Not going to lie idc about winning but what i do care about is someone not following the so called rules at all ending up in the finalists, no symbol nothing, a stupid pose that doesn't make sense to an action or defensive and is an insult to everyone who put the extra effort into those two elements thinking they where requirements.
It is fine i expected this but i would be damned if i didn't speak out on it. Thanks Cube brush and Judges.
I am going to add more and clarify myself further to be fully understood cause i can be read wrong. I love the work they did, that part is already solidified in my post directly to them, i said the same thing there so i would tell them to their face. What i dislike is having a requirement statement in place and completely ignoring it...
Yes the work is great, did they follow the rules you already had in place no. Would Mc'D's purchase this product without their signature emblem, NO they would not, that is what i am saying. To me it looks like i am above the rules and will get away with it cause i am good at art... Favoritism, bias, and i wish there wasn't such a thing in the 3D world i thought highly of all of you since the beginning and you are all tainting that image yourselves, i was like look some people want to help the little guys out and what image i am getting is the complete opposite.
So much so i am starting to think all these challenges and contest are preordained and you have your finalist BEFORE anyone makes any ARTWORK. & reading the posts below this one just confirms i am NOT alone. I hope i am WRONG.
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Instead of posting again i'll edit this and i was going to just ignore it all and delete my thread and this comment and let you deal with it and not bring it any attention. would just end up upset at myself and anyone agreeing with me.
I am not mad & i do not want a response directly at me, i know you are all after the best image the best work sometimes people make mistakes and you look past it to grant them placement in a higher category than they should get for the sake of the quality of the work.
You have to know somewhere inside that this looks really bad. I love challenges and contests and idc even though i should care about the prizes but that doesn't drive me but it does drive competition and expectations for those that want those prizes/rewards, in-turn drives those who want some spotlight to go harder as well.
For years I've seen this happen though so its not cubebrush in it alone, i mean all challenges and contests so do not get it twisted in thinking i think CB is the only one doing this, maybe its just this year with new additions.
Idk what goes on behind the scenes but whatever it is, someones getting something out of these that the community doesn't know & whatever that is, is conflicting.
My thoughts on the matter, i accept whatever decisions are made, i can't change a g- damn thing, my work was rushed and i said it 4-5 days before i submitted it so i really do not care to be there at all, i know its unfinished work.
Again you can completely ignore me and i would rather you did, this post was just a statement on my feelings to the events that took place, this is your site this is your challenge, those are your rewards granted by those who decided to sponsor said competition and you can do with them as you wish. I do still appreciate the challenges and contests sites hold, but i fear this was the last one for me in light of these events through the years, i thought others have learned from game-artisans situation but it looks like we just rehashed the site instead under a different name.
I can speak out cause i don't have to fear repercussions as others may have to.