Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile Artist's Reflections Previous Previous Next Next
One of the "substitute people"
Can I substitute for Kirsten?
Quote from jenlynn820 recently completed fanfic, "Wanderlust". I'm in love with this fic!! If you haven't read it, make the time. It's damn near perfect (and I'm only about halfway through it).

"Did you imagine last week you'd be in Louisville and gone gay?"

Jen, honey... you have no idea how much this made me laugh!! I'm just thankful I wasn't drinking at the time. ;)

Now for the rest. I seem to have a hard time making desktops like this--I'm used to doing things "clean" for printing. But I like to try and stretch, so here is "Contemplation" in a desktop with a few icons to go with it.

1024 x 768 (and for anyone who doesn't like the grid, let me know. I have one without)

1. Orlando 1 2. Orlando 2 3. Orlando 3

4. Orlando 4 5. Orlando 5 6. Orlando 1

7. Viggo 1

Tags: , , ,
Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: "Born to Run" Bruce Springsteen

54 comments or Leave a comment
Page 1 of 2
[1] [2]
(Deleted comment)
araestel From: araestel Date: May 30th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL I'm hoping that's a good thing, yeah?

I honestly wouldn't know where to start with a tut. It's all basically layers of brushes, a font called "Satisfaction", and a light texture. I think where my stuff has a distinct look--it's my smudge tool. I use a diffused circular brush on 19 for large areas and I drop that to a non-diffused circular brush and lower the impression to a 9 or a ten and barely move it. It's really that simple. ;) If you want me to share the brushes I use for the basic smudging, I'll be glad to.
(Deleted comment)
(Deleted comment)
(Deleted comment)
jenlynn820 From: jenlynn820 Date: May 30th, 2006 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, thank you! you're way to sweet to say all that *hugs* I am glad you're enjoying it :)

The WP and the icons are lovely :) I saw you mention the font, satisfaction below, do you think you could point me to where i can download it?

araestel From: araestel Date: May 30th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I love it!!! And living in Louisville, as you know, it just really caused me to laugh. Not one of those "too polite to laugh" things, but one of those OMG-laughs! We got more gay bars here than cities *half* this size. ;) Oh--and just for future reference, it's only about 40 minutes to Frankfort from here.

It's a bought font. Sis and I went in halvsies and got it. It was only $10, so we got off cheap. ;) I'll mail it to you, how about that? Then you won't have to spend any money.

Glad you like the WP and icons! *hugs* Your icon is *adorable!!!! Why you make me lust like that??! I always want *all* your icons!
grey853 From: grey853 Date: May 30th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful wallpaper. When you say the grid, are you talking about the little lines in the background? I'd love to see the other version, too, if you've got it. I think this is one of my fave WPs so far.
araestel From: araestel Date: May 30th, 2006 03:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep--those lines. This is what my desktop is--without.

moondancerjen From: moondancerjen Date: May 30th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
not a big fan of the vig meister. shame too bc this is a GORGEOUS wallpaper!!!! your so good!
araestel From: araestel Date: May 30th, 2006 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)
If you want it without Vig, I can do that too. ;)
jasmineskie From: jasmineskie Date: May 30th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC) (Link)
That's beautiful! I love your graphics work. I saved both versions of the wp, but I like the nogrid best. Also saved a few of the icons. Will credit you when I use them. *hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: May 30th, 2006 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! The "no grid" is the one I'm using too. Seems a lot of people like that kind of thing--hence the extra brushwork. ;)
hammil77 From: hammil77 Date: May 30th, 2006 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
That wallpaper is amazing. I really like it and the matching icons. Especially #2, that one is striking.
araestel From: araestel Date: May 30th, 2006 07:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you *so* much!! *hugs* Means a lot coming from you!
arthael From: arthael Date: May 30th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I love this pic of Orli so much and what you did was amazing! Saved it. Thanks for sharing :) *hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: May 30th, 2006 07:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey! Enjoy! *hugs*
10th_1216 From: 10th_1216 Date: May 30th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I love the wall color!!!!!*____*
And how sweet Viggo was there too, oh baby thingking of his hubby!

Great job on those icons too!!! *clapped*
araestel From: araestel Date: May 30th, 2006 07:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! So glad you like! Your icon is *adorable!!!
From: kailorien Date: May 30th, 2006 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)
prettiness! Even if it is the rosebush :P
araestel From: araestel Date: May 30th, 2006 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)
alles_aus_liebe From: alles_aus_liebe Date: May 30th, 2006 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)
*adores you&your icons*
Thank you for sharing! ^.^
# 1.
araestel From: araestel Date: May 30th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you like them! *hugs*
ladymarmalade77 From: ladymarmalade77 Date: May 30th, 2006 10:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Wallpaper is stunning and icons simply amazing. :)

I took #1 and will credit of course.

Thanks for sharing!
araestel From: araestel Date: May 30th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey! Glad you like them!
tularia From: tularia Date: May 30th, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Weee! New desktop and shagged # 4... Love these!
araestel From: araestel Date: May 30th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so happy you like! :)
lee_ashburn From: lee_ashburn Date: May 30th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
*muwah* thank you so much for my new wally. it's simply stunning and utterly gorgeous!
araestel From: araestel Date: May 30th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
*blushes* Glad you like. *hugs*
tamsu2002 From: tamsu2002 Date: May 31st, 2006 12:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful wallpaper....will definitely be changing my current desktop!
araestel From: araestel Date: May 31st, 2006 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you like it! *hugs*
numenora From: numenora Date: May 31st, 2006 08:58 am (UTC) (Link)
These are so amazing and very lovely. Patty.
54 comments or Leave a comment
Page 1 of 2
[1] [2]