Wheatley Puppet FAQWow! So it's been over a year since I started my puppet project and I'm still getting messages and questions about Wheatley every week. You guys are nuts! In the best way. <3 I can't thank you enough for all the interest and kind words. It's been a great year taking Wheaters to conventions and getting to know fellow Portal fans. :3Wheatley Puppet FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you've sent me a message on devart, my blog or youtube there's a good chance you've learned that I'm really really horrible about answering messages. You guys have been so patient with me and I've been meaning to sit down and write a better faq for a while now. I've got my coffee so let's do this thing!
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Q: Can I make my own Wheatley puppet based on yours?
A: Sure! I've seen a few folks take a stab at their own Wheatley puppets since mine went up. It's really flattering that people like my weird ideas enough to give them a try.
Q: Can I buy a puppet from you?
A: I'm afraid I still don't have any plans to sta
Closed and Judging! Turning Tables ContestClosed and Judging! Turning Tables Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Falling from grace...
When innocence is burned in flames...
+ Can sins be forgiven...?
- I've never tried...
Rooke's Character Building ExerciseThis was something I came up with when I was bored yesterday, and it turned out pretty fun. So you're welcome to try it.Rooke's Character Building Exercise1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Something very important to storytelling is creating unique, realistic characters who have thoughts, dreams, goals, and impressions all their own. Sometimes creating characters can be difficult if you don't know where to start, or if you can't seem to break out of certain stereotypes with your characters. So I made this little exercise in character building, just as a jump start to creating some random, interesting characters.
First, we have our two columns - TRAITS, and ROLES. A trait is an adjective. A role is a job or a "purpose" a character has. Most good characters have complex purposes and roles that they fill, far more than a single all encompassing word. But you can use these as starting points to creating characters.
What I did was make a list of 32 "traits" and "roles", whatever I could think of off the top of my head, that could be applied to stories of
THANKSGIVING short contestAs it is Thanksgiving break (for most of you I hope) I will create a small thanksgiving contest. Draw your character enjoying Thanksgiving or maybe a picture of what or who they are thankful for~<3THANKSGIVING short contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You do not have to attend, but the winner will receive a detailed drawing of their finnedyr and if anybody would like to donate something to the winner please comment below. Due dates will be the 30th of November which I hope isn't to short but I honestly believe it shouldn't be to hard.
Please enjoy your thanksgiving and if you would like to roleplay comment below~
You can enter the contest as many times as you like and please submit your entries to that specific contest folder, thank you~<3
If you do not have time, it's alright, besides Christmas is coming up as well. And if you celebrate Hanukkah, you can definitely enter that picture as well~<3 Thank you and have a wonderful holiday!!
Donations to the winner so far include:
100 point giveaway! (CLOSED)CLOSED.100 point giveaway! (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because I can. c:<
Also to celebrate the birthday of Lady Gaga's album Born This Way. <3
So to enter, just this journal.
You don't have to share this with your watchers, you don't have to comment to be entered (but funny comments are appreciated!!)
You don't have to watch me, either, but I might be doing more giveaways like this in the future, so if you want to, that's fine too c:
YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO COMMENT AND TELL ME YOU THINK LADY GAGA SUCKS. You are allowed to think that, but please keep it off this journal.
Ends on... June 6th 8D
The winner will be chosen using random.org
Good luck <3
PokeCollab: Hoenn is complete!Thanks to DILAGO for putting it all together! Here it is guys! Looks awesome!PokeCollab: Hoenn is complete!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks again for participating! Looking forward to more activities with you awesome guys!
Hello fellow deviants! So me and DILAGO have this cool idea of a collaboration and we want you guys, the community, to be involved! It'll be fun! We got the idea from ItsJustin, where he and many artists collabed to draw all Generation 1 Pokémon. They will be doing it again this time for Generation 2, starting this month. So we thought it would be fun to do Generation 3, as a way to revive Hoenn because I know we all miss Hoenn and the Pokémon, and it deserves a remake.
Got nothing to do? Join us fellow deviants in this collaboration. Spare some time before Pokémon X and Y are released.
So here's how it goes, just go to this
How to get the most out of your keywordsThe keywords of your prints play an important role in how your artwork is discovered using our Print Shop's search feature. This will enable you to search through the prints available on deviantART using their keywords. Here are some tips for using keywords that will help people find your work:How to get the most out of your keywords8 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Use as many words as you can
The more words you use, the more times your print will be viewed. Let's say, for instance, you are posting an image of some lovely roses. Some keywords you may use are "roses, flowers, plants, nature, Valentine's Day, romance, love, gift, bouquet, red, bloom, blossoms..." and anything else you can think of (while keeping it relevant, of course).
Keep them on topic
Sure, putting in "Harry Potter" and "hot girls" will get you more hits; however, there is a very slim chance the people searching for those words are going to buy your print if it doesn't have to do with the subject they've searched for. Try to keep your keywords rel
Goodbye BossSome of you may have heard this already but Dondi Bethea aka:icondmajorboss: who's my editor and writer for Sugarbits and a good friend has recently passed away. He was part of Snafu and and we will cherish his memory and contribution to our team.Goodbye Boss2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We express our deepest sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.
Countdown to The CollaborationWell guys, we are so close to finishing up the collaboration, :iconthefluffyhandgrenade: and I can smell it. To be honest though, we are ready for this to be over. It's been five long months since we began this back in June, and we really need to get it wrapped up. We have both agreed that we would like to get the music video all put together by New Years. While many of you have been punctual about it, we still have one or two stragglers who need to get their artwork in. While FG and I have been a little iffy about turning to this, we have decided this might be the best course of action.Countdown to The Collaboration1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You must have your artwork submitted by December 28, or you will be removed from the collaboration.
We both apologize if this seems rude or mean, but it must be done. Individual messages will be sent out to those that haven't completed their pieces. Once, we thank everyone who is a part of this.
-The Parts and Such-
1)In a world that is full of gr
Assemblage Vogue Merry V2 One Piece PapercraftAssemblage Vogue Merry V2 One Piece Papercraft2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sur la photo ci-dessus : Going Merry v01, Mini Merry, Thousand Sunny v01 et Vogue Merry v02 au fond à gauche
Quelques images sur l'assemblage du bateau des pirates de L'equipage Chapeau de Pailles. Ce caravelle appele Going Merry ou Vogue Merry en franncais est fait a partir des feuilles de papier A4 de 250 gr.
Les dimensions du bateau sont :
Longueur: 40 cm de la proue Jusqu'a la poupe
Largeur: 28 cm en Prenant compte les mats et les voiles
Hauteur: 45 cm le bateau est sur son socle de support
Voici l'ordre de la construction de ce Going Merry en véritable modèle de papier 3D.
Le socle de support du bateau :
Project Sketch 'Em All UPDATEProject Sketch 'Em All3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok we're back, sorta. School is a terrible environment for art. And I have a lot of people who can vouch for that XD Anyway, the point is, I won't be working on it at 10 a day. Not for now, anyway. What is going to happen instead, is, I'll be drawing the remaining Pokemon first, then :IconAldenlite: will vector them. After that I'll color them all at one go, and you guys will see the complete collection. About time, I know. It's coming to the end of a school term, after which I have a week to rush up my homework, and of course, the project. Hopefully I can get it up by then.
Anyway due to the new sequence of actions, we'll actually need 3 progress bars to handle this.
Sketched: 644/725 (Reuniclus)
Vectored: 600/725 (Seismitoad)
[Star!][No Star] - 83%
Colored (And Complete): 560/725 (Serperior)
[Star!][Star!][Star!][Half Star][No Star] - 77%
Hey guys, I'm working on a new Pokemon drawing proje
The Magic Dust of Child ArtistsThe Magic Dust of Child Artists2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Sep 12, 2012 by techgnotic
When recently asked how his political candidate would explain certain positions taken during the
nomination process with contrary positions to be taken during the general election, the campaign chief
replied that stated political positions were “like an Etch A Sketch,”—meaning they could simply be
flipped over, erased and begun over from scratch.
Were it that adult life were as simple as a happy Etch A Sketch memory from childhood.
(The campaign chief took heavy heat for his flippant, if truthful, statement.) The incident made
me wonder how many of us had early experiences as “sketch artists” with that incredible red toy that
has become almost standard issue for so many children still to this day.
For those unfamiliar with the magi
Search for new land [new event]A large, long legged Finnedyr arrives from the ocean. His legs weak like noodles as he wobbles weakly to the shore, and his silver eyes filled with wonder and pain and weakness. He has come from far way, and he has seen so much. He has seen things nobody has even dreamed of,and he seeks assistance.Search for new land [new event]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"My old friends, I have come back! I have found it I...I"
He is not speaking to anybody for his friends are long gone. He is speaking to the sand, and to the trees, and to the land. He is speaking to Finnedyria. He's gone away for years and he is exhausted, and he falls onto the sand,
"I am finally home,"
he whispers to the sky.
Some Finnedyr have come to investigate. Some were concerned, others territorial,
"Who are you?" "Where did you come from?" "Are you hurt?" "Get out of here! This is our land!" "That are you doing here? What do you want from us?"
Pixel Commissions ~ Points/Paypal (USD) **EditsPixel Commissions Are Currently CLOSED!Pixel Commissions ~ Points/Paypal (USD) **Edits1 year ago in Personal More Like This
100 = $1
Each icon is 50x50 and comes in an animated or non animated option.
Finnedyr Egg Icons:
Chibi Character Icons:
Icon Com. ~ Nydia by UnoleSpirit
Free Jack-O-Lantern Icon by UnoleSpirit ::FREE ICON:: Dragon Age 2 by UnoleSpirit ::FREE ICON:: Maple Leaf by UnoleSpirit ::FREE Icon:: Hatter by UnoleSpirit
Non-animated: 100 /$1.00
Animated: 150 /$1.50 (Blinking is free)
Background: +50 /$0.50
Dolls come in two different size choices; Large and Small.
Then each size is available in Animated and Non-Animated options.
Happy holidays from deviantART!Happy holidays from deviantART!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through dA,
Not a troll was stirring, nor Grinch in his sleigh.
Deviations were hung in digital Galleries with care,
In hopes that +Favourites soon would be there.
The n00bs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Daily Deviations danced in their heads.
And Fella in his 'kerchief, and spyed with his night-light,
Had just settled down to log-off for the night,
When over in the Forums there arose such a clatter,
Fella sprang back online to see what was the matter.
To the browser window he flew like a flash,
Tore open the tabs and refreshed the cache.
When what to his art-loving eyes should appear,
But an animated sleigh and eight commissioned reindeer,
With a little old driver, so creative and slick,
Fella knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than broadband, his reindeer were famed,
After all his favorite art
Contest Results!I'm a day late, I know, but lets not delay this any longer! It was a very hard decision, but...Contest Results!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The results are in:
This is just so well done! Chum-Chum's expression lets us all know that the chase that will surely follow will not be a pleasant one. The monster is scary, and the situation itself is one that none of us would want to be put into. Just the mere idea of being chased by this creature preys on a fear that a lot of us have in common: Being chased by something with evil intentions.
Now if this doesn't scream Halloween, then I don't know what does! It's a unique idea incorporating a Finnedyr vs. Finnedyr theme into this drawing. Plus, the picture in general is quite scary! Boulder's expression is frightful, and the thought that he killed another Finnedyr is a gruesome one!
It's simple, yet in this case simpli
My Personal Top 10 Favorite Sonic CharactersNow before I start this, I just want to let you know that this list is all opinion-based. So if you disagree, feel free to express what you think. Just don't complain like a crybaby.My Personal Top 10 Favorite Sonic Characters2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Alright, so here we go...
10. Shadow the Hedgehog
I know he's very, very overrated, but I do like him... in Sonic Adventure 2. I don't like him in Shadow the Hedgehog, and I certainly as hell don't like him in Sonic Free Riders and Sonic Generations. I prefer him in Sonic Adventure 2 because he didn't tried too hard to be cool, nor did he acted ridiculously jolly. He was what Sega succeeded to do for him; he was the everything opposite of Sonic. Sonic is cocky and heroic, Shadow's serious and sinister; Sonic has a great and adventurous past, Shadow has a harsh and stressful past. It's too bad that he devolved to an emo-ish character, and then a hedgehog who probably smoked too m
Danny Sexbang changed my life...So a lot of you guys might have seen Part 19 of Windwaker on Game Grumps, where Danny Sexbang decided to share his story about his struggle with depression and OCD, and how knowing about it gave him the help he needed. His story made me realize, I have the exact same thing! I'm taking new medicine and... my God, I'm happier, more creative, more energetic, everything feels better! I'm so happy, he really changed my life for the better. I'm more active with my friends online, I feel more enthusiastic to do creative things, as soon as the medicine started to work two weeks after taking it, I'm just in an all around more positive mood lately.Danny Sexbang changed my life...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I really hope you guys can forgive me for how crappy I've been with my online presence, to my friends and my fans, I really feel like this is what I've needed to happen all along and I hope you will all follow me into this next chapter in my life. For all of those who've stuck with me this whole time, thank you, and for those I've dissapointed, I hope
My Mission papers are in! I wonder where I'll go..Hey, guys! Big announcement!My Mission papers are in! I wonder where I'll go..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, those of you who come to my livestreams are well aware of this fact, as it comes up often. But for those of you who don't know, for the past year or so I've been trying to go on a mission for my church. Mission as in "missionary". I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, nicknamed Mormons, and I've always wanted to serve a mission, ever since I was a little kid.
The way it works, is that I had to complete my paperwork, which included medical forms and dental and all sorts of stuff. It took a long time, because I had to complete the medical requirement, which had a weight limit for health reasons. It took me a while to lose the weight, but I did! And I finished all my paperwork, and I got it submitted!
In around two weeks, I'll be getting my call in the mail. It'll tell me where I'm going on my mission, and when I'm leaving (could be anywhere from a month from then, to half a year from then.) I could go anywhere, and I'll be sp
[please read!!!]The Search for new landpsssssssssssssssst,.....guess what?[please read!!!]The Search for new land1 year ago in Personal More Like This
it's coming :iconyoucardplz:
~The Search for new Land~
A turquoise finned finnedyr steps in front of a group of the ones who will accompany her on the journey they will take soon. She takes a deep breath, sweating a bit nervously as she forms the words she will say. These finnedyr are going to rely on her to lead them on this journey.
"As you all know, I have called you here regarding the beginning of our journey dates, when we will begin, and the rules set for our journey"
she paused for a moment, glancing over the hushed crowd. She had never been a leader before, she just wasn't used to it, but this was her duty, and she will not give up on her duty no matter how much she doubted herself.
"Now, I sadly have to address, that Cress will not be our captain, she was not feeling very well and confident to
Down the Rabbit HoleClick:Down the Rabbit Hole3 weeks ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
Books Are BackBooks Are Back1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hardcovers, softcovers, calendars and other things are available again in the 4DE online store!
Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
The Weekend is Here! (Done)The Weekend is Here! (Done)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Alrighty so I decided to make the chat open all weekend long. It will be open all throughout the weekend so if you or a group of people want to roleplay a specific time, you may! Just please refer to the rules when doing so.
Please send a comment to sign-up for the team
Hello there students of Wanschepsel Academy
We are so happy to say that the grand opening was a huge success and we couldn't be more happy with the amount of students we currently have.
Since it is Saturday I would like to give the first scenario of the new school year which will be the Roleplay of the Weekend. We will do this each weekend and then change it the next weekend. This will be a group RP but if you guys want to RP one on one then you may do that as well!
The school has a variety of sports but among those sports