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WootBot


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Nothing conjures up the feeling of gentle ocean breezes and lush tropical mountains like the distinctive visual iconography of the Pacific islands. Tiki idols and thatched huts, grass skirts and hibiscus, wild pig roasting over an open fire, long wooden canoes carved into intricate works of art, moonlight on the waves: just thinking about it is almost enough to carry you out of your cubicle and whisk you away to the South Seas. There's a reason this exotic, bold, seductive visual style got so big in post-WWII America and remains a retro favorite today. We're not necessarily looking for anthropological accuracy - just designs that use this visual vocabulary. Aloha - and good luck!

No text this week.



superspryte


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The Derby #59 Cyberpub. If we're not chillin' around here, check over there. All are welcome.

First time here? Want to submit an entry and maybe forgot something? Think you're good to go? Read these rules for rejection compiled by derekfilley anyway.You should also look at this help thread by tgentry.

This derby has a NO TEXT rule. That means absolutely none, not even numbers on a clock face. That includes any symbols you'll find on a computer keyboard as well as foreign scripts (no Asian text). And before you think about being tricky, the infinity sign is text. The point is the DRAW A PICTURE. ^_^

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eyeslikesugar


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Nice! Sounds great! I know what I'm doing.

-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

brydesign


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Brilliant! Ugh now what to do!

JadenKale


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yay!

Andy47240


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"anthropological"...Nice.



SkekTek


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I am SOOO on this!

tgentry


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Great theme!

Patchitect


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Aloha tikis!

cwarrington


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I need an awesome Tiki god/Pigmy type shirt...

I hope to see a lot...

dekonstruct


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Tiki, the style I know the least about... this should be interesting.

JadenKale


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Patchitect wrote:Aloha tikis!



Yeah I've gotten good at drawing tikis... not that far off from my totem pole during Canada week

endangeredomega


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So like all the fake-cowboy-style shirts in the Western derby, how many fake-hawaiian shirts are we going to see this week?

I'm predicting a buttload of hibiscus flowers and palm trees and anthropomorphized dolphins and hula girls and cutesy girly rubbish this time around. [sigh]

klswoot


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This one sounds like it'll be fun!

Josephus


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endangeredomega wrote:So like all the fake-cowboy-style shirts in the Western derby, how many fake-hawaiian shirts are we going to see this week?

I'm predicting a buttload of hibiscus flowers and palm trees and anthropomorphized dolphins and hula girls and cutesy girly rubbish this time around. [sigh]



yeah, you should probably just not look.

toe2254


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klswoot wrote:This one sounds like it'll be fun!



i agree

superspryte


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endangeredomega wrote:So like all the fake-cowboy-style shirts in the Western derby, how many fake-hawaiian shirts are we going to see this week?

I'm predicting a buttload of hibiscus flowers and palm trees and anthropomorphized dolphins and hula girls and cutesy girly rubbish this time around. [sigh]


You do appear to be obsessed with "girly" designs. Maybe you should try getting one to prove your point. ^_~

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mollib


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endangeredomega wrote:So like all the fake-cowboy-style shirts in the Western derby, how many fake-hawaiian shirts are we going to see this week?

I'm predicting a buttload of hibiscus flowers and palm trees and anthropomorphized dolphins and hula girls and cutesy girly rubbish this time around. [sigh]



Would love a great hibiscus shirt!! Maybe with a KLS spin or Mitohapa spin!

KaleyJean


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just thinking about it is almost enough to carry you out of your cubicle and whisk you away to the South Seas



This is amusing to me. My coworker in the cube next to me is on vacation in Hawaii and before she left she went to the party store and decked out her cube in various tropical themes. Even went so far as to turn festive napkins in wallpaper.

Silverpsycho


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Woohoo, tikis! :D
I'm psyched to see all the entries. Good luck artists.

Trading: Guts & Reverse Tarzan (both are size WL)

AdderXYU


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I had a luau once in my backyard. there were birds and a tree, so I'm going to draw birds and a tree.

Hey, it worked for the koi that fogged this week!

JadenKale


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AdderXYU wrote:I had a luau once in my backyard. there were birds and a tree, so I'm going to draw birds and a tree.

Hey, it worked for the koi that fogged this week!



ROFLMAO

SailorButterfly


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Ooh...I hope I get to see some hula kitties!!

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ChrisRisse


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AdderXYU wrote:I had a luau once in my backyard. there were birds and a tree, so I'm going to draw birds and a tree.

Hey, it worked for the koi that fogged this week!



EPIC

eyeslikesugar


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AdderXYU wrote:I had a luau once in my backyard. there were birds and a tree, so I'm going to draw birds and a tree.

Hey, it worked for the koi that fogged this week!



You know I <3 you Adder, right?

-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

daaave33


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so...many...ideas. .. ... ....!


~ daaave33 ~

Kwatson29


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AdderXYU wrote:I had a luau once in my backyard. there were birds and a tree, so I'm going to draw birds and a tree.

Hey, it worked for the koi that fogged this week!



Go for it!!

yeeter


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AdderXYU wrote:I had a luau once in my backyard. there were birds and a tree, so I'm going to draw birds and a tree.

Hey, it worked for the koi that fogged this week!



Allow me to congratulate you on winning next week's derby.

I am going to continue my string of bad ideas with a drawing of taro roots.

VOTE!

JadenKale


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Kwatson29 wrote:Go for it!!



he was joking. I don't think he'd stoop to that level. Besides, that's a horrible pander.

momtamc


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AdderXYU wrote:I had a luau once in my backyard. there were birds and a tree, so I'm going to draw birds and a tree.

Hey, it worked for the koi that fogged this week!



GMV. In for 3.

bargainbin


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*giggles*, I was joking with someone about working koi, trees, and a bird into an entry this week no matter what the theme was - but you made it easy!

TAYLORT5


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AdderXYU wrote:I had a luau once in my backyard. there were birds and a tree, so I'm going to draw birds and a tree.

Hey, it worked for the koi that fogged this week!



i have this frog in a glass I did a long time ago that I want to use so I'm going to have a guy painting a hula girl with it.


You're on probation!

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Bryan818


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AdderXYU wrote:I had a luau once in my backyard. there were birds and a tree, so I'm going to draw birds and a tree.

Hey, it worked for the koi that fogged this week!



WINNER!

Please check it out

iris420


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Anyone feel like depicting the Pacific Trash Vortex?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Trash_Vortex

Carpe shirtem!

BlueKaila


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bargainbin wrote:*giggles*, I was joking with someone about working koi, trees, and a bird into an entry this week no matter what the theme was - but you made it easy!



will it have lots of gradients in it? Because I think this week it would only hurt a design to have so many.


We crush the caterpillars then complain there are no butterflies

SkekTek


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Here's my sketch for an idea. The name of the design is: Let's all go to the Luau. A parody of the candy commercials in the classic movie theaters. Comments?

SkekTek


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JadenKale wrote:he was joking. I don't think he'd stoop to that level. Besides, that's a horrible pander.



I love panders. Especially baby panders.

bargainbin


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BlueKaila wrote:will it have lots of gradients in it? Because I think this week it would only hurt a design to have so many.



How so?

theinfinityloop


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SkekTek wrote:Here's my sketch for an idea. The name of the design is: Let's all go to the Luau. A parody of the candy commercials in the classic movie theaters. Comments?


Pretty cute!


hmmxkrazee


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hmmm... this is gonna be pretty hard.. i hope to see some clever ideas.