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First things first. You gotta crawl before you can walk. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. You wanna piece of my heart, you better start at the start. For this first Derby of 2009, we're thinking about beginning, commencement, genesis, embarcation, setting forth, curtain-raisings, kickoffs - the part that has to happen before all the other parts can happen. Put your ruminations on beginning into t-shirt form and it could be the start of something big.

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ansharp


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Very broad theme. I'm gonna let this one stew for a bit.

masterkraig


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Interesting... Sounds Big-Bangish

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lkackman


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I got dibs on a duckbill platypus hitchhiking. It's the beginning of his great adventure.

speedcheetah


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i too think i'm gonna let this percolate for a bit. no big ideas off the start...

speedcheetah


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speedcheetah wrote:i too think i'm gonna let this percolate for a bit. no big ideas off the start...



got one, but i've got a question. if we say our idea here in this open forum, are we entitled to that idea? i'd like to get some feedback, but i don't want to give away my idea...

ramyb


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I have a concept I've been working on for quite a while now, maybe I'll put it together for this theme...will have to think about it.

bellarific


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speedcheetah wrote:got one, but i've got a question. if we say our idea here in this open forum, are we entitled to that idea? i'd like to get some feedback, but i don't want to give away my idea...



Ehh, I think it'd be pretty base to steal someone's idea, and I've seen it happen before. However, I don't believe anyone here who's really into these derbies and seriously competative would have to stoop to having to snatch someone else's blueprint. So, let's hear it.

IG64Assassin


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Gahhh, I'm screwed, I know there's gonna be a thousand better entries than mine. D:

SkekTek


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Oh man, how many original NES/Atari controller entries are we gonna see?

But seriously... I have an idea, but I really don't want to recycle an element I've used several times in the past... Gotta come up with something new I think.

Wish I could have text...

speedcheetah


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bellarific wrote:Ehh, I think it'd be pretty base to steal someone's idea, and I've seen it happen before. However, I don't believe anyone here who's really into these derbies and seriously competative would have to stoop to having to snatch someone else's blueprint. So, let's hear it.



thanks for the help. well, my first idea concerns the beginning of all journeys. For most people, physical journeys take some sort of fuel with which to get you there. my idea: fossil fuels. i've heard [correct me if i'm wrong] that oil comes from decomposed dino's. therefore, the design will be a cross section of the ground with dino bones below and something oil/gas related about the crust. this part isn't planned yet, but i am begging the dino sketch now. any feedback would be great.

SkekTek


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ramyb wrote:I have a concept I've been working on for quite a while now, maybe I'll put it together for this theme...will have to think about it.



Ooh! Something you've been working on for a while? (insert mental image of myself jumping in anticipation of something great)... COOOL...

masterkraig


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speedcheetah wrote:thanks for the help. well, my first idea concerns the beginning of all journeys. For most people, physical journeys take some sort of fuel with which to get you there. my idea: fossil fuels. i've heard [correct me if i'm wrong] that oil comes from decomposed dino's. therefore, the design will be a cross section of the ground with dino bones below and something oil/gas related about the crust. this part isn't planned yet, but i am begging the dino sketch now. any feedback would be great.



I'm not a expert on dino fuel, but I like the idea. The only thing I'd say you should pay attention to when creating it is making sure is says "beginning" more than "past"

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speedcheetah


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masterkraig wrote:I'm not a expert on dino fuel, but I like the idea. The only thing I'd say you should pay attention to when creating it is making sure is says "beginning" more than "past"



thanks for the advice

masterkraig


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speedcheetah wrote:thanks for the advice



No prob, I await some of your sketches!

Now on to continue working on my ideas :P

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bellarific


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speedcheetah wrote:thanks for the help. well, my first idea concerns the beginning of all journeys. For most people, physical journeys take some sort of fuel with which to get you there. my idea: fossil fuels. i've heard [correct me if i'm wrong] that oil comes from decomposed dino's. therefore, the design will be a cross section of the ground with dino bones below and something oil/gas related about the crust. this part isn't planned yet, but i am begging the dino sketch now. any feedback would be great.



This makes me think of that scene in Jurassic Park where the talking strand of DNA does like a "Dead-dino Reanimation for Dummies" presentation. Ya know, the scene where they have the hardened tree sap-o-mosquito buried in the ground and all the little 2-D men digging and scrambling for it.

Yeah. That scene.

bobdobalita


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I heard that most oil comes from plankton and other plant like material that was once floating in the ocean.. upon death, it sank... layer upon layer built up, until the oceans dried up, or enough built up on top... eventually oil was made...

I'm sure there's several ways to 'make' oil though,.

Josephus


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ramyb wrote:I have a concept I've been working on for quite a while now, maybe I'll put it together for this theme...will have to think about it.



I hate when people do this. do something original to the theme, don't try to fit something you already made to the theme.

IG64Assassin


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Sketch:


Bleh, that's all I can think of really. It just seems like everything that comes to mind is so unoriginal.

bellarific


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IG64Assassin wrote:Sketch:


Bleh, that's all I can think of really. It just seems like everything that comes to mind is so unoriginal.



Well, it doesn't have to be a literal beginning to an event or a journey. I had briefly thought about using a sketch like this as my entry, because as a child, this was all I drew. Mountains and windy paths and trees. It was the beginning of my life as an artist, and I was going to literally put a sketch I did when I was ten or so on a shirt as my entry. I still might, if I find a drawing in one of my old sketchpads that I think works like I want it to.

What I'm trying to say is, when you're lost for inspiration, turn inward. It's always helped me, I hope it'll help you.

BootsBoots


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What do you guys think of this one? I pulled it out and started working on it today, but I think it's going to need a lot more work to get it presentable. Worth it, you think?

"She Let Them Go"


OnyxEyez


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BootsBoots wrote:What do you guys think of this one? I pulled it out and started working on it today, but I think it's going to need a lot more work to get it presentable. Worth it, you think?

"She Let Them Go"



I think it is amazing. even as a rough drawing there is so much to look at.

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OnyxEyez


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Huh nothing is coming to mind right now, I will have to ponder for a while.

I wonder if many entries will be later than usual due to the fact some peoples' brains got pickled last night! *G*

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speedcheetah


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BootsBoots wrote:What do you guys think of this one? I pulled it out and started working on it today, but I think it's going to need a lot more work to get it presentable. Worth it, you think?

"She Let Them Go"



i like the design, especially the birds. not crazy about the girl, but i'd def. keep going down this road. i'd say that the top 60% of the design is great thus far.

Jestik


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ha, when I read the theme, I heard the booming voice of Optimus Prime in the opening of Transformers:

"Before time began.......there was....the cube."

BootsBoots


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speedcheetah wrote:i like the design, especially the birds. not crazy about the girl, but i'd def. keep going down this road. i'd say that the top 60% of the design is great thus far.



I'm not crazy about her either, but I'm at a loss as to what to do with her. Blarg.

(and thanks, Onyx!)


lkackman


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BootsBoots wrote:I'm not crazy about her either, but I'm at a loss as to what to do with her. Blarg.

(and thanks, Onyx!)



Boots, what about an older women rather then a new one... this (as on now) has kind of an evil appearance. I would look for something a little nicer, letting her birds go... a new lease on life if you will.

Josephus


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BootsBoots wrote:I'm not crazy about her either, but I'm at a loss as to what to do with her. Blarg.

(and thanks, Onyx!)




I'd say, make her smile, but give her tears. and make her into a little girl.

Spira


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I am working on an artsy stork drawing...I know it is not terribly original but I hope it turns out alight!

yumac29


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what about someone who has a blueprint next to him for a massive building, and he is in the process of laying the first brick? I wish I could draw!

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ansharp


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One long nap later (It was a crazy night...) I have an interesting and challenging idea. After two weeks off, I'm glad to be back in the fray.

BootsBoots


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OR I could just obscure her face with huge goggles!



You know... I just did that out of frustration, but now I think I kind of like it. Yeah, I think I do.


theinfinityloop


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BootsBoots wrote:


I like the idea, colors, and composition, but do you think it might be stretching to fit the theme? The theme's pretty broad though. Maybe it will work.


Spira


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Quick question. I am playing around with my Wacom brushes and I noticed tat some of them look really neat but also appear to produce more than one color. Would these separate 'shades' that i see from a single brush be considered more than one point color?

masterkraig


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theinfinityloop wrote:I like the idea, colors, and composition, but do you think it might be stretching to fit the theme? The theme's pretty broad though. Maybe it will work.



I agree, it's nice but it doesn't say beginning to me like in the derby description. Hmm

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BootsBoots


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theinfinityloop wrote:I like the idea, colors, and composition, but do you think it might be stretching to fit the theme? The theme's pretty broad though. Maybe it will work.



I figured that releasing birds was the epitome of cheesy new beginning symbolism. No?


speedcheetah


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BootsBoots wrote:I figured that releasing birds was the epitome of cheesy new beginning symbolism. No?



what about keeping the girl young, but sans the fly-eyes. for me, they detract from the birds.

what if she was happy or hopeful that the birds would have a better life without her? maybe even incorporate a little tear that she cries while she knows that what she is doing is for the best...

BootsBoots


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speedcheetah wrote:what about keeping the girl young, but sans the fly-eyes. for me, they detract from the birds.

what if she was happy or hopeful that the birds would have a better life without her? maybe even incorporate a little tear that she cries while she knows that what she is doing is for the best...



See here's the problem. I KNOW that your idea is really good and it's much much better than the goggles... but I LIKE the goggles. I know that I'm probably the only one who will, but enh... it's not like I ever win these derbies anyway, right?

(P.S. Thanks for helping. I really appreciate it and I know I'm being dumb going with the goggles. Thank you for trying to be the voice of reason!)




speedcheetah


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i sketched out this idea for a father and son paramecium. the little fella is off for his first day of school and essentially the beginning of his education and the decisions that could shape the rest of his life. let me know what you think:



titles in the works: "don't forget your books" or "first day of school" or "they grow up so fast"

speedcheetah


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BootsBoots wrote:See here's the problem. I KNOW that your idea is really good and it's much much better than the goggles... but I LIKE the goggles. I know that I'm probably the only one who will, but enh... it's not like I ever win these derbies anyway, right?

(P.S. Thanks for helping. I really appreciate it and I know I'm being dumb going with the goggles. Thank you for trying to be the voice of reason!)



i think i'd like it a lot more when you finish with the face. :-D right now, she looks kinda scary with just the goggles and no mouth.