AdderXYU wrote:Because this 12 year old is unable to separate her own work from this piece. You're offended by the implication that a younger artist can't produce good work, and you're offended by this because you're a younger artist who feels she can produce good work. Think of it another way: if you'd entered this week, and were being beaten by a 10 year old who drew worse than you, just because that artist was 10, would you not feel slighted? Wouldn't you think "man, I'm only 2 years older, and I can give a number of the adults a run for their money! Why am I not getting more votes?"
The derby should be run on quality, and the fact is that the vast majority of children are simply not going to submit quality. As the derby is right now, I have no problem with you playing the game, because your designs have shirt potential, but I can't see myself feeling bad to lose one artist talented beyond her years for the sake of blocking more of this sort of thing.
The adult designers you are so protective of, Adder, have submitted 34 entries with text in them, and at least 2 'boob' shirts,
19 without including the year in the title, and one of whom actually submitted shirts for two different years, apparently figuring no-one would notice.
This doesn't include all of the shirts rejected for too many colors, or using obviously copyrighted things or directly pixel for pixel copied artwork, or traced artwork.
These designers need reading lessons, and/or to attempt to comprehend what they've read. They don't need to be protected from one 10 year old kid.
...and you've decided to choose a 10 year old kid as your target of the week. nice work.
I guess what I'm trying to say here is that there are differences in the quality of work among the adult designers, just as there are among the more youthful ones. I don't think that excluding kids younger than, what, 16? is that old enough for you?
anyway, I don't really think that excluding the few kids that might be interested in submitting designs is going to affect the more adult designers in any way. They will continue to complain about how really crappy shirts win every week, and how woot is never going to be a quality place, all because of some other issue- clipart, or traced images, or whatever.