Status: CLOSED as of 23/1/2011 .. 1/23/2011
~ I do accept requests from Non-Shaiyan AGE members
All my work is done for Free, ( Any and All donations are given to my guild.)
The Final List
Heya Mates, my name is Phar or Ely
I'm a long time Shaiyan and art enthusiast. I play mainly on Teos, Alliance of Light Server, and juggle being a GL, a student and a gamer, but my passion for art, digital media and computers have lead me into Signature making. I have been making signatures/avatars for my friends and guildies for a while now but have decided to offer my signatures to the wider community. All the signatures I make are done for free...
While I am mainly a Signature maker, i also accept requests for...
- will add examples for other types soon.
- Forum Banners, (1) (2) (3) (4)
- Event Invitations
Also I am most willing to give other things a go too. My Art is a way to build up my folio of artwork, and experiment with new techiniques and styles.
I love a challenge, and to experiment with new styles etc. So the crazier the better
, I am also big on involving those who ask for Siggys into the process, if you dont like something, tell me. Im flexiable and if its possible will make it exactly how you want it.
As an Active player and a student, im balancing a work load so please give at least 1 week before hunting me down about your siggy^^.
(I usually PM with 1st copy or a contact PM within 1st week, so please make sure you profile is set to accept PM's) - guide to allowing PM's
I hope you enjoy my artwork,
I have had a lot of people PM me with questions so I thought Id just answer a few reoccuring ones here^^
What program do you use?
I use a program called GIMP
, its free to download and is like 16.6mb in file size so quite small^^. Before I got tired of having to redownload trials or reboot my comp I was using Adobe Photoshop CS4. While it was great to use, I haven't found much I cannot simulate in some form in GIMP.
Do you use Stock Renders?
Overall I'd have to say no, I find my images in all sorts of places, and have to sit there erasing/cutting them out to get the look i want. Only time i will use a Stock or pre-cut render is when it is requested specifically.
Are you willing to do Tutorials?
In real life I'm starting to work with my Community Centre to set up GIMP/Photo Shop workshops. I am hoping to create Tutorials for there, which can be transferred to here as well. If it does work however it will be on how to use the programs and learn how to get a certain effect rather then creating an entire signature. Idea is to create your own look using the techniques/effects given^^.
What would you suggest to others wanting to start signature making?
Explore; images, techniques, pressing random options u have never tried before^^, talk to some fellow signature makers, as long as you don't go after their "siggy secrets" it should be fine,
I'm a delve in and ooo whats this button do kind of person but I hear tutorials are good^^. Pretty much just experiment, don't be afraid to show your work to others, take criticism with a grain of salt, and look outside the box. Never try to copy someone elses work, if you like something you can try to mimic it but put your own spin on it^^, In a realm of lots of siggy makers you want to be something different ^_^
If anyone has any other questions I'd be happy to answer, here or via pm,
If you have any questions about signatures, or how to place them on your profile please visit Lanaee's Siggy Guide or pm me via my profile
Special Thanks too...
Alot more works displayed on my profile and in my Signature Gallery's
For answering my newbie questions and exploring GIMP with me XD
- The Legendary (Guild)
For always answering my "Does this look good?" questions with WOOTs and honesty XD, and putting up with me as I spend time making signatures
For saying yes when i ask for crazy smexy ss of him
For being a continuous cheer squad as i mucked around with signatures
For giving his honest opinion, checking my posts for errors, informing me of handy links and a continuous promotion of my work
- All who wear my signatures
For wearing my art and allowing me to explore it
- Our Shaiyan Models - Huge thanks for being such a great sport linky
Older Signatures - want to see where it all began?
~All signatures were made specifically for AGE players, and are NOT to be duplicated~
Please either using the format below post a request as a reply in this thread ( i check it daily) or pm me via my profile
Any Extra information:
ScreenShot or Image:
- all screenshots must be sent with original pm
- Which class or toon should it be based on, or rather something particular?
- Shaiyan Models - has mini guide to taking Screen Shots
~ I do not tag my work unless requested as I believe once made it becomes yours, so if you would like displayed who made the siggy, please include that in your request.
* If you do not specify a Gender, I will go by what is stated on your AGE profile.
Have not found the style you were after? Check out my friends =D
- if you would like to be listed here as another siggy makerpm me to chat ;p
[edit: Always editing to make sure this is up to date]