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K9-Rage Graphix

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Introduction

Hey there, I'm Daramachenko, Dare for short, and I'm a rookie graphics designer who currently makes signatures, avatars, banners, and sometimes photo manipulation or photo enhancements. I've been at it since June 27, 2012. I started off by using deviantART Muro, and then I went to sumo.fm to work on my basics for a month. When I finally got my own computer (laptop) during the summer, I downloaded GIMP and used that for another month before going into Photoshop, my current program of use.

I mostly make signature for myself when I find an image I want to work with or I want to try something new. When I try something new that I like, I stick with it for a little bit to master the style the best way I can. I try not to stick with one style for too long since I consider myself as a trainee, but practice makes perfect, right? Alot of my sigs consist of either animals (especially wolves), Pokemon, dragons, or other creatures I find. There are other sigs that I make that were requested, so they might not fit my best interest. I use it to get myself out of my comfort zone, and after a couple months of taking request on a couple sites, it no longer bothers me like it did at first.

Outside of the digital world I live in a city in the Los Angeles County in California. I'm in high school taking one AP class and a video game design class. I also play marching drums, mostly the tenor drums. Because of that, I don't always have enough time to make any new signatures or anything, and then there's playing video games too. Once I know for sure what I want to major in, I should be set in the path I'm taking and will take in the future.

For those who don't recognize me, I went by the name K9_Rage_Mastr, DaRe_xLw, DragonMastr701, Wolf-Z, and Coyote-Wind back when I used to be a Premium Member. I used to only be active on the ChatBox, but different things popped up to where I stopped being active all together. When I get the chance I'll be gold again, unless someone pays it for me. ;)

Note: I'm only posting sigs I made in Photoshop.

Current Favorite Signature
 

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Pre-Episode: Getting Warmed Up (August 24 - September 3, 2012)

This was an Episode when I first started using Photoshop, so I was learning some new basics as I went along. The old skills I picked up from sumo and GIMP really gave me a head start on my sig progress! However, I look at them months later and realize just how much I've improved since then. The Episode was cut short due to my laptop's screen braking from me being careless, right before school started too, so it couldn't have been timed any better than that! Of course, I would never intentionally break something worth hundreds of dollars.

Favorite Sig of Pre-Episode: Hunter Troll





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Spoiler

 

[SIGS DISPLAYED HERE]


Episode I: New Age (September 20 - October 5, 2012)

After my laptop got repaired, Episode I started. This was where I was really starting to develop some sort of a style! :D

Favorite Sig of Episode I: Dragons 01




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[SIGS DISPLAYED HERE]


Episode II: Transition (October 8 - November 3, 2012)

Episode II was when I started to improve on my style by trying more new things and develop a signature style (no pun intended). This included using different smudge settings, new filters, and improving my basics. I even went to using more effects on my sigs later in the Episode, and by the end of the episode, I already had a pretty good idea about what exactly my style was.

Favorite Sig of Episode II: Blue Eyes Toon Dragon (Dragons 04)





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[SIGS DISPLAYED HERE]


Episode III: Smudge-Ripple Era (November 5 - December 1, 2012)

This Episode was where I started to work on a new smudge setting I picked up somwhere in the previous Episode the most. This was also the first real busy month I've had for requests, so I made sure I did all of the requests! Quite a few of my all time favorites are in this Episode too. Other than that, my style hasn't really changed all that much here. I tried out a couple new things too, like ripples, using a texture for the sig, etc.

Favorite Sig of Episode III: AbSmudge




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[SIGS DISPLAYED HERE]


Episode IV: Brushory (December 1 - 30, 2012)

This is the Episode where I decided to take a break from C4D's and work on my skills of using a variety of brushes heavily for the first time ever. I smudged much less often, but this new style of mine was a little innovating for me and people seemed to like it. I plan on perfecting this style before moving on to others, or at least working on it until I get tired of it!

Favorite Sig of Episode IV: AbSplash





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[SIGS DISPLAYED HERE]


Episode V: Interval (January 2 - February 18, 2013)

This episode is when I started to slow down in making sigs, hence the name and time period. I've noticed that in the middle of the episode I started focusing more on using clipping masks, so that eventually became part of my new style. Still only using brushes to make sigs now, still on a C4D break. This is also the episode where I've had the least amount of inspiration to make sigs, and I'm not sure if that can be seen well or not.

Favorite Sig of Episode V: DaRe is on Fire!



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[SIGS DISPLAYED HERE]


Episode VI (February 22, 2013 -)

This is the current eipsode now being worked on. Right now I'm just finishing up requests and not making as much sigs for me.




Larger Pieces

Coming soon

Avatars

Coming soon

 
Thanks for stopping by! :D


Edited by Daramachenko, 16 March 2013 - 05:23 AM.


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My very first update!

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Meh, don't really like it that much.

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Great start Dare, looks like that program is going to do you some good, that is until you get GIMP of PS :awesome:

Keep it up!

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Wow great work....you definitely are showing a lot of potential....I love your current sig/avy! :D

And feel free to ask for any pointers....I'd love to be of help.... :)

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If you're wanting to look at some perfect sigs for tips and pointers then just ask to see mine....

I like the totodile sig :D

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Great start Dare, looks like that program is going to do you some good, that is until you get GIMP of PS :awesome:

Keep it up!


Thanks Chambers. I still got some work to do before I become decent enough to start my own shop or join other shops. :awesome:

Wow great work....you definitely are showing a lot of potential....I love your current sig/avy! :D

And feel free to ask for any pointers....I'd love to be of help.... :)


Thanks grave. I'll ask you for anything if I need the pointers.

If you're wanting to look at some perfect sigs for tips and pointers then just ask to see mine....

I like the totodile sig :D


Lol :P

Thanks. I kinda like it too, my first simple sig from sumo.fm. :D

 

Update July 1, 2012

I made a new avatar for ATHF89.

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I didn't really do much for this one other than crop the image and added a couple layer effects as well as some sharpening and some brightness/contrast tweaking.

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Major Update!

 

I've made alot of pieces this month, and now I'm starting to feel better about my sig making skills, still got alot of room for improvement though. In chronological order:

New Avatars

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Edited by K9_Rage, 18 July 2012 - 05:57 AM.


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Sweet good stuff....I think you'll have to work on the text a little cause the text isn't looking that great yet....btw text was one of the hardest things for me to learn personally.... :P ....you're improving really quickly....that's awesome.... :D

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Sweet good stuff....I think you'll have to work on the text a little cause the text isn't looking that great yet....btw text was one of the hardest things for me to learn personally.... :P ....you're improving really quickly....that's awesome.... :D


Thanks man.

Yeah I suck at text, not to mention I don't have too many options of fonts to use. :P

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I've made alot more sigs between my last post and now, and I have GIMP now. Here's the last sig I made.

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I don't feel like updating the OP, maybe later. :P

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Make more son :3
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Make more son :3

I will, hopefully my thread can keep up lol.

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I think you should make a Batman one seeing as how you havent made one.
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I think you should make a Batman one seeing as how you havent made one.


Nah, unless it's a request I won't do it on my own will. :P

Oh, and I'm not taking any requests here. :P

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Nah, unless it's a request I won't do it on my own will. :P

Oh, and I'm not taking any requests here. :P


I WANT BATMAN

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This thread is extrememly outdated, I don't know if I want to update it anymore or not.

My latest three tags, I have Photoshop CS6 now.

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I'll post more when the time comes.

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Seeing a huge improvement man, keep at it. Glad to see you've started experimenting with Photoshop too.

Take a look at my checklist!

 

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Yeah definite improvement, hope you like CS6.


I still want batman..

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Seeing a huge improvement man, keep at it. Glad to see you've started experimenting with Photoshop too.

Yeah definite improvement, hope you like CS6.


I still want batman..


Thanks guys.

Fine, I'll do Batman soon, only because you asked. :P

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These sigs and avi's look great! nice work!

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