celticheavens: (katsuyaseto)




I guess this qualifies as post-Minnacon huh? If you're hoping I'm going to give you an insider's rundown on what happen, I'm afraid I've to quell the excitement since I didn't go for it. Several reasons: The haze when I woke was a massive 390, and even in the house I'm wheezing my lungs out; I had terrible insomnia the night before, only managing to sleep at 5.30am, and yes you read that right; my dad had to go to the office for a conference call so if I wanted to go, I need to take a bus (yes I'm that lazy). So taking the advice of my folks, I curled back in bed and snuggled into the warmth of my sheets :D. On top of that, my dad decided to surprise me with a toasted roast chicken and spinach sandwich with Brazilian coffee on the side (what's the occasion? I honestly don't know ._.)~ Well, not gonna complain! Quite a decent trade-off really! (Although a part of me is still a tad regretful that I didn't get to see the anthology in person, or grab goodies...)

So I mentioned in the previous post that I wanted to spruce up the profile of my writing LJ, and surprisingly, I did manage to conjure something simple up! :D Unlike the process for this LJ's graphic, I didn't feel like doing up a piece specially for it (since my writings span a myriad of topics, encompass a variety of styles, and differ in tone and formality), nor was I particularly inspired, so I decided to use my Twin Whites piece as a base for my design. Despite loving the colouring on Jack a lot more, I ended up going with a standalone Gil to allow more space for the text box, and since he looked a little more natural than the former anyway ;_;.

No, the tagline isn't Single White xD )

On another note, I'm still wondering how I should go about posting the piece I did for the Hetalia anthology. Since it's still on sale, I shouldn't really devalue my own work by posting it for free on all platforms yet, but if I wish to expand on the universe, I do need it up as a linking bridge for the proper explanation and creation of the world I have in mind. /headdesks hard. I guess I should worry more about it after I've actually added the flesh and other embellishments on the skeleton of an outline that is still lying in the dusty corner of my desktop. But at the same time, I want to gauge the reaction on it before I continue with the idea. (That's not really a genuine excuse since those who know me well enough know I don't give a rat's behind about what other's think: I write solely as a narcissistic reflection.) Either way, I'll let the thought simmer for a while more before deciding if I should just post a snippet of it for now and the full piece later in the year, or just screw it and post the entire thing up (since the anthology isn't that pricey in the first place, and that's just less than 20% of it spoiled (don't forget the other lovely stories and art!)). I can't ponder on this in my current sleep addled state. I'll update when my thoughts are clearer for the gloomy weather beckons a round of Dead Space 3 :D.

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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 <3)

Managed to finish the drawing! :D Couldn't decide if I should include a background or not so I ended up redoing slip shod backgrounds until now. That said, I was distracted by the WLIIA videos playing on my iPad next to me xD. Trust me to multitask even when I'm supposedly doing something leisurely eh?

I'm sure you guys would have guessed that the person I'm drawing is Jeff B. Davis~ :D Because he's my first 'celeb'/real life person crush :'3. Kinda embarrassing to admit to since I'm leaving the realm of the young and tax-less this year. I guess I can take it as me finally maturing but that said, others usually associate having celebrity idols as a past time of teenagers. Not really the image a wannabe financial advisor should project eh? Before I rattle on more, here's the link!

Gentleman Misfit

I'm actually really happy with how this one turned out! Seeing how I rushed it in a single day and without using as many references as compared to before. Maybe I'm finally getting used to drawing guys! :Db One of the rare times during which I've tried to make the character I'm drawing interact with the environment, in this case, the stool! It was actually a fluke since I didn't really position him specifically, I just drew and hoped for the best. Jeff's hair was a pain to get right. ._. It's curly yet spiky at the top; how long does he spend doing his hair anyway?? Thankfully I tend to draw guys in suits (thank you Seto for always making me draw you in an awesome suit) so that wasn't too different hehe! I think the hardest part was cartoonising Jeff before drawing. It's one thing to create fanart of an animated character (The lines are already defined and the style present, so you just... Copy.) but another to draw a real person. I truly admire those who can do it effortlessly. OTL Because well, my Jeff doesn't really look like Jeff :X. Hopefully he looks tall enough! (Damn guy is taller than 190cm. -.-;;)

Decided to do a background since eh, partly because I thought a white background looked too boring to be submitted on DA again and it's easier to watermark that way. I wanted to do a proper bar scene but looking at the time, I scrapped that idea and created something that suggests a bar scene xD. Cheating but hey, I think it works! Kinda! Made a mini poster to make it less pathetic :P. Yea, the words at the bottom are unreadable after I added in the city silhouette but they aren't visible at all in the original picture so I ignored changing them. The silhouette brush is from the SS Urban Vector Design pack which I saved over 5 years ago. @_@ Will probably update the credit if I find it again.

Colouring it was fun! I really miss digital colouring. D: I think I kind of... Dare I say, improved? I'm really pleased with the way the suit and wine glass turned out, which is a real treat since I had more fun than dread and frustration when I coloured them. Took a shortcut with Jeff's hair :P. My excuse? As mentioned above, the directions of his hair confused me. Colours selected were partially based on items he own, although the whole ensemble is not something he's worn before. I love this tie and his magical 'Duststorm' socks so I threw them both on :D! /ends super long rave. Can you tell I miss writing about my drawing process? xD

No, I'm not done with this post yet. Not when I know I won't be able to post for a month or two T_T. So while I was drawing, I figured that I should make a new icon to celebrate drawing my first real life person! I know, it's just an excuse for me to spend more time on Photoshop :P. 'Sides, I need an icon to show my love and jubilation in comments/posts!


Decided not to sign off on it this time since it's as cluttered as it is now heh. Which I've to say, is more similar to my usual "squeeze-everything-into-the-smallest-amount-of-space-possible" style. Nothing much to say about it besides I love how I managed to include a mixture of dreary brown and light orange/pink in the same icon xD.

Here's to hoping I continue to love the WL boys enough for me to draw more real people! Until post-semester I guess!

P/s: Sorry for not responding to comments/replies/messages here ><. It's hard to when so many other things are keeping me off LJ involuntarily ;_;.

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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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Goodness, I didn't even realise it was nearing the end of the year @_@. Time sure flies doesn't it? It's the dawn of another semester of pure torture. /shot Anyway, a very belated Merry Christmas to all of you (because I was being a bum during the holidays and used my trip as an excuse to not do anything productive) and a Happy (Potentially Last) New Year! (I doubt I'll post here in a while xD.)

On a completely unrelated note, I did do some half-hearted graphics for one of my presentations last semester (although thanks to my friend's laptop not being able to properly fuse them into the template, they were at the last minute abandoned, much to my chagrin). The frustration was partially because of the narcissist in me and also the fact that I specifically extracted a couple of hours upon my group’s request to do up something ‘special’ to kill the entire class’ bell curve (which thankfully, we did). Did I mention those hours were originally meant for me to catch up on my homework (which I later pulled 3 all nighters to complete)?

Here is the 2 minutes menu (vegetables stolen by my friend from goodness knows where; comment if you know and I’ll gladly credit; EDIT: I only did up the background. Sent it to another group mate who added everything else in...) and the original template [1] [2] [3]. Not hand annotated because I originally wanted to do this post in Shanghai. To provide some context, our group's proposed business venture was that of a vegetarian fast casual restaurant /cue laughter from all my friends. (The) Beanstalk was my first attempt at drawing a… ‘Plant’. Not sure how much of a fail it was… Logo was rushed in 2 minutes or so too (I really couldn’t be bothered with something nice since it was for a single presentation and report only). I’m going to leave this portion of the post here because thinking about the module more drives me absolutely insane with rage at an idiotic group mate.

Putting that horrendous experience behind us, the CAS newsletter is coming! (It was originally supposed to be a Christmas edition but due to lack of content and late submissions… /coughs) Was in charge of 2 ‘articles’ this time, in which I ranted quite a fair bit for the AFA one (didn’t have much time to edit it although I did get some feedback for it for… Tone adjustment. Opps.) hopefully in not too sarcastic a tone. The other was for Cosfest which I’d originally just wanted to take the easy way out and send a pile of photos over with lame captions and let Productions handle the rest. Since I was in such good spirits (not to mention I felt sorry for the newsletter team), I decided to do something a little… Different :D.



You get cookies if you can guess who is whom! :D It’s quite a stark difference from the article I wrote (so people will probably wonder if they are indeed written/created by the same person) but hopefully, worth the time I spent on it. Did I mention since I changed my mind at the last minute, I rushed the entire thing out on the day I was flying off to Shanghai? /cue applause. I nearly made it too! I had to spend another 15 minutes in the hotel realigning everything, double checking grammar etc before I sent it off though xD. So yea, I’m famous for doing last minute work because I’m actually good at it. Oh, did I also mention [livejournal.com profile] daemon_angelus has 2 articles in the upcoming newsletter too? :Db So if you want to find out who the mysterious blacked out figures are, or if you are a fan of [livejournal.com profile] daemon_angelus' works, stay tuned for it! (I might post a link to the newsletter here xD~)

Until next time! Enjoy what’s left of the year!

EDIT: Changed the links @_@.


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Since I thought my schedule was still rather, empty then, I decided to open up requests at TDN after some encouragement from one of the resident artists there. I was worried I wouldn't be able to handle the requests (like before D:) but decided hey, I'm the one taking requests so they should be willing to wait instead of me fretting about churning out requests like a machine D<. Requests have been flooding in but hey, I'm only doing them when I've the time and frankly, doing one a day is kinda pushing it given the amount of other things I've to do.

First 4!


Don't get me wrong, I love drawing and Neopets holds a special place in my heart so I'm happy to give back to the community again. I'm just a tad upset about how my schedule always explodes after I commit to other stuff D:. Woe is me! And I can see quite a bit of improvement in my art so all the more reason I should carry on! 'Sides, when else do I spend a couple of hours rushing out a piece of work? :P Great for learning how to speed draw + colour!

Just before I opened the board, I insisted on making a new forum set :X. I showed one of my forum friend the KaiJou picture I drew and she pretty much went, 'Make a set out of that!!!', which I did in the end :D!



I'm on a simplicity row! xD Concept based on my profile graphic because I'm lazy like that. And I'm out of creative juice D:.

Off to meet Zeen! Until I finish the next bunch of requests!

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Was out for a good part of the day, so I didn't really have time, or wasn't in a mood to add the finishing touches to my profile. As usual, the urge to do so only kicks in around this time of the day. /sigh.

Added in a 'title' text in the text area, updated and changed the links to be text-based, a chunk of nonsense which I'll classify as 'short introduction/bio'. Tweaked the colours of each section so it's sort of like a yellow-blue gradient style as well. And yes, the title text is a reference to puppyshipping :D.

As I was rushing my post yesterday, I'd completely forgotten to credit the creators of the brushes I used in my graphic /epicfailisepic. So I'll just randomly slap them here because I can :D.

[1] [2] [3] [4: Star specks brushes downloaded in 2004; creator lost]


The rest of the brushes used are original creations.

Short and sweet this post shall be! Sleep beckons~

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Despite it being the 4th of July, a couple of hours ago at least, I ended up finishing up the profile graphic I originally wanted to do using my new KaiJou fanart instead of doing an America tribute. /shot And because of that, I was rather adamant on finishing it before I sleep. By the help of whatever divine power, I actually managed to do it! Most of the day was wasted trying to turn my drawing into a header -.-;;. I couldn't find a design which was subtle yet effective enough. Especially since I'm more used to doing crazily elaborate designs, 'simple' ones end up driving me up the wall. I think I went through 5 full designs (inclusive of text area design) before I settled on this OTL. It's plain, the header is painfully plain actually, but meh, my excuse is that I don't want the design to overwhelm the art. :D And besides, who doesn't like dandelions and star specks?

CLICKCLICKCLICK


Another problematic area was selecting colours to use (man, where did my colour sense go!) D:. Since both yellow and blue were present, I was tempted to go full blue; number one, it's my favourite colour to work with for graphics and number two, I can't work with yellow. Period. Plain blue looked too boring so I ended up using pale yellow in the background items etc instead. Which worked fine since some of them look more white-ish anyway. Unlikely pure white, yellow gives the graphics a warmer tint, which fits well with the image :D.

I'd originally wanted the name of this journal to be more... Prominent; in place of the 'Mystickal's...art'. The issue I had with that was throwing too many colours in the header (since I insist on using red and blue), so I ended up just placing it outside the image. Which is kinda a good thing since it won't be lost in the sea of colours of my drawing. xD The text area was a ton of fun to do reason being I can freestyle the whole thing! :D Didn't want a boring border (my borders are NEVER boring D<) so I threw in some swirls and voilà! I'm done! The background is basically littered with dandelions and star specks too, with very light scan lines thrown in to make the text stand out more. It's simple, but hey, I was tired and coding was still undone!

Coding. asdefegewadsafijok!!! I will never code late at night again. It'll probably give me a heart attack -.-;;. Since the html tags LJ allows are different from say Neopets, Gaia or even my website, I had to modify the code over and over again before it could work properly. I had to scrap the Neopets version, my usual html website layout version and even parts of my Gaia version before I could get it working T_T. Next time, I'll read what tags are allowed before I start coding. That would have saved me a ton of time. At least I managed to get it working, and it looks rather decent, so I'm happy! :D Will tweak some portions of the code tomorrow, update the links and text. It's about time I changed the info there, and I've already saved (LOL) it so I'm ready for a change!

Until then, I need sleep. @_@ I ought to get my sleeping hours back to 'normal' soon...

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I'm still trying to get used to the blistering Singapore weather after my trip. In other words, I'm not in much of a mood to really do anything other than stone in front of my laptop while surfing random sites. Woe is me!

I feel exceptionally unproductive (and drained) today after writing last last night/this morning, but I still wanted to do something, no matter how simple or small. So what better activity to engage in than creating simple LJ icons for my writing journal?





Original artists: [1] [2] [3]

They are really quick and easy to do, with most of the work coming from selecting the best images possible for the icons. Touched each of them up a little by playing with the colour curves, contrast and occasional airbrushing to brighten/darken certain portions. Darn, now I want to do even more D:.

Hope I get back in a drawing/writing mood soon for my backlog of unfinished works is starting to annoy me...

Edit: Fixed the banner/header for my other journal to correct positioning issues. Added in before and after comparisons for the icons.

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Another post for the day (or rather new day since it's in the morning...); I just hate how my designing + drawing whims come at the most inconvenient timings D<. After posting Chibi America, I was sorting through my numerous sketches and incomplete designs (bad idea, but I hate my folders being too messy) and I had this sudden intense urge to make graphics. I tried ignoring it since I wanted to start on packing my room, but it kept growing and growing, almost like there was a ball of fire within me. It grew and expanded, mutating from a gentle tug of warmth into a blazing flame. Needless to say, I couldn't ignore it any longer (it even impeded the packing of my room!) and went to open Photoshop again. /sigh

I haven't designed my normal graphics since last year's Hermione set for TDN though... Needless to say, I struggled a little before I got my original rhythm back. After settling on designing a simple icon, I couldn't decide on what subject to use. Since I've been drawing quite a bit recently, what better image to use than that of my darling Sanzo~!

100x100 100x100 resized 120x120


3 different versions: Original 100x100 icon, 100x100 icon resized from the 120x120 one, original 120x120 icon.

It's a *really* bad idea to start doing graphics again with one of the colour schemes I've always had trouble with *coughyellow/orangecough*, but what's even worse an idea is trying to mix that with purple D8. I overestimated myself again =/. It was originally fully purple but it looked boring so... I went ahead with the dual colours idea. What I found hilarious is that the background look good by itself, but not as much when Sanzo's on it DDDDDDDDDDDDD:. Why you so hard to design graphics for? Sanzo is just too awesome for any background. Toggled the colour levels for Sanzo to better match the background (it actually looks a lot better this way than with the original colour scheme, even if it wasn't used in random graphics OTL). That said, I think it looks fine, or rather decent enough to be used as an icon for now :D. Anything with Sanzo on it is good enough for me really! /drools (I can't pick which of the 100x100 icons I prefer so I'll just rotate between both HAHA!)

Anyway, hopefully using Photoshop twice in a day will help curb my urges until I get back! :D

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Just a quickie before I head off to bed; had an average of 3-4 hours of sleep daily for the week again. So, I've just ended my final (last of the sem too!) formal oral presentation for my Business Communications module today! :D Although I know that my performance could have been better if I'd more time to practice, I thought I did decent enough a job of 'Steve Jobs-ing' the audience :D. I think that method of selling your idea really helped my group stand out for once. Anyway, so remember how in I posted the supposed final oral presentation slide designs in my previous entry? (If not, just scroll down to the entry before this xD.) Well, after rehearsal, we realised that it looked too plain and boring... Since we were revamping our whole style and script to suit that of a proper sales pitch, we figured we needed more professional looking, and perhaps inspirational slides (LOL). So I was looking for ideas and I figured why not browse through my collection of space/astronomy related images? Which is how I ended up with this new presentation design layout:

Main Title Slide
Section Title Slide
Sub-section Title Slide
Content Slide with Progress Bar
Content Slide without Progress Bar





I'm rather pleased with how they turned out! xD That said, I spent much more time on it than with the previous crop-cut-and-paste presentation design. xD The main title slide didn't really turn out the way I had originally envisioned it to be, but my group thought it was fine so haha. Brushes used were from differentxdreamz (yeap, the same brushes I'd used to make my formspring layout!). Additional tweaks and brush strokes were added to the brushes to either make them better wrap/fit the globes and to make them look more vibrant and shiny :D. I had sooooo much fun with the colour dodge and screen settings for layers as I was 'colouring' in the glows! And since blue/black is one of my favourite combinations to use for graphics, I ended up overdoing the glows quite a few times (like with the main title slide HAHA). That said, I forgot to 'shiny-ise' the 2 'light bands' around the globe in the main title slide after drawing them D:. Oh well. The two globes used were not rendered or drawn by me (I can't achieve such details for my life). The globe for all but the main title slide is from here and that in the main slide is from when I was searching 'Earth' in Google images @_@.

Random but can you tell the content slides' designs were my fav of the lot? :D

For our presentation today, at least our slides kept the class awake with glowy globes! Which isn't really the best thing since some were staring at the globes instead of looking at our content =/. That said, I think we did a commendable job and managed to 'Steve Jobbed' the class :D. During Q&A, the questions posed weren't too simple but I think we still handled the whole thing rather well :D.

If you thought my presentations were all peachy, then you've got it wrong. I'm actually trying to sound a little more positive since I've been ranting about something nonstop.

Thank god it's over though.

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I was contemplating as to whether I should post non-graphics/art items here but... I've decided against it. As convenient as that may be, I'd prefer to keep my muses and writings etc separate from my graphics and art progress (or rather, the lack of progress). So I've decided to make another LJ (like a certain dearie xD) in which I'd post writings/muses/rants and the likes. It feels... Wonderful to have a space to write in again. It's too much trouble to maintain a normal daily-life-and-muses blog, but having a writing only journal would pressure me to write always, and it creates this massive inertia if I stagnant for too long. So if I combine both, at least I won't feel the need to update it daily, or to post my writings every other week since I can intersperse my proper writing posts with nonsensical ramblings. I'll need to complete my customisation of the layout and profile page... Some time 'soon'.

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I'm not planning to f-lock the journal, yet. No idea how often I'll post there though, but I guess it's just comforting to know that at least now I've an outlet for writing and ranting :D.

Just to make sure this post is about graphics/art still, here's just another preview of a new set of slides I've created (or rather edited) from the original cover page design of th report. I kinda like how they look xD.

FOP slides design!


If you are wondering if the subsections title slides are just the main title slide with part of the design cropped off, yes it is. That's what the rest of my group wanted so yea... Means less work for me too anyway. xD Think I did too much writing for the day xD, afterall, rehabilitation requires taking baby steps yea? Still, I can feel a million other words waiting to be released; a feeling I haven't had in years.

God, it's feels good to be able to write again.

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Graphics~!

Dec. 13th, 2010 06:40 pm
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Thought I'd post Day 8's drawings or something eh! Nah, I'm still taking a break from that. xD I'm flying off in a couple of days so I'd rather focus on getting my stuff packed and just chilling out before I head over to China. Perhaps I should do the challenge in weeks... A week of challenge each month or something xD.

Anyway, I was back on TDN for a while to see if I should do a graphics board or something there. Instead, I ended up making a new forum set for myself seeing how the one I was using was made 2 years ago xD. And it was for a forum I used to frequent even before I joind TDN -.-;;. I didn't want to use Neopets' images since... TBH, losing my account still hurts. I did spend a crazy amount of time and effort on it. Anyway, so since I kinda like how my Day 7's drawing turned out, I decided to base my set on that! :D This also means that it is my FIRST time I am using one of my own art pieces in my graphics xD.

Hermione avvie! Hermione siggy!


Sadly, I struggled when creating the set since I was rusty in my set making skils (:P). Still, I think the final verion's.... Decent? I kinda like the effect I'd created for the wand, although I'd wanted her name to be a little more wispy or so... Still, not a bad attempt I guess? Beats the set I was using at least. I was too lazy to draw her hand holding the wand properly so I just cropped and transformed the hand until it looked decent xD. Hopefully it doesn't look too out of place.

After I'd posted on the Graphics and Art boards in which I gave my 2 cents' worth of (useless) advice to several other members, someone requested for me to make them a button for their adoption centre. Seeing how he gave me priority for a pet I wanted to adopt, I decided why not :P. So here's the button! I'm hoping the animation appears normal on other computers and browsers =/

Adoption Centre button!



The requestee wanted the 'Forever Orange' avvie's grundo but... I couldn't find the original picture from which the Grundo was taken from so... I redrew and recolour certain portions xD. Hence, I apologise if it looks a tad odd xD. The frame's simple since I wanted the attention to be on the words yeap. I had problems making this as well (OTL) since I couldn't find a good background colour to allow for the brushes I'd selected to stand out. I think I switched between... 5 or so colours? =/ At least it looks decent enough now I guess. Sigh, looks like I can't even do proper graphics now. =/ Probably wouldn't update until I get back from China :). Till then!

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Wiped with a capital 'W'! I'm not even sure if I can finish the chibi drawing by tonight =/. Tempted to leave it for tomorrow but bleh, I'm going out again... So here's the background I made for my formspring.

Before you ask, I got myself the formspring account only because I chose it to be the 'new media' I was focusing on for my assignment. I was to analyse it and link my experience in using it to the concepts taught. Totally fun huh. The most enjoyment I had while rushing the god forsaken thing out was from creating the background for my page to justify 'personalising' the platform.

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Created with brushes by differentxdreamz and some glitter brushes I forgot where from. Thought it turned out quite well though. Should have done it in black and white to accentuate the effect huh. Oh well. I like it in pink. :D Hopefully I'll finish the chibi by tomorrow. Till then, sleep beckons!

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So I ended up falling into a crazy graphics mood and decided that I should set up a graphics board on Gaia to make money thanks t the crazy inflation going on there. Since I didn't really bother advertising (I bump when I feel like it too xD), I am getting just right an amount of requests hehe. I'm not doing real life commisions unless requested haha. Too bogged down with work for such intensive stuff. I do like how most of my graphics are coming along so to save space and time, I'll just post the link xD.

Oneiroi testing board with examples! Scroll allllll the way down!



I apparently have many big requests and loyal clients already. And my Gaia inbox is almost full. Lol. Anyway....

Oneiroi - my graphics board! Oneiroi - my graphics board! Oneiroi - my graphics board! Oneiroi - my graphics board! Oneiroi - my graphics board!

I COMMAND YOU TO CLICK THE LINK! XD

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So I woke up really late today but managed to finish up the 2nd half of the treat to my one and only minion! Hope you like it dearie! (You freaking better since I'm still rather sick and I spent the free time left of my morning rushing it out. xD The previous one was the summer design and this will be the spring themed one!

Prose and poetry only sign!



Damn, I still need to head down to school in a bit. And I'm feeling anything but better. T_T

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Bleh. It's late and I've not posted about my fail graphics thread xD. I think I'll redo it and perhaps spice the layout a little more. (Maybe simplify the damn forms too.) So here's a quickie and me attempting a new style for a wonderful friend cum minion of mine :D. Hope you like it dearie!

Friend lock sign!



I know I still owe you one more banner/sign thingum but fret not! I'll try to get it done by tomorrow or something :D.

I'll just post this WIP up too xD. I really like how it's coming along!

Gaia Avvie Art~!

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Graphics!

Aug. 12th, 2010 02:19 am
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For some reason, I can't seem to draw properly so I've decided to start doing graphics again in the meantime. Hopefully a break from drawing is what I need sigh. Since I no longer troll TDN forums, I've decided to log into my Gaia account to check out what's going on there. I found an old friend of mine on (she restarted Gaia again xD) and popped onto her temporary graphics board... Need I say more? I figured what better way to earn quick Gaia gold than a graphics shop? I did it before, and since my style has matured over the years, why the hell not? I can charge crazy prices for the elaborate animations I do anyway!

Bump sign! Customised too xD.
My new and really pink Gaia siggy!


Lookin' good? I think they look decent at least so bleh. And the bump sign looks even cooler on a dark background xD. All the details pop! So it's like 2 in 1 kinda thing! Hopefully these will be good enough for my graphics shop. I need to relearn css coding though... Or I can get someone to code it for me xD. Yay for my graphics spark coming back! Hopefully I'll start doing more animations next :D. And yes, everything is pink since that's the main colour scheme besides white for my current and dream Gaia avvie!

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Ah, fun!

Feb. 6th, 2010 02:38 am
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*sleepy* I seriously need to revamp my sleep cycle before I go on my holiday... It's doing 'wonders' for my body and health too. Sigh. Anyway, so out of sheer boredom, coupled with an evil bout of stomachache, I didn't feel like drawing and ended up doing graphics instead. I have no need for sets, and I don't want to make a button for my DA account until I have respectable pieces up so I decided to do button BASES (88x31)instead. Empty as usual. :D It's been SO long since I've done any, so it's really quite nostalgic an experience!


Clickie for the bases!


As usual, being the lazy bum I am, have not created a zip files with all the bases yet. Instead, if you want to use the base, just grab it off the image. xD. It's easy seeing how the bases are all solid 1 px lines. I'll probably get down to making a zip file... One day. xD. Just not today.

The usual rules apply here. Do not claim them as your own and if you do use them, please credit me. Not so hard afterall eh? I've had nasty instances of graphics theft before so please save us both the trouble and hassle. :) Other than that, enjoy!

Perhaps I might just revive my old graphics website or something...

~Mystickal

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Keep forgetting/putting aside posting recently. =/ I've managed to make a gallery, with quite a fair bit of affordable items as well as code a layout for it! :D There are still some bugs in the coding of the shop blog though, but it'll have to do for now since I'm unable to find out what's wrong with my coding. @_@

Shop Blog!


So this is the shop blog without coding etc. It doesn't look too bad, although I find it a tad messy xD. It exudes my personality so I left it there. And I had a large enough ego to use my handwriting for almost all the graphics on the page! :D It is MY gallery afterall... Want to see more? You know you want to! The theme is Dreams/wishes. :D Different from your typical galleries I guess? But it makes it harder to find suitable items which fit perfectly into the theme. =/ Oh well. At least it's aptly titled as 'A dream is a wish your heart makes' right? (Familar no?) Still, you should MUST see it! At least see the layout (ignore the shop blog coding problem unless you can tell me how to fix it) and see if you can donate some items to me! :D So there! Ditavandread's Gallery of Dreams and Wishes

I've decided to put the adoptables idea on hold since I've received 2 dream pets from random strangers! :DDD One is a Tyrannian Peophin while the other's a Maraquan Uni! Which means I don't have to apply for the latter! :D The former's Nirrozin while the latter's Apanthropy! I've managed to get a Faerie Xweetok in a trade too so that'll be 3 dreamies achieved and a hell lot of money to spend. Think I've spent 3m so far and spending more thanks to the arrival of Arbouran today :D. Oh well. They *are* permies...

I've also opened my first doodles request board on the BC boards 3 days ago and took around 8 requests or so. I'll post them up when I've completed them all, 2 more to go! So that's all I've been doing recently. Drawing my behind off xD. I'm almost tempted to make a graphics request board on TDN too ^^;;. I'm biting more than I can chew huh.

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