SkekTek wrote:While I enjoy the sentiment, I am one of those few that managed to score a printed shirt design even though I ain't no designer. It did help that Cho was in a self-imposed shirt.woot exile at the time, though. And Jaden won (yay Jaden!).
But the last few weeks, it's been the Jimiyo and Cho show! And tonight's special guest... Edgar!
L O L Thanks Skek *hugs* that's just awesome. You and sigaru (has remarked in my Peaches entry) need to set up a fanclub, I think.
Well, Cho DID enter that week. We kept bumping him out of the fog all Wednesday and Thursday morning. Cho and Jimiyo are the caliber of DBH. I wonder if they come to shirt.woot for the frequent wins in comparison to DBH, even though they'd be able to use more colors, more techniques, and more applications than shirt.woot has in their arsenal. I mean basically, Cho won twice this last week and will again this week. The same with Jimiyo. I'm sure it'll come down to a tighter vote spread and Jim will make it to the fog at the very least. Then you find one or 2 people who are either new or occasionally in the fog. Sokowa has been there a couple times as has Fable, then you see a completely new person in the top 4 like ZeusandHera (just using you guys as references). Cho, Jimiyo (and I know Jimiyo hasn't been around much, but you guys can all see the level of work that he outputs on a regular basis) and Fable will almost always be in the top 10, if not the top 5.
Now I'm not ripping on anyone. So please don't feel that's my motive here. I'm just wondering why the consistently awesome artists aren't looking for bigger pots of gold? I said it last week during the line art derby that Cho could easily just open his own shop and make a fortune. And we know that Jimiyo already makes money off of his vector designs, so he very well could take that further to a shirt design shop. I mean, it would show the versatility of his vector graphics even more than his little screen shots of the package designs. Fable, I think you've said before you just do this for fun and you went kinda MIA for a while. So I don't think that's necessarily a reason why you design for the derbies.
So I'm interested in a few things here. I bring the subject to a head, because I'm more interested in people's feelings on who consistently ends up in the fog and gets printed. I'd like to know about who feels that if they are just here for the money (which, that's not how I feel, but consistent wins week after week, must be frustrating to others) why not go for a bigger payout? Do any of you feel that there should be different levels within the derby?
I present the questions and thoughts to the masses. Because I can sit here all day and argue for both sides but it's no fun discussing with myself.