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2022 Q1 Submission Themes

Post by Arano » Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:02 pm

For inspiration, see our banner design archive.

There is no competition, so all banners submitted will be used in random rotation as per the current ones in their designated month. You can create as many banners as you like and if you want to make a banner for all 3 rounds you are of course free to do so :)

Design instructions and how to submit your banners are below the theme details.

February Theme: Floating Heads Pattern Deadline end of January
Something different to start the year! The idea is to create a colourful banner of floating heads, using the Manga Museum's sticker designs as inspiration:
https://manga-museum.stores.jp/items/61 ... 26d874530a
https://manga-museum.stores.jp/items/61 ... 77e16dd790
There is no restriction on the type of pattern or the characters you can use. You can choose your favourite character and use lots of heads with different expressions, or lots of different character heads.


March Theme: Ginga Densetsu Noah Deadline end of February
Open GDN theme where anything goes:
- Focus on your favourite character(s) in the series so far
- Alternate universes are fair game. What if the worms brought ______ back to life?
- Ginga... in space. Show me your best characters floating in the void!

Banner Creation info/rules:

Design your banner(s) at 1,800px wide by 394px tall at 72dpi.
  • If you have photoshop/GIMP, you can download a template here. Updated with old and new logos 2021
  • If you use any other program, here are the Ginga Board Logo downloads: Original Logo + New Blue Logo
  • The logo does not have to be centered horizontally, it can go anywhere in the space as long as the size stays the same. You are allowed to alter the colour.
  • There will be a credit box added with your name to either end of the banner where space allows (as the current banners show). Please be mindful of this and make sure you leave space at one end.
  • You can use images from the Free Image Gallery/scans of your own or draw the characters yourself. If you draw it yourself, you may include your artist signature in the corner, but otherwise please design the banner free of any text.
How to submit your banner design:

Submit your banner design by uploading it to a hosting site like imgur and posting it in a reply in this topic.
Please save your file as a high res JPEG or a PNG.

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Re: 2022 Q1 Submission Themes

Post by Arano » Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:04 pm

Just getting this topic ready while I have the time! January are staff picks, so there is just a Feb and March theme for this quarter.
Hope the Feb theme makes sense and will be fun to do!

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Re: 2022 Q1 Submission Themes

Post by Digsu » Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:08 pm

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I wish I could say I didn't immediately think "I must create a banner of the absolute best faces the GDW anime has to offer" upon reading the February theme.

But I definitely did immediately think "I must create a banner of the absolute best faces the GDW anime has to offer" upon reading the February theme.



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Re: 2022 Q1 Submission Themes

Post by Arano » Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:42 pm

Digsu wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:08 pm
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I wish I could say I didn't immediately think "I must create a banner of the absolute best faces the GDW anime has to offer" upon reading the February theme.

But I definitely did immediately think "I must create a banner of the absolute best faces the GDW anime has to offer" upon reading the February theme.
This sparks joy

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Post by Bluey_Madison » Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:16 am

I decided that I would join in this year in making banners, and that my first one would be about Kurotora, the life of Kai. It's one of the first options that I chose as well, wanting to use a theme of a character's family, and decided to go through the important life stages of one of the original Kai brothers.

(If it's too dark, I can change it so that the characters are more visible, or the colors more distinct)

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Re: 2022 Q1 Submission Themes

Post by Regnant » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:52 pm

I'm going to make everyone's eyes burn with color
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Post by Arano » Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:04 am

Regnant wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:52 pm
I'm going to make everyone's eyes burn with color
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This reminds me of the crazy carpet you'd get at bowling alleys

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Post by dolan » Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:51 am

this is my first time doin a banner, so i hope it looks alright:

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Re: 2022 Q1 Submission Themes

Post by Spirit Tree » Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:52 am

dolan wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:51 am
this is my first time doin a banner, so i hope it looks alright:

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Are you kidding me?! Your first banner looks good! :EXCITE:
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Post by Sandatora » Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:21 am

dolan wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:51 am
this is my first time doin a banner, so i hope it looks alright:

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This looks so good!! O:
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Post by Digsu » Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:35 pm

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Here there be bearhounds :shiro: :riki: :gin: :weed: :joe: :yukimura: :koushirou: :sirius: :orion: :rigel: :bella: :zion:



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Re: 2022 Q1 Submission Themes

Post by Rusty » Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:37 pm

Digsu wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:08 pm
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I wish I could say I didn't immediately think "I must create a banner of the absolute best faces the GDW anime has to offer" upon reading the February theme.

But I definitely did immediately think "I must create a banner of the absolute best faces the GDW anime has to offer" upon reading the February theme.
This is the BEST one I've seen for ages ahahah
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Re: 2022 Q1 Submission Themes

Post by Gultair » Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:17 pm

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Kurojaki and Maya! :bon1: I'm realizing I didn't exactly make this colorful lol, so I hope it still works
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Post by dolan » Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:30 am

Gultair wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:17 pm
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Kurojaki and Maya! :bon1: I'm realizing I didn't exactly make this colorful lol, so I hope it still works
GOD DAMN i love yr style
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Re: 2022 Q1 Submission Themes

Post by Gultair » Sat Jan 29, 2022 5:49 am

dolan wrote:
Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:30 am
GOD DAMN i love yr style
Ahh thank you so much! :tfw_rigel1: :heart: I had a lot of fun drawing Ginga dogs in my own style, I can't wait to do it again
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Post by GSDJohn » Sat Jan 29, 2022 7:45 am

dolan wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:51 am
this is my first time doin a banner, so i hope it looks alright:

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Looks awesome!! :tfw_rigel3: I love the colors and the expressions!! :EXCITE:
Gultair wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:17 pm
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Kurojaki and Maya! :bon1: I'm realizing I didn't exactly make this colorful lol, so I hope it still works
EPIC! :P4: :kurojaki:
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Post by LIBRAKIND » Sun Jan 30, 2022 12:43 am

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Finally got this done before the month let out

Haven't done a banner in a while, figured this was an easy one to do
Draw the Kai Bros' kids! With some, design tweaks,,,
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Re: 2022 Q1 Submission Themes

Post by Ian » Sun Jan 30, 2022 2:59 am

Hmmm....floating heads? And speaking of heads, what do all these lovely lads (and Akakabuto) have in common?

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Post by Tsukitora » Mon Jan 31, 2022 2:38 pm

Surprise! I had this banner idea all month and finally got around to it yesterday: a lil tribute to Jerome and Lydia’s fallen four!

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Hope the kana of their names is alright, the space between each head looked weird without something there XD
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Re: 2022 Q1 Submission Themes

Post by Spirit Tree » Mon Jan 31, 2022 8:10 pm

Ian wrote:
Sun Jan 30, 2022 2:59 am
Hmmm....floating heads? And speaking of heads, what do all these lovely lads (and Akakabuto) have in common?

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I like this one. Ginga needs a few more flying heads. :P4:
Tsukitora wrote:
Mon Jan 31, 2022 2:38 pm
Surprise! I had this banner idea all month and finally got around to it yesterday: a lil tribute to Jerome and Lydia’s fallen four!

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Hope the kana of their names is alright, the space between each head looked weird without something there XD
I love this tribute! :tfw_orion1:
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