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BrushesThis is somehow a continuation of the previous journal with a listing of tutorials I use.Brushes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
People ask me about what brushes do I use even more often than about me making tutorials. Unfortunately here I might help only Photoshop users as I've never used SAI or GIMP and my Corel Painter worked so unbelievably slow on my machine that recently I've simply uninstalled it.
To be honest, the brush I use most often is a simple round brush with tablet pressure controlling the opacity.
With that baby I paint almost everything starting from under-painting and ending on medium details. Yet, there are all sorts of different brushes I use for other things - hair, texturing, backgrounds, foliage and so on. Here are a few sets I have installed. I do not use every single brush from them and I've deleted most of them right after installation... sometimes leaving as much as 1-5 brushes from a set of 30. You can get rid of unwanted brushes by either using the preset manager in the brush menu panel or by cl
For fuck's sake.Look.For fuck's sake.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Have your porn.
Have your fucking porn slash.
It just doesn't belong on deviantart.
I love TF2, but I am hating the fandom more and more after the game went FTP.
Yeah guys. There's so much creativity in "subject a buttfucks subject b while subject b doesn't appear to be enjoying it".
I'm not a porn person. I'm going to say it up front. This does not mean I will berate you for enjoying it.
BUT, dA is not a pornhub.
I'd leave these groups if it wasn't for the fact some nice CLEAN actually game relevant art didn't seep through. But it's like finding a needle in a haystack, and this haystack is made of penises.
Yeah, yeah. Just call me a whiny bitch and get it over with. I won't mind.
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Although SOPA Strike has ended, I'm just going to keep this up
On a side note, I organized and cleaned my gallery (finally). And I will be featuring random people again in journals soon!
Those Awkward Moments '~'Okay, I'm deciding to make a journal filled with awkward moments that have happened to me... xDThose Awkward Moments '~'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That awkward when you read "moment" and it wasn't even there. ;D
That awkward three second lap dance you get at the movie theatre.
That awkward half running half walking thing you do when a car lets you cross the road.
That awkward moment when you say something and everyone ignores you, then someone else says the same thing and they all pay attention.
That awkward moment in a movie theatre when both your cup holders are occupied by people you don't know.
That awkward moment when you're making out with the air, trying to locate the straw in your drink.
That awkward moment when you realize you spent half the movie trying to figure out that other movie that you remember the actor from.
That awkward moment when you say "nevermind" because you're too lazy to re-tell the story.
Life story(Even though you probably don't care)I'm not really looking for sympathy, I promise. I just thought I should share this to show you all that if I can survive, you can too. c:Life story(Even though you probably don't care)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was born in Sakhalin, Russia in 1998. I'm not sure of the actual date, but you'll figure out why in just a minute. So, anyway, my mother was around sixteen when she had me. She was lucky enough to find a hospital that would take her because she was completely broke. She lived in a one room house with a dirt floor and seven other relatives in it. When I was born I was very sick. They diagnosed me with Hepatitis B. My mother wasn't even able to hold me. Though, I'm not sure if that even mattered to her or not, because she put me up for adoption immediately. She didn't even have a second thought. So I never saw her, never met her and was never held by her.
I was in the hospital for the first three month of my existence being treated. When I was finally well enough, they sent me to an orphanage in the same area. For some reason they didn't revea
Protip.Warning: This journal is TF2 related. If you don't like/care about it, you'll probably want to skip over it.Protip.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, my protip: Don't add people if you don't like the look of their character...seems like common sense, right? Unfortunately not.
You see, as some of you may or may not know, I have a Tentaspy character. I have a thing for monster-y critters, so Tentas are right up my street. Some people DON'T like them, and that's cool...but don't add me and then proceed to bitch about me being a Tentaspy character on Facebook. That's like me adding a person that plays a character I cannot stand and then bitching about it. It's just...not cool.
Now. I realize Tentaspies/Nagasnipers/whatever may not be wanted in a RP that's based in the 60s and closer to canon...but the group *I* happen to be in is a bit more of a "Fantasy Fortress" anyway.
TL;DR version = If you RP something closer to canon, cool. But I want to do something a little more...unrealistic. Some things I can't necessarily do IR
What you can do if a big company stole your art An indy artist's work being used by Disney without permission: http://katiewoodger.tumblr.com/post/47454350768/disney-have-stolen-my-artwork-i-dont-know-whatWhat you can do if a big company stole your art11 months ago in Personal More Like This
My tumblr reply: http://mayshing.tumblr.com/post/47627305546/katiewoodger-disney-have-stolen-my-artwork-i
PS: this one is on the verge being settled, Disney already started working on it, she's being helped.
Seeing posts like this, I just thought I should share some knowledge I have, I personally already have met 3 different artists who doesn't know what to do when:
Record company ripped them off
Publisher ripped them off
Big corporation used their artwork without permission (that's usually by accident because of an outsource company broke the rule etc)
USA people: Go
How Hetalia Affects My Life...Well, to begin with, my computer is running EXTREMELY slow from all of the Hetalia pictures and stories I have on it. All I talk about now-a-days is Hetalia. And since I roleplay Italy(And Prussia, and America, and Cuba... Wow..) I will just go around my house saying, "Germany! Ah, Germany!" I got my brother to start saying "PASTAA~!" I have an RP account for America on Facebook. I practically spend my whole day RPing and watching Hetalia. Not to mention, I ran out of my hose yesterday screaming, "AUSTRIA IS A LITTLE GIRL MAN BOY!!" My neighbors and family think I'm nuts...How Hetalia Affects My Life...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fari [fair-ee]Fari [fair-ee]Fari [fair-ee]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fari are rare creatures that are found in all parts of the world, but they originated from the planet, Venus. They were named after 'fairy's', mythical creatures with magical powers, found in storybooks and folktales. They usually hide from humans and are very shy creatures. There are around 100 different types of fari but the three main groups are winged, Fari with feathered or bat-like wings, spiked, also known as "spine". They have very sharp quills that go to the top of its head down to its spine and just plain fari, they have no unique traits. Winged fari are very delicate due to their fragile bone structure, while the spine fari are strong and durable. They can adapt to any surrounding, they can even adapt to human and animal lifestyles. Fari can possess some magical properties. Some fari who do not have this usually are stronger, and smarter. Some even made their own magic, sealing them in glass spheres called "orbs". Male fari are usually bigger in size while the
I cost $574.00 a night.Stolen from Dragonfire1024I cost $574.00 a night.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Natural Hair Color:
[X]Brown - $10.00
[ ] Blonde - $7.50
[ ] Black - $1.50
[ ] Bald - $0.50
[ ] Other - $5.00
 Brown - $5.00
 Green - $10.00
[ ] Blue - $15.00
[x] Hazel - $7.50
[ ] Other - $1.50
[ ] Over 7′ - $20.00
[ ] 6′8″ to 7′ - $17.50
[ ] 6′0″ to 6′7″ - $15.00
[ ] 5′5″ to 5′11″ - $7.50
[x] 5′4″ to 5′10″ - $8.50
[ ] Under 5′4 - $9.50
[ ] 50 to 56 - $17.50
[ ] 46 to 50 - $15.00
[ ] 41 to 45 - $12.50
[ ] 31 to 40 - $10.00
[ ] 26 to 30 - $7.50
[ ] 21 to 25 - $5.00
[ ] 19 to 20 - $2.50
[x] 0 to 18 - $10.00
[ ] Twins or more than twins - $75.00
[x] First Born - $32.00
[ ] Only Child - $25.00
[ ] Second born - $15.00
[ ] Middle child - $10.00
[ ] Last Born - $10.00
[ ] third born - $55.00
[ ] fourth born
Another Head on the Hydra...When last we left our intrepid adventurers, art4love.com was down, markyourspot.com was down, (although zombie versions were still be located) nobody was answering phones or e-mail, and much of the internet was hopping mad.Another Head on the Hydra...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today, I actually finally got an acknowledgment from Craig Pravda. This guy is A) the name on the paypal account of art4love, and B) shows up on a couple of other shady websites with Chad Love Lieberman, the dude who stole my art, other people's art, rather foolishly Marvel and DC's art etc.
So Craig Pravda has a Google+ account. There is one public post on it. It is about seafood. For lack of any other contact option, I commented there, asking (quite politely, might I add!) about how I could reach Chad Love Lieberman.
Today, I actually got a reply. So far as I've heard, this is the first comment any of 'em have made that I've run across.
For those not on Google+, it says the following:
Thank you for alerti
A bit of a ramble from me to youHello everyone! Long time no see.A bit of a ramble from me to you2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to take this time to reflect on some things.
I was talking to Moorina and she inspired me to write this in detail and share with you all ^^
I've been doing doujin work and publishing in Japan for 4 years now... looking back, there has been a ton of sacrifices and bad decisions to be made. My life in general was kinda weird.
This is quite personal, but I though I'd share my life/experience with you guys.
My family was never well off. A lot of our friends don't know of our situation, of course. Our mother was gambling every single day and our father was never home. Mom would take all day looking around the house for hidden cash (stashed from my dad) while dad goes out to play pool with his friends. Our family borrows money from relatives and that's how we get by. If you go back to my journal entries from 2004, those were the days where we had to go to the internet cafe just to use the net because we couldn't afford to pay for anything per month
Bio's (2ND UPDATE)Type in "CTRL+ F" and type a name to find a character.Bio's (2ND UPDATE)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Angel - She is a nurse at the hospital, she works along with Barky. She seems to have a little crush with him. She's the leader type, even though her role is to obey Barky's commands, she breaks them time-to-time when she feels like he's wrong (He mostly is). She's is also half deer.
Aura - A robot made by Bill, the scientist. She's very compassionate and loves her "father". She'll do anything to protect him, no matter what. She can change different colours, depending on her mood.
Azure – He's very quiet and is mostly by himself, or with Kirby. His passion is painting. Him and his brother, Burst, do not get along. He's an ex member of the Soul lake tribe. In Blackout, he was killed and put under control by eKirby. His wings were also chopped off by his father, Grim.
Bill – He's a very lonely scientist who works in a lab all day. He makes "living" creations to keep h
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
My Sonic Generations retrospective...(Written on the 31st)My Sonic Generations retrospective...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As of Midnight tonight Sonic Generations will be on sale in America.
I just wanted to do a bit of a retrospect journal on my feelings since I've been working on the game for months and now that it's finally out I can take the luxury of enjoying the game for being a game and not work
Where to start? ...
I guess from the point I was standing feeling rather shaken up at the station on the way home after a very intense day at HQ being one of the first few people to play it. I'd love to go into detail about the kind of things that went on that day, but i do value my job and would like to keep doing so, lol. Lets just say as a fan it was very demanding. Not because of my actual experience playing it back then, but because I knew deep down that I was representing all you guys. I tried my best to not be selfish with my opinions. I really wanted to think of as many viewpoints as possible before even attempting to express my own thoughts. It's one of the strange
Pfft, Tagged. :/Pick 10 random characters.Pfft, Tagged. :/2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You found 1's secret stash of chocolate.
America: Dude! Dude! Totally not cool that was mi-!
Me: *eats entire stash* Oh wut?
2 confesses his love to you.
Prussia: Listen, Christie! Zhe awesome me is in love vith you! So, suck it!
Me: Iloveyou, you big douche bag!! *glomps*
You walk into 3 in the street at midnight.
Kurogane: *nods hello and continues walking*
Me: *grabs hand* Wait Kurogane!
Kurogane: *turns around* Hm?
Me: Why are you so tall? ;-;
Kurogane: ..... Um.... I don't know....
5 saves your life.
Fai: There, you're safe now. ^^
Me: *takes deep breath* FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII~~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!! *tacklehugs extremely tall
So, I made a Hetalia MEME. This is the blank.Randomly choose 10 Hetalia characters.So, I made a Hetalia MEME. This is the blank.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1.) Ah, such a beautiful morning! You open your closet door to look for the perfect clothes- and come face to face with .
2.) After calling the cops and having  removed, you decide to head downstairs to grab some breakfast before school. But it looks like someone b
THE CONTEST RESULTS!THE RESULTS ARE IN!THE CONTEST RESULTS!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
OMG YOU GUYS! These are HILARIOUS! Thank you SO much for all of your submissions, this was my favorite contest as of yet!!
To make this short and simple, I'm going to list the winners below. Thank you all for participating, and I'm going to throw another one in a few weeks!!!
:icongreatjobplz: Great job to you all!
Winner of THIRD prize and 100 points goes to:
:iconTheGhastlyGastly: with the entry:
The Scarves, The Leaders, and The Mages.
Winner of SECOND Prize and 300 points goes to:
:iconintellogirl: with the entry:
What was that about a moiraillegiance?
Winner of FIRST Prize and 500 points goes to:
:iconVoltageSama: with the entry:
Eridan - WWHAT THE BLOODY HELL?! HOWW DID THI- AMERICAAAAAAAAA! I BLAME YOU! *grumblegrumble* I sound like a sodding FISH
Karkat - DAMMIT, I DON'T FUCKING UNDERSTAND WHAT THE SHIT IS GOING ON! I BLAME SPAIN, THAT TOMATO... FUCKASS! [Dios Mio, that sounds spectacular...]
Sollux - Thii
A random trio i decided to invent, because i could^ARROGANT.A random trio i decided to invent, because i could2 years ago in Personal More Like This
anyway, i decided to invent a trio. I see all of these other trios
the magic trio
the bad touch trio
i think theres a perv trio too (japan, france and hungary?) whatever it is, just hide your yaoi.
BUT, that is not the point here. I decided to invent this trio and call it the TDT, or the Tall and Dark trio, to give their full name.
I sort of jsut invented it to satisfy my fangirling needs :iconpervygirlplz:
anyway, it includes my three favorite characters:
Just thinking about that trio makes me want to fangasm...*slaps self* stay focused eliana...
anyway, IF i ever get done with all of these dark requests i've still got to write, i'd like to use it. you know, because i could (ARROGANT)
just wondering what you guys think about this, or if theres a different character that would fit better.
hasta la pasta!
Shit we do at sleepovers. x3Okay, so basically this is a list of stuff we do at sleepovers at my house. xDShit we do at sleepovers. x32 years ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING: MAY CAUSE INJURY, DEATH, MENTAL SCARRING FOR LIFE, HEART ATTACKS AND MORE
Run from drug dealers that we saw while walking in the woods.
Get stalked by random guys in black hoddies who turn out to be harmless.
Sign eachother's stomachs.
Use a Ouija Board.
Play "Never Have I Ever".
Stand on the edge of cliffs.
Talk to my friend's boyfriend on skype literally all night. We finally fell asleep on skype with him at eleven am.
Slap people with pieces of pizza.
Put tape on eachother's mouths saying, "NO H8".
[Bullet; Red]Hit eachother with guitars.
[Bullet; Green]Spike our own icecream with nail polish remover on accident.
[Bullet; Blue]Walk around in cemetaries.
[Bullet; Yellow]Run around on the two yellow lines in the middle of the street.
[Bullet; Purple]Walk around outside at
Ohhaaai!Ohhai there!Ohhaaai!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How are you?
Good? That's great!
I am too~
What have you been doing?
Did you go somewhere nice?
Hmmm, to the shops?
Perhaps to buy a bag of rice?
Oh ok, I see.
That was not funny, apparently.
So here you are, you can hit me,
But only if you do it gently.
Now I must end this poem,
Because you are surely bored.
Just remember not to kill me,
Because I know that this has flaws.
Seriously needing mental help,
...Death Note Rules:...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The human whose name is written in this note shall die.
This note will not take effect unless the writer has the person's face in their mind when writing his/her name. Therefore, people sharing the same name will not be affected.
If the cause of death is written within the next 40 seconds of writing the person's name,
it will happen.
If the cause of death is not specified, the person will simply die of a heart attack.
After writing the cause of death, details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds
The notebook shall become the property of the human world, once it touches the ground of (arrives in) the human world.
The owner of the note can recognize the image and voice of the original owner, i.e. a God of death/Shinigami.
The human who uses the notebook can neither go to Heaven nor Hell.
A human death caused by Death Note will indirectly lengthen some other human's original life even without a specific intention to lengthen a particular pe
Tips: how to enjoy painting long hoursI am not a natural painter. I am a natural sequential artist who is used to doing large amount of images to tell a story.Tips: how to enjoy painting long hours1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I want to paint the highly detailed paintings I adore looking at, but I tend to want to give up half way before the paintings get anywhere I would say "Wow" to.
I hit a wall for a while, my wall is: I just can't keep myself interested enough to make myself stay on the same piece for a long time!
I couldn't bring myself to spend on a painting that is my own for over 20-30 hours... while others can spend up to 80-100 hours on solid hours. I have no problem doing it for commercial work, or for clients, because the nature of those work hours are short, but when it comes to my own work, I need a break through on my hours of devotion.
Just when I was about to settle on: "Is this a personality trait I can't change? Is this something I have to be born with?"
While I believe that if I have the urge to do it, it's within me. If I adore it, there is a quality in me to d