Recent posts by Holy on Kongregate

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Topic: Game Programming / Last Winter (Game)

Why don’t you just stop talking about this since it is illegal to crack programs?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What is your goal in life?

To break a world record. Or to discover something. How great would the feeling be if you were the first person to discover something?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / global warming

I think that if the ice caps do melt we are all screwed…

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What are you doing right now (other than reading this)

Playing some SWRC and listening to some music.

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#4 - Entries

Then get it…. It’s free you know.

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#4 - Discussion

Pop out has been really overused and has gotten to the point where gfx communities with literally hate the signature for no other reason than the fact that it’s pop out. It’s a lot like the over use of Topaz, in a way at least. Whatever though; guess I’ll give it a shot.

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#4 - Discussion

Originally posted by JohannasGarden:

Holy, your critiques in the SOTW #3 voting thread were awesome. Including your self-critique in the same voice was very cool, too. Thank you.

No problem. And thank you for the compliment. :)
I just like giving feedback. I’m usually really harsh with my own artwork. Personally, I haven’t found one thing that I’ve done that I’m actually proud of. =/

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#3 - Voting

I agree with Lax’s idea. I think people should give a better reason for voting. Maybe not 50 words, but it really should be better than what some people are saying.

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#4 - Discussion

Awesome new signature Lax! The only reason why the render seems bad is because it’s not really 3D (no depth to make it look like it’s 3d enough) like your trying to make the rest of your signature. Also the edges around it look a little pixelated. This is just imo of course.

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#4 - Entries

Wow! Some great entries so far!

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#3 - Voting

1st: Laxaria – Simple (the good simple) and great smudging.
2nd: tomsou – Looks great and has a nice feel to it, could brighten it up a little.
3rd: aldrin – Although it’s simple, it’s still a pretty good use of fractals. I also like the glow, and the border.

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#3 - Voting

I really feel like critiquing everyone’s. :D

Thanks for the votes guys.
This is not my vote, just a couple of comments on each signature.
Please do not find any of these offensive, I just critique very… hard. I critique myself the hardest most of the time because I always find fault with myself.

iwagon: Messy, work on flow and composition. The text is pretty good.
ozzy123: Too big, the text isn’t good, and the background seems too basic. I like your use of colors and not bad work with the pen tool.
gankstar: It’s just too plain. Cool border.
shadowpig60: Too plain. I respect the fact that you gave it a shot. Might look better if you just minimize it a little maybe to a 400px width and keep the same size constraints.
Holy: Way too bright. Text is somehow wrong. Too sharp in some places.
NoteyMan: Text isn’t good. Lacks depth. Weird proportions. It’s very original though.
Laxaria: Maybe a bit more glow? Although it’s simple, it looks pretty awesome.
bobuchan: Looks a lot like rust, which in this case looks a little weird (the yellows are sort of messing it up I think, maybe try some other shades). Looks like a grunge-abstract signature, pretty cool.
aldrin: Rather simple, just from the use of fractals. Nice bold colors, nice border, and pretty good text.
tomsou: A little dull and no real depth. Looks pretty cool aside from the things I mentioned.
Oboe_Passion: Too messy. I like the pretty good depth.
Ncio: Text is not that great. Very plain signature. Very interesting style for a signature, looks kinda neat. :)
JohannasGarden: Not great use of space. Colors look nice.

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#3 - Discussion

When critiquing any art, people need to understand that it’s not against them, it’s against their art. Although art generally reflects the artist itself, it is not an attack to the artist. Criticism should be based off of the technique and skill that the artist used to create the final piece. Criticism is merely suggests to improve art (although they may seem somewhat harsh at times).

 
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Topic: The Arts / Speed Painting

Pretty awesome speed painting. :D

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Can A Guy Say How Sexy Another Guy Is Without Being Gay?

Gay… I’m pretty sure that would make him gay. “Sexy” is not a word used by straight guys unless they are talking about a girl, or just to be funny. That’s my experiences anyways.

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW Schedule

I really think the SOTW stuff should be stickied until that week is over, and then stick the new SOTW topics until the next week goes on, etc…, etc…. It’s very inconvenient to have to find it every single time. :(

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#3 - Discussion

lol Photoshop is a lot better in my opinion. I used to use GIMP a while ago, and I felt like I couldn’t improve as fast as I wanted to. I got PS and I got a lot better very quickly. I don’t think GIMP can support 3D and a couple other things that PS can. PS just seems a lot less confusing than GIMP, imo.

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#3 - Discussion

Come on Lax. :D I you don’t need c4ds to create abstract signatures. Usually I use them though because they are far easier to smudge and manipulate than anything else for me. On the one I submitted I don’t even need the c4d in it and it would look pretty much the same. I don’t do much abstract anymore anyways. I’m trying to improve my stock manipulation skills more, and hopefully one day I can do some freelancing or something.

 
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Topic: The Arts / [WIP] Image Manip

Thank you. :)

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#3 - Discussion

What if you rendered out a stock though… would it be considered a render… or a stock? Because at most points in time a render was originally a stock… lol I’m confused too. xP

 
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Topic: The Arts / ▲ Drawings, flash engines, little games

Very nice drawings! I’m jealous. Drawing is one of the things I really want to be better at.

Edit: Didn’t even see the sculpture, but that looks amazing as well.

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#3 - Entries

Okay, whatever. I’m fine with the one I posted I guess. Don’t really feel like going all out or anything. I’m hoping to see some hardcore gfx’ers submit some art so I can see what kind of crazy stunt I’ll have to pull off to get into the standings. Great art btw Laxaria. Amazing work for GIMP.

Edit: Sorry for putting this in the entry section. Just though it was right for me to reply back. =/

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#3 - Discussion

So c4d’s are okay. Btw, awesome sigs Lax. Very nice first smudge. :)

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#3 - Entries

Here’s something I threw together. I used mostly smudging, pen tool, and brushes. I used 1 c4d (credits to the maker of the c4d is on my DA page http://godfatherartist.deviantart.com/art/Kongregate-SOTW-3-Entry-110724152 ). To make this clear, Godfather is my art signing name. This tag is defiantly not my best work (it was basically a rush job so I can start an English project I have in school that’s due tomorrow), and I think I even have some better abstract tags of mine lying around on my comp. I’m not sure if we are allow to use old signatures for this SOTW or not…?

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW#3 - Discussion

Oh come on! I just started one without c4ds! Crap…. Question, can we use signatures we made from a little while back or is that disallowed in the rules? I didn’t see anything on it in the SOTW rules, but I could have miss read them.