F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
My Deviantart StoryI figured that since everyone else is doing this, I might as well share mine. I guess you can say that this is more of a confession than anything. Also, I apologize in advanced for the text wall ahead! I wrote so much text that I had to change journal skins because the one I originally use was too small.My Deviantart Story6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
[Scroll all the way down for the tl;dr version]
I first joined deviantart on May 14, 2007. I was in my first year of middle school and my friends, yellowxrice and Kayetart, invited me and my sister to join. The four of us were into drawing so it didn't take much to convince us. The account that I was using at the time was nyumi4 and I'm pretty sure that it's evident on how much of a novice I was at drawing.
Here are some examples of my drawings back then. Gosh, it's so embarrassing looking at all of these. I really wish I could delete them or deactivate this account but I forgot the password. I was so obsessed with Naruto a
How d'you make the Dr Who theme even better?You make it sound like an old video game, that's howHow d'you make the Dr Who theme even better?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have a sudden urge to go play my C64......
Last chicken in Sainsbury's“Dirty Bird”, a fried chicken vendor in Wales, has been forced to defend its choice in logo:Last chicken in Sainsbury's6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some rather prudish individuals have complained that it looks a mite dubious, while the owner of Dirty Bird has insisted that people are seeing what they want to see, and not what was intended.
It is claimed that the logo is simply the lower case initials of the company placed back to back in order to form the neck and wings of a cockerel.
Seeing one of Dirty Bird’s recent promotional images, however; one might be given cause to doubt their professed innocence.
And people ask why I like living on this spiteful little island
'You're not Batman!'During the grand finale of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, the future Bat taunts Joker, causing the pasty-faced psycho to scream that line.'You're not Batman!'9 months ago in Personal More Like This
A line that is all I can hear when I look at the recently released photo of Ben Afflicted as he will be seen in Superman 2: The Quest for More Money.
I'm not gonna refer to him as "Batman" when discussing that movie. He's Ben Affleck. It's Superman Vs Ben Affleck, now.
(Edit: My problem isn't the costume. The costume is ace. It's the person wearing it.)
Big Brother has better things to do.The paranoia that our governments are spying on us has resurfaced again in this past week, with the NSA's "Prism" program being the latest issue for conspiracy theorists to wet themselves over.Big Brother has better things to do.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its connection to Britain's GCHQ activities means we have politicians on the air day and night saying that the public have nothing to fear.
And we don't.
All they care about is that we pay our taxes. Beyond that, they're not watching us. Even if they wanted to, they couldn't. They don't have the manpower of funds! There are roughly 2 million CCTV cameras in the United Kingdom, meaning there is 48 million hours of footage produced per day. All that can logically be used for is to track and capture people who break the law. The same goes for any internet monitoring that might be conducted by the security services. Unless, of course, the conspiracy theorists are also suggesting that over half the population of the country are working for secret intelligence?
It wouldn't surprise me if they did make
BACKFIRE!!I was really debating whether or not I should mention this, but it's cringingly funny, despite my not coming out of it well AT ALL.BACKFIRE!!1 week ago in Personal More Like This
I listen to Hollywood Babble On, a thoroughly puerile show (probably one of the reasons it’s on my playlist) which is hosted by Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith. A little while back, a teacher of Garman’s kid was said to be in the audience and Garman joked that he’d better be on his best behaviour otherwise the teacher would call child protective services ‘round.
Smith’s jokingly sexual humour over the course of the show didn’t help out with this at all, AND it gave me an idea for a quick pin-up to draw….. which I did….. and which I thought, at the time, would be really funny to send to them….. which I did…. along with a gag about me drawing smutty comics…… which has come back to bite me…..
Oh, god, there isn’t a rock big enough for me to hide under.
SPECTRE returns.Holy f**k! I didn’t see this one coming! The next James Bond film is called “Spectre”.SPECTRE returns.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
For those not in the know; SPECTRE was the villainous organisation that was constantly trying to trigger World War 3 in the early Bond movies and pretty much every super-villain that 007 was sent out to stop was a member of the SPECTER hierarchy. At the top of this criminal network was the shadowy figure known only as “Number One”, who, after a multi-film build-up, personally introduced himself to Bond (and the audience) during You Only Live Twice as Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Now, the last anyone saw of Blofeld was when Roger Moore dropped him down a chimney, and SPECTRE was never mentioned again because of an ongoing squabble over ownership of the name. During Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond, an underworld organisation identical to SPECTRE was hinted at but, disappointingly, named “Quantum”. More disappointingly, despite being really rather goo
I don't fave watermarks.I’ve harped on about this before and I’m going to do it again…..and again and again…..until people stop doing it.I don't fave watermarks.3 days ago in Personal More Like This
I do not fave pictures that have watermarks right across them.
This isn’t me being monumentally arrogant and thinking that I alone faving a piece of work bestows upon it some kind of greatness. This is just me having an artistic eye.
If you’ve slaved to create the most astounding piece of work to have ever graced the galleries of deviantart, something that puts all your peers to shame and will remain a benchmark that others aim to match for years to come…..and then across the middle of it you decide to slap a watermark that you spent 5 minutes farting out: you just f**ked up your artwork. You have added something that detracts from my enjoyment of the piece and I’m not going to fave it.
There are a number of brilliant artists out there who I’m on the verge of unfollowing, simply because it irks me so much to see a
Tips for my clients - about commissionsHello everyone!Tips for my clients - about commissions10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I now present to you tips for my clients when ordering a commission from me. I had seen similar writings from various people and compiled this entry summarizing my preference. I hope this will be helpful!
1) greet the artist - say politely what you want, perhaps indicate how you found them, what made you interested to approach them
- make it personal and human
2) when sending references, use discretion - I have no desire to see pornoraphic or graphic material - especially when it has nothing to do with the commission - dont send me pictures with drugs, erections and sextoys if I am to draw a headshot (thats an example...)
I heavily advise to warn artist when sending NSFW pictures/links (that includes nudity, not just porn) and check their DO NOT DO section
Personally I do not like NSFW references and prefer if they are censored - its getting out of hand and I am quite disturbed.
3) keep conversation in one chain - reply to note or em
Don't Forget October 3. Fullmetal Alchemist Day!(3. Oct. 11 in Brotherhood)Don't Forget October 3. Fullmetal Alchemist Day!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're an hour or two early but I just can't wait! XD
Today is the day that Edward Elric's pocket-watch is inscribed, the date that he and Al burned their house down so there would be no turning back. ( I know, it just fills you with feels doesn't it? ;__; )
But it's ALSO the day that Funimation has dubbed Fullmetal Alchemist day!
Here's a little AWESOMENESS from last year, to get you in the mood:
Project Don't Forget
We here at the Rangers look froward to seeing all your amazing Fullmetal Alchemist Art, Cosplays, Writings, Crafts, and everything you guys create to celebrate this EPIC day! Make sure you submit your works to the group!!!
What are you guys doing to celebrate? Tell us here! Celebrate! Tell us why you think Fullmetal is special to you!! Has it impacted you? What do you think makes it so special?
Have fun! Dress in red and black!!! And go around with a pocket-watch in your pocket. ^_~
KDFNASJKFNASJKTHIS GUY I WAS TALKING TO AT SCHOOL LIKES DISGAEA RIGHT SO I WAS LIKE HEY DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT DISGAEA 4 AND NO SO I WAS TELLING HIM ABOUT VAL AND THIS GIRL WAS LIKE WHAT I LOVE SARDINES AND OH MY FUCK SHE READS SARDINE FLUFF AND HER FRIEND IS THIS COOL ARTIST ON PIXIV WITH GOOD SARDINE ART AND OH MY GOD SARDINE BESTIES DNSJAFKLADSGNJDKFS SHE WAS IN MY CLASS ALL ALONG AJSNFJKAS SARDINES NASFJDFNJKDSLGFNDJIGLJADKKDFNASJKFNASJK3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Character of the WeekLyle EdwardsCharacter of the Week6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lyle has a mischievous habit of dismantling electronics and devices regardless of whether he's allowed to or not. However, this is because he has a sixth sense for understanding if a machine is operational or not. He is also a brilliant kid that has a knack for inventing.
But also a shouta boy.
Lyle has a weakness to overwhelming aromas, as his sense of smell is extremely acute which is why he wears a face mask most times.
But also a shouta boy.
He loves wearing shorts. Shorts are comfortable and easy to wear.
DID I MENTION HE'S A SHOUTA BOY?????
Attendant in Charge: TheChinesePalmTree
How do vaccines cause autism?Since I hear it's a rather delicate topic, here's a site that answers authoritatively the question above:How do vaccines cause autism?9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am ashamedAs a gun owner and enthusiast, videos like this make me ashamed. Guns are not toys. They are not to be paraded about on the streets or in coffee shops for some cheap political motive. They are not for frightening pedestrians or initiating conflict with police, who do not make the laws but enforce them. This is not an exercise of right but an abuse of privilege.I am ashamed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
People hunting out in the field, plinking at the range, educating others about firearms and their proper use, quietly (and legally) carrying a pistol under their shirt for personal protection, keeping a gun locked up by their bedside to protect their home and their family--these people are exercising their rights. People who stand unarmed in public forums or voting booths to express their opinions are exercising their rights.
Those who would seek to disturb the peace by brandishing weapons in peaceful places to fend off the imaginary tyrants in their heads are fools. Those who hide behind thei
AAAH ART RAFFLE! (winners announced!)Edit2: These are the winners!AAAH ART RAFFLE! (winners announced!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
★Number 42 - :iconnearoc: - A watercolor drawing
★Number 41 - :iconamberriess: - A bicolor drawing
★Number 8 - :icons-kasumi: - A B/W drawing
Congratulations! I will note you guys asking for your request info~
Again, thank you very much to everyone for participating. Please don't miss my next raffles! ; u ; )/ ♥
Edit: All right! thank you very much to those who have participated!
I will tell the winners tomorrow.
ARE YOU EXCITED? BECAUSE I'M EXCITED (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧
Well as promised a while ago, it's raffle time!
Because I got 400+ watchers, and because you're so kind and lovely with me I want to do a little giveaway/raffle in appreciation to you :iconlazyshyplz:
shamelessly copied from my fa journa
Happy Birthday, Arty! :3Yep, you read that right, people!Happy Birthday, Arty! :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today, 1st of September, is Artemis's B-Day! Yay!
My deviantART storySo before I joined, I had discovered dA, but got the impression that it was almost exclusively for selling printsMy deviantART story6 months ago in Personal More Like This
A little while later, Ankylosaurornis on her other account convinced me that that was not the case, so I joined as well. I had been doing art semi-seriously for a little while beforehand.
Really old stuff from before I joined dA (2010)
Some of my first (aft) uploads:
I made some acquaintances, but most of them haven't been on dA in a long time
I also had some photography, and my one literature deviation: (I don't upload the majority of the things I write )
My pencil art then got somewhat better
Grey Fox (sketch) by MagicBirdieSir Not a Bird by MagicBirdieAplomado Falcon by MagicBirdie
3D Printing: An Overview and Interview3D Printing – An Interview with Professor Olaf Diegel3D Printing: An Overview and Interview3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Don't forget to check the =3D Week Announcement= regularly for upcoming events and contests this week, we've got a lot on!
3D Printing is a way of converting your 3D models into physical real-world objects. It's exciting because most of a 3D artist's life is spent working on things that are never tangible and traditionally haven't existed in the real world, until recently.
Previously, a process called milling has been used to create models of computer objects, This is somewhat like sculpting done by the computer, where you start with a solid mass and cut bits away until you're left with your model! This process is called subtractive printing, because you start with a lot of material, and get rid of bits of it until you're left with your 3D object.
3D printing is an additive process. This mea
Hypatia of Alexandria1499 years ago roughly in this period (the Lent), Hypatia of Alexandria, philosopher of the neoplatonic school was stripped naked and stoned to death by a mob of christian fanatics for daring to teach to men, for being a pagan, and for spreading a knowledge that was not the one they believed in. These religious fanatics were an instrument in the hands of bishop Cyril, who during his office tried to seize the power over the city and wrestle it from the Imperial Prefect Orestes. In order to do so, he encouraged his most fanatic followers, including the parabalans, into an escalation of religious riots against non-christians, resulting in the banishing of all the Jews from the city as their houses were plundered and their riches confiscated.Hypatia of Alexandria11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hypatia, who had been teacher of Prefect Orestes, was a victim of this escalation of intolerance. She had always preached the freedom of thought, taught sciences and was admired for her wisdom by all but the jealous Cyril and his followers who could n
Change for the sake of change.Well…..that was immature drivel.Change for the sake of change.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I don’t know a huge amount about the “New 52” take on the DC universe (I stopped paying attention to DC’s output when they changed their logo to look like a half-unwrapped Acme magnet) but if the Justice League: War animation is any kind of summary, I’m glad I’ve not wasted my time.
Batman now seems to think it’s impolite if he doesn’t tell everyone who he is, Wonder Woman has taken to talking like a really, really bad Shakespearean actor and Superman is a dick.
Ignoring the animation’s terrible narrative, what struck me like a rancid kipper in the face was how god-awful the character designs were. In this instance; particularly Darkseid’s. Yeah, he wore a bucket on his head in the past, but it worked! It added to his menace as a laser-firing brick of doom. You took one look at him and you knew who he was.
Watch Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. THAT version of Darkseid is an ic
Zeviant FartThere's nothing more I can add to the debate/communal rant currently taking place that has not already been said, other than repeat my opinion that, if something requires explanation, it's not art. This is doubly so when it comes to a logo, which is supposed to convey a message by way of a simplified image, be that message a name or a graphical representation of purpose and/or meaning.Zeviant Fart2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello!Back from the dead.Hello!3 days ago in Personal More Like This
I've kinda disappeared for a bit, and wanted to write a little journal why I've left Facebook, Twitter and kind of my online persona. If you care to read, down below you will find my reasons. I hope you're well, and will try to post more art soon. Feel free to discuss below your opinions on the matter, and I'll try to reply. My answer goes far beyond "I've just been busy!" and maybe you too will connect with how I've felt:
The other day I received an email from a fellow follower of my work, asking the question of why I left Facebook. Not that everyone should know my daily activities, but if you haven't noticed, a couple of months ago I had deleted my FB in order to focus on my property LMS, as it's shaping up for film, and the next book in the series, LMS: Welcome to America
Now before I continue, this is strictly my opinion. I know people like to get angry online, so if you disagree with it, you have every right to
Dead End TechnologyIt’s not often that hard to predict what will be the next big thing. Thanks to the internet, if you keep your ear to the ground, you’ll get a heads up of what’s around the corner. All you have to do is ask “how will that idea/concept impact my daily life?” and you’ll be able to work out if it has a future or not.Dead End Technology10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Google bought Boston Dynamics a little while back. Their robotic technology has clear applications, both industrial and domestic (though they’ll want to make that stuff look a little less underwear-soilingly scary for the latter), so this is a good corporate move.
It’s been all over the news that Facebook has “pulled a Google” and purchased Oculus Rift, which, in contrast to the Boston Dynamics acquisition, has me scratching my head. We knew 20 years ago that this was dead end tech. The practical applications of wearing a bucket on your head are extremely limited. It’s right up there with motion control. If it w