missdoodle wrote:I'm sorry endangeredomega. Cute is what I like to do.
I see nothing here that detracted from the original whatsoever.
To me, the simplified characters work with the overall design. The original, while lovely, was a bit heavy on the cat's realism. Then you had the little sort of round, cartoony mouse below. They both felt like they were from different types of illustrations. Both are wonderful, but having both characters simplified in the same way creates more unity within the whole image. For instance, Walmazan keeps the same consistency within his images of characters. They all have a very simplified, cute look. This makes the scene come together.
Oh yeah, +1! The orange color is also a perfect compliment to the blue water. I would so buy the crazyness out of this shirt. Great work!
Also I pimped this every place I could. Good luck!