was fitting. Any comments are appreciated and definitely open to any feedback.
here's a link to a 16x20 detail version of the design.

npromero


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WOW! Awesome art.

I have a couple on here and I'd buy yours way before either of mine.
Best of luck to you brother.

:D,
Stinko-Man



carmelpixie


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Love it. I had a book with all these stories in it when I was a kid and I read that book over and over and over. I think this turned out great in spite of you not being able to finish it how you wanted. +1

cdrewlow


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This would be the perfect shirt to wear here.

kevinfhuntley


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The design is fantastic and the color works perfectly. I hope this one moves up the charts quick. Good luck.

Andy47240


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Really nice work and yes, better late than never!



brockart


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This is fun AND educational!

midgerock


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thanks for the supportive comments. I'm glad some of y'all are diggin' onit.

sillykris


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Clever clever, and I love the composition! (I feel you on the almost not finishing-- this derby wasn't kind to me either. Yay for not quitting!)

I think it's brilliant that you made Paul Bunyan the largest character on the shirt. The only problem is you've got these terrific shadows on the other two characters, which pulls your attention to the smaller figures, but it makes poor Paul a little flat. I might suggest either pulling in smaller bits of contrast into Paul's figure, or perhaps go the other extreme and wash him out-- almost like you've got atmospheric perspective, he's so big and far away. The only other suggestion I'd make is the dark line of shadow keeps pulling my eyes to the bright mountains, which pulls them off-screen to the right. Perhaps reduce the saturation on the mountains so you still get the texture but it's not so intriguing and doesn't pull the eyes away from Paul.

I absolutely love the use of sepia on creme (I'd buy the shirt, and I'm certainly not a creme fan!)-- good design call. I also love how you break up the colors by bringing the background through in brush strokes, while still continuing the object linework (eg, the bottom edge of the flannel shirt, the leading edge of the railroad track). Very clever, very well done.

chumpmagic


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I really like how this turned out, but I am sad to see jonny appleseed didn't make it in there. I think I saw him in one of your original sketches. I could be wrong. Still awesome though!


midgerock


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sillykris wrote:Clever clever, and I love the composition! (I feel you on the almost not finishing-- this derby wasn't kind to me either. Yay for not quitting!)

I think it's brilliant that you made Paul Bunyan the largest character on the shirt. The only problem is you've got these terrific shadows on the other two characters, which pulls your attention to the smaller figures, but it makes poor Paul a little flat. I might suggest either pulling in smaller bits of contrast into Paul's figure, or perhaps go the other extreme and wash him out-- almost like you've got atmospheric perspective, he's so big and far away. The only other suggestion I'd make is the dark line of shadow keeps pulling my eyes to the bright mountains, which pulls them off-screen to the right. Perhaps reduce the saturation on the mountains so you still get the texture but it's not so intriguing and doesn't pull the eyes away from Paul.

I absolutely love the use of sepia on creme (I'd buy the shirt, and I'm certainly not a creme fan!)-- good design call. I also love how you break up the colors by bringing the background through in brush strokes, while still continuing the object linework (eg, the bottom edge of the flannel shirt, the leading edge of the railroad track). Very clever, very well done.



thanks for the feedback. and I mean that. I put it out there for feedback but many people don't really take me up on it too often. And I appreciate you taking the time to do so. I totally see your point and hope to resub the design with Paul more faded than the rest giving that atmospheric perspective feel. maybe halftone the coloring in there so the colors don't get too much. I was hoping to keep the total colors 4 or less.
Thanks again!

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