The Inherent Degeneracy of GamergateIn a world where unarmed, innocent people are murdered freely by authority figures, slavery is at an all-time high, someone opens fire on an American school almost every month and people die from inadequate, needlessly overpriced health care, some people think the biggest and most upsetting issue in our society is about video game opinions.The Inherent Degeneracy of Gamergate6 months ago in Personal More Like This
And, unfortunately, these people create a serious issue. Despite the fact that they rally around a fundamentally trivial and pointless cause, their furious and aimless harassment of others has become something worth talking about.
If you ask a Gamergater, they'll tell you that their fight is over "dishonesty in journalism." That's a pretty big fight. Journalistic bias has convinced Americans that climate change might not even be happening, that minorities commit more crime than whites and that we actually have any reason to be dropping bombs on the Middle East. Mainstream media is a clusterfuck of biases and sensationali-wait, what's that? Ga
The Call of Cthulhu (for beginning readers)Howdy friends,The Call of Cthulhu (for beginning readers)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There has been an exciting development!
A couple of months ago, the folks at Chaosium Inc. [ http://www.chaosium.com/ ], the publishers of the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, confirmed their desire to publish The Call of Cthulhu (for beginning readers). When I received word I immediately began revising the now almost two-year-old text and illustrations to ensure that the print version is of the highest possible quality. I am currently about a third of the way through this process, and thought it would be good time to let you all know that the oft-requested dead tree edition of this story looks like it is actually becoming a reality.
I continue to be grateful for the encouragement of the folks around here, and I look forward to updating you all with any further news as it arrives.
In the meantime, I'm posting up the pages of The Statement of Randolph Carter (for beginning readers) I was working on when the word came through from Ch
happy sunstone day XDso the book came out today,happy sunstone day XD6 months ago in Personal More Like This
i am currently up to my eyeballs in finishing the next one, should be up in 2 days
and then the last one by years end
for those who asked for digital version comixology has it
don't ask me why it is the same price as printed one... i'm just as baffled by that practice
anyhoo, merry christmass, happy holidays, oh and here are some reviews
Introduction to zBrush!Hey guys!, I've received tons of messages asking for zBrush tutorials so here is the first one. I use this in some of my paintings quite a bit so maybe this will be of some help if you've never touched it before! Let me knowIntroduction to zBrush!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so this just got tweeted XDhttps://twitter.com/ImageComics/status/533321433343348736so this just got tweeted XD8 months ago in Personal More Like This
TransgenderSo ... yeah ... Finally ... Im here writting this <3Transgender2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I will explain a little all this .. whole process and how many times had thought of doing this ...
Before I birth, my father always wanted a boy in the family .. (at the end we were 3 girls) I been the first to born, so...my father had insisted on treating me like a boy, football ... cars ... I think the only Barbies I had were for my grandmother, even that I never got to play with them a while. Finally I grew up with these hobbies, especially football, and my behavior wasn't very feminine, in fact, I always was called "tomboy" and I ignored them...yes, I was in my "yupi" world you know x'D... and later it wasn't only football.. basketball too. I wasn't very good at school x'D
The fact is that at age 14, I lost my "father". Since I was little I was always very close to my grandparents and i live in his house since then, my parents and I have never been so close, my grandparents are my "parents" .. and .. when I lost
Details on the Cassandra Cain Black Bat outfitDon't mind this journal entry, I'm mainly typing this up to reference to when I upload some good photo's after Fan Expo on Saturday.Details on the Cassandra Cain Black Bat outfit3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My main references for Cass' Black Bat were from Red Robin 25 http://static.tumblr.com/yl0t4fw/j7Om0cetj/red_robin_25.jpg (Can we just have more stories of Cass and Tim working together please? You know... if DC ever actually BRINGS CASS BACK?) and Gates of Gotham.
I'm planning to do Cass' Batgirl outfit as well (I'm so excited!), but my sewing skills are really lacking, and so I wanted to practice by sewing Black Bat first (easier, in my opinion).
So here are some details on the costume:
I've actually been trying to grow my hair out, since I've always had it at shoulder length or shorter, so I decided against cutting my hair for this.
Also, I prefer using wigs whenever I cosplay.
I pretty much just bought a simple black wig, and cut and styled it.
At the moment, I have to restyle it, as I'm unsatisfied with how it looks. :/
Saturday CI Featuring*News*Saturday CI Featuring4 years ago in Personal More Like This
since you already saw this is Saturday's featuring Sunday and Monday will come later this day
Sunday Featuring in the afternoon
Monday Featuring in the evening
just a warning we're having 4 journals today
we're sorry and tomorrow that's not going to happen
Creation-inspiration Journal Featuring
* HOW TO GET in this journal feature list
simple just comment on the link below show us their the deviation or deviations you want to have feature.
*note if you link us more then one link both will be feature but it can take some time when the other will be feature
hope you understand that .
Comment here the link you want to have in the journal featuring
Why Paint Missing Children?A little girl I knew was abducted.Why Paint Missing Children?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was very affected emotionally, and when I looked around my home town in the following days, I finally noticed all of the little fliers asking for help finding missing children. ( In America there are 1,500 missing child cases open every day. The fliers are often printed on the backs of coupons and are distributed as junk-mail.)
I just began saving the fliers, and after a year had a drawer full of them: Disposable mailers with tiny monochrome photos of missing children. It didn't seem right that these faces were so small and bland.
One night, out of nowhere, I was inspired to paint a full color portrait from one of the cards. As an artist, the question was this: How does a person paint a portrait of a missing child? I could not just approach it like an illustration. I could not just go about it as if it were a polite painting.
I began by putting away my brushes. They were too smooth. Too pretty. Too controllable. Instead, I began using palette knives
just watchhttp://demonml.tumblr.com/post/116152646466 just...just watch thisjust watch3 months ago in Personal More Like This
OPEN FOR COMMISSIONS -Finally open for commissions -OPEN FOR COMMISSIONS -1 month ago in Personal More Like This
So, let's talk business - Please read the following information carefully. Everything you will need to know can be found here:
First things first - If you're looking for a drawing to be done within a week-2 weeks, that's not likely to happen! I am always busy, always working on something. I approach each creation as a personal one, putting all my heart and effort into it, and that takes time. That is also why most of you might think that I charge too much, but I'm not one to sell myself short and I can guarantee you the best, highest quality result from a passionate artist that will make every bit of your money worth.
As I mentioned above I draw almost anything but there a few things I will not draw - Anything that might be conceived as racism. Any display of pre-teen characters in any sexual or sensual form! There will be no displays of an extreme hardcore pornography, no violence display for the purpose of killing another person, no politics, and no ant
Awesome Pic of the DayAwesome Pic of the DayAwesome Pic of the Day2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every once in awhile, I come across a picture that takes my breath away. My DeviantART page has been kinda bland recently, so I thought it would be cool to dedicate a section of it to feature these awesome pics. You'll find it under a section called Awesome Pic of the Day. It's much easier and quicker to post these, and I'll try to keep it updated daily or as close to it as I can get. If you think it's a good idea, let me know, and I'll keep it around. I'll archive the history of pictures in this journal entry.
About Today's Pic
This basically sums up my time in orchestrahttp://demonml.tumblr.com/post/113185176521/the-leader-in-red-johncougar-weirdvvolfThis basically sums up my time in orchestra4 months ago in Personal More Like This
i am seriously getting twitchy here XDjust so you know, if you all think you can't wait for chapter 5, try wondering what it's like for me! XDi am seriously getting twitchy here XD4 months ago in Personal More Like This
i have 3 massive bomb moments in it
1 the obvious one which comes at the very end
2 ally and lisa figuring out their glitch
the big one that i have been building up for 4 chapters now XD
why is alan an asshole XD
seriously, i am shaking with glee here XD
trust me, it will be fun!
and till then...
slightly incorrect names for foodshttp://demonml.tumblr.com/post/117235683306/joshpeck-yrbff-20-slightly-incorrect-names-forslightly incorrect names for foods2 months ago in Personal More Like This
its 11:30 pm and I lost it a pringles
NaNo ResourcesI'm no good at preparing ahead of time, but I feel like I need to. So, I've started collecting resources to help me do just that. And it seemed like something that might help more people than just me, so here's what I've got so far! Please let me know if there are other resources you swear by, I'll happily add them to my list.NaNo Resources4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Don't forget that if you're having trouble finding any particular resource, there's also a Helpful Resources & Sites forum on the NaNoWriMo site where you can post a thread and hope someone else has good ideas. (No, Camp doesn't have its own forum, all links to forums from the Camp NaNoWriMo site all go to the larger site. There is an area of the NaNo forums devoted to Camp, however.)
Update: I'm just going to throw this out there... a friend linked me to Jim Butcher's blog about how h
Elements of a Good StoryThanks so much to everyone who's joined the group so far and all of you who participated in this week's discussion! There were some great insights into what makes a good story.Elements of a Good Story2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I listed off everything mentioned, and it's really cool to see how many of you said the same things. To me, this suggests good storytelling isn't as subjective as it universal. Here's a chart I made of everything brought up and how many of you mentioned the same thing:
Almost all of you said a good story makes you feel something. I've always considered this to be the most important aspect of storytelling, and so have many other storytellers. Teresa Strong-Wilson said, "Language is felt before being understood; it is also felt in order to be understood." I think the same can be said of stories.
Aristotle proposed that, in order to pursued someone, you need to appeal to them on three levels:
5 Ways to Create Opportunities with Bobby Chiu5 Ways to Create Opportunities with Bobby Chiu5 Ways to Create Opportunities with Bobby Chiu2 months ago in Personal More Like This
by Bobby Chiu & Flynn Ringrose
1 - "No" really means "Not right now."
One of the most important things I’ve learned about opportunities is that the people that receive the most, and I’m counted in this, are the people that don't take no as final. We’re okay with getting a harsh no, or a few of them. When rejection happens, learn to put a smile on your face, go back, reassess, and come back with a new approach or completely new portfolio. If you know in your heart that you are willing to take ten harsh rejections without giving up, then most likely you won't have to.
2 - Don’t sit waiting for your ship to come in.
One thing I see all the time that I think is unfortunate is that many artists wait and wait for the perfect job. Here’s my advice for that, just go and do it! Just go pretend. One of the things that helped me starting out before we did Alice in Wonderland, was pretending that
Story of Putting on Kneesock and Limo Prank***WARNING: THIS IS A SUPER LONG AND DETAILED POST!***Story of Putting on Kneesock and Limo Prank4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I get a lot of questions on how waselreins and I did the body makeup for our demon sisters cosplays. So here I'll tell ya'll how we did it, in addition to the whole story about the limo entrance. With pictures!!
On Saturday morning, I woke up at 5 AM to get ready for Kneesock. The limo was going to pick us up at 12:45 PM and I had to help the others get ready so I woke up the earliest to do as much of myself as I could. After the necessary prepping (shower/wash face/brush teeth/moisturize) I put in my contacts and wig cap first.
I used Ben Nye MagiCake Aqua Paint in red for my face and ears. I was told afterwards it's pretty bad for your skin so next time I'm gunna use Kryolan or Mehron, but for Fanime Ben Nye worked perfectly fine for me. Here's a bit more info on it here: http://stageandtheatermakeup.com/bnmagiaq.htm
Instead of water to spray onto the red makeup I used LiquiSet and a foundation brush to apply it to my face.
CommissionsHello everyone,Commissions5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The last couple of days several watchers asked me if I am still open to do commissions.
The answer is yes but recently I deleted the journals containing information about commission work.
This was done since they were outdated but also because for some time I was not able to work on anything due to real life issues.
Now to the real information concerning prices and so on. Basically I will do this based on the complexity of the drawing. Obviously there is a base guideline that can be found down here:
Of course these are open for discussion depending what you want. Samples can be found in my gallery.
Payment is via paypal and is to be received after completion of the starting sketch. After payment the final product will be made. Why this way you might ask? This is because of past experiences. This works the best since both parties can get everything sorted out before the final product is made.
Thats it for now. Agai
Taking Art Trades and RequestsIt's summertime, I'm bored and haven't been drawing.Taking Art Trades and Requests3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I'll be taking art trades and requests to get back into the swing of things.
Who wants one? ;D
1. :iconDarkLordZil: Orange Striped Velociraptor with wings.
2. :iconRayO-ElGatubelo: Janet Mouse.
3. :iconCyberTails63: Undecided yet.
4. :iconadhchopper: Undecided yet.