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commission: faith by Swii commission: faith :iconswii:Swii 1 2 smoking loafers by Swii smoking loafers :iconswii:Swii 3 3 ryou: detail by Swii ryou: detail :iconswii:Swii 4 1 corruptio optimi pessima by Swii corruptio optimi pessima :iconswii:Swii 2 5 False God by Swii False God :iconswii:Swii 2 2 Lazy Afternoon by Swii Lazy Afternoon :iconswii:Swii 1 2 Commission: Altair by Swii Commission: Altair :iconswii:Swii 3 4 Vin and Katsu for Toki by Swii
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Vin and Katsu for Toki :iconswii:Swii 5 4
Vienna for Padfeets by Swii Vienna for Padfeets :iconswii:Swii 7 23 Commission: Grayson by Swii Commission: Grayson :iconswii:Swii 1 5 Meaning of St. Patrick's Day by Swii Meaning of St. Patrick's Day :iconswii:Swii 5 2 Newsletter Graphic 4 by Swii Newsletter Graphic 4 :iconswii:Swii 5 15 Newsletter Graphic 3 by Swii Newsletter Graphic 3 :iconswii:Swii 2 6
In Your Let Go
We last until November
with a swift gust swirling
us apart. Like the leaves
of the gingko tree. Like
your smooth exhale.
The year turned what was
green and honest into a
yellow pallor I misnamed as
the Golden Age. When we
meet, you facing me, I turn
facing this tree. I catch
the portentous tremor in
the leaf and watch you
spiral, struggling to rip
out a weed by the roots.
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A College Arrangement
"I have exams this Thursday
and a paper for Tuesday,"
--and sometime between I have you,
pressed between agendas
in the dimmest corner of your room.
You once cared if I was there,
pleading like a child, you'd
trace my pelvic bone with your tongue,
making me late for school.
Now I tiptoe out like a secret
as you sleep in, arms flung wide,
no kiss goodbye, no "I'll miss you."
My bag holds clothes instead of books,
but what can I do?
There was never a night when I had you.
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the afternoon sun through a western pane
sets the note of our rendez-vous
at something sepia-toned
and scented with cologne.
briefly, a halo illuminates your profile,
but as you pace
your silhouette cuts the light
like a scene marker,
and my mind races with thoughts
of film noir and editing in post.
I sit on the mattress at the nexus
of your cast shadow and our history.
with each billowing sigh
I recall old visions:
one where you proffer a single red carnation
pinched between your fingers.
in this shot, you are empty-handed--
lines forgotten; smile erased.
rather than take it from the top
you pack my bag as I pray.
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So for roughly a year, nearly a year ago, I had no photoshop. I started doing CGs with photoshop ONLY, so making the switch to painter and not knowing how to make it work really delayed my pace. (Sure there were other reasons, but let's stick to programs for this entry.)

And now I'm finally used to painter; I love it to death. It's so free and fun! And I rarely need to fix anything in photoshop, and if so, it can typically wait until after the whole piece is done.

Two nights ago, I was working on a piece for Padsies of her character, Vienna. It was going great. Skin, hair, eyes, all facial details and etc. were fully rendered. I had started erasing or blending in lines, since this was also an experiment for me in doing lineless CGs with more painted effects. Everything else was still lined and color blocked. I had brought it out to photoshop once before, and because of that, my file was a .psd. Then I saved by hitting CTRL+S.

Then I noticed the brush stopped working in painter. So I hit save and moved into photoshop. Big problem. Photoshop tells me that I have an unsupported blending mode. Convert to normal? But after hitting "yes", it just tells me the file isn't compatible with that version of photoshop. Doesn't make sense since it did before.

And so I try opening up again in painter. Another huge roadblock. Painter now tells me that it isn't a photoshop file, and gives me all sorts of crap. I can't use its autoscripts feature to get it back, because it gives me the same error.

What just happened? After looking into it, it turns out that painter can corrupt .psd files without warning. And I'm certainly not the only person who ran into this issue.

So, this is to voice my frustration over spending five hours on a CG (when I am already very low on uninterrupted stretches of time) and to lose it all over a glitch, as much as it is a warning for people who switch between painter and photoshop, and save as a .psd in painter. Watch out for when your brushes don't respond!

From now on, I'm making .riff back-ups before I try saving in .psd, and I'm using iterative saves from File -> Save As, versus just pressing CTRL+S.

Well, lesson learned.
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  • Watching: Merlin


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United States
figuring it out



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MadHatterDA Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Happy Birthday
Swii Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, DA! c: <3
TCookieM Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011

thanks for watching!
Swii Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahh, thank you! * u *;
MadHatterDA Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Happy early birthday Swii!
Swii Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, DA! c: <3
cherrichan13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for joining :iconthewrittenrevolution:, we’re delighted to have you with us. Welcome to the revolution. :salute:

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GeneticMistake Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou so much for the fave !
BrownRabbits Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
OH BOY! thank you so much for the watch T___T <33333
Swii Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure <3
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