Transience: Actress in Time
Dedicated to crapmonster, who sees a world with different colors; Tama-Neko, for being a constant source of inspiration; Keltosh, for being Keltosh nii-san, and all the organizers, judges, group admins, and participants of the W.A.R.
I often feel like I get too much credit for organizing W.A.R. Honestly, it couldn’t have happened without the constant support of everyone involved, so… much thanks everyone. flyin is very grateful for the chance to get to know all of you better. *bows*
So about this wall… First time using textures, smudge tool, and doing actual painting (based off of stock photos), yoroshiku. Conceptually this wall was doomed from the start. I showed crap the original tiny scan of Chiyoko, and he said it was un-wallable. He consequently had to hear a lot of my whines…
To start the story of this wall properly from the beginning: once upon a time there was a girl named flyin who was a BAKA inefficient noob waller. She found a tiny scan off of google that she wanted to wall, but couldn’t find it on MT. She proceeded to enlarge and smudge like mad for most of one night, and redid the background. Then she wanted help, but because she wanted to surprise the people she’s dedicating the wall too, she kind of got stranded. One afternoon, she had a conversation with Furi that went something like this:
flyin: Help me furi…
Furikuu (after looking at wall): [advice advice advice]
flyin: how ’bout the scan?
Furi: it looks kind of blurry.
flyin: I couldn’t find a good one on MT T_T
Furi: I’ve definitely seen a wall with this image before, which means there’s a high-res image somewhere… Did you look on AP?
flyin: OxO…………. *considers stabbing self and throwing the entire wall into the trash*
So yah. I forgot to look on AnimePaper… I’m so BAKA… so I had to extract AGAIN and also smudge (there’s a reason why that scan is cheap… T_T) and then got stuck again on background idea before I came up with the idea to paint in the branches and orchids from stock photos. I spent almost all of last night looking for Chinese calligraphic fonts but CS2 wouldn’t load them properly T_T So I cheated and used a googled calligraphy photo for the words. This morning I nudged things around until my brain feels like mush, and I’ve been fermenting in front of the computer for the past three days, so…
I’m proud of how it shows that I actually have some photoshop skills outside of extraction, and it’s my first good “simple-ism” wall. But right now I think it’s a piece of crap… too high expectations on my part after dedicating it to all those great wallers T_T But hope you enjoy anyways *dies*