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WootBot


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This week, you're not allowed to lift your metaphorical pen off your figurative paper. Show us what you can do with one unbroken line. The subject matter is entirely up to you (within our usual Derby rules), but you have to follow these rules:

Everything in your design should be part of the same continuous line. We should only be able to see two ends to your line. Any other line endings sticking out somewhere will be cause for rejection. And no autonomous little design elements away from the main one. Your continuous line should render everything on the shirt.

No retracing the same path. The line should always be distinct from itself, if that makes sense. Don't fill in a space and try to tell us it's just one line that overlaps itself. Don't try multiple line endings on the grounds that the line turns back on itself.

One color only. No changing the color mid-line or using gradients.

Text is permitted as long as the treatment meets all the rules above. If you can draw text with one unbroken line with no retracing, knock yourself out.

Moderating this Derby might involve some judgment calls on our part, so if your design even comes close to breaking any of these rules, back away or risk rejection.



superspryte


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The Derby #74 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.

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Zenne


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Zenne

Ooo, this was one of my favorite exercises in class.

ramyb


quality posts: 20 Private Messages ramyb

Uh...really? I am going to have serious serious problems with this one, if I even try it at all. We'll just have to see. Very intersting though, this might be exciting

sekiyoku


quality posts: 18 Private Messages sekiyoku

Wow, this sounds like a lot of fun. :D

breckenedge


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Can a line return to itself, like the infinity symbol, and thus not have a true ending?

Heh didn't read close enough, seems like this isn't allowed.

SkekTek


quality posts: 17 Private Messages SkekTek

Woohoo! Already have a design I've been working on for some time!

artulo


quality posts: 13 Private Messages artulo

Here we go! A challenge! Great theme.

Josephus


quality posts: 25 Private Messages Josephus

intriguing.

Xanzibar


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Xanzibar

ooh a challenge!!
Now, to come up with something so diabolically awesome it will blow your mind.
This could take a while...

What is this?
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eHalcyon


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breckenedge wrote:Can a line return to itself, like the infinity symbol, and thus not have a true ending?

Heh didn't read close enough, seems like this isn't allowed.



I don't know... I read it and I think it's ok. Your situation would mean 0 endings. I think they just gave an upper bound of 2. Clarification would be nice though.

The line is allowed to cross itself, right?

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BootsBoots


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eHalcyon wrote:
The line is allowed to cross itself, right?



That's my only question, too. Interesting theme, though.


bluchez


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eHalcyon wrote:I don't know... I read it and I think it's ok. Your situation would mean 0 endings. I think they just gave an upper bound of 2. Clarification would be nice though.

The line is allowed to cross itself, right?



Yes, a line is allowed to cross itself. No, you can't have 0 endings. They want 2 specifically. An infinity symbol would not show 2 endings, and it would also show a line laying on top of another line, since the line has no discernible length.

sekiyoku


quality posts: 18 Private Messages sekiyoku

Oh, I assume variation in line width is not allowed, but just asking to clarify?

Psystal


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Wow...this is going to be an interesting challenge...I'm really looking forward to the entires this week!

Zenne


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sekiyoku wrote:Oh, I assume variation in line width is not allowed, but just asking to clarify?



Why wouldn't it be allowed? Some lines are a little chubby in the middle, don't discriminate :3

Josephus


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bluchez wrote:Yes, a line is allowed to cross itself. No, you can't have 0 endings. They want 2 specifically. An infinity symbol would not show 2 endings, and it would also show a line laying on top of another line, since the line has no discernible length.



sure it has discernible length. infinity has unending length, but the symbol certainly has measurable length.

sekiyoku


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Zenne wrote:Why wouldn't it be allowed? Some lines are a little chubby in the middle, don't discriminate :3



I don't know, I would think this would be considered "retracing the same path" since you could use thicker parts of the line to act as "filling in".

An official word would be nice.

bluchez


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Josephus wrote:sure it has discernible length. infinity has unending length, but the symbol certainly has measurable length.



It could be any length of line, since there is no ending. It could be overlapped onto itself from 0 to infinity times.

eHalcyon


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Josephus wrote:sure it has discernible length. infinity has unending length, but the symbol certainly has measurable length.



bluchez wrote:It could be any length of line, since there is no ending. It could be overlapped onto itself from 0 to infinity times.



Yeah, I still think something like infinity would be acceptable. You can pick one point and call it both the beginning and the end of the line. Because you COULD draw it in one continuous line WITHOUT overlap is enough, I think. It doesn't have to have overlaps.

Might be best to avoid it anyway, just in case. Or leave a small gap?

Time for me to go on a public transportation adventure! Will think about this derby in the meanwhile. Looking forward to seeing some crazy entries!

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bluchez


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sekiyoku wrote:I don't know, I would think this would be considered "retracing the same path" since you could use thicker parts of the line to act as "filling in".

An official word would be nice.



official: it's allowed.

ReflectiveRobot


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sekiyoku wrote:Oh, I assume variation in line width is not allowed, but just asking to clarify?



I hope a small amount of variation is ok. ...or else time to turn off pressure sensitivity. Things might end up looking slightly stale.

fofmock


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so would something like this be ok? or would that be considered going back on itself?

ansharp


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artulo wrote:Here we go! A challenge! Great theme.



Given your past designs, I'm expecting you to knock our socks off. (No pressure.) :P

I like this theme, but we'll see if I have time to enter anything.

j0naht


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Isn't that what an etchasketch does? So something like this is fair game?

bluchez


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fofmock wrote:

so would something like this be ok? or would that be considered going back on itself?



yes, that is allowed.

fofmock


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j0naht wrote:Isn't that what an etchasketch does? So something like this is fair game?



This goes back over the same lines too often, like on his face it looks as if its a bunch of little lines... not official in any way but my guess is something like this would be rejected....

halfsilvered


quality posts: 0 Private Messages halfsilvered

Wow. This derby should be pretty awesome, actually.

AlexIAm


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This could be interesting... may even take a stab at one this week... hmmm...

>insert funny quote here<

marzipanapple


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I have to say, this is the most interesting derby I think I'll be a part of so far. I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with!

HeartlineTwist


quality posts: 1 Private Messages HeartlineTwist

I eagerly await Bootsboots' manga stick figure entry.

Conrads


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What do you guys think of this simple shirt?

pimaster


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I've bought a few shirts off here, but never entered a design. I think I'm gonna give it a try this week, cuz the rules sound interesting. When do I have to turn it in by, and where do I send the design?

woot!shirts I own:

godfreytemple


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I am so doomed.

But I'm going to try anyway.

illuminator


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wow... challenges make me nervous.. my brain just came to a halt when i read this one! Let's see what I can come up with.

jewelwing


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hahahaaaa. Yes it's a joke. It's a one liner!

godfreytemple


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jewelwing wrote:

hahahaaaa. Yes it's a joke. It's a one liner!



Eeeeevil.

...

You'll do well.

Stellardig


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This is going to be fun! can't wait to see everyones designs. Good Luck Everyone!!! stellardig

moran31


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This is very interesting, i do see alot of rejections, sounds like fun though, good exercise. Yee-haw!

moran31


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godfreytemple wrote:I am so doomed.

But I'm going to try anyway.



You actually made me laugh, I think I am doomed also. nice good luck