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Matthew
02-16-2005, 05:55 AM
Yeah... I've attempted this before, but I couldn't handle it because it dealt with ALL of my graphical art.... but this time around, I am focusing mainly on banners that I have made for my self and for my friends since July.... because that is when I got my new computer and they are the only banners I have :silly:

I will include my own banners... some that I have used on this forum, and some that I haven't used, and some that just didn't turn out right. I will also post banners for those I have made on this forum and the other one's I have been to...

I hope you guys enjoy veiwing my Banner Museum!



[B]NOTE: DO NOT POST UNLESS YOU HAVE ANYTHING CONSTRUCTIVE OR POSITIVE YOU HAVE TO SAY... I DO NOT CARE IF THEY ARE BAD OR NOT... I ALREADY KNOW WHICH ARE AND WHICH AREN'T. THANK YOU FOR VISITING THIS THREAD.

Matthew
02-16-2005, 06:16 AM
http://img217.exs.cx/img217/5242/ac1fh.png

A banner for a group I decided to join at PC...

http://img143.exs.cx/img143/1107/acd0vh.png

Title banner for an URPG story....

http://img143.exs.cx/img143/2808/alexban2jn.png

A banner for our resident nutcase!

http://img143.exs.cx/img143/5199/aley8em.png

A banner for Aleyquala before he replaced it with a banner advertising his stories.

http://img143.exs.cx/img143/3686/angel2ka.png

My current banner.....

http://img143.exs.cx/img143/7865/animatrix7un.png

Requested by a friend for her forum.

http://img143.exs.cx/img143/6272/aquacopy8gs.png
HOT

A banner I made for rust because I was sick of looking at his crappy Paint one XD I loved it so much, it has become a personal favorite of mine now :silly:

http://img143.exs.cx/img143/7735/aquaminicopy0iw.png

Just a mini banner advertising rust's team's forum...

http://img143.exs.cx/img143/7847/artxmas5xa.png

A banner I made for HKim for the winter inter-forum art contest.

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/3396/banner1kr.png
HOT

Another of my personal favorites.... I was going through a blue stage... lol.

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/9680/berri3hg.png

Just a cute banner I did for Satou when she was known as berri.

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/9690/biban9cn.png
HOT

A banner I did as a request for a close friend...

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/3023/broncopy4jn.png

After looking at an ugly banner displayed in bron's sig for so long, I got sick and did I request I found of his in the VPP thread.

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/6301/bsscopy8oi.png
HOT

A banner that replaced the one done by Dragonfree advertising Aley's story.

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/873/bulbatomatt8aa.gif

Just a chapter banner for my URPG story....

TO BE CONTINUED...

Matthew
02-16-2005, 06:16 AM
http://img152.exs.cx/img152/5846/chicko7qr.png

A request done for the named member...

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/6420/dbz5or.gif

A minibanner I did for ST I believe...

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/7391/digipho1mp.png
HOT

Another personal favorite done for the named member over at PC.

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/5406/domo0tl.gif
HOT

w00t! Ugly, but a classic, and a favorite :silly: I drew the domo :cool:

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/3040/domocopy9oh.png

Just another domo banner.... gotta love him :silly:

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/7281/egypt7fe.png

Was going through an egyptian phase.... never got around to displaying it due to the fact I never really liked this banner...

http://img148.exs.cx/img148/9338/eyescopy8qw.th.png (http://img148.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img148&image=eyescopy8qw.png)
HOT

This turned out gorgeous! Just a manip I did of a photo I found at dA.

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/3544/forestcopy5qj.png

Just eww....

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/9577/grudged0lg.png

Gah... another request I did for Aley.... was a while ago, and it turned out okay...

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/5998/gs9on.png
HOT

Holy Jebus did I love this banner! Just another request...

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/5571/h2k45ae.png

My beloved Halloween banner :silly:

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/2545/icyban1do.png

A banner I did for my sister for a Habbo forum she went too...

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/9430/latias4le.png

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/8527/latios3bx.png

The RSA banners that the leaders wished to be smaller and I never got around to it :silenced:

http://img107.exs.cx/img107/2392/light7rq.png
HOT

Techy :biggrin:

http://img107.exs.cx/img107/1534/mbcopy9dy.png
HOT

I love the brushing and the colors.... so it is another personal fave of mine.

TO BE CONTINUED...

Matthew
02-16-2005, 06:17 AM
http://img107.exs.cx/img107/2580/mossdeep5rm.png

Meh...

http://img107.exs.cx/img107/7664/newyear6cd.png

This would have turned out awesome if it weren't for the fact that it turned out way to dark...

http://img107.exs.cx/img107/2477/nox3kz.png
HOT

A banner I did to show Tony how cool a team banner can look... she was just doing gradients XD. I like how this turned out :silly:

http://img107.exs.cx/img107/3292/oo6ji.png
HOT

Pretty.... :eek:

http://img107.exs.cx/img107/7328/p28tl.png

A nice little banner I did for JT... I like how it turned out, but it isn't a fave of mine...

http://img107.exs.cx/img107/9619/pf5dc.png
HOT

OOOOOOO! Grungey abstracty goodness :silly:! Goodness how I love this turned out!

http://img122.exs.cx/img122/9973/pkmart7ck.png

Gah.... just a quicky for the URPG.

http://img122.exs.cx/img122/659/porygon0hf.png
HOT

Results of pure boredom... I just did it while watching Scary Movie 3 one night...

http://img122.exs.cx/img122/4684/pwnage4jp.jpg
HOT

My tag in CS... gotta love the face-huggers :silly: Just take a guess :silly:

http://img122.exs.cx/img122/3738/rd5gu.png

Turned out a little too dark, but the effect was nice. Done as a request for RD before he left awhile back.

http://img122.exs.cx/img122/193/ruby1lz.png

Just another request...

http://img122.exs.cx/img122/9141/sac7fu.gif
HOT

A nice little banner I made for our Monthly Smeargle Art Contests. I like it lots :silly:

TBC...

Matthew
02-16-2005, 06:19 AM
http://img122.exs.cx/img122/2281/sala4we.png
HOT

A request I did for Max before he changed his name by dripping a vowel and adding a number. I like the colors I used :silly:

http://img122.exs.cx/img122/3275/scalta5ij.png

Guess who requested this? Not my best.... :neutral:

http://img122.exs.cx/img122/3185/smban9xw.png
HOT

I love the text placvement and the colors... sue me! I am a sucker for orange.

http://img227.exs.cx/img227/2161/sudo2qc.gif
HOT

One of my, if not THE best banner I have done lately... I am in love with the border and teh Sudowoodo who took 5 or 6 layers to get just right.... sw better love this or he will suffer a most painful death :devious:

http://img227.exs.cx/img227/4377/thamancopy1fh.png

Meh.... a nice peice of eyecandy, but not my best...

http://img227.exs.cx/img227/3055/tmts4ii.gif
HOT

N00bs will be pwned by the 1337 TMTS! Naw.... just a nice little title banenr that I like because of it's simplicity!

http://img227.exs.cx/img227/8840/tony7yn.png

A banner requested by... naw... it's obvious :rolleyes:

http://img227.exs.cx/img227/852/vpp0tf.gif
HOT

Damn you PF and lep.... causing me to fall for this nifty trend :silly:

http://img227.exs.cx/img227/5835/w00tcopy5ph.png
HOT

A favorite that was shortlived due to the fact it was a little big for my tastes... nice colors though :silly:

http://img227.exs.cx/img227/5892/xmas5zo.png

Just a banner I really never got to show due to the 3 weeks of down time... nice for next year though :razz:

THE END!

There you have it...

So... what do you guys think?

NOTE: The Gallery has been broken into several posts do to the rescritions concerning how many images and how many characters are allowed to be included in any given post. Sorry for the inconvenience.

.:VS:.
02-16-2005, 06:45 AM
:0! Omg! Amazing!!!!!
What do you use? Photoshop? Where do you get the images? How do you come up with the colours?

Neptune's Disciple
02-16-2005, 06:46 AM
:eek: ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

I wish I had just one tenth of your skill. God, they really are amazing

Matthew
02-16-2005, 06:53 AM
Posts so soon!?

Heh thanks!

I am going to try to update this everytime I make a banner... so be sure to keep checking it out :silly:

.:VS:.
02-16-2005, 06:55 AM
Uhh....so, again....

What do you use? Photoshop? Where do you get the images? How do you come up with the colours?

Thanatos
02-16-2005, 06:56 AM
Gotta love it Matthew, fantastic work...like I've never said THAT before.

If SW doesn't take that Banner, I will!

Matthew
02-16-2005, 06:59 AM
What do you use? Photoshop? Where do you get the images? How do you come up with the colours?

Of course I use Photoshop.... everything else is obsolete.... I get most of my stock images from google, but like I said... some come from dA and the Swampert and Spheal in the Aqua banner are from Mew's Hangout... I just have a good eye for color... so it is natural.... I can't explain how I come up with the colours.... I just do.

Sure... if sudo doesn't except it, you can take it DC... lol.

Thanatos
02-16-2005, 07:01 AM
Who wants 45 minutes wasted, I mean, yeesh, harsh.

I like that photo mod, awesome work.

Matthew
02-16-2005, 07:04 AM
Thanks... I like it too... lol... I wanted to do something with a set of eyes, and I loved those eyes... so I applied a few techniques... a few layer blends, and I changed the color of the eyes to purple to make it all mysterious and stuff... lol.

Thanatos
02-16-2005, 07:07 AM
All wonderful.

Now go make some sprites >_< XD

Matthew
02-16-2005, 07:09 AM
Gah.... I am so unfaithful to my words XD... lol.... I still haven't worked on that Meganium sprite that I said I was going to work on a few hours ago.... but I am too tired XD lol.

Thanatos
02-16-2005, 07:14 AM
EXCUSES! You were gonna post your sprites in the thread. I want some examples of your best work >_<

XD, I guess I have to deal with the awesome graphs

Matthew
02-16-2005, 07:16 AM
Naw... I have a seperate thread for my sprites.... It is too hectic for me to keep tack of EVERYTHING in one thread... taht is why my last one died... lol.

Thanatos
02-16-2005, 07:19 AM
I know, but you obviously have a stockpile of sprites done.

Just post em.

Matthew
02-16-2005, 07:23 AM
... XD I do.... but It took me more than a half hour to do the banner ones and I am not into spriting as much as I am into banner making... though I am starting to make sprites now... so they will then go into my sprite thread... not my old ones... lol.

boltAge
02-16-2005, 10:15 AM
Good job on those.

But you left out some of those you made me. I don't remember all of the old ones, but I think you made this one for me. And oh, I remember one, it had a FF Tactics Advance character in it(Think it was Lloyd or something..hmm), it was pretty kewl, dunno if you still have it.

Caite-chan
02-16-2005, 10:21 AM
There sappose to be his banners that he made after he got him new computer.

Matthew
02-16-2005, 03:13 PM
Good job on those.

But you left out some of those you made me. I don't remember all of the old ones, but I think you made this one for me. And oh, I remember one, it had a FF Tactics Advance character in it(Think it was Lloyd or something..hmm), it was pretty kewl, dunno if you still have it.

I remember that computer... lol.... but it wasn't made on this one.... but I'll list it... thanks Raik... lol.

Nefarious
02-16-2005, 03:28 PM
Love all the banners Matthew. I wish I could brush and blend like you. Oh well. *goes to look at some tutorials* anyway you also made me one a loooooooooooong time ago. Since before I had photoshop. It was that one I had as the first frame of that long animation. I think I can dig it up. *gets a shovel*

http://ourworld.cs.com/SapphireTiger14/Gengar+vs+Dragonite+battle.gif

There it is. He made the first frame while I made the rest of the animation.....In Paint. that just goes to show you paint is more than scribbles and bright colors. I didn't make the backgrounds or the glowing name at the end. But enough about me this is Matthew's thread.

Can't wait to see more Matthew! :biggrin:

Mechaflame
02-16-2005, 10:26 PM
Dude! Matthew! Those banners are awesome. I love your work.

My favorite, though, is the Porygon banner! :happy:

BlazikenInferno
02-16-2005, 10:44 PM
Man, Matthew, I had no idea you made so many banners! It was okay that you didn't get to minimizing the RSA ones, Neo Pikachu made some, but don't you worry, yours will still be used. :wink:

I must say that I have to start using that banner you made for me again, it was awsome!!!

Water Master
02-16-2005, 10:47 PM
Those banners are so cool I wish I could do that

MystiKal
02-16-2005, 11:23 PM
Amazing job Matthew I love your style of work. Cant wait to see more.

Water Master
02-17-2005, 12:05 AM
All of the banners are cool

Matthew
02-17-2005, 12:22 AM
All of the banners are cool

Stop SPAMing dude.... you just said the same thing twice, though it was posted 90 minutes apart... don't post anything unless it is meaningful...

Thanks for the comments guys :silly:

~* Esper *~
02-17-2005, 01:21 AM
Heh, I think he's just trying to SPAM up so he can raise his VPP Milotic thing.

Matthew
02-17-2005, 01:59 AM
Heh, I think he's just trying to SPAM up so he can raise his VPP Milotic thing.

I do too.... he and thunder pikachu seem to be getting off topic in a lot of threads.... that calls for ban in VPP for excessive spamming around the forum.... I think I might bring it to seto's attention because it is getting annoying...

Do you have that one banner I made for you along time ago Esper?

Neo Emolga
02-17-2005, 02:26 AM
Man, these are sweet. I've seen a lot of your awesome banners before but there were a few that you displayed here that I have to come across.

Phew, I have quite a few things I need to learn about Photoshop before I ever get that good.

Hoenn Mirror Girl
02-17-2005, 03:04 AM
Awesome banners like always!

...but you've forgot the Shadoko banner...

Matthew
02-18-2005, 07:17 AM
Awesome banners like always!

...but you've forgot the Shadoko banner...

Eh.... not my best... lol.... I made that before I knew how to make my own backgrounds... lol... I just took a wallpaper and slapped some pictures and stuff, so technically, I only modified it... not created it... lol.

Keep teh comments coming in! I appreciate it :silly:

[Merged]...

EDIT
New banner!

http://img144.exs.cx/img144/4338/matthewcopy2xp.png

Thanatos
02-18-2005, 07:44 AM
OMFG, Matthew, I love it.

Tech banner buddies, even if yours does pwn me.

Nefarious
02-18-2005, 04:09 PM
Hey. I was gonna make a techno banner since I downloaded some new techno brushes. Anyway that one is really cool. But wait till you see mine. :devious:

Anyway can't wait to see more! :biggrin:

Matthew
02-18-2005, 11:43 PM
Hey. I was gonna make a techno banner since I downloaded some new techno brushes. Anyway that one is really cool. But wait till you see mine. :devious:

Anyway can't wait to see more! :biggrin:

I'll just have to make mine better than yours then :silly: lol... I was thinking about adding like some animation.... but I am too lazy :silly:

The Elite Ygseto
02-18-2005, 11:51 PM
Eh... its ok I guess...

j/k :P Looks cool, although i don't really like the border.

Matthew
02-21-2005, 02:53 AM
http://img149.exs.cx/img149/9845/loonycopy2nq.png

New banner for some guy at PC.... I like it kinda :silly:

Thanatos
02-21-2005, 07:55 AM
Wow, nice work Matthew. Like always, it's fantastic.

bronislav84
02-21-2005, 08:39 AM
What does it mean when something is "HOT", and why does mine not have it? I mean if "HOT" is a good thing, lol.

Matthew
02-21-2005, 06:03 PM
Oh... I used the term 'HOT' for banners that are a persoanl favorite of mine... I like the one I made you bron, but it isn't one of my faves.... heh.... sorry for the confusion XD

ACManga
02-21-2005, 07:32 PM
hey Matthew... i'm sure you know me from PC by the sig :P great job on all of them. i stumbled across this thread from your aplication at Frostbite Designs. ^^ great work on all of them.

Firion
02-21-2005, 07:50 PM
Cool banners Matthew. They are so creative and artisitic(sp). They are all 10/10. :razz:

~* Esper *~
02-21-2005, 11:20 PM
Sorry, Matthew, I don't think I do. But, you could always make another one for me. LOL :wink:

Matthew
02-22-2005, 07:53 AM
hey Matthew... i'm sure you know me from PC by the sig :P great job on all of them. i stumbled across this thread from your aplication at Frostbite Designs. ^^ great work on all of them.

I know you by the name XD not the sig... lol. Thanks for the comments everybody! :silly:

New banner for JIG... whether she uses it or not is another question... it had potential, but I lost it half way through XD lol... Good, nevertheless.

http://img160.exs.cx/img160/296/hmgcopy1ua.png

MystiKal
02-22-2005, 10:49 PM
Very nice Matthew I love the colors you used.

bronislav84
02-22-2005, 11:12 PM
Oh... I used the term 'HOT' for banners that are a persoanl favorite of mine... I like the one I made you bron, but it isn't one of my faves.... heh.... sorry for the confusion XD
I understand why. Is it because you kinda made it when you had nothing to do and didn't put as much effort into it as you should?

Either way, I must say, I certainly LOVE it. In fact, I love it so much that I'm even using it on Serebii. Too bad Serebii Joe doesn't allow Custom Avatars, though.

Matthew
02-23-2005, 01:11 AM
Thanks VT! I like the colors too... lol.

No bron, that isn't the reason.... I just don't like it as much as my other one's. It is good and all, and I put effort into it, it just isn't one of my favorites.... look at it this way, from your perspective... you are in an RP and you are always RPing greatly, doing your best, and you make a post, and it is all good, but it just isn't as good as the other posts.... I hope I am making it clear... lol... XD

Matthew
02-27-2005, 01:14 AM
Sorry for double posting, but I have a new banenr to show you all:

http://img238.exs.cx/img238/6569/birth5lx.gif

In dedication to my birthday, which was today! :silly:

Hoenn Mirror Girl
02-27-2005, 01:30 AM
Sorry for double posting, but I have a new banenr to show you all:

http://img238.exs.cx/img238/6569/birth5lx.gif

In dedication to my birthday, which was today! :silly:
Sugoi! Sugoi! Sugoi! Sugoi! Nyaaaa!
(Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Meeeeoow!)

Matthew
02-27-2005, 01:47 AM
Sugoi! Sugoi! Sugoi! Sugoi! Nyaaaa!
(Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Meeeeoow!)

Domo arigato, nekomajo asunya-san!

MystiKal
02-27-2005, 02:18 AM
Nice one Matthew I like the font you used. :wink:

Matthew
02-27-2005, 06:03 AM
Nice one Matthew I like the font you used. :wink:

Thanks. I like it too. I wanted something simple and boxy... so... lol.

Thepe2k pride text in teh thin banner of yours is difficult to see.... maybe add a soft 1 px bevel to it, or a 1 px black stroke, or at least something to distinctly clarify the font from the glow behind it...

~* Esper *~
03-01-2005, 04:17 AM
Wow, Matthew, truly inspiring. To me, if this doesn't sound too off the wall, the bubble-like thing to the left kind of reminded me of the wound, and the outer space part signified boundless oppurtunities. I mean, it was very meaningful to me, and it looks like you put some work into it too, a lil elbow grease.

Matthew
03-01-2005, 05:32 AM
Wow, Matthew, truly inspiring. To me, if this doesn't sound too off the wall, the bubble-like thing to the left kind of reminded me of the wound, and the outer space part signified boundless oppurtunities. I mean, it was very meaningful to me, and it looks like you put some work into it too, a lil elbow grease.

I noticed that too.... It wasn't intended... but I guess it was meant subconciously.... :silly:

sunchip
03-02-2005, 01:03 PM
can i have a banner?

Matthew
03-02-2005, 03:22 PM
can i have a banner?

No.... :susp: I don't take requests when people ask me.... If I notice a request and it interests me... I take it... I have neither the time nor the patience to take requests... sorry.

Scorch Ry
03-02-2005, 06:25 PM
Yeah, you have to realize that Matthew makes so banner great banners; that doesn't mean he takes any kind of requests. He takes the ones that turn out the best and show his work magically. So, perhaps give descriptions and take it from there or wherever.

Great banners altogether, Matthew; this banner museum sparkled my deep attention greatly. I never knew you made so many banners for me, although that is nothing compared to how many Kenshin made me at AisuruAnime Forums. ^0^ *looks around for an Espeon banner* Meh, maybe one day you'll make one...

Firion
03-02-2005, 08:01 PM
Nice new banners Matthew. I like the birth one. :happy: They are artistic and colorful.

FinalThunder
03-02-2005, 08:58 PM
I can't see them they come up a box with and [x] in it.

Nefarious
03-02-2005, 09:09 PM
yeah imageshack is having some kind of problem right now. They'll go up sooner or later.

btw nice banners Matthew. I always love to see your work. The animation on that nirthday one is really cool.

Matthew
03-03-2005, 01:08 AM
*looks around for an Espeon banner* Meh, maybe one day you'll make one...

Are you hinting at something :eh:

lol :silly:

The problem must have been fixed cause I see them working now... so...

Scorch Ry
03-03-2005, 06:21 PM
Meh, SPPf is down, and I really feel like posting alot, so here I am. >_>; Anyways, you'll get what I mean. ;) *looks for Grovyle banner* I'm sorry, I like Grovyle so much, I expect every graphics person to create one, even if they don't know about Pokemon or not! Hmph! *cries*

I still love all of the banners you've created so far.

.:VS:.
03-03-2005, 07:36 PM
Hey. I was gonna make a techno banner since I downloaded some new techno brushes.


From where?

Nefarious
03-03-2005, 08:38 PM
From where?

You could have PM'd me instead of posting here.

Anyway I get all of my brushes from deviantart.

bronislav84
03-09-2005, 05:27 PM
Thanks VT! I like the colors too... lol.

No bron, that isn't the reason.... I just don't like it as much as my other one's. It is good and all, and I put effort into it, it just isn't one of my favorites.... look at it this way, from your perspective... you are in an RP and you are always RPing greatly, doing your best, and you make a post, and it is all good, but it just isn't as good as the other posts.... I hope I am making it clear... lol... XD
Sorry for the late reply, XD. I wasn't around.

Ok I think I understand now. It's just not your best work, right? Like when you say "not as good as the others" referring to RPing. Oh I've been in that situation, of course.

Matthew
03-10-2005, 02:54 AM
Sorry for the late reply, XD. I wasn't around.

Ok I think I understand now. It's just not your best work, right? Like when you say "not as good as the others" referring to RPing. Oh I've been in that situation, of course.

Thanks for understanding... lol. I tried putting it in terms of RPing so you would try to understand what I was trying to say... lol. Sorry for the confusion.

I gotta go study for a math test right now.... adios!

Scorch Ry
03-10-2005, 04:28 AM
I honestly need an Espeon and Grovyle banner...VT's going to do one for me and I'm going to pay him $1 million. ^^ Anyways, any new banners that you would like to add?