Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:04 PM
I hate to start off a post by going slightly off topic, but I am absolutely loving how the Guilds are helping each other to grow, learn, and expand. I think the real power of our little community is showing in how we interact with each other, and adapt to not only what the Guild leaders have established, but to what other members are doing as well.
I for one live to see inter-Guild development, and this build is SO Kaliphlin it's ridiculous! I nearly went back to our Guild main page to see if your affiliation had changed!
I have to agree with BB and dG, though. A little more effort in blanking out backgrounds always strengthens a post. While there isn't a need to add a cool border/BG to EVERY pic like the first one you posted, the viewer's eye is often distracted by "noisy" BG's like a carpet, table, other furniture, etc. I strongly suggest exploring backdrop options since this will be a judging criteria for the next challenge.
If I may offer a suggestion: I use Comic Book art boards (11" x 17") taped together from behind. They're low cost, available at any art supply store, and are extremely versatile. All that's required is to keep the pets/kids away from them to keep them clean!
Lord Khelperth Darwyn of Avalonia
Master Cartographer, High King of the Elves