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
V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!Good morning, sir!V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Or madam. As you prefer.
I have an update- the reports are true. Volume 4 pencils are done! Every story page in the book is penciled, and merely awaits color, your eminence.
Chapter 10 is blocked, and nearly all of Chapter 11. Chapter 12 is in the works. So I ought to be able to bulldoze in and start shading up a storm. I'm hoping I can KO about a Chapter's worth of shading every month.
To hit that stride, I'll have to take a break here and build a Prelude pad, KO a few commissions, try to get caught up on e-mails and... egads, when is the last time I replied to someone in the art accounts?
Bad, bad David.
I'm being stingy with samples from Volume 4 here because I want to avoid spoilers. But have some random art advice:
One of our freelancers was interested in how to draw fabric- what makes it look natural, that sort of thing. I doodled this up. The most helpful analogy we dis
V4 Sneak Peek #9: Shading Dark ShadowsI love this part.V4 Sneak Peek #9: Shading Dark Shadows7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Shading is when the flat colors come to life, light falls on the scene, shadows form, and magic glitters.
Twenty pages of Volume 4 are shaded and ready to roll- ten more, and the first Chapter will be done.
The shading is going at a good clip thanks entirely to Liz and our intrepid freelancers- THANK YOU GUYS! They're laying down the hours of work it takes to block in the flat colors, paving the road to a finished book.
And sometimes they add a little extra...
Collecting all icons in one place :DIf you sent me an icon or made me an icon that is not under with the others, let me know and I will add you.Collecting all icons in one place :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I felt like collecting them like MizAmy has. I will also add new icons I get/buy from people here aswell ^^ so this will be my icon collecting journal xD <3 herpderp
:A Wild Snuff Appeared!: by PrePAWSterous- CE - griffsnuff by VlSl0NCon - Snuffen by JoNmlRCE: Griffsnuff by Bienoocontest entery for snuffen by inugouNOMNOM by BananemHats are for Wearing -CE- by TheMidnightMage:thumb347315210:Nomnom by SmusheyGriffboing by yeagar:CE: Snuffen - jumping icon by TheFailedDream:CE: Snuff Dance Icon by FluffehButtC-Entry: Snuffen by Cittyy:thumb349063257:You're A Wizard Snuffy by ForTheLoveOfWalrusSnuffen Ball by Hellfire-FelineGift For Griffsnuff by AusieOtterPieSnuffen by Locomatic:thumb368360466:
random gift by kudohazamasanSnuffen Icon by toucSnuffen .:CE:. by shibe-intensifiesDancing Snuffen 8D by CainttMai fish: griffsnuff icon contest entry by MizalAlexieeSnuffen1 by ClefairyKidSnuffen2 by ClefairyKidSnuffen3 by ClefairyKid:thumb347314850::CE: SNUFFEN by PuffySmoshSnuffenPedoWink by HalliovaSnuffen eating your hats... by SkaieBluePixle Gurrfsnuff Contest Entree No Sise Varrations by Creepsalote78snuffen icon by Avian1131:thumb348
8D creative challengeOMG I wake up and so many people did it so far!!! That is so awesome! take a look8D creative challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I WILL not be adding more 8D but take a look at these ones anyway! you can always post your version in the comments below so people can see yours there.
GriffSnuff's Creative Challenge by LilySpring Nymph Lady and The Pretty Flower by DawnOfTheTigress Creative Challenge - Griffsnuff Entry by Jocyhope Little Parrot by LeftyNinja Balloon In The Forest by pinkbunnii Creative challenge Derp by Kinla Griffsnuff Creative challenge by MizAmy :thumb416453567: :thumb416448217: .Creative Challenge. by Lyrhiant I took a challenge by CaptainDashund :thumb416461436: griffsnuff: Creative Challenge 1 by pixielog Creative Challenge - AFRO LIZZARD by kittenScientist Creative Challenge Willows by Ithlini Color Challange (with Video) by T-Harley :thumb416633838: Upside Down by Pheoniic 1 Layer Creative Challenge by Elephantfreak :thumb416551441: Griffsnuff's Creative Challenge by coloured-prisms Pulse by Hnai Ichiya thingamabob by HoneyShuckle Creative Challenge by xKurrMeowx Octopus by The-Snalf :thumb416498637: :thumb416475345: FANCY KICK. by DilaraOezkan Creative Challenge by Growlipsis :thumb416638442: Creative Challenge by sisaat Color challenge by Leaglem :thumb41646775
You'll be OK"You’re walking down the street, and you’re worried about being late for meeting someone.You'll be OK1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You’re anxious about what they might think of you. You pass some people and worry a bit about what they think of you, without realizing you’re doing it.
You’re worried about some things at work, and all the things you have to do in your personal life (taxes, errands, bills). You have this feeling you should be doing more, doing something else. All the time.
You worry about how you look, about how you’re perceived, about how you’ll do, about whether you’ll fail, about how much you have to do, about what you don’t have, about what you’re missing out on, about how you compare to others.
Don’t worry, you're not alone. We all worry about these things.Here’s the thing: in all of these cases, you’ll be OK. Life will turn out just fine.
We’re always worried about what might go wrong, about the bad thing
I see armies of Froggies...The last two weeks brought many new developments and news:I see armies of Froggies...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first we have entered a new year, so:
Happy 2013 everyone! May you achieve all your dreams and wishes!
After celebrating the 1000th page view only two weeks ago, views still rose exponentially and surpassed the 2000 mark just yesterday!
By the time I got around to type this journal entry, we are already about 79 past that mark again.
So you deserve a VERY BIG THANK YOU for all that ongoing interest in my works. You can't imagine how much I appreciate it.
The most exciting news for me was, that my Little Froggy wrist Gatling gun was chosen as a DAILY DEVIATION on December 23th!
What a magnificent Christmas present!
I was understandably totally dazzled and freaked out by this honor bestowed upon my lil' fellow.
The results were unbelievable more than 6500 views and almost 800 favorites in 24 hours for my Froggy!
Also I received many many comments, inquiries and requests and I thank you for every one of them.
Well, this leads t
Win a 1 Year Premium Membership!Deviant's Gallery; http://deviantsgallery.deviantart.com/Win a 1 Year Premium Membership!4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Your True Self" Contest - Entries from November 1st, 2011 to December 17th, 2011!
Hello to all!
Deviant's Gallery will soon be hosting a HUGE event! From November 1st to December 17th, we will be holding a series of mini-contests leading up to the finale, where the winner, voted on by the Deviantart community, wins a 1 year Premium Membership! To the best of my knowledge, a Contest like this has never been held before!
Each week, a form of media will be featured as part of the Contest. We will be starting with the "easier" to create media, as to give everyone a chance to participate. The Contest will be called "Your True Self." This holds several meanings, and is open to self-interpretation! Our 6 categories for the Contest are;
-Literature - November 1st to 8th
-Self Shots - November 9th to 16th
-Cosplay - November 17th to 24th
-Modeling - November 25th to December 1st
-Digital Art - December 2nd to 9th
-Traditional Art - Dece
Not ALL BlankI started seeing the “not all ___” retort when it came to feminism. The response was “not ALL men,” usually as an argument to derail any discussion about how badly women are generally treated by the male gender. Since then, the phrase has started to apply to pretty much ANY sub culture/group. “Not ALL Bronies,” “Not ALL gamers,” “Not ALL comic artists” etc, etc. And most recently I saw it when I stated that I didn’t like 4chan because of how vile and vitriolic the website generally is. “Not ALL 4channers” is the gist of the argument. And I think this nonsense needs to stop.Not ALL Blank11 months ago in Personal More Like This
OF COURSE we know that “not all ____” is true. I don’t know anyone who actually believes that ALL men, ALL gamers, ALL 4channers, ALL bronies, etc are evil or bad. But guys... all those things have a reputation, and if that reputation is generally negative then you need to step up and correct it. And to
Epilogue to my Last JournalMy last journal was mostly just me reposting a story someone wrote on Tumblr cause I felt people should be aware of this person and attempt to avoid condoning this person's juvenile behavior over his dislike of something. But regardless of his issues, the amiibo are still their own barrel of bugs right now do to Nintendo's complete un-prepared response to the demand. So I thought I'd atleast try and be more helpful is all:Epilogue to my Last Journal5 months ago in Personal More Like This
#1 - amiibo are not region locked
Unlike the consoles they go to, the amiibo themselves are not region locked so if necessary for your collection, just import if you find something for cheaper then you can elsewhere. Make connections with friends in other countries who'd you trust to get the figure for you and you could reimburse with later.
#2 - Check different stores
Every store that the figures are carried in gets a shipment at some point. If you can't find the figure at
Idunno Wut Ur Tryin Too SaeI luv yoo all too peeses, all yoo wochers. I just wanned to say so beefor this rant...Idunno Wut Ur Tryin Too Sae1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Speling is sooper importint. If yoo dunno how to spel or yoos punkshuashun, I dunno wut yur triin too say. I luv, yoo, so I forgiv yo. But othurs r not so nis. Othurs will stop triing to reed wut yoo rote an ignor yoo. Or wurs, insult yoo. It wil hindder yoo the wurst wen tring to get a job. Emploiers wont wayst ther tym with yoo. But bi far, the wurst part of misspeeling iz wen peeple dunt unnerstan yoo. Espeshaly wen teh bad speling is cuppled with bad gramer.
Fur alot ov yoo, its not ur folt. Iv herd that sum scools hav stoped teeching speling. That is such a crym agenst yoo, its reedikyulus. I no sum math teechers hoo wil hayt mee fur saing it, but onessly, speeling is mor impordint then most math. I bet ther r sum wurds heer yoo kant even figyur out beecuz its speeled so badlly. But seereeusly, if yu dun eevin no how too spel "ballon" I dunno, i fell lik yoo rnt old eenuff too bee onlyn. That bi
Character Secrets: Hooks, Gaps, and Caring Here's the last tip I mentioned in "Be Clueless, Write Awesome:"Character Secrets: Hooks, Gaps, and Caring6 months ago in Personal More Like This
If the reader doesn't care about the characters, he won't care what happens to them. End of story.
It doesn't matter how many brilliant twists unfold in your masterpiece- all just more stuff nobody will read. Unless your characters make an impression- fast. Which begs the question.
A few incredibly simple tools have worked wonders for me.
But first, one important distinction.
I've seen this advice over and over- that readers must 'like' the protagonist, that having a relatable lead character is mandatory.
Readers do not have to like your character. They don't even have to relate to your character.
They only have to do one thing: Care. Be interested. Burn to see what happens next.
You could write about a kindly old man walking his puppy to the grocer, and he could be the most likeable, relatable codger imaginable- but if he's bor
Megaman ZX Ultimus(ZX3) PseudoroidsAs usual, I created a video showcasing my Megaman Bosses. This time, it's the Pseudoroids turn!Megaman ZX Ultimus(ZX3) Pseudoroids3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm sure no one has discovered it yet but there's actually a secret on my Megaman ZX Ultimus- Pseudoroids Teaser! I want you to check it out again!
On my Megaman ZX Ultimus- Pseudoroids Teaser, when it finished loading. Instead of clicking the "Start" button, click the "Megaman ZX Ultimus logo" and see what's next! If you discovered it before, then you are lucky to see pseudoroids in advance! The secret is actually a special update back before when I'm still showing the hidden pseudoroids.
If you remember the poll before, I asked if you saw all
Ask Me Anything: Answers 3- LoreAsk Me Anything: Answers 3- Lore1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Is there a way for both races, both dreamkeepers and nightmares, to co-exist
peacefully without further conflict? I mean, given into account that the dreamkeepers
used to have all sorts of powers before the law came down, there must be someone
in that world that can adjust a non-conflict spell to encompass the globe, turning
the two races into something like negative and positive magnets, in which they
would never be able to attack the other or even get close enough to harm each
other with violence, save for those who live in their own races. Or a emotion-manipulating
spell that causes nightmares to be friendly and non-hostile whenever they encounter
a dreamkeeper, and vice versa for dreamkeepers as well.
If someone could brainwash other sentient beings on a scale sufficient to change
the balance of global reality, I could only imagine the hell of unexpected side
effects that would ensue. And even then the change would only last
Game Concept - Level Down!?Alright, so while I still ponder which one of my sketches I actually want to 'finish', I actually came up with this concept for a game when I was thinking to myself how some games right now are 'weird' - if not also innovative - for going beyond the normal rules/ideas of a game and making something totally fun (for example: half-minute hero). So here is an idea that popped into me earlier, which may turn out o have potential (if done right, that is):Game Concept - Level Down!?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Game Name: Level Down!?
Slogan: "A game where you fight to NOT fight!"
Level Down is a roleplaying game which takes place in a fictional world where demons and angels exist, in a similar style to Nippon Ichi's "Disgaea". It focuses on a unique gameplay where instead of gaining levels in battle, the main character stands to lose them the more enemies he kills. The main character will be at an advantage early in the game (starting at an incredible level of 9999), but it will get increasingly difficult further into
3D STUDIO MAX importer/exporter for XNALARA/XPS NEW Importer/Exporter for 3D Studio Max made by :iconMariokart64n:3D STUDIO MAX importer/exporter for XNALARA/XPS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The new tool now contains much more options and is compatible with XNALARA and XPS models!
You can download it here: https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=8A1B643463063FEB!195&authkey=!AEByYzOVxI4TP94
or follow the discussion here: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=181251
How a game developer saved my lifeAfter disappearing for a very long while, halting commissions and delaying the creation of OFF-WHITE; I think I owe you guys an explanation.How a game developer saved my life7 months ago in Personal More Like This
At the beginning of August I found myself at a hospital, diagnosed with gallstones. The only effective way of getting rid of them is to remove the whole gallbladder altogether. Unfortunately it quickly got much worse. I got a severe case of cholecystitis and developed a hydrocele. It was suspected that the inflammation started to spread to my peritoneum and liver. Even more unfortunately it didn't stop there. During all the medical examination I went through during the next few weeks it was discovered that everything was in fact caused by gallbladder cancer, which before was wrongly identified as inflamed tissue.
You can probably imagine how devastated I was after getting the news - after weeks of pain I got to know that I had cancer with extremely poor prognosis and had absolutely no money for a surgery.
Desperate I turned to my
HardcoreHardcore5 days ago in Personal More Like This
Our first Backer Update for the campaign: Hardcore. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-volume-4-descent-to-the-archives/posts/1242369 #kickstarter #comics #crowdfunding
No Wonder Why Our Country is in Bad ShapeDo you Remember this poll I did http://lord-kiyo.deviantart.com/journal/poll/4745418/No Wonder Why Our Country is in Bad Shape7 months ago in Personal More Like This
As you can see, most people think that the Federal legally have the power to regulate everything in your state. Well if that was the case, why dose every state have its own borders, its own capital, its own electives, and own state constitution?
And by the way, The US Constitution was a compact between the states designing a limited “general” government to do “few and defined” things. Those limited powers are listed specifically in Article 1, Section 8. If it is not listed there, then the Federal government has NO AUTHORITY to act. All other powers not delegated CLEARLY remain the responsibility of each sovereign state (Tenth Amendment).
And for those of you that do not know Article 1 Section 8, here you go
The Congress shall
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
MANA CYCLE - WEAPON and ARMOR DESIGN CONTEST!!Hey everyone,MANA CYCLE - WEAPON and ARMOR DESIGN CONTEST!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So! As most of you may know I am making a fantasy RPG PC game!! Oh you didn't know? Read all about it here! http://chi-u.deviantart.com/journal/MANA-CYCLE-CHARACTER-STYLE-DEFINED-396215899#comments\
But, its time for all of you to really get involved!! I am holding a contest for designing Armor, Weapons or a shield! Or everything!!
The best designs will be chosen to win, those winning designs will be available IN THE GAME!!
I strongly suggest that you read about Mana Cycle here before entering: http://www.facebook.com/manacycle
If you want, you can use this template/base to draw on:
Also, if you want, you can read about all the different type of items here so it can help you decide what type of weapon/armor/shield to design! http://justpaste.it/manacycle
Rules & Guidelines:
Things you can design are:
Resource Roundup #6The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Resource Roundup #63 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
Spring is closer than you think. Let Resource Roundup help you combat Springtime allergies by creating some awesome pollen-free art!
Spring Sketches Brushes by redheadstock Dandelions and Seeds Brushes by redheadstock Butterfly Brushes by VampyreGoddess Butterfly Brushes II by hawksmont Photoshop 7.0 Flower Brushes 2 by daniesque Flower brushes by camilla917
Daisy Brushes -for The GIMP by BaNaNA-BOi Shamrock Brushes by webgoddess 16 Cloud Brushes For Gimp by darkdissolution GIMP Flower Brushes by Project-GimpBC Origami Paper Flower Brushes by Tumbril sakura brushes by ayaan :thumb153