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jojojob75

is a 24.38 year old boy and has been a part of the Threadless community for 2 years, 1 month! he has scored 1753 submissions, giving an average score of 4.98, helping 14 designs get printed.

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  • laurxy said:

    Lol, that doesn't look that bad, I think it looks good, I get what your saying!

    posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago in I Love Animals

  • jojojob75 said:
    Ronami said:

    I typed out a huge post on how to help, but I accidentally deleted it. To sum it up -

    You have a great attitude that seems willing to learn. As other have said, you need some serious work if you want to be an illustrator/designer. I recommend going back and learning the fundamentals of drawing and design. There are resources all over the web on how to learn these.

    Learning the fundamentals can be a tough and arduous process. There's a shortcut though (sort of) - practice smart, not hard.

    There are two ways to approach improvement. One is through brute repetition. Eventually after making so many things, you'll get a little better. That can take a LONG time. However, you can improve much faster and better by working smart. This basically means learning how to be self critical. Look at what you do objectively, and apply what you learn in everything you make. Learn from mistakes, and try to not make them again. Compare yourselves to others. Look at what other people are doing and study what works and what doesn't. Learning how to look at your own work, knowing that it's not working and knowing why it's not working will lead to true improvement at a MUCH faster rate.

    Again, you have a great attitude! The forums are always willing to help you learn new things.

    Well first of all, sorry that you spent so long writing me something that eventually got deleted, that happens to me sometimes here, and it is really frustrating when that happens, so thank you for re-writing the post!

    Also ya I have been trying to find some expert help through the internet, books, and things. I do agree that vainly repeating the same mistake over and over again isn't going to help anyone. I am trying to think more and get inside the head of the critic and see what I am doing wrong and what they will get me for.

    I will try and remember to work more smart and not hard, and hopefully not make the same mistakes over and over again. I am very willing to learn and don't mind how long it takes, as long as I get there!

    Thanks for your help, much appreciated!

    LOL, btw, I love your "Sock Monkey Wants a Friend" design, very funny! : D

    posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago in I Love Animals

  • Ronami said:

    I typed out a huge post on how to help, but I accidentally deleted it. To sum it up -

    You have a great attitude that seems willing to learn. As other have said, you need some serious work if you want to be an illustrator/designer. I recommend going back and learning the fundamentals of drawing and design. There are resources all over the web on how to learn these.

    Learning the fundamentals can be a tough and arduous process. There's a shortcut though (sort of) - practice smart, not hard.

    There are two ways to approach improvement. One is through brute repetition. Eventually after making so many things, you'll get a little better. That can take a LONG time. However, you can improve much faster and better by working smart. This basically means learning how to be self critical. Look at what you do objectively, and apply what you learn in everything you make. Learn from mistakes, and try to not make them again. Compare yourselves to others. Look at what other people are doing and study what works and what doesn't. Learning how to look at your own work, knowing that it's not working and knowing why it's not working will lead to true improvement at a MUCH faster rate.

    Again, you have a great attitude! The forums are always willing to help you learn new things.

    Well first of all, sorry that you spent so long writing me something that eventually got deleted, that happens to me sometimes here, and it is really frustrating when that happens, so thank you for re-writing the post!

    Also ya I have been trying to find some expert help through the internet, books, and things. I do agree that vainly repeating the same mistake over and over again isn't going to help anyone. I am trying to think more and get inside the head of the critic and see what I am doing wrong and what they will get me for.

    I will try and remember to work more smart and not hard, and hopefully not make the same mistakes over and over again. I am very willing to learn and don't mind how long it takes, as long as I get there!

    Thanks for your help, much appreciated!

    posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago in I Love Animals

  • Akaka said:

    Do you have an art background or are you a beginner? This is going to sound horrible and not very helpful, but if you can't see anything wrong with the designs you've posted in your blogs... well, I think you need a LOT of practice before entering any online competition. You have to remember you're up against professionals and people who have been doing this for a while. Even if you're okay with not being on that level yet, that's who we're comparing you to on this forum, which is why our comments may not always seem very nice or supportive. You're much better off getting honesty though instead of empty compliments.

    Ya I have always been interested in art, but am a beginner at graphics designing.

    Well, I guess I need to practice more, that's true, thanks for the advice! : )

    posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago in I Love Animals

  • celandinestern said:

    he's joking.

    If you look at the shop section of the site, you can get a good feel for the type of design and level of quality Threadless is interested in. I know a lot of people who are just starting out say things like 'but I don't want to win, I just want to see it up for scoring, isn't it good enough for that?' and the answer is a) if you're subbing here you should strive to win and b) there is still a minimum quality requirement for the pieces that go up for scoring, because it's only fair to the scorers to not have to go through pieces that have zero chance of success.

    We all started out at one point and none of us were awesome from the start - keep working on things and look at what other artists do and you'll e making progress in no time!

    Ok, well I've only been Submitting since December and I feel that I have made some progress and will keep on practicing.

    Ya, I used to only want to see them get submitted, but recently I have been working on getting them not only submitted, but printed, but unfortunately I am a long way from that!

    I will keep practicing and hope to have a printed design one day! Thanks for the advice! : )

    posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago in I Love Animals