HACKER ON DA! ALERT!!!!!!!!!!! (Update by Val)I have just go to the profile of my friend :icondoubleleaf: Where she has submitted a newest deviation, as usual I have been reading comments that people left, when I saw a new member called: :iconAndresBekhome: I have saw a comment that he left and follow the links bellow, when I have saw the video tutorial by the name Hacking points. I have realize right away that he's a hacker and he found the way how to steal points with no using a pay pal credit card. This is the copy of a comment that I made it to found it before was been flagged as a spam. Heres the copy:HACKER ON DA! ALERT!!!!!!!!!!! (Update by Val)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Hi! My name is Andres, I created a program through which you can add up to 8000 points deviantart. I'm from Germany, so I do not write very well in English. What exactly is it? Just download a program and add points. How to download a file? First, go to the link on the top. Then click the "Download" And choose one of the offers. An offer is very easy, just or take part in a survey, or do a deal with the use of the phone. I enc
THREE TIPS FOR DRAWING CARSYou know that green ellipse tool that you bought in art school? Do you know how to use it for something other than oval shapes? Do you know what those "cross-hair" marks are for? And do you know how to use it for technically correct perspective drawings?THREE TIPS FOR DRAWING CARS9 months ago in Personal More Like This
TOO many comics artists don't, and it's driving me crazy. So instead of starting a blog that starts showing examples and naming names, I figured it was better to make a quick tutorial. And this isn't just for cars but also for guns, fire hydrants, and millions of other machined objects found in comics.
If you go through this and you're still stuck, please don't write to me. I'm happy to show you at a convention to make it clearer, but within a blog this is the best I can do. Check out "Perspective for Comic Artists by David Chelsea" for more.
Cars are a whole lot easier to draw if you know how to properly use perspective and ellipses. The more familiar you are with the math, the more fun it is to draw cars. Once I figured out th
So... are any of you still watching my journals?Or are you all sick of the drama I keep writing in them?So... are any of you still watching my journals?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you are sick of it, read no further.
I thought my life couldn't get any worse.
Right. Like whoever's running the universe just couldn't find another way to screw me over.
It's stupid. Homework Argument #8762 took a bad turn, as they always do. My dad kept trying to make me do a piece of homework that I couldn't do, but he kept persisting. When I pushed back, he started playing dirty; he stole my tablet. Utterly furious, I protested and demanded he give it back, seeing as it's one of the few outlets I have to the world. He denied my demands. Seeing as one of his arms was in a sling (his dominant arm, no less), I pointed out that there was nothing to really stop me from overpowering him to get my tablet back. Soon as I pointed that out, he said that I can "get the hell out of my house" for threatening him. The argument continued, and he repeated the words "Get out" to signify he wasn't willing to talk an
One Myth I Wish I Could Dispel"Feminism means you can't like sexy things"One Myth I Wish I Could Dispel3 months ago in Personal More Like This
After doing a series of comics standing up for women's rights, there's a lot of really negative rumors going on around me right now. Most of which point to the hypocrisy that I use to draw fetish artwork and that recently I made pin-ups that were "sexy" in nature. Because, of course, if you're an artist who stands up for women's rights from that moment on you're not allowed to EVER draw women in a way that might be construed as potentially "sexy," lest you be labeled a hypocrite.
As I've mentioned before in previous journals, I really can't stand this mentality the internet has of polarizing extremes. You've always gotta be in one extreme or you're in the other. There's never the possibility that you could be in the middle like, you know, a normal person would be.
I understand why that is: it's easier to point out fallacies and bitch and whine about people when they fit into nice neat black and white spec
5 Reasons to WriteI wrote a blog once that urged comic artists to try writing their own books. I held back a bit on what I said--Punk Rock Jesus hadn't come out yet, so I didn't feel like I had the proper authority to really speak up.5 Reasons to Write1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since then, there's been a lot more discussion about the etiquette of publishers toward their freelancers, the recent rise of creator owned books, and the effects of Hollywood moving into comics (or vice versa). And as friend of mine at Newsarama pointed out recently, I'm one of a few guys who's found a middle ground--not only because I'm writing and drawing my own book, but because my OGN is partially owned by DC Comics.
Certain events of the last year have created new concerns within our industry. Do you still need to work for big publishers if you want to "make it"? Do they deliver a better product than creator owned books? Are the Big Two treating creators as fairly as they've always been? Between the rise of digital comics and comic-based movies, are creators getting
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE.....TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE.....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
fucking anxietyDon't you just love it when you meet new people and you have an instant connection, you feel like you've known them for years. For once I'm not constantly worried about what I say or whether they actually like me or are just being polite.fucking anxiety4 months ago in Personal More Like This
For the first time in years I haven't had to sing Carolyn (BVB) to myself just so I can go to sleep.
Then I wake up and the anxiety is back. I don't want to go meet up with them again in case I'm being annoying. I disappear back into myself, people try to help but I'm to far gone.
NPR Interview Is Up!The interview I did with NPR's Jacki Lyden for the weekend edition of All Things Considered is up, as well as the video they shot of me at my house and at a princess party. See if you can spot Fish Puppet!NPR Interview Is Up!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A Pep Talk on Keeping GoingYou never quite know who you inspire, until something defining happens.A Pep Talk on Keeping Going2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And that is a thought I try and hang on to. When I reach those moments where I feel low, run down, dogged by ill health and ready to give in, I think about those people. The shy ones, the lurkers, those who may be encouraged by my sheer tenacity, if nothing else. In a situation where it often feels like I'm doing little to help anyone, that thought reminds me its not the case.
People don't always say thank you, but it doesn't necessarily mean they're not grateful for the difference you make to their life.
I HAS TUMBLR!My sensei =le-mec encouraged me to start tumblr, so I created an account today.I HAS TUMBLR!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I no longer use facebook nor twitter so I thought I could use an alternative outpost for my artwork. Let's see if tumblr could spread my artwork a bit towards the people outside dA.
MY tumblr account --> http://toshinho.tumblr.com
Well dA will still be my center of activity but I will also post something exclusive over at tumblr so, if you have an account please support and consider following! I can use a little support in likes/re-blogging to spread my art a bit further than dA can. (I'm not looking for personal popularity but a chance to have my art being viewed.)
BTW le-mec has some amazing art+tutorial thing going on that you don't want to miss. So check it out! --> http://le-mec.tumblr.com
Links und ThinksThe title works best when said in the voice of Sgt. Schultz from Hogan's Heroes.Links und Thinks3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Making slow, but steady progress on commissions. Expect some more busts soon, as well as more progress on the commissions below. While I am not able to hit the timeline I had hoped for... (Next Friday arrived alot sooner than I thought it would. What the hell time?) I am still hoping to have commissions opened as soon as I can. An influx of new jobs should be a nice boost to morale, as well as the influx of new cash into the ol' bank account. (No offence to my current commissioners, I am enjoying these current jobs - but you work on the same project for a couple of months... It does start to get tiring not making as much progress as you want/should.)
In other news, as of yesterday - I will now be taking every Thursday off from commission work to work on my comic. I am far rustier than I care to admit, but I am making solid progress. I hope you guys will enjoy it when I am abl
6 Animal Crossing Slots!Taking 6 Rush AC Slots! All will be completed this weekend. $15 each!6 Animal Crossing Slots!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
What I need from you:
-Ref of your character
-Request for an accessory or item (if desired)
-Payment of $15 via Paypal
Comment or note me to claim a slot!
HELPPP! Shonen Jump Manga ContestSooo I'm sure a few of you know about the very wide-spread Shonen Jump Manga Competition, and if you don't then check it out here! - https://mangaaward.shonenjump.com/enHELPPP! Shonen Jump Manga Contest6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sounds pretty awesome!
Anyway, I am very much considering entering this contest but there are a few things confusing me that I'm really hoping someone here might know about, particularly about the page sizes as comic page sizes ALWAYS manage to confuse me, but some other things they weren't very specific on as well.
1: On the sign-up page ( https://mangaaward.shonenjump.com/en/users/sign_up ) it says the manuscript size should be "greater than 650 dpi (Display resolution) recommended, width: 230mm to 260mm, height: 330mm to 360mm". Okay, with Manga Studio this should easy enough to set up...but then I saw this picture on the right side of the page:
It apparently has the panel template height as
How to succeed? Get more sleep Ted Talk: How to Succeed? Get More SleepHow to succeed? Get more sleep7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please watch this, friends. I see too many people still in college, some even in the workplace, complaining (maybe even bragging) about how little they sleep.
I became physically ill and burned out mentally because of months of sleep deprivation from art college and post-college. I'm fine, now, but it took a long time to recover. It is not a fun experience and to this day I wonder why I tortured myself for so long before breaking.
I did it because I felt like I was working harder if I didn't sleep. But the truth is you are more productive and inspired if you sleep and take care of yourself (which also includes eating right, exercise, and taking some free time to yourself!).
Personal health is like a bank account that you can only make so many withdrawals from! Be safe and healthy guys, you are your most valuable asset.
Project A-kon 24!!Hey guys! A-kon is coming May 31-June 2!Project A-kon 24!!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I know a lot of you are going and I hope to see you there! We'll have your favorite AP artists on hand; AP founder Ben Dunn the legend behind Ninja High School and Warrior Nun will be on hand for Sketches and to autograph books! Fred Perry will be there as well! It's been a banner year for Fred, celebrating his milestone 200th issue! Get to the booth EARLY if you want to have a chance of getting on his sketch list, those of you who pursue Fred's sketches know what I'm talking about! I'll be there, signing, doing sketches as well as looking over portfolios and accepting drop off submissions, so if you're an aspiring creator don't hesitate to stop by! I will update as soon as I learn our booth and location info for the convention!
A-kon has always been an important time for AP, as we get to interact with our core fans on a more personal basis. Stop by our booth and chat with us! We'll be bringing along a wide variety of books including the
Much Ado about ScorchHey Scorch fans! *claps hands together* …I~M CRU~EL… for not updating or never even mentioning what's happened to Scorch. But you know what I love about you guys, is that you're STILL talking about it after all these years.Much Ado about Scorch8 months ago in Personal More Like This
As some of you may know, back in 2004, when I started going to college, I began drawing early concepts for Scorch. Halloween of 2007 those fun little ideas first materialized as an experimental webcomic that I put on SmackJeeves and DrunkDuck. What started as a fun project, to my surprise and joy, ended up growing a pretty diehard audience and some loyal fans. As Scorch was really starting to take off, I thought it might be time to take it seriously and submit it to a publishing company.
Unfortunately, personal life tragedy struck before anything came of this. After getting my heart broken a few times all production stopped and I kind of went on an existential trip down the rabbit hole. It was a several years long 'tragic' adventure, which somehow… I managed to surv
Tankadere Vol. 4 Open for Submissions!That's right, Tankadere Volume 4 is open for submissions!Tankadere Vol. 4 Open for Submissions!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Detailed guidelines can be found at crabtankink.com/tankadere-4-guidelines or on the front page of our website, crabtankink.com. This volume is themed around kid-friendly horror - think Goosebumps and Scary Stories - something that you'd tell around a campfire. No excessive gore or sexual objectification.
This anthology will be printed in black and white, and we accept both new content and limited reprints. We're looking for short comics (2-12 pages) and stand-alone illustrations. The deadline for submissions is September 20th, 2013.
If you have any questions, note me or email us at tanka at crabtankink dot com! I am always happy to address concerns, vet stories, offer suggestions, or generally chat!
Artist of the Week: Neilak20:iconneilak20:*neilak20 is an excellent comic artist with some pretty awesome projects!Artist of the Week: Neilak208 months ago in Personal More Like This
My favorite work she's been developing is Paragon Ketch. She has a few pages posted to her dA and I highly recommend checking it out! And nobody can resist Shark Pony.
Spreading the wordHey all!Spreading the word1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My friend =RoslynDrey, who most graciously gave me my subscription (thanks again!) has requested assistance to spread the word about a family she knows who could desperately use some help. Here is a link to her journal about these generous folks and how you can help if possible: http://roslyndrey.deviantart.com/journal/helpless-340812232
I've been in desperate situations in the past myself, and I can tell you even the tiniest bit makes a difference. (I've been working my butt off trying to finish all the stuff I'm trying to thank everyone with! I will never forget it!) I realize not everyone has room in their winter/holiday budget, but some words of encouragement on the journal would probably help a lot too, as will letting others know if you can.
I'm feeling especially sympathetic with their situation because Nick's father is in ill health too, and worried about work. (Thankfully he works for a great company and his coworkers came to the hospital to assure him he wouldn't
What do your characters give to you?We all know that we put countless hours of energy into creating our characters.What do your characters give to you?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We give them everything. We give them their identities, attitude, genetics, hobbies, wardrobes, relationships, surroundings--the whole works. But what do they give us in return?
Most people may say their characters give them back a sense of accomplishment. Something to do. Entertainment.
While my little darlings give me that, they give me so much more.
They give me ALL SORTS OF PRETTY FEELINGS and disgusting feelings I guess. They make me cry and they make me smile. I particularly listen to the way people freak out over characters in television shows on here and on tumblr mostly on tumblr and while I am no stranger to those sort of feelings, I feel that way about my characters, too! What's that, I hear? Reflections on Doctor Who or Supernatural or the Avengers that go something like MY FEELINGS OH GOD MY LIFE IS RUINED NO PRECIOUS BABBUS OH GOD I WILL NEVER MOVE FROM THIS FETAL POSITION IN THE CORNER OF MY
Thoughts on Art from SizerI wrote this yesterday to a young artist who was worried about measuring up at the Whitechapel art forums, and it sounded like I kind of knew what I was talking about, so I thought I'd share it here:Thoughts on Art from Sizer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Overall, it goes back to one of Warren's old mainstays for here; "There is no crying in Whitechapel", which means just bring your best stuff, be honest and committed to it, and don't whine.
All of us have felt "outclassed" by something here, and complaining about it gets boring, so better to put your energy into getting your game up to the level you wish it to be. It took me a few years to really hit a level I felt I could even feel good about here with the possibility of someone like Mike Weiringo showing up and owning the entire thread.
The "No piss-takes" rule is also in the same vein; we're all here to see good stuff, so bringing something that is obviously half-assed or was slapped together with little thought is a piss-take, and it wastes both our (the viewers) and your time. Again,
-- Help me visit TOKYO -- commission!I have a situation coming in November where I need to earn some cash. My friend =le-mec is visiting Tokyo from abroad and another friend from dA *innerpeace1979 might also be in Tokyo at the similar timing. I'd really like to see them because the chance of them visiting Tokyo again would be rare. Unfortunately I live a bit far from Tokyo and I can't afford the train so I thought of doing a commission to support my traveling cost. If anyone would like to support me by commissioning, I'd be more than happy to draw for you.-- Help me visit TOKYO -- commission!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
$65 (Basically a single character with shading)
AVAILABLE SLOTS: 5 (MAX)
5 SLOTS FULLY FILLED: (Thanks you!)
Few Notes about my commission:
Asexuality Awareness WeekJust realized today that it's Ace Awareness Week! I know a few of my buddies here are aces like me, so shout out to you guys. Hi. You're not alone in your...asexyness!Asexuality Awareness Week2 months ago in Personal More Like This
To those who don't know, asexuality is lack of sexual attraction. I'm not into guys, girls, or anybody really, at least not sexually. That's not to say I lack the desire to be close to people and to love others though. I'd just rather watch movies, draw, craft, and play games than make out. And maybe roll around in a ball pit and go to the park and do kid stuff all the time Some days it's cool not having to worry about that kind of distraction or drama, but other days I admit I worry about eventually living out the later years of my life alone, because I am not good enough to make anybody happy, at least not as a lifelong partner. It's not to say I'm unwilling to TRY to please someone, just that I lack the basic understanding of the drive to seek out somebody to do it, and I'm not yet comfortable with, well, certai
Good News Everyone!:iconfarnsworthplz:Good News Everyone!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was hired for a full time position for a large company in the Tampa area! I'll be working as a graphic designer, and will be functioning as a storyboard artist, character designer, and animator for their shows as well. They produce Disney on Ice, Disney LIVE, a variety of motocross sports events, and other entertainment. I'm hugely looking forward to a new start!
I'm a little bummed to leave Orlando behind, but I'll only be a couple hours away, and will be coming back whenever I can (especially to visit my bud *Myrcury-Art). My bro ~Zeta-Neubourn will be coming out there too which is awesome and we are gonna have the most badass apartment ever conceived, complete with a ball pit, trampoline, fish, and a bajillion toys. :V
My therapist has already approved me for my testosterone letter. I am scrambling to get blood work done and find a doctor to prescribe the injections, but I'm hoping that I'll be able to start in the very near future! So yes, after years