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Journal Entry: Fri Nov 21, 2014, 12:50 AM
OMG YEASSSSSSS I LOVE IT SO SO MUChHHH ; ____ ;;;; 
thank you so much vanilleass aaaaaa <3333 sail looks so cute in her style hngg and THAT CURSOR!!!!
go give them love omg <3 aa im so happy

iii army

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 20, 2014, 5:15 PM
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Ludiiicrous
professional dickbutt




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people with iii usernames
can you comment on here
so then i can put you down
on my page
because i wasn't kidding about the army
i've seen maybe 4 or 5 other people with iii usernames
and i can't seem to refind them


i will slowly take over my side of deviantart
then later
the world
/evil laugh

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Bambiiie
Imperiiious
Japaniii
Noxiiious
Iiindecisive
Bliiizard
peniiis
CollisionXIII
Noragamiii


[ because I know theres a few of these too ]
ii army
Ludiicrous
radiiculous
Slendii
Kriimiinal
Navicii
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Pandawaii
KingDanii
Chibii-chii
Niivaan
KiingCraig

Become an Idol! Contest OPEN

Thu Nov 20, 2014, 2:47 PM


Become an Idol! Contest OPEN by Ivory-Ice
Ladies and Gentlemen!  
As the curtains close on my first contest, a new one shines in right away!
As the title says the theme for this contest is to let your own character shine in their own way as an idol! 

:iconsparklesplz:~Rules~:iconsparklesplz:
  • You may enter up to 3 different characters.
  • Please keep it one character per drawing. We want each character to be able to shine on their own for this contest! 
  • No adopted characters are aloud to join. (Must be 100% made by you)
  • Outfit/Character must be created by yourself.
  • Must be fully colored/full body. 
  • No bases aloud. (Unless made by yourself of course)
  • No collabs for this particular contest.
  • No nudity please! Can be reveling, but not 18+ reveling.

:iconsparklesplz:~Extra information~:iconsparklesplz:

  • Both genders are welcome to enter. (Might make separate categories if the off chance of there being a lot of male entries)
  • You can use pre-existing characters or make new ones up.
  • Design plays a major role with this contest. 
  • You do not have to be a watcher to enter! (Being one will just help keep up with all the updates)
  • Entries can be any style. (chibi, anime, anthro, ect)
  • Try not to base your character on existing franchises to keep designing fair (Ex. Pokemon character)
  • Backgrounds are not required. (But same with the gender rule, if plenty of full picture entries come it there may be a special prize for overall picture)
  • Age of character does not matter.

This contest will run from:

November 20, 2014 to January 20, 2015

:iconsparklesplz:~Things to pay attention to~:iconsparklesplz:

  • Theme, what kind of idol is your character? Do they wear specific clothing? 
  • Colors! Do their color scheme work well together?
  • Character, what kind of personality does your idol have? Are they cute and bubbly, strong and cool, or anything else you can think of. 
  • Don't forget to give your idol a name as well~

Still have questions? Feel free to ask in the comment section below or note me.
Which idol will come out on top? That will be decided on our judges!
I would love to do a voting system through the polls, but I witnessed with other character contests that people will mostly vote for the person with the more popular art. Where this contest isn't solely based on skills. 

:iconsparklesplz:Win a free  chibi?:iconsparklesplz:

There will be a side raffle along side this contest to help spread the word!
How to enter? There are many ways to do so!
The more entries the more chibis will increase.
Please try to include banner and link back to this journal!
  1. Share this contest in a newly made journal.
  2. Share this contest in a poll.
  3. Share this contest on Twitter and or Tumblr. (Make sure to like back proof)
  4. Each entry that has a link back to this journal also counts as 3 each. (Up to 3 entries)
  5. Donate a prize (not llama or watch) to this contest counts as 2 each. (Up to 3 since there are 3 placings)
That's a total of 15 chances to enter!!
Let's spread the fun to all!
I'll keep track of the entries in a separate journal, but still comment in this one to enter.

:iconsparklesplz:~Idol example~:iconsparklesplz:
All the girly over the top cgi anime sparkles!

Find here: Idol Activities


:iconsparklesplz:~Prizes~:iconsparklesplz:

Grand Prize:
  • Full body detailed drawing of your idol by me.
  • Half body cell shaded drawing of any character by me.
  • Full body chibi of your idol by me. (Shading style of your choice)
  • Special spot in a group drawing of the top 3 idols. (Main spot!)
  • 3 month membership or 800:points:. (May increase to a full year membership worth depending on number of entries!)
Runner Up:
  • Half body cell shaded drawing of your idol by me.
  • Full body chibi of your idol. (Cell, blobby/shiny, or sparkle)
  • Special spot in a group drawing of the top 3 idols. (Side spot)
  • 1 month membership or 400:points:. (May increase to a 3 month membership worth depending on entries!)
3rd Prize:
  • Bust shot cell shaded drawing of your idol by me.
  • Full body sparkle chibi of your idol.
  • Special spot in a group drawing of the top 3 idols. (Side spots)
Other prizes will include judge favorites, fan favorites, ect! More information will be added later.
If anyone would like to donate any prizes let me know. Of course you'll still be able to enter, just not win you're own prize. 
Prizes to increase with more entries.
Extra prizes for runner ups also to be added if more and more people enter!  

This contest is meant for all to have fun!  Everybody do your best!


  • Mood: Excited

450 WATCHER RAFFLE! OPEN

Thu Nov 20, 2014, 10:43 PM
well, er, 447. but next week is thanksgiving break, so it's really the best time to finish off a bunch of art.
still! thank you all so much for watching me! and here's the customary raffle!

you must be watching me to enter
!

prizes:

1st: shaded headshot or flat fullbody
Nima by mango-sherbetJason chibi by mango-sherbet

2nd: flat headshot or sketchy fullbody
(aka, one of my flat fullbodies but with a sketchy style & loose coloring, like my requests on ask.fm)
AT with staz 1/2 by mango-sherbetNico by mango-sherbet

3rd: sketchy headshot
Akula by mango-sherbet


by commenting below, you get 1 entry!
if you make a journal that links to this one, you get 2 extra entries!
if you like this journal, you get 1 extra entry!
(if you change your mind and add extra entries later, make a new comment, don't edit your first one!)


winners will be chosen with random.org on nov. 23rd! (may be subject to change)

SonicBoom, Sonic, Amy, and Sonamy thoughts.

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 20, 2014, 8:54 PM
I've been having this discussion with a few friends lately and I just kinda wanted to write my feelings out about things.

Here's a few thoughts about the new Sonic Boom stuff.

At first, I couldn't believe they would change their designs so drastically, like knuckles suddenly becoming hulkles, or why Sonic needed so many bandages. But after time, I really got used to the designs. I mean, Sonic looks a lot more detailed as a character than just a blue hedgehog with red shoes, his neckerchief really suits him.Tails looks the same I guess, but the goggles and tool belt are a cool addition, you can look at him and clearly see he's a mechanic. Knuckles got some getting used to, but I'm starting to love it. He's in proportion, and it does make sense why he's so big, because he's super strong.

Overall they look like a perfect team. The different heights really stand out and make the team pleasing to the eye. If they were to make the whole team the same height (As done in Sonic X & Canon Sonic) it just really doesn't look as pleasing. I understand why Knuckles became the way he did, I mean if you're new to the whole Sonic thing and knuckles was the same to his old design (Show WAS intended for new fans/kids, after all) then he does actually look like a hedgehog, to me, anyways. When I was younger I instantly thought he was a hedgehog. But if you're to look at him now, you can clearly tell he's a whole other species. So instead of it looking like a team of three short hedgehogs, a short fox and a short badger, they added variety. Two hedgehogs, one short one tall, one badger, one fox and one echidna, who's muscular and big. 

I mean, what looks more pleasing to the eye. This?
Sonicxteam by ProBOOM

This? 
Sonicteam by ProBOOM

or THIS.
Sonicboomteam by ProBOOM

Boom!Sonic's personality is fantastic. At first I thought he was a lazy downer that only cared about himself. But as shown in the games and TV show, he's just the opposite. At first he's sure he'd work better alone, but as the game progresses it becomes obvious that Sonic realises that he's stronger together, as a team. He even says "They're not my weakness, they're my strength". Now, would canon Sonic say something like that? Canon Sonic is a very "work alone" type of character, maybe sometimes being accompanied by Tails. I love canon Sonic and always have, he's awesome. But I get the feeling that as the canon games keep coming out, he's more and more snarky, self obsessed and just a major jerk. The way he treated Amy in Sonic Generations really hit a nerve for me. Not only because I'm a huge Sonamy fan, but I feel like what he did was VERY out of character. I never thought in a million years Sonic would treat Amy in such a way. He wasn't flat out nasty to her, but the whole "pushing her away" thing is very unlike him. 
Sonicthing by ProBOOM

Like woah, did he just do that? Even if he doesn't have feelings for her, do you think he'd treat one of his friends like that? From what I can tell so far, Boom!Sonic would never do that to anyone.
Sega Japan reportedly took out that scene altogether, claiming that it was very out of character for Sonic. I agree with ya, Sega Japan. 

While Sonic X Sonic isn't canon, it is very obviously and heavily inspired by the canon series, unlike Boom. So it DOES reflect Canon Sonic in many ways. Sonic X Sonic is caring towards Amy. Even sometimes he may think what she's doing is sappy or something he dislikes, he never treats her badly. He treats her like a friend, and doesn't give off that vibe of "I hate you please stop doing what you're doing" yet, doesn't give off that vibe of "Wow you're kinda cute I like you". So Sonic's just being Sonic. Which is something canon Sonic isn't doing, he's very out of character towards Amy.

Sonicamy1 by ProBOOMSonic-and-amy-sonamy-25859307-855-638 by ProBOOM

Sonicandamy2 by ProBOOM


Even when showing discomfort, he is kind/jokingly about it and does not push her away rudely.

dd by ProBOOM

Hqdefault by ProBOOM

In the canon games, they make Amy seem very desperate and ignorant. If I was treated that way by my hero/crush I'd defiantly give up on him and find someone else, not worth my time, he's a jerk. So why does Amy still chase Sonic after all the nasty things he's done to her in the canon games? She seems very pathetic (Sorry Amy :c )
Boom Amy is just the opposite, she's independent and hard-working BUT still fun, caring, outgoing and hilarious. And hey, what do you know? Sonic actually has feelings for her. Canon Amy needs to take a note. Personally I think that if Canon Sonic and Boom Amy were to meet, Boom Amy would very much dislike Sonic.

What I love about Boom!Sonic is that his friends mean everything to him, He loves them all and its quite obvious. Canon Sonic, of course loved his friends, but at times it seemed like he was only saving them because he's the 'hero'. In Sonic Boom it feels like they all have such a wonderful bond together. These guys feel like a TEAM. They're inseparable and he cares for each one of them. he wouldn't just leave them for his own selfish desires, which I find adorable and I mean people could argue that he doesn't leave because he's stuck on an island, but I mean tails DOES have a plane. He could just piss off on the plane with tails. 

These characters are being put to use! Since when did Amy and Tails ever truly interact? What about Amy and Knuckles? Knuckles and Tails anyone? No? What about Sonic and Tails even. Sure, they talk. But that's it. When was there ever a brotherly moment? We never really see how much Sonic loves Tails. Until Sonic Boom. That first episode was downright adorable, finally we get to see Sonic and Tails being BROTHERS. I was even shocked when Sonic hugged Tails, that says something doesn't it? If people are shocked about Sonic showing affection to his friends, then something is wrong there. That's something the canon games seemed to lack, interaction and good moments between characters. In Sonic Boom, they're all great friends that love each other dearly. Sonic boom has hit the nail on the head with personalities. 

They're all strong, all fast and all skilled. but not in the way that they seem overpowered.

Well there's my rant. If you read it all, then thank-you so much :0 I needed to get this out of my system, aha. Also, this is just my opinion on things, if you don't agree that's fine, I don't want any arguments however.

The reason why I think Mangle is male

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 20, 2014, 2:22 PM

Abstract Art

Thu Nov 20, 2014, 7:31 PM
54-img-30 by techgnotic










The earliest known artworks of humans, found on cave walls dating back about 40,000 years, tell stories.






Usually the stories are of amazing hunts for enormous wooly mammoths and other food sources. Others suppose they were plans for hunts, no different from a coach’s football plays.






Today we are learning of abstract artworks on the cave walls, seemingly deliberately hidden, and much farther back, painted by medicine men huffing hallucinogenic herbs. The purpose for these totemic abstracts is unclear. While native art worldwide retained its abstract currents, Western art evolved mainly as the illustration of a narrative; that narrative being the lineage of kings, queens and other royals as well as representations of Jehovah, Christ, the saints and Biblical versions of human history.


Abstraction had no place in church or the royals’ courts. It wasn’t until the Renaissance and artists securing private investors that the idea of art as a source of sensation unattached to a narrative, free to tell each individual encountering it a different “story” with a different personal meaning, restored the balancing flipside of the rigidly representational to the art equation.







This was the “new language” of art, and the beginning of “abstraction.”







Presented here is a collection of mind–stimulating modern abstracts, demonstrating just how far the movement has come.


What’s It Saying to You?









Your Thoughts






  1. If you like abstract art, is it because it lets you feel free of the need to understand the artist’s “original intent” in meaning, and therefore free to let the art make you feel any way it makes you feel?

  2. If you don’t really like abstract art, is it because since the artist is not trying to discernably represent something, you have no way of judging how well he or she is succeeding in the representation?  Is understanding the artist’s “original intent” more important to you than how the art makes you personally feel?

  3.        
  4. Is it possible for an artwork to “not mean anything?”  Is the creation of such “meaningless” art of no value, or is it a great achievement in empowering the viewer of the artwork, making the viewer’s perception of the art all powerful.

  5.        








Say what?!
It's that time of the year for some christmassy stuff ;^)
This will be hosted by the group! Yeaa


Important Dates


November 21st-30th Sign-up Period
December 1st-3rd Note Sending
December 4th-24th Work Period
December 25th-January 1st Submitting Period


What is a Secret Santa?
"A Secret Santa is a Western Christmas tradition in which members of a group are randomly assigned other members to whom they anonymously give a gift" -Wikipedia
The gift, in this case, is a drawing!

How does this Secret Santa work?
First, make a wishlist like this sta.sh/0yt9nucfn24 and comment below with the link.
You will receive a note at around Dec. 1-3 with the person you are drawing for
You have 20 days to work on your gift, and you must submit it between December 25 and January 1.


Rules


- Do not tell anyone who you are drawing for. Don't ruin the surprise!
- Wishlists cannot be in sta.sh. It must be submitted as a journal.
- If you move accounts, please tell us to avoid any confusion later on.
- Do not delete your wishlist until you've received your gift.
- If you have any problems with your partner, please note the group!
- You are not allowed to use bases.
- THIS SECRET SANTA IS WATERDOGS ONLY. Meaning that the only characters allowed in a wishlist are waterdogs! (by alfeddy)
- People who do not submit their entries will not be allowed to participate in any future events. I honestly hope you guys don't do this, as it's really unfair for the person you were supposed to draw for.


Drawing Criteria


- Your gift does not have to be a masterpiece, but you should put your best efforts into your gift. After all, would you be happy if you worked so hard on someone else's gift while all you got was a drawing that looked like it took a minute or two?
- Again, you are not allowed to use bases. It must be your own art.
- Put effort into your gift and spend time on it. Don't think that it's just a gift, I shouldn't really work hard on it. Think of it as an art trade.
- Backgrounds are not required, but it'd be great if you included one!
- Please draw what you want to see in a gift for you


Info


- The waterdogs can either be MYO or official! It doesn't matter uvu Waterdogs are a closed species by alfeddy yo
- It doesn't matter if you have 1 waterdog or 10! <3
- Your wishlist must only contain waterdogs, just in case your secret santa is confused!
- I will reply to your comment if your wishlist is accepted. If it isn't, I'll tell you what to change.
- We might require backup artists in the future, if there are people who don't finish their part. /:
- If you are willing to be a backup artist, please note that in your comment!!


Entries


DrDoomy Queenlugia SirPansol Seffiron Fruit-Batz AutumnBunns

I based this off holidayexchange's secret santa info journal from last year as I cannot write informative journals to save my life

New Visual Custom Form (opinions?)

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 20, 2014, 9:51 PM


I've been thinking of giving an option for visual custom forms

here's what it would look like!
Visual Custom Form by kub-e

and it would be filled up like any other written form, except it's easier for me and it'll help ensure satisfaction of the custom design

here's a rly quick and casual example form that you could submit if you do order a custom

example by kub-e

I think I'll be testing it out when I open custom slots, the prices will vary depending on elaboration of your requested design .. you could technically submit a full-on design on here to me, and I could officially transfer it onto the base provided.

so base prices can be anywhere from $60-100 once I view your form and determine the price

im still not sure though, opinions?



Gay FEATURES!!

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 20, 2014, 3:36 PM
:iconreeiden:
Reeiden
I'm Fabulous






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Okay so I said that i would feature people, I was going to feature like 5 persons or idk, but, the art. THE ART.
and i couldn't just feature 5. so say hello hey hi to those amazing artists

Those are friends/ Watchers of mine that totally deserve more attention here!
Please go watch them and give them all the gay love yess

:iconloveyousoul: LoveYouSoul
Lynn by LoveYouSoulI WILL BE BRAVE , I WILL BE STRONG by LoveYouSoulShota boy by LoveYouSoul

:iconkelldarkness: KellDarkness
Lewis. by KellDarknesschosen one by KellDarkness24 :CO: by KellDarkness

:iconcalorful: Calorful
Quit Wiping Y'self On Me, Ya Creep! Commission-ish by CalorfulLife's Too Short *Complete* by CalorfulHappy Birthday Spy! by Calorful

:icondarkskies7: DarkSkies7
Sketchy Thing by DarkSkies7Fox Amongst the Snow by DarkSkies7Popart Cat by DarkSkies7

:iconalunaa: Alunaa
Taking A Dip by AlunaaSnow fall by AlunaaSisters need attention too by Alunaa

:iconaciiviks: Aciiviks
_ T h e  _ T h i e f _ by Aciiviks{ B l u e  S t a r s ) by Aciiviks{ c h r i s  } by Aciiviks

:iconturtleboots: turtleboots
such irony by turtlebootsgrumpy cat by turtlebootsthe city is my church by turtleboots

:iconniqqatsu: niqqatsu
FA: Going Crazy Now by niqqatsuLet The Monster Go by niqqatsuRQ: I'm On Fire by niqqatsu

:iconquackingdragon: QuackingDragon
Galaxies by QuackingDragonDragon Soul by QuackingDragonPanda Bear by QuackingDragon

:iconblue-jay-cat: Blue-Jay-Cat
You are my Liberty :Contest Entry: by Blue-Jay-CatAt the Cafe :G: by Blue-Jay-CatWhile Stars Shine on This by Blue-Jay-Cat

:iconviral-prince: Viral-Prince
I'm like a kid who just won't let it go by Viral-PrinceYo Skril, drop it hard by Viral-PrinceWe are made of broken parts by Viral-Prince

:iconarmariiio: ArmariIIo
A sky full of stars by ArmariIIoniceee by ArmariIIoYouR FLUFFY FACE by ArmariIIo

:iconshincovi: Shincovi
You are asking for too much by ShincoviCommission Daarka by ShincoviStay strong by Shincovi

:iconcookiebleu: CookieBleu
Don't worry! i'll fix you right up by CookieBleuWhen The Seas And Stars Colide by CookieBleuWhere's your toy? by CookieBleu

:iconjenny2-point-0: Jenny2-point-0
G-.:Kills with Skills:.[+speedpaint] by Jenny2-point-0CE-Orangel Sona-set [+speedpaint] by Jenny2-point-0AT-Curving The Clouds by Jenny2-point-0

:iconpixelannex: PixelAnnex
chibi comm for Fauwnii by PixelAnnexscarywoof commission by PixelAnnexjust squish those thighs by PixelAnnex

:iconpaintedpeaches: PaintedPeaches
You'll be a hound dude! by PaintedPeachesHPopen by PaintedPeachesEh? by PaintedPeaches

:icon8bitjay: 8bitjay
(Reupload) AT- Like Clockwork by 8bitjay(Reupload) AT- Caught by 8bitjay(Reupload) Time Stops for No Cat by 8bitjay

:iconnoxivaga: Noxivaga
You're Mine Now by NoxivagaVincent by NoxivagaCO: Can't Catch Me Now, Mofo's by Noxivaga

:iconfurryguts: FurryGuts
Like A Sundae by FurryGutsSurprise Hug Attack .+. commission .+. by FurryGutsWerewolf Boyfriend - commission- by FurryGuts
:iconzolshii: Zolshii
!! BAKA NEKO !! by ZolshiiChi Parfait by ZolshiiBig Fat Geck by Zolshii

:icononigirystuff: onigiryStuff
pixel doll commiss3 by onigiryStuffIcon commiss :MrGremble: by onigiryStuffAt Blue by onigiryStuff

:icon8ryuu8: 8Ryuu8
Summer breeze [commission] by 8Ryuu8Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup by 8Ryuu8Bottom of Glass by 8Ryuu8


AREN'T THEY PERFECT??




Gay by birth, Fabulous by choice!
♀ ♥ ♀