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always remember to save by uprising93
always remember to save
I didn't, it's a collab with James Merrill that's not really finished, but I don't think I'll continue so I might as well just upload.

Check his awesome work here:
Happy new years to anyone who's reading this. Hope you all had/are having fun!

Last year I had some new years resolutions and I like to think I've done an okay job keeping most of them.

1. don't die
- I'm pretty sure Hell doesn't have any wifi... so I'm still around.

2. be cool
- Except for some school and health issues, this year has been pretty much drama-free, which has been quite nice. 

3. sleep better
- ... yeah, about that... 

4. work more / better
- I haven't really worked more but I think my skills have improved since last year... slowly but steadily! 

5. improve my shitty Danish skills.
- lol, as if that's ever gonna happen anyway! XD 

I can't say I have any specific expectations for next year, realistically speaking. I just want to focus more on school and career, in order to feel safer and have a steady thing going on. The past 2 and a half years have been anything but steady, so I really have no idea what's going to happen... but I'm hoping for the best, for everyone :)

So, to you, anonymous reader,

La mulți ani! 
Godt nytår (ha!)
Happy New Years!
etc. XD
dA's old green is gone XD nice step forwards!
I've gotten several questions, over time, from different people regarding my work, and I think it would be best to make a short FAQ about it.

1. What programs do you use? Photoshop or Illustrator?

I use both actually, depending on the purpose of the design I'm working on. If I ever have to deliver something that needs to be scaled (such as logos), the delivery will always be an Illustrator file, however, along the process I might use Photoshop to sketch some ideas. Most of my personal work is done in Photoshop.

It honestly doesn't matter that much what software you use as long as you can get creative with it. There are a lot of cool stuff out there that are not necessarily Adobe products. :)

2. Do you use a tablet?

No. I've had one before, but it hasn't been working almost a year so I adapted to make everything using an optical mouse... until I can afford a really good tablet.

3. How do you make your shading, and the shapes look so shiny?

Some people assume I use gradients or light textures with different blend modes, but I don't really do that. For a better control, I paint over the flat colour of the shape using Clipping Mask. It's a really tedious process, and it's also the reason why I use so many layers all the time, and why I don't upload pieces as often as other people. I'm sure there are better ways of doing it, but in the end this gives me a much better control of what I want the shapes to look like.

4. Do you have any tutorials for these things?

No, I don't make or follow tutorials as I feel they are extremely counter-productive. They're fine if you've just started using Photoshop or Illustrator for the first time, in order to know how to get around it and what every tool does, but further than that, people should experiment with different techniques on their own.

Imagine following a cool tutorial to make this nice effect in Photoshop, then think about how many people have followed that tutorial and are using the same technique with similar or even identical results, it just loses originality.

If you have other questions, feel free to comment and I'll answer the best I can



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JUMBOLA Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers for the Llama.
WendyHegge Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for doing my llama trade!
uprising93 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
dA points, wooh!
WendyHegge Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! :D
Stanetikk Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing stuff dude
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