To inspire.(Little long, but hopefully you'll read)To inspire.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first sold LMS to Paramount, a lot of people asked me: "How much money did you get?" "You're probably rich now, right?"
I mean, the solid gold mansion I bought was just a little gift to myself...but...
Ever since I was little, I've known I wanted to draw. From the day my parents put a pencil in my hand, this was my future. I just knew it, I had that gut feeling. So I stuck to it, and thankfully it took me to heights I'd have never imagined possible. Now with my new book Redemption heading off to studios soon for a hopeful movie package, I can't wait to see where this new road takes me.
That said, there's something else that tops all of this.
The other night I went out to visit my girlfriend's cousin and her family. Incredibly kind people with very sweet kids. Other than the two parents, there were 3 kids, but the one who caught my interest was the eight-year old boy, Diego.
Diego, shy, tiny, slender, reminded me of myself when I was his a
Pilot: SHOEDEAR SHOE,Pilot: SHOE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE A SHOE.
THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT NOT BEING A SHOE BECAUSE IN MY MIND YOU ARE ONE AND THAT IS MOST UNFORTUNATE.
AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU CONCEPTUALIZED AS A SHOE IN MY IMAGINATION YOU SHALL REMAIN AS SUCH.
THIS MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER ALL PEOPLES AND OBJECTS CAN BE CONCEPTUALIZED AS SHOES AND THUS BECOME SUCH, GRANTING ME ABSOLUTE POWER OVER THEM. DOES SNIPPY HAVE A CLEVER ARGUMENT? NO HE DOESN'T, HE'S A SHOE. SHOES CAN'T HAVE CLEVER ARGUMENTS.
I FEEL LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS UNDER MY CONTROL, NOW THAT YOU ARE ALL SHOES. I NO LONGER HAVE TO ANSWER TO MY REGRETS AND PAST MISTAKES BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY SHOES.
I WAS EVEN ABLE TO PAINT PHOTOSHOP IN PURPLE COLOR (TO PLEASE CAPTAIN) AND SHE DIDN'T EVEN PUT UP A PROPER FIGHT BECAUSE I IMAGINED HER AS A SHOE.
MAYBE I CAN IMAGINE THE
No Excuses: My Idea isn't perfect yet...Well then I guess we'll be waiting forever then because no idea is perfect.No Excuses: My Idea isn't perfect yet...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is one of the biggest problems people have when trying to start their comic. They have this fabricated notion that the story and/or art have to be the perfect before you can even start. Well, I have news for you... that's not how it works.
All of your favorite comics, books, movies, and video games did not start out the way they ended up being published. The creator wrote down their idea. Then revised it, changed it, came up with new ideas half way through until what was produced simply resembled the original idea. It was perfected through its creation, not prior to it. This is especially true with comic books. Comic book series, especially long running series, go through a long and slow change as the creator(s) figure out who the characters are and how they live, and even what they look like. And the more they work on their comic, the better it gets. (especially art.)
The two examples I love giving i
RoF Feature: Into the RealmRoF Feature: Into the Realm10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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The Legend of BlackjackBasically, this is a twisted legend built from rumor of BJ and crew, sorta like how BJ keeps exaggerating the stable dweller but with negative connotations. Likely told by ponies far away enough to know of Hoofington and its evil and yet not know or heard from anyone that's actually met the group (perhaps even outside of DJ PON3's broadcast range).The Legend of Blackjack3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Legend of Blackjack (also known as "Nothing good could EVER come from Hoofington!")
There's a rumor in the wasteland, a legend to be told
Of a fearless group of ponies broken, bleak and cold
They hail from cursed Hoofington, the source of all that's bad
And if any call them heroes I tell you they're barking mad!
They are led by a reaper forged by killing her own kind
Hailing from the massive grave that once was ninety nine
She isn't quite a pony, she isn't quite machine
No greater force of chaos has this wasteland ever seen!
When you see the cyber mare you should be filled with dread
She'll geld you with her vicious claws and can'
FoE:PH:MO MishmashCombination of skits I've written that I either didn't put up here or haven't previously put up at all.FoE:PH:MO Mishmash3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Psychoshy: "So, why do you all eat together? It's not like there's anything decent to eat that doesn't come prepackaged."
Rampage: "Eh, debatable, but Glory likes to cook so we indulge her. I've got to warn you, though; her cooking is a bit of a minefield, so you have to be careful to pick out the stuff that will kill you bef-"
Psychoshy: "Yeah, yeah, whatever. Look, I'm taking this one." *sits between Rampage and Blackjack and yoinks BJ's plate.*
Blackjack: "Hey, I was eating-"
Psychoshy: *downs a spoonful of something* "Hmm not ba-" *instantly turns full-body green and turns to Rampage with wide eyes, her cheeks bulging*
Rampage: *puts up a hoof and spins Psychoshy in her chair so that she's facing the opposite direction*
Psychoshy: "Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Blaaaaaaaaaaagh! Blaaaaaagh! Huff huff BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!" *falls off her chair and la
Metal Horns and Red Wire DreadlocksOr - Making it When you Least Expect itMetal Horns and Red Wire Dreadlocks1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Who knows when you're going to hit the zeitgeist, and suddenly your world changes in way you could never predict?
I was 20 years old and messing up everything in a monumental way. I'd had my heart broken, failed to stay focused on work, and run up a ton of debts. I was drinking Falstaffian quantities, and doing pretty much all I could to avoid facing into my own reality. My electricity was cut off, then my phone. Instead of collecting rent from my lodger I got drunk with him on a fairly nightly basis.
I needed to face it - I was a mess.
I returned to London aged 21 with a ten pound note in my pocket and a dear friend prepared to put me up while I got back on my feet. Brian West was a cartoonist and writer then, and together we tried numerous things to bring in money and put beer and food in our bellies. We spent our weekends getting up at 4.30am to secure a slot at Campden Market where we drew caricatures. We planned magical comedy skits f
Charles snippy: TRANSFERENTRY: 377:Charles snippy: TRANSFER3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For several months of torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", all while I kept sending applications to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, to get away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away from cities and transmitter towers that were slowly frying my brain.
Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.
These changes must have been so gradual that no single generation was able to protest it.
Everyone was happily, playfully, and joyfully ignoring the world outside o
Since I can't submit this to my galleryI'll post it here in a journal.Since I can't submit this to my gallery1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Basically remembered that I liked this pic of Nayru from Oracle of Ages while I was working on dicerolls, so I edited it.
Preview of Last Man Standinghttp://conceptartworld.com/?p=23929Preview of Last Man Standing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gonna be a fun book, check it out. Lots of new stuff in it as well.
Hot Topic DA Art Theft...Maybe?Changed User AgreementsHot Topic DA Art Theft...Maybe?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
You know what I hate about companies? The fact that they can, effectively, take their user agreements and update them without your consent. Thus changing the rules to something you’ve already signed long long ago. I signed up for DA 10 years ago but I’ve never once been asked to agree to the frequently new Terms of Service Agreements they keep updating.
Recently it’s been called to our attention that now DA can license your work, even fanart, off to other companies for a profit. DA gets licensing money, the product makers get money off the merch they sell... but the artist gets nothing. Worse yet, DA doesn’t even need to ask you for permission to do so.
This recently came to our attention in a big way when DA user :iconrismo: discovered that his Adventure Time fanart was being sold on Hot Topic without his knowledge. http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Adventure+Time+In+The+Rain+T-Shirt-10171581.jsp
Saccstry feature!One thing that's been annoying me for a while is how little watchers :iconsaccharinestrychnine: has. Like, her art is about a million times better than mine and it makes me angry that most of you guys are watching me and not her so go fix this mistake now because everyone needs saccstry art popping up in their deviations.Saccstry feature!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So here is a feature of her amazing art, which will make my profile look much better as well as hopefully give her some of the attention she deserves!!
Really, go watch her now. Every drawing she does is more amazing than the last, dkfjsdflk
WARNING. THERE IS A HACKER ON DA.Hey guys, There have been new users with stupid User names going around and saying:WARNING. THERE IS A HACKER ON DA.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Nice! Check this out: (link removed)"
Along with a link. These are UserBots that will harm you. And I warn you, DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK! It'll take you to a pornography website that may contain harmful viruses that could kill your computer.
PLEASE, Spread this around Deviantart! So we can Warn young users, And All Deviants About this!
Thanks, if you spread this!
Today, I received such a comment on my latest upload. And guess what? I clicked on it. I thought, "Oh, it's just some dumb kid desperate to promote their work".
Thankfully, I didn't get that far. As always, when you're about to leave the site, there's the screen that says "Careful! Out there be monsters!" or something like that. In this case, I didn't have the option to go to the site. Well, I did, but I hesitated because it looked suspicious. After a few seconds, that screen saved me with a nice big fat "FORBIDDEN".
Good Lord, this is just li
Hey you!I miss you.Hey you!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Got some art coming, like 3 new big LMS paintings.
I wish we hung out more, but I don't have anything truly new to show.
That said, Comic Con is going to be big, and I hope to meet some of you guys.
More soon. Love you...you have not been forgotten.
To follow more: https://www.facebook.com/DANLUVISIART
World Cup 2014World Cup 20148 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Well done, Germany!
Can you believe the World Cup is over? What were your favorite moments? Which charming players will you remember most?
Neymar was definitely a standout player to me!
Fantastic artwork by apfelgriebs!
I am going to keep an eye out for more World Cup fan art! Please link me to any pieces you'd like to see included.
[CLOSED!] Thank you 2nd year+10k watchers raffle!The raffle is closed![CLOSED!] Thank you 2nd year+10k watchers raffle!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thank you for entering - the lucky winner will be announced soon with the final product!
Hi to my old watchers as well as the new ones!
So today's exactly 2 years since I made this new account. I also noticed that it reached 10,000+ watchers up till today and here i'm like, "Ho shiz.... what's going on here :iconunseenplz:"
I know it must have been the pantsus that lead you all here /shot
I know i'm not a really good person because I don't reply to all the comments and only draw stuff I want to draw most of the time, but I want to thank all who have been kind and gave lots of support.
Therefore, I thought I'd do a small raffle. The prize will be a pixel doll + food something like this:
Unfortunately, since i'm still busy with lots of commissions and IRL events, there will be only 1 lucky winner.
Yeah it's small, but I want to show so
Devious Journal EntryTaken from :iconvaalka:Devious Journal Entry6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Choose one of your OCs.
2. Your OC must answer every question as truthfully as possible.
3. Journal title should be "OC Interview".I do what I want
4. When you're done, tag as many people as you wish.
5. Have fun!!
1. Hi! What's your real name and nickname?
"Vera Astafurov. But everyone tends to call me Spades."
2. Interesting... what's your current age?
3. Uh-huh. What's your favorite food?
4. And your favorite drink?
" Vodka, though I'm not a drunkard. But if you'd like a different answer, then this very old brand of energy drink called Mountain Dew. Such little left of it "
5. Confession time! Who's your crush/lover?
6. Aww! Have you kissed yet?
"O_O..." *punches you across the face* " I said I didn't have one!"
7. Classic question! What's your favorite color?
" Black, Red, Blue."
8. Who's your favorite author?
CAPTAIN: THE LETTERDEAD GIANT PYLON/CAT OVERLORDS,CAPTAIN: THE LETTER3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I WAS MOST PERTURBED/DISTURBED/ANNOYED/JAXTAPOSED TO DISCOVER THAT OUR LOVELY UNIVERSE IS SHRINKING!
AS A CONSTITUENT OF THE UNIVERSE AND HIGHLY RESPECTABLE REPRESENTATIVE OF PLANET EARTH AND KING OF THE NATION OF CAPTANIA, I FIND THIS UNSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT UNNACEPTABLE AND MUST INSIST THAT YOU TAKE ACTION TO RETURN THE UNIVERSE TO ITS RIGHTFUL SIZE OR AT LEAST PREVENT ANY FURTHER REDUCTIONS.
I KNOW, YOU THINK IT'S OKAY, THE UNIVERSE IS INFINITE, AND YOU THINK YOU CAN JUST IGNORE THIS ISSUE IN HOPES THAT IT WILL GO AWAY.
HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO MY CALCULATIONS, THE END OF THE UNIVERSE IS INEVITABLE AND WE HAVE ONLY 60 CYCLES LEFT AT BEST, MAYBE 80 UNTIL OUR UNIVERSE CEASES TO EXIST ENTIRELY, IT'S ENERGY PERMANENTLY SHIFTING INTO ANOTHER STATE OF EXISTENCE.
OH BEHALF OF THE PEOPLES OF CAPTANIA (POPULATION: 4) I APPEAL TO YOUR HYPER-GALACTIC-MIND TO CONSIDER MY CASE AND HAVE IT REVIEWED BEFORE THE END O
How to work as erotic artist in DAHi dear watchers and lovely people!How to work as erotic artist in DA10 months ago in Personal More Like This
As you know, RHEMORA was suspended for two weeks because of "resubmission of works that have been removed", so he'll be back soon, don't worry!
Due to the last journal that I shared with you, I noticed that there are at least another 10 erotic artists who were banned too. WHAT?! O.o
Yeah! So please be careful with your submissions and your comments and descriptions!
If you let me say something, I want so share some advices with you, so you have a little less troubles! (And trust me, I passed for this a lot of times, so I know what I'm talking about!) If you could spread the word to other erotic artists I'd appreciate it! <3
1. USE THE MATURE TAG IN YOUR MATURE SUBMISSIONS. DA is a safe place, yay! And there are children who can see your pic! So please please plase if you don't want troubles, this is the basic rule. If you have a naked woman or a naked guy, mark as mature.
2. DON'T SUBMIT TOO EXPLICIT WORKS! Even if you think that it's
Chaaaaange?“Why don’t you launch a Kickstarter campaign?”Chaaaaange?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
“Have you heard of Patreon?”
“Why doesn’t your site have a Donate button?”
Put simply, I have this (evidently archaic) opinion that; if you want to make money, you have to do the work first. I don’t like the idea of taking money off people unless they get something for it immediately, not [insert timeframe here] down the line. It feels like a scam. That’s why I produce all those cheap digital comics: to finance my larger projects (and which is why I get pissed off when I find them being distributed freely online, because it slows everything down).
Even for large projects, like video-games that only have a niche audience and which big publishers won’t ever assist: I don’t see crowd funding as a particularly good way to go about getting production capital. I prefer the early release approach, such as that Mojang took with Minecraft.
No complete product? Giv
funficon day in the lands of the barn manga kiina was trilling upon the grassesfunfic2 years ago in Personal More Like This
when she supposed upon the great lord an saviour edicktarts
she sais un2 him "will u plz shove ur qt 3.14 greasy farts down muh anoose?"
edicktarks took off his mash an dit was a sanics asshole
and it upend up
he then yulled GOTTA GO FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUST
o reveal a BLACK HOLE (oh noe plot tweest)
and hes let loose the greates fart down kiinas throat ever created
the forse of the poop was so great it causeded gerat earthquakes around the barn mangas
and that was how bran manguh lost its virginity
The Music Memekadvas tagged me in this music meme challenge and it ended up being really fun! This is the original post of the meme template:The Music Meme4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I picked the KPs for this challenge and envisioned what they would do if a particular tune started playing.
While this meme was difficult to do (because you can only draw within the time frame of the song that's playing), some ridiculous, fun ideas came out of it. Judge all you want on my song choices, my iTunes has tracks since I was in middle school so there's lots of anime and video game OSTs, JPOP, and others.
(I had a feeling one of the songs was going to be a silly track and it happened to be the LAST ONE.)
Now tagging friends:
Collection: The Allure of a Red DressCollection: The Allure of a Red Dress2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Allure of a Red Dress
Maybe it’s being the color of blood that makes red such a strong color, especially when displayed in public. It is exotic–a matador’s cape, or a vampire’s, or a flamenco dancer’s skirts. Most women have their “little black dress” for evening’s out. Black tells no secrets. It’s on the occasion of the “red dress” that we suddenly wonder what’s on the someone’s mind.
The message of “red” in novels, films and music is passion barely controlled, of sexual temptation. It is a flashing warning light. Plastic surgery made John Dillinger
Cesar Millan? (personal opinion on the guy)What do you guys think of Cesar Millan or 'The Dog Whisperer'?Cesar Millan? (personal opinion on the guy)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Been watching some videos and been having some debates about his methods of training (which to me, being someone how has and does train dogs, are not as bad as people think).
The controversy that he hits/punches dogs or even uses tooth collars and shock collars is just stupid to me as well. He never comes on the show saying 'we're going to use this shock collar to control your dog', if anything he tries to discourage the use of these things for control of bad behaviors, showing owners they can gain control and stop bad behavior easily, without painful tools.
The fact remains that if a dog is aggressive and ready to hurt another dog or a human NOTHING will stop it, not a shock collar, not a choke chain, not a spike/tooth collar, or even a gate/fence. So the 'tools' used mean nothing, it's about presence, making the dog realize you are not a threat but you are also not a pushover.
His methods do work when done properly and wi