Damn Black I would've soften the blow a bit thats pretty blunt..:lol:
Richie mess around with it more just looks like your brushing certain areas mindlessly.
With the Battlefield 4 wallpaper you edited, you simply made it harder to see the focal point and added a bunch of cheap brush strokes to imitate fire. So yes, it looked awful. How you want to take it is your decision.
Nah keep at it man. Keep praticing if you want pm me your work ill give ya advice. Blacks just giving you constructive criticism sure the wording is pretty blunt but your gonna get that every now and then don't take it to heart use it as fuel to amp your stuff! :)
The point is to keep trying, and eventually you'll be doing crazy stuff. We all started off a bit slow until our creative ball got rolling due to experience =D
As for flames, a technique you might want to consider is to use a brush on a separate layer to create the general colors (reds, oranges, etc) and then maybe apply something like the glass filter from Photoshop. Fire in general is pretty hard to do though.
As an aside, what tools do you use? GIMP? Photoshop? Paint.net?
So thanks for you guys
There's also a ton of free tutorials online that you can practice with. Really helps when you're starting out.
I mean jesus dude I'll put this stuff here for you to look at so you don't have to go to deviatnart. First is probably the worst I've done and it was the very first thing I did. It looks hideous!
And then later down the line this is my personal favorite sig I've made thus far. There is probably a year and a half difference between this and the first.
The biggest problem for me is finding what I want to do. I could easily just smudge a backround and throw some C4D's in there but I don't like doing the same thing all the time. I know Blacksite, Kwesnoth, spyrde and I think Kuro are on deviantart as well. I dunno about them but go search through my fav's. I have a bunch of tut's I like, pick one and do it. I use PS but Gimp and PS aren't that different, I've used both.
Find your style. I'm sure people characterize my style and the way I make things. I can tell you I see it and I know it every week, Black, Kwes, Kuro, spy and anybody else all have a particular style that works for them.
Im watching you on deviantart:DCan the others write their name down?
Here is my new one(put lot more time in it):
I think it looks cool that you focused the light source on the kick. It's better.
Here are some of my first crappy sigs lol
and some of my fav works so far
Theres two more that I edited in..lol
Was just pointing out my crappy ones and then then showing you how I progressed overtime. I was trying to point out something to you :lol:
I never made one.
Actually I did. It's zzKurozz
Cool wasn't expecting to make friends this quick lol
I was talking about that girl who loved all my sigs lol but yeah richie i kno!
:(-im jokin' Good for you bud :D