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For the Odd Couples challenge at Threadless. What do you think?


A tragic end to the story of the Banana Bandit and the Wolf Dragon.


Stage Update: June 5th - Finished scoring.
2.92 Avg Score


235 scores
38 fives
34 ones


See the Submission Page


Stage Update: SUBMITTED May 23rd
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Cleaning up the Vectors & Colors Stage 3
Added some more details. Cleaned up a few things. Messed with the colors just a bit and added a dark yellow.
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Vectors & Color
Did a lot of vector line work and started adding in the color with Highlights. Placed it on a Turquoise shirt color.
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Vector Rough May 10th
Roughing in the Vector outlines before I start adding in the line width differences and then adding color.
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Original Sketch

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Theo86
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hehe this is a great sketch! can't wait to see it more finished.

bortwein
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I am actually quite proud of how the sketch came out. It is almost like a Summer Sequel design to this design from the StyleSmash blogger contest. Staffell and I worked together on that one from an odd sketched out idea I had.

blackhand_
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That's definitely an odd couple. Great work so far. I may throw my hat into this competition.

BeanePod
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2 designs submitted - Score now!

Lol...can't wait to see how this comes out....good stuff!

bortwein
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thanks all. Now I need to find time to work on it again.

bortwein
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I was thinking I would try to do this in a 5 color way but I'm starting to worry I might need 6. Details Details. :-\

goliath72
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Awesome wow

sayahelmi
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now this is what we called odd, awesome sketch brandon. can't wait to see the final result for this. still finding my odd idea, on my house backyard beneath the leafs and grass, huffht.

bortwein
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I started vectoring this up but didn't get far enough to show any real progress.

bortwein
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Updated May 10th. Vector Rough image posted.

bortwein
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Why you no comment on my progress?

palitosci
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Great! hehee

bortwein
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thanks. I have made no progress on this. Mother's Day weekend was very busy.

unaifg

Very nice! Love it

Ferz

awesome!

bortwein
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I actually did work on this over the weekend but don't have any images to share yet. It doesn't look too different because I was just making the blue lines have more depth.

bortwein
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Update! May 22nd Did a lot of vector line work and started adding in the color with Highlights. Placed it on a Turquoise shirt color.

PeculiarTiffany
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I like your choice of shirt color, it works perfectly with the greys and yellow. :-) It's good to see something that's more on the creative side, all I've seen are typical pairings and pop culture junk.

bortwein
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Thanks Baka.

I just noticed my Money bag needs some shadows in the light grey color.

Any other details that I should fix or I might be missing?

bortwein
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oh and does the pattern work on the wings? I'm not sure I like it the more I stare at it.

PeculiarTiffany
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I think you could do without the texture on the wings and the squiggly fur details on his belly. They're a bit distracting from the overall image.

bortwein
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aww you don't like the furry belly. ;-(

I see what you mean. Maybe I should just change the black outline on the belly fur to medium grey and get rid of the middle squigglies

PeculiarTiffany
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I think that would look better. They were the first time that drew my attention when I looked at it and I was confused for a second before I realized what they were.

bortwein
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Cheers Baka.

PeculiarTiffany
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Looking forward to voting on this. :-) I hope it does well!

bortwein
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thanks, just need to finish it up in time.

bortwein
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Stage Update: May 23rd Added some more details. Cleaned up a few things. Messed with the colors just a bit and added a dark yellow.

bortwein
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there are a few minor things up on the wolf's face area I want to fix before I submit this but I think I'm 98% the way done. What to do think? Am I missing a detail that should be fixed or something to add?

bortwein
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last minute recommendations: What to do think? Am I missing a detail that should be fixed or something to add?

PeculiarTiffany
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I think his legs are a bit too smooth and would look better with some fluffies like you have on the neck and face. But that's just nitpicky stuff.

bortwein
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Yeah, I see that too. I might look to fix that before submitting.

Any suggestions you can link me to on good submission presentations?

I hate the horizontal format of submissions for vertical designs like this one.

bortwein
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Submitted under the title "A tragic end to the story..."

PeculiarTiffany
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Yay! :-D

Also for future reference, I've always loved Xiv's presentations.

bortwein
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thanks for the help. Hopefully my presentation doesn't hinder the score.

blackhand_
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This turned out really well. Good luck in the challenge.

bortwein
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I'm happy with how it turned out. I really liked my sketch and I am always afraid I will lose some of that mojo when I turn it from pencil art into full vector art. I think I kept a good amount of what I had originally.

bortwein
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Submitting this right before a Holiday Weekend is going to make the time go by reallllyy sloowwww.

bortwein
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don't forget to leave a comment on it too

bortwein
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and thanks again Baka for all the suggestions and help. Cheers!

bortwein
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Bump. I could use some more comments.

bortwein
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I don't know why I thought there would be more comments on my design this time around. Probably since it is an odd and crazy character thing with a dead banana and a wolf dragon.

gabras

Great design, man! Congrats!

bortwein
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thanks gabras

bortwein
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hi

bortwein
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arggghhh! I feel like it just stopped getting comments at all. :-\

Go comment on it if you have not already and if you have then spread the word to help it out for me. gThanks

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