rglee129 wrote: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!
Oh, no! I didn't mean to imply that you did. It's clear that you started from scratch and meticulously tried to mimic the original. I absolutely love the concept, and that you have the wave and people greeting each other with "konnichiwa." The drawing is extremely well done, and it's a well balanced composition. It's just that, from the perspective of an art historian who interprets this derby as trying to get people to view works or titles in new, unique ways...it's a little TOO meticulous. TOO close to the original. I don't think it's off topic, I just don't think it was quite what they had in mind. (That said, I know you had this design already made, I remember you posting a modified version in the Kawaii thread, so I don't blame you for bringing it out for this one!)
As far as hand placement, that was just my impression as a man, the women may not agree (and so far haven't!)
I wasn't trying to denigrate your work, it's very good.