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The $10k Cup continues. This week, it's all about style. You've got three choices: Watercolor, Crosshatch, and Van Gogh. Check out these past derbies to see what we're looking for, then give us the best you've got. 

  • No creme tees
  • For Watercolor designs, you can only use the following shirt colors: Silver, Slate, Lemon, Baby Blue, and White



amugle


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Do the rules to the previous derbies apply to the same categories this time? (Such as no pop-culture for watercolor, no video games for Van Gogh, etc.)

orabbit


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I'm finding it confusing which rules apply to which style. No text, no video games, etc. Can we have a blanket set of rules for all styles?

Spiritgreen


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I had this rough idea for the Van Gogh rules - I'm slightly overexcited about Guardians of the Galaxy - buuuuut I wonder if going ahead with it would hit the "we can't run this rule".

Spiritgreen


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amugle wrote:Do the rules to the previous derbies apply to the same categories this time? (Such as no pop-culture for watercolor, no video games for Van Gogh, etc.)



Yes they do, the original blog post emphasized the different rules still stand.

amugle


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I had this idea before the colors were specified for the watercolors. I wish I could do it in navy... That's by far my favorite. If anyone has any suggestions on improving the design, let me know! Thanks!

omarfeliciano


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Spiritgreen wrote:I had this rough idea for the Van Gogh rules - I'm slightly overexcited about Guardians of the Galaxy - buuuuut I wonder if going ahead with it would hit the "we can't run this rule".



Man, its hard to tell. I think if they look generic enough, you'll be ok.

Clerihewn


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Any chance of getting some feedback on this piece? It's Cthulhu inspired, Van Gogh style. Does it work?

Spiritgreen


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omarfeliciano wrote:Man, its hard to tell. I think if they look generic enough, you'll be ok.



Well they would look somewhat abstract because of the expressionism but definitely recognisable. If I'm not sure I should go with something else I guess.

omarfeliciano


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Spiritgreen wrote:Well they would look somewhat abstract because of the expressionism but definitely recognisable. If I'm not sure I should go with something else I guess.



Maybe if you don't outline the edges? Instead, the brushstrokes define their faces.

Or just say, "F" it, and do it anyway HAVE FUN, that is what this is about.

tjschaeffer


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Ugh. Spent a bunch of time working on a watercolor design and then realized that, yeah, ain't no way it's going to work out the way I wanted. At least I realized that last night, instead of tonight with no more time to work on it. Whew.

Onto plan B, I suppose...

omarfeliciano


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tjschaeffer wrote:Ugh. Spent a bunch of time working on a watercolor design and then realized that, yeah, ain't no way it's going to work out the way I wanted. At least I realized that last night, instead of tonight with no more time to work on it. Whew.

Onto plan B, I suppose...



Post the WIP

sonofafish


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Clerihewn wrote:

Any chance of getting some feedback on this piece? It's Cthulhu inspired, Van Gogh style. Does it work?



I had a similar idea. Still very much a WIP:

Mavyn


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Clerihewn wrote:

Any chance of getting some feedback on this piece? It's Cthulhu inspired, Van Gogh style. Does it work?



I'd break some of the lines around Cthulhu--it looks like the edge is a solid line. And maybe a little less round head...looks kind of balloonish. Like the colors!

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

cdrewlow


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I found these watercolor brushes the other day. I haven't played with them yet, but they look pretty badass. https://gumroad.com/kyletwebster
On a side note, why are there two fish and a level 1 shield next to my picture now? Did I miss something?

tjschaeffer


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omarfeliciano wrote:Post the WIP



Sadly I can't post it right now. File's at home and I am at work

But I did just have a major moment of clarity in regards to how I could salvage the design! Now I just need to decide if I finish that design or work on the new idea I've had in the interim.

no1


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cdrewlow wrote:On a side note, why are there two fish and a level 1 shield next to my picture now? Did I miss something?



ROGETRAY wrote:World of WootCrap: http://www.woot.com/Forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5831368



orabbit


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cdrewlow wrote:I found these watercolor brushes the other day. I haven't played with them yet, but they look pretty badass. https://gumroad.com/kyletwebster
On a side note, why are there two fish and a level 1 shield next to my picture now? Did I miss something?



Those brushes are great! I made this with them.

zombiesammich


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Whoo cross-hatching! Now I just need to figure out which color scheme to go with.



Comments/Suggestions/Feedback?

I'm a little concerned that some of the lines might be too small. Woot seems to be able to print a good amount of detail, and I tried to keep it at least 5 pixels, but I'm still worried.

leslieh01


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Whatcha think?! Excited about this one but welcome any advice or critiques!

tjschaeffer


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orabbit wrote:Those brushes are great! I made this with them.



I am super duper tempted to buy some of those brushes. Need to convince the wife that these are necessary...

zombiesammich


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leslieh01 wrote:

Whatcha think?! Excited about this one but welcome any advice or critiques!



Interesting concept - being in a 'starry night' sky it makes me think of constellations.

In the final draft will the chameleon be the only green critter? Will there be a greater variety of line width?

orabbit


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zombiesammich wrote:Whoo cross-hatching! Now I just need to figure out which color scheme to go with.



Comments/Suggestions/Feedback?

I'm a little concerned that some of the lines might be too small. Woot seems to be able to print a good amount of detail, and I tried to keep it at least 5 pixels, but I'm still worried.



Black on white, but really, any dark on any light would work. Avoid light on dark, unless you drew it that way.

orabbit


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One more question - do crosshatch designs still need to be one color? Seems like an unfair disadvantage.

zombiesammich


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orabbit wrote:Black on white, but really, any dark on any light would work. Avoid light on dark, unless you drew it that way.



Thanks! Originally I drew the blue owl on a lemon shirt, but wasn't sure how many people would want a lemon yellow shirt. I have the same feeling about white shirts, but there must be some people who like them.

Mavyn


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orabbit wrote:One more question - do crosshatch designs still need to be one color? Seems like an unfair disadvantage.



Based on the original blog, yes. The only change is in the blanks available for the water color derby, since cream is off the menu.

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

leslieh01


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zombiesammich wrote:Interesting concept - being in a 'starry night' sky it makes me think of constellations.

In the final draft will the chameleon be the only green critter? Will there be a greater variety of line width?



So youre saying I need another green pet and more variety of line widths?

omarfeliciano


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orabbit wrote:One more question - do crosshatch designs still need to be one color? Seems like an unfair disadvantage.



But, crosshatch people can use pop-culture (except Star Wars) and watercolor people can't.

taternuggets


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omarfeliciano wrote:But, crosshatch people can use pop-culture (except Star Wars) and watercolor people can't.



Crosshatch people are dirty and watercolor people smell.


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walmazan


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taternuggets wrote:Crosshatch people are dirty and watercolor people smell.



This is dirty and smelly!

I started reworking on this thinking on Crosshatch, and then I realize its only one color rule, but the good thing was an excellent excuse to use water color for the details, and I very happy with the final product. I hope you like it

agingdragqueen


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taternuggets wrote:Crosshatch people are dirty and watercolor people smell.



Why WHY do we keep splitting up the forum like this.


orabbit


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taternuggets wrote:Crosshatch people are dirty and watercolor people smell.



Watch it, Betta Koi. V'Owls have their eyes on you.

mecos


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walmazan wrote:This is dirty and smelly!

I started reworking on this thinking on Crosshatch, and then I realize its only one color rule, but the good thing was an excellent excuse to use water color for the details, and I very happy with the final product. I hope you like it



that's an awesome design.

so can we mix styles?

cdrewlow


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no1 wrote:



So we're betta koi brothers?

tjschaeffer wrote:I am super duper tempted to buy some of those brushes. Need to convince the wife that these are necessary...


Look at it in alcohol terms and it's much more justifiable. $7 watercolor brushes is only one fancy martini...

JadenKale


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agingdragqueen wrote:Why WHY do we keep splitting up the forum like this.



<__<

>__>

.oO(I think it's the colors tearing us apart.)


^^;

JadenKale


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mecos wrote:that's an awesome design.

so can we mix styles?



No. They want us to retain the rules of each derby, individually... With the exception of the shirt color list for Watercolors (since creme is not available).

leslieh01


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How about this one?

oakenspirit


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NOnono- I made what is likely my favorite shirt design ever and just realized you can't have text on watercolor shirts- -and it doesn't work as well without it.

Oh well, back to the drawing board.


marceepauff


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leslieh01 wrote:

How about this one?



I personally like that one much better. It's pretty and simple and more wearable, in my opinion. I don't actually understand the point of the Van Gogh one. Why did you choose the animals that you did? Is there meaning that I'm missing?

PS I think I'd like it better without the gradient bubble behind it.

Please consider voting for my shirts:

taternuggets


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oakenspirit wrote:NOnono- I made what is likely my favorite shirt design ever and just realized you can't have text on watercolor shirts- -and it doesn't work as well without it.

Oh well, back to the drawing board.



Sorry... that sucks.... I've been there.


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