Well, it's not soo much dumbing it down; I choose to make another design that was more overall appealing than to one group of people. I chose to take a personal hit instead of making something I loved and the other eleven people did not enjoy as much. But I agree, I did feel very sell-outish as I did it. But it's not a bad design; it's just geared differently.
Also, first post editted to include another design I had made a long while back. Also, I am going to start including some concept signatures that I make from time to time.
This sig I gathered the idea from the song "Chorus of Angels" by the band Haste the Day. The chorus is written throughout the signature. The render of the angel is a little statuette on my front lawn that I took a picture of. Okay, there was actually alot of brushing on this sig; this one was made during a stage where I was trying to move away from the generic grunge sig and I choose to make sigs off of concepts instead of a meaningless render.
here's another concept signature I made. This one I made while I had alot of feelings about missing some one very close to me. That's an actual picture of myself. I guess it's sort of supposed to be me yelling out to them and the planes carrying my feelings to them or something....I don't know. I made it really late at night like 2:45 in the morning. between 12-3 in the morning is my creative hours when I am most creatively free thinking. Anyways, I really aimed to make this signature very deep; so that every time you looked at it you would notice something different that you might have missed the previous time viewing it. Thus there are a lot of minute details going on. I also included a verse of a song by Misery Signals on there that I felt sorta expressed the feelings I was feeling. I don't know. I think it's really trippy.
Alright, this one doesn't really follow my concept series. This was at a time when I started wanting to make sigs without the use of downloaded brushes. So this sig has alot of image enhancement and image manipulation. At this time, I was planning on starting a series of signatures that would be based off of comic book characters as well as carrying the same style through out them all but still making them each look their own.
Post scriptum: On a side note. All images I use; I render myself.