View Full Version : One Full Year

September 15th, 2009, 6:22 PM
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn184/McDukey/onefullyear.png That's right guys, it's been a year of Dukey's graphics believe it or not! XD
It was about this time last year that I noticed how so many people on here have such cool signatures, and I decided I wanted one too but without the hassle of giving credit XD
So I searched the net for a bit, and after finding GIMP didn't want to work, I discovered Paint.net and whipped up a few tags here and there.
Then after a short while of using Paint.net I downloaded Photoshop CS3, and that's where I really started to achieve in this area, maybe a month afterwards I downloaded CS4.

Obviously I haven't been as active as of late, but I've learnt a harsh lesson from that, so I guess I'll be here more often now XD

T i m e l i n e ::
Let's start of with a bit of history, eh?

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to track down my first tag, so you get my first SOTW entry XD

First tag made with Photoshop, tbh it's not bad if I do say so myself.

This was pretty much a turning point in my graphics, I discovered clipping masks, smudging etc, plus this tag got a fair bit of praise.

Another fairly popular tag of mine at the time.

Then began my killing spree of doing tuts from PR, learnt a lot from these.

Good 'ol Kingdom Farts XD This got some attention in the rating thread, for the wrong reasons though, about this time Tiny helped me a bit with how to set out tags.

My first SOTW win, fairly abismal entries but I won no less XD

Made for the Graphics School [remember that? XD], not bad tag, first abstract of mine, probably last too XD

If memory serves me right, CT had an orgasm over this? XD

I have to post this, since this is one of the few remaining Shibuya 2013 artifacts, I miss you Ein, so much ;;

This tag got me my Graphics Artist emblem, not that great imo but Nick liked it XD

And here it is, my Mona Lisa, this tag got praise from almost all who saw it, got multiple tut requests etc, I loved it, so did you XD

The other time I won SOTW, tbh I didn't do much on this tag XD

Collab I made with Rowan, this started a whole obsession with smudging.

If that other tag wasn't my Mona Lisa, this was, I think Loki had an orgasm over this XD

I just like this tag :3

Collab with Gummy, I love this tag, it's currently my signature and stuff <3

My latest tag.

September 16th, 2009, 2:12 PM
Ah yes, it has been about year hasn't it. I remember all of us starting at nearly the same time (I started before, but only starting getting the hang of it when you got it), but you turned out to go further than any of us. I fooled myself into thinking I could catch up, but after this tag (http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn184/McDukey/Personabattle.png) I knew you were headed to a league of your own. My favorite tag will always be this (http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn184/McDukey/DOGS.png), and I do plan on stealing it one day, whether you like it or not. One thing I have noticed about your more recent work is that you've become more dependent on C4Ds (who am I to talk, right? xD). Don't replace your current style, but try to incorporate some new techniques into it.


September 16th, 2009, 2:40 PM
I started after you Dukey. :3

Haha, well it's a good gallery showing your progression over the year.
Keep it up.

Comic Tragedy
September 16th, 2009, 4:58 PM
Cool idea dukestah.
Like ezzo said, keep up the good work. :]

September 16th, 2009, 7:22 PM
Lol, maybe one day I'll have enough skill to create tags of this caliber (here's hoping ;x)

Seriously though, your work is so good, they're all like an explosion of awesomeness. I wish I had your eye for this kind of stuff. Keep it up! :D

September 17th, 2009, 12:11 AM
You've come quite along way with your graphics =) nice work Dukey.

September 17th, 2009, 12:50 AM
That's hot. But I still think you should put stuff you made for me in there. You've come a long way in such a short time. XD;

True Reign
September 17th, 2009, 4:56 PM
I think Dukey should make a shop.

September 17th, 2009, 10:09 PM
Lol, I remember that old collab in which i barely did anything..:S

Nice work, Dukey, you sure have lived one champion year. I think i just jizzed my pants from seeing that pink dinosaur robot one again :D. Keep it coming, my good man.


September 21st, 2009, 11:03 PM
Some stuff I guess, and thanks for all the comments :D

Made for SotW 66 - Fashion, Hoodies <3

Fresh out the oven, decided I wanted a DOGS theme so w/e.

Made for my Willson :]

September 22nd, 2009, 3:44 AM
That signature you made for Willson (omg me!?) is so hot, like srsly. <3

I love your graphics. XD;

September 22nd, 2009, 9:06 AM
What about all those beasts you made for me?


ur graphics are liek sum uv the best on pc, gratz on that thur chief.

September 22nd, 2009, 3:48 PM
Dukey ist un graphiken GOTT
(that's a good thing xD)

Hot stuff Dukey, you just keep getting better and better. Your progress through the year is amazing. I haven't done graphics in several months, but wow...dear god, you're getting too good at graphics xD

September 23rd, 2009, 12:54 PM
They all look great, I'm not a fan of your latest one though, not sure why..

I have seen a Light Bulb sig of that picture before, in the same color.. Though this one was a little bit worse.. I like your "Mona Lisa" one..

September 23rd, 2009, 1:05 PM
They all look great, I'm not a fan of your latest one though, not sure why..

I have seen a Light Bulb sig of that picture before, in the same color.. Though this one was a little bit worse.. I like your "Mona Lisa" one..

Thanks for the comment, but tbh, I'm not sure whether you're talking about the first post or my latest update.

September 23rd, 2009, 1:11 PM
Thanks for the comment, but tbh, I'm not sure whether you're talking about the first post or my latest update.

Oh sorry, first post.

And the latest update looks good I guess, I haven't really seen that style before...

September 27th, 2009, 4:02 AM
Well I got some more stuff, you've seen most of it but, I also have here my very first manga panel coloring, I think it's turned out okay imo.


And a second one now, thanks to nobody caring to post ;;

Also, a signature and an icon for icontest & sotw respectively.



The tag is claimable, not the icon.
Feel free to use the panel, but please credit me for it if you decide to use it and put it in your gallery, I'm not gonna make you put it in your sig XD

September 30th, 2009, 12:21 AM
Dude, your colourings are orgasmic for a first try or w/e it is.

And the tag is lmao.

Blue Beedrill
September 30th, 2009, 1:04 AM
On the first post i like the goten on the best.

Umm.. But all of these other art piece's are awesome great work.

September 30th, 2009, 7:28 PM
One thing is for certain, Dukey is an incredible graphic artist!
Your time spent making icons has paid off with your overall colouring of graphics! Your tags colour schemes are getting very close to the likes of Tiny and vVintage's colouring which I adore! Love the soft tones present in most of your newer tags!
Keep making more tags Dukey!

October 3rd, 2009, 5:44 PM
M'kay boys and girls, time for another UPDATE.


October 3rd, 2009, 5:58 PM
your graphics are beautiful.
i love all the colors.

October 3rd, 2009, 6:03 PM

I just jizzed myself. Your technique has improved so much overtime, and quite frankly, I think that tag that made me jizz myself gave me inspiration to hop back into graphics....for like the 5th time? XD

October 3rd, 2009, 6:44 PM
Wow that is amazing.
You have to give me that stock. NAO!

October 5th, 2009, 10:04 PM
I love how all of Dukey's work makes people jizz. xD

I lol'd at the 4chan tag 8D
and the colourings aren't that bad either. The jpg turns me off though, although i know that wasn't your fault.

Misheard Whisper
October 5th, 2009, 11:25 PM
Wow, Dukey, Just, wow. I've seen you around the art forums a bit (I'm new but I've been lurking), and I always liked your stuff, but not to this scale! Your banners are absolutely amazing, and I love your bold colours. You're an inspiration to a budding graphics artist :3

And had to lol at Kingdom Farts. I know it's crude, but really. XD

October 8th, 2009, 2:08 PM
Thanks for the kindness guys ;D
Another small update.


Misheard Whisper
October 8th, 2009, 3:50 PM
I <3 the 'melons' one. The slightly desaturated colours make it look awesome.

October 8th, 2009, 3:53 PM
Thanks for the kindness guys ;D
Another small update.

beautiful coloring.

Zebra Thunderhead
October 9th, 2009, 5:45 AM


that is all.

October 10th, 2009, 12:01 AM
The bubbles you stole cme >.>

Anyways, updates, experimenting with verts and stuff.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn184/McDukey/rikuvert.png http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn184/McDukey/tshluisvert.png

Zebra Thunderhead
October 10th, 2009, 3:11 AM
lol you hardcore stalked my fav's on dA
psd for first one plz c:

Blazing Phoenix
October 10th, 2009, 3:33 AM
I really like the first one on the right. You did a great job on the lighting. However, the text isn't positioned very well. Personally, I don't like the text being cut off that much but everyone has their own opinions.
My favorite is DEFINITELY the 3rd down on the left. You did a great job blending in the render by making the background abstract and a somewhat similar color scheme. Can't wait to see more.

October 14th, 2009, 3:22 PM
I remember that you, Gummy, and Ezzo started at about the same time. Who knew you went the furthest?

Chibi Robo
October 14th, 2009, 3:31 PM


You must tell the world your secret on how to make such lovely graphics like these two
(tut plz)

October 14th, 2009, 4:49 PM
That's flattering and stuff Borey, but it's no way true XD
I would put Gummy & I in the same league, but Ezzo is miles ahead of me :/

And I may consider a tut after I finish whoring this style, although most of my new tags involve a truck load of adjustment layers so yeah :/