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Artist's Name: Piquant Flair
Artist's Webpage: http://piquant-flair.com/
Fandom: Smallville
Spoilers: Clark/Chloe
Wallpaper: 800x600 Mac-ish
Link to Art: http://piquant-flair.com/onewomanshow.jpg
Description of why you like it: This is just an awesome, awesome manip that takes advantage perfectly the setting and the context. The border is fucking amazing, and the way she enhanced the color is just too perfect. I'm a sucker for blues and greens and she puts it to good use to bring out the stormy nature of the picture. I can't get all meta like Marina, so sufficed to say: mmm pretteh.

Artist's Name: Craww
Artist's Webpage: http://www.dystopiary.com/
Fandom: Music
Spoilers: Britney Spears
Wallpaper: 1024x768, 800x600 Mac-ish
Link to Art: http://www.dystopiary.com/cw/music/bs1024_5.jpg
Description of why you like it: OMG this like the most awesomest thing ever. See, it's Britney, right? But she's a ZOMBIE. Talk about uber-hot. Craww does some really nice things in terms of blending and text but it's the stitches and patchwork that really get me. I mean, come on, Zombie!Britney Spears. It's like...seeing god.

Artist's Name: Blue Suzanne
Artist's Webpage: none
Fandom: Dead Like Me! Woot!
Spoilers: George/Rube
Wallpaper: 1024x768, 800x600
Description of why you like it: Dead Like Me art! Done by Suzy Blue! It's like...fandom nirvana. Blue Suzanne effortlessly introduces atmosphere that can be both haunting and all metaphorical and shit. In this case there's an actualy graveyard in the background, so I don't have to stretch my mental muscles to hard to get it. And it's damn pretty, so there. And for all of you Roxy fans out there, check out this one. Mmm...bad ass meter maids...

Artist's Name: Lorelei
Artist's Webpage: http://wallpaper.tenuous-grip.com/
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers: Vaughn/Syd
Wallpaper: 800x600
Description of why you like it: This is just phenomenal. I mean. Just wow. The color and the atmosphere are amazing, the blending top notch. But lets go back to the color, that blend of lush purple and peach hues. The streak of peach and Syd's back brought to focus. Just. Guh.

Artist's Name: pyro
Artist's Webpage: http://www.nightmeadow.com/artsy/
Fandom: Celebrity
Spoilers: Kate Beckinsale
Wallpaper: 800x600
Description of why you like it: Um, just guh? Or should I expound on the fact that the blending (I say this a lot, but it's true) is perfect and the combination of lights and that broken edge/grunge photograph texture is just too perfect? I'm a sucker for style, and this one has it in kinetic spades.

Artist's Name: marina
Artist's Webpage: http://marina.cobwebby.net/
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers: Syd
Wallpaper: 1024x768
Description of why you like it: Yes, we all know my sekrit love for all things Marina, but really, it's perfectly justified. Like this, for example. Yes, it's got the everpresent polaroid concept, but dude, it's done *well*. There's a purpose to actually using a polaroid frame vs, what many people do now (myself included) as just a de facto frame 'cause we can't think of anything better. The background, faded and unobtrusive as it is, is just as important as the pictures, the darkened, shaded outline of Syd, out of focus and indistinct, versus the brief glimpses of detail through the photographs. And yes, I'm also a-splooge over the text. It's a thing.

More, later. Midterms away!
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[User Picture]From: bliccy
2004-02-21 02:15 pm (UTC)
I had never heard of Piquant until she commented in my journal recently, and lo and behold, she made the kickass Chloe/Clark wp. It's like, yummy moody goodness.
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From: toastandtea
2004-02-21 02:57 pm (UTC)
Dude, i was totally gonna post about Lilly's Clark/Chloe wp before i decided to make my post all Alias, but yea, i was gonna go on about how the camera and tv are all reporter-ish like Clark and Chloe, and Chloe's pointing the camera at herself like she wants Clark to see her, and the background is awesome and dark and stormy the way i like Smallville's Kansas to be, and the manips are so coooool... ANYway, yeah, that's what i think.

And dude! Why you gotta pick a crappy one of my wps, huh? HUH? That one has just not stood the test of time for me. And too many people ripped off the polaroid thing. But, aww, Dafna! Sekrit love! Heart!
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From: incipience_liss
2004-07-15 07:37 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love Dead Like Me!
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