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October 25th, 2008, 1:50 PM
Lucky you, you have clicked on my gallery, now please comment on my art, but I’ll only accept constructive criticism. By the way, these are mostly Code Geass ones, so if you don’t like it, don’t look. These are all free with credit except the one I’m currently using.


I like this one, but I should have put the render after painting.


My most recent theme and the one I'm currently using, I love it. I call this set either Friends and Foes or The Qualities Of Heroes.


My favorite out of all, I made this in the memory of Lelouch's death in the last episode of R2.


A Suzaku theme I used about a week ago, nothing special about it.


A nice render with some subtle yaoi undertones, soft pastel colors and some softglow, I love it. The avatar is awesome, just because I cannot duplicate the effect on any other theme. My first time using floral brushes.

October 26th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Overall, your signatures need more effects to make it more eye-catching. From what I'm seeing, you're basically making a matching background and slapping a render onto it. You need to do more to your banners. Brush over your banners and alter the colors a tad bit, and maybe even smudge it a little to make it blend better. Add lighting effects, make areas darker than others, add more flow with c4ds, et cetera. Magic brushes are great for brushing over a render, and c4ds add flow to a banner so everything looks like it's going some place (eh, flow's hard to describe). For example, banner #3 would look great with a c4d going <- way. On topic of banner #3, don't brush over the render's face with brushes that are so opaque.

You need to add contrast to your banners, and more importantly make your render stand out. The render of your banner usually would want the most attention out of everything else in your banner. You can do this by lightening the background behind it, or you can sharpen the render and blur areas that are far away from the render. This will give your banner more depth, and attract attention to the focal, which is something you would want. Resize your renders, too. I don't know why Suzaku's head is so big on banner #4. Redo your avatars completely. Don't just crop your avatar out of a rectangular area in the banner; actually redo avatars from scratch.

...and is it just me or is the render on banner #3 squished together vertically? >_<

Comic Tragedy
October 26th, 2008, 5:36 PM
All of them are really good for a begginer, and I really encourage you to keep it up.(and probobly follow Kayashi's advice).

Oh and I like the last theme the best. Good jobs, and nice soft (and pleasing) colors.

October 27th, 2008, 10:11 PM
tyhe colors are good but everything Kayashi said is true...

October 27th, 2008, 10:35 PM
Rip your eyes out and start over…

Bitter, brokenIs my favourite… although for some strange reason the guy on the left looks stretched unequally.

Effects and colour choices are sweet and have nice composition. Although, work on your blending, the red leaves gives a slight hint of it though that is part of the render.

You need to sharpen their faces … especially on the avatar. Border needs more consideration.
Yaoi themeWork on the colouring and blending, same with your others. Avatar looks nice though the hair from the kid appearing on the right is a little off putting.
The King
Type needs reworking as does the lyer modes.

October 29th, 2008, 6:27 PM
Thanks guys, I really aprecciate all your help since not many people would be interested in the art of a newbie. I tried to take all of your advice in consideration to make this sig, so here it is:


My first time using both magic brushes and galaxy brushes, I actually like how it turned out. I made 2 avatars, one by copying the banner and the other from scratch, but I like the copied one better.