Pretty smooth. Room lighting was soft so it’s actually more white than it’s showing. Red is not as deep as I intended (at least my copy isn’t), but otherwise I’m pretty happy with the print.
@ACraigL Voted! There were several that I liked this time. I love the I Obsess Over Fictional Characters, and World’s Biggest ____________ Fan. I hope you get first place and then Zombies are People too places, along with the I Obsess.
Howdy, @acraigl. We really like this design, but wanted to give you fair warning that these guys have come after us before and we've had to take down similar designs. We don't mind keeping it in the derby and keeping it in contention for the Editor's Choice sale, but we won't be able to run this as a daily, even if it places.
@ACraigL You have got to be kidding me! I mean I understand if the design was really close but this is an homage to them. I mean do they have a patent on backwards facing Rs?? I am already bitter…lol… but it better be in the editor’s choice sale.
@ACraigL I said the exact same thing to my husband a bit ago. I was like, why are they allowing it in one sale but not another? He said the same thing, maybe it’s less of a chance they will see it. All I can think is that they really like the design and want to sell it but hope to lessen the chance of it causing a headache for them. But what do I know, I’ve never run a business in my life.
@ACraigL It does still work and I think it will do well. I’m very disappointed in the change though. If a company would really go after something like this paying tribute, then they deserve what they got. If I had never seen the original, I think I would have still been excited about this one. What’s funny is that I am NOT a morning person. If I had not gone to the comments, I wouldn’t even have known about the change. I can barely see when I get up at 8a…ha. I’m very happy for you, that’s two in what a week? I wanted to get the sarcasm one because I do love me some sarcasm, but I knew this one might be coming so I waited. I don’t get as many shirts since they raised the prices.
@kevlar51 - Much thanks kevlar! @sammydog01 - Thanks and especially thanks for looking it up sammy! @narfcake Oh nice, are you a moderator here too? I didn’t even realize Thanks! @acraigl - heh well a few are old designs reworked (or in one case, not reworked!). @mehbee Thank you! Yes perfect derby for you - me too, a lot of my stuff veers kid-friendly
@Spiritgreen Sorry I’m late to the game… I do like your little squirtle, though I think in general I prefer your looser/more casual style. What tools/programs do you usually draw in btw? Just curious:)
@jasneko Hey jas’ thanks for replying. I use Photoshop and also Clip Studio Paint which makes nice lines. I was drawing with a crunchy brush here but it was so small you can’t really tell! It ended up looking too formal. Needs more fun. : )
@ACraigL@Ignorant@narfcake@taternuggets Last November I didn’t have my clothes washer hooked up yet so my daughter took my laundry in. My frostbitten hand turkey shirt seemed to “disappear” somehow over there so I had to order another one when they had that 2-fer sale (or whatever it was)
/Some folks just don’t know classy style when they see it…
supremebeing23 wrote:Screw you for the rude troll comment - I was in Paris when you were probably in diapers. This kind of expression is new to me and it's great to see how tolerant you are.
I do see this is not the place for me so delete my entries I'm sure 10 years from now you'll still be doing illustrations for pre-school children's books and call it art.
@ACraigL@narfcake@sammydog01 I think the bigger problem with the derby these days is the turning of a blind eye to people creating accounts for shill voting. woot really needs to return to some sort of voter verification or there is little point for artists to continue. It’s way too easy to game the system now. There is one entry this week in particular that has a fantastic ability to bring in brand new voters. The accounts all having their very first forum comment on the design is quite a coincidence.
I’ve discussed this at length with the staff. They feel like it’s OK to have an outside artist bring in followers as that adds exposure to the site. I don’t necessarily disagree with that, but they do need to police for new/fake accounts. The problem is they don’t have the sophistication/technology in place to discern between accounts created to boost votes vs new accounts that are legitimately voting. They can only tell if accounts are coming from the same IP address – that’s their only tip off to fraud.
I think they need to move away from votes alone deciding winners. Other factors should be taken into account. It’s clear when a inferior design has more votes, but there’s no way to prevent them from winning unless they change something.
@medz That was my point. If the ball is considered a character (I don’t think it is, IMO), then why reject it for involves an existing franchise., which was not stated as a derby rule. Unless I’m blind or more confused than normal.
@jasneko I voted for all three. I had to laugh at the first one. My best friend and her husband stopped by this weekend and had their grandson with them. He was WILD after being in the car for a long time. He happen to notice I had a big bag of balloons so of course I gave him a couple. At one point he was playing hit the balloon with us in the living room and it fell down and hit my Chihuahua (mix) on the head. The look on his face was hysterical, much more What the heck, than I am going to hunt you down of your cat…and it was a red balloon. Ok that was a very long story about nothing but I thought I’d share.
[Honesty] Is it honest to go vote for a shirt you know you would never buy or wear?
I’ve found myself at a spiritual crossroads lately and I’m calling into question my motives in some areas.
I find myself voting for designs sometimes to support the artist, not the shirt. I suppose the long view could be by supporting the artist, I’m enabling them to go on creating great designs. But in the short term, it feels a little dishonest and cliquish to blindly vote for a particular design just because of the artist…
@therealjrn Well I definitely think it is a good thing to support the artist, but the voting button does not say I’d buy that, but rather I’d want that…and I want almost all of @ACraigL’s shirts. I know that is probably semantics but it’s enough to make me feel ok with it. On top of that, I look at all the shirts when I go to the derby and I vote for others that I would want also. I am very fair about it in my opinion so I’m good with it.
@therealjrn I’ve always looked at it as “I’d Want One” meaning, it’s something I’d potentially want; I like the design, execution, colors, humor, etc, but not necessarily something I WILL buy. It’s not a commitment.
I’ve petitioned for better wording, even something simple as “Vote for this design” which is all it really amounts to.
@therealjrn Over the years I’ve voted or participated in something just for the simple fact that my friends have asked me to…I’ve voted for their children in photo contests even if they might not have been the prettiest, I’ve supported their cause even if I didn’t feel strongly about it (unless I truly felt strongly against against it), I’ve liked their business facebook pages even when I have no intention of using their services. I buy candy bars and candles I don’t need or want because I want my friends’ children to succeed in their fundraisers and hope one day they might do the same for me. Unless something truly offends you, I see no reason not to support your friends in their ventures. I also consider Karma. If, one day, I need something (truly, and not just votes for a silly shirt) - I hope that all the good vibes I’ve put out into the world will come back to me.
Woot here regarding your recent order for the ‘Retro SciFi’ shirt. We noticed that we accidentally posted pictures of this shirt on a black background, while this shirt will actually be printed on a brown tee. Sorry about that! You can see what your shirt will actually look like using the link below. shirt.woot.com/offers/retro-sci-fi
You should receive this shirt in the next couple days. If brown just doesn’t quite do it for you, we’ll be happy to refund you for this order. You can reach us by either filling out the support form on our site or by emailing email@example.com
Thanks for understanding,
@sammydog01 shipmates, cool! That one took me literally two weeks to finish. I’m still not sure -how- it took so long, but somehow it did. They take more planning than you’d think although I drew the original shirt, Haunted Housework, in 24 hours back when that was all you had from the theme being announced to the contest starting. Whew those were not the days!
@Spiritgreen Thanks for saying so. I worked my ass off on that Buffy design, and I’m pretty proud of it. It’s really for my daughter so I’ll be OK if it prints in a side sale but I not-so-secretly wish for better.
@narfcake Thanks for the mention.
I’m hand-wringing so much over the possibility of a Buffy win, I forgot to post. My daughter and I are huge fans, so it would be an enormous victory for us (let alone placing in a Halloween derby).
@ACraigL Excellent submissions, voted!! In full transparency, I absolutely LOVE this derby and I voted for several shirts. A lot probably won’t come anywhere near the Fog but yours is the only one in the Fog that got my vote. The buffering one is one I relate to very personally.
Oh and forgot to mention, I have a brand new print in a winter sale this week… it was supposed to be in the Artist spotlight a while ago but somehow it got delayed… there’s a 25% off code today too! https://shirt.woot.com/offers/this-is-winter