mikenytola wrote:Then how come nobody has mentioned the bottom half of the bird and is fixated on the wings which are not that bad (yet anatomically incorrect)? You say Edgar has a style, so does Ramyb, love it or hate it he is being stylized as well.
It's nitpicking when he has put more effort into this one than others by a landslide (imo), at least give the kid some credit where credit is due. He's starting to listen to people's criticisms and more open to changing some things. I'm not disagreeing that the bird's anatomy is incorrect, I agree with it but it's just not that big a deal beacuse this is not trying to be photo realistic and it's not grossly off. At least some people are being less insulting and more critiquing, so I guess that's giving him some credit. I think some of the regular haters (ex. Mr Wed) are actually being pretty good and constructive in here for a change. (It's a compliment, don't get defensive) Hell, he even used a photo example that was pretty damn funny and gave me a laugh.
I suppose the wings aren't that bad in that they're cleanly drawn and shiny and all. But the right one (my right, the shirt's left) is horrid. If I saw a bird like that, I'd bundle it in a towel so it couldn't jostle its wing anymore, stick it in a carrier, and take it to the vet.
And I agree with Wednesday about the clipart background. Back in the early days of shirt.woot, solid clipart shirts were quite in vouge for a while and won or placed in a number of derbies until people finally started to realise that they took no artistic skill to create and were the equivalent of nicely coloured pixel vomit. And then they stopped appearing and I, for one, missed them not at all and had really hoped the woot community and artists had moved past them.