Saturday, 30 April 2016

Free May 2016 Desktop Calendar

Hallöchen!

Another Months has come and gone. It's time for the free May 2016 desktop Calendar.

I have been ill for most of this months so I was 'able', or rather had the time, to look through a few 15 year old memorabilia and I remembered my time in the UK.
This unique shop, Tiger Lily, in Oxford which used to sell penis shaped noodles and opium scented incense sticks and that lovely, old hotel in London, Regent Palace Hotel, I stayed at for some time. :3
*sighs* Good times.

I did remember two things best.
01.) After the great fire of London, the houses were built of stone. Cut stone, brick stone, etc.
02.) Everywhere you go, you have those distinctive street signs.

I used the clone tool, different layers & layer masks to change the brick stone wall partially. I wanted to see if I could change these stones, without it being visible which part was and which was not in the end.
Then creating the centre piece in the style of Street name plates from London.
I also wanted to work out a (semi-)realistic looking bevel and drop shadow for this plate.

Ok enough of my blabbering, now on to the Wallpaper for May 2016.

May2016-DeskCal

I hope you like it.

How's your health?
How a you, any major changes in your life?

Yours,
 Nokta

P.S.: Feel free to share this Calendar. And don't forget, Constructive criticism and comments in general are always welcome!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Free April 2016 Desktop Calendar

Greetings, Lovelies!

The 1'st Quartile of the Year has come and is about to be gone. The month April is soon knocking at our Doors. With it Spring (North) or Autumn (South) in tow.

From now on I will post the Desktop Calendar a day or two before that Month actually starts.
I feel as if that way I might actually get it to spread more on the internet. I mean, it's free. So why not try? :)

This time I thought of a Sottomano (desk pads). They're my favourite classic items on the Desk. No real writing/work space is complete without one of them.
Also, I was trying to create an unique texture out of many different textures, playing with blending modes and layer masks. This new texture in turn was used for the different pages.
I used 4 colours, for the 4'th month, 4 Seasons, 4 Elements, 4 Quarters of the year and so on.

So without further ado, the Wallpaper for April 2016.
April2016-DeskCal
I hope you like it.

How has the first quarter of 2016 been for you? Anything new? -I hope it was a good year so far.

Yours,
 Nokta

P.S.: Feel free to share this Calendar. And don't forget, Constructive criticism and comments in general are always welcome!

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Feature 002

As I might already have mentioned, as a hobby stock-artist I have had the pleasure for the past few years of seeing people create all kind of Art with the help of my free resources, uploaded on my DeviantArt Stock Account.
After a long time I would love to post another one of these.


This deviation from a Deviant Artist has been created and submitted a few years ago. It's a surreal photomanipulation, which has elements of a floor texture in it.(*coughs* made by yours truly *coughs*).


In no way do I claim or imply to be the creator of the art displayed above.
It only has partially pieces of my free 2D & 3D downloadable stocks/resources in it.


Thursday, 10 March 2016

About a day ago it was International Women's Day

I do not want to bother you with my thoughts about the necessity of such a Day.

Though... okay I actually want to, but I won't make it long.

So long story, short...

  • I wish there was no need for such a day.
  • I wish that equality between genders was something, which came naturally.
  • I wish men wouldn't behave as if there was no inequality between the sexes to begin with.

Because there is, and as a woman I am all too aware of it on a daily base. Despite living in a modern, industrial country (of the western World).






It's a step-by-step thing... first we need feminism, then when we are at the same level we can talk about equality.

Unlike (some) men, we women don't want to oppress the other gender with every breath we take.

We make up roughly 50% of the world's population, yet we are only second class people most of the time? -Doesn't make sense to me...

With this I wish you the best...

Yours,
 Nokta
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"Humankind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible for humankind to grow by the improvement of only one part while the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains that the other half can soar into skies?"
 -Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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