The Warrior CodeWarrior CodeThe Warrior Code4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Respect the warrior code if you are caught breaking it you will be having a very stern talk from your Clan leader.
1. Defend you Clan, even with your life. You may have friendships with cats from other Clans, but your loyalty must remain to your Clan, as one day you may meet them in battle.
2. Do not hunt or trespass on another Clan's territory.
3. Elders and kits must be fed before apprentices and warriors. Unless they have permission, apprentices may not eat until they have hunted to feed the elders.
4. Prey is killed only to be eaten. Give thanks to StarClan for it's life.
5. A kit must be at least six moons old to become an apprentice .
6. Newly appointed warriors will keep a silent vigil for one night after receiving their warrior names.
7. A cat cannot be made deputy without having mentored at least one apprentice.
8. A deputy will become Clan leader when the leader dies or retires.
9. After the death or retirement of the deputy, the new deputy must be chosen before
1232 Point giveaway! - ENDED!Finished! Ended!1232 Point giveaway! - ENDED!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you to everyone who took part, all of you (like, 600 of you!)
All the ones that have not got a number I will get to soon c:
I will be back in two hours to give you your number, and I will announce it tonight after I have finished!
Thats right, boys and girls! I am here to giveaway my 5th giveaway!
I am giving away a huge 1,232 oint: Giveaway! It will be split into three, more if people donate~
1st - 500 and a anime song fic by :devannebellemapel:
2nd - 300 Stamp and a llama by SuperKawaiiMochi
3rd - 200 and a request by Namaki
4th - Chibi by Serena-Hills and a custom and writen piece by ImaginingJays and 30 by :SuperKawaiiMochi:
5th - 1 month feature by Wolvesmaycry and a custom and writen piece by ImaginingJays request by Shadow-Guardian0
6th - 3D Bloom fractal made just for them, and I will have
RLZrps Character sheets:iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz:RLZrps Character sheets4 years ago in Personal More Like This
In order to RP in #RLZrps, you must fill out the following sheet.
Some things to consider:
We often have multiple RPs going on at once, just a heads up.
We use script format, not paragraph.
"Character: Regular talking *action* Thinking"
GREY NOTEBOOK CONTEST !!! END DATE EXTENDED !!!UPDATE (MARCH 16) : THE END LINE DATE NOW IS MARCH 25TH !!!!!! MORE SOME DAYS TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES !!!! IF YOU ALREADY MADE YOURS, LINK ME IF WASN'T !!! GOOD LUCK <3GREY NOTEBOOK CONTEST !!! END DATE EXTENDED !!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
please, read everything.
Hello everyone ! Here we go with another contest !
First of all, COME ON, I WANT EVERYONE ON IT ! I've got 53OO+ watchers, and a lot of you isn't being active with me !!!
I want 100+ entries ! Yes, I want it big !
The awards ?? PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS !
The contest consides on you drawing me (http://100millionpoints.deviantart.com/gallery/31202923#/d4jgh9n), holding a notebook, a grey notebook like this, you don't have to
Moving on... CONTEST! WOO!That last journal was a doozie wasn't it? Let's do something fun instead and get our minds out of the muddy waters of art definitions for a minute.Moving on... CONTEST! WOO!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked to do a mini drawing competition. Kinda like what :iconhumon: just did. So here's a really basic run down of the rules in no way copied and pasted from her journal with minor alterations: j/k
The Drawing Competition:
1. Draw any of TomPreston's characters (SYAC, Alex Ze Pirate, or any smaller groups) in London.
2. Upload the image to your dA gallery.
3. Comment on this journal (or the main Fresh Epics comment box) with a link to your image.
- I'll then +Fav/add to collection it.
- I'll look though the collection and pick the winners.
Winners will get Alex Ze Pirate book 2 and SYAC Book 1, plus posters! YAY!
It should go without saying but parodies, trolling, hate art, or explicit sexual stuff = instant disqualifying. I mean, that should be a given but it needs to be said I suppose.
Deadline: A week from today: May 16th.
Updates for April 1stLooks like my April Fools joke went over pretty well. I was quite surprised to see the response, honestly! Was it the most original prank in the books? Absolutely not, but considering that I usually ignore April Fools Day and that people STILL believed it, I think it's alright. Sometimes the oldest jokes are the best and it's not like this was a contest trying to outdo everyone around me. Just having some fun for a change, which is something I need to do more often.Updates for April 1st3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, it shows how many people actually followed the link. Anyone who read the journal and followed the link to the trolololo song would've known it was a joke. But it seems a LOT of people didn't bother doing that, hehe.
Speaking of April Fools though, did you know that it was 4 years ago today that I began the Alex Ze Pirate web series? April 1st, 2008 was the day I began posting short one page gags involving my pirate characters on SheezyArt. It's kinda hard to believe it's only been 4 years as so much has happened since
Mini ReviewsLately there've been a number of TV shows and other nerdy things I've been meaning to get into but just haven't had the time. Today I'm just gonna give my first impressions of a couple of them. Keep in mind that aside from relative familiarity, I know pretty much nothing about all these series, so if I sound harsh I hope you can forgive me!Mini Reviews3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Game of Thrones
I've been hearing so much about this series and how amazing it is. I know that the actor Peter Dinklage has received a number of awards for his performance. I also know that HBO tends to do really good series from time to time. So I had expectations that this was also going to be good.
First 5 minutes. Yeah it was good. Everything after that? Eehh...
Granted now, I've only seen the first episode, but honestly the first episode should really HOOK you into the series. Start off with a bang to get you psyched then spend the rest of the series building up the characters and making us care about them, ending with a great climax mak
MCBA Spring Con 2012 AftermathWhile MCBA was lots of fun like it always it, this year it seemed a bit quieter for some reason. Business was quite good on Saturday, but on Sunday it died off quite a bit.MCBA Spring Con 2012 Aftermath3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got to meet a lot of fans from DA, and one group in particular (dressed as homestuck trolls no less) even gave me a tiny fluttershy figurine! That was really cute, thank you!
I had a lot of sketch cards on Saturday, ending with me running out of paper. When I came back on Sunday I brought extra just in case, but found I didn't need it. Sunday was pretty dead and while I got a few orders early in the day, I didn't sell more than that.
Pretty cool that this year they had the ECTO1 from Ghostbusters there. In the past they've always had the Batman mobiles or the Delorean from Back to the Future, so being able to see the ECTO1 was a nice change of pace.
I talked with a guy for almost 2 hours on animation history and Disney, which was a lot of fun. I also go to give some advice on how to get rid of those "artifacts" th
Equestria Girls, No more donations, and a new MapEquestria GirlsEquestria Girls, No more donations, and a new Map2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So a rumor that was leaked, and then possibly confirmed, is that not only is MLP:FiM getting a movie (a direct to video movie I'd wager), but a spin off series as well. This spin off series will be called Equestria Girls and be about the Mane 6 crew being transported to Earth and transformed into humanized versions of themselves.
And bronies are throwing a tantrum, yet again.
I've kinda given up trying to understand brony mentalities these days. You adore the crap out of humanized MLP fanart, but you don't support the idea of it being somehow "official"? I mean, I get that you enjoy the show because you're a niche and unexpected demographic Hasbro should be mining for oodles of cash, but at the same time you all do recognize that the show IS made for little girls and kids in mind, right? It's a giant toy line advertisement through and through, so why are people freaking out over the idea that they introduce characters or scenarios to sell toys? Did none of
The Avengers - ReviewHonestly I don't have much to say other than it's just really awesome. You don't need to have seen Captain America, Iron Man 1 and 2, The Hulk, or Thor to understand what's going on, but it most certainly does help.The Avengers - Review3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Avengers is probably one of the most epic movies I have seen since the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Harry Potter. It's up there. It's not perfect, and some moments seem to drag on a bit (mostly around the middle), but every key moment is accentuated properly, every line delivered in such a way that you don't miss out on what's going on, every action scene composed in a way you aren't confused, and overall the whole thing is just a joy to watch.
What's really fun about this movie is that they don't hold back. Ever. Everything you want to see in a movie about the Avengers is pretty much up on this screen. You wanna see Thor and Iron Man duke it out? You got it! You wanna see an army of aliens attacking a city? Got it. You wanna see Tony Stark deliver hilarious banter aga
PRE ORDERS!Wow, a lot of news for you guys all in one week! Yesterday I informed you all that apps for the iphone/ipad/ipod/android will be coming soon, and also asked for help on a new poster. Today it's about pre-orders for posters and the anthology!PRE ORDERS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I mentioned this before, but all of us Fresh Epics artists got together and made a comic along a theme. So all of us, Humon, Stupid Fox, Romantically Apocalyptic, Acero Tiburon, and Boggart are all in the same book!
You can find more information here in my store http://syacartoonist.com/shop/anthology-book1 where you can also view sample pages. The book is going for $16.25 and should be ready around the beginning of May (I don't have an exact date yet, sorry).
We'll have the anthology for sale at the MCM Expo as well, so if you wanted to get one in person instead of ordering online, you'll be able to (and also will be able to get it signed by all of us!).
As many of you might remember, I've been working
Culture Clash!I'm still groggy from my trip, so here's a list of oddities I noticed being a foreigner experiencing another country for the first time.Culture Clash!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want power, you need to turn the outlets on, and to do that you gotta push a switch down.
TV has far fewer commercial breaks.
English police are super nice (watched the British version of "COPS" and was amazed at how polite everyone was, even the criminals).
The second floor is called the first.
French Fries are called Chips.
Chips are called Crisps.
American-centric music doesn't stay here (Heard "Sweet Home Alabama" quite a number of times over there).
You are not expected to tip people (this was very hard for me to accept and I always felt guilty not tipping our waiters).
You are not expected to clean up your messes in food courts or.. anywhere actually (Janitors come by and clean up for you. Has something to do with security and getting rid of bomb threats).
Elevators are called Lifts.
Air conditioning seems scarce.
Always carry a big bottl
Edd Gould passed away.Edd Gould, an internet animator responsible for many shorts you've probably seen on youtube, passed away on March 25th. For a long time he had been battling cancer, and unfortunately the cancer ultimately won. Please take a moment and look through his collection of videos and leave comments wishing "Edd's World" the best in going forward without him. http://www.youtube.com/user/eddsworld/videosEdd Gould passed away.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Posters, Conventions, CD, and Dr.And I'm back! Well... I guess "technically" I wasn't really gone. But I have been taking a bit of a break from the internet aside from posting updates. It was quite refreshing and hopefully it's been long enough to recharge my batteries because I have a LOT to do!Posters, Conventions, CD, and Dr.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Conventions are creeping up on me. In about a month's time I'm going to be in London and that's got me starting to freak out. I've gotta get enough stock pooled together, find out how to ship it to London without it costing an arm and a leg, and work out my itinerary. I'll also be at the MCBA Spring Con the week before in Minneapolis/St.Paul and then immediately after the London con I'll be in Iowa for QC-Anime Zing! Gyaah!
For the London convention all of us Fresh Epics artists are writing stories for an anthology book. We're all going to be featured in it. Me, Humon, Stupid Fox, Romantically Apocalyptic, Boggart, Acero Tiburon, etc. I'm proud to say I've finally gotten my pages in! Yay!
Along with my long list of "to-do" th
MCM London ExpoIf you haven't seen anything from me in a while, it's because I'm in London and don't have ready access to the interwebs.MCM London Expo3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tomorrow is the MCM London Expo. I'll be located at table AB8 in the dealers room NOT in artist alley. So don't look for me in the artist alley because I won't be there! Lol.
Humon and Vitaly have been Trolling each other, which you've probably seen a bit of if you watch either of them. Silly guys...
The convention starts tomorrow and goes through the weekend! Hope to see you there!
PS: I was trying to pick a winner to the contest before I left but ran out of time. Now I won't be able to pick a winner till I get back from London, so sorry about that.
EDIT: I've been informed that we do indeed have an artist alley table... So... I haven't got the foggiest idea where I will be located now. Best to just look all over then! Sorry..
Back? Not quite...About my breakBack? Not quite...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Despite the increase in activity from me here on DA recently, I'm not entirely "back" in the normal sense of the word. I'm kinda just tip-toeing the waters to see if things have calmed a bit. I'm still trying to get through my issues, with mixed success, and a two month leave of absence isn't going to undo years of stress buildup and stubbornness. But I'm working on it, slowly but surely. You might see some new work here or there, but I don't think I'm ready yet to jump back into doing any of my longer narratives.
In fact, judging by my recent comic's reception, I probably am not ready for a full fledged return just yet...
Kotaku Sunday Comics WIN!
Before I get to the heart of the matter, I would like to thank everyone who voted for brentalfloss over on Kotaku. Kotaku has a weekly feature called "Sunday Comics" where they showcase strips from various game-related web comics and brentalfloss the Comic was up for nomination of being included in the lin
Contest CLOSED!Wow! I am quite honestly impressed! I was not expecting so many entries, especially with only a week to prepare for it! You've all done a fantastic job! It's going to be very hard to pick out the winner in this batch. 44 submissions in 7 days. That's pretty impressive everyone, and you all did a great job!Contest CLOSED!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My plan now is to spend the next couple days looking over all your entries and making up my mind. Before I leave for London I will notify the winner and make a post about it. When I get to London I'll have the posters and books prepared and shipped to the winner.
In the meantime, I suggest taking a peek at all the wonderful artwork you guys did!
Lost In London by FoxFlight-Studio Carl and Tenko Visit Dr.Sketchy in London. by pinkyheatherman :thumb302435389: To London by TheCaptainAnnie In Paris With Tom? by ZeFerX Professor Talus by Excellente-Mustachio Pirates in London by Bacell :thumb302342158: Contest Entry: London Memory by 1Dante1 Dreaming Of A Great London Detective... by Rueann :thu
Commissions [CLOSED]Due to school issues, I close all my slots until I finish all my university related things~ Thank you for your understanding, and thank you for all the commissions so far!Commissions [CLOSED]2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Paypal changes, IMPORTANT
Sketchy portrait [1$/~250 HUF/ 100 (/character) ]
Chibi (traditional!) [2$/~500 HUF/ 200 (/character)]
Headshot [4$/~800 HUF/400 (/character)]
Big Ben ResponseA succinct summary of the recent complaints:Big Ben Response3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"You somehow magically gained the ability to draw near-photorealistic buildings overnight and you choose to use this amazing newfound skill to draw a building in the background? Get serious dude."
This is a redrawing of Big Ben (using a different reference photo BTW) to show that I am actually capable of drawing architecture just fine. I only used the computer for the poster version because I wanted more control over it.
I'm gonna be leaving Big Ben the way it is in the poster. There's nothing to "own up to" about it other than saying "sorry I used such a recognizable image source of a popular and well known landmark as reference." I did not trace.
Curious that so many of the people crying "copyright infringement" over me using reference are also the same people who take my comics and make "parodies" of them by cutting, rearranging, and re-uploading th
Big BenSo in case you haven't heard yet, some kind YouTuber found the reference image I used to draw Big Ben for my London poster, warped and skewed it to match the angle, and made a rather catchy song proclaiming how I traced it while the image flickers back and fourth between the photo and my drawing as "proof."Big Ben3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know I have haters out there, and some of them seem to have unhealthy obsessions with finding fault in everything I do, but this is taking it pretty far, don't you think? Even if it were traced, Big Ben is such an iconic image that you'd be hard pressed to find a different angle to work with, especially since it's box-shaped and all sides look the same.
I should probably point out that if you see pixelation in the tower, it's because the whole image has been reduced and saved at only 60% normal JPEG compression. It's a trick used to keep the image good enough to be seen but bad enough to be printed, thus encouraging sales on the larger non pixelated poster.
With only days to go be
Sins of an ArtistI've been under fire recently for having the audacity to admit publicly that improving my art has never been, and never was, an ultimate goal of mine. Apparently that's like committing some sort of mortal sin in the art community. I've had trouble expressing myself about it too, because brushing off improvement for improvement sake makes me look like I'm uncaring, egocentric, and stubborn. But after a recent post I was given much more clarity in understanding the issue and I wanted to share my thoughts with you.Sins of an Artist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the recent exchange I was basically told this: "If doing what you love isn't about dedicating your life to improving your art, you aren't an artist."
Maybe I'm old fashioned, but making art has never been solely about the technical expertise. Even in college, outside the handful of foundation courses you take in freshman year, perfection of the craft is often secondary to concepts and ideas and your ability to evoke feelings and emotions in your audience.
25 Things I learned being a Comic Artist in 2011The following list contains intense amounts of SARCASM for the purpose of satire and humor.25 Things I learned being a Comic Artist in 20113 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Never offer artistic advice or hint at the possibility that the way young and inexperienced groups of artists work might in some way be flawed.
2. Every comic must be inherently drawn better and be funnier than the last.
3. Humor is NOT relative/subjective.
4. Nothing is funny. Ever.
5. Even the most trivial aspects of your comic must be taken 100% seriously.
6. Failure to incorporate conflicting suggestions for improvement = incapable of accepting criticism.
7. Trying to quelch flame wars also inexplicably = incapable of accepting criticism.
8. Trying to explain your artistic decisions = incapable of accepting criticism.
9. Having lots of watchers = having an inflated ego.
10. Reaching the frontpage = getting Daily Deviation.
11. Every character you draw (even ones you do for commission/jobs) = your personal opinions and beliefs which you must obviously follow rigidly IRL.
12. Never change y
Odyssey Into 2012: In RetrospectFor marioluevanos and I It was one of those interesting ideas that once let loose to run free in our heads was impossible to force back into the “notions for another time” box. Deadlined chapters and artworks to open mystic gates to safeguard the coming of the New Year 2012!Odyssey Into 2012: In Retrospect3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wed Jan 11, 2012, 9:30 PM
For marioluevanos and I It was one of those interesting ideas that once let loose to run free
in our heads was impossible to force back into the “notions for another time” box. Deadlined chapters
and artworks to open mystic gates to safeguard the coming of the New Year 2012! One more way to show
the world what the talents and imaginations of our worldwide community of deviants are capable of when
challenged with only minimal time and direction! But of course the actual execution of this creative
experiment would require far