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    New Website

    Hello friends,
    I have just made my self a new web site and I would love to hear your honest feed back on what works, what doesn't and what else I might need.
    -Thanks Tanem
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    I had a quick look at your site
    I think you must change the lettering.
    A visitor coming to your site (potentially a client !!!) needs to have the feeling that this is a professional artist.
    I severly recommend ditching the glowing letters & maybe instead have a light-grey neutral background with "sober" - formal - business style lettering .

    Xept of course if you were designing fonts ... that would then be different.
    But your work (very good !) are paintings so nothing should discract to much from them or so.

    It says "Game Art Professional digital & traditional"
    -> that suggests to me that the other art .. on the left (I recommend to NOT call it trash !!!!!) - the art must then be unprofessional & not worth looking at.

    Your sketchbook is hidden away & I think for a client it is a lot more important & especially interesting to look at.
    So Id have the sketchbook/s on the main page as well.

    I haveent seen ANY information about you .
    I think you need to give the visitor some idea who you are - how old - what experience - where you live etc.
    I would not recommend using the word pin-up to describe your work .. it sounds cheap & it doesnt do your skills justice.
    Id say they are elegant nude portrait painting for example.
    Maybe instead of hiding the different art categories you are involved in in subfolders/pages to instead havre them all linked as "3D-work Digital work - paintings etc" on the main page so that its as easy as possible to navigate & to get an overview.
    And Id loose the frame on the main page .
    Plain is better than overly fancy & distracting .

    Just IMO

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    Not bad! Good art and site. I don't think the glowing lettering is so bad. Try and keep the idea and lettering of the site cohesive so that it doesn't get distracting.

    I personally thought it was funny to say that the art on the left was "Pulp Trash" and I actually looked at that first. I do agree that you could just put all your art together in one gallery though. Putting it into seperate categories on the home page makes it seem like you have less work to show.


    The "garage" and such doesn't make much sense to me. You could add a little more flavor to the website design without detracting from the art. Nice pieces and overall pretty nicely done. The first link in the Pulp art section didn't work for me.

    Put your name on the home page for "game art" also!
    ~Chris

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    Thanks, that was really good advice. It's hard to know sometimes what looks good or not when you do everything yourself. You guys are right about putting everything on the front page. Looks like I'll have to do a little reworking.
    -Thanks, Tanem

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    My recommendations -

    - Lighter background
    - Invisible tables
    - Less conspicuous use of layerstyles

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    As Sarfevs said, get rid of the tables(make 'em invisible or black)
    The lettering isn't as terrible as I had first expected when reading Poohgee's reply. It's not great, but it sort of fits with your style alright. Try to experiment with a different green, I find that one ugly, maybe a more orange inclined one,

    Interesting art work by the way.

    -ras

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    What do you guys mean about the tables? When I look at it it's all black except for the thumbnails.
    -T

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    So you don't see green brackets outlining the thumbnails?
    I'm using Mozilla Firefox, what are you using?

    -ras

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