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Horyzon Design v2™

Let your art Shyne!

Welcome to Horyzon Design v2™! Here you can post art, critique art, learn art, and much, much more.

If you ever have a private need that you need to discuss with me, my email is hockeycashew33@aol.com.


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One word description of your art career:
Something you do well related to art:
A couple of examples of your art:
How long you’ve been in to art:
Program of choice:

 
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-July 9th
-July 5th
-We opened! HOORAY!

 
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Owner and Founder – InwardNose
Co-Owner and Co-Founder – Ncio
Resource Manager – rawismojo

Minor Staff

We are looking for one or two more staff members so if you are interested whisper InwardNose.

 
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Be kind and treat others how you would like to be treated. I give myself full rights to take away Horyzon Points for mean behavior.
Do not get too off topic. This thread is about art, not the sun.
Do not spam the thread with art or any kind of spam. You will be kicked out of the thread after your second offense.
Do not promote illegal activity such as Photoshop keygen’s.
Do not complain about the contest winners after they have been announced. If you would like to suggest a change in criteria before the contest ends you may.
Kongregate Behavior Guidelines apply as well.

 
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Over the past 4 months, RIPing, or stealing someone elses artwork, has become a major problem in the art forums.

This post is a reminder that RIPing will not be tolerated in Horyzon Design. If you believe someone is RIPing artwork, whisper them saying that you know they RIPed and if they don’t turn themselves in you whisper a staff member. If they do turn themselves in, they get a warning… if they don’t, we’ll hold a trial for them. You only get one warning so be careful RIPpers.

 
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Opening Date: Sunday July 5th, 2009
Members: 7
Partners: 1
Tasks: 0
Completed Competitions: 0

BONUS: 5 HP For every stat you can think of.

 
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If you would like a partnership with Horyzon Design just say so in either a post, or a whisper.

Horyzon Design + canopy art

 
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Which Banner did you Like the Best?

 
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A new way to judge signatures.


So to jump start this thread I thought I’d sell out my long kept signature ranking system and hell ya, give it a name.

This system is not mandatory at all, but it is very useful to find out what people think about your signatures. It will also be used as the judging criteria for contests.

Okay, to start out look at the signature and say, “Is it appealing?” Rank it 1-5, no decimals, then multiply it by 10. Now start to get picky, judge each essential of a tag 1-10. Composition and Effects, Color, Lighting, Depth, and Flow. Add up all the essential points , then add together with the appeal. Below is a much in depth description of the essentials.

Composition and Effects – Composition is how well the signature was put together. Are there ugly looking blabs that could easily be removed, does the render fit with the background, (not naruto on a football field {I’ve seen it}) is the render taking up too much or too little space. I like to make my renders cover 20-40% of the space in the signature.

Color – Color is well… you know, color. Try to pick colors that complement each other, but don’t have too much of one color. For black and white tags judge on whether it should be black and white. Black and white tags can be signs of laziness to work on your colors. A great tool to help you with your colors is the Kulur. This is definitely the most helpful site for getting help with colors.

Depth – Depth is how the tag looks and gives a 3d feel. An essential to great depth is having both a background and a foreground, I see a lot of foreground-less tags around here. You want to try to use c4d’s or vectors to cover up part of the focal but keep some of it open to view.

Lighting – Lighting go’s with depth in the fact that they both are trying to make the image look real. A viewer should be able to tell where lighting is coming from and view some sort of source.

Flow – Flow is what makes the tag appear to move or have the concept of movement. It is often made from c4d’s and vectors but can also come with the composition. Should flow in either one direction or away from the render.

To help you better understand the system , I will be judging a tag I’ve found.

For the overall appeal I’m going to give it a 4/5. +40. It looks really cool and is attractive to the eye but it could have been a little bit cleaner and it isn’t the greatest thing out there.

Composition and Effects – 8/10 – The piece goes well with the effects and there is very good render placement. The effects are a little bit messy and repetitive though.

Color – 8/10 – The greens, the yellows, and the browns give it a rusty feel that really attracts the eye. A little bit bright and a little bit too monotone.

Depth – 10/10 – The “fire” totally surrounds him and the viewer can see the render is diving backwards. If you look hard enough, you can picture him kneeling on a cliff and shooting off of it too.

Lighting – 9/10 – You did a good job of making it look shiny and it was hard because there was light all around him. A little bit too much darkness on the render though, could have been dodged.

Flow – 10/10 – The only thing I would have changed is to rotate the render the slightest bit to make his head go straight with the flow. Other than it’s perfect and easy to tell that the chief is moving backwards.

85/100

If there’s any questions just ask.

 
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The top 10 pieces of art, chosen by staff, of each week will be displayed here. Winners will receive 25 HP.

 
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This is too much work for two people! We need a Task Manager.

 
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Inspiration weekly is a weekly updated post which will contain a stock, a render, a texture, color schemes, a high level piece of art, a c4d, and a music video. Use these Inspirational things to help make your art.

Third Week of July

Render
Stock
Texture
Color Schemes
Example
C4D
Music Video

 
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Here you can spend your HP on various things from premium membership to tutorials.

 
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If you have an interesting Idea for a competition just whisper a staff member the idea and it will be discussed.

“Splattery Abstract” Signature Competition

For this contest you will create a signature with a “splattery” theme. It will be judged by the staff, using the Horyzon Signature Judging Method. (above) The signature must be abstract.

Below is a quick tutorial to get the “splattery” effect.

1. Alpha to selection
2. Selection>Distort
3. Default settings but lower the top one
4. Selection to path
5. Path to selection

Entries are due Sunday July 19th so get going!

 
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The winners of each competition will be placed here.

 
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– Career???? – 75 HP

– Improving – 50 HP

– Semihalfsuccessful – 50 HP

– Aspiring – 50 HP

– 50 Hp

– In-Training – 50 HP

– 50 HP

– Awesomesauce – 50 HP

– Newbie – 50 HP

 
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A new feature to Horyzon Design v2, the premium membership is a deal you can’t ignore. For only 100 HP a month you gain advantages like…

-Moving to the front of any waiting list we have.
-Our “Beta Testers.” Learn of new features coming soon and can point out their concerns.
-10% off everything in the marketplace.
-Gets a “splattery” style userbar on the members list.

To get premium membership simply say so in a post, shout, or whisper.

 
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Graphics Websites

www.DeviantArt.com – A place to showcase and communicate with others about art.
www.PlanetRenders.net – A place to get renders and, for the higher skilled members, to chill in the forums.
www.Gimptalk.com – A place for inexperienced GIMP users to improve.
www.Photobucket.com – A place to host all your images.
www.SublimeGFX.com – A less populated, moderately skilled, forum.
www.NationalSigLeague.com – A place to compete against others to see who makes better sigs.
www.crownzero.com – A populated forum for highly skilled members.

If you have any sites that you think should be on this list, do say so.

 
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