Sunday, June 30, 2013

Delayed birthday pics

I totally forgot to post these pics on my birthday, june 23th, I'm going to blame it on my kyaaaa-ing about my gifts but most of all my bliss-out on wonderful cake-ness.
That is to say, my awesome bro cooked me a special cake!

Here are the main ingredients:  Chocolate and Peanuts.

Which, at my request, were turned into a... Peanut butter cup Cake!

A japanese-style strawberry shortcake Cake (a vanilla cake, basically), filled with delish home-made peanut butter and cream filling (we did the math, it's soooooooooooooo much cheaper to buy peanuts by the bulk and make your own peanut butter with the food processor than buy the jars, I swear. Plus it's easy, you just process the peanuts with a little bit of oil and voilá), and chocolate ganache cover!
You know, I don't mean to brag (right XD) but it's a known fact that the finest types of cacao beans come from Venezuela, they are super expensive abroad but thankfully they are still accessible to us venezuelans, we bought those huge chocolate bars (1 kg. / 2.2 lb.) because bro is always cooking with it so it makes sense, he used the Bucare type, which is 52,2 % pure cacao (not that bitter).
If you don't believe me about the venezuelan chocolate just check out, for example:

La Maison du Chocolat

They use venezuelan vintages of cacao. See the prices. We bought the bars way cheaper (17, about 22 US$ each), and do you know how many bonbons can come out of one of those bars? 50 at the very least!

Sunday, June 16, 2013


Studying Japanese. Behold, my kana table:

It's makeup madness

This is my total amount of makeup that I never use:

According to all those makeup articles in magazines like InStyle (love it), I'm missing 16 or more "essentials", can you guess what? I'd say right off the bat: eyelash curler, which if I had I wouldn't need the mascara because my eyelashes are long and thick.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

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And the last one, I'm still not satisfied with the flame letters... I know I'm missing something in all of those tutorials I read online, but I can't figure out what.

Heart of Obsidian is out!!! Go buy it right now!!! It's too good to miss!!

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It was a nice coincidence that the rope texture somewhat resembles wolf fur... I wish I had found a better resolution pic...

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That's blood on the snow there...

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I found it funny that "someone" threw the red rose flower arrangement off the precipice... yes, this didn't happen in the book, call it fanfiction.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

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The justice font... is supposed to be the red string of destiny, XD, sorry.

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Ok, I went mad with the font layer options around this time, I admit it, but the metal effect is just so cool...

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I had fun doing this one since it was my first time having a crack at furry letters.

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I don't know why but I associate Ashaya with the color teal, hence the letters...

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I totally forgot to change the color of the jeep (because yellow is so conspicuous), oh well.

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Book #3, oh Judd...

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Here's book # 2, I kinda like this one the best of all I've made up until now...

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You know when you're reading a book... and the model(s) on the cover is not really what you imagined the character to be? Or, say the main character has certain physical characteristics that are not depicted as they should have? and it all just puts you off?
Well, there are various ways to circumvent this, but the most fun for noob photoshop users like myself is to make a cover of your own.
My friend Suri and I are super fans of Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series... and one day we were talking about models we thought would represent the characters best, but it's so difficult to agree on one! I had decided to have a go at making alternate book covers for the books, but alas! I ended up liking the covers that didn't have model faces that I decided to post them, what do you think?
The obvious main reason: if it's anything else but people depicted, then you're free to imagine the characters as you wish.
Here's the first book: Slave to Sensation!