My experimental take on...
Earlier on in the week I critiqued Aizuke's latest banner in one of her blog entries, and that had me reflecting on some of the ones I've made over time.
Today I made this out of boredom -
Then I took another look at her latest banner and thought to myself how I could play around with the same render as well.
I didn't want to make it too busy, because I feel that the render can get a little lost in all the effects at times, and looking at her latest banner made me think that very thought, so I just wanted to see how I could try and use the same render slightly differently.
I also looked back at some of the banners I've made in the past that I actually like.
You could say the style is heavily consistent in most of them, but it's not really something I care about. I make graphics as a kind of leisure and it's not really something I would say is my major supreme.
I like drawing more than I like graphicing, and that's why I never went too far with experimenting with styles.
I guess it's because I'm always using someone else's art when I'm not using my own. It feels impersonal and I can't really say it's my own. What is graphics? You may take resources and put your own spin to them and that's what may make it yours, but I still don't like it as much as drawing, where EVERYTHING is my own creation, including effects.
It feels like another form of collage, and I know other people may find that appealing, but I have a mindset where I'd prefer anything that involves me drawing it from scratch, because that to me feels more meaningful than otherwise. After many years of making my own creations, doing this sort of thing just doesn't appeal to me as much as it may appeal to other people.
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