October 6, 2009

A nice song to get y’all started here, courtesy of Japan, producing 78% of the world’s weird shit since 1952.

(笑)  I love Japan so much. ^_^

Anyways, moving on.

I’m over a month late, but I’m still amazed by TCM’s Summer Under the Stars posters for this year. These posters are some of the best graphic work I’ve ever seen. Even the ones that I don’t really care for — Beat the Devil, The Conversation, and The Magnificent Seven, methinks — are well done. I know I cannot make anything like them. Personal picks below the cut.

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Over 9000, I love you so.

August 17, 2009

her power level is OVER 9000!!!!!

“Over 9000 people have lost power so far…” [Due to tropical storm Claudette]

Is it just a coincidence that my nickname for Claudette Colbert is Over 9000? XD Since she is that amazing, you know.

(But  I know hurricanes and tropical storms can be serious, so I hope the hurricane season isn’t too destructive this year.)

Happy Monty Monday, everyone.

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June 26, 2009

This isn’t really graphics. Well, I guess it’s sort of a cropping exercise.

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More shipping! And a speshul added bonus this time – a ship reference in the picture.  ;D

(CLICK THE THUMBNAIL. But you probably know to do that by now.)

At first, I didn’t want to add the geranium, thinking that the image was simple and fine as-is. (Or shall I say, “as-was.”) But I didn’t feel like I had put enough originality into it. Lo and behold, a big pink flower entered the picture.

I’m not sure whether I ship Clark and Carole or Clark and Joan more. I like them both. I think Clark and Carole since…I’m not sure, they just fit together. Like peas and carrots, as Forrest Gump would say. ^^ They just seem so playful and fun together. ♥ I don’t think I’ve seen a picture of those two together where they don’t seem radiating with happiness and energy yet. It’s as if they weren’t just lovers, but best friends. ^^~  (Except the stills and promotional pics from No Man of Her Own… but those don’t count! It was all the way in ’32! XD)

But Clark and Joan are more…I’m not quite sure how to put it, dramatic…you know? And by that I don’t mean they weren’t happy together…they just seem more romantic.

There’s a different aura between the two couples~ ✰

Texture credit: Yunhe @ Livejournal, Rxyangl @ Livejournal

Click the thumbnail for full resolution.

The best part of graphics making is when you get an idea in your head and set out to make it real. That way you have a goal, and the final piece is finished faster. It also looks better than when you don’t know what you’re aiming for. Do you agree? I know that’s how I feel when I work. It was the case in this image.

I’m on a 30s movie kick right now.  What are your favorite films of the 1930s?

…ooh, look at all the tags! :P

Shining Screwballs

May 10, 2009

From “It Happened One Night,” my favorite comedy.

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Click the image to see the full resolution.

My thoughts: stars, stars, stars. I guess that’s what this one is all about. Fred and Ginger? “Stars.” Above them? Stars. Around them? Stars. (And a really pretty blue…aurora borealis...thing.) That’s about it.


Texture credits:

Joyfulsong@Livejournal, Sanami276@Livejournal, Thor_I_Lover@Livejournal, RavenclawWit@Livejournal, and lifeisdolce@Livejournal.

Red -with- Stripes

August 21, 2008

*Ohnoez, it’s smaller in width than usual! :O

I love frames in pictures. Any pictures. They’re fine around the picture, but what about in the picture? It creates an interesting effect. When I saw that texture, it was a must-use. (Credit here.) I put it on the first image I figured would work. Add in some paint splatters, and voila, this happens.

Blue Bruins Paradise

July 25, 2008

Oh, why yes, I did make another Bette Davis picture! Thankfully, I did her some justice; this one turned out much better than the last one with her. Regardless, the person doesn’t matter. I’ll work with whatever looks interesting. I wanted to do something with putting lines around the focus of the picture, and tried the effect shown. The fact that I used blue and yellow were coincidental. They just so happened to look right. Once I was done, it looked like a poster you’d find at the UCLA Student Shop. (Well, that’s what the colors reminded me of.) Lo, it was given the title Blue Bruins Paradise.

Oh, and I listened to 80s music while making this instead of my usual Asian music. Yay? [I wasn’t Rickrolled, if that makes it any more interesting.]

This is one of those things I made when I was completely uninspired, and you can tell by looking at it. The only thing that’s special about this one is how the light reflects in the mirrors around Ms. Davis…other than that, I’m not really proud of this piece. [The original picture is good, though.]