E3 Day 1 ThoughtsMirror's Edge 2E3 Day 1 Thoughts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Honestly didn't see that one coming, but I am happy nonetheless. While the first game wasn't very remarkable, I just love the art style and the stark contrast the game presents compared to every other post-apocalyptic-near-future-world that exists. Chock me up to interested.
Didn't see this one coming either. Quite surprised, but personally don't care. I've never really paid attention to fighting games much, yes even Super Smash Bros. I have a feeling this will be one of those games that we think will be amazing, but the newest generation of kids won't understand why they should care (kinda like DuckTales).
Sidenote: Quite disappointed with the way they handled the demonstration by bringing out a woman to play multiplayer with and "destroying" her while simultaneously saying shit like "just give up... it will be over soon." Scripted or not, that scene was appalling.
Minecraft on Xbox One
I'm... actually quite disappointed by this as
Happy 4th of JulyHappy 4th of JulyHappy 4th of July2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bla bla bla. Independence. 1776. America. John Adams. Hooray.
So there's been this "internet declaration of independence" that's been going around the web recently, and to be honest I think it's a load of bull. As much as I love free speech and rights and etc, I simply can't get behind it, and it disturbs me that so many companies ARE getting behind it. There's just too much entitlement from people on the internet who think they "deserve" everything, and it's really beginning to creep me out. I'm all for abolishing SOPA and ACTA other things like it, but I just can't in good faith get behind the "internet declaration of independence." Sorry.
What's with this weird anti 4th of July backlash that's going on? All the people complaining about the "patriotism" and stuff. I know it's always existed, but I've never seen it this massive before. Do people really just not understand the point of holidays? It's lik
The Role of Men in Geek SocietyThis is a reposting of a tangent I went off on over on Twitter the other day (with some extra clarification added to make it a little more cohesive). I felt that in the wake of all this GamerGate/Feminism/Women in games/comics/geek culture stuff going on that I should at least talk about men’s relationship to it all. So here ya go!The Role of Men in Geek Society3 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's not that harassment of men doesn't happen, it's that women are far more likely to get harassed and have it be gendered and much worse (source: http://time.com/3305466/male-female-harassment-online/ ). I've never been harassed because I'm a man. But nearly every one of my female colleagues have been harassed because they're women. Men don't get harassed the same way as women. Their insults are usually directed at opinions, not their gender. Women, on the other hand, usually get BOTH.
It also seems like there's more harassment now than before, but that's because there are more women IN those geek stratus and we ha
FAKEMON FRIDAY #6final stages of starters revealed!FAKEMON FRIDAY #64 months ago in Personal More Like This
Finally the final forms of Ekopi, Batflare, and Kelpony have been revealed! Who will you choose?
Hope you enjoyed this update.
Stay tuned for next week's Fakemon Friday!
Contest - Life is but a Game!Hey guys,Contest - Life is but a Game!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
it's time for a competition! It's been a while since I had one, so here's something to get everyone interested.
The aim of the competition is to create a Fakemon based on a video game or video game character. It's that simple! And no, Pokemon doesn't count... it's already going to be a Fakemon, smart arse
Anyone who knows me will know that I prize creativity equally alongside art skill - if not more so.
The winner will be judged by both these qualities, so even if you don't think of yourself as a great artist but you think you have a great idea, you should still give it a go! I will also be looking for how well the design fits in with the Pokemon world.
Who doesn't like prizes?
100 points & a full colour drawing of the winning entry in my style.
50 points & a line art drawing of the
Thumbs up from Valve!!! Portal short is a go!Wow, how did I forget to post here, where all the publicity started, that last week Valve gave my Portal-based animated short film the thumbs-up!Thumbs up from Valve!!! Portal short is a go!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After a whole lot of effort, Claire Hayes (producer) managed to get on the phone with Valve's head of legal, and not only do we now have their express approval to make the film, AND to raise money for the production (!!!), but we even got praise for what we've done so far!
I love the smell of victory in the morning. It smells like napalm.
Portal and Portal 2 © Valve Software
Fakemon Friday #4! Part 1It's no ordinary Fakemon Friday, it's a MEGA Fakemon Friday with new Mega Evolutions and a bunch of new Pokémon! First off we have Mega Evolutions of the Orohn Starters!Fakemon Friday #4! Part 16 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ability Swift Swim
Weight 396.5 lbs
Its blades became stronger and sharper, enough to even slice through the strongest metals known to man. With a Rain Dance team, this Mega Pokémon is sure to be a great battler.
Razorvile mega evolves into Mega Razorvile using a Razorvilite.
Weight 268.2 lbs
The flames on its body burn bright and strong. It will scorch its enemies and leave them with burns. Given a boost in its Attack and Sp. Attack stats, Mega Wolverize will surely heat things up in battle.
Wolverize mega evolves into Me
Art and Points Giveaway! closedRESULTS ARE IN DERPSArt and Points Giveaway! closed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
thank you all who joined :3 i was actually really surprised to see over a hundred entries XD XD XD <3
ALL WINNERS HAVE TO COMMENT ON THIS JOURNAL TO GET YO PRIZES BY MONDAY OK :3 i think you will get a dev mention so i probably don't have to note xD
1st Place! :iconJengogirl: CONGRATULATIONS!!
2nd Place :iconNorthern-Projection:
3rd and 4th Place
closed kk thanks XD
Fakemon Design contestSo it's once again time to have one of my fun contest, but I'm actually doing something a little different this time. I will be holding 2 contest simultaneously both with different prizes, different due dates, and different themes.Fakemon Design contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the 2nd contest and it involves one of my most recent projects. Many of you have probably seen my journals and stuff about a Pokemon game I am in the process of making. Well now I want to give you all a chance to be part of this games creation and some of the Pokemon you'll see within it.
In this contest you will have to design a fakemon based upon one of 3 themes listed below. After you have selected your theme you must go and create a fakemon that somehow displays this theme to me. The winners will receive several prizes (Listed below), but each winner will also have their fakemon design put into the game itself.
Valina Evolution Contest 2! OVER! RESULTS SOON!CONTEST IS OVER! YOU CANNOT SUBMIT ANYMORE ENTRIES!Valina Evolution Contest 2! OVER! RESULTS SOON!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Results will be posted soon!
Time for another evolution contest! The last one!
This contest will have 3 existing Valina Fakemon that need evolutions designed for each, and 1 entirely new one that needs to be designed.
You can entire to any amount of categories. All, one, etc.
If you really want to, you can make more than one entry for one Fakemon.
You must stick to the description unless if you get an OK from me to change it.
You cannot steal other people's designs.
Existing designs are acceptable, if they are yours and are willing to let me use it.
DEADLINE is July 17th 7:00PM EST
Winning Fakemon in each category will be put in the game.
Winners will each recieve 40 points or a free commission
You can win in 2+ categories and get more prizes. (Ex. 80 points or 2 commissions)
NOW FOR THE FAKEMON!
Evolution is a Water squirrel with some type of tube acc
A Visual History of 3D Art3-Dimensional Art doesn't have a history dating back hundreds of years. Its inception is very much linked to the evolution of Computing and Computer Graphics.A Visual History of 3D Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Because history can get very detailed, this article will just include a summary timeline. If you want to know more, just click the links dotted throughout
1950 - Laposky's Oscilon
Our story begins in 1950 with Benjamin Francis Laposky, a sign painter and army veteran who was also an artist and mathematician. In addition to getting a kick out of creating Magic Square Puzzles, Ben created what is arguably the first set of computer generated images, "electrical compositions" using a cathode ray oscilloscope:
1959 - The first CAD Package
Why I left DA + currently hospitalized.Hi everyone! It's been awhile. This post is a little important so I have a feeling im going to be making it a little long... Also, I'm doing it from my phone. So, there may be weird typos.Why I left DA + currently hospitalized.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't wanna read the whole thing here's a basic summary:
I left DA because of Internet hate which brought down my confidence; I got a lot of hate the same day I found out my grandfather died which really made it worse, I planned on coming back the beginning of January but I was hospitalized because of a bowel obstruction and I am still currently in the hospital and plan to come back mid February. Also I feel like shit.
Long version: I guess I'll start... With why I left. It's a really complex reason and I really hope everyone will understand, but I think there might be some people who just won't. And by that I mean, I am aware I have a handfull of followers who might feel neutral about my art rather than full out liking it. Or maybe I'm just talking about the people who don't really like my ar
Vegan beautyChocolate Bubble BathVegan beauty3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1/3 cup unsweetened soy milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup unscented liquid bubble bath
Heat (but do not boil) the soy milk and cocoa powder and stir until blended. Let cool.
Add the bubble bath and stir.
Pour the entire batch into the tub. Enjoy!
Anti-Zit Face Mask
1 Tbsp. cruelty-free baking soda
1-2 Tbsp. filtered water
Mix the baking soda and water together until you've got a paste.
Apply to your face and leave on for about 20 minutes.
Rinse and follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer.
1 aspirin tablet (contains salicylic acid, which helps unclog pores)
Crush the aspirin with the back of a spoon and add just enough water to form a paste. Apply to the blemishes and let sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing.
Another spot treatment trick is to take a dab of cruelty-free toothpaste (the white paste kind, not the gel), and apply it to blemishes. Leave on overnight. This will dry out zits quickly.
What you'll need:
FREE LOGOS! *CLOSED**NOW CLOSED*FREE LOGOS! *CLOSED*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will not be adding any more to my to-do list, sorry to disappoint...
EDIT: I now realise that since there is over 100 different logos to be done, I won't be able to get them all done... If you still want a logo, commission me.
I will be working on all the request I got but I will only be doing the Pokémon ones now, so sorry to anyone who asked for anything different...
I've now decided that I love making logos! So... I'm now doing them for free! All the logos I do will be in this journal.
-You must make a journal showcasing that I am doing these.
-You must comment below with a link to your journal.
-You must give me a name, main colour and preference to what symbol goes with it.
-You must not rush me, I am a human and I am doing it for free.
-You must give me full credit for making them!
Logos already made:
- Pokémon Elusive Legends (belongs to AshnixsLaw)
- Pokémon Frozen Symphony (belongs to :
Contest Time! :DGood day, wonderful members! How are all of you doing? :3Contest Time! :D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a little over a week and I got some votes. And the contest for this month will be...
MIXED-TYPES Contest! It got the most votes, around five votes in total.
I'll break down the rules:
*The theme is to give an existing Pokémon a different type set than it currently has.
For example: Dratini with the poison type. Meowth with the psychic type. Charizard with the Dragon/Ice types.
For Pokémon with two types, please change both of them. Do not keep any type the same for a Pokémon.
*Feel free to create a new design for this changes Pokémon, but keep that Pokémon recognizable and use it's basic shape.
*I'm allowing all Pokémon up to Gen. 6 This includes Legendary Pokémon. For Gen. 6 Pokémon that you do not know the type for, just give it something that would be completely different from it's intended design.
*You may submit up to 2 seperate entries. Which ever one is your best will be judged.
*Deadline will be Oct. 19. I will
How to win at deviantART: ExposeddeviantART is a categories game.How to win at deviantART: Exposed3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
According to deviantART's hq, "deviantART's algorithm for Popular browse results (ie. front page) is known as Fair Exposure. The goal is to maximize the display of the most popular deviations in a variety of topics with Fair Exposure, the community is exposed to a varied cross-section of deviantART. "
What this boils down to is that certain art categories have inherent ranking advantages and others inherent ranking disadvantages on front page as a means of ensuring that a variety of works from across deviantART are visible on front page and not just that of one category. Sounds pretty good right?
Well let me say before I continue that I do not know deviantART's actual mathematical algorithm for front page ranking. However, I think that anyone who notices the composition of front pages (whether 8 hour or 24, main or by category) and the statistics of the pieces that populate those fronts pages can give you a pretty good guess.
You may have noticed d
Was Shakespeare the author?Furor over “ANONYMOUS”Was Shakespeare the author?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WAS SHAKESPEARE REALLY THE AUTHOR OF ALL OF THOSE MAGNIFICENT PLAYS?
Artist Identity and Art’s Purpose
A new movie, while only mildly stirring contreversy here in the USA, is causing quite an uproar in England. Anonymous is a big budget Molotov cocktail of a cultural provocation hurled by the producer-director of Godzilla and 2012, Roland Emmerich. He brings the same subtle and nuanced touch he exercised in those films to his latest film, in which he takes up the scorchingly contentious (if little known outside college literature departments) debate ongoing between the “Stratfordians” (those who believe the Shakespeare plays were written by the late-16th Century actor named Shakespeare) and the “Oxfordians” (those who believe the Shakespeare plays were written by Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford
Frozen Symphony Contest - CLOSEDEDIT - THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Entries are no longer being accepted. Keep an eye out for a new journal tomorrow announcing the winners. Thanks for participating!Frozen Symphony Contest - CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT - The contest ends today at 10:00 PM Central US Standard Time! Please get your entries in as soon as possible! And please, if you haven't already, SUBMIT THEM TO PkmnFrozenSymphony SO THEY CAN BE COUNTED. IF THEY ARE NOT THERE, THEY WILL NOT BE COUNTED.
Okay, soo.. I'm having trouble coming up with a few designs for things, so I want to hold a contest! Here are the rules:
- There are two categories you can enter. You may enter both if you want, or you can only enter one. It's up to you. They are:
- design an alternate evolution to Pikachu that is Electric/Fairy Type
- design an epic, third-stage, sound-based Normal/Ghost Type Fakemon, that learns a move called Echo Blast.
- A winner for both categories will be chosen. Pleas
Dealing with Creative DOUBT...I'm at the point where nothing seems right. Everything I write down is cliche, badly written, and has bad pacing. Yet when I was younger I would turn out stories one right after the other like a non-stop machine. But now...thanks to all those instructors and classes, the creative edge is now limping along like a dog with only one leg.Dealing with Creative DOUBT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
...I don't have an agent or anything published in the first place. So that does paint an extra layer of doubt upon the situation.
...when I discuss this, usually I'm berated with people saying, "Stop being so emo." As if depression were something that one can simply switch on and off.
...I guess what I'm doing here is ... trying to find some kind of sign, revelation or clue that I'm not a bad writer or that I'm just another writing loser.
You're not a bad writer or a loser of any kind.
-- You're NORMAL.
The truth is all artists of every kind have to deal with Doubt -- from the rank beginner to the professional. All of us, without excep
Fakemon AbilitiesDo you sometimes have trouble coming up with abilities for your fakemon?Fakemon Abilities3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I often think up my own abilities. However, I usually just stick with the ones already in the game, so I haven't given any to my fakes yet.
Below are the abilities and their descriptions. I'm sure you can figure out what Pokemon they would be appropriate for.
These are free use, so have fun.
Also, if you have any ideas, feel free to tell me. Although I would suggest at least skimming though the list to be sure I don't already have the same thing.
I want this list to be available to all fakemon creators as a guide. (Abilities might be changed from time to time)
Also, This list can also serve to predict abilities that will appear in the actual Pokemon games. Abilities that end up being used in the actual games will be put in bold.
Persistent: This Pokemon cannot by fainted by poison or burn damage.
Scared Stiff: Th
9 reasons to appreciate ACRYLICS1. UNIVERSALITY - Acrylic are probably the most versatile of paints. You can thin them with water and use as watercolor (they will remain permanent upon drying, unlike watercolor), apply them in full strength, create textures.9 reasons to appreciate ACRYLICS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
2. COMBINABLE - This medium is very suitable to be combined with anything you wish - watercolor, ink, pencils, oils... Free your imagination and experiment!
3. NUMEROUS SUITABLE SURFACES - Acrylics can be used on paper, canvas, wood, metal and many more surfaces (this is true, even though they don't adhere towards some surfaces as promptly as oils). This is a great advantage, when you get used to this medium, you can paint at whatever material you've got available.
4. DON'T STINK - That's right, all of you that have experienced headaches caused by oil paint might just appreciate an acrylic vacation!
5. FAST DRYING TIME - Composition doesn't seem right after you put down your first layer? This is not a problem, wait half an hour
AMONG THE SLEEP Officially release!http://store.steampowered.com/app/250620/AMONG THE SLEEP Officially release!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
you can also buy it here
8D Game I have had the privilege working on for the last couple of years, is finally out and able to buy! Doing concepts and textures!
Is now out on steam! be sure to check it out if you are planning to buy it 8D
HAve some concepts!
Backers from the kickstarter be sure to check your spamfolder incase an update came there!
Morrowind FeatureMorrowind Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind is my favourite game of all time, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I've been planning for awhile to put together a game-inspired feature; unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since most Morrowind-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Morrowind is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2002. The central plot concerns the deity Dagoth Ur, housed within the volcanic Red Mountain, who seeks to gain power and break Morrowind free from Imperial reign. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are detailed discursive quests for a variety of factions, including various guilds, religious organizations, and aristocratic houses.
Lord Voryn Dagoth had been a good friend of Lord Indoril Nerevar, but they tu
A quick guide in how to make a nice galleryI've seen many people, mostly young teenagers between 13-16, who rants in their journals about lack of feedback on their drawings.A quick guide in how to make a nice gallery3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many, if not all, of these people think it's because they aren't good enough in drawing to be the reason.
But you don't actually need to be a "god" at drawing to achieve feedback on your gallery.
A lot lies in how you display your deviations in your featured gallery-folder.
The first thing you have to ask yourself is:
"Am I here for the community, or to show my art?"
Because if you prefer being here just as an art-appreciator and get online-friends. Then you maybe don't care about your gallery so much.
But if you wanna get feedback on your art, improve, and get some watchers, you really need to show the internet that you are serious. And that is hard to achieve with a mediocre gallery.
So here comes a list of obvious "DO" and "DO NOT".
Expect that people will give you feedback in the first place.
Because they won't unless the