bluetuba wrote:Also as an addition I'm not trying to totally scaffolding on you Bass, I liked your X-Treme bear shirt in the National Parks derby, and certainly think you may have creative potential if you try here, but your comments in this thread are disturbing.
If you start cranking out the cute anime shirts in every derby because that's what you think the masses want, and hoping to make money you are going to make alot of enemies. Not to mention Ramyb and Seki are very very good at regurgitating the same "winning" formula over and over and over, it would indeed be hard to pander more successfully than they.
I find it "disturbing" the statement that I "will make enemies" if I draw anime for this tshirt site... I was unaware of the extreme, violent emotions people feel for the style here, it's pretty amazing. I see plenty of things I don't really like here and elsewhere, but I rarely feel the need to go verbally stabbing people over it.. I just move on to the next thing. There's plenty for everyone's tastes.
Also, if you have watched any of my other designs here, you'll note that I have not submitted any anime at all. This was a first for me, and what is most likely the last. If you read any of my posts, you would understand that it was a one-off, but it appears you did not read or fully understand that. I've avoided animu until now strictly because of this type of reception.
As for ramby and seki...pandering is what you call what their art, but obviously people like it. Otherwise they would not have the success they do. Whether that changes or not doesnt concern me. I'm merely pointing out that their success is due to the people who WANT their work, and want it very much, consistently. If you dont like that, I'm sorry but it's tough. There are other shirt sites out there with work on it that you may like more. There's certainly not a lack of non-anime cute stuff out there to buy. I like cute animu, but I also like everything else. I dont want ALL of one or the other.
And, if people are going to hate me now because I stated I would like to win the derby, then I'm sorry about that. I cannot lie and say that I'm here to gallantly flaunt my exploding bear art because it's some kind of fine, new, precious thing. It's just fun. The derbys are fun. I like doing art, I like seeing art, I like talking about art, I like getting paid for art I do. This place has the best of all worlds . (except some of the talking...) The derbys keep me busy and help me outstretch my abilities a bit from my norm.
Anyways, this is the last response I have to any negative feedback from here on out. I have seen that any response I make to messages of ill will only fuel poor behavior, and open me for yet more attacks. It's kind of a nasty cycle, and one that I SPIDERS! GET THEM OFF! to participate in. I'm here to draw and enter, with the hopes that you, the people, will like what I have. If you like my work, awesome. If you don't, there's plenty of good work here to choose from. There is no need to personally insult artists or members. The derby is supposed to be fun for all, so I want to keep it that way...at least for myself.
Thanks to all who commented for me, and wrote me personally. I sincerely appreciate your support, and I will try my best in the future.