@ EHalcyon - The stick figures are technically also simplistic hand-drawn characters. :p Anyway, I don't think it's awesome art or anything, it just is what it is.
AdderXYU wrote:Quite. It wouldn't work with "human" people, but there are cartoons to be drawn that look better than stick people. If the only options are art and sticks, then you're missing the whole middle spectrum. There is plenty of cartooning that could work with this concept. It could be actual fleshed out people, or it could be animals, or it could be vampires, or monsters, or birds, or whatever. It'd still work even with accurately sketched people and a cartoony smile on the bag. I shouldn't need to prove it... it shouldn't be hard to imagine. If you can't, it just proves your lack of creativity.
I've already done lots of animal designs, including another one this derby, so I wanted something different. I don't think either of your other ideas would have worked, and I don't think it's a lack of creativity because I already imagined these ideas and in my imagination they did not work. The fact is, that this type of design needs to be portrayed by simple characters, and whether they are stick figures, simple birds, or simple people, none of them would fall under the category of being artistically awesome. So when you whine about art quality and then say that you'd be fine with some other simple cartooning style, you are being contradictory, because that does not promote art quality at all.
Also, please don't get into personal attacks, I don't want to start going through your design blog. ;)