aesc: (gwen)
*hugs to [livejournal.com profile] girlnamedpixley!*



Aside from sharpening, gaussian blurring, and one or two other things, I've never really used any of Photoshop's filters. But there is a rather simple, yet cunning, way to turn a photograph into something more painterly by using the Find Edges function under the 'Stylize' filter to get that penstroke/fine brushpoint outline effect. I tried it out on Teyla first, because 1.) Teyla is gorgeous, and 2.) the colors in this particular scene from "Kindred I" are, IMHO, some of the best in SGA, period. For a first attempt, I'm pretty happy with it!

I also revisited the 4.16 cap in my header, because of how it is awesome. The actual version is 1000px wide, and so is behind the cut.



the pearly gates have some eloquent grafitti )

Okay, no more coherence from me tonight *fallover*
aesc: (castiel 2)
Okay, I can see myself becoming addicted to this thing. Not only does it make the basic work like erasing about... eleventy billion times easier to do, it means I can trace and doodle stuff and basically take what I've been playing with in my more recent graphics to the next step.

Want to see some trial sketches? Ha, yes, that's what I thought. I did one of the Impala and then one of Outcast!John, who is one of my favorite Johns of all time ♥ Both sketches are basically traces--a layer I drew into that was placed on top of the original image, with a few modifications. Because I am just not that good yet.



(imagine Castiel up there on the roof ♥)

Outcast!John behind the cut )

Probably I should get some sleep now. Probably.
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A couple experimental pieces, by which I mean experimental for me. One is a cover for [livejournal.com profile] fiercelydreamed's really, really awesome Unidentified, and the other is a draft of a cover for the noir!AU [livejournal.com profile] villainny and [livejournal.com profile] amberlynne have been interested in.



dirty work at the crossroads )

Now that I feel a bit less like I'm falling over myself, I might actually be able to do decent stuff for [livejournal.com profile] paintedspires, which is a happy thing.
aesc: (yes and yes)
I have none of my stock and have had to improvise, but I kind-of, sort-of did something like what comes up in the comment threads to this.



cranky forest Rodney )

Now, I am going to bed.
aesc: (yes and yes)
I got, oh, almost nothing done of what I needed to get done tonight. Reading is finished, which is always important (and I might actually get everything read by my exam date), but, um, the fic? She didn't go so well.

Neither did graphics stuff. I started out intending to redo my userinfo with something pretty, but ended up being sidetracked into drafting icons. In the interests of feeling productive, and because they have given me much to smile about for the past several hours despite the complete lack of said productivity, I post said drafts here.





Oh, David and Joe, what you do to me. *flails modestly*

In other news: Insomnia. Strikes. Again. If you're on MSN, feel free to bother me... I'll be good for the next hour, I think. (aesc36 @ gmail.com)

ETA: Oh yeah, I did write this, but I don't know if it counts.

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