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Everything posted by LionsDragon

  1. Thank you! I'm almost done with the main "set pieces." It's helping me keep somewhat calm.
  2. Mind-numblingly lovely! I now have "Funky Town" in my head, but that's not a bad thing.
  3. Owwww..."Giving Up" had me clenching every muscle in my body in sympathy. Know you're always in my prayers, and I hope this flare lets you have a good long rest! *kicks fibro for you*
  4. Gorgeous! And please don't stop!
  5. Lovely work as always, dear @Seerose. The last one made my jaw drop!
  6. *facepalm* I vote I learn to keep my big mouth shut.
  7. I know, it does seem like Wonderland logic when put that way. My thinking was that beginners might be intimidated by complex objects and might respond to a simpler contest, while more advanced users might welcome a challenge. But yeah, if not enough people enter anyway....
  8. FWIW, it seems the objects chosen have increased in complexity, which is logical when you consider most of us are constantly striving to get better. However, a complex object could be off-putting for a rookie. At the risk of getting pelted with tomatoes, would it be possible to split this contest into "beginner" and "more advanced" categories?
  9. Well, a faux-leather texture made a rather fun result. Kind of looks like an 80s diary cover! I can see quite a few uses for this effect.
  10. I wish I knew...mind-blowingly, I heard a bluegrass cover of "Fly" some years back!
  11. Agree with @Woodsy--these could practically be signature pieces. SO pretty!
  12. @welshblue, thank you! That's exactly the effect I had in mind. And thanks. It was supposed to be this weekend, but the weather has other ideas.
  13. Right? My first thought was, "Dang, they do Christmas like nobody's business!"
  14. @michaeliscool, welcome aboard! Seconding what @Pixey said, we all have a Day One. Keep at it, though, and before you know it you'll be at Day "Who cares I lost count but look at what I made."
  15. @Pixey thank you! It gave me an excuse to listen to some jazz standards...not that I ever need an excuse for that. And yes, the Lion and I are Cheesheads to the core! In fact, we're moving close to Green Bay (he's from the area originally). @Seerose, thank you! Funny how I got those colors: after getting the models adjusted to my liking and getting the background to resemble a loft-type apartment, I put a layer of deep blue over the top and then puttered around with the blending modes. I loved the effect I got with Xor, but it wasn't blue enough for my purposes--so another layer of deep blue set at "Normal" did the trick. @lynxster4, that was exactly my intention! The term Poison Blue just kinda begged for it, y'know? Thank you!
  16. @Seerose, if that's real it's amazing.
  17. The Poison Blue was a legend, and so was Eddie Barber.... This piece has its origins, of all places, in something I read about the way bottles of rodent poisons etc. used to be sold. They were ridged glass usually in a pretty shade of cobalt blue, and I commented I would have trouble not calling it "Poison Blue" from here on out. Next thing I know, I'm writing a short little piece about a musician from Saint Paul's Rondo Neighborhood and his supernatural trumpet...yeah. The Lion and I were discussing expanding this into an animated short, but that's gonna have to wait because we're getting ready to move from Saint Paul back to our home state of Wisconsin. As it stands, it's a love letter to an amazing city.
  18. Fantastic work, as always! "No Return" reminds me of shots from the Hubble.