While my Guitar Gently WeepsI'm sure many of you already know this but for those who don't, late August 23, Jerry Nelson [Floyd Pepper, Count Von Count, Gobo Fraggle and so on] passed away. Jerry was one of the greats, in my [and I'm sure many] opinion, he was the voice of the Muppets, whenever someone talks of a beautiful song, it's normally sung by him. Makes sense since he said once if it wasn't for Jim giving him a job, he would of become a Folk singer [by the way, his CD is really nice, a mix of silly and beauty.]While my Guitar Gently Weeps2 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first when I found out I was stunned, but after a little time, it's ok, Jerry has raised many of us to love music, to count, to adventure, and to laugh. Now, he has gone to the Rainbow Connection, he will be preforming once more with Richard Hunt. He will see old friends, and lost loved ones. Jerry lived a long life, leaving us plenty to remember, so this is why I feel, while tears are inevitable, that we should celebrate, as we did with Jim, and as we did with Richard, we should grab our instru
Project Runway All Stars 2 RundownThe ParticipantsProject Runway All Stars 2 Rundown2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Final Points Roster!
:icontheshoppinggoddess: - 211 pts.
:iconphiebialoffecy: - 178 pts.
:iconwondagirl: - 152 pts.
:iconalessandra-de-luca: - Semi Finals Episode Eleven with 82 pts.
:iconkattahanna81: - Episode Nine Elimination Challenge with 71 pts.
:iconfh-creation: - Episode Eight Elimination Challenge with 48 pts.
:iconlily-essence: - Forfeit
:iconf0xr0x: - Due to lack of submissions without notice
:iconjsaren: - Due to lack of submissions without notice
:iconemoliveluv: - Due to lack of submissions without notice
Each judge will be asked to complete a ballot - on every piece - by totaling the scores and personal choice the ranks, per judge will be determined. Each judge, plus the poll, makes up 1/5 of the overall final score
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tipyou wanna get good....then don't be a hater!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...
here is why..
there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally like
you are missing out, bigtime!
see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.
here are some specific examples
realism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to
The Turtles TrailerI am absolutely delighted with it. It’s everything I hoped it would be: Terrible.The Turtles Trailer9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Had it looked GOOD, there would have been this nagging feeling that I’d be missing out on something if I stuck to my vow of never again watching another Michael Bay movie. I have fond childhood memories of the Turtles, so I may have weakened. But because it looks like, well, a Michael Bay movie, that feeling simply isn’t there. I have no desire, at all, to pay for or sit through that film.
Transformers 3 was the last chance I was willing to give. I thought “There’s no way it could actually be WORSE than Transformers 2. I’ll give it a shot”.
Somehow…. it was.
That was it. That was the breaking point. No more Bay. EVERYTHING he goes near is pure effluent, and all the evidence you need of how toxic a film Turtles is going to be is in that trailer.
Obviously, we don’t know what the plot is at this point, but it’s a
F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 62 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
foreveer....and eeveeerrrforeveer....and eeveeerrr2 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is 25 layers of pun with a pun cherry on top
awesome!!!so much awesomeness!!awesome!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
really beautifull elly!
and wee more!!
Thank God there are people like you. by jeditoby Mistletoe by Anodesu
also YAY! look! a wallpaper^^
Wallpaper It's Aliveee! (1920x1080) by arkadeievitch
original inspirational drawings by my husband
his asisstants hips were nice... by nebezial the doctor will see you now.... by nebezial
I AM SO HAPPY!! thank you so much!! it makes my day every time someone sends me a link with a new drawing!! you people are amazing!! *__*
on a completly unrelated note, Elly cant draw to save her life XD
more updatesELLY IN A CORSET PEOPLE!!!more updates3 months ago in Personal More Like This
now that i have your attention .. ahem XD
i felt the need to brag!
i have finally completed last issue of wildfire, just yesterday, which is my first ever full art project that ever got published!!
so hopefully the updates here will be a little more frequent (that is until my next project XD)
and with more experience i will be able to manage my time a bit better, (and become faster and better at drawing.)
Currently whenever i finish a project i don't even take a break, i immediately switch to doing bloodstain, because i don't know how much time i will have until the next project (it could be 2 weeks or 2 days from one comic to the other)
so yeah XD no break for me XD
anyway just wanted to give you all a status report.
Flipbook: Coming to the new SketchBook this summerEmmy award winning Animator Mike Milo was kind enough to create this tutorial on how to use a new feature coming to the all-new SketchBook this summer: Flipbook.Flipbook: Coming to the new SketchBook this summer7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Check it out!
artbook questions - again!hey wonderful followers. thanks again for all the help regarding the art theft from last week. i'll keep you posted on what happens!artbook questions - again!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i'm thinking about that artbook i mentioned a few journal entries back. i have some ideas of how i want to handle the content, which includes a few exclusive pieces, tutorials/walkthroughs and probably a dvd showing my painting process. i want to make it happen! but one thing i've decided is to look for a publisher in the U.S. it would be great since that would make the book altogether more affordable for many of you - it's so expensive to ship from europe! so i wanted to ask if any of you guys could suggest any american publishers or knew any companies that make interesting artbooks that aren't too expensive/gigantic? any tips would be great. thank youuuuuu for reading!
sunstone review XDgotta plug this one, this guy reviews webcomics, and in all honesty i never really thought sunstone would ever be reviewed there.sunstone review XD6 months ago in Personal More Like This
dunno, just always had a mental idea of a webcomic being something with it's own site XD
anyhooo, here is the video review i must say i had a few good laughs XD
Contest~! (Prizes include points, drawings, etc.)EDIT: CONTEST EXTENDED TO JULY 15TH!Contest~! (Prizes include points, drawings, etc.)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello guys! Contest time! I need some pictures of my OC Miyu so I thought hosting a contest would be great. My first one didn't turn it too well since only 2 people participated but I hope I'd get more entries this time!
• What you have to draw •
• Deadline •
July 1, 2013, you have plenty of time so there will be no need to rush ;v; (Yes I extended it. There was only a few entries, that's why)
• Prizes (more points will be added if more than 35 people join) •
-396 from me OR 1 month premium membership
-1 icon from me
-1 icon from Azuie
-1 adopt first pick from VIPluvB2ST
-1 waist up digital from Inlucia
-1 llama from FluffyMallowx3
-1 colored fullbody from FluffyMallowx3
-1 chibi from Cheriful
-1 icon from Cheriful
-1 fullbody chibi pixel from Cheriful
-1 headshot from Rani-ki
-1 custom adopt from BLUberrypanda
-1 fullbody from BLUberrypanda
Features and ArtworksI want to say thank you to all the blogs who have featured my Barbara Gordon Batgirl costume in the past days and also to the people who created all those beautiful artworks inspired by my costume. I love them all so much and I feel so flattered and grateful! You are fantastic! â™¥ I still can't believe all this is happening..Features and Artworks2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nerd Nation Now (38:30)
Best Cosplay Ever (This Week) - 08.27.12 on ComicsAlliance.com
Best Cosplay Ever (This Week) - 01.01.13 on ComicsAlliance.com
Cosplay Barbara Gordon Batgirl by Knightess-Rouge on Geekrest.com
March 3rdWell, yes. I am alive. I'll keep this quick as I need to get more drawings done and I have little time these days.March 3rd3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for your patience and encouragement during my time away. These movies can really take a lot of attention. But I'm happy to report it's going well.
well...damn XDtoday i woke up with my wife giddily urging me to check this bit of awesome XD...well...damn XD1 year ago in Personal More Like This
and my mind being a compilation of stupid puns with a few coherent thoughts floating around here and there....
of course my first thought was...
hang in there anne XD
RPGs need to find a new angle.I’ve been skimming through previews of Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt.RPGs need to find a new angle.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am so bored with the standard aesthetic of RPGs.
Swords, sorcery, European environments.
I’m sure that my weariness of these visuals stems from the fact I live in England, and that I grew up playing amid the ruins that scatter the borderlands of the North East. Ancient mounds, the remnants of Hadrian’s wall, fallen abbeys and frontier fortifications; because I see all that in REAL LIFE, I have no desire to wander digital versions.
Fable 2 and 3 are exceptions. Those are clearly fantasy versions of England, but they nod to different periods in history. 16th and 17th century rather than 11th and 12th. Flintlocks over chainmail. It adds something new.
I never bothered to finish Skyrim, but I’ve played Fallout 3 and New Vegas a dozen times, because the latter games are, to British eyes, a more exotic world. They are just as strange and foreign to me as a land l
Darth Maul + Blurppy interviewHere is an interview I did for Blurppy.com http://blurppy.com/2013/11/21/exclusive-artist-interview-andy-fairhurst-should-always-sit-in-the-backrow-of-the-movie-theater/Darth Maul + Blurppy interview1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How cool is this? Ray Park and my Darth Maul print! Big thanks to Mike S. Miller and Oly Pittman for setting this one up over in the US
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sunstone interviewhttp://readcomicbooks.net/home/webcomic-of-the-week-31/sunstone interview2 years ago in Personal More Like This
JollyJack, Sam Pepper, and Emma WatsonJollyJack made this cute comicJollyJack, Sam Pepper, and Emma Watson3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sadly what confuses me are people writing up “Shots Fired!” comments under the artwork. That makes no sense to me. Is it because he draws “sexy” things and people just assume that I’m against “sexy” things cuz I make feminist-slanting comics from time to time? If that’s their beef, then they’re idiots and lack simple comprehension skills necessary to form accurate conclusions based on things I’ve said. Especially since I’ve said that not only do I like sexy artwork and characters, but that I like JJ’s work and have no issues with it what-so-ever. Anyway... ENJOY THE CUTE CARTOON!
So there’s this YouTuber named Sam Pepper who does viral prank videos. Recently he did a series of videos where he pinched the butts of various people, both men and women. In the videos it appears unprovoked and very invasive of random st
Last chicken in Sainsbury's“Dirty Bird”, a fried chicken vendor in Wales, has been forced to defend its choice in logo:Last chicken in Sainsbury's4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some rather prudish individuals have complained that it looks a mite dubious, while the owner of Dirty Bird has insisted that people are seeing what they want to see, and not what was intended.
It is claimed that the logo is simply the lower case initials of the company placed back to back in order to form the neck and wings of a cockerel.
Seeing one of Dirty Bird’s recent promotional images, however; one might be given cause to doubt their professed innocence.
And people ask why I like living on this spiteful little island
Bomango ze Tango!I'm going to get ahead of this right now and say that this might not be a riveting read for folks. Bad advertising, I know, but I feel it's necessary to preface this by being realistic. I'm not uber-famous, my characters aren't known far and wide, and for Pete's sake, I don't even have a proper webcomic or series to speak of. But, I've been asked numerous questions enough that it might be useful to have a FAQ essay of sorts to clear the air a bit.Bomango ze Tango!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So here goes...a history of "Bomango", as best I can recall...
ORIGIN! (in real life)(image circa way the hell back when i was still spelling it GoGo BoManGo)
"Bomango" (as it's come to be known) came about maybe around 2004 or thereabouts...shoot, maybe 2003, which makes it a decade old already...sheesh. Anyway, the earliest drawings of "Gogo" were sketchbook illustrations of a big-eyed girl in a long jacket. Not anime-style big eyes, mind you...big, droopy, heavily-lined eyes, wi
SAVING MONEY AS A COSPLAYER... IS IT POSSIBLE!?Every single cosplayer in the world has one painful problem that we can all relate to: we're always broke. Always.SAVING MONEY AS A COSPLAYER... IS IT POSSIBLE!?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fabric, thread, machines, paints, wood, tools, thermoplastics, LEDs, mould castings, brushes, dyes, wigs, make-up, contacts, boots, prosthetics, convention tickets, travel expenses, luggage, skin care, gym... the list goes on and on. Every single cent we earn, we constantly throw it all back into making our beloved costumes and feeling good for a few hours while stressing for months prior-hand. Non-cosplayers may not get it, but we do. For us, it's not a sacrifice. The chance to hone our creative spirit and create something from nothing is a rewarding life experience. Some think that the cost of an outfit is more valuable compared to medication and psychological sessions.
But like it not, we've all gotta come to a conclusion that the hobby must come to an end for us one day, and to have some money saved up for your next step in life is a greater advantage than having nothi
Tip of the Day: Experiencing a fallThe experience of falling down is as important as getting up in order to succeed. Sometimes failing for a while is what we need to truly appreciate it when we obtain our goal. Appreciation is one of the core things we need to maintain and/or increase what success we've achieved.Tip of the Day: Experiencing a fall3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!