Comic translations (updated)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Comic translations (updated)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ask the Betrayer http://epantiras.deviantart.com/art/ATB-cover-124300722
Mess Perfect http://epantiras.deviantart.com/gallery/#Mess-Perfect-parody-comic
Mess Pefect 2 http://epantiras.deviantart.com/art/Mess-Perfect-2-cover-216376166
Speardrake - interactive comic http://epantiras.deviantart.com/art/Speardrake-001-200210284
Door - A Jack Story (Mass Effect 2) http://epantiras.deviantart.com/art/ME2-Door-A-Jack-Story-01-186016929
Mass Effect 3 NEWS http://epantiras.deviantart.com/journal/36865055/
Dragon Age 2 NEWS part 2 http://epantiras.deviantart.com/journal/36495037/
Russian translation by :iconRhieks: http://a-comics.ru/comics/door/1
Art Books/ResourcesBecause I have a surprising numer of people asking about this (and since I deleted the original post), here are the books I would recommend the most for those studying art. I understand that books are expensive (they take the place of me not being able to take art classes/go to art school), so remember that the best way to learn is to practice from what you see around you!Art Books/Resources3 years ago in Personal More Like This
With that said, these are the ones I have personally used and either live by or would heavily suggest:
•The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Betty Edwards (this book is absolutely brilliant for those of you just starting out. It's an ingenious resource if you haven't got your own way of doing things. It messed me up because I've been doing things and learning things my own way for years now, but for those of you getting back
The right way to end a storyI'd like to share a few paragraphs from a great book about writing fiction by Nancy Kress, called "Beginnings, Middles and Ends". Boring title, but a very useful book that every aspiring writer should have on their reference shelf.The right way to end a story3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The following passage is from the chapter "Satisfying Endings: Delivering on the Promise". Please note that Nancy expounds at length that not all endings need to be happy, and indeed, many shouldn't be in order to be effective. I was not at all upset that there was no "happy" ending with the new ME3 DLC. The issues were more fundamental, with the way they developed the story arc and in the end, betrayed several of them, mostly in delivery. But the problems weren't unsalvageable to begin with.
"To succeed, a climax must do four things:
" 1. The climax must satisfy the view of life implied in your story."
Nancy mentioned before this about making a promise with your story, that t
Beyond the Extended Cut... I will reignite.And so the end creeped upon us. With the Extended Cut behind me I can finally say that I've seen the full extent of how BioWare wanted to end the Mass Effect trilogy... And I disliked it. Don't get me wrong, the Extended Cut is a vast improvement over the vanilla endings and I think that everyone should check it out - but it is still the same unfitting ending, it is still something taken out from another story and sewn onto Mass Effect's glistening skin, with it still kicking and screaming (yes, this is just a personal opinion and no, I am not bitter about that - I just dislike how it ended). The themes that made Mass Effect so great are still either nowhere to be found, or twisted around to present a vision I just cannot accept as something that belongs there. My fanface is itching, my writer sense tingling... Not the way I want to end one of the greatest sci-fi experiences of my nerdy little life.Beyond the Extended Cut... I will reignite.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There will be no extended cuts to the Extended Cut. Either you love the current finale,
What's in YOUR Shepard's bathroom?I found this prompt in one of my writing reference books. Basically, in order to get to know a character better, you go into their bathroom and nose through their stuff. SO, here's what you can find in Dakota's:What's in YOUR Shepard's bathroom?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
pumpkin scented shower-gel
mint green mini-rubber ducky that sits on her sink
lavender bar-soap by sink
pastel green toothbrush
pale pink strawberry flavored lip-gloss
eye drops for tired, over-worked eyes
oversized lavender bath towel
pastel green bathrobe
autumn-scented moisturizing cream
pile of laundry
lavender terrycloth bath mat
The ducky was a joke from one of her ME2 squaddies, not sure who, not sure why. Also-bet you can't ever guess what her favorite color is...
And the EA servers are trolling again.
Thoughts on the ME3 Ending DLC *SPOILER-FILLED*Yesterday I downloaded and played through the ending DLC. While I could only offer a few flailing and inarticulate meeps of protest to my boyfriend after finishing it, a day of gathering my thoughts and seeing other people's reactions on various forums has allowed me to put them down in words.Thoughts on the ME3 Ending DLC *SPOILER-FILLED*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was in response to someone on the Bioware forums posting a link to a Youtube video of the Renegade control ending (which I hadn't seen before) that this outpouring finally erupted, so please view the beginning in that light.
*shivers* I already thought control was creepy. Even as a paragon, I can't help but see Shepard as, in tens of thousands of years, becoming essentially the next starchild. There's enough humanity left in her to go mad with that kind of power, that immortality. Paragon or renegade, you're still setting your Shepard up not as a figure of hope and cooperation, or of strength and leadership, but as a hopefully benevolent god with cont
What Future Brings - the Beacon of Hope.This has been a wild, wild week for me. Never before have I juggled so many things at one time, between work, private life and the stuff I will write about in a second. First things first, let me get the single most anticipated question out of the way, so as not to keep you in further suspense - the next episode of "Marauder Shields" will be up on Wednesday, 16th of May, which basically means that I am skipping a single episode this week. Believe me, the decision didn't come easy, but it was either that or turning in a half-done, cut-up episode, which wouldn't do Zaeed any justice, nor would it present Emily Wong's legacy in the light it deserves. But let's not get even further into spoilerish territory right now.What Future Brings - the Beacon of Hope.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the past week I've been busy like a bee, flying around frantically, organizing bits of stuff I know extremely well and large pockets of stuff I've never even touched before... But knowing that it will be worth it in the end. Allow me to wear my Renegade face for the rest
Regular Show plz accountsI'm bored so I'll make this a list of the RS icons I know. Tell me if I'm missing any~!Regular Show plz accounts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Character Feature: Shyla ShepardThe seemingly indomitable Shyla Shepard has lived a harsh and tragic past. After losing her family at sixteen to a bloody Batarian pirate attack on an Alliance colony, the young fighter joined the Alliance military only to lose her entire squad in a deadly thresher maw attack. In the years since, these early scars have forged a new identity out of the shattered ruins of the child whose family died on Mindoir. Known for her “tough but fair” approach, Shepard’s fight against the geth incursion broke new grounds for humanity when she became the first human Spectre on the galactic Council’s elite forces. But recent rumors have put in question Shepard’s loyalty to the Alliance forces. Our investigator setup an exclusive interview to delve into the truth behind the legend.Character Feature: Shyla Shepard3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Was the destruction of the Normandy part of an elaborate undercover setup, or an encounter with an unk
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Mass Effect Icons (New Everywhere) 08/20/2013:iconravingcollectorplz: :iconme2logo1::iconme2logo2::iconme2logo3: :iconravingcollectorplz:Mass Effect Icons (New Everywhere) 08/20/20134 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
Back from SPACEWow, I dunno where to start...Back from SPACE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First : THANK YOU for all the fav'z and comments. I can't answer to all of them, so...Big thanks, I assure you it was heartbreaking to see my inbox numbers increasing without being allowed to click on them...xD
Second : I hope all of you have seen our short movie : Computer and Spaceman. If you haven't, please do, for we are extremely proud of it ! I assure you won't regret it !
Third : Well...I guess I can't avoid giving my opionion on Mass Fucking Effect Three.
In case you cant guess : *SPOILERS*
I don't care if it makes some of you rage or whine : I. Fucking. Enjoyed. Every. Fucking. Second. Of. It.
For one month, I was hiding from the interwebz, avoiding every bits of spoilers I could, but I was still hearing the echo of the whole internet raging over this ending. You can guess how afraid I was. But I also heard some close friends and personalities I trusted going against this
#16 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [18.10.2013]Casual#16 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [18.10.2013]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb399039776: Keeper of the Lake by Spiegellicht 90 by JuliannaRembrandt
Bored by antoanette Harbinger of Decay by MD-Arts The Fary by Panzerknacker1
Elegance by Shion-CheshireCat A Kingdom of Green II by RedTapePhoto Perfume by OlgaAthens
Girl in red by Shion-CheshireCat Convergence by OlgaAthens Glasses by JimP4nsen
Redemption - Stock by MariaAmanda The Judge by OlgaAthens Lost In This World by ChaosOfGods
Amber by Donna-Lynn Ave Maria. by thephotogrumbler Chelsey by RejeanBrandt
Dagmara Nr. 2 by Charlottenburg Waiting for... by KostasKappa Lishka by EricLG
Will He Be Arriving by Fragile-Eyes-Fiction Dreamer - 04 by shiroang Portrait 15 by sever29
Seven Devils by Erenne
IDA by fotomartinez Luda 2 by Scottworldwide Scarf... by KostasKappa
Stephanie by silkesmooth Shake, Rattle And Roll by MissSouls :thumb405096915:
Sintija by creativephotoworks The Power of Abs by Tonyr Jetta Corset 53 by cubicmicron
Karo natural by rasmus-art :thumb402266461: Daedra Strip Group DL by srefislimited
Lizzy - Dyptic by grodpro
How To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original Paintings1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this article I will be discussing how to sell your original paintings. If your a artist you know how intimidating this can be when you've decided to venture into sales. It may even leave you with doubts about your own work, lower your confidence as a artist, and a bit fearful. Well have no fear! I have some tips from personal experience, as well as online references and advice from fellow artists that will help with your sales.
The First Step
Before we get into 'the meat' of things your very first step is Believe in yourself. Be confident about the accomplishments you've made. If your contemplating selling anything then you have to know you're good at what you do. Let that be your mantra as an artist. Understand that how you've acquired your skills, what you choose to paint, what your art looks like, and how
The Leviathan and the Death of HopeWarning: contains spoilers concerning the Leviathan DLC, Mass Effect 3 and my notions about what good writing is. Duh.The Leviathan and the Death of Hope3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are moments when I wish I could just turn off my writer's sense at a whim and "just go with it". Ignore that a story in a game, or a movie, or a book, or a TV show is flawed in my opinion, just to enjoy the views, get an adrenaline rush from all the flashing colors and have fun. And truth be told - it usually works that way... Just not for the universes I tend to care about. If you got me invested in your franchise, I will expect you to deliver the goods. 'Tis how the cookie crumbles.
Which brings me to the Leviathan DLC. I've seen a lot of positive reviews and emotions towards it popping up all over the internet before I was even able to check it out myself. My hopes were high, and, initially, I loved it. It had a sense of exploration Mass Effect 3 was seriously lacking and the TGES Mining Base really reminded me of Noveria... It was spot on.
FAN ART CONTEST - more prizes and first entries!The contestFAN ART CONTEST - more prizes and first entries!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Winter has always been a season which people either love or hate. No matter where we live we always have some strong emotions connected with it and a lot of them revolve around... snow!
Some love it, some hate it; some play with it creating snowmen, others do everything to get rid of it; some see it all year long and some can only dream about it.
Because of how many different emotions we connect with snow and how many uses it has it's a perfect theme for the promised fan art contest!
Your task is to create a fan art or fan fiction that will present your favourite character(s) interacting with snow.
Every entry should revolve around the "snow" theme. The more original you are, the better!
The work must be a Fan Art / Fan Fiction and it should be submitted into the Fan Art
In case you didn't know...I was really happy to see people discussing and helping each other understand SOPA and PIPA in the journal comments yesterday. I noticed some comments that asked the same things so here's some quick information:In case you didn't know...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't know what SOPA does, dA has actually provided a great journal explaining the bill and the consequences http://hq.deviantart.com/journal/Join-a-SOPA-and-PIPA-debate-280023798?utm_source=deviantart&utm_medium=header&utm_campaignebateSOPA_011712 and this website has a lot of information on how to protest against it http://americancensorship.org/ The fight is not over yet!
No, my journal and icon wasn't really censored. It's to show what would happen if the bill became law.
This one is a bit annoying. Quite a few people were saying "People, stop jumping on bandwagons to be cool!" Or "Why is everyone talking about it now instead of when it first came out? You only care because it's a trend now? I new about it way back in 2011." Um, excuse me, but please don't live in
Alien IsolationAlien Isolation7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Wright Stuff
Spaceman with no face 2 by bradwright
I've been playing Alien: Isolation for the last few weeks and it is scary as hell.
Alien Isolation Q&A with bradwright
Brad Wright, longtime deviant in the dA community, steps into the shoes (space boots) of Giger and Moebius as a concept designer for the Alien Isolation videogame. The game reportedly marks a return to the terror of the original “Alien” film in which scaring the audience to death was the goal, rather than the uncorking escalating levels of defensive firepower that defined the sequels.
Finally bought a crownI found this elegant-looking crown from the Northern Scandinavia and really mean much to me... It will be added later on my greatest collections...Finally bought a crown3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And now my fiancee Betty wants me to wear it just for the laughter...
...But still, I've feel so strange about this crown...
CALENDAR UPDATE - PRE-ORDERS AND CONDITIONSEDIT: Corrected some typos and added some information brought to my attention by our wonderful collaborators. Also, to keep track of pre-orders, sketches offered and bonus images, and to avoid this entry getting too long and confusing, I'm noting all that information in my profile page. Please check it there, and if you feel your contribution is missing, comment here or note me back.CALENDAR UPDATE - PRE-ORDERS AND CONDITIONS4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I said, and to avoid copyright issues, we must skip all Bioware copyrighted material. That means the characters will keep their names, but I'm not going to use their surnames. While the human ones (Cousland, Amell and Hawke) are actual surnames in real life and thus, Bioware can't have rights on them, I'm not sure about the non-human ones (Tabris, Mahariel, Surana, Brosca or Aeducan), so we will stick to the names and the drawing of the characters, all of whom you know well .
Also, any other Dragon Age videogame related things like armors, crests, symbos, places
Dragon Age: Inquisition (updated 7/11/2014)7/11/2014Dragon Age: Inquisition (updated 7/11/2014)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- Q&A: http://www.princessstabbity.com/raptr-q-a-with-the-bioware-devs-july-8-2014
- Post-E3 Demo Gameplay Series Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdXvFEEBZeo
- Post-E3 Demo Gameplay Series Part Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCGJACVoMPI
6/10/2014 from E3
- Trailer "Lead them or Fall": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD627y_AvFs
- World and characters showcasing trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dogIKwZA7Ac
- Companions trailer "Stand Together": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh77xvlDSTI
- Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icUu7SXHThc
- Twitch interview/gameplay demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fYCYGnUWww
- Release Date: 10/7/2014
- Environment showcase trailer "Discover the Dragon Age": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzuR1Fn_b48
- Gameplay/story trailer "The Inquisitor": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO2h4qUNJ60
- And the official site http://www.dragonage.com/ (interactive map; descriptions of characters and classes; gallery;
Photography Troubleshooting: Grouping PeopleWhen working with large groups of people, it's often incredibly difficult to know how to direct them, where to pose them, and indeed what to have them doing. One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made when embarking on my first group shot at my first wedding as a photographer - was not speaking up when my assistant was shooting alongside me. The consequence? Half the group were looking at him, and half the group were looking at me. Luckily we straightened it out in the end - but when there are a lot of cameras around, or lots of people - you need to speak up and give direction so they can take direction.Photography Troubleshooting: Grouping People2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Knowing who your client is in advance, and knowing what sort of group you will be working with is very useful in terms of preparing. It would be unprofessional to arrive at a Wedding with expectations of 50 people attending and then finding out that you have 150 to work with. Knowing your group and the expanse you'll need i
Random giveaway. ( Fully colored/shaded chibi )Winner: :iconpyro1101:Random giveaway. ( Fully colored/shaded chibi )1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm doing a small giveaway.
I'll be drawing you a fully colored and shaded chibi like this:
All you have to do is:
Like this journal.
Post a journal advertising my newest base ( http://fav.me/d70yk1i ) and my newest adoptables on it ( http://fav.me/d71al3l )
No watches needed but would be appreciated, haha.
I'll be choosing a winner in about a week or so using a random number generator. ;w; <3