coganoid coganoid Artist from United States

Stop claiming you didn’t comment. You did. If you read my full post you’ll notice I did not violate anything. After talking to them it was cleared up. It will be back up but now was set back days because of your comment (only you commented negatively… nobody else). It was pulled because the confusion YOU caused. Now I’m made to look bad because you decided to try and out anything you saw even close to possibly being a violator. So what if others used stock. They won’t make it through. The only thing you should care about as an artist is if people are stealing others artwork.

Also, don’t you dare sit there and claim to know what I do and how hard I work. Curb your ego. I don’t have to explain my process to you but needless to say it took a great deal of time to get the look I wanted and started with hand sketching.

You keep feeling the need to defend your design. I never commented on it other than to say you took stock for your composition just like I did.

All I’m asking is that you feel enough confidence in your design to not feel the need to trash others.

KRCompanion KRCompanion Artist from CA, United States

Coganoid is this not your piece?


There are 5 comments on it – none of them are mine? Is there some other design you submitted that you’re pissed off about? As far as I can tell you’ve only made one submission and I didn’t comment on it.

“I used a stock pic and redrew it to focus on some lines more than others and then ran it through a halftone”

I don’t care what you do, I only care about what you show. You explained your process to other people who had issue with your design, so obviously something you did wasn’t clear. I did not take stock photos “just like you did” – what you did was apparently take a stock photo, run some halftone filters over it, throw in some photoshop? smoke brush effects, and called it done. Do not insult me by comparing my work to yours.

My approach, my choice of imagery, and my concept is entirely different. I’m fully confident in my design, I said my peace, and I’m done with this subject. Good luck.

coganoid coganoid Artist from United States

The design I am commenting on was pulled and re-accepted but not posted. It had a lot of votes… great comments… and then your nonsense caused enough concern that they pulled it. I communicated with them via email and it was cleared up. So your nonsense needlessly delayed one of my pieces.

That’s why you should take the advice of, “if you have nothing nice to say…STFU.”

“what you did was apparently take a stock photo, run some halftone filters over it, throw in some photoshop? smoke brush effects, and called it done. Do not insult me by comparing my work to yours. “
There you go again… why do you feel the need to comment on what I “apparently” did? You are really an arrogant person with no respect for others. I never once degraded your work or claimed it to be lacking in hours put in or anything. What is wrong with you?

KRCompanion KRCompanion Artist from CA, United States

Listen dude, I don’t know what design you’re referring to then. If there was a question of whether or not stock photos were used and the admins felt need to question your work, there was obviously something wrong with it to warrant concern regardless of what I may or may not have said.

You said to me, “you don’t have faith in your own work and that you lack maturity.” – that tends to rub people like me the wrong way. Additionally you claimed I used stock photos “just like you” – our designs are not the same and I explained exactly why I am nothing like “your work”. You forced me into a position to defend myself and I did exactly that. I’m not the one on the offensive here, you are. You came to my page to pick a fight with me along with the other guy and since I can’t remove comments I don’t agree with or like and I’m forced to defend myself accordingly. What’s wrong with you? Why are you wasting time arguing with me instead of promoting your own work? If you say your design is so solid why do you care how I feel about it? What are you trying to accomplish? You want me to say it’s ok to use stock pics? That’s not going to happen, sorry. I see too many other GREAT artists out there pushing the envelope to be original and creative without using stock photos as a crutch. Are you saying to me it’s ok to cheat them out of their shot at winning this contest in favor of people who didn’t follow the rules as they were originally stated? Maybe the rules have been altered “now” but when I made my comments they were not changed. This is a contest dude, you either play fair or people call you out. Again, I’m not the only guy out there voicing their concerns.

coganoid coganoid Artist from United States

You probably can’t remember because you tore through about 20 designs in an hour ripping each one the other day. No single person on here has posted so many negative comments on others work. You don’t think that says something?

I really can’t decide if you’re honestly ignorant to how you’re acting or trying to talk your way out of things. How about moving forward you just keep your negative opinions to yourself. Everyone has one but not everyone voices it. Learn from that.

KRCompanion KRCompanion Artist from CA, United States

Moving forward I will keep my negative opinions to myself because the rules have apparently changed, that much I’ll agree on. I’m not ignorant whatsoever to anything on here. As much as you’d like to dwell upon negative things I’ve said, I’ve also said an equal if not greater amount of positive things about other people’s work I actually admire. Learn from that too. Thanks.

JoeConde JoeConde Artist from Philippines

oh wow, still fighting and kicking huh?” I will keep my negative opinions to myself”... the most intelligent thing I’ve heard from you.

So what happened to you saying you were better than me professionally? “Maybe you should try googling my name and see what comes up. I’m willing to bet is a hell of a lot more successful work than you”...that’s what you said, right? Just because I have a trucker’s mouth doesn’t change the fact that what I have accomplished in my career is way more than riding on the coattails of a famous 80’s TV show with a talking car. Your claim to fame is writing about other people’s material, wow. I have a degree but also grew up in the streets. I get drunk on weekends, get into fist fights but has also been successfully managing a creative department for the last 4 years. You deserve to be talked down to like a punk because that’s what you are. You even defend your negative comments by saying it has been balanced out by your positive comments. That’s the thing, there’s a big difference between telling people negative things as opposed to giving constructive criticism. This all started when you posted a link implying that I committed plagiarism. Please don’t play dumb by saying it was a harmless observation, you know what you did. I just took the fight to your doorsteps. By the way, I wasn’t also over-reacting, you may not know it but this is how bullies and assholes are dealt with, because this is the only kind of language fools like you would understand.

Just for the record you don’t have the right to give “negative comments” because of your calibre as a doodler. Knowing how to use Photoshop and Illustrator doesn’t make you an artist. You brought this upon yourself, so deal with it.

By the way, I think you need more icing on your cake.

KRCompanion KRCompanion Artist from CA, United States


At this point, I simply just don’t care what you have to say or your accomplishments. You’ve proven to me to be nothing more than another troll on the internet looking for a fight that I have no interest in pursuing. This is a war you started and have already lost. A wiser man would have seen what was said and ignored it because he was confident enough to know he had nothing to prove to anyone. Instead you chose to run your mouth and pick a fight like a little kid who got caught in the act stealing, trying to justify that what he did was okay while drowning in his insecurity. Deep down inside you know what you did was wrong and that’s why it bothers you so much.

That’s why you continue to be fueled by your guilty conscience. If anyone is a bully, it is you. I didn’t start this “war” on my doorstep, you did, you are the aggressor. You preach to me about balance and constructive criticism but all you’ve done is attack me, nothing you have said has been positive nor have you offered any helpful advice about my submission. You committed the crimes, this is a battle you cannot win.

I have already proven I have more class than you and more confidence than you. At the end of the day what you need to understand, truly understand is that there are more talented artists out there in this contest with stronger and more original designs and after all of your “trash talking” and childish whining…you will lose.

I’m sure you’ll reply again because trolls like you have to have the last word to feel like they’ve won something. I wish I could respect you as an artist, a professional, and as a person but at this point all I can do is pity you. Good luck in your future endeavors because with attitudes like yours, you need all the luck you can get.

JoeConde JoeConde Artist from Philippines

troll? LOL! yes you are classy, turbo boost! :-D

magictorch magictorch Human from United States

@coganoid this dude Nugent has ruined the Knight Rider scene, he copied and pasted a book and is selling it as his own, hes a phoney and an egotistical arogant shmuk, the Knight Rider guys hate his ass

KRCompanion KRCompanion Artist from CA, United States

Ah magictorch, I ignored you everywhere you post to troll me and you’ve been reported to the admins for your abusive behavior. I suggest you move on to better things than harassing me here. Thanks.

coganoid coganoid Artist from United States

I have no doubt magictorch. I can’t claim to know anything about the Knight Rider stuff but his personality has been clear to me for a while now. I did as he asked and looked him up… to quote yourself on your home page is really a big tell. The next big tell was a section called “self portraits” in which he gives his public 16 pics of his awesomeness.

Whatever. The world is full of people like him and no matter what you try it will fuel his ego. No matter you say, he’ll have to have the last word.

KRCompanion KRCompanion Artist from CA, United States

I’ve read enough of this garbage. This conversation is over. Any further negativity that I see posted on here will be reported as abuse to the admins. It’s one thing to dislike my work or whatever, it’s another to make things personal. Neither my website preferences nor my Knight Rider activities have any baring on this contest. You had your time to speak, now move on.

mikeguevy mikeguevy Artist from State of Grace, Philippines

totally deserves to be printed on DBH shirt. I AM VOTING FOR YOU!

check me out and VOTE IF YOU LIKE MINE TOO.

OPTIKblok OPTIKblok Artist from London, United Kingdom

Like the QR code look to it in the fill of the Batman logo! Simple but eye-catching interpretation of the main characters of the movie! Nice one!!
You’ve got my support.
You can check out my entry over here

KosAllinvain KosAllinvain Artist from Minsk, Belarus

+1 from me, I voted for u
My work was one of the last ones to be uploaded and it happened to be on the 5th page! I hope you will like the shirt that I came up with and you will vote for me. I will appreciate it very much. Thank you :)

KRCompanion KRCompanion Artist from CA, United States

Thanks everyone.

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