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  1. There are plenty of fun challenges for you to enter. Go on, give them a try!

    1. amortentia.

      amortentia.

      Are they easy challlenges? 

    2. star crossed

      star crossed

      @amortentia. I would say they are fair challenges...if they were too easy they wouldn't be a challenge ;) enjoy!

    3. bewitching.

      bewitching.

      Like Grace said they are fair challenges that all artists can enter but some may work on a specific skill or something else.

  2. Challenge Issued By: bewitching. Challenge Title: [misc] The Four Seasons Challenge Image Size: one 700x110 banner or 380x300 CI or 500x200 signature Text: see below Specific Images: see below Mood: see below Animation: No Other Information: I'm sure we have all heard the Four Seasons by Vivaldi and we each have a favourite season/time of year. For this challenge I want you to choose one of the four seasons: winter, spring, summer or autumn and created a graphic based off that season. The images used and the mood of the graphic must relate to that season. For the text the name of the season must be somewhere on the graphic. Other text used is completely up to the artist. Have fun and enjoy! Please remember your image code! If you're okay with us posting this on social media (with attribution, of course!), please say so when you post your entry. Thank you! Challenge Ends: 22nd August 2020 Remember to post the image code with your entry within code tags! [*code] [*/code] (remove the asterisks) [img=image url here]
  3. Challenge Issued By: bewitching. (any others before me) Challenge Title: [misc] The Colour Palette Challenge Image Size: 1 -3 banners (700x110) or chapter images (380x300) or signatures (500x200) or at least 6 icons (100x100 or 150x150) Text: up to the artist Specific Images: up to artist Mood: up to artist Animation: No Other Information: Colour palettes are great ways to find new colour combinations to use in your graphics. For this challenge I want you to choose a colour palette from +here and then create a graphic using ONLY the 5 different colours from that palette (try not to choose one with different shades of the same colour). If you make more than one graphic then you can either continue using the same colour palette or find a new colour palette for each graphic you make. It is entirely up to you. Within the graphic all five colours should be visible whether it be in your text, textures used or colouring layers etc. Have fun and be creative! If you have any questions then do not hesitate to PM me! Please remember your image code! If you're okay with us posting this on social media (with attribution, of course!), please say so when you post your entry. Thank you! Challenge Ends: 19th August 2020 Remember to post the image code with your entry within code tags! [*code] [*/code] (remove the asterisks) [img=image url here]
  4. Challenge Issued By: bewitching. Challenge Title: [icons] Colourful Creative Icon Challenge Image Size: 8 100x100 icons Text: see below Specific Images: see below Mood: see below Animation: No Other Information: For this challenge I want you to be creative with icons. I know they are everyones biggest hate but trust me after this challenge you might just fall in love with them. I'll be providing you with a PNG pack of Seulgi, Dua Lipa and Harry Styles. You must choose ONLY ONE of the packs (to create consistancy over your icons) and once you have done that I want you to create 8 100x100 icons. The whole point of me providing you with PNGS is so that you can spend more time working on the background (base) and the foreground as well as different cuts. As I have always said you must treat icons like you would any other graphic. Make sure your icons are bright, happy and colourful. Be as creative as you like! Within the icons set you must have: - three icons containing text - one must contain the same picture twice (be creative here) - all of them must have textures for the background - each one must contain pictures from the pack you chose (for the first two requirements you can do an icon with text and the same picture twice) - it is totally up to you. Packs +Seulgi +Dua Lipa +Harry Styles Here is an +example of what I expect during this challenge, to help give you an idea. Be as creative as you want to be. HAVE FUN! Please remember your image code! If you're okay with us posting this on social media (with attribution, of course!), please say so when you post your entry. Thank you! Challenge Ends: 17th August 2020 Remember to post the image code with your entry within code tags! [*code] [*/code] (remove the asterisks) [img=image url here]
  5. @Charlie Lupin @JadedWraith @invidia @beyond the rain @felis catus
  6. Thanks for the squee :loves:

  7. Welcome back! (A bit late to the party) I remember you but I don't know if you remember me. I'm Gaby. It is nice to see another old face return.
  8. Congrats Jordan!!!
  9. @beyond the rain @wanderedaway @steve harrington @amoretti @violetpacifist
  10. Hi Grace! I’m here with your spring critique. Firstly, can I just say how gorgeous all of your graphics are. They are so pretty and shiny. Your mix of stock with textures is just beautiful. +this and +this are just stunning! Okay, so I could sit here all day and praise your work but that is not why I am here. Colouring After looking through your gallery I’ve noticed that you either tend to go for warm reds, cool blues or black and white colouring. Whilst this is not an issue it is just a habit that we can fall into. More often than not it is our personal preference to stick with certain things. Again, it is not a bad thing but it can limit us. Sometimes you have to branch out and think of the mood/theme over personal preferences. Think about what colours would best suit a dark angsty graphic and which ones would suit a bright romantic graphic? Always ask yourself does this colouring give off the right impression for the graphic? Think of it like this, if your graphic was a book cover then what impression would it give a potential reader. Does it convey everything you want it to tell them what your story is all about. Maybe try making a graphic with a contrasting colouring such as pink and cyan or dark blue/orange, mix things up. The results could surprise you. +this tutorial might be able to help you with colouring and ways of experimentation. Dark graphics seem to be your style but often it is nice to change it up every now and again. Instead of using dark textures maybe you could use bright colourful ones. If you have a dark texture then you could try having it on a different blend mode for different results. Create a bright colourful graphic with bright vibrant colouring, similar to your second set of icons. By mixing it up it should help you out of a rut and out of your comfort zone. Text Selecting fonts is exactly the same as what I said about colourings. They have to fit the theme of the graphic. Serif and cursive fonts work best with dark graphics and bold sans serif fonts work best with brighter graphics. I’d suggest browsing +dafont for new fonts just to change things up a bit. I always like to browse the ‘new fonts’ section as you may find some nice ones that inspire you. Again, try and get out of your comfort zone, go for fonts you may never normally use. Think of it like the book cover again. You will notice that dark fantasy books will always have a serif font for the title and a light hearted romance book will have a fun sans serif font. Choosing the right font helps to convey the overall mood. Another way to change up text is to try using different effects such as duplicating the main text, adding a stroke layer, reducing the fill to 0% and shifting the layer to the right or left. That is the most common effect with text now a days. You could try adding an inner glow to the text to lighten it. +this tutorial might help you understand some of the effects you can do with text. +here is another tutorial which may help you experiment with text. For me the text in +this banner does not work with the overall theme/mood. I would have chosen a serif type font so that it fits with more of the traditional theme. If you do create a bright coloured graphic then experiment with the fonts on that graphic and see what you can come up with. The results may inspire you when you create another graphic. Composition You actually have a good eye for creating a creative composition and focal points. Everything within your focal points is nicely grouped together. The biggest thing I think you need to work on is getting everything to work together and be cohesive. There are some cases where your choice of colouring or text or placement of people can throw of the composition, breaking the graphic up, such as your banners. The composition in your CI’s is amazing along with your signatures. I’d suggest working a bit more on trying to make everything within your graphics feel like they belong together. By that I mean so that no one can tell that they were placed together, they would think that everything in your graphic is the original image. If that makes sense. I’d refer you to my composition tutorial +here so that you can refine your compositions. I’ll also link you to +this tutorial as it is great at explaining how you can be creative with resources. I’ll also link you to my favourite places to get textures, stock pngs and brushes: +pngs, +texture-one, +brushes, +texture-two, +textures-three. Experiment with all of these and see what interesting compositions you could come up with. Spring Clean Out These are just a few graphics that should be removed from your gallery as they are not up to the standard of all the others. Feel free to ignore this section. +this – the main text does not fit within the graphic especially its colour. Your last two signatures +here and +here – they don’t feel as well made as your other signatures. I’d also shrink your banner section and only showcase your best work. I would suggest keeping +this, +this, +this, +this, +this and +this. If you have any questions about anything mentioned then do not hesitate to PM me. Gaby
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