The reign of techniqueSo I'm gonna jump on this whole "technique & style" bandwagon.The reign of technique4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The newfound notion is that art is about "expressing ideas, emotions, fun, story - insert whatever", not technical skill. Lots of shitty artists with their crappy internet popularity and webcomics engines suddenly decided that they're awesome and epic ideas are so AWESOME, so EPIC, so LOVED by people, that giving them a decent technical framing is not important at all, and they can be lazy cuntfaces.
I have to say one thing about this: technical skill IS expression. The better your skill, the more instruments for you to convey whatever you want to convey with your art. Or nothing at all, if like me, you're mostly focusing on plain aesthetics.
Technical skill is the language of art. Not emotion - emotion doesn't draw. Your hand does. Your eye. The nerves and muscular tissue connecting the brain, eye and your hand. Art is about control over physiology - imagination comes second.
Let's see. Can a man with a vocabulary of 300 w
Critique and youThere was a small discussion in my last journal about unhelpful tutorials, that touched the topic of critique.Critique and you1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
So, I decided to talk about critique for a bit.
In the online art community there is no unified stance on critique. Some people are totally incapable of recieving any form of critisism of their creation and think it's the devil. Some think that critique is should always be a "sandwich". Some people think that anything goes and the artist should listen to all feedback if he chooses to publish art online. Some say critique is only valid "constructive" and some say that it doesn't take a chef to know the steak was burnt.
I'll talk about how I percieve it - and mind you, my perception had changed over the years. This is more about what I figured during this time.
Point 1: Feedback is essential for development. That's not a solely artistic thing. Every human activity implies there's a trial and error process involved in the honing of any skill and being taught that skill. Thing is,
New Project Announcement: TOMEWell people, I think I've teased you all enough, so I'm finally revealed one of the big secret projects I've been cooking up for the past month or so. I've prepared two trailers, one an introduction and one an overview, for a new animation project...New Project Announcement: TOME4 years ago in Personal More Like This
TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise.
So for those of you who aren't aware of the history behind this, at its core, TOME is a re-branding of the very first big Flash Movie project I ever did on Newgrounds, TvTome Adventures. Back when I was a teenager and really obsessed with "cyberpunk" stuff like Reboot, .hack// and MegaMan Battle Network, I created a series with characters all inspired by friends I'd made on the very first message board I ever posted on. The series, at the time, was using mostly ripped sprites from various video game
2DS and Affleck as BatmanGoodness, I go away for a little bit and the whole internet freaks out.2DS and Affleck as Batman2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, like many, I think the Nintendo 2DS is pretty stupid. But where others go on to criticize Nintendo and screaming bloody murder, I chose to just let it slide because the Nintendo 2DS isn't meant for me so I don't really care one way or the other.
See this is the problem I see with people who bitch and moan about Nintendo. They treat every single announcement like it somehow personally affects them, when usually it's an OPTIONAL thing they don't have to even deal with. Remember during the casual vs hardcore wars of the Wii era and people decrying Nintendo for adding the option to let Luigi play a level of NSMBWii if you failed too many times? Brilliant idea that ensures that players that work at it succeed and never see the option, and players that are duly frustrated after dying X number of times are allowed to still proceed but at a cost. But nope, that announcement was treated a
MAY: ART FEATURESMAY: ART FEATURES7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Luminescence by Pixiescout
Pekoe by sin213yee In love with Natural by Nutto2541 Captain Levi by xearo-tnc
Shirame - Salvation by Nyanfood A Certain Rainy Afternoon in Gridania by Mhyon
Autulune : Melancholy Memoirs by SoleilRune
Sakura by NilaNandita The fairy tale poet. by MoonlightYUE Kunoichi ver1 by lucknight
CAPTAIN: THE LETTERDEAD GIANT PYLON/CAT OVERLORDS,CAPTAIN: THE LETTER4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I WAS MOST PERTURBED/DISTURBED/ANNOYED/JAXTAPOSED TO DISCOVER THAT OUR LOVELY UNIVERSE IS SHRINKING!
AS A CONSTITUENT OF THE UNIVERSE AND HIGHLY RESPECTABLE REPRESENTATIVE OF PLANET EARTH AND KING OF THE NATION OF CAPTANIA, I FIND THIS UNSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT UNNACEPTABLE AND MUST INSIST THAT YOU TAKE ACTION TO RETURN THE UNIVERSE TO ITS RIGHTFUL SIZE OR AT LEAST PREVENT ANY FURTHER REDUCTIONS.
I KNOW, YOU THINK IT'S OKAY, THE UNIVERSE IS INFINITE, AND YOU THINK YOU CAN JUST IGNORE THIS ISSUE IN HOPES THAT IT WILL GO AWAY.
HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO MY CALCULATIONS, THE END OF THE UNIVERSE IS INEVITABLE AND WE HAVE ONLY 60 CYCLES LEFT AT BEST, MAYBE 80 UNTIL OUR UNIVERSE CEASES TO EXIST ENTIRELY, IT'S ENERGY PERMANENTLY SHIFTING INTO ANOTHER STATE OF EXISTENCE.
OH BEHALF OF THE PEOPLES OF CAPTANIA (POPULATION: 4) I APPEAL TO YOUR HYPER-GALACTIC-MIND TO CONSIDER MY CASE AND HAVE IT REVIEWED BEFORE THE END O
OH, FOR PETE'S SAKE.I know about the rumor that Sesseur is planning to "kill off" Jeff the Killer.OH, FOR PETE'S SAKE.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But, as I've pointed out before, it wouldn't do jack shit because...
HE DOESN'T OWN HIM AND HE DIDN'T CREATE THE CREEPYPASTA. THE ACTUAL AUTHOR OF THE PASTA (WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN SPANISH) IS UNKNOWN.
HE MERELY CREATED THE IMAGE THE CREEPYPASTA WAS BASED ON.
ALSO, THE JEFF IN SESSEUR'S STORY AND JEFF THE KILLER (FROM THE PASTA) ARE TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CHARACTERS.
AND ALL THE AU VERSIONS OF JEFF WOULD STILL EXIST EVEN IF THIS WEREN'T THE CASE.
IN SHORT: A MEME IS NOT GOING TO DIE BECAUSE THE ORIGINATOR OF SAID MEME GOT BUTTHURT AND DECIDED TO BACKLASH AGAINST IT. IT'D BE LIKE SHMORKY "KILLING OFF" ZALGO. IT'D DO JACK SHIT.
PS: MR.CREEPYPASTA DOESN'T OWN HIM,
Time for another contest!However I have no idea what we should do for the contest theme, so leave your suggestions for what the contest should be about in the comments below:icongoofygrinplz:Time for another contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
[Anime] Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL II + Group Updates Updating with pics and more information~[Anime] Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL II + Group Updates3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Shingetsu Rei(left): a new student transferred to Yuma’s school. His habit is saying “I meant it for the best..”
Giragu(right): a boy who came from barian world, scheming to collect numbers
Ryouga’s twin sister, a confident young lady type. She’s a duelist and her skill level is high!
(sources: above comes from here, here; below is from Neo Ark Cradle -- sorry, forgot to mention this earlier /shot)
It also turns out I keep forgetting to switch this to notify deviantWATCHers sorry;;;;
ZEXAL II begins October 7th, one month from now. Excited?
After the first series, in this new story, as the curtain falls on the World Duel Carnival, peace has finally returned to Heartland City. But just as peace has settled on th
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us!March 17th is traditionally known as St. Patrick's Day, a time to celebrate the Irish, feast, and enjoy all things green. It commemorates Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Among numerous achievements, St. Patrick banished all snakes from Ireland, at least according to legend. Today, there are parades around the world to celebrate the day. And for many, St. Patrick's Day is a reminder that spring is on its way!Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us!4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
But, of course, there's more to Irish culture than green, clovers, and good luck. One of the many interesting traditions of the Irish culture involves the Blarney Stone, found at Blarney Castle outside of Cork. Visitors come from all over the world to participate in the castle's famous
I Don't Care About the Royal BabyOkay, here's the thing: First and foremost, I might as well make it clear that I am opposed to monarchy of all kinds. The House of Windsor is part of that. And while I can't do anything about it except give emotional and moral support, I would love to see the British people tell the monarchy to go away. Second, I am an American, so if you want to you can tell me I'm full of bollocks, but I'm approaching this from a republican (not the American political party, but from the perspective of someone who supports republics).I Don't Care About the Royal Baby2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That being said, it's part of the reason why I can't stand all this coverage about the royal baby. I guess as people, I should congratulate the royal couple but other than that, why should I care? The baby's going to have a cushy life supported by the British taxpayers while the rest of Britain struggles to make ends meet, just like the rest of the world. Really, the royal family is nothing but a bunch of figureheads. Why should they keep them?
There are some arguments
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
Does talent exist?I know many people have different opinions about this. And here's what i think of it and why. I'll just answer the journal question up front, I think talent does not exist. And here's why:Does talent exist?1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Let's start with he question, what is talent? It's this magical thing that makes some people learn faster and develop faster than others in different fields. Let's take art for example, there are 2 different artists, both start at the same time to learn a concept and one learns faster than the other. But few people have stopped to ask themselves why that is? Is it talent, or is it something else?
Let me tell you a story about a guy who started an experiment to see if talent exists. He posted an add where he stated he's looking for a wife that will agree to marry him and let him test their children in this experiment. And they made 3 girls. The guy taught them all how to lay chess from a very early age, and lo and behold all of them became grandmasters in chess. This story is real, the guy is
A little bit about me!A little bit about me!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off if i Could travel around the world in a day, I WOULD!
There is something about girls that wear glasses that is SEXY!!
I would honestly prefer a simple girl over a model
I love Animals!
Food is the key to my Heart!
I love to sing in my car and the shower lol
and I guess more to come when i Think about it....................
ALSO I live in the only state out of the 50 in the U.S which is allowed to raise their flag as high as the U.S Flag because we won our Independence and choose to join the U.S, but could still almost be considered our own country if we wanted (TEXAS)
I love to smile, but i rarely smile in pictures lol
WHOO HOO 10,700 Views!! Thanks everyone
Feel free to ask me things on here or messages!
TOME Episode 01TOME - Episode 01 - You've Gotta VirusTOME Episode 014 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's the year 2020, where the most popular virtual reality gaming experience, "TOME" is played by millions around the globe. A young player who goes by the username "Alpha" logs in for a good time, but gets more than he bargained for. While his friends are busy trying to stop a couple of rambunctious hackers disrupting their playtime, Alpha is visited by a strange, ethereal being that speaks directly to his thoughts...though it may appear dangerous, it might just be the key to stopping the hacker threat and allow Alpha to help his friends in need.
Created by Chris "Kirbopher" Niosi, with music by Weston "Kajetokun" Durant, featuring the voices of Blake "ShadyVox" Swift and Martin "LittleKuriboh" Billany. Join the adventure in the Terrain of Magical Expertise!
Hey EveryoneJust letting everyone know I'm alive. I had three jobs this last month, consecutively. That was tiring. I also have a virus thingy that I think I've sorted out, so yeah. Hopefully I'll actually start visiting this site again soon.Hey Everyone2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've got a theory...I keep getting asked why I keep focusing so much on women's rights in comics and what-not. http://syacartoonist.com/seriously-stop-it I'm honestly not sure why it's suddenly struck me to start talking about this stuff so much, but I have a theory...I've got a theory...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The reason these issues with women in comics and gaming and nerd culture in general is because of inclusivity and broadening demographics. Over a decade ago, nerd culture was still very much male dominated and exclusive. But over the years women have been getting into comics and gaming and everything else geek related much more so. I mean... don't get me wrong, they were ALWAYS there to being with... but for whatever reason it just started to become more socially acceptable to admit that you were a woman and a geek/gamer.
But the problem is that most of nerd culture and gaming are doing things same-old-same-old like they've always been doing things. They produce content exclusively for male audiences and don't understand why women are takin
Brought to Life: Nintendo CosplayNintendo defined so many of our childhoods. It's a fun thing to see all of the characters we grew up with come to life, with the effort of these fantastic cosplayers.Brought to Life: Nintendo Cosplay2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Skull Kid by IgorTodd
Patapon contest on the group? and other questionUpdate: I forgot to ask for the contest.. Which theme you would like to have for it? I don't want to organize a contest with an uninteresting theme. So, do you have any suggestions? I would like to have some ideas before starting anything~Patapon contest on the group? and other question2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hiya all dear members,
I was wondering if you guys would be interested by a Patapon contest on this group?
I'll like to organized one, but I need to know if you would like to participate~
My other question is that, would you like to see a featured artist each month on this group? Of course, it would be a member of the group that his/her pieces of art have been noticed.
Besides that, if you have any other ideas suggestions for the group, feel free to let me know about it!
Thanks for passing by and reading!
1. Emoticons PLZ list- Updating. . ._______________________________________________________________________1. Emoticons PLZ list- Updating. . .6 years ago in Personal More Like This
PLZ VISIT JOURNAL NUMBER 2 FOR MORE EMOTICIONS HERE ------>http://blush--plz.deviantart.com/journal/23393261/
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What you do is copy the code by the emoticon you want and put a colon : on each side of it
Like this: :blush--plz:
VISIT MY PAGE --->:iconaareyn:
I'm putting a list of plz accounts for my personal use feel free to chip in some plz accounts and use as well:
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Fantastic and colourful animals - PHOTOSHi,Fantastic and colourful animals - PHOTOS4 years ago in Personal More Like This
today I post some photos of animals
And wow, as I see, people can already fav journals - so I am curious if they fav this one
I consider my photo journals as my "trade mark" here on dA, so I am somehow interested what happens. But it also seems there is still a possibility to post journals in old style, right?
And OMG! Finally, I will see how many people look at my journals, because I never knew it for sure!
I...huh...but...what.I feel like I just dropped 5 pounds of acid watching that o.OI...huh...but...what.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Punch it in the Face with GLITTER!!Punch it in the Face with GLITTER!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There is no joy like the joy you bring to others!
Let's make a conscious effort to bring happiness to someone once a day.
- Doing the dishes for your mother.
- Leaving flowers on an old lady's front porch.
- Telling someone you care.
- Complimenting someone on their attire for the day.
- Washing your dad's car.
- Telling your wife you love her more than anything in the world.
- Letting your husband know you appreciate his hard work.
Little things like that, people!
Let's make the world a little less frightening and a little more tolerable!
Don't hide behind your online persona.
Don't use the internet to get away from the world.
Use it as a way to get
Console Generation RantThis generation of video game consoles has been completely off my radar. Even my fanboy lust of all things Nintendo can’t make me save up enough money to buy a Wii-U. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve become jaded over the last console war, or if I’m just moving on away from consoles into other avenues of gaming (ie: PC gaming), but something about this generation just defies interest for me.Console Generation Rant2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of it is just head inducing nonsense like this: http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/8/5080750/xbox-one-day-one-patch-required-to-play-games The Xbox One requiring a day one patch TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES. I mean, when the Ps3 launched it required a day one patch to play Blu-Ray movies, that’s not so bad though since you could still play games. But the Xbox One comes out and you literally can’t do anything with it if you don’t have an internet connection. For how much you paid for that device that’s pretty shitty.
And all the consoles are doing crap