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Gjallarhorn
12-04-2006, 10:16 PM
So it all goes here now? Alright then...made this some time ago, but I'm planning on finally using it, and thus I want to see how the orange contrasts against the AF background colors...

Avatar:

http://i13.tinypic.com/2a001o1.png

Signature:

http://i13.tinypic.com/2w3xpjb.png

Ollie
12-04-2006, 10:38 PM
gah @_@ if rupees meant anything again, I'd have to harass you or one of the other super-talented sigmakers to make my Friends-Only LJ banner... God knows mine sucks. ><

But yes that is great and has awesome colors and splattery stuff. =o

Souhi
12-06-2006, 06:29 PM
Whoa nice job. You got the colors just perfectly...the white, orange and slight greys. It's amazing. I haven't seen a Naruto sig worth looking at lately, so that's saying a lot, trust me.

You're really improving. I can just tell a lot of effort went into these O_O

Gjallarhorn
01-11-2007, 11:03 PM
@Whispers: It's not about ruppees. *Italian accent* It's about respect.

New set...there is a third part (a wallpaper for my personal use), but I have to wait until some point at which I am not running bittorrent before I can finish it up because my computer is running waaaay to slow to deal with that at the moment.
So, at any rate, ELLEgarden. Doubt anyone has heard of them, except maybe FES, because FES is awesome like that.
Not really that good; I just wanted an ELLEgarden set...

Av:
http://i10.tinypic.com/2rg04e1.png

Sig:
http://i3.tinypic.com/30idit2.png

Wall:
Probably tomorrow...

Aleyna
01-12-2007, 04:03 PM
i know who ELLEgarden is ^-^
and im liking the bluish green color effects

Dark Fate
01-13-2007, 04:26 AM
I like the text effects

Gjallarhorn
02-07-2007, 04:52 PM
So...I was browsing through my (increasingly massive) harddrive, and discovered a version of Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0...mind you, I've had this computer for 9 years, and I just realized it was there. So, I played with it, and it is a very annoying little program, despite being much better for extraction than the combination of Microsoft Photodraw and Microsoft Paint I had been using. Nonetheless, here are the results.

Avatar:
http://i14.tinypic.com/4dloqyv.png

Signature:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1284145ca590deb2d6.png

Ωmega
02-07-2007, 04:53 PM
The avi looks really nice, but I cant see the sig ;___;

Gjallarhorn
02-07-2007, 04:57 PM
Yeah...I removed it for a second to re-upload it..for some reason the bottom few lines of pixels didn't upload correctly. Should be fixed now.

Dark Fate
02-08-2007, 08:59 AM
I really like it. It's black, but really cool.

Gjallarhorn
03-20-2007, 11:11 PM
<_< A quick revival. This thread would die soon if not...

Av:
http://i13.tinypic.com/3166kbm.png

Sig:
http://i3.tinypic.com/4hvsmd1.png

Gjallarhorn
04-28-2007, 05:34 PM
I keep getting worried that this thread will be closed...I forgot when the last time I posted in it was...

Now to see how these look on here...

Av:
http://i12.tinypic.com/2cy5it1.png

Sig:
http://i12.tinypic.com/44qpstz.png

Gjallarhorn
07-01-2007, 07:46 PM
Newness, which will be used when I feel I've gotten use out of the set Maru made me.

Av:
http://i7.tinypic.com/53rehcl.png

Sig:
http://i12.tinypic.com/6g3rv5t.png

MysticFairyDrmz
07-01-2007, 08:20 PM
Wow cool ichigo sigs and avis. Love the background. The extract blends in well also. The last one text is kinda hidden but guess thats how you wanted it. nice work though. :)

Gjallarhorn
07-10-2007, 07:34 PM
And yet another to put here. I think I like the sig with the colored-in mask more...

Av:
http://i13.tinypic.com/52ascxg.png

Sig:

1.
http://i13.tinypic.com/4pwx7jo.png

2.
http://i10.tinypic.com/5x3dopc.png

Gjallarhorn
07-20-2007, 04:11 PM
Moar.

Major Motoko Kusanagi from the Ghost in the Shell manga by Masamune Shirow. One of my favorite anime/manga characters.

Av:
http://i9.tinypic.com/4zsv7lg.png

Sig:
http://i15.tinypic.com/5xniqrr.png

Gjallarhorn
08-21-2007, 09:09 PM
More.

-1-
Av:

http://i9.tinypic.com/52utk5y.png

Sig:

http://i16.tinypic.com/663mrkk.png

-2-
Av:

http://i14.tinypic.com/54jdpo0.png

Sig:

http://i12.tinypic.com/5zo0fgn.png


-3-
Av:

http://i19.tinypic.com/4qfwg79.png

Sig:

http://i10.tinypic.com/523defq.png

-4-
Av:

http://i12.tinypic.com/630yvyd.png

Sig:

http://i15.tinypic.com/689qkax.png

The Rukia one is from early July, the Usopp one is from late July, and the Kilik one is from last weekend, and the Viral one is from today.

UrusaiSevera
08-22-2007, 02:18 PM
The Kilik sig looks absolutely supurb.. and the Viral sig looks pretty great too, though I don't really like the effect (?) in the middle of his/her face.

Your work is looking awesome as always.. and you should update more >/

~Uru

Ωmega
08-22-2007, 02:29 PM
I <3333 the 3rd set. I also think the Ruika one is cute, but Im not too sure about the bg colors. I would suggest pink over green, but seeing as you know, youre not a girl, I would think orange would suit the image better.

Set two, I cant tell whats going on in the avi...its very abstract. If that was your aim, then well done!! Though, one brush in color would be really eye catching. As for the sig...its very empty .___.

I also like the result of the fourth set. The avi came out really nice, I like how the face is covered, though the sig is a different shape then what Im used to seeing, its still nice. The only compalint I have about that one is that your name is hard to see in the corner.

Post moooooreeee <33

Mira Kaiba
08-22-2007, 11:59 PM
Nice works! I really like the "viral" one - the sig effect came out really nice I think. I also like the Kilik set, though the left of the sig is a bit bare, and could either use a color undertone, or some sort of text or effect. But awesome stuff - I love your backgrounds! XD

Gjallarhorn
08-27-2007, 02:34 AM
Did these two today, and I started another for Octava Espada Szayel Aporro Grantz, but I got bored and stopped. I think there is a color image of Yammay, Decima Espada, which I will use if I can manage to find it.

1. Grimmjow Jaegerjaques, Sexta Espada

Av:
http://i9.tinypic.com/4q4nexz.png

Sig:
http://i12.tinypic.com/6fkg6me.png

2. Ulquiorra Schiffer, Cuarta Espada

Av:
http://i10.tinypic.com/4p3tois.png

Sig:
http://i17.tinypic.com/66afds9.png

Jagan Eye
08-27-2007, 05:19 AM
I love your style of sigging!!! Its so awesome!!!

Ok, the first sig:
The avatar is really nice. But that shade of gray on his face looks sorta off. Or maybe its just that it seems somewhat plain. Maybe add a little something solid to the left side of the avvy. Text? The sig is really good. I love the flow of brushes you used. The splatter is really nice. And the whole transparent thing is soooooo cool!!! I love it!!!

Ok, second one:
I don't get the avatar. Is it supposed to be like that?
The sig is nice. I love the transparent thing you did. I really like it and I don't see any improvements so wow. I love a lot!!!!

Gjallarhorn
08-28-2007, 02:18 AM
Thanks for the comments. And, yeah, I like my avatars to be really abstract.

Anyway, Mini_Twilight asked me to do something about an hour ago in Chat, and this is the result. I'm so damn tired...

@Mini: There's two versions of the sig. Choose whichever you want. (If you're using IE, the 2nd sig might look weird for you...)

Av:

http://i17.tinypic.com/6hgcmtj.png

Sig1:

http://i10.tinypic.com/6cq5uzo.png

Sig2:

http://i18.tinypic.com/4vplp2a.png

OminousCloud
08-28-2007, 02:20 AM
W00t thanks so much Xero *fangirl fawns* <33333

Kain
08-28-2007, 02:20 AM
dude omg u shuld toetolee make me a av n sig n stuff id use it 4reel

UrusaiSevera
08-28-2007, 07:32 AM
dude omg u shuld toetolee make me a av n sig n stuff id use it 4reel
And who's going to see it Kain???... you never post >>

And your new stuff is looking awesome.. *_* Loving the new style..(use of transparent parts)

I want one tooooo *begs* ;D

<3~ Uru

Wonderwice
08-28-2007, 11:58 AM
I just had to comment on the Espada ones XD.
The Grimmjow icon is truely awesomegasptastic, really, it's beautiful. Love the blue and grey. As for the sig... hmm, can't say I like the size, but alright. Wonderful background, nice blending, not really fond of the white stripes stopping at the font. Great work on this set :3
And Ulqui.. hmm, the icon is empty. Background and blending on the sig are great, colors are working really well together. The stripe looks a little off at the sides, I think it'd look better if the border would overlap that.

And your latest set, the mini twilight one, the rainbow colors are cute XD hmm..the text on the side looks a little off... Sexy background. -nods- Yeah, sweet. Keep up the work~ x3

Gjallarhorn
08-28-2007, 03:52 PM
They actually aren't white lines, they are transparencies so it is segmented into parts. But, if you're using earlier versions of IE or Opera, they'll appear white/gray because IE doesn't support transparency as far as I know(you can test it here (http://entropymine.com/jason/testbed/pngtrans/)). And, yeah, once I put it on the site I realized that I didn't like that the vertical transparencies stopped where the text is.

Also, remade the Ulquiorra Av, because I didn't like it(and it now has the same kind of style as the other two), and finished the Zaeru Aporro Grantz set.

Ulquiorra Av v2:

http://i13.tinypic.com/52kmj6c.png

Szayel Aporro Grants, Octava Espada

Av:

http://i11.tinypic.com/67ohenq.png

Sig:

http://i12.tinypic.com/5zf6tl1.png

Wonderwice
08-29-2007, 07:30 AM
Ah, I see. If it's transpant, then I will take my words back.. because then it's sexy XD

Mmm, yeah, I like the Ulqui icon much more now. It just misses.. a little contrast? I don't know. It looks good either way though. Aporro... gah, I don't like that guy XD The background of the signature is flipping amazing, really, woah. The font doesn't really match the pink..cute..ish theme from the sig, though. Mmm, the icon, his head is kind of low, he has no chin o_o other than that, it's great! I really like the blending-into-the-background style you used on your latest icons, it's very stylish :3

Keep up the great work ^-^
{... keep the Espada coming.. xD}

Gjallarhorn
09-09-2007, 09:23 PM
More. Tried something slightly different with the Ichigo one. The Alkaid one is a bit older. I don't like the Ichigo avatar...I couldn't really think of anything to do for it, so I pieced this together.

1.

Av:

http://i13.tinypic.com/53hqvwg.png

Sig:

http://i13.tinypic.com/5ykp35d.png

2.

Av:

http://i17.tinypic.com/63s0bgo.png

Sig:

http://i4.tinypic.com/6bw701u.png

Gjallarhorn
09-14-2007, 09:27 PM
For Xaloth...didn't get much details...just to put "Xaloth" in it...

Av:

http://i19.tinypic.com/6c7app0.png

Sig

http://i14.tinypic.com/66wcyz7.png

KuroTan
09-14-2007, 09:51 PM
Neat, Im finally posting here.lol. I don't really know why I haven't posted here before...^^'

Allright, since I'm pretty outdated I'll just comment on the latest one. Very nicely done sig. So simple but the unity of the textures in the bg and the text really makes it, for lack of a better word, brilliant. I'm kinda feeling that maybe you should match the border in the avi with the one in the sig. That's just me though. Looking forward to more of your stuff in the future.^^

Oh and for the record, my favourite avatars are your current one and the Ulquiorra Av v2 one.haha.

OminousCloud
09-15-2007, 12:22 AM
The Alkaid one is hectic! The image is perfect and the background compliments it really well. Consider it stolen!

I<3ShellShock
09-15-2007, 10:22 PM
I'm starting to keep an eye out for your work since you made me this signature and avatar.Heck, my signature is my background.I love all your work, it's perfection. [=

Shirai Ryu Scorpion
09-15-2007, 10:47 PM
Looks good! Can you help me with Photoshop Xero on making Sigis? I just stoled my sig. xD

Gjallarhorn
09-17-2007, 01:06 PM
Nujabes...I was thinking about using his real name (Jun Sabe), but...bah.

Av:

http://i9.tinypic.com/5z1gzn5.png

Sig:

http://i1.tinypic.com/6ajyhol.png

UrusaiSevera
09-17-2007, 03:18 PM
The one you did for Xaloth looks absolutely awesome! x3

And your new set.. a different style but it's fits the stockpicture..it looks real nice

Keep up the grand work!
<3~Uru

The Wing Man
09-20-2007, 02:14 AM
I like your original style man, and you love using ichigo don't you?

I<3ShellShock
09-27-2007, 02:17 PM
C'mon, Xero. Bring some new cool stuff. Missing your work.

Aleyna
09-28-2007, 05:50 PM
i love the sig that your are currently using xero, not to mention of love nujabes and samurai champloo XD
i love the bg effects around the image

Gjallarhorn
10-05-2007, 12:02 PM
New one. Aaron Lewis of Staind. I you can't tell by now, I love splatter-ish things.

Av:

http://i21.tinypic.com/6pn3ar.png

Sig:

http://i23.tinypic.com/r05k7t.png

Made the sig a bit smaller.

I<3ShellShock
10-05-2007, 12:44 PM
I may of said I didn't like it in chat, but I like the new set Xero. Keep it up.

Kitanoru
10-29-2007, 11:21 PM
Awesome set Xero! I love how you have evenly distributed the colours to make it blend nicely. Also the shading is very well done as well! I love the 3D effect you made in your newest set, how you spelt the name and how the picture of Aaron Lewis stands out and is right out there and is easily visible! The border is very well done as well, though have you tried making the border line thinner? I am not sure whether it would look better or not thinner, but it is just a suggestion. Otherwise superb! Keep up the great work Xero!

~Kitanoru

Gjallarhorn
11-15-2007, 03:55 PM
Recent, with a few more coming soon, if I have the time:

For Hershey:

Av:
http://i4.tinypic.com/8ayxfu9.png

Sig:
http://i11.tinypic.com/6l1rtw1.png


For Dorian Grey:

Av:
http://i1.tinypic.com/86pn3hv.png

Sig:
http://i19.tinypic.com/8b8ewsi.png

Souhi
11-15-2007, 04:00 PM
How do you achieve that awesome grunge style? xD I can never get that to look tasteful. I'm more of a C4D crazy guy coupled with smudging.

I love your avatars in particular. Simplicity at it's finest.

UrusaiSevera
11-15-2007, 05:06 PM
I love the set you did for Hershey, especially the background looks nice.
And the set you did for Brody is nice as well, though I would have blended her more.

But that's just me ^^

Keep up the grand work!
<3~! Uru

OminousCloud
11-15-2007, 05:13 PM
OMG! Vampire Hunter D!! (well Meier Link but whatever lol). The pastel colour of the background doesn't really suit Meier at all but other than that it's pretty good.

The one for Dorian Grey looks awesome though

Gjallarhorn
11-21-2007, 02:58 PM
Despite being oddly busy over the last week I've still managed to get some stuff done.

Rukia from last week's Bleach chapter title page, and one from one of the inside pages of the booklet from AKFG's Sol-Fa. I'm hoping the new album will be as good as that one and Fanclub...I had to re-draw it since the original was messy as hell.

1:

Av:
http://i7.tinypic.com/80pw802.png

Sig:
http://i1.tinypic.com/8dx8ccj.png


2:

Av:
http://i17.tinypic.com/87cj56s.png

Sig:
http://i17.tinypic.com/6k8axvp.png

Mira Kaiba
11-22-2007, 12:44 AM
Nice sigs - I especially like the Rukia sig - the colors are very clear. Also, I like the outline and clouds in the last one. Great work ^^

Gjallarhorn
12-16-2007, 02:33 PM
Av:

http://i11.tinypic.com/6u5ej9v.png

Sig:

http://i17.tinypic.com/6xjzak8.png

.Alumina
12-16-2007, 03:44 PM
Holy o_O;
I love the background on the sig @_@
No to mention the blending of the text into it is superb xD
- I'm gonna run out of positive adjectives by the time this thing is done.
-.- -
The sig is really interesting and eyecatching o____o
But the avatar seems a bit plain to be matched up to it.
But probably it's only me who thinks that xD

I somehow always see your sigs when I [Rarely] come on,
and they're always unique x]
Awesome work ^-^

Gjallarhorn
01-16-2008, 12:08 PM
Set for teed. Image was extracted by teed.

Av:

http://i9.tinypic.com/832ymmc.png

Sig:

http://i5.tinypic.com/7xc92ec.png

Ωmega
01-16-2008, 12:22 PM
That sig is awesome. I really love how the paint drips off with the trasnparency. I also really like the avi, but it kinda doesnt match the sig. I think if maybe the sig had more blue in it it would go really well, or to do the avi in red. OR, the avi in blackand white with small red and/or blue details...that wouldve looked really nice. But, thats just my personal taste

UrusaiSevera
01-16-2008, 02:08 PM
Awh! You made your lover a signature! >3

Anyways, nice effects on the background, good job done on the depth, though a litlle less white might have been a little better.
Also Ichigo (?) could have blended a bit better with the background. He stands off on the background so much.
The dripping paint is a very creative and original idea and very nicely done.

Keep up the grand work!
<3 Uru

Gjallarhorn
01-26-2008, 03:14 AM
Thanks, Pope and Urusai(gtho).

Nothing to do all night. The recent Naruto chapters have me on edge, and I re-read the Kakashi Gaiden yesterday out of boredom.

1.

Av:

http://i28.tinypic.com/sf9bn7.png

Sig:

http://i28.tinypic.com/15wmdjo.png

2.

Av:

http://i26.tinypic.com/so0pbl.png

Sig:

http://i28.tinypic.com/jubkgy.png

3.

Av:

http://i28.tinypic.com/wko841.png

Sig:

http://i27.tinypic.com/u9bo4.png

Serated
01-26-2008, 09:21 AM
Should work on your blending more, most everything about your signatures is good, but the renders always look like they have been pated onto a abstract background.

Souhi
01-26-2008, 10:30 AM
Out of all 3, I love the Sasuke set by far the most. It's very well done (red/black color schemes are awesome). I also really like your avatars. Abstract, and so clean looking.

The first Obito's sig color works, but more that just the grunge is needed I think. At least for some depth. Is that a manga scan?

I'm also not a fan of the orange all over the second Obito's face, but I think that's manga as well, which is really difficult to work with. I can see where you're coming from though. I've seen so many awesome manga pics I've wanted to make into sig, but the quality is just bleh to work around.

Arcxcia
01-31-2008, 10:19 PM
Beautifulll!!!! I love them! great texture. Keep it up!

Gjallarhorn
03-08-2008, 07:02 PM
Somewhat new.

1:

Avs:

http://i32.tinypic.com/1zebax3.png http://i25.tinypic.com/30vg2lw.png

Sig:

http://i25.tinypic.com/15fjfhs.png


2:

Av:

http://i26.tinypic.com/2zhfode.png

Sig:

http://i28.tinypic.com/21bj5n5.png

Yes. It's a vertical rectangle. Sue me.

~*Red*~
03-08-2008, 07:43 PM
OMG! Your avvies and siggies are awesome Xero. You must know what you're doing to create stuff like that. The pics and backgrounds rock. I'm hoping to see some more wicked avvies and sigs from you soon.

qG.Shogun
03-09-2008, 08:56 AM
Your designs are just amazing i can't even say it in words how cool they are keep on going can't wait to see more from your designs.

Gjallarhorn
04-23-2008, 11:39 PM
Just wanted to try something new. Got bored and drafted this in my calculus notebook, scanned it, and did all this crap today. Not perfect, but, I wanted to try something new. If I try it again, I think I'll make it more abstract...graffiti-ish, instead.

Of course, only after finishing it did I realize that I forgot to design an avatar to go with it...so...I'll have to get that done at some point.


Also, there's transparencies, so if you see a big white square around it or something, update your browser so you can see it right. If that doesn't work, you might want to consider getting a more up-to-date browser...

http://i30.tinypic.com/34dizk9.png

KuroTan
04-25-2008, 12:32 AM
Nice doodle. I'm liking the subtle scanlines on it; makes it look like there are raised parts on the thing. Well done.^^

demonplight
04-25-2008, 01:09 AM
I must admit I like the last one, but I think that it does need the e in it.

Gjallarhorn
04-25-2008, 02:05 AM
I must admit I like the last one, but I think that it does need the e in it.

Look closely at it. The "e" is in there.

TwylightStarr
04-25-2008, 02:11 AM
I really love your style. Each and every signature has its dark and yet impressively set glow or color scheme added to the background. I love how the main character stands out and yet
your effects bring out the whole picture so much better. I really like the neon skull...and I don't like skulls. :)

Gjallarhorn
05-19-2008, 11:39 PM
Blaaaaaaaah. It's final exam week, and I needed to procrastinate.

Again, transparencies on the first one, so if you see a white or blue background against it, update your browser or something.

Also, the kid in the first one is Death the Kidd from Soul Eater. New 50 episode series being done by Bones. Highly recommended.

Av:
http://i28.tinypic.com/afdbth.png

Sig:
http://i32.tinypic.com/1z3ozo0.png



For Alicaryn Silentread:

Av:
http://i28.tinypic.com/27ypzwo.png

Sig:
http://i28.tinypic.com/28taau.png

Gjallarhorn
08-02-2008, 03:28 AM
It's been a while, no?

Just putting this in for now so it doesn't close. I'll be adding another once I'm finished with the avatar. I also have like...4 sets I've dropped over the last few months because I procrastinate. O_o;;

I've developed a bad habit of trying to recreate whatever image I'm using in Photoshop, rather than extracting it...it consumes SO much time. But, meh, it ends up having really clean coloring and lines afterwards. I did it with this one as well. Death the Kidd is easy to do, since there's not many lines and shades to him.

Av:

http://i34.tinypic.com/nwg9rb.png

Sig:

http://i36.tinypic.com/2a5keiq.png

Edit: Okay, here's the other one.

It went from this:

http://i33.tinypic.com/2afa96w.jpg

To this:

http://i38.tinypic.com/33u4vhd.jpg

And finally to this:

http://i38.tinypic.com/357oww0.png

And an avatar to go with it:

http://i37.tinypic.com/2wn44jm.gif

Even went to the length of putting some of the lighting onto the silhouette. I'm also trying to make the lighting to expand and move and crap, but I can't get it to go the way I want it to...so...I'm not sure if I'll just say "screw it" or not...

...apparently the.gif is like...3x too big to use as my avatar.

Aleyna
08-02-2008, 03:30 AM
Yay! I haven't seen your work posted in forever. I like the effects in your background. I think the text could be bigger or a different font(grungier maybe) though.

Gjallarhorn
08-04-2008, 04:46 AM
Moar.

Words are kind of pun-ish. Character's name is Natsu, natsu means summer. Unintended, I assure you.

Av:

http://i38.tinypic.com/14tuixe.png

Sig:

http://i38.tinypic.com/11udq13.png

KuroTan
08-04-2008, 10:03 PM
http://i38.tinypic.com/357oww0.png

Nice use of effects on that one. I thought it was part of the stock when I first saw it but looks like that background took some work. Well done.^-^

Newest set looks good, though you might want to ease up on the effects in the avi. Too much going on that you can't actually see the char anymore.^^'

ImageReady has a "Save for web" (Or is it Save Optimized? I forget) feature that could cut down your gif size.

DeeviousDemon
08-05-2008, 06:47 AM
BLending of the Render and bg....very well done! i like it..and yes its a gd contrast to the bg!!

Aleyna
08-11-2008, 06:14 AM
I love the colors in your newest sig and the text looks very good. I really can't find any critism, it looks amazing to me. The avatar looks good just the way it is too. Yeah there prob. could be something, but I still like it just the way it is rite now. ^_^

Gjallarhorn
09-04-2008, 12:10 AM
I got bored after playin SoulCalibur IV for 6 hours. ;)

Also thinking of doing ones for Mitsurugi, Kamikirimusi, Ashlotte, and Cervantes. For now, Angol Fear.

Av:

http://i34.tinypic.com/s4t1sj.png

Sig:

http://i34.tinypic.com/2cp9h7o.png

Gjallarhorn
09-16-2008, 01:37 AM
Since Suzaku's been awesome recently, and I didn't feel like sleeping, this happened. Had some issues with getting the background to look the way I wanted it to, but I think I got pretty damn close...I realize you can't see what's in my head, but it's like...95% there. The avatar come out exactly as I wanted it...given a bit of playing around and touching it up. I was, obviously, indecisive about how I wanted to do the text. Plain looks nice, but empty, the transparent one looks okay to me, and the one with the black looks good, but as a whole the contrast looks to be a bit too much. Opinions?

Oh, and I'm using the All Tealed Out skin against it, since it's my skin of preference.

Av:

http://i38.tinypic.com/10hm1jt.png

Sig(s):

http://i34.tinypic.com/50k4mt.png

http://i37.tinypic.com/zlruvr.png

http://i33.tinypic.com/dny4px.png

Ωmega
09-16-2008, 08:05 AM
http://i30.tinypic.com/34dizk9.png

I -love- this. But... I dont see the E anywhere o_o;;

I get that the X is used for Xero and for XIII, but, I keep seeing XRO @__@

Your new one is also really nice, and I prefer it with the blue text. Though Id like to see your name somewhere just to show that its yours, but Im just being nit-picky :3

Gjallarhorn
09-16-2008, 11:49 AM
I swear, throw in one element of basic grafitti....Makes me all the more tempted to do something completely illegible...

Also, my name is on all my signatures. I've just gotten pretty good at hiding it. It's in a pale gray font just behind Suzaku's lower back. =p The XIII should be a bit easy to spot.

Gjallarhorn
10-12-2008, 03:15 AM
Tried something out, didn't work the way I wanted it to, and will require further experimentation. The main issue comes from the image of Urabe itself. Everything else went mostly according to plan.
http://i35.tinypic.com/2mrf9tl.png


Done for Lola.
http://i37.tinypic.com/111nvvb.png

.fnhvmnvmv
10-20-2008, 05:22 AM
Tried something out, didn't work the way I wanted it to, and will require further experimentation. The main issue comes from the image of Urabe itself. Everything else went mostly according to plan.



Done for Lola.
http://i37.tinypic.com/111nvvb.png

~I love that one!...Wow...nice colors =D 5 stars XD

Gjallarhorn
11-21-2008, 12:01 AM
Moar.

Av:

http://i33.tinypic.com/308hde0.png


Sig:

http://i38.tinypic.com/jg4gma.png

charm_caster0604
11-21-2008, 05:39 AM
Why don`t you complie all your graphics so we can all see the beauty of it.

Aleyna
11-22-2008, 03:17 AM
Ohhh so you're the one that made Lola's sig! It looks awesome! ^_^
I love the blend in your latest sig, but it's a tad hard to read your name.
Glad to see that you're still making sigs Xero. ^_^

Gjallarhorn
12-09-2008, 02:49 AM
Art-School set. Riki Kinoshita.

Av:

http://i38.tinypic.com/2lt6ja8.png

Sig:

http://i33.tinypic.com/33fdkkn.png

Gjallarhorn
12-25-2008, 02:28 AM
9mm Parabellum Bullet, my favorite band if you exclude AKG. Bizarre looking, I know, but it's hard to come up with something that can visually represent their music, and I lot more work went into this than you'd think...mainly due to indecisiveness. O_o;

Av:

http://i41.tinypic.com/5dt2r6.png

Sig:

http://i40.tinypic.com/az9h12.png

Some samples of their music:

"Supernova" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6Ow62nzz0g)
"Termination" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddV29bIajPw)
"悪いクスリ" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPBtTfkzghE)

Shizzy
12-27-2008, 12:18 AM
AGH!! You're sooo good!!

Generally speaking, your avas with pictures in them work a little better for me as opposed to the abstract ones and your ava/sig sets work better with brighter colours (the greyish ones get overlooked sometimes ;;).
Whatever! This is just my silly opinion and they all look amazing on the whole.

Pssst! Wanna make me a set?? I'm in desperate need and I'd love you forever!! ;D

Diocletian
02-08-2009, 06:27 PM
Tried something out, didn't work the way I wanted it to, and will require further experimentation. The main issue comes from the image of Urabe itself. Everything else went mostly according to plan.
http://i35.tinypic.com/2mrf9tl.png



Ohohoho! Sweet Mysterious Girlfriend X button/signature/(?) I'm no expert, but the Nazo No Kanojo is difficult to see.

Jagan Eye
02-08-2009, 07:45 PM
I do love the abstract/grunge feelings of your sigs. I think its really cool how you did your latest one with the bright red being outlined with the gray border. The black+red combo works really well together and the simplicity of the sig is nicely composed. And I like how your avatars are always so strong.

Gjallarhorn
03-22-2009, 11:37 PM
Can't believe I haven't posted anything since Christmas. Doesn't feel like it's been that long. Well, I'm posting this now because 1) I want to use it, and 2) the thread will close in 2 days if I don't.

This time, OYA, who's full name I can't say here. The two lines are translated from the song "Mata Ashita" (See you tomorrow), which suzumi kindly translated for me. If I had to rank the bands I like this is my favorite band, right next to Asian Kung-Fu Generation and 9mm Parabellum Bullet.

Avatar:

http://i41.tinypic.com/e2amc.png

Signature:

http://i42.tinypic.com/nb52k2.png

Jagan Eye
04-21-2009, 08:19 PM
I wonder if its alright to suddenly revive this thread.

Vivid colors! And they look good. I like the scan line effect you have going throughout the entire signature. The reflection is really cool as well. The square avatar looks good against the roundy signature. Perhaps you will update again?

Aleyna
04-23-2009, 11:48 PM
I love your newest signature, and you are great at making borders. I might ask you to make me a signature in the future.

Gjallarhorn
04-27-2009, 02:26 AM
Mio. Mio is the only reason you need to watch K-ON!, though K-ON! is great in and of itself.

All hail Mio! "Moe moe kyun!"

Also, the clean-up on the image took friggen forever. Text to remove, a lot of recoloring to do, leveling, messing with the contrast, re-drawing a bunch of different parts (the image was cropped on both sides....notice that both sides are present in the sig...). I swear the clone tool is going to haunt my dreams tonight.

Avatar:

http://i41.tinypic.com/mjr3i0.png

Signature:

http://i39.tinypic.com/2rhuu15.png

I just re-read the first Kino no Tabi novel for the 5th time, so my next set will probably be from that...I've got some interesting ideas...which involve a pen, some paper, and a scanner.

Jagan Eye
04-27-2009, 05:58 PM
You should post links to the original images so that we could see all the cleanup you did.

The avatar is just so very awesome. The cyan effects on the eyes look really neat the way they seem sort of jumping on. I would like it if the black was a bit darker though.

The grunge effect is very nice. The background feels very solid and just strong. I don't think that whiteish glow behind the text looks that good though. And the text just seems to fall onto the sig randomly.

And I'm quite excited to see this paper, pen, and scanner signature.

Gjallarhorn
06-10-2009, 12:59 AM
This is not the forementioned set from above, though it is a Kino no Tabi set. That set is coming a long, but it's complicated, and I can't get the mechanics to work right. Yes...I said mechanics.

As for this one, two versions, because I am indecisive. I'm thinking about animating it so the 1st turns into the 2nd in a pretty nifty way...but things like that are always a pain, especially because the size of it will be changing and there'll be a lot of transparent crap going on. On top of that, I'm lazy.



Av:

http://i42.tinypic.com/307lzy9.png

Sig 1:

http://i43.tinypic.com/26117ko.png

Sig 2:

http://i42.tinypic.com/oe0jd.png

Gjallarhorn
06-19-2009, 02:57 PM
So I should be working on something that suzumi wanted me to do, but that's coming along at it's own pace (ie extracting it is a pain)....buuuuuuuut, I got bored last night and put this together because I had nothing better to do. I also started working on a Kino no Tabi vector. Got all the lines done before I realized how nauseating it's going to be to color.

This from an upcoming anime called Canaan that will be airing in July, based on a story written by Kinoko Nasu and illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi (TYPE MOON co-founders) for a video game called 428: In a Blockaded Shibuya that came out in Japan a while ago for the Wii.

The original way I wanted to do it was with the text sticking out, but the edges got discolored, so I tried setting it inside the border.

http://i40.tinypic.com/169keps.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/14imv6w.png

Des
06-19-2009, 03:43 PM
http://i42.tinypic.com/oe0jd.png
First cool pop-out I`ve ever seen I think xD
Think it would be cooler if the smoke had shadow behind it on the forum bg :D
And well the figure too then ofc.

Gjallarhorn
07-13-2009, 02:49 AM
And I'm back.

Avatar:

http://i25.tinypic.com/35lf5mq.png


Signature:

http://i25.tinypic.com/zkjryv.png

resized it a bit.

http://i31.tinypic.com/2cdycmc.png

Lola Granola
07-21-2009, 12:41 PM
^ My favorite signature you've made so far. Aside from the one you made me of course :D

Hotsushi-
07-21-2009, 03:21 PM
HOT HOT HOT .

I just wanted to say that , I looked at every piece you made . And you really bring out your style to every one of em , especially the Newest one .

Its clean , no rough edges . You really bring out something that I and the other sig makers barely do .

The cutout style . [mostly I think , and barely you ever made a plain border on the sigs . right ?]

Keep doing the work that you do .
[err , maybe you can do a tut on these ? :]


http://i37.tinypic.com/111nvvb.png

http://i43.tinypic.com/26117ko.png
I really <3 the odd styles on these . Esp on the one for Lola .

Gjallarhorn
08-31-2009, 11:50 PM
I was bored this afternoon. Character is the female lead of one of my favorite manga.

Av:

http://i27.tinypic.com/2ewmwht.png

Sig:

http://i32.tinypic.com/2cdjyhu.png

OminousCloud
09-01-2009, 02:12 AM
I'm not really feeling the background on that one. Seems a little odd to me.

FlashD
01-12-2010, 03:36 AM
bump by request

Gjallarhorn
01-12-2010, 03:45 AM
Thanks for reopening it, Flash.


It has been quite a while. This was done using some Miwa Shirow (Dogs, Dogs: Bullets & Carnage) fanart of Saber. He does a lot of TYPE-MOON fanart, actually...I would have used his interpretation of Ryougi Shiki, but the style of it just didn't suit something of such low resolution.

Av:
http://i47.tinypic.com/4r3oeo.png

Sig:
http://i45.tinypic.com/2iae4n8.png

Serated
01-13-2010, 07:09 PM
I love Saber so much in the suit. Where did you find the stock?

Anyway, its a strange tag, there isnt much in terms of blending of depth to it. I think one of the things I dont really like is the contrast. While you have plenty of dark areas, you lack a sufficient lighting source, and a lot of your really nice effects get suppressed.

I would say my overall criticism is the composition. What it appears to be is a collection of grunge brushes and what I am pretty sure are Kabocha's Winter Freeze brushes set to black. A few blue dots and added color to the eyes with a black and white gradient map set above it all. I would estimate withing the range of 10 or so layers.

I think in the long run, compared to the rest of your signatures, that you could be doing better.

Gjallarhorn
01-13-2010, 09:14 PM
I love Saber so much in the suit. Where did you find the stock?

Anyway, its a strange tag, there isnt much in terms of blending of depth to it. I think one of the things I dont really like is the contrast. While you have plenty of dark areas, you lack a sufficient lighting source, and a lot of your really nice effects get suppressed.

I would say my overall criticism is the composition. What it appears to be is a collection of grunge brushes and what I am pretty sure are Kabocha's Winter Freeze brushes set to black. A few blue dots and added color to the eyes with a black and white gradient map set above it all. I would estimate withing the range of 10 or so layers.

I think in the long run, compared to the rest of your signatures, that you could be doing better.

The stock I found on moe.imouto, up with a few other images of Miwa Shirow's F/SN fanart (Saber Alter, this Saber, Ryougi Shiki, and Emiya Kiritsugi).

The layers pretty much go like this:

1. Blue and white dots of varying sizes
2. The two curved lines on the left side (the brush pack is just called "Lines"), overlayed
3. Grayscaled Saber extraction with raised contrast, and leveled, holes where the eyes are
4. Saber with the hue raised to get the visible eye color
5. Black dispersed-thing brush
6. White dispersed-thing brush
7. Another black dispersed thing brush
8. Gray splatter brush
9. Some random gray lines done with the line tool, blurred, parts erased
10. More of the "Lines" brush, gray, overlayed
11. Flat gray layer with parts erased, blurred
12. Flat lighter gray layer

As far as composition, I was aiming more for a bland "gray space" rather than a room or something construct. Really, I've just been doing vector after vector for the last month, and I just wanted to do something else.

Gjallarhorn
03-17-2010, 08:28 PM
I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was!
To catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause!


Av:

http://i42.tinypic.com/keufs7.png

Sig:

http://i40.tinypic.com/x4pvf8.png

Archaic Devices
03-17-2010, 10:25 PM
I love the pokemon sig! Especially the left side with the word red. I think you could've put "Gjallarhorn" in that space on the left instead of reeeeally tiny on the bottom >_> I really don't have much to complain about though, I like the different shades of red and how it gets darker to lighter on the word red. By the way, nice Saber sig.

Gjallarhorn
05-31-2010, 12:22 PM
Finally found a few images I want to do something with, though one is from Nana to Kaoru, so I doubt it's forum-appropriate.

From one of the House of Five Leaves covers. I originally wanted to do a full-circle sun, but after finishing this 1/3 I decided I like it as is.


Av:
http://i50.tinypic.com/t5530l.png


Sig:
http://i49.tinypic.com/im1f6o.png

Bulf
05-31-2010, 01:57 PM
I think out of everyone on here I like your style the best. They're always so weird looking, but still really nice. I can't really think of any cnc at the moment though.

Gjallarhorn
06-21-2010, 06:02 PM
Need to repost this one now, since the site update.

It's Masa from Natsume Ono's House of Five Leaves.

Av:

http://i45.tinypic.com/2vja7o7.png

Sig:

http://i46.tinypic.com/wwg3mx.png

Jagan Eye
06-21-2010, 06:06 PM
This new signature is quite impressive. I just noticed it while skimming other threads and then you posted newly in this thread, so I had to come here. I just love how it looks. Its like the signature is telling a story and it seems very deep to me. I like how its not in a perfect rectangle and tat the warmer background contrasts with the almost monotone stock. This white forum skin works nicely against the color in the signature and makes the sun really stand out. I really love how this came out.

Gjallarhorn
05-27-2011, 03:52 AM
I think I made this last winter, but...meh. It's Goto from Midori. It's here until I decided to re-upload the Masa one again, because I have yet to grow tired of it - I change my set whenever I am tired of my current one, but I think after a year it deserves a break.

The border didn't come out the way I wanted it too, but after some playing around and redrawing it a couple times it doesn't look horrible. Even before deciding on this style border, I made 9 different versions with different border styles, and then just decided this was most fitting.

Av:
http://i51.tinypic.com/9uqiia.png

Sig:
http://i53.tinypic.com/25ozcpi.png

~*Red*~
05-27-2011, 04:44 PM
Wow, that's the most impressive signature I've ever seen on AF O_O