Do post shirts you want to have fixed.
Don't post shirts that took you no time or thought.

I can't help you if you have no understanding of what I am going to tell you.
Please have a basic understanding of the fundamentals and a willingness to accept criticism and the self motivation to take that information and improve yourself.

This is not a post to do your work for you and they are just opinions so please don't get butt hurt.
Also share and share alike please. No leaches. If you have something of value to add don't clam up we all have things we are really good at and things that we suck at.

Do describe what you are trying to get across and what you think the problem might be in your own words. I can't read your mind.
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.

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  • Badut Bego

    Badut Bego said:
    Craig Robson said:
    Badut Bego said:
    dobi said:xul, repost that without the hideous bar of text along the bottom 1/4 of the design and it'll be fine.

    dobi, help me for my problem...

    indonesian members are banned from this website.

    hey.. for what reason? Give an objective reason to me for my design..


    http://mintees.com/tees/334984-fallen

    http://mintees.com/tees/334957-break-the-chain

    http://mintees.com/tees/334850-heart-away

    http://mintees.com/tees/334803-zombie-street-war

    http://mintees.com/tees/334792-pray-to-the-lord

    http://mintees.com/tees/334711-arktic-viking

    it was all cool designs from Indonesia.

    I just want to know what my design deficiencies, so I can learn from my design deficiencies so I can make better design. Thank..
  • jchristopher

    My inner critic hasn't been sharp lately:


    Sort of a conscious decision to tone things down just a bit in an attempt to be a little more 'tee friendly'; the reference may or may not be obvious, I can never tell.

    Kiyomag: I think you've created a fantastic illustration; the elements and composition are pretty good. I really love the way you have modeled and textured the textiles; the background sphere is also quite nice. As QN pointed out, though, at least one more color would really make this illustration pop (something in a rouge would be the obvious place to start--maybe on the beads).
    The arms, wrists and hands of the child all need some work: his left arm has some foreshortening problems (the fingers are foreshortened disproportionately to the arm); if you work on the right arm and hand you may try lowering the position just a bit so that the fingers are nearly touching or barely touching the face of the monk (for drama--plus it will be easier to convey I think).
  • kiyomag



    got rejected, guess i need some critiques. :)
  • deekin

    kiyomag said:

    got rejected, guess i need some critiques. :)

    Looks pretty good. Learn to draw hands better, that would really help this piece. And just tighten it up in general. Some spots lokok finished, and some still feel sketchy. Make everything look as finished as the skull. The girls face in comparison doesn't look finished, no highlights or shadows at all really. Take it further, vary your line weight more.
  • quakerninja

    jchristopher said:My inner critic hasn't been sharp lately:


    Sort of a conscious decision to tone things down just a bit in an attempt to be a little more 'tee friendly'; the reference may or may not be obvious, I can never tell.

    The untrained eye may not see Donkey Kong and his elloborate barrel of foamy beer. Looks good to me.
  • bedlambully

    bedlambully said:Photobucket

    I was denied as well,is it the shirt and placement just poor, or does the design need something as well,any advice appreciated
  • quakerninja

    bedlambully said:Photobucket

    If I had ro guess I would say, reason 1,
    used to many effects on the mockup presentation, that burning corners thing, didn't work that well.
    Use the multiply blending mode to make the wrinkles on the mockup layer show. or if that alters the colors to much just lower the transperancy of the artwork layer a tiny tiny bit, keep it up at 86-90% somewhere in there.

    Possible reason 2. The design looks like stock tattoo flash art, and nothing else.
    Ed heardy prints stuff like this all the time, not really my style, but it's out there and people eat it up. Can't really get mad at people wanting to follow in those footsteps. Back of a pink shirt placement? Don't really get that.
    Maybe try center chest on navy, or black?
  • kiyomag

    deekin said:
    kiyomag said:

    got rejected, guess i need some critiques. :)

    Looks pretty good. Learn to draw hands better, that would really help this piece. And just tighten it up in general. Some spots lokok finished, and some still feel sketchy. Make everything look as finished as the skull. The girls face in comparison doesn't look finished, no highlights or shadows at all really. Take it further, vary your line weight more.

    thank you so much! ill be working more on those :)
  • harcoru

    hey
    i need some critics on this design which i've submitted few days ago but it was rejected, and i don't know exact wahy, so...
    http://doncutiuclaudiu.wordpress.com/

    ps: i dont know to upload the image here... need help :D
    thanks a lot
  • bedlambully

    quakerninja said:
    bedlambully said:Photobucket

    If I had ro guess I would say, reason 1,
    used to many effects on the mockup presentation, that burning corners thing, didn't work that well.
    Use the multiply blending mode to make the wrinkles on the mockup layer show. or if that alters the colors to much just lower the transperancy of the artwork layer a tiny tiny bit, keep it up at 86-90% somewhere in there.

    Possible reason 2. The design looks like stock tattoo flash art, and nothing else.
    Ed heardy prints stuff like this all the time, not really my style, but it's out there and people eat it up. Can't really get mad at people wanting to follow in those footsteps. Back of a pink shirt placement? Don't really get that.
    Maybe try center chest on navy, or black?

    Thanks for the advice ill work on the details, I got to say spot on the comment though I have been in the tattoo industry for 12 years now, this was my first shot at designing a tee also recently started a small screenprinting service. Just really like challenging myself to never stop growing. Thanks again for the advice
  • harcoru

    hey bedlambully, your last comment it was on mine design? i am asking you because it was in my email, but i've noticed that the same comment it is upper... so ...
  • harcoru

  • harcoru

    please something more clear ....
  • harcoru

    and eventually, please tell me how to upload the image here so you should see it and do not go on the link, maybe it will be more easy to comment... thanks a lot
  • quakerninja

    Copy the url and use the html (<)img src="paste image url between quotes"/(>) Delete the ( and ) on both sides or it won't work. I just put them in so you could see the code instead of the broken image icon.



    I like your design a lot, the woman could use some work. She has lipstick but no eyeliner, eyeshadow, brows all prettyfied, blush ect. Look up one of those how to do makeup like a pro articles on one of those girly mags. Those tips work for drawing on girls faces in real life right, they work on paper ladys too.
    Try some different colors, the purple and green look saturated, I think you can brighten them up a little bit. Maybe some crimson and teal, and a dash of creme.
  • bedlambully

    It's at the top of the page from q.n.
  • harcoru

    thanks a lot for the critic, but i really wanted that colors to look saturate like in the strong light, i didn't want to use strong colors and for the eyes i don't know, i thought that eyeless thing is more mystic or something...
  • harcoru

    and thanks for the ulpoading image g.nija...
  • monching



    i think my design got rejected.
    posted this yesterday, until now haven't receive an email notification from the moderator.
  • turntodust

    some_text
    some_text

    Neither got accepted, any ideas as to why?
  • LiviuMatei

    ok, made some time and removed the oval shape/ornaments.
    How do you like it now? i could use some advice before moving on to turning it 1-2 colors:P
  • TylerBramer

    This design is meant to be done with discharge ink.
    What do you guys think?

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  • jchristopher

    turntodust said:some_text
    some_text

    Neither got accepted, any ideas as to why?

    I think the constant widths of the outlines are killing these designs; they just contrast too much with the rest of the linework. If you're going to do simple you have to pay attention to all the details; I think you're on a good track, though.
  • quakerninja

    monching said:

    i think my design got rejected.
    posted this yesterday, until now haven't receive an email notification from the moderator.

    Easy fix, I see some pixalation on the edges of your mockup, looks like you you tryed to paint over your overhanging artwork. Just try again with a cleaner presentation.

    turntodust said:some_text
    some_text

    Neither got accepted, any ideas as to why?

    This falls into the needs tighter skills catagory. Your shadeing seems to indicate several light sources and places where you gave up, or didn't know how to shade, or forgot to shade. Find a picture of what you want to draw and really study how it looks.

    LiviuMatei said:ok, made some time and removed the oval shape/ornaments.
    How do you like it now? i could use some advice before moving on to turning it 1-2 colors:P

    I like the colors, and textures as is. DTG this bad boy. I do like the splatters better then the rope thing you had going on before but the mermaid still feels like she should snap like a twig at that angle.

    Tyler

    When you are relying on shapes to get your idea aross they need to be really dead on becase there is not a lot of support you can give the drawing. It's hit or miss. I would really tighten up the whale and seagulls, they look blob-y to me. Try something more angular and crisp, rather then round-ish
  • jchristopher

    TylerBramer said:This design is meant to be done with discharge ink.
    What do you guys think?

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    What QN said, plus the sky background needs some help. You did a very nice job on the water lines and texturing but the texturing of the sky just doesn't meet the same level. I would maybe try something that looks a little more hand-drawn (at the moment it just looks like a blurry picture, which may be what you're looking for but I'm not certain it passes the gestalt test).
  • jchristopher

    quakerninja said:
    jchristopher said:My inner critic hasn't been sharp lately:


    Sort of a conscious decision to tone things down just a bit in an attempt to be a little more 'tee friendly'; the reference may or may not be obvious, I can never tell.

    The untrained eye may not see Donkey Kong and his elloborate barrel of foamy beer. Looks good to me.

    Thanks QN; any thoughts on the commercial viability? This seems to be the area of tee illustration I'm getting wrong the most and need to work on if I want to keep doing this (tees that is).
  • Darkpane

    Why this Rejected?
    whether mockuup is blury? I think it does not blur
    need some critique, thanks..

    Photobucket
  • quakerninja

    It says fetus of evil dude. Hands and feet need to be fixed, babys are still growing there hands and feet are crazy tiny, and short. The butt would align more with the ankles right now it's to low. Check out google arts project, some of those paintings have babys on them, just copy their hands and feet.

    The horns look cool, and I like the drips.
  • monching

    quakerninja said:
    monching said:

    i think my design got rejected.
    posted this yesterday, until now haven't receive an email notification from the moderator.

    Easy fix, I see some pixalation on the edges of your mockup, looks like you you tryed to paint over your overhanging artwork. Just try again with a cleaner presentation.

    thanks for the feedback sir. now i know how it got rejected.
  • Darkpane

    quakerninja said:It says fetus of evil dude. Hands and feet need to be fixed, babys are still growing there hands and feet are crazy tiny, and short. The butt would align more with the ankles right now it's to low. Check out google arts project, some of those paintings have babys on them, just copy their hands and feet.

    The horns look cool, and I like the drips.

    thanks quakerninja.. I will fix it again..
    thanks for your suggestions ..
  • LiviuMatei

    another quick question...with or without the floral ornaments? i am quite fond of them, especially the bottom ones.
  • jchristopher

    I think with; the biggest issue I'm having is the outlines of the face/figure. The rest of the image is very soft whereas these are very sharp.
  • LiviuMatei

    CallumGreen said:Not sure why mine got rejected, I think it's one of my strongest pieces.

    really dunno. if it helps, I'm really liking it!
  • The Mothman

    Working on a logo for my buddy.... This could definitely use some critiquing. Any advice?

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  • Dr_Worm

    LiviuMatei said:
    CallumGreen said:Not sure why mine got rejected, I think it's one of my strongest pieces.

    really dunno. if it helps, I'm really liking it!

    like it alot also. I wish there were more one color simple designs being accepted. (not that this ones simple, just in general) hah
  • importbible

    The Mothman said:Working on a logo for my buddy.... This could definitely use some critiquing. Any advice?

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    - est. font is very light compared to the rest of the logo I would scale this up or give it a larger weight
    - make the white outline of the hand thicker or get rid of it
    - banner outline is too thin as well compared to the entire thing
    - banner font doesn't look like it fits well
    - perhaps make the hand larger and extend it past the circle?
    - plus signs could use a bit more white space
  • vinbasshred


    I would definitely like to know why this didn't make it in the tee's section. I seriously think maybe there was a server prob and my sub didn't go through, cause... http://mintees.com/tees/335047-day-n-knight
    ...yeah...
  • Napalm Tree

    vinbasshred said:
    I would definitely like to know why this didn't make it in the tee's section. I seriously think maybe there was a server prob and my sub didn't go through, cause... http://mintees.com/tees/335047-day-n-knight
    ...yeah...

    what's wrong with that design?
  • justLowd

    I'd like to get some critique. My design was rejected, and I wanted to get some thoughts on how to improve it. I made the pink one originally, and made an alternate colorway with the gray version. Comments are appreciated! Thanks!



  • monching



    how's this sir?
    i just fixed my previous mock up.
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