The State of Web Comics + My Intentions with SYACAbout SYACThe State of Web Comics + My Intentions with SYAC1 year ago in Personal More Like This
One of the reasons I focus so much attention on Marvel and DC is because they’re big companies who should know better. They are made up by hundreds of people all chipping in little bits here and there, and for that there is no excuse for bad artwork, bad writing, or bad material in general. They are, to an extent, a bit of a cheap shot, but everyone can learn from their mistakes and I can offer my opinions about them and what I personally would do differently. And if you’re paying money for their products, I think you deserve good content in return, no?
SYAC is, at it’s core, about how comic artists and the comic industry works and poking fun at the various things they get wrong... and sadly that includes a lot of really hot button topics like Women’s Rights, Sexism, Racism, Homophobia, etc. Comics are no longer their own sheltered little thing... they’ve been THRUST into the mainstream audience and all of these problems we or
Hetalia Artists Collab \(owo)/ Anyone is welcomed!Okay, so I was thinking about making a huge Collab with all the artist who draws Hetalia!Hetalia Artists Collab \(owo)/ Anyone is welcomed!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Collab is comes in Video Format, I wanted to make them into something that looks like a Hetalia Anime OP ccc:
Please help spread the news so that more people can participate on it :3
I suck at writing stuffs, please forgive me QwQ
The song will be something cool and awesome, we've agreed on using Negima!? Opening for now though :>
PERSONIFY A COLOUR CONTEST!! CASH PRIZES ADDED!!!!RULES!PERSONIFY A COLOUR CONTEST!! CASH PRIZES ADDED!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just noticed I put this rule in my personal journal, but not here!
The picture MUST BE NEW! And made for the contest!
Take any color from the rainbow, and personify it!
I don't mean just make a character all in blue smiling away!
Make a character based on how that colour makes you feel!
Example: blue is sad and dreamy, red is anger or love, green is envious!
I'VE HAD A COUPLE PEOPLE ASK. BLACK IS NOT ALLOWED.
You MUST title your entry "Sparkly Personify Contest"
We are keeping the folder open, so we need to see who is following the rules!
Your entry can be in any medium, but MUST follow the groups rules!
Bright and shiny with lots of sparkles!
Please leave a reason why you picked the colour or colours you did in your artists comment!
You can enter as many times as you want, but please put effort into it!
It can be ANY character, original or otherwise!
The New Way To Write JournalsSta.sh Writer's toolbar and sidebar have been incorporated into the Write a Journal Entry page to make for a more dynamic journal creation experience!The New Way To Write Journals2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New! The Sta.sh sidebar now gives you direct access to community-created emoticons! The Emoticon tab of Sta.sh Writer's sidebar has been updated to display both official emoticons and recently popular emoticons created by community members. Both sections have been given "Show more" buttons, so that you can explore either section in addition to searching for a specific emote using the sidebar's search box.
Some of the most highly requested features for the Journal submission page have been present in Sta.sh Writer for some time, such as rich-text formatting and a formatting toolbar. With Sta.sh Writer's advanced capability added, writing a Journal becomes even easier than before. All of Sta.sh Writer's tools are available, and because the journal is being created
About My School?I frequently get questions about LASALLE College of the Arts, where I study. Unfortunately I don't have time to go into tremendous detail when answering them, as much as I'd like to explain more what it's like. But maybe these can give you a glimpse:About My School?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know why my face looks so fat in the second one. Where did my jawline go?
Do it BackwardsOnce upon a time, long enough ago for this tale to become muddled folklore, there was a talented young man who desperately wanted a pair of skates. Times were hard, there was war and rumour of war, and hockey was fast becoming a popular diversion from all of it. Skates, and a very good pair of skates, ones designed by the fastest skater in the world, Norval Baptie, were particularly special and this particularly talented young man wanted them more than he had ever wanted anything. All he would have to do to get them would be to beat Norval Baptie himself in a race. Ever the showman and the gentleman, Norval Baptie offered to race backwards while his challengers could skate forward. Norval Baptie was at the height of his speed skating career at the time, but facing him while he skated backwards especially for such a pair of skates was a tempting challenge. The young man entered and the race was on, but as the race unfoldeDo it Backwards3 years ago in Personal More Like This
INKBLAZERS CONTEST WINNERS AND ENTRIESOrange Junk AU Contest!!!INKBLAZERS CONTEST WINNERS AND ENTRIES4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I held this contest at Inkblazers in December, and the theme was Orange Junk Alternate Universe!
The contest was formally over on January 7th, and there were 17 participants! I selected the best 3 entries based on technique, originality and execution, but also taking special note on how IN CHARACTER they looked despite being in an alternate universe!!! >u<
I would like to thank all of you for participating in the midst of all the sadness and confusion the Inkblazers shutdown brought along, as well as all the craziness of the holidays! I know it wasn't easy to find the time to draw and I'm very grateful to all of you, because you did it nonetheless! ;u;
Without further ado, here come the winners!!!
3rd Place: :iconkhkairi12:
Commentary: She put a great effort into her entry, paying attention to detail, balance and color! I lov
Manga/Anime are not styles 2Okay, so I'm still getting confusion over my statement Manga/Anime is not a style.Manga/Anime are not styles 24 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some people think I'm out to get anime or I'm against it. Other people think I'm only for it, this is my problem in a nut shell. People think it's some kind of war where you pick sides and lob rocks at the other. Why I'm saying it's a medium and not a style is because you can generalize and dismiss a style. But a medium, you can't do that without looking foolish. Imagine someone says "I don't like rap music", well then you just concede the point they don't like it and move on. But if someone says "I don't like ANY music" you'd really wonder what was wrong with them. In this case comics are the same way, and so is manga as they mean the same thing. The only way I can justify using the word "Manga" is for a shorthand of "Japanese Comics". Considering it a style itself is too generalizing.
Maybe this picture will help clarify how countries do not determine style.
Reviews: Cosplay Wig ShopsSo, here we start with the review thingy about cosplay stuff.Reviews: Cosplay Wig Shops3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I ran into a loooooooooooot of trouble in the past weeks regarding wigs I will start with them.
First of all some general important informations:
- ALWAYS keep an eye on the feedback of a shop. If there are negative or natural feedbacks READ THEM. Not every negative feedback is appropriate and some shops sell more than just wigs. So be careful.
- ALWAYS be carefull with shops that advertise with asian cosplayers. A lot of pictures are taken from the japanese highclass cosplaysupplier cospediawig or the chinese Tabaeo stores. Have a close look at the pictures. Often you can see some blured details or removed watermarks. I even found some fellow non asian cosplayers by now as advertisment for wigs they definitely didn't buy.
Some shops even take pictures from wigs on wigsstands from other sellers. Look and think twice if you buy there. You can be lucky and get what you see, but there is a pretty high chance you ge
The Hunter Who Wasn'tI was dressed like a tree and smelling of acorns and doe urine, a curious perfume of my own mixture which makes me invisible to a buck who's better sense has been blinded by the rut, an event that peaks in Kansas on 11/11, which, by the way, is my birthday.The Hunter Who Wasn't1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And I was sitting on a log in a nice piece of woods, on a doe path crossing a gully,
when I turned, and there was a buck about this far away:but with humongous antlers, fully grown out of velvet into six points, with eyes just as sweet as those of my friend above, yet stronger and bigger, and frankly, much more healthy, and I said to him,
"Damn, you're beautiful. Now go on your way, knowing that a man can trick you, by looking and smelling like a pissed-over tree."
Which he did, turning back often, with remorse.
For a friend is a friend, no mat
Important news regarding the DGM MangaUpdate-03/11/2014Important news regarding the DGM Manga2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to DGray-Man101 and mangahelpers, we've been noticed that Hoshino might have an Instagram account.
We don't have a way to verify that but the pictures posting on it being mirrors of her style and the occasional picture of a cat looking a lot like Koro, Hoshino's beloved cat.
Judging by the material posted on it, Hoshino seems to be working on a new chapter. And although there is no actual release information, it seems like we could all silently celebrate just a little. We don't want to jinx it. ~
It also seems to include some new character design on Allen's part. But yeah, worth taking a look, I suppose.
And everyone who ever dreamed of seeing Lavi shirtless gets a treat on the Halloween picture.
But let me repeat: It is NOT verified that this is the actual Hoshino's instagram.
FREE SUB RAFFLE! OVER 36mos FREE! *OVER*Edit: Added one more way to get a ticket, just +fav this entry!FREE SUB RAFFLE! OVER 36mos FREE! *OVER*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
event ends Dec 10th 11pm EST You must reply by Dec 12th 11am EST or you forfeit your prize as well!
GUYYSSS Deviantart started their BOGO promo for subs EARLY so I have to give you guys subs EARLIER than i though! Oh noes! Unfortunately, that means no time for a scavenger hunt ): It will have to be a simple raffle You can enter by doing some simple things. BUT LET ME DO THE PRIZES FIRST:
Grand Prize: 12 Mo. Sub + 636pts (Or 2 Icons Or Mix & Match)
2nd Place: 6 Mo. Sub + 396pts (Or a free chibi icon)
3rd Place: 6 Mo. Sub
Runner Ups: (3) People get 3 Mo. subs
Best Doodle*: 3 mo Sub for #4
WOAAAHH IS THAT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU? How do you get in on it though? Good question, here are ways to earn "tickets". In order to be elligible for the grand prize you must do every singl
Warm Bodies ...Warm Bodies ...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Watch it. Seriously.
I just got back from the cinemas, where I caught Warm Bodies with my bestie from LASALLE. I know what you're thinking, that the movie didn't look that great. Yet another zombie movie amongst the throngs of supernatural the media flings at us, yet another teenage romance to appeal to every young adult with a pulse. And I will be the first to admit that when I first heard the outline of the story - a cute young man who just happens to be undead falls in love with a young girl at first sight - I was skeptical. I assumed it would become a rehash of Twilight, and I just got over the nausea of seeing those posters cluttering all the billboards.
However, after trawling through the trailers and finding them appealing and funny, I decided that the movie was worth a shot. It advertises itself as a quirky, humorous take on zombies, throwing in a mix of teenage romance
Little thing called TalentLittle thing called TalentLittle thing called Talent1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent."
In general, talent means the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is hard, a high degree of ability that a person was born with. It's hard to argue that some people indeed have more of an inherited talent for arts than others. They are able to get to a certain level rather quickly and get a lot of praise along the way. However, relying on talent will only last for so long, there's a point to be reached when nothing but hard work gets you through.
"Talent is so loaded a word, so full to the brim with meanings, that an artist might be wise
Plushie makers..they are worth a lot!So after some conversations with individuals the other day...and just breaking down what a plush/crafter really does to bring to you all the cute plushies baffled them when they saw just how much work it is.Plushie makers..they are worth a lot!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I thought I'd jot down here what I did for them ^-^
(This is of a current plushie I'm working on for a commissioner)
9" plushie sitting of Teen Gohan from DBZ (in purple outfit with piccolo cape, super saiyan)
Difficulty - Medium
Average cost for materials (thread, felt, fabric, craft foam, wire for posable limbs etc) - 15-35$ if i get a good deal on it
Average time for a plushie - 20-40 hours give or take a few pattern making process hours for complex parts like his hair, etc.
minimum wage in ontario/canada - 10.25/hr (think it's actually higher then that now, bare with me)
So if i were to work for minimum wage just on the hours alone would be 205$-410$ in the range of hours for a plushie just for the hours alone..not counting the cost of materials. With that is 220$-445$
DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?It's been a while since i've shared some of my favorite deviants. Here's a list of talent that some of you may or may not be aware of that i've been drooling over lately. I love this place!DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check 'em out!:
:iconmonk-art: Fabian Schlaga. LEGEND. If you haven't heard of this guy, you're missing out!
:iconsaspy: Saspy's work is amazing. The female mega-talent from Italy shows no sign of slowing down with her bright and fun approaches to character design, expressions and energy.
:iconjoel27: Joel is currently my FAVORITE ARTIST on Deviantart. Just flip through his gallery and you might find yourself there all day.
:icontchokun: French Artist who worked on online games and flash shorts such as WAKFU is not to be missed. serious talent here
:iconrikkitikki: Rikkitikki's light hearted animation influence illustrations are something to fall in love with. He's got a detective concept he's been playing with that shows the main characters quite often and i usually fave when he draws th
What to put in a Children's Book Portfolio!!What to put in a Children's Book Portfolio!!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Our guest post today comes from established Children's Book Artist Donald Wu. Don is a San Francisco Bay resident with a huge portfolio of success under his arm that includes more than ten published books to date. If anyone can tell you what it takes to be successful and stay successful it's him! So please join us as Donald helps to walk you through putting together the most important tool you'll need to establish yourself and start getting work, your portfolio!
Every now and again, I get asked the question, "What should I put in my portfolio?". So, I wanted to take a moment and share some tips and suggestions you might consider when putting together an illustration portfolio. Specifically, a po
31 Day Homestuck Challenge!! :>So I haven't been drawing all too much digitally or traditionally, like legitimate drawing seriously, so I figured I'd do this 31 Day Challenge that's been circulating around tumblr, to develop my skills a little more, and to practice consistency!31 Day Homestuck Challenge!! :>3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the list I'm doing!
1) Fave Kid pre-scratch
2) Fave Kid post-scratch
3) Fave Troll
5) Fave Page
6) Fave Flash
7) Fave Pesterlog
8) Fave Song
9) Fave Lusus
10) Fave Guardian
11) Fave Ancestor
12) Fave Exile
13) Fave alchemized item
14) Fave Planet
15) Derse or Prospit?
16) Fave Interactive Flash
17) Saddest Death
18) Fave Midnight Crew member
19) Shameless self-insert (draw us yo godtier self)
21) Humanized Trolls
22) Trollilized Humans
27) Fave Kid + Fave Troll = a ship
28) Fantroll (can be for rillies or for fakeys)
29) Homestuck AU (can be fanart of someone else's or something you made up!)
30) Pick a Cherub!
31) A Message to Andrew Hussie
Legend of Korra: Costume Design!One of the neat things about being the lead designer of a show like Young Justice is getting to interact with the fans through sites like this one, seeing the awesome fan art you guys do is a big inspiration for myself and a lot of the other artists and writers on the show. It really keeps us motivated knowing that you guys and girls appreciate the characters and stories we are creating. Along with great art my other favorite aspect of fandom, and easily the most hardcore representation of it, is the cosplayers and their dedication to show accurate costumes. So with SDCC right around the corner I thought I would share a little something interesting with all you Legend of Korra fans out there, as well as cosplayers in general. Last year at around this time my good buddy, Joaquim http://2-cents.deviantart.com/, who is a co-executive producer on Korra, asked my wife, she is a clothing designer by trade, to create a show accurate Korra outfit to be worn by the official model representing tLegend of Korra: Costume Design!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
so... the method of workmany have been curious about my work method.so... the method of work3 years ago in Personal More Like This
well to fully grasp that i must first explain my personal origins
1 i was a traditional painter and drawer?...that doesnt sound right...
batman catwoman by nebezial
batman huntress comission by nebezial
2 i was a traditional sculptor..alas photos of that stuff mostly got lost
so here is what i did in high school.... by nebezial
i practiced abour 17 yeears now to get this bunch of mostly self taught techniques to work
most of my stuff is a digital painting now, made or drawn in photoshop cs3. never switched higher as cs3 satisfied all my photoshoppin needs
i used to do quite a bit of modelling in 3d studio max, but it was too technical of a program so eventually i gave it up and completely switched to zbrush as it provided me with excellent set of organinc modelling and texturing tools
aand some of that
ravine- process shot for lynn's winter armor by nebezial
ravine- how dragons are made XD by nebezial
Glee Advent Calendar & Klaine Postcard LotteryToday is December 1! And that means you'll be able to open the first door of the Glee Advent Calendar! (http://amerrygleechristmas.tumblr.com/)Glee Advent Calendar & Klaine Postcard Lottery3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Plus the Klaine postcard lottery will start. Everyone on deviantArt and tumblr will have the possibility to win 2 Klaine postcards (photos: http://needklainenow.tumblr.com/post/13561990633/amerrygleechristmas-glee-advent-calendar)!
You'll just have to reblog (up to 5 times a week/like the lottery posts on tumblr or comment(up to 5 each week)/fave this journal entry.
I'll randomly choose a winner on tumblr and deviantArt on December 6, 12, 18 and 24. (So it will be 4 x 2 winners.)
I hope you'll enjoy the calendar!
P.S.: If you have any questions, write in my tumblr askbox (you don't need a tumblr account to do so - http://needklainenow.tumblr.com/ask/) or write a comment on my deviantArt profile.
EDIT - IMPORTANT
If you can't see the complete picture or the fanfiction below the picture, here are some solutions to the
Announcing Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints!Prints ShopAnnouncing Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fine Art Prints
Starting immediately, deviantART is upgrading our rolled Fine Art Paper Prints to a more professional grade print process. The new and improved product will now ship with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) bright-white border ready to be hung or framed! This change will not affect the way in which we currently provide Photo Prints, Canvas, or Frame Art Prints.
Bright-white, ultrasmooth, 100% cotton rag paper
Acid- and lignin-free archival process
Advanced digital drying process in order to guarantee vibrance
Site Update: Thumbnail Testing and Sta.sh CommentsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Thumbnail Testing and Sta.sh Comments3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Thumbnail Size Testing, Part 2 (Beta Testers)
In addition to the feedback we gathered from Beta Testers on the size testing tool, this week we're continuing our research by implementing a test that randomly assigns Beta Testers a different size for viewing thumbnails.
The New Sta.sh Comments
We've upgraded Sta.sh comments, allowing you to easily add formatting and media to comments. You can now pull in