cosmiccow wrote:I like it, but for one thing, if I were a woman, I wouldn't be too fond of where the hand is. Also, it's not so much a reinterpretation of Hokusai's classic as it is, well, the equivalent of a photoshopping of it. For most derbies, I would latch onto and love this one, but somehow it almost seems like cheating for this one.
I'm glad you sort of like the design! Believe me, this wasn't a Photoshop quickie. If you compare this design to the original, you'll see the vast majority of it is new, original linework- only the mountain and one wave (not the great one!) were copied (not pasted, but hand copied in the traditional sense) from the original. It was actually difficult to organically end the image and to use only 3 colors for the whole thing, etc.
Also, I really don't think the hand placement is an issue- do you think it would look like it was copping a feel or something?
I hope I don't sound too defensive here, but I'm proud of the way this design turned out and I'd hate for you to think this was a Photochop job!