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Created for `miontre's Artsy Journal Skin Contest

Inspired by air headed by eaphonia by ~eaphonia :dummy:
Unordered list inspired by `fluf-studios :giggle:

Alrighty, so the reason I chose to use "air headed" as my inspiration for this skin is because the mood of the painting really caught my attention. Even though the artist used bright, powerful colors such as red-orange and gold throughout the piece, the dark blue background gave the artwork a more reserved feel. In addition, although the drawing was done with a rough and sketchy look, I thought that the work overall gave off a feel of elegance.

I tried to recreate this mood in my journal skin by using the dark blue as the main color with the brighter colors thrown in as embellishment. I wanted to create something ambiguous, something both dark and light to reflect how the original artwork looked to me. The geometric design in this skin (the straight lines on the right and the triangles next to the headings) was inspired by the triangles in the girl's hair, and I also thought that it helped to convey the elegance in the original artwork.
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:iconamandaalvarado:
AmandaAlvarado Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You are very talented!
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Thank you, dear. :huggle:
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Kitsurie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Such a pretty skin, I'll have to use qvq
And is the code for Emphasis ( >Emphasized Textm> ) correct? It does not work for me unu
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Thank you! :heart:
Ooh, my bad. DeviantART ruins HTML in the artwork descriptions, which is terribly annoying for skin creators :shakefish:

For emphasized text, it's actually <em>Text</em>
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Llizly-M Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing such a cute journal so simple :D
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Thanks!
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yawndo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahh, so gorgeous! I must use (especially for this season)!! :heart:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Awesome! :la: Glad you like it :heart:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013   General Artist
So gorgeous! 
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconlablayers:
LabLayers Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Love it! :meowthla: 
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arurue Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
This deserves another DD, Simply! :heart: Really like this one! :heart:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Aww, thank you very much! :iconlaplz:
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arurue Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
You deserve it dear! :la::la::la::la:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
:glomp:
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:iconorribu:
orribu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So-so awesomeee ;A; <33
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Aww, thank you! I'm glad you like it! :la:
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cality Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love your interpretation of the deviation that you were inspired by for this journal skin! The colour scheme is gorgeous; I really like the pops of colour added by the heading text, etc. :la:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Thank you~ :huggle: I really loved the color scheme that eaphonia, so I tried to recreate it the best I could. :giggle:
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cality Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure! :heart:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
:tighthug:
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bradleysays Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Beautiful! :love:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Thank you! :heart:
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Rosenfox Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, I love the autunm ^^
This has such nice colors, truly amazing job~
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I love it too :D

Thank you~ :huggle:
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:iconerladino:
Erladino Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice work~ :3
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Thankies~ :meow:
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Nesmaty Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Awesome .. You got a good one ..hi 
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Thankies~ :meow:
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice interpretation of the inspiration piece.  Good luck!
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Aww, thank you! :dummy:
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter

this would make a terrific "literature" skin too!...can you see it?.... bravo..as usual..  oh! this is beginning to get boring... make a mistake or two will you please dear...?  Just to keep 'em on their toes....;)

 

 

P.

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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I remembered to style lit thumbs on this one, too. :XD:

One day, I'll make a terrible skin just for you then. :giggle:
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter

you're just too bad girl!.... ;)..P.

 

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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I'll make it a gift, so then you'll be obligated to use it :P
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter

Interviewer: Just before we discuss the latter stages of this eminent philosopher and , some say "the last English eccentric" shall we perhaps have a reading of a short extract from the posthumously published papers of this celebrated author, poet, and practising knotter and cyclist:  Peter "code word error" Adewale:

 

 

".......A free skin!, just because it's got a couple errors?  ....really!.."   ....our erstwhile protagonist's lips were working overtime.. being well and truly in the auto licking phase when he thought to himself, and this, according to our subject, was where his troubles truly began, "how bad could it be...?  she's not really programmed to do things badly......is she...?"

 

and, dear readers of this sorry tale...,  is where all my troubles began......

 

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PizzaPotatoNBacon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I was about to say how this was an awesome entry and how I'll never win, until I re-read the description and found my username in the mix.

And then I checked the preview again, and oh my gosh. :rofl:

I'm dying here. :iconrazycryplz:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I was going to go with the regular "List Item 1", "List Item 2", "List Item 3", but then I suddenly thought of your drawing of amazeballs and I couldn't help myself. :XD:

Haha, actually I thought =Celvas went and killed the entire competition. Her entry is so amazing, it's going to blow everyone else's entries to smithereens. I mean come on, you're supposed to enter something that epic right at the end of the competition so that everyone still feels like they have a chance. :giggle:
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Celvas Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I wouldn't worry too much, as I probably don't have a chance of winning with that skin. My money is on =Nesmaty, so far. Her entry blew my mind. :aww: Not to denote your work, of course, but all my praise must be getting rather repetitive. :XD: (<- Look, Simply. LOOK. Works in the comments. In chatrooms? No dice!)

Now that you mention it, it seems obvious. I could have come out great had I waited longer. Didn't even think of that. ^^;
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
=Nesmaty did do a superb job of getting a yellow journal skin to work. :D I usually really dislike yellow, but her skin looks so lovely and fresh~ :eager:

Haha, actually it's probably best that you submitted something early, as miontre was worrying whether anyone was even planning on joining. :XD:

(dA Chatrooms just don't like you, I guess) :giggle:
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Nesmaty Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Gossiping behind my back (Thank you mention feature)!

Well that's a nice gossip actually .. I'm honored my dear .. your entry isn't any less beautiful too .. :la:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
If we were truly gossiping behind your back, we would have been sneaky and put only Nesmaty so you wouldn't be mentioned :P

:tighthug:
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Nesmaty Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
True .. thnx :B
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Celvas Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I know, right? I don't like yellow at all, either. But looking at that I thought, "Now THAT is cool." And all those little surprises, and that neat menu style. :aww:

Oh, why would he worry about that? The prizes are quite something, and the jurors pretty prestigious. I had to take part because there is all to gain and nothing to lose, and I don't necessarily mean the prizes. I just wanted to be a part of it all, if that makes any sense. :D
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Me too, I think it was just fun to give it a go. I'm hoping that someone enters in for the design portion of the contest too. :eager: I want to see what they come up with.
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Celvas Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Oh yeah. When you have to code it yourself you're always mindful about how you design it, but that's not the case with that. You could really give the coder hell! :D
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Haha, I've had a few commissions like that where the designer was trying to do things that just couldn't be coded in. :XD:
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Nesmaty Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Guys I'm so flattered Cute Emoticon Blushing .. but just let the judges do their job .. maybe none of us and totally someone new will get the winner spot. 

(But =SimplySilent is right .. you did submit a killer skin at the bigning of the contest) .. shame on you .. Slap - NaNoEmo - day 13 
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I do hope more people enter~ :eager: I really want to see what people come up with! :love:
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Nesmaty Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
yeah :eager:
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