Today, DECEMBER 30th, marks 1 year since I moved to LiveJournal. Thank you very muchly to all of you who read and comment, or if you simply read (although you are always free to comment !), it is really because of you all that I’m still here. Because I know what is like to do those things that I do and have no one to read them, I’ve been through this before, it’s truly awful, but I realized I was in the wrong place. So a big thank you for all the support, I really appreciate it ^___^
Now, I was looking at my old layouts when I was talking to my friend at msn (mudearies-san ^^), and I felt really, nostalgic ! A good nostalgic feeling, of course ^^ I got back some years ago, and I suddenly wanted to show them all to you because is cool to see them since in the firsts one I had no experience at all !!! XDDD Besides, many of them are form the old Pitas.com era, and the majority of you haven’t seen them. Some of you like Graphic Design so maybe you’ll enjoy it.
This was my very very first layout ! XDDD You are free to laugh, because so do I ! But in my defense, I can explain why that layout looks so… awful? XD I think, from all the people at that time, the only one still around must be starsdust-san, she must remember this one as well as all the others afterwards ^^
Well, I wanted to use THAT image of Yuuto… no matter what, and you all know that, at that time, the only image out there had the texts on it and all the Asuka crap XD And at that time, one of the few things I could do with photoshop was cutting ! And I liked the effect ! I still do, but I confess it’s not good on THAT example xD
Add that to the fact that I was SO excited for making a blog that I didn’t mind putting my greatest effort on making a good layout… I did this completely “Ow let’s end this already and POST !”
But I like it very much because well, it was my very first one ^^”
Ow this one I like a lot. It’s the second one and you can see a big improvement… mainly because I had more time to do it. Chibi Blog was the name of my blog, as you can see (not much original, I confess xD but I’ve never been good to name things o.o) I love squares and shapes in general. I liked the colors because they are very unique and they match. This layout gave a lot of trouble, I suffered to do it ^^” There are layouts that are really “photoshopezed” and some aren’t. This one is very photoshopezed. Although I didn’t use Photoshop to make it, I used Macromedia Fireworks and Corel Draw.
Ow this one I like a lot too ! Having Fye on it it’s enough for me to like it. I remember it stayed for months, because I liked it a lot. It’s the first layout where I adventured myself to Photoshop…there isn’t much edit in this one, because I liked the image, it said enough and I didn’t want to change CLAMP’s art ^^ I removed poor Syaoran from the pic, sorry, Syaoran ^^”
This one is quite… simple. A good example of a not very photoshopezed layout. XXXHOLiC covers are good because they are “ready” to be used for a layout xD I did nothing but to create the areas where the texts would be inserted. Not my very favorite.
This one I like… because it was very hand-made. It was for Xmas, as you can see, and it’s supposed to be a Xmas card. I drew the envelope myself and found the texture for it too ! XD The posts were in a frame inside the card. The original one also had one of those scripts that makes falling snow ^^
Ow this one is pretty interesting ! At the time a friend of mine, Cibele, also had a blog, and we made twin layouts ! Mine was Subaru’s (sorry, I lost some of the images from it) and the Seishirou’s one was hers. The mainly design for both were made by me but we discussed the ideas together. On the original ones, if you clicked on the “How Death looks like?” and “How Angst looks like?” you would be linked to each other’s blog ^^
At the time, CLAMP was celebrating their 15th anniversary so I attached an animated gif to celebrate too xD
This one I REALLY love !! Because it was my 1st non-CLAMP layout. Surely working with real people on photoshop is completely different than manga (and much better/easier). It features, as you can see, my favorite singer of all time, Alanis Morissette. At the time, the release of her latest CD was approaching and I made a layout based on the title song for the CD, So-Called Chaos.
I think it’s amazing because there’s a Flash bit on it ! If you click on the little “play” button, you’ll listen to a small sample of the song. It gave me quite some work too, specially the flash part. That’s definitely one of my favorites.
This one too, it has GOT to be one of my favorites of all time. I just love it. I remember it too, stayed for over months, all because I loved it to death. PoA is an excellent movie… I still don’t know if GoF is better than PoA but surely PoA is special. My favorite scene is the Time Turner sequence, for all the Harry and Hermione on screen interaction (Daniel and Emma are such a couple !). I love Hermione and PoA is the one where we can see her the most.
About the layout, it gave me some trouble to compose it, and there’s a way to “understand” it. As you all know, the Time Turner sequence is about 2 different point of views happening at the same time. So I divided in three blocks: The Future (or should it be present too?), the Present and the Past (or should it be present too?). In each side there are tiny pics of different scenes… and if you follow the lines for each little square, you’ll find the correspondent scene that was happening at the same time. Much too confuse? I hope not ^^ Use the tiny colored squares if you’re lost xDD
This one is quite simple too… as I said on the previous layout description, that HP layout stayed for too long… and I just needed to change the layout no matter what. So I made a “temporary” version of it (and at that time Kobato was not yet released ! XD). The pic is CLAMP’s version of Amenosa.
This is the last layout for the Pitas Era… I like it a lot too, because the image is gorgeous and it’s X *-* The original one did not have the Xmas touch like the Santa hat (I love making Santa!Kamui, don’t I? XD)
Live Journal Era:
My first LJ layout, anyone remember? XD It also suffered from the same thing as the 1st pitas one, I did it rushly because my LJ was needing a layout immediately. So I did it 20 minutes or something. I liked the result anyway… it’s like that Hikaru Utada song, “Simple and Clean” ^_^
This is it guys, I hope you liked them ! ^__^