I'm very aware that it's a lot more than that. It's (like I've already said) a nice photo manip, but I would have found it more impressive (from a traditional artistic standpoint) had you replicated the image without the use of tracing.In all honesty, I appreciate the compliments; but that reasoning is just a little flawed, you have to admit.
I can see the justification for "oh, you just traced", but really, it was a lot more than that.
My point being.. I first saw it and went "Heey, he drew all of that? Verrry Nice." And then finding out you traced over it instead.. "Oh..". Regardless, I still think it's a nice piece.