ChristmasThis is no longer update please visit my group PlzCatalog's journal for more christmas PLZ accounts here http://fav.me/d519lkmChristmas3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to make journal post about Christmas and post some Christmas themed things.
Free adviceSomeone recently asked me for some advice about going to art college and becoming an illustrator. Here's what I said. Maybe someone here will find this interesting too...Free advice3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) It's a tough life as an artist. You need more than just good drawing abilities to get by. I know a lot of people who are WAY better than me but can't make it as artists. You need to be personable and likable. Work on your people skills and be sincere. People can tell when it's fake.
2) Learn a broad range of skills. Don't just focus on illustration, but also learn the fundamentals of design, sculpture, painting, storyboarding, etc... those skill will help you more than you can possibly imagine.
3) Be yourself. Find your own style and really refine it.
4) Don't waste your education. Don't go out and party and drink when you should be studying and doing homework. They give you that homework for a reason!
5) Always try to be the best. Challenge yourself to make your assignments the best in your class. Always try to be
Shibe it up + Giveaway (500 points in all)TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER. SO HURRY.Shibe it up + Giveaway (500 points in all)9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
An interesting idea I had as I was looking through my comments.
500 points being given.
If you don't really care about entering, just favorite this journal to be entered in to win 100 points.
The main idea is to make me laugh by using the simple doge meme on one of my photographs. It can be any of them; the choice is yours but it must follow certain guidelines.
Please post it to your sta.sh and post it on this journal.
Be original. (You can look to comments from inspiration but don't completely take the ideas there.)
If you have no idea what the shibe/doge meme is. Take this photo for example.
These photos utilize the the comic sans font, usually rainbow colors and text of varying sizes. Th
Contest 16 - WINNERS!Contest 16 - WINNERS!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
AND THE WINNERS ARE....
You guys all did a wonderful job, and please DON'T FORGET TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZES!
You guys seemed pretty keen on NPCs (non-playable-characters) but to narrow it down and make it more concise, I'm going to make you be a little more clever than that. So, the contest is come up with a concept for a video-game and picture your favorite NPC to starring in it! You can get very clever with this, so have fun~!
NPC = "Non Playable Character"
Please, please, please remember to submit your entry to our Contest 16 - A game of their own folder.
So you want to publish a graphic novel...So you want to publish a graphic novel...So you want to publish a graphic novel...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay. So I started this as an email to a fellow publisher in arms who is looking to jump into the graphic novel market, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized a lot of you out there might benefit from this information. So for anyone looking to publish stories told in sequential art, I offer the following insight...
So you want to publish a graphic novel? First the good news. There's never been a better time to do it. Printing has never been cheaper, interest in graphic novels is at an all time high, and thanks to online stores like Amazon.com publishers are no longer shackled to the narrow minded ordering habits of comic shop owners. Now the bad news, the comic industry is dead. No, let me rephrase that. The comic industry *should* be dead. Rather, it has become the monster that refuses to die. It's a rotted, bloated corpse, that's been shot thirty time, set on fire, and then shoved off a 12-story building, yet the damn thing gets
I Hate April Fools DayNot because I’ve ever “been the fool” in a April 1st Prank or anything, but more or less because I have to endure the MONTHS upon MONTHS of people who unironically believe whatever bullshit joke a company decided to make on the internet that day.I Hate April Fools Day7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some companies do the joke well, like YouTube when they announced the complete YouTube DVD collection, or when they turned all the videos into old timey black and white film strips.
But others, more commonly associated with the entertainment media, usually just create a fake new story that unfortunately spreads like wild-fire. I STILL see people unironically blaming Nintendo for never releasing Wind Waker with updated Twilight Princess models and textures.... based on an april fools joke made in 2005!
And part of the ire I have about this day comes from how VOLATILE and quick to HATE on everything is on the internet. Nobody actually stops and thinks before they post anything, so jokes like this usually just end up devolving i
Legend of Zelda Feature of Awesomeness!:iconstardivplz::iconstardiv2plz::iconstardiv3plz:Legend of Zelda Feature of Awesomeness!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So it's about time I did another feature. : D Since I've been on a major Legend of Zelda kick, I wanted to find all sorts of stocks that would work well for Legend of Zelda pics! : D (Hey that rhymed. Sort of.) First I will show off the pics I myself have used for LoZ artwork, then we'll get into other awesome stuff. Ready? Enjoy!
And remember to read and conform to the stockers' rules C:
Oh and I'd love to see what you make from these!
So these ones I have used. I have shown the artwork and the stock pic both side by side. I actually used two pics for that first one but one of them has disappeared. D: Same with the second one, it's in storage. (It's the same pic LOL) But if you click on the deviation of the second one, the thumb still shows up in the artist comments for some reason.
Do Not EngageThis is a notice to all my fans.Do Not Engage2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I've returned to making SYAC again there's been a bit of a resurgence of trolls. There are a lot of fake accounts floating around out there with my name attached, and many of them are posting alternate SYAC strips and my old fetish work. While they are fairly obvious to spot, just to be safe I am writing to remind everyone that these accounts are not mine.
DeviantArt has made it more complicated to report copyright infringement issues, and I simply don't have the time to sift through the troll's gallery of re-uploads, find the original URL's (if any even exist anymore), and file DMCA on each and every post. It takes weeks to get anything accomplished and it wastes the time of DA moderators who have to sift through those individual reports. And even if I am successful in getting the troll banned, they'll just create a second account and come right back with another bucketload of altered art and start all over again. That's wasted time and e
DRM, Spammers, SYAC is BackXbox720's potential DRM?DRM, Spammers, SYAC is Back2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Microsoft's lead creative director Adam Orth got angry over the backlash always online DRM has gotten lately (thanks in no small part to Sim City and Diablo III), and decided to take his frustrations to twitter. Orth made a plethora of sarcastic remarks, insulting people's place of residence, and mocking anyone not rich enough to always have an internet connection. By doing so, not only did he make himself look like an ass, he may have inadvertently revealed that the upcoming XBOX 720 may include always online DRM. Nice...
Since he's made his twitter account personal, you'll have to visit this http://www.screwattack.com/news/microsoft-lead-creative-director-uses-twitter-defend-rumored-always-xbox-720 to see a sampling of the remarks he made.
Speaking of "unprofessional," what's with the influx of spammers lately?
I know that DA has had long running problems with it, but I just got like 8 spams in a row on just one of my deviations.
Good Grief.I wish satire/sarcasm wasn't so easily missed on the internet. It's really discouraging to create something that obviously is meant to be taken as a joke, only to see hundreds of people respond to it like it's "serious business."Good Grief.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nintendo, Copyrights, Science vs TrollsNintendo Direct BombshellNintendo, Copyrights, Science vs Trolls2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nintendo Direct unveiled a bunch of big announcements the other day, the highlights being a HD remake of Wind Waker, announcement of a new Zelda, a new Yoshi's Story game, a new 3D Mario game, a new Mario Kart game, and a new Smash Bros game to be unveiled at E3 this year. Other info like a possible sequel to Xenoblades, updates on Bayonetta 2, and a forthcoming WiiU firmware update that'll alleviate some of the sluggish load times and unlock the Virtual Console (as well as the announcement that Gamecube games and GBA games will be possibly sold in the eShop).
Quite a lot of info, but here's my question. Why is everyone surprised at it? I've lived through every console generation with Nintendo and I can honestly say, a lot of this wasn't really a surprise to me. Like, yeah of course they're gonna make a new Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and 3D Mario game. It's friggin' Nintendo. Why is that a surprise? It's not like those are second tier franchises like Metro
Controversial OpinionsYou know, sometimes having opinions can make you feel like no one else shares your views, especially if your views aren't being widely vocalized around you. Case in point: It's just been announced that J.J.Abrams will be directing Star Wars 7, and the internet is raging with butthurt about how shitty Abrams is, making over abundant lens flare jokes, and bemoaning the reboot of Star Trek in the process.Controversial Opinions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thing is... I like J.J.Abrams. I liked LOST (despite it's shitty/rushed ending). I liked Super 8. I liked Cloverfield. I even enjoyed the recent Star Trek reboot and am looking forward to the sequel. I never had a problem with lens flares or noticed them being over used. And I think overall Abrams has made a fairly consistent batch of quality movies, which is a amazing considering how many directors flip flop between great and shitty.
But I can't often come right out and say that sort of thing because when I do I get attacked for having an opinion that runs counter to the vast majority o
Educating OurselvesThis journal contains a lot of potentially buzz-work things that could result in arguments from people who don't take the time to read my message. For example I mention Anita Sarkeesian, but I don't want people to start arguing against her points of view because that's NOT what this journal is about. So please, read carefully before you respond to help avoid knee-jerk reactions since that's exactly what this journal is about trying to AVOID.Educating Ourselves8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years I’ve had a pretty straightforward view on gun control. Guns are dangerous and need to be restricted and made more inaccessible to prevent future acts of gun violence. I’ve never genuinely believed in the idea of banning all guns because I do think people DO need to have ways to protect themselves.
However, I’ve recently been thinking more about a different aspect to the gun control debate and it’s broader implications to other troublesome politically charged areas of our (United States) cult
Know your origin: Some history of our craftYou know, as digital artists we have some amazing tools available to us to help bring our imaginations to life.Know your origin: Some history of our craft2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The latest graphic tablets (now affordable for most anyone,) matched with the latest high-definition screens (displaying billions of colors,) connected to the latest computers (whose size are measured in inches and not feet,) all to render work near instantaneously. It's hard to imagine that with what we have today, publishers and artists were using these same types of devices as much as 40 years ago to set type, scan images, or even draw pictures.
So if you were an artist in the late 1970's, what would it have been like?
Well, click here (or above) to watch a video to get a bit of an idea.
If that's anything to go by, straight-up drawing was still a little out of reach. But you could scan drawings, save them, view them on a screen, scale them,
I caught someone stealing todayToday a customer just walked out of the company I'm working for without paying for their goodsI caught someone stealing today1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We have an entrance for employees that can occasionally be used as an exit if someone didn't buy anything. There is no checkout counter or control or anything, so an old woman (!!) walked by me with her bags (rather swiftly), so I called out to her 3 times that this isn't an exit. She ignored me until I stopped her, asked for her sales check, which she claimed to have lost. I asked on which counter she was, to which she replied she will go there now.
She then payed, but if I hadn't stopped her she would have effectively been a thief.
Bottom line: Never trust old ladies...
Socially AwkwardI like the internet, but I acknowledge that it's not perfect. The ability for everyone to be the invisible man allows for a lot of injustice, bullying, harassment, and stalking to take place. This is slowly starting to change, however, thanks to every website gradually forcing people to link to their facebook (or other social media equivalent) accounts. No one wants to lose their personal social outlets as a result of the stuff they were doing elsewhere on the web, if you know what I mean. But... with all good things there are some bad things.Socially Awkward1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know if it's just me, but I'm getting really creeped out how by how much everything is getting connected these days. Nearly every website asks me to post about stuff on facebook or twitter or reddit or whatever. Many websites don't even have personal accounts anymore and just have you link your social media accounts instead. And all of them want to update everyone on your every move 24/7.
And that's what's bothering me. I don't want every
PE Prose Basics Wrap UpAs projecteducate's Prose Basics week comes to an end, let's look back at all the awesome articles that came out this week. We learned all sorts of new things and hopefully got a refresher on some oldies. Whether you're just starting out in the world of writing or a well seasoned writer, there was plenty of advice to be taken in and lessons to be learned.PE Prose Basics Wrap Up9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Review of the Articles from this Week
Hear Me My Audience!! Formatting for the Interweb Era ''Said'' and Effective Dialogue TagsHook, Line, and Sinker: How to
Thanks and random picsMy last post was in May so I think it's due time;;;Thanks and random pics1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First, I know really really really late, but THANK YOU for all the sweet (and snarky) birthday messages and all the beautiful gift arts!! They're my little treasures *0*
Thank you also for the Daily Deviation, especially all of you who went out of your way to send me kind words about it despite the disabled comments x:
Uhh this post is so short so here's an Edmund and Susan/Peter/Lucy doodle (Narnia):
And a Sinbad/Jafar (Magi) wip:
Oh and this is my baby conure, I brought home about 3 months ago. His name is Freddy and he is a goof
I spam him on my instagram so feel free to look if you like fuzzballs :>
On Humor and Grittyness in Movies/Video GamesI'm getting really sick of the idea that the only good action movies or video games are ones where everything is all serious and dark. It's the whole "gritty" concept blown to extremes. But through all the countless games I've played and movies I've watched, I think that we could back off a bit from being too damn serious and have some fun once in a while.On Humor and Grittyness in Movies/Video Games1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Take the latest Die Hard movie as a prime example. From the start it's a dark, gritty, almost monochromatic movie with a 20 minute car chase sequence at the beginning so over-the-top that it's almost cartoony. But the way it's shot is atrocious and there's no character development what-so-ever that 40 minutes into the film I was looking at the clock wondering not only "when will this be over," but also "what the f*** did I just watch?"
Contrast that to something like Independence Day. People like to rag on Independence Day because it's so "goofy" and "absurd." But what helps the film is that we're given time to enjoy the characters s
History Repeats ItselfLast week a Connecticut action group going by the name of SouthingtonSOS held a video game burning event where local citizens were encouraged to bring various forms of violent media to be burned in a dumpster, no doubt a reaction to the recent Connecticut shooting.History Repeats Itself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wish I could say I am surprised about this, but sadly the whole media frenzy surrounding violence in video games and movies reminds me of something that already happened once and profoundly affected the media it was accusing: Comic books.
During the early days of comic books, things occasionally got a little risqué. EC Horror comics in particular delighted in rendering extremely gruesome images and disturbing themes in their comics, which were being sold to children unbeknownst to their parents (because naive parents at the time had no reason to suspect comics might contain "inappropriate" material). However all that changed in 1954.
German-American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham was upset about how disturbing some of those
Glomps galore!Because I wanted them all in one place. Again! Glomp edition!Glomps galore!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You need glomps?:iconineedaglompplz:
Here's some: :iconglompsplz:
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Inspirational Artisan Crafts 4The AC round up for this weekish... artisan crafts that I found inspiring while browsing through the galleries, or were suggested to me.Inspirational Artisan Crafts 43 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Check out the monthly Monthly Artisan Craft Theme Challenge, and enter to win 2000 points! This months theme is "FairyTales"
Send me DD suggestions from the Artisan Craft gallery.I may take a day or two to get back to you, so please don't be offended. On a side note please, please, PLEASE, when you send a DD suggestion, send it to one moderator! We get really confused if you send us al the same thing
If you have any Artisan Craft related contests or clubs you would like to promote, (heck, anything Artisan Craft related!) note them to me and I'll post them in my journal and the next News letter. In fact, you can note ether mod about promotion, we love to help with promoting the Artis
Using Colloquialisms: Are you down with it? Colloqualism: You down with it?Using Colloquialisms: Are you down with it?9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A word or phrase that is not formal or literary and is used in ordinary or familiar conversation. synonyms: slang, idioms, patois, dialect.
Examples: whatcha, gotta, face on, ovver.
I’m sure you’ve had a good telling off by your teachers for using colloquial language inappropriately in your writing. I’ve had essays returned with the word “too informal” scrawled along the margin or a big red exclamation mark next to a certain word, who hasn’t? What just me? Oh right… my bad!
So WHY would we use colloquial language in our writing, after years of tackling the angry red pen?
I know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its over – or a person by their accent – but it happens. You can tell us a lot about a character by the kind of language they use. Are they all gangsta, dropping hooded verbs
'Don't Feed the Trolls' needs to die.I wish I was joking, but another bout of sexual harassment against women creeped up this week (only days after the Might No. 9 fiasco). This time in the form of an indi video game a woman is trying to get green-lit to Steam. The game is about depression and is just suppose to help people understand what it’s like living with it, and for this “grievous” action she’s been the target of harassment campaigns. She’s received harassing phone calls, death threats, her personal information and addresses posted for everyone to see. She’s had to change her phone number to stop the harassment, and even pulled the game originally to try and calm this crap down.'Don't Feed the Trolls' needs to die.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Bravely, she’s decided to post it anyway and is trying desperately to showcase how awful, hurtful, and disgusting our gaming community can be when we stay silent.
You can “justify” your reasons for hating her. You can convince yourself that sending her harassment and hate messages is for