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Nariko
02-11-2008, 03:03 AM
I pulled these off from SPPF (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=298381) from my banner shop there. n_n Anyways, here's some of the stuff I did. Just to inform you, these are my recent work so... yeah. :<

Also~ Not all of my stuff are in there, I only want to show in my good stuff.

Three-Icon Banners
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/innocencesakurabanner.png
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/forbiddenfruitbanner.png
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/sakuradropsbanner.png

Banners
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/damnationbannerfeatrider.png
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/bannerrequestforray.png
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/jakotsuislove-1.png

Avatars
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/babyfaceavi.png http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/michiruavi.png http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/taebinavatar.png

Yeah... my stuff. o_o Feel free to give me comments, reviews, etc. about them.

Famahama
02-11-2008, 03:23 AM
oh GOD! i like the scrapbook style there. The Rider Tag looks very colorful.

youre awesome at PhotoManipulation. Post a tut? sig or ava, i dont care, i just want it. XDD

Nariko
02-11-2008, 05:28 AM
I'll probably place in a tutorial later on. It's quite easy and I don't use so much brushes on those banners and avatars. ^^; Thank you though.

Knuffle Bunny
02-11-2008, 04:21 PM
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh
I love your style. Like Icecoob said, the scrapbook feel is nicely done. =3
I like your avatars best. They seem light and fresh.

My favorite sig is probably the jakotsu one. "Androgyny Love" x3

Nariko
02-11-2008, 06:41 PM
+grins+ Sankyuu. Like believe it or not, I still find more ways to improve my stuff. :3 So... yeah. +shot+

Goodylucky
02-11-2008, 10:40 PM
Ooh I love your style too! the avatars kinda looks like stamps ^^
Nice job, keep it up, cant wait to see more!

Asriel
02-11-2008, 10:43 PM
Your styles awsome and I really like them all.I'm looking for a Tut maybe^_-

The renders,awsome,backgrounds,beautiful,text,maybe space it out so it doesn't seem as if your making one whole word out of two.

Other than that,nice job^^

~*Red*~
02-11-2008, 11:45 PM
I'm liking the renders and backgrounds heaps!! :)

And I think how the avatars look like stamps is awesome!!

Mira Kaiba
02-11-2008, 11:49 PM
Wow, very nice job! I especially like how the color and sharpness manipulation on the first three icon banners. I agree - they remind me of awesome stamps. I also like the scrapbook feel to the first two banners. Awesome job - I agree that you should post a tut on colors and photo manip! ^^

Nariko
02-12-2008, 06:36 PM
I only used textures and I only adjust in the colours. xD I barely use some brushes. As I said, I'll place in some tutorials and I will also be willing to answer in some questions.

angelic_assasin
02-12-2008, 06:56 PM
8D i like you!!!
you go on live journal right?! because your style are so alike to the styles of awsome icon making people on live journal. x3 *envious*
your avatars are stronger than your sigs (another reason why im assuming your from live jounal, or DA xD)
the reason i say your sigs arent as strong is because i adore sharp and bright/shiny stuff x3 but let me tell ya, your work is gorgeous! the jakotsu sig is really creative :3 luv it.
your work is awsome, keep it up^^
oh yeah, if you do make a tut some day, make it an photo manip one!!! i love your photo manipulation! <3

Nariko
02-12-2008, 07:39 PM
As the matter of fact, I have a tutorial I do have right now. Click here (http://www.animeforum.com/showthread.php?t=69712). :3

Uh. I think this thread died. New banner. D: I did another version of this but I really like it a lot so, I changed it some.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/indigowindsbanner.png

Nariko
02-26-2008, 05:34 AM
lol Yes, I double posted.

I made this new banner here. Used Christina on this one but I do like the image quality and I think it'll be fun to mess around with. And so... I did.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/enterthecircus.png

Yurka
02-26-2008, 05:43 AM
Hmm. I really don't like it much. Too big size for my liking and I'm not really drawn to it. Plus, it look rather plain.

Your Saber sig on the other hand is made of pure win. ;3 I love the effects around the sword and the circle brushes you used for blood. <3 Seems like you used fractal patterns for the overall effect but it all looks nice.

Nice work.

Nariko
02-26-2008, 05:59 AM
Ah thank you. In my Saber banner, I only used one brush and that was the blood stains. The rest I only messed with the Selective Colours, the Saturation/Hues and used textures. If I will brush, I don't overdo it.

Nariko
03-29-2008, 11:51 AM
lol I was banned. 3; I guess my other thing died... I don't care, it's awesome to start out new. Anyways, I've been making a huge load of banners, avatars, etc. Usually banners. Now I've been making a lot of banners with real people in it.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/kenzobanner.png
This one I made it in the other forum site I've been in. Fun to make but I think I need to do a lot more on it.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/aishiterufeatkenzo.png
Current one, made this one a few days ago. I like how I placed in the flower there. :3

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/ayabiebanneringreen.png
BLACK AND WHITE. For the win, I didn't do a lot on it. It's so fun like using various of textures for that banner. Hah!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/hayatebanner.png
lol Yeah. It's all bright. +blinks a little+ And sparkly... Mmmhm.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/narutoclubwelcomebanner.png
Made for the Naruto Club in the other forum. I hate the font so very much, just bear with the crappiness. I'm very sorry. Although, I do have fun using the manga. o_o;

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/aishiteruhugebanner.png
Recent new one. As my current banner, I did something like this. I find it quite adorable. ^^ Notebook texture, ftw!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/andavatarpink.png
Pink!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/inuzukakibamangaavatar.png http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/dattebayoavatar.png http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/nejiavatarfornl.png
Manga avatars! I love them, but the Kiba one is obviously my favourite. ^^ I feel all happy now, so happy I want to eat people. >>; Er.

I believe I've been improving, it's all good, it's all nice... It keeps me fully sastified with my work.
Any comments, critism, suggestions? Feel free to tell me and DO NOT STEAL MY WORK.

Middy
03-29-2008, 07:31 PM
**Steals you work** :p (Jking ofc)

Looks Great! I don't know how you get things to blend so seamlessly.

And the avatars are highly styley

Btw - Why were you banned?? :eek:

Nariko
03-29-2008, 07:36 PM
lol Long story. Be honest I was laughing a lot during my ban and each and everyday I get amused how the program here is done and whatnot. It makes even the most retarded forum look cooler. Eh, I'm not afraid to say what I feel. +shrug+

Thank you, the compliments mean a lot and I do like having some comments on my stuff. Yet I do wonder why not many people come in and say some stuff about it. <<; Insulting? Oh yes it it. Anyways I appreciate everything.

Polygon
03-29-2008, 07:59 PM
You've improved a lot on avatars, Nariko. All of your banners are really good too, as always. That notebook texture goes well with the images. o_o

Sorry, I can't give critism, I really suck at that.

Nariko
03-29-2008, 08:02 PM
Dude it's fine. The compliments are still good.

Serated
03-29-2008, 09:16 PM
The sizes are way too small in my opinion. Your either cropping too much, or just not starting off with a large enough size, so basically, its kind of hard to see your effects (even with my glasses on). On your larger banners, they need more flow, and the effects on the focal just have to go. And I do not give out numbers, because numbers assign you a limitation.

Sammi
03-29-2008, 09:41 PM
Actually, a lot of small pieces look better than empty or overdone big banners with way too many effects.

Well, I have critism for ya, Narz. In your aishiteru banner, the person is far too sharpened for my tastes. The H A Y A T E banner's colouring is extremely good but it's a little too simple/brushing is faded for my tastes. I've already critted your Naruto club banner at SPPf, shya.

qG.Shogun
03-29-2008, 09:43 PM
You improved alot but the sizes are way to small make them bigger but your work is amazing keep on going cant wait to see more of your work.

Nariko
03-29-2008, 09:49 PM
The sizes are way too small in my opinion. Your either cropping too much, or just not starting off with a large enough size, so basically, its kind of hard to see your effects (even with my glasses on). On your larger banners, they need more flow, and the effects on the focal just have to go. And I do not give out numbers, because numbers assign you a limitation.
Cropping too much? How can you "crop too much"? I personally don't like doing big banners and plus, the banner size that are huge have way too many pixels; thus making the site go extremly slow. On the other hand, I'm doing sites a favour especially this one. A lot of people have huge banners and it lags so much. I know it's not the server.

I'm starting to be out of topic. I personally like small banners, tbh. The huge one is just taking too much space.

.Lovebeat
03-30-2008, 10:38 AM
D: !! I love this kind of style and I've been trying to copy it but I can't get the scratchy scratchy textures to blend in well. Well I'm not good with textures at all really... you use them, right? Or brushes? e.e;; Oh and lighting looks really good. The first one you posted is SEXY.

UrusaiSevera
03-30-2008, 02:28 PM
The reason she was banned doesn't really matter, just that it was deserved. And I surely hope she doesn't do it again.

Now I will critique your work.
The first one, it's nice and it all works for like 90%. The background and effects almost pull it off, though you made the person too bright. If you had just made it a little less bright, because now it's constrasting with the colored background a little bit too much. But all-in-all it's nicely done.
Second, this time the person is oversharpened and the coloring is odd. This doesn't work with the flowers, because they are bright pink, whilst the person has a cool blue overlay coulor. Perhaps using a warmer filter would have been a better idea.
The third, the two main elements in here are placed to far apart, there is no main vocal. If you placed the right element (with the "&") more to the left and added some nice effects to get rid of the negative space, though not making it too busy. Then the banner would have looked better.
The fourth, it's nice, though the lighting is a bit odd. And it's not really to my tastes, so I'll leave it at that.

I'm not going to comment on the larger stuff, because I think these were really poorly done.

And last. Your avatars are really cute. And the first avatar is a example of good use of a vocal point (yes even in something as small as a 100 by 100 pixel avatar).

All-in-all, nice stuff, though you could improve overall.
Keep up the good work.

Nariko
03-30-2008, 06:48 PM
Man the Internet is taken too srsly here. +ahem+
Now let me ask you this, what in my bigger work is "poorly done"? Yeah I want you to really tell me about them.

btw, Megami91 you get it to blend well if you set it on Screen and it's nice with a darken image or so.

btw, this will be for Nariko fans. o_o I see those fan button thingy around so... I made one.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/narikofanbutton.png

Nariko
04-03-2008, 11:57 PM
lol double post. After all it died... again. >_>;
I just finished this banner a minute ago. ;\ I could have done better to it, but I'm tired and I lack of sleep.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/primadonnabanner.png