arinesart wrote:Well, I used a brush for the mountain (as I said), then turned into halftones and colored it myself. I guess the brush it's made for that picture/wallpaper (as you can see, my design is not that picture in its entirety). It's the use of brushes prohibited? If that's the case, I have no problem at all with my design being rejected.
It is a good shirt, and you no doubt put a lot of time into this design. Unfortunately, Woot has a no photograph policy because it is difficult to determine who the rightful owner of the image is. I'm assuming that you didn't take that photo, and if Woot printed the shirt, they (and you) could get in trouble with whoever did.
A very recent example is the Shepard Fairey "Hope" poster, in which he redrew a photo owned by the Associated Press and got sued by them.
Had you taken the photo, it wouldn't be an issue legally, but Woot still wouldn't allow it.
I think that all decent artists draw from references, and I need them all the time, but its important not to pass someone else's work as your own.
I really don't like being a tattle, and I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but I'm not sure where the rejectionator is on this one, and I would like for some of the other designs get a chance in the new hottness.