mrwednesday wrote:It's arguable whether or not that is a good thing, but for every design like this which simply plasters a well known scene drawn slightly differently, there are a lot more creative, clever and original designs which aren't getting printed. Most of what I like about this site is that I can get something different than I would see anywhere else because there are some incredibly talented artists doing really creative stuff.
If you put it into specific context of THIS derby, it's not that bad. Why? Take this design out. The remainders in the fog become the top three. Either the Disney shirt or the tree shirt get 4th and have a chance at printing. Even if it's an "original" concept, I think this is a better shirt and something that I would rather buy than the "blank" shirt. The tree shirt is cool, but I worry about the coloring on it. I love the Disney shirt, but it's still pretty far behind, so I don't know if it could make the climb to third.
Yeah, there are some designs I love by designers I love *coughbootsbootscough*. Unfortunately, those designers tend to be relatively far down the chart, so whether this shirt deserves to be here or not isn't REALLY that big of a deal.
As for the shirt, I didn't like the style for the Narnia shirt because it was just like...three things chilling on a shirt. Here, since it is an entire scene, it seems to work better for me, despite the controversy over originality and whether or not you're a terrible, terrible designer for stooping to that level.