AdderXYU wrote:To me, the Cho situation is the reason something like Grow is so dangerous, lunar. It's not even arguable at this point that designers are consistently giving us work that is below them, because when they give us their quality, they get beaten by, well... you see the gap. If shirts like Grow continue to win, the designers will start taking the hint, and either leave, or give us their own Grows. That's why this shirt is such a slippery slope, and why many of us who truly like shirts dislike it.
Point taken, Adder. Truth be told, most shirts I really like on this site never get to the fog, place 4th, or get pushed out by ones I would not buy (steampunk army, raptor on the plane, treacherous waters, El Prospector Cansado are all unfortunate casualties imao). And looks like some awesome (imho) Jimiyo & Cho designs might suffer the same fate again this week, which I am truly bummed out about... again.
I can understand an artist adjusting their submissions in an attempt to try and figure out or hedge their bets on the voting tendencies to get a printing and some $ for their effort & time, be it for better or worse. I am glad that quite a few artists do continue to try and push the envelop and do still spend a lot of time on their designs and there's still a lot of quality/talent on the site. I salute them, as I am not artistically gifted. Yes, it's a scary thought if some of my favs left ~ I shudder the thought... I don't know too many sites where I can score some art on an AA T for only $10 to my door.
I'm not a real fan of any of the fog shirts currently (sorry, creamaphobe), but when a shirt gets to the fog, there's obviously an appeal, and unfortunately, not much will change that, and it saves me some $...
Yes, people have a right to express their opinions about the designs, but most banal criticism just seems counter-productive & possibly ends up getting the shirt in question more attention and more votes as a result... And it does irk me a tad when one designer gets criticized for something when another gets praised, but do agree that history, personal taste and perceived talent can influence the comments.
Again, I'd be curious to see a derby with no votes displayed, no fog and no hotness and be totally surprised on Thurs when the winners are announced. But then again, what would we all do in the meantime?... waiting in the dark is excruciatingly boring ^.^