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Haven't decided on what I'm doing yet. Haven't subbed this either. I figured this forum has been kind to me so I'd put it here as the first place to get eyes on my latest piece. I may or may not Tweet this until later tonight when I finish my half tone issue with the colors. Currently at 7 colors and going to make it 6. Just need to test a couple options. Feedback is always welcome.

Side note: This piece was being worked on (during a 30 car ride) as I Tweeted at Bamboota about inspiring me to be a better artist. I hope you enjoy this as a direct response to your inspiration.

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    131 weeks ago
    I meant 30 hour car ride...

    I fixed the color issue-
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    131 weeks ago
    This is so much fun! I love the way you imitated the retro coloring of the 60's, plus the details are great as well (the Comic Code stamp in the corner is perfect). Good luck, I hope it gets printed!
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    131 weeks ago
    that is pretty smurftastic
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    131 weeks ago
    Heh, I see the color you reduced was white, I was going to say maybe have some lighter highlights on your surfer, but I think you made the right choice color wise.

    Overall I think it looks great! You nailed the style and I like the color fade around the edges.

    The only thing I can think of is I would center your bottom text box (an all-new book...).
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    131 weeks ago
    oh oh ... and maybe try a slightly brighter green so your text reads a little better? You lost some readability when you took out the white. I honestly probably wouldn't have though much of it had I not seen your first version though...
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    131 weeks ago
    Good catch on the centered banner. I upped the value of the green with a touch more red. It should pop better. However the jpg isn't a great representation of the actual color. It reads just fine when I print it out.
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    131 weeks ago
    I know it completes the parody, but the image might flow better as a shirt if the "AN ALL NEW...etc" banner was removed. MIght make it less of a rectangle
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    131 weeks ago
    Disagree with my man Walrus.. keep the banner, it looks great.
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    131 weeks ago
    The banner stays my friends. It frames the design nicely and it pays tribute to not just the first issue of Silver Surfer but many issues!
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    131 weeks ago
    Great work, my friend. I applaud your effort. Overall I love it. The concept is perfect and very clever. it almost looked too busy at first but the more I look at it I really like it. Honestly, my only suggestion is to make the "smurfer" a lighter grey. Bordering towards a white... obviously not white but much lighter. I think you want him to pop more and if you used that lighter grey in the other areas it would help as well. Maybe a grey with some color in it like PMS 5315 or PMS Cool Grey 3?

    Either way... props to all your hard work.
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    131 weeks ago
    I'm really liking your work but I think it would make a much better poster. At least for me it's a bit busy for a shirt. Great idea & excellent execution on it!
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    131 weeks ago
    I really love it, Silver Smurfer vs. Galactamel!
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    131 weeks ago
    One tiny nitpick though, I misread "Smurfel Comics" as "Smureel Comics" at first because of the shared colors. Just move it up a tiny bit and you're golden!
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    131 weeks ago
    Makes a great give-away poster as well shirt on Navy and Dark Grey!
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    131 weeks ago
    I like it on dark grey more, TeeFury's navy shirts just look like black to me. =/
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    131 weeks ago
    Ok so I think we may have a winner with this version 2. The old version I'm keeping for stickers and posters. This version I feel is shirt ready. Thanks to all the positive feedback.

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    131 weeks ago
    I would stay with the Marvel Comic look. You're not going to avoid the blocky nature of the design anyway might as well drive home the comic book parody.
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    131 weeks ago
    I agree cruddy there is no way around the rectangle because it's how I drew it up and it was meant to emulate a comic cover on t-shirt in the first place(By the way I went to JCPenny the other day and saw a couple Comic Cover Tees all with the same feel as version 1). 2 of my favorite shirts in the Gallery are Comic covers both blocky in nature- Sesame Six and That Goonies Action Comics Spoof. I love those.

    I like the second version better as a shirt though... however I can always submit 2 versions and see what they like or don't like. Anyways I'm a sleep on this design for another day or 2. Maybe after comic con and a nice relaxing weekend I will be fresh in mind and body.
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    130 weeks ago
    Finally subbed this just now... I can't believe I forgot to! Wish me luck :)
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    128 weeks ago
    2 new pieces for consideration.

    For Boardwalk Empire fans- Boardwalk Monopoly (If image isn't fully shown just click link above it for full art)
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    For Final Fantasy fans- Cactuar Cooler
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    128 weeks ago
    I love all of them and you're a true artiste.

    But by G-d, Cactus Cooler in general is such a gross soda, LOL.
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    128 weeks ago
    Love the Cactaur Cooler! Takes me back to ad classics like Sunny D!

    "Let's see what mom has... Soda, orange juice, purple stuff... SUNNY D!"
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    128 weeks ago
    Thanks guys... funny thing is I never even tried Cactus Cooler... and now for some strange reason I must try it. NO MATTER HOW BAD IT IS!
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    128 weeks ago
    Love the Boarwalk empire one !
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    128 weeks ago
    The Boardwalk Empire one hardly needs consideration it's already gonna be on another site tomorrow. I won't say which one because the Teefury word changer thing will PUNCH it into something else anyways. Congrats on getting picked there though dude.
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