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My First Ever Submission - Declined... Advice?

I submitted this to the ASG Guitar Challenge... I don't know the first thing about Photoshop, but I hand drew this, then uploaded it and turned it into what you see here. It's my first submission, and I thought it turned out okay.

I'm just trying to figure out what I could improve to get the Threadless folks on board with it. I know the shirt could use some work but the guitar turned out just how I wanted it to. Any tips, suggestions or constructive criticism would be really appreciated because I'd like to get better at this stuff.



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thomas callahan

Maybe remove the black outline around everything, just makes the shapes solid with no stroke. Also take out the cheesy gradient and maybe just use a solid blue? :)


Thanks for looking at it! I appreciate the feedback. I'll try to figure out how to get rid of the outline. I added the gradient to help it look a little less plain, but I don't want it looking cheesy! :)

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