Derby #205: Mexico
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Quetzal

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bassanimation


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Sooo gorgeous. Im so happy to see this go up. I think this is my favorite in the derby. Go go go! ++++1!!!

ochopika


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Quetzals are awesome! I love their poofy heads and longs tails. Such a nice drawing of one, and the colors are perfect +1

paigeg


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This was not the final coloring I pictured in my head from the pre-derby sketches. But it has a sublte appeal that probably works better for mass appeal. I would have like bolder, but that's me. Good job, and GMV.

kaedex99


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Beau~tiful. I love how the design on the feathers is mirrored on the branch. It gives the shirt a subtle, magical quality. -:] God, there are so many *pretty* shirts this week!

anishell


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Wow. After seeing the sketch, this came out a lot better than I thought it would be. Great job! You chose the right theme

ellerythecelery


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When I saw the title of the derby this week, I thought, "Ooh, I hope someone makes a quetzal shirt!" Thank you for being that person! This shirt is lovely.

PixelPants


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You did a great job of building the patterns into the bird's shapes and textures. It's that mark making that ties the shirt design to the Mexican theme as much as the native bird.

jasneko


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Beautiful!

Vote!


amreli


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Beautiful. You did a really nice job w/ the interwoven patterns. I like the colors of the art, I don't know that I like it on that color shirt...brown might be cool w/ lighter brown branches. I still love it though.


Spiritgreen


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Lovely design, and look at this little guy fly!

The tail feathers in particular are inspired. Great work. :^)

lucky1988


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Beautiful work!

jagendorf


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This is a beautiful mix of art and nature. I love birds so you GMV!

Bilyum it up all day long!

bassanimation


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So happy to see this in the fog today! Wooo! Will be rooting for you!

AdderXYU


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I almost always read your handle as "quetzal," so this is not only lovely, but incredibly appropriate.

qetza


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Thank you all so much for the kind words and votes !

Another cool theme and I'm glad I had time to finish this one.

@ bassanimation - Thank you! I'm just finished my second sub, but definitely wanted to get this one first because it is my favorite of the two.

@ ochopika - Thanks!

@paigeg - I tried a few things with the coloring, and it just clicked for me when I started incorporating the patterns and lines. Thanks!

@kaedex99 - Thanks!

@anishell - Thank you!

@ellerythecelery - Thanks! Quetzal came to mind first when I saw the theme. I was glad to be able to finish it in good time.

@PixelPants - Thank you!

@jasneko - Thanks!

@amreli - I tried just about every Woot shirt color from the template and the brown shirt came in very close as my second choice. Thanks!

@Spiritgreen - Thank you!

@lucky1988 - Thank you!

@jagendorf - Thanks!

@AdderXYU - It most definitely was inspired by the quetzal. Thanks!

lonelypond


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lovely colors + sweep

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.
  • And it came to me then that every plan is a tiny prayer to father time.

sagakun


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OK... even if this one doesn't win, PLEASE make it available. I can think of several people I'd like to buy this shirt for.

gricomet


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The image is lovely and looks great on green.

toxicwombat


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I'm sure this will win. It's head-and-shoulders above the other entries in terms of artistic merit. I also love the colour -- it's been a while since we had a green shirt!

xdianamoonx


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This is a beautiful design. Too bad this shouldn't be qualified for the theme of Mexico, as it's not its national bird, it's Guatemala's. I'd love to own it.

qetza


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xdianamoonx wrote:This is a beautiful design. Too bad this shouldn't be qualified for the theme of Mexico, as it's not its national bird, it's Guatemala's. I'd love to own it.


Thanks!

Given it's long history in the region, I certainly think it does qualify as fitting the theme of "Mexico".

Quetzal feathers were highly valued by both the Mayans and Aztecs; both ancient cultures that once lived in Mexico. There are at least 2 quetzals that spend part of the year in Mexico. Another is Quetzacoatl (the feathered serpent); A god used by cultures as far back as the Olmecs and the people of Teotihuacan (both based in Mexico). The feathers used in representations of this god were usually Quetzal feathers.

I think it's plenty and it would be awesome to see it print .

sagakun


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So sad that this shirt will probably not show up this Reckoning 4th place... seriously?! So close! Please, PLEASE keep submitting this design, it is so beautiful.

oneolddawg


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I want one!

Eithlinn


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I know it's a bit late to be commenting, but *please* keep submitting this. It's freaking gorgeous.

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