Derby #209: Fairy Tales
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Der Mond

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rasabi


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Based off of the Brothers Grimm fairytale Der Mond (the moon) wherein brothers make off with the moon. Those Jerks.

3 colors on Navy

j5


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This is so full of win it's not even funny.

move along

jasneko


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Really well done!

namesjames


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Excellent, great tone.

chennai8


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Epic!

neyfam2000 wrote:Woot!--going from "Deal-a-day" to "Site-a-day"

moosepod


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Upon first glance, I thought you had drawn a pentagram over the moon with chains. Really nice artwork.

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bottlehed


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Looks gorgeous on the t-shirt!

stophe22


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moosepod wrote:Upon first glance, I thought you had drawn a pentagram over the moon with chains. Really nice artwork.


I thought that was a pentagram on the moon too. Maybe I'm too sensitive, but I would not buy it as a result. Love the design, just not quite as crazy about Satanism (or perceived Satanism)

bluetuba


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This is really great.

papercaged


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stophe22 wrote:I thought that was a pentagram on the moon too. Maybe I'm too sensitive, but I would not buy it as a result. Love the design, just not quite as crazy about Satanism (or perceived Satanism)


That's silly. A pentagram is a symbol used by pagans and Wiccans representing life, elements, etc. Christians have used it as well in the past and it's also on a few country's flags. I don't think Morocco is a country of Satanists.

It's a symbol of Satanism if one point is pointing downwards, usually in a circle with a goat head.

OHFireRescue


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I'm not concerned with the pentagram (or not), but do have some reservations about the number of chain ends. An odd number (3) only makes sense if the other end is attached to the moon, and based on the look none of the chains wrap around in what looks like any kind of sense.

A bandolier of carrots would be appreciated about now

blk909


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OHFireRescue wrote:I'm not concerned with the pentagram (or not), but do have some reservations about the number of chain ends. An odd number (3) only makes sense if the other end is attached to the moon, and based on the look none of the chains wrap around in what looks like any kind of sense.


The other two just wrap around the moon rather than go down.

prettysammy007


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*whistles* Darn good work. Just absolutely fantastic.

"IT'S COOOOOL GUY!"

illeander


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The composition is impressive. the moon is so big and glowy! why did the brothers steal the moon?




miyuna


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illeander wrote:The composition is impressive. the moon is so big and glowy! why did the brothers steal the moon?






They stole the moon because they didn't have one where they came from.

rasabi


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Thank you everyone for your support! This is the best any of my designs have done here. The fog is a humbling place.

The brothers stole the moon because their country didn't have one. You can read the whole story here:

http://portitude.org/literature/grimm/ft-moon.php

I just concentrated on putting my spin on the moon theft area of the story, as the whole thing features moon partitioning and zombies if you can believe it...

blanked


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OHFireRescue wrote:I'm not concerned with the pentagram (or not), but do have some reservations about the number of chain ends. An odd number (3) only makes sense if the other end is attached to the moon, and based on the look none of the chains wrap around in what looks like any kind of sense.


Do to the angle the chains are coming off the moon I would say there are 3 chains total (=6 ends). And the ends unseen are hooked to their chain to keep them from slipping off the moon.

polluxoil


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This is awesome. I love the simplicity of the design as well as the positioning of it on the sure. Well done.

qetza


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Awesome! Would buy.

blk909


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For a large print size, I love that it is not massive. Great story, too. Happy to see this one print this coming weekend!

zachss514


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stophe22 wrote:I thought that was a pentagram on the moon too. Maybe I'm too sensitive, but I would not buy it as a result. Love the design, just not quite as crazy about Satanism (or perceived Satanism)


This sums up my thought process.

rayray099


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Full. Of. Awe. This is fantastic: you did such an amazing job on the moon. That's basically how I paint, too! Now if I could only figure out the digital version...
But serioulsy, this is so, so good. Or, sehr gut!

Eriebadfish


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Opps... See below.

Eriebadfish


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stophe22 wrote:I thought that was a pentagram on the moon too. Maybe I'm too sensitive, but I would not buy it as a result. Love the design, just not quite as crazy about Satanism (or perceived Satanism)


Grow up! People still believe in that whole God/Satan story that has been floating around for years? Its 2011. Time to get over it already.

bluetuba


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Eriebadfish wrote:Grow up! People still believe in that whole God/Satan story that has been floating around for years? Its 2011. Time to get over it already.


hyuk, that's no any way to change their minds, that will only enflame them! :P

The points I would make are.

1. It's not a pentagram, it's not upside down, it's not even a complete star.

2. Pentagrams don't always mean Satan anyway, the symbol is well represented in other things throughout fiction and history.

3. Even when a pentagram IS a pentagram meant to invoke evil it's often slightly badass tongue in cheek, ala a metal tee shirt or horror movie cover.

Nobody is going to think you are a satanist by wearing this shirt, not normal people anyway. Lighten up.

mrsbigeddi


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I like the face on the left side of the moon. He looks happy to go for a ride.

melloncollie3


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This is an amazing design.

There's no pentagram either. It's doesn't even vaguely look like one.

muhammadajalal


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I don't know what fairy tale this is based on(but based on the comment, it seems like stealing the moon?) but this is so beautiful and stunning that it literally took my breath away. I hope the few number of comments aren't representative of the votes, because it would be a real heart-breaker if it didn't win.

tonyalidikon


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I hope this is one to be printed. I joined the site just in the hopes to buy this, but I guess I can settle for one of the other fabulous designs...

tankard27


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I love, love LOVE this image and this story. I would very much love to buy a t-shirt of this. Yum!

muhammadajalal


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I wish this shirt was printed...it's better than both PatrickSpens and Ramby's entry :/ I also preferred "Longing" to both of them...the Double-Take Derby will be fierce!

tonyalidikon


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Im very sad indeed

There is a tee in reckoning I will have to buy just so I can vote in the future.

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