This is mainly to those who have heard of the messages sent out by Sarah Bell. xD
Well, I didn't get a reply from SunfallE, but I got another reply from Sarah, and from what I read in the e-mail, she didn't understand how the "wallpaper" section of theO works. So, for all you wallpaper makers who don't draw fan arts and were contacted, you should give her a heads up. :P She thought that our wallpapers were drawn by us, instead of the fact that we had used scans.
I had replied to her message explaining all this, and since she seems to be looking for artists, I gave her links to the ones who are mainly fan-art submitters on here, just to give an example.
So, yeah. Just a small update on this thing. ^^
I'm dying from no ideas right now. Here are some wallpapers that I started, but then gave up because I couldn't find the way of finishing them up that I'm satisfied with...
Can you see the new styles I tried testing out? xD
WOOO THE START OF THE OLYMPICS WAS TODAY~~~~
Of course, I'm cheering for USA, but I'm also cheering from the country my family is from- China! Seems like both teams are pretty powerful this year. :3
As for the opening ceremony....well, I'm just gonna say what I think. Beijing 2008 Olympics totally raised the bar real high (yay China! :D), so London's seemed more....well, not as "innovated" I guess. >.> It was awesome seeing the little kids, but everything else just seemed meh to me. Of course, Mr. Bean was hilarious AS ALWAYS. :D Maybe it'd be better if he fooled around more, but he was good enough, lol. The teen part was...seemed a bit unorganized to me. Anyways, it wasn't really how I expected it to be, but I guess it was good enough.
Dunno though. I've only seen 2 opening ceremonies in my life- Beijing's and London's. But, the Olympic Torch Ceremony was definitely breathtaking this year. ^^
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
UPDATE: I've just contacted SunfallE by words of advice from Amestar and Fykki, and am waiting for a reply. I hope she'd be able to help us out in some way.
Hey there guys, I just received a message- on theO- from someone whom I don't really know. I was really excited when I saw the message, but then remembered the saying "too good to be true". But, I've seen how many of you guys who are featured in artbooks DO receive a free copy, so maybe it may be true. So, I want to ask you guys about your opinions.
For those who know artbooks and famous manga artists, does any of the below message seem familiar to you guys?
Dear Aria sky,
I'm writing to you in regards to a book that I'm currently working on called The Complete Guide to Drawing Manga, by Sonia Leong.
By way of introduction, my name is Sarah Bell and I run the picture desk here at Quarto Books. I'm contacting you to see if you would be interested in submitting examples of your work? I've just come across your portfolio on Otaku and I think your work would be perfect for this forthcoming title. We will be publishing world wide and you will receive a full credit and complimentary copy on publication. If this is of interest, please email me straight away on email@example.com for further information.
I hope you will accept our invitation and I hope to hear from you soon.
With kind regards,
Sarah Bell | Picture Desk
Quarto Publishing | The Old Brewery | 6 Blundell Street | London | N7 9BH
e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: 00 44 (0) 20 7700 6700 w: www.quarto.com
Do you guys think I should accept it? Also, there are you guys as well who have just as amazing, if not better works submitted on here.....did any of you guys get contacted?
Thanks so much for everyone who gave hearts and likes to this wallpaper!:
Thanks so much to everyone who took time and left such nice comments on it, and I am so happy that so many of you guys found it to be an interesting and cool looking wallpaper. :D You guys are all amazing, so I wanted to make something just for all you guys, and that you can all tell it was made for you! *hugs everyone*
After making that, though, it's like.....I can't think up of a wallpaper that can top that. But, I know it's alright, and am now just experimenting with many different styles of wallpapers. My scan-collection is kinda small now, since minitokyo is blocked and I can only go on when I go to the library, so I'm trying to use them carefully. Sadly, the last time I went, I only downloaded pics for icons...*facepalm*.
So yeah, just a thank-you post, and a quick update on what's going on. xD