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Mavyn


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Re: $1 billion in Nickels



Only incidental text this week.

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

Mavyn


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Re: Toilet Trouble V1


Not incidental text, no potty humor.

bu-bye.

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

gizmocbk


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dragonvt wrote:I'm not sure I get this one, but part of that might be caused by the design on the shirt and the design in the larger image being different. Confused.



"A Spoonful of..." references the song, A Spoonful of Sugar, from Mary Poppins (as silhouetted).

"...Pea Soup" is a reference to The Exorcist (represented by the house - see the movie poster below).

jenphilpot


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Re: Cold hands



I would TOTALLY buy this since my hubby works for the USPS and there aren't too many good PO tees out there. Well, that don't allude to snail mail.

jenphilpot


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Re: Dead end job



I really like the color combination, I'm a big fan of green and it's nice to see it used on something other than a nature / eco / slime-related theme

omarfeliciano


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Re: Cold hands



So much WIN in this one. Love it!

omarfeliciano


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Re: Mortal Kleaners



Ha! good one.

omarfeliciano


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Re: Dangerous Gardening



Touché vegans! lol.

Good job Pablo

omarfeliciano


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Re: A Spoonful of Pea Soup - Resub



This would make a great poster!

oakenspirit


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Re: So Alone...



So, I would love some advice.
I have been posting shirt ideas for a few months now with little to slight success. I know the competition is fierce and that many of my ideas/art will lose by default when put next to some of the other designs but I am hoping to improve each week. (I'm truthfully pretty new to photoshop as I am more of an oldschool artist).

So, point being... this shirt, I was decently proud of AND I felt fit the Woot demographic... yet, I have 2 votes... 2. I know its likely too late to update and improve it but is there anything anyone would recommend about my style/format that may help in future derbies?

Hope this is coming across relatively nonentitled sounding...

mailmanmo


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Re: Dino Cowboy



Completely off-topic.
Best. Job. Ever.

tgentry


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Re: A Spoonful of Pea Soup - Resub



I would watch this movie.

mailmanmo


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Re: Stay away!



HA ha ha! This is rather wonderful! Great great idea.

tomspc


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Re: A Spoonful of Pea Soup - Resub



I'm a huge Exorcist fan and I agree being an exorcist would be a horrible job BUT I'm not getting the Mary Poppins/Exorcist mash-up? Sorry. Great artwork though.

MrsBones


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Re: Cold hands



I would buy this for a friend… if it was on navy or something. He's just not a "baby blue" kind of guy :/

If I'm to keep buying shirts, I need MXS! Please add my size!

pantilemon


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tomspc wrote:How is this the worst job??



Haha. It's suppose to be the seahorse's worst job. Aquaman's steed.

Mavyn


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merlindylan wrote:I'm worried this submission might be taken the wrong way. I don't find the subject funny- in fact it saddens me that in many parts of the world slavery is still a reality. I think the image is eye catching and brings attention to something most people try to ignore. Maybe this image is too edgy for wooters but it's what I thought of as the worst job ever.



I'm not sure what the right way would be for this. Honestly. Particularly since you reference American slavery, which has been abolished for a long time.


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

gingertalls


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Re: A Spoonful of Pea Soup - Resub



This shirt is AWESOME!!! I totally voted for it and I hope it wins...I'll order a few. Great idea!!!

lyonscc


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Re: The One Eyewasher



This is a complete load of crap.

There is not a single photo used in this design - not even as a model.

lyonscc


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Re: The One Eyewasher



Hey everyone - please vote again. For some reason, my original submission was rejected for "using photos", where there was not a single photo or illustration not of my own design used in this shirt.

This is really frustrating, since nobody had even suggested it (otherwise, I'd have given my work files to prove it).

tomspc


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lyonscc wrote:Hey everyone - please vote again. For some reason, my original submission was rejected for "using photos", where there was not a single photo or illustration not of my own design used in this shirt.

This is really frustrating, since nobody had even suggested it (otherwise, I'd have given my work files to prove it).



I bet you were rejected because you neglected to put a unicorn or rainbow in your drawing. Follow the rules please! lol

bluetuba


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Re: The One Eyewasher



Well, if you do have evidence that this isn't a photo you might want to present it lest this just get rejected again.

"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."

tjschaeffer


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Re: The One Eyewasher



You definitely got a raw deal. It doesn't look to me like any photos were used. Revoted.

deesbar


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tomspc wrote:I bet you were rejected because you neglected to put a unicorn or rainbow in your drawing. Follow the rules please! lol



LOL. That's funny

ochopika


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bluetuba wrote:Well, if you do have evidence that this isn't a photo you might want to present it lest this just get rejected again.



I agree you should do this. It looks like you drew the window washer by hand. You should prove it with a sketch or something.

Maybe the rejectionator is thinking about the fire, is that all hand-drawn? Sometimes things get rejected if they use a brush that is made from photos... not saying that's what you did, but maybe that's what it looks like.

tomspc


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ochopika wrote:I agree you should do this. It looks like you drew the window washer by hand. You should prove it with a sketch or something.

Maybe the rejectionator is thinking about the fire, is that all hand-drawn? Sometimes things get rejected if they use a brush that is made from photos... not saying that's what you did, but maybe that's what it looks like.



If Woot had questions about this design they should have contacted the artist before just rejecting it and saying "looks like a photo". Look at all the votes that were lost. Every week I see a lot of questionable designs that I feel certain weren't hand sketched, I don't see those being rejected.

odysseyroc


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Re: The One Eyewasher



I don't know about photos, but the window washer appears to be a trace of this.





lyonscc


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tomspc wrote:I bet you were rejected because you neglected to put a unicorn or rainbow in your drawing. Follow the rules please! lol



Brilliant! I should have thought of that.

A burning unicorn, falling through a rainbow coming out of the eye (just to stay in the theme of the design).

bluetuba wrote:Well, if you do have evidence that this isn't a photo you might want to present it lest this just get rejected again.



I have - I emailed it to them (jpgs of my illustrator scratch files, before applying the gradients).

Also, I figured that using the same gradient process on the title of the design (and to animate my "Vote" banner), would make it obvious I didn't use a photo.

I guess I was wrong on that score.

tjschaeffer wrote:You definitely got a raw deal. It doesn't look to me like any photos were used. Revoted.



Thanks! Just frustrated that I wasn't even asked, since nobody produced any "photos" it was supposedly made from. I purposely did not use the same design as the movie (the LotR eye is round, and uses a different color progression and iris style/pattern), just to avoid such accusations.

ochopika wrote:Maybe the rejectionator is thinking about the fire, is that all hand-drawn? Sometimes things get rejected if they use a brush that is made from photos... not saying that's what you did, but maybe that's what it looks like.


That's what I figured (that they're thinking about the fire).

The fire is all made from gradient patterns.

Thanks again, y'all

lyonscc


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odysseyroc wrote:I don't know about photos, but the window washer appears to be a trace of this.



Odyssey - I provided my base files. The window washer is in the same position as that guy (body position), but has a different squeegee and gear. Most of that gets blurred out by the fire, though.

benjaminleebates


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ochopika wrote:I agree you should do this. It looks like you drew the window washer by hand. You should prove it with a sketch or something.

Maybe the rejectionator is thinking about the fire, is that all hand-drawn? Sometimes things get rejected if they use a brush that is made from photos... not saying that's what you did, but maybe that's what it looks like.



I've seen, that if a halftone LOOKS like a photo, then it's beyond their ability to print. This could be the case here, just worded differently.

lyonscc


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benjaminleebates wrote:I've seen, that if a halftone LOOKS like a photo, then it's beyond their ability to print. This could be the case here, just worded differently.



Hmmmmm.

The halftone conversion I used for the Shirt Comp is at their specifications for Photoshop halftones, and the AI file I gave them has all gradients (which they convert to halftones).

It's really not that complex of a design on the back end (1 object of each of the five colors, and 1 gradient layer for each color, with % gradients between 10 and 90). They have still not replied, but hopefully they will.

dragonvt


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gizmocbk wrote:"A Spoonful of..." references the song, A Spoonful of Sugar, from Mary Poppins (as silhouetted).

"...Pea Soup" is a reference to The Exorcist (represented by the house - see the movie poster below).



Yes! That's the reference I was missing. I don't know that I've ever seen that poster for The Exorcist, thanks for the clarification.

However, the image on the shirt template, and the larger image for detail are still different. Anyone know why? Or which of the two would print?

stiminey


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Re: Princess Duty



Oh My Failing Grades!! LOVE THIS!

odysseyroc


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lyonscc wrote:Odyssey - I provided my base files. The window washer is in the same position as that guy (body position), but has a different squeegee and gear. Most of that gets blurred out by the fire, though.



Here it is overlayed. Everything fits pefectly.





harzack


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Re: Mortal Kleaners (6 colors)



Please vote this design again. He was rejected for having too many colors and that's not true because it has 6 colors.

thanks

lyonscc


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odysseyroc wrote:Here it is overlayed. Everything fits pefectly.



Odyssey - I did look at that image as a reference (not as a trace) when I was making the "washer-guy", but his left arm is different (nothing being held in it, and it's in a different position), the right arm is different, and the squeegee is a different design and about 25% longer, the shading is different, and I didn't try to make pant legs or anything for him.

It's hard to tell some of the details, because most of the body is obscured in the flames, but I've never heard of anything being an issue with using a reference image, so long as you're not tracing or totally duplicating it.

lyonscc


quality posts: 6 Private Messages lyonscc
harzack wrote:Please vote this design again. He was rejected for having too many colors and that's not true because it has 6 colors.

thanks



Harzack, I think it was because you didn't have the gradient detail in your shirt comp image.

I made that mistake several times early on.

growgreen


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lyonscc wrote:Odyssey - I did look at that image as a reference (not as a trace) when I was making the "washer-guy", but his left arm is different (nothing being held in it, and it's in a different position), the right arm is different, and the squeegee is a different design and about 25% longer, the shading is different, and I didn't try to make pant legs or anything for him.

It's hard to tell some of the details, because most of the body is obscured in the flames, but I've never heard of anything being an issue with using a reference image, so long as you're not tracing or totally duplicating it.



Okay Vanilla, I guess your right, Ice Ice Baby is NOTHING like Under Pressure from Queen... lol

oakenspirit


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tomspc wrote:...BUT I'm not getting the Mary Poppins/Exorcist mash-up? Sorry.



We'll, as a teacher, I can vouch that MANY of my students are possessed... I am assuming Nannies go through the same thing... ;)

lyonscc


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growgreen wrote:Okay Vanilla, I guess your right, Ice Ice Baby is NOTHING like Under Pressure from Queen... lol



Well, I did agree with Queen in that particular case, though I'm not quite sure there's a parallel here.

In this particular case, we're talking about the outline of a human body in a reaching position. I could have just pulled up DAZ Poser, or taken a picture of a family member in the same position as a reference.

This is more along the lines of the "4 Chord Song".