A few days ago I was looking for online photo editors I could use to edit pictures for free. One of the sites I was looking at recommended Blingee? photo editing on Blingee? I found it so funny. I hadn’t been on Blingee since I was 11 and couldn’t believe it still existed. I went to have a look, and it looks exactly the same as it did 8 years ago. I couldn’t resist trying to make something.
This was my first effort. No it isn’t supposed to be Taylor Swift.Colouring this took way too long. I don’t even know why I decided to colour the lips in on blingee because I could have done it in draw plus (I’m not good at planning ahead). A quick warning, Blingee is hard to use. What annoyed me so much is that you can get your colouring perfectly within the lines, draw over the top with thick black smooth lines and then blingee will MAKE it look like crap. It didn’t look like that before I clicked save I promise. I desperately wanted to find a sassy quote or stamp to add. I clicked on loads of those speech bubble things even though I couldn’t read them because I thought they might be funny. They turned out to be Taylor Swift lyrics, which is even better. Even though it looks awful, I really like it. A flashy Blingee gif is supposed to look shit.
This was my second one. I was so angry. That galaxy stuff was only on the skirt when I saved it. But then on the finished image, the galaxy was everywhere BUT the skirt. It still looks cool though. It turned out better than the last one. Overall I’d say that this experiment was a success but it wasn’t worth the 2 hours that it took making them. I feel like a smart person could have made exactly the same thing 100x better in Photoshop. That being said, if I had some free time and some simple line art to colour I’d probably do this again. I also feel super confident drawing with my mouse after a few hours of doing this. I wonder if you could use a graphics tablet?
Have any of you guys ever recently used Blingee again as an adult? If you haven’t I highly recommend you do so. Grab your favourite picture of you with a friend / boyfriend/ girlfriend/ dog and make one. Send it to them on Facebook. I guarantee that they will love it.