I'm far from an artist, but sometimes I like to dabble in different areas to try out some interesting ideas. The idea for this signature I made came about shortly after I got my 3DS. What's so unique about it that I actually took my time to create it is - are you ready? - it's in three dee
. That's right, this isn't your ordinary png, but an mpo file - a stereoscopic image. On normal screens, only one half of the image appears (one "eye" is looking at it), but if you view it with a 3D device such as the 3DS, it explodes with depth!
The quote is from Wolfs Rain, and I drew Wolf Link myself. Overall, this thing took me probably between 20 and 30 hours, spread over two or three weeks. As I said, I'm not an artist, so it took a lot of time to get things looking right with no experience or skill. If I wanted to spend more time on it, Wolf Link could definitely use some improvement - I basically just cel-shaded it because I have no idea how to use brushes, gradients, etc. (I downloaded GIMP just for this project). I would have liked to have matched the style of the SS artwork so he fit better. I also might have been able to use some of GIMP's distortion settings to make the individual pieces not look like paper cutouts when viewed in 3D. As it is, the only things I used to achieve that effect are skewing the ground and offsetting the elements' placements in the two images. I might make a guide for making 3D images if anyone's interested - or better yet, I could explain it to you so you
could make a guide, with full knowledge of the software.