The Ugly Swan

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    I am starting this to help fill in the gap of High~Light Studios (may only be temporary). I am not as talented as they are but with the gap of their shop closing for right now maybe I can help out.

    This shop will probably only consist of me but I will do my best.

    [ General Rules ]

    1. Credits - Please credit using either The Ugly Swan or my username, preferably with a link.

    2. Multi-Requesting
    - Don't request in multiple shops. If you request in another shop after requesting here, your request will be cancelled. Repeatingly ignoring this rule might result in a ban.

    3. Patience - If you think I am taking too long on your request, don't start poking. Requests will never be ignored. I will try to do them first come first serve.

    4. No Spam - Also don't spam with reactions on other people's banners, decklists, or whatever. It clutters the thread and will get you an infraction.

    5. Respect
    - Please be respectful. This one's easy.

    6. If you have questions, please ask them.

    [ Requesting Guidelines ]

    1. Request here, in this thread, not via PM!

    2.
    Please tell me WHAT it is you want; avatar, signature banner, or both. If you want a signature banner, please tell us what size it should be.

    3. Please be precise about what you want;
    3.1 If you want a "blended art banner"(multiple pictures, MTG artwork for ex.), please tell me in which order you want them to be. If not, I will do what I think looks good. If you do request a specific order, but it doesn't look good to us, I reserve the right to change the order. Also, please select a number of arts between 3 and 6(500x100-600x100) or 2 and 4(450x150).
    3.2 If you want text in your signature banner or avatar, please tell me where you want it to be. If not, I will do what I think looks good. If you do request a specific place for the text to be, but it doesn't look good to me, I reserve the right to change the placement.
    —3.3 If you want something else, be precise as well.

    4. If you want non-MTG-art-pictures in your banner, please provide these pictures yourself, or be very clear about what picture you want (this applies to unique pictures, a well-known album cover for example), although even in this case it would still be just as easy to attach it yourself.

    5. If you want a specific color/tone/mood, please tell us.

    6. Please link your cards. Also please type the full card name so I do not have to guess at the card name.

    [ What do I do right now? ]

    1. Signature banners
    2. Avatars
    3. Simple animations

    (i pretty much stole their rules link(for High~Light Studios))


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    For a start I have done a few of the requests that High-Light studios had, originally for personal practice, but I'm going to offer them so if you requested it you may use it and potential requesters may see some samples.

    Zaccormon


    [simg]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/zaccormon/thedayweallfellstill.jpg[/simg]

    Harbinger


    [simg]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/harbinger/fightfirewithfiretop.jpg[/simg] [simg]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/harbinger/fightfirewithfirebottom.jpg[/simg]



    [simg]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/harbinger/yourthoughtsbetrayyoutop.jpg[/simg] [simg]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/harbinger/yourthoughtsbetrayyoubottom.jpg[/simg]

    necroticah


    [simg]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/necroticah/necro-channellingtop.jpg[/simg] [simg]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/necroticah/necro-channellingbottom.jpg[/simg]

    samuelsonson


    [simg]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/bant/Bant.jpg[/simg]

    shinigami e


    [simg]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/shinigamie/blendedartbanner500x100.jpg[/simg]
    Last edited by ChibiSwan: 9/1/2009 6:24:02 PM
  • #2
    Hey buddy ChibiSwan... Well done! Thanks alot for taking up the challenge!
    Well done. Hope to see you more often and in turn your skills will killer improve!
    :symu::symu::symu::symb::symb::symb::symr::symr::symr::dimir::rakdos::izzet::symr::symr::symr::symb::symb::symb::symu::symu::symu:

    "So many choices. Shall I choose loathing, hate, or malice today?"
  • #3
    Thanks ChiSwan for the banner. I like it.
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    Thank's to ChibiSwan at The Ugly Swan
  • #4
    I appreciate what you're doing, ChibiSwan. Although it feels a bit weird. I'm not sure what policy there is on "stealing" our requests or blatently copying my formatting from the first post.. If you'd like to give me a little line of credit for that? I'm picky, sorry, :p
    Other than that, thanks, you're quite good and keep up the good work!

    PS:
    Quote from ChibiSwan
    2. Credits - Please credit using either The Ugly Swan or my username, preferably with a link.
    The link still links to our shop. Better fix that Wink
  • #5
    Thanks, Dustin. I'll give you a call later to fill you in on things. Your shop name made me lol.

    Obligigatory good lucks and stuff..

    @Zaph :: He is a personal friend and I had him do those for practice, before I knew the severity of the situation. It is how a lot of artists improve, and I would have done them anyways in our shop., so I gave him the go-ahead.
    Last edited by spiderboy4: 3/20/2009 6:35:28 AM
  • #6
    Hmm, okay Smileup I wasn't aware of that.
  • #7
    Thanks much for the banners, very appreciated.
    56 Correct
    23 Incorrect
    as of ZEN to M15.


    Many thanks to DNC at Heroes of the Plane!
  • #8
    Thank you, very much for the banner. You're a darn good person. Thank you for picking up the slack left in the wake of a terrible event. You have my respect.
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    Signature by ChibiSwan at The Ugly Swan. Avatar by Magus of the Sheep at Scuttlemutt Productions.

    My trade thread.

    Me: "Galadrial"? That cat's name should totally be Quumulox the Devastator.

    Friend: Send in a request.

    Me: These people don't understand. Cute things need violent and big-sounding names. Like, "Hey, have you seen my cat, Rakshor of the Blood-Pit Tribe?" Turns out the cat's, like, a five-week old kitten that makes everyone that sees it give the cliche "Aaaaaaaawww!" and a huge smile.

    Friend: I think that would be a little too epic for regular folks.

    Me: **** those *******. I want a kitten named Rakshor of the Blood-Pit Tribe. ****, I want a Blood-Pit Tribe of cats. They'd need other tribes to make cat-war with. Like, a next-door neighbor that's a crazy cat lady. She can have the Complete-******* Tribe.
  • #9
    Thanks so much for the banner but also for helping the people at HighLight Studios.
    We need more people like you in the world. Wink
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    Thank's to ChibiSwan at The Ugly Swan
  • #10
    could i please get a sig banner of blended art. The cards i want in it are mistbind clique, cryptic command, thougthsieze, bitterblossom and etc.
    Ty for taking SB4 spot and i feel very sry for u sb4
    I would also like a avatar of blightning goblin outlander demigod and figure of destiny(which ever looks best)

    ty fro taking your time to make these banners
    Thanks to Kracked Graphics for the signature.
    Standard
    GBW Reanimator
    Modern
    UGR Titan-Shift
    Legacy
    UWB Esper Deathblade
  • #11
    Here is one for arsenick wrath




    [simg]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/arsenick%20wrath/ournoblework-1.png [/simg]
  • #12


    [simg]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/darkhiroki/yourenotworththeetheriuminyourframe.png[/simg]



    [simg]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/Lightning_Link7/lightninglink7copycopy.jpg[/simg]
  • #13
    thanks a bunch ChibiSwan.. Smile
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    ChibiSwan! YOU ROCK! :p

    ...........Shin on the textless Cryptic Command
    Quote from Shinjutsei
    .......

    I...I really have nothing to say.

    This is EPIC.
  • #14
    Hello, its me again.

    I know it is a bit late but I was wondering if you could do a few changes to my banner.
    I was wondering if you could take out the Seaside Citadel and then put a Rhox War Monk in the middle of the banner(in between Knight of the Reliquary and Steward of Valeron).
    Could you also make the words ''BANT'' stand out a bit more please.
    I am not in a rush so I dont mind waiting.
    Sorry for asking changes so late.
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    Thank's to ChibiSwan at The Ugly Swan
  • #15
    Nevermind
    Last edited by RukarumelFieldJournal: 3/21/2009 7:51:10 AM
    -Rukarumel, Field Journal


    Thanks to mcchief111 for the avvy.

    Decks:
    Standard:
    RMinotaur MidrangeB
    Modern:
    GSpider TribalB
    RArtifractureB
    EDH:
    MayaelWRG
    Sliver OverlordWUBRG
  • #16
    Is this more what you had in mind Samuelsonson



    [sIMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/bant/Bant2.jpg[/sIMG]
    Last edited by ChibiSwan: 3/21/2009 12:06:47 PM
  • #17
    Nice Work Swan.
    Thanks to Alien Misprint for the Avvie.



    Sasky for the Sig.

    Quote from Darth Monkey
    DNC has done it again.

    I am in your [PACK]. Watching you... do... something. Tongue
  • #18
    I think that the other one looks better.
    Thanks so much though, and sorry for me asking for you to change it.
    Sorry, but I think I will keep the other one.
    Thanks for doing it for me though.
    Rhox War Monk just doesnt fit in with all the other knights.
    Sorry.........
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    Thank's to ChibiSwan at The Ugly Swan
  • #19
    Hey it's no problem, if all else i got a little more practice out of it.
  • #20
    Thank you for your understandment.
    If you said you get practice out from it, do you think you could keep the old banner but make the worlds BANT stand out a bit more. But not too much, simple.
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    Thank's to ChibiSwan at The Ugly Swan
  • #21
    I tried using a different type face and using a slightly larger font size.



    [simg]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/bant/Bant3.jpg[/simg]
  • #22
    Wow!
    Thanks ChibiSwan thats exactly what I wanted.
    Sorry for being so picky about what I wanted, but anyway, you made a great banner. Thanks!
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    Thank's to ChibiSwan at The Ugly Swan
  • #23
    Here is the banner and avatar for aman2468


    [IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/aman2468/avatar.png[/IMG]


    [simg]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/DukeOfMoldovia/magic%20forums/aman2468/blend.png[/simg]
  • #24
    ty it looks amazing
    keep up the great work

    my banner says its to large when i try to put it in my banner. Can you make it smaller so it would let me?
    Last edited by Aman2468: 3/22/2009 4:36:24 PM
    Thanks to Kracked Graphics for the signature.
    Standard
    GBW Reanimator
    Modern
    UGR Titan-Shift
    Legacy
    UWB Esper Deathblade
  • #25
    Hey can I get a 450x150 banner featuring Higure, the Still Wind, Mistblade Shinobi,Ninja of the Deep Hours, and my username. Thanks :).

    Thanks to ChibiSwan at The Ugly Swan
    Thanks to Numotflame96 for the Avatar
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