Derby #362: Neg ative space
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Hellmo

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Radscoolian


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Crap. I just read the derby description more closely. I don't know if this will get rejected...

Spiritgreen


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Amazing.

Mavyn


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Radscoolian wrote:Crap. I just read the derby description more closely. I don't know if this will get rejected...


I kind of wondered when I saw it in the pre-Derby...not sure how you'd feel about it, but if you swap the jacket color for black, and outline with either that dusty red or a gray, it would totally work.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

Radscoolian


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Spiritgreen wrote:Amazing.


Thanks Spiritgreen! It's an imitation that pales in comparison, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

Radscoolian


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Mavyn wrote:I kind of wondered when I saw it in the pre-Derby...not sure how you'd feel about it, but if you swap the jacket color for black, and outline with either that dusty red or a gray, it would totally work.


I may try that. There are a couple other questionable entries, so maybe I'm fine. I read the pre-derby comment about Mignola and got all excited... my real smart

Enedlhach


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Radscoolian wrote:Crap. I just read the derby description more closely. I don't know if this will get rejected...


I think you are alright because the edges are negative space. The examples provided by wootbot only have that.

kaedex99


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Really, really creepy and quite impressive. I'm not the biggest fan of Sesame Street, so I can't say I'd be one to wear it, but you have a really great eye for that Mignola style. -:]

oakenspirit


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I think you are fine, man- Solid work! +1


Zagazoo


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The description and examples for the derby on thursday seemed to use negative space but not have that be the main focus. Was a little misleading about to design our entries if that's what they ultimately wanted. Regardless I enjoy this shirt a lot and I really hope it doesn't get disqualified. Has my vote!

helgram


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This is awesome Stephen! +1

Radscoolian


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@Enedlhach:
You're right. I knew there was a reason I thought this would work.

@kaedex99:
Thank you! I wanted to be Mignola for a while, until I realized he has about a billion copycats out there. Still, it was fun to do, and there is a lot to learn from an artist study.

@oakenspirit:
Thanks Oakenspirit!

Zagazoo@
Yeah, I think I saw the other derby entries and then read the "place where there is actually NOTHING AT ALL" part of the description and freaked. Thanks for the vote!

@Helgram:
Thanks helgram! That means a lot, coming from you.

artulo


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Solid work. Interesting idea with the Hellboy/Elmo mashup, and I like the zombified Count and BB. I think you're fine with avoiding rejection.

usaf089


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I thought about doing some more editing to this one but I had a question... this being only my second entry I am sorry if this gets asked a lot. But you send the .psd for the print ready art correct? I have a 25MB limit to send and this one is 28MB. I sent it via "google drive"(?) Just hoping it still went thru.

Any comments/should/shouldn't haves from the more experienced?

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sonofafish


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usaf089 wrote:I thought about doing some more editing to this one but I had a question... this being only my second entry I am sorry if this gets asked a lot. But you send the .psd for the print ready art correct? I have a 25MB limit to send and this one is 28MB. I sent it via "google drive"(?) Just hoping it still went thru.

Any comments/should/shouldn't haves from the more experienced?


By just looking at it, I can't see why the file would need to be that big. If you have any alpha channels in there, you can probably scrap those to bring down the size.

As far as the design, I do like it more than your first one; colors are better and the design has more to look at. Nice work!

I'd say there's 2 things you can do to make your designs better, though:

1) texture! solid colors are nice, but sometimes you need something more. the sand would look cooler if it had a grainy look to it.

2) Nix the clipart / stock images. I recognize the ship and the chest; generally you work will be more well-received when you make every asset yourself.

Really, just keep practicing, your designs will just naturally improve. Good luck!

usaf089


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sonofafish wrote:By just looking at it, I can't see why the file would need to be that big. If you have any alpha channels in there, you can probably scrap those to bring down the size.

As far as the design, I do like it more than your first one; colors are better and the design has more to look at. Nice work!

I'd say there's 2 things you can do to make your designs better, though:

1) texture! solid colors are nice, but sometimes you need something more. the sand would look cooler if it had a grainy look to it.

2) Nix the clipart / stock images. I recognize the ship and the chest; generally you work will be more well-received when you make every asset yourself.

Really, just keep practicing, your designs will just naturally improve. Good luck!


Ok thanks I will try to check into that!

I appreciate it! I agree, the first one was pretty much a flop from what I had pictured in my head lol.

Question on the texture. I've been kinda confused on what could print and what couldn't. I wanted to do some grain for the sand, but would my only option be halftones for the texture? But it has to be so big I was worried it would look really goofy.

And thats def what I plan on doing.. I have no way of drawing anything however =/ Soon as I get back to the states I am planning on buying a graphics tablet so I can hand draw some things. Not that I'm the greatest artist but I think it would make me improve.

Thanks for taking the time to write back, its appreciated! Best of luck to yourself as well!

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nblottie


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I want to own this shirt...

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ChuckleNorris


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I can't believe this isn't in the fog. Voters gotta get their act together.

sonofafish


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Man, this is embarassing. I didn't realize that loooong comment wasn't in the thread for its corresponding entry. Sorry for the threadjack. Like I said in the prederby, this rocks!

sombrillo


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ChuckleNorris wrote:I can't believe this isn't in the fog. Voters gotta get their act together.


Agreed - awesome artwork. Hope it works it's way back up!

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