fishbiscuit5 wrote:Thanks, bluetuba. I try to be honest and keep my nose clean. Sadly, I think my more diverse designs don't do as well here. Cutesy molecules aren't that creative, but I had fun drawing these and I do love coffee and gaming, so, this is the end result I suppose. I hope people like it enough to keep voting. I think it's a likable, wearable design.
Fish, this is a contest to appeal to the voters. There's nothing wrong with trying your best to do something everyone will enjoy ^_^. People loves them some coffee, including me! I dont see anything wrong here at all. As much as we all want to be whimsical, the fact is we're trying to convince people to like what we do. The more we do that, the better we do in this particular arena.
Also, it's -very- poor form to publicly accuse artists of theft >. I've seen it happen so often here, I've been accused of it, and it feels utterly horrible (assuming said accusation is false, which 90% of the time it is). As artists we all draw from the same pools of inspiration. I've seen people draw something that was so close to something else that they'd -never- seen before. It happens. Cute molecule art has been around forever. I dont think anyone can claim ownership of this concept. It's like someone claiming ownership of anthropomorphic food. It's everywhere.
I think this is a cute shirt and I can see the theme clearly. It's definitely an everyday item. This could have easily depicted a standard cup of coffee, but instead it's the molecular form of caffeine. ^^