Derby 269: Worst. Job. EVER.
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Toadstool Construction

Toadstool Construction
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Spiritgreen


quality posts: 259 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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Dang, this is a fine shirt!

It could have seemed like a throwaway joke but you really sold it with the quality of the illustration. Great perspective.

ohaisup


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If this doesn't win, all faith in the derby will be lost.

oakenspirit


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Ha! I'm doing this same basic premise but with skylight repair for batman...

I am so unoriginal this week,...

Great job though!!!

ryanmon


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Just think of it as job security.

oakenspirit


quality posts: 113 Private Messages oakenspirit
oakenspirit wrote:Ha! I'm doing this same basic premise but with skylight repair for batman...

I am so unoriginal this week,...

Great job though!!!


Hey.. just reread and realized it may seem as if I meant your idea is unoriginal...

I wasn't saying that- I think your shirt is wonderful... I just meant that both ideas I had this week were done differently (and better) by other people...

bluejester


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Spiritgreen wrote:Dang, this is a fine shirt!

It could have seemed like a throwaway joke but you really sold it with the quality of the illustration. Great perspective.



I second this notion. The illustration for this is great, you could have gone cutesy, but chose a bit more of an artistic spin and I absolutely love it.
GMV

kylemittskus


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I would never wear this shirt, but this is a very well rendered creative idea. Well done.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

sombrillo


quality posts: 7 Private Messages sombrillo
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Great design - amazing artwork and perspective!

Radscoolian


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@spiritgreen
Thanks, spirit! I felt the gag would really come from the absurdity of a realistic mason and setting. It took me a while to get his body language right, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

@ohaisup
Never lose faith in democracy! if you do, the communists win.

@Oakenspirit
How dare you! This is the most original Mario shirt ever!
Just kidding! I've seen themes like this before- collateral damage caused by video game/ super heros. That batman idea sounds awesome, only woot has had some trouble with printing batman shirts before, so you should be super careful and nondescript when you do

@bluejester
Thanks dude. I sympathize with people who tire of Mario references, so I tried to make it more than a gratuitous one.

@kylesmiticus
I feel the same way about a lot of my stuff, but I try to make things other people like, and do it in such a way that I can be pleased with it.

@sombrillo
Thanks! I wasn't sure the perspective was going to work. It turned out alright.

artulo


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Tastefully done in a nice style -- the Mario character is still a little cartoony, but I can forgive that. I mentioned that there was a backlash against SMB, but with artwork like this I'll eat my words.

I wouldn't wear it, but you get what I believe is my second SMB vote ever (the first was this).

harzack


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Hahaha, good one!

citizencoyote


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I love the artwork, but the colors seem very washed out (especially on this shirt color). Maybe brighter colors would ruin it, but I feel like I'm looking at a pic where the contrast has been dropped way down.

deboraho


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Very good design and thought process !

ApeLad


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The brick block maker needs his own game! Build the blocks before the plumber can bust them.
Great job, and nice use of space.

nikoby


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Best shirt I have seen on here in a long time. LONG time. Love the colors and the faded look. I haven't purchased a shirt.woot shirt yet, but if this one wins, I am going for it.

chachachino


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sweet! i love the colors and the concept. nice detail hanging the clouds by string.

Plebe21


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kylemittskus wrote:I would never wear this shirt, but this is a very well rendered creative idea. Well done.


I agree. I feel this is a great poster design, not a shirt design.

hotdogbanjo


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Plebe21 wrote:I agree. I feel this is a great poster design, not a shirt design.


I would wear this shirt every day!

collinvh


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citizencoyote wrote:I love the artwork, but the colors seem very washed out (especially on this shirt color). Maybe brighter colors would ruin it, but I feel like I'm looking at a pic where the contrast has been dropped way down.


I have to disagree, I love the coloring. Gives a great throwback style which fits your drawing perfectly. It's just great!

myangelbear77


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I am glad to see a good SMB shirt that is not the typical kelly green (yuck!). I also think the content is hilarious. GMV!

orabbit


quality posts: 31 Private Messages orabbit
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May we all strive to sell out with such style and craftsmanship.

deborah11565


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orabbit wrote:May we all strive to sell out with such style and craftsmanship.


Agree... !

wirdou


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Just great! Love the perspective!!

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