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Discussion in 'Creative Zone' started by awney, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. awney

    awney i'm lame

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    Signatures are used to denote that a piece of art is yours, and to hopefully deter people from stealing it ( I know this isn't always the case). Signatures can come in the form of watermarking or just scribbling your name/pen name somewhere on the art piece itself. Do you guys use signatures? Do you make them stand out or do you hide them?

    I try to sign my art as much as I can. With my big lineless pieces I hide the signature because I don't want it to distract from the actual art itself, but I make it big enough to where people would be able to find it. On commissions though if I get permission to share it, I make my signature big and ugly to try and deter people from using it for personal use/stealing it. If it's a simple doodle or just a silly drawing in general I usually don't sign it. Then again, I usually don't showcase that kind of art anywhere.
     
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  2. luxuryluxray

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    I sign most of my art with a shortened version of my art username. I used to use the full thing, but I got lazy and the shorter version looks better anyway. I try to make the signature visible, but in a spot where it doesn't take away from the art too much.
     
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    I’ve recently gone back to sign my more recent artworks. My signature is small, but still readable. It includes my username and the year I created the piece. I try my best to include a signature in every piece of art I create, but sometimes, I forget.
     
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    I use my username to sign stuff it isn’t something that I am likely to use. I am thnking about making a water mark though
     
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    I end up signing every piece I share even if it's a little doodle. I used to make the sigs really bright and easy to notice but now I set the layer with my sig at a really low opacity (3% or so) so the sig doesnt obstruct but it's still there.
     
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  6. awney

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    oh! my old style of signing is to sign my name on the lineart. it would be the same lineart color. i just felt like it was way too distracting to keep doing that.
     
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    I don't sign my work. I haven't really made anything worth stealing, so why bother?
     
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  8. awney

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    still, its good to get into the habit of signing your art i think.
     
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    I try to sign my work, although my little sprites/animations tend to end up without any due to the mere size. (it's difficult when you have 50x50-100x100 canvases..)

    usually my sigs are a random color I used (commonly black) and 100% visible, although sometimes I try to make it semi-transparent like a watermark..
     
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    I think I've only signed my work about 5 times in my several years of digital drawing. My work never got popular enough to steal so I never got the point. I've seen users with "bad" art but were popular who got their stuff stolen, so with a low profile and art not very improved at that point, I just kinda dodged all that. plus I never knew how to put it in the piece where it would still look good aesthetically
     

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