Re: Tools of the Trade Ver 2.0
Heyyy. This version works out really well. The shape of the gear is triangular and enforcing the good ol' triforce with a semi-subliminal flair. It'd be really solid if the bottom points of the gear were on the same level -- really emphasizing a triangular base. But only if you wanted it to read as such.
I didn't know what it was about the lines that made it feel funny in your previous entry, but the design feels relieved of that now. One super nitpick-y suggestion just to bear in mind for the future: the handle of the sword seems thin and off centered. Not a big deal, I didn't notice it until thoroughly analyzing the detail. Like I said, things to note for the future.
Overall, as a shirt design, I like this. I am guilty of enjoying the Zelda series to no end, but a lot of derby entries referencing the games haven't been my style. Cute, contrived ideas, but nothing I'd wear on a shirt because it's not my slice of geekery. I could see myself wearing a shirt like this. Good luck in the derby!