celticheavens: (katsuyaseto)

It's been a while. Oops. Nope, I'm not here to post the finished version of Katsuya's birthday piece because I forgot about it OTL. I didn't really get to touch my Pshop much during the previous semester since I was doing presentation after presentation, and writing paper after paper. Surprisingly hectic for a semester I'd originally planned to be "relaxing". Figures huh? At least I managed to pull my CAP up by quite a bit~ :D It was only after the end of my semester did I have time to fiddle around with the program, courtesy of Beck who suggested the idea of a redeemable e-voucher for Karrot's birthday. :D And since well, me being the incredibly lazy and uncreative one, Beck supplied the general concept and idea, and left me to the freedom to do up my own design.

Because why give e-cards when you can give an e-voucher? )

Another thing I managed to do before the move was create an original character for Marvel's X-men~ I've toyed with the idea for a while now, and since I didn't feel like drawing any fanart (especially after not touching my tablet proper in nearly half a year), why not do something different for once?

The one-stop for the absurd and insane )

On another note, I don't think I've mentioned it here but I agreed to contribute a fanfic in January or so to my club's Hetalia Anthology project alongside [livejournal.com profile] daemon_angelus and [livejournal.com profile] bulletthestars for our upcoming Minnacon event. Several reasons for me taking up the offer at that time: I honestly thought it would be a much less frantic semester than my previous ones, it was a good way to finally give myself an excuse to finally write a Hetalia fic, and I felt bad rejecting the offer since I was an obvious choice and they needed one more person to pair everyone up. After an hour or two of animated discussion, we sort of came up with the general concept for the book before each of us had to leave for dinner and whatnot. The lack of updates subsequently made it fade from my memory, until received a text enquiring about my progress when I was in Melaka for a road trip did it come back to me. Although I was incredibly peeved at the last minute sending of details and lack of communication to reinforce that the project was still ongoing, my artist and I managed to pull through with a sliver to spare. Thankfully I'd crystalized the general concept much earlier in the semester during a casual dinner cum drinking night with [livejournal.com profile] picseanenigma, so at least I had a vague framework to work with when the deadline drew uncomfortably near (especially since I could only do it after I returned from my trip and I wasn't really willing to let work invade my short timeout). After numerous all-nighters of painfully squeezing words out since I'd already filled the days of my week prior to my trip, I finally finished it! Got some of my lovely friends to read and edit it for me during the last day before final submission, and thanks to them the unpolished rock is now a bit closer to becoming a small little gem. :D I'll rave and rant more about this after the event (which is also when I'll post it up on my other LJ and my other writing portals), so for now, I'm more than happy to just use my free time to laze around on my bed with my laptop~ I'll probably work on the long overdue profile graphic thing for my writing LJ in anticipation of the event too~

Until post-Minnacon or something! (Wow, this is a long post huh? xD)



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celticheavens: (Jeff and Maddox)

Another really quick one before I disappear into the nethers again @_@. I've been writing more than I've been drawing/designing recently, and even so, the amount of writing I do is mostly for my papers and essays than leisure. To celebrate recess week (not that it feels like it) and the breaking of my 2.5 years fanfic dry spell, here's a new icon + a random graphic I made!

Let's start with the random "Stay Strong" graphic. Since I haven't opened Photoshop in a good couple of months before yesterday, I decided to make something to see if I can still create graphics. Knowing me, I had to pick the colours I hate working with most (yellow-orange-brown shades). -.-;; Better yet, I wasn't really inspired or anything, I just felt like doing something so there isn't really a theme or coherence in the graphic. OTL I guess I can still do layering rather decently, but my colour selection skill is down the drain. I decided to use white instead of an eraser because I figured I won't use this anywhere else xD. It's more like a practice piece I guess. But yes, it's made for a white, not a coloured background /facepalm (click on the permanent link for this entry to view it against a white background if you wish :Db).

Onto my new icon :3! Because I have the most irrational infatuation with this man right now, I can't help but make an icon of him to use ;A;. Quite unlike my usual style; a mix of vintage and pale colours were used in place of my purples, blues and dark reds. Although it's not obvious, I did end up layering the background design quite a bit, but decided to make it a lot more subtle because the mood of the photo called for it. Not too happy with the colour selection again (I'm losing my touch T_T), but since I was inspired when I made it, I don't think it looks too shabby! Especially for a style unlike my usual. I can't really hate my favourite photo of him and Maddox can I? At least now I can proudly say I've a personal Jeff icon! QuQ

Oh, before I forget, the club newsletter is finally out! Click here to download or here to view it online :D. So if you've read my post during December (/points below), you can finally see what those blacked out figures are! What's more, it's also the official newsletter introduction of the chibis! /o/ As a funfact, [livejournal.com profile] daemon_angelus and I each wrote/created 10 pages for it -.-;;. Amazing huh. She wrote the Hetalia Day and Matric Fair articles while I did the AFA and Costfest ones :D. Sorry if my first article is tl;dr, but honestly, I was just trying to do the newsletter team a favour :P. And yes, they spelt my name wrongly. With an extra "s". /shakes fist angrily. And after 2 months worth of delays too. Sheesh. /blacklisting the editor. Probably payback for my constant hounding :P.

Anyway am off to bed, before my near permanent eye bags decide to finally etch themselves into my already marred skin. Will post again probably closer to summer holidays!

Edit: Changed the content slightly and corrected grammatical errors because I hate proofreading.



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A quick sketch for my friend for his birthday (which I kinda forgotten -.-) Not my best piece of work but hey, I had to rush it before I could start on my revision without feeling pangs of guilt! @_@ Heavily referenced.

WARNING: May cause eyes to bleed from my horrendous drawing XD

On the bright side, I finished my fanfic 2 nights ago! =D Was really pleased with how it turned out and even happier with its reception. =D Looks like I still have it in me to write fluff. -.- Now to stop myself from writing a sequel or to do fanart for it... T_T. *rushes to mug chem and math*


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