30 Day Autumn Challenge30 Day Autumn Challenge30 Day Autumn Challenge1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Day 1: Leaves Changing Colors
Day 2: Sweaters
Day 3: Pumpkins
Day 4: Leaf Piles
Day 5: Orange
Day 6: Scarves
Day 7: Cuddling to keep warm
Day 8: Fireplace
Day 9: Thanksgiving
Day 10: Halloween
Day 11: Apple Cider
Day 12: Scarecrow
Day 13: Carving/Painting Pumpkins
Day 14: Frosty
Day 15: Rainy Day
Day 16: Cloudy Day
Day 17: Chilly Nights
Day 18: Blankets
Day 19: Boots
Day 20: Scented Candles
Day 21: Foggy Windows
Day 22: Misty Mornings
Day 23: Candy Corn
Day 24: Harvesting
Day 25: Flannel Shirts
Day 26: Hot Chocolate
Day 27: Playing in the Corn Maze
Day 28: Woolen Mittens
Day 29: Bonfires
Day 30: The First Snowy Night
Drawing FAQDrawing FAQ4 years ago in Comedy More Like This
EDIT: This is REALLY LONG, so feel free to search for the question you want answered by hitting Ctrl+F to bring up your browser's search function. Any and all insults contained herein are for comedic purposes only (except when I'm addressing excessively stupid people, in which case, they started it. I find ignorance offensive. Even my own). If it helps, I get tired of being cruel about a quarter of the way in, and although I'm still quite sarcastic after that, I'm at least informative. You may have better luck just looking at my tutorials. More pictures, less sarcasm.
My Drawing FAQ AKA The Long-Winded Philosophy Of Pencil Drawings
Q. Can I ask you a quick question?
A. I guess, but make it snappy. I'm pretty busy.
Q. You're just sitting there... and spinning around in your swivel chair.
A. That is not true! I'm also trying to balance a pencil on my lip. Anyway, what may be perceived as staring slack-jawed into space, or gawking at screenc
This Art Is ShitIf I knew then what I knew now, maybe I might have appreciated my work a little more.This Art Is Shit4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
I always used to compare myself to the other artists that I would see, artists much older than me, with the training and the experience I didn't have. It didn't seem to matter to me where they came from, just that they where good and I was not. If I had understood at the time that someday, with perseverance, study and practice that I too might be ask good as them, maybe I might have worked a little harder, studied a little more and not been so down on myself.
Now I look back on a lot of the artists who were my idols, megabytes worth of their art saved to my ancient drive in the basement for reference and inspiration. I realize, they really weren't that good. Some of them were actually quite bad. At any given time, if your art sucks to you or even thousands of other people, it is amazing to someone and you are inspiring someone else by sharing it with them.
If it seems like you are not improving at all
So You Want to Make a KHR OC 1-- Appearance, etc.So You Want to Make a KHR OC?So You Want to Make a KHR OC 1-- Appearance, etc.3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A mostly complete guide to making OCs that will fit into the KHR canon
Welcome and let me congratulate you on the brilliant decision to read this guide. Perhaps you recently got into Katekyo Hitman Reborn! and want to make a fan character (or OC) for the series. Perhaps you've already made one (or twenty), but feel you could do better. Perhaps you have found your OC(s) discussed on various Tumblr blogs and want to revise your character(s) so that doesn't happen again. Perhaps you are simply curious about the show and have an actual social life, so that dedicating so much of your time to researching Katekyo Hitman Reborn! is both silly and unfeasible. Whatever the reason, this guide should tell you most everything you need to know.
This is NOT a Mary Sue test! As always with guides to "creative" works, this guide must be taken with a grain of salt. In the end, what matters the most is that you create a character that you enjoy working with. However,
Writing 302: Action in PanelsYou may think this is solely up to the illustrator of the book but in fact it's actually a shared responsibility between writers and pencillers.Writing 302: Action in Panels4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Camera Angles and Storytelling through Panels
As a writer it's your job to define the pacing and flow of the page and how your story will reach the readers. The artist's job is to take those directions, execute them as best as he can and apply his vision on top of the writer's. It is a collaborative effort and that's why writers and artists have to keep a constant communication.
Drawing a pin-up is one thing, telling a story through pictures is something else entirely. All your choices have weight and they should mean something, you should be very conscious of every single decision you take as an artist/writer when working on a comic book.
A close up has a very different desired effect than a wide shot for instance, and they each communicate something specific to your readers. So always keep in mind, "What do I want to communicate wi
Cross-Section of a Vampire pt1The Cross-Section of the Vampire, Part 1:Cross-Section of a Vampire pt15 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
In recent years, there has been an influx of the word Vampire. Nowadays, it's everywhere. Pick up any teen romance novel and there is likely to be a vampire somewhere. Frankly, many people are beginning to think that it's all getting very old. The vampires seem uninteresting, in many cases unbelievable. They follow the exact same formula, and sometimes, they are simply an excuse for the impossible. Today, we will rediscover vampires and we will make them our own.
To understand where we are, we must know where we have been. Traditionally, a vampire is a creature of death and the undead, a living corpse. They are described as hideous, vile, sometimes rotting, and murderous. They have only one drive to drink the blood of mortals. In some legends, a vampire is born from the corpse of a mass murderer. In others, it's
ASK the ARTIST Interview - ZombiesmileASK the ARTIST Interview - Zombiesmile2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
ASKtheARTIST Interview with Zombiesmile
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview `Zombiesmile, a very talented illustrator and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, Zombiesmile.
Hi, thanks for having me! :3
* Zombiesmile is super excited, oh god! * -*;
~rankirubai asks "In what ways has Shaun helped your art and creativity improve? What kinds of insights on art, character design, storytelling, etc has he given you?"
Before I met Shaun (`endling) I was pretty much on my own when it came to art, looking things up and reading tutorials etc. It's been really hard sometimes.
Nowadays, he's the person I talk to all the time, discussing art and stories and games and such. it's really important to me to have another opinion on my work, especially from someone
Ata Interview Transcript.Ata Interview Transcript.2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Interview with Endling
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview `Endling, an incredibly talented comic artist and creator of many of your favorite series on deviantART.
Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, Endling.
Hey all you folks there in AtAChat! Go ahead and start posting questions now.
Thanks for having me Fluff!
I warn everyone I'm on my second triple espresso coffee of the day. If my answers are incoherent and/or jittery you'll know why. I'M WIRED TO GO.
*RedVenture asks "How did you get started doing art, Endling?"
When I was little, my dad would bring home paper from his job. He worked with computers and stuff and often had tons of it lying around, so I'd make use of it and draw. (With his permission. Occasionally.) After a while he noticed I had a habit of doing this. Usually robot caterpillars. I'm not kidding
HTML CodesThese are the HTML codes I've ridden up for ~,*, and = members. + more.HTML Codes7 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
These are just basic HTML codes, and if you want more, go to the FAQ Desk.
1. You want to make your text Bold
So, You want to make your text Bold? You can Either choose from the two,
(strong) or (b). Instead of "(" and ")", use "".
Open your text with (Strong) / (b), and close them with (/strong) / (/b)
But instead of "(" and ")", replace them with "".
So It'll turn out like: Laura11100
2. You want to make your Text Italic
Same as Question 1! Instead of (Strong) and (b), it's (i).
Remember, replace the "(" and ")" with "".
3. You want to make your Text Underlined
Already explained it! As easy as pie!
Instead of (i), (strong) and (b), replace it with (u) and don't forget to replace the "(" and ")" with ""
4. You want to make [link] into your own prefered text.
Okay, so you know how when you paste a link on your journal or so, it
Ask the Artist interviewAsk the Artist interview2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Interview with `loish
~MemoiresDuneFille asks "Loish, what inspired you to become an artist?"
I can't say that anything specific really inspired me. It was more a natural progression. I have been drawing since I was very young and honestly do not remember when I even started doing it, but I do remember always enjoying it and seeing it as my 'talent' throughout elementary and middle school. By the time I had to make a career choice in high school, I decided to do pursue it professionally because I just couldn't stand dividing my time between schoolwork and making my personal drawings. It was torture! So I felt I had to do it in order to stay sane :] That's pretty much how it went!
*merry-zazoue asks "You're doing both animation and illustration, how can you manage to have a good level in both? I'm an animation student and I love illustration too, do you have any advices? Aside working like crazy of course! I'm already doing it ^^"
I think the main reason I do both is because
MephyxRin Checkmate: 2The next day in cram school Rin had yet again trouble focusing.MephyxRin Checkmate: 24 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Damnit Mephisto why'd you have to keep me up all night!?" he said to
himself. "are you alright Rin?" Shiemi asked, patting his back. "ah...
Yeah I'm fine." Rin assured her, even if his hips were killing him and
he was tired as hell. He hated how easily he submitted to Mephisto...
He wasn't going to let it happen again. Suddenly a brightly pink man
walked in and waved at the class. Speak of the Devil. Why the hell was
Mephisto here? "Rin." he said then gestured for him to come to him
"come with me." Rin hesitantly stood up, nervous about why Mephy
wanted him. He walked out of the room with him and Mephisto fixed his
hat before speaking. "Rin I know that Yukio is not here to help you
with controlling your flame, but the council informed me to train you
while he's gone." he giggled "well be spending more time together than
Rin scowled, "Damnit!"
"come on! It will be fun! Well start with the excercise you failed
Herr Awesome"You know, you're pretty awesome," Gilbert grinned as he ran a hand through his silvery hair. Yeah, he couldn't deny it. The awesome practically radiated from him!Herr Awesome4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Gilbird was perched upon his master's shoulder and he chirped in a questioning manner, most likely directed at the albino's statement. Gilbert moved his head slightly so he could get a better look at his companion then his grin returned, "What? Don't you agree?"
The little bird chirped again and Gilbert laughed, "Sure you do. You always do, right?"
Another chirp from the bird didn't necessarily mean that he agreed, but Gilbert was not going to take anything other than a yes for an answer. He looked back at the mirror and ran a hand through his white hair and his ever present grin remained.
"Just look at that fucking awesomeness right there, Gilbird. You're so lucky to be in the presence of someone like me!"
Gilbird chirped at his master and gave him a wary look. Was he convinced? Anyone other than Gilbert would have thought
Cross-Section of a Vampire pt3The Cross-Section of the Vampire, Part 3:Cross-Section of a Vampire pt35 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
This is mostly just a resource and a few questions to challenge you during your writing of your vampires.
THIS IS THE END: Yes, this is the last of this little article series, but there is something very IMPORTANT that must be understood:
Do NOT explain your answers to all of these questions directly in your writing. Why? You will successfully bore your readers with an info dump which is not neccessary. That's right. Don't give out the secrets of the universe. Keep them hidden, keep them safe, and horde them in the tiny part of your mind that keeps your vampire universes on track. Is it alright to only give a little information? Absolutely! Is it alright to not give anything away and leave it all up to speculation? Of course! You as the writer need to kn
He Will BeHe will be shorter than you would like. He will have hair that curls if he grows it long, but he won't that summer. He will act like he's interested, but shy. He will not actually be shy. He will make you nervous for a month before he finally asks you to watch a movie with him. He'll choose the movie and you'll hate it. He will hate national parks but he'll know a lot about Shakespeare and he will seem so much older than you. He will stop calling in the middle of the summer, around the time your friends get back from Europe. He will call you again to apologize and you won't know what to say. He will lie to you. He will kiss you again and he will lend you his jacket on the night that everyone goes to the park and your sister breaks her nose by running in to a boy in the dark. He will teach you to smoke cigarettes. He will be leaving for college soon. He will drunk dial you at least seven times his first semester and tell you that you were the best thing that ever happened to him.He Will Be5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
InferiorityThere once was a boyInferiority5 years ago in Open More Like This
who tried to do good in the world,
but he had a chip on his shoulder.
Cross-Section of a Vampire pt2The Cross-Section of the Vampire, Part 2:Cross-Section of a Vampire pt25 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Balancing Traditional with Contemporary
With vampires, you have a great deal of legends, stories, and myths floating around. Hollywood has helped this along with a variety of movies starring vampires (a lot of the vampire 'mythology' is actually Hollywood mythology, tread carefully if you are trying to write a very traditional vampire). There are also more books out there than can fit on a single bookcase, much less a shelf, that star vampires. With all this material, where do you go?
Begin researching traditional vampires, both people who have a vampire and those who are starting to construct some. The rest of you here out of boredom, look up the chemical formula for tile cement.
You will result in a number of different sources (except for the ce
How to start doin commissionsHow to start doin commissions8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Edit: This tutorial covers aspects related only to your Deviantart gallery and Deviantart Journal. It has nothing to do with the Deviantart's newly implemented points commission system. You can take commissions without using that points system on Deviantart as long as you have paypal.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO START
When you have enough watchers and people interested in your art.
When you have a closely-bounded community around your work/gallery
How many is enough I can't say for sure, because it depends on the community around you and your work. Some artists can live on one patron, others need to live on millions of them.
For DA, I would say typically around 20,000-40,000 pageviews, at least 40-50 watchers on your DA is best before you start considering taking commissions, (because out of that 40-50, you may have 1 person willing to pay, a safer bet is 100 people.) however, if your gallery has explosiv
My Really Long Webcomic GuideMy Really Long Webcomic Guide5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Jenny's Really Long Webcomic Guide
I have been getting quite a few emails and questions about starting up your own webcomic, so I decided to compile all the articles I'd written before into this one comprehensive guide.
This massive wall of text has several sections:
- How to start
- Getting the story started
- Readership & research
- The Internets!
These are my own guidelines, based on my own experiences, and these are my solutions to the problems and issues I have encountered along the way. This is not necessarily the one true way. There are probably many different solutions to any problem. And a bajillion books on this very subject too. But regardless of what I have to say, do what works for you!
So take your bathroom breaks now, because you'll be here for a bit! Sit tight and enjoy my blathering!
Part One: "How do you start a webcomic?" A Short Question... with a big, long, friggin' answer.
Okay, a l
CuriosityThere once was a scrawny black cat who went by the name of Isabelle and lived in a house full of windows. Izzy was an outdoor cat but she never went outside because the other cats hissed at her or, even worse, laughed at her with spine-tingling mews. The other felines called Izzy "kitten" because she was small and unsteady and highly curious, like a much younger cat. But Isabelle was in fact one year old and was certainly not a kitten anymore.Curiosity4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
On sunny days, Izzy would always do the same thing. She would wake up, stretch, and then have a lazy bite of breakfast. Dissatisfied with the flavour, she would jump up on the couch by the big bay window, stick her paws on the windowsill, and look longingly out at the gold-drenched world.
Izzy envied the wild animals she saw. They were carefree and always looked happier than she was. She loved the birds the most; the sparrows and the crows, the chickadees and the morning doves, even the starlings and the seagulls. Sometimes, Isabelle the black ca
How To Write A StoryHOW TO WRITEHow To Write A Story6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
The following contains "bad language" for emphasis. I do not endorse the use of such language, yet I use it anyway because that's how I roll and it can add good emphasis to the points I bring up. If you don't like it, I pity you.
Becoming an Author
If you're looking for a step-by-step "How to Write the Next Bestseller", you're barking up an imaginary tree, so if I were you I'd desist from that before people stop and point at the delirious little chihuahua. Thing about writing is...
There's no secret.
(dun dun DUUUUN)
That's right. Those of you worrying about finding the Fountain of Perfect Authoring are chasing mirages in the desert of reality. There isn't really any Rosetta Stone of how to write a great story. Don't walk away in dejection just yet, however. There's no secret temple with the Pen of Shakespeare, but there a