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    How did you come up with your signature?

    Hi all.

    Yes, this is kind of a stupid question I know.

    But I wanted to ask, how did you come up with your signature for your artworks. Is this something that gradually became your signature or did you sit down one night and "make" it.

    Also, do you use your full name, part of it, initials or do you have something more like a logo?

    I have a terribly long name (Ragnheiður Ásta Valgeirsdóttir) and have been trying to find out how it's best to sign my art, writing my full name takes way too much space and attention.

    So, if you have any thoughts on this please share And if you have your signature on file it would be lovely to see how you sign your art.

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    It was revealed to me in a dream

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    I found my signature and alias through intrest.
    I use the Thorn symbol from the norse elder futhark alphabet, encircled.
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    I was and still am really big into norse mythology, and it somehow lead to other manner of things around it, such as reading about the ancient alphabet.
    I didn't simply select and stick to a symbol though, it does have a bit of meaning, so I selected it and it stuck to me instead. I am finnish, thus from Jotunnheim, land of giants. Thorn is also called Thurisaz, which is a proto-germanic word for "giant" and derivative to Turisas, an alternate name for Iku-Turso, a sea monster and possible deity from finnish myth.
    It has no connection to my real name, although I do include the symbol in my full name signature as well.
    I don't know if I'll ever change it, it's simple and easy to add basically anywhere smoothly on an image.
    Well, that is how mine took form anyway, hopefully it might be of use in getting ideas.

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    I filled a few sketch book pages with rough signatures then decided what I liked best and refined it.

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    I agree with Piate, just scribble on a page till you are satisfied with the result. And if this doesn't work for you just get creative and find new ways to inspire you. I for example threw a piece of string on the floor and took the form it took as my new signature.

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    I don't have one. Everything I am - good or bad - has been stolen from someone else

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    My siggy was too bland so I decided to change it.
    I wanted to make it a bit artsy so I thought of a guitar and a violin and *poof*
    New signature in that weird cursive flowing style. lol

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    Of all the useless things to worry about, this has to be close to the top. The art matters, not your signature, paint well enough and people will copy your signature no matter how long your name or how sloppy you write it. Really, focus on getting good, which most people fail at,

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    Good point. In earlier years I thought it would be cool and unique to sign with the Chinese name I got in Chinese class. The result: Chinese people would tell the show curators that the name on the label card didn't match the name on the painting so I must be showing somebody else's work.

    An interesting truncated part of your name might be "ValGirl" but people are likely to think Moon Unit Zappa painted it. Sign your full name on the back on the stretcher bars and put the date. Keep records of who you sell to. That's how to solve the name game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggeraz View Post
    I agree with Piate, just scribble on a page till you are satisfied with the result. And if this doesn't work for you just get creative and find new ways to inspire you. I for example threw a piece of string on the floor and took the form it took as my new signature.

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    You do realize that looks like a dick and balls, or were you intentionally being hilarious?

    My signature is always a hexagram with "IZI" under it or for large pieces "IZI NINGISHZIDDA" with a hexagram before or after. I sort of took my cue from Bouguereau? I loved how he just spelled out his whole name in oil paint so carefully and didn't try to hide it in the painting or turn it into a cursive signature. It's like you look at it and he's saying, "YES, I PAINTED THIS." I admire that.

    I like your name I think you should sign the whole thing with the intonation marks and everything.

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    Disagree with this being a 'useless topic' I love looking at sigs and peoples logo's.

    But maybe thats because my siggy came from a Typography class assignment. I love Typo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izi View Post
    You do realize that looks like a dick and balls, or were you intentionally being hilarious?
    Pure coincidence!

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    Woops, I should probably be signing things huh..
    I hate having to put a sig on things to be honest. Usually ruins the look for me.

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    I simply use my handwriting, I write my name just as I did when I was 15. I find that to be the most honest identification of me, that it possesses all the graphological and whatever characteristics there are. The thought about doing a special stylized version, or a symbol or something like that did cross my mind a few times when I was younger, when I wanted a name to be more brand-like with its own graphic qualities. But I do check other artists signatures, sometimes their stylizations reflect their artistic influences, symbolic formulations can have special meanings, a delicately executed signature can express proudness of their work, etc. So a signature can have it own little meaning on a picture (dpaint is right tho, only the art is what truly matters)

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