WinterWinter11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The old man smiles through clear blue eyes
and skies embracing fertile clouds
expectant with fractal flake children.
He doffs his hat of hazy mist
for geriatric trees, bald heads
displaying their crinkled-wood wisdom.
One hand adjusts his bare-earth tweed
to smooth the frost on collar hills
and straighten a river-ice necktie.
He wanders, smiling at his world
unfurled in tasteful winter shades
now painted on seasonal canvas.
The Furry Rules1.) Furry characters shall not have a human facial structure (jaw, chin, eye socket, etc). They shall have the base animal's facial structure, though it may be stylized. Human hair on the head is OK.The Furry Rules8 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
2.) Furries shall not have human lips.
3.) Furries shall have animal paws with pads, not human feet with long toenails.
4.) A comic that involves noble furries fighting for freedom against evil hyoomans shall be an object of scorn.
5.) Art theft is a great excuse to feel important. Steal each other's art regularly and everyone wins. If Disney steals your art, that's even better. Write them angrily and frequently if you even suspect your character's likeness was used.
6.) Screenshots of your furry character from online games, 3D chats, video games etc. are not worth seeing. Neither are scenes made from 3D models, unless you designed the model yourself.
7.) "Sexy" characters shal
Basic Assignments-mangaBasic Assignments-manga8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Manga characters are made of basic geometric shapes, the more you know how to put those together in your mind, the better you will be able to draw them.
A good practice to drawing better manga characters is with still life.
1. Draw an egg with all angle, under a single light source.
The egg shape represent the basic shape of the face, once you get the egg shape down and you are able to imagine it in your mind in all angle, you are one step closer being able to do manga face in all angles.
2. Then draw a cone or triangle like shape in all different angles. If you can't find those, get a mug, with handle, and draw it in all different angles, study that shape.
That will be your hint for the manga nose shape changes in all angles.
3. To draw a body in all angles.... find a box, and draw it all different direction. Then move on to drawing boxes in different proportion. Long ones (like the shoe boxes) or square ones, and flatter ones.
4. Study a single T-shirt without anything on it,
Guide to Equine Manipulation 2Guide to Equine Manipulation 24 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Notes This is the sequel to the first Guide to Equine Manipulation. It contains new sections, more advice and redone tutorial links. As previously, you can find links to tutorials in the artist's comment.
I. Step One - Cutting
I have found the best tool to use for cutting the pen tool (or paths if you're in Gimp). It is superior to the eraser in that you don't have to worry about clear lines and jagged cuts. It takes a bit of getting used to at the start, but after that you can go faster than when you use the eraser.
II. Step Two - Smudging?
Smudging is a fad in photo manipulations. It is intended to get rid of grains. It is not meant to make your horse blurry and plastic looking! An over smudged horse is an almost a sure sign of an amateur photo manipulation artiest. You don't want people to think you're an amateur! So don't over smudge. The horse should never be blurrier than the background (unless you are purposely using something else as the focus). When you do smudge, there
Ladies and GentlemenLadies and Gentlemen10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And to begin with ladies and gentlemen,
The play, the intro,
Of the life,
I'm no longer in control of,
The one the world made me into.
Let me describe to you,
The world as I see it,
See the world through,
My black and blue eyes.
Let me present to you ladies and gentlemen,
The main character,
That can't be me,
Even though I want it to be,
Because they won't let me.
This play, ladies and gentlemen,
Is meant to be,
About my life,
But it doesn't seem to be mine,
And I can't help it,
Because I'm not stronger,
Then the man pulling the curtains,
Right behind me.
Now when he decides,
With a puff on his pipe,
That I'm no longer,
A good enough actress,
I'll be thrown off stage,
Into this day and age,
Of rape, and abuse,
So I implore.
Cheer for me in my last act,
So that I can die,
With my dignity in tact.
And here, ladies and gentlemen,
Is the setting for my scene,
What seems so serene,
They don't need a perfect place,
To do the beating,
Because it has no meaning,
To those without fe
TaurusTaurus8 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Symbol: the Bull
Ruling Planet: Venus
Ruling House: Second House
Body Parts: neck, throat
Date with destiny: Virgo, Capricorn
Run for the hills: Leo, Aquarius
Where you glow: on the trading floor
What makes you tick: a Rolex
Fitness forecast: massage
Play date: test-driving that new BMW
Perfect jobs: stockbroker, bank manager
Best accessory: a scarf
A sure thing: tending an herb garden
Pleasure: luxury, beauty, chocolates
Pain: flexibility, low quality, being rushed
Kindness:Your solid, dependable, gentle nature makes you the rock that family and friends turn to during a crisis.
What's my line? Show me the money!
Dear Naruto-kunDelicate, light, hand writing covered the sheet of paper. She looked to the letter, frowning slightly. Something about it still didn't say what she wanted said, how she wanted it said. And she very well couldn't tell him in person, she was far too shy. So, here she was, writting a letter.Dear Naruto-kun9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Hinata sat at her desk, a soft sigh passing her lips as she moved a stray strand of black hair from her eyes, reading the letter once more.
I've been watching you for the longest time, sometimes approaching, but more often remaining hidden. And often when we speak I wish to tell you many things, but it seems I cannot. So now I write this letter, in hopes of making you understand. To tell you the things I can never seem to say.
Just seeing you causes my heart to skip, as well as brings a rose color to my cheeks. And any words of encouragment from you do wonders. You inspire me, and I admire you. I always have, even before you began to show the others your true skills. I often watche
When Annie Came to StayThere was a ghost in the house. Billy just knew it. His mother and father had told him not to be so silly and get into bed, and now of course he couldnt sleep. There was a chilly feeling in his room that was making him want to go to the toilet, but he felt sure that if he got out of bed something horrible would happen to him. If you asked him why he thought that, he wouldnt have been able to give you a very convincing answer, unless you yourself have had a feeling of something good or bad being about to happen for no particular reason. The only way that Billy knew something would happen was from one of those feelings.When Annie Came to Stay8 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
He lay still for a very long time, but eventually he had to move to make himself more comfortable, and to try and ease the feeling of needing to go to the toilet. When Billy turned over, a terrifying sight met his eyes. He had known all along that there was a ghost in the room, but wh
How to create an UTAUloidHow to create an UTAUloid5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hello, thanks for clicking this.
In this tutorial, I will tell you a bit more about how to make an UTAUloid.
First, you must ask yourself:
What language do I want to make my UTAUloid sing in?
Most people use so called "recording lists", also known as "reclist" to record the sounds used for their UTAUloid. Without a reclist, recording is almost impossible for a newbie like you.
These links have a lot of great reclist.
Maybe you can find one that is for your language!
Two CV VC lists: One in Japanese, one in Bulgarian.
A (kind of) complicated English reclist.
Many CV reclists in languages such as English, Dutch, Spanish, Filipino.
Some of them are not perfect.
... What? There is none that is in your language?
You can still try searching on oth
Passion FishHolding you I jumpPassion Fish11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Into the spectacle of the sea
Sinking into a school
Of vermillion grouper:
The day-star strikes a path for us
Deep into the swelling rhythm
Of the ancient blue,
The somber cool;
Above the surface,
A vanilla sky;
From the inside
Of a flower;
Our hands explore dark waters for treasured touch;
Separating seaweed with fingertip scythes
Of poignant flesh;
Being with you is like floating for the first time
In my own personal ocean,
Or standing barefoot in the wake
Of a tsunami, unafraid;
Or holding a jewel
Paneling tips for mangaPaneling tips for manga11 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Paneling is a part of Graphic design. O_- It's an art in itself, think of how you would do a collage and put together a puzzle, that's how paneling works.
You must understand the basic 2D design element:
movement, center of interest, value contrast, volume, size, perspective.... so on and on....
As for paneling.... there is no set way to do it, whether drawing the picture first, or draw the panel's first, or draw the panels and the pictures back and forth.... it's all upto the artist, as long as the result is satisfying to the artist. Just experiement and find the best way that suits you.
1. Panels must support your content: That's the most important thing.... if one line is going over an important character's head shot, omit that line and let the character stand out~ If one frame is more important than the other, you wish to make it a focus on the page, make that frame larger than the others, sometimes it can even overlap other panels alittle. However, being overly complicated
Carving Skulls and StuffCarving Skulls and Stuff8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
CARVING SKULLS & STUFF (11-FEB-08)
This is intended as a continuing project. I'll be adding to it, and editing it for greater clarity, in response to your comments and questions. So if something is left out, or not clear, please let me know. Eventually, this may turn into a proper tutorial, but I'm starting out small, so that people who are asking questions don't have to wait until that possibly distant time. And so people can tell me what they actually need to know.
Goggles -- I don't carve unless I'm wearing some sort of eye protection, usually magnifying goggles (because I'm getting old and can't focus up close anymore), but sometimes non-magnifying ones. Chunks of stuff can fly about, and you don't want them in your eyes.
Respirator or dust mask -- Dust is not good for your lungs, and power carving can produce lots of dust. The dust of bone, antler, and shell is very bad; it can _permanently_ clog parts of your lungs. Many stone and
ApologyI love youApology11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Whay can't you love me?
So I'm gay
but it was meant to be
I miss your smile
I miss your blue eyes
I miss your hugs
I'm sorry I told lies
I'm sorry I yelled
I'm sorry I lied
I'm sorry you wouldn't hold me
even as I broke down and cried
I told you my secret
I thought you'd still love me
But I was proved wrong
As you took away my house key
We all have faults
but being gay isn't mine
I really need you now
If you still love me I need a sign
I'll never regret
finally stopping the lies
even though you hurt,
I can see it in your eyes
But I love you
Can't you love me?
Please, I miss you
I love you mommy
How to start doin commissionsHow to start doin commissions9 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Edit: This tutorial covers aspects related only to your Deviantart gallery and Deviantart Journal. It has nothing to do with the Deviantart's newly implemented points commission system. You can take commissions without using that points system on Deviantart as long as you have paypal.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO START
When you have enough watchers and people interested in your art.
When you have a closely-bounded community around your work/gallery
How many is enough I can't say for sure, because it depends on the community around you and your work. Some artists can live on one patron, others need to live on millions of them.
For DA, I would say typically around 20,000-40,000 pageviews, at least 40-50 watchers on your DA is best before you start considering taking commissions, (because out of that 40-50, you may have 1 person willing to pay, a safer bet is 100 people.) however, if your gallery has explosiv
Fallen AngelFallen Angel12 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Crawling in my forlorn appearance
I hide my soul behind these tattered wings
Tattered and broken as they are
Plucked of light, stained in tears and blood.
In quiet despair upon the cold earth
Smeared in dirt I crouch upon my weary knees
And clutched timidly between my fingers
Rests one last jewel of Hope.
A single unblemished plume plucked
From the silver light of dawn
A feathered ray of light from beyond
To illuminate the void that has me bound.
This precious barb of silk
Once lost as I was and forgotten
Blazes now to immerse me in radiant bliss
To wash away the pain, draw me from the abyss.
So now I fade away…
My tender flesh removed
My shattered wings released
My inner light unsheathed… escapes.
(c)2004 Joseph Palladino
Character Profile FormCharacter Profile Form9 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Meaning of name:
Origin of name:
Socioeconomic level as a child:
Socioeconomic level as an adult:
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her:
Other memories/events that still affects him/her and why/how:
Past failures s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about and why:
Biggest role model:
Biggest disillusions from childhood:
My Closest StarI hold a light in my hand,My Closest Star11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
If I open it,
It will fly from my palm,
And my dreams will fly with it.
I'm afraid to lose it,
And I don't know what it is.
It's not trying to harm me,
It seems so far from me,
Yet I caress it with,
These lost little fingertips.
I know it's important,
But I don't know why.
I'm afraid of it,
But I know I must try,
To hold onto it forever.
It looks like the sky,
A leading light.
But no little savior,
Could help my plight.
I love it so much,
Yet I don't know it at all,
And for some reason,
That scares me.
How could something be,
And yet be nothing,
Except my something.
What do I call you,
My lovely spark,
The only thing I see,
In the nightime dark.
Feel free to help me,
Whatever you are,
Because from now on,
You're my closest star.
PeacePeacePeace11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What is peace but a hollow word to portray nothingness
For that is what peace really is…nothingness
No individual can truly obtain living peace
No mind, body, or soul
Can acquire a true serenity in which that individual feels no hatred, Fear, or regrets
Gnawing, tearing, ripping deeper into the never ending web of thoughts
Searching for the mental calm that can only be achieved by one possible solution
Like the light at the end of a tunnel
Every time one tries to reach out to it
It retreats just out of grasp
Until the spark of life is engulfed by the darkness, the loneliness, the…nothingness
IndependantInspired by VoidStone's "Embrace" drawing.Independant4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Warning: contains some yaoi. Nothing major.
Look what you have done, Luna! LOOOOOOOK! C: Sorry for any grammar mistakes. I suck at spelling.
I hurried along the wooden hallways holding a candlestick in one hand and clutching important documents in the other. It is approximately 1:32AM. I should be sleeping. I usually am awake now hovering over my little desk that is littered with crumpled papers and used ink pens. My boots creaked under the wooden flooring. Why on earth does Washington want a meeting at one in the morning? Can't it wait? It must be something important. Probably the British doing something they shouldn't.
All my thoughts began to overwhelm me and I screeched to a halt. What if this is a tarp? What if I'm digging my own grave by just being in the hallway?
"Easy Hamilton." I whispered to mys
Tips For Editing PoetryTips For Editing Poetry10 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
***Tips For the Novice (and otherwise) - Editing***
The blanket statement, "Editing/revision harms poetry," is simply wrong. It's akin to a photographer claiming that focusing the lens ruins the emotion of the photograph. It is the details, and the appropriate attention paid to them, that separate a photograph from a snapshot. Imagine a film maker slapping every frame he shot up on the screen without editing for continuity, for pacing, for effect. What a disaster. That is not to say that editing can't be destructive - there is such a thing as poor editing, just as there is poor writing. But done correctly, done well, it is one of the most important tools in the poet's shed.
Never shy away from editing/revision. Some young writers feel that to revise is to kill the spirit of the poem. This notion serves to sacrifice the potential of a poem for an ideal that
My Really Long Webcomic GuideMy Really Long Webcomic Guide5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Jenny's Really Long Webcomic Guide
I have been getting quite a few emails and questions about starting up your own webcomic, so I decided to compile all the articles I'd written before into this one comprehensive guide.
This massive wall of text has several sections:
- How to start
- Getting the story started
- Readership & research
- The Internets!
These are my own guidelines, based on my own experiences, and these are my solutions to the problems and issues I have encountered along the way. This is not necessarily the one true way. There are probably many different solutions to any problem. And a bajillion books on this very subject too. But regardless of what I have to say, do what works for you!
So take your bathroom breaks now, because you'll be here for a bit! Sit tight and enjoy my blathering!
Part One: "How do you start a webcomic?" A Short Question... with a big, long, friggin' answer.
Okay, a l
tendernesstenderness11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
their lips were sweet and loving
just as all the rest
all concerns and worries
out the window and on the floor
their eyes met with wonder
and that's what love is for
both hold beauty and intelligence
who could ask for more?
who could tell them that they're wrong?
when love grants them life
when all meaning evaporates in their embrace
who says this is not their song?
grace lives in love
grace gives them love
grace is their love
and who could ask for more?
angels both and God's gift to women
miracles in the eyes of lust
they are grace
and will never ask for more.