125% bling (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 05/12/11 | Reply
No problem, I'm happy that my posts are able to help people :] I think I'll end up taking my own advice, since I won't be walling for some time either XD
Compulsive Dreamer (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/06/09 | Reply
thank you. great tips and alot of help
sillykins. (Otaku Angel) | Posted 04/27/08 | Reply
Yay! You did submit it. Thankies again, Oli-chan!
Meganekko (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 04/26/08 | Reply
I'll agree with that, yeah. Sometimes there is a need to clarify some details in one's art. Something may be viewed as a mistake, when in fact the creator had intentionally made it that way. If the self-commentary acts as a clarifying element, rather than a be-all-end-all explanatory element, the creation retains its claim to "life".
125% bling (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 04/25/08 | Reply
Very well put and I do agree with your opinion, but I have encountered people who say someone's work is crap even though that was not so. I was merely saying a description should be provided for people whose eyes aren't formed enough to judge an artwork on their own. Often, people like these misjudge a work and categorize it as "low quality" simply because they don't understand the concept the creator was trying to show. I'm not saying the description should dissect every little thing, it should be more of a loose guideline to interpreting the work. From there on, others can view it as they please.
Thank you for sharing this opinion, it is indeed useful :)
Meganekko (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 04/25/08 | Reply
Good tips, for I do agree with most of them (the technical aspects and such. I'm always receptive to those).
This is may seem minor, but I don't completely agree with the part which advises adding some sort of explanation to your artworks. You see, when I create something for others to view, I want the artwork in question to be something for them, not only for me. The last thing I want to do is to introduce explanations and comments which encompass all the elements of my work. This may seem too grand (I can't help being a tad pretentious!), but if someone explained a linked verse of Haiku to me in its totality, rather than letting me explore the theme(s), I could not help but to feel that I've read something from a textbook which I will be graded for later.
If I come across a wallpaper of Light from Death Note, and it has some sort of mysterious element to it, I can infer that the artist has created something which needs to be interpreted as art. The purpose of such artworks is to invoke some sort of inner-dialog, which possibly cannot be stated in words, thus the need for visual art to show us, rather than to tell us. Of course, if the words are properly used in conjunction with the artwork (neither restricts the other), our description of the idea ought to be thought of as a guiding element that drives us beyond language. In this way, I am in no way restricted by the "preferred reading" that tells us to "see it this way."
To sum it up, I want to view artworks (in any medium) as open to interpretation, where the meaning may be plenty, vibrant, and elusive. That may be what fascinates me when I come across art which challenges me to adopt a new perspective: I do not pin down the idea of the artwork, for it is something which moves -- lives.
You MUST open that site as soon as possible :3 I'll be looking forward to reading your tutorials!
Faded/opacity? I think you mean ghosting - when you enlarge/shrink a character and place him/her behind the normal-sized character, with lower opacity. Well, that's not really recommended, it looks kind of strange and plain ._. Kind of like the official wallpapers of an anime/game/whatever.
Lazy Designer (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 04/25/08 | Reply
;D good job me friend! This should help a lot of newbies out! I seriously need to open that Photoshop tutorial site....been so lazy *dead on floor*
Girl who left her mark here.
Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 04/24/08 | Reply
Yes a very helpful guide. I think I may have followed some of these guidelines. What do you do if you like having a kind of faded/opacity style?
Otaku Summoner (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 04/24/08 | Reply
This is a good article. Most of the tips you said are useful and it is very helpful.
I think I did most of them before I finally submit it here...
Otaku Eternal | Posted 04/24/08 | Reply
Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting this up.
I've been wanting to make some wallpapers for time, and I'm glad that I have tips on how to do this now. I'm glad to know things that can help make a better background for everyone else to see.
Muchas gracias. C:
Otaku Legend | Posted 04/24/08 | Reply
Thank you for putting this up, it's a great help! Especially since I kind of suck at making wallpapers... Practice makes perfect I guess. I'll definitely keep this in mind next time ^_^
sillykins. (Otaku Angel) | Posted 04/24/08 | Reply
*__* WOW. Thank you for putting this up, Oli-chan! It's so incredibly helpful. I definitely need to work on some of those guidlines...I rarely put my wallpaper up on my desktop before submitting. ^^; And that sometimes causes problems...
Everything on color etc. is very helpful. You should submit this for publication on theO! Did you? Lots of people would appreciate it. :3
Thanks again! *hugs*