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!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
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 month ago in Personal More Like This
SKW MOTD: STANDING SCORPION CROSS LOCK!Today's SKW Move of the Day is a DOOZY (people still use that word, right?)...featuring Amanda Ruffen bending and slamming Sumiko with a brutal STANDING SCORPION CROSS LOCK!!!SKW MOTD: STANDING SCORPION CROSS LOCK!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
LOCK PICK'S RANT SESSION:icontso1:I hardly ever bitch about anything, but today my mood is dialed down enough to do so. Earlier today I was browsing the Internet- typical of the today's routine- and had come across some phenomenal masterpieces as well as some potentially filled candidates- that always have at least one retarded remark, simply to either dig skin or because they have some stupid personal vendetta. 'Your work sucks lolol..' Or 'your anatomy is horribly off, it looks like a backwards cow...' Etc. the latter is hardly a critique and the former is clearly an insult, and by far the humorous part of the whole ordeal is nearly everyone who posts such a comment has a blank page, or is narrowly skilled in comparison.LOCK PICK'S RANT SESSION2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are plenty of people I may not care for, but it's not worth my effort to go out of my way to argue a point, but even so, I can still respect them as a skilled or aspiring artist.
Art is creative, inspiring and supposed to be fun. Within an art community you would feel you'd be right a
Appreciate Voice Overs and AnimatorsMarcia Wallace (Voice of The Simpsons Mrs. Krabappel) passed away and it's been a stark reminder to appreciate those who bring your favorite cartoons to life.Appreciate Voice Overs and Animators1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When we watch a cartoon, you don't really think about the people who voice them. They're just there. They don't seem to have age or a mortality to them. In our minds we tend to think of cartoons as immortal. You can drop an anvil on them and they just keep going. Unfortunately, those who give them life, through voice acting and animation, do not. Something to consider when watching any cartoon. Enjoy them, appreciate them. More importantly appreciate the talents behind them. They wont be around forever. (Myself included unfortunately) Stupid mortality.
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....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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 end1 year 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
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?2 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
Just sayin' I love you guysBecause I do. Things have been really crazy these past two months, and I would not have survived them without all of you. Thanks.Just sayin' I love you guys2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know it's been kinda slow lately, but I promise way cool things are on their way!
Fiction.How redundant is it pointing out these following statements?Fiction.1 year 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
Watcher's Feature #12It's been a while since I did this @__@;;~ Sorry for the delay ~Watcher's Feature #122 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 symphonikas :thumb30974
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...2 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
COMMISSION INFORMATION UPDATE!This is in addition to about 50 emails! Okay… I was really trying to keep on top of commissions in the sense that I could at least answer all of them! But it's quickly like… yeah… BUT I'M EXCITED. I DON'T WANT TO SOUND UNAPPRECIATIVE IN ANY WAY BECAUSE OH MY GOD…COMMISSION INFORMATION UPDATE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You guys, seriously, I could cry. I shed a (very manly) tear or two last night with all the kinds words and support. And I'm just beyond moved. I have been feeling this nauseating mix of fear and hope in the past few days. It's been crazy and weird and very wonderful and scary.
But I really want to address some bleh stuff… mostly that wow I don't think i can take 303 commissions! I mean, if I could that'd be awesome for everyone! I didn't expect this at all, and I wasn't prepared for it. Today I managed to take and finish TWO commissions. I just want to be really honest with everyone, because you've all been so amazingly generous and helpful!
FIRST: I WILL DEFINITELY READ EVERY SINGLE NOTE AND EMAIL.
SECOND: I DON'T THINK I CA
12 Years of Foamy?! GAH!12 Years of FOAMY!!12 Years of Foamy?! GAH!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
September 10th marked the 12th anniversary of Foamy! That's right, Foamy has been ranting for a full 12 years! How is that possible? Fan support yo! Frankly, I wouldn't be around all this time if it wasn't for the fans. So props to everyone for keeping things going. WE RULE! Ok, enough ego-boosting, gotta get back to work on new episodes. MORE FOAMY FOR ALL!
[Winners!!]400 Points Giveaway! Wow what i genius! I skipped the numbering from 119 to 200 :iconoelplz:[Winners!!]400 Points Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I fixed it, and now here are the winners!!
#136 - Kaeni-X
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
Bad TimesWow. Tumblr/Yahoo was pretty quiet about this, but as part of the new "community guidelines," posts from adult flagged blogs will begin to not show up in search engines, on mobile, or even in a damn tag search, unless you are following them beforehand.Bad Times2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That would certainly explain why I have been missing a lot of fanart on the site.
Isolate the blogs, then get rid of them in a year or two? Sounds like it makes sense. Moving away from the perfectly acceptable and no-fuss DON'T USE THE SITE IF YOU AREN'T 18 YOU LITTLE SHITS to LET'S PROTECT AND ADVERTISE TO THE CHILDREN HEY KIDS!
Confirmed that neither of my blogs will ever show up in a tumblr tag search again. Can't search myself. Can't find slugbox or slugboxcreatureart via any tag. You can find slugbox related things from people who are not flagged... but seeing as how tumblr is handing out the flags on their own, wiht
Tumblr and facebook and me. Oh my!Yeah, I did it! I joined the ranks XDTumblr and facebook and me. Oh my!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
deviantART is an amazing site, but it is it's own little bubble, many of my friends and family have never even heard of it! It's for artists so mostly artists join and look around. Thought I'd branch out a little and now I can share my artwork with non-artisans, and so can you!
Please feel free to share my art, re-blogs make me feel warm inside (both facebook and tumblr) as they show all of the people you know my art. There isn't a much higher accolade that that dA is still going to be my 'home' as I love this place. But having more leaves me free to upload WIPs and sketches and more things like that
I haven't quite figured out tumblr yet, like how people find my page other than through dA... I'll get the hang soon! XD
If you want to re-blog a specific piece of art from me, if you do to the piece on deviantART, t
Happy New Year and Shout outFrom Eminem 'Till I collapse'Happy New Year and Shout out1 year ago in Personal More Like This
'Cause sometimes you just feel tired. You feel weak.
And when you feel weak, You feel like you wanna just give up.
But you gotta search with in you! Gotta find that inner strength, And just pull that shit out of you, And get that motivation to not give up, And not be a quitter, No matter how hard you wanna just fall on your face and collapse!
We've all had troubles this year. Weather it be Romance problems, Medical troubles, Career issues, the loss of loved ones, Family and friend problems, Depression, Or just pure bad luck. but we can pull through them. We just gotta try and not give up. Even if things seem hopeless.
And it's New years in The Glove! So Happy New year to
Feedback For Favorites ContestFeedback For Favorites Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Created for thorns' Complaint Challenge.
Feedback Generated As Of February 1st: 4,085
The +Fav and Run Phenomenon.
Have you ever received Favorites on your deviations, but did not receive any comments or critiques? Have you added a user's work to your Favorites, but never left them any comments or feedback on those pieces? Many would agree that while views and favorites are great, that comments and critiques are the most valuable. This contest aims to fill that void, by giving deviants a chance to return to the artwork they collected and provide feedback for it.
To leave Comments, Feedback, and Critiques on Deviations in your Favorites Collection.
Go through your Favorites Gallery, and comment on the deviations you find there that you did not leave a comment on. You may also
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 Often2 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
BANNED [Update]BANNED [Update]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you know of any Deviants that violate the rules, report them, and if necessary, send the info Kira-of-deviantART's way. I've seen them on every spammer account I've seen so far, even the ones that joined the very same day [it's not hard to catch spammers after they've spammed]. They've done a very good job at keeping dA as spam-free as possible, so if a Deviant needs banning, inform Kira-of-deviantART. They'll make short work of rule breakers.
I've gotten quite a few people banned lately.
Harassment - QUICKSHOTN0SC0pEz
Harassment, "Trolling" - quickshotn0sc0pez2
Harassment, "Trolling" - ElectroHydroPyro [Recently released from suspension, newest]
Art Theft, Pornographic Content - LeigoXXxx
Art Theft, Pornographic Content - wolffathercloud
Pornographic Content - SluttyDerpy [as well as their group PureRULE34Art]
Pornographic Content - Panty-pull
Underage - GooBoiko
Underage - Mllxdream
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!1 year 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
Ensign Sue: A favor to ask you writers + fansEnsign Sue: A favor to ask you writers + fans1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So Ensign Two: The Wrath of Sue just wrapped up over at Interrobang Studios. I wanted to take some time to give a very special thank you to Ensign Sue creator and writer Clare Moseley for all her hard work and support. She really did a bang up job and I would like you guys' help in letting her know just how much she's appreciated.
You see, the drawback to being the writer on a comics collab like this is that the artist is usually the one who gets most of the attention and praise, especially if the artist has a unique style and a pre-established fanbase. All throughout this process I've tried to make it very clear that this was a collaboration between Clare and myself and not just solely my work, but I know a lot of my people gloss over that a bit.
So, for those you who've enjoyed Ensign Sue, or just want to make sure writers get their pro