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Old September 10th, 2012, 12:45 AM
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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.


banners.

Demi:
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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.


Drifblim:
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Once again, one of my early banners.


Jar of Hearts:
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Another early piece. Just a simple photo manip with some extra smudging and stuff.


Suicune:
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I hosted a graphics contest on another forum and this was the prize I made for the winner.


Quite This Loud:
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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:
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I'm not sure about it. I found it to be messy but many people said it was one of my better banners :s


Jessie J:
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Original stock: [link]


Toy Story:
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I wasn't that happy with it, especially with the brown colour over Buzz's face, but I think the text works decently, which is something I often struggle with.


Will:
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Kingdra:
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I made a six-part banner series to advertise a forum earlier in the year. The other five are at the top of this post.


Punchline:
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Probably my favourite of all the banners I've made, tbh. I made this about a year ago; the stock is a screencap from a Lady Gaga video. I think the smudging works pretty well.




icons.


Katy:
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Probably the first icon I made, tbh.


Superman:
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Taylor:
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This was probably a bit too bright.





Thanks for reading/viewing, guys. I'd appreciate feedback! (: Also, I do have a collection of photographs I've taken, so perhaps next weekend I'll upload some of them and add them to this post.

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Old September 10th, 2012, 11:09 PM
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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^

Can't wait to see more, keep at it Charlie!

(Also, I very much like your thread title!)
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