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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  • RazCity

    Tiki Noir Tee

    Tiki Noir
  • cynicdesign

    Yeah, that was another problem. It sometimes came in handy, being able to scale and move shapes, but it was generally slower than drawing in PS. Think I'll go PS if I try that look again
  • The Mothman

    This got rejected and I would really really appreciate advice on how to make it better/acceptable.

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  • MattleGearSolid

    Any critiques would be awesome. I feel like it's very much missing something as far as occupied space/empty space goes.

    Thanks much everybody!

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  • m t | L C .





    why this design was rejected???
  • B-Whit

    The nose on your skull is out of place...its way to far to the left and a little too low. Other than that i dig it...
  • Kalimizoo

    MattleGearSolid said:Any critiques would be awesome. I feel like it's very much missing something as far as occupied space/empty space goes.

    Thanks much everybody!

    Photobucket

    I think I like it better without the arrows... they draw my eye down as oppsed to keeping it on the focal point... the animal skeleton... I do like it though. Please mock it up on a tshirt so we can see the overall sizing/depth you are looking to portray.

    As far as missing something... is there a message your are hoping to create with this image? If so, I don't seem to be getting it, maybe some sort of text circling around the image? (not sure but just an idea... depends what your really going for)
  • DOG ROCK


    gonna finish this later!i'm not in a mood to working on this..
  • m t | L C .

    m t | L C . said:



    why this design was rejected???

    B-Whit said:The nose on your skull is out of place...its way to far to the left and a little too low. Other than that i dig it...

    oooo...thanks for the critiques...sorry for the nose :)
    just coz the nose out of place,.my design was rejected...mmmm T.T
  • Craig Robson

    ok, i am putting this out there:

    i have personally been rejecting designs from indonesia. as a community we made the decision to ban certain countries from posting on this site, this ban, it seems, has not been 100% effective. as a result we are employing various modding measures to reinforce the community decision.
  • cityhall

    Hey I was wondering if I could get a critique on this. I already submitted it to DBH but it didn't make it to mintees. I would like to know what its missing or if its just a total failure that should be ditched entirely.
    Cuckoo's Nest @ DBH
    Cuckoo's Nest @ DBH
    Thanks!
  • justinryan

    casey- i'd try playing with the colors a little bit. the design sort of blends into the background and it makes it loose some of it's appeal. i'm not much of an illustrator, so i can't really give you any pointers on the rest of it, but i don't think it is a total failure at all
  • cityhall

    justinryan said:casey- i'd try playing with the colors a little bit. the design sort of blends into the background and it makes it loose some of it's appeal. i'm not much of an illustrator, so i can't really give you any pointers on the rest of it, but i don't think it is a total failure at all

    Oh alright. Thanks Justin. I don't know if any of these other colors are better, but before I uploaded that thing to DBH I drove myself crazy trying to decide which colors had the best chance over there. My personal fave was this orange one but I didnt think it was really the style over there.

  • justinryan

    the orange is rad, but i would imagine it isn't for everyone. the second one is really cool too. definitely lends some contrast
  • cityhall

    justinryan said:the orange is rad, but i would imagine it isn't for everyone. the second one is really cool too. definitely lends some contrast

    Thanks justin. That actually helps a lot. I really appreciate it man
  • Balefire

    @Casey - Those color adjustments look awesome! The only other thing I can think may look cool would be a little distressing texture or something. But it's a nice piece regardless.
  • GNARZILLA

    The Mothman said:This got rejected and I would really really appreciate advice on how to make it better/acceptable.

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    that text ruins it and the colours, eesh
  • RazCity

    maybe its mock-up presentation or size. Or something completely different. I consider these to be pretty solid designs. Probably won't go back to edit anything on them. I have to many other projects to go back and work on stuff that I consider done. But any feedback or critiques will certainly be kept in mind for future designs and work.

    Cutie Death Squad

    Tiki Noir
  • vinbasshred

    cityhall said:
    justinryan said:casey- i'd try playing with the colors a little bit. the design sort of blends into the background and it makes it loose some of it's appeal. i'm not much of an illustrator, so i can't really give you any pointers on the rest of it, but i don't think it is a total failure at all

    Oh alright. Thanks Justin. I don't know if any of these other colors are better, but before I uploaded that thing to DBH I drove myself crazy trying to decide which colors had the best chance over there. My personal fave was this orange one but I didnt think it was really the style over there.


    I love the tan with light blue, but any of them are nice. Over-moderated BS.
  • The Mothman

    GNARZILLA said:
    The Mothman said:This got rejected and I would really really appreciate advice on how to make it better/acceptable.

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    that text ruins it and the colours, eesh

    Yeah I'm really horrible with text. Any advice on what to do with it? And I've been playing around with the colors and have a couple of much better variations. Do you think the illustration is fine though? Anthing else I should do to it to make it a better design?
  • OptimisticDesigns

    Something in the works. I have an interested client, but I want any advice to making it better.

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  • B-Whit

    The Mothman said:
    GNARZILLA said:
    The Mothman said:This got rejected and I would really really appreciate advice on how to make it better/acceptable.

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    that text ruins it and the colours, eesh

    Yeah I'm really horrible with text. Any advice on what to do with it? And I've been playing around with the colors and have a couple of much better variations. Do you think the illustration is fine though? Anthing else I should do to it to make it a better design?

    im not really into the caterpillar or the butterfly... they seem out of place.
  • Serji Gold

    CallumGreen said:Working on this at the moment.
    Thoughts?

    At first I thought too myself that this wouldn't go too well on a t-shirt, but now I'm a bit confused. Don't really know what to say.
  • m t | L C .

    Craig Robson said:ok, i am putting this out there:

    i have personally been rejecting designs from indonesia. as a community we made the decision to ban certain countries from posting on this site, this ban, it seems, has not been 100% effective. as a result we are employing various modding measures to reinforce the community decision.

    ooo...coz where im from???not bad..but not everybody like what you thinking..hahaha:)
    universal.
  • haxereth

    I've been working on a senior t-shirt design for my high-school and have gone through several different ideas before ending up here. I know it sucks hard compared to most of the stuff here and will accept all criticism given.
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  • Serji Gold

    haxereth said:I've been working on a senior t-shirt design for my high-school and have gone through several different ideas before ending up here. I know it sucks hard compared to most of the stuff here and will accept all criticism given.
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    Is this a puzzle shirt? Right now my mind is going nuts when I see it.

    If anything, try to bring the "Class of 2011" text more up.
  • haxereth

    Serji Gold said:
    haxereth said:I've been working on a senior t-shirt design for my high-school and have gone through several different ideas before ending up here. I know it sucks hard compared to most of the stuff here and will accept all criticism given.
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    Is this a puzzle shirt? Right now my mind is going nuts when I see it.

    If anything, try to bring the "Class of 2011" text more up.

    I was trying to figure out a design that wouldn't just be some words and the school logo (which sucks) or some random shapes and stuff and basically I thought about having the SENIORS as the white/negative space on the t-shirt and I love type and the name of the school has Circle in the name so I decided to make it a circle shape with letters like so. Also thanks for the tip on the text. I'm actually gonna put in my own hand drawn once I get a new scanner. It was the closest that I owned on my computer although I dislike it slightly.
  • Napalm Tree

    RazCity said:maybe its mock-up presentation or size. Or something completely different. I consider these to be pretty solid designs. Probably won't go back to edit anything on them. I have to many other projects to go back and work on stuff that I consider done. But any feedback or critiques will certainly be kept in mind for future designs and work.

    Cutie Death Squad

    Tiki Noir

    I think on the first one, the expressions on their faces could use some work and the way their legs are bending are kind of awkward. Also, that decapitated head doesn't look the greatest.

    I really dig that tiki noir illustration. It was probably rejected because it's more of an illustration than a tee design and would probably look better as a print than on a t-shirt. I think it looks good on a t-shirt, but I can't think of any other reason why they would reject it.
  • Craig Robson

    Napalm Tree said:
    RazCity said:maybe its mock-up presentation or size. Or something completely different. I consider these to be pretty solid designs. Probably won't go back to edit anything on them. I have to many other projects to go back and work on stuff that I consider done. But any feedback or critiques will certainly be kept in mind for future designs and work.

    Cutie Death Squad

    Tiki Noir

    I think on the first one, the expressions on their faces could use some work and the way their legs are bending are kind of awkward. Also, that decapitated head doesn't look the greatest.

    I really dig that tiki noir illustration. It was probably rejected because it's more of an illustration than a tee design and would probably look better as a print than on a t-shirt. I think it looks good on a t-shirt, but I can't think of any other reason why they would reject it.

    the top guys look like ipods.
  • bleet

    prob saw this in the old illustration thread, what you guys think on this?
    Something is bugging me with it, looks ok as a piece but doesnt sit well on a T?

    Really appreciate a look and crit.
    Thanks

  • Joshua Jordan

    bleet said:prob saw this in the old illustration thread, what you guys think on this?
    Something is bugging me with it, looks ok as a piece but doesnt sit well on a T?

    Really appreciate a look and crit.
    Thanks


    It's weighted pretty heavily to the right. The front tire of the bike is making the bottom of the design look off center. Looks really cool otherwise though! Fix up the balance and I think you have a real winner.
  • bleet

    ^^ you totally right, thanks Joshua, think I have a idea to balance it better.
  • dustin wyatt

    This was rejected. After looking at it again I think it may be too busy and you lose the bird, the background can probably be taken out. This is my first time really working with the halftone texture and would love some help if it doesn't look right. As for the text, debating just losing it all together, I know its kind of sloppy but I didn't feel it necessary to come up with a custom text to be replaced if sold to a band or brand. Any help with this would be much appreciated.

  • Balefire

    dustin wyatt said:This was rejected. After looking at it again I think it may be too busy and you lose the bird, the background can probably be taken out. This is my first time really working with the halftone texture and would love some help if it doesn't look right. As for the text, debating just losing it all together, I know its kind of sloppy but I didn't feel it necessary to come up with a custom text to be replaced if sold to a band or brand. Any help with this would be much appreciated.


    I like the bird... I'd either drop the far background or really really wash it out. Also, it may add a bit of dynamicism to the composition if the birds wings spanned a little beyond the general oval framework of the design. You don't really even have to redraw anything, just make him a little bit bigger and move him down so that his head is about where it is now but his wings extend down closer to the banner and outward so it breaks up the shape a little bit.

    Also, on the banner, the part with the text might look better if it were the front most part of the banner. I guess I'm suggesting you tuck the front most part of the banner behind the part with the text.

    It's a nice illustration overall though.
  • dustin wyatt

    Thanks Balefire, I'll definitely take all of that into consideration when I go to re-work this.
  • haxereth

    haxereth said:I've been working on a senior t-shirt design for my high-school and have gone through several different ideas before ending up here. I know it sucks hard compared to most of the stuff here and will accept all criticism given.
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    so anybody got any comments for this? (besides the text could be raised a bit up)
  • The Mothman

    Hey guys, I made some changes on this and it got rejected again. Any suggestions?

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  • selfhighfive

    The Mothman said:This got rejected and I would really really appreciate advice on how to make it better/acceptable.

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    Up the value on the hand and the eye. The caterpillar and butterfly are rendered way more naturally than the hand; it looks cartoony and pillow shaded in comparison.
    I like that you're balancing the fingers with the butterfly, but to me it seems a bit too symmetrical. Maybe move it more toward the eye in the palm, rather than sitting on the outside. (It kind of seems like the hand is going to swat the butterfly, the way it's positioned now also)
    It's a tad bit plain overall as well. You could probably benefit from adding some garnishes to compete with those two super detailed insects.
    It can turn out awesome, just keep up the work.
  • The Mothman

    selfhighfive said:
    The Mothman said:This got rejected and I would really really appreciate advice on how to make it better/acceptable.

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    Up the value on the hand and the eye. The caterpillar and butterfly are rendered way more naturally than the hand; it looks cartoony and pillow shaded in comparison.
    I like that you're balancing the fingers with the butterfly, but to me it seems a bit too symmetrical. Maybe move it more toward the eye in the palm, rather than sitting on the outside. (It kind of seems like the hand is going to swat the butterfly, the way it's positioned now also)
    It's a tad bit plain overall as well. You could probably benefit from adding some garnishes to compete with those two super detailed insects.
    It can turn out awesome, just keep up the work.

    Thanks a ton man! I see what you are talking about with the contrast between the insects and the hand. I will go back and try to make the hand match the insects better. I will also try to reposition the butterfly like you said. And I will try to come up with some kind of "garnishes" as well. But I really do appreciate the advice, I wish more people on here would put in the effort to help.
  • justinryan

    The Mothman said:Hey guys, I made some changes on this and it got rejected again. Any suggestions?

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    what is the concept behind the design? does it relate to one of the bands songs or something? it may be because i'm not familiar with who it's for, but it just seems kind of like there are a bunch of random elements thrown on the tee. the triangle, radial thing, butterfly, caterpillar, hand with an eye, needle through the thumb, bubbles/circles.. etc. the piece is fairly well done, but i think it needs to be a little more simple or refined.

    i think it is rad that you are taking the rejection with stride and trying to make it better, rather than getting butt hurt about it hah.
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