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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  • WXGFX

    I actually intended the face to have a sort of.. gaunt look about It.. shes supposed to be a whore.. RE: The hands - I think I've given myself an awkward space really, I either end up wth short fingers or a short hand, I'll work at it bit more and see if i cant solve it!
    Thanks for the critique!
  • ridiculousart



    anyone know why this is reject?
    need your comment and critique guys :)
  • hassbeen

    Trying to get my portfolio together so I made this album cover for fun. Let me know what I need to work on!
  • jumpy

    hassbeen said: Trying to get my portfolio together so I made this album cover for fun. Let me know what I need to work on!

    I think id like it better if you made it like a record sleeve and th circle bit was the sticker in th center ofth vinyl
  • jumpy

    Matt Borchert said:
    InauguralSeason said:Feels dated in what way?

    Thanks, I will check out what some other top brands are doing a bit more. Although, I know you need to go with what is working in the market currently, but do we really want to be trying to go toe to toe with brands like Burton or Fox at this point?

    The mask logo could be simplified a bit more, but I think it works fine in one color. I know what you are getting at with the above logo, but to be honest, I don't think that logo looks all that great. Not a fan. IMO, it looks live traced.

    Thanks for the remarks!

    It feels dated in terms of it looks like something I would have seen in 2006 from an indie snow/mx/skate company. Very old school Rogue Status.

    I posted the BAPE logo to show you the importance of complete simplicity and something that holds up as a mark using the face (in this case an animal). Think of the dark spot of the eyes as being the goggles...etc etc. What you have doesn't work as a logo, perhaps as a graphic for a shirt with a bit of work.

    Take a look at what Burton is up to...they are masters of this domain.


    http://www.burton.com/mens-tees/mens-tees,default,sc.html

    wait what are you linking to Matt, i think that Burton stuff bites (especially the short sleeves in your link), i see the simplicity in their idea being a theme and the old school retrospective tees BUT really all of the short sleeves look like an early 90's lesson in pagemaker & illustrator.

    Sorry i agree with your points, i was just surprised when i clicked to those tees, i dont mind the burton logo but those tees, what am i seeing wrong? :(

    carry on
  • Decappuccino

    freak monkey said:Zombie Patrick, artwork for sale 7 colors, text just placement, if u interest send me email at <a href=mailto:apemask@gmail.comcheerrss"="" ">apemask@gmail.comcheerrss">
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    this is rejected, need comment and critics..
    thx

    http://www.mintees.com/tees/128921-miss-may-i-ronald-mcdrool/
  • Matt Borchert

    hassbeen said: Trying to get my portfolio together so I made this album cover for fun. Let me know what I need to work on!

    Make the type really part of the design, it seems like a last minute afterthought at the moment. Watch your kerning, it's a bit all over the place.
  • DanielAndHisArt

    Decappuccino said:
    freak monkey said:Zombie Patrick, artwork for sale 7 colors, text just placement, if u interest send me email at <a href=href="mailto:mailto:apemask@gmail.comcheerrss" mailto:apemask@gmail.comcheerrss"=""">="""="">mailto:apemask@gmail.comcheerrss"="" ">apemask@gmail.comcheerrss">
    this">border="0">">apemask@gmail.comcheerrss">
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    this">border="0">">apemask@gmail.comcheerrss">
    this is rejected, need comment and critics..
    thx


    http://www.mintees.com/tees/128921-miss-may-i-ronald-mcdrool/

    mehhhhhhhhhh
  • cmeyers

    AetoricDesign said:Well, this rejection was exceptionally disappointing. Really doesn't help me get any votes at DBH (http://www.designbyhumans.com/vote/detail/214205/#comment-ljtb)." target="_blank"> (http://www.designbyhumans.com/vote/detail/214205/#comment-ljtb). Where did I go wrong?


    i don't know what it is, the diagonal halftones are random and don't help anything, and the composition on the tee is awkward. those are my biggest issues with it.
  • Eureka!!!

    Photobucket

    Company i did a logo for, what could i improve?
  • ImViolent

    Eureka!!! said:Photobucket

    Company i did a logo for, what could i improve?

    Theres a few killer textures in the resource section that should be big enough for a logo. Like Aetoric said your texture brush is everywhere.
  • cmeyers

    AetoricDesign said:
    What the fuck did I do wrong now?

    i didn't see the design, just a bad attitude.
  • Eureka!!!

    ImViolent said:
    Eureka!!! said:Photobucket

    Company i did a logo for, what could i improve?

    Theres a few killer textures in the resource section that should be big enough for a logo. Like Aetoric said your texture brush is everywhere.

    AetoricDesign said:
    Eureka!!! said:Photobucket

    Company i did a logo for, what could i improve?

    The super tiny text is unreadable when shrunk any further, and the line wieght of the boxes doesn't match it, either. The company name doesn't pop at all with that read behind it. The banner either needs to stretch over the circle or become smaller, but the jumbled up lines and the intersection of the banner and circle drive me nuts. Also, I can see your square texture brush's edges everywhere. The spaceing between "Fair Trade", the line, and "Visual Media" isn't even.

    Thanks guys for the critque, i know im not pro, but every bit of advice you guys give helps!
  • cmeyers

    AetoricDesign said:
    cmeyers said:
    AetoricDesign said:
    What the fuck did I do wrong now?

    i didn't see the design, just a bad attitude.

    That would be useful if this was a website about good attitudes, but it's not. Anyone got anything useful to say other than confirming that my pieces are judged on what people think of me personally rather than the strength or visual appeal of my work?

    i told you what was wrong with your last one and you didn't respond.

    this one, while looking kinda cool, just doesn't really do anything for me. what's the point? a sketch of an old bald dude on top of a blue forest? and if it got rejected, then post what you posted. it could just be the mockup.
  • cmeyers

    AetoricDesign said:
    cmeyers said:
    AetoricDesign said:
    cmeyers said:
    AetoricDesign said:
    What the fuck did I do wrong now?

    i didn't see the design, just a bad attitude.

    That would be useful if this was a website about good attitudes, but it's not. Anyone got anything useful to say other than confirming that my pieces are judged on what people think of me personally rather than the strength or visual appeal of my work?

    i told you what was wrong with your last one and you didn't respond.

    this one, while looking kinda cool, just doesn't really do anything for me. what's the point? a sketch of an old bald dude on top of a blue forest? and if it got rejected, then post what you posted. it could just be the mockup.

    I'll respond to your last one then: the halftones aren't pointless, they enable a printer to easily print something with a gradient, while providing an aesthetic. If you don't like the aesthetic, I understand.

    As for my new design, what if my point was "it looks kinda cool?" Why does my design have to have a message to be approved? I thought the imagery had an emotional impact.

    Here's the mockup:


    1. the diagonal aspect of the halftones was distracting to me. not that fact that they were halftones in general.

    2. i would have rejected that as well. placement is bad, and again, i just don't see the point. it doesn't have to have a message, but there should be a point to it. these are 2 random elements put together poorly on a shirt. that's all. if you do insist on these 2 elements for personal stuff, you should make the face smaller and lower it from the neck. it's really weird that the eyes are all the way up to the collar.
  • Craig Robson

    AetoricDesign said:
    cmeyers said:
    AetoricDesign said:
    cmeyers said:
    AetoricDesign said:
    What the fuck did I do wrong now?

    i didn't see the design, just a bad attitude.

    That would be useful if this was a website about good attitudes, but it's not. Anyone got anything useful to say other than confirming that my pieces are judged on what people think of me personally rather than the strength or visual appeal of my work?

    i told you what was wrong with your last one and you didn't respond.

    this one, while looking kinda cool, just doesn't really do anything for me. what's the point? a sketch of an old bald dude on top of a blue forest? and if it got rejected, then post what you posted. it could just be the mockup.

    I'll respond to your last one then: the halftones aren't pointless, they enable a printer to easily print something with a gradient, while providing an aesthetic. If you don't like the aesthetic, I understand.

    As for my new design, what if my point was "it looks kinda cool?" Why does my design have to have a message to be approved? I thought the imagery had an emotional impact.

    Here's the mockup:


    my guess is that the moderators disagreed about the strength of the aesthetic, or with how cool or uncool the design is.

    personally i think i understand your intentions about how you wanted this to look but in my subjective opinion i think its a poorly executed drawing with an overly ambitious mock up.
  • Victra

    Is there a way we could clean up this thread like all the older posts, where people have been helped could be deleted. Does anyone else think that would be helpful?
  • Kill The Yeti

    After reading a good many of the pages in this thread... I'm not sure what this website is here for. Kinda reminds me of high school... The popular kids get a lot of love from everyone that wants to be cool and everyone else has something wrong with them so they get rejected by the cool kids before they can be judged by the society.

    I'm kinda new here so maybe I haven't seen enough, but so far most of what I've seen from the people giving advice has a lot of the same problems. Granted, there is some pure crap designs but there are a lot of good looking designs that look good on shirts and there are responses like "doesn't mean anything to me:rejected". Where is the freedom if you can't post what you think looks good? If your first and only response is "rejected", where is the help from the community? I understand you can come to this thread and post your why rejected questions but there are only a few people who post suggestions on this thread.

    Then again, maybe I'm just butthurt about my designs not being cool or intricate or meaningful enough for you guys so I'll check back in a few days and reassess my feelings.
  • Craig Robson

    AetoricDesign said:
    Kill The Yeti said:After reading a good many of the pages in this thread... I'm not sure what this website is here for. Kinda reminds me of high school... The popular kids get a lot of love from everyone that wants to be cool and everyone else has something wrong with them so they get rejected by the cool kids before they can be judged by the society.

    I'm kinda new here so maybe I haven't seen enough, but so far most of what I've seen from the people giving advice has a lot of the same problems. Granted, there is some pure crap designs but there are a lot of good looking designs that look good on shirts and there are responses like "doesn't mean anything to me:rejected". Where is the freedom if you can't post what you think looks good? If your first and only response is "rejected", where is the help from the community? I understand you can come to this thread and post your why rejected questions but there are only a few people who post suggestions on this thread.

    Then again, maybe I'm just butthurt about my designs not being cool or intricate or meaningful enough for you guys so I'll check back in a few days and reassess my feelings.

    Glad I'm not alone. I'd be happy to provide you with an honest critique of your work if you posted it here.

    dividing it up into "cool kids" is sort of a bad use of the word... if you used "seasoned professionals" or "experienced moderators" then you might start to get closer to the actual deal here.

    there are rules to the shirt submission process, one of the rules is that the quality of the artwork is subjected to a subjective process where a number of community members vote on its approval (or dismissal)

    some of the best shirt designers in the world vote on this, not the "cool kids" (which implies an unjustified top dog position)

    furthermore, whilst this community is here to help, its not required to. sometimes the best way to improve is through self initiated exploration, sometimes the rejected designs can be the fuel to improve.

    i checked out "Kill the yeti" on facebook and i can understand why (if you posted those designs?) they would have been rejected.
  • cmeyers

    Kill The Yeti said:After reading a good many of the pages in this thread... I'm not sure what this website is here for. Kinda reminds me of high school... The popular kids get a lot of love from everyone that wants to be cool and everyone else has something wrong with them so they get rejected by the cool kids before they can be judged by the society.

    I'm kinda new here so maybe I haven't seen enough, but so far most of what I've seen from the people giving advice has a lot of the same problems. Granted, there is some pure crap designs but there are a lot of good looking designs that look good on shirts and there are responses like "doesn't mean anything to me:rejected". Where is the freedom if you can't post what you think looks good? If your first and only response is "rejected", where is the help from the community? I understand you can come to this thread and post your why rejected questions but there are only a few people who post suggestions on this thread.

    Then again, maybe I'm just butthurt about my designs not being cool or intricate or meaningful enough for you guys so I'll check back in a few days and reassess my feelings.

    it's also important to remember this is supposed to be a high quality showcase site. not a free for all forum where anyone can post anything. i post only the stuff i think is really worthy to be showcased as some of my best work, and i don't even think it's as good as the majority of the stuff posted here. i'm humbled that i was even given auto-approve. i didn't think i deserved it. and i don't personally know any of the other designers here, nor do i have any sort of relation to any of them in the professional realm. i simply posted some quality work, and the community felt it was worth showing.
  • Craig Robson

    AetoricDesign said:I wouldn't call a group of moderators who were just given that kind of responsibility about a year ago "experienced."

    just disputing one word every time makes you look petty, get over it.
  • Streetcorner

    Kill The Yeti said:After reading a good many of the pages in this thread... I'm not sure what this website is here for. Kinda reminds me of high school... The popular kids get a lot of love from everyone that wants to be cool and everyone else has something wrong with them so they get rejected by the cool kids before they can be judged by the society.

    I'm kinda new here so maybe I haven't seen enough, but so far most of what I've seen from the people giving advice has a lot of the same problems. Granted, there is some pure crap designs but there are a lot of good looking designs that look good on shirts and there are responses like "doesn't mean anything to me:rejected". Where is the freedom if you can't post what you think looks good? If your first and only response is "rejected", where is the help from the community? I understand you can come to this thread and post your why rejected questions but there are only a few people who post suggestions on this thread.

    Then again, maybe I'm just butthurt about my designs not being cool or intricate or meaningful enough for you guys so I'll check back in a few days and reassess my feelings.

    As a newbee myself I want to let you know that work from new people does get through. Im on about 60/40 for acceptance at this stage and am greatful for my rejections as it gives me insight into what needs work and what isn't quite up to par from people who have actually been successful in this industry. Couldn't ask anything more for free!

    Speaking of rejection. (and on second look it deserved it) Anyone see any potential?
  • Anthony Smith

    Streetcorner said:
    Kill The Yeti said:After reading a good many of the pages in this thread... I'm not sure what this website is here for. Kinda reminds me of high school... The popular kids get a lot of love from everyone that wants to be cool and everyone else has something wrong with them so they get rejected by the cool kids before they can be judged by the society.

    I'm kinda new here so maybe I haven't seen enough, but so far most of what I've seen from the people giving advice has a lot of the same problems. Granted, there is some pure crap designs but there are a lot of good looking designs that look good on shirts and there are responses like "doesn't mean anything to me:rejected". Where is the freedom if you can't post what you think looks good? If your first and only response is "rejected", where is the help from the community? I understand you can come to this thread and post your why rejected questions but there are only a few people who post suggestions on this thread.

    Then again, maybe I'm just butthurt about my designs not being cool or intricate or meaningful enough for you guys so I'll check back in a few days and reassess my feelings.

    As a newbee myself I want to let you know that work from new people does get through. Im on about 60/40 for acceptance at this stage and am greatful for my rejections as it gives me insight into what needs work and what isn't quite up to par from people who have actually been successful in this industry. Couldn't ask anything more for free!

    Speaking of rejection. (and on second look it deserved it) Anyone see any potential?


    I see potential for sure.

    At the moment it feels like the midway point of a design... unfinished, but starting to take direction. I think if you want to get this looking polished and finished, youre going to have to take more consideration over the details. I think the halftone is far too big and far too bold, for example. It kinda looks like a placeholder as opposed to the finished effect. Id check out people like collisiontheory, sam kaufman, herman, danielandhisart, againstbound and nicebleed for reference to what im getting at.
  • Kill The Yeti

    Craig Robson said:
    AetoricDesign said:
    Kill The Yeti said:After reading a good many of the pages in this thread... I'm not sure what this website is here for. Kinda reminds me of high school... The popular kids get a lot of love from everyone that wants to be cool and everyone else has something wrong with them so they get rejected by the cool kids before they can be judged by the society.

    I'm kinda new here so maybe I haven't seen enough, but so far most of what I've seen from the people giving advice has a lot of the same problems. Granted, there is some pure crap designs but there are a lot of good looking designs that look good on shirts and there are responses like "doesn't mean anything to me:rejected". Where is the freedom if you can't post what you think looks good? If your first and only response is "rejected", where is the help from the community? I understand you can come to this thread and post your why rejected questions but there are only a few people who post suggestions on this thread.

    Then again, maybe I'm just butthurt about my designs not being cool or intricate or meaningful enough for you guys so I'll check back in a few days and reassess my feelings.

    Glad I'm not alone. I'd be happy to provide you with an honest critique of your work if you posted it here.

    dividing it up into "cool kids" is sort of a bad use of the word... if you used "seasoned professionals" or "experienced moderators" then you might start to get closer to the actual deal here.

    there are rules to the shirt submission process, one of the rules is that the quality of the artwork is subjected to a subjective process where a number of community members vote on its approval (or dismissal)

    some of the best shirt designers in the world vote on this, not the "cool kids" (which implies an unjustified top dog position)

    furthermore, whilst this community is here to help, its not required to. sometimes the best way to improve is through self initiated exploration, sometimes the rejected designs can be the fuel to improve.

    i checked out "Kill the yeti" on facebook and i can understand why (if you posted those designs?) they would have been rejected.

    Mr. Anderson, I looked through your photos and some of them I thought were really cool. And from the other 80% (of which I thought were a combination and mix of ed hardy and/or affliction ripoffs), I can completely understand why you wouldn't like my stuff and that's ok... Everyone is different. The people I associate myself with mostly try to avoid people wearing those shirts. I'm sure its profitable because I see tons and tons of people wearing affliction all over the place, it's just not my market. While this comment may seem like a hit on your designs, it's not. I would look at it as constructive criticism. There were a few useful things you said in your post and for those, I thank you.

    I said earlier that I would reassess my feelings, I will. I shouldn't have posted what I did in this thread. It's kind of a hijack and blah blah blah. I never said my designs were perfect I just didn't know there were t-shirt nazis gassing people's stuff before anybody got to see it and was caught off guard... maybe you admins that read this can put a little sign saying for noobs to check out this thread before posting their bullshit before they post their bullshit. Anyway, Sorry for busting this thread.

    Mr. Aetoric, thanks for the words.

    Mr. Meyers, thanks for the advice.

    Mr. Corner, your take on rejection is refreshing. I think that shirt would look rad if you only printed the white but used a lightly textured background. And maybe lowered and moved the design a little to the skier's left (looker's right)to free up the neckline and add a little room to the other bottom side.
  • Kill The Yeti

    Mr. Robson. I meant to change Anderson back to Robson.
  • WinterArtwork

    WIP for a show

    does it look like Neil Degrasse Tyson?

    Photobucket
  • Craig Robson

    WinterArtwork said:WIP for a show

    does it look like Neil Degrasse Tyson?

    Photobucket

    looks incredible! in general i always think NDT has more of a sleepier look, but overall:
  • WinterArtwork

    Thanks Craig

    high praise coming from you

    I'm going for a omnipotent space scientist sort of vibe...might add some Jack Kirby style "space/energy bubbles" too
  • Streetcorner

    Thank you for your critiques Anthony and Kill The Yetti.

    Anthony: I will look more into the artists you recomended to see if I can find any inspiration. And those halftones. I definitely see where you are coming from. Theyr'e gone!

    Kill The Yetti: I see what you're saying about placement. I think the angle of the image struggles on a t-shirt so I will have a play with placement as you suggested also.

    I was pretty lost with this and was about ready to ditch it so thank you for your critiques. Now I will have another crack at it in a couple of weeks. I will do the research you suggested Anthony and see what I can come up with. So thank you both again.
  • Streetcorner

    ^^ Winter artwork: Yes. I think it looks like him. Good job.
  • Rehmsmeyer

    Looking for critiques on my design before I submit it. I think it's finished, just looking for what you see wrong of needs to be added/changed. Thanks!

  • Victra

    Hmm then maybe it's time to make a new thread because...I'd like to help crit too, but i'm not going through 78 pages...to do so.
  • quakerninja

    Theres a lot of good stuff in here so I don't want to delete it but it's getting crazy pages so
    http://www.mintees.com/talk/201212-official-critiques-wanted-post-2/
  • Matt Borchert

    WinterArtwork said:WIP for a show

    does it look like Neil Degrasse Tyson?

    Photobucket

    The pattern on his suit is a nice little detail.

    This to me is NDT if he was an evil superhero of some sorts.
  • William Henry

    AetoricDesign said:
    cmeyers said:
    AetoricDesign said:
    What the fuck did I do wrong now?

    i didn't see the design, just a bad attitude.

    That would be useful if this was a website about good attitudes, but it's not. Anyone got anything useful to say other than confirming that my pieces are judged on what people think of me personally rather than the strength or visual appeal of my work?

    You need to drop the whole "everyone rejects my work because its me" attitude. No one is out to personally deny everything you upload. Theres no conspiracy to deny all of your work. I'm sure you've been told this before, but on the approval queue, we can't even see who uploaded a design. All we see are rows of shirts. No avatars, no user names. So get over yourself. To me it seems like you latched onto this idea that there is some conspiracy to reject all of your work so you don't have to accept that fact that the majority of it just isn't good enough for the site. You're in a permanent state of butthurt and won't get over it.
  • Matt Borchert

    Ultimately if your feelings are easily hurt, then design is a really terrible business to be in. What you do will always be judged, and often times, by people who don't have a very informed opinion. Just the way it is. There are always people that I have to deal with that I might not like, but I always try to judge by what I am looking at, and not the person who created it.
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