Best Friends Are Forever, Final Score 3.24, Thanks



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littlem

i like the very top dress. how bout making one diamond shape "applique" from 4 of the tiny diamonds from the pattern? where the flower was originally?

littlem

cool. i love the design, by the way. it's really sweet!

ibyes
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Thanks. i think I just need to take the diamonds out of the mask, but still maintain a diamond shaped background. After that it's off to sub land.

littlem

awesome. good luck!

TheInfamousBaka
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I liked the patterned dress more, because it keeps your eyes moving. With the solid color, it kind of stands out since everything else is much busier in comparison. Love the changes on the diamond, the variation of colors really makes it look much more like an actual gem.

jeffreyg
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i am not feelin that fade

jeffreyg
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i would submit this one

the background fade looks so cheap to me

jeffreyg
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if you do want to fade it, i would just lower the opacity on the whole background rather than some gradient

soloyo
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so many versions, which one is the final ??

ibyes
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The top two are the only choices to look at now.

I made the top one as Jeff suggested. There is no gradient, just a faded background with the middle highlighted.

mattgrahamza

I think it deserves more than a 3.2.

littlem

awesome score!

ibyes
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Thanks. I'm happy with the score, but there weren't many comments and 375 votes, which I guess is ok.

Let's face it though, a 3.24 on the new Threadless is not a 3.24 on the old Threadless.

just.a.grl

i didn't want to put this comment while your design was up for voting - but i have to say i find it offensive for women, dogs, diamonds, parenting and for the year 2013. you're sending a bad and humorless message, and that's your responsibility as a designer / illustrator. i will think less of Threadless if they decide to print this. i really will. sorry.

ibyes
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i find it offensive for women, dogs, diamonds, parenting and for the year 2013.

@just.a.grl WHAT? You're joking right? Seriously?

It is an illustration based on a saying "Diamonds are a girls best friend" Nothing more, nothing less. Since dogs are man's best friend, (also a saying), I made the diamond into a dog. End of story.

If this is all it takes to offend you, I feel very sorry for you.

just.a.grl

if I have to - "Diamonds are a girls best friend" is a saying from 1949 that suggests that material wealth is more valuable to a woman than anything else. The fact you chose to use that old chauvinist superficial saying, using a little corrupted girl - is offensive for me as a woman. Sorry for being extra dramatic - but i dont necessarily find it far from the greedy Jews charicatures from the 30's suggesting they put money before moral and ethics.. I bet there are sayings on that to. But I wouldn't buy that as a tshirt. I apologize again for the harsh example - but I'm trying to proove a point. Sorry again.

FRICKINAWESOME
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just.a.grl, you ARE aware that the crux of the joke is that he COMBINED the diamond with a dog, thereby not reinforcing love for cold, inanimate material goods, but showing the diamond as a living breathing entity and realization of BOTH gender's older stereotypes, a loveable dog and companion that just so also HAPPENS to be encrusted with Richie Riches. He could have easily had a boy in place of the girl being licked and the concept would have been exactly the same, two old-school sayings combined to ridiculous and good-natured effect for a fun design to be enjoyed by young and old.

I'm all for exposing tired and hurtful gender and ethnic stereotypes in what many people perceive as "harmless" or "in good fun", but you're barking up the wrong tree on this one imo.

mip1980
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Some people are hilarious with their pointless rants, its a great illustration! I am sure this is the type of person who complains to the television networks if she see's nudity before the watershed.....how very sad.

Great work ibyes and 3.2 is a pretty good score, way to go!

I have also noticed the incredibly low voting numbers of late, must be because of all the challenges

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