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~Under Further Construction~

Still improving to look better. ^^

For the main account, head on to inutaka_karuki.

Credit List

A million thanks to these people who have icon-making possible for me. ^^ Feel free to check out these people and their wonderful works.

This list is regularly updated every time I download and use something new.

Please let me know if I typed in the links wrong, or if any is not working.


Announcement! Please Read!

Just a heads-up to everyone who has friended this journal.

I am currently fixing my new community (wing_span) and it should be opening up in a few days. I thought that this account was already becoming too messy, as I used this for both my fanfics and graphics. To fix this problem, I decided to create a new community that would be solely focused on graphics and icon extras. Hence, wing_span was born. The community has not opened up yet, and I'll be posting up a new announcement here once it's ready for traffic. There would be some changes, but most of them would be for your convenience. ^^

I'm not too sure if I'm going to share the community with a close friend, as I am still waiting for confirmation on her part, and I'll be getting to this issue in a few days. The community would be most likely up before the coming Sunday, and until then, I'll be fixing it and making further improvements.

If anyone would want to affliate with my new community, you have around a week's time to get your best icons and present them. ^^ I'm quite picky, so I might not like some icons much and refuse to affiliate. I've been improving as each day passes, and I hope I would be able to affiliate with icon-makers who are improving as well. =)

Anyway, here are the changes to be implemented in the community:
1. The most major change is this: it will be a graphics and icon extras community, so no fanfiction would be posted there. This is the main reason why artistic_side got so messy in the first place. I used to use this journal for writing purposes only, but starting a few months ago, I also used this for graphics. Seeing my muses are somewhat dead, I'm not too sure if I'll be putting up a fanfiction community any time soon.
2. I won't be posting voluntary tutorials anymore. Instead, once I post a batch of icons, you are free to request for a tutorial of an icon you like and I will be posting the full icon tutorial in a matter of a few hours. I won't be posting coloring tutorials anymore, I will be posting full icon tutorials.
3. I may start to make resources and bases. =) So, if you give me comments and encourage me enough to do such, maybe I'll try making them. ^^

Any questions or suggestions for the community? Just leave a comment. ^^

Another post would be up in a matter of a few days.

Tutorial #3: Kobato

It's been a while, folks! XD I've been doing some revamping with the other tutorials, so make sure you check them out! I've put in there the pictures of the results with each step, so you'll know what happens with each layer! =) Also, I have a new tutorial for you!

We'll be doing this:

Made using PhotoShop CS. Uses fill layers and duplicates, so this is definitely translatable! =)

Resources: Textures

And, as I've told you, I'm on a workaholic rampage right now. So, this time, I bring you a texture set inspired by the Gold Flakes texture set by wicked_avis  . It's not at all the best, but I do hope you'll like it! The download details are well under the cut. ^^ Do tell me if it's not working.

Tutorial #2: Stock

Okay, since I am currently going on a workaholic rampage, I'll start with the new tutorial. Not sure if it works with other images, but I think a little bit of tweaking will do the trick. ^^

We'll be doing this:
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Made with PhotoShop CS. Uses selective coloring, so I don't think this is going to be translatable to other programs. It is, however, translatable to other PhotoShop versions.


Fanfiction: Perfection

Title: Perfection
Author: Nezrin (inutaka_karuki or artistic_side)
Beta: dizzy_grace   
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Characters: Atobe Keigo
Pairings: none
Genre: character-study, general
Summary: Atobe is not perfect.

Disclaimer: I don't own, so you can't sue.

A/N: Ahahaha, finally posted this. This was already done around 2 weeks ago, but I was too lazy to post this. So... The title and summary are the results of no creativity. XD Hope you enjoy~!

Tutorial #1: Fullmetal Alchemist

Ahahaha, so I finally got into tutorial making. XD This is the first time I've done coloring that's not from some other tutorial, so I really hope you'll like it even though it's not the best.

We'll be doing this:
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Made using PhotoShop CS. This is very easy because there are less than 10 steps. No selective coloring, so I think this is translatable.

Icons: Stock

[10] Stock

So... This is my first batch of icons! It's been a while since I started making them. I don't think they're good. XD Well, anyway, let's skip my ranting and head on to the icons! Since I'm new to this, they aren't that good, but I do hope you'll enjoy them!



Friends Only Banner: Tactics

Fandom: Tactics
Characters: Ichinomiya Kantarou, Haruka, Muu-chan

So... It's been a long while since I last updated, ne? I've been recently pulled into graphics-making, so my current best friend is PhotoShop CS. XD Now, I bring you my Friends Only banner!