Re: The Cookiefather - Don Corlecookie
Rejected? After it had 64 votes on it? This is a shame. Especially since when it had 64 votes, it was in the row directly under the fog. What a disappointment for this shirt artist...who is just getting started.
SevenArts, I'm so sorry this happened. I have been around long enough to know that at least 95 percent of the shirt artists here have had at least one of their designs (& usually more) rejected for various reasons. I'm beginning to think it's a sort initiation rite around here... lol It doesn't make it any easier when it's Your design that gets disqualified, however.
Your design got rejected for being Off Topic. I guess Acraig was correct when he mentioned that other than the title of your design, there wasn't a strong enough connection to the Classic Movie theme.
Actually, I felt a little uneasy when I saw you had entered it in this Derby, but I couldn't quite put my finger on why it bothered me. Acraig nailed it, I guess. Btw, he's very kindhearted, as are most, if not all of the shirt artists here. If you need to run any ideas by a shirt designer, he's one of the many who would be glad to help you out.
I hope this rejection doesn't bum you out so much that you want to throw in the towel or anything. I'm not a shirt artist, but I see plenty of potential in your designs. They've caught my eye in other Derbies because of your pleasing use of colors and creative ideas. I've also noticed your designs are improving each time you enter a Derby. imo, hang around here long enough, and you'll start getting some prints. (At least that's my take on it. Possibly another shirt artist can give you an assesment that is better or more accurate than mine.)
I have one more thing to discuss. That is the following comment made by Amh7771.
Amh7771 wrote:1) This shirt has been made before: MANY TIMES.
I do not agree, Amh7771.
This "delete cookies" design appeared for a brief time in a Derby shortly before this one. At that time I looked it up on line. Yes, I did see the same concept expressed on other tee shirts-- but none of the others I saw were as well executed and creatively drawn as this one is. Of everything I viewed on line this SevenArts design easily wins the blue ribbon.
I don't remember exactly which Derby "Delete Cookies" was entered in, but it didn't fit in with that one. So I PMed Seven Arts and suggested that he wait for the right Derby or enter it in the dailies.
SevenArts, I'm wondering if you could still enter it as a daily. Maybe a moderator or a shirt artist would know the answer to that for sure.
Hang in there, SevenArts! I'm certainly not the only one who's rooting for you.