The winner offered them orthos and they declined?!?http://trekbbs.com/showpost.php?p=49455 ... count=1251
They've taken control now... It's the ability to improvise they wanted, not a finished product!
The Eve contest was the opposite. They didn't care about the perspective, their only
requirement was all 6 orthos. THEY wanted a finished product but Cryptic just wanted a doodle to inspire them to create their own
Even more ironic is that those artists in the Eve contest created BEAUTIFUL perspectives too: http://www.evecontest.com/finalvote/
-even though they weren't required!
How could I have misread what this contest was so badly? The website design alone should have told me. Of course they only wanted thumbnails. You can do ANYTHING with a reference that small. I thought I was so clever by figuring out the maximum vertical area...
I could have given them flex room if they'd told me that's what they wanted!
I killed my chances by working to hard. I really just can't believe it.
I'll be fine. Already better than yesterday, and tomorrow is the weekend. I gotta get out of town... go out to the hot springs or up to the hills...
I had been meaning to say this for a while, ever since I first heard about the finalists and didn't see yours initially in the pics. Basically don't beat yourself up over this, because the instant the CSB execs got involved we all should have known there would be no chance of the winner being just who got the most votes.
lets be honest, more likely then not, the execs went into a room, started looking at things and said "Lets go with that" The fact that they picked a sketch is largely because, from the start, they had no intention of actually "using" what was picked, but just grab something and bash it into a new design so far removed that the initial creator wouldn't even recognize it.
Further, in many regards you did "win" The fan community is behind you, you have immense support, and mroe to the point, no one disputes that you worked your ASS off for this thing. Forgot the Execs picking something out of a hat, the skill and amount of detail you displayed is going to be remembered long after the current winners fad has warn off.
Again, don't beat yourself up over this. "We" know who the real winner was.