RAMYA. FIFTEEN. ELEMENTS 10.
NEVER PROBABLY SOON)
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:50 PM
woah first yo
RAMYA YOUR GALLERY
it's so beautiful and full of things that give people feels *explodes with feels*
i love the simplicity and vintage feel of your graphics
can i marry you & your entire gallery? <333
stay rockin bb, you are awesome! :*
AIMEE | semi-available | I WAS SANADAMAIKO/!BADWOLF | we never go out of style;
Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:57 PM
oh my god ramya your gallery is absolutely gorgeous
i love your style it's so vibrant but has this great vintage feel at the same time, i think you pull off simplicity so well
teach me your ways, you're such an inspiration
Edited by empyreal., 03 August 2013 - 07:00 PM.
Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:19 PM
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:35 PM
but that's ok because your gallery is just fidbhafbsda
your style gives me the shivers, it really does. the vintage-y but still forward look it has to it ahhh it's so gorgeous
how do you do iitttt?
keep being amazing! <33
hi i'm kaitlyn ♥
Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:16 PM
your gallery actually makes me want to cry.
it's just so perfect.
your style makes me drool everywhere and I ain't even mad.
it's just so simple yet beautiful and elegant and complex
and ugh I can't express my emotions
for some reason, +this sort makes me want to cry? whether because of its beauty or I just have so many feelings.
also +this omg so perfect and simple and I am so jealous because I want to do simple like you.
so if you could please hand over the talent pills, I would be eternally grateful.
until then, I'll just sob into my laptop.
Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:22 PM
finally edited this.
ALRIGHT LETS DO THIS
RAMYA, YOU DESERVE CAPS BECAUSE YOURE AWESOME OKAYZ?
no im just kidding, caps hurt my eyes but seriously youre awesome.
i seriously cant belive that youre just fourteen. i know this may sound weird but your graphics have a maturity in them and i just thought that you were in college or something haha. now im not sure how that relates to anything or if its a compliment. ._.
omg omg omg omg omg omg i know this is irrelevant tbut there was just a freaking fly on my shoulder and i think its been there for five minutes probably sucking my blood and i thought i was just having a tingly feeling and now my arm hurts and im such a weakling for saying but it looked so creepy.
ignore that. ^
im just going to flat out say it and say say that your graphics are so elegant and beautiful and each composition in each piece is just... i dont even know. it just looks so delicate, and i sound so weird describing that but urgh. i just want to hug each on and sqeuee eac one and praise them to the heaven above. (no im just kidding, i havent sunk that low yet) okay.
like that FIRST BLEND FOR EXAMPLE. to be honest, at first, i just liked it. but as i began to see through and examine it it just jumped out at me and its so gorgeous and the coloring is perfect and the composition please dont get me started on it. just dont.
kay, i shall give you a break from all of this cray cray ness. bye. please excuse my rambling mess of a self. and my arm is still hurting. ow. okay ill stop.
also.. please thoroughly look at the following and enjoy:
SO FREAKING EPRFECT AH STOP YOU TWO JUST STOP RIGHT RIGHT NOW
ha... ha.... that one pretty much sums up my life.
Edited by Skhepticism, 22 August 2013 - 04:29 PM.
// A NNA // 14 // GALLERY //
SET BY THE LOVELY ANDE (EPONINE) asdfghjkl
Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:58 PM
RAMYA HAS A NEW GALLERY!
I absolutely adore your style.
Your composition is mad crazy, yo.
Like how do you texture and color and graphic?
Teach me your secrets
Everything in here is too perfect.
You're too perfect.
MATH NERD FRIENDS FOREVER
Isabel | Semi-available (PM first!) | NEW GALLERY | anyroad is perfect<3
Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:36 AM
ramya you complete poop
I had no idea you have a new gallery
omg it's so perfect
*withers and drools and cries and licks perfection*
gah your colouring and texture use
you're amazing ramyaaaa <3 STAY SNAZZZY
★ vee & pv. firewhiskey & sexy, sexy set by afterglow ★
Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:57 AM
Oooooooh shinies! *sets up camp here for
the night the month all of eternity*
Ramya, I absolutely adore your graphics. You have such an incredible and distinct style! Your colouring and use of negative space and cool funky text is just super awesome. I wish I was creative as you! My favourite graphic in your gallery would probably be your mixtape. It just blows me away
Keep being amazing!
Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:09 AM
Aaaahhh oh man I was like "WHO HAS FOALS LYRICS IN THEIR TITLE?!?!" and no duh of course it's you, Ramya. <3 Your music taste is almost as good as your graphics, and they're already pretty darn top-notch. ^___^ Everything in this gallery is signature you.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:46 PM
Edited by rebel_heart, 06 August 2013 - 01:46 PM.
Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:54 AM
Ramya! Your gallery is so gorgeous! Can't believe I haven't stopped in here before. I really adore your coloring and comp! The simple comp just makes me want to cry because of the beauty.
Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:11 PM
( please excuse the lack of coherent english)
aimee: my graphics give you feels how is that possible
you definitely can marry my gallery,
though why you would want to is beyond me
grace: i'll teach you my ways if you'll teach me yours!
i've never thought of my graphics as vintage before, but i can totally see that now!
;asdkfhjdk;sf thank you for the lovely comment! <33
rina: we can totally be besties!
coding besties! i mainly do html/css and some java (same language besties!)
though any other languages confuse me tbh.
tysm, rina! <33
kaitlyn: shivers and goosebumps?
i was under the impression only your graphics did that!
thank you so much, kaitlyn!
ariel: omg i don't think my graphics have ever made anyone cry before.
i'm not sure whether i should feel sorry i did that or be insanely happy
so i think i'll just settle for dissolving into a puddle of tears because of your amazing comments <333
freda: i can't believe you're in my gallery,
because i stalk yours on a daily basis.
thank you so much lovely!
anna: omfg i can't even.
i just came to update my gallery and i scrolled down
AND THERE WERE A BUNCH OF GIFS THAT HADN'T BEEN THERE BEFORE
AND I WAS LIKE WHAT IS THIS OMFG
we can be 14 buddies!
tbh i think i use whatever little maturity i have on my graphics.
i have the same exact thoughts whenever a fly lands on me. FLIES ARE SO CREEPY AND SCARY AND JUST GAHHH.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE KIND WORDS, ANNA <33
THOSE JGL GIFS SO MANY OF THEM OMG THEY'RE AMAZING YOU'RE AMAZING <33333
isabel: perfect? moi?
i think you must be mistaken, because here i was thinking you were the perfect one!
MATH NERD BUDDIES 5EVA <33
vee: i agree 110%, i am a complete poop
*cries and squishes vee for her lovely (and undeserved) compliments*
i shall indeed make an effort to be snazzy!
rica: of course you're not as creative as me, you're more creative! <3
tysm, rica, you're the best!
val: FOALS LYRICS MAKE SUCH GOOD TITLES.
and of course you recognized it <3
thank you so much, val, ily
sama: ;aldsfjksdjf you're the best, sama
i'll make more of these ridiculous rectangular boxes if you continue to make more of your amazing graphics <3
eva: by this point, i am struggling to come up with a creative way to say thank you,
but unfortunately, my brain feels quite dead,
so thank you so much for your lovely comment! <33
Edited by seraphine., 22 August 2013 - 10:53 PM.
Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:59 PM
your gallery is oh my god so so so perfectously perfectly perfect
I can't believe I haven't commented before
so anyways, i love your style
It's simple and yet, complicated
I really can't describe it
everything is just so - erm what's the word? oh yeah - perfect
*wants to marry +this*
now excuse me as i go drool in a corner somewhere
Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:15 PM
Hey Ramya, I'm here for your critique!
There's no escaping it, banners are an absolutely awkward shape. They're long and narrow and can be completely obstinate when it comes to fitting things in.
Fitting things in is probably what makes making banners so hard. We have to fit in people, text and textures/stock into a tiny rectangle that looks far too much like a letterbox.
The best thing to do to improve your banner making skills is to look at what makes your best banners work.
From your gallery, I can easily say that +this and +this are the best. Why? Well, they both have a clear focal point that isn't overshadowed by text or textures. The composition works and doesn't feel off. They both flow and both are beautifully coloured in those vintage neutral tones of yours. In comparison, +this and +this don't work as well because they don't have clear focal points.
I can confidently say that your banners aren't at all that bad. They fit in with your original style, yet all of them are varied.
Your (minor) problems will all go away if you just made more banners, getting used to the size and getting your composition right As many people will have said to you before, practice makes (near enough) perfect.
B: Image Quality
Your gallery is full of photographic, vintage style images, and that's okay. A little bit of graininess sets you apart. However, you don't want your images to be too grainy or too blurred. The graphics in your gallery that I would identify as having the worst IQ is +this and +this. The latter banner is animated, so its quality is invariably going to be worse than other non animated graphics. Perhaps, in the future, when making animated works, you could stray away from magazine scans and editorials of models and instead use higher quality pictures so that when you convert to the gif format, the quality will still be relatively high. The girl in the first banner is a little blurred- nothing a quick sharpening won't fix.
I wouldn't worry too much about your image quality, since the papery feel of the images you use fit in with your style. If you do think it is a big concern, then perhaps you could stick to using just HQ images and add a layer of noise for a photograph-esque look. I don't know if this can be achieved on Elements however...
C: Too much white text
Your gallery does contain insane amounts of small white text. Text is really a trial and error process. For each piece I make, I change the text about 100 times, trying to figure out exactly what fonts and colours work all the while aiming to stray away from go to favourites.
Using the eye dropper tool, select a colour prominent in your graphic, and use this for the colour of your text. If it doesn't feel right, use the same tool and pick another colour. If the text becomes illegible because the background is too light or too dark, maybe use a dark/light texture or shape to make it easier to read.
The best way to break out of a graphic habit is to experiment doing other things, using other resources. Challenge yourself to use a different colour and font everytime you make a new graphic- push your boundaries!
I hope this helped you Ramya! Your gallery is absolutely stunning- this crit was very hard to do since you are one of my favourite artists on TDA and I admire your work so much Keep making pretties and I swear you'll improve in the areas that you feel you need to work on.
I be Aisha.
Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:09 PM
vicky: perfect definitely does not describe my gallery
(i think crazy mess would be more accurate)
but i'm glad at least someone thinks so! <3
aisha: your crit was super helpful,
thank you for pointing out some stuff that i might never have noticed!!
and i'll try to experiment with other-colored text.
once again, thank you so much for your crit <333
(and i can't believe that i'm one of your favorite tda artists <3)
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