aleafloor wrote:"I notice you've not published anything here, so I'll let the other artists here complain to me. I have a great amount of respect for all of them, and I've had a lot of rejections along the way (as have they), learning the shirt.woot ropes. "
That is hugely condescending. Because someone doesn't submit art their opinion doesn't count? I would think that anyone who is a potential vote should count.. because it's not simply other derby submitters that are looking at your work here.
I didn't intend it to be. I was just responding to someone who was obviously upset that I was somehow 'dissing' the artists here, when he/she doesn't appear to be one. I really couldn't care less if people use stock art in their work here.
If Ramy or Tater, etc. had said the same thing to me, though, I would take it much more seriously, because they are frequent submitters who know the ropes better than I do.
That being said...
I like the design, I think that while it's text heavy the clipart is used well. I'm not sure I'm fond of the usage of clipart as the main image focal point, but at least it does have more of a graphical element use than a lot of the other clipart seen in this particular derby. Time constraints are understandable, to a degree. The derby only opened today, there's plenty of time to get a design in and perhaps if you'd waited just a bit longer and put a little bit more of your own talent into it then it would have had a warmer reception?
I'd thought of that, as well, but I'm tied up, time-wise, from this point till Monday morning, with only a mobile device on me. I wanted to get this in, just because I wanted to have some fun (like most of the submitters here), not because I'm trying to be cutthroat.
Thank you for your suggestions, though. I do appreciate it, and I did not intend to sound condescending to YKR...
Yourkiddingright wrote:Wow that's assuming quite a lot (have you heard of alts?) but then it appears your proficient at assuming things. If you don't think this doesn't piss off other "published artists" why don't you ask them. I gaurantee most aren't happy with this practice.
I didn't think alts were allowed.
Well, if you're an artist here, you can PM me, and I'm more than happy to discuss this with you. I'm sorry I upset you.