Tapastic Contest with lots of Prizes!It's that festive season again! And my friends at tapastic-group are holding a winterfest contest!Tapastic Contest with lots of Prizes!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Top 3 winners each get a 1 year premium membership or the equivalent in points, lots of features, and a black and white commission from feyuca.
Feast your eyes on her beautiful art. Now don't you wish you could win a commission from her?
The contest ends on December 31, 2012 so hurry over to :icontapastic-group: for more info on how to enter!
(And I should probably host a contest one of these days... maybe next year...)
Knite is now on Mangafox :DHey guys! I've been getting a billion messages from people telling me Knite is on Mangafox. No need to worry since I'm happy to have my story shared in multiple placesKnite is now on Mangafox :D4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know most of you have probably read Knite before, but if you have a Mangafox account, I would be grateful if you would rate it here http://www.mangafox.com/manga/knite/ Thanks!
For those who can't wait for ch4 to be completely finished, there are currently 64 beta pages of ch4 posted at :iconknites:
I will be editing and redrawing pages of 1000 Words for the next week or so in preparation for book printing so new Knite beta pages will be put on hold (again, I'm sorry ;_; )
And don't forget, :iconteam4d: is hosting a Year of the Dragon contest with Knite products as prizes. Check it out if you haven't http://team4d.deviantart.com/journal/Chinese-New-Year-Art-Contest-276238645
P.S. Super late Happy New Year to everyone!
Info Updates and Mustache CupcakesHey guys! It's been a while and I haven't been too active on dA this past month but here's the journal to keep you all updated:Info Updates and Mustache Cupcakes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been busy speeding up the schedule so I can release my next webcomic, Fisheye Placebo as soon as possible. The current release date is set to early 2013.
That means Knite had to slow down a bit since it's difficult to work on 2 projects at once. However, I still aim to update Knite ch5 beta strips around once a week. You may have noticed that in the past, I posted Knite in full chapter flash format, but I really enjoyed posting beta pages on my :iconknites: account since this allowed more audience interaction. The problem was switching between accounts was too much pain, and updating several pages a day flooded people's accounts. In the end, I decided to post strips on this account instead. The strips will only be posted once a week so if you don't want to be spoiled, just ignore the strips
In other news, I have several other so
Current and Future ProjectsIn case anyone is interested in the graphic novels that I'm working on, here's a list of all completed, in progress, and future works.Current and Future Projects3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Category: Slice of life / fiction
Description: A little girl seeks the help of an artist in hopes of mending her breaking family. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/1000-W0RDS-126831037)
Publication: On sale at http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=111
Category: Interactive narrative
Description: Walk in the shoes of a child forced to choose between mom or dad. (Play it here http://www.yuumei.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0#/d3k5k6d)
Category: Nonfiction / biography
Description: The true story of my friend and her plight to be reunited with her father. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Father-264884676)
Need for ToleranceFrom Reddit:Need for Tolerance4 years ago in Personal More Like This
(This is pretty obvious so I didn't think I need to point it out but it seems that some people need to hear it: No, I don't think all religious people are like this. Yes, I do know these are extreme cases. But the point is that these are all recent events and we shouldn't live in a world where this kind of intolerance still exists. I've lost count the number of times that I've been harassed by Christians so the next time you see someone picking on gay people, saying atheists should be killed, don't be a bystander and just let it happen. Speak up. Stop a crime before it happens.)
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Serenely Powerful Art of `yuumei
In the top half of an hourglass, a polar bear and her cub perch perilously atop a wedge of melting ice, its dripping water becoming the "sand" that is inexorably drowning an urban couch potato figure in the hourglass's bottom chamber. The beautiful yet arresting digital painting is "Countdown" by yuumei and it is currently one of the most popular pieces on deviantART. It is "archetypal yuumei" in its perfectly balanced blending of a striking lyrically beautiful visual with an underlying urgent social or political message.
Her specialty is digital art in an anime style, but she often employs traditional watercolors and other elements. Her cause is saving and preserving what's left of the Earth's wildlife and its environment; she donates large portions of profits from her artworks to a host of wildlife and environmental organizations and urges all deviants and others to do the same. But what has really been her stand-out achievem
Guidelines - Earn PointsGuidelines - Earn Points3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This page details the procedure for earning points through dAhub. Points may be earned by watching, faving and/or giving llama badges to the users listed in the respective sections in the dAhub Donation Widget. Additional points may be earned by posting a journal or modifying your signature as detailed in the Referral Network Guidelines
Users who have donated points to dAhub are featured in the Donation Widget. Watch, fav and send llama badges to some of the users listed in the respective "Watch", "Fav" and "Llama" sections. Leave one comment on my (dAhub) profile page and I will send you points.
You do not need to specify which users you have watch/fav/llama'd, these will be programmatically discovered. You will receive the same number of points for commenting "done" as if you listed every user you watc
'So, how do you color?'+other questionsI've been getting quite a few questions lately, so I figured it would be easier to group them together.'So, how do you color?'+other questions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'd just like to point out that I am by no means a professional, nor do I have any sort of formal training in art; so if you come across something that makes you go "Hey that's not what I was taught!!! ", you are most likely right. I just like to draw, that's all.
- I use Photoshop for filters and animating and Paint Tool SAI for everything else.
- I use mainly a single layer for coloring. I use plenty of layers for the sketch though..
- I use SAI's default brushes for painting. I occasionally tweak the brush shape and blending according to what I'm trying to paint at the time.
Questions regarding coloring:
Huge chunk of text ahead. TL;DR at the bottom.
"So, how do you color?"
"Can you make a tutorial on how you color?"
These are probably the most common questions I get, and they are the only two I don't know how to answer properly.
Coming OutIt's true, I am Chinese and I was born this way.Coming Out3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At a young age I began to notice this difference. I was attracted to neither boys nor girls. In middle school, I liked math, and in college, I did my homework all night long.
Being Chinese is not a choice, it is genetic. There are risks to being Chinese because society cannot accept the union between a human and a textbook. I have Chinese friends who didn't need sex because they could foreplay instruments and get screwed by O Chem instead. Now, they don't have a social life and are shunned by others.
But fear not, life will get better. I grew up as a Chinese and I am proud of it (just look at my tumblr user name Maid-en-China ). There is the LGBTC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Chinese) community to help you be comfortable with your Chinese orientation.
1,338,299,512 people came out as Chinese. You are not alone.
April fools!!! ... Oh wait...
Update: Yes, this is obviously a j
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
300+ POINTS GIVEAWAY! (RESULT)Here are the participants:300+ POINTS GIVEAWAY! (RESULT)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Alice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking FlightAlice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking Flight3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Living Rainbow Taking Flight
The vibrant digital paintings of alicexz are fiery, emotional, and incredibly memorable.
The colors of her creations (mostly portraits of popular TV and Film characters) are unusually vibrant, which is remarkable considering how layered they appear to be. It’s sort of like what manga characters might look like if painted by one of the Dutch Masters. And this artist exhibits just the right amount of quirkiness to leave us wanting to know more: she has a penchant for painting redheads. But, then of course, there’s a lot of red and golden fire burning through most her artworks.
How To Deal With ART BLOCKSOk, if you guys are still wondering, this post may help you. Its just a way I go on about it.How To Deal With ART BLOCKS4 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, what is an art block? Just like writer's block, an artist gets an art block. Its a state where you either; can't think of anything to draw, your drawings turn out crap, you're just not getting your drawings right, or just uninspired.
So how do I deal with it?
The very first thing you MUST do is to actually STOP DRAWING. This is your brain telling you to take a break.
If you force yourself out of an art block, it ALWAYS shows. It will look rushed or unthought of.
Second, is try and do something else NOT related to art/creativity... Go for a run, watch TV, read a book, play games, see friends etc.
Third; try and listen to music. Calm your brain and get rid of your thought process. Music is a way of simulation, sometimes you will get inspiration from it.
If you have an idea of what sort of thing you're after but just cant get it right in the end, this is where I think music helps. E
Year of the DragonYear of the Dragon4 years ago in Personal More Like This
2012 is fast upon us and it is going to be the year of the dragon! In celebration, my publisher at 4th Dimension Entertainment :iconteam4d: is hosting a Chinese New Year contest! There are hundreds of dollars worth of prices in Knite and other 4DE comic merchandise My publisher was so happy with all the Halloween contest entries that he gave out extra prizes to everybody so you never know if he'll be extra generous again
For contest rules and details, please go to http://team4d.deviantart.com/journal/Chinese-New-Year-Art-Contest-276238645 The contest ends on February 6th, 2012, on the last day of the Lunar calender's celebration~
Contest Info - 1 DAY LEFT:iconbutterfly1plz::iconbutterfly2plz::iconbutterfly3plz::iconbutterfly4plz::iconbutterfly5plz::iconmh4plz:Contest Info - 1 DAY LEFT4 years ago in Personal More Like This
FFIVRosaFarrell Group's 1st contest!
Please, let us know if you are taking part in the contest!
Alright guys, this is it. There is only one day left to submit your entries. Tomorrow I'm closing the ability to submit into the contest folder, and we won't be taking entries submitted in any other folder. You still have time! Submit whatever you have~
'Theme of Love' Contest~ Your favorite pairing involving Rosa!
Deadline: 2012 March 31st
Rules - MUST READ
The entry must have Rosa in it.
The entries can be artwork, cosplay, or fanfiction
Entries can NOT
200 points giveaway part 2! Halloween celebration200 points giveaway part 2! Halloween celebration10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello, Halloween is my favorite time of the year so I decided to hold another giveaway in celebration! I'm holding a 200 point giveaway for anyone and everyone that wants to participate. It is 100% free for anyone to join in and get the chance to win 200 points!
All you have to do to enter is favorite this journal
After you do that you are in the giveaway
You don't have to comment on this journal, watch me, or favorite any of my works to be in the giveaway (unless you want to do it, if you do I really appreciate it and thank you!)
I will be using random.org to pick the winner
Good luck to everyone and mos
Fanime Stuff Stuff Stuff!!!Hey guys! As you may have heard, I will be at the Artist Alley Table T215 of Fanime this year with lots of prints, posters, cards, and the 1000 Words book!Fanime Stuff Stuff Stuff!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The prints! And these aren't all of them. More are hidden under each other or out of view. They come in all sizes from the largest measuring 12x18 inches at $7 to the smallest measuring 3x6 inches at $1, and everything in between.
The Augen Auf playing cards will be for sale for $15 per deck, or $25 for 2 decks. I'm currently not selling these cards online so Fanime is the only place to get it.
hair coloringa brief description of how I paint hairhair coloring4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. I paint the base color
2. I paint the first shadow
use pen tool (I'm use pen tool in all coloring of hair)
small shadow angles is better
I make shadow of crown hair, parted hair, a topknot or things like that
scheme of large strands of hair
3. I paint the second shadow
they shouldn't be behind the line of first shadow
4. I paint glares
5. I paint light on the glares
use Dodge Tool
6. I paint lineart
College LifeI don't really talk too much about my daily life on dA since I didn't want to spam everyone with constant horror stories of my time in the kitchen (which is why I do that on fb https://www.facebook.com/FisheyePlacebo/photos_stream instead) but today, I would like to share some of the extra "special" moments during my college life (even though I graduated already).College Life2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When upstairs neighbors are being very loud, the most effective method is to leave an angry coconut at their door
When life gives you pears, cut them into ducks and bake them into pizza~
When the Occupy movement swept through campus, make sure the fridge participates.
When assigned to go to a museum for Art History, take detailed notes of the kinky nipple biting eagles.
When roommate cooks something that cannot be described with words...
When the new apartment sink rage quits...
When I got the bright idea to create an aquaponics system in my bedroom... which later flooded the carpet... (Trust me, I'm an
100 POINTS GIVEAWAY - NOVEMBER - WINNER ANNOUNCEDAnd the winner is LittleTinyRichHome Congratulations! I will be sending the points to you shortly.100 POINTS GIVEAWAY - NOVEMBER - WINNER ANNOUNCED9 months ago in Personal More Like This
ENTER THE NEW GIVEAWAY HERE
Previous Giveaway Winners
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November Giveaway! :D (OVER)I will be giving away 200 this month c:November Giveaway! :D (OVER)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
There will be three winners.
First will get 100
Second will get 50
Third will get 50
YOU MUST FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL AND WATCH ME TO JOIN
THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS ON NOVEMBER 15TH
How does the Giveaway work???
I will be using Random.org
Random.org chooses random Numbers.
When someone favorites, There is a number next to your name in the list of Favorites.
The number that Random.org has chosen is the winner.
Adopts that really need to get sold
Each cat is 10
Every Point I get from these Adopts will go to the next Giveaway <3
And I'm keeping those points
Starry Sky Drama CD WHOLESALE CollectionOhayou~~~Starry Sky Drama CD WHOLESALE Collection3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm guarantee ALL the Otome's GAMER and anime FANS know anime StarrySky! You are liar if you said not! Jyaa! This time I want to share Starry Sky's Drama CD in WHOLESALE FORM!!! Hehehehe...hope you'll enjoy them!!
Hmm~I'm sure most of you already listen StarrySky~Seiza Kareshi~...nani? Haven't yet?? Daijoubu! I'll share it here! ^^ Well because they have A LOTS of volume and I still need share the others collection, I just give you the blogger's link...okay?? Don't worry! You'll not LOST in her blog!
Starry*Sky~Seiza Kareshi~ [1-5]: http://airavalky.blogspot.com/2012/02/starrysky-kareshi-series-1-5.html
Starry*Sky~Seiza Kareshi~[6-10]: http://airavalky.blogspot.com/2012/02/starrysky-seiza-kareshi-6-10.html
Starry*Sky~Seiza Kareshi~[11-13]: http://airavalky.blogspot.com/2012/02/starrysky-seiza-kareshi-11-13.html
Starry*Sky~Seiza Kareshi~ Ooshirou Shirogane (rumors it's got...but dunn
Unbelieveable!Look:Unbelieveable!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
© art by Stanislaw Zoladz
And this IS watercolor painting. 100% watercolor. Kthnxbye.
I've been a lot in traditional art society, and just... I spotted this artwork. No, at the first it was a photograph for me. For really long time I wasn't interested to take a look deeper at that common photograph until I got bothered by loads of people to take a peek on it.
That really knocked me out from chair, is not the fact it's 100% painting but it's watercolor. I've seen 100% photo looking a like acrylics, oils and really mixed medium ways of paintings but... watercolor alone? And that's from simple watercolor "squares" palette.
I'm not really fan of photo-realistic paintings, I do love real life paintings with very artistic touch and with it's own original style... but for this one I have lots of "wow" for this artist to master watercolor on insane level of skill by using simple techni