chachachino


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Re: Nature Owl v2



nice work! sweet design.

ibobafett


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Re: Looming



This looks fantastic!

chachachino


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Re: Squid and Crossbones



cool illusion! quality as always. nice work!

jalexan


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Re: Wherever I Lay My Hat



The monocle makes this!

blk909


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Re: Imagination



What color is the shirt?

Mavyn


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Re: RoboHamlet



Funny, but numbers count as text in the derby.

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

canneryrat


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Re: fairy dust not sissy



Tried fixing the squished fairy look that happened my the first upload. When uploading my computer kept doing error or something so I'd send it again--so thats why there's duplicates... to make me look like a real freshman

lyonscc


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collinvh wrote:I believe by "hand drawn" he means "drawn by hand", in other words, without the use of a computer. The derby rules clearly state "Just draw 'em!". They are looking for hand drawn designs.

I understand this might not be the exact photo you used to create your design but please try to keep your designs original (without altering another artists work).



Collinvh - actually, I used a photo I took at Ellis Island to get the initial tracing (for the shaded areas). That particular angle is fairly popular, since it's available in the courtyard at the bottom of the statue. (So I'm not using another artist's work).

(EDIT: I travel quite a bit, so I've got thousands of photos/locations I can choose from for inspiration, outlines, etc. For example, I will be in Tanzania in a couple of weeks with a philanthropic group, and one weekend I'll be on safari (so I expect I will have a lot of African animal/scenery pics to add to my repertoire)...

qetza


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grrlmarvel wrote:Really dig that turtle shell... it's an interesting take on it but it works well. Niiiiice!



Thanks grrlmarvel! I was trying to incorporate the crosshatching in as many spots as I could think of and the shell was a result of it.

qetza


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pinkstorm wrote:awesome!



Thanks Pinkstorm!

qetza


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pinkstorm wrote:awesome!



Thanks Pinkstorm!

qetza


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expo01 wrote:So cool!!



Thanks Expo01!

eravau


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Re: Dräke Akhekhü



I'm not quite sure why... but this thing unnerves me a bit. It just looks evil.

morningsong


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Re: Mohawk

Very nice. He looks so fierce.

ibaitxo


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Mavyn


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canneryrat wrote:Tried fixing the squished fairy look that happened my the first upload. When uploading my computer kept doing error or something so I'd send it again--so thats why there's duplicates... to make me look like a real freshman



I believe the size is 602 x 502...and you can delete the previous entries. There should be a small red X by the upper right corner of the design. Click it, and the entry will go away.

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

juanoc74


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chachachino wrote:hey this is pretty cool. it almost looks like he's playing a violin.


Hahah I just noticed.
Cool thanks

Mavyn


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Re: Wherever I Lay My Hat



This is so well done.

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

kakolak


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Great !

kakolak


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Re: Still Death



AWESOME !!!!

kakolak


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Re: Just A Pocket



Awesome linework !

chellemonkey


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paxdomino wrote:It is on cream. Creme?



Thanks. It looked almost pink-ish to me so I was a bit confused.

bluetuba


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lyonscc wrote:Collinvh - actually, I used a photo I took at Ellis Island to get the initial tracing (for the shaded areas). That particular angle is fairly popular, since it's available in the courtyard at the bottom of the statue. (So I'm not using another artist's work).

(EDIT: I travel quite a bit, so I've got thousands of photos/locations I can choose from for inspiration, outlines, etc. For example, I will be in Tanzania in a couple of weeks with a philanthropic group, and one weekend I'll be on safari (so I expect I will have a lot of African animal/scenery pics to add to my repertoire)...



Maybe one of the artists who pays closer attention can chime in with the finer points of how the rules work but we don't see photo tracers last very long around here. I'm surprised you don't get rejected more often honestly.

"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."

samanthastroud


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Amazingly beautiful! +1

samanthastroud


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This must be what I look like when I write! Would REALLY love to own. +1 (wish it could be more!)

samanthastroud


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SO happy to see a Kevlar robot in the fog! I've wanted one of these designs for the longest time. Please print!

lyonscc


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bluetuba wrote:Maybe one of the artists who pays closer attention can chime in with the finer points of how the rules work but we don't see photo tracers last very long around here. I'm surprised you don't get rejected more often honestly.



Most of my designs over the past year don't ref any photos.

And when I say "trace a photo", I mean "use it as a transparent reference" (for shading, shape, etc.) and not Illustrator's "Live Trace" function (which is nigh on useless for six-color designs).

elfprincess2012


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Re: I like this oneRagnarok



kaikus


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Excellent

silversickness


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Re: Hamadryad



I love this design, by far my favorite. Not a fan of the color though. =/

mapinto


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Re: Knock, Knock... Trick or Treat



Love the art, but I'm really hard pressed to believe those are 2 pt. lines. They appear more like a .5 line width. Amazing design, though I wonder if it's even printable?

princessbunny


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mapinto wrote:Love the art, but I'm really hard pressed to believe those are 2 pt. lines. They appear more like a .5 line width. Amazing design, though I wonder if it's even printable?



I'm seeing the same thing here. Them lines look mighty thin.

runnerfrog13


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canneryrat wrote:Tried fixing the squished fairy look that happened my the first upload. When uploading my computer kept doing error or something so I'd send it again--so thats why there's duplicates... to make me look like a real freshman


Yeah, you can delete entries for 24 hours, I would go ahead and delete all previous ones

riddley


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Re: fairy dust not sissy



Can I get her phone number?

runnerfrog13


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chellemonkey wrote:This design is cute but the color makes it not as desirable and the thumbnail nearly made me not click it at all.


I agree. It's a cute design and deserves a better chance.

The orange would look great on a blue shirt, like a navy or royal, but on this tan shirt it's just hard to look at the design. That's what I would fix to start.

Second, pick a different thumbnail, zoomed out more than your current thumbnail. One of the kid's face + pipe or face+scarf would be good, or one with the box in it. That will give your voters a better feel for the design and make them interested in seeing more of it. Right now the closeup of the cloud isn't very attractive and doesn't show off your design.

Good luck!

glorinmann


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Re: rain dancer


Superb.

PixelPants


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Re: Forever Crossed



The fact this isn't fogging has me ready to 'hulk smash' something. I'll start with assorted fruits and work my way up to taking on the internet.

runnerfrog13


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jovemako wrote:I really like the design but it's hard to see against the red. I'd darken the design to something to like a charcoal grey.


It looks already like charcoal gray to me. Whatever color it is, I think it will be better if it's significantly darker in shade or significantly lighter in tone than the cranberry. Colors that work well on cranberry are creme, dark maroon, gold. I wouldn't use black. Given the steampunk nature of your design, I'd go for something like a golden yellow.

Or you could change shirt colors, this might work well on a dark gray shirt (can't remember the shirt color, sorry) or a light gray shirt with dark charcoal ink. Or go completely different and use a brown shirt with golden yellow ink!

runnerfrog13


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Re: DEMONBANE

Good to see Drakxx back! Your style lends itself so well to hatching

runnerfrog13


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Re: Forever Crossed

I like the intricate detail, it works so well with the hatch theme and they are fun to look at. That said, I think the moebius strip effect here is lost because of the busyness of the design.