Invention of Colour

Design by brainrust

91 Comments

brainrust
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This began with just wanting to do something fun in a classic old animation style, but along the way it's reminded me of both technological and stylistic changes in art. Some of those old cartoons were amazingly inventive and still have something to offer, but a lot of modern stuff is great, too... like digital art tools! So a bit of the old, a bit of the new, and hopefully a bit of fun as well; that's what this design is about.

TOSOMB
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Great!

jairishc

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh ... I really love this! I'd buy this in a heartbeat, but would Disney cry "foul" & accuse you of taking credit for their ideas. I think this is very original & wonderful, but I'd rather ask the question now to give this great shirt idea a chance. Good luck. 5$

queenmob
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I really think its a great idea and I think it might get away with this style - I think I have actualle seen some shirts in this "old disney animation style" on threadless..... great work!

ginetteginette
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it really annoys me when people claim this style is copyrighted by disney or something. please learn some animation history! all cartoons done by several different studios were in this style during the twenties and thirties. it doesn't belong to disney! hmph!
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this is a great design!

AdderXYU

Woot's Finding Technicolor and threadless's keepin' it real basically touch on this same theme and same style.

You can't copyright a style, yes. But the fact that this same idea has been done multiple times with the same style, and printed, does certainly imply that it printing again over more original work would be a true shame.

briancook
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$5

Pakpandir
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dood. i absolutely love thissss!!!!!! i hope it prints. seriously. $5

davidfromdallas
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This is so well done. The characters and colors are incredible.

FRICKINAWESOME
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haha, I agree this doesn't copyright on Disney, I also agree with DFD saying this is very well done, and i continue to agree with adder that Wanderingbert's "finding technicolor" and to a certain extent Sam's Keeping it simple have gone over this territory before, but i really really enjoy thismad scientist take on the concept.

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SuperRyan
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I dig it

briancook
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It seems to me that this would have been an EXCELLENT design for the Throwback challenge, no?

frostedlemoncoward

This is stunning! Great work with the characters!

alexmdc
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this is super badass man I love it and love the technique you used 5$$

ben chen
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cool~~!!

igo2cairo
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Wow, really awesome take on the theme, I love it! $5

Smelynai

it was cool in critique mode. Now it's superb :) +5

soloyo
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awesome

EN AJUSTES

You know what? $5

d4vna

totally rad design. $5!

Thijsone

fantastic! 5$

wotto
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This is graet but I think Woot's Finding Technicolor nailed this theme, hopefully I am wrong :)

brainrust
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G'day folks, sorry I took so long to jump in! Busy day. I'm convinced copyright isn't an issue. Even if I'd copied actual vintage characters (which I didn't), they'd be out of copyright by now (except The Mouse because he's a registered trademark, or so I believe). I tracked down the other two designs that were mentioned, and I'm a bit disappointed I guess; it'd be okay if they were bad designs but they're both good! Maybe there's room for one more on the theme. After all, there's always room for more pirates, pandas and penguins! I'll have to try for really bizarre ideas, maybe. Oxygen deprivation might help... Thanks for all the comments!

MEKAZOO

Very cool design! 5$

Santo76
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hahah! cool!

yeohgh
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MILLION $$$

Boycey

Classic 5

Gar0
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Regardless of past prints, this is lush.

YaaH
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Good to see you here. 5555555555555555555555$ I'd buy it ;D

bennyd302
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awesome! love how you handled the characters. $5

hm087ster

If this gets printed, I hioe i get some credit in making you stick with the title...jk

Bio-bot 9000
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This is awesome!

WanderingBert
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Even though it's similar to my old design, I think you've done a great job with this. I can see it getting both a high score and getting printed.

wotto
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Actually I may have been wrong, that design was at woot! and it sold really well so why wouldn't threadless print this? They'd be mad not to. For the record I 5ed this.

Gemma.

Wow! That's really cool! I love the concept and the illustration too!

brainrust
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For the record: hm087ster and timpaint get the blame for making me stick with the title (you happy with that hm087ster? Are ya?)

Sorry I missed your Travel II design WanderingBert, but it got a strong score so I don't feel too bad! I have no idea how people keep up with the designs just on Threadless without even thinking about the other sites!

hm087ster

If I can influence one person to do good....

boostr29
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love it! $5

wyndeLLe

rad characters..

Raid71
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Cool

WackyMaki

A-to-the-W-to-the-E-to-the-SOME!!!!!

Nigil

Super Awesome man!

NGee
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Brilliance.

alvarejo
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amazingness $55555555

Boycey

I like it, I'd wear it. I actually prefer vintage Disney to the current esp. if it's anything to do with 3D/pixar!
5

buko
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2 designs submitted - Score now!

awesome 5$$$

zomboy99

this is classic material - well done!

justinrw77

That is so creative!!!! Nice nice nice job!! That's a 5 all day!

ndikol
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love it :D :D :D

Peachbeach
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great!!

ibyes
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Love this! 5$

chelly

excellent

PuterBoy

yeah bro 5$

professorE

AdderXYU on Nov 25 '09
Woot's Finding Technicolor and threadless's keepin' it real basically touch on this same theme and same style.


I own both of those and would like one of these too, please!
$5

roadkill3d
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old theme, new approach, cool design!

brainrust
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Thanks for all the thumbs up!
sp3spx/White Eraser: I know the model is a bit creepy but all the non-creepy ones I interviewed were in colour.
Boycey: I 'admit' I like 3D and Pixar but the old stuff was just so fun and visually inventive, like "Steamboat Willie", "Felix" and "Krazy Kat" (comic strip). They didn't let consistency and pseudo-physics get in the way of a good laugh.
professorE/roadkill3d (and others): Thanks for the vote of confidence from folks who've seen the theme done before (I'm still amazed that so many people know about a similar design from ages ago on another site!). Based on that, I shall now pursue a series of Panda designs. Maybe.

dacat
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Very well done!

derschwigg

This is great!! I'd buy it as it hit the shelves!

sonrisa3

This is great! Love it! :)

Monkey X
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I think it's done perfectly!

dschwen
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Sweet $5

brainrust
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Thanks heaps everybody, especially the critique folks! This has all ended up much better than I could have expected!

Ian-S
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I missed the scoring. Not that it needed any help. I can see this printing. Great work.

jess4002
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congrats, ben! :D

ersinerturk
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I'm buying this!

YaaH
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Congrats! I will buy it ;D

hm087ster

Congrats on this!

kashlen

i will be buying this

EN AJUSTES

Congrats dude!

soloyo
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Congrats!

bygrinstow
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Congratulations!

prepares to add to cart

YaaH
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Congrats! I'll buy it ;D

B 7
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Congrats!!!

brainrust
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It's up and selling! Thanks for the congrats (and the congreat)! I just stumbled across it; with the timezone difference and not knowing precisely when to look for it, I discovered it after other people and now I've got some discussions to read. I think I'd better buy a shirt or two while I'm at it!

riyas

wow!,nice..........nice characters.Live!
I jst submitted the new critique,i need your suggestion for that please.

ibyes
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Congrats on the print! Well deserved!

bottleHeD

This is my BestTee for Feb! I love the Max Fleischer-esque characters!

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