why not, but i prefer ur gorilla so far. In ur gorilla we can feel a "modern design", here something oldy with the papper texture that u have added in the background... Maybe ur idea.... I think that u used too many vector effects to draw him. Without some effects, it'll be more impressive IMO. Think "Less is more" for this type of draw. And i hate the deviantart copyright, who hide ur work hehe
This is a completely different style from the gorilla. I was going for high detail. The gorilla has a cartoon look that I wasn't at all trying to replicate with this. It was meant to be a detailed portrait. And besides the textured background, there are no effects applied to this design, it was hand drawn with a series of shapes to build highlights and shadows found in the referenced photo. And the copyright was added because ripping artwork is far too prevalent on the web, especially this site.
But I definitely appreciate your feedback, thanks for commenting.
np m8, i comment only the old friends there now, cauz the new school of DA dislikes the critics and just wants to hear that her work "rox". I understand your position about the copyright, I have a design that was stolen here, there some years ago. Sad to arrive at this thing, put a copyright who hide a few the design but if it's the better way to keep safe his work. About Hoover, try to do it on a canvas with some acrylics maybe.