benjaminleebates wrote:People do not put much effort into critiquing each others work any more.
If it is a good design, then the "attaboy" would be fine. But if you do not follow the rules, then someone should say something. Not to make you feel bad but to help you get better... If you really do want to get better!?
Do not use textures snagged from the web and photoshopped into the drawing.
The rules are still 6 color and your own work, unless otherwise noted.
If I am incorrect on this, please feel free to chime in; oh woot gods!
People once spent much time debating the validity of every design, even if it only had one vote. It wasn't the position of the shirt in the contest that made it a target, but the attitude of the designer. If the designer appreciated the feed back and listened to the criticism, then they would excel. If they made excuses for their mistake and tried to justify it, then they would often become marginalized. This did not always negatively affect the votes for that artist, but it did shine a light on the anomaly.
WOW! Thanks so much for your helpful comments! I did, in fact, use actual cuttlefish textures in an effort to be as realistic as possible for my little cuddle-fish! Then, I colorized them so as to get a combo that I liked. I knew that you can't use clip-art and stuff like that, but I did not realize that textures were off the table, too. I guess I'll have to re-read the rules for the millionth time to make sure nothing else has slipped by me.
I truly, truly appreciate your willingness to take the time to make your thoughtful comments. There are so many amazing designers doing weekly work here, I'm having a blast firing out designs fast and furious while trying to learn!