Derby #266: Single Line
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One Small Step for a Man...

One Small Step for a Man...
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lyonscc


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Re: One Small Step for a Man...


I realize I am submitting this late, and that it probably won't do all that well in the derby, but it was with great sorrow that I wanted to recognize my childhood hero, Neil Armstrong, who passed away this weekend.

He was a Purdue Boilermaker, my alma mater, and I had a poster of the moon landing on my wall, growing up. I was born a year before Apollo 11 landed on the moon, and wish to give a small passing honor to those brave men...

photogrartist


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lyonscc wrote:I realize I am submitting this late, and that it probably won't do all that well in the derby, but it was with great sorrow that I wanted to recognize my childhood hero, Neil Armstrong, who passed away this weekend.

He was a Purdue Boilermaker, my alma mater, and I had a poster of the moon landing on my wall, growing up. I was born a year before Apollo 11 landed on the moon, and wish to give a small passing honor to those brave men...


Holy...rocketship batman! This looks as if it was tedious (so many line width variations--I won't bore you asking how you did it)...And it's out of this world...sorry...I had to go there. I think this is gonna go in the fog.

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kjunnurs


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Great memorial. Obvious that it took a lot of time. Kudos for appreciating a great man.

orabbit


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Nice, but this goes against the spirit of the no halftones rule. You don't want to start another polemic, do you?

j5


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photogrartist wrote:Holy...rocketship batman! This looks as if it was tedious (so many line width variations--I won't bore you asking how you did it)...And it's out of this world...sorry...I had to go there. I think this is gonna go in the fog.

I don't know. You could do a pic in horizontal halftone lines, then join the edges to make a "single line".

move along

lyonscc


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j5 wrote:I don't know. You could do a pic in horizontal halftone lines, then join the edges to make a "single line".


I looked into trying to automate it via a process like that, but then I wouldn't be able to get the rounded transitional "bumps", and it did seem like it would be cheating. I did this all with vector lines of varying widths, manual editing of segments, and liberal use of expand and divide.

Pheline


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Can't decide… would *love* it as the moon only. Wanna wipe out the extra and resubmit, just for me, please?

anknight


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What a wonderful tribute!!

writermist


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I love how you faked the shadows. took me a while to realize the lines were just different sizes

plumbubble


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Pheline wrote:Can't decide… would *love* it as the moon only. Wanna wipe out the extra and resubmit, just for me, please?


Agreed. I'm not much for shirts with a year on them.

stm027


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plumbubble wrote:Agreed. I'm not much for shirts with a year on them.


Maybe 1969 would be more fitting (focus on the positive)

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lyonscc


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Pheline wrote:Can't decide… would *love* it as the moon only. Wanna wipe out the extra and resubmit, just for me, please?

and

plumbubble wrote:Agreed. I'm not much for shirts with a year on them.


I understand where you're coming from. My initial idea to use the moon in a design was on Thursday night, but I realized how hard/complicated it would be and abandoned it.

That design would have only been the moon.

When I learned of Neil Armstrong's death on Saturday, I decided to finish that design, but to do so specifically in memory of him. I wanted the moon to have an astronaut tethered to it, symbolizing his most memorable legacy and giving that idea of him no longer here on earth.


I was going to make his "tether" into his quote "one small step for a man...", but realized that would be rejection fodder under last week's broader definition of "pop culture" to include famous quotes. After several similar rejections (including putting his name, would would also be rejected), I chose 2012 - the year of his death - though I almost chose 1969 (the year he and Buzz walked on the moon).

As a Boilermaker, I have a very warm place in my heart for Neil (see here for a look at this), and my sons were both able to meet him (one was in Purdue's Varsity Glee Club, and the other in the Purdue All American Marching Band) when the engineering building named after him was dedicated in 2010-2011.

In the end, I went with this year's date specifically so that when folks looked at the date, they would be reminded specifically of Neil Armstrong's contributions to our knowledge and imagination of space.

noviel


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This is a t-shirt. And I teared up looking at it. Kudos.

autsey


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I've enjoyed all your entries this week, and am glad to hear that you have a personal feeling behind this one. Best of luck this week :D

lyonscc


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autsey wrote:I've enjoyed all your entries this week, and am glad to hear that you have a personal feeling behind this one. Best of luck this week :D


Thank you, autsey!

lyonscc


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noviel wrote:This is a t-shirt. And I teared up looking at it. Kudos.


Thanks!

rmgiles5


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Great design and tribute--don't worry about the cynical comment!!

debragr


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plumbubble wrote:Agreed. I'm not much for shirts with a year on them.


Much as I like this one, the second version is my favorite -- which I'm mentioning in case any are reading here and having seen that you posting another version!

seakitty


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debragr wrote:Much as I like this one, the second version is my favorite -- which I'm mentioning in case any are reading here and having seen that you posting another version!


I voted for both, as I'd like either one of them!

februarystar27


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debragr wrote:Much as I like this one, the second version is my favorite -- which I'm mentioning in case any are reading here and having seen that you posting another version!


Thanks! Your comment alerted me to the 2nd version, which I like better (though I'd buy this one if it won).

debragr


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februarystar27 wrote:Thanks! Your comment alerted me to the 2nd version, which I like better (though I'd buy this one if it won).


Glad to help. (And I would also buy it either way...)

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