After 7 years...I finally have enough to get thoseAfter 7 years...5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I saw them first in 2006 here on dA and I wanted to get them so bad!
Whenever I had side money to buy stuff, there were other things I needed t get and it's never easy to buy a +$300 worth of tools in one go. Yeah, I could've bought them separately but somehow I didn't do that either, and it's not like it's cheaper that way on the long run.
Thankfully, to god for his blessings, to all of you who bought stuff from me and of course to MangaMagazine.net for their amazing service and constant support for indie creators, I have better income this year than the last. I have a bit of stability and I was able update my tools (digital and traditional) these past 2 months (and one left this month hopefully), without any help from my father, who has always been supportive; financially and emotionally.
I hope they all come as good investments in the end.
So, it all sounds romantic right now, but I had my share of
2014 =)The main cast of Grey is... Vol4 and me wishes you the best in the next 12 months.2014 =)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
keep a smile on and keep creating everyone <3
We present our first attempt at video!We're venturing (clumsily) into another medium! Video! Here it is!We present our first attempt at video!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Killjoys, Make Some Noise!
Click here to watch the video!
I know there's room for much improvement, but we're quite happy with it for our first piece of video work! I actually picked up After Effects for the first time just to be able to edit this video to fix the colors and add the text and lasers and stuff. It was fun!
Happy anniversary, Danger Days! On November 22, 2010 My Chemical Romance introduced the world of the fabulous killjoys. One year later, we're still here singing it to the world in our own way!
Some background info
For those of you who aren't familiar with this usage of the term killjoys it's based on the My Chemical Romance album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. A description that was given on
Morning Thoughts: Work while waiting for KairosI know a lot of you, artists/creative people, believe that all it takes is one person to believe in you and you'll get to where you want to be.Morning Thoughts: Work while waiting for Kairos5 months ago in Personal More Like This
It is true, and really encouraging to have one, two or 10 believing in your efforts.
But at the same time, it's not that essential.
While it differs from one to another, but for me, I've lived my whole life around people who looked at me and said, "you totally shouldn't be here!" "you're a wasted talented stuck in this place" "you should be in Japan!" "you'll be something someday", "you're meant for greatness" etc. (thank god)
But I only started doing what I do when I turned 25.
It gave me strength throughout the years to not give up on art, but at the same time, I didn't find purpose until I was quarter a century old.
I can't say that I needed to believe in myself, because I always have, but sometimes, things just having a timing, a certain time to happen.
Kairos, is what it's c
DRAWING CONTEST - WIN 200$ OR 16,000 DA POINTS9,262 / 10,000 for guaranteed prizes leftDRAWING CONTEST - WIN 200$ OR 16,000 DA POINTS1 month ago in Personal More Like This
LIST OF THE PARTICIPANTS http://noire-ighaan.deviantart.com/journal/LIST-OF-THE-PARTICIPANTS-421935458 (please check if your work is here!)
COPY THE INFORMATION THAT APPEAR AFTER THE BLUE BULLETS
ORIGINAL JOURNAL: http://noire-ighaan.deviantart.com/journal/DRAWING-CONTEST-WIN-200-OR-16-000-DA-POINTS-429770451
NOT FOLLOWING THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN LOOSING YOUR CHANCE TO GET THE POINTS.
You can get 1 for copying this journal on your DA account. Also, everyone who did it have a chance to win 100 in a raffle which is held every week until the contest is over.
ALL THE DETAILS ARE FEATURED HERE, PLEASE READ IT: http://noire-ighaan.deviantart.com/journal/How-to-get-points-and-take-part-in-a-raffle-429194704 PURE TEXT FILE IS HERE http://textuploader.com/1617
Daily Literature Deviations for Apr. 24th, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for Apr. 24th, 20122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for April 24th, 2012
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
of your p
The Missing Character Fan Art Contest Results!Hello everyone!The Missing Character Fan Art Contest Results!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
New contest everyone, and this one is a Fan Art one...
This Contest is Officially Over! Winners Announced Below This!
Winner of 1st: jesterry with !
Reason: I really liked how you had a picture to explain, plus the story in the artist's comments. That won it for you. I don't mean to insult the other contestant, but I'm more of a visual person.
Prize: You win a 1 year Premium Membership, 200 & a detailed sketch request! All of this courtesy of Moonbeam13 and TheCreativeJenn! Thank you for entering!
Winner of 2nd: XGBlue with !
Reason: I like it, but the reason you got second was it was far too long for me (my attention span is not the best), and it was an old piece. You just reuploaded it, I believe, which I allowed. It was still a good piece though.
Prize: You win a 6 month Premium Membership, 100 , & a detailed sketch request! All of this
Emote Zombie FeatureWell, it's that awesome time of year again! The fall foliage, the changing of the weather, and...zombies?! What?!Emote Zombie Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The zombies have risen from their graves!
Their numbers grow quickly, and a small army has amassed.
Zombie Emote :improvedmore: by Phlum Zombie by BlissfullySarcastic zombie by NickPlatypus Helloo by xxghost250xx :zombie: revamp by stuck-in-suburbia Zoooombieeee by KimRaiFan Bwains by hellspardon :zombienom: by capncraka zombie by Bad-Blood Zombiewalk Entry by totallyunmotivated zombie emote by lazy-muffen Zombah. by stevanov Real Zombie by Locou zombie by NickPlatypus
The zombie horde takes to the street in pursuit of delicious, juicy brains!
Zombie Chase by CassidyPeterson :zombie: by Cmotes zombie chase by TRIPLE-ASSASINATER Zombie Chase by NerdXV Zombiieeee by Czar-the-Dragon :escapefromthezombie: by sensei-pao :zombie-chase: by ChaosEmeraldHunter :zombie: 'Revamp' by Twoohten Zomgbie by flashfrog zombiz by Bad-Blood :traaains: by SparklyDest :zombielick: by CookiEmotes :surrender by Gomotes Glomp-Static by xbruinbrat :t
Beware of Some Tutorials... This is just my opinion. I have to lead with that. Everyone is free to agree or disagree and disregard.Beware of Some Tutorials...7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've had loads of people over the past few months ask me to create tutorials.
I never have. I'm not sure when I will, and I'll tell you why. Deviantart is filled to the brim with the most *awful* tutorials. And now that "Tutorials" have a priority category ( meaning they get to the front page every single time regardless of how many hits they get), some users have been creating tutorial after tutorial just to abuse that loop hole.
Thing is, I find a lot of these people who create the tutorials, have no business creating them in the first place o_o;. Some of them ( not all) aren't doing it to be helpful to the masses. Some of them are doing it to try to make one (to see if they can set it up, to see if they can make it interactive), or to see if they can use the exploit. Those people are not helping you.
Art Contest Rules, Guidelines, and Additional InfoUpdate 11 Aug 13: I added some more character info and a reference for Bowen. :>Art Contest Rules, Guidelines, and Additional Info9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Rules and Guidelines:
-You may not steal art and use it for this contest. If I find out you've done so, you'll be disqualified and reported.
-You may not use art you've drawn for me before to enter this contest with. I know a lot of you have drawn for me already, but you'll have to make an entry just for the contest to be qualified.
-You have unlimited entries. Please feel free to enter as frequently as you like!
-You can win more than one category if you enter multiple categories, but you can only win one prize from each category you enter.
-There are no limitations on art type or medium. Feel free to use pencils, markers, CG, or anything at your disposal, including writing, cosplay, crafts (dolls/plushes/clay figures), animations, etc... As a fair warning, any physical items like crafts, I reserve the right to pay to have them shipped to me (but I would also like for traditional works t
The Known and Unknown Feature This collection is one that I hope you all will enjoy, I know I really did!The Known and Unknown Feature 2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Also, I just finished the last episode of House M.D. Likely one of my favorite shows... So sad to see it end.
Also, a must see: http://vimeo.com/42785517 One of the most gorgeous videos I have seen.
Have a great week!
P.S. Steph1254, Pickley and JamminJo Just saying.
P.P.S. Sta.sh shows this centered, but it isn't staying centered... So my apologies for the crappy alignment.
Quirky Horoscope Contest WinnersBefore I go on to announce the winners, I want to thank Astralseed, Hardrockangel, KasumiCR and Aeirmid for being the most efficient judges everQuirky Horoscope Contest Winners2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The winners for this contest are divided into categories: most creative over all, funniest, best design and best written horoscope. Each winner will receive: a dA sticker pack, a choice of Fella or Llama plush and 3 month premium membership.
And without further adieu
Most creative: Quirky Scorpio Horoscope by jesterry
Funniest: Virgo Horoscope by LineBirgitte
Best Design: Scorpio by Si3art
Best Written: Daily Horoscope of Aries on 7th August by 20Tourniquet02
I will be noting all winners about their prizes momentarily
Thanks to everyone who participated
Just a little reminderJust a little reminderJust a little reminder2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some may love you,
Some may hate you,
And some may make you,
And do better.
Trolls will test you,
Haters will deject you,
But friends will support you,
When you fall,
When you rise,
And when you shine.
So through it all,
Through thick and thin,
Through heartache and adversity,
Never ignore who you are,
Never lose sight of who you want to be,
And never forget those who helped you along the way,
Become a better you.
Thanks for the support everyone
Thank your watchers for their support. Thank your group members for their contributions. Thank your watchees for producing beautiful works. There's a lot of thanks to go around especially in light of the last journal's little incident.
Spread the love (it's almost Valentine's Day )
We can all be teachersI have a handful of comments, notes, and emails that I've never reply to because I could never find the right words to express my sentiments properly and would rather not spoil a perfectly good moment with my nonsensical banter. Instead, I keep these comments, notes, and emails marked to occasionally read over them again.We can all be teachers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is one of them:It took me a while to decide to take a look at your website. And I did it today, when I was feeling like a complete fool and incompetent, on the brink of giving up my efforts with photography altogether. I have no ideas and I feel that my work just looks ridiculous and amateurish, so I should give up, right?
And then I read this "Don't get discouraged: If you're having a hard time, it's not because you're dumb or incompetent, it's because you're trying to do something hard! Failure happens for a reason. If it was easy, everyone would be super skilled at it already."
It couldn't have come at a better time. Your words of encouragement meant for an
Fan Art DD Summary - March 2012Hello and welcome to the third Fan Art DD round up of 2012! These are the Fan Art Daily Deviations featured during this month by TheCreativeJenn, ChewedKandi and yours truly. Enjoy!Fan Art DD Summary - March 20122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Leaving Burmecia by CarolinReich
From the high skies of eternal rain to the details of the arch nemesis and his silver dragon, the artist sprouts great emotion, atmosphere, and watercolor techniques all in one deviation.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Leaving Burmecia by *Sinless!
(Featured by TheCreativeJenn)
Chinese Doll Orianna Lunar Revel by CLK-Design<
Watcher feature this journal if you want more exposure (yanno.. portal thingy).Watcher feature6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Bask in the awesome beauty my watchers ( and others Ive found) create
:iconleonidasplz::iconsaysplz: I said BASK.
Aradia Megido by JadedSihxDreamlight by aliphelpsRipples of Consequence by Sing-seiBetween Day and Night by DarknessProtectionNightmare fuel by RockLoumore hayden yey by liliwuzherex.Instinct by CuzzaCurryLittle mermaid got her legs by AnaDalleFinal Fantasy 12 Viera by AyashiroiPlatinum Wind by priteeboySweet Goodness by BeagleCakesOrb by Sho-kunDemon Queen of Spiders by ElkhanArtMosaic by zhangkI'm a Busy Man by SmoppetDeath Gliders by Leyna-artKrobelus - Death Prophet by Self-EpidemicSouless by slugetteRob Zombie by GrumpyDollMermaid's Wisps by tincek-marincekSardine Box by pixie-on-mushroom
Relativity Contest WinnersMy husband and I (Ravenswd) recently ran a contest to help introduce our Relativity Universe to the dA community. It was hosted on my mirz-alt account and was a spin on the old "draw our OC" contest. However, the difference was that the piece had to incorporate either the characters or the Relativity universe in general. For a contest featuring a rather unknown set of characters, we were very happy with the turnout.Relativity Contest Winners2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The judging for the contest was done on three factors: Creativity/originality, incorporation of the Relativity universe, and general art. We really did go back and forth on judging several of the pieces. But, after all the tallying up was done, we came up with our winners.
Note that we were so impressed by all the entries that all non-winners will receive 50 points as a thank-you for entering. Details on the contest and the prize list can be found here ---> http://mirz-alt.deviantart.
New Username Symbols: Extended ThoughtsTwo weeks ago, we released two new products – deviant and art Mentions and new username symbols. Gratefully, and as we'd hoped, many deviants are embracing these changes in exactly the ways we'd anticipated, and the ways we ourselves did over the past several months of testing. While some deviants embraced the changes, it's fair to say that others have felt surprise, curiosity, and maybe even shock. These feelings are totally normal, but for the large part, there's a hope present. A positive outlook. The first steps in a new era that makes the way for our goals in the future, and, at the same time, removes clutter and confusion that new deviants often experience.New Username Symbols: Extended Thoughts5 months ago in Personal More Like This
As with any change, there are a handful of deviants that don't understand why we made the choices we did
NEW FEATURE FOR SEPTEMBERNEW FEATURENEW FEATURE FOR SEPTEMBER6 months ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
Another feature of amazing artworks from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy viewing as much as I enjoy featuring them. Our membership is now over 3,100 and our gallery as I always write, contains even more amazing and inspirational art.
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 5' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, matte painting, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, commission information, tutorials and resources, announcements and also wallpaper submissions.
As always, I would like to congratulate the members on the continuing high quality of their artworks, which are always a pleasure for me to ac
Israel trip post + pic spamHallooo. I just came back from a 14-day tour around to various biblical and historical sites in Israel and Jordan. Writing things down before I forget it all >< already my memory is kind of muddled.Israel trip post + pic spam2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just a warning this is REALLY REALLY LONG and VERY IMAGE HEAVY - I am not even exaggerating. I skipped over a lot already but it's still humongous. Took me 4 days just to write it.
Anyway, in loose chronological order here goes:
Our flight was 9 hours from US to Germany, then another 4-5 hours from Germany to Israel. We went with a group of around 70, about half of which are my friends/acquaintances.
I couldn't sleep on the flight but luckily the movie selection was pretty good. I watched at least 5 movies including the Rurouni Kenshin live action, twice, and eventually a 3rd time on the flight back. Sato Takeru is a really good Kenshin =w=
As usual the cabin air is really dry and the little jar of moisturizer I tossed into my backpack as an afterthought turned out to be a life
PE: Site Updates and How to Welcome ThemSite Updates and How to Welcome ThemPE: Site Updates and How to Welcome Them5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This article was written due to the recent uproar from some groups of the community because of the new username symbols.
Change is something handled differently by everyone. Some people accustom to change very quickly, others may take a long time or may not adjust to change at all. In regards to deviantART Site Updates, it's important to know ways to welcome change and embrace it. You are not expected to love every feature that is released, but giving it a chance before bashing it is a right step forward.
Before reading on, please note that this article is not directed at any one individual, but as a community as a whole. All views expressed in this article are mine and mine alone and do not reflect the views of deviantART.com.
When a new feature is released, most deviants give their first impressions of said feature. Some may even react like this:
This is compl
PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the LegendDaily Deviations, or DDs . . . for some deviants, receiving one is the epitome of awesomesauce in the deviantART world. For others, they are a nice way to show off the work of lesser-known artists. Still others treat them as a special way to bring attention to great art that exemplifies works being done by a particular gallery or community.PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the Legend2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Perhaps because there are so many different ways of conceptualizing DDs, there are also many myths and misconceptions. I would like to address some of those myths by responding to the ones most frequently heard. Please note that these opinions are mine and reflect my experiences with the photomanipulation community, but perhaps they will be informative nevertheless.
Myth 1: DDs should always be perfect.
To many of us, the ideal Daily Deviation goes to an artist with amazing talent whose work draws you in and makes you think, "Wow, everyone needs to see this!" A DD should move you, inspire you, and provoke you to think, b
MY AMAZING WATCHERS - BEST OF vol ITo support my supporters!MY AMAZING WATCHERS - BEST OF vol I7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've gone through my watchers and friends' galleries to find their most faved work.
Here's their best!!
Droplets by PinkshadieThe Prince is angry (Rawwrrr) by AshleyPnf-The-SeerMelancholy Blue Rose by sweetmarlyMatsuda - Fox Cloak - In Color by MaverickTearsNaruto Genjutsu by frecklesmileUnscripted by ArtByCherMermaids by maidenknightManga Style LeGrandzilla by Legrandzilla
BUNNY'S ALBINO BABY LANTERN TREE by ockiunDreamy Owl by snowmaritePaint a Rainbow all around Her by ThroughMyThoughtsThe Red by graffiticaWorld of Ruin by Lijj
Sailor Senshi by Miyeong.:Busujima Saeko:. by Claire-Kaede03Idyll by ValaSedaiAT Maddie and London by snowfakeThe Party Girl by SironaBennetart rage 013 by nameundisclosedRin-chan in Ameland by mochixtea
Halloween Cat by tinca2
Avion Bay by aresgirl34Nikolas color by krevez