I'd like to apologize to pupintheturd for somehow overlooking the fact that they were not on the member list; it should be fixed now. Jeez, I'm slipping. And an additional welcome to Talonflame and GoldenLeaf! And also, to members: can we please be a little more discretionary with the negative reputations? No need to knee-jerk respond to things like that, guys.
I'm trying to get something churned out, art-wise, but ugh... it's just not coming. :C I really wish I had more fresh things to contribute to the club more often, but as an artist, I'm extremely whimsical at best, and my inspiration tends to wax and wane. Right now, it's at a low. ;;
Also, I feel like it is time to reorganize the OP and prune the member list a bit, as it has been a while and a bunch of people have stopped posting actively. I may wind up just making a new thread for this club as a result, and so we can get rid of that damn poll, but my thoughts are thus: in addition to name/nickname, maybe I'll add links to (up to three?) works (or deviantART pages, whichever) that members want to show off in the first post, or in a second post immediately after the OP for showcasing their best work. I know I proposed this before, and it sounded like a good idea all around, but I also wanted to give ample warning that I'll probably have this thread closed in favor of the new one relatively soon. It may, however, require a new join form and even old members may have to fill it out just to keep the OP tidy, although I'll try to keep track of who is new and who is just joining, too.
Additionally, if anyone has any suggestions for what I could add to a new thread (I'll make maybe two or three posts in any new threads that get made just so they're there if ever we need them), I'd love to hear them!
I think it would be a nice idea to restart the thread kaiserin i find we need a new fresh start Im not sure how we can make the new opening though :/ but i think showing off everyones art traditional and graphics design is a cool idea though
I think the problem might be that the highlights and shadows you're using are too extreme. Maybe darken the light stripes a bit and lighten the dark stripes some. It's just my opinion, but the gradient around the edges of the badges looks like it doesn't quite fit the lighting right.
see im not sure what it is i followed this tutorial here and i did darken or lighten them but they don't show or look right still :/ thank you for the response though nightkrazy im just puzzled i may keep going threw her tutorial a bit more and see whats up. I may be missing something...