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Free Spirit by GoblinQueeen Free Spirit by GoblinQueeen
My first design for the devArt clothing contest. If I have time, I have one or two other ideas floating around in my head.

The theme of the contest is 'being a deviant,' specifically, about being artists, deviating from the norm, and anything else that fuels our work.

So why a girl in a swimsuit dancing in the snow?

Being a deviant artist is not about being different just for the sake of being different
It's not about doing something to just shock society
It's not about just trying to annoy your parents with the way you dress
It's not about going against the crowd because you don't want to be in the majority

It's about staying true to yourself
It's about believing in what you feel is right whether you're in the majority or the minority
It's about that feeling of exilleration when you find your own voice
It's about finding what makes you happy even if everyone else thinks you're odd
It's about that feeling of freedom dancing in the snow

If you know me, you know how much I love color, so it was really hard to stay in the 6 color limit. I had thought of putting in the words 'Free Spirit' at the bottom of the image, but when it was finished, I felt that was spelling it out too much, but if you think I should add it back, feel free to say so. Doesn't mean I will, but I'll take it into consideration ;)
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dizzy-tea Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
fantastic. I can't find words to explain how much I love your art, particularly the retro-pin up ones. And the explanation is so so lovely, really loved the feeling of this one.
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bitwize Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
CUTE!!!!!!!
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:iconmelissah:
melissah Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006  Professional Photographer
i think this is way way too girly...instead of 'staying true to yourself' this tshirt really just looks like a my little pony ad.

i dont mean to be crude, it just doesnt seem like its crosses borders or would work for many different types of people. it seems too specific for such a wide and varied community such as deviantart.
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006
But you just said it yourself there, the theme was not 'What is being deviant to everybody' it was 'What is being deviant to you.' I don't expect everyone to like or wear this, but it is exactly what being 'deviant' is to me. If that makes me a 'My Little Pony,' so be it, there are worse things to be :)
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melissah Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Professional Photographer
also, after looking at your gallery, your style puts it into a better perspective for me. i think the image shocked me when paired with everything else surrounding it, and after viewing past versions.

and im not trying to insult you any further.

really it just shows what happens when im so far into the forrest that i cant see the trees. if that makes any sense.
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melissah Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Professional Photographer
i know it sounds horrible, its just instantly what the image conveyed to me.

i do respect your views, and the parameters of the contest, and the thought behind the imagery.

i probably shoud not have said it so harshly, but when i saw it thats what came to mind.
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uzezi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005  Hobbyist
it is really cute i like it:)
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:iconsteffeni:
steffeni Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
nice design, n i like how u put ur idea into thought =D
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:iconchikii:
chikii Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
great idea :)
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:iconghola8:
ghola8 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
love it!
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Tari-Kurii Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
I would totally buy this shirt. <333 It's so cute!
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Artemis-Diane23 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
Congrats for the fourth place (even if i would have give it the first place ;P) and the great idea ! :w00t!:
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CHampionvilla Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My absolute favorite. I am going to buy it even though I am broke :) ( maybe I will have money when they come out ;)
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
lol, cross fingers ;) It'll prob'ly be a little bit before then
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Professional Photographer
I like this one best of all.. excellent design...
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:iconbuttonater:
buttonater Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
hey, this is cool. i think the words free spirit would look awesome curved along the bottom, following the curve of the snow.
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mushroomYUMpop Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
That's a cute design! :) congrats on winning! :D
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ctrl-alt-delete Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on winning the clothing design contest! :clap: I just knew this would make it. You are seriously favorite artist on DA. :)
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
Aww, now you went and made me blush... :blushes:
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adiah147 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
This is so kawaii!!!! I'd definitely buy this. I love the irony of the picture. You draw so nicely! The girl is very pretty and great coloring. Great job.~ :snowing:
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AmethystLightning Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Student
Lovely design!!! I *really* like the "free" flowing mood and light colors... perfect description as well. Congratulations!!
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:iconwickedsnowmen:
WickedSnowmen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005   Photographer
can we make it and send it to me!!!! I WANT ONE REAL BAD!
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
Brava :clap:! I probably would have chosen :judge: this :deviation: design as first place. I, too, would purchase this top and I'm not even trying to annoy my parents :giggle:! As a matter of fact, I would probably annoy my daughter instead! ~ Parks Gal :rose:
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ramendoodles Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Student General Artist
Of all the winners, I'd have to say I like this one the best :) You should've gotten first with this one.
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KristenSpork Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005   General Artist
If I had been the judge of the clothing contest I would have SO picked this as the winner. ^^ :heart: It's sooooo pretty!!! Love the colors. :-)
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colorchrome Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Congrats on the runner up!!
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razureoblivion Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
it's sooo cute! congratulations on being runner up!!
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mwashley Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats!! The design is wonderful, the explanation devine. Great work!
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:iconyathosho:
yathosho Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
the poor snowman is gonna melt away..
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burtongirlbr Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Interface Designer
heyy
that's really prety!
i luved it
:D
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:iconzhaana:
Zhaana Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats !!! :hug:
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:iconribeena:
ribeena Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005   Interface Designer
Congrats! i love this design, reminds me of betwitched and i dream of jeanie animations (the opening credits)! :D
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TheQuietWriter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Nice, I think it's really cool. Congrats on being a runner-up
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changerous63 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005   Traditional Artist
chilllll...brrr...frosty...
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:iconarwenita:
arwenita Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
again i say with the right account good job :D
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:iconpainters:
painters Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005
i love this tshirt design. i would probably buy it :D
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:iconidarshu:
Idarshu Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2005
Neat! I hope it makes it.
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iac74205 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
very awesome with a great message...

I hope it makes it
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bizarro4 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
that's amazing, i would never have guessed that there were only 6 colors there, you did a great job with the color limit! and the image itself is great, it definitely conveys the message of "Free Spirit"!
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Jarod-the-Stampede Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
I think this picture is much cuter than the one with the angel and devil, but I think the angel/devil one works better on a shirt. In case you were looking for opinions....
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notrightyet Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'd buy that top, cute.
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:iconkena:
Kena Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005   Writer
:lol: Love the retro style! Great way to capture the theme. You gotta love the "what the?" look on the snowman's face! :clap: Good luck in the contest, Queeen-chan!
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etherealgirl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005
I love the colors & the whole concept. :)
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:iconopaleyes:
opaleyes Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005
She's adorable. Nice design. :)
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Jasmeralda Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005
YAY! she came out great! Yeah her being a redhead works better too, cause I don't think the snowman would look good with a blonde carrot hehe =) and awesme job with only the 6 colors rule...you pulled it off well...good that you could use the skin outline for the snowman's arms too =) It all came togather perfectly! I wanna a shirt now =) Hope ya win, so many can have this shirt! =) :hug:
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indiochink Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
I like it as it is... the image conveys the message perfectly :)
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:iconkatikat:
katikat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The desingn is very good! I love it =^___^=
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PriestessSerena Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Student
"Woah.. she must be freezin'!" That's the first thought I had when looking at this, but after reading your description I understand it now. I have to say, I totally agree with you. You did a wonderful job and the reason behind it is even more beautiful. :aww:
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twosilverstars Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, i like it the way it is - though it makes me colder than i already am! But it is an excellent design, and i absolutely love your description! Too bad i am not a judge ;)
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bettyboopalious Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I love it! The design is awesome!
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