Re: 1989: Insanity
Sorry that I wasn't able to respond to comments on this design earlier, it's been a crazy weekend.
I just wanted to express my thoughts on a couple of things that were mentioned- I know this comment will not satisfy most people, but I figured I might as well explain my reasoning behind the design, etc.
So the first thing is the comments about being on or off topic. Given the success of this movie in its year, I thought it was a legitimate choice for the topic despite the fact that Batman himself predates it.
The visual I tried to create with this design is about seeing things in the shadows- the shapes on the moon are supposed to represent the silhouette of the joker's face, but perhaps I was either too subtle or just generally unsuccessful in creating that visual. The trees are growing in all directions, and I wanted sort of a general sense of chaos to be apparent. I think the mood of the design is representative of the film it pays homage to.
I didn't mean for it to be just a picture of batman, but can see now in hindsight the mistakes I made in creating this design. Despite this, and regardless of whether or not it gets rejected, it is still a piece of artwork that I created and I think it is pretty different from other things that I have done, and I'm glad I shared it. I worked on this design during a difficult day, and honestly wasn't thinking about IP or anything of that sort. I usually try to be careful not to overstep the line with my designs, but with this one I just had a visual I wanted to create and did it, and I figured I would let woot and its lawyers decide if it was acceptable. I didn't have the time, energy, or interest in creating another design, so I didn't. In a lot of ways, this was a week off from woot for me even though I made an entry. My design was here, but my mind was certainly elsewhere. I'm sorry to the people who are disappointed, I am thankful to the people who enjoyed the design and defended me, and will try to bring my full attention and A-game back next week.