curli76 wrote:In W's original on Threadless, the onion is asking "what?" clearly unaware of its status as a "bully," as indicated by the title "Accidental Bully." So in both shirts, you have an onion with no malice intended causing other vegetables to cry.
See, I still see a clear distinction in the designs because of the authority figure element. I don't think RamyB's onion is a bully at all, just friendly and a little stinky, whereas walmazan's is at the very least being accused of something. I mean, yes, OBVIOUSLY the concepts are related, but I personally don't think they're the same at all.
curli76 wrote:I can't believe I'm arguing over the intentions of an onion.
An anthropomorphic onion!! (But, yeah, agree.)
I'm a fan of both artists, and I'm not prejudiced in either way. I'm pretty sure I own shirts from both of them. I'm newish here, so I don't know what all the Ramy-hate is about--I'm just arguing that I think the accusations are a little off-base or at least a little too intense considering the clear differences in the concept.
And I like arguing on the internet. I'm trying to get over that. =(