Draw My OC Contest! *EXTENDED + PRIZES ADDED! Hi guys~~~How's everyone doing? Have you started drawing my babies yet? I've decided to extend the contest deadline. So more people can join, and you can have more time to finish the pic, ne? For those who has submitted the entry, you can still make little changes if you like, BUT you cannot draw a new picture to exchange with your previous entry. Please be honest.Draw My OC Contest! *EXTENDED + PRIZES ADDED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, please read again for some updates and stuff~~~~
Finally, contest time! Arrr…..I've been wanting to held a contest since….last year….haha…I was too lazy to write a journal of the contest….*sob*. Okay, now let's get to the point.
Draw my Dragon and Kirin OC in any scenery
Dragon and Kilin by shrimpHEBY Garden by shrimpHEBY Connected by shrimpHEBY
Welcome Catalina!My dear friends,Welcome Catalina!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me introduce you to Catalina:
This is life's second greatest gift to me; the first being my son Ben.
She was born quite ahead of schedule this past Sunday 5th, surprising us all with a 10-day skip from her scheduled birth date this Wednesday 15th. Apparently, she couldn't wait to meet everyone outside
Both she and her mom are doing fantastic and giving dad the broadest smile he's had in years
I'll see you all soon in-between diapers and bottles!
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge ShowComing to Syfy in March is Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge.Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge Show1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A competition show where competitors will receive challenges to fabricate high end mechanical creatures and beasts and compete for a $100,000.00 prize and a contract working for the Jim Henson Creature Shop.
One of the judges is Brian Henson himself, as well as many other talented judges who have worked on films such as Edward Scissor Hands, Star Wars, E.T., Gremlins, etc.
Mark your calenders because it premieres March 25th 10/9 c on SyFy.
For more information check the website:
I don't know about you all, but I will definitely be tuning in!
||F. A. Q.||F.A.Q.||F. A. Q.||1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How many characters can we have?
One, but you can get more with rank points.
Please note that mods are allowed three characters without purchasing another from rank points.
How can we rank up?
By purchasing a rank up with your rank points, earned by participating in the group. [Submitting art and stories, RPing in events, etc.]
What is the starting rank?
Your starting rank is anywhere from Rank 11 to Rank 6. You may not be Rank 5 or up unless you Rank up using Rank Points.
I don't have a tablet, can I still join?
Yes! We accept traditional works!
I can't do my own artwork, can I have someone else do it for me?
Yes! As long as you give credit to the person who did the artwork!
No! Not at the moment, sorry! We might see about it some other time :").
Can I become a moderator?
No! Maybe in the future if we need mod-opening spots, but not now.
Can we affiliate?
What kind of gr
The stupidity of Lighter and Softer.Transformers Prime. The DCAU. Clone Wars. SatAM.The stupidity of Lighter and Softer.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
What do these shows have in common? Well, they're all animated shows, based on a previously existing franchise in another medium, aimed at kids, in some cases younger than the fans of the original.
What else do they have in common? They're freaking dark! Maybe not compared to films like the Dark Knight, but compared to other shows in that age bracket, then yeah. They are.
TFP features such lovely scenes as Cliffjumper's death at Starscream's hand (Literally), his subsequent revival by Megatron as a Terrorcon, the outer layer of Knock Out's skin being scraped off treated like a running gag, Raf almost being killed by Megs, Bulkhead slowly dying due to Tox-En, the heroes losing badly in Darkest Hour, Optimus almost dying, the whole of Thirst, the kid-appeal character dying, reviving and impaling the villain, and Optimus dying again.
The DCAU, within just one of its shows, has characters getting torture
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
Imaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here NowImaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here Now1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In Toronto & on deviantART
No better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of their c
Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 25 - YetiRealms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 25 - YetiRealms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 25 - Yeti5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the twenty-fifth issue of my weekly news article! I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, 's and 's!
If you like this article, please show support by clicking the heart icon on the left to add it to your favorites. Thanks!
This week's creature feature is: Yeti
From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeti :
The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is a mythological creature and an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region, and are part of their history and mythology. Stories of the Yeti first emerged as a facet of Western popular culture in the 19th century.
A Short Guide to Self-PublishingThis is a SHORT guide, I'm sure there are some things I don't know, so I suggest you also take a look in on this group: :iconself-publishing: you might find some useful tips or helpful advice there.A Short Guide to Self-Publishing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Self-publishing has something of a bum rep, with many people thinking of self-publishers as people who couldn't get their work 'really' published.
But the fact is that self-publishing is in many ways better than 'real' publishing: the artist has a much greater artistic freedom and control over his work; many writers and artists who have published work professionally are turning to self-publishing for those very reasons.
So if you are a writer (or mangaka, comic maker, etc.) I strongly recommend you at least look into self-publishing: you may decide not to do it, but there's no harm in looking.
EDITING YOUR WORK
Edit your work before you publish it: fix all the typoes you can find, the dangling paragraphs, leftover pencil lines, everything. Then go through it all again, then have someone go
How to get more exposure for your art.I was recently asked for some advice on getting exposure as an artist. Here's my own advice with personal reasons as to why I suggest them. This is not a post for 'bragging', if you take it that way, then please stop reading *i mean this in the nicest way orz* This is stating facts from my experience. What worked for me and what doesn't work. It shows how my own art has gained exposure throughout the years and how yours can too. I am not a fantastic artist, I know what I'm good at and what I struggle with. I work hard for what I know I can push out and I do it proudly. I hope this post will help you earn more followers and give you a bit of inspiration as well.How to get more exposure for your art.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please note this applies to all sorts of art !
1. Sign up and share your art on the most popular sites that involve artists as a large portion of the community. Besides the regular FB, Twitter, etc. there are more specific ones:
- DeviantART- FurAffinity (for those who
My Religious ViewsFirst things first, I have a Hentai Foundry. It has pictures I wouldn't post here (because an art website doesn't like it when there is sex in the art. You know, one of the most pervasive issues of humanity that needs to be explored and discussed in art. Because think of the children. NO DON'T THINK OF THEM LIKE THAT!!!) So please, take a gander. Just search "Ozu-Kenji" on google for Hentai Foundry and you will find it.My Religious Views2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also I am officially not going to do anymore Warhammer art. I am sick to death with it and I need to focus on some of my other projects. Projects that will not get me sued over copyright infringement. If you only watch me for Warhammer, now is the chance to leave.
Not that is out of the way, we can get to the real meat of things.
When I joined deviantART all those years ago, I was a pretty hardcore Christian. Was. But slowly and surely my faith has been weathered and worn down to a sheen.
Is there a God? Isn't there? To me the answer is simple: I don't know. Nobody know
My teeth get yanked on Fenrina's Birthday!Buddy and Club List is here: http://turquoisephoenix.deviantart.com/journal/4066847/My teeth get yanked on Fenrina's Birthday!10 years ago in Personal More Like This
Video Game List is here: http://turquoisephoenix.deviantart.com/journal/1724294/
Art Trades, Contests, and Planned Pictures are here: http://turquoisephoenix.deviantart.com/journal/3826449/
Well, this is certainly a rather...odd twist of events. On the same day that :iconfenrina: celebrates his birthday, I get four large holes cut into my gums and I get my wisdom teeth removed. Fun!
I'll post his present up on his birthday. I usually draw better when I'm in horrible pain. I'm 75% done, Fenrina, so don't worry about me.
Some person found me. She's a Final Fantasy 9 writer who quit Fanfiction.net because of the Script form deletions (Don't get me started about how much Fanfiction.net DOESN'T suck in terms of storing fanfiction. People keep complaining about the no-NC-17 rule, the no-MST rule, and the no-Script form rule, but I get off just fine. Besides
Rambling About Grimdarkness, I Am Going CrazyOne thing that really bugs me sometimes is this perpetual belief that making something darker, upping the angst and lending this mood that the universe exists to hurt you and generally making idealism look foolish is somehow considered a hallmark of worthwhile art.Rambling About Grimdarkness, I Am Going Crazy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TV Tropes refers to this as 'True Art Is Angsty', and the whole concepts bugs the frak out of me. I'm not saying that darkness doesn't have it's place; without an appropiate level of angst, dreariness, depression and attention to serious things, stories get uninteresting and lack conflict. (What's the point of having badass heroes if they don't make things better? It's that kind of thinking.) But when people think that something is BETTER solely because it's darker and grimmer and not due to the qualities of the story itself, it hints at trends that are, frankly, a bit depressing.
Not surprising, given what the whole point is about. But I digress.
I'm probably biased her. Some of my all time favorites stories include things
Westall mass UFO sighting....Is this is true, this is very intesting...Westall mass UFO sighting....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was never one for the whole govenrment coverup stuff, but who knows... Maybe is real. The last 5 years of my life has shown me just how wacky humans can act or be made to act.
R.I.P. Ralph H. BaerRalph H. Baer, the invetor of the home video game console, has passed away at the age of 92, on December 6, 2014. Known as "The Father of Video Games", he introduced the world to the Magnavox Odyssey, the first video game console, debuted in 1972. If it wasn't for this man, Nintendo, Playstation and Xbox home consoles wouldn't exsist.R.I.P. Ralph H. Baer3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Rest in Peace Mr. Ralph Bear, The Father of Video Games. (1922-2014)
XXXX Giveaway Closed XXXXXXXXX Giveaway Closed XXXXX1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I think now's a great time to start the giveaways back up again- first with small ones, but building up to bigger and better ones in the future! It's always fun to give back to the people who gave me so much..
Welcome to the first in a series of weekly giveaways by Kiwikku / Moomin-Man
These giveaways are FREE to join and require no points to enter!- lotteries are not allowed on dA.
So without further ado, here's how YOU can enter and win!
This journal- This generates a list I can choose the winner from.
Be a watcher. (Ignore if already watching) - Do this so you'll be the first to know about new giveaways, contests and art features, and become eligible to earn points!
Invite a friend to the giveaway! Comment below with the name of a friend- use the :dev: or :icon: codes. Then, when you win a prize they win too! It's a
A reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding types10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
When I tell people I'm a bookbinder they often think I make only one type of book; the library kind. That, however, is only one of the many ways an artist can create a book. For me, it's a fun challenge to pick the right binding style to go with the purpose of the book. Whether it is a novel that needs to look really classy or medieval, a sketchbook for a graphic novelist or a paper about connections that lets me show the binding. In this article I'm going to tell you a little bit about all the types of bookbinding that I know. I'm not going into details but, if possible, I will link to images and tutorials that do.
If you're here for inspiration: this guide is pretty long. I recommend scrolling through the images first!
To make a start...
The different ways of binding books can be broken down into two general groups: adhesive bindings and non-adhesive bindings. Adhesive b