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Journal Entry: Sat May 29, 2010, 1:50 AM



Seems like I'm out of Hiatus....well, kind of.
Thing is I haven't been very art inspired lately 'cause of undergoing torture otherwise known as exams >_< But now that I have time it seems that I can't think of anything to draw ;______; I know, as an artist I should be able to just have patience, but..I NEED TO DRAW! orz

And having no ideas isn't the only problem I'm having at the mo...it's GIMP. On my gimp, when I try to open a picture it doesn't work, saying that the file is broken...;_____; I really wanna re-download it, but that would mean I'll be loosing all of my brushes, and another thing is that the file might not even be able to open because of the brushes that are missing. Sucks >_<
Another problem that I've got with mine is that the layers tab and all the others in that docking tab don't seem to work. Meaning that even though my work has 20 layers it doesn't show any layers at all, and is blank. The undo history is the same >_<
So...meh Dx

I don't know whether I should start using photoshop and abandon GIMP? I mean, lately the problems with GIMP is just piling up and really getting on my nerves .__. But I only have Photoshop Elements, not the actual cool version that everyone else seems to be using >_< So it's either fix the problem with GIMP, or just use Photoshop Elements. What do you guys think?


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:iconmyheartyoung:
myheartyoung Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got photoshop elements 8, and it's wonderful ;p maybe you can get used to it like you were with gimp :meow:
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh awesome! Well I'm going to try and use it more now :)
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:iconryuutsu:
Ryuutsu Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student Filmographer
hmmm photoshop is pure awesome so I recommend that ;)
and I can note you with a megaupload link (I uploaded my photoshop there quite some time ago ^^ cause some other people needed it), where you can download the full version ^^
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It is? Well...Idk >_< I mean, I really would like it, but I don't think I'll get used to it and like it as much as GIMP Dx
Download it? Thought you hadda pay? >_<
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:iconryuutsu:
Ryuutsu Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student Filmographer
well... I thought the same, cause I used Jasc Paintshop Pro 9 before ^^
but then I began using Photoshop and I liked it much better ^w^

well, yeah... but I downloaded it via torrent ^^; and I put it on megaupload xD
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Question: In photoshop, why is it when I go over the place I painted on with the same colour, it comes out darker? >_<
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:iconryuutsu:
Ryuutsu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Student Filmographer
sorry for the late reply ^^;
uhmmm... check if your opacity is set to 100% or if both; brush settings and layer settings are set to normal... *shrug*
I'm not sure what else could be wrong o.O
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh okayk, thank yoou! ^_^
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:iconryuutsu:
Ryuutsu Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
does it work okay now? ^w^
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
On GIMP or the photoshop problem? ^^
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Forgotten-Fantasy Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist
I've never used GIMP much ( it hated me ) so I can't help you there. D: But I use PSElements 5, and it works great for me. <33
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lizjowen Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh you do? Do you know of any tutorials that are good to help start me off? ^_^
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:iconforgotten-fantasy:
Forgotten-Fantasy Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist
Ah, not really, sorry hon. D: I taught myself by messing around with it~ But if you need any help, you can note me or something. <33 I'll try my best to help. C:
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lizjowen Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh that's fine then ^_^
Question: I have coloured an area in, e.g. pink. Now when I go over that area with the same colour it comes out darker...any reason why it does this? >_<
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:iconforgotten-fantasy:
Forgotten-Fantasy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist
have you got the brush opacity on 100%? o3o
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeppers ^_^
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ShaD-23 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Look at something you like and make some fanart.
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh fan art sounds good! :D
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:iconshad-23:
ShaD-23 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Sure does:iconlaplz:
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murtaza-shah Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
exams are the worst thing man can ever create.but the good news is exams wont last forever and no problem last forever.so be cool and keep ur mind cool every thing gonna be ok eventually:D(thats what i think)
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lizjowen Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeaaah, just finished my exams, and I'm sooo relieved! ^_^
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Drakenzar Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
How about doing some fanart will your brain gets ideas? I do that when I suffer a semi art block :XD: Well.....I really have no clue on CG programmes either....I have Photoshop CS3 extended but what options I see in tutorials is hardly ever present in my version so that is why I stick to traditional media >.< Anyways I hope your GIMP becomes ok soon and you can get back to your drawings ^_^
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Zomg fan art does indeed sound a pretty good idea o_O
YEah, I might just do more traditional media now 'cause GIMP is annoying me so much >_< Thing is I hardly have any traditional stuff, only crayons and biro Dx
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:icondrakenzar:
Drakenzar Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Yup, fanart is cool ^_^
A single HB pencil can work too.....you can practise black and white sequence with it or perhaps shading?
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh I could actually o_O But the thing is, I'm so messy with pencil >_< That's why I go over in biro...
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:icondrakenzar:
Drakenzar Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Haha....then try not to make too messy work with a pencil....X)
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Okidos! Shall try my best ;)
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:icondrakenzar:
Drakenzar Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
All the best!! :D :w00t:
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyoou ^_^
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CaringheartTTR Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry to hear GIMP is playing up to you as well.

You should carry on with the things you love doing dear.
Don't be afraid to fall and get up again. <---That's something people around me would say.
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nyaa thankyoou! ^_^
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:iconcaringheartttr:
CaringheartTTR Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome ^__^.
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Skullb3at Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist


meh.
elf uses gimp, photoshop elements 7, elements 5, photoshop cs4, and cs4 extended. So really, I don't think what you use actually matters,. What matters is what you're using it for. Because when I'm doing different things, I use different programs. (:

[/end cheesy advice ]
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lizjowen Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's just that gimp seems to be messing up...and photoshop elements frustrates me >_> Just tried using it now and it's too confusing Dx Like, I don't know how to add an alpha mode and change the layer to multiply or anything >_<
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Skullb3at Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:3 You should have said so earlier,; I can teach you. As for changing the layer to multiply, it's right on the side. Sort of the same as Gimp. You select Normal and the drop down comes out. ~
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lizjowen Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Zomg really? T-that would be AWESOME! :D Do you know of any good tutorials that I could look at? ^_^
Okidos, I shall try that now. Thing is, it didn't work yesterday ;____;
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Skullb3at Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
o.o i could make some tutorials for gimp users going to photoshop elements 7... and then maybe one for CS4
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That...would be amazing o_O
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:iconskullb3at:
Skullb3at Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
is gimp to Photoshop Elements 7.0 good?
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I prefer GIMP...>_<
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Skullb3at Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist


>D elf's advice ---

just draw whatever comes out from beneath your hand.

o.o

yepyep. >D it just comes..~ and then you get that feeling you need to draw. then you draw. xD
Elf never cares about the style~ <3

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lizjowen Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nyaa thankyou! ^_^ It's really hard though, 'cause I try my best to just sit there and draw, but it doesn't work ;______;
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Skullb3at Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist


;+; i get the same problem. I like to speeeeeeeeeeeeeed draw.
or . draw half and then ditch it.
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lizjowen Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lawls! Same here then :P
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Drakenzar Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
You can work on anatomy even in anime style....I did some drawing while practicing anatomy :XD: In anime/manga style, I think it's the eyes which hold the maximum attraction but you can try in for semi-realism too....I watch some great artists like :iconyuumei: , :iconlanwu: and :iconmariyumi: who mix anime with realism ^_^ Hope that helps :hug:
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh thankyou so much doll! ^____^ I shall definately consider it :D Thankyou! <333
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:icondrakenzar:
Drakenzar Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
No problem. I know how much comments can help an artist improve :D
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah :D Totally agree with you there ^____^
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Drakenzar Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Good :D :hug:
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iamrecycable Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Well I say draw whatever you want, but when it comes to opinions I think you should try finding your own style in semi-realism. That would be best I think ^_^.
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