Hello there, my name is Curse. I've been using Photoshop for what must be over two years now, and after the old site went down the drain I've decided to get back to basics and make a new showcase, with all of my work in one place. I will be updating this from time to time, but due to a lack of free time I haven't got it in me to be running a sig request thread. Not only that but I'd rather focus whatever spare time I have on more productive projects in Photoshop, than the same old thing on a small canvas, or heaven forbid, making and updating platcards
I'm currently into my application process for university studying graphic design, my current goal is to get a portfolio together that really wow's my interviewers. Signatures aren't going to get me to achieve this, I need to spread my wings and fly elsewere so to say. Using Photoshop to make signatures doesn't seem to satisfy me in the same way it used to, and when I first started and didn't think I'd stick about I told myself I wouldn't carry on if it felt like a chore. It's not yet at that point and I don't ever want it to be. So my time is going to be spent on more enjoyable projects. A bit of web design to make an interactive online portfolio, maybe fake logo design and corporate identities or maybe just larger scale photo manipulations and wallpapers. I haven't truly found my home yet within Graphic Design, but the prospect of studying it for three years and then getting employed in it makes me happy.
I've still got an interest in signature creation but things around here seem to be looking so stale. How many signatures should one person have to look at where the wearer thinks throwing marijuana leaves everywhere is cool? (I'm all for the stuff but I don't feel the need to spam it fucking everywhere) The correct answer is 0. How many obvious spam posts should one person have to look at where the guy's simply boosting his thread to the top of the forums? The correct answer is 0. The popularity seems to be with signatures that look good to those who don't really know precisely what they want, without an artistic eye lets say. This bores me. I've got such little interest in seeing it that it's unreal. If anybody passes by this thread and wants a signature, hit me up with a challenging request. By a challenge I don't mean giving me a shit quality stock, I mean truly describing what you want and letting me try to achieve that. If somebody popped by and asked me to make them a wallpaper based around some crazy photo manipulation I'd love to try it. If anybody does hit me up with a request I can't promise that you'll have it quickly. But I can promise that it'll actually fucking look good.
Whilst writing this I kept on thinking it sounds like some kind of farewell message, it certainly is not. I'll be keeping you all updated with any future projects, asking for feedback etc. I'm not going to start thanking people, they know who they are if they've helped me along this path, and the path is leading me to the massive world of Graphic Design
Just a little insight to my most recent works and a bit of a story behind it. I'll be rotating these so once something new comes up the old will be out
My first venture into making a sig from just smudging, I liked the depth created and the subtle lighting. Want to one day come back to this and finish it off, probably try to make it sparkle a little more
~The true Battlefield~
Made off of my own back with just one stock and a few spatter brushes. Matches my love for the game well
~The Kerwan with an awkward request~
In my time with ExDesigns I was notoriously bad for neglecting requests and putting them off for things that felt more fun, especially when they were awkward requests. One request was from Kerwan with simply a theme of the girl with the dragon tattoo. Every time I went to start on this I struggled to find a decent starting point, in the sense I couldn't find a decent image to start with. I finally settled on one that needed fixing up before I even started. I messed around with the image then went back to and old style I'd tried but not used a lot and ended up with a product that I'm fairly proud of
~Apokolypz wears prada~
Another request with the theme of The Devil Wears Prada (Band), a band that I hold close to my heart and it made me pleased to see a younger user loving the band as much as myself. I wanted to do it justice but went with a new approach, and whilst I'm still undecided on the style, it was a fun request to work with
The title isn't poor grammar on my behalf, it's a quote from a hilarious TV show. When I saw Dare's request I was intrigued with how to go with it, but one think was for sure and that was that the theme of 'owls' would bring out a decent amount of flow. I feel that my sigs often end up with either depth OR flow, not really both hand in hand and it's been a while since I've focused on the flow. I like the end product and it's definitely something I'll be going back to
~Design portfolio concept~
I'm currently developing a portfolio for all of my works, and this is my current concept. Wanted it to look smart and simplistic and I feel that it's achieving that right now. Main reason I'm uploading this here is for people to suggest improvements on anything to do with this. On the small canvas page, the section that the player has highlighted with have clearer text and color in the image. I'll be updating this once I've coded it etc. and then start either hosting it somewhere or uploading the .html files. To avoid any confusion, the images work as links to the full image
Thankyou for reading