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13 February 2012 @ 03:06 am
art block  

The period when I was working on the magazine illustration, I was really in the zone. I was drawing non-stop the entire day, alternating between the illustration and my own fanart on the side. But when I finally finished the illustration, I just crashed as;dlfajsdf. (´;ω;`)

I had an art block, which was followed by a fever and throbbing headaches for the next three days, and no thanks to my curiosity I started coding a website to host my TCG collective to counter my art block - which kinda intensified my headaches, HAHA. CSS and PHP codes sure as hell work superbly as medication counterreactives. But I successfully turned this into this; I'm pretty proud of it! I think the graphics turned out really well too. (。✧‿✧。)

B-but ehhem! That's all well and peachy but... this post is to remind myself to start drawing by tomorrow! I've been doing some observational drawings for my portfolio quite half-heartedly because I just couldn't gather the strength in my fingers -- but this will change tomorrow. YES. A;SDLKFASDLF /slaps sense into self

p.s. I also created an artlog (erstsince) pre-block and will be posting random processes and sketches there, because I simply can't get used to posting on tumblr. orz so if it interests you, please do follow and support me there! (*≧▽≦)
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: I Love You, I Love You ♬ Miryo ft. Sunny
eclat: girleclats_de_voix on February 12th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
wow! that came out nice! I was wondering, since I saw it -- was the css hard? Is it too much work compared to lj? Or inserting your cards? I think i'll stay hosted here because it's easier to update.

also, i was bored yesterday too and made an lj layout layout like you X] i turned this into this. i'm planning to give it to arisa as a present, but if she doesn't like it, I can just turn it into a more personalize layout and put it on my graphics site for anyone to take.

I will be watching the commm ;3 Tumblr is sssuuuuuch a pain!
b e l ♛: underground / we listen to echoesciette on February 12th, 2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
thank you, i'm so glad you think so! your fluency in css seems pretty good too, so i don't think you'll have problems with it! i think the main difficulty is working around with php codes and knowing how they work - they gave me a big headache cause i had absolutely no idea how to create pages. orz as for updating cards, there're things are trade managers too, and they're really easy to use once you set them up! but tbh if my lj post could contain my cards i would choose to stay here too, hehe.
though, if you ever change your mind, feel free to ask me for help! i had to scour the webs for help so many times because even the tutorials confulzzled me. orz

WOW SHERA!! that's really adorable!! i really hope she uses it because i would love to see comm pages with these 8'D you're also so very nice! ♥ /squishes you

thank you bb!! ikr ; A ; lately i find myself using less and less, even for personal reasons orz i wonder why D: D:
eclat: workingeclats_de_voix on February 13th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
What do you mean your lj couldn't contain all your cards? Does that mean I might have to move too?

If this happens, will you make the get the site for me and skin it for me q_q If I ever can't fit all my cards at lj.

I HOPE SHE LIKES IT TOO. It's awkward when you make a layout. Because you want it to be perfect and you designed it, but you don't know how others will see it.

And it's because tumblr is cold. It's like art without empathy. You just sit there and watch it pass by like an ant.
b e l ♛: smile / it's been a long nightciette on February 13th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
hmm that's a possibility! lj has a character limit, so if you hoard lots of future cards like me (and never get them mastered sobs) then that's a possibility! when that possibility comes, you can either like many, 1. create an external site in dreamwidth (some people just copy and paste the html there because the format is so similar) but it just so happened that my particular layout screwed up asd;lfjasdf. if you're ocd like me, then 2. creating the site is the new option! o/

sure thing bb! i don't mind! i'll direct you to the appropriate sites to sign up and i'll help you do the php bit! i hope you don't mind using a premade layout though (i can give you more links to other sites' too)! they're all quite pretty and i told myself i'm never coding another one from a template because it's too painful. ; A ;

yup exactly!! but if they do like it it's always a pleasant surprise!! ♥ when do you intend to give it to her? *_*

un un, i'm with you there. i feel like it's a lot harder to socialise there too! i would always love to take the opportunity to talk to people about my art if possible, but tumblr is mostly a touch and go sorta thing. D: for many other things too, like fandom! i guess it's only nice if you're satisfied with reposting pretty pictures like i go there to burn stress once in a while. D:
eclateclats_de_voix on February 14th, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
You hit the character limit? But I have more cards than you and I still have more characters. I don't think you hit the character limit until maybe about 500 cards? But by then, though, you would have most off and away in mastered piles yeah?

I don't want to hoard lots of future cards because then it makes it harder to trade. and yeah, then to master. I like to collect the card that build up in my trade pile because I don't mind mastering unpopular decks. I love everything about reborn and pineapple is the only deck I'm swimming against the current to collect. LOL so many people are puuuuutttingg it innn there fuuuutuuure deck <_< =_= bel... ♥ As for the skin, I gave it to her already, but she hasn't gotten back to me. I wrote about it in the suggestions thread from a ways back. Maybe she set it so that it doesn't notify her or something. I think the mods do that to keep their inboxes from being spammed by us lolol.

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jemmyst_jemmy on February 12th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
oooooh your graphic skills are quite impressive ;A;
hope your artblock passes soon as well ;;
and i'm looking forward to seeing your artwork in process! <3
b e l ♛ciette on February 12th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
hehe thank you jems bb ♥! i must admit the prettiness of the artwork helps a lot, hehe.
i hope so too! ; A ; it's no good, if it doesn't pass i need to force myself into it a;dlfkajsdf thanks so much for watching the comm too! ^ ^ one day i want to take art requests from my friends, and i hope to draw something for you! (HUGS) \o/
patricia: treatclenchedsoul on February 13th, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
(this is pat, btw hehe. it's new journal time again, i hope you don't mind!)

thank you for all the hard work on the illustration bb! it was simply amazing! AND WOW THAT WEBSITE IS AMAZING TOO. WAY TO GO ON CODING IT! lol i took web design last semester; i understand the coding and the scripts and all that just fine, but i have no design aesthetic whatsoever HAHAHAHA
b e l ♛: underground / we listen to echoesciette on February 13th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)
hehe "new journal time" oh man you cutie 8'D ♥ of course i don't bb!

i'm so glad you liked it! to hear so many great compliments from everyone, it really encourages me and i'm so glad i got to help out! and hehe thank you! *_*
wow they have a specific class for it, that's amazing! (though i'd get a headache from many projects ; A ;) hehe i'm the opposite! the codes and scripts confuzzled me and i got terrible headaches from them. hehe remember i've dabbled in web design since a long time ago? XD hehe i still remember your comments on my first blog layout :3

also, thank you so much for the watch on the comm! *_* ♥ i hope you like my drawings in future too!
patricia: fangs upclenchedsoul on February 13th, 2012 11:15 am (UTC)
i think it's astounding that you're so versatile as an artist! in every way. you know how to take both the spotlight and the backseat when the situation calls for it. what makes editors and writers like me happy is that i just need to brief you once and you give me the EXACT thing i want PLUS you exceed my expectations :')

yes, yes, i do remember. it was so cute hehe. this is another reason why we'd do so well collaborating together LOL. except i hate designing things so much i just.... no. web design. NO.

i'll definitely be on the lookout for your future work, as always ♥
b e l ♛: heartbeats / one at a timeciette on February 14th, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
asd;flasjfd ; w ; thank you for your kind words! i think we're extremely in sync, because the moment you briefed me on the phone, the image immediately came to mind (even the colour scheme)! you wouldn't believe how pleasantly surprised i was to find out you were thinking of a similar thing! ♥ * A * i'm so glad it turned out well technically too! i got over my colourphobia after working on that piece so it helped me grow a lot. o/

hehe yes! i think if we worked together, we'd be able to give each other very effective feedback and encouragement at the same time! it's okay bb, i can take care of that! o7 though rofl i've had my fair share of web design for a few months. did you feel nauseated when you looked at codes during your class? XD omg i always do.

thank you for support my cute son. :"> i love you! ♥
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haebin: Leeteuk: Yellowhaebin on February 14th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. The layout is amazing *_*
Looks so good! And yeah, I will follow you! I am so interested in art and drawings even when I don’t have a single talent for it ^^
b e l ♛: lightheartedness / this can't be healthyciette on February 15th, 2012 12:03 am (UTC)
thank you!! * A * i'm so glad you think so! ♥
and thank you so much for following me! *___* having more friends watching the comm will hopefully spur me on to draw more! and get rid of this horrid art block asdlfaksjdf. but anke! your photography on da is wonderful! and your graphic design as well! i think that's important *_*
haebin: Kpop: OMO!haebin on February 15th, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
You are really, really talented with html.
Of course I'll follow you. I have a huge weakness for art. I mean, I save everything I can find like awesome pictures and drawings from Deviantart or tumblr. And I saved more than 26 000 pics. I am so, so addicted XDDD

Waaah? Really?
Thank you so, so much <3
I think I have a good eye for art and colors, especially with pictures. I wish I would have the money for a really great camera *_____*
And my graphic design is okay, lol.
They are so many others outside who are way better than me ^^
But anyway I am really, really happy about your compliment ♥
b e l ♛: recreate / the presence beside meciette on February 18th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
your praises always make me feel so happy :"> thank you anke!! (HUGS) ♥
oh goodness, that's a lot! X'D hehe i saw your post about how your pictures will last another ten years. i'm looking forward to them, hehe!! i surf deviantart a lot less than i mean to, and it's always nice to see so many handpicked delicious artworks :9

i really think you do! what camera are you currently working on now? dslrs are so so expensive ; w ; but i think you would work wonderfully with a film camera! i think your eye colour accompanied with occasional light leaks would produce even more amazing pictures ♥
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