I like those a lot!
The perspiration one looks a bit cartoony, but I don't know what the requirements were.
It still looks awesome though.
CrazyKat [forum info]
Meanwhile, the one below is from Wain's "Completely batshit bonkers" period
Adobe Illustrator Art
April 15, 2012, 12:03pm
You got the right idea, perhaps a little less elements on some, and perhaps add some solid shading in with the gradients, mix it up a bit. Aside from that, text can be a very powerful element, id say look into typography hierarchy to get a better feel as to how to use it. Again, nicely done.