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.
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
Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.You know what I've always felt Christmas eve lacks?Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Paranoia and a sense of impending doom.
The "party game" I just picked up should do the trick.
Each player gets a Nerf gun, the name of a target and the location in the house where they have to shoot them at some point over the course of the evening.
Nothing says "Christmas" like an assassination contract.
.....yes. I have been playing Hitman too long.
Going full retard."you know anywere to get scans of little victory of free? looks good but I would never pay for such a small comic"Going full retard.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Actual note, to me, and, regardless of the author's obviously diminished mental capacity, winner of my "Ass-hat of the year" award.
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.
Look, Ma! I can do's tracing!When I was a kid, I used to trace cartoons and comics.Look, Ma! I can do's tracing!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All kids that want to draw in a particular style that they find appealing.
It's a thing most people grow out of, as they A) learn that it does nothing to improve your own skills and B) you can't actually do anything with the "art" because it's still someone else's work.
I say most people.
:iconbatmanopolis: seems content to play photocopier AND is oblivious to copyright law, in that he's attempting to sell images that are clearly traces of VERY well-known artists.
I doubt he's the only one on DA doing this, and I have a special hatred for such vermin, so if you're aware of anyone else that is both copying other people's work AND trying to sell prints of the results without authorisation from the original artist - reply here with a link.
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback DiscussionIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback Discussion3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Premium Content Platform: Coming Soon
Coming next week, deviantART will launch our Premium Content Platform — providing the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. Sellers will be able to charge a little and sell a lot, and buyers can quickly get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.
Parts of the Premium Content Platform are currently being tested and re
I'm changing my name.That's right. I'm changing my DA name.I'm changing my name.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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'
Everything is Beautiful...NOT!In the 1960s, Ray Stevens wrote a song titled "Everything Is Beautiful" and it won him a grammy. Perhaps it was the idealism of those times or maybe a personal philosophy that gave birth to this song. It starts out with children singing "Jesus Loves the Little Children", a song I remember singing in church when I was a child.Everything is Beautiful...NOT!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Red and yellow, black and white
They are precious in His sight
Jesus loves the little children of the world"
Like Disney's "It's a Small World", this song has a worm like infectious tune that rolls around in your brain like a marble in a barrel. A child, once he has learned this song, will hum it, whistle it, and sing it until adult ears bleed. Not only is the tune contagious, the lyrics are ideal and Pollyanna to the point of near myopic blindness.
After one chorus of "Jesus Loves the Little Children", Mr. Stevens' song moves into his "Everything Is Beautiful, in It's Own Way" mantra.
The notion he pu
A Critique of a CritiqueSo, meandering around the internet I found myself on a Art/Critique thread. Egotistical and arrogant, because that is my natural state, I wanted to hear all the great things anyone and everyone had to say.A Critique of a Critique4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because my Mamma told me I'm special, of course the world thinks as such.
WELL. I am not a special, special snowflake as the internet berated me with a very interesting argument that after a series of trolling and vehement pouting, I listened to it. I also wanted to share it with you.
A majority of the disagreements were based on anatomy. It's an age old argument amongst the elitist and modernist of the art word, I assume. One side claims everything less than Di'Vinci styled art, classical renaissance and all other is not
Crossing the LineAlmost 99.9999% of the comments I get on DA are very nice and complimentary. For this I am grateful and appreciative. I also appreciate the occasional criticism that suggests I try a different crop, color, or lens choice. Even after 35 years I feel it is vital to listen to all the input I get because there are occasional jewels of ideas that come from learned professionals and beginning amateurs alike. Sometimes I even like it more when someone who is new to photography makes suggestions because they aren't stifled by the "rules" we all learn when we start out.Crossing the Line3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, I've had a few people say some interesting and absurd things. These comments are related to my having taken down my gallery of nudes. First of all, let me say, my motive for this action was simply time management. I run a business so I don't have time to respond to all the comments or even read them all.
The suggestion has been made that by me removing the nudes, by responding to horrid comments then hiding and blockin
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!)
Japan Journal....day one, 11/11/11Time is certainly displaced. We're not really suffering jet lag but it's obvious our bodies are weirded out by being here.Japan Journal....day one, 11/11/114 years ago in Personal More Like This
My girlfriend and I traveled today to Atsugi, about an hour train ride from Tokyo. We had some business to take care of there. It was a bit frustrating because we couldn't get everything done we needed to, but the traveling to and from was delightful.
I was amazed, looking out the train window, there was not ONE piece of litter. I think we traveled 20 miles or more before I saw so much as a tissue paper beside the tracks. The Japanese, even in the less affluent areas, are incredibly tidy.
During the morning commute, the subway trains are packed so full there are literally uniformed individuals called "pushers" whose job it is to shove people into the cars as tightly as possible. As the doors slide shut they get very aggressive and carry out their job of sardine commuter packing very seriously and they do it with smiles and white gloves and a charm that everyo
Cold, dead hands.I'm not going to personally voice an opinion on guns in America. I don't live there and as such: I really don't care how its people live their lives.Cold, dead hands.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will say, however, that guns in general scare the crap out of me. Seeing, with my own eyes, CO19 march past me while in London and SO18 (http://www.eliteukforces.info/police/) patroling Heathrow sent shivvers down my spine, and those are the guys who know exactly how to implement deadly force quickly, but are trained not to.
If I saw a random, untrained guy in the street with a gun (which is unlikely, thankfully, given that gun control laws here make it damn near impossible to buy even toy firearms) I'd probably soil myself.
In light of everything, though, I think attention should be directed to an amusing clip from the very, very dead (and, be warned; foul mouthed) Bill Hicks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MEzCtyRWP8
Art HistoryArt History4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- What is Art History -
Art History is a Community Relations Project - looking at the History of the genres and art we love today.
This is open to any member of dA. CV's, Senior members, Beta testers, Subbed and Unsubbed accounts - EVERYONE.
Over the last year we have brought you exciting articles and features from the various genres of Art. We are now going to move into the second wave of this Project, by working through chronologically.
What we now want is for anyone with any interest in Art History to sign up!
[PlzIcons Archive]Directory | FAQ & Rules | Promotions[PlzIcons Archive]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey let's make a collection of Naruto characters plz-icons and stamps! As there are so many plz-icons and stamps out there we'll need your help in making this collection thrive! Post your icons in the comments and we'll add them as well!
If you're wondering, here is how you can actually use plz-icons and stamps.
They can be used in comments, journal entries and in your dA-ID. To use a specific icon, take a look at what the name of the icon is, and then do the following.
-copy the name of the icon, for example, narutoplz
-enter the name along with ':icon' in front of it and end it with ':' (it should look like this :iconnarutoplz:)
-if you're uncertain whether or not you've got the right icon (or if it's actually going to work), click 'preview' next to the 'submit' button
Project Educate: Fan Art Week 2011Project Educate: Fan Art Week 20114 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fan Art Week!
November 21-27 is Project Educate: Fan Art Week. TommyGK and alexandrasalas will be updating this journal daily with links to all the news articles and events, so stay tuned!
Monday, November 21:
Project Educate: Fan Art Week - IntroductionFan Art in CosplayFan Art Tutorials: CosplayFeature: Old SchoolInterview with XII-ItachiInterview with sakimichanThe 2011 FAN-tastics - [#Anthro]
Tuesday, November 22:
Fan Art in EmoticonsFan Art Tutorials: TraditionalFeature: Rare Fan Art
Interview with Masashi Kishimoto in Word AnimeInterview with Masashi Kishimoto in Word Anime2 years ago in Personal More Like This
★Interview with Masashi Kishimoto in "Word Anime" ★
here is the interview in English, thank you very much to :iconlindewurm: for translating =^u^=
here is in Spanish: :iconddrarrowrightplz: http://www.worldanime.tv/?p=50270 :iconddrarrowleftplz:
Q: When was the first time you considered becoming a mangaka, and why?
Masashi Kishimoto: In the period between second and fourth grade, I was obsessed with the Dr. Slump anime and the Dragonball manga by Akira Toriyama sensei. I loved his characters. I was especially fond of Arale from Dr. Slump and Goku from Dragonball. Plus
About Daily Deviations - Please read (UPDATED)Hello everyone! I hope the new year has found you well and positive.About Daily Deviations - Please read (UPDATED)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today, I want to talk about something that's been on my mind for quite a long time: Daily Deviation suggestions.
But it wasn't until I read Lyricanna's There is no nice way to say it but and alicexz's New DD Suggestion rule that I felt the need to echo their words and add my two cents.
Quality of art: When sending a Fan Art suggestions, please bear in mind that I want to feature unique works. The best of a fanartist's gallery. What I look for in a Fan Art Daily Deviation is not cuteness. Cute just doesn't cut it, like Lyricanna said. I search for emotions, technical skill (composition, shading, colour, etc), interaction of the characters with their surroundings and other characters. I'm looking for pieces that tell me a story and/or show emotion. Of course, there ar
GOOD NEWS about my DOUJIN ^o^My doujin is already being printed!!!GOOD NEWS about my DOUJIN ^o^3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
[Bullet; Green] They told me it will take them 3-7 days plus the shipping.... I think I'll have the copies at home by next week [I've got my fingers crossed.].
I think I'll sell it soon finally, so interested people please take an eye on the upcoming journals because I'll do the announcement as soon as I get the parcel at home.
[Bullet; Green] PRICE: It will be around 15 dollars (11.9 euros) + shipping cost to your country ^^ But I'll give you more details the day I launch it.
[Bullet; Green] I also did a cute video presentation for you, like a little doujin preview :> I'll submit it soon.
[Bullet; Green] I'm so excited because it's the first time I could say I feel proud of some doujin I'd done (it has nothing to do with my previous ones). Here you are few prewiews:
Need....foood.You know that weird, light headed feeling you get when you haven't eaten anything for a while?Need....foood.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The world goes all woozy and you feel like you might pass ourtftrfgrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
My Website - NEW LINKS!!! Please save them![Save the links now or fav this journal if you want to check them later]My Website - NEW LINKS!!! Please save them!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Just wanted to announce that I have new links for my 2 Crimson Garden WEBSITES (the normal one and the R18 one) because now the new ones are shorter and easier to remember ^^
Crimson Garden http://kaoyux.tk/Crimson Garden R18 I can't give you a DIRECT link to my adult site due to dA policies, but let me give you an easy TIP that will help you to find the link so easily It's the SAME link than the one above, but you only need to replace "kaoyux" with "crimsongarden".
*NOTE: The OLD links WORK TOO! They are the same websites but I'd prefer the new link as the official ones because they are simpler.
FOLLOW ME HERE TOO
Project Ed Tutorials: PhotographyPhotography In a sense feels like it would be simple enough for the most part.Project Ed Tutorials: Photography4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You use the device in your hands to look at something and you press a button to capture the image you want.
That's the gist of it, but there's considerably more to it than that, especially if you want to take something that accurately represents your intentions.
For Project Educate, I'll be featuring some deviation tutorials on Photography that I like and hope that you yourself will find useful as a budding, seasoned or humbled expert photographer.
They will be broken down in the form of Technical and Creative tutorials. Some will be focused on numbers and basic ideas to compose and make a quality photo and others will be focused on what you can do with those techniques to make advanced visual creations.
For the most part, these tutorials apply to anyone that owns a camera, whether it be your compact, point and shoot or a DSLR.
Shutter Speed -
Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.Well, that was fun.Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's just go over what I posted yesterday: I voiced that I have no opinion on guns in America, because I don't live there and as such; don't care. I said that I, personally, am afraid of guns and think they're industrial killing machines. And I posed a vague, hypothetical question that could have been applied to any situation where an old law/doctrine is in effect.
That's it. Nothing more. Harshest word in there was "change" followed by a question mark. Not "ban", not "make guns illegal" and certainly not "outlaw free speech and trial by jury", which some people with a slightly looser grasp on reality seem to think go hand in hand with owning the firearms I said I don't care about.
Well, today, I am going to post an opinion: if you're the kind of insecure, paranoid little twit that flies off the handle when someone poses a simple question, and who holds weapons and the laws that permit them with such religious reverence that you perceive that question as not