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Don't just flood this place with crap and expect to get better. Your going to have to do all the hard parts on your own. All I can do is point out some technical mistakes and suggest improvements.

3577 Comments

  • stalyn

    really need critiques.

  • gurven

    I know I have already had a lot of help with this but is this moving in the right direction?

  • LiviuMatei

    I need your help. Basically, this was rejected from the tee-section, and yes, i know, it sounds like I'm going to bitch about that. But no, I'm cool with the rejection, i know it's more of an illustration than a valid tee-design..so, i need critics and help. What to do to make it a tee-design, 'cuz apparently I've been out of the game for too long. My thoughts so far:
    -either remove the frame or ornate it more and make it square-y.
    -go for a one color design, black and white, maybe engraving style?
  • lmt337

    @Liviu, her right arm looks like it's going through the mast, I would like to see it brought back round and maybe holding something? I think redoing the frame and also maybe going monochrome could work better. Also some line weight variation to help it pop. I'm sure you know all this and I'm just reminding you.
  • LiviuMatei

    Thanks, will do. any ideas on the frame? with or without?
  • Satangelica

    are these too gritty / sloppy ?
    any crit appreciated


  • treycook

    WillDaBeast said:Shit sorry:


    No offense but I can't even tell what this is.
  • qetza

    LiviuMatei said:I need your help. Basically, this was rejected from the tee-section, and yes, i know, it sounds like I'm going to bitch about that. But no, I'm cool with the rejection, i know it's more of an illustration than a valid tee-design..so, i need critics and help. What to do to make it a tee-design, 'cuz apparently I've been out of the game for too long. My thoughts so far:
    -either remove the frame or ornate it more and make it square-y.
    -go for a one color design, black and white, maybe engraving style?

    I think the oval composition itself would look fine on a tee. I think it's colored well and I like the frame. The right shoulder looks a little off and her arms are too short I think. The figure itself could stand to be larger and take up more of the area of the overall composition; that is unless there's going to be type or something above the mermaid.
  • Electricpixel

    be as brutal as you want, i can take it.

    http://mintees.com/tees/333209-supercrank
  • xul1349


    kinda stucked with this one. not sure if i should stick to my usual one color style, or go one with this colors
  • lmt337

    LiviuMatei said:Thanks, will do. any ideas on the frame? with or without?

    The frame is a little distracting so if you did redo it maybe a simpler one?
  • quakerninja

    LiviuMatei Suppose Mermaids were real, The character would not be able to support her weight in that possession, assuming she has the same fish tail bone structure, It's more likely that she would be tied up with her hands over her head. Or if you want to make something really dramatic you can have her upside down

    Satangelica: The top one looks ok, work on the levels I think it could stand to be a bit brighter, remember on a real print you will loose some brightness when the ink is on a dark shirt so you need to compensate for that.
    The second one Your neck texture and face are the same tone so they appear to flatten the artwork, make the face a lighter color especially the eyes.

    xul1349 I am much more interested in what is going on behind the skull and cross bones, then the skull and cross bones because that's been done so much even if done well it has no impact on me visually anymore.
    You could do anything at this point to surprise the viewer. Add a party had, grill, bling, dreads, something unexpected that has nothing to do with anything. A kitty cat crawling out of his eye hole maybe.
  • cruise

    would love to get your opinions on this piece.

  • xul1349

    quakerninja said:
    xul1349 I am much more interested in what is going on behind the skull and cross bones, then the skull and cross bones because that's been done so much even if done well it has no impact on me visually anymore.
    You could do anything at this point to surprise the viewer. Add a party had, grill, bling, dreads, something unexpected that has nothing to do with anything. A kitty cat crawling out of his eye hole maybe.

    c'mon, it have a laser eye patch:)) yeah you are probably right. but still do you have any suggestions for the colors?
  • Handro

    gurven said:Hey I'm looking for feedback on this before it goes to print.
    Im assuming this got rejected for being an arched type design but all the elements were created by me.
    Any feedback would be great,

    I love this, but I thought it was a fox before I read the text.
  • mutz

    Hi... i really need a critics on this one, has been rejected two times, hehe.. so i guess i'll try to improve it first and then resubmit it...
    or do u think i shouldn't submit it in the first place?
  • quakerninja

    The bear is trying to paint himself to look like a panda so he won't get shot? I don't really understand whats happening.
    The back ground looks cool. I would try to work on a better way to get the idea across.
  • Napalm Tree

    treycook said:
    WillDaBeast said:Shit sorry:


    No offense but I can't even tell what this is.

    yea, same here. Looked like a black blob the first time I saw it.
  • JakeP



    Liviu: I can almost guarantee that Dobi rejected your design because it doesn't fit well as a tee design. I know that's subjective but IMO I think Dobi is right this time. I would remove the oval frame and do a full/bigger background. It has nothing to do with weight physics (seriously?) or her right arm. Dude you can draw, if I were you I would take some of these "critiques" with a pinch of salt.
  • LiviuMatei

    JakeP said:

    Liviu: I can almost guarantee that Dobi rejected your design because it doesn't fit well as a tee design. I know that's subjective but IMO I think Dobi is right this time. I would remove the oval frame and do a full/bigger background. It has nothing to do with weight physics (seriously?) or her right arm. Dude you can draw, if I were you I would take some of these "critiques" with a pinch of salt.

    I would like to thank you all for your critique, believe it or not, it helps me.
    Daniel, thanks man for your words...while i understand what you tell me, it's kind of hard to re-do all of it now. I was kind of hoping that the chains will be supportive enough!
    Also, i will try to make it a one color-frame-less design and see if i make it to the tee section:).
    And about the hands..i used my fiancee as a reference, i don't deny that it's possible to have messed it up somewhere..but I don't think it's THAT bad.
  • bloodboy

    This was rejected .. why?

  • RoboPickle

    xul1349 said:
    kinda stucked with this one. not sure if i should stick to my usual one color style, or go one with this colors

    Your illustrations are good but the colors you use always looks aged and dull.
  • MonsieurEureka



    This guy did not made it to the tshirt section..maybe it's too simple, I was in a simple mood and thought it was nice on a tee
  • Nyland

    WillDaBeast said:Shit sorry:


    The idea needs a little more development, more detail. sketch it quite a few more times before you go to ink it. and you have no mid tones its to much black. also you could rotate the skull to make it more dimensional like this.



    mine looks more like a skull with a messed up afro but you get the point. dont settle for the first sketch rotate it turn it upside down sketch it over and over tell you find what you really want to do with the idea.
  • Nyland

    bloodboy said:This was rejected .. why?


    the colors and line work is way to grungy which even for a brutal design never turns out well.

    look at mumford all his lines and color are precise. a clean image will always beat a grungy one.
  • Nyland

    MonsieurEureka said:

    This guy did not made it to the tshirt section..maybe it's too simple, I was in a simple mood and thought it was nice on a tee

    i think this is pretty good good but something is off about the face, it seems a little... immature isn't the right word but its the first one that comes to mind. the googly eyes seem a bit much. that atom is great though.
  • Nyland

    cruise said:would love to get your opinions on this piece.


    Cruise i really dig this but i think your background needs a little more definition from the for ground. I would recommend more value in your color. Focus on the range from light to dark with your color.

    Also use your line thickness to your advantage the lines closest to you should be bigger than the ones in the background. Even just a thicker outline on the front skull and the hand of the skeleton would make it stick out way more.
  • quakerninja

    value is hard when dealing with reduced colors. I handle this by subdividing the drawing so that there are areas between color groups that way I can vary the amount of color vs another color. So your horns are naturally divided. Alternate the horns mostly dark purple with light ridges with mostly light and dark ridges. You are using the same colors but by varying the amount relative to the colors around it you give strength to one color over the other and it appears to the eye to be dominant and aides in separating the image. It has to do with how the perception of how the human eye auto blends things that are alike, and auto separates things that are different. If you have a forward object blended with an object in the back it will ruin the perception of depth in the drawing. Why isn't the hand eye red? Why not use red for anything else, the color is already payed for see if you can use it somewhere else. The radial lines in the back of the text are un necessary.
  • cruise

    thanks a ton guys. this has already been printed so it's too late, but i'll keep it mind when working on future designs!
  • bloodboy

    Nyland said:
    bloodboy said:This was rejected .. why?


    the colors and line work is way to grungy which even for a brutal design never turns out well.

    look at mumford all his lines and color are precise. a clean image will always beat a grungy one.

    That seems to make scence a lot , but how can I improve the color work ? In BW it looks not to bad ..
  • mutz

    quakerninja said:The bear is trying to paint himself to look like a panda so he won't get shot? I don't really understand whats happening.
    The back ground looks cool. I would try to work on a better way to get the idea across.

    yep the idea is The bear trying to paint himself to look like a panda so he won't get shot, cause panda is an endangered species.
    I think i'll change the illustration so the viewer can get the message ^^, Thanks for the input quakerninja
  • BadRat

    critiques please and thank you.
    revolvers, roses and rope are just sketches for placement as of now
  • chriskillerartworx


    does anyone know whats not good enough on that one? got approved but rejected for the tee section .. i don't know.
  • Satangelica

    a clean image will always beat a grungy one.

    because of what?
  • jumpy

    MonsieurEureka said:

    This guy did not made it to the tshirt section..maybe it's too simple, I was in a simple mood and thought it was nice on a tee

    I like it I'm not sure why it's not accepted
  • redblackberries

    hi sir. please, i was rejected, and now i feel sad, so do you think that you could let me know why you think my design was not up to par? i've posted a bunch like this and seemed to be getting good responses... it's good for me to fail. advice? thanks xoxokristen
    owl tee.
  • Anthony Smith

    redblackberries said:hi sir. please, i was rejected, and now i feel sad, so do you think that you could let me know why you think my design was not up to par? i've posted a bunch like this and seemed to be getting good responses... it's good for me to fail. advice? thanks xoxokristen
    owl tee.

    I think the lack of depth in the owl would be a massive factor. When you compare this to your previous submission (which is awesome) you should notice how flat this looks in comparison. I think a stronger tonal range would make this great.
  • RACIDSQUARE

    chriskillerartworx said:
    does anyone know whats not good enough on that one? got approved but rejected for the tee section .. i don't know.

    it looks great for me.
  • Azrhon

    chriskillerartworx said:
    does anyone know whats not good enough on that one? got approved but rejected for the tee section .. i don't know.

    this is nice
  • The Mothman

    chriskillerartworx said:
    does anyone know whats not good enough on that one? got approved but rejected for the tee section .. i don't know.

    This definitely should have been accepted. I think it looks great man!
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