Update. Hopefully I fixed the eye problem. Made the bang smaller so it wouldn't go over the eye, since that's probably what's causing the illusion of googlyeyes. Also added the "7". Some small things to add on that and then I'm putting a silhouette swordman behind it. Then it's done. I was gonna do over the text manually, but I don't have time for that anymore.
Oh that's a 7! I'd probably make the 7 quite small and maybe underneath the text somewhere maybe..
I think the fire has too fluid and lushious? It detracts from the overall effect and doesnt really look like fire when you look closer... :\ It's kinda hard to explain really... What is there is cool, but it just doesn't quite look like fire, something is either missing, or there's too much of a particular aspect.
www.good-tutorials.com has several nice flame and explosion and etc type tutorials on there. Just use the little search box they have and you'll pretty much get something. Not too big on its pixel collection though. Tsugomoo is still, nearly the best out there.
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