Summer Time ₍՞◌′ᵕ‵ू◌₎♡ and Small Projects

 

Summer is here and I’ve been busy with a few small projects. I keep progressing with one and then starting a new one; here I have a few game assets I’ve designed in Illustrator. I think it’s going quite well, I may add a few more icons like coins and some girly sword designs.

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I’ve also started a project for my portfolio based on the recent film Ghost In The Shell. The film inspired me soo much, I have an image in my head of what I want to design, but it’s not coming out the way I planned so it’s taking me a while. My idea is just a bunch of icons and conceptual drawings based on the film. My other project is an idea for a mobile game app I’d like to add to my portfolio.

I’ve been looking at a lot of UI artists portfolios and I feel like I need to improve so much, there’s always competition but I know I can do it.

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Once again, it’s been a while since my last update! I’m so sorry, I really mean it. Lately I’ve been going through some ‘stuff’ ( ˃̣̣̥ω˂̣̣̥ ) … mentally I was in a dark place where I almost gave up on myself and my artwork ‘again’. I didn’t want to talk to anyone, I had no energy and no motivation to do absolutely anything; I was being negative about everything and I really put myself down.

My boyfriend always stands by me and has helped me through this. I don’t want to go back to that dark place again, EVER!… I now feel motivated and determined to focus on what I love. I want to move forward and I will move forward.

My mantra “To fail is to succeed, we struggle, we learn, we conquer.”

I finally finished my sword icons. I changed quite a bit of it, I decided not to include the shield; I was becoming too fixated on making it perfect and ended up spending way too much time on just that.

You can check out these cute weapons up close here –> Behance I hope you like them, feel free to comment/criticize. I’m always up for improving my skills.

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The Curse UI ~ Done ((⚆·̫⚆‧̣̥̇ ))

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Relief….

Finally finished creating some of the UI for the mobile game ‘The Curse’. There’s still so much I wanted to add to my project, I think I could have been made it look a little better, but I’ve been on this project for far too long and I’m getting quite bored now. I had fun creating the icons the most.

Below is one of the pages in the game that I re-created using Adobe Illustrator ~

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And below is my version of the page above and some icons I designed. I feel like it’s unfinished. Maybe one day I’ll look at it and start working on it again.

ヾ(^∇^) … you can check out the whole project on my behance profile ~ The Curse UI

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A Year Later…

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I cannot believe it’s been a year since my last post,  I don’t even know where to start… well first off, I still haven’t created my website (ˊ̥̥̥̥̥ ³ ˋ̥̥̥̥̥)

Soo much has happened since my last post, I had quite a lot planned; creating a website, creating new artwork and jewellery, vlogging. I also wanted to concentrate on my portfolio and focus on a career change.

So far I’ve managed to do one of those things, which is better than nothing!

Around February things at home just started to spiral out of control, I was in a bad environment; it was giving me anxiety, I became depressed… eventually I gave up on my artwork and nearly gave up on myself. This lasted for about two solid months… after this I was told to get out of the house, I found a job that I didn’t really care about and I moved in with my boyfriend. I felt relieved in a way, because I wasn’t in a dark atmosphere anymore and now I get to see my boyfriend everyday! Plus I could finally focus on what I enjoy doing most…

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I started my new job in May and it was just work, work, work! I was working like a Donkey and still am. I didn’t make time to focus on my artwork at all. I work in a gym and I love keeping fit. Last year I stopped working out completely because I was trying soo hard to make my business idea work. So this year for the whole summer it was just work and gym, I was eating well, I was getting stronger. I was happy! Eventually I started to realize I wasn’t going anywhere career wise, so I decided to tone it down and make a start on my portfolio.

I wanted to re-design Killastrations; new logo, new artwork and new jewellery designs. I did a stupid thing by not backing up my work that I put 100% into and the day I was so focused on updating all my social media’s, and revamping Killastrations – when I plugged in my USB ‘NOTHING’ … I was so angry with myself. All my work was gone!.. I guess it’s not too bad considering I’m going to revamp it anyway, but I just needed it to recap what I have created. Since then I’ve been concentrating on my UI portfolio.

(ؑ⸍⸍ᵕؑ̇⸍⸍)◞✧ …I’m slowly getting there, I’ve found it difficult to balance shift work and focus on my artwork at home. I’m just always tired from work now, but I am making sure I work on something everyday. Even if it’s just 30mins colouring something.

I’ve created a page showing my UI development; I’ve decided to re-design a few UI in a mobile game that I play. I have struggled to concentrate on this project, I got slightly bored from it at one point, but I feel it’s coming along and now I’m really focused on it. I’m also working on other pieces like weapon icons, food icons and plants etc..

This is just a colour block of weapons, I was inspired by some of the weapons in a game I used to play called ‘DOFUS’…

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This took me about five hours, but I’ve been watching Netflix whilst working on this which isn’t a good idea (^▽^)…

I feel more positive about myself and I’m happy that I’m back on Illustrator ∩(︶▽︶)∩  …I am thankful for my boyfriend and my sister who are the only ones who have stood by me and pushed me to pursue what I love doing most ~ love you guys ~ ♡

My next post will show my weapons with more colour and shading and an update on my UI portfolio.

✧ New Listings ✧

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* Don’t forget you can win some of these handmade goodies below ~ like and share my giveaway post and comment with the tag #octopuskillakawaiilove ~ you can also enter on instagram, twitter and tumblr, just search #killastrations *

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Finally listed some new items on my etsy store. Some items from my Hanami Dango Collection have also been listed.

I’ve been having fun exploring Tumblr today. I’ve always found it difficult to use it, but today I actually played around with it and I think I was just being a silly moo before hehe. So I am now on #Tumblr …not sure what else I could put on there since I use wordpress. I could start posting photos of me in my Kawaii inspired outfits! Depending I don’t look half dead… lately my skin has become so tired and worn out looking (since Festival Asia through to the Brighton Fairy Tale Fair I’ve been staying up late and eating so much junk food) but I’m getting back into my fitness, so it should be all good soon (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)

~ You can now purchase these cute little stickers on my etsy store, and you’ll receive free gift with every purchase ~

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