Derby #207: Things That Start With The Letter O
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Open Ocean

Open Ocean
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PixelPants


quality posts: 68 Private Messages PixelPants
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I wanted to create a design that you could get lost in, like when you are staring at the constantly changing ocean.
One colour print on navy. Please look at the close-ups to get a sense of the detail.

Open Ocean_Full View Detail


mrsbigeddi


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WOW! love the detail

Manvyi


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Very nicely and skilfully done - but, personally, I think it's a trifle too square for my taste.

kahly


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wow thats detailed

expo01


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Really cool mate , something i could instantly buy , hope gets printed here or somewhere else , +1 , cheers! (o;

katrinabean86


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Wow. This is pretty nice. +1

Josephus


quality posts: 25 Private Messages Josephus
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This would make a great belt print (cough, cough, Thre_dless, cough). If it doesn't print, after woot's sixty day hold.

ApeLad


quality posts: 37 Private Messages ApeLad
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Gorgeous! Great job!

grrlmarvel


quality posts: 12 Private Messages grrlmarvel
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Love the lines on this. Well done!

medbie


quality posts: 1 Private Messages medbie
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Simply stunning!

colourcraze


quality posts: 1 Private Messages colourcraze
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*entranced*

I don't usually like square designs plopped on shirts, but I would wear the crap out of this.

PixelPants


quality posts: 68 Private Messages PixelPants
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Thanks for all the complimentary comments. Glad that people are seeing this as a wearable design and find the detail appealing. That linework always seems to take a lot longer to draw than I expect.

Manvyi wrote:Very nicely and skilfully done - but, personally, I think it's a trifle too square for my taste.

colourcraze wrote:I don't usually like square designs plopped on shirts, but I would wear the crap out of this.

Thank you both for your thoughts. The design uses the whole rectangular print area at a ratio of 4:5, so I think the verticality of the shirt would reduce the squareness you both mentioned. In doing an all over detail design I worked at reducing the blocky look by leaving the edges irregular and slightly rounding the corners, top and bottom. This is easier to see if you click on the detail link in my first post. Additionally the use of a single colour print with plenty of shirt colour showing through should help bed the image on the garment.

artulo


quality posts: 13 Private Messages artulo
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Nice work This stuff takes awhile to do. +1

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 210 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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Your detailing is insane up close, almost abstract, and then from a distance the image of a rolling ocean seems soft and very natural.

How clever. :^)

(Josephus' suggestion about a belt print is really good. It might be interesting to experiment with a simple gradient of blues down the image too, maybe?)

ochopika


quality posts: 25 Private Messages ochopika
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Very nice! I would wear this, and if it doesn't print here it would make an awesome pattern for Threadless. Love it! +1

seedsofsedition


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That is just bad-ass, good job achieving your goal (making a design you can get lost in). The only thing I'd change is have a little more variation in the size of the negative spaces and line thicknesses.

GMV, hope it prints, good luck.

find me here: cas.lollworks.com

blanked


quality posts: 10 Private Messages blanked
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Nice work. In style it feels like it belongs somewhere with a larger print size, it seems confined here. I'd hate to think of the work it would take to expand the design tho.

PixelPants


quality posts: 68 Private Messages PixelPants
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Spiritgreen wrote:(Josephus' suggestion about a belt print is really good. It might be interesting to experiment with a simple gradient of blues down the image too, maybe?)
Appreciate the feedback. I agree on the belt print, and just had to go as big woot printing area would allow. I did play around with different colours and even a gradient before submitting. They are all good suggestions, but I got to the point where I kept a lot of design decisions simple or unobtrusive so the expanse of detail and ocean could be the focus.

Thanks to everyone for the votes and positive comments. Remember to click on this link to take in the whole design better.

Open Ocean_Full View Detail

sagakun


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sagakun
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What an amazing design!

PixelPants


quality posts: 68 Private Messages PixelPants
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Dear Wooters,

I was hoping you could help me. The fog is clearly visible from this side of the ocean, but there is an army of octopuses and owls blocking the way. If you could just vote for this design to clear a path I'll worry about the onions and oaks once I get there.

Yours sincerely,
Sir Pixel Pants
explorer.designer.optimist

cwendauthi


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I love this print, but I'm kind of with the other guys on the squareness.

Spiritgreen wrote:(Josephus' suggestion about a belt print is really good. It might be interesting to experiment with a simple gradient of blues down the image too, maybe?)


I like the gradient idea -- it already seems to kind of suggest one, due to the sectionalism.

In addition to/rather than the belt, I'd love to see this expanded and printed on an entire shirt (front, sides, back, shoulders). I think that could be a really awesome shirt, not just a tribute to the ocean but wearing it (in floofy, mystic language).

Josephus


quality posts: 25 Private Messages Josephus
cwendauthi wrote:I love this print, but I'm kind of with the other guys on the squareness.



I like the gradient idea -- it already seems to kind of suggest one, due to the sectionalism.

In addition to/rather than the belt, I'd love to see this expanded and printed on an entire shirt (front, sides, back, shoulders). I think that could be a really awesome shirt, not just a tribute to the ocean but wearing it (in floofy, mystic language).


uh, mebe I should explain what a belt print is, eh? just click and all will be revealed!

polyphasic


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This is the one shirt in the derby I'm dying to have. Please take it elsewhere to print when you can. Fantastic work!

ellerythecelery


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This design is amazing! It reminds me a lot of M.C. Escher:

http://bcm.bc.edu/wp-content/images/summer_2006/in-the-beginning.jpg

Please print it somewhere else if it doesn't make it here!

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