Heyyyy~ Looked through your tags mainly (since im only good with avis and tags and avis are really simple )
maybe try and work on your blending and backgrounds. like you could use some gradient maps or textures and blend them in. and make sure your render blends as well. just so its more visually...smooth? if you know what i mean xP
AND KEEP GOING. YOU'RE GOING GREAT. OKAY? <3
Oh and btw look up some collage/scrapbook style tags. Little flow, but very pretty
i meant the colour ones (imo the bw ones arent really tags)
i'm going to cnc the hello kitty one now okay? (bc i have time now)~~:3
First of all, you need to decide what your focus is. Because what i can see in your sig is:
- the hello kitty on the right
- the text
- the faded hello kitty
- the paws
In terms of placement, where your faded hello kitty is is where the render should be placed. But bc of the lighting (which i'll get to later) it isn't the focus.
The paws and other hello kitty are placed incorectly, and the text is...i'll get to that too
Next, background. The bokeh is good, but i'm not a fan of the blue to red map you have. That's just me though I'd also suggest softening the background by blending (textures, maps, yeah ), and then blending in the bokeh as well. I do love the blurry brush you used on top of the bokeh, it blends well~
Next is the render. In the case of all the non-background elements, it looks kinda pasted on right? it's alright if you go for a collage feel, but since you've got a bokeh background, i'd suggest blending it in. Because of the thick black outlines, that might be kinda hard so i'd suggest using a drop shadow and some brushes over it.
Now for text. I can see you've gone for a Hello Kitty-ish font but the glow settings you have, combined with the fact that it's quite hard to read, means that it feels extremely out of place. I don't like the warp either but that's just me as well Oh and as a word of advice, keep your text close to your focus, so that it isn't so distracting.
Finally, the lighting. The lighting over the render seems reall unnecesary. Remember that the point of the lighting is to complement the render, not take attention or completely fade the render out. I'm also not quite sure where the light is coming from.
Phew~all done~ That was long .______.
But I can tell you tried, it's waay better than your previous ones. Just follow the tips, and you'll get even better~
I'll suggest probably try redoing the tag? from experience if somebody gives you a cnc suggesting areas of improvement and you, as well as read it, follow it and redo the tag, it makes your work a lot better~
Thank you lilacfielder, redoing it would improve my skills further yes, but I could redo it shall I have the time (and the computer with the necessary software, of course). I'm looking forward to redo it, unfortunately not anytime soon since I don't have my own computer anymore (sold it away along with most of my other belongings).
Yes, I do love animations very much (especially when I was able to make them). And yes, that's what it says, Hinas.. glad you understand and thank you for the complements.
Originally Posted by Hinas
You like animation, don't you? ・▽・I like the simple banner in Katakana! It says, "tsunshun" right? I have to brush up on my Kana... Anyway, your stuff is unique. Points for that! Good job~
I have been looking through your signatures and you should keep going - you have a talent!
If you had the time, would you be able to make me one please? I love Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, and was maybe thinking of something Midna-related, but I am open to any suggestions you have.
I am not very good with quotes, so again I am pretty open minded, though I do like Midna's quote: 'No matter what, a fake is a fake, and no matter how much you try to dress it up, the real thing always wins!'
Or one of the more emotional quotes from the end of the game, like 'light and shadow can't mix, as we all know. But. . .never forget that there's another world bound to this one'.
I'm pretty new to this (came here on Uzuki Cheverie's recommendation)
Many thanks to the talented Jim for my signature!
LoZ games completed: Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword
LoZ games played and yet to complete: A Link to the Past, Link's Awakening
Currently playing: Spirit Tracks