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#1 nomad


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Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:11 PM






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promotion to senioraward by Violet
promotion to graduate award by Violet

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promotion to evolving @SP — award by vanessax17


i'd like to give credit to all the different sites that i use to find my images, such as, deviantart, sweetandtalented, and all the fansite galleries. as for resources, once again, deviantart is my one true love. and all my lovely fonts come from dafont and 1001 fonts, so thanks to them as well.

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#2 Scaretale.


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Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:21 PM

1ST?! Yay, I get first!! :dances:

-Cough- Err... Yeah. xD
Oh my gosh, I remember the entry you put in the Novel Challenge and I was seriously like this: jaw-dropping.gif and this: headdesk.gif Yeah. O.o
Anyways, I think that you have such pretty graphics, and the coloring is just so pretty.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 10:51 PM

2nd, yay! biggrin.gif
kat, my loveeee <3 i am in love with your graphics
they're so traditional and beautiful and yet different and so you!
i remember when you were first starting out :3 you're all grown up! -pinches cheeks-
this style definitely suits you, and gah, your composition is simply stunning. as is your colouring.
i wanna see more, okayyy? i want to see you get to staff soon!
iluuu and i miss rping with you sad2.gif

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 02:55 AM

Hey Kat!!! I love the new gallery and I love the direction your coloring is taking! It's subtler but still really powerful and rich. Nice work!

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:53 AM

    Earthbound. you got first post! HIGH FIVE! and thanks for the lovely comment. i'm so glad that you liked my novel entry as much as you did! it's definitely one of my favorite newer graphics. though after my hiatus, i guess everything is kind of new...

    afterglow AYEHSAAAA! haha yess i remember those days. back when everything i made was like ten times too over saturated and i had no idea how to work selective coloring or blending. i'm always so flattered when you tell me you like my work, especially since i'm so madly in love with all of your graphics. i'll do my best to make more but you know how uni can get tongue1.gif

    Althea thank you so much!


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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:58 AM

KAT! that black swan blend is absolutely gorgeous <3 and so is everything else in your gallery (especially all the stuff with jensen GIMME!)
and of course, that misha sig and dean/cas blend.
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:42 AM

okay so i think i've just fallen in love with your gallery wub.gif wub.gif wub.gif i'm seriously in awe at everything in here! your icons, your banners, your blends, sigs, all of it! your coloring is just crazy gorgeous and i'm especially loving +this. you are one seriously talented person 2yl8tvq.gif

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#8 nomad


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:19 PM

    Mercury ENYA! you know how much i love you. must i reiterate it via this thread? i think i probably should. you're epic. and i'm always ridiculously flattered to hear that you like my graphics. i swoon under your compliments. LOVE YOU!!

    ClearPlastic ZOMG. just so you know, my heart kind of totally stopped when i saw you'd commented in my gallery. because, seriously, i'm like. a ridiculously huge fan of your graphics. i remember the month that you got promoted to staff. daaaaamn. i aspire to make things as beautiful as you do. seriously. so really. your comment? pretty much just made my day. ALSO, i'm SOO glad that you like that blend!! i'm a sucker for dean/cas and hurt!dean is love and i think those are lyrics from that rhiana/eminem song. so yeah, that's a blend i'm personally fond of.

    THANKS AGAIN! hopefully all of you people's lovely comments will get my muse up and running again. i've entereted into about three different challenges and i've got at least half a dozen canvases that are in the middle of either being trashed or continued. i don't know.


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:27 PM

HOW? How are you still my neighbour? I'm happy, don't get me wrong but your work is so freaking awesome. I want you to get Staff, so keep making gorgeous work, okay? I especially love your banners, the composition on all of them are LOVELY! wub.gif Keep it up, hun! happy2.gif

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#10 nomad


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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:25 PM

    nala but i love being your neighbor! how about we both do our damnedest to get to staff together so that we can continue our neighborly-ness, eh? i think that sounds like a perfect plan. also, thank you for the lovely comment! totally put a smile on my face :]

    added one album cover + one blend.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:47 PM

your blends have to be the prettiest thing i've seen in a while. No seriously, they are so gorgeous!
I wish mine looked like those... I absolutely adore the black swan one, i think it's my fave piece in your gallery wub.gif

your chapter images are pretty cool too happy2.gif I love your use of monochrome wub.gif My fave CI would be the one with dean & castiel, gorgeous <3

then there's the rest of your gallery that's gorgeous too girl_blush.gif Is there anything you can't do?

Loving the compositions on the first three banners icecream.gif

I will check back for more happy2.gif


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Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:22 PM

oh, wow, I love everything, but I especially love your Mischa & Jensen graphics (your Mischa icon = <3). Supernatural fans unite! The coloring on the sig you're using now is gorgeous.

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#13 nomad


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Posted 08 March 2011 - 04:42 AM

    vany i adore you <3 this comment totally warmed my heart! thanks so much and i'm glad you like my graphics so much. and shush! your graphics are EPIC. i would kill for your skills. honestly biggrin.gif

    treeson aww! thanks so much for this comment. supernatural fans must always unite and i'm glad you appreciate my graphics with their characters. and incoherent or not this was super sweet!

    added one signature + one blend + one banner

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#14 viva la vida.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:30 AM

Here to crit! <3 Now admittedly, there isn't much to crit, which is good for you. ;D However I think there's a few things to work on - the main being to push yourself. That's really all there is to the jump form Grad to Staff. You just gotta push yourself that little bit further to perfection. If there's any problems with a graphic, don't leave it, fix it. Find a way or experiment if you have to. When it comes to ruts, sometimes it's good to take a breather, step back and just in general have a bit of a break. Looking for inspiration is good too - whether it be by song, movie, or even just a fresh folder of stock comes in handy. And then, you really just gotta wait until you have the desire to make something.

When it comes to making something, aim for perfection. Also, make sure everything you make is something special. Say one banner may just have such magical composition, whereas another may evoke powerful emotion. It's time to take it that one bit further, and I know you can do it. ;')

A few little things: in this the text is too dark and not very easy to read and in this one the blending around his hair is a bit dodgy - you can still see part of the background. Great job! <3

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:19 AM

i was stalking you the other day.
i love naomi watts.
and you. because apparently, you love
naomi watts as well : D your colouring is so
beautiful and your blending and composition is
so smooth and mmmff :3 -sinks teeth into sigs-
keep up the awesome work kat <3

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:34 PM

Omg, I can't believe I haven't been in here before! You have such a wonderful gallery and the blend/chapter image with the red over the couple is stunning.

Actually most of this is. You are super talented and I believe you will get to staff soon!

awesome work, keep it up!

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 06:22 PM

    viva la vida. look at you being all super flattering! thanks so much for this crit, it left me utterly joyous and ridiculously happy. i get what you're saying about pushing myself and once i have a little free time i'm most definitely going to work on doing that with my graphics. thanks for the advice on the few things that needed editing. it was much appreciated :]

    Contour ohai.
    you were stalking me?
    that's funny, cause i stalk you all the time.
    you love naomi watts too.
    so obviously you and i are awesome.
    and this comment makes my gallery happy
    -grins like a fool-
    thanks so much!

    Queenlizzie13 awww this comment made me giddy. thanks so much for all the nice remarks!

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:38 PM

    KAT! <33333
    i love +this. the simplicity and the composition is amazing and of course, it's a florence lyric.
    +this is really interesting. even though it's monochrome, the colouring is perfect and again, so is the composition.
    ohhh and... we need to catch up!

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