This one was a bit self initiated. Meaning the picture I worked on this time wasn't submitted to me. Rather it is one that Jared painted recently that I really liked the look of and I thought it would look good in the latest style I've been fiddling with.
Here's the original:
"LeperMan, steal your baby he can" by Jared von Hindman
Now on to mine:
"LeperMan, steal your baby he can" cut-paper ver. 1
My first version. Not bad but a bit "soft" in my opinion.
The second version is merely a modification of the first. I added a black inside stroke to each of the layers. I felt that although it goes against actual "cut-paper", it hardened up the edges and made it look better. But it still wasn't quite "all it could be".
Which led me to make this one, the one I'm happiest with. As you can see I took out my background and inserted Jared's original background in its place.
What Jared had to say about these amused me deeply:
Now THAT's a compliment!