Nothing is completely original indeed. And maybe talent consists precisely in how you can capture the very essence of a given genre, its fundamental aesthetic thrill ! and when you have managed that, you necessarily have put in something of your own, without even knowing. Well, that's how I imagine things work Anyway, I like your picture a lot ! that was the point of my comment^^
I love your artists comment. As well as the image itself of course, but long story short, I'm on an art course, it's been shooting me down, I need to have an idea/concept behind everything apparently and I've not been able to draw lately, and that comment made me feel a bit better about just enjoying drawing things I like, so thanks
Drawing and making pictures is hard...real hard. Just keep drawing and good things will happen. I get so frustrated sometimes I just want to quit. When you get frustrated draw hands...hundreds of them...hands and faces are the best practice!!!