bluetuba wrote:I actually see some similarities between you and Ramyb, and if you aren't careful you might end up as disliked as he.
Designs deemed "less artistic" by the community (Ramy draws crude but shiny chibi or repetative swirl, you do graphic design and text but no drawing)
I recognize that I need to use more drawing in my work, which is actually what I'm trying to learn (using vectors to translate my drawings from analog to digital). I got a nice Wacom pad for Christmas, and have been practicing with a number of sources to improve this. So I definitely recognize that I need to draw more and incorporate that into my designs. I didn't realize, though, that a lack of drawing was some sort of disqualification...
- Has large outside following that noticeably votes up entries
If 20-30 (sometimes with another 10-40 if the subject matter matches the interest group)is a "large outside following", Ok. I guess I see the most successful artists doing this, with a much larger fan base, so I don't see the problem. If my design were to win, I'm pretty sure most of the folks on my list would buy one (as was the case with the two shirts I've printed).
- Posts alot, calling out critics and decrying "haters hating for no reason" Ramy did in his heyday anyway..
Not sure I see this. I usually don't post much at all, positive or negative - I'm too busy during the day with my job to read the boards most of the time. I'm just in bed with the flu today, so I've had more time to read (and sleep).
- Works hard to get around derby rules, themes, and the rejectionator
I'd disagree with this, but I know that I have had disagreements (primarily over IP references, IIRC). I wouldn't say that I try to work around the rules, but (as other artists have commented) sometimes you start with one idea, and by the time you're done, you've crossed some line in the week's rules.
I know there was the issue last fall with the Eye of Sauron design and my question about clip art that ticked folks off (completely unintentionally), so I've altered my design process so as to avoid this.
- Has fanboi posters that will vehemently defend and threaten critics, often on anon accounts.
You've got me at a loss here. I don't remember this ever happening.
- Has a loud hate club
Until this moment, I'd wonder about this, too. Maybe I'm oblivious, but until thePenrod said something awhile ago, I didn't know anyone was complaining about anything.
I am aware, though, now, and I will make sure that the folks I send email/tag FB posts to are folks who would buy the shirt.
Sorry if I've caused any offense...