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Old 04-24-17, 07:25 AM
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One life one rule, be you

Hello guys!

I decided to illustrate a tshirt for a friend who is a screen printing enthusiast. I wanted to create character that could resonate with the oldschool cyclist in me. I made a scrawny, rough wolf riding his bike with flies all over him (that looks deliberately ambiguous). You can read ‘One Life One Rule Be you’ underneath him. The concept is the opposite of what the modern society is all about: Glamour. Glamour is for fakes. The message here is just be yourself at any cost. Even if you are an ugly, miserably looking, lonely wolf.

What do you think?
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Old 04-24-17, 07:36 AM
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Cool design! I like it. The saddle in combination with the wolf looks a bit "strange".
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Old 04-24-17, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Semipedersen View Post
The saddle in combination with the wolf looks a bit "strange".
agreed, raise the other leg
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Old 04-24-17, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
agreed, raise the other leg

Or simply omit the saddle's nose from the pic.
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Old 04-24-17, 08:02 AM
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Haha, Ok I will fix it! It's annoying how easy something can reminds you of male genitalia!
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Old 04-24-17, 08:13 AM
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I like it and I want one of the tshirts!
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Old 04-24-17, 08:38 AM
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Tell the printer not to center the screen but to center the wolf's body---or remake the screen if it is home-made. Right now the mass of the design is too far left. (Right, but left in the pic.)

Other than that and adding some detail or changing the shape of the saddle nose .... nothing else to say. Good enough design.

I wouldn't protest loudly if the text were actually visible, but you might have wanted it small. Can't say.
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Old 04-24-17, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Crawdaddy View Post
I like it and I want one of the tshirts!
I am really glad you liked it

A friend of my sell some of them, but I am not sure the forum allows to share this kind of info. Send PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Tell the printer not to center the screen but to center the wolf's body---or remake the screen if it is home-made. Right now the mass of the design is too far left. (Right, but left in the pic.)

Other than that and adding some detail or changing the shape of the saddle nose .... nothing else to say. Good enough design.

I wouldn't protest loudly if the text were actually visible, but you might have wanted it small. Can't say.
Thanks for the feedback. Yes text wanted it to be small, I hate big fonts on shirts
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Old 04-24-17, 09:02 AM
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I actually like the text as-is.

Second the centering the wolf body, not the image as a whole, and (third? fourth?) the saddle suggestion.

Not a fan of the ambiguous flies though.
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Old 04-24-17, 09:08 AM
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What if "you" likes glamour?
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shirt is A+ ... don't mess with your mona lisa's style
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Originally Posted by Semipedersen View Post
Cool design! I like it. The saddle in combination with the wolf looks a bit "strange".
I would have never noticed it but now that is the first thing I see
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Old 04-24-17, 11:17 AM
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Bike should be a fixie...just kidding.... I like it
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Old 04-24-17, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
What if "you" likes glamour?
Really pretty simple; don't buy/wear products that indicate otherwise.
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Really pretty simple; don't buy/wear products that indicate otherwise.

But the OP says glamour is for fakes and instead I should be me.


"Glamour is for fakes. The message here is just be yourself at any cost."


But if, to me, being me means being glamorous then, according to the OP, being me would be being fake. Yet it wouldn't be fake because, to me, being glamorous is being myself. But according to the OP, I am not being myself if I am being glamorous because being glamorous even though, to me, I cannot be myself unless I am being glamorous. And 'round and 'round we go.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
But the OP says glamour is for fakes and instead I should be me.
Flunked out of Philosophy 101 after three weeks, I am thinking.

Don't worry Indyfabz. I am sure you look Fabulously glamorous in anything you wear.
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Wolf pic with saddle reminds me of this picture.

Otherwise, I third/forth/whatever the centering of the wolf.

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Somehow, it bugs me that I can see the rear derailleur but no shifter...
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Originally Posted by corrado33 View Post
Wolf pic with saddle reminds me of this picture.

Otherwise, I third/forth/whatever the centering of the wolf.

You win the Internet today!
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Originally Posted by corrado33 View Post
Wolf pic with saddle reminds me of this picture.
Ha, thats rough
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Somehow, it bugs me that I can see the rear derailleur but no shifter...
You missed the tree for the forest.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
But the OP says glamour is for fakes and instead I should be me.


"Glamour is for fakes. The message here is just be yourself at any cost."


But if, to me, being me means being glamorous then, according to the OP, being me would be being fake. Yet it wouldn't be fake because, to me, being glamorous is being myself. But according to the OP, I am not being myself if I am being glamorous because being glamorous even though, to me, I cannot be myself unless I am being glamorous. And 'round and 'round we go.

Wearing scruffy looking t-shirts and worn out jeans is kind of glamorous nowadays...
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Originally Posted by andrei_r View Post
Wearing scruffy looking t-shirts and worn out jeans is kind of glamorous nowadays...
I am so confused after reading the OP that I don't know how to be me.
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Originally Posted by 55murray View Post
Somehow, it bugs me that I can see the rear derailleur but no shifter...
It looks like a grib shift to me.
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