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Sun Jan 28, 2018, 10:44 PM
        While I really like this theme... 
        
        I seriously can't seem to find anything that really speaks to me in the css profile decor. :/ When I do its broken. :( The votes came in and the poll stated people wanted to see a blue theme. Fantasy was second so I thought I'd combine the two. Even the one I made while really cool, for some reason it isn't speaking to me doesn't seem to feel right. :/ If anyone if willing to pitch ideas I'm game. I don't have money or points to spare since we are saving up for :iconwritersresources: super-group, but if anyone is willing to create something for me I will definitely advertise you on my profile! A permanent spot on my widget and a journal feature, and also  advertise you in my group :iconnetwork-with-us.

        I'm honestly not sure what widgets to keep up or which to take down. I know a lot of people say to leave the profile sparce, since it seems to be the new trend on here, but it feels weird to me. I grew up in an old fart generation where you had to sell yourself. XD I guess while sparce forces you to check out their gallery out of curiosity. It is a potential for hit and miss so having something up to showcase seems like a must. First impressions are vital, in work, play, and art. In everything, unfortunately its what defines us. A study came out a while back while I was working my first job out of high school. I took this seminar that our local DWS was offering. It would seem in a literal 7 seconds a person makes their first initial impression of you. This is why its important in the workforce to be clean and professional.

        Seems like a lot to live up to, when it comes to marketing yourself as an artist online. I guess I want my profile to be is honest, clean, professional, and speak volumes about what I love and what I'm doing. That is why I posted a potential for fantasy and my story theme in the poll, favorite colors...etc.... I guess what I'm saying is even though anonymity is important online for safety, I still want to be me, not be like the trend I see these days. A lot of people use their online presence to make a new persona. I just want to be myself. I think I spent too many years in my childhood and in high school trying to invent a new me and not wanting to be me, running like we all do at certain times in our lives. In simplest of terms I guess I feel like people don't need to lie to cut it. :/ (Holy cow, I think I grew up.... XD  Just kidding I grew up along time ago this wasn't overnight... I just like poking fun at myself.)

        If you are curious as to what I am doing I am working on a piece in Gimp right now. I am being kind of slow though, so apologies. I'm a mom so I have a great excuse. :) Anyway, if you guys want in on the process here is my sta.sh link in a small journal. Here's Your Chance To Get In On The Action! While I am not very good at digital art yet. I would rate myself a novice at best. I would love your guys' input from time to time. I also created a poll here: ladyseshiiria.deviantart.com/j…  for potential color palettes. So if you haven't voted yet, go do it! 

        Thank you for taking the time to read this. Sorry this one was a bit long.


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Ravens-Crow Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
If all you need is a digital drawing, I would be willing to try and make one. I don't have a core so I wouldn't be able to code it or test it myself though Sweating a little... 
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LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That'll be cool! It looks like I have a few takers so maybe alternating and advertising a few people would be fun. :) I'm still in brain storm mode though, so ideas would be helpful. I'm working on a digital piece to see if I can improve my skills currently. I thought the arcane one came out cool but at the same time too dark and I'm unsure how to fit it in. The problem with some of these custom boxes is that they become to repetitious and almost seem over done. I noticed some profiles mess around with a combo of backgrounds and such so its difficult to tell what will work. The layout I have right now while cool and simple seems to blend well, but my arcane background I feel will not.
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Ravens-Crow Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand how that goes. I actually work on the graphics for a friend's website (I don't want to share the site though because they decided they wanted my name and picture on it)...anyway, I usually just experiment with designs for things and sometimes it doesn't work out. Other times I send my friend like 8 variations of things to decide between and tweak. It would probably be a lot easier to manage if the colors he chose weren't so bad...especially since cyan blue is hard to look at on a computer -_-

I will probably experiment with a few designs. And since I'm used to it, if you kind of like a design but want changes, you can request alterations. Is there a specific size I should use?
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LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Bleh! Cyan... Ughhh The bain of my existence. XD It hurts the eyes.

They have some neat tutorials on here for custom boxes but the one I used came out too short. :/ I'll have to get back to you on it. I've got to look around some more too myself. I'm trying to learn off of some of these as well. I'll send them your way when I find a decent one.
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Ravens-Crow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Just when you think that's terrible enough, the other color is bright orange...I have somewhat saved eyes with small substitutions of light blue and teal when I can get away with it...
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LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So I found out proper length is about anywhere between 1200 by 3000 or 1500 by 3500. I guess I made my box way to short. They should have specified that in that tutorial I followed. 
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MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018   General Artist
Um... I might have an idea - but I don't yet get what it is that you want. You mean like a theme? Or you mean like a theme plus the programming/css of it?
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LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think backgrounds for custom boxes actually need code since its already provided on Cyphervisors account. Mine worked fine with the generic code that he had up. All I have to do is replace the current url with the new one and it shows up. Since I already have the code in the boxes it won't matter.
Although I'm not sure what I want yet I know I want a fantasy theme but not sure on fairy tale. It feels too sugary too me. I guess I'm looking for more of an edge or something that can fit my story to a degree. I don't mind feminine sometimes but I lean more masculine. Although I'm all ears on your idea. I don't want to shoot it down before you've had a chance to share it.
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MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018   General Artist
Hm... now I'm a bit insecure again, not really knowing what you really want ^^.
I thought about some ornamental style in blue-tones. Something in the direction of baroque patterns/styles.
But I already recognized that I can't imagine very well how those play together with custom boxes.... maybe I should have some further look at the concept of them, first ^^
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LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! Don't be insecure! I didn't mean to to that! I'm just needing help pitching ideas!

Its hard because everyone either uses the same stuff or they have their own unique stuff and there is a trend out there on DA where everyone's profiles about look the same so you can see why I want it to be different.
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MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018   General Artist
Hm - I understand...
I do have one month of Core at the moment - so I'm thinking about playing around with it a bit, too ^^. Unfortunately I have exams in February, too, so.... not sure ^^
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LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I have someone who sent me some awesome themes but it would be cool to rotate them around so feel free to throw ideas my way and like I said features and stuff so I can take care of my friends! Your still in my widget box btw. I should probably hold another art feature here soon as well. I want my friends to get more attention that they deserve, I think its good for them because they make friends and more feedback is available.
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MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018   General Artist
Another art feature would be great :).
Maybe also something like the christmas contest you did? Though - the question is how many people would participate...
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LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Now you've got me wondering where that story I read went and what it was called I vaguely remember her hanging herself in the town square tree.
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