So there's this site called 99designs where people basically put up a description of what they want commissioned and then people can submit design ideas. The majority of them are logos and boring things but I figured I'd take a run at some of the 'other' and 't-shirt' categories.
I lost both times. To a tracing and a ripoff/unlicensed idea. :/ Each one could have been $100 for me but oh well. I figure people are using the site in the first place because they don't know how to design so yeah. Here are the two losing things.
The first person just wanted a maid-fetish drawing for a bookcover. So I doodled this one from scratch in photoshop:
The other one just said to make "a t-shirt design celebrating 420 and pot culture". So I figured can't go wrong with a chick in a bikini right? Wrong. Lost to a Pac Man eating a pot leaf with the word "Pot Man" underneath. Pac Man isn't even in the public domain................. But yeah here's a few versions:
It seemed like a great idea and quick way to make some money but after losing twice I'm kind of turned off from the format of the site. So many people vying for a hundred or so dollars. Meh. Maybe I'll do some private commissions again if I want some cash.