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Lembas' Fanart: The Return of the Graphics
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Author:  Lembas [ August 21st, 2011, 3:59 am ]
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Thanks Earendil that's really sweet :hug:

Author:  Lembas [ March 5th, 2012, 4:44 pm ]
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Reviving the Thread with some of my recent sig sets- they are pretty much all I've made recently beyond requests :)

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Merlin
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Jeremy Irvine
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^Attempt 1 for Will's Contest

Author:  Cara [ March 6th, 2012, 3:28 am ]
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I love the Hans Landa one, very classy :)

Author:  [ March 7th, 2012, 4:27 pm ]
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Quite an interesting Legolas banner - When the sun shines!
Great work in general. :)

Author:  Lembas [ March 18th, 2014, 3:56 pm ]
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*Bump*

Here's a couple of my latest creations, including some of my recent sigs :)

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(Alternate Version of Erin's Sig)

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Marvel
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Also I was digging through my photobucket, and found some of the first graphics I made- so interesting to see how I've changed over the years :)

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^First graphic I ever made I guess 2004 ish
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^ A Little too fond of glowy effects :teehee:
2005 ish
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2006 ish
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2007
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^ First in Photoshop
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^ I learnt selective colour
AAaaand I joined here in 2008, so I guess the rest, as they say, is history :)

Author:  Erin Lunaire [ March 18th, 2014, 6:55 pm ]
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Wow. I went through this whole thread, and it is amazing seeing how much you improve with each new graphic or banner.

LOL. I might have to kidnap your talent. :lol: Lock it away in a tower, until it teaches me all its secrets.

Honestly though, I really do wish I had your graphics talent. It would make my novel writing much easier, because they would have pretty covers that captured people's imagination before reading them.

That Erebor graphic is amazing. There is so much going on, but it isn't distracting. All of it flows beautifully. Now, the gif of Bilbo's door opening, I watched that for five minutes.

Author:  Lembas [ March 19th, 2014, 3:19 am ]
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Thank you Erin :hug: I did exactly the same when I first found the gif, then I was like-I need that! It took ages to get it to work with photo bucket as it always used to be too big a file, but in glad it does now.

It's not really talent, just lots of practice, I realised digging through the old ones I've been making graphics for 10 years now (cause I have no life) so I've had a lot of it! And I guess my biggest advice would be to try new things. Fiddle with your layer effects and adjustments and see what happens. I for one have never understood curves in ps so I've been playing with them recently to mixed effects.

Yeah and if you ever worry you don't have talent look at my ugly banners from years ago- I clearly had no clue what I was doing :)

Also there's lots of good books with ugly covers- I wouldn't worry too much I'm sure the content is great!

Author:  Erin Lunaire [ March 21st, 2014, 4:10 pm ]
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Practise and experience you say? Well, I'm kidnapping that too! XD

I wish I could show you the first banner I made. It was awful. I made it about 4 or 5 years ago. I deleted it from my photobucket, and buried the file away on a memory stick.

Author:  Lembas [ March 22nd, 2014, 7:09 am ]
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Hahah- in that case you'll be kidnapping a lot of messing about :) cause that's all it is really. But if you ever need any advice don't hesitate to PM me.

My first one was awful, as you can see, and the second was worse!. I spent a lot of time blindly following random tutorials. But I think it's always good to look back, at your old work, even if it's not the first I think you'll be surprised at how good you are now in comparison. :)

Author:  Lhunardaien [ March 26th, 2014, 4:44 am ]
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Those Captain America banners are awesome! They are so crisp and fresh, and they have that little glow that immediately catches the eye while scrolling through a page :) And I've said it before but might as well say it again: I really love your sigset! The colours are so bright, and the contrast between the warmer Havens and the cooler forest is perfect.

Author:  Lembas [ March 26th, 2014, 6:22 pm ]
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Aww thank you Lhun! Cap was such a difficult subject to work with... Not :P

Haha I set out to make a banner of Galadriel's warning poem to Legolas. The text looked cluttered in the end, but I can't bring myself to complain about the result :) I'm really pleased you noticed the contrast too, I wanted the havens to look really dreamy :)

Author:  Lembas [ December 29th, 2014, 3:54 pm ]
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I have a new laptop, so it doesn't take 2 hours to make things anymore (RIP laptop), and I have week off work, so I'm spending it productively on photoshop. So here's a few "recent" sets and a few others

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^ For Marida

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Author:  Lhunardaien [ January 18th, 2015, 9:16 am ]
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Gosh you talented being! Love the Bard/Smaug banner, the colours are so lively and vibrant :)

Author:  Lembas [ January 18th, 2015, 5:59 pm ]
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Thank you Lhun :hug:

Author:  Jax Nova [ March 12th, 2015, 8:29 pm ]
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I second that from Lhunardaien.


Good stuff! :) I especially love the Bard banner as well. He is my favorite character for the most part. :P I also love the throin banner!

Author:  Erin Lunaire [ April 1st, 2015, 1:24 pm ]
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I could have sworn I had your graphics talent tied up pretty good in my closet. (It is my hostage, until it shares all its secrets with me! :lol: ) Well it will never escape again! *ties Lembas's talent up with extra strong rope.*

LOL, seriously, I'm always amazed by everything you make. I really like the last one, that is half vibrant, half gray. The rest is stunning, of course. :)

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