Recent posts by lightsun on Kongregate

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Topic: The Arts / :) Post your music and art here ;) AWESOME

Feel free to share your pieces, janis, but please don’t be vulgar.

I will lock this thread, please feel free to open a new one sharing your deviantart gallery!

 
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Topic: The Arts / Set of the week

Hey guys, how have you been? I finally think I’m back, and hopefully this time for good!

Anyway, in the past six months I have played a lot with my band, Es Tabú, and I have started DJing too. I’m not a great DJ at all, and that’s why I came up with an idea; making a ‘set of the week/month/whatever’ kind of contest to get some practice.

The main concept would be for each entrant to submit a set in order to compete with the rest, then a judge would rate each set and choose a winner.

Would anyone be interested? We’d need judges, someone to choose the theme/genre/requirements the set would have to fit and, of course, DJs!

So, for example, I’m participating, and the week’s genre is electro house and let’s suppose the set’s duration should be superior to 1 hour, I would enter something like this.

Opinions?

 
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Topic: The Arts / Some pen drawings I did lately and pencil

Great job, man!

I like your style, not only are you outstanding with the shading and depth, but also you did an amazing work on the backgrounds.

Nice, qwerber!

 
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Topic: The Arts / WANTED: kongregates musicians

If you ever resume this project please let me know!

 
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Topic: The Arts / Paintings: feel free to give your opinion

You have a very own style, that’s great. I’d work on the colours, as 1337al mentioned above.

Thanks for sharing!

 
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Topic: The Arts / First thoughts on my signature

Well, it looks nice but you could make it look much better :)

First, go for only one focal point. You have, like, three; text and both Pokémon.

The sig has no flow at all, it looks a bit plain. Maybe you should go for another background and a light source.

Don’t go for cool effects on the background, a nice render and a text. Sigs aren’t that hard to make and once you know the basics. Look for some tuts, I’m sure you’ll be great at it in no time!

You just need practice, patience and imagination! Do you use Gimp? Because if so I can give you some .xcf’s and maybe some tips :)

Keep it up!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / So I just watched Gangnam Style.

Oh, don’t worry, we all thought the same at first. Then, for some strange reason, everybody keeps listening the song and watching the video.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Deriaz's Armory (Cubone and Apple - 4/12)

Insane! Can’t wait to see the final piece.

By the way, Queen rules. The whole “A night at the opera” album is amazing.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Hey ya'll it has been awhile just checking back.

Oh, ok! It still looks nice.

Yeah, I’ve been really busy with my new job and stuff. I’ll try to be around more often :)

 
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Topic: The Arts / Hey ya'll it has been awhile just checking back.

Ohhh, I like it. It’d be a great scenario for a game, heh.

Great job on the grass details and shading. Maybe I’d add a clearer light source, and I would edit the background stock in order to look sharper, it makes a huge contrast with those vines.

Keep it up :)

 
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Topic: The Arts / Kong Arts Forum doesn't work

As far as I can see you have only had one post hidden by a forum mod, and they hid it because you were flaming another user.

I’m locking this thread since this isn’t the place to discuss these things, please send a mail to support@kongregate.com in order to get an answer from the site admins.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Me playing one of my tunes

Sweet, I can finally see your new controller in action!

I like that bass line a lot. Nice tune.

Hey, what do you think about the SL MKII? I mean, how do the keys feel? Would you mind making a short review? I want to buy a new controller and as far as I’ve seen I truly like that one :P

P.S: I’d love to make a piece with you. /randomthought.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Piano music!

Nice!

And I suggested putting each part separately in this thread :)

 
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Topic: The Arts / My music in a Game Trailer

Hey DrumJ8, congratulations :) The game looks really good.

Would you mind posting a link to the full piece? You’ll make things easier for us to give you feedback and enjoy your song :)

 
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Topic: The Arts / Piano music!

Hey 0ii0, nice Youtube channel. I like your stuff!

For how long have you been playing? Are you learning to play with a teacher or alone?

I suggest you checking this channel, you’ll find lots of cool piano tutorials in there :) Hope that helps!

I suggest you embedding the links to the pieces next time instead of linking your channel. That wway the thread will be more appealing and neat, and you’ll get more feedback on each piece!

Good luck!

 
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Topic: The Arts / Help wanted!

You have improved a lot, Kisame. I like that last sig. There are some details you need to fix, though. I think that smudging a bit the lower part of Samus and burning the left hand and a part of the arm a bit would improve the flow of the piece greatly.

Also, I’d add some glowing flare effects to the cannon. Maybe a C4D would do the magic.

Another issue with that sig is the focal point, the right arm is so bright that it’s stealing the attention from Samus’ helmet. This is caused by the lack of light source, in my opinion. I’d create a light source in the upper right side of the canvas, maybe that’d help.

Putting a text into a sig is one of the most difficult things to achieve. Most of times texts steal the focal point, ruin your flow and sometimes it just doesn’t fit the tag. The first thing I suggest you is choosing small fonts, an if possible choose a font that suits the tag’s theme.

Also, you don’t have to put a text in your sigs, sometimes they look better without them :P I’ve seen a lot of wonderful signatures ruined by the texts on them.

Here you have a couple of useful links :) I hope you find ’em handy!

http://www.gimptalk.com/

http://superdit.com/2011/05/27/30-gimp-text-effect-typography-tutorials-collection/

http://www.gimptalk.com/index.php?showtopic=42845 (I don’t like the final product, but you’ll find some useful tips in here)

 
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Topic: The Arts / Ambiental music; WIP (The crystal whale).

Hey Kemial, thank you.

Yep! Of course I know that piece. You are right, it reminds me of that part too.

Yeah, I guess the piece is a bit monotone. I’ll work on it and upload a better version later.

Thank you for your input!

 
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Topic: The Arts / Ambiental music; WIP (The crystal whale).

Thank you TWA, it’s always encouraging receiving positive feedback from an artist like you.

And you are right, I influenced a lot your opinions with that title. When I showed the final piece to my brother today and I mentioned the whales song he started laughing.

I must be crazy :P

 
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Topic: The Arts / Ambiental music; WIP (The crystal whale).

Hey everybody,

How’s it going guys? It’s been a long time since I shared one of my pieces with you, so I felt like sharing this piece which I finished editing today. I wanted to get some opinions and feedback, if possible :)

The arpeggiated chords remind me of the whales… maybe I’m a bit crazy. I tried to imitate the whales song at first, but I failed at getting a good sample, so I tried to create those sounds myself.

Feedback, criticism and comments are welcome. Thanks in advance!

Ballena de cristal (the crystal whale):

http://audioboo.fm/boos/576096-ballena-de-cristal

P.S: If you can’t open the link, then listen the song from my Audioboo channel.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What albums you've been listening to

Underworld- Everything, everything.

It’s a live album. I love Underworld, if you like electronic music then you should give this band a try!

 
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Topic: The Arts / Kongregate Musicians (Megathread?)

Hey 1337al, nice thread :)

May you please add me to the list? I do experimental and instrumental stuff.

http://audioboo.fm/lightsun

Thank you in advance!

 
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Topic: The Arts / Gorillaz icons

It would be nice if instead of asking us to send you a PM in order to get those icons you showed us some examples of what you can make, so we can check your skills :)

I’d like to have one of Noodle using the mask, please :P

 
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Topic: The Arts / GIF Test

Nice, those look great for being your first tries!

Why don’t you try making something bigger?

Keep it up.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: New navigation and footer test and changes to developer payment history pages

Originally posted by Cammy_Justice:
Originally posted by Zachary_Greene:

Picture of messages to prevent over butthurt of users…

And what if I want to see how many friends I have? Or ogle the sexiness of my avatar? Or see what level I am? Or see how many points I have?

You grab your mouse and scroll the cursor over the “community” tab, or over your name.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: New navigation and footer test and changes to developer payment history pages

I love how some people hate the new layout just because they were accustomed to the old one. I mean, the same people would have been reluctant to the previous change, but then they ended up liking it.

I think that it’s just a matter of getting used to it. Instead of hating just for the sake of it, don’t you think it would be better to give constructive feedback?

Time for a bug (I think) report: While playing a game, when I scroll over the new tab, the game screen goes black. Is that supposed to be like that? Because I think it’s very annoying.

Also, wouldn’t it be lovely if we could have a week devoted to the old Kongregate layouts? :P