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Version 1 and version 3 are my personal favourites.

I normally feel like giving "critique/feedback" is a royal pain in the arse, because I feel like you honestly cannot correct someone on a style of art. However, you're looking for some pointers here, so I'll try and give it a go. =]

Let me start by saying that the composition of this signature is great, I think the only issue is the style render itself. Something more "realistic" would've suited this piece better in the overall picture. Also, I'm not a great 3D signature maker myself, perhaps Ewan could help you?

Version 1: Though, personally I think the C4D in the front is too blurred out (you wanna blur the back C4D's to get that 3D effect). Maybe the lighting could've been toned down, but personally I like it, and I would've gone for the same boldness you went for. Maybe a gradient map and colour balance to even out the colours, because I do find the render is a bit out there still (has nothing to do with blending, like I said I think it's the render style).

Version 1: Same critique/feedback as the above. Not a fan of that text at all. I agree 100% that it's perhaps better to keep fonts simple when it comes to signature like these. Try Bebas - Dafont. <---

Version 3: You know I'm a sucker for out there text, so I love the text in this one. :lew: I can understand why a lot of people won't, so I will not comment on this further. It's just right up my alley. :lew:

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Also, great job on the rendering! I hope this helped somewhat. :D I also hope you're getting back into GFX for real this time! We miss your face around the graphics section + it's good practice!
 

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Oooh, I love these Stray Arrows! You pretty much nailed the colour palette, flow and text. I prefer the text on the second banner more because I think it looks more balanced in ratio to the piece.

The blurring and depth is very good, did you try making the C4Ds just behind the render (and a little bit around it) clearer and more in focus? It might enhance the 3D effect or it may not; it's a personal call there.

Thanks for sharing your work, so happy to see you taking up GFX again!
 

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the c4d i used was very blocky and i blurred it as a last hope to use them cuz i had no other purple toned c4ds. i've still got the psd so i'll try and do that and fix the few mistakes that I see. thanks for commenting, btw.

one thing i'm always worried about with my sigs is... if they're too flat. i can never tell if they look glossy or shiny and it's why i usually throw a piece away. i've always been pretty shit with curves :lew:
 

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I really like these. I think you did well with the pointers you got previously, and the colouring is (obviously) not something I'm going to complain about either. I have two things for constructive feedback.

1. Not a fan of the font, because it's small I feel like it distracts more than it should. With that said, I think it's also too far away from the render.
2. This:

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That texture looks like the edges weren't erased so it looks like a perfect square was pasted onto your canvas. I love the effect the texture gives, but maybe erase the harsh outlines so it doesn't look like a perfect square. :lew:


Great job, Cali. I told you you could make signatures like the people you admire in DeviantArt! :D
 

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You're easily getting the hang of working with C4Ds.

As for the last piece, I like the 1st version better. It seems to have more color to it.
 

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Oh wow! I love the first signature! That text is smashing! :D You're very inspiring, Cali! I'm totally in the mood for Photoshop now! Amazing update on your latest!
 

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You should be getting a GFX urge anyway. Need to display your work more. =]

I really like the fact that you used your sisters artwork. Makes the piece so much more personal, I feel like and I think that's what creating graphics is all about!
 

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aw omg thank you. ive got some stuff in the works but first i gotta update my theme on tumblr >_<
 

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This is a lovely piece Costello. I particularly love the flower motif and your use of text. I can't put my finger on how, but you've managed to make the sprites and indeed the whole wallpaper, look dreamy and blended. Great work!
 

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Love the soft colours you used and still managed to make them pop. Nice font too! You should definitely start posting your work regularly again!
 
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