I'm changing my name.That's right. I'm changing my DA name.
I've thought long and hard and have decided to change it toooooo.......
That's right; i'm one of the few artists here on DA that seems content with my name. That; and I think changing a "brand" simply because you can, after you've spent time and energy building up an audience is f**king stupid.
I've been here for years. I've operated on the internet under "jollyjack" for longer. If I changed that now it would be monumentally confusing to people that follow my work, which, in turn, would have an effect on revenue.
There are a ton of artists here whose work I keenly follow, and I think they're kinda shooting themselves in the foot by doing this.
Kinda reminds be of those little label-making things everyone's been given on at least one Christmas as a kid: you unwrap it, you find out what it does and you spend the rest of the day punching out new tags for everything. Even if they'
You're one ugly mother f**ker.Last time I was in Birmingham (England) I was surprised to see a Predator standing in the middle of New Street. It made a welcome change to the crap "living statue" guy.You're one ugly mother f**ker.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Made me smile.
And then I saw this……which didn't.
I can't articulate my sheer and utter loathing of people like that. They just make the world feel a little more bleak.
A good few people watch my DevArt page. Some of you must be from the English Midlands. Share this vid.
EDIT - Huh....looks like he's already been found: http://imgur.com/gallery/wOXiJnd
That didn't take long. Only happened yesterday! Yay for the internet.....and yay for stupid people uploading evidence of their crimes.
EDIT EDIT - Or did they get him? Most up-to-date news I've read say the police are still investigating.
EDIT EDIT EDIT - A more reliable source (the Police themselves) have announced that a man has given himself up in regards to the incident. Probably the m
Turtles Production Shut DownVICTORY!Turtles Production Shut Down3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Paramount has shut down pre-production on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot over "script problems".
Translation; Paramount realised that if they continued down the path Bay was going, fans would probably burn their studios to the ground.
With luck (and a dollop of common sense) the project will be shelved altogether and the IP left fallow until competent directors/producers are brought on board.
I'm going to pretend my little campaign helped with this
Doomsday....sorry; you missed it.Since the concept of the Leap Year was first implemented back in 45BC, there have been about 514 of them.Doomsday....sorry; you missed it.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Without the extra day every 4 years, we would be in 2013.
As the Mayan Calendar doesn't take leap years into account; 2012 has been and gone.
(Edit - no: I'm not smart enough to work that out myself. I read it!)
Skyrim - First ImpressionsPicked up a cheapo copy of Skyrim today. First impressions: this game is so inside the box, it's inside a smaller box.Skyrim - First Impressions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tolkien was, undeniably, a genius, but, for the love of creativity and dynamism; read another f**king book, people.
There's a world of culture, history and myth out there to seek inspiration from! Fantasy should be an exciting, twisted reflection of the world around us, not an endless stream of pirated Lord of the Rings DVDs.
Oh, is that function useful? We'll just remove it.One of my key research tools when developing a story is Google Maps.....or rather, it was.Oh, is that function useful? We'll just remove it.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Google Maps had a Wikipedia layer that brought up links to Wikipedia articles connected to the region you were surveying. It was a brilliant way to learn about locations you have not yet visited, or to delve into an area's history.
A week or so ago, and apparently with no warning, Google removed this function and have now been flooded with complaints.
Is it just me or are big name companies growing increasingly incapable of doing ANYTHING right?
Cute Ad.A recent ad for Lynx makes me want to draw wings and halos:Cute Ad.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The product may carry the "cheap, teenage smell of desperation", but that naïve angel is damn cute
"Lynx" is known as "Axe" in some regions. Not quite sure why.
Say the word "Lynx" and it conjures imagery of lithe, feline predators.
What springs to mind when you say "Axe"?
RetardA couple of people (literally only two, but it's a matter worth mentioning) emailed me after they had read the most recent Sequential Art strip, in which the fictitious element “Retardium” is mentioned. Both messages voiced disapproval at my using the word “Retard” due to its slang referencing of the mentally disabled.Retard1 year ago in Personal More Like This
That interpretation of the word, in my eyes, is outdated.
Used in describing a mentally disabled individual, “retard” is a slur, and (as with any slur) anyone who says it in that context deserves a sharp blow to the head. However, used to describe a “wilfully ignorant, able-bodied idiot”, I think “retard” is perfectly acceptable. I’ll wager that everyone reading this knows someone that can accurately be described as a "f**king retard", none of whom are disabled in the slightest, nor in using the word is a mentally disabled person even thought of.
I’ve not heard “retard” used to des
The Word of KurtzI was checking the "links" section of my website, just to make sure everything was still working as I hadn't actually clicked on anything there for a while, and I found myself on the PVP website.The Word of Kurtz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"A while" was obviously "a few years". I barely recognised the strip!
Anyway; I'm not writing this to bitch about hating change (I'll save that and put it into Sequential Art), I'm writing this to relay a very good point the good Mr Kurtz made in the PVP blog:
"Everyone is kind of freaking out right now because of the Gary Friedrich case. Long story short, the guy who created Ghost Rider in 1972 sued Marvel, claiming that they never filed a copyright for his work and therefore he still owns Ghost Rider. Courts said "sit down before you fall down" and in addition slapped the guy with a $17,000 fine for selling tee shirts and posters featuring Mike Ploog Ghost Rider art at conventions.
People are considering this a warning salvo at artists who do sketches of Marvel and DC owned characters at
Oh, not again....Argentina is getting frisky over the Falklands again. I've no idea if it's just political bluster; a box for the Argentinean leadership to stand upon and rant about so that they can look strong in front of their people, or if the oil reserves in Falkland waters are providing motivation for renewed claims.Oh, not again....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are lots of little specks of land around the world that still fall under post-Imperial British control. That many consider these outposts to be tired relics of the Empire is irrelevant: the people that live on them consider themselves to be British citizens and have voluntarily chosen to remain loyal to the United Kingdom. As such, the United Kingdom is obliged to do all it can to ensure their security.
This is the case with the Falklands.
I'm not quite sure what other agenda the Argentinean government thinks the Royal Navy has in sending HMS Dauntless into the region.
Yes: the Daring Class destroyer is one of the most advanced ships currently afloat and the Princi
The End of the Twinkie?http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/11/16/hostess-twinkies-ding-dongs-wonder-bread-going-out-of-business/1708409/The End of the Twinkie?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
World War 3 may just be months away, with much of the middle east currently being blown apart by missiles and the locals setting their neighbours on fire, but the real news is that the Twinkie, the USA's primary contribution to world cuisine, could cease to be.
"You eat those?" I hear people ask. Hell no. Never eaten one in my life. There's something about their unnatural, chemical-yellow colour and that they have a half-life rather than a use-by date that just sets off one too many alarm-bells.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that if you read the print on the pack, you'll find asbestos to be a key ingredient.
Even John McClane can't keep one down, and he took out a building full of terrorists with nothing but his bare feet and a Santa hat.
Which leads to my point: Without the Twinkie, there are SO many lines from SO many classic movies that future generations just a
"Nyan" this.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv208tslzMU"Nyan" this.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good news everyone1.Good news everyone3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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University ChallengeYour average American university: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erVewRbMcPwUniversity Challenge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Your average British university: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5fzmmrk6kk / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6YvpZb1pOY&feature=endscreen&NR=1
I never went to uni.
As such; I have zero debt.
(*granted, that does limit my employment options to drawing boobs or cleaning toilets.....)
Grow some balls.I don't mind people voicing that they don't like my work or the content of my silly little cartoons. Most of the time I find it funny! But what really grates is when the individual doesn't have the spine to do so via their day-to-day DA profile.Grow some balls.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
They set up a new one. One which they use to rattle off whatever flatulance they believe passes as worthwhile commentary in the real world, most likely in the wake of mummy and daddy slapping them on the wrist over something - angsty, juvenile pricks that they are.
And juvenile they must be, as anyone with a mite more experience would realise that any weight you hope your words might have is completely lost when someone visits your "slander" profile and reads the numbers "0 Deviations", "0 Favourites", "0 Watchers", "No Journal entries", etc.
It renders your words as vacuous as your gallery.
So if you're going to type stuff like "I feel like some of the smut you draw takes away from the credibility of your art as a whole." or
ArticlesHello!Articles3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to clarify some things. If you want to use my concepts in non-profitable way – don't ask for my permission every time. Just remember that 90% of all my concepts in the gallery are commercial. And the companies owning the copyrights wouldn't be happy to see their games' concepts in some other projects. If you don't infringe the copyright, use them. If you want a commercial use, make sure you tell me about that.
Also I don't sell final works, because in most cases they have been already sold.
As for the job offers, I don't take single orders. Offers I can consider include PC and
game console, mostly in Sci-fi genre. I don't consider any other offers.
Thanks for your attention!
The Queen gets herself a Death RayOK - not really, but as part of her upcoming Diamond Jubilee, ERII is to fire an uber-laser from Buckingham Palace, which is awesome, but does make us look just an itty bit more.... evil.The Queen gets herself a Death Ray3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I mean; our crisis response committee is called COBRA, our military satellite network is called SKYNET and now the palace has been equipped with a great big f**k-off laser cannon.
You'd think we were a nation of super-villains.
:: Contest ::Hello dear friends!:: Contest ::3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I’m very proud to tell you about our collaborative art-project between three artists :iconardanae: :iconkimir-ra: :iconsionra:
We decided to make collaborative comic book with 3 stories inside. It will be published this summer, all the details about pre-order will be provided latter.
And now I’m happy to introduce you my new comic “Once Upon a Time” about my characters Sif and Yaroslav and their first meet. You may start to read it here -> http://sionra.deviantart.com/gallery/37038699
Also I want to thank wonderful Graphix-Goddess for her help with translation and kind DameOdessa for translation into French
And next news is that w
[CLOSED] What's on your Wish List?EDIT: Dec 25th[CLOSED] What's on your Wish List?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Merry Christmas Ya'll, hope the winners enjoy their points ^^!!
It's that time of the year again! Every year, I save up all the points I've accumulated and do a points giveaway for my watchers and this year, I have around 1200 to give away! I know it's not much, but 12 people will be given 100 each!
All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment below saying what you hope to get for the holidays/what you got already.Winners are chosen at random so best of luck!
Deadline is the 23rd of December!
As for me, I really don't have a preference for anything right now. Although a part of me does want a really ugly Christmas sweater haha...
Contest Time: win a wacom tablet! (prizes added)"Contest time is here again, woohooContest Time: win a wacom tablet! (prizes added)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Do you want to win a tablet Wacom Bamboo?"
Yes, I'm having a drawing contest and first prize will be a Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch CTH 460 tablet (second hand but fine,still had guarantee in fact when I got it and used it like 2 times so..), there are also premiums, points, features, etc etc to win. If you already have a tablet but know of someone that would love it, you can enter on their behalf. The tablet will be shipped WORLDWIDE.
(quick explanation: I am visually impaired. A friend of mine gave me her tablet since she had a better one hoping I would somehow manage it even with my wonky eyes. Well I couldn't so if it interest someone..)
And now you wonder, what kind of contest?
(voice of Evan mc Gregor in Moulin Rouge)
"The contest is about... love."
You will find more details in the journal here but the theme is quite simple:
"What would my Ocs and your Ocs (or any other charas)
November 23, the day God trolled me hardthis day shall go down in history.November 23, the day God trolled me hard4 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is an epic story guys.
Firstly, I'm still down at school and my fams up north, so i'm pretty much alone for thanksgiving and my birthday. I'm alone but not lonely they're sending me wishes and all that.
I went to the store and yes, i purchased a cake....just for me. YES I BOUGHT MY OWN BIRTHDAY CAKE
I got a pretty cake with flowers.
Blue and yellow, vanilla and white icing.
Me and my roommate will share it and we will celebrate.
I will scribble on it "Happy birthday..Me"
It's not sad. Really. XD it's a grown up thing to do XD
I came back home from shopping. Got comfortable and began to work on my long procrastinated persuasive speech and then my LANDLORD SUDDENLY BURSTS IN THE ROOM.
NOT A SINGLE KNOCK.
and i'm like
and he's all "don'tforgettocloseyourwindows." -walks out-
Me: ..........-flips open phone and calls mom-
Mom, my landlord totally walked in on me like..half nake
Character Creation"Who honors those we love for the very life we live? Who sends monsters to kill us and at the same time sings that we'll never die? Who teaches us what's real and how to laugh at lies? Who decides why we live and what we'll die to defend? Who chains us and who holds the key that can set us free? It's you. You have all the weapons you need. Now fight."Character Creation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
✣ Arzotia: The land in which the story takes place.
✣ Dusk: The alliance of the nation 'Umbra'; the members in which have angelic features but are dark-hearted. Their blood is black.
✣ Dawn: The alliance of the nation 'Aurora'; the members in which have demonic features but are pure-hearted. Their blood is white.
✣ Zenith: The alliance of the nation 'Meridies'; the members in which have a mixture of both angelic and demonic features and are neutral. Their blood is gray.
Contest - WINNERS !!Hi everyone~! First of all - we want to say thank you for all the wonderful entries, and we hope you had a lot of fun making them. Choosing the best ones was really tough, because you ideas of presenting a perfect date were really various.Contest - WINNERS !!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Before announcing the winners we want to give some additional prizes.
100 winners + mini chibi from :iconsolceress:
by :iconKawaiiJumi: Your traditional skills are just amazing. The scene you've drawn is filled with warm and love.
by :iconChiisaiNoKuma: This picture is simply heart warming. The colours are delicate yet so beautiful. The pattern you've put on the background separating it from the main character is something that makes the whole drawing more interesting.
by :iconMaster-Spectra: This is the only work presenting both pairs, and that made us very happy. The colours and details are lovely.
Dice Dragon Facebook Giveaway!Hey guys! Been a while since I last posted. Life has been rather busy with the baby, so I've not sculpted much since the last sale. It will take a bit for me to get enough for another etsy sale... I'm guessing I'll have them more like once a month from now on, if I manage my time really well. I like to have close to 20 or so items for the sales, and I'm not really close to that at all yetDice Dragon Facebook Giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway! To the real point of this journal! I'm having a facebook giveaway to celebrate 10K watchers! Which is kind of funny because I surpassed that long ago here, unbeknownst to me for a quite some time. Holy crap there are a lot of you watching me! Over 25,000 now! That's...somewhat scary and neat and humbling all at once O_o
I wanted all my watchers here to have a chance at the facebook giveaway, so just head on over to my page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragons-Beasties/171793226181832?ref=hl for the details. I AM limiting it to facebook directly, just easier to keep track of all the entr
Back with a bang and CONTESTDREAMORCHIDBack with a bang and CONTEST3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
http://fav.me/d534voe Updated journal on the contest. Midnight tonight pacific coast time, start wrapping them up if you want in.
I joined Deviant Art I few years back bright eyed and hopeful. I tried to show case some talent I felt I had and over a period gained a handful of friends. Like most folks in the last several years the hard times came and with that I slowly faded away from this friendly art community. With some help from friends we reopen DreamOrchid's doors with a new website (www.dreamorchid.com), official DreamOrchid face book page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/DreamOrchid/189645937780364), and even a twitter account. Please feel free to like us if you wish. With all this said I'm back with a bang. I decided since I hit 20k views and with the renewal of a subscription to throw a contest. If anyone wishes to donate prizes to the list please send m