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Okami Chi
March 5th, 2010, 04:41 PM
Hey guys. You may or may not know this, but I make avatars, signatures, along with other things. Music, Vidoes, Art, Babies... But I saw this section to show what I got. I have made a few things for some peeps, but I'll let you be the judge, enjoy.

My Best Signature: http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/7723/okamisignature.gif

Signatures for Shadow-Lucario:
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9751/insaneaurasigforshadow.gif
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/4470/shadowlucario.jpg
One I made for Daeva Okami-Luca:
http://www.pokecommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5388&pictureid=39578
Some art I made of myself:
http://www.pokecommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5388&pictureid=39088
Other signatures of me:
http://www.pokecommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5388&pictureid=39084
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/1008/bannervap.jpg
More soon...Have more but don't want to get banned or anything.

Daeva Okami-Luca
March 5th, 2010, 04:46 PM
They're so beautiful. You really have an eye for design.

Okami Chi
March 5th, 2010, 04:47 PM
Thank-You. :D I really do put a good amount of time into my work.

-Okami

Daeva Okami-Luca
March 5th, 2010, 04:50 PM
Hey guys. You may or may not know this, but I make avatars, signatures, along with other things. Music, Vidoes, Art, Babies...

You make babies too? ;D I'll have to rate the babies you make then. Can I eat one?

At any rate, continue the good work, I bet people will request you soon.

Forever
March 5th, 2010, 07:08 PM
kay going one by one!

1. The Lucario animation is interesting, but... really, the colour, it's just blinding. And the text doesn't match it at all. I'd say go for a darker background, but... I dunno, the background should've stayed transparent. And the text is just... not necessary.

2. The quality for the second one is terrible, is it just jpeg images placed together than animated? o_o; Again, text is kinda bad. It looks too dark, and blends in too much with the image, losing the effect, so it'd look much better if it was small white text placed in the corner or something, although the quality, and even timing of the frames just ruins it.

3. I like this, it's a lot different to your others, however the text just ruins it, just place the text in a small, fitting location (generally over no image), not over the images.. it's just... no.

4. Quality... doesn't look too good. Maybe sharp-- hmm, yeah not sure about this, but I don't like the text either.

5. oh God, jpeg-quality ;; -- actually, I noticed most of your images are jpeg, that's really bad. Start saving them in png, it'll make them look better. But yeah, text colour = no. And... the other images pasted on without trying to blend them, it.... it hurts. D:

6. I don't like the.. double text thing, or whatever you've got going on, it's kinda blinding. Also the stars are kinda... yeah

7. Recolouring pkmn isn't... good, and the background is kinda bland, maybe add in cd4's or something. And, text = no no. :(

But yeah, maybe you should try some tutorials, though as a beginner, these are fine... but, if you want to get better, then try some tuts, and change how you do your text, please. XD;

Okami Chi
March 5th, 2010, 08:33 PM
It's called a style. Just because I make things based on my taste doesn't mean it's crap, but to each his own.


-Okami

Forever
March 5th, 2010, 08:35 PM
I didn't say they were crap. I was merely stating how they could improve.

Dukey
March 5th, 2010, 08:39 PM
Don't post a gallery if you don't want any criticism alright?
People are going to tell you what they think and how you could improve, so don't just shrug them off by saying it's 'your style', they're just trying to help.

As for the tags, really no effects going into them, it just seems like it's that same font and some brushes, yeah I'm being blunt about it.

Aizuke
March 5th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Here's a little hint about graphics, when you make graphics, they are suppose to appeal to yourself and to other people.

People make art from their emotions and what not, and from their own style, yet if it doesn't appeal to anyone else, it does not sell. Yes people have certain style, but are you here to show what you can do in graphics, or are you here to show off what you can do and whether or not you need improvement. Your peers and strangers, they have different opinions. Obviously your friends will love the work you do, but since you are posting your work in this area, other people will be here to judge your work as well, and not everyone will have the same taste as your friends.

It's good that you like your own style, but to people who are more advanced and experienced than you, will give our own critic, not because we think your work is "crap", but as a way of improving yourself.

But if you don't like it, it's just a mere matter of not posting. We offer help, and if you refuse to take it, then well, that's your loss.

And for your graphics, most of the banners have low quality, which obviously doesn't make your banner look very good. The colours are distorted, the text is creatively a pain to read. If you want people to wow at your work, then you should take our advice and listen to what we have to say. There are lots of tutorials you can use as a guide, and in which would help you improve. It takes more to making graphics then just putting text and a bit of effects.

AtomicoExploda
March 6th, 2010, 06:37 AM
As Dukey said, if you don't want critique, then don't post.

Now, I'll just start with something I see in common with nearly all of your work there, you should be focusing on animation too much, mainly because it makes the quality much much worse, so keep away from the animation.

The first one, I wouldn't say it's your best, it's just all animation, not much graphics gone into it at all, and the text isn't really fitting.

The second one, has bad quality and has the same problem with the text in it. It's just more animation, you shouldn't have a signature that is just animated, the bad quality just makes it boring to look at.

The third one. Now that's more of a signature, it could use some work but it's definitely the best out of all of them there, since the colours are fitting. I would put a border on it though, borders make it look neat to me. One major problem that kind of ruins it is the text, I think you should stay away from using text until you know how to use it properly. For a beginner, the banner isn't bad.

The fourth one, is a nice enough size, but is just not nice to look at, for me anyway, because Lucario is supposed to be blue, but you've changed the colours completely there, the constant orangey brown colour is very nice, and once again, the text should be left out for now. It's good that it has a border though, but I would recommend you use a 1 pixel border.

And... I won't comment on the rest of them since they all have the same problems really. You should just keep practicing and don't use animation. Also, don't use text for now.

Galukxy
March 6th, 2010, 06:44 AM
They're all really good I like the grey lucario one that's pretty good

Daeva Okami-Luca
March 6th, 2010, 07:05 AM
O_O I just realized one of them is Runescape. XD

xxkaylabby
March 6th, 2010, 07:50 AM
they're pretty good. not rlly fancy. the animations on them are very nice. keep practicing

Okami Chi
March 6th, 2010, 08:05 PM
Here is some other stuff, not as good, but this is where I started...

Animated avatars By Me
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/1903/redxyk3ti1.gif
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/2789/mp2samusop2.gif
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/4236/mp2darksamusjc8.gif
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/1251/venom100zf0.gif
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/3451/optimuszt4le2.gif

Video Game Art and Album Art For Techno Music

http://8bitcollective.com/items/images/avatar39029_8.gif
http://8bitcollective.com/items/images/Into-the-unknown.jpg
http://8bitcollective.com/items/images/Rain-of-Gameboys.gif
http://8bitcollective.com/items/images/8-bitalbum.gif
http://8bitcollective.com/items/images/iStock_000006726491XSmall.gif
Land Whales? I Found One:
http://8bitcollective.com/items/images/What-the.gif
More Signatures? Yes.
http://www.pokecommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5388&pictureid=39331
http://www.pokecommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5388&pictureid=39086
That's all for now.

Shiro-san
March 12th, 2010, 03:53 PM
I love the avatars. Nice work man. :D

Okami Chi
April 27th, 2010, 09:36 AM
Well I took the advice and pumped up my quality a bit more. Re-did some of my work and such, enjoy.

Agent Clank
April 27th, 2010, 09:59 AM
Please Let Me Have This One!:D
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/1251/venom100zf0.gif
Its So Hillarious and Cool!

Okami Chi
April 27th, 2010, 10:27 AM
Lol thanks! Just give credit, all yours buddy. :D

*Firestar*
April 27th, 2010, 12:58 PM
I love the fourth one, but at the same time, it could do with more going on around the outside of the pic. The pic 'Gaychomp' uses some really good effects in it, but it should have had a focus point. There was nothing really to it, but some 3Dish effects. The rest are good for a beginner, but some tutorials wouldn't do you any harm. That's all really.
What Programme do you use as well?

Okami Chi
April 27th, 2010, 03:35 PM
I'm a Photoshop user, I make more 8bit art than anything else though. Thanks for your comments though.

Binary
April 28th, 2010, 11:09 AM
I like your first and third signature in the first post. I think you could add better text on the third one. And you're really good at animated avatars.

Okami Chi
June 1st, 2010, 09:14 AM
I like your first and third signature in the first post. I think you could add better text on the third one. And you're really good at animated avatars.
Thanks! I do my avatars in Fireworks. (Fun Program) I will continue to get better in Photoshop. Here are a few more. The Mario sprite by me.

deva
June 1st, 2010, 09:18 AM
LOL, the squirtle avatar is epic nice work

Okami Chi
June 1st, 2010, 09:38 AM
Thanks! I just finished this one. Here is one the a did a bit of editing to but not much. (Added boarder and lighting) Just a picture of me and my Bass.

MaikeruS
June 1st, 2010, 03:35 PM
Good job! I like your animated ones, except the one with snowflakes, i didnt really like that :)

Okami Chi
June 1st, 2010, 04:02 PM
Thank-You, I plan to start some Photography soon so keep you eyes peeled. ;)