5 Tips On VillainsEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips On Villains5 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. If any of the stuff your villain pulls is on the Evil Overlord list, you need to rethink your strategy. Yep, this one: http://www.eviloverlord.com/lists/overlord.html I encounter far, far too many stories where the villain and the hero work in an idiotic tandem, a kind of moron tango that even the average Webelo scout could probably think his way out of. One of my biggest sticklers is story logic, and I have a tendency to hound anyone relentlessly if theyre insisting on their characters doing stupid things for the sake of the story. (Mostly because its insulting to the reader, i.e., me, and the reader owes nothing.) Villains appear to be the worst offenders of this, acting like puppets whose strings are plucked
Pixel Art Commission Info What I do:Pixel Art Commission Info5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I like doing pixel arts from 50x50 pixel size up to 150 x150 pixel size. I am best working on organic characters (humans, animals, plants). I don't like using a base for creating a character, thus you can rest assure your character face/pose will be unique. Most of my works are for clients' personal icons. I don't do character sprite sheet jobs for games because it'll be very expensive and time consuming, unless you have already had the basic sprite sheets for all movements you need and I will only edit their appearances to be several different characters. I also don't do isometric pixel art.
Price list is as follow:
One character, non-animated: $15 Samples:
One character, simple animated: $26 Samples:
Commission: Red Panda sprite by emmilCommission: Blue Mew by emmilFREE ICON - Santa lovebird by emmil
just a general faq on printed sunstonejust want to have a journal to link to people who are curios as i just lack the time to answer everybodyjust a general faq on printed sunstone1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1 yes sunstone will be sold in printed forrm as a series of books
2 each chapter will be 1 comic issue
3 i am currently finalizing printing arrangements
4 printed versions will feature improved art and writing, by art i mean obvious tweaks in anatomy , inking and so on, by writing i mean streamlined while keeping true to the material and at times better worded... with less typos....
I DIDN'T SAY NO TYPOS!
5 SUNSTONE WILL GENERALLY HAVE ABOUT 22 CHAPTERS
6 you might say it will be a sort of a 4 big parts to the story
first is the story of ally and lisa to a certain point, called sunstone
second is a story of alan and anne which will last about till chapter 12. ally and lisa will very much be featured in it vbut the focus will be shifted. subtitle of this one will be mercy
third will be about marion and james subtitled...not sure yet XD
Why Hasbro COULD (and SHOULD) licence Mane 6.(Note: This is a copy/paste. The original source, with links and a very relevant picture, is http://prpltnkr.tumblr.com/post/42743439148/no-eqd-hasbro-could-but-they-would-never -- please share and enjoy!)Why Hasbro COULD (and SHOULD) licence Mane 6.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Fanwork… is illegal," posits Phoe of Equestria Daily in her editorial ( http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/02/regarding-fighting-is-magic-takedown.html ) on the recent shutdown of 'Fighting is Magic'. And she may be right. Intellectual Property laws in the United States are insanely tilted towards the interests of content rights-holders. (Note that I do NOT say "content creators", since in practice, most of the time, the actual CREATORS of content— e.g. Lauren Faust and the animators at DHX/Studio B— do not hold the legal rights to their own creations; larger companies, e.g. Hasbro, do. It's a sad situation, but it's been unfortunate reality for a very long time. See also: Musicians vs. Record Labels. But that's another screed for another time…)
Alright. Irksome, but it seems true e
How to Pay artists using PaypalI'm still getting payments for digital artwork that require shipping because people forget to click the 'no shipping required' box. I can have my account flagged if I don't ship items that apparently need to be shipped. Please be sure to take care when ordering digital commissions from artists! Here is a super cool Tumblr post that shows you how to do the right thing when ordering digi-commissions. I'll be using this helpful post when people order my commissions so people have a visual ref. C:How to Pay artists using Paypal8 months ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: Paypal recently revamped their site so everything is set up differently (I kinda liked how it was set up before) Here's how the 'goods and services' page should look: http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/185/8/d/image_by_araktugage-d7p8w6w.jpg
See how the address says it's optional? It's best not to choose any address when sending a payment for a digital commission(s) unless there's something that do
A featured artist not native to Deviant ArtWhat is up good people! Today we have an interview with someone who may not be from Deviant Art, but many of you may know.A featured artist not native to Deviant Art1 year ago in Personal More Like This
His name is Gavin Dunne. Irish born musician who goes by the moniker, Miracle of Sound.
For those of you who don't know, Gavin has been a musician for several years. But over the last couple of years has gained notoriety for his video game themed songs. From Mass Effect to Skyrim and even songs inspired by shows like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad.
Gavin has crossed styles from dubstep to metal and always delivers. With five albums under his belt and over a hundred songs he is constantly pumping out music for those to enjoy and listen to and now he shares a bit of himself with us.
So...here we go!
So I know this is probably something that you answer quite often, but for those reading who are not all that familiar, could you tell us a bit about who you are and your work
The Sc-Avenger: May 2014The Sc-Avenger: May 20149 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Food help for heroes by xbastex
Why so rush by xbastex
Auch im Garten - Vorfahrt beachten by teetotally
I dont play with you by bullone65
Untitled by DougNZ
Cross by mariomencacci
High Five by ZiaulKareem
Street Photography BW 261 by sagi-k
Love lines by siddhartha19
Morning Rush by IFedorovskaya
no by arslanalp
touch screen by DRIVINGYOU
Lazy Friday by MARX77
What happened? by ZiaulKareem
Road kill by jadedPhotographer
It's a woman's woman's woman's world by EyeDance
Urban Pirate by wchild
Silhouette and Speeding Landscape by PEN-at-Work
Material ListUpdated materials list July 12, 2014!Material List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
*140lb Arches paper cold pressed
*90lb Saunders paper cold pressed
*140lb FLUID watercolour paper cold pressed
*Muse Cubi White Watson paper
*140lb cold pressed WINDSOR & NEWTON watercolour paper (Rough texture)
*W&N/ HOLBEIN watercolours
*Dr. Ph. Martin Synchromatic / Radiant liquid watercolour
*Dr. Ph. Martin Black Star Matte India ink
*Daler Rowney acrylic inks (Gold, silver, etc)
ESCODA / W&N series 7 brushes (Sable)
*The left one is a HUNT 513EF nib, and the one I use the most.
[Bullet; Green]Sketchbook[Bullet; Green]
Great for mixed media
[Bullet; Green]Masking Fluid[Bullet; Green]
I don't use masking fluid.
I heard th
PAINT RAFFLE! [CLOSED]CELEBRATING 1000+ WATCHERSPAINT RAFFLE! [CLOSED]10 months ago in Personal More Like This
livestream link will be put soon
each winner will receive a note
HAVE A NICE DAY ^^
P1(5) : 5 paint headshot, 1 character each winner
P2(1) : a 3/4 - full body paint of 1 character
HOW TO ENTER:
----------- FAV this journal------------
and earn a number!
it is optional to share this journal or watch me
HOW I PICK THE WINNERS
1. winners are picked via random generator 'random.org'
2. when your number got picked,
you get to be in the winner list in descending order (top to bottom)
3. 1st - 5th pick got no.1 prize (P1)
last pick got the no.2 prize (P2)
4. picking winners are screenshot and livestreamed so no weird stuff goin on stuff
hopefully i don't forgot
Trauma. A word about the Colorado shooting.Artist Roland Barthes once said "Trauma is a news photo without a caption." He's wrong, of course. After the events of July 20th in Aurora, Colorado we've been bombarded with an endless torrent of news photos, broadcasts, blogs, and opinion pieces about the actions of James Holmes, their impact, and its significance in the debate of violence in pop-culture. We've got plenty of photos, plenty of captions, and the trauma is very, very real.Trauma. A word about the Colorado shooting.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You see, I have a unique insight into comics and violence. As a comics creator I have written war stories, violent stories, and I've even had an opportunity to play in the streets of Gotham City. But unlike my fellow writers and artists, at age nineteen I nearly died when a lone nut with a gun put a bullet into me.
For more details regarding the incident you can read this article published in Riverside's Press-Enterprise newspaper http://fav.me/d58o9ud . But all you really need to know is on a summer day in 1993 a man I'd never met believed he had the
Watercolor TechniquesWatercolor Techniques IWatercolor Techniques1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). You should go grab your tools now, because the next series of articles will be focusing on painting methods. I sincerely hope these will help you and wish you all happy painting!
Laying a wash
A wash is a large area in a watercolor painting where the paint flow and diffusion have been manipulated to efface individual brushstrokes. Within wash areas, color transitions are usually gradual and span analogous hues. Laying a wash is one of the most satisfying tasks in watercolor painting. Essentials of this s
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 4I'm back with my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while. Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Tilt-Shift, Customizing brush 2, Lens Flare, Mask Tool,.Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 46 months ago in Art Features More Like This
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big 1920 x 1080 px). I used Photoshop CC here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. But most of things may be the same in all PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials like this, so stay tuned. And if you like it, then you can fav this article. Thank you and enjoy. I hope it's helpful. More tutorials by me you can see in feature below.
Captain Stone Is MissingCaptain Stone Is Missing2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Captain Stone THE NEW BREED OF SUPERHERO? OR THE LAST ONE (POSSIBLY) STILL ALIVE?
CAPTAIN STONE IS MISSING
A Madefire motion book by Christina McCormack & Liam Sharp
Without going into all the wonderful enhancements (not only frame motion and dramatic juxtapositions, but also musical scoring and sound and flash effects) possible with the Madefire motion books process, it should be emphasized lest one get lost in all the bells and whistles that the actual
The Molestia Thing and Tumblr JusticeThe Molestia Thing and Tumblr Justice2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sexual exploitation is no joke, we all understand that. Having volunteered at a rape crisis center, I’ve heard heartbreaking stories and seen lives devastated by rape and sexual assault.
I applaud ANYONE concerned about these issues and willing to help with time and money. BUT trying to take down a tumblr about dirty jokes and ponies doesn’t amount to fuck-all. And sending someone money for a tee-shirt “supporting” taking down a tumblr about dirty jokes and ponies means even less than fuck-all.
If you want to lend assistance to something that matters, visit the websites of these 4-star rated charity organizations dealing with matters of rape, sexual exploitation, and women’s justice. Make a donation, volunteer your time, do something that MATTERS. Don’t be a tumblr warrior, be an actual hero and make a big damn difference.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Imagined Realms!!(Sorry for the double-post!! There was a glitch; didn't mean to do that)Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Imagined Realms!!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am very excited to announce that Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has created a new hand-blended perfume oil based on the "Scholars' Tower" artwork!
"Gleaming amber spheres, polished cedar and mahogany, sweet parchment, inks of frankincense ash, and soft plumes of incense."
The "Scholars' Tower" perfume oil is presented in a 5ml amber apothecary vial, and is available as follows:
$45: BPAL "Scholar's Tower" perfume oil blend + one 11x14" print of Scholar's Tower (plus digital rewards)$60: BPAL Scholar's Tower" perfume oil blend + one copy of Imagined Realms: Book 1 (plus digital rewards)$65: BPAL Scholar's Tower" perfume oil blend + one Signed copy of Imagined Realms: Book 1 (plus digital rewards)
1500 watchers RAFFLE! [CLOSED]update: All winners have been announced. will be sent a note soon!1500 watchers RAFFLE! [CLOSED]7 months ago in Personal More Like This
welp i'm starting the raffle now that i have some free time to judge the contest entry
the price list is:
P1. monocolor headshots: for 2 person
P2. paint headshot: for 2 person
How To Enter:
1. fave the journal
(just fave and you're in the entry list :3)
and if you don't mind, do share
28 july 2014
11 PM +7UTC
J-Pop Summit and Comic Con! :DIt's been a crazy busy summer with conventions and working on the Axent Wear headphones! I barely have time to work on anything else right now Q_QJ-Pop Summit and Comic Con! :D8 months ago in Personal More Like This
But anyway, I'll be at the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco's Japan Town this weekend 7/19-7/20th You can find me in the Kinokunia mall, on the 2nd floor near the elevators with books, prints, and more!
Come by and hang out! http://www.j-pop.com/2014/
I'm also honored to be part of deviantART's annual panels at San Diego Comic Con this year I look forward to seeing everyone again!
In the mean time, I've been working hard on making the 2nd prototype for the headphones. We are eager to release the Kickstarter as soon as possible. Once the headphones are on their way to production, I'll finally have time to finish the next Fisheye Placebo strip. I'm about half way done with the strip, though headphones have been keeping me very busy orz. But here's a preview of the next part!
Thanks for the support!
Creepy Pokemon Artwork: Chansey From HellCelebrate this week's launch of Pokemon X and Y with a daily dose of disturbing Pokemon artwork. The adorable Pokemon, Chansey, gets several creepy and realistic twists.Creepy Pokemon Artwork: Chansey From Hell1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
chansey by nastyjungle
Chanseydon Preview by Gumbogamer
No. 113 - Chansey by PokemonFromHell
Chanbra by SolaMontoya
Chansey by altered-worlds Chansey by OMGaMOOSE
Chansey and Ratata by lmerlo72
150+ project: chansey by edface
And some Pokemon fusion Chansey mashups:
Pokemon Fusion 4 - Eleggtrode by BonnyJohnElectresy by JosemonCosplay
Pokemon Fusion by eduardocatebPokeFusion - Geosey by kaj18
Pokemon Fusion: Psysey by SakuraSetsuna
Pasey by KinkoKitty
How to get better at artPeople keep asking me what programs i use, and what program is the best for drawing and what brushes i used for this artwork or that. Those are legitimate questions, sure, but not entirely accurate. There are differences between programs and brushes, but in the end, they are all tools. They are tools artists use to put their imagination onto a canvas. Just like a traditional artist can use 10 different brushes to paint an artwork, or just one single brush, digital art is the same in that regard. There is no one brush that can achieve an effect that none other can. Sure it's a little more difficult if you're using one brush type to draw everything, but not impossible. Artists might have hundreds of brushes in Photoshop but in truth, we use 2-5 brushes the most and those hundreds only in special cases. I personally use a hard brush and a soft brush for 90% of things, what i do change is the opacity and turn the pressure on and off, change the size etc.How to get better at art7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And the most common
FREE COMMISSION GIVEAWAY!Hello everyone!FREE COMMISSION GIVEAWAY!3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
since i'm in a very generous mood i decided to do an art giveaway!
The winner can ask me for a picture like a normal commission, but totaly free ^^
Normal commission rules apply, so either the canon or OC character must have an SFM model at the ready or i can't make it ^^'
HOW TO ENTER
Just leave a comment on this journal to enter, if you want an extra slot (which is like entering twice) just give me a Llama too!
I'll put all the names into a raffle-thing who will tell me the winner of the giveaway so everyone has a chance to win!
The winner will recieve a note and will be mentioned in the next journal, i'll let you guys know when you can't enter anymore!
Plz? Icons as emoticons.Lets make a plz! A plz is an inactive deviantart account used solely for its icon. They came about via the wish to further customise deviantart emoticons. Plz accounts usually end in the word plz, but not always.Plz? Icons as emoticons.6 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To use a plz, type :icon, then the name of the account, then :
So the full script looks like :iconACCOUNTNAME : (Without the space.
Plz's cover almost every emotion!
:iconimhappyplz: :iconimsarcasticplz: :iconbutbutplz: :iconimthinkingplz: :iconblankstareplz: :iconimshockedplz: :iconnotimpressedplz: :iconimhorrifiedplz: :iconimgrinningplz: :iconurnothappyplz: :iconimnothappyplz: :iconimmadplz: :iconexcitedflirtplz: :iconomgwhutplz: :iconidontthinksobetchplz: :iconsomethingstinksplz: :iconflirtplz: :iconcrosswalledplz: :iconimhighplz: :iconurhighplz: :iconhappyhitlerplz: :iconhitlershighplz: :iconiloveitplz: :iconwooooplz: :iconimnerdplz: :iconretardthinkingplz: :iconimpervyplz: :iconwthplz: :iconimskepticalplz: :iconimblushingplz: :iconvictoryplz: :ico
Problems?What problems?Well yes that is,in this period I am very happy!:iconyay-plz: and all this thanks to Dillon!:iconchuplz: you are so sweet and cute and everything who I can't say because I can't say all the good qualities of this world cause you have all of the good qualities.Is hard wait 4 years :iconsadfaceplz: but for you I try.Now all my problems are solved and I don't think to bad things only to you when I will be 18 years old I will finally stay with you and go to the Heaven,forever.In your arms cause there is the best place of the universe.I'll wait for go in Heaven cause they lost an Angel.You.But don't go in Heaven back cause the world needs you.Bye.Problems?What problems?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Robin Williams, Depression, and a Thank YouI honestly didn’t mean to come back so suddenly, but the news from earlier today just hit home very hard and I felt the need to say something to y’all.Robin Williams, Depression, and a Thank You7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Robin Williams Passes Away
Robin Williams passes away today at the relatively young age of 63. The earliest reports so far seem to confirm that it was a suicide by asphyxiation. He had been battling severe depression for quite some time now, and it seems that it ultimately did him in. Robin Williams was one of the first actors who’s career I began to follow as a kid, owing largely to his involvement in Disney’s Aladdin as the Genie.
I remember a story Stephen Spielberg told about when he was filming Schindler’s List. While over in Germany, Robin Williams would call Stephen up every night to tell him a joke because the story of Schindler’s List was so depressing and difficult to film Stephen needed the pick-me-ups.
It’s incredibly sad that Robin ultimately took his own life lik
not all about meTagged by my lovely Keytaronot all about me4 months ago in Personal More Like This
-----------• × • A L L A B O U T | M E • × •-------------
Single or taken: taken of the single market
Birthday: last day or March
Hair colour: white
Eye colour: blue/green
Are you straight/bisexual/gay?: I adore beauty.
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What kind of shampoo do you use right now?: silver shampoo from Lush. makes my hair smell like violets ♥
What are you listening to right now: Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
Who is the last person that called you?: no one calls me
How many buddies are online right now?: 3
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Foods: sushi like Keytaro