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Dear my lovely comm watchers,

I'm taking a break.  I never thoght that I would actually write a whole post about it (this has been sitting in my browser for a few days and I didn't know if I should post it) but it's very theraputic.  I don't think I've ever posted about my personal life here but Tuesday was an awful day and in general, this year has been insane for me.  I've had so many things change in my RL and everything kinda just came crashing down on me Tuesday.

I don't know how the election results will affect my life, or even if it will affect my life personally. (update 1/30/17: life is still a mess and this election season was just as bad as I thought it was going to be and that sucks.) But, I did some soul-searching and finally decided to get my priorities in order. I love iconing, I really do.  I loved spending time at my computer, working on my graphics skills (which I've actually gotten to use in RL) and being creative.  But RL is sucking the life out of me and regardless of this week/election results, I know that personally, I need to make changes in my life.  I haven't been prioritizing my RL  (although it's not like online stuff is taking over my life) and I just haven't been focused.  I really need to be studying, writing essays, making friends, reading textbooks, etc. You know, boring stuff like that.

The only reason I am making this post is because I love and appreciate EVERY SINGLE COMMENT I have ever received here.  I hope that all of you will continue to watch the comm since I plan on continuing with my multimaker comms and modding elite-inspired and will occasionally post here.  Other than that, however, my presence in the iconing community will be limited.  I just wanted to let you guys know that I really, truly appreciate every comment I've gotten since January 7, 2014 and will miss hearing from you.  Every time I post something and don't repost to an icon-sharing comm and receive comments, it just makes my day so much better!!

I loved the four years I spent on the internet, I really did. But it's time to say good-bye for a bit - I will definitely be back.  Here's to new beginnings!

update 1/30/17: I was hoping to be back here by January but life is still a mess and ugh, school sucks so much.  Anticipated return date: march 2017!!!!
30 January 2017 @ 03:00 am
[banner coming soon a.k.a. when I decide to open PS]
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I had so much fun creating artwork for whitecollar_bb yet again! It's one of my favorite WC fests and definitely check out the story if you have some time and are into white collar!

Love is a many splendor thing by nywcgirl can be found on AO3 or LJ.
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18 July 2016 @ 12:07 pm

check out turbo_rumble!!
08 July 2016 @ 12:15 am

Here are the finished requested icons!  I hope that you all like them!
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02 July 2016 @ 12:00 am

I feel kinda bad writing the first part of this tutorial since naginis over at accios did an awesome job explaining this concept of using the brown standard gradient map to color icons. Be sure to check it out here for a different viewpoint.  Because of the already great tutorial on the subject of muted yet vibrant coloring, I'll try to talk about different things but this may turn out to be more of a tutorial :)
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18 June 2016 @ 08:08 pm

To celebrate yet another awesome year of iconing, I'm taking requests!
If you would like to request, I will make icons, write tutorials, make textures, or battle with you!


this guide was requested by teaotter

Hey! So today, I'm talking about coloring with gradient maps/overlays in general and more specifically, the coloring in the following icon:
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