Hi. I'm Charlie Brown. Honestly I've never actually made a gallery so I'm a bit nervous, but here we go. I've been making graphics using Gimp for about a year and a half, although in all honesty I don't make anything very often due to me just being busy. Nonetheless, I've made a few pieces that I quite like (although they pale in comparison to many of the more experienced artists here, of which there are many) so enjoy, I guess.
Just a basic photo manipulation. It's really sharpened, probably oversharpened, but yeah. This is one of my earlier banners. I can't find the exact source, though it is similar to this.
Once again, one of my early banners.
Jar of Hearts:
Another early piece. Just a simple photo manip with some extra smudging and stuff.
I hosted a graphics contest on another forum and this was the prize I made for the winner.
Quite This Loud:
The reason the text is white is because I used this on Serebii where 99% of people used either the black skin or the default green skin last year.
Retro Dance Freak:
I'm not sure about it. I found it to be messy but many people said it was one of my better banners :s
I haven't made graphics in quite awhile, so I apologize if something I say seems outdated. But moving on, what you have looks great! But there's a couple of things that really stand out to be problem spots in the entire array:
1. Is it... just me? A lot of your banners have very LQ stocks involved-- I'd recommend finding better quality stocks to use-- it really does make a huge difference in the end.
2. Your text... sticks out a bit..... I'd recommend making an effort to try to integrate your text more with the rest of the tag, so that there's a sort of unity amongst all the features. The text standing out problem is particularly evident for me in your "Is Your Punchline Just a Joke" piece, in which it feels very out of place in terms of font, placement, and effects relative to the rest of the work.
I quite like your icons though-- and while the Taylor Swift icon is a tad bright, it's very beautiful. ^v^