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.

3577 Comments

  • bedlambully

    mintees mock up
    just looking for a little advice,
  • Serji Gold

    I heard about Blind Witness awhile ago, and as soon as I read their name, this image came to my mind. It's taken quite literally, I know.
    I pitched the design to the band, and am waiting on a response.

    Any suggestions on improvements?





  • JackPanama

    hey everyone,this is my new post of my own artwork but i havent submit it to mintees yet cause my artwork is still not done.and its also my first artwork using the illustrator.can you guys tell me on what to improve and fix.again,its still not done yet.im working on it.

    here's my artwork:
  • quakerninja

    I am seeing a lot of redundant issues, maybe I can address the bigger problem. Remember what Jud said about conversion, the same applies to composition you want the eye of your view to go awwww not ouch. There are a few things you can do to take the ouch out of your drawings.

    I see a lot of beginners going for the big epic, I see it on my head drawings, and it's above their skill level.
    The idea starts out like OMG Theres this zombie chick, and she's half eaten, and theres guts and skulls ...and horns, ....and lightning bolts and a circle map looking thing and rectangles and the corners of the rectangles are going to look like bones too and it's going to be bloody. It' get's out of control pretty quick. Not picking on Dog Rock here, I see a lot of people over shooting their skill level.
    Nothing wrong with a cool half eaten zombie chick, but that's a long list of things you need to know how to do to pull that off.
    If you want to be on the Mumford (for example) end of things, you are going to have to learn how to draw all of those things well, plus the polish on top, and then have the whole shebang look like driftwood. That' nuts.

    When you see a finished piece you only see the top. You have to learn all the layers building up to that if you want to get the same polish feel me.

    For a composition to work a lot of things have to go right. You need to get many tiny drawings (or graphics/copy ect) to work well.
    That means to pull off a large complicated composition you are going to need the skills to draw (or work with, if you are a graphics person) many different things. It only takes one of those things to be mis aligned (objects effect how other objects are viewed in relation to them), an odd color, the wrong proportion or perspective

    That is a very large jump for beginners, and even pros have a hard time with this in some cases.
    It's one of the reasons you see the same kinds of drawings from a lot of artist. They have learned to draw only what they are good at and have stopped trying new things, as a result we get what Kyle would call "The same old shit" Even a polished turd is till a turd people, Keep splashing.

    How to help yourself.
    Choosing reference material that work well together naturally
    Bones in the dessert, would be matched well with something else in a dessert
    Think about the attributes of the things you are drawing of using. Is it dry, cracked, wet, shiny, rough smooth ect.
    This can help you match things so they blend, or mis match things so they produce, contrast and draw attention.
    Educate yourself. There are free resource out there lots of them.

    This is hard to say cuz some of us have been raised to believe we can be president's or astronauts or superhero s, but that's not true.
    If this drawing thing isn't working out for you. Stop doing it and do something you are good at. Seriously STOP DOING IT!!
    There are ways of contributing to the tee shirt industry without being an awesome draw'er'er ok.
    Now If you feel like punching me in the face for telling you to quite and go home. Good you're going to need that, because it's going to be harder for you then anyone else. Hit the books before you hit be though ok.
  • oneseventwo



    any suggestions and comments are highly appreciated . .
  • JackPanama

    oneseventwo said:

    any suggestions and comments are highly appreciated . .

    hey oneseventwo,this is just a sincere comment aite.to me maybe your 3d glasses looks abit geometric if you know what i mean.im not sure if you simply did it to be like that.and maybe u need to work abit with those lines.just saying.can you comment on my artwork above?;p

    and where did you get your tee mock up?
  • OptimisticDesigns

    Definitely want more critiques on this. Didn't get accepted.

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  • OptimisticDesigns

    Serji Gold said:I heard about Blind Witness awhile ago, and as soon as I read their name, this image came to my mind. It's taken quite literally, I know.
    I pitched the design to the band, and am waiting on a response.

    Any suggestions on improvements?






    I think they broke up dude. :/
  • TylerBramer

    Closeup
    Unrighteous Kill Submission

    How do you guys feel about the shaping of this on the shirt? I originally had it go from seam to seam but decided to place it in the border you see now. Bad decision?
  • OptimisticDesigns

    TylerBramer said:Closeup
    Unrighteous Kill Submission

    How do you guys feel about the shaping of this on the shirt? I originally had it go from seam to seam but decided to place it in the border you see now. Bad decision?

    DIGGIN THIS. Not so into the text placement. Maybe put it up top side?
  • Luke Tarrant

    SO! I fixed up some previous points and here is a revised issue:
    let me know what you think
  • oneseventwo

    oneseventwo said:

    any suggestions and comments are highly appreciated . .

    more comments and suggestions please
  • oneseventwo

    JackPanama said:
    oneseventwo said:

    any suggestions and comments are highly appreciated . .

    hey oneseventwo,this is just a sincere comment aite.to me .maybe your 3d glasses looks abit geometric if you know what i mean.im not sure if you simply did it to be like that.and maybe u need to work abit with those lines.just saying.can you comment on my artwork above?;p

    and where did you get your tee mock up?

    thanks for that and yeah, i made the glasses like that in purpose, yeah my lines definitely need more work. .
  • Serji Gold

    OptimisticDesigns said:
    Serji Gold said:I heard about Blind Witness awhile ago, and as soon as I read their name, this image came to my mind. It's taken quite literally, I know.
    I pitched the design to the band, and am waiting on a response.

    Any suggestions on improvements?






    I think they broke up dude. :/

    I thought they were on tour in the U.S. right now?
  • TylerBramer

  • Joshy Jetplane

    ^^^^ THANKS!
  • bedlambully

    TylerBramer said:

    Somebody still has their dungeon & dragons books. Haha. they do have great reference though.
  • TylerBramer

    Yah, its called Google images. I hit enter to roll the dice.
  • Joshy Jetplane

    TylerBramer said:Yah, its called Google images. I hit enter to roll the dice.

    hehe
  • B-Whit




    This was rejected... any input would be greatly appreciated.
  • Craig Robson

    i have no idea where to start.
  • The Mothman

    I would love to hear some advice on where to go from here. I have this so far....I've been toying around with colors....but I know it needs more. So any suggestions on how to make this more of a shirt design and less of just an illustration would be great.

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  • The Mothman

    I'm not too sure why that picture uploaded and made everything looks so sharp....I promise my lines look much smoother than that on the actual file.
  • LittleDuck

    Still working this through..
    I like the ideea behind it, It`s just lacking something.. something important ..

    Any thoughts on this?

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    or
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  • Craig Robson

    holy fuck callum. learn to think for yourself!

    your piece has absolutely no concept.
  • justinryan

    callum - this is cool but, like craig said, it is kind of all over the place. i think that julian (robottiger) did more than kind of give you advice. he pointed out the faults. you can't expect him to fix them for you or walk you through how to fix it. it's in your hands to make it work better. asking for help is fine, but don't expect everything and don't be overly defensive / a dick if you don't like what people have to say about your work.
  • DOG ROCK


    first time to do inking!let me know what you think..:)
  • Mr. Creatistic


    I am currently working on this design. I am thinking about making this into a tee. Any advice would be helpful.
  • justinryan

    CallumGreen said:I understand, just looking for a few pointers. Like when he said that the colour is weird, okay, but for future reference why? I appreciate the help and I'm currently working on it.

    EDIT: I understand I'm being really shitty right now. Sorry about that guys. Got a new idea using the mountains / geometry which I Think will work a lot better. Thanks.
    all good, dude. everybody has a bad day sometimes. good luck with the piece.
  • RazCity

    Cutie Death Squad. Originally was an 11 color design but went back and tweaked it to reduce it down to 8 colors.
    Really like the way it turned out though it was rejected (I'm thinking it was because of the decapitated head most likely)
    But if you see any faults or ways to improve I'm all ears.
    These characters are something that have been bouncing around in my sketchbook for a few years in one form or another, always with the idea of them being some sort of cute and cuddly killing machine. Supposedly when in death-mode the target on their chest turns into a skull.
    Well let me know if it needs more work.
    Cutie Death Squad

    Here's how it looks on a tee.
    Cutie Death Squad tee
  • RazCity

    Badut Bego said:
    But I do not understand, the reason for rejection the Mintees curator of my new design.






    Any of you have probably knows or may mintees deign to help me understand that on the basis of rejection of my design.. Thanks. :0|

    Though the concept is kinda of interesting the execution of the art isn't that strong. The lions mane for example is just a mess of lines. Simplifing, give it more form and shape to it. More flow and movement to it, seems very stiff and lifeless. Face is alright but could be better, crown seems to busy, again I'd say simplify a bit there. The wite fur of the robe needs more life to it more of a feeling of being luxuriously flufffy rather than matted down. The coloring is also lacking a bit. Stay with solid colors not so much the tone and shading. The coloring style implemented really ruins the face for me.
  • charliebaloney

    please help me add something to this to make it decent enough to pass the barrier mintees has.. T_T


    2 colors on black
  • craftmaster

    Elo Cova Studios

    Great design. My guess would be that perhaps it was deemed to look more like a poster design than a tee. I'd love to see it on a mock up.
  • Serji Gold

    Elo Cova Studios said:I recently finished this design and tried to upload it to the site. It happened to get rejected and I would like to find out more as to why. The client has already printed the design so I will not be making any changes to it.

    The design isn't perfect but I feel it is strong enough to meet guidelines and criteria for acceptance as I haven't had any problems before. It is a little different than my normal work as I was trying a different technique when color/shading the design. It is a christian based clothing line. The concept is themed on being able to see and find the light in a storm.

    Originally the sails, lightning bolts, and light where a faded yellow, but he decided to make the design a three color.


    The composition is not bad, same with textures and colouring, but here are some things that could be improved, even though you're not changing the design.

    - The sail looks undefined. The bends are very misleading and confusing. It looks more like a hip bone to me, if you know what I mean.

    - The lightning flows too smoothly, and looks more like roots coming from above.

    - If you meant the back light to be coming from the clouds, then I think you should change it to it going narrower at the top, and wider at the bottom, since that's how light spreads. Right now it seems to be coming from the back of the mountains.

    - The waves have some very unneeded lines that make them look bad.

    - Like craftmaster stated previously, it does look like a poster design, but we could be wrong if we see it on a mock up.

    I like the type though, since it compliments the colour and texture choice. It looks very 1950s. Is it custom? :)
  • Serji Gold

    Haven't uploaded this to the tee section yet, since the design hasn't been finalized for the client. He would like to receive some honest feedback on this design.

    The brief for it was: Junkanoo Costume (A street parade with music, which occurs in many towns across The Bahamas...) meats Chibi Mecha.

    I believe it is going to be more geared towards streetwear.

    Here are some colour ways that I think work well:









    Drawing Transformers when I was 6 has finally payed off. :P
  • justinryan

    elo clova - your tee wasn't actually rejected. you submitted it twice, i rejected the duplicate and was waiting til i got on the computer to approve the other one (i couldn't see it good enough on my phone). i actually kind of dig the design, except for the text and the sail (i don't think the text flows right with the design, and the sail is kind of awkward). good work.

    this is definitely not directed at you - but just in general - just because a design is accepted by a client/printed, doesn't make it good hah. you should see some of the crap that rolls through that people print. yikes!
  • cynicdesign

    What about this one?
    Clients fingerprints are all over it, but I thought it was an OK first attempt at the style.
    It was denied to Emptees, which didn't really bother me.
    I know what sticks out to me as obviously flawed, but I wonder what you guys think about it.
    Thanks.

  • Serji Gold

    cynicdesign said:What about this one?
    Clients fingerprints are all over it, but I thought it was an OK first attempt at the style.
    It was denied to Emptees, which didn't really bother me.
    I know what sticks out to me as obviously flawed, but I wonder what you guys think about it.
    Thanks.


    Things that stand out for me are:

    • His back shoulder muscles look too inflated. Especially on the left side.
    • Right arm muscles don't look real.
    • Visible biceps are too wavy. Looks like something is poking out of them.

    Everything else looks good. The light source is defined, and shadows seem correct, although you could add a bit more highlights on the edges of the spear.
  • cynicdesign

    Serji Gold said:
    Things that stand out for me are:

    •His back shoulder muscles look too inflated.

    Thanks for the crit. I agree, the traps are terrible. I'd blame it on the client's last minute edit, if the rest of the anatomy weren't so wonky. Think I was mostly concentrating on the shading style and got sloppy with the shapes.
  • Serji Gold

    cynicdesign said:
    Serji Gold said:
    Things that stand out for me are:

    •His back shoulder muscles look too inflated.

    Thanks for the crit. I agree, the traps are terrible. I'd blame it on the client's last minute edit, if the rest of the anatomy weren't so wonky. Think I was mostly concentrating on the shading style and got sloppy with the shapes.

    Yeah, shading looks tight. Was it done in illustrator?
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