Questioned by the Hong Kong PoliceSo where was I? Oh yes I was gonna talk about my experiences with the Hong Kong police, so here goes. OK this is the problem, whenever I visit Hong Kong I always have the fear of being questioned by the police, well not exactly fear because I've got nothing to hide, but whenever I am alone walking on the street and a policeman on patrol sees me, they would ALWAYS 100% stop and ask for my ID. For those ain't familiar with how things work in Hong Kong is that if they see a teenager (Especially male) on the street not in their school uniform during school time or with dyed hair or pretty much just 'gangster' or suspicious looking, they have the right to stop you in the middle of nowhere and question you. Now I match every bit of suspicion possible, what they are trying to check is if there's any sort of crime around the area so they can narrow down the suspects, or to check whether you are legal to be in Hong Kong, or whether you've got drugs on you. Anyway when I was in Hong Kong a monthQuestioned by the Hong Kong Police4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ry-Spirit's Fusion CompetitionWhat do you get when you fuse Ry with a cow? Batman? Grumpy Cat? Queen Elsa? Goku? Or even with YOURSELF?Ry-Spirit's Fusion Competition1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Havn't held a competition for a while. Just thought it would be a little fun competition, get creative! Draw Ry fusing with anybody you want! The most creative drawing will win good stuff!
- NO PIKACHU. People has already drawn me as a Pikachu toooo many times before.
- If you are confused about the fusion pose, Its a reference to the fusion dance from Dragonball Z. http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lj5bpn93VQ1qgx6zco1_400.gif
- The layout doesn't HAVE to look like the example below. Feel free to move the layout around if it makes it work better, like reducing my character's size if you want to fit a giant dinosaur on the right etc etc.
- Nothing too violent or sexual please. Try to keep it PG, there are kids here!
- You can fuse me with anything really, your OC or a character from a series. Or even objects.
- You will be judged by creativity and humour and a
Difference between selling Art and selling MeatGreetings Ryceballs. Today I am gonna be talking about the differences between selling art and selling meat.Difference between selling Art and selling Meat3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is absolutely fascinating how different the two can be! :iconyoudontsayplz: ... Well first of all, an artist likes their work to be appreciated and let the audience see for themselves whether they want to buy their artwork or not. While a butcher (ESPECIALLY ASIAN ONES LIKE THE ONE IN THE ARTWORK) only cares about selling the meat and making the profit, they have no sentimental feelings towards what they are selling, because if they do then there won't be any meat to sell right? One of the main rule of a butcher is to have no emotional attachment towards the animals, because they know sooner or later the animal needs to be chopped up. Well what about artists? Well they put their blood, sweat and tears into their artwork to make it as pretty as possible, all in hopes that the audiences would enjoy their art as much as the artist enjoy making them. NOW here's the thing thoug
Strange and interesting things in PokemonGreetings earthlings and so on. It is I Ry-Spirit once again discussing interesting things on the internet that can sometimes be funny, outrageous, racist, sexist, sad or just simply thought provoking. Lets talk Pokemon because I feel we haven't talked enough about em. Throughout the years there are many things in Pokemon that people find strange, like why Brock's donuts are so different to Homer Simpson's donuts, why a male Mr. Mime isnt called Mrs. Mime, why did professor think there are 150 Pokemon etc. But somethings are even stranger, we go deeper and take a look at some of the strange things in the Pokemon Universe. I have collected materials from my Pokemon researchers and also done a few homework myself to give you this quite interesting entry. I strongly urge you to tell me more interesting facts to add to the journal if you have anyStrange and interesting things in Pokemon4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Is Ditto related to Mew?
Fans speculated that Ditto might be related to Mew. Lets start with the obvious, those two ar
Is this the reason why I couldn't get a date?I was cleaning the other day and came across a book that my mother gave me when I was little. A book she bought from a christian bookshop, entitled 'Opening Lines: 458 Great Conversation Starters When you're on a date'. Innocent enough, might be a good idea to help little shy Ry get a girlfriend perhaps! So I was reading this book and boy oh boy... was I in for a treat! Most opening lines in this book were decent, questions like 'What's your favourite fruit?', 'What countries would you like to visit one day?', 'What's your favourite day of the week?' fair enough, but some opening lines were VERY questionable....Is this the reason why I couldn't get a date?8 months ago in Personal More Like This
For each opening line, just imagine you are on a date with someone for the first time.
458 GREAT conversation starters they say? OK LETS LEARN SOMETIHNG FROM THIS BOOK.
So you are at the doorstep of the girl you like. She opens the door, you say hello. 'Oh hi. Im wondering,
How to buy prints from Mr Ry-Spirit? (UPDATED)Read below to find out how to buy prints from me!How to buy prints from Mr Ry-Spirit? (UPDATED)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
29th May EDIT: A1 and A2 sizes are now available! as well as shipping price change
Additional information for those who likes to read.
All A3 size prints are in 200 gsm matte paper. All A2 or A1 prints are in 180 GSM bond paper. If there's an artwork you have seen before but hard to find on my gallery cos I got too many artworks, here's a tip for ya, just google it up. If its a Zelda artwork then just type in 'Zelda Ry-Spirit' then look at the google images and see if its there, google is your friend! Or even just type in Ry-Spirit in google to see what images comes up, usually the most popular ones pop up first anyway. please write your address down properly, make sure the address is structured properly so I don't get the states and street names and stuff mixed up, cos I am not from your country and don't know how your country's Adress structure works... so yeah just beware of things like that. Australian residents if you
Kiriban at 999,999,999Free giveaway from the generous Ry! All you have to do is screen capture the pageviews of 999,999,999 and you will get some delicious prizes! What kinda prizes I hear you asking? More than one actually! In fact there are MANY prizes to be won. So many that I have to list them out below. OK HERE GOESKiriban at 999,999,9993 years ago in Personal More Like This
A FREE SKETCH EVERYDAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!
A free sketch is a given, but instead of just one free sketch, you will receive one everyday until the day you die! If you are like 18 now and you live till a hundred, then you will get like.. umm.. 29930 drawings!
A BRAND NEW CAR!
They don't call me Top Hat Oprah for no reason, thats right! You get a brand new car! All pimped out with Pokemon decorations too! You can now drive around in your pimped out PikaMobile playing the Pokemon theme song as loud as you can and no one would complain, because everyone loves the yellow rat!
A TRIP TO JAPAN!
Everyone loves Japan, if you are the luc
Symbol(s) for the non Premium DeviantsHello my Ryceballs. So eversince DA's recent symbol changes, I have been hearing a lot of complaints. Mostly about how regular non premium members don't even get a symbol. It makes them feel like they are not important. Its ok I hear ya I hear ya. And you know me, I am all about the people. Ry-Spirit cares. So I thought about this a lot and try to think of an appropriate symbol that best suits our non premium friends, at the end I came up with a symbol... WELL I say a symbol but its more like a string of symbols. I feel like this is the only option for it to work. And I have used myself as an example of what the symbols would look like if I am in fact a regular deviant. Ok please look below.Symbol(s) for the non Premium Deviants2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You may need to right click and view the image to see the whole thing. Now what does it mean? I will tell you. It stands for "Sad because no money therefore no premium membership and seems like Im not considered an artist argh *swears*.. Sigh.. oh well.. I have an idea, look I'll continue to
Dating Advice with Mr RymanticHappy Valentines day everybody. Feel free to ask me anythnig, I shall ryply with my expertise.Dating Advice with Mr Rymantic1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(ALSO check back on this journal because I may have answered your question)
crazynoggin : How to NOT stammer like an idiot?
You can sing out your words, turn your everyday life into a musical. I learnt it from The King's Speech. However you would get weird looks from people.
AmythestDiamond : How do you approach a guy that you like?
Well, you can start by walking up to the guy. And then... wait a minute, you did it! You actually approached him!
BijouBlue : How to handle a "Love At First Sight" moment?
That is too cute! What you need to do is, hold on to your kokoro. While your kokoro doki doki, senpai will then noticed you. Oh and you will also turn japanese for some reason.
Alloci : I suck at writing romance, How do I play up the drama?
Are you writing a play..? Sorry a little confused.
I saved my friend with a KFC bucketYo guys, it's Sweet and Sour Pork with Ryce poured with some random sauce on the side. You know when you have dreams or flashbacks of your childhood past sometimes and think "oh God why was I so stupid"... that's what happened to me yesterday, after my dog left me a lovely present on my bed. A huge wave of nostalgia rushed over me after that crap.I saved my friend with a KFC bucket3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, Uncle Ry has an embarrassing story to share, since it was basically the start of my really cool badboy senpai image.
This was me as a kid:
As you can see, I still have that charming smile even now. Just look at dem eyes. I was definitely the senpai of all my girl classmates.
Ok guys, no need to stare for too long, I know I'm good looking but we gotta get to the point ok? :'I You know those kids in movies where some freak accident happens and they are always the hero? Yeah well I was that kid one time, and that was the start of my super cool badboy senpai career. I remember when I was 5 and about to start my first day at school in Grad
ALWAYS SIGN YOUR WORK and other stuffHi folks. I was gonna make this journal sooner or later, but there's not a more appropriate time than NOW, when my 'Sorry we're closed' http://ry-spirit.deviantart.com/art/Sorry-we-re-CLOSED-162673296 artwork got posted on 9gag right http://m.9gag.com/gag/6281912 ! Not only did the person not credit the artist or link it to my page or whatever, they even changed the title of this artwork to 'S**t Happens'. Come on man... WHAT ALSO sucks is that back then I had a different logo, its like that box with a thunder symbol on it, it doesn't have my username on it either... so people could just look at that picture and have no idea who drew it. I mean this artwork is OLD.. like more than 2 years old.. so I was still new to how the internet works when it comes to sharing. So now this 9gag post gets like 16k of likes and over 500k of views and I don't get a single credit. *Flips a table*. Remember how I endlessly praised Joss Whedon a couple of weeks ago because not only did he repost my work oALWAYS SIGN YOUR WORK and other stuff3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will not be subjected to criminal abuseIts time for another story, do you guys want a story? I will give you one. This one is about my early days in the work industry and how you should always becareful and know your legal rights before you head in, you do not want to be subjected to criminal abuse without knowing. This happened a few years back, straight out of Design College, when I was still an 'Amateur Graphic Designer' as they like to call me. So I was searching online for jobs and found one that requires a Graphic Designer with artistic skills who can create original characters as well as making little icons and graphics stuff. I was like HELL YEAH THATS ME, so I sent them my portfolio, back then it had really unprofessional messy drawings and then a few graphic design works and photography bullshit pieces that I threw in here and there to show my 'range', I didn't have a consistant style and I had no idea what people wanted to see lol. So the company saw my work and they told me to come in. I was reallyI will not be subjected to criminal abuse3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This Mindless Zombie won't Sell OutIm not sure if its the same for you guys, but to me, when I just sit down and draw, I feel extremely relaxed and like I am in my own personal space, and I become a bit like a zombie. Somtimes I like to listen to podcast and music, sometimes I just listen to nothing and just let my brain wander while I draw, somtimes I talk to people while I draw. Drawing is a very intersting and relaxing activity that doesn't require a lot of thinking, I'm pretty much on autopilot when I draw, like a mindless zombie, and I love it. I can't do that when I am writing or studying though, like how I am writing this journal, I can't put on a podcast and write at the same time, because I need attention to both for it to make sense, one mind cannot multitask two story driven activities. I duno, I find that interesting. Like how I can't read while having a conversation either, I am not sure if any human can actually? If you can, please let me know of your superpowers. I may wanna meet you, and steal your powerThis Mindless Zombie won't Sell Out11 months ago in Personal More Like This
RY-SPIRIT'S COLORING CONTEST 2012!Hey there boys and girls and trannies, its time for another contest yo! Start off by clicking and downloading the artwork below.RY-SPIRIT'S COLORING CONTEST 2012!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
INFO: New contest! This time its coloring! The artwork already has some line work (I know its not perfect but it will do..), and your task is to color it and give it life! Not only can you add colors, you can also use shading, textures, reflections, backgrounds or anything you can think of to make the work even more epic!
Entries so far:
Ry-spirit -contest entry by KlownCat Ry-spirit Coloring Contest by Gumbi95 Ry WORLDD by kozu-nyan RySpirit Coloring Contest . by Omqitstamiko Ry-Spirit Colouring Contest by BlueMaroon :thumb291884643: for contast by mario0om :thumb292578814: :thumb293805404: :th
Secret to Success: Draw with your balls outHappy new ears my brothers and sisters. I hope you had a good break, but now its time to get back to work! And Ry here has a pro tip for you, something I have kept to myself but I think you as an artist should know about and adapt this habit. Its actually not that complicated, you should just always Draw with your balls out.Secret to Success: Draw with your balls out3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A wise man by the name of John Rambo once told us that we should 'Stay ballsy'. We should not let our fear overtake us, we should dive head in into obstacles and fight the demons without fear and without worries. Well I have taken that approach and incorporated it into my drawing, believe it or not I have never been confident about my artworks, even if it is something I spent 24 hours on I still have doubt whether its good enough to show or not, especially when it is for work and I know I am being judged on.. thats why it always takes so long for me to finish an art piece because I keep looking at it and try to fix stuff that probably no one would ever notic
I wasn't told to do this but did it anywayTAGGED BY: nobodyI wasn't told to do this but did it anyway2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
From doing backflips in order to rescue a baby from being hit by a bus driven by a cyborg zombie monkey.
2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
My room don't have walls
3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
I don't know, I was asleep.
4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
Death Metal, Hardcore Punk, Deathcore and the Muppets
5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
4:15pm, as soon as I came out of the womb I looked at my watch.
6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
A witty sarcastic answer.
7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
Full colored videogames instruction booklets with pretty artworks
8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION(S)?
My friends. Yes they are possessions.
9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
Not tall enough to answer this question
10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
Theres a reason my room has no walls.
11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
No.1 SpermHere's something totally random that just crossed my mind. I remember when I was young, Mama Ry used to tell me that there was a swimming race, a race with a LOT of competitors. In fact over a billion of them! But there could only be one winner... the race was intense and at the end the winner gets to be born, the winner ended up being... me! And I remember after hearing that story I actually felt proud of myself, I felt like I have achieved something amazing in life (Well so did everybody I know but still). This made me think that maybe I'm on to something here, something that may help people become happier! Just think about how amazing you were beating all the other sperm that wants to be born, you earned the right to be here, you earned your place, so be proud of what you have achieved and get out there and make the most of what you have already accomplished!No.1 Sperm2 months ago in Personal More Like This
So yeah remember this! Whenever you feel unworthy, you think of that race.
FML. The Super Mario Galaxy StoryYou guys like story yeah? Let uncle Ry tell you a story, there's a lesson to learn here kids. Pay attention. I wanna talk about this now because last week was my birthday and it reminded me of this story, its related to a birthday gift. The gift was Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii. This story happened a few years ago.FML. The Super Mario Galaxy Story2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a picture of me playing the Nintendo Wii, I love my Wii. Had lots of great times on it playing games like Smash Brothers and Mario Kart and Twilight Princess, and a game I really loved called Super Mario Galaxy. The story takes place around 2009? A couple of years after the Wii came out. So one day a friend of mine Matt messaged me telling me he got a Wii, I thought great, about time he got a Wii. So I congratulated him, then he asked the question. :I He asked whether he can borrow some games and I was like 'HMMMMMMMM SHIT'. Well Matt is a nice guy, pretty honest and pretty generous. I usually am pretty generous too but when it comes to games, I hate lending it out
Pocket City ExplainedHello its Ryce Cooker here with something a bit unusual. I usually don't like to explain my artworks because I like to see how people sees them, I believe if I have to explain what is happening in my artwork, then I didn't do a good job, I would prefer if they just see it and gets it. But once in a while I like to break tradition LOL! So this time I feel like explaining the many things that are not too obvious in my latest doodle piece. Pocket City! Main reason being I added a few trivias and homages in there thats really only relevant to me but you might also be interested in (Or bored as hell after reading). So yeah you been warned brother!Pocket City Explained3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Rice Ball: You notice Red eating a rice ball, this is a nod to two things. First the occasional rice ball you see in the anime in which Brock calls it a Donut (WTF). And also a reference to my new nickname lately, I have been called many things but lately its
Worst Convention EverYou may have noticed, I go to conventions a lot, conventions are great for getting your art out there and also making a bit of money from it too. Although I hate the idea of money being such big factor in our lives, unfortunately it is inevitable. It would be wonderful if the whole world can just get rid of the concept of money altogether and just share everything, share food and share clothes and just do things for themselves and others out of pure love. I know I am starting to sound like a hippie right now! haha but yes this idea is impossible because of human nature, communism does not work! Anyway I am going on a tangent here, what I wanna talk about is that I just had the last convention for the year of 2015 yesterday. There has been a lot of great conventions, great meaning I got to meet lots of people and see friends and have people compliment on my art so I know that I am on the right track. Lots of love flying around, which is what I like. However there has been a few tWorst Convention Ever2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Back from Soul Searching! With Photos!Sooooooo I mentioned that I was going away to find my soul. Well it was successful, I meditated, I prayed, I found myself again. Here are some photos of me meditating in Asia.Back from Soul Searching! With Photos!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Anyway I am back. Sorry I havent posted any new art for the last few weeks. BUT I am back now, more new art to come
Nintendo 4DSForget the 2DS! This is better! The newly announced Nintendo 4DS. Good news from Nintendo just keeps on coming! So much Nintendo goodness! Wow, like just wow. Nintendo is on fire at the moment. A tech demo showed Pokemon Xandy being played on the 4DS, when you get hit by a Squirtle the 4DS squirts water at your face, when you get hit by a Charmander the 4DS burns your finger and when you get hit by a Pikachu the 4DS electric shock your fingers. Just make sure you don't let an Electrode do a Selfdestruct on you as your whole console will explode!Nintendo 4DS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just got my hands on the 4DS it is amaaazing.
Seek and you shall findHiya Ryceballs, oh my god what an insane couple of days. I don't even know where to start I really don't, it has to do with papa Ry, my dad. It has been an emotional roller coaster for him and this whole event is kinda like a joke now when I think back on it. OK long story short, he was afraid he's gonna be jobless, pretty much he left his old job to work in a 'better' job only to find out that this better job has an even more unreasonable boss bla bla bla I don't wanna get into full details for his privacy's sake. So now he wants to quit this current job and go back to his old job and im like 'ARE YOU FREAKIN JOKING ME?! YOU JUST LEFT! AND NOW U WANNA GO BACK?!' Like how embarrassing would that be right? But he says he has no other options and no other jobs out there, so I told him to look for jobs online and he's like 'Oh nah it won't make a difference'. :I This is coming from a man who doesn't know how to turn off an ipad. So I told him a true story I read... I thought it hasSeek and you shall find2 years ago in Personal More Like This