citizencoyote


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Krisis86 wrote:Oooh or a wolf shirt. I would kill for an awesome wolf shirt.



/Braces for 3 Wolf Moon shirts.



inkycatz


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citizencoyote wrote:/Braces for 3 Wolf Moon shirts.



Needs to be a Three Woot-Monkey Moon if you ask me.

(I know, no one did.)

I'm just hanging out, really.

jfsiv


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Would it be considered No pop culture riffs if I use the The Nazca Lines as reference? Here's what I have so far.

writermist


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Wow...this is tough. You can do anything as long as it's one line?
I have no ideas

no1


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writermist wrote:Wow...this is tough. You can do anything as long as it's one line?
I have no ideas



a tiger that isn't a tiger because it is a bengal cat.

bounty42


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inkycatz wrote:Needs to be a Three Woot-Monkey Moon if you ask me.

(I know, no one did.)



I totally thought about doing a 3-wolf moon, and would gladly do a 3-Monkey Woot, excepting both of them will get bounced the first for pop and the second for self reference.



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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.
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■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

Mavyn


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no1 wrote:a tiger that isn't a tiger because it is a bengal cat.



Tiger Shrimp


or

Liger

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

bounty42


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Celtic Knotwork, Mideval illustrations, about anything in that last derby, laberynths, mazes, etc.

This would be a great derby for just some abstract doodling.



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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."

thewronggrape


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So excited to see what people come up with!

zekecatz


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bounty42 wrote:Celtic Knotwork, Mideval illustrations, about anything in that last derby, laberynths, mazes, etc.



Yes, please.

tjost


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bounty42 wrote:Celtic Knotwork, Mideval illustrations, about anything in that last derby, laberynths, mazes, etc.

This would be a great derby for just some abstract doodling.



No knotwork, lines can't cross

AdderXYU


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tgentry wrote:Who better as this week's guest editor than....

Artulo!

If you're new to the updated derby setup: as guest editor, Artulo will picking the third print from this derby. So put in that extra effort, because this guy seriously knows his line art.



I approve this message. Doubly so if he gets to pick the best tee and not just the best tee that isn't first or second but is in the fog.

TobiasAmaranth


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Krisis86 wrote:MOAR FOX SHIRTS!!! I get more compliments on my fox shirts (Fox Nouveau and Foxfall(?) ) than all my other awesome shirts combined.

So MOAR FOXES.

Oooh or a wolf shirt. I would kill for an awesome wolf shirt.



Oh. Wow. I was actually JUST scrolling down to post almost-exactly this. More foxes, please guys! :D I wanna get a fox shirt like this; something cool rather than just cutesy.

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3rdmaestro


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I'm getting lots of ideas. Also, I noticed that a lot of shirts on the old derby were black. Whats the deal?

bounty42


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tjost wrote:No knotwork, lines can't cross



I've seen knotwork patterns with no crossing lines

You'll need to play with the thicknesses at the transition points, so you can flow from one 'segment' to another at say, 1/4 the original thickness, but you could do it.

TIME is going to be the biggest issue on this one I fear.



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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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3rdmaestro wrote:I'm getting lots of ideas. Also, I noticed that a lot of shirts on the old derby were black. Whats the deal?



When you have 2 colors, one ink and one shirt, you get a limited number of 'good' combinations, and most of these are something on black. Also, black has always been the most popular color for shirts.



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."

alanhwoot


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Mavyn wrote:T
Liger


No, this is a liger:


Whoops, no pop culture.

Mavyn


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bounty42 wrote:I've seen knotwork patterns with no crossing lines

You'll need to play with the thicknesses at the transition points, so you can flow from one 'segment' to another at say, 1/4 the original thickness, but you could do it.

TIME is going to be the biggest issue on this one I fear.



One line. No breaks. What you posted gives the illusion one being one, but there are 22 end points. You need to be able to trace the image from one end to the other without lifting your pen/pencil/finger/nose.

Edit: I suspect you were saying to making a wide section with a thin section connecting the two, but that requires crossing over. Or doing a dizzy maze with all one size to look like a wider line and a thin line connecting. Might work, but yeah...hand cramp time.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

PixelPants


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AdderXYU wrote:I approve this message. Doubly so if he gets to pick the best tee and not just the best tee that isn't first or second but is in the fog.



The version of Curiosity that printed last derby finished in 10th place. Three derbies in with the new system may be a little to identify a printing pattern. I imagine the editors and guest judges take votes into consideration, as much for the the voters who took the time to pick their favourites as for the wider buying audience.
I'm excited by the prospect of this Single Line derby as the first one predated my woot involvement. It will be interesting to see if the results are very different this time around. Hopefully I can reign in my tendency to overwork ideas, and get something done.

bounty42


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Mavyn wrote:One line. No breaks. What you posted gives the illusion one being one, but there are 22 end points. You need to be able to trace the image from one end to the other without lifting your pen/pencil/finger/nose.

Edit: I suspect you were saying to making a wide section with a thin section connecting the two, but that requires crossing over. Or doing a dizzy maze with all one size to look like a wider line and a thin line connecting. Might work, but yeah...hand cramp time.



That is perhaps a Bad example, there are other ones that would be easier to be sure. But it could be done. and really I don't think it's any more complex than the THIS or THIS or even THIS



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."

SkekTek


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woot woot! I had a design I worked tirelessly on in the last single line one that never got subbed since I ran out of time. Dust off, slap on updated template, and I'm set!

artulo


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A favorite style of mine. Looking forward to everyone's submissions!

Cheers!

jfsiv


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Would this be considered a pop culture riffs Yes or No?



P.S. It is one line and I made it my self.

AdderXYU


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PixelPants wrote:The version of [url=http://shirt.woot.com/offers/curiosity-8] that printed last derby finished in 10th place. Three derbies in with the new system may be a little to identify a printing pattern. I imagine the editors and guest judges take votes into consideration, as much for the the voters who took the time to pick their favourites as for the wider buying audience.
I'm excited by the prospect of this Single Line derby as the first one predated my woot involvement. It will be interesting to see if the results are very different this time around. Hopefully I can reign in my tendency to overwork ideas, and get something done.



I think that's why I'd be doubly excited to see a truly great tee win regardless of placement: because it would develop an anomaly and ergo prove that even if woot preferred top vote draws, it's not a given. Basically every doubletake derby has proven that shirts that don't place top-three can out-sell even the number one spot of its original derby, and that shirts that never even fogged could sell as well if not better than second or third. If we were to see, say, 15th or 21st print, a) it would not sell abnormally poorly, because woot has an ever-growing viewership yet an ever shrinking votership, and b) it could be impetus for people to really push themselves even further quality-wise, knowing that even vote neglect won't keep great work from printing.

It is definitely hard to get a bead on overall trends, especially with four derbies with weird themes... of what I've followed, neither "wishes" nor "restaurants" really had scads of must-own pieces. In a style derby like this one, however, there is a guarantee of great work lingering outside the fog, and that's why it's a great way to (hopefully) see a bit more shake-up. Artulo himself could easily give a speech on how it feels to be shafted outside the fog while what prints prints, based on his placement-to-quality ratio the first time this theme passed through. Simply put, to me the sooner we see a true outside, left-field print choice that seems to be made on design worth (that is to say, no picking #43 just because it has a particularly bad Hunger Games pun), the more the derby immediately gets more exciting for the artists and those of us voting for art (and vicariously, immediately risks losing the sorts of voters who have made woot and the derby hemorrhage users of that sort, so win-win). As someone who I've seen a number of intriguing and intricate pieces from in the past, I'm sure you'd be all the more excited about a derby if you knew you could be 100% true to your inspiration and still potentially garner a print for that.

As for "curiousity," I'm not sure that 10th place last week quite counts, since there was a very similar version in 5th. It does, however, so far showcase that old chestnut that I already mentioned: print score means nothing in sales, so why bother with it? 5th, or 10th if you prefer, is still ahead of 2nd.

markedward


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jfsiv wrote:Would this be considered a pop culture riffs Yes or No?


I wouldn't consider it pop culture... since the symbol is centuries old.

jfsiv


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markedward wrote:I wouldn't consider it pop culture... since the symbol is centuries old.



O.K. I wasn't shore because its been use a lot in pop culture, and I wasn't shore if woot would allow it thanks.

PixelPants


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AdderXYU wrote:I'm sure you'd be all the more excited about a derby if you knew you could be 100% true to your inspiration and still potentially garner a print for that.


I don't think I'm the only designer excited by the implications of the new derby rules. In the last few weeks a good number of artists who have been very quiet in recent months have dipped their toes back into the derby waters. Should they continue to participate more regularly it could do a lot to boost the quality and range of derby contributions and therefore potential prints. This is not a slight against regular participants but an affirmation of the contribution that long term community members make when they are active.

brankitteh


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Hoping for a Lion *o*

hairybarry


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Ugh... This is way too hard

lyonscc


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OK - lack of sleep, lots of detail work, and a royal pain to do with one line.

Now - which color???



or



Edit: I tend to like Navy shirts better, myself, but my daughter would smack me around for doing a steampunk design that's not on brown...

kevay


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lyonscc wrote:
Now - which color???



Forget your daughter, go with the navy one ;P

cfdunbar


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[quote postid="5140237" user="lyonscc"]
Now - which color???



quote]

Got to say I like the brown better, the design pops more. Very well done btw.

clarinerd


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lyonscc wrote:OK - lack of sleep, lots of detail work, and a royal pain to do with one line.

Now - which color???



or



Edit: I tend to like Navy shirts better, myself, but my daughter would smack me around for doing a steampunk design that's not on brown...



I've gotta go with brown, but I'm worried that it will get rejected due to multiple lines. I see multiple endings in the design and in the rules Travis said "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."

biticol


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The no crossing lines rule is not mentioned in the guidelines, damn my whole design i prepared for this derby will not serve I'm not very happy about that.

autsey


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Tgentry goes into FanTAStic detail about the guidelines on the first page of comments. If you can't fix your design to match the requirements, you can save it for the future and work on something new that may just be totally spontaneous and awesome!

biticol wrote:The no crossing lines rule is not mentioned in the guidelines, damn my whole design i prepared for this derby will not serve I'm not very happy about that.



citizencoyote


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clarinerd wrote:I've gotta go with brown, but I'm worried that it will get rejected due to multiple lines. I see multiple endings in the design and in the rules Travis said "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."



This. It's an awesome design (and despite my love of navy, the brown pops nicely) but I fear you crossed the line on double-backs. I can see how you drew 99% with one line, but in several places they merge too closely together. Also, I can't see how you managed to do the sprocket teeth on his head with a single line; this is the 1% not covered above.

cfdunbar


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citizencoyote wrote:This. It's an awesome design (and despite my love of navy, the brown pops nicely) but I fear you crossed the line on double-backs. I can see how you drew 99% with one line, but in several places they merge too closely together. Also, I can't see how you managed to do the sprocket teeth on his head with a single line; this is the 1% not covered above.



I'm having the same trouble with my own design, because we can vary the line width, I'm just not sure that we can vary it into a 'spike' so to speak.

tjschaeffer


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citizencoyote wrote:This. It's an awesome design (and despite my love of navy, the brown pops nicely) but I fear you crossed the line on double-backs. I can see how you drew 99% with one line, but in several places they merge too closely together. Also, I can't see how you managed to do the sprocket teeth on his head with a single line; this is the 1% not covered above.



See, I think the gear teeth aren't technically an issue. It's just the line sharply increasing in size. What's more of an issue that I see are some of the points where the line "flares" because those look like the line doubling back on itself...

lyonscc


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tjschaeffer wrote:See, I think the gear teeth aren't technically an issue. It's just the line sharply increasing in size. What's more of an issue that I see are some of the points where the line "flares" because those look like the line doubling back on itself...


I'll go back through my design, but I believe that all of the places with "spikes", I have corresponding "negative spikes/bumps" on the opposing side of the line.

I was using the winning entries of the previous one-line derby as a guide, as they had "spikes" with corresponding "negative spikes"...

cfdunbar


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lyonscc wrote:I'll go back through my design, but I believe that all of the places with "spikes", I have corresponding "negative spikes/bumps" on the opposing side of the line.

I was using the winning entries of the previous one-line derby as a guide, as they had "spikes" with corresponding "negative spikes"...



I was looking at that myself, not sure if I'm going to post up my entry until the rejectionator goes thru the first time.