Andy47240


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mhmiles wrote:best shirt evarrrrrrr


I don't know about "evarrrrrrr", but it is very nice.
-Andy



Aberrantic


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Re: Niagara Falls - Pucker Style!



Wow. This is actually pretty good. Nicely done, Kenney

Andy47240


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Re: RCMP re-mix


Alrighty, let's try this one.
-Andy



daedalusknight


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geekfactor12 wrote:Me too, especially since I tracked down a picture:

Mmmm, Animal pancakes...



Hehehe... those are hilarious. Makes me want to cook some green Kermit pancakes for St. Patrick's Day. :-)

superspryte


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martiedawn wrote:So cute! I immediately thought of the Girl Scouts. I had one of them as well and a panda and always imagined that the beaver would kick the panda's ass! GMV.


Thanks! ^_^ I'm glad you like it!

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Andy47240


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Re: Maple Splatter


I like the splatters.
-Andy



superspryte


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mihalis aya wrote:Some of my first entries were scanned and coloured. I really reccomend giving it a shot--it's addictive, but fun.

Thank you for the compliments, too! I'm glad I got fireweed right--I haven't been any further north than the outer fringes of Saskatoon.


I'm certainly no artist but my entries are often scanned in sketches.

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daedalusknight


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redghia69 wrote:Thanks. It was fun for a while, but in the effort to get it down to 6 colors, it felt like I did the art 3 times over. I don’t think I'll need to worry about placing too high this week, but do appreciate the votes. Congrats on being in the fog so early. Good luck!



This is really interesting... did you use Adobe Illustrator and create a custom "leaf brush" for yourself? I don't have a copy of Illustrator at the moment, so I had to do all my leaf placing by hand in Photoshop... it would've saved me a hour of work or more if I had Illustrator.

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superspryte wrote:I'm certainly no artist but my entries are often scanned in sketches.



Ditto- I think that's even the norm for me lately. This is the first week in a long time where I've done anything purely vector-based... and personally, I tend to like the detail of hand-drawn stuff better than the precision of vectors.

The derby has a way of rewarding ideas just as often as it rewards execution, so I think even first-timers have a great shot at a win. Take a chance and give it a try, people.

schizoreaper


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Re: Lake Ontario Sunset



Not much a fan of the color scheme. I understand the leaf being sunset colors (although I can't imagine why you would want to make the water brown). The blue certainly doesn't sit well with me.
Also, are the geese flying North intentionally?

mihalis aya


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thebaldwinboy wrote:Beautiful, as usual, my dear sister. I voted, of course. Uh, and so everyone stops thinking I'm endowed with the luck of the irish, could you get a shirt not pink or purple printed? I have enough trouble as it is. Kthxai. :p



No. Because you are. It runs in the family, brother dearest!

Besides which, you look awesome in purple.

superspryte


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geekfactor12 wrote:Ditto- I think that's even the norm for me lately. This is the first week in a long time where I've done anything purely vector-based... and personally, I tend to like the detail of hand-drawn stuff better than the precision of vectors.

The derby has a way of rewarding ideas just as often as it rewards execution, so I think even first-timers have a great shot at a win. Take a chance and give it a try, people.


I vectorize all of my sketches because they always start as line drawings. ^_^

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suzyottomatic wrote:Maybe you could post it in your signature to get more exposure



Thanks, suzy!

A signature link wouldn't do me much good, 'cause I'm not really active in the message boards. I think you're right, though, that that's where a lot of votes are won. I'm glad you like this design!



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artulo wrote:Thanks for the good luck!



You're welcome! Congrats on the fog

OpenDesign


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Re: Northern Lights



No, I didn't... odd coincidence though! This is my first entry on shirt.woot...

bluchez


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Re: Ogopogo (Canadian Lake Monster)



Ogopogo is a lake monster that lives in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada.

mjc613


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Re: That about sums it up!



I would like this better if the borders actually matched. The eastern part of Canada is further east than the eastern most point of the US, but that doesn't show up on this shirt. That's because the picture of Canada is on a smaller scale than that used in the picture of the US.

I couldn't wear this, because I work with people who would point out this inconsistancy to me - with glee (they're Canadians) - non-stop.

mjc613


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Re: Lost in translation



I love this one!!!

mjc613


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Re: Blame Canada (resubmit)



I think this is so funny. The woman who set my husband and I up lives in Canada, so this would be great to wear for us - in humor of course!!!

geekfactor12


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Re: Ogopogo (Canadian Lake Monster)



More information about Ogopogo can be found on the internet:

• Aboriginals knew the monster as "Naitaka," which means sacred creature of the water.

• Ogopogo is a villain in Final Fantasy 4

• What a cool sea serpent, seriously.

mjc613


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mishiefishie wrote:This is awesome! How is everyone not voting for this?!?



Because not everyone has a Canadian girlfriend!

daedalusknight


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schizoreaper wrote:Not much a fan of the color scheme. I understand the leaf being sunset colors (although I can't imagine why you would want to make the water brown). The blue certainly doesn't sit well with me.
Also, are the geese flying North intentionally?



I actually tried it with a blue base first, but the large leaf didn't look like it was a single unit like that. So I decided to go with brown instead... it now looks more like sunset on the land than over the water, I'll admit. You can stand on the Western shore of Lake Ontario and see the sunset over the land. :-)

As for the direction of the birds, I'll plead creative license on that one. It looks better, in my eyes... more "forward moving." If we, as a culture read from right-to-left, I'm sure it would be the other way around.

Feel free to interpret the shirt however you like, though. If it's a sunrise over Toronto for you then that's what you can imagine it as. :-)

daedalusknight


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mjc613 wrote:Because not everyone has a Canadian girlfriend!




Perhaps you can blame Canada for that. :-)

mjc613


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Re: Canadaistan



I hope the designer shows up to explain what this is about.

Since there are Cyrillic letters used, it looks like this is a statement about some policies in Canada that could be considered socialist - or communist. It's a shame that the backwards N was used, since it is the Long E sound in Russian, Bulgarian, etc.

But since there is an ISTAN at the end of Canada - and the year 2012 - it looks like the designer could be implying that Canada will be under Muslim rule by 2012.

Either interpretation is not likely to bring in the votes, but anything is possible. Hazel, please come explain!!!!

mjc613


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wootvan wrote:shouldn't it be a boot, not a boat?



I was thinking the same thing.

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superspryte wrote:Now that everyone's calmed down, I'd like to say I like this. It's [kind of] creepy though and I don't think I could wear it but I like the design. ^_^ I'd totally buy it as a gift.



Re: FonzEhhh



Hey...why was my comment removed? I have a Cho and a Jimiyo shirt that I adore, wait, two, Cho shirts.

I am not entitled to be frighted by Fonzie flashbacks? Will my stevadore hook be straightened from fear? Unlikely.

I don't get the moderation...but the point is, this particular collaboration isn't flying up my flagpole for a couple reasons: Fonzie is just scary and I have moose locally who are also rather larger than my rather large equine. The combo scares me.

Where's my diaper....

Didn't mean to cause any drama...whatever that was...but I am not entitled to comment on the way I feel about the shirt?

Molto confuzio

pimpdoubt


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haxrox wrote:Hmm, maybe this is obvious, but if you follow the lines on one thermometer across to the other, you get the equivalent temperature in the other units. The catch-22 is that the Canadian thermometer doesn't go high enough for short-sleeve weather, but if you don't say anything about that, I won't either.



¿since when is 55 not short sleve weather?

mjc613


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Re: Soothed by rainfall - honourary canadian


Even if this is not a serious entry, it needs to be on a tshirt template, if you want it to hang around.

redghia69


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daedalusknight wrote:This is really interesting... did you use Adobe Illustrator and create a custom "leaf brush" for yourself? I don't have a copy of Illustrator at the moment, so I had to do all my leaf placing by hand in Photoshop... it would've saved me a hour of work or more if I had Illustrator.


Something like that, but all PhotoShop. Select something, choose Edit/Define Brush Pattern.... Under Window/Brushes you can then set up Shape Dynamics (among other things) to vary size and orientation as you work with a tablet. Having picked up a tablet almost 3 weeks ago now, I had an idea something like this should be possible, and figured it out last night. My biggest mistake was starting with too many colors and having to do a lot more painting once I brought it down to six. It might have been nice if I’d started with a more stylized leaf as well, but once I got into it, I just kept going. Kudos to you for being in the fog, and deservedly so. You’ll have fun with the bit above, but as far as your sunset design goes, your hand-placement probably worked to your advantage, producing a better design. [As I type this, I’m dreading the thought of seeing 100’s of entries in future derbies based on the same technique. It could so easily be overdone, and it’s not really likely to be a winner. I was experimenting, and posted in the “you never know” frame of mind.]

Thanks to those that voted for the Spirit Lake shirt though!

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Re: Maple Leaves



this is a really great design

dopey5007


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Re: Canadian Beaver



I think this looks alot like the Wild logo


~D

nlieber


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awesome, got my vote

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Re: Puck Off



oooohh, careful with that!

nlieber


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Re: Beavers Playing Poker



legit shirt

daedalusknight


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redghia69 wrote:Something like that, but all PhotoShop. Select something, choose Edit/Define Brush Pattern.... Under Window/Brushes you can then set up Shape Dynamics (among other things) to vary size and orientation as you work with a tablet. Having picked up a tablet almost 3 weeks ago now, I had an idea something like this should be possible, and figured it out last night. My biggest mistake was starting with too many colors and having to do a lot more painting once I brought it down to six. It might have been nice if I’d started with a more stylized leaf as well, but once I got into it, I just kept going.



Ah... I see. Thanks for the tip. This will certainly save me much time in the future.

I don't have a tablet at home, but my exceedingly cool giant Kensington trackball is okay for "inking" over lines. I just need to sketch on paper first and then scan it in to use as an inking guide.


redghia69 wrote: Kudos to you for being in the fog, and deservedly so. You’ll have fun with the bit above, but as far as your sunset design goes, your hand-placement probably worked to your advantage, producing a better design. [As I type this, I’m dreading the thought of seeing 100’s of entries in future derbies based on the same technique. It could so easily be overdone, and it’s not really likely to be a winner. I was experimenting, and posted in the “you never know” frame of mind.]



Thanks very much. It really was something I spent a lot of time getting "just right." I flipped, resized, spun, and moved layers around until I got everything exactly the way I wanted. A brush, as you say, won't get the same effect as it can be somewhat random in placement and not as elegant in execution.
It would have been really helpful for filling in the center area, though :-)

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Re: 4 out of 5 U.S. Americans



can some one explain i dont get it?

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artulo wrote:Indeed, you can buy a child size mountie uniform shirt from a internet store based in Canada (as far as I can tell, since they take CAD as currency). But, I believe that my design is significantly different enough that it should be safe from any sort of copyright infringement. There are no logos or copyrighted images in my design anywhere, I drew it all by hand. Thanks for looking!



All of that is irrelevant. it isn't about copyrights, it's about the fact that you can already buy the same basic shirt - i.e. there's nothing "orignal" about it. "similar shirts already exist" is a standard rejection rule.

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Re: maple leaf



Nice line work.

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jenny78


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Re: Skating Away



This is seriously awesome. I hope it isn't too late for it to win.

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if only the fonz was a childrens rhyme who actually wrought tyranny over smaller animals with violence and abuse, this i assume, like little FooFoo, would be considered 'hilarious, and funny' and be more to the woot audience sensibilities.