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  • quakerninja

    Awesome book
    http://theperfectbait.com/about.php

    Heres a taste.

  • quakerninja

    Also if you have to draw a bear for someone don't use this one, I'm retiring this fucker, I'm tired of seeing it.
  • Victra

    Yay a fresh new critique thread!
  • TONY MIDI

    Yes!
  • Outnumbered

    I am waiting on mintees to review this. I know that i could revamp the line work and touch up the color but i like it just the way it is. Although i wouldn't mind seeing what you guys think of it.

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  • William Henry

    Outnumbered said:I am waiting on mintees to review this. I know that i could revamp the line work and touch up the color but i like it just the way it is. Although i wouldn't mind seeing what you guys think of it.

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    Its an okay start, but it seems like you already know whats wrong with it.
  • 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!

  • Outnumbered

    William Henry said:
    Outnumbered said:I am waiting on mintees to review this. I know that i could revamp the line work and touch up the color but i like it just the way it is. Although i wouldn't mind seeing what you guys think of it.

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    Its an okay start, but it seems like you already know whats wrong with it.

    Yes but why hold the artist back from making it the way he sees fit. I mean nothing is perfect and sometimes people enjoy the artwork the way it is. Look at how many artists leave flaws here and there on there work. If i was to mess with it it would be the same line work every ones use to seeing, and that's something i dislike.
  • quakerninja

    will I find this if I search diving bell helmet on google?

    yup Next critique please.
  • quakerninja

    reference images are awesome but they are not in themselves the entire design, they are a tool, so that you know what the thing you are trying to draw looks like.
    If I were to ask you to draw a cat you could but it would suck probably.
    If I showed you a picture of a cat and said draw a cat it would most likely be a better looking cat.
    Then what? Don't just mock it up and submit it somewhere. Take it to the next level.
    Give it some context, without context whomever is looking at it won't know what it is or why it's important.
    That takes impact away from the design and makes it boring.
    I just thought diving bell helmets looked cool and wanted it on a shirt you might say to yourself...
    yeah you and everyone else who thought that is going to start at google.

    Look heres an example.


    Sometimes you can copy (a little) and still be original like this homage to rene magritte
  • quakerninja

    This is where you scream and yell and get butthurt and say I'm not a ripper dude, thats not the picture I used brah.
    Chill. I didn't say you were or did. I'm just saying your idea sucked from the start beccasse it was half assed so anything that happens after that no matter how well traced or drawn, is going to be lame. I'm trying to help.

    I'm only picking on you beccasse the last post is 3k comments long and this is a very common issue so I wanted to adress it in full to avoid repeats,
  • quakerninja

    Rehmsmeyer said: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!



    The kind of people that this would be for are going to dig it, 80's nostalgia colors saved by the bell vibe, bright idk I love pink colors and so on. I would just take out some tiny fragments caused by the text overlaying the triangles.
  • GlebSinyutkin

    Hi guys!) Is it really that bad for Mintees?
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  • quakerninja

    Why my shit get denied post fantastic I love these.

    It's not "bad" It's just sloppy. It looks like something you would scribble in a notebook to do a better one later, only you skipped the make it better part and mocked it up. new layer that sucker pick a brush and do it right, and try not to use a billion colors.

    I kind of like the fishing one but why would the fly be in mid flight if the guy has been dead? The illustration contradicts the message.

    I'm not a mod so I can't be more specific as to why this wasn't approved or not.
    The general reason is that it looks amateurish or it's probably something they wouden't wear.
    Don't take it personal the site staff make calls to keep all the designs pretty, and legit. It is an art based website after all, we like pretty.
    Just see it as a goal and get better.
  • jonas art



    i don't know what it's going to be :p

    http://jonasarctic.blogspot.com/
  • quakerninja

    I like it so far, finish it.
  • WinterArtwork

    I feel like it's missing something...might have to lighten the skin tone a bit too

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  • DONES.CHILIMONE

    really need some critiques

  • William Henry

    WinterArtwork said:I feel like it's missing something...might have to lighten the skin tone a bit too

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    Looks awesome. Definitely less super villain/evil now.
  • quakerninja

    @DONES.CHILIMONE it's awesome dude. Just keep at it. They eyes are kind of close together, they should be one eye width apart, there should be some wrinkles above the mid point between the eyes too, and some on the forhead.
    But that's all technically junk. I like how it looks now finish it.
  • Matt Borchert

    DONES.CHILIMONE said:really need some critiques



    I think that you shouldn't be flipping the artwork like that to make a complete face. It's really noticeable and IMO it detracts from all the detail that you've put into it. As quaker said the eyes are close together, and they are also very droopy looking, maybe reduce the angle just a tad. Also I'm not sure that the ears really work, they're on their own plane of perspective from the rest of the face, and are too small for the dudes facial structure. Also I'd ditch the plugs.

    Cheerio,
  • WXGFX

    Swing and a miss.
    Been posting in the critiques threat for a while now.
    I'm becoming cash strapped an demoralized!
    Still, seeing improvement.

    Her right hand (the one that goes under) still looks odd i think.. and perhaps her hair?
    Critiques greatly apprechiated!
  • Rehmsmeyer

    quakerninja said:
    Rehmsmeyer said: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!



    The kind of people that this would be for are going to dig it, 80's nostalgia colors saved by the bell vibe, bright idk I love pink colors and so on. I would just take out some tiny fragments caused by the text overlaying the triangles.


    Thanks a lot, I appreciate the advice. I'll make the changes.
  • quakerninja

    I don't think you need to mix a photo with a drawing it dosen't really work. Just draw the whole thing to make it look consistant, it's just a triangle I think you can handle it, and maybe add a cartoon face to it. It's pretty plain to just be on it's own, so maybe add another food based character so they can interact. I kind of get the fonzy vibe from the pose, so maybe you can have Mr. Cheezy trying to pick up a cartoon hotdog or something with some stupid cheesy pickup line. idk
  • quakerninja

    WXGFX said:Swing and a miss.
    Been posting in the critiques threat for a while now.
    I'm becoming cash strapped an demoralized!
    Still, seeing improvement.


    Her right hand (the one that goes under) still looks odd i think.. and perhaps her hair?
    Critiques greatly apprechiated!

    Shes got what V would call man face. + the hands and shadows don't really work the way they are shown.
    I think using a variety of line weights could help, it's all really thick so mix it up, Thin or no lines in the face, and hands really thick blocks of black for the arms and cloth, thin to medium lines for the ornament thing in the back.
    You might want to balance the part behind her head with some sort of ornamental drawing at the base, she kind of just stops.

  • quakerninja

    Always try to create for the purpose of learning something, that's the best way to increase your skill level
    Don't just create for the sake of creating.-Bobby Chiu.
  • WXGFX

    Thanks for the critique, already working on improving this design!
    Also, the cat/bus from My Neighbour Totoro is awesome.
  • William Henry

    AetoricDesign said:
    quakerninja said:I don't think you need to mix a photo with a drawing it dosen't really work. Just draw the whole thing to make it look consistant, it's just a triangle I think you can handle it, and maybe add a cartoon face to it. It's pretty plain to just be on it's own, so maybe add another food based character so they can interact. I kind of get the fonzy vibe from the pose, so maybe you can have Mr. Cheezy trying to pick up a cartoon hotdog or something with some stupid cheesy pickup line. idk

    The whole mixed media thing is kind of the foundation of my style, but otherwise I get what you're saying. I thought pizza was strong enough to stand on its own, but perhaps I'm wrong.

    If the execution was better, it might be able to stand on its own, but not with the way it is now. It looks more like a first draft than a finished piece.
  • nugget

    so this was denied... i see nothing wrong with it, but the "mods' think otherwise any critiques?
  • Matt Borchert

    nugget said:so this was denied... i see nothing wrong with it, but the "mods' think otherwise any critiques?

    Overall the layout is good, and I like the patchwork texture, but the words BAD COMPANY are on their own arc completely, and don't follow the top patch section that it is placed in. Make it follow the lines like LEVELER does. Also I'm not a big fan of that skull, and I would guess that it would be the primary reason people would down vote it.
  • Craig Robson

    new thread, same old attitudes.

    the bad company design isnt so bad, it just has some little dumb flaws that can be fixed easily, stuff like the type arches being consistent and giving the skull some breathing room and not making those lightning bolts look so awkward..

    with things that are as simple as the bad company design it helps to be clever or funny or do something fun with it. for example it took me far too long to realize that the skull was on a cartoon bomb. thats a nice feature and is too hidden.
  • WXGFX

    WinterArtwork said:I feel like it's missing something...might have to lighten the skin tone a bit too


    Love this man! Neil deGrasse Tyson is amazing. Can I ask what its for?
  • nugget

    Craig Robson said:new thread, same old attitudes.

    the bad company design isnt so bad, it just has some little dumb flaws that can be fixed easily, stuff like the type arches being consistent and giving the skull some breathing room and not making those lightning bolts look so awkward..

    with things that are as simple as the bad company design it helps to be clever or funny or do something fun with it. for example it took me far too long to realize that the skull was on a cartoon bomb. thats a nice feature and is too hidden.

    Matt Borchert said:
    nugget said:so this was denied... i see nothing wrong with it, but the "mods' think otherwise any critiques?

    Overall the layout is good, and I like the patchwork texture, but the words BAD COMPANY are on their own arc completely, and don't follow the top patch section that it is placed in. Make it follow the lines like LEVELER does. Also I'm not a big fan of that skull, and I would guess that it would be the primary reason people would down vote it.

    AetoricDesign said:
    nugget said:so this was denied... i see nothing wrong with it, but the "mods' think otherwise any critiques?

    I would say the skull is a bit off center and too large in the circle. The right side of the jaw looks a little bulky and out of perspective, too.

    thanks guys! actually see what you guys mean, will do the edits and hopefully this time it goes through
  • WXGFX


    Made some significant changes here, switched out the background in favour of something more balanced..
    got rid of a lot of the black to try and make her a bit more.. feminine. Still rejected though, if anyone has any suggestions? That would be ace.
  • Strglc



    This got rejected. I don't know exactly what could be worked on as this is the style I was looking for. Maybe soften the texture?
  • William Henry

    WXGFX said:
    Made some significant changes here, switched out the background in favour of something more balanced..
    got rid of a lot of the black to try and make her a bit more.. feminine. Still rejected though, if anyone has any suggestions? That would be ace.

    I wish I could be more descriptive, but its just not drawn very well. The linework is sloppy, especially in the face.
  • Victra

    nugget said:so this was denied... i see nothing wrong with it, but the "mods' think otherwise any critiques?

    Theres just something weird with this skull here. I think you made it intentional that the skull is facing two different directions but I don't know how well that's working here seems kinda pointless, it's a very clean design, but I think like Craig or someone else said above the skull seems like you are trying to fit this image into a frame too much. I'd say try making it break the border, but that might be conflicting with the other design elements so maybe just making that skull a tiny bit smaller in the space given inside the bomb. Also the bad company text touching the bombs fuse..looks really awkward...I don't know how you would fix that unless you just took the fuse out...hmm.
  • lineart3angle

    DONES.CHILIMONE said:really need some critiques



    looks like Aaron Horkey style, but I like it dude
  • Strglc

    AetoricDesign said:
    Strglc said:

    This got rejected. I don't know exactly what could be worked on as this is the style I was looking for. Maybe soften the texture?

    If you're trying to depict a rocket, I would go for a 45 degree angle. It looks a lot like a surfboard at the moment. The texture is obscuring your text and stars a bit too much, as well.

    Thanks for the feedback. Actually it's for a vintage skateboard team so thats why I made a mix between a rocket and an old school skateboard but I like the angle idea.

    Update:

  • cmeyers

    Strglc said:
    AetoricDesign said:
    Strglc said:

    This got rejected. I don't know exactly what could be worked on as this is the style I was looking for. Maybe soften the texture?

    If you're trying to depict a rocket, I would go for a 45 degree angle. It looks a lot like a surfboard at the moment. The texture is obscuring your text and stars a bit too much, as well.

    Thanks for the feedback. Actually it's for a vintage skateboard team so thats why I made a mix between a rocket and an old school skateboard but I like the angle idea.

    Update:


    the red strokes hurt my eyes, and it's odd that the text is clean and the rest is textured.

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