What I realized from making this banner:
-Making it look too flashy may make one seem a bit pretentious.
-Always draw designs on paper before you paint it digitally unless you have a cintique.
-Highly realistic style guns don't really go with super cartoony things sometimes. (That was supposed to be the point but it didn't work
-Texture overlays are awesome.
-One's name doesn't have to be so huge. Just placed/designed well. (I wish animation provided one graphic design class)