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#1 bewitching.

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 12:12 PM

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#2 Guest_Icarus._*

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 12:20 PM

FIRST! :D First of all, I want to ask if that title is from the EXO song. :silly:
Second, WHY IS EVERYTHING SO MAGNIFICENT?
Your icons are perfect. Beautiful cuts, amazing use of textures, great colours, etc. etc. they are unbelievable. I still squee over the advent calendar ones! :D
Your banner and your CI are asgflajk;d. What?!?! The Klaroline banner is so soft and so pretty! I love the comp! <33 And lastly, your blends. Seriously girl, how do you work with monochrome? The blends look so fresh and crisp and I love the pop of colour you put for the main people. Hnnggh, Kai is so adorable.
Gah, I LOVE YOUR NEW GALLERY! ( not that it wasn't great before. ;) ) Can't wait to come back and see what other magic you will do! ;)

p.s. love the galllery set.

#3 atė!

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 01:45 PM

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Gaby :loves:

I don't know what to say! Your gallery is gorgeous!

I'm totally in awe over your beautiful beautiful icons! They are so

creative and unique and absolutely you!

The colouring in your graphics is really striking and I love it! The

mix between mono and colours is stunning. Absolutely gorgeous!

And please teach me how to do blends? Because I simly cannot

do it!!!

Make more beautiful stuff please <3

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#4 arielle!

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 03:40 PM

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Gaby!!!

 

Hello, you fantastic-mystical-creature you.  :dumbles:

Your gallery is BEAUTIFUL. I am quite in love with your coloring and I think my most favorite piece in your gallery is THIS.

I love your composition!! 

Please please please make more pretties so that I may admire them <3

 

Many hugs,

Liz :glomp:


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#5 miss atomic bomb

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 03:51 PM

hey Gaby, cat here with your requested critique ^_^

 

ok, so the repetitive comp thing is most obvious on your icons, I think- like on the advent calendar icons, almost every single one is the same- person from mid-chest or so, slightly off center. same with the half of the dw icons that are just one person. make more icons that are just faces or full bodies or using multiple images. stock icons are great for messing around with image placement and cuts since we don’t have the same instincts about objects as we do with faces, to keep them visible etc.

 

textures on the advent icons are nice, help break up the monotony, and the coloring is GORGEOUS. 

 

sigs are pretty repetitive too- except for 12 being in color, the comp and coloring are almost exactly the same. text too. i’d budge the main text on the oh my clara sig over to the right a bit, looks a bit awkward so close to her face, and the shape of the text echoes the shape of 12’s shoulder so it would work there. and the stark white text is a little too bright- a very light gray would work a bit better I think. make another sig while you’ve got these up on the screen and don’t put anything in the same spot at all- text can’t go on the bottom half, can’t have a bigger person on the left and smaller on the right, put things on the sides instead of dead center. you don’t even have to finish it really, just break out of the mold a bit. 

 

i’ve found that stalking the squee thread or pylc or galleries or actually anything really and picking things out that look different than my usual, and imitating the comp or text is helpful to break habits. even just things like, oh, this has text a way I never do, and this is how they made it work against the other images, I’ll try that, or this sig has people this size in those places, and then text there, that’s interesting. 

 

text- there’s nothing wrong really, but there could be more variety - it’s always one larger word in an interesting font with the rest in a (usually) serif font. and your text is almost always on the bottom of the graphic. 

 

other things for comp: watch out for having multiple focal points. like on the first blend ("posting”) you’ve got the full color girl on the left, and she’s also the biggest person on the graphic, and then the text on the right in a big easy to read font, which draws my eyes to the girl just behind the text. on the other blend, 

 

there’s nothing wrong with the color+monochrome thing, just make sure that the coloring still works- like on the blends and CI, the monochrome is super blue/green and the colored parts are super orange/red, so it looks a big disjointed. on the sing blend, the red lines in the quote help some. i’ve found the easiest way to pull off color+mono is to just keep the mono actually black and white, or just very barely colored and matching the coloring of the full colored part. so basically like the coloring on the banner- the monochrome is warmer which matches the rest of the banner (a little dark, though).

 

other things - watch out for loss of image quality/definition on smaller people. try colors other than black and white for text more. on the ‘sight’ sig, the larger person isn’t quite as sharp as the smaller one so it looks a bit strange. 

 

ok well this has gotten super long, but I hope at least some of this is useful or at least understandable ha :) 

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#6 everest

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 07:06 PM

Gaby!!!!

Hi! I love your gallery.

I have to say I think my favorite part of your graphics is the coloring.

It's always so lovely and bright and rich.

If I started listing my favorite graphics, I'd probably end up listing your entire gallery.

My absolute top though is the sig you made for Dakota and the Ellota blend.

GORGEOUS WORK!!!

also; wtf are your icon cuts????? i do not comprehend.

Keep making super pretty things for me to drool over!!!!

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#7 ferlybadinage

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 07:41 PM

Omd the Dakota and Elliot blend o_o I am not crying I just have hayfaver, honest!!!

Don't know why I haven't posted in you gallery before now... okay it's just because I'm useless and I am sorry!

Your icons are gorgeous, especially the advent ones.

I adore the banner (please make more!)

And that Dakota sig is just total perfection ♡

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#8 Elenia

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 10:36 AM

Aak, twineeeeee  :loves:  :loves:  :loves: 

 

I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I HAVEN'T COMMENTED!!!!

 

Because I know I've been here before!!!

 

I remember how blinded I was by all this prettiness <333

 

Urgh, I'm such a horrible twin  :headdesk: please forgive me? :cry:

 

Never stop making shiny, new things! Because I need them, like right now.

 

Did you update already? No? Okay, I'll just keep hitting this refresh-button then until you do  :D  


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#9 IITheMadHatterII

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 11:50 AM

hello Gaby!

omg, your gallery is swoon-worthy!!!

i absolutely love the tatiana grey siggie :)

Also, your banner is so haunting that her eyes almost scared me silly  :blink:

if you don't mind me asking, how do you achieve such a shiny and almost painted appearance of faces in your graphics?

sorry, new artist here, i can't figure it out for the life of me  :worship:



#10 Lady Plantagenet

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 09:42 PM

Hi Gaby! I'm here for your requested gallery critique!

 

So one thing that stands out to me is that your coloring is quite nice, especially on your sigs. I also really like your comp on your icons, banner and chapter image, so kudos for those! And I really love your header! :) Composition on the sigs and blend, on the other hand, need some work. The blend needs a stronger focal point--right now you have three, so you need to consider the proportions of each figure and decide which should dominate, just as you did with your beautiful header. The sigs, on the other hand, need to be stepped up in terms of composition. The problem isn't that they're simple (I'm into simplicity), but that they need a stronger visual interest--maybe a developed base would help, to give them a stronger, more cohesive look. You've got some great skills and amazing coloring, so you just need to develop the good stuff you already do!

 

Let me know if you have any questions! :D


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#11 .v0ldiemort

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 03:51 PM

Hi Gaby! I adore your gallery!! Especially your lost in the forest banner! It’s really pretty especially the coloring and use of stock! Also your black and white CI is heavenly!! You have a wonderful style of coloring your graphics and I just adore the way you use soft blending and hard cuts. 


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