Smoothesuede wrote:Eeehh... I'm trying to justify why I dislike this shirt but I really can't. Like usual from Edgar, it's nicely on theme and the art is "okay"(I use quotations because I think that style is gristle, but others love it).
Something about it just feels lazy to me, like any ol' chump could come up with this and replicate the art fairly easily given only a few moments of thought.
Just doesn't do it for me... That, and I hate-hate-hate squiggly lines(like those used for his torso/apron), it looks childish and silly to me; not in a good way.
i agree with this, the way its drawn isnt up to par. even though i usually dont like edgar shirts, i can see how the other ones are nice artistically though. this is worse.
its definitely on theme, and the concept is creepy and borderline wearable, but the lack of a good execution makes it something i wouldnt want. the artwork doesnt impress me at all. honestly, it looks like something adder could have drawn
However, I think it's erroneous to suggest that anyone could come up with this. Again, that's a superficial view of the art. Not just anyone could come up with something this demented, conveying so much... well... happiness. I can see how it's not for everyone. Hell, if it printed, I doubt it'd sell well at all. But I don't think there's much real merit to the argument that anyone could come up with this.
you are impressed easily if the conveyance of happiness is what makes this design impressive. its a standard smiley, much like this :D, but with eyes like this ^^
i just think this coulve been doen much better. from a pure art perspective, i really dont think it should be praised too much. it really is something most people can replicate, or even draw on their own if they were given the idea. in fact, that is exactly what i think when i see this design: if someone that doesnt have much experience with art is asked to draw a happy person that has just replaced his hands with hooks (non stick figure), then this is what i would expect them to come up with.
i really feel the execution could have been done better. that doesnt doesnt necessarily mean it shouldve been made really complicated instead, as the simplistic style may be what many like, but i just think this is really lacking, and amateur looking.