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Journal Entry: Mon Sep 15, 2014, 4:43 PM

shin's bowl

Hi Everyone. This journal is really here just to replace my previous journal, which is now a non-issue and moot point. I figure that while I am here, I can go ahead and give some updates and talk about life or something. I really don't know.

The first thing you may notice is that I have a slightly different journal skin. As I have mentioned in replies a few times, I am working on my online 'image' I suppose you can call it. Essentially, I just want to personalize my journal, front page, and gallery in a consistent way that is meaningful to me and identifiable/recognizable. I really liked the Di journal skin I had before but not only did I accidentally delete it, I really wanted Shinerai to be my page mascot for obvious reasons.

The journal skin that you see is currently incomplete but, again, as I deleted my previous skin by accident, this is better than nothing. Especially considering I don't have a whole lot of time to work on this, it's good to get it out there once it's at least presentable. Feel free to offer your comments or critique on this skin, even, if you want to. I will be tinkering with this over time so you may see subtle changes. Also, the links in my navigation bar go to totally old pages that aren't accurate anymore (the internal links, anyway), which I need to update. Especially my Commissions page; don't listen to anything it has to day.

On a personal note, I don't suppose there is much that is particularly new in my life! At work, we are ramping up for the holidays, so I am stoked. I'm already pumped and ready to start putting in the 60 hour workweeks that we had last year. It should start in mid-November and last until the end of February. For these days, I will be going to work when it is dark outside and coming home from work when it is dark outside. I will try my very best to at least remain a little bit active but I really can't give guarantees.

In other news, I will also be getting  a new leopard gecko soon! I was planning on adding a 3rd one to my family for some time now, but I will be adopting one from a friend who needs to re-home some of her animals. I am trying to decide if I should still get another leopard gecko and have 4 or call it a day and wait until next year to get a new one. There are some really cute geckos being sold as pet-only on some sites I visit (I like the ones with deformities, for some reason). I just really love caring for these reptiles.

Well, I suppose that is all for now. I didn't get a lot of sleep last night so I'm not feeling particularly long-winded and, in fact, will probably be going to bed immediately when I am finished writing this journal. I look forward to finishing this journal skin at a later time and making my page and gallery folders match it and then updating my gallery/journal content.

features: art for me

There has been some wonderful art done for me in and I can't ever say enough how appreciative I am when I receive not only beautiful art but also kind words said about me. Thank you everyone for your care, love, and support. I will feature the most recent art created for me in this section regardless of whether it was fan art, a trade, or an exchange. Please go visit these people, they are fabulous!

ShinXChange June - Shinerai by CAPSedGift -Glimpse- by DuskyTopsShinerai gift by MidnightDraconian01Eogain by XerakiShinerai by AnomalyArts06Rise from the Ashes by SimanderShinerai Sketch by AhkwardShin by azira-star-windOil Paints | My little angel 2007 by Tril-MizzrimKaekunzai Shinerai by PrismatDragon

features: things i like

I will be using this section of my journal to feature the things that I like; usually comics. More tiles will appear over time and will be arranged in alphabetical order.


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Flazilla Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello again ! :dummy:
May I ask, do you do journal skin commissions? ovo :heart:
I'm in love with all the journal skins you make and I would absolutely want one for me haha :,D
Thanks ! ;u;
Navarose Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
Oh mai, thank you so much for the faves! *-*
It's a real honour that a such talented person have faved my works... truly thank you for it! :love: :huggle:

Shinerai Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure ♥
Navarose Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
DistantStarFauna Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is your favorite dinosaur?
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! My favorite dinosaur is Suchomimus
Findood Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I understand you use gradients to color your work. I was wandering could you tell in more detail your coloring process because I absolutely love it and your work is amazing :)
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello and thank you for your interest in my work! I've made a simple tutorial for beginners regarding coloring with gradient maps. You can find it here: Tutorial: Adding Color With Gradient Maps
For those wanting to practice, I've also uploaded a PSD file where I've colored something using Gradient Maps, for someone to fiddle around with.
Hopefully this helps! Vortex - PSD
Findood Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much 😄
Lyricathedragon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello! :) LOVELY artwork!
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