tjost wrote:Yeah 40 lpi is to high. Woot caps it at 30 right now. Also the 30 lpi is for dots, not actual lines like what your using. Those are too fine to print corectly even if at 30 lpi. I do like the piece though. Looking at it more in context with the theme of the derby though I think it's a stretch. The name's meaning is in reference to renaisance art using 3 panels. This really doesn't have anything going on in two of the panels and if Woot were to accept it on that basis anyone could trow anything into 3 panels and call it on theme. Again I like the piece, but due to technical and theme problems I can't vote for it
Thanks for the advice on the halftones. I've had line halftones screen printed at 35 lpi with no problems before, but every printer has different equipment and meshes. I'll try again using larger patterns.
I think you're viewing the theme, my use of triptych, and maybe art in general too pedantically. Yes, the word triptych is used in reference to art presented with three panels, but before that triptych also referred to Roman written tablets presented in a hinged, three-part format. The word was later adopted for art presented as a hinged, three-part tablet, and art in general presented in three parts. The word can refer to something composed of three parts, and I would say that isn't a far stretch of the definition at all.
So if presented as a triptych in three panels or parts (or as you put it, "trow [sp] anything into 3 panels"), I think that it completely and justifiably fits the theme. My design not only falls under something composed of three parts, but I'm also using the word "TRIPtych" as a play on the idea of a "trip" through a portal - whether that portal be a triptych painting that transports you to another world, or a giant triptych of doors in some imaginary subspace.
I also don't think that for a design or art to be considered good or fit the theme, it needs to be jam packed with something going on in every corner or panel. There's beauty in simplicity. If you're really that much of a stickler for art, then appreciate that I've drawn up my design following the rule of thirds and golden ratio.