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shougo amakousa
08-03-2007, 02:50 PM
Okay I'm restarting my dazzle thread(yes I did have one to begin with-_-')They closed the old one a long time ago and I dint bother to restart it because I was out of inspiration.Now I'm back thanks to watching the works of the ever talented animeforum sigmakers*cough*ookie*cough*..So on to my first set.
It is a sasuke set image credits go to quizilla.If you want to know why there is not much work on the avatar the answer is simple I was sleepy^^.

This set was used by me for a few days in the forum.The image is painting also from quizilla.^^

Thats it for now.Comments and criticism are welcome.

08-03-2007, 02:55 PM
I like your Sasuke siggy!!!
He looks very cool! ^.^
I think the red and white work well with him!

08-03-2007, 03:22 PM
Whoa! Awesome! Love the Sasuke set~ Just get some text on it~ Lovely, brillant~ Reps for you~

shougo amakousa
08-07-2007, 01:36 PM
Thank you for all the great comments^_^.Time for a new set.
The stock is an extraction by Maru^^(thanks).Its nothing awesome,no effects,just one brush and a dash of creativity.Hope you like it.
Tell me what you think.^^

08-08-2007, 10:42 AM
A little too big don't you think. The text it aswome in the first one. I also like the contrast of the sig. Nice job.

Mira Kaiba
08-08-2007, 11:13 PM
Wow, awesome sigs! My favorite is the one you just did, and then the Sasuke one. I love the opposing colors on the last one. The sig looks really clean while at the same time it has the cool spray effect on the text. Awesome! ^^ The text on the Sasuke one is really good, and I love the background on the second one you did. Keep posting - your work is great! XD

dream magician
08-09-2007, 12:05 AM
Sasuke really looks cool there!
i like it,and also the other one,it looks like it's water colored!

shougo amakousa
08-10-2007, 01:53 PM
*_* *Bow* Thanks for your comments.
Dream_magician:Yep the picture was a watercolour one so I made a bg to look like one too.^^
Mira:Thanks^^(not as good as yours though XD) But yeah the splatter was a last minute choice and it clicked.
Oldmagic:I guess it is a little big.That was the first time I was trying out abstract backgrounds.
Now I'm hooked another abstract background.The extraction is by Thornwillow(thanks) the brushes are from Deviant art by ~javier ZHx (http://javierzhx.deviantart.com/)

Kawairashii hikari
08-10-2007, 02:28 PM
i love your Sasuke siggy when i first opened the page i was like, "Oh that is so CUTE!" i like all of them really but the Sasuke one the best ^_^

08-11-2007, 01:00 AM
I love your Sasuke set! It's so flashy and the lighten matches the render. Amazing. But IMO, it would be better if you didn't put the stroke on your avy too much ^^

shougo amakousa
08-11-2007, 11:06 AM
Kawairashii hikari: Thank you very much^^
chain acolyte:I was thinking the same thing too.Thanks anyway^^
Time for new sets.These two sets are fully done using brushes only and nothing else.
Comments:The hardest part of this was the textT_T
Extraction:From Misty Ice Designs(I'm still confused as to who did it but I will update the credit soon sorry)
Brushes:Butterflies and mini lyrics by LadyPSerenity(MID)
Strangeangels.net -Soul night
Comments:Well I'm not quiet satisfied with this one I can feel something missing but cant quiet put my finger on it.-_-' and no there is no text on the avatar.
There it is.I know you have not read the full post but keh try to read some of it.

08-11-2007, 11:24 AM
I love it. But the text needs allot of work. It can be barely seen and hurts your eyes. However i think i like it for it's simplicity of it. It's plain, beautiful and nice to look at. But the text is practically invisible and should've added something to show it is there but at the same time blending into the background.

It's actually the same for the second set you made. Many things can be done with this so even if you think your done, try and experiment with it again and again and again until your hands gets cramped. Trust me on that lol

shougo amakousa
08-12-2007, 07:25 AM
Oldmagic:Thank you for the great advice.I really did not know what else to do with the textT_T maybe next time I'll try a different style.

Well anyway I've decided to enter the dress you goddess contest(yay)
Here is my entry.This took me almost three hours(including finding a good image) T_T
Tell me what you think.
Original image:



08-12-2007, 12:55 PM
cool they are so pretty one of them looks like it was drawn.
good job and keep up the good work.
p.s. i would like to know how you can make the signature and avatar like that. the avatar so close up?

dream magician
08-13-2007, 07:04 AM
I love this one, i think it has texture!
she looks so cute and somewhat has feelings....it looks like pastel!

Mira Kaiba
08-14-2007, 05:07 PM
Your newest sigs are so kawaii! I love the one for the contest - the image you used is awesome. XD The mistyice one looks really cool - maybe it's missing lighting effects? I don't know. It looks awesome to me. ^^ Keep posting!

shougo amakousa
08-18-2007, 11:55 AM
Sorry for this really late update I was busy with independence day celebrations(august 15th) anyway back to work.
Nanne Grönvall:Thank you very much^^.If you would like to know about the avatar just PM me I'll be glad to help.
dream magician:Thank you^^
Mira:Hmmm...I guess it is missing lighting.The truth is after I added the layer mask I lost track of the lighting and ended up in a muddle and was too lazy to redo it-_-'....
This one is Myrra's request.
Comments:I'm running out og inspiration for fonts.Tell me what you people think of this set's fonts(I'm not really satisfiedT_T)
Sig 1:
Sig 2:
Thats it for now off to bed zzzzz....

08-18-2007, 12:03 PM
Aww I think the set is really cute...
I'd say that it's too purple and could've been a bit lighter (the background) but it still looks great anyway!
As for the text, I think the font fits very well. Just didn't like the "glow" around "Your friendly Mod".
Really nice work, keep it up!

shougo amakousa
08-20-2007, 03:29 PM
Megami:Thanks^_^ I guess the background does overpower the stock a little.

Now for my new set.About this set,I did not use any brushes it was made only using a few filters and a lot of gradient and colour manipulation.I had a lot of fun doing it though.Tell me what you think.
Original render:Aethereality.net
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/1678/796nq5.th.png (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=796nq5.png)
Now i'm not too sure about the text though it looks a little bland T_T

T_T another set.
This one is a request for Mizuko Riko Imimoshi
This is the first time I'm animating text so I dont know if it is ok.She wanted glitter text so I gave it a try.
Comments and criticism are welcome^_^

08-21-2007, 03:48 AM
Ok first the siggeh/set in post #19, The background is simple yet effective imo and the render's cute so... I'll give it a thumbs up! lol

Now on to the latest one...
It has a nice background(i like those kind of backgrounds), Beautiful render, and a fine border. I dunno if it's just me though but the text doesn't feel glittery. Overall good work.

As far as i can see all of them siggehs you make are >them< good XD. More power! *Looking forward for more ^^ -reps-

P.S- I really do suck at commentary XD

Petrol Gas
08-21-2007, 07:51 PM
The Myrra set is really great. I don't know what stands out about it that I like so much, but it's probably the pink. Good border, and Beatiful background. As for the text, I don't like it. But it fits the sig so, I guess it's alright... (idk...)
Love your stuff so far! ^_^

shougo amakousa
08-22-2007, 02:07 PM
lpg22092:Thanks.I really liked that set too.
X-wind:Thanks^_^ .About the glitter text I guess the timing and the transition were a little too fast -_-'
Time for a new set.Its nothing special just a random vector doodle Well not fully vector but...-_-'
The scan is from www.aethreality.net (http://www.aethreality.net)
It is bigger than what I normally make(400x170) but It looked better this way.
Tried something other than the face ^^
I guess its too empty but keh I'm too sleepy I'll make better sigs tomorrow when I'm fully awake.

Mira Kaiba
08-23-2007, 01:14 AM
Cool, I like the new set. The colors are really nice. and I like the scan line texture - it makes it seem vintage or like an old photo. I also liked the avvy - I like the simplicity.

My favorite is the one for Myrra! The colors are awesome. ;p

08-23-2007, 10:53 AM
The sig looks great, though I would have used some more effects on the avatar

Anyways...Keep up the grand work!

08-23-2007, 05:11 PM
im really liking the set u made for myrra.^^ not that im saying i dont like the others.they all look really nice.ur newest one looks cool.its like going back to basics or sumthing.^^' maybe u culd put the same background on the sig into the ava?it looks noticeably brighter than the sig when u look at it.just a suggestion.^^

shougo amakousa
08-24-2007, 02:53 PM
Mira:Thanks>That was exactly what I though when I saw the image >>vintage.
UrusaiSevera:I guess it is simple*goes off to change it*
Baka_Black:Thank you^^ for the suggestion I took it here is the result:
This sig is a request by Eriol.It is a claymore sig and it is my first splatter/smudge/distort sig It came out...ok i guess.I'm not too sure about the boreders thought.Any suggestion?
Original image:

08-24-2007, 03:46 PM
I think the sig looks very good and you did a good job with the smudging. ^_^ But more job could've been done somewhat... like an extra effect or even some brushes because the sig looks a bit empty for my taste. MY TASTE. but anyway it's a good job and you made the stock stand out more than the background which isn't a bad thing. Nothing wrong with the borders, I'd say.
Keep it up dear ~

08-25-2007, 06:38 PM
ive been heard!haha. XD ur very welcome.^^ ur newest sig looks nice.not too bad for a first time splatter/distort thing.i remember the first one i did in the same style.it just ended up so dirty looking that i only used it for a few days before i replaced it wid a simpler looking one.haha. XD hmm..i dont reali see anythng wrong wid the borders but if ur gonna change it maybe u culd mess a little wid the transparency and make it a little thicker?i dunno.^^'

Mira Kaiba
08-26-2007, 04:51 PM
Cool, I like how the Claymore sig turned out; very pretty. I love the smudging and blurring effects. The text looks really nice too. The borders now are fine, but if you wanted to make them stand out more, you could do a simple dashed border in a lighter color. That way it wouldn't cover too much of the sig, but it would stand out a bit. Awesome sig! XD

*1000th post! XD*

shougo amakousa
08-28-2007, 02:12 PM
Mira:*throws confetti*yay its your 1000th post and it was in my thread. woot.Congrats. <3
Dashed border.I'll keep that in mind.
Baka_black:Thank you^^. I tried out the tip it came out well I already sent it to eriol I'm just too lazy to post it -_-'
Megami:It looked empty to me to.I wanted to do it like your splatter sig.They are so dreamy*_* but i guess its a good start ^^
aaannd now for my new set.(sorry for being late I had my violin theory exams I passed with 94% yay!)
I just fell in love with the image.
Sig:Brushes credits goes to Misty ice designs(small lyrics brushes)
Its a little big but i wanted it that way.
Ava 2:
I learnt how to tween frames(yes I dint know it beforeT_T) here is my first experiment)
SO what do you think? *stands on toes*tel me tell me tell me.
original image:

08-28-2007, 04:57 PM
the animated avatar looks... weird... the effect you were trying to get.. well it didn't really work...

What you could do if you want to get the "blinking" effect, is to fill in the eyes with the skin color.. put that in a frame and make that frame stay for a shorter period of time, than the one in which she has her eyes open...

Now it looks kind of odd... especially because the eyes just fade.. and don't "close"....

But the signature itself is looking really good and the first avatar as well.

Keep up the good work!
~ Uru

shougo amakousa
08-29-2007, 01:33 AM
*looks closely*
UrusaiSevera :Kyaa you're right thanks for pointing it out.Here is the corrected version I deleted a few frames.

08-29-2007, 01:49 AM
ur very welcome!^^ i like ur new set.so romantic.^^ i especially like the writings in the background.the effect it gives to the overall composition is very nice.^^ about the avi tho..i think wat you want to do is when ur doing the frames for the blinking, u should make sure that the eyelashes (the curved line at the top of the eye below the eyebrow.yea i know, u probably know that alreadi.but just in case.^^') follows the downward part of the eyelid when it goes down.otherwise, its just gonna look like the eyes are just disappearing into the the skin.0.o but i can see what ur trying to do and im sure its gonna look great!^^

Mira Kaiba
08-29-2007, 01:53 AM
Ohh, very pretty Shougo! I love the colors on the new set, the image is so kawaii! The lyric brushed make the background perfect. ^^ The eyes on the avvy look much better now, but I think the layer when she blinks may be too big for here eyes. Awesome set - post more! <3

08-29-2007, 01:58 AM
I really do like the Claymore sig, you've improved greatly shougo <3 what i find as a nice effect is to first do a new layer with the merged sig, then get some splatter brushes and using the clone Stamp tool define a source point from the image. then splatter some, it makes a nice effect (same as I got with my tekken/Jin set) you can also clip that layer.

Blah I'm ranting, as for the last set of yours... I like muchly, tho for the blinking effect I'd reccoment reducing the upper eyelid still in the frames, you have quite well managed to do the blinking effect but for a smoother animation you should try: leave the orignal picture as first frame, the eye 3/4ths closed for the second, 1/2 closed for the third, 1/4 for the fourth and completely closed for the fifth. then you set the timing to 0.05 seconds for each. The original unclosed eye frame is left for 2.5 seconds, last complete closed eye for .15sec. Hope ya got that xD

This is why i don't comment much (points above) =p But ilu. xD

08-29-2007, 06:19 AM
u make nice sigs! very well done, and the eyes, they close better now, n i especially liked the claymore sig. Nicely done!

Actually i'm in a loss of words; lol. XD

shougo amakousa
08-29-2007, 06:52 AM
Baka_black:Yay thanks^^
Mira:Thank you....I modified the avatar again.
Ookie::happy: thank you soooo much for the tip.Especially the animating tip I redid the avatar again the blinking is perfect ....but since my painting skills are well bad-_-' it looks sketchy but yay I made my avatar blink properly.Thanks ookie <3
keiko_90:Thank you^^
bulmagenious:Thank you.^^
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/3297/darkloveava1copyja8.gif haha perfect timing but bad brushing XD.
Okay time for a new set this one is a request for Guyver_MK.It is my first grunge sig*hops*
Its based on this tutorial by the way>>>Clicky (http://www.forum.parallelfx.com/index.php?topic=1129.0)
Here it is Sig:
Thats about it for now.

08-29-2007, 10:15 AM
it's not that noticeable.haha. XD ur new set's nice.im sure guyver_mk's gonna be really happy about it.^^

*additional info*
i finished a new set!lol.just thought ud like to know that,=b

shougo amakousa
09-02-2007, 02:43 AM
Baka_black:Yay thanks.
Now for a new set that is completely different from what I usually do.Its a request from Plucky and she wanted something cute.So to increase the cuteness I made the bg simple to keep the image in focus and added an extra render(the flying thing).
Version 2:
looks like the second one is too big -_-' oh well I'll edit that later.

09-02-2007, 10:12 AM
i see we're both moving out of our comfort zones.lol.uber cuteness!haha.XD very nice.simple yet effective.and the litle flying thing certainly adds to the kawaii factor.looks like uve got a new style to add to your repertoire.keep it up!XD

shougo amakousa
09-07-2007, 12:02 PM
I know extremely late update.I'm sorry but i've been so busy with my exams and school.Here is a super late request.I still havent got the hang of animationT_T and I have no strength to comment too

Mira Kaiba
09-08-2007, 03:12 PM
Nice sigs - I love the Plucky one - kawaii! Also, the Wolf's Rain one is beautiful - the animation is perfect for the sig. Keep posting your awesome works! XD

shougo amakousa
09-10-2007, 11:58 AM
Mira:Thank you very much.
Now for the newest sig.This one is a request from Crazy*z.He wanted a sig with a specific background(ripples in black water which was premade.)I've never worked with a pre made bg so it was a bit hard making the colours work.The image is from elfen lied I decided to go grayscale to blend it with the bg.He also wanted animated rain and I gave it my best shot.tell me what you think. pwease *_*
original scan:animegalleries.net
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/1540/elfenlied3ap4.th.jpg (http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=elfenlied3ap4.jpg)
Animated version:
Non animated:
Personally I'm in love with this set. XD

Mira Kaiba
09-11-2007, 01:07 AM
Wow, for working with a premade background that didn't match the image, the sig came out really nicely. I love the animated rain - it looks perfect for the mood of the sig. I think the grayscale choice was good - the colors would not have blended all that well, and the black and white gives the sig a great effect. I love the way this one came out!! XD

Konata Izumi
09-11-2007, 03:13 AM
That is a lovely set Shougo dear. I like the animated one better because it seems to give off a sad feeling. The background is absolutely lovely and fits the mood.

Keep updating my dear!

shougo amakousa
09-11-2007, 12:49 PM
Mira:Yaya thans.Its so good to hear hard work appreciated. XD
Konata:I know it made me sad to see the finished one it looked so *sniff*
and thats why its now time for a happy sig.This one is Trina's request
The image was nice but a little dull so I made it...heavenly^_^.Thats because I love gaussian blur and it loves me too.
The sig size is a little big because I wanted Lacus to be in the sig too ^^'

09-11-2007, 07:21 PM
wow...the b/w one looks very...I can't find the word.lol.Like, everything matches. It's very [insert word that means everything matches] XD Very good job on that one.

For the latest one, I can see you've accomplished what you've set out to do.^^ altho... for me personally, I'm not liking the white noise bits. Kinda dirties up the sig. But then again I guess that's why they're called noise. Keep up the set making.^^

09-11-2007, 07:37 PM
Great job. =3

I love your lastest set, like everything about it. To me its kind of peaceful in a way, I mean it made me stop and think of about 2 min. But great work, and Id love to see more of it!

Yuuki Kurosu
09-11-2007, 08:06 PM
They are so cuute :) I absolutely LOVE the Lacus and Kira one! The texture to it is awsome, and how it's kinda blurry-ish to like sorta...to put it simply, I just love 'em xD
Keep up the GREAT work ^_~

09-15-2007, 08:54 PM
I love them all. Nice work you have there. The set you made for trina and the sig with the rain are my favorite ones. Can't wait to see more of your work.

shougo amakousa
09-20-2007, 12:01 PM
I left people speechless XD thank you all for the great comments and sorry for the really late update.so without further delay I present my new set.
I dint do much for this one just a great c4d and some filters.I also finished Trina's sig.Its a bit of Unlimited's tutorial and a little of my style...well the truth is I was too lazy to do the whole tut.^^'

09-20-2007, 12:23 PM
Wow, I really like these. Love the green by the way, with how the background is.

09-20-2007, 12:41 PM
An update!Yahoo!haha.lol. Don't worry about the late updates. Your awesome works more than make up for it.XD

Okay, first sig. Blending is very good and so is character positioning. It really brings out the character in it.^^ Problems with the font though. I think it's a little plain and a little hard to see. But then again, I'm on power saving option on my laptop in the library so my whole screens kinda dark.^^'

For the second sig, now we're right up in my alley.lol.XD Very good and kawaii. Specially the little box parts. My only criticism would be that maybe you could have expanded the bg a little. Like maybe made the brush strokes a little longer. Still a great sig though. Trina's gonna be happy with that.haha. Keep it up!

shougo amakousa
09-28-2007, 12:30 PM
No it wasnt your laptop the text is a little dull...I guess I worked too much on the sig and left the text out.
About the trina sig I actually made it with Unlimited's tutorial it would have looked better if I followed the tutorial fully but I was too lazy ^^'
Update :A new banner/sig of Malice Mizer back when Mana was still in the band.
I have two versions actually I need to know which one is better.
Version 1:
Version 2:
~late update I know but school is so much more important ne?
Update: hmm...no comments makes shougo sad very sad.
so I take my anti drug..

Kitsune girl set

10-01-2007, 09:02 PM
Ah, gomene shougo. I was a bit lazy these past few days to comment on anyone's stuff. Sorry...><

Okay first one. Frankly, I don't see any difference in them. Sorry, my eyesight's not what it used to.^^' Still, they are both nicely done. The nice contrast between black and red really brings out the focus on each of them.

L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha. That is one nice looking set. So kawaii. If I was a girl I'd be squealing now. As such I shall resign myself with just a smile.^^' It's very well done. Colour blends really well and the simplicity really adds to the whole effect. It's a bit on the large side though. Resize?

For Kitsune girl's one, I like how everything fits together. The use of the vector brushes is also very nicely done. However, I'm getting like a stretched feel to it. Not really stretched as in out of proportion but it's like when you stretch a pic and it's one pixel away from looking really distorted kinda looking. Did that make sense?^^'

Still, these are great sets. Sorry for not commenting. I is a very lazy bum sometimes.

shougo amakousa
10-02-2007, 03:11 AM
Its ok ^^ ...*real shougo says:well I suppose you are forgiven XD*
Well the reason why you dont see a difference is because it is so small it took me 5 minutes to remeber why I posted two versions ^^; well I changed the opacity a little in the second one but it is not that noticeable I guess.
haha its L yep it is oversized I wanted all of him ...jk here is the resized version.
And my chibi entry for the contest:
I wanted to do more but didnt have time.Thanks to mysticfairydreamz and konata for voting for me.If any of you have seen konatas work you'l recognise this to have some of her style it was a konata inspired sig^^.
Yep I get what you are trying to say about the kitsune sig But there wasnt much I could do the image was a little jagged and extraction made it worse I blended it to my best but it could have been better.

Mira Kaiba
10-04-2007, 09:29 PM
Yay for L! *cuddles L* He's kawaii! I love your newest sig with him - the bar code is a really neat addition. I liked your chibi Gaara sig too - the lighting in the background is really good. The Kitsune Girl sig is good too, though you might want to vary the sizes of the shapes you used in the background and make some more small ones. Great new works - post more! XD

10-05-2007, 05:49 AM
I said I'd drop by and return the favour by commenting ... Yay ! so Here I am ^^ First off, your current set is so cute and it's perfect so well done you ^^ and also looking back through your thread pretty much everything looks awesome, in particular the animated signature for Crazy came out great and so did the Wolf's Rain sig which I just love ^^ so keep up the good work and looking forward to when you next update x PhoenixChan*~

10-05-2007, 05:13 PM
I finally got your user title!haha. I was listening to school rumble and it came to me.XD

Okay, back to the topic at hand. So you made that?Cool...I didn't recognize it.^^' I was trying to guess whose ones were who but I didn't even come close to anyone of them.haha. It's very nice, it has a cool relaxed atmosphere to it. Nothing much to say really. It's just very well done.=]

shougo amakousa
10-20-2007, 02:20 PM
Mira:Hehe thanks.Varying the shapes I kept that in mind and made my latest set.Thanks for the tip.^^
Phoenix chan:Thank you^^
Baka_Black:Yay someone did understand my usertitle.I like the way tenma goes in that song"gurugu mawaru" yep I made it,a little different from my usual style though.
Anyways time for updates:
1.Set for animeseishi
There wasnt much I had to do in this set the image was already made and so the crdit does not belong to me except for the gif which I was asked to add.
2.Set for legend_S Now its all very sad.I made this set especially for him and he was so very nice giving me a strawberry*sniff*
Apathy set:I'm in love with vector styles so I made another but its an average one I guess.The image was not a good scan so I did the best I could to blend it well.

10-20-2007, 05:45 PM
I like the blue girl on the first page, the yuuko one, and the one with the animated rain best, but they're all good. The one for plucky is just plain ADORABLE. You have good siggys!

10-20-2007, 11:09 PM
It is quite tragic that he's gone now. ;_; That's an awesome sig.=] You're getting really good at animating. Why, I remember a time... =b (like some old codger.haha.) For the third one, I can see you did your best and it's not that bad. Not bad at all. In fact, I think you did a really good job with it. The whole noise thing kinda adds to the overall effect of the sig. Keep it up!XD

shougo amakousa
10-25-2007, 06:07 AM
Update time and faster than usual.This set is for me on anaother forum I wanted to give it a sophiticated feel and so I used mainly brushes for this.The extract is done by Maru(thanks^^)
Update is over T_T...make sure to check up my blog for a remedy for insomnia(inner voice:Dont scam them they are nice people! Evil me:>_< but I'm bored)

10-25-2007, 11:40 AM
Posting for the first time. =)

Anyway, I love your sigs. They're all so simple but really well made. I especially like the vector sigs. Not because I'm biased about them though... =P

Sorry for the lack of criticism. Can't really say more anyway. =P

Oh and btw, I like the brushes you used in the vector sigs. Where'd you get them?

10-27-2007, 01:43 AM
Nice, simple set. The bg blends well with the extract and the text is very creative. The only criticism I can make is maybe add a little depth to the stock? Maybe a bit of a glow or something. But it's only very minor and, with or without it, the set still looks awesome. Great job.^^