Oh my god, lol. It's funny, I saw the picture of that dude you're versing!! ^^ You're right, backgrounds are similar but I like yours better. I kind of like the white mainly and the little specs that are around the pic.... pretty to me
The writing is good, though to me, bits of the letters look, like-- jagged and rough. I donno, sometimes I like messy edges but I don't particularly like this one. But-- that's just my opinion =3 Don't pay too much attention to it.