Ok Guys I need all of your participation. Last term only about 3 or 4 mentors participated.
Basicly this thread is for us to judge and to give our pupil constructive critisim.
We all should be able to handle that right? Right.
Pupils will be judged on the following:
Textures[if you use any]
Judging - give your thoughts and rate them from 1-10
Claire J. Darling-
1. Claire J. Darling
5. Tikki Tavern
9. Aria Black
come on guys we need to get this done
Do you want my input on these even though I didn't actively participate in term 2?
Yep, just didn't have any pupils for term 2.
you know what i give up!
looks likt there will be no judging going on here
Hold on Z give me a little while I've been working on this all week I just have to finish Elena and Down.
I'll judge in a little while too. I've just been busy with Easter stuff, trying to write again, .etc
Okay I finally Finished there were soo many more then last term :D
And this time i made sure to rate everyone ♥
Claire J. Darling-
I love the text in the first one on the black line it's very simple and doesn't pull focus from the banner. In The second one I love the pattern or texture you used in it and the way it also seems to smear onto the wall like the photos.
The Texture in bot is outstanding I love it. In the first one it kind of makes me feel like they're sitting on a beach and sun is setting behind them i don't know if you were going for that but that's how it came off to me. And in the second one I get the feeling of being in a museum and the art is just coming off the walls and the sun is shining in through a window somewhere I love it.
I liked the pictures you used for theses banners Claire and the way you placed them in the first one I love how it kind of looks like Kristen is leaning on rob makes that banner all that much more adorable. In The second one I like who Kristen is framed like a painting and it kind of looks like she's smearing onto the wall.. something about it is just very...cool! You did a very good job at erasing or cutting there doesn't seem to be any lines from the images you used (if you know what I mean that random line you didn't see till you post it lol)
Overall Claire you banners always make me smile because of how amazing and imaginative they are and these were just as amazing and imaginative as all the others i think you did a great job!
I love the font you used in all of them and the effect you used in the first banner. In the second one for broken i love how it looks a bit like a bunch of shattered glass but together to write the word no idea if you were going for that but that's how i saw it
The textures you used in the first and last one are amazing (not sure if there was one in the second) the blues were great flawlessly blended together. And in the last one i like how it's almost the same texture but ones light and pink and the other is dark with touches of gold and green.
I love the placement on the first one how one is bigger then the other and faded in so the smaller one stands out. In the second one the photo you used was beautiful and blended in perfectly into the black so she almost fades. and for the last one I love it that was on of my favorite tuts. I never made one i liked enough to post but it was cool.
Overall Z i love your stuff it always seems dark and light and beautiful and these were not exception.
I love the bright red text and the way it kind of looks 3-D. The second one i think you could have used a better one but I like still because it doesn't fade and it also doesn't pull attention to itself
I love you texture the white with the faded bricks (it looks like) and splatters everywhere because it subtle and yet effective.
I don't know what Vampire Knight is so i wouldn't know the meaning of all the photos but the flower on the cross looking thing is faded very well but maybe you could have faded all of it instead of just the left side. and the second photo in the picture is blended very well as well doesn't stand out too much but you can tell it's the focus of the banner.
Over all i love this banner it looks amazing and has tons of great qualities in it but i think it could use something.
I like the fonts that you used but i can't read some of it all that well it took me a few tries to see what any of it said you should try using different colors and maybe another font...
I think you should have used one you had the two photos and the rest of you banner was plain black canvas something to fill the space maybe would have looked nice
I love you pictures but the brush effect you used is a little detracting from the focus of the banner like the black on Elena's face maybe you could have flipped that fonts then the could have been back to back which would have been cool instead of facing the same way
I like what you were going with in this banner but i think you need just a little push
There isn't any...
I love your texture i looks like magic is raining from the sky it's very amazing and the flower blended into the background is very nicely faded so as not to pull attention
I love the wolf but there's a random line left over from his photo watch out for that.
I love this banner something about the magic rain the wolf and all the blues and purples it's just something great
I love you font and you text the color the placement perfect the only thing behind the name i can't read what that says i love the effect but maybe if it was bigger it'd be clearer
The rainbow colors in your texture is wonderful the rose the tree the moon or sun all beautiful placed and blended so as to add but not distract
I love you photos but an idea i have is what if you have lowered the photo behind the moon so it didn't go though her face other then that its perfect.
I love it you did very good and i'm glad you were my pupil your work always looks outstanding
Your text looks great and i love how it all different colors fonts and styles it looks amazing.
The simple tree and words from the book in the background is perfect for this banner it doesn't pull away for the focus and it's just simple enough it gives it a touch of elegance
You placed and blended the photos perfectly and i love how the one on the right stands out more almost like it's 3-D i love it!
Over all Nikki i love this banner and i love the effects the texture the photos the quote this is just an amazing photo!
You used the same font on the first two banners and the words seem to just sit there i think you should try centering and adding borders around the words makes them stand out more also using drop shadows and different colors.
No sure if you used any
You pictures seems to be just everywhere and a little too faded i like the idea you used for the first one but i feel it needs something more maybe another photo or a different effect for blending in the last one you overlaid a lot and it really distracts me and i can't tell what anything really is maybe try less and more fade or effects
I think you headed in the right direction but could use just a bit more help and practice sorry if this sounds mean.
i like the text on the first one it makes it look like a picture for a scrap book. one the second one i think you could have added more like a quote from a song or something to fill the space
I like the pictures you used your cutting was great and flawless
I like what you did simple but very pretty nice job.
thanx for judging
Claire J. Darling- 9
Claire, Claire, Claire!
Of course you were my pupil, and my mentor at one time or another so I can't complain much.
In the first banner, I adore that texture.
In the second, I also love the texture.
Now, blending, GRR!
I LOVED your blending in the first one!
In the second, it was overall very well done.
However, with the photo on the far left, I can see you wanted Kristen to POP. That was an awesome idea, but right at the end of her arm I see that you erased a wee bit much.
I apologize if that is what you meant to do or something, but that is the reason why I gave you a nine instead of a 10.
Zanica, I must say, your blending skills are just WOW amazing.
Your photos were well chosen I mean, WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR STOCKS? I must check that site out!
I like the BROKEN font, it really stands out.
Overall, very well done, pat yourself on the back.
I am NOT an expert on Anime, but you've done a pretty good job with the photos.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but did you erase the criss-cross thingy too much? Again, NOT an Anime expert, so I wouldn't know if it's supposed to be that way?
As Juliee said, well done, but it needs that extra umph. Maybe if you used Gradient Maps it would have a better effect =)
When I looked at this work, I said quote, "WHOA! JULIEE IMPROVED!"
It's so true!
Your blending in the first graphic couldn't be better.
In the second, I thought you made it in Photoshop, did you render ALL of the Selena photos? If so, BRAVO Juliee!
The text in both is well placed.
Tikki Tavern- 8
Okay, I ♥ that you used mask blocking.
The photos and blending were great.
Where your overall total fell was in text.
Though I knew what it said, it's hard to read.
It may have helped if you used a border around your text or used colors that POP to the eye more.
But, you did well!
I ADORE the overall texture.
It's overall a very well thought out banner.
BUT, on one photo I noticed something.
You had left over what I like to call "scraps" of a photo's background.
What I'd like to recommend is maybe doing the erasing for a photo on a white background first and standing up. (Trust me, it works, Nikki isn't crazy), And then pasting the elements of the texture under it.
But you did a good job.
I LOVE your blending and photo placement!
And the fonts you used were AMAZING!
I like how you have your own style of banners, rather that sticking to a specific artist's perception.
That is why I gave you a 10
Nikki- I'm not a fan of rating myself...
Aria Black- 6
In your first banner, you have too many exes lines.
Same thing in the second banner. This makes your text difficult to see.
And in the second, your photos are too blurred together.
And I can't see a clear texture.
But I love your effort.
Madison Emily- 8
I like that you have transparent backgrounds on both images, that was ambitious, and something no one else did which I like.
Your text was well placed and I like that you used a border!
In the second one, you had tons of exes space. I'd add another image there, or a brush because it's empty.
But, you did a simple yet creative job, and I wanted to credit you for that O.o
I tried my best to be nice. If I couldn't explain it well in words, I tried to pin-point your mistakes with screen shots.
Click them for full size.
If you want further explanation, feel free to contact me
thanx you for juding
I'm going to judge now/possibly I'll be done tomorrow. I don't really use textures, though, so I don't consider myself an expert in them, and as such I'm not really going to judge them.