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So this is Shiloh. A Canadian girl who entered a local radio station contest right here in Edmonton when she was only 13 years old, and won it. Three years later she released Picture Imperfect, her newest album. To celebrate (I'm a huge fan) I done a sketch of her CD Cover, and brought it with me to her concert. She autographed the picture, and asked for a print =) Coolest day of my life. Having a recording artist ask for a copy of my art. I don't care how new, young, old, or famous they are. It's a great feeling.

Anyways,  her CD is GREAT! It definitely reaches out more to her age group, with songs like "Operator", and "You're Not Alone" reaching out to younger generations to encourage self confidence, courage, and some good ol' fashioned attitude. My favorite songs are "Ruin Me" and "Missing Existence". Although Ruin Me is a little darker, Missing Existence makes up for it with some wonderfully weird lyrics. While some of her songs are a little unoriginal, she's only 16 years old, and this is her first CD. What lacks in words is stepped on, squashed and swept up by her huge voice.
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I recently seen Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea in theaters (twice!). The movie is the latest creation brought to North America by Disney, Studio Ghibli and of course, Hayao Miyazaki. The story is a twist on The Little Mermaid, focusing on a 5 year old boy who discovers and saves a magical gold fish with a human face. The little gold fish falls in love with the boy, and dreams of becoming human forever.

It makes no difference which version you see. The Disney dubbed version, and the Japanese subtitle are generally the same. As a Miyazaki film lover, it was far from disappointed. The animation is beautiful, the story is adorable, and well put together, and even the cheesy voice actor choices from Disney fit the story. Don't ditch it because the Jonas brothers got their sneaky fingers in on the story. Everything about it was immaculately well done.
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Carly Jepsen - CD Cover by =linepau1 on deviantART

I enjoy doing CD covers, although I'm not all that good at them yet.

This is an album I done for Carly Rae Jepsen. Her song "Tug of War" caught my attention, and I've fallen in love with her music.

The CD cover is actually pretty basic. Stock credits are on deviantart. The photos were touched up as needed, then I added two extra layers. One with flat black color, the second with a gradient that faded invisible towards the middle. I then messed with their settings. The text is a white, and light gray. One has been screened, the other dropped opacity.

I also edited out her glasses in the first picture. THAT was fun ;_;

Please feel free to critique either here or on deviantART if you with to leave some feed back. All types of comments are welcome, unless they are rude of course =).


May. 4th, 2009 04:30 pm
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A great video ad from DeviantART for their own site. I thought you guys would enjoy it, since it's well made.