Derby #185: Things That Start with the Letter T
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Tori, Torii, Tortoise

Tori, Torii, Tortoise
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kaedex99


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Submitted with the design:

"I took the last line of the derby (i.e., about “T” words in another language) as a challenge. The first thought I had was of the Japanese “torii” gate. Then I remembered how close the word "torii" is to "tori", which means "bird". So I stuck both on the back of a turtle’s back, and there you have it."

I really love the concept of the world floating on a turtle's back, so I knew I wanted to do something with that (but with the foreign language twist). The name is also a play on the movie "Tora! Tora! Tora!", which is a movie dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. All together, I just wanted to put forth something a little goofy and fun. -;] Enjoy!

Edit: I forgot to put the Pantone colors on the design comp! It was late, and I was loopy. -:P It's six colors on the brown t-shirt. Two greens, two reds, the darkest green/blue, and white. -:]

sillykris


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Love the colors and the way you addressed the patterns on the turtle's shell.

JRWorkshop


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Wow!!! THIS is a turtle!!! (Some other 'artist' should take note)
I'm digging your style more and more.


kaedex99


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@sillykris/JRWorkshop: Thanks, guys! Glad you're digging it. -;]

dalekempress


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JRWorkshop wrote:Wow!!! THIS is a turtle!!! (Some other 'artist' should take note)
I'm digging your style more and more.


Couldn't agree more. Beautifully done and wearable too!

redaxelrod


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I appreciate the Tori/Torii concept, but I'd love to see a design with just the awesome turtle. I'd buy the shirt if it was just the turtle!

kaedex99


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@dalekempress: Thanks for that. -:]

@redaxelrod: Thanks for the feedback; I'll take it into consideration! Maybe someday, he'll ditch his luggage and fly solo.

SunnyLea0


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Wow... lovely!

ladypandy


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WANT. Yep, think that covers it.

kaedex99


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Thanks for those last two compliments! On to the next derby. -:]

kkama67


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I love this design! I want a shirt!

Kahealani Kamahele

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