About time, right?
First, more Homestuck. This was... a wallpaper I made a while back. Not exactly proud of it. >> It's from the page where Eridan first got the wand from Kanaya, and then I edited Kanaya out (hardly left a trace! ), extended the background so it took up more space, and... well I wanted to make the background darker, but I think that ruined it. I tried to keep the glow of the wand, so when I was cutting out Eridan and the wand so I could just darken the background, I included the glow of the wand in the cut-out, but that... made the glow stand out more than it should've. Oh well, it still served as a decent wallpaper for a while, and I figured I worked on it enough that I should mention it.
Your brain cannot comprehend the level of irony here.
This was originally meant to be part of a larger piece, but since I lost motivation to do it, Strider pony was left all on his own, which is also why this image is a lot larger than it needs to be, with all that empty transparent space... but eh. Not gonna bother with it.
Now this I created after playing through Lost Silver (both the normal and "hidden" parts) for the first time, and loving it. It was hard to make, though. Issues started with just erasing the characters eyes, and... well, the Pokemon weren't so bad, considering their skin were just made up of solid colors, but the trainers... oh, the trainers. That's where it was hard. See, issue about removing their eyes, is that then I have to completely re-draw all the shadowing on their faces. And... I can't draw; I just photo manipulate. So going in with various paint brush tools and making sure all the shading on their faces still looked right was... a challenge, certainly. I was more satisfied with the original version of this, seen here, until I realized I somehow managed to pick up a stock of Red thinking it was Gold... the backwards cap screwed me up.... >>
Anyway, the most time-consuming part was without a doubt the Unouns. SO MUCH COPY/PASTE. I had to copy out a whole new layer for each letter, and it certainly took a while. >< It's a bit hard to read in places, but what it says is "Turn back and die, refuse and become a monster. Which will you choose?" in reference to Lost Silver, where at the beginning, where it asks "turn back now?", answering yes will lead you through the normal storyline, where you die at the end, and answering no will lead you through "hidden" Lost Silver, where Gold, Silver, and various Pokemon turn into the strange, eye-less beings depicted. Oh, and the red-eyed ones spell "Kagamine", but you could probably tell that.
Now this I really enjoyed making, and I'm really proud of how it came out. I made this the night I finished Act 5 of Homestuck, with the famous Cascade flash, and right after I had somehow sparked a new love for Snowman. Doesn't make sense considering she was only in the flash for 10 seconds really... and considering, what happened to her... but, I sort of became her fangirl after that, and made this. The screenshots I used as stocks were taken right out of the flash, too. Some of them, anyway. I got a couple out of the flash itself, and then the others I had to turn to a copy of it on Youtube for, considering the actual flash can't be rewound or anything like that... the stocks from the flash itself were so much higher quality, though, even with the vid in HD. <3
At any rate, the few things that are infuriating about it is, well... look real closely at the flash itself, starting at 5:57, and compare the picture of Snowman there to the one in the sig. See the issue? In the flash, the way the image of her scrolls across the screen, it never shows that much of her body at once. So, to get the full body image that I have, I had to take multiple screenshots and combine them, making sure every part of her body lined up perfectly with the two images, making sure they were in perfect proportion... it was a huge pain. Oh, and there was another issue; it never shows the top of her hat, either. Had to put that together myself, which was even worse than combining the two images. All in all, it was a lot more difficult than just taking a picture out of the flash, as it may first seem... but I was still very satisfied with the result, after all the hard work it took. It was my sig for a rather long time, and I even had the image linked to the Cascade flash. First just the Youtube video I used for some of the stocks, but later I replaced that with the actual page on MSPA, because it looks sooooo much nicer. <3