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To start us off I'll post in a new signature that I done ~
This day will never come again, so let me have this moment.
If anything there is that I really don't like, it's the text. It looks like it was pasted on last minute and little to no effort was put into it.
I think the sig could also be a bit smaller for both axises. Also, you can see the render's outline is slightly pixelized, which looks weird.
This is my own personal little nitpicking though.
I like the dominance of the render here. It really fits the size of the sig. Blending is superb too. Its not too much and its not too standing-out. Your background is really creative too. I love your lighting effects especially the one behind her hair in the middle of the sig.
The downside though is your text. I agree with Haru that you didn't put much effort into text, and you didn't give it any punch (for a lack of a better word :P). I'd test a clipping mask first for the text to get a significant blending if you're too lazy (like me XD), or otherwise blend with brushes or just throw it away. :P The pixelated outlines don't bother me though, except if you're looking hard, then a slight 10% brushing on the outline is good enough to cure the jagged edges.
And I hate borders. Oh so much. But that's my taste XD
Nice work Rep nonetheless. :3
Pandabutt, You may wanna sticky this.
Originally Posted by Erourk
I agree with the feedback so far, the render sits very well on the sig. The flow of Miku's hair also really complements the background's. I did also notice the jaggies on the render, and I think even smudging them a little bit would improve the look of it. I for one like the border there, it seems to go well with this one at least.
I also agree about the text needing to be highlighted a little bit more. If blending the colors doesn't give any satisfying results, you can try moving the text to somewhere else in the sig. Sometimes its juxtaposition with the surrounding colors changes the feel you want to give to the text.
Now if I may, I'd like feedback on a sig I just finished:
If you know anything about typography as well, it would be a great help to me, as I'm trying it out to practice both the design and typographical aspects.
I'm not too familiar with typography, but generally the text looks blended, both design and theme, and I like that. :3
Anyways, I love your color palette a lot on this sig. It fits the render somehow XD Render and text placement is good for a typography sig as well. Lighting is strong but not eye-soring, so that's a plus, and the background seems very heavy on the eyes but it has a light feeling too, just the way I like it. :P
Only thing I'd take out from the sig is the flower thing at the bottom middle of the tag at the lighting source. That one really is irritating in the eyes for me. :s
Overall, I can't see anything too bad, so good work and keep it up.
My personal beef with your sig Aevitas is that your text placement isn't logically aligned consistently and hence, looks a little random at a certain point. This wouldn't be a problem if your goal was to get the text splattered in a completely illogical manner but you can tell that you were trying to work something out, so it currently looks more...well, not as great as it should be, for lack of a better term D: Were you going for a sort of diagonal placement? It looks great up until the "dreamtide oath", we're clearly reading diagonally up until we're suddenly shifted right back to the left again, because of the placement of "dreamtide oath". Maybe if you had the "dream" part right under "cast aloft are" this would look and read better. It's also an interesting alignment considering the angle of the spear.
Another more simple idea is to have the text aligned one after the other so it'll look like a vertical block. Have it near your render which is, in turn, also vertical for the most part, so that way the placement of your elements look more aligned. Anyway just play around with it a bit.
I'm also not too sure about the line spacing, particularly between cast aloft etc etc and and darkness. Maybe you can increase it a bit?
But otherwise, the sig's absolutely gorgeous. I really like the effects you put on the text and the font is pretty. Render and background are also both stunning, although I'm a little unsure of the sudden blogey white spot thing right next to Kain. That's Kain right?
Last edited by Stupid Aquarius; 11-30-2009 at 03:37 PM.
Yep, that is Kain. :3 Thanks for the detailed feedback, I was playing around with the type until 4 am so after having woken up I can look at it again with fresh eyes and rework it somehow.
And yea, I was trying not to make the text so obviously diagonal, I was going for an interesting cluster more than anything so it might not be read as clearly as a regular text block. I haven't practiced typography in a long time though so it's taking time to get it to look right. ~_~
*Prepares to get chopped up* :3
Awesome sig m friend, is beautiful and soft on the eyes
Also yay for another Kuja player, maybe you can give me a few pointers sometimes
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