F.A.Q. / Art TipsAfter being asked whether if I had an FAQ or not, I realized that I didn't have one, and it would probably be helpful if I did have one. (I'll probably just add this to my signature or something, LOL.) Anyways, I will separate the questions into Technical, Personal, and Artist Tips , since those are the kinds of questions I'm frequently asked anyways.F.A.Q. / Art Tips3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What programs / tools do you use ?
- Adobe Photoshop cs4 (For drawing AND animating)
- Flash cs4 (For animating)
- iMovie (I USED to use this to put videos / animations together)
- Final Cut Express (Current video editor to put videos and animations together)
- I have an iMac computer
- I use a Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet
How long does it take you to do ______ ?
Depending on how much effort I put into something it's obviously going to take longer; so a fully colored thing would be a few hours and a little doodle or sketch would just take me a few minutes (Meaning YES they can sometimes take up to 59 minutes
3000 Point Contest + 100 Point Giveaway!!The deviant who wins 100 points for the journal giveaway with number 566 is....3000 Point Contest + 100 Point Giveaway!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You will receive your points momentarily.
If you don't think you are good at pixeling and don't want to learn, I'm giving you a chance to win 100 just by adding this journal to your favorites!
The deadline for the giveaway is the end of the month just like the contest.
If not, read more below..
My friend Jamato-sUn decided to make a contest for all those pixel artists out there!
I'll start off with telling you how to enter for a chance to win 1500, 1000 or 500 points! This contest is pixel artists, if you don't know how to pixel, LEARN!! It's time for you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. This is what you gotta do to enter this contest, make a 'Gameboy Mockup'. If you don't know what a Gameboy Mockup is, look at these two pictures ---> http://fav.me/d4rlu3x http://fav.me/d2b
My artwork and sharing it?Over time I have slowly changed my views about my artwork and how I protect it. If anyone has been watching me for the past year or so they would have seen my ranting journals about people using my art without my permission. I know people can get up in arms when their stuff is used off site whether its for commercial purposes or none-commercial purposes. I just want to say I no longer mind if my artwork is shared, edited and uploaded offsite. As long as no one uses it for commercial gain or claims they made it themselves I don't mind at all. I am not even asking for credit ( though I would appreciate it). I am just happy in the knowledge people think it is worth sharing if people enjoy it then that is more than good enough for me.My artwork and sharing it?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am also giving permission for anyone to copy, trace, reference my art and upload it here if they want, just don't save my own picture and re-upload it, there is little point having duplicates on DA. If you are going to put a traced/copied/referenced imag
+LIVESTREAM+((offline)))Click the banner!!+LIVESTREAM+((offline)))3 years ago in Personal More Like This
+feel free to ask questions/brush settings/etc (´⊙◞⊱◟⊙｀)
+most of the songs I play will be on my Last.fm ((Link in the stream description))
10 usd thigh up list
Merl [done- received payment]
Tsuya[done- received payment]
Pastie[done -received payment]
HEARTZMD [done- awaiting payment]
Girutea [done -received payment]
Cugh [finished -received payment]
pukyu (jinhii)[finished -received payment]
shouuu [finished- awaiting payment]
sizune [finished-received payment]
Coming OutIt's true, I am Chinese and I was born this way.Coming Out3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At a young age I began to notice this difference. I was attracted to neither boys nor girls. In middle school, I liked math, and in college, I did my homework all night long.
Being Chinese is not a choice, it is genetic. There are risks to being Chinese because society cannot accept the union between a human and a textbook. I have Chinese friends who didn't need sex because they could foreplay instruments and get screwed by O Chem instead. Now, they don't have a social life and are shunned by others.
But fear not, life will get better. I grew up as a Chinese and I am proud of it (just look at my tumblr user name Maid-en-China ). There is the LGBTC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Chinese) community to help you be comfortable with your Chinese orientation.
1,338,299,512 people came out as Chinese. You are not alone.
April fools!!! ... Oh wait...
Update: Yes, this is obviously a j
CONTEST! - WINNERS!!!WINNERSCONTEST! - WINNERS!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hate to choose favorites, But they were all amazing!
(You will get 2 points instead of 1.)
I'm going to host a contest.
Theme- Draw your OC, someone else's OC, or one of my OC's in a spring-y stuation, or wearing some spring clothing.
Chibi fullbody colored
A custom MMD video
a watch (if already watching, then 15 s)
April 1st- 25thApril 1st- 29
What is acceptable-
Inspiring Artist: Jeremy FenskeEDIT// Please favorite this journal so that other people can see this featureInspiring Artist: Jeremy Fenske2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ahh, normally I don't do this kind of sharing and featuring stuff for non-dA artists, but I
recently (or rather, finally) stumbled across the art blog of my mentor shark-bomb's
Concept Art teacher who works at Zenimax Online Studios, a gaming
company basically, and at a VERY young age, I found him to be very amazing and
Thanks to my wonderful mentor I have had the opportunity to talk to Jeremy Fenske personally
and ask him plenty of questions about his job and his art, as well as sit in on his Tuesday night
class in which he was looking over student group projects and doing live digital painting
demos (like a cool little in-class livestream almost); where he took student homework
of environmental concepts and taught/showed ways and tricks to improve them,
painting over the originals with demonstrations to his thought and action process. In
roughly 20-30 minutes, he transformed a good en
Sorry I've been a little slow...I'm just gonna declare a weekend vacation. I'm really sick, and have been since the 17th. Coincidentally, that's the same day GTAV came out. But that has nothing to do with this. Really. I swear that I am actually ill and so sick omg so sick cough cough that's totally the reason I've been slow cough cough see you guys when I'm done the game. The game of getting better. Yes.Sorry I've been a little slow...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
January Art Classes Begin TodayEvery TUESDAY and THURSDAY at 4:00 pm Eastern-Time we will have FREE online live-stream painting lessons for approximately 2 hours.January Art Classes Begin Today2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We'll cover everything from lighting, shading, saturation, contours--faces, shapes, colours, how-to's as well for eyes, noses and other facial styles, as well as many other subjects. We will have lessons on other days depending on time and demand, but you can count on the Tuesday and Thursday meets. For those who want their work critiqued, email me today so I can prepare them! Email is email@example.com Thanks!
It'll be interactive and we'll have lots of fun. I offer paint-overs and critiques for your paintings and provide you with as much knowledge as I can. Questions are always welcomed and encouraged, we're here to learn and have fun! So far its been a blast and I've seen MASSIVE improvement from my students!
Let me know if you're gonna join so I know the volume of people who will be joining.
The live-stream link is the icon below the journal, b
Info Updates & Mustache CupcakesHey guys! It's been a while and I haven't been too active on dA this past month but here's the journal to keep you all updated:Info Updates & Mustache Cupcakes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been busy speeding up the schedule so I can release my next webcomic, Fisheye Placebo as soon as possible. The current release date is set to early 2013.
That means Knite had to slow down a bit since it's difficult to work on 2 projects at once. However, I still aim to update Knite ch5 beta strips around once a week. You may have noticed that in the past, I posted Knite in full chapter flash format, but I really enjoyed posting beta pages on my :iconknites: account since this allowed more audience interaction. The problem was switching between accounts was too much pain, and updating several pages a day flooded people's accounts. In the end, I decided to post strips on this account instead. The strips will only be posted once a week so if you don't want to be spoiled, just ignore the strips
In other news, I have several other so
daily streaming (online)( boop )daily streaming (online)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Trying out Premium for a month!
Let me know if you want to multi-stream with me! ;o;
WOULD BE FUN :^)
my new account
Picarto Link (using)
Who's Hungry?Y'know what I love?Who's Hungry?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And I discovered that there are deviants who also love waffles, because they've created beautiful works that feature this delicious breakfast treat. See if you can spot which are edible and which are not!
Tetris Waffles by Shadow-711
TEXAS WAFFLE by Olympia-The-Hedgehog
DA2 - Waffles by JadeRaven93
waffles by shasacanefoca
Waffles by STLcanonman
Waffle Delight by sendok
yummy waffles.. by jeffzz111
Wondering... [please COMMENT AND VOTE]... If I should convert back to my old ways, you know, the ones I had at the beginning of these two months where I worked exactly like dAhub, but gave more points. Soon, it became to confusing and I didn't really like to beg, so I stopped. And started point giveaways. But I've been wondering if I should change it up a bit...Wondering... [please COMMENT AND VOTE]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, what do you think? Should I give a 1 out of 40-50 chance of someone earning 25+ in a giveaway, or should I give everyone some points if they ask...? But only 1 or 2, and you can only ask once a month.
Also, I don't have a lot of points anymore, my balance is 62 and no one has donated a lot recently. So soon I would be bankrupt AGAIN if someone doesn't donate.
Now, about voting for which way I should stick to
Comment 1 if you think I should continue point giveaways, but only 2-3 people will get a lot of points, and the rest wont
Comment 2 if you think I should start giving points to those who ask for it (AND THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING LIKE LLAMA
Thursday: Bear and rabbit contest!Awesome More Like This results last week! We hope you've been enjoying More Like This and finding it addictive.Thursday: Bear and rabbit contest!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
This week, we're having an art creation contest! As you may imagine, many deviantART employees enjoy creating art. For the past few weeks, Heidi has opened her whiteboard to drawings of bears and rabbits. And while the staff has done a pretty good job:
We want you to join in the bear/rabbit drawfest!
Your task this week is to create a deviation depicting a bear and a rabbit!
This can be anything you want, but make sure a bear and rabbit are included. Submit traditional pieces, digital renditions, photographs, literature -- whatever medium you'd like!
Your deviation must be submitted to the
Roxas's Sleep TickleRoxas's Sleep Tickle by SergeantDRoxas's Sleep Tickle3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Roxas slowly walked upstairs to his bedroom, his shoes moved soundlessly over the wood steps, he barely noticed the low rumbling of the train that passed his house. He unlocked the door and went inside his still bedroom; the tiny glow of his fish bowl lamp eerily casted his pale features as he unconsciously shrugged off his shoulder bag. Roxas sat down quietly on his bed with his eyes shut, the day's weariness catching up to him and furiously bludgeoning him upside the head in the form of a throbbing headache. Roxas was a normal teenage boy with bright blue eyes and spiky golden blonde hair, and he lived a normal life in Twilight Townat least until certain events turned his whole life around. Recently, he kept having these reoccurring dreams about a young teenage boy like himself. In the dreams, he becomes him and Roxas plays with friends that he has never met before. He only feels what he's feeling. But he has no will of his own there. It's
TYPOGRAPHYlove========================TYPOGRAPHYlove3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconfancystupidfoxplz: Happy New Year! Wish you all much happiness, adventure and knowledge in 2012!
There is something about typography that is just awesome. The combination, use and placement of words/language is something we see in everyday design and should be appreciated as an art form. So to spread the love of Typography, here are some amazing typographic pieces you should all check out:
:thumb23234837: :thumb166787426: Typography 2 Typeface by dRoop Evolution of Typography by SilverThornz :thumb105099481: typography diseases 3 by chuckTHEchick Got a Light by DesertViper I emotion you Typography by il6amo7a-Q8 Typography Desktop by BlackHug Hello Monday by DrewDahlman
More on Typography
Comic Sans Criminal: http://www.comicsanscriminal.com/
We Love Typography: http://welo
Stop attacking the beginners.Sorry, this is gonna be long.Stop attacking the beginners.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please don't comment anything until you've read the whole thing.
If you don't like reading long journals, please click the "x" on the corner to close this window.
I've been encouraging my friends and younger schoolmates to get back drawing. It was HARD!! Really hard to get someone to get back to what they've stopped doing. I know they liked drawing and I saw talent within them, that's why I kept telling them to have fun with it.
AND THEN, someone had to ruin it with "Why are your line arts so messy?" "I don't like this, I don't like that" "The anatomy is too awkward" "What's wrong with his eyes" blah blah.
It discouraged them.
Okay, you may draw better than them, but that doesn't mean you can comment on the arts you don't like. Many times it can hurt the artists specially the beginners who had no courage in doing art. They might just stop it because they don't want to receive comments like that.
You don't like the art? Just close the browser. Seriously, th
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Although SOPA Strike has ended, I'm just going to keep this up
On a side note, I organized and cleaned my gallery (finally). And I will be featuring random people again in journals soon!
I give up on the Internet. (EDIT)I just logged into MSN and saw this:I give up on the Internet. (EDIT)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't even know how to express the anger I have right now. I am sick and tired of this SHIT
Do you even know how paranoid I am? So you think threatening a Kid is funny, Huh? I find it pathetic that you're picking on someone who's probably a lot younger than you are.
Sorry about the update guys, but people were pointing out that I left my E-mail in there by accident. I didn't realize what they meant, I thought they meant on my DA or something, but yeah, it's edited now. .__.
But seriously, pointing it out will only make it worse. Note me about it next time PLEASE.
Guide: Ponify Your Profile!:icongalaplz: Greetings, my pretty Ponies! :iconbackhug:Guide: Ponify Your Profile!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today, I write about how you can ponify your profile When I saw Derpy hovering on leKelBel's profile page, I thought I had overdosed on Ponies But she linked me to StevenRoy's explanation, who points to Fli-c's Journal Entry with detailed instructions. Here is the short version: Click on some widget on your profile page where you can add a description and type in one or more of the following codes:
Derpy in bottom left corner:
<div id="barkbox"><img class="f" src="http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/332/d/d/derpy_hovering_test_by_c_quel-d4hmz2x.gif"><
AMAG <3:icontearplz: Im so happy, I woke up to a thunderstorm, IVE WAITED 4 YEARS FOR THIS STORM D8AMAG <33 years ago in Personal More Like This
&#12304; Konnichiwa!!!! ^_^&#12305;gomen 4 not being on all time >_<【 Konnichiwa!!!! ^_^】3 years ago in Personal More Like This
gomen demo watashi is forget who i still owh the peeple draws.
watashi is not accept more trade or reqwest becase there is 2 muc peeple who is wants.
please coment here if watashi is owh u a draw.
note is hard to track >
OTAKUTHONI'll be at OTAKUTHON in Montreal, Canada, this weekend!OTAKUTHON3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the con site: http://www.otakuthon.com/
I'll be at table #244 in the Exhibition Hall! I'll be selling everything in the Starfighter shop, INCLUDING CHAPTER 02!
ALSO! I'll be doing a late night 18+ panel scheduled for Saturday at 11PM, in the room "Panel 7" which is room #524AB!
I hope to see you there!
(Sorry for the late announcement, there were some arrangements that needed to be made before I sent this out!)
/// :iconabellaplz: STARFIGHTER STAMPS :iconcainlaplz: ///
..And one for Machine!
+18 MATURE CONTENT /// STARFIGHTER COMIC ONLINE
Stolen Art worksThank you to all of you for informing me about Hidden Supplies, it seems that they have taken one of my images along with many other fanart from different artist and was selling it online as well as at conventions.Stolen Art works2 years ago in Personal More Like This
link to their print shop
At first I was really mad and pissed, but then I learned that they apparent gotten permission from some artist to sell their works there. I can't speak for the other artist that had their works sold by them as some clam that they did g