Alright, laddies and gentlemen. Everybody who is probably around who still cares about me and the shop has probably already left by now and gone on to different places. I know that I definitely have. But, I gotta leave like Bwnci did in Pinnacle Sigs about 2 years ago. Goddamn it, I feel old just saying that, because I remember that day like it was yesterday.
But if anybody who legitimately had fun in the Sporum forums like I did is coming back just to tie up loose ends or close the chapter, this is for you.
I apologize for how this place just sorted faded into obscurity. I really did have lots of fun here. Honestly, the fun I had was not because of the game of Spore itself, but because of the memories I've had meeting "strangers" online and then collaborating with them to create truly amazing works of art that just make people go "Wow!" or "That's so perfect, thank you so much!" It truly did bring a smile to my face, and it really did influence my life. Before I created my signature shops of Exalted Sigs and Chloro Sigs, I had a very hard time communicating with people. Now, after all these experiences, I can say that the Spore forum was truly my cocoon in the metamorphosis into a beautiful human being. I've recently joined several community projects in raising funds for poor people as well as giving free work like babysitting to people who need it. Collaborating with my peer ministers at church has become less of a chore and more of fun for me thanks to the Spore forum experience. And best of all, the 4 years of graphical experience I have gained from working here has already placed me in high standards in terms of application to art colleges in California. I can't thank you enough for that.
Bwnci wrote:Saying that, I'm outstanded with the talent floating about the forum now. I haven't gone far but ghostofillusion and your team are producing some truly fantastic stuff, I honestly question if we could compete. Seriously guys, some industry standard quality work over there. I can only recommend that you all try to develop a signature style of your own now. It looks as if you've all studied (and mastered) countless tutorials, but one persons work doesn't stand out from the others. I fear that if we threw all your work into a bag I wouldn't be able to pick ghost from jelly. I know you use what works but I think almost all of you are ready now, to use your knowledge and understanding to be freer with your work.
Bwnci... this paragraph of text has stuck with me for almost 2 years now. And honestly, I really have become to develop my own style. Not just in graphic art, but in doodling and drawing as well. Physical art too. This paragraph of becoming my own style has shaped who I am today, and I cannot thank you enough for that.
But now, I think it is time to lay this beautiful shop to rest. We never reached 1000 pages, which kinda sucks, but life goes on. I could read the archives of this thread for days on end and never get bored. If you even want to get back in touch with me, to say "Hi" or "Hey how are you doing?" then just visit my personal blog or follow me on Twitter.