I made the sleeves of the hoodie to look like Piano keys and I even added the dA logo on the character's T-shirt right where the hoodie is partially unzipped.
Keeping in line with the five color limit, I used the colors green, light brown, white, grey and black and tried to keep them consistent throughout the design. If you look closely at the design [close-up], you can see how I used grey over some white areas to create a shadow effect without the use of gradients. This is especially noticeable along the arms of the hoodie and over the sneakers.
Speaking of the sneakers, I actually fashioned them after a computer mouse since that is what I used to create this design.
I used Inkscape (vector graphics), my ten year old computer and my trusty computer mouse to create this design. No tablet here.
A Chillin Beat
This awesome song from the video game "Ragnarok Online" was the inspiration for my design:
Woooo Hooooo, reyjdesigns told me to have you tell cyberlogic, awesome work and congrats on making it to the top 100...reyjdesigns will be so proud of you..., and let cyberlogic know i sent him a congrats message...cheers
this is really cool!!! i like how you did a simple pose. most designs involving dudes with headphones like this make me want to burn someone. glad there are still a few who enjoy the simplistic views of just chill out & listen to ya tunes!!! nice work!!!!
Hi! Thanks for your awesome comment! Based on some rough sketches that I made prior to creating this design, this could have been much more extravagant than it is. But I decided to tone it down and aim for a really relaxed feel instead. CyberLogic is pleased that you like it. Thanks again!
In the mist of advertising this work, I submitted this to various groups and it's likely that while viewing a Steampunk group that I submitted it there also and it was accepted.
Usually submitted works are first voted on and approved by admins of a group and than, if need be, moved to an appropriate folder if not already there. Some folders in some groups allow for Miscellaneous or random artworks that may have little to do with the group's theme but are still acceptable (i.e. Photography groups accepting photo-manipulations or Photoshop groups accepting works made using other non-PS software, etc.).
I don't mind contacting them to see how they voted on this one. Perhaps it was a mistake or perhaps they moved it elsewhere in their group where it could be accepted. Than there's the possibility that it was auto-accepted but I kind of find that hard to believe for a themed group with so many members.