Long time no see! No point in complaining about RL, because work is work. I’m saving up for a new laptop, so I’ve been trying to put in all those extra hours when the boss needs me However, this unfortunately means less time spent at the computer making graphics.
Plus, I’ve also gotten obsessed once more with “land” comms over @ Livejournal. I’ve joined four (at the same time… I know =.= probably not the best idea!): Legendland (Legend of the Seeker, Team Richard), Throneland (Game of Thrones, Team Stark), CW_Land (CW shows, Team Supernatural), and Land of Art (a graphic design challenge comm, Team Pop Art). If you’re a member on LJ, you should definitely check them out and maybe sign up!! If you do, tell ‘em rebeldesigns sent you!
Despite the infrequent updates, Shotgun Opera is my baby, and I can never stay away from it for too long!
1 New Affiliate – The fantastic Kallie over @ Zombie Eaterrs. Firstly, what a kickass name for a site! :3 And secondly, check out her site! It’s beautiful.
Shotgun Opera’s July SOTM – A special congrats to Marilyne over at Shadow of the Day for receiving SGO’s July 2011 SOTM award! A little early, I know, but as I will be on holiday for the first two weeks of July, I figured I’d do it now. To read more about why I chose Shadow of the Day, click here.
3 Wallpapers -
“Kill Them All” [Game of Thrones] feat. Robb Stark – I made this one in both black and white and color. I wanted to do a sort of picspam-esque, Tumblr-style wallpaper, with repeating images and a grungy texture throughout. I chose this scene because this is the one that sold me on Robb as a character. I was sort of indifferent about him in the books and that carried over into the show… but this scene broke my heart. I wanted to make the text sort of watery and blurred, like tears.
“Almost” [Grey's Anatomy] feat. Mark and Lexie – I only recently got into Grey’s Anatomy about three or four months ago, but the couple that I was more drawn to was not Meredith and Derek, but Mark and Lexie. Maybe it’s the fact that I love the two actors separately, but when you combine them as a couple it makes me so, so happy. I wanted to capture this exchange between them, since it seems like moments like this are going to be rare in the future.
“Will of the Gods” [original fiction] – A wallpaper based on a novel I’m writing at the moment. I’m not really saying much about the work itself since you can never be too careful on the internet these days, but yes, this is sort of how I envision three of my main characters. I’m particularly proud of the manip I did for my main heroine. I had difficulty darkening her skin tone, though… whatever I tried didn’t look realistic enough.
8 Icons – 1 Game of Thrones, 5 The Vampire Diaries, 2 Annalynne McCord. I’m trying to salvage all my old icons, but I’m afraid I deleted most of them from my server when I switched over to WordPress by accident T.T A bunch of them are posted on Livejournal, so I’m working on transferring them over here.
1 Picspam – “Habit” featuring Stefan Salvatore. Something I created for CW_Land’s picspam challenge. Even though I’m Team Supernatural, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell given the amount of TVD graphics I’ve made for these challenges *hides*
1 Manipulation – Created for the wallpaper I mentioned above based on an original story I’m working on. I used a Legend of the Seeker base and ‘shopped Jessica Lucas’ face on there, and worked the skin tone darker to match that of the character.