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So here we are. It's been a while since I last posted, and so much has happened. I am starting to get more recognition, which is great, and I have passed both the 4000 and 5000 page views mark in the space of just a few months.

Secondly, I am now on MacThemes and featured on Iconpaper, both are great sites to see other's work and projects so take a look. I really would like a Dribbble invite though, it would make my Christmas :)

As for my future, everything is a lot clearer. I am now looking towards a software or UI engineer job at Apple after I finish high school and Uni, and I'm starting to save now.

This means that my design work will have a lot more focus in what I do from now on, so stay tuned.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Cake
  • Reading: Apple Human Interface Guidelines
  • Watching: Nothing really.
  • Playing: Nothing.
  • Eating: Nothing.
  • Drinking: Coffee.
Happy new year everyone, hope 2010 will be pleasant for everyone.

On the graphics front, I am still working hard to get my new iMac 27 Inch, which will save me having to scroll everywhere on my smallish screen when working with large art. and it also looks quite pretty, which is important.

I'm still working on iClassic, which is starting to get on my nerves, and I am currently working on some stuff for CandyBar, as in, docks.

Also also, I have a new website I am working on, it's on Tumblr for now but it still looks quite pretty. the address is Orion21.tumblr.com
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: My Journal Entry
  • Watching: Birds outside my window
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Peaches
  • Drinking: Lipton Iced Tea
Recently I decided that it was time to design the new OrionTwentyone logo, as the previous were inconsistent and too simple. the new version still retains simplicity while making the logo a whole lot cleaner.

Speaking of clean, I hope the Copenhagen summit will stive to address some of the worlds biggest problems this week, my wishes go with them.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: My Journal Entry
  • Watching: Adam and Marti play Warcraft
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Lipton White Iced Tea with a hint of Raspberry
It is my pleasure to announce that these items are coming up in the near future:

Finally, support for .Icns for all of my released Icons.

Support for Coverflow.

iDrives 2, September '09

Project "Time and Space",  November '09

You probably notice the big gap between the two projects, that is because "Time and Space" will take me a long time.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Radiohead
  • Reading: My Journal Entry
  • Watching: Watchmen
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Lamb Chops
  • Drinking: Iced Tea (What Else?)
Hi Guys, today you may have seen a new deviation in my gallery, but upon further thinking i have decided it needs some more work, and i have removed it. don't worry, it will be here in... err... today or tomorrow.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Radiohead
  • Reading: My Journal Entry
  • Watching: Red Dwarf: Back to Earth
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Iced Tea (What Else?)
Ok, so i managed to get a hold of another, older version of fireworks, and it works to some extent, as i lost the other one somehow. I am going to start making more new stuff, and start replacing all the old stuff and moving them to the scrap files, or deleting them. this will start in 2 weeks time. i am starting to branch of into making pictures of objects, and less wallpaper so keep a look out!
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Radiohead
  • Reading: My Journal Entry
  • Watching: Red Dwarf: Back to Earth
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Iced Tea (What Else?)
  • Mood: Depressed
  • Listening to: Nothin
  • Reading: My designs
  • Watching: Red Dwarf
  • Playing: Nothin
  • Eating: Nothin
  • Drinking: Iced Tea
I have newly obtained fireworks, and my first project is now almost ready for release. more information will be supplied later.
  • Mood: Depressed
  • Listening to: "Apologize" by Timbaland
  • Reading: My secret plans...
  • Watching: The Invasion
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Blueberry and Apple Crumble
  • Drinking: Iced Tea (My fav Beverage)
Life is hard. but life can be good at the same time. and hopeful and destroying and fantastic and evil.

anyway.......... (imitating wilson)

Has any of you seen "The Invasion?"
To everyone who has viewed my page, a big thankyou is in order! I now have 1000 Pageviews, not just a number, but the trigger for a new beginning. new wallpapers, concepts, designs and icons will be produced, and the layout of everything on my page will change (to some extent)

Projects:

-Project Arc (Wallpaper)
-Project Delivery (Icons)
-Project Clarity (DesignConcept)
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: My secret plans...
  • Watching: Cloverfield
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Blueberry and Apple Crumble
  • Drinking: Iced Tea

New Projects and Designs

Mon May 26, 2008, 5:32 PM
New projects roadmap:

With the release of the first 2 Panel Images, i will start new projects such as the the last Panel wallpaper, a new, completely redesigned style of backgrounds, and a new set of concepts for the phone, the desktop and the web.

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Voices in the Library
  • Reading: My journal!
  • Watching: Nothing interesting in the library
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: Drink!
  • Drinking: Food!

Talented Friends

Fri May 9, 2008, 5:34 AM
Perth Mod Stuff (Warm Fuzzies)

Well, Deviantart at school all started when i created an account called... (well, you should know, its at the top stupid)
anyway, Adam Tan then created an account, which is flogging mine, and then Sam Smith, Nick Payne, Daniel Waters, Matt Cook, Wilson Ng, Alex Cook etc. But that isn't my point. my point is to show how good everyone is with their artwork.

SAM SMITH creates great paintings and instrument wallpapers, which look very cool on the desktop. p.s.: thanks for the warm fuzzy in health!

MATT COOK is a master at creating abstract images for both the desktop and for viewing, often using tutorials and then adding them into his creations.

WILSON NG has very... strange ideas but the music theme which he has created is very simple and professional. we hope to see some more stuff soon.

ADAM TAN... well what can i say? he is the master at Nokia themes, remixing music and much more. favorites include the true minimalism theme and wallpaper, and the iPhone pack.

ALEX COOK is the creativity master, making cool and effective images and backgrounds, often using tutorials but   to a great effect.

LLAMA no NICK PAYNE is the random guy. his creativity and skill will be properly seen if the proper tools of the trade is used, but great ideas.

DANIEL WATERS is good with humor, and i am sure he would be good at making comics or satirical... stuff. he would be great at making manga comics as well. he is also scarily accurate at making guesses about things in school.

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: My sister killing a cat (playing clarinet)!
  • Reading: My journal!
  • Watching: Vista go crazy at me a second time!
  • Playing: Star Wars Battlefront 2!
  • Eating: Drink!
  • Drinking: Food!

Upgrade to Vista

Wed Mar 26, 2008, 5:39 PM
Views on Windows Vista

on the 25th of February I upgraded to Windows Vista. yep, and these are my views:

Vista is slow. oh so slow. but acceptable.
Vista is pretty.
Vista rates my machine: 2.6
Vista crashed the day after installation due to driver faults.
Vista is colourful.
Vista will not activate properly. (but i fixed it)
Vista is smelly.

Those are my professional views. how professional.

Drew

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Nothing.
  • Reading: My journal.
  • Watching: Vista go crazy at me.
  • Playing: Nothing.
  • Eating: Lemonade.
  • Drinking: Sandwich.
To my readers and viewers, OrionTwentyone is Reopening soon, as i belive i shall give this website one last chance. i hope my deviations will recieve more welcome though, then the odd comment saying how pointless it is. the page will be completely reopende by the end of April 2008.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
to my few, valued readers:

it is to my great regret that i must inform you that Oriontwentyone is closing down due to lack of interest of deviations. some people have been calling my work rubbish and useless, and this hurts me greatly.  and, and i am sorry to my readers who will know more see my deviations .
goodbye to you all.

OrionTwentyone 2007-2008
  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: Nothing.
  • Reading: Nothing.
  • Watching: Nothing.
  • Playing: Nothing.
  • Eating: Nothing.
  • Drinking: Nothing.
Arrrgh... Christmas is over, and everyone in the household has the "365 days left" feeling.:( but at least we have new year to look forward to! to my viewers, i hope every single one of you had a fantastic Christmas and i wish you the very best of luck for 2008! my heart goes out to every induvidual who could not celebrate christmas this year due to lack of money, or sickness etc. may next year be much better!

OrionTwentyone A.K.A Drew Smith
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: Snakehead
  • Watching: The Golden Compass! at last!!!
  • Playing: Darts
  • Eating: Thorntons Master Chocolatier Collection
  • Drinking: Passionfrut, apple and banana juice!
Once i have sent in my new Crystal addition, Crystal Cappuccino, that series will be finished and i can start on some new wallpaper, or parhaps a Visual Style. the one i am thinking about making will be based on Mac OS X, but much more different than the other Mac OS X mods. i shall maybe start on it next week.
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: Eragon
  • Watching: Star Wars VI
  • Playing: Star Wars Lego II
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Ice Tea