Power Ranger Hero GetterPower Rangers!Power Ranger Hero Getter2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So many powerful heroes from all around. Let's see just how many there are now!
It's Morphin Time! Rangers Go!
Alien Rangers from another world!
Reborn stronger that before, Zeo!
C'mon let's shift into Turbo!
Space Rangers glide and soar!
Galaxy Rangers of Mirinoi!
Lightspeed is the rescue team!
Future warriors, Time Force!
Protectors of the Earth, Wild Force!
Hidden in the shadows, Ninja Storm!
Ready! Dino Thunder, power up!
It's judgement time, S.P.D.!
Here come the Mystic Rangers!
Overdrive searches for treasure!
Jungle Fury, spirit beasts unleashed!
RPM let's get in gear!
Rangers together, Samurai forever!
Megaforce Rangers, never surrender!
With our Power Rangers here the world has nothing to fear!
They are unbeatable! May the power protect you. Let's go rangers!
They are here to save our world and yours. With them around evil will always go down!
The incredible, Power Rangers! Go, let's Go! Now and forever!
Prompt 14: The Beginning! Just one day left to send us your slice of weirdness! I'm working on my desperate and pathetically last-minute entry--how about you?Prompt 14: The Beginning!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Just under one week left to get those entries in! We've only had two so far, so all you people who favourited and shared and rhapsodized about how goddamn awesome it was we were back, get your arses into gear!
Yes, it's us again. We reincarnate more often than Kenny.
This time is going to be different, though. And you can trust me on that, because it's not me who'll be ensuring it. futilitarian, a long-time contributor and judge for transliterations and someone whom I'm sure you all know if only by reputation, is stepping into the breach and making sure this dead horse keeps getting whipped. The one major change you should be aware of is that prompts will now go up on the 15th of each month and end on the 10th. Of course, this ending date is purely arbitrary and only influences who gets into the news feature; you can continue
Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There are two ways to write a novel. Plotting (you make an outline, a plan, a roadmap if you will, and then you sit down and write it) and pantsing (you write "by the seat of your pants, throwing caution to the wind). So when I get asked if I'm a plotter or a pantser, I'm all like er, uh, hold on, let me? Pantser? I think? But I kind of, um, do planny things?
And it gets kind of awkward because in these inarticulate moments I have managed to confuse everyone including myself. And probably spilled a drink.
In recent discussions, however, I've had a bit of a revelation, silly as it is. I've realized that I -- like many writers -- am a plotter/pantser hybrid. And perhaps what I'm doing is something we could call Pantsing Responsibly. And, maybe, just maybe, I could share some of my responsible pantsing tips with other writers. Starting with paper notebooks.
Anyone can find a notebook. If there isn't alread
The Name GameThe Name GameThe Name Game1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pitfalls to Avoid and Tricks to Use while Naming People and Places
We've all been there. You're reading a pretty interesting piece of fantasy fiction, and a few paragraphs in you learn that the main villain's name is "Abraxas the Cruel, Lord of the Black Tower." You wince at the unoriginality, close the deviation, and move on to something more interesting. We've all been on the other side of things, too, with a detailed plot outline in hand, staring at a Word document that displays only a single line: "???? knew what he had to do--kill the president." We're sure that once we get that protagonist's name down, that perfect name, we'll be able to write the whole thing in one gush of brilliance, but all that's coming to mind are banal names like "John Everyman" or over-the-top ones like "Staff Sergeant Max Fightmaster".*
*Yes, that is his rea
Worldbuilding: Environments and Social StructuresAre you ready to build a world? Good!Worldbuilding: Environments and Social Structures1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Magic Gateway, by jerry8448. This is what we want to do with worldbuilding.
Worldbuilding is a complex process, because it is essentially creating the base of a different reality from our own. An author must pull together all the elements of a 'world', and capture that in text. This applies in any genre of writing. Even non-fiction has aspects of worldbuilding because it has setting and world details the same as fiction. In any genre, if the world is flat, the story will be flat and one of the best ways to build a fictional world is to know about one's own. Stories and readers both require an interesting and engaging place to go to, and our world, as well as any imagined one, can provide this! Because our world is the base of most human experiences, it is a great place to understand for both personal and writing reasons. If the author understands the sett
upcoming contestupcoming contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So guys me(:icondoodlingsketch and :iconohaturtlesnail: have planned the we'll be having a
:iconpurple-cplz::iconpurple-oplz::iconpurple-nplz::iconpurple-tplz::iconpurple-eplz::iconpurple-splz::iconpurple-tplz: it will probably start on saturday since we're busy with school...
It will be all about HARRY POTTER :iconharrypotterplz:
It should be related to Harry Potter (duh..)
digital or traditional will do
[Bullet; Blue]you should be a MEMBER
[Bullet; Blue]please pass it in the right folder
[Bullet; Blue]the entr
Draw to a song contest-closed-So guess what people I just came up with a new contest Idea XDDraw to a song contest-closed-2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I haven't really decided about the prizes, but this is just more of a fun lets draw! kinda thing.
So yes you may offer to donate prizes, no llamas please!
To become a participant simply just fave and leave a comment so I know you are interested ^.^
and this will be the last giveaway/contest before my PM runs out, so after this I will be saving up to renew my PM
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
Whats the contest?
Edit- So you choose a song, and create a picture that is inspried by that song
When sending in your entree, either leave a new comment or send me a note
Yes you get to choose the song, and please link back to the song in your description!
What kind of art is allowed?
Any kind really, just remember the more detailed the drawing, the more likely you are to win.
Same goes with color, unless your shading in black and white is amazing!
So something that you spent time on is more likely to win
Fellas Official dA Calendar - Up and Running!Hello Deviants!Fellas Official dA Calendar - Up and Running!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It has been asked for many times by deviants, but as of today we now have the first ever official deviantART Calendar that is run by a select few at fella!
There is a lot of information about the calendar for you all, so I am includign a shortened version at the top, and for those of you who would like to know more, there is additional information below.
The calendar is intended for official events by deviantART Inc., its affiliates, and official groups or projects on deviantART. Deviant contests will unfortunately not be included at this time.
You may look at the calendar online here: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=devfella%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles
All times are in PT (current time in California)
There is also information on how to add it to offline calendars (such as Apple iCal and for i
No One Cares About Your StoryGOOD NEWS: This is perfectly normal!No One Cares About Your Story2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
I can't remember the source, but a few years ago I read this famous author's account of how it felt to have his first book come out, and he mentioned buying a copy himself because he was afraid no one would take an interest. Now this is a guy who managed to get not only an agency but a publisher (which is a whole pile of people who were like yesplz), and he's still afraid readers won't care. I was like, 'whoa mind blown.'
But anyway, the fact is that we are all strangers on the Internet and, by default, there is no reason for you to read my stuff or vice-versa. If you went and stood in Times Square with copies of your latest story, how many people would give you more than a passing glance? And how many of those people would get to the end of your work, and how many of those would offer critical feedback?
And, if you were one of the passersby, whom would you stop for?
Okay, I'm done scaring the shi
Cartoon rip-off Alert!A restaurant swiped and redid one of my freind Jim Benton's cartoons.Cartoon rip-off Alert!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The blatant idea theft
Not cool. Wanted to spread the word 'cuz it's one thing when just a person does this, but when a business does it then we really gotta make sure they know folks are paying attention. Cartoonists UNITE!
UPDATE! Looks like we spooked them enough to get it taken down. Jim is super relieved. High five, guys!
Tumblr!!!Hi guysTumblr!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I finally got a tumblr blog where i can post any kind of picture/gif/video and reblog some naughty stuff too!
Here's the http://chubbydreaming.tumblr.com/!
So if you want to follow me there, i'd be veeeery happy
Keep on dreaming..
What to do if a website steals your art/game/IPJust thought maybe this could help other people! T_T I've gotten my stuff stolen a bunch of times and it is very annoying. I am just summarising in this journal what I do when someone takes my stuff.What to do if a website steals your art/game/IP2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Useful links (the forms are taken from these really helpful websites!):
Step one: Find out who the admin is, and their contact information. Also find out if a company is hosting their website.
The website should have a "contact us" page, where you can find email addresses, contact forms, and they might also have a copyright policy page. Find out their email and how to contact them. You can also use http://www.whois.sc/ to search for the registered owner of the webpage, sometimes.
In my case, the company was trying to market my game on the An
Tips for smooth clean line artHi,Tips for smooth clean line art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Is your line art shaky, wobbly, sloppy, fat, uneven or pixelated? The subject of clean line art comes up a lot so I've gathered together a number of tips from various DA members that may help you improve your line art. Some of the techniques described below may contradict other techniques described below so you may want to experiment and decide what works best for you. Most of these assume that you have a digital tablet. (Make sure your tablet drivers have been installed correctly. If your cursor is behaving erratically it may indicate a problem with your tablet or drivers.) Some posts have been edited for brevity or spelling:
"I developed my own technique. And it works quite well for me. It raised my Lineart cleanliness from 24% to 98%, yeah, really. Here is how I do it digitally when I'm not using a traditional sketch:
First a rough sketch, and I isolate it in its own layer then set its opacity to 50 or something near that value.
Then on the second layer
Banned (Please Read)For those of you who did not know, I was recently banned from deviantART. I can't talk about the situation in detail, but I was accused of something that I myself had not done, but that was somehow related to me in some way so the ban was placed on me. After Alex rallied up a bunch of supporters and many of you signed the petition to remove my ban, the deviantART staff took a closer look at my case and saw that I was not the one who performed the act that caused the ban in the first place.Banned (Please Read)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
However, due to deviantART policies they are not supposed to remove a permanent ban once it has been put in place. So I had to make a deal with them and sacrifice something of importance in order to get access to my account again. I was put on a week-long suspension, and I had to give up the ability to communicate with anyone from the site ever again. I have to disable comments from all of my deviations and journals, and I am no longer allowed to send or receive messages to or from anyone on deviantA
Getty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open ContentGetty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
J. Paul Getty - The Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content
The J. Paul Getty Museum has initiated an Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible.
A first sharing of 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection, including many masterworks, has just been made available and all are free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.
In a brilliant stroke, the Getty Museum has liberated one of the top collections of art in the world not just for access but for use. The museum is literally “beaming up” the great works in its collection as living resour
Spreading Semi-Realism appreciation!Spreading Semi-Realism appreciation!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Cloud rhapsody' by anndr
Since I believe the efforts of semi-realism artists are not sufficiently appreciated, because there are so many fantastic illustrations in this style that does not have the right visibility on here, I decided to create an article to advertise these artists that are, for me, the 'new faces' of this fashionable and yet so difficult art style.
First of all, Semi-realism is a drawing style derived from mangas but more complex in terms of style. Indeed, if we want to be more precise, it is the missing link between mangas and digital art. No giant eyes but neither skin blemishes.
I would really appreciate if dA could add a category for this particular art style but I can easily admit the boundaries to define this style are very labile.
Well, after this brief introduction, I'm featuring some samples of this style from real
Want free art in the mail!!? (CLOSED, thanks!!)(edit) Thank you sooo much for posting your requests, everyone! I've chosen 4 people now~ I will try to do more mail-giveaways in the future! 8DWant free art in the mail!!? (CLOSED, thanks!!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
it seems very attractive to you guys! * 7 * ))
*waves away the bishie sparkles from the stationery*
(original post below)
*note: this is only for people outside of canada and US because I have 4 leftover international stamps xD
Edit: next week i'll do a giveaway for canada and US! XD
Please make a request of some characters you'd like me to draw
1) your address is outside of Canada or United States
2) you would be willing to Note me your mailing address if your request is picked (4 people only)
- IN THIS JOURNAL, post links to images of the characters you are interested in getting art of (i may draw one or some or all LOL)
- I will let you know if I am interested in drawing the characters and will ask you for your address if it's totally accepted and stuff XD
What you will get:
- pencil or ink dra
Mission 5 Reminder & Tumblr ListSo hello!! I hope everyone remembered that when you're COMPLETELY done with your Mission 5 work that you send in a Group Note containing your:Mission 5 Reminder & Tumblr List3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Team Name
3) Application Link
4) Comic Page(s) Link [If it's properly connected, then you would only need to link the first/cover page!]
5) Additional information, such as teams that collaborated, not cameod. (Remember, if they didn't work with you, then it's not really a collaboration!)
Then I can properly log & organize your works into the proper folders and write your team(s) down so that they can be judged!!
I've noticed a great deal of our members have taken themselves up to make specific Tumblrs for their team. They even have really rad art! Radical!!
Unfortunately, it blows that it's hard to find each team's Tumblr. So I've taken myself up to making a Grand List of "Ask--" Tumblrs on a GoogleDocs Spreadsheet!
Features!Because I could benefit from a hefty dose of inspiration & motivationFeatures!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and hell, I may as well share
hope you enjoy!
:thumb352853167:Snake and Girl by moosmicfuture by faQy:thumb363050357:gravity by Loikagriffin quad by skylite-compass... by tenzukiNote by ah-baolonely trainer by harobakoUNLIMITED by ying99einbroch guard by licchanPARALLAX: Halloween 2012 by fightbeastdr by comloo:thumb369366115:54e67y7 R18G by meguzm
Have you ever wished for a Nuz-dub? (UPDATED LINK)Because a bunch of awesome fans have now made a youtube channel where they will be posting fandubs of my comic!Have you ever wished for a Nuz-dub? (UPDATED LINK)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Myths of Unova Fandub Channel
Support them by subscribing, liking, and commenting on their hard work! FYI, they already dubbed the trailer comic, which you can watch below
PS: If you want to commission me, please refer to this link!
FYI: Follow me on twitter and I will post all update preview tweets via #nuzlocke and #mythsofunova tag!
Raffle: Win 400 PointsRaffle: Win 400 Points3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Raffle: Win 400 Points
Update: the winner has been announced! http://roseonthegrey.deviantart.com/journal/Winner-Announced-for-Raffle-Win-400-Points-297598524
Points seem to make people happy so why not do a raffle. I have 400 points lying around anyway from my days of llama trading.
Rule: Fav this journal entry
Prize: 400 points
Ending: 4/21/12 (one week from now)
On the 21st, I will use a random number generator to randomly select a number x uniformly distributed from 1 to the number of favs the journal has (so every fav has an equal chance of winning). If you are the lucky deviant be the xth fav, then you win the 400 points. Easy as that.
(this is just a simple raffle to give away some unused points to try to brighten someone's day...you're not forced to jump through hoops or watch me or comment or do anything other than fav this journal for logistics reasons so it's easier to pick a winner...what do you have to lose? if I tacked on
Artbook orders open, new storeAfter a long wait, Wonder World is back in stock along with a brand new release, Neon Black! Both can be purchased through the new fishbones store (now with hassle-free checkout)Artbook orders open, new store2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To celebrate the launch of the store, release of the new artbook, and upcoming holiday season...
Get a discount and 2 free prints when you buy the 2 book set (Neon Black + Wonder World)
Get a free print when you buy Neon Black
Prints can be chosen from the in-store designs or randomly, just add them to your cart. (see store for details)
Promotion ends Dec. 31st
Payment - Through paypal; only payments in USD are accepted.
Checkout - Please use guest checkout for now. Attempting to create an account will lead to many frustrations.
Christmas shipping - to make sure your order arrives in time for Christmas, please place your o
Quick $15-Commissions for charity + StampEDITQuick $15-Commissions for charity + Stamp3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm pretty beat. I guess two batches is enough. Thanks to all those who commissioned. The money has been donated accordingly.
Since I'm on a break today, I'm thinking of raising funds to donate to the flood victims from the recent typhoon that hit the southern Philippines a couple of days ago.
Therefore, I'll be accepting $15 quick full-body commissions (colored). I say "quick" because I wouldn't be showing anymore WIP previews anymore. Just give me a ref picture and I'll draw it.
It will look kinda like this (but more refined):
I'll just be opening 5 slots in the meantime. So note me if you're interested.
Edit: Okay, since I received more notes than expected, I'll reply to the first five notes first. Then I'll reply to the second batch when I'm finished. Thanks so much for the commission!
1. :iconhedrickies: (done)
2. :iconriingo: (done)
3. :iconmaerc-eci: (done)
4. :iconleaglem: (done)
5. :icononetenmillion: (done)
1. :iconunlock: (p
Announcing The First Lit-Visual Alliance CONTEST!Announcing the first contest for theAnnouncing The First Lit-Visual Alliance CONTEST!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is the Alliance, you ask?
The Alliance is a project group intended to encourage visual and literary artists to work together. I've felt for some time that the dA Literature Community can at times be somewhat insular - to its detriment. We in the Lit Community are also sometimes prone to griping about the lack of exposure our work receives when compared to that of visual artists.
So. In the spirit of thorns brilliant Complaint Challenge I would try to do something about that. And so :iconlit-visual-alliance: was born.
As often as I hear literary artists complaining about lack of exposure, I hear visual artists complaining of a lack of inspiration and motivation to create art. And that, I must say, is simply nonsense. There is a massive amount of inspiration to be found on dA - and it's called th