Following the NFC-inspired teams tackled last week, the next derby gives AFC teams their turn with…
Starting Thursday at noon: Derby #471: Fantasy Football (AFC)
Design a tee for a fantasy team from one of these AFC cities: Buffalo, Miami, New England, New York City/New Jersey, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Denver, Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego.
No existing sports teams or mascots from these cities/areas. No cream tees
This derby begins Thursday at noon and continues through Monday at noon. The top three vote-getters will each earn $200 cash and $2 per item sold. Additionally, other designs will be selected and sold for $2 per item each. Both top vote-getters and selected designs will be sold in a future Plus sale.
Meanwhile, many artists are branching out from the usual pop culture in the current Trees and Leaves derby, which is always nice to see. But if pop is your thing, don’t worry- there’s still plenty of Groot and Link in the mix. Here are the two underdogs I’m rooting for:
Chemistree by ChuckleNorris takes trees in a fun science-inspired direction. I’m impressed with how authentically gooey that green liquid looks in the beaker.
Glitch in Nature by dn1ce25 might be struggling to get votes because of a weak thumbnail (it really doesn’t prepare you for how much detail is in the full piece), but I’m loving how original this style feels. There might be some color count issues (hard to say if there’s halftoning at this size), but I’d love to see more art like this entered in the derby.
This derby continues through Thursday at noon. The top three vote-getters will each earn $1000 and $2 per item sold after the first day of sales. Those winners will be sold on Friday (1st), Saturday (2nd), and Sunday (3rd). Additionally, other designs may be selected for a Plus sale on the following Monday, with each selected design earning $2 per item sold.