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shikausstan


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Re: RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER



I like the background a lot... looks like a certain painting I know of. The background and foreground seem to be two different types of drawing and don't seem to flow easily. I like the concept though.

meedox


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Re: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud



Little dude has a bindle-stick - I think he ran away from home! Adorable.

piwerx


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expo01 wrote:A poem by Walt Whitman, hope you like it. Thanks!



Awesome illusion. I thought of Island records too.

meedox


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Re: The Rose That Grew From Concrete ( 2pac Shakur)



Beautiful! I love how the red pops against the concrete grey.

wootvan


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piwerx


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Re: the raven and the fox



I see a little Deco in there, love me some A.Mucha. Very nice.

citizencoyote


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Re: The Rose That Grew From Concrete ( 2pac Shakur)



That's one heck of a nice rose.

acknaught


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Good Idea, Bad Form.

acknaught


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Many people do not know that 2pac was a brilliant poet. Good job bringing this to life.

schlady


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threyon wrote:It could also be considered a symbol in this context, not a letter.



I agree, the "X" in the design is not a typographic X, it's more of a cross shape turned 45 degrees. A symbol just like the arrows. But I guess it's the rejectionator who decides...

"Way to leave room for the rest of us, John."

alex138


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schlady


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Re: The Rose That Grew From Concrete ( 2pac Shakur)



Wow - nice rose! And good to see some 2pac poetry

"Way to leave room for the rest of us, John."

acknaught


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I like how you took a literal meaning and put a new twist to it. Bravo

Dolemite


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shikausstan wrote:I like the background a lot... looks like a certain painting I know of. The background and foreground seem to be two different types of drawing and don't seem to flow easily. I like the concept though.



Ummmm. Imagination?

perdita00


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meedox wrote:Little dude has a bindle-stick - I think he ran away from home! Adorable.



*BINDLE-STICK* - I was trying to remember what it was called. Thankyou for putting me out of my misery!!!

nadine624


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bkeyser wrote:Yes resubmit with a different color shirt. I think even if you blurred the edges it would help it on the shirt but different color would help it.

Love it besides that!



I agree! Blur the edges and put it onto grey maybe, something so it's not so harsh. I love the design but it's too "confined" like that.

bounty42


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Re: Fire and Ice - Robert Frost



First off, DAMN YOU SIR!

Second, thank you for freeing up my weekend.

Third, my initial sketch had the fire on the right, and the Ice on the left. please recalibrate your Brain scanning machinery.



Numquam minoris aestimo potentia stultis, maxime in magna coetus
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■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

nadine624


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Re: The Rose That Grew From Concrete ( 2pac Shakur)



I really love your design!! I just wish it was a little smaller as it's just too much for me to wear. Then again, if I buy a women's size it would be a little smaller. I'm really torn on this one but you are one heck of an artist!!

bounty42


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poeju wrote:Yeah, I went ahead and uploaded it anyway, I never expected to place, I just like learning and practicing with some direction. I do a lot of web design, but am not much of an artist.



The sad part is I thought I was going to be original by designing this...



Numquam minoris aestimo potentia stultis, maxime in magna coetus
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■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

bounty42


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skahfee wrote:Thanks for the words of encouragement, guys. I'll try to better wrangle my inner critic next time around. ;)



I voted for you because it's exactly what I was going to do tomorrow. I say we start a Fire and Ice Pact. See if we can get all top 3 designs for the same POEM!



Numquam minoris aestimo potentia stultis, maxime in magna coetus
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■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

bounty42


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poeju wrote:I wasn't going to upload this since it's the third of the same design (and certainly not the best) but I worked on it so I thought I'd throw it up anyway. I figure at least these contests will help me learn more about the design process.

Should've gone with something a little more obscure than one of obvious choices. Perhaps the man from Nantucket...



FIRE AND ICE PACT FOREVER!

There may be multiple versions, but yours is Unique, and pretty good too, better than half of what I see most derbies!



Numquam minoris aestimo potentia stultis, maxime in magna coetus
------------------------------------
■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

absternr


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Re: The Road Not Taken



The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

glorinmann


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Re: ulysses returns


Is it the one from Joachim du Bellay "Heureux qui comme Ulysse..." ?
I'm so happy you decided to go with french poems, even if it doesn't get much echo around here.
I think your designs are amazing enough on their own, and one doesn't really need to know the poem it's from to like it.

tarmawolf


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ramyb wrote:I worked this design to almost completion several times, but felt each time that it was overdesigned. I ultimately decided to go for something simple but striking. Hope you guys enjoy the outcome



Love the poem... but the thing I notice here is that while it's obviously a big cat on fire, it doesn't look much like a tiger.

inspektordogge


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Re: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock



This would go wonderfully with white flannel trousers.

tarmawolf


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doubtingsalmon wrote:A lovely design, but "The Tell-Tale Heart" is most definitely a short story. The various types of poetry aside, it reads nothing like Poe's poems.



This. Anyone who is a fan of Poe will agree that his poems bear a marked difference from his short stories in structure, fluidity, and meter.

saralynncoyote


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Re: The Writer



I want this as a poster or a piece of art. Flippin awesome artwork!

Reclaimer456


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patrickspens wrote:I thought this was poetry, but I might be wrong.

http://contemporarylit.about.com/cs/literaryterms/g/poetry.htm
"Poetry has been known to employ meter and rhyme, but this is by no means necessary. Poetry is an ancient form that has gone through numerous and drastic reinvention over time. The very nature of poetry as an authentic and individual mode of expression makes it nearly impossible to define."

i'll leave it in the hands of the rejectionater to decide


The only competent definition for Poetry that I heard while getting a degree in English is that Poetry is what poets write.

glorinmann


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Re: the raven and the fox


Allow me to post an english translation I found :

Perch'd on a lofty oak,
Sir Raven held a lunch of cheese;
Sir Fox, who smelt it in the breeze,

Thus to the holder spoke:--
'Ha! how do you do, Sir Raven?
Well, your coat, sir, is a brave one!

So black and glossy, on my word, sir,
With voice to match, you were a bird, sir,
Well fit to be the Phoenix of these days.'

Sir Raven, overset with praise,
Must show how musical his croak.
Down fell the luncheon from the oak;
Which snatching up, Sir Fox thus spoke:--

'The flatterer, my good sir,
Aye liveth on his listener;
Which lesson, if you please,
Is doubtless worth the cheese.'

A bit too late, Sir Raven swore
The rogue should never cheat him more.


zombienerd


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nadine624 wrote:I really love your design!! I just wish it was a little smaller as it's just too much for me to wear. Then again, if I buy a women's size it would be a little smaller. I'm really torn on this one but you are one heck of an artist!!



This is exactly what I was thinking. It's a bit too large of a design. I still love the image. The rose looks gorgeous.

absternr


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Re: The Day the Saucers Came



Just for fun, "The Day the Saucers Came" by Neil Gaiman.

That day, the saucers landed.
Hundreds of them, golden,
Silent, coming down from the sky like great snowflakes,
And the people of Earth stood and stared as they descended,
Waiting, dry-mouthed to find what waited inside for us
And none of us knowing if we would be here tomorrow
But you didn't notice it because

That day, the day the saucers came, by some coincidence,
Was the day that the graves gave up their dead
And the zombies pushed up through soft earth
or erupted, shambling and dull-eyed, unstoppable,
Came towards us, the living, and we screamed and ran,
But you did not notice this because

On the saucer day, which was the zombie day, it was
Ragnarok also, and the television screens showed us
A ship built of dead-man's nails, a serpent, a wolf,
All bigger than the mind could hold, and the cameraman could
Not get far enough away, and then the Gods came out
But you did not see them coming because

On the saucer-zombie-battling gods day the floodgates broke
And each of us was engulfed by genies and sprites
Offering us wishes and wonders and eternities
And charm and cleverness and true brave hearts and pots of gold
While giants feefofummed across the land, and killer bees,
But you had no idea of any of this because

That day, the saucer day the zombie day
The Ragnarok and fairies day, the day the great winds came
And snows, and the cities turned to crystal, the day
All plants died, plastics dissolved, the day the
Computers turned, the screens telling us we would obey, the day
Angels, drunk and muddled, stumbled from the bars,
And all the bells of London were sounded, the day
Animals spoke to us in Assyrian, the Yeti day,
The fluttering capes and arrival of the Time Machine day,
You didn't notice any of this because
you were sitting in your room, not doing anything
not even reading, not really, just
looking at your telephone,
wondering if I was going to call.

fourlane77


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jfsiv wrote:Aww I like the other one better, it looked cool.



..welllll....i probably should have left it up, but i'm chalking it up to a classic case of artist-self-doubt...which happens quite a lot with me...

thanks for the comment though! ...one of these i'll have more confidence...

vote. vote. vote. vote. vote. vote.

fourlane77


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fourlane77 wrote:..welllll....i probably should have left it up, but i'm chalking it up to a classic case of artist-self-doubt...which happens quite a lot with me...

thanks for the comment though! ...one of these i'll have more confidence...



*days

;/

vote. vote. vote. vote. vote. vote.

D3lusional


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pilarjuliet wrote:I love this! Not crazy about the arrow, but otherwise just lovely



Agreed.

meedox


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inspektordogge wrote:This would go wonderfully with white flannel trousers.



And coffee spoons!

anamya


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Re: The Tyger



It's gorgeous. Have to have it. <3

anamya


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Re: Fire and Ice - Robert Frost



I love all the details you manage to get in.

hobosunday


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firefrogh wrote:That piece is a rook.



Gotcha, thanks

supermegatopia


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Oh sure, you think you do good by disarming the monster that's been terrorizing the land and then you realize that's just the beginning of your troubles.

Re: Beowulf



tangolite132


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Re: The Writer



Creative! Haha, love it.

"Riddle me this, riddle me that: who's afraid of the big black bat?"