Derby #242: One Word
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we're not unreasonable

we're not unreasonable
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Megatrain


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Nice Johnathan Coulton reference in the title

ChronoSquall14


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I liked the shirt already, but come on, I mean, no one's gonna eat your EYES, right?

GMV

profbrendan


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Great work all around, plus extra points for the title.

pyromike25


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Very nicely done!

jhgalvas


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I don't do zombies but I have to say that's a nice job, Apelad.

megahertz67


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JoCo would be proud.

wirdou


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As I said in the pre-derby.... THIS IS GREAT! I would wear it Apelad

ApeLad


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wirdou wrote:As I said in the pre-derby.... THIS IS GREAT! I would wear it Apelad


Thanks!

Spiritgreen


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Awesomeness.

paulandstacy


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One of my favorite demented songs, so GMV

Caddywompus


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That's excellent use of one color. Good luck I hope this prints.

princessbunny


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Good drawing, but isn't it kinda unimaginative to simply use a mask (knock-out) of letters over a drawing to make the words. I mean, this derby had such potential for creativity and doing this, as also was done in NINJA, seems kinda phoned in...

bigaislestyle


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It even looks like the outline of a brain! nice job.

thewronggrape


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princessbunny wrote:Good drawing, but isn't it kinda unimaginative to simply use a mask (knock-out) of letters over a drawing to make the words. I mean, this derby had such potential for creativity and doing this, as also was done in NINJA, seems kinda phoned in...


I've noticed that too with a bunch of entries. I think Woot is often too vague with their derby description and rules.

In my opinion, things with a clipping mask do not meet the spirt of this derby. Also, there are entries that use letters to form letters, instead of objects oriented/drawn in such a way to resemble letters.

I don't blame the artist and there are some great entries that don't meet *my* interpretation of the theme. I just think this is a case where more direction from Woot would have been nice.

ApeLad


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thewronggrape wrote:

In my opinion, things with a clipping mask do not meet the spirt of this derby.


Just a clarification: this isn't a mask slapped on a crowd drawing. The letters are part of the original idea:

brains on paper by Ape Lad, on Flickr

I don't know that this says anything to the point you were trying to make, but I thought it might be interesting to point out.
Also: as a regular derby entrant, I really appreciate the vagueness of the rules. It makes things interesting.
Thanks for commenting!

trbofr13nd


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Welp, I don't give two craps if it's not exactly what they intended, I'd buy this thing easy!

Sig sig sig sig sig

KIDA26


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No one's gonna eat your eyes.

Well done with the reference. Not a bad shirt either

lalouque


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ApeLad wrote:Just a clarification: this isn't a mask slapped on a crowd drawing. The letters are part of the original idea:

brains on paper by Ape Lad, on Flickr

I don't know that this says anything to the point you were trying to make, but I thought it might be interesting to point out.
Also: as a regular derby entrant, I really appreciate the vagueness of the rules. It makes things interesting.
Thanks for commenting!


OK gentlemen...
We're at an impasse, maybe we should compromise.
(sorry, had to say it!)

thewronggrape


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ApeLad wrote:Just a clarification: this isn't a mask slapped on a crowd drawing. The letters are part of the original idea.


Actually, I knew you didn't use a clipping mask because I saw your pre-derby sketches. I just meant the end result in general could be achieved with a clipping mask, albeit with less skill and artistry, instead of using objects oriented in such a way to form art. (I think you know what I mean.) I wasn't targeting this entry specifically, just that this derby has various interpretations and I could see how other artists could get frustrated if they thought they had to do something a specific way, only to see that they could have used a different approach. I'm surprised to see entries made up of letters formed with letters/numbers, but if it's good enough for Woot, it's good enough for me!

ApeLad


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thewronggrape wrote:Actually, I knew you didn't use a clipping mask because I saw your pre-derby sketches. I just meant the end result in general could be achieved with a clipping mask, albeit with less skill and artistry, instead of using objects oriented in such a way to form art. (I think you know what I mean.) I wasn't targeting this entry specifically, just that this derby has various interpretations and I could see how other artists could get frustrated if they thought they had to do something a specific way, only to see that they could have used a different approach. I'm surprised to see entries made up of letters formed with letters/numbers, but if it's good enough for Woot, it's good enough for me!


I totally get what you're saying. Sorry if I came across as snarky.

hawk3ye


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ApeLad wrote:I totally get what you're saying. Sorry if I came across as snarky.


I think it's a good clarification - filling letters with a crowd and making it look like it could be a simple crowd image with a clipping mask over it is a pretty cool feat I'd say. I don't see it as "easier" than the other derby approach of shaping objects into letters or words. And I agree, loose rules make for multiple & interesting executions.

Keep it up, Apelad! i can't wait to see if I can get these for my whole family Sat or Sun.

ApeLad


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hawk3ye wrote:I think it's a good clarification - filling letters with a crowd and making it look like it could be a simple crowd image with a clipping mask over it is a pretty cool feat I'd say. I don't see it as "easier" than the other derby approach of shaping objects into letters or words. And I agree, loose rules make for multiple & interesting executions.

Keep it up, Apelad! i can't wait to see if I can get these for my whole family Sat or Sun.


Alas, the answer is no. But I'm giving away the original drawing for this on my blog.

shinobamoon


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This is what shirt.woot.com needs! It is a shame this didn't win or get made into a shirt. Sometimes, this damn site makes me so sick of its selections. Great job, hopefully, we can see more of this type of work become the norm.

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