Derby #63: Art as Text
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Ants In Pants!

Ants In Pants!
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bradyson


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I gots ants in mepants!

jahrpm


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This design makes me itch and squirm a little...in a good way of course!! GMV!

ansharp


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I saw your comment on the coffee stain shirt, and I sympathize with putting a lot of work into something and not getting any feedback, so here are my thoughts on this design:

I think it's cute, but I wouldn't buy it. The design needs to be moved up to the chest area (right now you have it spanning the tree ants (hit reply to see what woot is filtering), which is less than flattering on both males and females), and then you should add more ants trailing down to the bottom of the shirt. I also think it's an old joke, and many people come to the derbies looking for a new joke or a fresh take on an old joke. I also think you are probably suffering from the "previous derby syndrome". That is to say, there was a Bugs derby this past summer, and most of us had our fill of little, crawly creatures for a while. I hope some of this is helpful to you in future derbies.

Lhymes


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I'll be honest with you. The only reason I pulled this one up was I read your reply on the coffee jerks entry. I like your choice of colors. The ants look great on the green. It Appears you're just usin one ant, however, from the looks of the low red pic. I'd have gone with at least 2-3 to make it less redundant. I think your biggest problem with being overlooked is the preview. It's rather boring. I'd recommend a more in-your-face pic to catch peoples' eyes, such as a zoom-in on the head of one of the ants. You may want to resub with that preview change to see how it works out for you. Best of luck.

BootsBoots


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I saw your post on the coffee stain shirt, too. Here's some feedback for you: You're obviously a decent artist. I can tell from the close up of the ant that you have there. It's very well drawn. The design itself isn't very interesting, though. You need to spice it up in someway. Maybe making the ants clustered all over the shirt, so that the shirt is more ant than material, or having the ants making different shapes that might give some new meaning to the saying "ants in the pants," not just simple letters. I'm having trouble thinking of something really spectacular, but something along those lines is what I mean. And it's true that "ants in the pants" is just kind of an old saying without anything different being brought to it. Your design is simple, and I think "simple" usually only works if you have a really creative idea backing it up.

That's what I think. Don't stop submitting. I think you could do some really good designs (honestly), that's why I'm bothering to give you some feedback.


Lhymes


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ansharp wrote:I saw your comment on the coffee stain shirt, and I sympathize with putting a lot of work into something and not getting any feedback, so here are my thoughts on this design:

I think it's cute, but I wouldn't buy it. The design needs to be moved up to the chest area (right now you have it spanning the tree ants (hit reply to see what woot is filtering), which is less than flattering on both males and females), and then you should add more ants trailing down to the bottom of the shirt. I also think it's an old joke, and many people come to the derbies looking for a new joke or a fresh take on an old joke. I also think you are probably suffering from the "previous derby syndrome". That is to say, there was a Bugs derby this past summer, and most of us had our fill of little, crawly creatures for a while. I hope some of this is helpful to you in future derbies.


I agree that this would look much better if you moved the design up more.

bradyson


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Much thanks to the folks who took the time to give me feedback. :c)

@ ansharp: Thanks, I wondered if I should have moved it up more. Makes sense about the "tree ants." ( And yes, the Woot filter is great. People really interested in this site (or anything else they do) should learn the language.) Thanks again for the encouragement.

@ Lhymes: Thanks, the biggiest thing that I agonize about is the detail pic. I have been hesitant to resub, but if I have time I might with some different ants added. Thanks!!!

@ BootsBoots: Don't worry, I won't stop submitting. I just want to do my best to add to the "spirit" of the derby and improve my skills. So, I greatly appreciate the feedback.

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