Well frankell I got the idea from your own screenshot (as you know) with your wonderful docks, so thanks to you too for inspiration.
To everyone else reading this, Brian put in so much work, with constant back & forth between ourselves. There were moments when I was convinced Brian would give up, exasperated at both what I was looking for & my constant drive for perfection & looking for errors along with my brutal comments when I didn't like something. I'm certain he really was pulling his hair out at times. I still have some of the shall we say tense emails, which looking back now, make me smile.
Even when this was 1st posted earlier today I emailed him back with something I thought was wrong very last minute & bless him, he took on the chin it & knew exactly what to do. what a star!
I'm so glad he stuck with it, as I'm sure everyone else will be.
All of the artists have very distinctive styles, you can often just look at a skin and know who the author is. The first challenge was asking someone to work outside of there style/comfort zone, then do something completely different, for someone else's tastes & style.
I can honestly say, from my point of view it was well worth it not only have I got a great skin, but I got to know a great artist and more importantly a great guy, & feel part of the community, contributing in my own very small way.