so about ravine.so...time to talk ravineso about ravine.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
the book tanked...
and i mean the book tanked hard.
we are talking about 5000% losses on effort versus profit XD
on book 2 i received profits that would usually pay for me making 5 pages of a comic. ravine was a 160 page book
so... where do i take it from here
do i quit?
the book is good. i have no doubts about that. book 2 is far better than book 1 and book 3 will surpass them both
but the facts are simple. the book never found an audience.
so i have made a decision
i will apply to ravine the same approach i have done with sunstone
true, i never had any intention of publishing sunstone and it was the fans demand that made me make that decision. and you know what?
fans stepped up!
in fact the way things are going there is a good chance i will in late 2015 onward focus on sunstone very intensively. fans have more than earned it, and for that they have my most sincere gratitude
and now, i am going to do the same with ravine.
death vigil out in julydeath vigil out in july2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so, this july i am starting death vigil, published by image/top cow. it will be a monthly series limited to three 8-issue arcs, so there is a definitive ending. with this i have learned some of the things about publishing independent comics, and i am planning a video with some tips after i summarize my experiences. hopefully it will prove helpful for others to get their stuff published
but apparently rule 1 is promote preorders. preorders are crucial for independent books as they define the print runs, and are crucial to the sucess of the book.. so.. as my far more experienced friends told me to do....
death vigil is preorderable ...pretty much in any place or webstore that carries US comics.
you can find an extensive preview to issue 1 and much more here
now, for some frequently asked questions
what about ravine? ron marz assured me that he will be
Please read - Thank you so much ^^To everyone who have supported me until now.Please read - Thank you so much ^^3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For all every fav+ comments watched featured and commissions,
Please know that I'm really grateful and there is more than a word to describe this.
I'm sorry that I don't have time to respond much like before.
But I really appreciate it. <3 ^_^
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I'm still working hard to improve and compete with myself.
I've learnt so much from many people I knew recently.
^^ I think we should realize that we are doing what we love and we should be happy.
Please don't compare yourself to anyone but your own.
As long as we are improving from what we were, it means we are closer to the goal.
I wish you all good luck and I hope you are doing well for what you do.
I'm cheering you ! Let's do our best.
Have a good day!
Take care of yourself.
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Commission contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
How to make your drawings better INSTANTLY.1) Look at one of your old crappy drawings.How to make your drawings better INSTANTLY.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2) Look at the drawing you're doing now.
Dafuq is dis.I've been paying close attention to the anime/manga section here on DA lately and it seems like there's been this invasion of good artists. Where the heck are they coming from? Like they just came out of nowhere. Dafooq.Dafuq is dis.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like 3/4 of what I'm seeing in the anime/manga section actually looks good. This isn't normal, vat is dis, I don't even...
Bleh. I just don't care anymore.Not really art related, but ugggh...I just have to get this off my back.Bleh. I just don't care anymore.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
People on here are so sensitive and I'm tired of going out of my way to please them. So for now on I'll just say whatever's on my mind, regardless of what kind of shitstorm it brings.
Shenko Fangirls, A Limited-Time GiftRaphael Sbarge sends this with his regards.Shenko Fangirls, A Limited-Time Gift4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The recording will be live until noon US EST on Sunday. After then, you can use this YouTube mirror version.
Yes, he did do a few mispronunciations, but let's give our favorite Canadian biotic a little slack.
Aquarius: Children Of The Celestial SeaAquarius: Children Of The Celestial Sea1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
AQUARIUS: Children of the Celestial Sea
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
The concept of Astrology or “study of the stars” has been around since the ancient world and can be traced as far back as the first dynasty of Mesopotamia.
For some the stars are a portent of the future and help inform one on the best course of action to take based on the stars’ alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and manneri
and now for something completely idiotic!and now for something completely idiotic!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
the few of you that got it are now pissing yourself with laughter XD
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
DeviantArtist Questionnaire1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?DeviantArtist Questionnaire6 months ago in Personal More Like This
1 year and a half as a deviant but I've been browsing this site since I was in highschool (2010-2011)
2. What does your username mean?
It's my real surname (my real name is Gabriel Picolo but IRL everyone knows me as "Picolo") so it was a very easy choice. It used to be "365DaysofDoodles" but I had to change it since that project ended on 1st January.
3. Describe yourself in three words.
Too much overthinking
4. Are you left or right handed?
Right handed. I can't draw shit with my left hand :- D
5. What was your first deviation?
The very beginning of the 365 Days of Doodles project. Is it too much of a coincidence if everything started with a cat?
Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To KnowThere's lots of awesome models on DA and lots of great places on the web to find pose reference and stock! Here's a little list of some great places to check out for some quality pose reference stock:Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To Know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
is a group I founded that accepts submissions of stock photos that are useful for pose reference. To be considered, the model must be wearing form fitting clothing or nude. There are separate folders for nude stock. Watching this group will result in quality pose reference stock appearing in your inbox!
You are here.
Non-nude female full body
Mostly male, mixed undies and nude. Some fem parts.
Her gallery is full of great female reference including some wonderful lying, reclining and sitting poses.
Small but useful gallery of plus size female model in form fitting clothing.
has a folder of
Collection: In The Shadow of DragonCollection: In The Shadow of Dragon1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In The Shadow of Dragons
"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
PE: Learning to paint with deviantArtA lot of people want to learn to draw and paint better but they just don't know where to start. You don't need an expensive art course to learn and progress, sometimes the answers are not far away. On DeviantArt, artists not only share their artworks but many of them are willing to share their working secrets, they create tutorials and FAQ journals or simply answer to your notes if you ask them. When you know what you want to improve, searching for a good tip gets even easier.PE: Learning to paint with deviantArt3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Improve your drawings & sketches
Improve your watercolor painting
Coven - The Master Race, Powers OptionalWatch depthRADIUSCoven - The Master Race, Powers Optional2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The FX Channel has just concluded the highly successful third season of its American Horror Story series.
Each season has featured its own stand-alone storyline, insuring against series stagnation and creating a story competition as the ever-ravenous horror audience eagerly awaits each season’s next outrageous attempt to top the last. Coven, the third entry in the series, a witchcraft genre entry, has not disappointed. Its star, Jessica Lange, was nominated for a Golden Globe. Critical reception, despite the considerable gory fx (envelope-pushing for net
Commisions, Art trades and RequestsOne of the most wonderful things of being a deviant is the fact of interaction with some very talented and creative individuals. Like that. Here in DA I have found great jobs with great people that constantly offer me challenges and input. As paid commissions it is a responsibility and discipline that I found pretty rewarding to accomplish.Commisions, Art trades and Requests3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then there are the art trades that allowed me to discover wonderful characters from other talented deviants,and let me rediscover my own characters as envisioned by fellow deviants.
Last but not least, there are the requests.I favor them a lot,because they show me how much my art pieces are appreciated and what are the most loved from them all.
Unfortunately I dont have time to make them all on time, as I would like. But never worry and just have one bit of patience, that all of those requests will be posted. Really those requests are very interesting and inventive. Thanks a lot for the input and appreciation.
Who are the Kethosi?More along the lines of who the fuck are the Blitzardi, but that's part of the question.Who are the Kethosi?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know something I might as well just talk about the Blitzardi, because these guys are the assholes of the universe.
My grandmother made sure I had a political opinion. And this is where the foundations of the Kethosi comes from. The Kethosi are in fact these anthropomorphic dragons from outer space. They are highly advanced, to the point of being gods basically. Their technology is basically, when Thor in the movie says: "Where I come from, magic and science are the same thing." Yeah, that's the Kethosi. They have a form of magic-science. And that's the best way I can explain it. It goes beyond our understanding.
They are a space opera. And Technomancy is handled like the Force, being mystical, magical, and the grounding basics of why these guys can piss on physics on a daily bases.
They range in height from 55 meters tall to friggin 80 meters.
'The Tourist' avalible for download!From :iconSantillanStudio:'The Tourist' avalible for download!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My name is Miguel Santillán, and I'm part of the group since some months ago, and I've enjoyed to be part of this community. Now I'd like to make a cordial invitation to all members of this group.
You see, many years ago, there was a project for a movie called "The Tourist", that unfortunately was never made. The story, written by Clair Noto in 1980, follows Grace Ripley, a beautiful corporate executive who happens to be an alien in disguise who seeks a way to get back to her home planet. Her search leads her to a secret alien world in the depths of Manhattan, a club known as The Corridor, where various aliens from all over the universe meet, have sex, and commiserate about being stuck on Earth.
The script was not for big audiences, definitely; hardly was going to be a commercial success because of its X rating elements, and was never into production. This screenplay has been called "the greatest scifi/horror movie never made" and for many
New Poll! Do you like non-human women?I like female non full human characters! I'm a big fan of science fiction, so I love those strong (and sometimes) alien women portrayed on Farscape, Lexx, Star Trek, Stargate..., or those badass mutants from some Marvel and DC comics.New Poll! Do you like non-human women?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But one of my favourite part on science fiction is the Cyberpunk part, I LOVE IT!!! I would really love to cosplay someday something related to cyberpunk. So I choose cyborgs (some more machine, other more human), I always wanted to be Pris from Blade Runner!
Do you like non-human women? (movies, comics, tvshows...) (Please, comment with your favourites!)
Link to poll here
DeviantArtist QuestionnaireDeviantArtist Questionnaire6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
For 4 years
2. What does your username mean?
Well this was a joke of my friend. She changed the Gender of one my character.
And the same thing she had done with his name. And I just loved it.
3. Describe yourself in three words.
kindly calm dreamer
4. Are you left or right handed?
5. What was your first deviation?
I am not sure... probably this
Marceline pumpkinMy girlfriend carved a pumpkin for her workplace. *_*Marceline pumpkin3 years ago in Personal More Like This
HAI GUYZ! (No Seriously This is an Update :P)Just letting you know that I don't have much time for fun stuff this year. I have a lot of work to do concerning internships and portfolio building.HAI GUYZ! (No Seriously This is an Update :P)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I might resume the Bionicle project during the summer. As of now it will remain on hiatus.
I do think you'll see a 2011-2012 sketch dump though (as I'm always sketching) and you'll probably see a Toa-Mata Wallpaper soon. Unfortunately, you likely wont see any long term rendered and polished work for a while due to focus being placed on my professional site.
What I plan to do for bionicle is a portrayal of Makuta and Matanui as mythological iconography, such as
and a redesign of a Bohrok, TakaNuva and a Rahkshi.
This, however, is a reduction of what i originally planned to do.
I obviously bit off more thanI could chew.
For example I will not be doing the Toa Nuva. Knowing how much time it took to create the original six...I'm not doing them again, lol. Keep an eye open Just in case they ap
Time Traveling While You SleepTime Traveling While You Sleep1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Time Traveling While You Sleep
By istickboy & Truepicturesinc
Time Travel in a Time of Regret
An Experiment with Time is a long essay by the Irish aeronautical engineer J. W. Dunne (1875–1949) on the subjects of precognition and the human experience of time.
John William Dunne was an Irish aeronautical engineer and author. In the field of parapsychology, he achieved a preeminence through
[!] :: RULES ::[!] :: RULES ::1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Joining ✦ Rules ✦ History ✦ Name List ✦ Member List ✦ Try-Outs
[ RESPECT ]
Respect is a huge thing here at RT. "Treat others how You would want to be treated!" Disrespected people will not be allowed here. This would include name calling, bullying, pushing others around, etc. We will not go around punishing others without proof however. The admins would need a screenshot of the scene and we would need to hear both sides of the story, because we would want to be fair. This rule also go for