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Milkmaid Grand Army
Aug 22, 2009, 09:40 PM
I haven't really been making anything in photoshop for the past month. The first two pieces are about two or three months old. They're quite plain, and the backgrounds could have been more appealing.
The first signature is my latest. It was probably done four weeks ago. The other two tags are quite old actually. I usually don't stick with the same style when it comes to signatures.
Aug 22, 2009, 10:02 PM
I seriously have to border all of my stuff, it kinda drives me nuts. x_x
But yours is good. I think the current one you have would be better if it wasn't so... I'm not sure. c: I think I'd probably mess with the Brightness & Contrast a bit.
That one & your second signature on your list, with the colours, are my favorites.
Aug 25, 2009, 09:51 AM
Again, I'm a border man. It just seems to look a little unprofessional almost when there isn't an end to a piece. Personal preference again, though.
That second one is a fantastic example of lighting done properly. It's sublime.
I'm not a huge fan of neutral backgrounds, so your third and current signatures are a little less appealing to me. Although the concept is nice in the third, the execution is a little off - I don't know if it's just a stylistic difference, but the grain textured surfaces seem incoherent with the rest of the piece and the direction it's headed. Toning down the colour maybe, or making the objects slightly translucent, would work a little better, imo. Perhaps even making the "speech bubbles" into a sketched, pencil object might work.
Your colour palette choices though, are spot on. I'd like to see some more of your work. :D
Aug 27, 2009, 12:55 PM
The first one: One of my favourite characters from Marvel vs Capcom, however, I can see the half erased hair which looks a bit messy. Also, you kind of have to tailor your whole image design to suit cartoon/anime style images and not vice versa, other wise it just doesn't work out. The lens flare style lighting on this does not suit the centre piece of the image and sort of strikes me as a more spontaneous, after the fact choice on your part to spruce it up a bit more.
I would have also gone for a more neutral tone for the top layer of cursive text, one to suit the dark blueish scene behind her. It would contrast nicely with the neutral background.
The second one: Nice colour choices and design. I would like it more if the design was carried on into the blank black space. It is the best out of the three though and like Roger I agree that the lighting is very well done, the colours contrast exuberantly and demand your attention.
The third one: I'm not too sure about. The butterfly looks a little misplaced and so do the grainy shapes covering the woman and protruding from her mouth. However, the colour palette is spot on. Neutral colours can be used effectively and I think you're on the right track to do them justice.
Oh and about the border thing, it's really up to you. I think the Lady Gaga image doesn't really need one because you don't really want people to take note of where the edges of your image are, more so the focal point of the image. But the others would look much neater with a border.
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