This past week has been a roller coaster. The derby is over, but the anxiety continues because my design made it to the Fog since the beginning and now I am waiting to see if it wins 2nd or 3rd place (1st place was chosen today). It’s going to be a very long, but interesting weekend. Fate has been sealed, so, let’s continue with the next one.
“Fish out of the water” is this week’s theme at Shirt.Woot. This is one of those derby themes I am not very comfortable with. I’ve seen quite a few contests by now to know that the designs that will make it far in this derby are the cute and funny ones. And that is not my strong area. I’m not a cartoonist, and drawing cartoon styled designs take me way too much time than they should. I try to avoid them as much as I can. That is why I had to come up with a design funny enough to appeal to the typical Woot voter, and at the same time be able to stay within my skills. After some sketches and rough color tests, I present to you my design.
Nothing says “I don’t belong here” more, than a worm caught between hungry crows… while trying to convince them he is just another branch of the tree. I used a style a little bit different this time, hope you like it as much as I do.