I've spent the last couple years (it seems) staying clear of the Pirate vs. Ninja argument. Despite my longstanding stance of diplomacy, however, I was recently drawn into the fight at a forum I frequent, and my true colors began to shine. I must admit: I am definitely a pirate fan, and have been since my earliest glimpses of J.M. Barrie's Neverland. All other arguments aside, however, this shirt is pretty cool.
I was initally iffy about the shirt color (Yellow with light blue? Are we sure
about this?), but despite its rather lackluster appearance on the submission screen, I am convinced that this would look utterly stunning in person. (Picture an actual
light yellow shirt with actual
light blue waves—I can hardly take the excitement!)
The woodcut/linocut look of the water thrills me; I love how detailed it looks. There's simply no comparison between this and having the same ships on a solid blue background. I love how the ships are all riding on their own little waves—it's something I didn't even realise at first, but it makes the whole thing so much better. I even appreciate the similarity of the ships: the colors breaks up what might otherwise be monotonous (har!), and it gives the design a cool sense of "Well, what makes this one different?" It's like a motivational poster
, but without the cheese.
I would love to wear this shirt.
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