Tabernack wrote:Back up to old antics are we? I'm waiting for the Punk part of SteamPunk to come in... oh wait..
Punk and Steampunk are two completely different genres that have nothing to do with each other.
So, I really like this shirt. I'm a big fan of Steampunk in general. I think my favorite part of this design is the humanity displayed by the robot, which I feel is pinpointed in his stooped dis-proportionate demeanor. I think some of the problems that people are having with this design come from misunderstanding. Steampunk is a style. You have built your own story into this design and styled it steampunk. A derby theme like this is much different from one like "Trees" or "TV show titles". This is similar to the "Art Deco" theme. With a derby theme like this, not every element of the design has to have gears I much prefer the dog over say, a person or another mechanical element. I like the contrast, and I like the story it tells. I am so impressed by the textures in this, I think I should be able to feel it through the monitor.
For the record, I really don't understand people saying all your designs look alike. Yes, some have similar layouts, or incorporate similar elements, but many designers do that in their designs. Even Draxx, whose designs never seem to be ragged on, incorporates many similar elements into his designs.