phylumsynthesis wrote:what's your take on Rabbit of Red Rocks?
There's obviously people that like the realistic rabbit (foghammer, purina). I don't particularly like cream colour shirts, and purina and dhooton seem to agree with that - although they voted for the design anyway. The colours that win are usually black, navy, asphalt, or slate. Grass and royal blue seem common as well.
Obviously, that says nothing about your design, only that you didn't choose an overused, but popular colour. I like the rabbit, but I don't really understand why the background seems to be sprouting out of the rabbit's ears. Overall, I think it's well-drawn and a good design...
I tend to like designs that almost seem to tell a story. For example, patrickpens' entry, Only Memories, got my vote because of its message, not because of the bunny, but in spite of the bunny. When I vote for entries, it's usually because of creative concepts that are well-executed. That could mean an important social message, a terrible pun, a legendary tale of some mouse that just wants a piece of cheese, etc.
phylumsynthesis wrote:One of my friends has started cross checking "artists" "excessively cute cartoon animals" and "how long before they were reckoned." among the winning shirts.
Shirts that are "just pretty" last 1-2 weeks, with OmarFeliciano being the person who gets to the two week mark most often. Vanishingly few gorgeous shirts last past 4 weeks. Also, most artists who do "just pretty" shirts seem to leave the community after a while, because they don't seem to print enough shirts to make it worthwhile.
I wouldn't argue against those stats; they're probably accurate. However, there are actually "just pretty" shirts that are printed occasionally and people who are satisfied with them, and while those artists may never be as mainstream as Ramyb, they'll always be appreciated by a niche of supporters.
I've yet to want anything related to pop culture, even though I'm a fan of Zelda, Mario, and Star Wars.