This one was a whim that took me a couple minutes....the image just seemed amusing enough to turn into a sig. I've been REALLY lazy though about making avys all the time....I never feel compelled to make something that matches. Meh.
I just got a (working) scanner. And I also downloaded Dogwaffle (thanks to Lana for posting the link in the resources thread) for some possible painting-style sigs. Between the two of those and my current prowess in GIMP, I'm hoping to start being more creative with my sigs. Less output maybe, but more quality. Animation is still a cruel mistress, but I do what I can.
I've also started making logos and such for various projects in classes that I have. And I might even be making some logos for my older brother's fledgeling (sic?) company soon....a 21st century style arcade, complete with linked console systems, an "exercise room" (think DDR-style stuff) and a full array of games for any platform. He's not sure if he'll actually do it (still working out business models at this point) but if I can make him logos, more sweetness points for me.
In any case, sig-making has opened up to more opportunities for me, and I'll doubtless find others. My thanks to Lana for everything she does with these forums, and to DW for getting good so fast in gimp that I was inspired to try it.
An early foray into Dogwaffle...I'm aware that my sigs might get slightly worse before they get better, but I'm beginning to see that Dogwaffle might be great for backgrounds (but little else...I still did the render and text in Gimp).
The bush-tree thing on the right is fun...the rest is basically just experimentation. And the text is still sub-par (one of my weaknesses as a sig-maker)...working on it though.
This has been downloaded 173 time(s).
Thanks. I was basically just too lazy to make a real one. If I ever start taking requests I'll have to re-do it (and make it nicer, since that took me all of half-a-yawn to make)....but for now, I like my minimalist parody of others' rule images.
A desktop-sized background in Dogwaffle (with a little help from GIMP). The colors weren't meshing when I tried a more realistic approach so I turned it into an alien-looking landscape...I like the result.