After many headaches, I’ve finally figured out a few ways to make this new site look nicer and more… thick, for the lack of a better term. We’ve moved from Sidespied to Orvius, and had to add so many descriptions and images to things to fill them out better. So feel free to explore again, and see all the little bits I’ve added.
Getting this right was a huge headache, but now I have grounds to really make this place look pretty. I plan to add a background that deals with the empty space on the left and right, and one day draw many custom headers that randomize every time the page loads. (Perhaps one day I’ll have hundreds and people will try to see them all…!)
I also had to re-upload the entire portfolio section, so they may have odd dimensions or look strange in the theme, while others look much nicer and have swollen to their proper size. (Mostly the sketches, since they have a very nice size for this theme. I plan to draw according to this theme in the future, so less annoyingly massive vertical pieces without proper width, like a few you may see (or annoyingly wide, like one of my better pieces in the Digital section…) That was a huge rigmarole, setting that up so it looked nice, but I think it does well for now!
I need to draw again soon, but these past few days have been stressful, so we’ll see…!
Anyway, thanks for your patience, and enjoy! (And feedback is appreciated…!)
Hello again, everyone. It’s been a while.
As I write this, I’ve eaten yet another huge roll of Oreos, and am quietly remarking on the fact that this is my… 15th? 16th? Attempt at getting this out on paper. I’ve honestly displayed some very evident signs of stress and agony over this during the past few days, suffering from an entire depressive episode and two panic attacks. I’ve rattled what I can of my dysfunctional mind to figure out what to make, channeling what advice I haven’t already forgotten as a means of hopefully creating something nice.
Hit the jump for the full read.
Welcome to the MechaPress, 2.0! Now in fancy art blog format.
It’s been ages since I last tried using WordPress. Due to a variety of terrible reasons, I had to ditch MP 1.0 for a while and leave the place behind. It wasn’t exactly a huge loss, considering the place wasn’t really built for where my life was going, and a lot of the content there was in desperate need of an update. So I decided to leave it all behind and let it burn away. (You can still check it out in the Extras section, thanks to some web-archive magic from a friend of mine.)
This version is much better than the old one! With a new art-focused theme, I can now regularly update the place with both life musings too large for Twitter, and various art pieces I’ve done! Everything on the site so far is stuff made before this site was live, so take a look. (A lot of the dates are sort of mysteries to me, them being so dated. From now on I’ll be able to properly date and archive my work!)
There’s still some details to iron out! I want to make that banner much nicer, and also find a way to make that big empty space on the left look nice. Maybe some custom image or some fancy background, I don’t know yet. I also still want to see how comfortable this layout is for users, so feedback is appreciated. I dug through a lot of themes before deciding on this one… nothing really seemed to be comfortable aside from this one. (Apparently portfolio systems here are mostly made for photography, who knew?!)
In the meantime, I plan to make this place more lively than it’s predecessor, and tighten up my image. I need to look more professional than before, both for college and so I can get more commission work. (I’d highly appreciate it in advance, by the way… I could use the funds for a lot of reasons!)
So, I guess that’s it for now. Thank you!