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Conman
September 21st, 2008, 08:32 AM
Greetings all and welcome to my first showcase on PC. Thought I should make one by now, plus I'm kinda bored.

[Program Used]
GIMP
[Resources Used]
any and every one I can find
[Format]
title: who is in it || info

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Boundless: Laharl of Disgaea || Disgaea is awesome which is why I made this.
http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/3188/signaturelaharl01v2hc0.png

Stunning: Uruha of The GazettE || I wanted to do more real life tags.
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/8422/signaturethegazette01gi2.png

Afro's Kush: Afro of Afro Samurai || I was helping my cousin make a tag, then I made one using the same stock.
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/6932/signatureafro01djpbwhj2.png http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/1193/signatureafro01djpnu9.png

Welcome to Oblivion: Amy Lee of Evanescence || My first vertical tag.
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/843/signatureevanescence02tld1.png

Galaxy Switch: Mario & a Luma from Super Mario Galaxy || A request.
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/6294/signaturemario01ea4.png

Fallen: Random Guy IDK || It was a gift for someone.
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/6462/signaturewantongift01nm1.png

Street Shaman: Yoh of Shaman King || It was a gift for someone.
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/7426/signatureshamonking01rw0.png

Sounds
September 21st, 2008, 08:45 AM
these are kewl Conman!
i especialy like the mario one and the fallen one.
keep up the good work!

Mr. Epic
September 21st, 2008, 09:14 AM
OMG man I knew you would make an awsome gallery so:
My fave is Street Shaman its awsome how you blended the real stock background with a fictional character making look like it belongs there.
Everything about Boundless is nice exept the text, the text is bold and hard so it doesn't really blend but its positioning is cool.
Stunning is real stunning lol, I like the red effects and matching text with the large white blocks on the sides.
Welcome to Oblivion is another picture that has well blended elments and good effects.
Afro Kush in colour is better in my opinon but the BW looks good.
I hate that stupid mario render Galaxy switch the background doesn't really blend with it so overall i dont like it!
Fallen is nice but I really dont like how the black wing goes over the text it puts me off the whole tag.

Overall nice choices, Street Shaman is really what I love the most in this gallery :)

Conman
September 21st, 2008, 09:50 AM
Thx for the comments Nazo and Kyen.

@Kyen: Well Galaxy Switch was a request, and I've been known to make my requests not look as good as my actual tags. Requests are evil! As for Boundless, guess I'll switch the one I have up with the none text version XD

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Listening to: MF DOOM - Kon Queso (http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/mf+doom/track/kon+queso)
via FoxyTunes (http://www.foxytunes.com/signatunes/)

THIRTY-SIX
September 21st, 2008, 09:54 AM
I suggest removing the text from stunning as well.
Street Shaman and Galaxy seem too grainy. :<
Nice stuff though.

Conman
September 21st, 2008, 10:06 AM
Well Stunning wasn't made with a no text version like some of my tags, so...yea...I could fix grainy with GREYC, but I don't intend to go back and fix these. I rather use all comments to improve future tags.

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Listening to: Diverse; Vast Aire - Big Game (Ghislain Poirier Remix) (http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/diverse%3b+vast+aire/track/big+game)
via FoxyTunes (http://www.foxytunes.com/signatunes/)

THIRTY-SIX
September 21st, 2008, 10:41 AM
Yea that's how I work as well. xD

Comic Tragedy
September 21st, 2008, 03:26 PM
Great stuff. Try finding away to get away from the grainy look in the future.... I really like #1, and #3.

Keep it up.

Guillermo
September 22nd, 2008, 01:50 AM
Fallen: Random Guy IDK || It was a gift for someone.
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/6462/signaturewantongift01nm1.png

Street Shaman: Yoh of Shaman King || It was a gift for someone.
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/7426/signatureshamonking01rw0.png



Those 2 are just amazing. I like the effects on them showing the characters. Sort of like an aura. It looks great. Keep up the good work:)

Mikau1
September 22nd, 2008, 02:23 AM
i like the mario and the street shamen. they both look hectic

Conman
September 30th, 2008, 11:04 PM
Update with four of my newest tags and some avatars.

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Arrancar Abyss: Grimmjow of Bleach || It was a gift for someone w/ avatar.
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/3333/avatargrimmjow01gd0.png http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/3111/signaturegrimmjow01rs2.png

Blood Bath: Reptile of Mortal Kombat || It was a request.
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3369/avatarmortalkombat01qy7.png http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6731/avatarmortalkombat012bf2.png http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/4230/signaturemortalkombat01gt5.png

Business: Soul of Soul Eater || It was about time I make a new main tag. When I saw this render, I knew it was perfect for it.
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/413/avatarsoul01to5.png http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/121/signaturesoul01ex5.png

52 Pick Up: Gambit of X-Men || It was a gift for someone. I asked who wanted one, and told them to name a character.
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/1475/avatarxmen01tl0.png

Silver's Rings: Silver of Sonic the Hedghog || It was a request.
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/1081/avatarsilver01qf2.png http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/7155/signaturesilver01og8.png

Sounds
October 6th, 2008, 02:23 PM
Update with four of my newest tags and some avatars.

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Arrancar Abyss: Grimmjow of Bleach || It was a gift for someone w/ avatar.
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/3333/avatargrimmjow01gd0.png http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/3111/signaturegrimmjow01rs2.png

Blood Bath: Reptile of Mortal Kombat || It was a request.
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3369/avatarmortalkombat01qy7.png http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6731/avatarmortalkombat012bf2.png http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/4230/signaturemortalkombat01gt5.png

Business: Soul of Soul Eater || It was about time I make a new main tag. When I saw this render, I knew it was perfect for it.
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/413/avatarsoul01to5.png http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/121/signaturesoul01ex5.png

52 Pick Up: Gambit of X-Men || It was a gift for someone. I asked who wanted one, and told them to name a character.
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/1475/avatarxmen01tl0.png

Silver's Rings: Silver of Sonic the Hedghog || It was a request.
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/1081/avatarsilver01qf2.png http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/7155/signaturesilver01og8.png


wow,i'll be sure to request from you in the future(if its ok with you of course),i just love all ur work

Trainer Kat
October 6th, 2008, 03:35 PM
GIMP. Really? This is by far the best GIMP work I've ever seen. o.o It looks incredible. It's even better than a lot of the Photoshop work I've seen. That said, Boundless is my favorite. I adore Laharl far too much, haha. I really like the Gambit avatar too. :3

Conman
October 6th, 2008, 06:52 PM
IDK why so many people underestimate GIMP :O I guess because so many people use PS ppl assume it's way better. Little do most know, GIMP can do almost everything PS can, sometimes more. GIMP is way better IMO for personal use, PS should be purchased legally for business stuff.

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Listening to: Prince & the Revolution - When Doves Cry (http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/prince+%26+the+revolution/track/when+doves+cry)
via FoxyTunes (http://www.foxytunes.com/signatunes/)

YOOM-TAH
October 6th, 2008, 06:55 PM
Your stuff is pretty great, but they all basically show the same style. You should broaden your horizons a little, explore other styles like renderless, vector, minimalistic, scenic (which you sorta have in some actually), etc.

But yeah, good stuff!

Conman
October 6th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Well these aren't all my tags. Refer to "Tag History" in my signature to see all my past styles and vector tags. As for render less/abstract...meh I planned to at one point but never got around to it.

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Listening to: Asian Kung-Fu Generation - After Dark (http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/asian+kung-fu+generation/track/after+dark)
via FoxyTunes (http://www.foxytunes.com/signatunes/)

THIRTY-SIX
October 9th, 2008, 01:34 AM
Love the effects on blood bath. I should really learn how to do that bubble effect. xD
Pick up is sweet too… though the text kinda ruins it.

Postman
October 9th, 2008, 01:53 AM
Your current signature, Business, is my favorite.

YOOM-TAH
October 9th, 2008, 09:38 AM
What happened to that one you had currented before, with the dark greenish background of a city or something and the guy in the maroon? That one was awesome, your best I think.

Gummy
October 9th, 2008, 09:47 AM
I agree with YOOM-TAH, your Wanted tag was incredible. Out of the ones you've posted, I like Business and Boundless the most.

Conman
October 9th, 2008, 12:31 PM
Love the effects on blood bath. I should really learn how to do that bubble effect. xD

Thx, the bubble-like effects are just nicely placed fractals curtsy of greentunic (http://greentunic.deviantart.com/) of dA/GIMPtalk.

What happened to that one you had currented before, with the dark greenish background of a city or something and the guy in the maroon? That one was awesome, your best I think.
I agree with YOOM-TAH, your Wanted tag was incredible. Out of the ones you've posted, I like Business and Boundless the most.

Well it's kinda old now, and as I said, these aren't all my tags. You'd have to refer to the link in my signature to see -most- of the tags I ever made. But anyway, I really did like WANTED, but it was time for a change. From Wanted, to Business...think my next main, which won't be any time soon, will be Captured. All based on the aspics of a con man.

@Everyone: Thx for all the great comments.

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Listening to: Dispatch - Open Up (http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/dispatch/track/open+up)
via FoxyTunes (http://www.foxytunes.com/signatunes/)

Conman
October 15th, 2008, 09:07 PM
Update #3 with only an old tags and three new ones. Sorry for the double post but..kinda have to :o

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Wanted: Shinjiro Aragaki of Persona 3 || Old main tag, but people kept mentioning it.
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/7905/avatarpersona301ev4.png http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/9342/signaturepersona301nobowm8.png

Virtual World: Casshern of Casshern Movie || It's a great movie and I just felt like making a different style of tag.
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/391/signaturecasshern01v2boql4.png

Reigun to the Face: Yusuke of YuYu Hakusho || It was a request.
http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/5903/signatureyusuke01hv6.png

Afraid of the Soul Eater?: Soul of Soul Eater || It was a request from Nazo.
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/3457/avatarsoul02ym2.png http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/999/signaturesoul02ur6.png

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I shall now focus on sprite tags and real life tags for the rest of October, excluding some requests and contests.
BTW any one mind telling me if I should consider "Virtual World" a real life tag since the movie did use real life actors.

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Listening to: Alicia Keys - Wreckless Love (http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/alicia+keys/track/wreckless+love)
via FoxyTunes (http://www.foxytunes.com/signatunes/)

Sounds
October 16th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Update #3 with only an old tags and three new ones. Sorry for the double post but..kinda have to :o

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Wanted: Shinjiro Aragaki of Persona 3 || Old main tag, but people kept mentioning it.
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/7905/avatarpersona301ev4.png http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/9342/signaturepersona301nobowm8.png

Virtual World: Casshern of Casshern Movie || It's a great movie and I just felt like making a different style of tag.
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/391/signaturecasshern01v2boql4.png

Reigun to the Face: Yusuke of YuYu Hakusho || It was a request.
http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/5903/signatureyusuke01hv6.png

Afraid of the Soul Eater?: Soul of Soul Eater || It was a request from Nazo.
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/3457/avatarsoul02ym2.png http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/999/signaturesoul02ur6.png

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I shall now focus on sprite tags and real life tags for the rest of October, excluding some requests and contests.
BTW any one mind telling me if I should consider "Virtual World" a real life tag since the movie did use real life actors.

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Listening to: Alicia Keys - Wreckless Love (http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/alicia+keys/track/wreckless+love)
via FoxyTunes (http://www.foxytunes.com/signatunes/)

i just love Wanted and afraid of the soul eater,i cn't wait to request from u again

Conman
January 26th, 2009, 02:56 PM
So I haven't been active recently mainly because my GFXing has been dead. I kinda took a break/hiatus but I'm trying to get back into the habit of making tags a lot.

Here is an update of 6 new tags, 3 of which are from 08 and you may have seen before I went MIA.

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Reita City: Reita of the GazettE || It was done for visual kei based contest for the now dead GFX group.
http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/6007/signaturethegazette02v2ki7.png

Tokyo West: Kanye West || It was a request.
http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/368/signaturekanyewest01kk3.png

Clouded Prince: Marth of Fire Emblem || It was done for Project Nintendo, which I assume is dead?
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/7480/signaturemarth01ak8.png

Maverick Space: X & Zero of Mega Man X || I was trying to get back into GFX. I saw a Mega Man/Zero tag by someone on another forum, so I made one.
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6785/signaturexzero01dc6.png

Rain & Pain: Pain of Naruto || Still trying to get back into GFX. I saw a Pain tag by someone on another forum, so I made one.
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/2280/signaturepein02fh4.png

Return of Afro: Afro of Afro Samurai || STILL trying to get back into GFX. Random inspiration after finding out Afro Samurai: Resurrection aired the 25th
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/3883/signatureafro03nz6.png

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I'll post again soon with some larger, non tag, graphics. I just don't wanna jam too much in one post.

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Listening to: Bobby Digital; Jay Love - Insomnia (Bonus Track) (http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/bobby+digital/track/insomnia)
via FoxyTunes (http://www.foxytunes.com/signatunes/)

Conman
March 24th, 2009, 07:06 PM
Update #5 with mainly battle tags and requested avatars.

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Cooler Splatter: The Cool Kids || No effort, I just needed to make a quick real life tag.
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1121/signaturethecoolkids01eq0.png

Black☆Star's the Name!: Black☆Star of Soul Eater || Requested by "I have never and will never change my username Club".
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4598/avatarblackstar01.png

Space Cowboy: Spike Spiegel of Cowboy Bebop || It was for GB&CG's Bebop battle, and the winner :D
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1985/signaturespike01.png

Moonlit Absol: Absol of Pokemon || It was a request from BHwolfgang.
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9066/avatarabsol01.png http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/8452/avatarabsol01alt.png

Pale n' Evil: Orochimaru of Naruto || It was a request from someone who actually likes Oro O_o It is kinda like his symbol.
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1986/avatarorochimaru01.png

Sasuke's Choice: Sasuke of Naruto || It was a request.
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/7484/avatarsasuke03.png

Dream Ninja: Ninja Kirby of Kirby & the Amazing Mirror || It was a request for a friend.
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9627/avatarkirby01.png

Pink Force: Sakura of Naruto || It was a request for a friend.
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7333/avatarsakura01.png

Skull Style: Some Guy IDK || It was for GB&CG's Set Stock battle.
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/613/signaturestock01.png

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I hope someone posts...so many avatars...

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Listening to: The Seatbelts - LIVE in Baghdad (http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/the+seatbelts/track/live+in+baghdad)
via FoxyTunes (http://www.foxytunes.com/signatunes/)

BHwolfgang
March 24th, 2009, 07:17 PM
Is it possible to revive your own thread?

Anyways, thank you again. Are you doin' any request at the time?

I like Yoh and Marth's the best. Actually, I like Marth because of his epic background.

Conman
March 24th, 2009, 08:00 PM
I assume it is possible to revive my own topic since it is my topic...

No problem and I don't really plan to do signature request ever, since they never really come out as good as my others would. I may change my mind in the future, but defiantly can't do request now even if I wanted to. I'm being swamped at school with multiple projects all due around the same time and also have testing next week. I literally cannot wait until Spring Break hits!

Thx, and the Clouded Prince's BG was just me messing around with textures since I usually don't use them, especially paper textures. All the BG is only made up of one plain color, one texture, and some brushes for designs.

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Listening to: The Seatbelts - Want it All Back (clavinet hater version) (http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/the+seatbelts/track/want+it+all+back)
via FoxyTunes (http://www.foxytunes.com/signatunes/)

let's play
March 24th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Street Shaman and Wanted are pretty awesome.

BHwolfgang
March 26th, 2009, 03:46 PM
[COLOR=#ACB78E]I assume it is possible to revive my own topic since it is my topic...

No problem and I don't really plan to do signature request ever, since they never really come out as good as my others would. I may change my mind in the future, but defiantly can't do request now even if I wanted to. I'm being swamped at school with multiple projects all due around the same time and also have testing next week. I literally cannot wait until Spring Break hits!

Thx, and the Clouded Prince's BG was just me messing around with textures since I usually don't use them, especially paper textures. All the BG is only made up of one plain color, one texture, and some brushes for designs.If you're unsure then you should ask a moderator?

Aw, man. :(

I liked Clouded Prince of only because of the clouds. Lol.