This was the art for one of the slides for my "10 Things I Hate About Webcomics" panel I put together for Zenkaicon 2011. The idea behind the whole thing was to poke fun at common webcomics tropes, cliches, and/or bad habits and to help new creators recognize them and then either avoid them or exploit them.
This slide went with the "Horrible Misuse of Image Software" segment. It was hard to do and even harder to look at. I tried to remember back to all the mistakes I used to make when I first learned Photoshop and crammed them all into one horrifying mess. Can you spot them all? XD
Oh, and for the love of Godbeard, DO NOT FAVORITE THIS IMAGE. If this makes it anywhere near the front page I am MURDERING THE LOT OF YOU.
Ok, I'm too much a softie to do that. I will just die a little inside and gently weep onto my tablet. You wouldn't want to make me cry, would you?
BTW, the "Asian Princess Kevi-Chan" drawing for this image was taken from this comic...
:::EDIT:::- Oh, look. Front page. Well then....
You are all finks. HILARIOUS finks, but finks nonetheless.
just no .
There's nothing wrong with the grass brush, when it's done right, like you did (very lovely, btw). I actually use it myself here and there. It's just when people just slap it onto their canvas without care or size or direction, like the maple leaf one; that brush could be done right too, it's just that many don't care enough to.
I believe this is what I was trying to get at. Im sorry Id insulted you
But not any more... MY EYES! D: They bleed! Aaah!
I can't bring myself to look at this any more.
But I still will.
1. The image in the background isn't rasterized.
2. The pixels are blinding me
3. That text in the corner takes away from the picture
4. Those birds are a... brush, I believe. And
5. LOL I love your Kevi-Chan thing. But its just a little scary.
Did I win??
Great job by the way.
Job well done Kev.
*Poofs to another dimension*
...I was a photo editor for some newspapers for two years.
End the pain!! D:
Ridiculous copyright in lower right with crappy emboss.
Cliche quote blatantly posted top right to force it to be more 'poetic'.
Copy Pasta doves with the hue adjusted red.
Stock Photo still has the copyright, and is filtered to look more painted.
Overuse of the lens flare.
Line art looks like it was set on the color burn filter, and or scanned in at a really low resolution.
The shading and highlights look like they were painted on with the burn and dodge tools.
Then there's the outerglow around everything!
There's probably more, but this hurts to look at.
Cant say that my gallery is without these though. I remember making all of these mistakes when I got my hands on Photoshop.
I hate when people do this.
I saw this and I gagged.