OMG Hahahahahaha How clever. This chop is priceless. It has to be viewed large too. It has some of that pesky file transfer fuzz, or maybe multiple generation degradation but I just ignore that. I love the decoration and type selection.
The expression on his face fits in nicely with the finished image. Nice entry. Have a look at the collar area though as there appears to be some white showing through above the top button and towards the left.
Overall effect is good. But there's something strange about his arms/hands. It almost looks as though the hands should be in front--not behind. (Maybe it's just me.).
LunaC, I believe that you are critiquing the actual source image as, unless I am mistaken, the arms and hands have not been altered in any way. Only the region around the head has been changed and that has been done so successfully.
I wonder if the collar could be nade a little better to fit the neck.. If you follow the shoulder lines you will see there is barely room.
I like this one a lot. Surprized it did not place in top 3.