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where helium comes from

Design by evilMallard

where helium comes from by evilMallard on Threadless
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evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
Just some quick notes about this design: 1. This design went through 18 (technically 21) versions in the critiques (and at least 5 versions not posted in the critiques) before I submitted it. 2. I wasn't aware of "Dog Fight" until I was already working on version 9. 3. I chose to use a generic balloon animal instead of a balloon cow because it is more easily recognizable, helps get the point across better, and makes the design a little more silly. 4. The idea behind the shirt is supposed to be that the farmer is milking the balloon animal to get helium, but if you want to think that he is inflating the animals so his farm can have livestock, go right ahead. It works both ways! 5. If you saw this and thought, "Why is that animal not tied down if it is full of helium?", then you are thinking too hard. 6. I am fully aware that balloon animals do not normally contain helium. Anyway, thanks for all the help in the critiques, and thank in advance for your votes, everyone!
dollyclothespeg
I love it. Especially the silhouette animals in the background.
[+duracell-]
Its a lovely design, but if I were you i would have just submitted it to a different site.
nikolina100
hee hee! great job :D
olie!
olie! profile pic Alumni
brilliant concept. great and simple execution. Very nice job.
Gigguli
Great!
mezo
mezo profile pic Alumni
Very funny. I think it is different enough to stand on it's own without comparison. Technically, you should make the balloon animal more transparent looking. But that's just a minor qualm. Not my style, but it's still good. 4
zipperking
zipperking profile pic Alumni
awesome concept, well done mate
Madshadow
At first I was really afraid it would be too similar to "Dog Fight" but after seeing it, I think its really good! Its definitely a solid design that I could imagine seeing on a t shirt (which is sometimes hard with subbed designs). $5
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
yay the voting is finally started! 12 positive comments is a great thing to wake up to!
SoulfumeInc
nice job dude. great illo and I love that you already posted the answers to what would have been inevitably annoying questions and comment! 5 from me
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
thanks! i got the answers from all of the critique comments
millee
very cool and well executed! $4
jaywalkergraphics
jaywalkergraphics profile pic Alumni
Unfortunate coincidence. But I'm loving it. $5.
EricDiaz
lol evilMallard those notes were spot on! 5 to you sir!
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
nah, i wouldn't say it's better...just a different drawing style is all. thanks for the overwhelmingly positive (for the most part) comments, guys!
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
...i've got a long ways to go before i can get as good as David T, by the way.
TattooedBear
Beautiful. I've voted for so many shirts as a "I'll buy it, tell me if it wins" Have yet to see one go up. If this one doesn't get it... I give up.
Muckl
lol
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
^ best comment so far the positive response from this design, in both the critiques and on here, is still very exciting for me i just wish i had more places to promote it...
bcrider
As for #6, I believe all balloon animals SHOULD be filled with helium. $5
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
but...then they would float away :(
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
yay 1000 votes...thanks again for all the positive comments!
bananaphone
bananaphone profile pic Alumni
so helium comes from wanking off balloon dogs?
afrit
glad to see this one up! great job $5
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
2 more days! yay! thanks again to those of you leaving mature comments!
littleclyde
littleclyde profile pic Alumni
It's a fun idea and really beautifully executed. And while I love the colors you chose, I would maybe consider another color for the dog or tee, just to nudge it a little further away from the Dogfight design, which was also red balloon on light blue tee. I agree that your design is a totally different concept, but the visual similarity is still a little unfortunate.
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
this design is actually on Blue Jean, not Light Blue.
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
i wasn't exactly going for realism with this design ...and, as far as i know, cows don't get tied down when they are milked, and part of the joke with this design was to take a hopefully-well-known image (a farmer milking a cow) and replace one of the key elements (the cow) with something unusual (the balloon animal), without changing much else
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
i am glad to see that people are actually reading my points though!
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
that's fine with me
jayrawz
jayrawz profile pic Alumni
great idea... i always wondered how they got helium and bottled it.. now i know.. im helium intolerant tho.. critique my new designs
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
one day left! vote vote vote! comment comment comment!
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
thank you kindly, sir
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
yeah i think if lots of panda and rhinoceros shirts can be in the catalog at once, so can two balloon animal shirts
evilMallard
evilMallard profile pic Artist
well, this is it! thanks again for all your votes and kind words, everyone!
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