megsyjane


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I think this is your best tshirt yet Pixelpants! I enjoyed looking for all the pop culture references present and past.

rglee129


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Shmuel510 wrote:I do wonder about the use of the spelling "metres" for an American TV show theme song... I'd amend that to "meters" for the final draft, if possible. That said, I love it and I hope it prints!



Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

@Shmuel510 Oh man, that's embarrassing. If I'm fortunate enough for this to print, I'll correct the spelling. Thanks for the heads up...

BootsBoots


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Re: A Grimm Tale



That little girl is awesome.


roysterer


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Re: A Catchy Theme Song



I simply cannot express how awesome this is. Fortunately the awesomeness is self-evident.

roysterer


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Re: Gnomes and Molearty



This reminds me of the detective skunk one. I'm still upset that didn't get printed.

walmazan


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Re: reading between the lines



haha! Amazing! +1

AdderXYU


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melfox86 wrote:This is like Actual Cats, HOOO- taking the cartoon character, and showing the real life version. I don't know why people dislike this so much! I can imagine someone looking around for inspiration and seeing the fishbowl have a lightbulb go off.



Except "Actual cats, HOOOO" ALSO isn't a parody. It is a cash-in on someone else's work with ZERO concept. So yes, I guess you're still right, it's EXACTLY like that tee, and all others like it. The main difference is that Kari has created distinctive work before.

nichele27


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Re: 919.6 : Islands of the South Pacific



This is brilliant!! Love it GMV

AdderXYU


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Re: Epic Battle



Sometimes, I think that a shirt that says "Breathing: You Do It!" would be the ultimate tee, because it'd be the most obvious reference to something we all know.

Once again, like the entire non-art collective spawned from desu jones, there is zero to this. No quality of execution, for sure, but especially no originality of design. Only two sorts of people have never heard this idea before: people who are lucky enough to not know potter/tolkien nerds, and people who don't exist. If you're somehow in a third category, congratulations, you somehow avoided the most overthought idea in nerd-dom.

And for the love of all that is holy, how is Harry Potter not a copyrighted character? "Obviously, copyrighted characters and celebrity author likenesses are off limits." Well, with these peeps, it clearly is not obvious, and when this isn't rejected, it will be even less obvious. Follow your own rules, and punish those who neglect to EVER do so.

AdderXYU


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dryfly4life wrote:the equation reads, Men like women + Women like books = Men like books



I see what looks like "The Devil Wears Prada," which throws your whole concept off, because that is not a book so much as a collection of pages with text on them.

truffleshuffle


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Re: Scary Stories (resub)



I'm so sorry about the title snafu!! I breezed the derby before entering and I only saw Rogerogeroger's "Ghost stories" but not this one I could take mine down and re-sub with a different title if you like. Great minds think alike right, haha. Anyway, very cute shirt. GMV for an excellent concept:P tehe Sorry again:/

truffleshuffle


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Re: A Grimm Tale



This is awesome! I feel like I can relate to that kid. Definitely GMV

AdderXYU


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midgerock wrote:However you feel about it, this is a design inspired by the recent revisionist attacks on Mark Twain’s Huck Finn and their desire to expunge all racial slurs within. This is not the first time people want to revise or censor American Literature. Such is our American heritage hence the name.

Here's a link to a larger jpeg of the design for review



Though to be fair, there's really only one way to feel about it.

ochopika


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laggyg wrote:The best defense is a good offense! She should be hurling the book THROUGH the tv screen to really drive home her point...haha j/k

Keep up the nice work! GMV as usual =)



thanks laggy! I was thinking of some way for her to attack the robot, i guess she could use a pencil-laser or something...

AdderXYU


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Re: Shelf Life



when you bring your a-game, it can be a lovely thing.

ochopika


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liltaka02 wrote:this is a really cool design. Please keep making/creating more designs



I'll keep submitting until I win or get really bored or throw my horrible scanner out the window

marzipanapple


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Re: Book Worm v.2



Hehehee, I like the book title there.
Cute munchy face on the worm too.

marzipanapple


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Re: Imagination running wild



I like the idea and the simple shapes/colors...though I think this would've been made better by either more animals popping out or a tie-in to a specific book.

marzipanapple


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Re: Gnomes and Molearty - VERSION2



I could be wrong, but my latest affair with the BBC's modern version of Sherlock might be swaying my decision here.

Aw heck, doesn't matter! I like it! Your character designs are never boring, Spirit.

ochopika


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marzipanapple wrote:This is great. I really like the coloring-book type quality it has. A little rough around the edges, but still very well executed. The way the girl is stylized gives this a nice touch too. Plus, the message is an awesome one.



Im glad you like the style! I'm working on making my designs either smoother or more detailed.
As far as concept goes, its actually really hard to come up with the simple, witty concepts that win most of the time. I dunno if how I can practice getting better at that.

Everyone post more process videos!

marzipanapple


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Re: Bi-curious George



I got a good laugh out of this. I wonder what mischief he'll cause today?

viscosity2004


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Re: I Love Books



I like this, but the letters bother me since it looks like bad anti-aliasing on the edges.

ochopika


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Re: A Grimm Tale



I also like it! +1
I love monsters.

PixelPants


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Re: Shelf Life



This is 6 colours. Nice pick up on the purple being made up of halftones jodeye79. They are clearer on the detail below.

Narfcake wrote:Hopefully there are enough folks to notice and vote for this too. Sunday submissions have tended not to fare so well, what with two less voting days.

I generally run this risk because most designs are started a day into each derby and this one took a bit longer. We'll have to wait and see.

Tvae wrote:Is... Is that Redwall?

Yes it is.
I did a quick count. There are around 50 book references, so hopefully something for everyone. Thanks for all the supportive comments. I'm glad to see it connecting with so many people for all sorts of reasons.



blackwhite


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AnnaJo wrote:Great color choices and I love the large graphic placement with the pen anchoring the center of the design.



Thanks, I appreciate the positive feedback!

gaia18


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Re: Walking the plank



I don't particularly like the design. I think it would have looked better if it was cleaner. I do LOVE that you used a non-'i' product though. GMV.

zosai


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Re: Literary fail



sad to see this fall out of the hotness, I would love to see it print! GMV!

zosai


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Re: Reading Rocket Ship



this is really good. GMV!

nblottie


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bassanimation wrote:This is so adorable!!! You do such great characters, Nblottie! +1!



Thanks. You too. There's such a great group of artists on this site. Every week I'm tempted by so many awesome shirt designs.

zosai


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Re: Shelf Life



such great details! (and nice to see the Hobbit/LOTR get some prime real estate)

GMV!

marzipanapple


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Re: The Real Treasure



You are such a chameleon, and I love you for it! Never a dull design.

PixelPants


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Re: A Grimm Tale



This is fantastic marzipanapple. It's a lesson in good t-shirt design. A seemingly simple image with layers of detail that reveal themselves the more you look. Really like the mix of styles between the girl and the shadows too, and the effective use of the shirt.

Drakxxx


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Re: Shelf Life



Hands down the gem of this week's contest in my personal opinion. All the details are so wonderfully orchestrated.


amreli


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PixelPants wrote:This is fantastic marzipanapple. It's a lesson in good t-shirt design. A seemingly simple image with layers of detail that reveal themselves the more you look. Really like the mix of styles between the girl and the shadows too, and the effective use of the shirt.



Even better than I could have said it...it's a great design.


taternuggets


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Re: Dirty little secret.



Collaboration between myself and Ignorant. With a nod to Jeus for fleshing out the idea. ;)

4 colors on slate.


Nothing follows.

burtonrider404


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Re: Choose Your Own Bible Adventure!



This is spooky good

bluetuba


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Re: Epic Battle



This shirt and it's entire thread makes my head hurt.

"You can't just dress a Minion like Spock, and add a caption that says "Logical Me". There's a prison for people like that. Below my house."

x3xleggedxninja


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dofnup wrote:TROLL'D



HAHA this made me laugh pretty hard.

blackwhite


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fluchtpunkt wrote:Looks great, and I love the dragon wrapping itself around that pen!

As a potential purchaser: I'd have liked this shirt better without the text. It's not because of the phrase itself (you can find basically the same phrase in other languages, too), just I'm not fond of wearing English text in my non-English environment.



That's understandable, I hope that the design far out powers the text. I thought of the texts as more of a small second point of interest.

Thanks for the feed back.

amreli


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bethlp wrote:I love the dainty paw!



Thank you!