Woo! Thanks! Bestee!
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who voted for The Horde for the October Bestee! It means a lot to me. Voting is now underway for Design of the Year and the Horde is one of the 12 nominees.
I'm totally stoked to win my first ever Loves competition. I've tried a bunch of times and had some good scores but never seemed to get the concept that was right for the comp. Here's the blurb I wrote for Threadless...
"This design is an homage to a bunch of different zombie related influences: Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of The Dead, The Evil Dead, Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil and MJ's Thriller to name a few. I imagine this guy is probably making a last stand as a distraction whilst his friends get to the chopper."
It's funny to think that it was almost removed from the competition. I had worked on it throughout the night in order to make the deadline and submitted it in a rush at the very last minute. In doing so, I uploaded the wrong image. I wrote an email to attaching the correct image and asked Rachel to swap out the image I had submitted when I realised I'd made a schoolboy spelling mistake ('The Hoarde') At this point in the early hours, I was sick of the sight of it and changed my email asking simply for the design to be removed from the running.
But - I'd attached a new image, so Rachel received what must have been a very confusing email - and went ahead and swapped the images then emailed me back asking if I wanted it putting in the Horror comp. (I'd also mistakenly submitted it to the regular comp).
Having slept on it, my late-night loathing for the design had dissipated and I saw that I was being presented with a second chance. What the hell, I'll put it in the running and see how it does. Just as well I did.
So a big thanks to Rachel! And a big thanks to everyone who said kind things about it and scored it well. :)
Abi is looking forward to the horror movie marathon.
ALSO! If you have an Emptees account - I'd appreciate if you could vote on it. It got design of the month for September, and if it gets enough votes between now and the new year, it could be in contention for design of the year, and that would be nice!
Here's the figures that I sketched out and then painted onto the figures where the light would hit.
It took a while but as it turns out it was worth it.