KenSPT wrote:In the fog :
Cho - Why Can't I Fly Friend?
Cho - Spring Rebirth
Also in 7th place :
Cho - Sashimi Hunters Woodcut
I'm not claiming those aren't awesome designs, they are and I've voted for 2 of the 3, but to claim that there isn't a bit of favoritism on this board towards certain designers is silly. At one point all 3 of his designs were in the fog.
I stand by my statement, if he submitted this, the people bashing it would say, "Eh, it's not my favorite, but it's Cho".
If there is favoritism toward someone like cho, or tgent as others have mentioned, or any of the designers who regularly end up in the top-10 or fog, it is because they have proven themselves time and again to come up with quality concepts with quality execution. It's not favoritism because it's based on designs. When Cho is on, like this derby, he gets praise for his detail, his skill, his ability to work in the timeframe allotted, his ability to work with many different themes... and one thing he ALWAYS gets praise for is his line work. There is no artist on woot who is more consistent with their linework, and as such Cho having two fog spots in a derby about linework is not only fair, but not shocking, even if this was his first derby. On the other hand, he has also had a number of ideas which, while interesting and well done, have been not as great, and they have languished for it. If Cho were to go the other way, and submit a lowest-common-denominator design, he'd very likely have so many people who normally praise his work saying "oh, cho... what the hell did you do?" There were already posts of the sort regarding the Penguin shirt, which was well done if topically bland.
If you're looking for a conspiracy, find a talentless designer who keeps making the top-10. Cho gets there on his skill. If you can't appreciate that he has enough skill to earn his fog spots fairly, your critiques are not informed enough to listen to.