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!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bummed about Animal gamesbah D: Depessed'dBummed about Animal games2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was poking around and caught eye of Wolf-Haven and Wolfventure....
what the fuck...? How come there's so many video games where you play wolves and just wolves D| Yes, WQ is shit, but god damn, there are other cool animals out there! Even in the wolf family, can we explore a different kind of wolf? ;__; sigh. With names like that, I can't even desperately hope that WH and WV will ever have other species choices.
What the wolf is to animal video games gives me that same sick feeling in my stomach I got when I realized the mmorpg community had no shame in copying WoW/Everquest.
I don't even get it, why are so many people so happy to intentionally compete with each other? @_@ How about a hyena once and a while or a fossa or a jaguar. A dingo and a thylacine, a tanuki or the dhole, the bear or the wildebeest. Even a coyote would be a nice bit of variety at this point.
Excuse me now, I'm need to go sulk in the corner.
PuzzlesMany people use the analogy... "each person is a puzzle piece, and we all fit together. We just need to find the right match." or something along those lines. I thought about it today and realized that I disagree with that.Puzzles2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would describe myself as an entire puzzle. I am composed of hundreds of pieces. I think we all are.
When you love somebody, you give them the whole box of pieces. They can put you together or take you apart. They can take a few pieces with them and never return. And when that happens, you're just an incomplete puzzle. You walk around, and the spaces are visible. But you know what? Even an incomplete puzzle is beautiful. You have a special quality. You have character. Depth. Mystery. A special kind of person will always look at an incomplete puzzle and fill in the spaces.
Myself? I'm an unopened box of puzzle pieces. Perhaps I'm happy this way. Yet I can't help but wonder if somebody would try to put me together, and see the big picture.
How to make friends on deviantARTThis is a remake of an old journal I made, but it seems like it's happening a lot around here again, so I'll be reiterating and adding more things to it here! Feel free to link anyone to this journal if they're attempting to force friendship on you or are just going about things in the wrong way, and need a little nudge in the right direction.How to make friends on deviantART9 months ago in Personal More Like This
There /is/ a RIGHT WAY and a WRONG WAY to try to make friends!
Have you ever knew people here on DA that say things to you like "Hey can we be friends?"? Or perhaps they go a step further, and keep popping up randomly and talking like they're your best friend or something? They may comment to others talking about you a lot, or call you by a nickname that only your friends use, write journals about you, send tons of notes or comments to you, jump into your conversations with someone else, or perhaps make a lot of fan-art that makes you uncomfortable?
This is a message for those kinds of people.
Friendship is not made by aski
fo realz FYI + FAQ just for you!!s'bout time for an actually comprehensive one omffo realz FYI + FAQ just for you!!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Charles Wolfe. Charlie, Chuck, Chuckles, Rai, whatever other nicks you know. Dude-ish thing. Leo, August 12. Internet user.
Sapiophile, in deep shit cahoots with Katarsium.
Distant, skittish, and abrasive but well-meaning as a whole, if not a lil' aloof and shy of contact.
A friendly dude, but not mistakable for wanting to make friends. Friendship is serious shit that takes lots to chill with Chuck.
Colorblind with difficulties tracking movement and easily overwhelmed by visual information.
Lives in Arizona and attends SUVA for college, majors animation. Ideal career in pre-production concept art and character design. Wants to fundamentally change the core process of character design in regards to gender roles.
Obsessed with biology, evolution, prehistoric life and avians. Especially avians. Loves gore, cannibalism and teratology. Has many more interests too
Never before seen Disney concepts and ideas!!"In 1999, director Barry Cook began work on an animated film which would merge hand-drawn and computer animation unlike any feature had ever done: My Peoples. The film was based on his short story The Ghost & His Gift, a retelling of The Canterville Ghost. Furthermore, it was infused with Cook's life, featuring much of the Appalachian music and folklore that had influenced him as a child. Thus, Cook worked with the Walt Disney Feature Animation studio in Florida to bring his vision to life."Never before seen Disney concepts and ideas!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Read it all here! : http://knowtheartist.com/director-barry-cook-remembers-the-peoples-of-disney-feature-animation-florida/
Blows our minds really. What could have been and all that.
Historical costuming resources!For all of you asking about good costuming resources in regards to my historical Disney princesses, here's an initial list:Historical costuming resources!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ON THE INTERNET!
Demode Couture (There are so many links I could post that are already compiled and organized beautifully on Kendra VanCleave's site. Absolutely worth your time.) http://demodecouture.com/links/
The Costumer's Manifesto (cluttered but deep, lots of good links hidden away in the fray) http://www.costumes.org/
Wikipedia (surprisingly useful! Great for when you're trying to initially pin down a period.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Western_fashion
For some unadulterated extant dress porn, Tumblr is a fantastic point of reference:
Some great overview/survey books:
A History of Costume http://www.amazon.com/History-Costume-Carl-Kohler/dp/04862103
How tentaculas are madePeople keep asking about Love and Tentacles, but I'm sorry to say that comic is as good as dead. I might draw a picture once in a while because Frida can be fun to draw, but I don't even think about LaT most of the time, unlike my other comics which enter my head daily.How tentaculas are made1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But people are apparently dying to know if Tom and Frida ever had kids, and if it could even be done. So I'll give you and explanation on that.
Tentaculas have reproductive tentacles around their waist (the thin pink ones that gets thick when they get aroused). Males and females rub them against each other and release semen and eggs into water (in these modern times its usually a bathtub unless they're hippies). They are left to float around until the fertilized eggs hatch and the tiny young eats the un-fertilized eggs. Then they move on to swallowing each other, until only one is left. Sounds unpleasant, but that is why tentaculas in general are very healthy and handicaps are almost unheard of unless they get inj
ArchiveWARRIORS: A Rising EvilArchive2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Devil May Cry Fanfiction, rated M (for sexual themes, violence, and language), Yaoi (that's boy with boy). PLEASE LEAVE REVIEWS. Outer link to FanFiction.net. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Guess where i amI never told anyone i was going to england didn't i? XDDDGuess where i am2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh well i'm here in england sitting next to :iconparcell: 8) and it's great here dgfdhs we have lots of fun
that's really all i wnated to say so yeah loll
possibly a thing that needs clarification?cuz of a thing that happened uhhpossibly a thing that needs clarification?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
but basically after it happened i sorta thought about it and maybe there are people actually confused on it(and not just malicious like when it actually happened uhm)
but yeah uh maybe there are some of my shared watchers with Katarsium who notice they sometimes call me by female pronouns and my birthname and callin me their girlfriend n stuff and thats
probably really confusing when i make journals saying lmfao no dont call me female pronouns or anything ill correct the shit outta you
uh yeah thats probs real confusing uHM LET ME EXPLAIN YOU GUYS A THING???
or try to omfg
and simultaneously annoy the everliving piss out of my watchers for never shutting up aBOUT GENDER
bUT YES UHM KATA calls me those things and honestly i really dont give any fucks
because uhh were in a certain place in which the nature of how we know one another has sort of made those sorts of things null?
like it doesnt matter what pronouns or names we give and call one another
My Time With Marco... C: (FINISHED)Well, guess since I have free time on my hands at the moment, I'll tell y'all a little bit about it.My Time With Marco... C: (FINISHED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM
Thursday Jan 5, 2012
Marco arrived at the airport at around 6 PM... meanwhile, I was having a lot of trouble with my parents, who wouldn't take me.. and wouldn't allow me to get a taxi to go on my own... ended up calling my grandmother to go take me.... we left at around 8 PM ( I will never forgive myself for making him wait that long..)
Anyways, when I got to the airport, it took FOREVER for me to find him. X'D I was... probably as lost as he was. But, when I finally found him, we kinda did that whole dramatic "drop-all-your-things-and-run-to-each-other" and we hugged... it wasn't even awkward at all. It felt as though it were just natural and that I'd done it a million times already. It was... amazing...
we hugged for a long time and whispered stuff to each other in the middle of the airport... had our first little kiss, too. >//w//
Moving soonPuh! Just letting you guys know that this is the week I'll move to my new house so I'll be really busy with that.Moving soon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, my new job start on this week too soo... Yeah. Hopefully everything will be back to (somewhat) more normal by the end of the week. Thus, I might be a bit quiet here on DA this week so don't be alarmed!
You know what is the worst thing about moving? Throwing away your awesome cardboard video game packages because you simply have no room for them! *hugs her Zelda Skyward Sword box*
I am back.Life is weird right now. Least I am out of my drawing block.I am back.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention. I totally succeeded at getting off the internet.
Admiral AckbarRecently I've run across many very young users on dA. I'm just curious how many of my watchers are 12 and younger? If you are please comments here. Come on, don't be shy. You'll get a cookie :iconcookie-plz:Admiral Ackbar2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We've handed out 6 !cookies so far if you know what I mean :iconiykwimplz:
Chapter ThreeHey everyone! I hope your labor day weekends are going well! For everyone outside the United States, I hope your regular weekends are going well also!Chapter Three2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As most of you have seen already, we've started chapter three with :iconcolonel-strawberry: and the cover page was posted a few hours ago. We're both looking forward to this chapter. She's an amazing artist and a fantastic person!
Just to remind everyone, new pages are uploaded on the weekends. One page every week. We look forward to everyone continuing to follow the story with us! It's been an amazing ride so far with two beautiful chapters drawn by amazingly talented artists. I know all of you have enjoyed following the story with these amazing styles.
Thank you all for keeping us going!
FAQI've been meaning to do this for a long time, and boy howdy is it long!!! It's organized into a few different categories. I'll update as needed. This may be repetitive to some, illuminating to others, and completely boring and useless to others still.FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy New Year!
Animation Job FAQ
Q: How can I get a job in animation?
The absolute best thing you can do to get into animation as a career is to go to art school. Not only will you learn how to draw and how to SEE, you will meet people, students and teachers alike, who will give you new perspectives and will likely be the sources of your future jobs. (My first job came from one of my teachers.)
There are several schools that have fantastic animation programs that cover all facets of the atr form. Schools like the one I attended, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, will teach you animation (2D and 3D,) character design, storyboarding, bac
IKKICON (4 spots left!)IKKICON was a lot a fun! I had been feeling kinda "meh" about going with everything so busy, but I am glad I went Although I didn't get much sleep and thus probably said a lot of stupid things... okay I did say a lot of stupid things.... BUT My roomies and AA artists buddiesIKKICON (4 spots left!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
made the whole event awesome! And so many coffee and food runs (thank you guys ;w; ). Many left early on Sunday, however
and I got to eat out and chat a little before we had to rush off for our drives back home.
Oh, and also I got to meet :iconturnerstokens: even though I didn't know it was her until after the fact! She has beautiful steampunk work, you should check her out!
Also, if you are waiting on a commission from me paid for at Ikkicon. While I have the art and my paper, I left all my art tools in another city and won't get them back till Friday I apologize for the inconvenience and delay ( -.- );
1. For each
Panda Panda PandaI just want you all to know My gorgeous girl :iconyo-angie: is amazingPanda Panda Panda2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love her in every possible way, i cannpt even describe to you how I feel when I'm in the same room
Its as if when I'm not around her I'm stumbling through life, not really sure about things around me
Then when she's near me I feel like I belong there and I never want this feeling to end
I adore you my angel <3
Self-injury Awareness Day: March 1stSelf-injury Awareness Day: March 1st2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Self-injury Awareness Day (SIAD)
Today is Self-injury Awareness Day. While every day it would be utterly wonderful if people could spread awareness, the reality is there is still so much stigma surrounding self-harm and not enough people understand how truly devastating it can be. People don't really want to discuss it, and it's easier to ignore rather than except that someone might feel so unhappy that they feel the need to hurt themselves to cope.
Here, we've included some popular questions people often wonder about self-harm. Hopefully it'll help erase some confusion and help understanding around the subject.
"Whether people have deep wounds or slight injuries, the problem they represent should always be taken very seriously. The size of the wound isn't a measure of the size of the conflict inside."
Moving On!Hey! As most of you have seen, we've added a new page today! We're leaving Chapter 1 and heading into a short mini comic before delving back into the main story. Everyone say thank you to :icontyronniesaur: because she did a marvelous job of kickstarting this comic and bringing it to life! I appreciate her help so much and she's set the bar very high!Moving On!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're giving you a little sneak peak into the cheetah's from the first two pages! Gonna answer some questions about who they are, which some of you have been asking!
:iconsparklefox: has made 5 pages for us to enjoy and you'll get to see them all over the next month! I'll upload a new page every Friday morning for you to enjoy!
After this mini comic, we'll move on again to a different artist and Chapter 2. That artist is a surprise, currently. But you'll all find out in a month!
for anyone using PaypalPlease do not send payments to me in such a way that avoids fees! I will accept all transfer fees. Too many transactions that are not charged the small fee can have anyone's account froze.for anyone using Paypal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know it's a nice gesture, but this is how PP makes most of their revenue-so please do me a favor and send all payments as a 'service' or 'goods.' NEVER send it as a gift or any way that will avoid fees.
TRANSACTION FEES FOR DOMESTIC PAYMENTS https://www.paypal.com/uk/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_display-receiving-fees-outside Did you get charged a fee while sending via the 'friends and family' method? Read here.
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the artist formerly known as babyfoxHEY GUYS wow I literally haven't made a journal over here in a while UH OOPS???the artist formerly known as babyfox2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so so so so so glad to see dA allowing the whole username change thing?? i know babyfox was p simple and easy to remember but i have literally had no connection to that name since i made it when i was 13 and always wanted to change my username since forever?? SO UH WELCOME TO THE GRINDZONE I GUESS??
got a bunch of conventions to prep for (ac, bronycon, otakon) so uh. i'll be posting stuff a lot this summer. plus i'm going into thesis year in school so i'm gonna be workin like a dog on that for the next year. THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO Y/Y???
sorry i never really update much over here?? i'm much more active on tumblr(itsgrindtime)/twitter(grind3h), to be honest!!
HOPE ALL IS WELL FOR ALL OF Y'ALL????