• Effective October 15th, all Youtube content threads that are posted within the creative media section will be subjected to being moderated before being displayed. Over the past year we've noticed lots of new members and a few old members that come here to advertise (obviously here since we're the largest Kingdom Hearts fan base community why wouldn't you) their Channel to promote new subscribers, likes, and displaying their media. However there is a huge difference between creative constructive media criticism, and borderline advertisement. So please, before you post here, understand how the creative media section works, if you have any questions or concerns regarding this change please reach out, we always like to hear ideas. Few might not like this idea, but it does help keep my section stay organized and not crazy looking, I would like to keep the traditional platform of what the section main purpose is for. It's to help build new and old artistry to an entire whole level.



    Here's how it will work :

    • If you post a thread within the creative media section that is youtube content related to your channel, it will be moved to the "Creative Media Youtube Showing Content thread", a sticky'd thread where members can all over discuss and see everyones content all at once rather than making it self promoting, by making your own thread, if you get my drift. The whole idea behind this is to get members involved in everyones media, and the purpose is to showcase your works, but not self advertisement right? Its all about the constructive criticism and giving everyone the same feedback and layout of how display and showcasing video media should look like.

    • If you have already posted a thread regarding your youtube content, you will not be affected by this change and your thread will be untouched and you can continue to post and discuss accordingly with your peers.


    Social Media Advertisement Content :​

    Now I know lots of new members (out of the blue suddenly became youtube friendly, you're not slick) be-aware that you cannot use the Creative Media section as a gateway to advertise your media without wanting, giving and receiving criticism from your forum family. The idea behind the Creative Media is to help showcase and help improve everyones work or arts, whether it's digital, traditional, etc. Not to promote then leave, it's not fair to the community.

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Here are some things I have created over the years that I would like to share with you all. Some of these vary in skill and design, as it reflects some of my journey through graphic design as a whole and how much I changed (and these are in no particular order).



Avatars/profile pics:
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Sigs:
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I have a lot more, but I just realized that there is an image post limit so I'm gonna stop here haha (might just post links later).
My strengths are photo-manipulations and use of textures, but I would have to say my weakness is typography. I am just never satisfied with what I do with the text in everything I do, even when I do them from scratch. Any advice in that regard would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to see more, I will definitely post more later.

I made my little Noctis avatar that I currently have on today, and I am particularly proud of it. I was messing around with CS2 + Illustrator at work hehe.
 

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Post more of your works so I can see. (Current up to date ones please, thanks)

If I have the time I'll make you a .psd form to use for a tutorial guide.
 

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My KH3 Sora model sig and my Pietro Maximoff sig are from January of this year if you would like to look at those again, the others below from 2014-2015) (you can see where I started to branch out with text and test different styles, otherwise I would just skip out on it and not put any in haha) And my Noctis avatar is from a couple days back, I will be making a sig for it soon.
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These two below are from 2015 + 2014. I've got to be honest, for the past year and a half I haven't really been doing anything, but the way I handle text + other stuff hasn't really changed from these.

From summer 2015 - (I drew the star in illustrator, but I feel it's kind of buggy, does it look awkward to you?)
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From Dec/Jan - 2014 (I tried combining different texts, but now that I'm looking at it again maybe it wasn't the best choice?)
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Also, I just started pixel art so if anyone would like to critique these I would be most obliged (Done in Mar 2016):
 

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With regards to your text, try to keep it simple. I think you're trying to add too many effects (layer styles, gradients etc.) and you should consider decreasing the quantity of text. For your Sora sig, your font "family" choices seem okay (maybe not the one for "I want to line"), but what pops out is the underline and the "&" sign due to the contrast with the background.

I think your Pietro Maximoff has some potential. I think there's too much empty space on the left, you could sharpen some of the foreground effects more and make the colors more vibrant.

The star that you made in illustrator looks good, but it seems awkward due to the placement of the shadows and highlights. Perhaps the bottom left highlight should not be there?
 

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I can't really critique because, I'm not a graphic artist. However, I love all of the things you've made thus far. The pixel art happens to be really cute. Especially the turtle.

After taking a look at your signatures, these two are my favorite of them all. I really like your style, cause it looks sharp in my eyes. I like the placement of the words you put in the signatures you make. I would definitely request signatures and avatars alike from you, cause I think all the ones you've made thus far are marvelous. C: I'm still really in love with the pastel colored signature the most, cause it's so pretty and totally up my alley for a signature. OH! And Sora's avatar looks awesome. I also like the Big Hero 6 avatar too. <3 Totally my faves.


 

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@C4strife, thanks for the pointers! I can totally see how I can go overboard on some of the text, and am currently experimenting with more of that. Thanks for the comments on the other stuff as well, it helps a lot!

@Muke, thanks a lot! I plan to! :)

@Cinder, it's okay, I still appreciate your commentary nonetheless and if you would ever like to have me make you something I will be glad to! I always try to check in now and then even if I don't comment as much so you can still reach me!

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Thought I lost this one, but found it! It's the Hiro Hamada sig that is supposed to match with the avi above


Also, a photomanip I did a while back when Dreamworks' Home was coming out (I love photomanipulation, and I am particularly proud of this one, it took a lot of work to fit Hiro in there!)
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@Kounelli, I'll let you know if I have a special request. In the meantime, I really love your Hiro avatar. It looks stunning and fabulous with the color schemes. I actually like the way Hiro's hand is reaching out, cause it makes a really cool signature.

I haven't actually seen the movie BH6. So I probably wouldn't of known you inserting Hiro into the picture you've done unless you told me. xD I hope you don't mind. It's pretty neat that you were able to!
 

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I just did this yesterday for a logo/shirt design at work. I know I could have gone overboard with the text stuff but what can I say I am an fx ho. I drew the arrow myself though pretty proud about that. 8D

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How could I have missed this thread?!
Your pictures are incredible!!!! Nice job on them!
 

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Thanks Howler!

Just made these for a nation states forum for an event:


pixel art - (except text)


I made a new avatar/sig too but it's from the ending of 2.8 so I'm not gonna show it yet till we are allowed to...
 

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You can post them just use the spoilers "tag" for others, I don't mind. Lemme see them.
 

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Oh okay then~

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It's not too much of a spoiler but I guess it can be for some (A visual spoiler or character spoiler probably).
 

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Oh okay then~

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It's not too much of a spoiler but I guess it can be for some (A visual spoiler or character spoiler probably).
Oh my God they are awesome!!! :D
 

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Thanks again!

Just updating with some stuff I made recently -

Drew this in illustrator:
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Made this banner for a forum:
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