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MOD Fan Art Banner Submission Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by HanSolo29, Aug 22, 2007.

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  1. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Hey all,

    After some careful consideration, I decided to give the rotating banner thing a try. This will be similar to the schemes you see in Literature, Classic Trilogy and elsewhere on the JC. Basically, you can sumbit banners here anytime you wish by simply posting links directly to this thread. Banners will then be taken randomly from this thread and placed into the rotation to appear on the forum page.

    Tips and guidelines for banners can be found in the Official Banner Maker's Thread. All guidelines must be followed in order for you banner to qualify. The following text must also appear somewhere within the image itself:
    1) Fan Art Forum
    2) The Force.net


    If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask! And finally, have fun! :)

  2. Basement24 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2005
    star 2
    Not 100% sure I did it right, or that it's worthy, but here's a banner I made from what we had from the 30th Anniversary challenge. A couple of characters had to be omitted because of space, but a lot of the characters made it in. I think out of the character finished, the only ones that didn't make it in were the Death Star Trooper, one of the Sandtroopers, and R5. Not to say they weren't good, but it was just getting crowded and I felt the Imperial presence was satisfactory, and R5 shouldn't be present if R2 wasn't. I also hope people don't mind that I coloured a couple in for consistancy.

    Here's the full image for what it looks like:
    [image=http://www.basement24.com/fanartforum/fan-art-banner.jpg]

    And here are the elements:
    Ad Left Side
    Ad Right Side
    Back Banner
    Curge Graphic
    Left Graphic
    Main Banner

    If it's not worthy, then no worries, I don't mind if it doesn't make it up, but I had a bit of free time, so I thought I'd try. :)

    EDIT - Looking at it more, I'm not too fond of it... It's not very quality work. Meh... I'll leave it up anyway because otherwise it was time wasted.
  3. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Great submission, B24! :)

    I really like the concept of using all of the 30th Anniv. drawings. Is there any way you can make a stylsheet to go along with it? I would love to see how it would look up against the forum layout.
  4. Basement24 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2005
    star 2
    I'm having a bit of trouble with the style sheet aspect. My main idea was the same layout we currently have, but instead of the black bar on the left, if would be white to match the white around Luke's leg. I'll plug away at it, but if anyone else can make a CCS that would be super. Programming isn't my kind of thing, I'm a Photoshop kind of guy. :)
  5. odj_310388 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2002
    star 5
    [image=http://www.odj310388.com/other/pictures/fanartbanner/fanart2.jpg]

    No split images yet, or style sheet. (never knew how to make them) Just wanted to see the response before I split it up.
  6. Corran_Fett Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2005
    star 4
    B24: Nice idea bringing the Anniversary collage images into the banner. Although it'd probably be better to wait till we have 'em all.

    odj: [face_thinking] I see you used some of the artworks from back in the day when we had the banner competition. Or is it even the same banner you submitted back then? In any regard, it's nicely done, and it's cool to see one of my oldest photomanips on it. :p


    A general question: Source Images. Can I also take source images from other sites than TFN Fan Art? And when it take a fan's artwork, should I ask the artist for permission to use it, first?

    I already have an idea where I can find great source images, in the favorites section of my Deviant Art account, hehe... :D But only if that's okay with you, HS29. :)
  7. odj_310388 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2002
    star 5
    Yep, its the same banner. :p Saw this thread and thought 'hmm wonder if I still have that banner I made ages ago somewhere...'
  8. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    HAHA! I knew it! :p

    Nah, I'm just kidding. I agree with Corran_Fett, it really is a nice banner and it would be awesome to include it in the rotation. Concerning the stylesheets(I see that B24 is having problems as well), I think there might be a tutorial in the link I posted in the opening post of the thread. But don't feel bad, I could never figure it out either. :p

    In regards to source images - I'm pretty much keeping this wide open. You can go with official SW art or other fan art you find out there. But I do recommend you ask permission to use fan artwork before sticking it into a banner. Hope that helped. :)
  9. odj_310388 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2002
    star 5
    Well last time I made a banner for the forums my style sheet got made by someone else. :p If it gets accepted this time hopefully this image will give them some idea of where I was going with the background colour. Not sure if it helps or not but... *shrug* Oh and individual pieces will come soon.
  10. Corran_Fett Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2005
    star 4
    Here's my first one, stylesheet and direct links to the parts follow once I finished the second banner:

    [link removed]

    Wait, two banners?! Yep, I've got a big heap of artwork from DeviantArt, and I don't want to tell those who I asked for permission to use it that it didn't have any more space for it. :p

    EDIT:
    Alright, here's my FanArt banner 1 finished:
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt1/testpage.htm

    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt1/adleft.jpg
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt1/adright.jpg
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt1/side.jpg
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt1/curve.jpg
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt1/main.jpg
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt1/back.jpg
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt1/reply.jpg
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt1/stylesheet.css

    And there's the second one:
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt2/testpage.htm

    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt2/adleft.jpg
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt2/adright.jpg
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt2/side.jpg
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt2/curve.jpg
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt2/main.jpg
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt2/back.jpg
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt2/reply.jpg
    http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt2/stylesheet.css

    A few comments to banner 2: Yeah, I know, it probably looks like shameless self promotion, but out of my pool of source images, I couldn't find a good image for the upper left corner, the "curve", so I took one of my own - or at least halfway, since Kuk-Man did the lineart, after all. I also decided against linearts in this banner, because there are so many great colored pieces, I wanted to give them precedence. And I've got enough "white" in the first banner already, after all.

    Now, the credit the great artists behind those amazing pieces. [:D] They're all from http://www.deviantart.com , although a few are TFN Members, too.

    AbKi, angelgaby, BlackJackWhite, Callista1981, CucumberBoy, DarthFar, Earwig, FalconFan, Fastfood, Fire_Scorpion, jeddibub, Jeff Confer, JosephB222, Jubran, Kuk-Man, Laubi, nattzvart, Radojavor, Remainaery, seangordonmurphy, stevecriado, tansy9, usernameunknown, and ZedderZulu


    Be sure to check out their galleries over at DeviantArt. To find that just insert their username in "username.deviantart.com". :D
  11. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Very nice, Corran_Fett! Nice compilation of images. They flow together quite nicely in both of them. :D

    Thanks for your cooperation so far, everyone! I'll see what I can do about getting the first batch up! ;)

    EDIT: Before I forget, odj, in order to get your banner uploaded, I will need the links to the separate images. Thanks!
  12. Corran_Fett Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2005
    star 4
    Yeehaa, that was fast! [:D]

    Just one thing... the "reply.jpg" doesn't show up on Post Reply pages. I know, it isn't much of a reply image, anyway, but that's the only way I can credit the original artists.
  13. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    May 25, 2002
    star 9
    Fixed! I'll fix the other one as well now that I know what to do.
  14. FettFan79 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 25, 2005
    star 2
    I got excited seeing the Mando in the corner, especially when I recognized it! Cool work Corran! :cool: :D
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