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Tue Feb 14, 2012, 11:04 PM
Most of you may know me for my designs, but you may see by looking at my faves for example, that I'm a huge fan of paintings, game designs, concept arts, and especially everything related to heroic fantasy and science fiction.
I not only play video games or watch movies, I've got a passion for the world behind them.
I love how things are made, who did that, why they made this, how does it work, etc...

For all these reasons I love video games like The Elder Scrolls and movies like The Lord of the Rings, because there is so much in them that you could do a movie (a BIG movie) just to explain the creation process (hooray for bonus dvds !).
But enough talking about me.

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Adam Adamowics is best known for being one of the main concept artists for Skyrim and Fallout 3. And to take the example of Skyrim, if you've played it, you know the amount of genius there is behind it.
The thing is, I've just watch the 701 concepts arts available on Bethesda's Flickr, and what's inside the game is nothing compared to what you can find in this concepts. So I will not show you some examples, just watch them all !

Adam Adamowicz Skyrim Concepts

I hope the fantasy lovers like me will appreciate the creativity within each concepts, will be blown by the architecture of the buildings, the details of each armors and weapons, or laugh looking at the traps. This just sent me into another world.

I believe such creativity is always inspirational and I hope you'll appreciate it.
More on www.elderscrolls.com




Rest in peace Adam, see you in Sovngarde.


Lumi, a first preview

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 9:33 AM
Hey ! :]

So I've made some new changes on Lumi, my future Visual Style for Windows 7. It will continue to change in some details, and it's certainly not over yet, different parts are still the one from Soft7.

Anyway here's the actual result :




White isn't it ? ^^

My main ideas were :
more "minimal", less transparent, and add a tiny color.

The window on top left is active, the others are inactive (mainly a difference in the shadow, but the windows themselves are a bit more transparent).

The "Yes" button is hovered, like the Music icons. The DVD drive is selected

I believe the caption buttons are too subtle right now, and I'm still trying to do a nice hover effect, subtle but visible.


It includes the new icons on the Navigation Pane, obviously based on the icons in Mac OS Lion, entirely made from scratch (all of them) with the subtle blue of the theme.


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By the way, don't get it wrong, I hardly have time to play all this video games, I haven't touched Batman AC in 2 months...

Creative Common

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 6:14 AM
Hello Everyone,

I have decided to change the way I see my work on deviantArt, which result in a change of copyright.
Now almost all my works have a Creative Common copyright.
This means you are now free to modify and redistribute my work, as long at it's not for commercial use, and as long as you share it with the same copyright.
You also don't have to ask me about it nor send me a link of your release.

Now I must admit that my endless curiosity would enjoy if you send me a link to your results. Seeing my works being used on screenshots as always be a joy to me, and now I'll enjoy your modifications.



Some of you may be surprised by such a change after all my (foolish) fights... I'm ready to hear any angry feedback you may have.

Why ?
The stupidity of others makes me realize mine...




- Bring back Megaupload -


Answering questions

Fri Sep 30, 2011, 8:26 AM
Hi everyone,


I have left too many unanswered messages, some of them are simply outdated, but some may be still important for you, I just don't know if it's interesting enough to reply to 1 year old messages...

I would like to use this journal to take the time if you've got interesting questions, no matter the subject. I promise I'll reply to everyone here.


Have a nice day !

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Happy New Year !!


First, I would like to say a huge Thanks to the anonymous who offered me a one year premium member account on dA, it's the second time I receive it and I'm truly grateful !! It's a real pleasure and an honor ! Thanks a lot !!! What a good way to begin a new year !!


I wish everyone of you a happy new year !!! I wish you all the best of luck for everything you work for, never give up, never surrender !! ;)




Facebook

I now have a page on Facebook ! AP-Graphik, feel free to like it if you want to follow me with more information than on dA. I'll keep posting important news here but with Facebook you'll be able to know more on what I'm doing right now, how my work in progress are going, etc... I'll post some screenshots for example.

But please don't ask my personal page, I only add people that I know IRL and that I really like, thanks.




Else

I'm actually working on different things, including my portfolio and a blog about different things that I like : design, art, science-fiction, the geek culture, etc... ! :)
But I absolutely don't forget Soft7 and I'll keep you in touch as soon as I'll have more news about it !



Have a nice Year ! :D

Finally, a bit of news !

Wed Dec 15, 2010, 8:56 AM


Finally, a bit of news !


Hello everyone !

Although it will sound more like a "Bad news everyone !" ^^


Soft7

First, as many of you ask about the release of Soft7 Beta 2, the answer is : not now ! ^^
I'm sorry about that but I couldn't work on it more for the rest of the year (you know... Christmas ^^). I think I still have 2 weeks of work on it (this time I mean it !). It all depends if life stop surprising me :D and if I've got more or less real work, that's why no release date is given.
But for the best fans of Soft7 don't worry ! I'll post a news few days before I'll release it so you don't miss it ^^


kARÉ icons

I've listened to the best of you and I won't release any psd.

More clarifications : I'll stop complaining about them being copied, it's useless, just know that I won't answer to any request or ask for help about them. Once again, they are really easy to do, I only use basic options of Photoshop, if you don't know them then you should start learning Photoshop before attempting to create something to release on dA, which is, let me remember it to some, an ART community...

More of them will come after Soft7 releases, so as new start orbs and surely some other things.


Llamas

I've never speaked about them and here's what I think :
When they arrived on dA for April's fools day, I thought this was a great idea and a nice special gift to all the people that I like here on dA, it was finally an original way to say "I love your work" to the best people I know here. And on this first day I've sent tons of them ! I enjoyed it ! But I thought it was only a one-day gift for April 1st, and it wasn't !!
By seeing all the llama stuffs that have appeared then, and all the craziness about that I've stop liking them, because I think dA should focus more on Art, and on deviants, what they think, what they have to say, what they want, not on an Ewok-thingy only made to attract more people, no matter if it's relevant or not.

But keep in mind that I do appreciate all the llamas I receive, I take it as a gift.
Most of the time I'll send one back, but note that I don't participate in the race for the higher number of them, I'll only send a llama back if I see by your creations or your faves that you're interested in customization or graphic design. You don't need to have any of my work in your favourites ! But if the only things you've got is crappy drawings and bad pictures of your cat then don't be surprised if I don't sent you one back ^^

I also send a llama to all the deviants I watch, sadly I often forget about that, I add people to my watch list when I like their work and don't automatically think to llamas ^^


Thank you !

I don't say it enough to all of you : THANK YOU !
Thanks for all the support, nice comments, faves and watch you give me everyday, I truly appreciate it !! I don't reply to everyone, and sometimes it takes days before I reply to important messages, but I carefully read ALL of them.

Just don't forget :



F.A.Q.

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 22, 2010, 3:14 PM

>> How to change the icons on the superbar ?

First, place your shortcut on the desktop,
change icon by :
right-click > Properties > Change icons > browse..... > OK > OK
only then place this shortcut on the superbar,
and now it works. :)


>> What logs do you use to make your theme ?

Mainly Photoshop to edit pictures, and Restorator as well as Win7 Style Builder to edit the *.msstyles and the explorer.exe


>> Can I use your work for a personal release ?

Share my work is a real pleasure and I'd be glad you'll use it :)
...But please just don't make simple copies.

I enjoy screenshots too, to see my works used with others in a particular way is always a pleasure. And a link to my work is always appreciated.


>> What logs do you use to make your icons ?

I use the website convertico to convert my png (made with Photoshop) into ico.
The quality and size stay the same. It's simple as two clicks and a browse (and a save as) :)

And when I want to make a multiple icon (multiple sizes into one icon) I bound them together with icon sushi (surely not the best/most recent prog but it's free and do what I want ^^)


>> Can you send me your original psd files ?

No.
If you want it for training then just check every options in Photoshop and try to copy what you see, it's the best way to learn !


>> Can you do this for me ?

I don't take free request. If you ask I may not answer to your message at all.
Thank you for your understanding.

But if it's an original work then don't hesitate to send me a note ! :)


>> When will you release this ?

If I haven't already said it then I don't know ! So please don't ask me about that.


>> What is the superbar ?

It's only the new taskbar of Windows 7.


>> Why didn't you answered my message ?

There's two reasons for that :
> It may be because the answer is either on the description, or obvious, or impossible, or stupid, or you could find it in 2s with Google, etc...
> BUT it can also be because you tell me an interesting idea and I want to keep it on my message center so I could remember it each time I go there !


And never forget that Google is your friend :)

You can still easily ask questions if you've got a problem with my works and I'll try to help.


Journal CSS By dot-Silver
Hail everyone !

I was away last week, it was my real break to clean a lot of things in my head and get things clear.
Now I'm back so work can continue !
I've got 234 messages and 10 Notes so please be patient for an answer, I'll try to answer to everyone during the next days, maybe not today as I'm a little tired after car, train and walk but I don't forget you !

I also want to watch what have been done on dA lately that I've missed.

I hope everyone is alright !
Have a nice day !!! :)
  • Watching: devwatch ! ^^