2012/03/25

Emotional..?

It's my 60th post so far. It's quite a little number having in mind that I started writing my blog a bit more than 2 years ago, right? Well, I always write my blog following one main rule that I won't write a blog about personal stuff, blabbing and/or crying about unfair life or useless and not interesting things that are only important to me. (I'm quite emo, huh?)

It was quite hard at first. I didn't know how to write a blog so that other people would like it. I really wrote useless stuff and when I read it now it's so boring that it makes me sick. No wonder..
Time pass and I get better at blogging. Never thought that writing will give me this much of a good feeling since I always sucked at it... I couldn't even write a real diary since I got sick of writing only about two pages and when I read a few pages of my so called diary now I shock myself about it's meaningless existence and irrelevant happenings written there. Were they really the most important things that I had to write about? No, not really. I'm quite an introvert so the most important things were always only in my head...
So I'm being emotional here again? Nah, not really. I actually wanted to thank all my readers (quite unexpected?). Not my every post happens to be as inspirational as it should be. Sometimes I'm too emo. But there are always these readers that are always with me.

These numbers mean a lot to me. Not all number of people are my loyal readers (of course) but it still makes me feel really good. When I see a huge column with the number of a lot of visits in my statistics it makes me feel so happy. I feel that maybe some post helped someone or even gave inspiration to stand up (or keep sitting lol) and do something that he/she always wanted to do. After thinking about it I always start feeling like that:

I know that a lot of people just come and go but some people stayed with me from the very start till now and I hope that they will stay even more. I don't know all of my subscribers but I know quite a lot and when they say good words about my blog posts or some creative stuff I do my heart fills with soft little bubbles and I look like that:

No kidding...
I don't know what more to say... I have a lot of projects in my head. I want to start working with new design, modelling, etc. computer programs and improve skills with the old ones. I want to write more technology related stuff. I want to make clothes and start doing accessories. I want to improve my make up skills and make tutorials to help others. I want to live more useful life and write about it.
And I only write about these aims because I know that some people care and some people are always there for me. Internet friends, my blog readers, people in real life encourage me to do something and not stand in one place.
OMG I can't believe that my super duper bad mood is gone now after pouring all my heart here.
I. AM. SO. HAPPY.
Always stay happy, always do something that makes you feel good, never let people who make you feel happy go. Whether they're your chat friends or irl friends, it doesn't matter as long as they make you smile.
Enjoy your life, Rinatsu
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2012/03/22

Make Up Tutorial: Natural Look

Heyia all!
This post will be a lot different than what I usually write. Most of my recent posts were my thoughts, DIYs or technology related stuff. But today I want to show you something different.
I thought about making make up tutorials quite long time ago. But didn't have much ideas what to show. But recently I got an inspiration to do something new. Well, this always happens when spring comes, haha. ( ̄∀ ̄)
So here's my almost first make up tutorial:

I said 'almost' because I don't really consider it a real make up tutorial. It only shows you how to conceal your flaws and highlight your beautiful natural features. :3
This is the make up I'm always using when I'm staying at home all natural and lazy and I find out that some guests are coming. Will I put full make up? No way, it's my home, my laziness palace so Imma be simple. ┏(`ー´)┛
This make up can also be used as everyday make up for teenage girls who want to start doing make up yet they don't know much about it. These are basics of highlighting.
Products I used:
uma Professional Concealer Palette
Essence Mineral Compact Powder | perfect beige
Essence Eyebrow Designer | dark brown
Lumene Eye Graphics Eye Liner Pencil | white
some really cheap black pencil lol
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Fragranced Balm | cherry
BTW the intro image was made using a 3D modelling program called 'Blender'. I wrote about it in previous post about inspiration for digital art. 〜(・▽・〜)
Here are some photos I took for this tutorial:


More REAL make up tutorials are coming soon!~

2012/03/17

New Inspiration - Digital Art

Hello guys!~ Omg long time no write!! (っ゚Д゚;)っ

Anyways..I have to congratulate you with the start of the most awesome season of all - SPRING HAS COME~~ (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Gonna throw at you all some shining confetti now.

If you live in a place with all four seasons, you probably know the feeling when you lose inspiration to do anything creative in winter but when spring comes it gets all better then! Well, it doesn't count for everyone but it's always like that for me... ><
So, with the new start in the circle of nature, there's a new start for me. Since I'm studying multimedia (first year) which means I will be working with audio, video, graphics, etc., I decided to learn something new that might be useful for me in the future with my studies and even work. So I started to learn how to work with a 3D modelling program called 'Blender'. You just start from this:

And end up with great masterpieces that look like real things! Check out the art gallery of Blender: http://www.blender.org/features-gallery/gallery/art-gallery/
So, I started learning how to use it. My main source is Blender Cookie with sooo many great tutorials. From basics to realistic things and even human creating!
First thing I started from was a brick wall. Well, my construction was quite good at first:



Unfortunately, I faced a huge problem. When I just turn Blender off, all my textures are gone next time you turn it on, as you can see in the last picture (no bumps on wall). And YES, I saved them. If you are working with Blender and know what kind of problem this could be then please help me and comment below with your thoughts and possible solution! Thank you!~ m(_ _)m
Although this problem made me really sad... щ(ಥДಥщ) ...and mad... ┻━┻ミ\(≧ロ≦\) ...I decided not to drop my self-learning so I jumped into another project. Balloons!! So, after a few days I got a finished look!

I made balloons myself using a Blender Cookie's tutorial and the background sky with clouds is my taken photo during vacations in Trakai, 2010 summer. (can I say that MY balloons look more realistic than the ones in tutorial? *coughs*)
Well, I don't want to sound swanky but as a first project it went really good! You can find it on DeviantART too: http://rinatsuchan.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4rx24x 
Fav and comment, please? ♡♥(。´▽`。)♥♡
So this is everything I wanted to say about my new source of inspiration today. Digital art... Actually, I'm really bad in art. Art in real life. Drawing and painting are the most awkward things that could happen to me. I fail at it big time. But I always wanted to draw nice. So I think that digital art is something that can help me to achieve my dream in other dimension but it helps me to reveal my artistic soul.  ^^
Stay creative,
Rinatsu~
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