Re: The Cookiefather - Don Corlecookie
giraffalot wrote:I have to disagree with this with every fibre in me. It may be much more useful for the artist to offer some honest critique of their design rather than bombard them with praise for a design that was below standard. Unless you know something we don't and they are a very young artist. I'll assume they are not and offer these points.
1. The design is stolen from somebody else's original artwork. Copied or traced.
2. The text content does not match the image. Why would the Godfather worry about computer cookies being deleted?
3. The Godfather was not 1960's. Off topic.
4. The font overlaying the image is cluttered and difficult to read. It is a different blue to the monster which clashes.
5. The image is pixelated, suggesting that it is a low resolution image stretched from a smaller one and inappropriate for high resolution printing.
6. The illustration is in my opinion not up to a standard we come to expect these days. It is certainly not "the most well executed and creatively drawn" that I have seen.
This is just my opinion.
I am not a shirt artist, and I have never claimed to be. I do design computer wallpapers for a wallpaper website, (I'm self taught) but that's a whole different ballgame. I'm not limited to 6 colors, and I don't have to worry about whether my designs can successfully be reproduced on fabric. That being said;
The design does not look pixelated to me. I also believe it's their own original design...as I said, I did look for it online and couldn't find it.
I've done some PMing with SevenArts. Unless SevenArts misrepresented himself, I believe that they are just beginning to design.
Beginning designers can use constructive comments, yes. But imo, you came down on him pretty hard, especially with your accusation that they stole this design.
Actually, you stomped on my foot pretty hard also. When I said that the design was well executed and creatively drawn, I was referring to the "delete cookies" designs that I found after considerable googling. If you can find and show me this exact design, I will stand corrected.
Giraffalot, I like to encourage and support shirt artists, especially the ones who are just getting started. I've always tried to make it clear that I'm not a shirt designer. If I have not succeeded in disclaiming any expertise in shirt design, maybe this post will do it. I don't want to mislead any artist about who I am and how qualified I am to comment or not to comment. I hope that I haven't done that.
Now Giraffalot, I have a question for you. Just for curiosity's sake.
You haven't been on this website for very long, but as far as your designing goes, you really seem to know your stuff. I'd like to know more about you. How do you know so much about designing? Did you go to school for graphic design training or something?
I ask in part, because most people who start designing for Shirt Woot don't get a Derby win so quickly.
(I'll be checking to see if you responded after I'm off work...unfortunately, I've made myself late to work already writing all of this. Fortunately, I work for a family business. Bye for now!)