Derby entry comments for Derby #132: Heart

Looks like Gossamer on steroids!

You are an insightful person ThatRobert, and your design is too.
Some people don’t like this derby topic but I do. I love the honest take you took on the nature of the human heart.

Awesome Jasneko! This is a departure from previous designs, and I like it alot. Love the texture!

I really do love this. I love the detail work you do. GMV

I think this is great, the design lends itself well to being on a shirt (which can be the hard part sometimes of creating it). GMV.

i dont see what the big deal is about this shirt.

its well drawn but meh, why would i wear it?

Hi Molbert,

Thank you for your comment! I totally understand how you feel – I’m one of those people who always has to wear dark clothes. In fact, when I first had this design idea, I was determined to put it on a cranberry or brown shirt. But, once I’d finished drawing it, I felt like the design needed to be on light blue. I think… it’s because of the orange tones in the coffee. Blue really makes them pop! And because brown is so similar to the coffee colors, I think the image would’ve come across as being a bit dull. Maybe that’s just me. I wanted something refreshing, airy and, dare I say, whimsical! So blue just struck me as being the best choice. :slight_smile:

I look at it this way: Because the design is relatively small and towards the top of the shirt, I could wear it under a blazer or a button-up/zip-up sweater/sweatshirt/jacket in a darker color. That way I’m still mostly in darker clothing, but I still have a nice splash of light blue to offset the design. :smiley:

Thanks again for the feedback! :slight_smile:

Mr. Wednesday is correct. On the entry form, there are several shirt templates that you can use to show how this will be placed on the shirt and how large.

I love this one. I really do hope it moves up. I voted :slight_smile:

I think you just won. good thing I checked the derby today.I’m in.

its ok tgentry…

it sucks that the woot community has changed so much, im scare that the general ignorance will keep you from submitting…

Is there something I’m missing here? I’m seeing people really getting the foamy teeth about people’s designs being 1. “bad” and 2. “inaccurate”…

My designs haven’t garnered tons of votes so I’m probably in no real position to talk, but I have to say I kinda don’t get it. If something is cute or cool and looks OK on a shirt, I’m surprised anybody would nitpick on accuracy… hell, humans aren’t yellow with 8 fingers but The Simpsons has been going gangbusters for ages.

To that point, I like the drumming shirt - I was going to do a similar design, but I hadn’t thought of the EKG in the background; I thought it was a genius move. I cannot and will not comment on its originality because I haven’t seen the “original” shirt you guys are talking about. Wait, I’ll say one thing: it’s hard to imagine more than the one way to do a wave like that; I’d probably have done the same look myself and, again, haven’t seen the grim reaper shirt mentioned.

Anyways, the comments about bad design seem just counterproductive. For example, I think the tiger/lantern design is OK - maybe not ZOMGAWESOMESAUCE to me personally, but I don’t see how people are spitting such venom at it either. Cutesy and cartoony are big draws, it seems, n’est ce pas?

Soooo yeah. I’m just surprised reading things like this. I see a lot of people in these derbies whose designs are awesome and I can only hope to be like (in artistic merit).


I see Pai Mei taught you his legendary secret. I will vote only if I can chest bump people with the shirt and achieve a similar effect! Then again, I think I’ll vote just because it’s AWESOME.

Very cool idea man. :slight_smile:

Looks great Jaden!

Ha ha JammmaDave just said “foamy teeth”.

Thanks snow. I’m sure you’re giving me more credit than I deserve for this – despite the serious title it’s meant to be a fun shirt!

Holy cow! I went to sleep after the first 3 hrs went by and was impressed it had a handful of votes still at 6:30am, but this is crazy still seeing it in the Hotness! Thank you to everyone who has commented up to now! I appreciate all the love and respect for the children of the '80s :smiley:

I’ve been rooting for your designs ever since the Grinch song spin-off over the holidays, prior to which I’d never heard of you. :open_mouth:

This one is no different. I quite enjoy it. It uses the theme without stripping away masculinity - a pitfall that even Drakxxx suffered from this week.

And as we all know… I’m nothing if not macho.

(re: That Roberts shirt Decietful Hearts…)

Art that makes a person think about the way they really feel about the people they love and have loved is complex and the fact that your design makes people do that is great, straightforward and to the point.(your artwork I sound like Yoda.)

Whoa man, your busy as hell this week!

The character design here is awesome as all anything. When I first saw it, it reminded me of an enemy monster from the video game “Bullet Witch”, even though the monster’s head is it’s huge brain. I know all of 10 people actually played that game, so chances are you’ve never seen it.

Very cool character, and kickass illustration as always sir.