SKW MOTD: Mother/Daughter bearhug!Today's SKW Move of the Day features Amanda Ruffen getting squeezed out by her mother/opponent Sin D!!!!SKW MOTD: Mother/Daughter bearhug!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
'Shiks!' and ''The Forgotten Lands' ContestsEdit 2: Finished! All the entries are here now for the Shik contest!'Shiks!' and ''The Forgotten Lands' Contests3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Many thanks for all the birthday gifts, points, drawings and for participating in my contest! Hopefully tomorrow or the day after tomorrow I will post the shik contest results!
First of all, unrelated news: 5.000 deviantwatchers and 1.500.000 pageviews! Many thanks to you all, Peoples of the Internet!
My fellow deviants!
As after a long, long, loooong, inexcusable delay from my part with the Wanted: Kobolds! Contest, I had delayed with that not only the results of that contest -but the beginning of the next one!
The Poll Results for a theme weren't really completely conclusive: 85 persons answered the poll, and of them, 44% (37 deviants) said they would like to participate in a Science Fiction and -shiks!- of Ots contest, while the second pre
SKW Move of the Day: Swinging Backbreaker!Today's SKW MOVE OF THE DAY features a brutal swinging (or swing-out) backbreaker from Keri to Saya Savage.SKW Move of the Day: Swinging Backbreaker!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Status reportFirst of all I am glad to be back!Status report3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The outpouring of support, well-wishes and kind words made my time away a lot more tolerable. This is a personal "personal thank you" for everyone who pitched in to spread the word I had been suspended and where else (outside of DA) they could contact me. In fact the overt show of support seemed to be the pivotal factor in changing my permanent ban to a 2-week suspension.
Would have been nice for the suspension to be "2-weeks minus 6 days for time already served as a ban", but I was not going to be picky because I seemed to be treading on pretty shaky grounds with regards to their reasoning to why I was being immediately banned and not just suspended.
I am referring to the revelation that they turned down my ban appeal because of "my previous multiple suspensions" - suspensions that never occurred! (WTF!) Once I brought this to their attention, things happened behind the scenes pretty quickly and within an hour some button was pushed and my
SKW MOVE OF THE DAY: Single leg KO!Today's SKW Move of the Day features Jackson's effective single-leg split scissors as it puts Jessica Nova down and out!SKW MOVE OF THE DAY: Single leg KO!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Why I Draw Women OftenI recently got a message, and I will slightly reword it so as not to cause profane friction, nor will I state who it came from, but it read like this: "Why is everything you post regarding a woman? I think it's very sexist when the only thing you can draw are breasts and buttocks like it's the only thing in the world."Why I Draw Women Often3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so by now, if you haven't been watching me for a good minute, you know that I really like to draw women, and I like portraying the female form, usually and often in a tasteful manner. I could hypothetically end that question there and just answer "I wasn't aware everything in my gallery was a woman or had breasts and a butt" and then post a picture or two of Rai Rivet... But I'm not going to do that. I'm going to explain my stance on drawing the female form and my adoration for it.
Disclaimer: None of these viewpoin
Fiction.How redundant is it pointing out these following statements?Fiction.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's no such thing as a gigantic mechanical robot fighting off alien monsters. There has never been a report of a man being bitten by a radioactive spider and becoming a hero. You can't summon a mini-tornado at your own beck-n-call, don't matter how much into the occult you are. The odds of a young male teenager having a harem of sexy girls at his every turn is nil. There aren't bipeds of animals that are supposed to be quadrupeds flying spaceships in the galaxy above us. You can't legally hunt and catch thousands of different animals and use them to protect you from other animals and people in a sports-like venue. You can't eat a flower and ignite fire from your hands.
I can go on and on... this journal is probably being expressed because of recent built-up distaste for people bullying others because of what they like when it comes to fiction.
Just to reestablish what it even means, here it is, straight
From Stock to Art: A Feature and DiscussionAs a stock provider, nothing pleases me more than to see a notification that an artist has used my stock in their art. It’s a gift, not only in the art itself, but to know that my stock inspired an artist to create. I am constantly dazzled by the artists who take a simple photo and turn it into an entire fantasy world. Artists take the ordinary photo and turn it into something extraordinary. This is one of the reasons my fellow stock providers and I create stock. We share a common bond of dreamers and possibilities.From Stock to Art: A Feature and Discussion3 years ago in Personal More Like This
”All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.”
– Edgar Allen Poe
A single stock photo can be interpreted in a thousand different ways, by a thousand different artists. Each artist is inspired by their own unique views and tastes. Where one artist sees a stock photo
Had the Urge...…to write this because I'm getting repeated questions that are pretty much along the same lines and rather than direct each one to my FAQ, I have a different way to answer the question, which is basically:Had the Urge...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Why am I not getting anywhere in my art? What can I do to get better? No one is liking my work, how can I get more people to like my work so they can pay me?"
The real question you should be asking yourselves is:
"Why am I drawing?"
I mean, I take a look all the time at people who may not be skilled or whatever, and I'm sure they don't feel the best about their work (or they may), but they always have something to say that made them feel good while drawing it. Saw a sunset beach picture earlier that someone drew/painted and of course, it's not professional-looking at all. What ringed to me was the fact that in their comments, they said they "enjoyed it and was a relaxing piece". Not complaining about how the sand looks too crappy or the colors in the s
DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?It's been a while since i've shared some of my favorite deviants. Here's a list of talent that some of you may or may not be aware of that i've been drooling over lately. I love this place!DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check 'em out!:
:iconmonk-art: Fabian Schlaga. LEGEND. If you haven't heard of this guy, you're missing out!
:iconsaspy: Saspy's work is amazing. The female mega-talent from Italy shows no sign of slowing down with her bright and fun approaches to character design, expressions and energy.
:iconjoel27: Joel is currently my FAVORITE ARTIST on Deviantart. Just flip through his gallery and you might find yourself there all day.
:icontchokun: French Artist who worked on online games and flash shorts such as WAKFU is not to be missed. serious talent here
:iconrikkitikki: Rikkitikki's light hearted animation influence illustrations are something to fall in love with. He's got a detective concept he's been playing with that shows the main characters quite often and i usually fave when he draws th
Challenge me, art-wise!It took a while to realize that, no matter how pretty the last few sketch-dumps where, I wasn't really learning anymore.Challenge me, art-wise!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sometimes a large user-base just feels like pressure. And pressure makes it feel like you can't afford to fail anymore. And you'll stay inside your comfort zone. And with result. Last years improvement was close to non-existent. But I realize now that staying in my comfort zone will not get me anywhere.
The lack of improvement and recent login issues made me think. So I went back at where I came from. I took a pencil and started sketching again. Real, ugly sketches, with a lot of wobbly lines and such. Anatomy, dogs, and various other things. I realize now; I want to keep this up. Really. I want to draw things that are (slightly) out of my comfort zone, in order to learn.
And I want you
Ramblings about 'internet fame'A lot of stuff has happened lately in life lately, and is has made me think about things, and about my perspective on it. One of those things, is the internet.Ramblings about 'internet fame'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As some of you know, I'm a huge nerd. While as kid, I didn't had a computer at home, and I hated those damn machines because I wasn't able to work with them at all (so much fail T__T), I soon caught up when I got my first computer at age 14. And while most of my family expected me to end up as a hopeless internet addict, I soon started to learn myself how to program. The rest is history. With my 26th birthday, I also celebrated being a webprogrammer for 10 years already. Oh yeah, I'm getting old for sure.
The recent chain of events have caused me to think about the internet and it's role in life, however. When I first started out with art, I was only a little girl. Me, and both of my younger sisters, were all very creative. And we spend almost all of our time drawing at the kitchen table, while discussing about the characters we
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE...." I haven't reached the point where I think I'm good at this. that's the drive. i know that its in me to be really good at it. and i think i've come close a few times, but i don't usually look at things i've completed and feel content. Which that means the next thing you start, you go in with that attitude that 'this time, I'm gonna get it right.' it doesnt mean you hate everything you do, but i'm never content. And maybe i never will be but i secretly know that that's what makes you grow." - Jamie HewlettTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
SpeechlessSeriously. The sheer horrifying nature of the internet has left me speechless for now.Speechless3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I live in a free country, where freedom of speech is an important matter. A long while ago, when I was still young and at school, we learned how to do a proper discussion in class. We were learned that provocation isn't that bad to get a message across, but that you should always have at least some respect for the people you discuss with, and talk with them with calmness and reason. If you lose your temper, you lose the argument. That's what I've learned.
The reactions I got on my last journal, however, have left met both sad and speechless. Because I'm unable to grasp how people can be so downright insulting towards a fellow human being. To a member of the same website....
My journal wasn't meant to tell people how much I hate fanartist. Because... I don't really hate them. I just feel sad about how hard it is to get attention for original work in the sea of fanart ou
Watcher's Feature #12It's been a while since I did this @__@;;~ Sorry for the delay ~Watcher's Feature #123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It takes me a while to put these together, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys! Faving this journal might help
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (I still have a lot to go through and it adds up every time i put up a feature journal), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!
:thumb295836123: :thumb307309834: The red dragon by SunsetTheDragon Daughter Oceana by Maripon Daenerys Targaryen by sherryxy :thumb30974
[Winners!!]400 Points Giveaway! Wow what i genius! I skipped the numbering from 119 to 200 :iconoelplz:[Winners!!]400 Points Giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I fixed it, and now here are the winners!!
#136 - K-a-e-n-i
A new year is about to start, so i'm giving away a total of 400 to a few lucky deviants! Plus i'm also giving away an adoptable!
How to get entries:[Snowflake]
[damphyr] +Favorite this journal, give me a llama, and comment below. [= 1 entry]
[damphyr] Create a journal or poll advertising this giveaway. Also include thumbnails of at least 2 of my artworks that you really like. Be sure to comment below with the link. [= 1 entry]
[damphyr] +Watch me, and leave constructive criticisms on atleast 1 of my artworks. Comment bel
Ahhh, when did I receive Senior Member status??oh my god I'm so sorry. I've been so busy with moving (i didn't know my family had so much shit) and other stuff I just haven't logged onto dA for a while.Ahhh, when did I receive Senior Member status??2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I didn't realize I'm now a Senior Member?? wowowow I don't even know who gave that to me, but thank you so much~~ i know it's just a title, but I remember as a kid first on dA I was like "Seniors are so speciallll i want oneeee" xDDDD. And now I'm old and apparently senior enough to be Senior
Uh, here's something I've been working on. Actually, this thing was done back in November though xD;;;.
um, I'll still be busy for a while preparing my portfolio stuff, so I can't guarantee I'll be on dA, but I will be on Tumblr because that's where I post WIPs (and complain about stuff, talk about stuff i don't think making a journal on dA is appropriate for cause i tend to delete my lil rants xD;; ). Does anyone want me to post my WIPs here too? I remember quite a few peopl
Holy CookieHoly Cookie3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commissions are closed for now! Thank you everybody!
I'm not gonna lie, when I was writing that Journal yesterday I wasn't expecting by a long shot to see such a deeply touching solidarity from all of you people ;_; Like, all the advertising, support and stuff, is something that I haven't even thought about AT ALL. Holy shit, you're born amazing and lovely like that or you've taken some courses? What's your school?
How am I even supposed to find words that don't exist to properly thank you? This is almost embarrassing, I'm a bit caught off guard here I hafta admit x) Imagine a dummy on some theatrical improvisation stage and who finds nothing to say to his audience. I'm that dummy. In a trashbag dress. *shot*
I'll try to find something to thank all of you someday peeps. I don't know what yet. BUT I'LL FIND. ;n;
Anyways, I've reduced once again a little the prices of my SA Commissions, because uh... I feel sorta guilt to impose the normal price to all these people who
SPACE DANDY?Space Dandy is a new animated tv series By Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop/Samurai Champloo). It's a pretty ground-breaking show in that it's the first japanese animated TV series with a world-wide premiere (starting in America FIRST). It's personally my favorite, 2D animated tv series airing in the states right now.SPACE DANDY?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a consumer of animated content on TV for decades, I (like many I'm sure) am quite used to getting quality stuff finished and packaged, so I can take things things like SD for granted. However, as a Tv animation series producer/director, I know how incredibly challenging & difficult it is to produce/direct a single episode from a hand-drawn, animated action or comedyTV series (be it 11 minutes format or 22 minutes). So watching what Watanabe and his crew are doing from a production/planning/execution standpoint is a lesson in humility for me. This is high-level stuff for a TV budget and it makes a me a little envious that the guys across the pond have i
2013 coming to an endEDIT: Annnnd... I'm experiencing login issues again. Looks like it isn't so easy to solve this time. I guess you have to do it without me for now T__T2013 coming to an end2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Another year that went by so terribly fast. And as much as I am against posting journals that are too personal (especially on the internet, since you never know who is gonna read them), these end-of-year overviews kinda became a tradition. The 2011 and 2012 versions were great to look back at. Even now. So I can see what kind of shit occupied my mind back then. And even now some events of the past still manage to inspire me to a certain level.
So here we go!
Job changing, again. Not that I
A New LevelAbout 14 years ago I started my comic career with Dreamwave. After that I moved onto Nelvana for a while and worked on two shows. During that I started with UDON where I still am. In 2011 I started to teach at Seneca College in Toronto.A New Level3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years you've heard me belly ache about my mixed feelings about what I work on and what type of rhetorical acrobatics I do to justifiy it to myself. For the most part it's to pay the bills and that it's just what I do until something else comes along. I never claim that anything I work on is representory of my moral beliefs or religion for that matter nor do I try to excuse myself under the guise of some self serving excuse, it just simply is my situation.
I'm happy for all the work I have and am doing and I do it as well as I possibly can. I am the sole provider for my family and I thank God for all the work that i do have and my thanks and appreciation manifests itself in my effort to try and do the best I can.
A sigh of relief came with teac
Masters of Anatomy KICKSTARTER FINAL HOURSUPDATE 2: We're reaching the final hours for this fantastic book!!!Masters of Anatomy KICKSTARTER FINAL HOURS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now with even MORE artists like Adam Hughes, J. Scott Campbell, Artgerm, Joe Mad, Dean Yeagle, and so many others, it's hard to keep count! It makes me feel like I don't belong with such a mega-collection of awesome artists. So if I feel that way, you know for SURE that this book is one of a kind.
Final chance to help support us and get in on this action!
UPDATE: The Kickstarter for this is up now! You can go and pledge here!
Hey all, just taking a bit of time to tell you about a huge project for aspiring artists that I think it's such a great privilege to be a part of. I was contacted to be among great artists out there like Humberto Ramos, loish, elgunto, Loopydave, Cushart, Jace-Wallace, and even fel