Derby entry comments for Derby #29: Trompe L'Oeil

I can’t believe it got 250 votes

So much trash comes out of derbys anymore. Too bad this is rejected. More shit!

I liked it! Made me laugh.


take a look at his website. it’s but one tool of many that go into graphic design.

Er, you do know that using a livetrace filter is very different from creating a stylistically different artistic interpretation of a photograph, right? The first creates derivative work, while the second is a tried and true illustration technique.

Jimi does awesome work, and if that hummingbird is what we’re calling out as a tracing these days… Wow, I just don’t know what to say to that.

I seriously hope this shirt wins. I would wear this shirt all the time!!! Way to go soothed!! This shirt is by far the best of all the others in the fog.

Yeah, that doesn’t account for his pompous attitude. He seems to genuinely think he’s creating great art. “Look at that amazing job I did on this or that!” Hyping his stuff on other people’s threads… especially crass. I like to assume it was all just tounge in cheek.

the idiotic post he was replying to practically begged for it. it’s called sarcasm.

I read through some of his other comments too. He posted a lot of stuff pointing out what’s great about this or that in his work. Hopefully that was all sarcasm too.

me and Bluchez… we’s gonna be like Cool Hand Luke and Dragline (George Kennedy), we’s gonna take the beatin, and keep on comin back Boss!

(btw, its obvious im jimiyo, and i would like to defend myself, as not being pompous, i dont point my work out as being great, NEVER, i may however say im happy with a piece because i spent all my energies trying to get it right, cause i work my arse off. so you go on with your lies. i post stuff, and hope that people like it. i let them judge. Cheers!)

moderator, you should let this post survive and not delete it cause the Paul Newman reference is cool. even if he does make salad dressing now.

this is the last post from cool hand luke 2

I think the main thing that bothers me about this discussion is the amount of sway people think they have on how others vote. Its one thing to state your opinion, but what is saying “What are the voters thinking?” going to do. NObody is going to change their vote because they didnt realize other people might not agree with their vote.
I wont buy this shirt, I wont wear this shirt, I wont vote for this shirt, but the way this game called a derby works is that if you get the most votes, you win. The level of your art has no procedural impact on whether or not your shirt gets printed.
So stop complaining! Play the game and get the most votes - thats what this guy is doing. So what if it doesnt have any fantastic artwork? Hes more-than-likely going to get printed. End of story.

I’m back here to say Jimi is my new hero. Jimi owns, jimi is the man, I aspire to be jimi. GO JIMI GO. i’ve already learned a lot just by looking at what you’ve done so far. Brilliant execution, your eye for detail and composition amazes me. I hope you win and keep winning Jimi. Much Love


dont h8. don’t be a h8er.

Congrats on getting in the fog - no my kind of shirt but obviously there were plenty of voters for it.

As to the nay-sayers - the contest is to DESIGN a shirt. One that will garner enough votes to win the contest. There is no stipulation on hand-drawn or great artwork.

I almost voted for this out of spite for all the vitriol this shirt inspired. I am sure there are others that did.

Maybe woot will do a hand-drawn only week or something much in the way they have no-text weeks (which I prefer).

anyway - congrats again Bryan.

I love this shirt… of course it would probably be sold out way before I even woke up…

this shirt is so good that no one noticed it was on cream.

Ha ha ha ha ha!
This movie is AWESOME. i love it when they all run out of air then O_O pop!

I don’t know why it wasn’t rejected - not exactly PG-13. But since it isn’t in the fog, maybe Joel is no longer interested.

you almost voted for it out of spite. would you have then almost BOUGHT it out of spite as well? you see the problem, yes?