Upon seeing this picture, I had much the same reaction as the Tankman had to his precious box: a slight, if somewhat confused, chuckle. In the same vein that I find humor in B-movie horrors, this partially campy picture made me laugh. I'm not entirely sure why, but in getting that enigmatic reaction from me, you've earned some points.
However, I'm afraid that the appeal of this piece is limited. The Tankmen are beloved characters-- almost the de facto mascots of Newgrounds; if you use them, you're really obligated to make something cool. Simply, the Tankman doesn't look great. At the very least, it should look exactly like JohnnyUtah's version, and if you change it, unique stylistic choices must provide new sources of appreciation from the viewer. The shape of his arms and helmet seem sloppy, and the minimal shadowing is lackluster. The lighting effect on the glasses is really what I'm talking about, but it shows promise.
Labeling the box was kind of a funny idea, but the neat text on a crappy old box doesn't look right. Consider making the word box drawn in marker or something over the side of the box. The speech bubble is also kind of ugly; smooth it out a little, and have less empty space in it.
Why does the Tankman have a beard? It doesn't go with the character; if you needed one for the drawing, my best suggestion would be to do a full, bushy, woodsman's beard-- go for the badass look.
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