Art is not about not just about what you are capable of doing, but what you do and how creative it is. There are many people who can draw certain picasso paintings, but he thought of them first.
Also you bitching about who should have won and who shouldn't is definitely not going to sway the judges. It certainly doesn't help when you say that your's should have won, something very egostical to say.
Art is subjective, these judges decided that they liked that sig better than your's. That is their opinion, which can not be wrong for the fact that it is an opinion.
That was already discussed and dismissed.
Technically it is a voting system, but its not open on the forums, each sunday night we meet up in an IRC channel and each choose 3 options weighted differently.
On the other point - Shukaku - That's just pathetic.
Fact of the matter is, several of the voters have no experience in GFX at all, which is for good reason - Signatures should be chosen not because of how much work has gone into them, but by whether or not they look nice.
Shukaku - You share an opinion of alot of people who press a few buttons on Photoshop and consider themselves graphicists. Its not about how much fancy shit you do, its about the end product, and if you can do that in 3 steps then you should get a medal.
Now - Claiming that the image is just stock is a useless argument unless you drew the character in your sig yourself.
Lastly - Shukaku, I'm sorry you're dissapointed that yours did not win - But in the opinion of the voters (including me) Artcore's was better.
Last edit: We don't vote for people we know or like - Hell, I've never spoken to Artcore, and I doubt anyone else on IRC has either. You've been around longer, if we voted for people we knew, me, whitebeard, mr Death etc would get the votes every time.
1st: 1 - 2nd: 1 - 3rd: 2
May I suggest for future SoTW that the person also post the link to the original render/stock used? I say this because I have fun watching the before and after results. Coincidentally, I think it fits somewhere in this conversation/argument but I won't bother addressing it because I didn't bother reading it all. In any case, congrats Artcore, being bias I wished I would have won (name one time someone posts their sig without the intent to win lol, unless they just do it for the fun of it, then again this is fun for everyone. damn I just contradicted myself, oh well), but yours was better this week, good game.
Also another small suggestion, but how about more themes, since it is entering the long period of no holidays, (surprised there was no valentines day theme lol) we can't necessarily have holiday themes (unless we have an easter theme lol), just throwing it out there.
Last edited by [Cross]; 02-20-2008 at 02:58 AM.