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#1 Takecare


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:01 PM

Lucy - GIMP - *floating*
(rusty)(new & old)(rusty)






thegoldenrulei.png + thegoldenrule.png






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^minimalism UC











^ for ignite your bones challenge

& a random attempt at animating from screencaps



^ -- for the remake it challenge
^ -- for the three of a kind challenge









thank you for visiting!

(if I've missed something - please let me know!)

bellazon.com - fashionspot - various celebrity fansites - couch-kimchi
Pinkblossom.org - shizoo-design.de
harry-potter.gallery.ru - galeria.potterish.com - whimsicons.livejournal.com - disneyscreencaps.com
screencap-archive.com - waterforelephantsfilm.com- leavemethewhite.com

Lukas Furlan-Bjørg-Elise Tuppen-Florian Muellar-
-Alex Strohl-Thomas Tourral-Lina Skukauskė

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#2 daredevil


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:05 PM



I'm vee. and avid admirer of your fab fab gallery >D

gosh, your banners and your icons are my favourite things ever

especially that heaveny banner


the colouring is gorgeousssssss


ugh, make more pretties so I can drool please homg

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#3 haunted.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:17 PM






*clears throat*

Gosh those banners and those CI steals my soul :loves: 

keep making more preeeettties and lemme lemme oggle and drool on the all *____*

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#4 sugar & spice

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:27 PM


the amount of time i've spent admiring your graphics over the past few years is borderline ridiculous.

i absolutely adore your style, you're so creative! my favorite is this+

i can't wait to see more pretties :wub:

gallery & stephanie & unavailable

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:35 PM

Hi Lucy! Totally in love with your icons and blends. :wub:


I'm totally digging the second CI! :D And Your coloring is so vibrant. ^_^ 


Welcome back and hope to see more from you! :loves:



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#6 abyss


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:18 PM

dear poo-cy,

(and that's pronounced poooh- see, no matter what jireh says u_u)

you suck.

love, khanh.


okay just kidding, i'll give you a proper comment now :'D

even though you suck for not letting me get first?

so your graphics are just to die for, seriously.

the comp and texture use are just amazing.

and you are too, begrudgingly. p:


i mean, those icons. those cis. those everything.


keep making more pretties for me to look at! *___*

also i'm suuuper glad you're back from the

evil exam monster and i'm casually 

multitasking and demanding threads, mmkays?

i love youuuu and stay awesome~


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#7 Marzipan


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:48 AM

hi lucy!! oh my goodness, your gallery is just to die for! i've always admired your stuff when i see it around the site and in the pylc thread, but to see it all together here is just - wow! i mean, your sigs!! and those banners :loves: and your CIs and your blends and ... everything is so amazing i can't even pick which is my favorite. 


but, um, i'm going to try


you comp and texture use and coloring are all just drool-worthy, and you have such a clean looking style, it makes me super jealous! keep up the awesome work so i have more prettyies to admire, please? mmkay ^_^

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#8 elixirchaos

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:17 PM

I'm in love with your style.

It's just that kind of style I wish I had

it's so unique and completely stands out, and you can't get enough of it

your stuff is pretty much flawless, I've been here for like five minutes before I decided I needed to share my love for your gallery

right here

right now

i won't link anything because that'd take too long cause i just love everything you make, really.





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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:30 PM

you are

you are just splendid

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#10 Takecare


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:20 PM

.../late Lucy is late

HI VEE. ....thank you!  :blush: uhh, luck? XD Icons are slowly growing on me strangely, even if I only make sets once in a blue moon. But thank you!
*hides from Claudia* only jokinggg :P but ._. thank you! XD I'm not sure I deserve so much screaming -dead- CI's rarely work for me >_> so thank youu <3
Stephanie.. :blink: thank you!! I still have no clue what my style is :P but this means a lot to me!
Asphodel - thank youuu <3 Blends are impossible - but I'm glad you like them!
Khanh - oops? (and oops for an even later reply here?) - but dsifs thank youu <3 and -dead- only for a few months before I get buried again ;D but I've demanded threads from you already.
Hi Mary! *_* <3 thank you. Haha I see a lot of kiko love. She may or may not be my muse at the moment >_> but thank you so much.
Sam - sdfjosidf. um. yes. <3 thank youu. XD I'm still not entirely sure how. But sdifsh your style though. <3 <3 thank you so muchhh
Annd iridescentflourescent - ...thank you! *casually gets buried under praise*

thank you all <3

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#11 charlottetrips


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:55 PM


I love it in here. Who is that person that's in your sig (and all over your gallery)?
Can I learn at your knee?

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#12 Takecare


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:49 PM

oh wow - thank you! Haha - it's Kiko Mizuhara - my new muse XD she's brilliant. 

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#13 peculiar julia

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:39 PM

Hey Lucy! Here with your critique~


general overview


First impression: I really like your gallery. There's a lot of fantastic colour in here, a lot of creativity, and it's clear you can handle different graphic types easily. Just one thing I think you could change right away - there's a lot in here. I think your gallery could maybe benefit from being stripped back a bit so only your very best work is in here. Try no more than four to six banners, four chapter images, etc. 


Your text is actually lovely and I'm not sure that's what you need to work on. It's beautiful on your 'answers await' signature and the placement is amazing on that 'hush' banner. I'd agree that your text is mostly simplistic, but I think that works best of all. What matters to me is that the text on all your graphics is clear and easy to read. A lot of people tend to just stick it on top at the end of their graphic, but on your graphics it's well integrated. So! No worries as far as I'm concerned c:


I wouldn't say you have a tendency towards symmetry either. To be honest, the odd graphic sizes required by HPFF (and thus made at TDA) make composing graphics quite tricky. Symmetry is often just the best option on a long, thin canvas like a banner. For example, your 'ignite your bones' banner has quite a symmetrical composition, but it works really well because the images of Frida and Andrew you've used are looking in different directions and are different sizes, and you have the text in the background framing them. I see there's a couple of graphics in here where you've actually used reflective symmetry, but you've done it very subtly and I think it's a good thing, not something you have to change!


Something I noticed going through this gallery is that, in places, your style can look a little inconsistent. The way I see it, you have quite a clear individual style that uses textures and simple backgrounds, but then halfway through your banners section you have this 'ashes to ashes' banner that's all curly script and stock and monochrome colouring, which looks a little more like the classic TDA style. It's not exactly a bad thing, and it's a good graphic in itself, but it looks very out of place here.


I'm not really sure I have many general pointers to give (you've actually got a wonderful gallery) so I think I might just focus more on the hitch/ditch aspect of the crit.


hitch or ditch


Icons: you might want to consider splitting up your icons from their canvases and just presenting the best of both groups separately. Like, the sets work well on their own, but each set has stronger and weaker icons within and just presenting the best on their own is maybe better for a gallery? Idk~


Signatures: I would consider taking out your 'caustic' sig. The cutout shape behind the girl is really awkward, and the monochromatic right side is really dominant and overpowers the image of the girl. If it wasn't for the beautiful text, I would also consider removing the 'answers await' sig. The larger girl seems quite LQ, and the way you've layered textures makes the sig look messy. 


Banners: I'm not quite sure the 'skeleton close' banner quite comes off - the colouring is just a bit too flat, although I like what you've done with the larger Clemence Poesy in the background. For the opposite reason, I think you should take out your 'trust and hope' and 'midsummer night's dream' banners - the colouring is quite harsh, especially on the latter. 'Trust and hope' also leans far too heavily towards the right, whereas 'midsummer night's dream' has some sloppy blending and the text placement is quite awkward. Your Finnick & Annie banner is lovely and minimalistic, but the text is just a bit too small and the join between Alex Pettyfer and the girl looks quite awkward.


Chapter images: I think the last one could maybe come out. The composition is really nice, but the layered textures in the bottom half look quite messy. 


Blends: the yin-yang blend is a nice idea, but the shape edges are pixellated and this brings the graphic down. There's also a bit too much going on - maybe one image per side would look a bit better. Your Kiko Mizuhara blend has a nice monochrome colouring but, again, the layered textures at different opacities make it look messy. 


And on a more positive note…


Definitely keep your first two banners - they're amazing! Also keep that first set of CIs; I think the last one is my favourite, but they're all very creative and atmospheric. Your manips are also really good, so keep those in. I'm really impressed by the last one!


All in all, this is a really nice gallery - it could maybe do with a bit of weeding out, but it's lovely. Thank you for requesting crit and I hope this was helpful!

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#14 Takecare


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:38 PM

Eee - thank you Julia! I definitely agree I have too much in here :P so I think I'll throw up a poll or two to help me break my hoarding habit. <3 <3 this was so helpful though, thank you!

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:24 PM

Your comp. *___* Gah, I love love love everything in here, and I just want to squee everything! :loves: So gorgeous... :cry:

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#16 Takecare


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 04:22 AM

talk about a late reply :P
thank you so so so much <3 <3

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#17 our sea star

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 01:31 AM

Your gallery is one of my favourites, ever. You have such a creative approach and I am forever envious of your compositions and how everything looks like a fresh, new idea. (Also Kiko Mizuhara and Yumi Lambert and Pushing Daisies *___*) Sometimes I think you are immensely underappreciated. :P <3333

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#18 a.leksy


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:01 AM

hello there ma'am i am in love with everything here

how is this even possible this is just pain okay pain iuerbnvuirnrewki


HAHA no seriously, everything here is amazing and so well thought! i am gonna be one of your stalkers from now on ehe  :D

i reallyyyy look forward to seeing more alright  :loves:


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