theinfinityloop


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The fire is fantastic. Nice job!


theinfinityloop


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This turned out really well. I love that old ad, so that makes me very partial to this shirt.


krouth


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Re: Pacific Sunset


I like this a lot. Good job!

mia3mom


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boni wrote:I am thoroughly embarrassed to be part of a community that would treat a fairly recent addition like this just because her design is doing well.
Particularly since it is someone I encouraged to join. Yes, she used the same flower to create a pattern, but it worked because the flower was very well drawn and color was used exceptionally well. She has neither the time nor the resources that most of you use to create your designs - having a more than full time job, a family, and only paper, pencil, an old scanner and Photoshop Elements to work with and yet, she still manages to create designs that people like.
I loved the idea of shirt.woot... I think it could have been a great place to have fun with design and offer encouragement and support to those new to the game, but that isn't what it is...
Congratulations, bv, on being in the fog… I wish you the best of luck!
And thus ends my interest in anything shirt.woot related...



shirt.woot is a great community of people who critique. it's also filled with an interesting mix of characters.

I don't think that this design is excellent, however, no matter how you try to rationalize it. the flowers are pretty, but it is very generic, and not particularly original. Pretty, though.

If comments like these upset you for your friend's designs, never mind your own, you won't last long around here. As it says on the shirt.woot front page, "Enter our weekly shirt-off and let the community judge. Be warned: they’re a harsh judge indeed."

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

oogyboogawa


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AnnaJo wrote:I sure could if you are interested




I'd love some tips too, if you have the time.

AdderXYU


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jbedwar1 wrote:well .... the silhouettes might not show up that well on the brown .... but i think that is fine in this case. They don't really need to stand out.



still a concern, though, since black on brown can be very faint. And when woot refuses to quality check, and the wooters insist that this time will be different, we'll have a third instance to prove it.

mia3mom


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Re: Luau Fire



love it sokowa! the reflection in the water totally makes it for me. great work!

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

Trickee04


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I love this shirt, personally. It's mine and my girlfriend's favorite flower. I certainly hope that even if it doesn't win, you'll put it on threadless or bountee or some other shirt place. I'd definitely buy it.

mia3mom


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Re: Tiki Beast from 50 Fathoms



very cool tikipus. great detailing, gentry. nice!

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

sharnar


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Re: Tropic Unplugged



i love this one, it has a great twist on the theme this week i would vote like 20 times if i could cause i would definitely buy one

mia3mom


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Re: Tiki Gods Bless This Limbo Pole



this is one of my faves this week, chris. it's just fabulous. Wish it was still up near the fog! Hopefully it can move back up!

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

mia3mom


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Re: Sometimes I explode, and I don't know why.



aaah! the lava's almost at the fishies! great lava flows, and fabulous expression on the volcano

(or are they drowned stick people? that's what my demented brain thought first - not sure which idea I like better)

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

sharnar


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i love this one, i gmv at first glance i also am in love wiht the colors i hope this does well, GOOD LUCK!

yaddayaddayaddayadda


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boni wrote:I am thoroughly embarrassed to be part of a community that would treat a fairly recent addition like this just because her design is doing well.
Particularly since it is someone I encouraged to join. Yes, she used the same flower to create a pattern, but it worked because the flower was very well drawn and color was used exceptionally well. She has neither the time nor the resources that most of you use to create your designs - having a more than full time job, a family, and only paper, pencil, an old scanner and Photoshop Elements to work with and yet, she still manages to create designs that people like.
I loved the idea of shirt.woot... I think it could have been a great place to have fun with design and offer encouragement and support to those new to the game, but that isn't what it is...
Congratulations, bv, on being in the fog… I wish you the best of luck!
And thus ends my interest in anything shirt.woot related...



boni, you've been a great addition to the community, and I'm very sorry to see you go. I really hope you'll take some time to cool off and reconsider.

klswoot


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Re: Luau Girl



Thanks for all the kind words everybody! (And the votes, of course!) I'm sure Toe will chime in when he gets back from work...but then he'll be working away at the other design. We actually had a third one drawn out on paper, but I think we may save that one for a daily. It seemed more tropical than Luau. But, I'm seeing quite a few high-ranking designs that don't really seem to fit "at the luau" theme...so, maybe we could have pulled off the tropical one too.

Thanks again for the early votes!

clydefr0g


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just a little tiki guy living inside of a copy of his own head

bluchez


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boni wrote:I am thoroughly embarrassed to be part of a community that would treat a fairly recent addition like this just because her design is doing well.
Particularly since it is someone I encouraged to join. Yes, she used the same flower to create a pattern, but it worked because the flower was very well drawn and color was used exceptionally well. She has neither the time nor the resources that most of you use to create your designs - having a more than full time job, a family, and only paper, pencil, an old scanner and Photoshop Elements to work with and yet, she still manages to create designs that people like.
I loved the idea of shirt.woot... I think it could have been a great place to have fun with design and offer encouragement and support to those new to the game, but that isn't what it is...
Congratulations, bv, on being in the fog… I wish you the best of luck!
And thus ends my interest in anything shirt.woot related...



With all the work you have done on the stats, etc, for shirt.woot, I refuse to let you make this decision. It is simply not yours to make. You have to allow us to vote if you are free to leave or not.

AnnaJo


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oogyboogawa wrote:I'd love some tips too, if you have the time.



Hmm, well lets see.... I'll go through my process and then maybe that will translate into some "tips"

First I looked at a TON of photos of fire to see how the colors and shapes played into eachother. Then I drew some rough flames in the shapes I wanted, scanned then placed in illustrator. I used 5 colors layered on top of each other. Each color is just slight tone adjustment to give the fire some "volume"

Here is a layered and un-layered image to show you guys how I put it together. I hope this is helpful!

MostBestestBuddy


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Please Comment!

And thank you WonderBunny for your suggestions

AnnaJo


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Re: He's Watching



Love love love this one! Just perfect on the shades, the subtle image is AMAZING, GMV!

crowkart


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I dig it.
GMV for sure.

GoldBerry


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erina7262 wrote:I dont get it...



I believe it's supposed to be a sign to show caution about an erupting volcano, I could be wrong though.

AnnaJo


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Re: Luau: 10% Metal



*giggles*, PERFECT, gmv

AdderXYU


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Trickee04 wrote:I love this shirt, personally. It's mine and my girlfriend's favorite flower. I certainly hope that even if it doesn't win, you'll put it on threadless or bountee or some other shirt place. I'd definitely buy it.



I really urge you all to look at other shirt sites... really browse them and see what sort of work normally wins. Woot is seriously the only contest site I can think of where this entry, or one similar, would be doing so well. Look at threadless, design by humans, uneetee, teefury... this shirt would be an anomaly in their catalogs. It's not to be demeaning or rude so much as to be honest. It only takes a quick browse through any other catalog to realize how "unique" (to spare a crueler and more honest word) woot's derby standards are.

Wonderbunny


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MostBestestBuddy wrote:Please Comment!

And thank you WonderBunny for your suggestions



Looks great. I love the panda. Just an FYI for future note, all designs need to be at least an inch from the seams which is why I thought it was too high on the shoulder/near the collar.

Also, to get rid of your other, just view it and there should be an x somewhere so you can remove it.

mia3mom


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Re: Let's All Go To The Luau!!!



cute, skek! I remember those fruit candy ads... fun

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

ansharp


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mia3mom wrote:aaah! the lava's almost at the fishies! great lava flows, and fabulous expression on the volcano

(or are they drowned stick people? that's what my demented brain thought first - not sure which idea I like better)



Definitely fishies. The poor volcano really couldn't live with himself if he melted a bunch of people!

Thanks for the support, mia!

mjc613


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Re: Bobby, put that back before Greg goes surfing...


The tiki isn't large enough to show separate colors. If there are complex gradients, woot may still reject it.

mjc613


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Re: A Tropic Sunset V.2




How can you tell that this is a Hawaiian luau instead of a South Texas Shrimp Boil? Or a Tampa fish fry?

MockingbirdSymphony


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I'd hate to be a broken record, but I'll be it anyway. It's a cool shirt, but one you could get something similar to pretty much anywhere. I hope you continue to make shirts, I'm sure you'll improve. Either way, congrats on making it into the fog. Apparently a lot of people like it, whether they say it or not. Actually, I think the title you gave it is cooler...but I like words. Welcome to shirtwoot, by the way. :D

talkingbeatles


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Re: Hot Tropic



I appreciate the small graphic.
Big graphics on shirts frequently come off as tacky.

sharnar


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i like the design, just not a huge fan of the color scheme but it is really funny

JustJiggles


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Re: Mine is Scarier (RESUB)



Nice drawing.

Wonderbunny


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Re: Liquid Hibiscus



1. Boni, you can't leave! The stats you've put together have been awesome and no matter what site you find, there are always disagreements and rudeness. Something about the internet makes the "rude" come out of people. And much of the time, you've (and designers and buyers) just have to let that go. Woot is here to sell shirts. Designers are here to sell shirts - yes it is creative process to but in the end, the thing they all want, is to sell a shirt.

2. Shirts like this do well because people do want them. And Woot is not Threadless or DBH or any other shirt site out there, it is Woot. And they seem to be doing pretty well - Today's shirt sold out, last week the two derby winners sold out. If you want wild and fills the whole shirt, you go to DBH. If you don't want derby rules you go to Threadless. I think that most people that are t-shirt addicts shop everywhere because each site offers something different. Which really is what art is all about - personal interpretation. If the artist and enough voters on Woot want this shirt it prints, and those who don’t like, won’t have to buy it.

3. I don't know if the artist was going for a crystal look or not with the flowers but that is what they look like to me and on the asphalt makes it very different. I won't vote for it as all asphalt shirts are no no for me but I think the colors look great.

hahaha... I think this is my longest post ever on Woot.

mjc613


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Re: Luau Girl



This is simply gorgeous. Now I want to take a trip to Hawaii to wear it!!

JustJiggles


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ChrisRisse wrote:any guesses as to what song is stuck in my head now?



Danny's Song by Anne Murray?

Kwatson29


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AnnaJo wrote:Boy he looks really unhappy! I tried my hand at a tiki god, but couldn't get it to look right, you did a great job, especially just over your lunch break! gmv



Thank you! There is a point to his madness...he hates the hat (giggle) that is why he's soooooo mad!! Ha ha! He's throwing a little tiki tantrom!!

JustJiggles


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AdderXYU wrote:still a concern, though, since black on brown can be very faint. And when woot refuses to quality check, and the wooters insist that this time will be different, we'll have a third instance to prove it.



You know you can't make black any more black.

mjc613


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Re: Hot Tropic


Can you add a closeup of one ot the pineapples? It looks like a photo with gradients on my computer, but that could be because of the size.

Kwatson29


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Re: Fire Dancer



Funny thing, I was going to create a fire dancer shirt...but got stuck on time limit! I like your shirt alot! GMV