Just as I was getting over my Photoshop contest obsession (see Worth1000.com to drink the KoolAid yourself), I stumbled upon Threadless.com.
It's a brilliant little site that allows the community to vote on each other's art work, and for the lucky winners, it prints the stuff on Tshirts and pays the artist - $2000 per accepted design!
I immediately became wildly optimistic and inspired. I sketched for days, I made myself chuckle with my own brilliance, I photoshopped like a fiend, and finally sent off a couple ideas ...
Both designs tanked.
Because it's a stupid, stupid popularity contest. Which I would feel fine about if I were popular. Or more talented.
But I still love the site and am impressed/tickled by the other kids' work ...
Graphics by people who are not me, and who are therefore more popular and talented:
Sigh ... I will press boldly on!
Sketch for possible future submission, as soon as I finish up the battle-wound licking: