View Full Version : Artwork From the Shadows: Tenaya's Art
01-29-2010, 08:25 AM
Hey guys! Well, I'm kinda new to banner making, but it's something I got into this week thanks to my AMAZING teacher Beth/Blazing Tiger. I've been working on it all week, and I've decided to share my newest creations with you. I hope all of you will enjoy them :). I started out with the RPM gang because RPM is definitely my favorite season right now, and I kinda miss it :( The backgrounds of the banners belong to either Beth or Bria, depending on which one it is.
I'll get the rest of the RPM crew up soon enough... The next two banners were inspired by my fanfic, Venjix's Revenge.
Christina Aguilera plays my OC Brooke Daniels, so no touching her ;) Well, that's all I have for now, please leave a comment on the way out :)
01-29-2010, 08:37 AM
Lots of awesome work here, Ilana! For being a new graphic artist, I am quite impressed by your work, the cutting especially. Everything just looks so clean and well done; not many people can really get it down...like myself. lol
Anyway, onto the banners themselves...you know what I think of Brooke as well as the certain bond she has with Dillon in your story. I love the work you've been doing here, but I think my eye has caught the RPM work the very most. I especially like the ones of Ziggy and Doc K. My favorite pair from RPM and I think you put the backgrounds to good use. One thing is that I think the text on the Doc K banner is a little harder to read but aside from that, nice job!
Keep up the good work here, Ilana!
01-29-2010, 09:01 AM
Brilliant stuff sis. Very impressive indeed :D
01-29-2010, 10:11 AM
That's a really good start Tenaya! They are great
01-29-2010, 10:51 AM
Ilana, these are all awesomeness! I am stealing the Doc K banner and it shall be my favorite!
01-29-2010, 02:41 PM
Thats awesome dark daughter. You do so much better then i would have for my first attempts. You should be really proud. Though the Ziggy banner is hands down my favorite. I love it. Your cutting is really amazing. Nice work.
01-30-2010, 12:58 PM
Great start with everything!
01-30-2010, 06:36 PM
Hey guys, thanks so much for the comments on my other update. anyway, here's some more of the RPM crew as well as some shippers...
I know they're all pretty similar in style, as I learn more, my style will change, but for now, I think these work well.... The BGS for Flynn, Scott, Gem, and the two shippers are mine, while the others belong to Bethie and Bria.
01-30-2010, 07:13 PM
Love it all...and while I am such a huge fan of Tenaya and Kiggy...GEMMA! I absolutely loved her; my favorite girl from RPM and that says a lot when you consider the female talent on that show. I just loved her outlook on life and all that. It looks great. Everything is looking great here, Ilana, and I see you continuing to progress. Keep up the good work!
01-30-2010, 07:25 PM
Those are awesome!
01-31-2010, 03:42 AM
Kiggy is love. I love how that one came out. Nice bg work on it too. What am i suppose to teach you again? lol I really like the Gemma one. I love those pics of her. They stick out to me which is awesome. The Summer/Dillon banner is well done. I am digging those pics as well. Nice work once again.
01-31-2010, 07:44 AM
Those are awesome Tenaya!
01-31-2010, 10:48 PM
Nice new works! They're very beautiful.
02-01-2010, 01:43 PM
Your art is so pretty..but your progress in so little time is what makes you amazing, girly :p. I've already shared my thoughts on most of these on RH but there's nothing wrong with spreading the love elsewhere, right? The Gem banner is still up there with my favorites. As is the Kiggy banner <3 it's strange but this is the first time I noticed the little hearts in the backround, what a nice little touch you have there. I think the Flynn banner best displays your cutting, which is stellar if you haven't been told enough :p, but I think the Scott one puts your brushing to the best use. I'm glad you thought outside of the box when it came time to color it, you strayed away from the typical and given-color of red. I love the blue.
Keep up the good work, Ilana!
02-01-2010, 04:02 PM
Y'all are too kind to me. Thanks so much for the love. I already showed some of these off at another forum, but there are also some brand new ones along with them. Some of these are also gifts, so if they were made for some one, please don't touch them.
Gem & Gemma
Taylor Lautner (This one was made for Bethie, so no sticky paws)
Doc K and Tenaya (made for a friend of mine, no touching :p)
Doc K (This one is Bria's)
And I decided to move along to some of my favorite female Rangers. These two start off the set:
And one for my fanfic Venjix's Revenge, Brooke Daniels played by Christina Aguilera
And that's all I have for you today :p Hope you all enjoyed them :)
02-01-2010, 07:26 PM
Another neato update here, Ilana. I love how you did all of these banners and it seems like you really are getting the hang of things. I especially like the one of Doc K solo, though the Brooke/Dillon banner is nothing too shabby if you ask me. It seems like you're also getting down the work of fonts well, too. Nice work overall...keep it up!
02-01-2010, 10:13 PM
I find it really hard to believe Your knew to making Graphics because their amazing!!! Keep up the good work,I can't wait to see more amazing art work.
02-02-2010, 05:16 AM
You remind of my self when I started creating banners,you have a lot of talent and you will improve as time flies by. My advice is play with effects like outerglow,innerglow and edit the brightness of each thing you cut. Try using contour in the text in the blending options. In the bgs you do great job. I like them all in general,keep it going!:D
02-02-2010, 06:57 AM
MMMMMM, Madison :D Great stuff Sis
02-02-2010, 08:47 AM
Ok, lets test your request skills :D
An avatar please 120 x 120
This as the background
This one of The Miz
Then across the bottom, this - "AAAAWESOME!"
I'll wait with much anticipation lol :D
02-02-2010, 09:50 AM
Great update Tenaya!
02-02-2010, 11:35 AM
Order up hope you like it:
02-02-2010, 11:39 AM
One word............ AAAAAWESOME :D
02-02-2010, 01:50 PM
I still love my Dr. K banner *squashes you* >;D but Beth's Taylor banner I haven't seen before, I bet she went googoo gaga over it :p. I love the purple and the design in the middle is intriguing, I think it adds a lot of flare.
The various banners for your fic keep reminding me I still need to read...*whistles innocently*
02-02-2010, 07:14 PM
My Taylor banner is really freakin hawt. I love it. Of course i loved it. It's Taylor. <3 But the Kira banner catches my fancy. I love her and she was just an amazing ranger. Bria's K banner is awesome stuff and i love the Tenaya/K one. Nice job dark daughter.
02-02-2010, 07:17 PM
The request came out great,the pose of the guy was perfect for an avatar and you just used it properly:D
02-02-2010, 09:34 PM
You've got some great banners going there, and you're definitely getting better every time you do a new one. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
02-03-2010, 09:19 AM
Nice job on the request, Tenaya! :)
02-07-2010, 12:50 PM
Thanks a lot for the comments guys! It's been a few days, so I thought I'd show off some stuff. The first banner was a gift, so no touchie :P
And another Doc K banner that I had the sudden inspiration for....
Some Tenaya love....
Some of Flynn and Gemma, based off of Danger and Destiny PT 1
A bit of Morgana....
And a banner based on my fanfic, Venjix's Revenge
Whew! That was a big update! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!
02-07-2010, 12:56 PM
Very nice bunch of banners you have here, Ilana. I think the Venjix's Revenge banner you did has a spark of cuteness to it with the hearts in the background but what I really like are the Rose and Flynn/Gemma banners. I think Rose McIver is just lovely and you gotta show me where you got that one pic on the left of the banner. Just...wow, stunning. Awesome work overall, Ilana!
02-07-2010, 01:38 PM
Yeah its my Rose banner. <<333 I love it. Nice work on it. I love the K banner too. Its so cute. The slippers are a nice touch. I also love the Tenaya banner. The bg looks great against the pics. I love all of it i really do.
02-08-2010, 09:01 PM
Thanks guys, small little update tonight. I got the sudden inspiration for both these banners. I swear I'll get off my RPM kick one day....
And I know Bria's got dibs on this Banner.....
02-09-2010, 02:51 AM
Nice work, Tenaya! The Dillon/Summer banner is very striking with the flower, I love it and of course, Ziggy/Dr. K is pure awesome :)
02-09-2010, 05:16 AM
Nice :D I like how thw Black And White looks :D Very good stuff sis
02-09-2010, 08:06 AM
Woot, Kiggy! While I know they are Bria's OTP for RPM, I am a big fan of them myself...I mean, c'mon, how can you not love this developing romance? I love how that turned out, though the yellow flower on the Summer/Dillon banner gave it a nice touch. It just looks really good. :) All of it does. Keep it up, Ilana!
02-09-2010, 08:23 AM
How come Bria gets dips on the Kiggy banner? But i must say it sure is awesome. I love that pic of them and the bg looks amazing. The Summer/Dillon banner aint no slouch either. I really liked that pairing and i love how you did it. The pics work so well together. Nice work nice work.
02-09-2010, 08:50 AM
I got dibs because I'm me....but mostly it's because I was around before all of you saw it >;D.
The Kiggy banner might not be new to me but the Dillon/Summer one is. I really like the addition of the flower, reminds mw how creative you were with incorporation the bunny slips and the butterfly in your one Dr. K banner ^_^ and yes, I obviously bring everything back to K. As much as I really like the backround I think the text is what draws me in the most, it contrasts really well with the monotone and you've become a prio at glow text. Kiggy's banner is still my favorite overall though ;P a shocker, I know.
Keep up the wonderful work, Ilana!
06-03-2010, 02:06 PM
*blows dust off of ancient 4th page gallery* Wow, have I been neglectful or what? Yeah, I haven't been uploading a lot of work here, sorry guys x.X most of my work recently has been either text banners or gifts. I find myself uninspired to do otherwise, but I guess I can put some stuffs up to be admired :)
Text banners have become my obsession. I like them because they're simple and can contain any words one wants. Here are some of my favorites that I've done:
The lyrics in this banner are from Airplane by B.o.B feat Hayley Williams. Pretty awesome song, if I do say so myself.
Lyrics are from Second Chance by Shinedown
Not really lyrics, so much as a movie quote.... If you don't recognize this quote, you haven't been watching the right movies. It's from The Dark Knight said by Harvey Dent/Aaron Eckhart
Lyrics from If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickelback
Now, I do make real banners too, or I at least try to x3... Most of their were either gifts or RP people or couples, but there are some exceptions... I think.
This is Diana Carter (playd by Genevieve Cortese), my silver RPM Ranger in an RP I got going with Daniel on The Sweet Escape, really awesome board by the way, you should check it out if you're into RPing.... YAY for shameless advertising!!! xD
An RP couple... Diana is credited above and owned by me, and Daniel Mikel is played by Taylor Lautner and owned by Daniel, of course.
Another character banner. This is Rory, my silver Zeo Ranger, played by Nikki Reed
This was my first attempt at blending, I admit, I don't have the patience for it very often, but I'm trying. It was a gift for Bethie, so no touching!
And yeah, that's all I'm going to show off for now. Hopefully, now that school is out for the summer I'll have more time to focus on my art and actually do some nice stuffs. ;) Leave me some love, hate, whatever, I love any comments given to me XD
06-03-2010, 02:08 PM
Those are great Tenaya
06-03-2010, 03:22 PM
My Damon banner. <3 Of course i still love it. I need to use it sometime. :P But i still still love it. <3 And it was one of your first tried at blending. I am so excited about that. You did amazing. of course the other banners look amazing. Text banners are hot and you have that mastered pat. I also love the rp ones. Nice very nice.
06-03-2010, 04:49 PM
Ilana, I absolutely love the art you do and it's nice to see more of it done on RC. I especially like the work you did of the lyrics banners; the Nickelback and Dark Knight quote ones, in particular, stuck out to me. I also gotta show love to the other banners and I can clearly see that your blending has turned out a lot better...this goes, especially, for your Rory banner and I also like the text you did for the Diana banner. I think text is one of your stronger points and I hope to see some more of that good stuff. Awesome job overall, Dark Daughter!
03-03-2011, 10:01 AM
*blows dust off of gallery* It's been way too long since I updated this gallery. I took a break from graphic making, but I've finally gotten back into it and am rather happy with how I've been doing. Anyway, onwards. I'm a huge fan of Samurai, so I chose them to start doing graphics for.
Without border (http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i200/ilanac3000/Banners/Mikebantext.png)
Without border and without text (http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i200/ilanac3000/Banners/Mikeban.png)
Without border (http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i200/ilanac3000/Banners/Emilybannertext.png)
Without border and without text (http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i200/ilanac3000/Banners/Emilybannertextless.png)
Big update, but one I'm definitely proud of :samuraiyellow: oh, and Bethie has dibs on the Mia icons, just sayin :p And credit for the caps goes to the awesome Bria.
03-03-2011, 10:18 AM
Dang someone's gotten into the blending style and I must say that it works for you, daughtra. :D The banners all turned out nice and I do not care what other say; Samurai is a great little season for what we've gotten so far. I especially like the Sisterly Bond banner; I want to see more of them in future episodes but if Shinkenger is any indication, I should not hold my breath, lol. Nonetheless, I like the pic choices and of the yellow ranger fade din the center. Mike/Emily also deserves my apprecation and I really hope you do more icon work down the line because those are great! Awesome job, Lana, you did great with this return to the gallery!
03-03-2011, 10:52 AM
Those are great!
03-03-2011, 04:13 PM
I love them all. You did a great job on the icons, really rockin and the banners...awwwww
03-03-2011, 04:29 PM
these are cool Tenaya
03-03-2011, 04:46 PM
Those are some nice artworks you got there! Great job!
03-03-2011, 11:53 PM
I loved your Taylor lautner and Ian Somerhalder stuff much! Can I borrow them?!
03-04-2011, 12:50 PM
Ohh lookie at the Mia icons. <3 Of course i do have dips on them because i am dark mama. :P Naw just kidding. Im not selfish i wil share. Im stoked to see you back in the whole graphics business and well im even more stoked to see what you do next. =D Awesomeness daughta and keep it up more.
03-04-2011, 07:18 PM
Glad to see you're back >;P finally.
You're right to be proud of the stuff you created here. Out of everything the Sisterly Bond banner speaks to me the most. The morphed pic in the middle won me over, my apologies to Mike's face for being bested by the yellow ranger suit xP, but that banner is just so pretty and including Serena just adds another dunk into the awesomesauce. Your text, as always, is looking popping. :p
Here's to hoping that this is only the beginning and another hiatus will never be found. Great update, Tenlana! ^^