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gydnew

aka Wendy Gilbert is a girl and has been a part of the Threadless community for 11 months, 1 week! she has scored 1949 submissions, giving an average score of 3.09, helping 12 designs get printed.

www.thewendylady.com

Recent Comments

  • Robert, I discovered Threadless because of your design on a Thermos water bottle. I have received so many delighted comments about your panda. Great job!

    posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago in Fake Pandas Have More Fun

  • I'm sorry if my comments come across as condescending, that was not my intention. The thing is just that if you've been doing this for a while then you know your image has to stand on its own without explanation. This is a visual medium.

    I'm new to Threadless myself. For my own work I've been submitting designs from illustrations I've created in the past. The problem I've encountered is that while I know what I think is funny, interesting, or is my message, it does not translate to the mass audience. I need to figure out a way to communicate my ideas in a way that has a broader appeal while still working in my personal visual style.

    I guess what I'm saying is that if you have to explain your concept then it needs adjusting. Exercising our creativity the fun and frustration of creating. :D

    posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago in T shirt critique please

  • Hi walsden,

    I would first really recommend that you look through the shirts that Threadless sells. Most of the work is focused on artistic visuals - drawings people have either made on a computer or made with traditional media and digitized. What makes them interesting is the unique artistic style from each artist.

    Your image could have been made by anyone because it is merely a row of common symbols. What makes it yours? How is it distinguishable from one I make? Play with the concept, the fonts, add drawings - do more to make it yours and make it artistic, make it interesting.

    Second, you have asked for a critique of your image. The purpose of a critique is to provided honest, critical feedback. When people provide the feedback you need to be open to what people are saying. Many of your responses are very defensive. A critique is not an attack on you as a person, it's purpose is to help you move in the right direction. If you don't want to hear what people have to say, don't ask for a critique. You can submit it directly to Threadless without going through this first. But, if you ask for a critique, expect to get brutal honesty. Many of the people submitting on this site do design and illustration as a profession. They are not going to give you a pat on the back because you created a clever concept.

    posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago in T shirt critique please

  • I don't think it has to be a forcing of purchases, just providing a way to unlock more opportunities to vote. Somehow make voting a privilege not an obligation.

    Of course that can bring it's own set of problems. Limiting how many votes people have means that there may be issues with people trying to "buy votes" or build relationships with certain people for their votes.

    Maybe Threadless should be more transparent about how much influence the votes really have. If it turns out the votes don't really matter and it's simply the easiest way to provide feedback among the artists, those that are fishing for votes, down voting and setting up dummy accounts will realize it's a worthless endeavor.

    I like the voting process because it is a quick way to provide feedback and it gets me looking at other people's work and my own work with a critical eye. I would continue to vote even if I knew it had no effect on what actually got printed.

    posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago in 'Verify' new users to fight fake downvoters?

  • I found this website really great for demonstrating how to create a hand drawn pattern. http://www.designsponge.com/2008/05/welcome-julia-and-how-to-make-a-repeat-pattern.html

    posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago in Select Fall Patterns question????????