Community Meta Signature Contest | Fans of ow the edge, rejoice!

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~~ ABOUT THE CONTEST ~~

As we all know, the mark of a true forum warrior is a sick sig. It commands respect, authority and is a beautiful field of self-expression. With this small and completely not serious contest, I'd love to bring a bit of that vibe back into our lives and experience that beautiful and naive moment in time once more.

To be clear, I don't really have a prize planned, but I think we could just submit our creations for the love of the game so to speak and then vote on what we think is the peak gamer sig here. Everyone will be a winner though because we'll all get to feast our eyes and hearts on your work! The aim here is not to make something amazing, but rather to capture the essence of an era.

I'll leave submissions open until the end of June thereabouts and then assemble a list so we can pick our favs.

Below, you'll find all you need to get started on your very own signature that expresses how you truly feel. I encourage both diehard sig makers and people new to this alike to give it a shot. This is one of those things where rapid iteration produces better results than keeping at it on one signature. And your first go will likely be just the thing we're looking to achieve with the naughties a e s t h e t i c.

The only rule is no rulez (but do try to keep things SFW). Text in the signature is optional but encouraged. In addition to game characters, anime is also an absolutely valid and excellent choice. Submit and show off as many entries as you'd like.

When you've got a few minutes to spare, grab your drink of choice, put on some Linkin Park and vibe out for MAX results.

ALSO, feel free to use this thread to post some the work out there you like and appreciate, or perhaps some of your own old sigs!

~~ R E S O U R C E S ~~

Free image editing software:

Video game and anime renders:

Special FX:
(I found a cool page with legit looking C4D effects, but all the links are broken. If you want spice things up, I suggest googling C4Ds and applying them using layer properties like linear dodge or screen, for now)

Cool fonts:

MOOD (AMVs baybeeee):

If you're looking for some edgy flavor text, I'm sure there's pure gold in game forums and FAQs from the time:

Reference material:




 
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Alright, got the creative juices flowing and here's my first to start us off. Not quite nailing the grunginess I wanted to go for, but this isn't even my final form!



I hope you can tell that I was listening to an AMV playlist as I worked on this.
 
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I have almost no ability in editing images but I'm going to try!

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I'm proud of what I've made in 30 minutes :ROFLMAO:
This is very, very good. Doing so much with so little. I’ll need to step up my game. Maybe find some sweet fractals for the background.

Edit: alright, feeling pretty good about this one. Also went with Sonic. The best character.



I feel like I really nailed the font here.
 
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Panda Pedinte

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Who else thinks Vincent Valentine was cool?

Look at his description: "A mystical man, stern and upright while at the same time dark and mysterious..."

Points proving he is one of edgiest best characters ever
  • Long hair
  • Best sense of fashion in FFVII
  • Sleeps inside a coffin
  • Suffers because of love
  • Became monsters in his limit breakers
He was my inspiration to make that signature

 

EdwardTivrusky

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