Sipping tea with your Muse Only by fostering a facility with the vocabulary of your artistic medium of choice, can you begin to really free yourself to be open to being creative with it.Sipping tea with your Muse1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The size of that vocabulary is another matter, and that’s about growth, improvement and development. These are important as well, and intricately linked to creativity, in parallel (more on that in a future article). But first let’s talk simply about the genesis aspect of art.
Remember when you were in high school, doodling in the margins of your notebooks? Ballpoint pen and edges of blue-lined notebooks, with half an ear listening to the lesson of the day? There was a familiarity in that setting, and ease that you moved through when you sketched these throwaway doodles. Every once in a while you’d accidentally make one that you’d really like, and you’d save that scrap of paper with notes on American History melding into the lines of a drawing of your D&D charac
WRC Dressage Classic & Fun Event CLOSED!The WRC Dressage Classic and Fun EventWRC Dressage Classic & Fun Event CLOSED!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Updated the event's to which you do not have to enter both events to get a high score
*~*Registration: November 23
Not excepting anymore entries! No more extension's!
Winners will be posted sometime this week!
The event's are two show's. A Dressage Event and a fun event. You are not permitted to show in both.
9:00 Breakfest in the Restrant at the Main house.
10:00 heavy snow and call's to start Dressage, held inside.
12:00 Lunch, if not heavy snow, will be held in restrant. If heavy it will be served in your guest quarter's or the stable
6:00 Dinner and a movie, consisting of Secretariat, Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron, Ruffian and Dreamer.
10:00 Guest's curfew
9:00 Breakfest and start to 'Finding Intensity' Fun Event
10:45 Start to Event
Watchers Feature 4As a thank you for the people who have added me to their watchers listWatchers Feature 43 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fly Me Away. by AnoukvanderMeer :thumb119147737:
The Queen of the Fae - Progress photo by martinvictor Rachna by martinvictor Reservior Canyon Trail San Luis Obispo 1 by martinvictor
I hope you like them! And don't forget visit their gallery!
Chardon School Shooting :(Today was, by far, the scariest day of my life. I woke up with that feeling...that one that was telling me it was going to be a bad day. I should have leaned on that feeling. All I can say right now is I am thankful the students that made it alive are alive. The injured that are still breathing, their life has been changed. I will keep them in my thoughts and in my prayers.Chardon School Shooting :(3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is my story for today...maybe I shouldn't call it a story, because it isn't.
I was sitting in the high school cafeteria -like I always do- waiting for the Auburn Career Center bus to pick my friends and I up for school. Everything was completely normal.
From the hallway, I heard a loud crack. It sounded like a balloon popping, or someone squeezing a bag of chips till it explodes. I turned to my right, and saw nothing. I heard three more loud cracks, this time they were close together. When I turned to my right again, a student, who I recognized, was standing with a gun. As he pulled the trigger, I saw fire burs
Apprenticeship Program (OPEN) Welcome to the Apprenticeship Program!Apprenticeship Program (OPEN)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are here to help guide you along your path to become a successful artist!
Below is a list of fellow experienced equine artists available to mentor.
Feel free to give these contributers a note if you are ever in need of help/critique.
Available for mentoring
Digital painting and photomanipulation
Intuos 4 tablet
Current apprentices: N/A
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Photoshop CS5 / GIMP / Photoshop Elements
Wacom Bamboo Craft tablet/Mouse
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Top social posts from last week: 10.14.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 10.14.132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.” -Pablo Picasso
The Dirty Streets of Heaven by kerembeyit
Bleeding by Iscariath
Jeepers Creepers by Archaical
Back from RysolationDear Ryceballs. I have returned. It was a short hiatus, but it was a necessary one. I traveled miles and miles on foot into the Indian Desert by myself, in hope that I would be able to find my missing soul, cos thats what people do when they wanna find their soul right? They always go to India. I called it my 'rysolation period'. So I was out soul searching. On my journey, people has been encouraging to me, giving me kind words and needed motivational speeches, I thank you, you know who you are. I think I am more collected and positive now. Yeah I think I am back. Oh also on my soul search I have had time to work out some 'things'. So yeah look forward to more 'things' from me in the future. The desert was hot as hell by the way, don't really recommend it, what my soul was doing there is beyond me.Back from Rysolation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok thats it for now.
A day of doing nothingHey Ryceballs. yesterday marked the day that I did absolutely nothing. I gota admit, the last 2 weeks has been one of my most crazy weeks of the year, there were just tooooo many things going on at the same time that has affected my emotional state. It was like an emotional roller coaster that just didn't end. Not just bad things don't get me wrong, but good things too. And being a guy who try to take as little rest as possible, I came to a point where I just got totally burnt out. I was just exhausted and tired and just felt extremely depressed. It has affected my judgement and logical thinking and it even shows in my polls to be honest, I don't know if people realise but sometimes the topic of the polls and quality of my artworks are affected by what's going on in my life.. but sometimes I throw in a few odd ball polls in there to mix it up so you guys don't think I am personally going through stress, so yeah 'poo flavoured icecream' isnt a thing from experience don't worry! I also dA day of doing nothing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A TRIBUTE TO REALISMA TRIBUTE TO REALISM2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Why don't you just take a photo and a bunch of other stupid yet justified questions-
After years of being bothered by the same question , I have finally decided to write down my feelings and thoughts about this issue. And I think the timing is perfect considering I've somehow reached a stage of finding satisfaction in my own work; which will hopefully result in this journal being informative, interesting, maybe even educational, but above all stop people from being prejudice. If I had written it earlier it probably would have resulted in ranting and raging, at least to some degree.
I hope you will enjoy this read, but unless you think you can relate or learn more about some things, stop reading because this is going to be LONG
Let me start by asking you - what about your own work makes you feel like an artist? What makes any of us 'artists'? Many people imagine artists to be somewhat like mad scientists, but the
My WaifusssWarning this journal may content adult theme not suitable for children under the age of 13.Ok? All the kids in bed? ok. Ry's Otakugasm overload shameless waifu declaration journal. Ok that sentence made no sense. But below are a few girls that I guess I can consider as my waifus... if I have to pick any. HMM this topic started when I was talking to the Rainbros (Members of my Pokemon Rainbow group) about whether I name my Pokemon after anything, and I told them I like to have a consistent theme for each game when it comes to names. For Pokemon Black and White 2 I named my Pokemon after K-pop idols, for another Pokemon game I named my Pokemon after movie stars that I liked, and one time I gave all my Pokemon food related names. I remember for my first ever Pokemon game 1000 years ago I used to give my Pokemon dirty names (As you do), popular ones include Psyf*ck, Pikapoo, SlowpokeHer, Dicklett, Butterpee... yes I was a messed up child. Sorry I got off topic, so the peMy Waifusss2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ry's Life RulesKinda misleading title I know, but no its not about how awesome my life is, but more about some life rules that I like to follow. WELLLLL try my best to follow them anyways. If you think some of them are worth trying, then sure follow these rules with meRy's Life Rules2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.GOTA BE A FAN BEFORE DOING FAN ART FOR SOMETHING
Yup, I have not seen One Piece or Bleach so I will not do fan art for them, Im sure they are great anime as people has told me, but I just haven't gotten around to watch it thats all. So yes for me, I gota be a fan before doing fan art for something. Otherwise it kinda takes away wat the true meaning of what fan art is right? But yes I do know some people who draws fan art of whats popular rather than what they like, I remember one time I was walking in the artist alley and saw an artist who did an artwork of a fandom that I like, so I spoke to them about the series and realised the person has not played the game or know anything about it, but just drew it because
Choose your RivalHi there Ryceballs it is I Ry-Spirit of the East. Here to talk about something that I have never mentioned much before.. And that is the topic of 'Rivals'.Choose your Rival2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ash had Gary Oak, Goku had Vegeta, Naruto had Sasuke. Do you believe that having a rival can help you improve in whatever you do? I do. I remember back in High School I got lots of praises from my classmates for being the greatest at drawing, I liked to draw in my diaries and homeworks alot Which explains why my marks were soooo FREAKIN TERRIBLE!. And there was a friend (I used the term very loosely) who would always try to find ways to make people feel like crap, this time it was no exception, he figured out what I liked and stabbed that piece of pure innocent heart with a sharp poisonous knife, he told me my drawings is poo compared to this other guy our year, I have never seen that guy's artworks before so my friend went as far as to sneak into the library storage room where everyone left their bags at, opened up the guy's bag an
fucking internet.....i consider myself a fairly open minded person, and quite an easy guy to talk to. when people want to share my pictures and strips, i take it as a compliment. when people want to do fanarts i take it as an even greater one.fucking internet.....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
when people want to trace my stuff or use it as a reference, i say, go for it. if it helps you learn something, awesome!
when people want to edit something of mine and take the moment to ask me to do it, i usually say yes
we are all different, we all have our own little fetishes, and mine being bdsm, who the fuck am i to judge.
but recently i have been sent a link of one of my pictures, ally and lisa as a ponygirl one edited to be a guy....and it pissed me off.
not because the picture was edited, hell not even because whoever did it ended up putting their own website watermark to it... fuck it
what pissed me off is that the person who did it couldn't take a second to ask could he or she do it. just basic respect
cause the funny thing is, i wou
His balls-:icontso7: "they're crumbling".His balls-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's what I heard on the TV "His balls are crumbling".
I soon realized that I misheard what the guy actually said, which was "His walls are crumbling".
I had a good laugh today.
Inspirational Art v.6The best times inspiration comes is when you're bored and look at something not meaning to attend to it much, only to be inspired on the spot! Here are some awesome works yoInspirational Art v.62 years ago in Personal More Like This
and this is how you make a brush XDokay, so next week i will have actual video tuts of my own with audio showing some brush tips, but till then...and this is how you make a brush XD3 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY WIFE HAS HAD TUTORIALS ON THAT FOR OVER A YEAR AGOOOOOO!!!!
but googling how to make brushes in photoshop is soo tiresome ...
so, here is where you find her video containing that stuff
and here is a folder full of here tuts on brushes and other stuff
look through all of it if you want to learn some neat stuff.
then after actually trying some of it out, you will understand better how i do my stuff.
and then next week you will hear my charming lovely voice ranting about photoshoppin XD
should be fun, and seriously, my voice is ooh so sexy XDXDXDXDXD... with a slight hard r russianish accent XD
you know hov ve keep varm in croatia.... ve play...hm... diablo XD
Cool, Check These Pokemon OutStuff I SayCool, Check These Pokemon Out3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is very heart warming to see other artists inspired by my works. The greatest compliment is to see someone else mimic you and that certainly holds true. If I missed any one's piece inspired by me, just leave a link to it in the comments and I'll throw it up here. Check these out.
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What's the Meaning Behind Skull Face-PaintingAs a writer for a Day of the Dead blog http://deaddeco.com, I see a large amount of Calavera-themed art. Some good, some bad, but most of it is just banal. Let's take a moment to discuss why Day of the Dead art is thoroughly saturated with pictures of people in face paint.What's the Meaning Behind Skull Face-Painting3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is no secret to anyone with eyes that the popularity of the human skull in Western art and media has risen dramatically in the last few decades. Black Calavera http://skullsproject.wordpress.com/about/ is currently investigating this trend on the Skull Project Blog http://skullsproject.wordpress.com/about/, which you can consult for more information on this subject. The skull is most commonly associated with death and a reminder of mortality, and it has been that for a very long time. However, there was a time when the visual-vocabulary of Western cultures viewed depictions of the human skull as a symbol of savagery, danger and evil. What changed?
I Don't Tolerate Art ThievesI tolerate my fans, watchers or people who favs, collects artworks for inspirations, make an adaptation, draw something similar or close resemble to my style or work; but taking my work or even other good artists' work directly and slapping it into your DevART gallery OR even from Tumblr, Reddit, CGHub or whatever art gallery site, blog and shit, without permission, violating my copyright and signature stamp, and not even acknowledging the origin, source or rightful owner of the work is down right disgusting.I Don't Tolerate Art Thieves3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You make me lose my respect to you as either a fan, an aspiring artist or an online friend. I trust all my watchers and fans and new visitors, and I don't expect any of you to be perfect, but there are boundaries and stealing other people's hard work and effort is one of them.
Thank you to a noted few who report to me about the art theft. You are awesome, and I love you.
Now just to make things clear, I'm not over the top angry, just upset. I'm just giving a fair warning here and
New Layout Near CompleteOkay~! Our new layout has nearly been completed here on deviantART. As has our accounts on other sites. We will be sure to announce our participation on other sites shortly. Now that we have our asses in gear it's about high time we start showing off our projects yo!!! All we are now waiting on is changing the account name (whichisindecemberandwearesadthatwemustwaitsodamnlooooonnnngggg).New Layout Near Complete3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, y'all have a good day!!!
~Lock Pick & Sticky Muffin
YERPRandom survey question - "You just started eating something hot, what do you do?"YERP3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My answer - Have sex with it.
Obvious bored day is obvious and bored.
Censorship. Silly silly censorship.Okay, I've been like.. browsing old vidya games..Censorship. Silly silly censorship.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Preferable creepy, scary, psychological and all around just fucked up. BECAUSEILOVETHEMSO-
..to play on an emulator, or PC and I happened to come across a REALLY old gem of a game called ____for dreamcast. I've played this game once before and I personally loved it. While I was browsing more about it, I stumbled across a video for the Japanese version of the game on youtube. This particular cinematic scene was changed for the American version.
During a specific cut-scene you are fighting against an older man who 'changes' into a tentacle like creature. Now, in the American version the tentacle comes out of the mans stomach. In the Japanese version, the tentacle comes out from his ass and proceeds to protrude between his legs, simulating a large tentacle like penis, in which he attacks you with (lolgottalovethemjapanese). This bothers me, why? Because the 'penis' like placement of the tentacle was symbolic and reflected back to events t
COMMISSION INFOSTATUS: CLOSEDCOMMISSION INFO3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Prices may vary depending on the complexity of the piece and how many characters are to be featured, We will gladly discuss prices upon time of order.
Take into consideration the completion of certain types of commissions, such as fully rendered paintings, will take a bit more time to complete than a sketch. We will not change our style to fit requirements, you like our style, you're commissioning us for it, It's what we will give you! We also hold the right to decline any request (though we don't make it a habit to do so). We also hold the right to submit the piece of artwork to any site. Commissions must be paid for in full before we start any piece (unless discussed otherwise). Please be certain that you are set in your decision to commission us before paying, we do not do refunds! Take notice that depending on our schedule and orders, it may be a while before we can even begin your commission. We do not give previews of