• 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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I could use some pointers. Here's what I got so far:






 

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well i didnt know you didnt know you did graphics dude. they look nice.
 

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well i didnt know you didnt know you did graphics dude. they look nice.
Thanks Chuman. It's been my first attempt since 2012. A bit of a shot in the dark to ask for help here, but I figured I'd try :p
 

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Firsts?

A few questions for you.

1. What program are you using?
2. How comfortable are you with it? (using layers, effects, moving things around, etc.)

I can really only give advice based on how experienced you are, older members tend to take base of their familiarity with creating stuff like this and assume for the most part people are as equally familiar.

For your firsts though it's not bad, most people when they start their takes seem to try really hard using existing colors with whatever the focal point is. Just as a general aesthetic and dynamic, it makes it less interesting (that is just my personal taste and I shame you not for it!) In future pieces play with different colors a bit, it'll create a broader dynamic in your pieces and make them more interesting, gives the eyes more things to search for.

Just as a pointer/rule of thumb.
-Try something like this, keeping your focal point/stock 1/3rd the size of the canvas or even a bit smaller.
-Try fusing the stock with a background (BG) of either a similar color, or manipulate the BG.
-Light source, or something that casts over the stock so they don't feel as dark.

Last piece from me. Definitely check out this thread right here in DM called "Agony Artists" over the years theres a bunch of different resources that artists like myself have posted in it.
 

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A few questions for you.

1. What program are you using?
2. How comfortable are you with it? (using layers, effects, moving things around, etc.)
1. GIMP
2. Beginner

I can really only give advice based on how experienced you are, older members tend to take base of their familiarity with creating stuff like this and assume for the most part people are as equally familiar.
I'm only looking for things one would change, so feedback essentially. Like what works and doesn't work.

For your firsts though it's not bad, most people when they start their takes seem to try really hard using existing colors with whatever the focal point is. Just as a general aesthetic and dynamic, it makes it less interesting (that is just my personal taste and I shame you not for it!) In future pieces play with different colors a bit, it'll create a broader dynamic in your pieces and make them more interesting, gives the eyes more things to search for.
Thanks and you're right. I need to experiment more with my pieces.

Just as a pointer/rule of thumb.
-Try something like this, keeping your focal point/stock 1/3rd the size of the canvas or even a bit smaller.
-Try fusing the stock with a background (BG) of either a similar color, or manipulate the BG.
-Light source, or something that casts over the stock so they don't feel as dark.
The first point is good advice. I can see now how much better the renders fit with my canvas size.
I've been doing the second point with a gaussian blur or smudge tool, but what other techniques could you advise?
Light sources are something I need to learn. Any pointers?

Last piece from me. Definitely check out this thread right here in DM called "Agony Artists" over the years theres a bunch of different resources that artists like myself have posted in it.
The thread holds some good information as it it's more of an explanation behind certain terms. Lots of discussion of "flow" made me realize none of pieces have any. Yeah..I need to work on that :p
 
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