midgerock wrote:I'm not a fan of using clip art or vectors. I really wish you did take the time to draw this design and intergrated the elements more. All the elements seem floating not really providing a cohesive dynamic for the design, IMO.
As to artist's opinions on the use of clip art and vectors, you may not get their opinion on that point or on your design or others. "Why?", you may ask. As with other public arenas woot is no different when it comes to social politics. Most artists don't want to come off as jerks, calling an artist out on being lazy or stealing. They feel that they will lose a vote here and there and the public may turn against them. They want to save face and still appear to the public happy happy sunshine. But as an artist that interacts with other artists, I can tell you a majority of them don't like the use of clip art and vectors and they feel it is lazy.
Thanks, Midge. I understand (and I agree w/ your criticisms as well) and I wish I'd have had another hour or two in my schedule to fix them. My original border wasn't working, and my choice was between doing nothing this week or going for a crutch, and I chose the latter this time. (I'm an engineer w/ a 50-hour/week job and four kids, and this week family and work commitments ate up all but the very wee hours of the morning. Right now, I'm backstage at church, getting ready to play w/ the band for 600 people, followed by a couple more music gigs). Normally, I carve out Thursday evening to do a design (usually, but not always, from scratch).
I guess I understand why some artists won't comment, but I just didn't understand why the commenter (who didn't seem to be one) was really bent over this. I do wish I'd have had more time, but I didn't, and it was more important to me to share a funny idea than to demur for lack of time to give it the full treatment.
Thank you, sincerely, for your feedback.
This design could have been so much more if you took the extra time to pull it all together. I hope you can respect that I took the time to comment out of respect for you as an artist, because I know you can do so much better than this. [/quote]