Not that it's bad if you don't make graphics, but this survey is just for artists. ;)
So, feel free to add questions if you want, I'm sure someone will edit them in. I just thought this would be fun! Make your answers as long as you want! :)
|[b]I would describe my style as[/b]|
[b]I prefer making[/b] [blends, banner, etc.]
[b]It usually takes me[/b] [however long/feel free to elaborate]
[b]I prefer[/b] [one sitting or coming back to it?]
[b]I usually find inspiration[/b] [where/how]
[b]Some of my best resources include[/b]
[b]If there's one picture or texture I overuse, it's[/b]
[b]Some of the other ones I tend to use a lot are[/b]
[b]The fonts I use a lot are[/b]
[b]Some effects I almost always use are[/b]
[b]I organize my picture folders[/b] [explain however you wish]
[b]I prefer uploading my pictures on[/b]
[b]I usually save my pictures as[/b] [file extension]
[b]I would only refuse to take a request if[/b]
[b]My worst graphic-making memory is[/b]
[b]I use[/b] [program]
[b]I wish I could use[/b]
[b]I'm only [i]really[/i] pleased with a piece if[/b] [???]
[b]The one thing that annoys me above the rest is[/b] [in other graphics]
[b]Whenever I'm in a jam, I[/b] [???]
[b]When I'm making graphics, I like to listen to[/b] [nothing? something?]
[b]My mood shows in my graphics[/b] [never, when...]
[b]I've seen myself improve[/b] [in what way?]
[b]One thing I sometimes struggle with is[/b]
[b]What I find most pleasing about making graphics is[/b]
[b]My advice to up and coming artists[/b] [is, would be, is as follows, etc.]
I would describe my style as cluttered. lol. I use a lot of stock. Seriously though, I don't think I have a style yet. Though, I do use the Brown/yellow gradient a LOT :D
I prefer making banners. I'm obsessed with banners and I'm actually good at them (sometimes) :alli:
It usually takes me a while when I'm making a graphic. If I'm trying something new, it takes me half a day to complete it. Whatever the graphic might be, it often takes me more than 45 minutes to complete it. No less.
I prefer to complete in one sitting. But I keep coming back if it's not complete (or if it sucks) :P
I usually find inspiration everywhere. Most of the time, I stalk the Staff and Graduate galleries on TDA.
Some of my best resources include GOOOOOOGLE my best friend! ;)
If there's one picture or texture I overuse, it's the almighty CLOCK :D
Some of the other ones I tend to use a lot are beads, clouds, there's a feather picture I use sometimes, but honestly, I'm trying to use new stock now. Someone told me stock/texture reuse is not good. We should always try new stuff.
The fonts I use a lot are Arial, Parseltongue, Aquiline, Jellyka, Giddyup and some more.
Some effects I almost always use are Filters and gradiant map.
I organize my picture folders the simple way. I needed to, especially after I kept mixing stuff together and it turned into a pain.This is how I arrange my folders.
The Main Folder
> Graphics and Tuts
-- Graphics by others (I usually save them because I like 'em a lot and need inspiration)
-- Graphics by Tahi (this subfolder includes others like 'graphics for request' and 'challenge graphics' etc)
-- Banners for Tahi stories
I prefer uploading my pictures on Tinypic. It's a the best
I usually save my pictures as .png
I would only refuse to take a request if the requester is too nitpicky about stuff. For example using the same pictures that they provide, especially if the pictures are bad quality. If there's a long title/quote or if they want specific pictures used in their banner and I can't seem to work with them for some reason.
My worst graphic-making memory is The Five Minute Graphic Challenge on TDA. God, mine totally sucked! :blush: And then, there was that time when I made a rare blend and there was an electricity cut-off. I hadn't saved it and I lost it <_<
I use Photoshop CS3
I wish I could use Photoshop is the best (and hardest, they say) I don't really wanna use anything else.
I'm only really pleased with a piece if it's perfect. Duh. AND it gets squeed by a lot of people :D
The one thing that annoys me above the rest is Hmmm....there are actually a lot of things that annoy me.
Whenever I'm in a jam, I quit graphicking and listen to music, watch movies or read stories.
When I'm making graphics, I like to listen to songs. Those which are my current favourites. They usually change as I listen to new songs. lol
My mood shows in my graphics I don't dunno if it does :ph43r:
I've seen myself improve in colouring, placement and blending. My colouring is better than before, mainly because I didn't even know how to colour initially, but it's still not the best and I'm working on it.
One thing I sometimes struggle with is text :chase:
What I find most pleasing about making graphics is I dunno, it just makes me feel good and important. ^_^
My advice to up and coming artists is try new things. Don't be afraid of other people's reactions. Also, learn to judge yourself, don't depend on others. That's really important :)
This should be interesting to do. ^_^
I would describe my style as busy and dark with heavy contrast and an utter lack of simplicity.
I prefer making banners!
It usually takes me too long because I'm a perfectionist. :P Anywhere from 20 minutes to an entire day.
I prefer coming back to it. Usually it turns out looking better.
I usually find inspiration in the images themselves. A different image changes the whole feel of the banner.
Some of my best resources include oclumencia, the costumer's guide, and livejournal.
If there's one picture or texture I overuse, it's the mirror one! :P
Some of the other ones I tend to use a lot are any from The Painted Veil.
The fonts I use a lot are Black Night, Linotype Zapfino, Perpetua, anything Jellyka
Some effects I almost always use are surface blur, selective colouring, gradient maps.
I organize my picture folders I have three main ones - Harry Potter, People, and Other (which contains all general stock images). Each of those is divided further by topic (character, person, mood, or movie).
I prefer uploading my pictures on photobucket or tinypic.
I usually save my pictures as .png
I would only refuse to take a request if it required it to be bright and happy. Don't do those. :lol:
My worst graphic-making memory is making something on my new laptop only to discover that the colour settings were entirely screwed up and the banner had turned out looking horrible!
I use Photoshop CS3 Extended
I wish I could use PSP. I really can't figure out that program at all.
I'm only really pleased with a piece if I can't see any obvious flaws in it. :rolleyes:
The one thing that annoys me above the rest is anything that's overdone - colouring, trends, sharpening, blurring. I'm an "everything in moderation" sort of person.
Whenever I'm in a jam, I walk away from the graphic. It'll work out better later, and I don't want to delete it (just in case).
When I'm making graphics, I like to listen to any music. Usually just whatever's on the iPod.
My mood shows in my graphics never. I tend to splurge on graphics when I'm feeling down, as it's calming and obsessive. :P But that doesn't really show up in the graphic, unless my love for dark graphics is related to mood.
I've seen myself improve in being able to evolve my own style without having to pay heed to trends or outright copy other artists. I feel like I can do my own thing and it'll still turn out well. ^_^
One thing I sometimes struggle with is colouring. Everything else falls into place so easily, but colouring is always a terror.
What I find most pleasing about making graphics is that people like them! I don't always, so it's at least nice to know that they don't look ugly to everyone else.
My advice to up and coming artists is to never give up and never give in to what's popular. Making graphics is filled with hurtles, and too many people give up too soon. Taking advise from others is hugely helpful. It was the advise of BitterEpiphany and others at TDA that made me better. :)