Derby #245: Poetry Illustrated
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Fire and Ice - Robert Frost

Fire and Ice - Robert Frost
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omarfeliciano


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Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

by Robert Frost


6 colors (and halftones) in black
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ldokiernan


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well, fertilizer...

kharmazero


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wow wow wow what a beauty !

tcamaleon


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skahfee


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omarfeliciano wrote:[i]Fire and Ice



6 colors (and halftones) in black
Details coming in a few minutes...


Wow, soooo much better than my attempt.

Maybe next week will be my first derby entry.

Good work.

shikausstan


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skahfee wrote:Wow, soooo much better than my attempt.

Maybe next week will be my first derby entry.

Good work.


Oh don't do that! Pitch it in!

heidiruth


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Shut the front door. This looks so amazing. I find myself really looking forward to your entries every week now.

darci1958


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heidiruth wrote:Shut the front door. This looks so amazing. I find myself really looking forward to your entries every week now.


LOVE IT

alephnull2k1


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LOVE this! Only potential downside is that from a distance, it looks kinda like a Portal design...

citizencoyote


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Holy Guacamole, Batman! This is amazing! It doesn't hurt that it inadvertently plays homage to two current geek loves of mine.* I'll buy this one for sure!





*Portal and George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire, aka Game of Thrones.

thewronggrape


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alephnull2k1 wrote:LOVE this! Only potential downside is that from a distance, it looks kinda like a Portal design...


Given the success of portal themed shirts here, I don't think that's a downside.

alex138


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I'm not too familiar with the poem, I mean I just read it now...is the globe image fairly common with this poem? I just find it amazing that everyone that picked this poem went for the same thematic design. This is awesome, BTW!

skahfee


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alex138 wrote:I'm not too familiar with the poem, I mean I just read it now...is the globe image fairly common with this poem? I just find it amazing that everyone that picked this poem went for the same thematic design. This is awesome, BTW!


I think it's just the dead obvious visual interpretation.. and that's coming from one of the guys that used it.

That being said, this one wins far and away for implementation. Beautiful!

poeju


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skahfee wrote:I think it's just the dead obvious visual interpretation.. and that's coming from one of the guys that used it.

That being said, this one wins far and away for implementation. Beautiful!


Ditto. Love the details, and the extra images are a nice touch.

fishbiscuit5


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Simply gorgeous visual interpretation of Frost! Game of Thrones unintentional reference is a bonus.



endangeredomega


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Was hoping someone would do this poem, as it's a long-time personal favourite (and even used in the signature on my regular email address.) Thanks for taking it on.

I don't know if I can vote for the design, however. It just doesn't grab me, or fully capture the spirit behind the poem imho. Sorry.

alna09


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As usual, excellente execution. I think that the cool thing about poems is that every person can interpret them in their own way with no right or wrong form of doing it. I happen to love your interpretation.

bounty42


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First off, DAMN YOU SIR!

Second, thank you for freeing up my weekend.

Third, my initial sketch had the fire on the right, and the Ice on the left. please recalibrate your Brain scanning machinery.



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anamya


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I love all the details you manage to get in.

bigpauly85


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Looks like a scene from Scorcher IV: Global Meltdown. "Who left the fridge open." "Here we go again...again."

BTW love the shirt and love the artwork. Well done.

omarfeliciano


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Thanks a lot for all those nice (and some weird) comments. I'm very happy to know you've all liked it this much.

BTW, I love A Game of Thrones too. Who's ready for Sunday's season premier?

hummercubs98


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This shirt is so well done. My favorite by far.

fishbiscuit5


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omarfeliciano wrote:Thanks a lot for all those nice (and some weird) comments. I'm very happy to know you've all liked it this much.

BTW, I love A Game of Thrones too. Who's ready for Sunday's season premier?


Me, me, me!!



jasneko


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Looks amazing omar! So well done.

unsenuchiha


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The art here is undoubtedly amazing and I love the textures of both the fire and ice. I just wish the black void was filled in a little more, though not completely given the meaning of the poem, so that it didn't look like a giant capital letter O on the front. Other than that though, again, absolutely amazing art work and regardless of my complaint, this shirt gets my vote and I will probably end up buying this if it does in fact place in the derby.

VenusAD


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alex138 wrote:I'm not too familiar with the poem, I mean I just read it now...is the globe image fairly common with this poem? I just find it amazing that everyone that picked this poem went for the same thematic design. This is awesome, BTW!


Not really. Robert Frost was a naturalist, meaning the vast majority of his work heavily involved nature and images of nature (typically as metaphors for other subjects). He's my favorite poet. Usually his work is accompanied by images of nature - wooods, snow, etc.

I think this is a beautiful image, but it doesn't connect for me the meaning of the poem--the subjects of love and hate. Like someone else said, it's all about interpretation, though.

omarfeliciano


quality posts: 33 Private Messages omarfeliciano
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Thanks again for commenting and discussing my submission. I love to read every one of them.

Before starting my design I read a couple of analysis about this poem, like the one you can find Here.

Yes, between the lines, this poem is about emotions and feelings like passion and hate. But those concepts are very abstract. If my design was something between those lines, then people would've start asking why didn't I designed something with a burning or frozen planet.

I chose the more concrete approach to the poem because I believe it translates better as a shirt design.

Once again, thanks for your votes and support. I really appreciate them!

rickyhollander


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Dig the fire and ice look. I'm a big Mortal Kombat fan. Scorpion and SubZero! Fire and Ice! I'd buy it!

cdrewlow


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meepee


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Truly amazing as always ^_^

wirdou


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I almost miss this! So greaT! +1

expo01


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So cool Omar! +1

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