Mostly for the sake of personal nostalgia, but also because I wanted to share it with you guys, the blog is just about all the images I've made. I'll put some comments on some of them though. Also there must be some sort of order, so all images will be posted in chronological order. (Though I might rearrange some in order to keep images of the same type together)
First ever banner. :cool:
Yep...Its a terrible piece of artwork. I don't recall the details of making it, but I remember that I thought it looked squished, but I couldn't stretch it anymore because I was too constrained by the size limits. I think that in the end I just gave up on making a good banner and I spray painted my name on it. (had to make sure no one stole it now) :lol:
With a banner like that I got a lot of mockery from my friends. :P It wasn't long at all before I got a better working one. (disclaimer again: I just too a wallpaper off the net and put my name and the word profile on it...none of the rest is my work). I liked it a lot better than my old one, and I mean, come on, who wouldn't?!
To go along with the new banner I made the following header....again, just an image that I put text on. (and no, I never actually killed anyone for not reading my blog)...though maybe I should start doing that.
At some point after this my dbz union got me into tag making. My earliest attempts were pretty sh***** to be honest, but I was proud of them at the time.
They all sucked, but I got better because of a website that miss shared with me. If only I'd known to save them as png files then they would have been much higher in quality. Especially that last one. I made that one from scratch and I was really proud about it, but when I saved it and uploaded it it lost a lot of it's quality. *sad panda face* Better ones below...
(don't look at the next one raim! *reverse psychology*)
Enough tags! There were several more around that time, but I don't intend to go through all of them.
My overwhelming success ( :roll: ) as a tag maker made me want to expand my abilities. I saw those guys at the Toonami union and I wanted to be able to design like they could....so I made the following sig. :o
Yep...just like those ones that the toonami people would make. *lie*
They're awesome....still some of my proudest work.... *mor lies*
You can tell that there were were a lot of designing concepts that I didn't understand back then. I really just screwed around in the background until there was something I liked. Also I didn't want to use filters and the pen tool was about the only thing I knew how to use that could liven things up. I'd thought about using the smudge tool, but around that same time there was a guy in the Toonami union and people kept telling him to stop using the smudge tool so much, so I guess I got scared away from it. :P
Eventually I "made" this sig. Like many of my images before it, I just took an already existing image and cropped it and put my name on it. I did do the little swirls on Ichigo's left cheek and I put in the hollow Ichigo clip, but that was all.
My next sig is still one of my proudest sigs. (no sarcasm this time). It was my first good sig that I made from only a render. I kept uploading it after each edit to bounce ideas off of heavenboy so fortunately I kind of have a lot of images to show how it progressed.
(daf*q?...dem circles in the wing O_o)
(Lotus insisted that I put a border on it >_>)
(Lotus had continued to insist on a full border)
(I refused to completely comply)
Sometime around this point I made a blog promising gifts to the first few posters. Two of those gifts were crappy sigs. :o I didn't work hard on them at all and they actually turned out alright considering.
(my first time trying to use lighting)
Neither of those guys actually used their gifts though, and really I can't blame them. (I can still hate them though)
......alright, I could never hate you ikhzo. Especially with that awesome avi of yours. :|
This image is a banner I made for a friends union. :| The union died out right quick though. (and no surprise given the name) There were different versions, but they just had different text so I'm not going to waste the space by showing them.
The accompanying avi. (separate frames were made by me. Miss did the animating for me)
The next set of images involve my DBZ union. I tried to spruce up the front page a bit.
Then I made a lot more tags that I don't feel like showing.
v1.(Don't know what the hell I was thinking with that eye.)
Anyway, that one was made for a toonami contest....one that I didn't win. *thanks sin for my one vote*
Dwar IV was ending around this time. For my last act of the final battle I went all out to make a nice RP in my last attack. I made a fake card for the RP and I feel like it's worth sharing here, even thought it's not something I mostly made.
And for reference it was based on this card (card design was made by asvicj)
Next thing I made was a header for a database in one of Pain's unions. I actually think it turned out well, but my rendering skills were lacking back then and it shows on the images on the sides.
This next banner is the second one that I've actually made...it's very red. I'll leave the comment at that.
Next blog header was just a cropped manga scan....with an edited Christmas hat on it. :o
Next image was to commemorate sin for becoming the Toonami Union's first Hokage.
After this came my DBZ union's card battle. I'm only going to post the best 3 for the sake of space....and also I'll put the earlier images from when I was still forming the cards.
After that I made a fancy MAL sig. I thought it was crappy, but people seemed to like it.
This was also around the same time I learned how to animate things.....which brings us the following avis.
Then a few of Kazuma, but they are HUGE in memory so I'm not going to post them. I'd normally put them in spoiler tags, but with this many images already I'm expecting HTML problems already.
Next I made the following animated avatars for spiritwave in the Toonami Union. They don't look very good side by side like this so try to imagine them individually in your avi space on the forums.
They all turned out really well. If he hadn't bought them, then I probably would have used them myself. :P
Around this time Sin asked me if I could make some tags for the new Toonami Union ranks. I tried my best, but none of mine got selected to be the in the database. Only two of mine were actually finished anyways...guess I'll share them after all this time.
Had they been selected I would have put the animation in then.....but I can't blame the officers of the time for shooting mine down though. :P
This takes us up to my 1 year GS anniversary. I'm going to leave off here and do the rest next time.
......the images will be much better next time. I'll probably do part 2 relatively soon.
Song of the blog: The FIFA anthem (Never played a FIFA game, but it has a surprisingly catchy tune) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9I7bn1b4oc
Oh, and in the spirit of a blog about images, I'll make a free sig for the first person to comment. No, you may not pass it up and no, you may not have any say, whatsoever about the details of the sig....if you don't like it then feel free to complain about it when you get it. :P:lol: