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I remember when I was a kid, I'd record Saturday morning cartoons, play them back, pause the image, put a piece of paper over the screen and trace my favourite characters.
Now this was really hard in the VHS era, because a paused image on a VHS is usually either broken up or shakes so much that you’ll have some kind of fit if you look at it too long, it depended on how cheap and sh*tty your machine was.
But I worked really hard at it, man. I spent ages getting the linework just right, I was so careful, and when I peeled the page from the static cling of the bulbous, cathode ray tube screen, the character looked exactly right on the page. And you wanna know what I took away from that endeavour? What all that effort taught me?

Jack f**king sh*t.

You don’t pick up or develop any skills by tracing. You don’t devise and perfect your own methods by tracing. You do not progress as an artist by tracing. All you get is a loss of credibility, especially in this day and age, because even if you rip off the work of a lesser-known, hack-cartoonist like me, someone’s gonna spot it and call you out.


Really?


REALLY?!


F**KING REALLY?!
Hey guys! I'm raffling off the 99th and 100th icons for free, as a special thank you to everyone. :'D
To enter just fav this journal ( so I can use the fav numbers to count you all XD ) and post your ref(s) ( if you have more than one you'd like me to choose from ) here in this journal. After 72 hours, I will roll two winners. O VO

Keep in mind that these are really tiny, so try and avoid entering really complex designs, if you can.
Atm I only allow ferals and anthros.

Samples of what you will get.
Onnie Icon by OnionGrumpGambit Icon by OnionGrumpRemi Icon by OnionGrump
Hallow Icon by OnionGrumpKohl Icon by OnionGrumpKaikko Icon by OnionGrump
Honey Wafer Icon by OnionGrumpFreckle Icon by OnionGrumpElectric Oasis Icon by OnionGrump

Thank you and have fun!

600 points GIVEAWAY

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 19, 2014, 5:27 PM


:star: revamp To celebrate the opening of my Online Shop :star: revamp 


To enter

  1. You have to be a watcher to enter ;
  2. Add this journal to your favorites ;
  3. Additional chance to win if you comment ;
  4. Additional chance to win if you post a journal with a link to this giveaway ;
  5. Additional chance to win if you give me a llama (and tell me in comment that you gave it to me for the giveaway).

So this means you can have up to 4 chances to win !

Prices

  1. One 300Points winner ; 
  2. One 150:points: winner ;
  3. Two 75Points winners.
-Winners will be selected with a random number generator.

Majestic Freakazoid by TrollcreaK

Giveaway ends October 31st



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Mon Oct 20, 2014, 3:42 PM
this is not what i want;
the heart muscle pounding
and groaning, the bones
of the darkness collapsing
like scaffold on top of me

(i die, and then i come home)

After reading through the comments in my previous journal, I feel the need to clarify a couple of things.

First: Tracing. Does. Not. Help. You. Improve. Your. Art.
Never has, never will and you’re kidding yourself if you think otherwise.
Second: Emulation is not tracing. People seem to be having trouble telling the difference.

Tracing does not teach you anything because all you’re doing is copying the line work of an existing image. All the real work has already been done. You’re not learning how the image is constructed or discovering for yourself how to use your drawing tools to create the desired effect. You’d be better off just outright copy/pasting the base image and saving yourself the time.
Emulation on the other hand, be it simply trying to recreate an existing image by eye or (even better) going all out and trying to adopt an existing style, does improve your method. By “reverse engineering” an image, you work out how it was created and gain an understanding of how to create the same effect again, or even improve upon it. Assimilating and adapting this knowledge into a method that feels natural for you is a good foundation/support to your own personal style.

All hail our lord and freddy savior Scott Cawthon



~Wolfdomo~

Art Trade Fraud

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 19, 2014, 4:33 PM
:iconipandacakes:
iPandacakes
Pony Artist






CSS Skin


At first, I gave this user the chance to prove she wasn't being fraudulent. 

AT: Ashley *Subject for Deletion by iPandacakes <-- my half *Which will soon be deleted

She asked me for an art trade, I accepted, I did my part, she loved it.. she never did her half.

Now at first, she said it was due to being busy at school, which is perfectly understandable.
I'm in College, I'm busy, I get it. So I waited.

A few days later, I recieved a note, who shall remain anonymous, stating this: Evidence 2 by iPandacakes

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So after recieving the 1st note, I commented to her informing her of my suspicion and that I would be keeping an eye on her.
If she refused to comply with her half or resond with a reasonable excuse, than I would inform her to you, my watchers, as an Art Trade fraud.

She simply answered it, "?????" and then hid my comment. 

That was when I got the 2nd note. 

Well after that, I went back to research a bit and then saw this: Evidence 1 by iPandacakes

Seems yet ANOTHER person is asking if her half has been finished. 

When I confronted her again, she responded to my comment with the one I highlighted in the black box.

"Who the fuck are you?"

Well now, young missy: I would expect someone who was serious about completeing an art trade would remember exactly who they were.
Now not only did you "forget" me, but this goes to show you really do not care about who we are and simply only want art from us, and that in itself is absolutely immature.

I gave you a fair warning I would do this, and I am a woman of my word. 

Do not accept an art trade from 7uprulez

You will not get your half and it will be a waste of time. 
Maybe someday she will smarten up and live up to her words, but for now she is unreliable.

Thank you for reading my lovely watchers :heart:

Sincerely, Panda
 


Sincerely, Panda

Hello everyone, and yes I am having a contest :la:

T H E M E
So this contest is about my 5 OC´s, Chisue, Qui, Tea, Cherrii and Purpuri.
I wanted you to draw all 5 oc´s TOGETHER in one drawing!
BUT they must do something TOGETHER, (not only standing around at the corner xD).
I want you to draw them, like example, they are cooking together, playing together,
sleeping together, learning studying together anything together etc... Use your imaginations!

R E F E R E N C E
sorry for the colored sketch reference only... I will gonna draw them in the next days so yeah, till then I only have this.
MY 5 by 5uemini Chisue by 5uemini Purpuri by 5uemore comming soon xD
CLICK HERE for my OC´s folder
They all have the yellowish hair color on the top of their head, and they all have their own skin colors.
Please read the discreption! 

E M O T I O N S
:bulletwhite: It can be funny
:bulletwhite: It can be sad

Y O U R . D R A W I N G
:bulletwhite: It can have background, but you don´t have to, i f you don´t feel like making a Background
:bulletwhite: You can Pixel them, (NO ICONS)
:bulletwhite: You can animate them
:bulletwhite: It must be at least 150x150px big and up
:bulletwhite: You can draw my Oc´s with your OC´s
:bulletwhite: You can dress them up a little, but please not too much, so that I can´t see it as my own OC anymore
:bulletwhite: Please draw them in your own drawing style
:bulletwhite: You can enter how many you want, BUT only one of the best of yours will gonna win
:bulletwhite: You can draw it Traditionaly or Digitaly
:bulletwhite: You can leave your entry on the comments below
all contest entries will be fave H E R E

T H E . P R I C E S
Please note that 1$ = 80:points:
I will transfer your Price through your Paypal or through DA Points.
The best Idea will gonna win
I will gonna choose the winner


1ST PLACE
will gonna win from me 80$ or 6400:points: and a chibi and mini chibi

2ND PLACE
will gonna win from me 45$ or 3600:points: and a chibi

3RD PLACE
will gonna win from me 10.50$ or 840:points: and a mini chibi

all people who enetered will gonna recieved some points from me, after the deadline contest

D E A D L I N E
The deadline is set at JANUARY 31 2015
so you have your time, I WILL NOT EXTENDING THE DEADLINE!

Q U E S T I O N S
Do you have any questions? You may comment below.

O T H E R S
Thank you for reading, and Happy drawing if you want to enter :heart:
PS: DON´T STRESS YOURSELF, RELAX TAKE IT EASY, you have the time

150 POINTS GIVEAWAY!

Mon Oct 20, 2014, 10:47 AM


Hello, wonderful people! 

Another Giveaway! YAY! I have some extra points and I decided to make someone smile :D I will give a total of 150 points to 2 lucky winners.

I will use random.org generator to pick the winner c:

Star! Prizes

1st - 100 points 
2nd - 50 points


All you have to do in order to participate is:

+fav Add this journal to your favorites!
- Leave a comment on this journal. Say something nice or funny c:  
Your comments make me very happy, so don't be shy :heart:

I would be very happy if you take a look at my gallery, but it isn't required to watch me to participate in this giveaway (but if you do it.... thank you! I am very grateful for every watcher^^)


WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN NOVEMBER 25th -My birthday-

May the odds be ever in your favor :heart:
Good luck everyone! 

FREE flying hearts Icon 
- My Art - 

Forest Prince by Euminee      

Summertime Sadness by Euminee

Blueberry by Euminee

Touching Colors I by Euminee

Lake Deer (Commission) by Euminee

Nightingale by Euminee


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Star!  Point Commissions are open! If you are interested, send me a note, please!
Have fun! I love you all!

euminee.tumblr.com/



YAAS Another contest ! Because I have points plenty , and i love giving them away ~ (and motivating people to draw )
you're probably thinking 'Loo , whats a fab contest'
SIMPLE MY FRIEND
For this contest you have to draw the fabness himself ;
Iconicflash reference by Looji

So what you gotta do exactly
:bulletblue: Draw the dude above , Iconicflash
:bulletblue: Not that good in drawing horse dudes ? His genderbend Idol flare is also allowed > Fabulous walk
:bulletblue: You're allowed to include as many ponies as you desire, OCs of mine , OCs of yours , other people OCs (I dont think anyone would do that , but hay you're allowed to do it) or canon pones
:bulletblue: If you rather not want to draw horses you can also draw them in any form possible (human form , dog form etc. ) as long as they resemble their original design

Rules
:bulletblue: Please keep it in of character (I dont know , just not out of character ,, in of character , is that the opposite of out of character ? )
:bulletblue: You can enter as many times as you like
:bulletblue: You can use bases , but not pony creator or something like that
:bulletblue: You dont have to , but sharing the contest is appreciated ~
:bulletblue: Keep it fab

Prizes
FIRST PLACE
:bulletblue: 1000 points
:bulletblue: 2 commissions
:bulletblue: a Llama badge (If I havent given you one yet)
:bulletblue: 3 sprinkles of fabness

SECOND PLACE
:bulletblue: 750 points
:bulletblue: 1 commission
:bulletblue: a Llama badge (If I havent given you one yet)
:bulletblue: 2 sprinkles of fabness

THIRD PLACE
:bulletblue: 500 points
:bulletblue: 1 commissions
:bulletblue: a Llama badge (If I havent given you one yet)
:bulletblue: a sprinkle of fabness

CONTEST ENDS ON THE FAB DATE 30 NOVEMBER

Have a fab day everyone

NO NEED TO ASK ME IF YOU CAN JOIN , YOU CAN

(dont comment something like ; I wanna enter but i wont win anyway' because thats annoying and stupid)