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  1. You probably came to this thread to see some snazzy, hilarious, crazy cartoon animations right? Well, I?m sorry to disappoint you but I can?t really do that. YET. However, I DO make cartoon characters, and I would like to share them with [i]you[/i] and hopefully you get the same fuzzy feeling I get inside when I see them. And for those of you who don?t know me my names Shippo and I use to be a regular at this forum way back when. Anyways, I quit coming here because I stopped watching anime and got caught up with a lot of other stuff. Well to make a long story short, I?m back! And I am glad to say I have lots of new stuff to showcase and hopefully I?ll get some feedback and tips on where to improve. I have some different stuff that most of you probably don?t see around here too often. I stopped making banners a while back, and picked up drawing characters. Well, I guess it isn?t really drawing when I?m not using a pencil, scanner, or tablet. I made these cartoons from ovals, triangles, and the pen tool in Adobe Photoshop 7. I hope you enjoy them, and please comment because I spent a lot of time on them! Thanks. So let us start this off with my first and favorite cartoon I?ve ever made up to date. I experimented with a lot of different things in Photoshop and came up with a basic character. I loved it so much I decided to take it to the next level and animate it. I imported, frame by frame, into Adobe Imageready, and lo and behold, look what we have here: [img][/img] (if itsnt moving check out: [url=""][/url] ) Onto the next, this was a vector-type thing that I made and then shaded using an airbrush. Looks kind of weird, and its incomplete. Any suggestions before I move on would be helpful. I?m planning on making the man playing the earth, and having the text say, ?Music makes the world go round? Just brings a tear to my eye thinking about it. Here he is: [img][/img] The last thing I?m gonna post is a cartoon character I made two days back for someone. It was a submission for a contest at another forum to make a logo for a DJing company, so I came up with this: [img][/img] full size: [url=""][/url] (my name on the other forum is Chamza, so if you know me then?say hi or something!) So there we are, thanks for listening and congrats if you made it this far.
  2. Sorry to burst your bubbles but dinosaurs do actually exist. Proof: [img][/img]
  3. [img][/img] My costumes on the right. I'm planning on going around my neighborhood chanting "george bush dont care about the black people."
  4. Art

    [font=Book Antiqua][size=2][color=Navy][font=Palatino Linotype]This thread is dedicated toall the drawings I have ever done and scanned. Some date as far back as 2 years. Im looking for some feedback on any, so i can improve on my work. Done using pencil, some pen, and some tweaking in photoshop. [url=""][/url] Chihiro [/font][/color][/size][/font][font=Book Antiqua][size=2][color=Navy][font=Palatino Linotype] Lion King- Simba[/font][/color][/size][/font] [font=Book Antiqua][size=2][color=Navy][font=Palatino Linotype] [url=""][/url] Magneto [url=""][/url] Original Art [/font][/color][/size][/font][font=Book Antiqua][size=2][color=Navy][font=Palatino Linotype] [url=""][/url] Coloring of lineart from a suberb artist at DA, [/font][/color][/size][/font][font=Book Antiqua][size=2][color=Navy][font=Palatino Linotype] Thanks for your time.[/font][/color][/size][/font] [font=Book Antiqua][size=2][color=Navy][font=Palatino Linotype] [/font] [/color][/size][/font]
  5. Art

    [QUOTE=Syk3][url=""][size=4]READ ME.[/size][/url] Please always use constructive criticism in your posts, or they will be deleted. :/ The link above notes exactly what you should be doing in your post when you reply to an art piece. ^_^[/QUOTE] I know you are the moderator of this forum, but with all do respect you did not provide any constructive criticism as to Hack Helba's wallpaper. Thus you contradicted yourself by reprimanding master_of_anime for his lack of constructive criticism, which it was. Which allows for a question, where is your constructive criticism on the wallpaper? Back to the topic, I really like your wallpaper Hack Helba. However, I feel that there is still room for improvement. Grids, IMHO, are really overused. You might want to throw that out, it gives it less of a tech feeling, and fits more with the whole mood of the wallpaper. The colors are great, and i love that effect you used. Makes it looks like petals of a flower. Great job, 8.5/10
  6. [SIZE=1]Im not a Very old member. I came here like what...? A year and a half ago, or something? Not sure. I remember members like Kaola Su, and Dark Death. They helped me alot with my graphcis and what-not. ... Oh...and I remember when Dayday and Taylor Hewitt got banned. Now THAT was good stuff[/SIZE]
  7. RPG

    [color=darkslategray]Sylver continued to run in the shaded forest, looking for the virus Lance had targetted. After about five minutes, Sylver was greeted by a fve and a half foot lizard.[/color] [color=darkslategray][/color] [color=darkslategray]"Are you sure you can handle this?" Lance asked his Virus Buster.[/color] [color=darkslategray][/color] [color=darkslategray]"Psch, piece of cake. Leave it me!" Sylver boasted.[/color] [color=darkslategray][/color] [color=darkslategray]"Whatever you say." Lance said to himself.[/color] [color=darkslategray][/color] [color=darkslategray]The lizard struck the first and attempted to take a bite out of the young samurai. Sylver attempted a backwards flip, and managed to get out of the tangle safely. As the lizard was off gaurd, Sylver dashed towards the virus, and jumped high into the air, holding his sword out in front of him firmly. As Sylver neared the lizard, he clenched his sword with even a tighter grip. Soon, the lizard was cut in two, and dissengrated in thin air.[/color] [color=darkslategray][/color] [color=darkslategray]"Too easy!" Sylver laughed.[/color] [color=#2f4f4f][/color] [color=#2f4f4f]He sheathed his sword and looked ahead of him. He saw about four Virus Busters ahead of him.[/color] [color=#2f4f4f][/color] [color=#2f4f4f]"Are those other virus busters?" Lance typed, anxiously waiting for his question to be answered.[/color] [color=#2f4f4f][/color] [color=#2f4f4f]"I'm pretty sure." Sylver said matter-of-factly.[/color]
  8. RPG

    [size=1][color=darkslategray]Lance browsed the screen, and scrolled down the page. There was a button with the word "Start" clearly written upon it. Lance cautiously clicked it. He was afraid of messing up.[/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]The screen began to load, and suddenly, the screen shifted to a grassy plain. There was a boy with traditonal samurai clothing, lying down upon the grass.[/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray] [/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]The boy in the monitor looked up at Lance with one eye. [/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]" 'Bout time." The boy moaned, getting up to his feet. He brushed off the grass which stuck to him. [/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]Lance was in shock. The boy had spoken to him.[/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]"So your...Ryoma?" The boy asked carlessly swinging his katan in the air. [/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]Lance didn't know what to say, he now knew this was his brothers had made the boy.[/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]"No" Lance began to type. "I am Ryoma's brother, Lance, it is a pleasure to meet you." He re-read his message, and hit the enter button.[/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]"Yeah, Yeah. Whoever you are, I'm the one and only, Sylver. Your Virus Buster." the boy explained.[/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]"I'm...a samurai. Not exactly the kind of virus buster you'd see everyday. I'm speedy, strong,[i] and[/i] the best." Sylver boasted.[/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]"I see." Lance typed. "So where do we start?"[/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]Sylver laughed. "Thats a good one, your supposed to tell me, bozo. Heh, anyway, open up your map, and see if there are any virus' near by. I'm itching for a battle."[/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]Lance opened up the map. He saw a yellow dot, and a red dot. He explained this to Sylver at the same time.[/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]"Okay, lets head for the RED dot. Thats a virus" Sylver explained. He unsheathed his katana, which was at his side. "Lets go!" He said, dashing into the forest ahead of him.[/color][/size]
  9. Sign Up

    [color=darkslategray][b][u][size=1]User:[/size][/b][/u] [u][b][/u][size=1]Name: [/size][/b][size=1]Lance Arishima[/size] [size=1][b]Age: [/b]14[/size] [size=1][b]Gender:[/b] Male[/size] [size=1][b]Appearance:[/b] [/size][url=""][size=1]Lance[/size][/url][/color] [color=darkslategray][size=1][b]Personality: [/b]Does not talk very much, but he does when he must. Is very calm, and laid back in tough situations.[/size] [size=1][b]Bio:[/b] Lance has had a tough life. His family consisted of his mother, father, and his dear brother, Ryoma. Lance admired his brother very much. He had always tried to be like him, and followed him around everywhere. As time passed, Lance grew even more fond of his brother, and became more and more attached to him. Although, Lances Nineth birthday was the turning point of his life. Ryoma had died because he was caught in the middle of a car accident. This period of time was a huge hardship for Lance. He'd cry and cry, there was no point in living for him anymore. The days would pass, and Lance would sit home, watching the world from his window. As if he wasn't included in it. He grew to hate life. It was just a simple cycle, where people would live, and then one day would die. He accepted the fact his brother had passed away, but still did not have the enthusiasm and life as he had had when Ryoma was around. Weeks upon weeks passed by, and one day, Lance had decided to journey into his brothers room. He had actually never been in there, and had always wondered what was inside. He slowly turned the knob, and entered into the silent room. He walked into the room and to his surprise it was somewhat empty. [/size] [size=1]He studied the room carefully, and lying in the corner was a computer. Lance had never known Ryoma had a computer. The computer was turned on and to Lances surprise, there was a message blinking upon the computers' monitor. Lance neared the computer, and he finally made out the words, "New E-Mail". Anxious to find out what the e-mail was, he clicked it. It was a message from a man named "Dr. Zaniac". He had invited Ryoma to participate in a destroying viruses in a game. Lance had decided to fill in hiis brothers shoes, and stop these viruses.[/size] [b][u][size=1]Virus Buster:[/size][/b][/color][/u] [color=darkslategray][size=1][b]Name:[/b] Sylver[/size] [size=1][b]Gender:[/b] Male[/size] [size=1][b]Appearance:[/b] [/size][url=""][size=1]Sylver[/size][/url] [size=1][b]Personality:[/b] Sylver is annoying, and stubborn. He often boasts and mocks the opponent when he wins a battle. He is never content with a draw, and will not stop fighting until he is victorious. [/size] [size=1][b]Weapons:[/b] Katana[/size] [size=1][b]Abilities:[/b] Silent wind- Can send a quick, sharp, blast of wind from his katana at his own will.[/size][/color]
  10. Art

    [size=1][color=darkslategray]I know I have a Banner thread already, but I just discovered how much I like to make wallpapers. So I decided to make a new thread dedicated to my Wallpapers. Its strange however...Lately, banners seem very, "boring" considering its such a small canvas. I'm starting to enjoy Wallpapers because it allows me to work on a much bigger canvas, and serves (for me, at least) as a better purpose. [/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]This first Wallpaper mimic's a style I saw on a wallpaper a VERY long time ago, and I loved it. Back then however, I did not even have Photoshop. So, while I was bored, I decided to make a wallpaper. Feel free to use it as your desktop, if you please. [/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]For those with a screen resolution of 800 x 600, I am sorry, this is a 1024 x 768 image.[/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]Final Notes: No, I do not like DBZ anymore...The reason The wallpaper is DragonBall Z themed is because of the abundance of nice pictures they have. I mean really, just searching "Dbz" at google/images will give you a huge variety of pictures.[/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size]
  11. Art

    [size=1][color=darkslategray]Great job Hittokiri! Yours was obviously better. It was a great experience competing with a graphic artist with such high calibur like yourself. Congratulations! [/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray] [/color][/size] [size=1][color=darkslategray]-Surreal (shippo)[/color][/size]
  12. Art

    Lol, these are really odd stuff we have to do. -__- Heh, but its really fun. I went all out on this one. Read the article to get the speech bubble. Lol, I doubt I'll go through to the next round because this really sux0rz(stinks) IMO. Here it is anyway. (click the thumbnail) [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL] Its sort of strange though. So far we haven't even been judged on graphics considering people keep dropping out. Hopefully not this round though. 0_o
  13. Art

    [font=Verdana][size=2]I've never ever done anything like this, and it was really challenging. I just realized today how diffucult it was to crop people out of their backgrounds T_T. I was supposed to see this today in theaters, but I couldn't, and making this made me want to see it more than ever![/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=2][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=2]Here it is anyway. I know,its really crowded, but how else would I fit everything -__-?[/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=2][/size][/font] [IMG][/IMG] If it doesnt work, go here: [url=""][/url] [font=Verdana][size=2][/size][/font]
  14. Art

    [font=Verdana][size=1][color=darkslategray]My entry is complete. I'm really dissapointed I couldn't do something else I had made. It was an animation. The only thing is the gif quality screwed up the whole banner.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=1][color=darkslategray]Here's my entry anyway, :[/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=1][color=darkslategray]Banner:[/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=1][color=darkslategray][IMG][/IMG][/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=1][color=darkslategray]Avatar:[/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=1][color=darkslategray][IMG][/IMG][/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=1][color=darkslategray][/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=1][color=darkslategray]Good luck to everyone who made it ^_^[/color][/size][/font]
  15. Art

    [font=Verdana][size=2][color=darkslategray]Wow, I'm really impressed haze. Awesome job! I too, love Samurai Champloo. I also love these banners. I just have a few suggestions to share though.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=2][color=darkslategray]Although the background textures are great, the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the banners were that the stocks didn't go very well with the background. [/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=2][color=darkslategray]The background color for the Fuu banner is blue (obviously). Blue is a calm, relaxing color. And that description doesnt really fit Fuu too well. I think you should've maybe tinted the background to pink r orange-ish. Not only does it match her dress, but pink is also a sign of being enrgetic, and cheery. Which suits Fuu's Personality much better.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=2][color=darkslategray]The background for the Jin banner is Red. Red is more of a wild, enrgetic, color that would suit Mugen's personality (and garments) better; And blue is more of a soothing, cool, color (as mentioned before) which might fit Jins personality, and garments better. Changing the background colors to suiting the character stock is a vital thing when making banners, and should be taken into account before finsihing up the banner.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=2][color=darkslategray]Just a few suggestions. They are great as is, but these are stuff I might've done if I were in your shoes. [/color][/size][/font] [font=Verdana][size=2][color=darkslategray]Now, onto the animation. To sum it all up, I'd say, [b]wow.[/b] That was great! ( despite the loading time ^^; ) The blur at the end was an awesome touch. I wish I could animate like that. Again, awesome job on this one, Haze.[/color][/size][/font]