Active Banner Artists
There are currently 17 active banner artists.

Please do not contact more than one banner artist for a single request. You may contact a 2nd artist if the first is unavailable or does not respond to your request. Always give your banner artist credit in your story or chapter notes.

If you make a request, please provide the following information: I'm happy to help with anything you'd like, just give me an idea of the pics you'd like, the style and wording style.
I can't do manips but I can use transparent's as long as they are available in that format. I'm open to suggestion and I don't have access to the apps many other artists do so my banners are a little more basic but I pour my whole heart into them.
Take a look at the banners on my page to see the types of things I do: http://dark-solace.org/elysian/viewuser.php?uid=15099
Examples of my work:
If you make a request, please provide the following information: I've decided to get back into banner making. So if you have a request, please make sure you lemme know the following info.
  • Fic title & author penname:
  • Story summary (and a link would be helpful):
  • Banner theme (whether it's episodic or seasonal, so I know the kinds of images to look for): 
  • If you want any other text on the banner, such as a quote (leave blank if you don't want anything):
  • Special items (objects, characters, etc):
That's about it. :) Happy to link you to more of my work.
Examples of my work:
If you make a request, please provide the following information:
  • Story Title & Author:
  • Other Text On Banner (Leave blank if none):
  • Banner Theme (Do you have a specific look your going for?):
  • Specific Wants (Specific images of characters or items, fonts, color scheme, etc):
  • Story Summary (Link to your story would also help):
  • Story Mood (Angst, comedy, romance, etc):
Examples of my work:
If you make a request, please provide the following information: Characters, any particular images, an idea of mood, etc. I'm happy to make several versions till you're happy, also I'm happy to make banners for crossovers.
I tend to go for minimalist and monochromatic for my own stuff, but I will go colourful if you want. Most of the banners on here for my stories/series are/will be by me (exceptions are Home, kindly made by Pfeifferpack and Moral Waiver, made by javajunkie247 biggrin). If you want to know what my banners tend to look like, my story list is the best place to look.
I don't currently have the means to create or easily edit gifs, unfortunately, but if you have a gif of an appropriate size, I should be able to incorporate it if you can be patient. If you need serious giffage, or gifs created, I'm almost certainly not your gal.
If you want to see more/non-Buffyverse examples, some of my stories and series on AO3 have banners, etc; Lie to NCIS and the Rosefernverse both have a specific look. I recently rediscovered a bunch of things that I'd made in a forgotten folder on photo bucket, so more may eventually appear...
With the exception of Caskett, all the "book covers" on my FFN profile are by me; some of them are just crops to the right ratios but some are more interesting.
Examples of my work:
If you make a request, please provide the following information:
  • Looking for a unique banner or something fresh to update an old story, message me with the info below and I'll be happy to help you out.
  • Summary, or link to your story.
  • Name of story, author, etc.
  • Character Images: (You can provide, or I can look for pictures myself. No gifs please)
  • Extra Images: Any other images you would like to be incorporated into the banner?
  • Additional Text: Any other text beside the title? (Optional)
  • Mood: Is it happy, sad, dark, etc...
  • Colors: Any specific colors you would like in the banner? (or don't want)
  • My Standard banner size is 900x250 if you would like another size, please specify.
Examples of my work:
If you make a request, please provide the following information: I love creating fic banners and often use Microsoft Paint followed by PicMonkey photo editing website (Photoshop and I have a complicated relationship which I neglected to try and mend ages ago).
For any requests, I guess I would simply like the title of your story, any preferred details of the story you want acknowledged in the banner (i.e. a book, a picture, an object that relates to the plot, poems, song lyrics, etc.), and of course if you have them, preferred images/screencaps of the characters in your story. (So please include any specific photos of Spike or Buffy or their actor's faces if you want them featured. Otherwise I'll simply use google images.) I'd be happy to further discuss specific details of any banner via PM. biggrin
ALSO! I have recently done some research and believe I've finally figured out how to size the images properly for Elysian Fields, so that my banners can fit better on the Summary view and not just above the chapters (this being once you have decided to read a story and clicked on its title). I will be testing my new knowledge out with the next fanfic I post and subsequently the banner that goes with it.
Examples of my work:
If you make a request, please provide the following information: Yeah I've done a few banners in my day... 
Examples of my work:
If you make a request, please provide the following information: I try to design banners that tell the story, that express more than "here are some characters and a title." To that end, a detailed discussion (of the story, what points the author most wants to convey, the text for the image, etc.) needs to take place before I begin. 
Turn around time from discussion to completed banner will vary based on my work schedule, other projects I have in motion, the details of the image I'm creating, and what changes are needed from one version to the next, as we go through the final author approval process. That said, once an idea for the image forms in my head, I'm slightly obsessive about making it a reality, and will prioritize the project as much as possible.
Examples of my work:
If you make a request, please provide the following information: I Love doing banners and consider it an honor to create one for you - Useful information with request:
primary characters
type of story - angst, comedy, romance, etc. 
title and author ID and story link
Examples of my work:
If you make a request, please provide the following information:
  • The title of your work
  • A plot teaser or summary and/or a link to any completed chapters
  • The mood/ambiance you want captured
  • Any other specific details you feel are important to share
Examples of my work: