Motivational + Friends!Hello everyone, back again with some Borra week motivation!
As most of us need help with anatomy and references, I decided
to link some helpful stuff for everyone to use!
Clothes tips by moni158 Character Aging Sheet by deeJuusan
:thumb189346187: Anime Kisses by SonicRocksMySocks + Tutorial - Drawing heads + by goku-no-baka
You can also use some wonderful stock images (as long as you follow their rules)
over at Snowys-stock Sed-rah-Stock redheadstock and Random-Acts-Stock.
And finally, one last reminder until all the festivities start:
August 1st to August 7th!
Day 1: Day off
Day 2: Prank
Day 3: Masquerade
Day 4: Mythology
Day 5: Crime
Day 6: Surprise
Day 7: Moonlight
Our affiliates are having a Toko Week, over in :#Tok
Important Announcement, Please Read This!SPREAD THIS FAR AND WIDE, TELL EVERYONE!Important Announcement, Please Read This!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WE, AS A FANDOM, WOULD NEVER ABANDON LEGEND OF KORRA!!!
Tell people to make sure to watch legend of Korra this Saturday. Because if it doesn't have big views this week, we'll be lowering the chance of getting a third season. As some of you may not know, the main reason we didn't get a new episode of legend of Korra last week is because Nick wanted to test how strong the fandom is. So after a two week break the views should go down. If this happens, Nick will take it as Korra not having a loyal enough audience, and they may not want to go for a third season. So we need to make sure this up coming episode gets a lot of views!
So please re-blog this to your journals to tell the whole Korra fandom on what needs to happen.
WE WANT A THIRD SEASON, THEREFORE WE WILL DO ANYTHING IN OUR POWER TO GET IT.
KORRA FANDOM, ASSEMBLE!
no need to re-blog this part!
season 1 episode titles
Nick and More’ has the remaining
Glee Advent Calendar & Klaine Postcard LotteryToday is December 1! And that means you'll be able to open the first door of the Glee Advent Calendar! (http://amerrygleechristmas.tumblr.com/)Glee Advent Calendar & Klaine Postcard Lottery4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Plus the Klaine postcard lottery will start. Everyone on deviantArt and tumblr will have the possibility to win 2 Klaine postcards (photos: http://needklainenow.tumblr.com/post/13561990633/amerrygleechristmas-glee-advent-calendar)!
You'll just have to reblog (up to 5 times a week/like the lottery posts on tumblr or comment(up to 5 each week)/fave this journal entry.
I'll randomly choose a winner on tumblr and deviantArt on December 6, 12, 18 and 24. (So it will be 4 x 2 winners.)
I hope you'll enjoy the calendar!
P.S.: If you have any questions, write in my tumblr askbox (you don't need a tumblr account to do so - http://needklainenow.tumblr.com/ask/) or write a comment on my deviantArt profile.
EDIT - IMPORTANT
If you can't see the complete picture or the fanfiction below the picture, here are some solutions to the
A warning to othersFor the following, I'm in no way, shape or form providing these names to have others harass or act maliciously towards these individuals. This is to expose them and to alert everyone to stay away from them. I don't want to have this affect another person.A warning to others1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was commissioned in January, on GaiaOnline, by the username Nyanperonya :iconnyanperonya:
Was requested to draw 2 of their characters. We made an agreement and the payment was transferred to my paypal on January 27th. I would usually deposit the funds to my bank and work on the request. I have sent 2 wips (work in progress) to them, a rough sketch and a wip that was 75% completed. Without a noticeable watermark to my omission.
Logged into my paypal last week on March 18th to find a negative balance of -$28.62. Checked my transaction history and found that Nyanperonya, or her paypal displayed name "Susie Yi", had an unauthorized transaction and chargeback claim against me. I immediately messaged the us
It's Official. Korrasami is Canon.I added a couple of things and I though I would post a reminder as well.It's Official. Korrasami is Canon.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please keep in mind that ship bashing of any kind is not allowed here. Take that somewhere else because we won't stand for it and you'll just get into trouble.
Also Please keep in mind that although it is now official; we should always make sure that we keep things civil in both the shipping and Avatar community. We are all human beings, and I trust each and every one of you to discuss this topic civilly and respectfully with others.
Anyway, The posts below are from Michael DeMartino and Bryan. Both are creators of The Legend Of Korra. And have made the wonderful show we all enjoyed to the fullest before the end.
Some music to celebrate.
And look what CartoonKing1 found.
Advice for Commissioned ArtistsSince I started taking commissions, I've gotten a fair amount of notes and emails asking for advice on how to get into the commission world. I have typed up some information below for artists to consider if they are interested in taking on commissions.Advice for Commissioned Artists4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are unsure on how much to charge for commissions, then I highly advise you take a look at other artists who are of equal skill to you and see what their commission prices are set at. Get a few examples and take the average for the safest bet. After setting your prices, ask a few friends to look your numbers over and see if they seem reasonable. If not, ask for advice on what would be more appropriate.
*** Note: It's also important to note the currency differences for other countries.
2.) Waiting Lists
Don't do them. At least, I highly advice you don't. Your waiting list could stretch over months and often times a commissioner would rather c
Mae says- What is a Mary Sue?Hello gais!Mae says- What is a Mary Sue?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Today I wanted to talk about a topic that is discussed to death and it's usually the primary worry of modern writers. Also, when I beta-read stories/comics, the author usually desperately asks me ; In your honest opinion, is my character a Mary Sue?
Unfortunately, the definition of the 'Mary Sue' has changed drastically over the years. I remember that I delved into the fanfic world when I was fourteen, the the word was tossed around to the people that godmodded their characters (as in, they had overly powerful characters that couldn't get hurt).
In the fanfiction world it was used on original characters that were usually self insertion of the author. Mary Sues were so common in franchises like 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Harry Potter' that they even had subcategories for them. When I distanced myself from the franchise world and started reading more books, I noticed that even the worlds of canon had their share of Mary Sues. This character trope
Kitten says; Top 10 annoying character tropes2) The Draco in Leather Pants AKA: The misunderstood bad boy/girlKitten says; Top 10 annoying character tropes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is it? This is a character who does horrible things, but is forgiven by the fans/writer because they are hot or 'misunderstood'. You can argue that they they fit the 'Deus Angst Machia' trope but while they are similar in some ways, this character isn't defined by their angst but by their villainous nature.
What's the problem? Oh my god I want to punch this trope in the face. *takes deep breath*
Okay so I think it's best to initiate this rant analysis by using the character that this trope is named after; Draco Malfoy (from the Harry Potter series). Now in canon, Draco is actually a good character because JK Rowling's intention concerning him was to make him a cowardly bully. The problem initiated with the fans, they turned Draco Malfoy into a bad boy bishounen despite him being a racist bigot mamas boy. The trope was named after a novel long fanfiction written by Cassandra Clare
Kitten says; Top 10 most annoying character tropes3) The Shallow love interestKitten says; Top 10 most annoying character tropes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is it? 'The Shallow love interest' is a character that exists solely to be the well love interest to the main character. They usually have no development or personality unless they are around the character they are paired up with. They are simply 'the girlfriend' or 'the boyfriend' of the story, and is unable to stand on their own as a character. When interacting with other characters, they are usually very bland and seem to have no personality besides being in love with the protagonist.
Why is it a problem? Where can I start with this one? This one is seen everywhere like a plague, infecting fanfiction and storytelling alike. It is also a very common trope used in chick flicks, when the main character falls in love with someone and that person's personality is very vague and seems to have no backstory (but has gorgeous looks). I assure you, this character is NEVER unattractive since that's the only thing they have going
WARNING : beware of this user * UPDATE btw yes i received the payment as 'friends/family' so no if you were paid this way you are not safe from the chargeback ! i normally ask commissioners to use business payment but there are times like this when they send it as friends/family instead.WARNING : beware of this user * UPDATE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i'm going to go research some more and collect screenshots of paypal convos from those that have been speaking to me about their attempts to stop the chargebacks once i'm feeling up to it ;; sorry @_@
HELP FROM mayoujii AGAIN ! -- if you are facing the chargeback but not payed it yet, please read !
* LIABILITY = $10 fee. i'm not sure how much the others cost yet. it seems like they range? I'LL CHECK UP MORE ON THIS WHEN I HAVE TIME AHHhh;; sorry !
" Ahh! akkiichiii! ;u;/
I realized that if you get your chargeback and then just select the "accept Liability" option, you can just refund the money instead. I don't think we can even win with a case when we're not under the seller protection. When you go through it th
RIP Bob HoskinsToday we say goodbye to a great actor, Bob Hoskins.RIP Bob Hoskins1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Best known for his iconic role in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
1942 - 2014
Copyright Abuse part 2Yes, style is an important part of being a Professional artist, But if you look around here on DA this isn't a very professional place.Copyright Abuse part 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Style comes from being inspired by others, sure some comes from nature and things around us but allot comes from things we enjoy in others work.
Sometimes peoples styles will end up looking similar or the same, based on what they enjoy, dose that make them a bad artist? No! they are still doing their own thing. Besides style never stays 100% the same, its always growing and changing.
If someone is interested in trying your "style", its because they like your work, copying a style is how we developed our own over time.
DA is mostly filled with Hobbies, kids, and freelancers. These people don't really have to worry about having a original style, because they are not pros and allot of commissioners like generic anyway.
Part one can be found here
102sasusaku is an ART THIEF(UPDATED again)So now she has apologized and said that she isn't going to take/use my character anymore. I said if she ever was seen stealing art again we wouldn't even warn her and just go ahead and report it. I honestly hate fighting so I will be happy if this is settled out ;w;.102sasusaku is an ART THIEF(UPDATED again)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
She agreed to this:
"Alright, so it's fair to say if anyone tells me or I find out you are using anything of mine again that I will not give you a warning, but go ahead and file a DMCA and other things if I need too. I think Luckii told you about the consequences of that happening. " After saying she won't use my OC anymore.
So as long as she sticks to that then I will be content. I really want to settle this cause I don't like to fight ;w;. So yeah.
She admitted to stealing it guys. She is just trolling now. I'm really tired of this.
If you guys can help report the stolen art on :icon101chapower: that would be a great help <3
Top 10 favorite animated ladies - 5!Starfire (koriand'r) From Teen Titans voiced by Hynden WalchTop 10 favorite animated ladies - 5!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There is nothing you could've done. There will always be people who say mean words because you are different. And sometimes their minds cannot be changed. But there are many more people who do not judge others based on how they look or where they are from. Those are the people whose words truly matter.
Keep in mind that I'm analyzing the Starfire from the 'Teen Titans' show, NOT the comic. I have no idea how comic!Starfire is.
Teen Titans was an extremely fun and quirky show. It had a great cast, an amazing villain and it took its audience seriously (while not shying away from funny moments). I really love all of the titans and I believe they all represent some kind of teenager. However, my favorite titan of all is the titan I related to the most which is the alien princess Starfire. At the first glance, Starfire was in danger of becoming many annoying tropes; a) The forced love interest, b) The ditzy girly girl
Borra essayI think one of the things that Korra illustrates beautifully is that what people want out of relationships differs from person to person, so I decided to write an analysis/musing on each of the semi-canon ships in the snarly tangle that is Avatar shipping.Borra essay3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So why does Bolin like Korra? And why doesn't she like him back? I think it comes down to the fact that right now they want different things in a romantic partner, but before I dive into that, I want to talk about an initial issue between them, one that seems to have already been worked out!
The initial issue: So why does Korra shut down Bolin within seconds of meeting him? He's handsome, friendly, and he's helping her! I think the problem is that A.) Korra is accustomed to people shamelessly hitting on her and B.) She really doesn't like it.
I came to this conclusion while watching her little upset in the bar with Tahno. She's just so confident! Yes, Korra is a confident person, but she's also easily flustere
Kurt and Blaine's Christmas Adventure :UPDATE: Release date: December 12! :UPDATE:Kurt and Blaine's Christmas Adventure3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so I guess everyone's noticed by now that I won't make an Advent calendar this year but a little Klaine Christmas RPG.
Here a few pics:
Screenshots, Rachel's and Blaine's faceset. And a preview video for the first map.
I'll give updates on the progress of this project via journal entries and on tumblr. Here a little overview over all game information I've revealed (mostly on tumblr) so far:
1st week of DecemberDecember 12 (hopefully)
Play time: no idea - maybe 2 - 3 h? I have everything planned, but I need t
The day Naruto fell in love with SakuraI just found out that Shonen Jump released a calendar in 2010 which included the day Naruto fell in love with Sakura.The day Naruto fell in love with Sakura2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"The day on which Naruto fell in love Sakura"
A simple crush? I think not.
Sakura "Isn't a good kunoichi"This topic turns up so much when discussing Sakura.Sakura "Isn't a good kunoichi"2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"She's useless she suck she isn't a good kunoichi."
So now I'm going to describe what I believe a true Kunoichi should be like
Kunoichi must be determined, fast, strong and above all righteous. They must do what is in the best interest of others before themselves.
Sakura is all these things and anyone that says otherwise has never properly understood her character.
Sakura, as stated in the data book, is the unbreakable girl.
She does not give up, ever even when the odds are against her.
"I’ll get you!! Even if you blow off my arms and legs, if you take in your poison and it paralyzes me, I’ll get you, I swear it!! No matter how much you resist, no matter what you do! I’ll beat you half to death, and make you talk about Orochimaru!!"- Haruno Sakura
even now while all hope seems lost and the possibility of dying is very high Sakura rallies the troops together saying that if they are going to
COMMISSIONSPrices updated 04.04.2012COMMISSIONS8 years ago in Personal More Like This
Payments must be done VIA PAYPAL only! you must get a credit card and being signed up to the paypal website.
Pay me before I start drawing.
Im specialized in doujinshi x"DDD
The price doesnt change if it's a full-body, a head shot or other shots. All that matters is the coloring style.
Commissions are my hobby, this means that often there could be delays for the delivery of the finished work, but in any case I will always advice you before you pay me and inform you approximately how long it's gonna take me to finish Then you decide if you're gonna agree or not.
If you commission me, then it means you chose me for my STYLE. I can try to change my style a bit for you, but only until a certain point. Also consider my style might change a bit during the years, so try to refer always to the most recent works.
Remember to provide a reference or a description when you want
OC Pairings This is sort of a rant thing, idek.OC Pairings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just so you know, I have pairings of my own with my OCs, and I love them to bits :iconimseriousplz: so don't think I am dissing on the whole idea of pairings.
One of the reasons I hate romance in anime/manga and now RP groups is because well, 90% of the time, they are so terribly forced.
They lack any real development, and are just thrown on top of one another.
Seriously, they'll glance at one another, and it'll result in "instant rabu".
In RP groups............pairings...........nngh.
Pairings can be very troublesome. Once people force their characters together, they only deem their "partner" worthy of their attention, and it gets pretty freaking tiresome. If you are in a chat room, you have five or ten other people, take the freaking initiative to get to know them, or RP with them. To be honest, I think with pairings, you either ship em.........or grimace at their existence.
Most of the time.......
3 Nuzlocke cliches I don't like (DA SEQUEL)One of the things I regret from making my last list is that I missed out a couple of well known cliches that I feel that need to be expanded upon. Also since most people liked my last list, I decided to make a new list that serves to 'complete' it in a way. Keep in mind, not all these cliches are bad. They are just overdone to the point of being extremely predictable.3 Nuzlocke cliches I don't like (DA SEQUEL)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) The braindead doofus manchild/womanchild protagonist
This kind of protagonist is seen a lot in comedic Nuzlocke comics. They are 'WACKY' and 'RANDUMB' and they seem to be so stupid and silly that they dont even resemble a real person. A lot of them also have a pervy streak or love food to the point of obsession.
Why is this a problem Okay, this one is more of a personal gripe of mine. I really don't see many people complaining about this which is why I put it low on the list. However, I can't
What not to say when suggesting a DDAs CVs we get a tonne of suggestions for DDs, and with those come a variety of assertions as to why the piece should be featured as a DD. Some of these, particularly those that focus on things extrinsic to the art, really don't help get the art featured at all. In fact, sometimes the given reason can hinder the process instead. Here's a breakdown of the most common, unnecessary things we are told.What not to say when suggesting a DD5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"The deviant worked really hard on this piece."
This is one of the most common extrinsic reasons I receive in DD suggestions, and the reason why it is so common is also the reason it is a bad one: it applies to just about everyone.
All artists who are even moderately serious about their work put a lot of time and effort into what they create. Those that seem to create difficult things with ease have put a lot of years of hard work into developing those skills. If we were to give DDs based on hard work, we'd have to DD almost every piece on the
NejiTen and NejiHina shipping rant thingTumblr.NejiTen and NejiHina shipping rant thing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Idiots. Idiots everywhere.
So apparently there is like this war between NejiHina and NejiTen shippers.
Apparently Nejiten lovers claim Nejihina lovers started on them, and Nejihinalovers claim Nejiten lovers started on them.
Both Nejiten and Nejihina shippers..........can you chill out and just ship your ship?
Neji is dead. Im over it....if he comes back.....AWESOME.
If he stays dead, meh. I mean, lets be realistic, if Neji was alive, I really do not think Kishimoto gives a shit about either NejiTen or NejiHina. In canon, Neji has no love interest. Tenten does not have a love interest. Hinata is interested in Naruto.
Both ships.......they are both, let us be honest here..... fan made. You can whine/argue all you want that they both had their "moments", but realistically, both ships......were lets be honest....unintentionally implied.
Naruto SD, that is just, the biggest load of crack. It freaking implies NejiLee and OrochiTen and DeiTen. Stop blowing your shi
Top ten WORST Disney Sequels: 8!8) Pocahontas II: Journey to a new worldTop ten WORST Disney Sequels: 8!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Once upon a time there was an animation company named Disney, that made our childhoods awesome. They reached their peak when their animated film 'Beauty and the Beast' became the first animated feature nominated for Best Picture in the Academy awards, and just when their luck couldn't be better they released 'The Lion King' which became one of the highest grossing animated pictures of all time. During this streak of awesome movies, Disney became overly ambitious and desired yet another Best Picture Oscar. Instead of perfecting the formula they were best at (fairy tales) they decided that they needed to be extra pretentious to snag that Best Picture Award, thus 'Pocahontas' was born. Now how can a company who is known to adapt fairytales going to adapt a real life story? By making it extremely historically inaccurate of course! Audiences were bored, critics were unimpressed and Pocahontas was shunned as the black sheep of the Disney Reness