Derby #29: Trompe L'Oeil
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Pocket FishMan

Pocket FishMan
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SkekTek


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Help! The fish is going to die! The bag is leaking on your shirt and he's running out of time. Simply a simulated pocket, fish in a bag, and leaks.

AdderXYU


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I quite like this.

Andy47240


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I think what sells this shirt for me is the believable water spill on the shirt. Very nice!
-Andy

discodancing


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SkekTek wrote:Help! The fish is going to die! The bag is leaking on your shirt and he's running out of time. Simply a simulated pocket, fish in a bag, and leaks.

really nice work. i like how you can really see teh panic in his expression.

phreekonature


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Love this!

klswoot


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I commented on this one in the cyberpub forum. I love it! It's great. Glad to see it getting the votes. Good luck!

KenSPT


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If this doesn't place in the top 3 I'm gonna' cry.

SailorButterfly


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The fish face is priceless. I gotta give the poor guy a vote. (man, I'm gonna be voting a lot in this derby...I love this idea l o l )

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allawayr


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Great shirt! I've already commented on it enough in EBW but basically it deserves votes :D

annabellee


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I love this! The water dripping down was why I voted for it, but after reading the comments, I noticed the expression on the fish's face. I REALLY want to buy this shirt.

derekfilley


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Very cool idea and great execution. Sweet!


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SkekTek


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derekfilley wrote:Very cool idea and great execution. Sweet!


You folks are gonna make me cry Not good for a dude.

Thanks so much... I love this design more than anything else I've done so far. Whether or not it wins, matters not in a way, since I'm just so freaking happy right now that people like him.

AlvinPing


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Andy47240 wrote:I think what sells this shirt for me is the believable water spill on the shirt.


Ditto. Very nice job skektek!

  • Alvin

byrbwr


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i'll be buying this next friday :D

Anthony3419


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This is pretty cool...


dontwantaname


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I asked and SkekTek gave me the link to the fish.
He made it home to a nice tank, safe and sound!
This is one I want to buy.

WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
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ansharp


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Super cute design, but it looks a little weird on the women's shirt. Maybe 'cause women's shirts don't have pockets, so I guess there's nothing one can do about that.

Anyway, gl.

eatmorecoconuts


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I wubble fish, but I would so buy this shirt in a heartbeat!

goldnndrkness


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in for 3 if this places!!
the fish is looking at me...*giggles*

Have these shirts in WS and are willing to sell? PM please!

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kriscad


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*giggles* tee-hees! nice design

maraich


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I just love this design. This is the most excited I've been about a shirt since I starting Wooting.

awakenedstream


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this is awesome

AZGman


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Totally cool!

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

Discobiscuits


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GL in the fog, I think you're going to take this derby as #1.

SkekTek


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Discobiscuits wrote:GL in the fog, I think you're going to take this derby as #1.


Thanks for the support folks! I'm not so sure it'll be 1st- there is still a long time in this derby, and anything can happen... I'm just glad people like it!

misstracy73


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SkekTek wrote:Help! The fish is going to die! The bag is leaking on your shirt and he's running out of time. Simply a simulated pocket, fish in a bag, and leaks.


Great shirt and by far the best choice! Good luck!

SkekTek


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misstracy73 wrote:Great shirt and by far the best choice! Good luck!


Thank you, and your first post too! I'm honored...

nickcdavis


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BEAUTIFUL!!! I am totally buying this if it goes through.

mom0102020507


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Totally cute! I will buy one if it makes it!!

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pcmike


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Best design in the fog..... here's to hoping it stays there!! I'll be spending the extra $5 to get this shirt as soon as possible. Amazing design that hits the derby's objective to a tee.

Very nice!

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jbedwar1


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was this your inspiration for the fish?

superspryte


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jbedwar1 wrote:was this your inspiration for the fish?


Obviously. ^_^ It's so cute.

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Schrobblehead


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jbedwar1 wrote:was this your inspiration for the fish?


A head-on view of a goldfish only has so many looks. They're kinda like the Derek Zoolander of the fish world. Let's see, you've got mouth agape-tail right... oh and mouth agape-tail left. Did I leave any out? No I think that is it.

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superspryte


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bfassburg wrote:A head-on view of a goldfish only has so many looks. They're kinda like the Derek Zoolander of the fish world. Let's see, you've got mouth agape-tail right... oh and mouth agape-tail left. Did I leave any out? No I think that is it.

There's also mouth agape-side fins only. ^_~

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jbedwar1


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bfassburg wrote:A head-on view of a goldfish only has so many looks. They're kinda like the Derek Zoolander of the fish world. Let's see, you've got mouth agape-tail right... oh and mouth agape-tail left. Did I leave any out? No I think that is it.


true true .... *giggles* zoolander...funny movie

SkekTek


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jbedwar1 wrote:was this your inspiration for the fish?


Actually, the one in my tank was the model, but I did look at several pics of fish for fins since mine wouldn't stay still. They pretty much all look alike to me.

Gumiho


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bfassburg wrote:A head-on view of a goldfish only has so many looks. They're kinda like the Derek Zoolander of the fish world. Let's see, you've got mouth agape-tail right... oh and mouth agape-tail left. Did I leave any out? No I think that is it.


That was a perfect comparison.

Kerster11


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Oh my god, he's SOOOO cute! My sons have two fish just like him.

superspryte


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Kerster11 wrote:Oh my god, he's SOOOO cute! My sons have two fish just like him.

Did they win them? That would be awesome.

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Kerster11


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superspryte wrote:Did they win them? That would be awesome.


No, they came from a pet store. It was pretty funny, they kept picking different fish as they swam about, but were sure that out of the dozens in the tank and the random two that were bagged, they got the fish they wanted. However, it was a rubber band tie on much bigger bag, not an orange twistie.

superspryte


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Kerster11 wrote:No, they came from a pet store. It was pretty funny, they kept picking different fish as they swam about, but were sure that out of the dozens in the tank and the random two that were bagged, they got the fish they wanted. However, it was a rubber band tie on much bigger bag, not an orange twistie.


*giggles* tee-hees!

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tgentry


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Nice work Skektek. Looks like this one is a sure bet to be printed. Will this be your first ?

SkekTek


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tgentry wrote:Nice work Skektek. Looks like this one is a sure bet to be printed. Will this be your first ?


Yes! I've come close once before, but it was a shirt I wasn't as proud of. This one, it all came together: the expression, the pocket, everything. I'm also honored to be among really good company- the other designs are very good (hoodie t sums up the theme perfectly, the candle is a technical gem, and the postits are really funny). Even edgar's and the mouse one are nice. I am positive that a lot of entries from this week's top 20 will fill the next Best of the Rest contest.

Thanks!

dontwantaname


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superspryte wrote:Did they win them? That would be awesome.


When my daughter was in 3rd grade and son was in kindergarten, she won 3 goldfish by throwing ping pong balls into tiny goldfish bowls.
Those fish lived forever! She was in college when the last of the three died.
So my advice to parents is, if the fish is still alive after a few days, just give in and buy a real tank and filter.

WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
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superspryte


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dontwantaname wrote:When my daughter was in 3rd grade and son was in kindergarten, she won 3 goldfish by throwing ping pong balls into tiny goldfish bowls.
Those fish lived forever! She was in college when the last of the three died.
So my advice to parents is, if the fish is still alive after a few days, just give in and buy a real tank and filter.

I had two friends with goldfish like that. Hmmm, gotta ask about the one; it may still be alive. At last count he was 10 years old.

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superspryte


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dontwantaname wrote:When my daughter was in 3rd grade and son was in kindergarten, she won 3 goldfish by throwing ping pong balls into tiny goldfish bowls.
Those fish lived forever! She was in college when the last of the three died.
So my advice to parents is, if the fish is still alive after a few days, just give in and buy a real tank and filter.

Amen to that. I never won goldfish. But I do buy bettas from the pet store when my friend (the fish lady at said pet store) wants them rescued from evil children eyeing them. ^_^

I really like the goldfish entry. It's been growing on me.

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dancininshadows


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ya i love this shirt the water spill is amazing and only thing thats better is the fish's face, plus the fact i need some more green shirts

tiaerman


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definitely an awesome idea and great design! As mentioned before, the look on the fish's face is priceless. I would probably buy this one too. Keep it up!

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popctrl


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Does anyone else see an IV in this? At first I thought that was like the second meaning or something....

SkekTek


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I think another round of thanks for those who have put their support behind my design is needed. You folks have given me so much happiness in the last few days, I wish I could adequately thank you. It's been the best derby of my life! Thanks!

CartoonPanda


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Love the design! Its definitely original, I think pretty much everyone had the pockets idea, but no one thought of this! definitely gmv : )


klswoot


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SkekTek wrote:I think another round of thanks for those who have put their support behind my design is needed. You folks have given me so much happiness in the last few days, I wish I could adequately thank you. It's been the best derby of my life! Thanks!


I very much hope your little fish places this week. I would imagine that you are safely in position #1 or #2. Best of luck in the remaining days of the derby!

Aberrantic


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popctrl wrote:Does anyone else see an IV in this? At first I thought that was like the second meaning or something....


Yes! It looks like the fish is in a bag of sub-q fluids and the spill is line... too bad there's no catheter at the end...

popctrl


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Aberrantic wrote:Yes! It looks like the fish is in a bag of sub-q fluids and the spill is line... too bad there's no catheter at the end...

I was hoping I wasn't the only one....I don't know what it might symbolize, but still.

klswoot


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Happy to see this one in the hotness! Good luck in the remaining few hours of the derby. I hope you are able to pull off a win!

SkekTek


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Aberrantic wrote:Yes! It looks like the fish is in a bag of sub-q fluids and the spill is line... too bad there's no catheter at the end...


That's funny... I love the alternate explanations for this design. Don't know the medicinal use of putting fish in with the D-5-W though...

klswoot


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SHEKTEK!!! I just realized that you are the same designer who did the -1 Imaginary Holiday shirt. Can I just say that you took a truckload of criticism for that shirt. I am THRILLED to see that you were not 'driven off' by the naysayers and have continued to submit listings even in light of the Imaginary Holiday shirt. Just another reason that I really want this fish shirt. Continued best wishes for a derby win. I'm rooting for you!

SkekTek


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klswoot wrote:SHEKTEK!!! I just realized that you are the same designer who did the -1 Imaginary Holiday shirt. Can I just say that you took a truckload of criticism for that shirt. I am THRILLED to see that you were not 'driven off' by the naysayers and have continued to submit listings even in light of the Imaginary Holiday shirt. Just another reason that I really want this fish shirt. Continued best wishes for a derby win. I'm rooting for you!


Thanks kls!

Yeah, that was me. I ignored most of the flak, staying over at the EBW threads during that time.

It's hard to keep me away. Too much fun. And it's paying off, I hope! The person who designed the hoodie is getting the EXACT same treatment- if it is a good idea and done quickly, it's gotta be blasted. However, I admit, it only took 5 minutes to put that -1 shirt together, as a joke really... This one took hours, and I'm glad it's doing well. But it still needs voter help!

Aberrantic


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SkekTek wrote: That's funny... I love the alternate explanations for this design. Don't know the medicinal use of putting fish in with the D-5-W though...


Yeah, I suppose putting a fish in a bag of fluids wouldn't go over so well... would totally kill the whole 'sterile' thing... Imagine what a patient would say! Imagine the malpractice suits!

SkekTek


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Aberrantic wrote:Yeah, I suppose putting a fish in a bag of fluids wouldn't go over so well... would totally kill the whole 'sterile' thing... Imagine what a patient would say! Imagine the malpractice suits!


But it'd be an interesting concept for another theme! IE- a "homeopathic" medical one, where somehow the healing powers of the fish are transferred to the patient.

I really hope this makes it to second place, seeing that it didn't win!

mjc613


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SkekTek wrote:But it'd be an interesting concept for another theme! IE- a "homeopathic" medical one, where somehow the healing powers of the fish are transferred to the patient.

Is this a form of medication you use often?

SkekTek


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mjc613 wrote:Is this a form of medication you use often?


No, but I can lend you a fish or two if you want to try it out yourself

herschelaz


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if this shirt makes it i can't wait to buy it!

jrooey


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This is off topic, but I want to know if there will be any printing problems with the SoulGlow tshirt, I really like it and will probably try to buy it; but I know that Alvin Ping's dream shirt didnt exactly turn out as expected, was wondering if Soul Glow would potentially have any problems as well.

SkekTek


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jrooey wrote:This is off topic, but I want to know if there will be any printing problems with the SoulGlow tshirt, I really like it and will probably try to buy it; but I know that Alvin Ping's dream shirt didnt exactly turn out as expected, was wondering if Soul Glow would potentially have any problems as well.


It's not actually off topic. Hopefully woot will do the design justice. Part of the beauty of this design is the moire patterns created by the "reflective" elements. If that gets muddy, it'll look like a candle surrounded by spotlights. If it gets 3rd, people should def take a picture of their shirts using a macro lens and post it on the boards. I'd love to know what the smallest dot width that can be printed.

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