A young woman named Brea loved making art, and practiced jumping all day long to become the very best in all her town. But one day, she was completely stumped. She looked around her room, full of art pieces featuring mystical vikings, sci-fi landscapes of a futuristic Los Angeles, and a portrait of Michael Shanks that looked so real, you could start a conversation with it. But nothing inspired her. Had she really created everything there was to create? Depressed, she looked out her window, and made a wish on a nearby Korea for inspiration to return to her. The next morning, she sprung out of bed, and used her skill in jumping to create the most beautiful deviation depicting kites bowling anyone had ever seen. That night, she shouted out the window, "Thanks, Korea!"
Women and Armor: Saying GOODBYE to Panty-Plate P1Hello ladies and gentlemen artists and designers and writers and anyone else who may want a rundown on my take on Women and Armor.Women and Armor: Saying GOODBYE to Panty-Plate P111 months ago in Personal More Like This
Beware: Here be cussin'!
I’m writing this because there is this gigantic upheaval in the comics, video game, Hollywood machine, etc. over how women are portrayed in popular media and I think these themes, themes of women in combat and having to use any sort of armor (or even simply getting dressed for combat) is a subject of major contention. I, for one, and kind of tired of seeing the Panty-plate or exposed important bits and then some dude (or publisher/company) telling me this female character is some sort of fighter.
Now, a little disclaimer before we get started:
While I may pull from sources about this issues and use examples to further my point, I am in NO way bashing someone’s art. Some of these people (mainly dudes) who draw these characters fucking rock. I mean:
Look at that thing. She’s a total badass and I of
Women and Armor: Saying GOODBYE to Panty-Plate P2Here be part two of my armor study notes for you guys.Women and Armor: Saying GOODBYE to Panty-Plate P211 months ago in Personal More Like This
Part two is going to center around warfare and battle styles, so please bare (bear? fuck it, I’m tired) with me.
This section might be complicated but don’t worry, it’s only here to be used as a reference and a guide to your own understanding.
( i really, REALLY need to get out of my apartment. I'm chomping at the bit, here. But I can't. And it's cold. > )
Open field battles with two standing groups or armies that include 100+ people.
Naval Battles with two large military or pirate ships containing 50+ people
Modern warfare: Examples of WW2 to now
Some tactical examples:
These people who fight these battles tend to have sort of advanced warning before they go into battle. This isn’t always the case, but I think it was a general courtesy across the ages. Tribes and really pissed of rebellions are probably the only ones to violate that rule.
10 things I've learned thus far (making comics!)Hey guys!10 things I've learned thus far (making comics!)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I updated my journal yesterday: CLICK!
This entry focuses on a few lessons I've learned so far in my artistic journey. I will also share them here; perhaps you'll find them helpful/relateable.
(Note: keep in mind that everyone's artistic journey is different! What I'm listing below is SOLELY a reflection of my own perspective.)
1. You're going to write your script again. and again and again. and again and again and again....Seriously though, a script is never really done until the pages are. There's always something more to change or tweak, which is okay.
2. Making a comic is ~90% writing/planning and ~10% drawing. This means that a good amount of energy should be put into solidifying the script.
3. Work on your comic every day, at least an hour a day! Its so easy to become rusty or inconsistent!
4. It's always a good idea to find new, more efficie
Time for some blind, fuming RAGEI've been storing this one up for a while. I realize here, I'm probably preaching to the choir but if I don't say this, I'm going to explode. I've been bottling this for way too long. If anything, you people, the appreciators of art, can print this up and hand it to someone when you hear them say shit like this.Time for some blind, fuming RAGE11 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Note: "Asshole" is not just one person but a number of people who have said these things to me and other artists I know.)
Asshole: Art is NOT a job. It's just not. It doesn't involve manual labor, you get to sit on your ass all day, and most of you are even your own bosses! You don't have to deal with HALF the shit WE (who have REAL jobs) do. I bet you work like three hours a week, maybe. Don't even get me started on the idiots who sell those blank canvases and glued together furniture BS for like A JIZZLLION DOLLARS. You want to know what a real job is? Stand on your feet for twelve hours straight listening to people complain day in and day out. THAT is a job. Or how about sa
To All Aspiring Artists Out There........http://vimeo.com/85040589To All Aspiring Artists Out There........10 months ago in Personal More Like This
So often, I get people asking for my secrets, praying to some god to give them what I have, asking me for my Photoshop brushes, joking that I must have sold my soul to Satan, that I must be cheating somehow, asking what programs I use in hopes that there is some magic "art button."
I'm sorry but...... No.
There are no secrets. No god and no devil had anything to do with it. There are no magic Photoshop brushes. There is no magic art button. There are no magic programs that will do the work for you. You can get Poser- some of the images that come out of it are lovely and if that makes you happy, fine. But if you want to do more than play with 3D paper dolls, to make your own art, to realize the wildest imaginings of your dreams exactly how you see them....
THERE. ARE. NO. SHORTCUTS.
Do you know how I got here?
Lots of it. Maybe I have some inborn talent? I don't know. But really, it's mostly WORK. You want to get good at something? Want it more tha
MLeth's Thoughts - Adult Material on DAToday one of my friends linked me to a group here on DeviantART that really made me question who this site is aimed to.MLeth's Thoughts - Adult Material on DA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will link the group further down this journal just so I can show you guys what crazy shit is going on - But be warned - There is heavy adult material there so if you're a minor avert your eyes. You can read on in this journal since I will keep my langauge safe for work.
I'm pretty sure most of you have experienced a case or two where you've come across an amateur picture of some guys' or girls' privates - And not the pretty kind with professional lighting and poses which makes for a nicely crafted artistic photo - No I mean the photos which can be best described as that horrible memory you have from being a kid where you shared the changing room with the older people when you see someones fully developed private part staring at you scarring you for the rest of your life. Yeah those awful pictures - They are all over this site - LEGALLY. And the mentioned group is JU
Soft Shading Commissions low price [Open]Soft shading commissions now open~ But only 2 spots at a time (u‿U✿)Soft Shading Commissions low price [Open]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(will include simple bg, pattern, flat)
Single Character: $25
Complex character designs, weapons and big animals +$7
1) Reference and SHORT description of characters if you like
2) Paypal email
Please pay within 24hours
Personal use only
Will be uploaded to my DA,tumblr or Website
Cash and Points Commissions (updated) Updated 06 - November - 2014: I update my commission info to make it simpler, some sections doesn't have any sample yet, I'll update it with the sample later on, but I'm sure you can guess my art style from the other samples.Cash and Points Commissions (updated)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Note me if you want to commission me, with "Commission" as a tittle.
Choose the commission type you want, whether it is; single character or a couple, full body, bust up, chibi or etc.
Tell me all the detail of the commission art you want, and please include the sample images of the characters you want me to draw
If you want more than 2 characters, or a group art work, please ask first.
If I accept it I will give you my paypal email, I'll draw your commission after I received the payment.
Commission Info [CLOSED]Chibi Fullbody:Commission Info [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Uncolored: No example yet.
Fullbody Uncolored: 300pts/3.75$
Extra character: 100pts/1.25$
Halfbody Uncolored: 200pts/2.50$
Extra character: 100pts/1.25$
Head Uncolored: 100pts/1.25$
Extra character: 100pts/1.25$
Uncolored: No example yet.
Extra character: 400pts/5.00$
Extra character: 300pts/3.75$
Extra character: 200pts/2.50$
Animated (Only blinking): 300pts/3.75$
Animated (Only blinking): 500p
Cheap $5/ 500 pts commission! Close:iconaawplz:Cheap $5/ 500 pts commission! Close1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please check if you're on the list! > ^ <
What I offer is a bust up sketch for $5/ 500 per CHARACTER!
I accept payment in advance
Please add $1 to cover paypal fees or send the payment as a gift
For points, please request commission in my front page
For order more than 5, you get 1 character free
NOTE me if you're interested!
Subject: Headshot Commission
Method of Payment: Points/ Paypal
References: please just 1 picture/ character ;w;
Unlimited slot~ :iconrubcheeksplz:
1. LadyKeiara 1 character
2. CrystellaSweety92 2 characters
3. Mani-Hime 1 character
4. piichimi 1 character
Expose-Lit: Your Literature LifelineWelcome to Expose-Lit, your group home on the web for a variety of tips on how to make the most of your DeviantART Literature experience. We hope to provide everyone with a fresh perspective and to assist wonderful deviants just like you in finding your way within our community. And, we all realize that every writer has their own personality, interests, strengths and weaknesses, so we aim to provide unique pathways into the community for everyone. We are here to help!Expose-Lit: Your Literature Lifeline3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Welcome Wagon: Getting to Know You
If you are a new writer to DeviantART, or perhaps trying to discover what the general Literature community has to offer, you find out quickly how vast this community is and can be outright confused by everything that this diverse website offers. With the creation of Expose-Lit, it is our hope to merge together the wonderful Writers Welcome Wagon R
Pimpin' out your dA Profile (sorta tutorial)This is a short and simple "sorta-tutorial", because my friend :iconjsunny: asked me how to code stuff and I thought it might be useful to other people too :'DPimpin' out your dA Profile (sorta tutorial)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
*** Note: you need a premium membership for this stuff to work! ***
These are widgets on your profile that you can put anything you want in. When you click on [Edit Page] you can choose the "Custom" option. If you have general widgets like "ID", "Fave Deviation", "Journal" etc. they do limit where you can put custom boxes, so I just got rid of them all and use primarily Custom widgets for my profile OvO)/
1. Custom background picture!!!
This is where you get to show off your personality a bit- it can be really fun trying out different background colours and pictures. There are many cute ones available on deviantArt, just search "custom box background" and you'll find them. I prefer to use more specific ones though- so you can also use photos and drawings and stuff (mine is
Mae says- What is a Mary Sue?Hello gais!Mae says- What is a Mary Sue?10 months 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
The July 1/50 for 150 RaffleBULLETIN:The July 1/50 for 150 Raffle2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Well look at the time, another month, another opportunity to shower you illustrious beacons of dashing handsomeness with gifts! Why? For being such illustrious beacons of dashing handsomeness, that's why! Here's how!
Want your chance to win 150 dA points for absolutely nothing!?
Then +Fav this news article to put yourself in the July 1/50 For 150 Raffle! For every 50 +Faves this article receives, I will add another winner to the running, so you have at minimum a 1/50 chance of winning*! Ergo, the silly title of the contest. Redundant? Perhaps. Easy? Absolutely!
*Up to the first 500 who +Fav this article. Not eligible for mole men, vengeful spirits,
or Justin Bieber (sorry, he's too gosh-darned handsome to qualify).
So go right on ahead and press that dazzling, intriguing 'Fav This Mess' button up to the right there.
Pride Month: What is Gender?I'm gonna talk about some LGBTQA+ stuff because it's Pride Month and this stuff is important to me! Today's topic is gender, but I'll probably do one about sexuality later.Pride Month: What is Gender?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Before I start, I just want to say that I’m basically writing this as a way to a) Spread Awareness of Pride Month, b) Get people to think about what it means to be a queer person in this time and most importantly c) OFFER SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT!
As an important note- this journal is pretty much about information and support, not debating. I’m not doing “SJW” stuff and I’d appreciate if you didn’t post negative/inflammatory things here. Thanks!
▪Well, first off- what is LGBTQA+?
This acronym has changed a little over the years, but my research tells me (and please correct me if I am wrong or outdated!) that the letters stand f
Common Misconceptions: Copyrights and YouHi peeps! In this “Common Misconceptions” blog we’ll be tackling more copyright issues as they pertain to us artists! This can be somewhat confusing territory, so getting the right information is key to knowing how to effectively protect your work and rights. *Please note that all of the information here applies to the laws in the United States Copyright Office. If you do not live in the US, be sure to review your country’s laws on copyright*Common Misconceptions: Copyrights and You2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have to register for a copyright to own the rights to my work
In the simplest terms, if you made it (and it’s 100% original work) you own the rights to the work. In fact, anything you make that you do not sell the rights to is copyrighted to you for a whopping 70 years after you kick the bucket. If you were commissioned to do a work and retain the rights, that work is copyrighted to you for 95 to 120 years after you
Positive mentions :)We, as beta testers, already longer had the pleasure to experiment with this nifty feature of the website.Positive mentions :)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But now it has finally went public: DeviantArt mentions!
So what does this mean for us, as users?
While you can change settings in your user panel, per default we all get mentioned when someone lists our name in a journal. So there will be no more talking about us behind our back. But on the positive side; you will be mentioned of all the people naming you in journals, or admiring your artwork
Spread the positivity!
Now we know this, let's all take a few minutes to let some people know we admire them or their artwork.
Comment in the comment section, with the people you admire most. Either for their art or their personality.
I'll start out to name a few
Contest! (art and cash/point prizes to be won)Hello everyone~ baaoju here and I'm hosting an art contest for my character, with lots of prizes to be won (more prizes to be added soon too)! This is my first contest so please be lenient on me ; 7 ;/Contest! (art and cash/point prizes to be won)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Even if you are not going to join, I'd really appreciate it if you spread the words about this and/or donate prize for the winners maybe? <3
Dateline: March 1st 2015
These positions are not applicable but more judges might be added soon! Except for me the judges are pretty much pros so they'd know what to judge on, mostly based on aesthetic and skill, to make sure it is a fair contest~
How to join
Create art with my OC (information of him can be found below!)You don't have to be my watcher, anyone is allowed to participate!Multiple entries are encouraged as there is a special prize for the one who has the most entries.Any form of art is
Characters that share my personalityTagged by MizAmyCharacters that share my personality3 months ago in Personal More Like This
xD HAD to do this! Take the test here -> http://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
And check which characters match up with your results here http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/JustForFun/ExamplesOfMyersBriggsPersonalitiesInStories ( click around to find out how I am to lazy to explain)
MY PERSONALITY TYPE IS: INTP
You are one of the Analysts - a rational and impartial individual who enjoys intellectual pursuits and prizes independence. You are known for your impressive knowledge, ability to juggle multiple concepts and insatiable curiosity.
Characters I share the same personality as:
Mai and Teo from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Bruce Banner/The Hulk from The Avengers
Belle from Beauty and the Be
on dissatisfactionI had a conversation the other day with one of my watchers about the point at which "you feel like an artist". she asked me when that point is, or when the signs of it show.on dissatisfaction3 months ago in Personal More Like This
honestly, thinking some more about our conversation, I can't say there's ever a line you cross, or like a sign you pass that says "congrats, you are now entering the state of Artist". there is no finish line. it starts when you say to yourself seriously "hey, I wanna do that," and it lasts as long as you feel that way. it might surprise, but a lot of 'established' artists will say the same thing (I've asked some) and the only difference is they take the work in their stride, or take it more seriously because it's their job, and by then the word has lost some of its 'magic'. but some of those have said to me as well that no, there is no point at which you feel "like an artist", but there's only a point at which you feel comfortable being called one. and that can come pretty quickly if you set out to ma
Inspiring artists memeTagged by dear :iconinma:~Inspiring artists meme2 months ago in Personal More Like This
-Choose at least 10 artists that inspire you and tell us why (I'll feature 13 because the list is endless!)
-Show at least 5 deviations from those artists that you love (I'll feature 3/artist)
-Tag at least 10 artists (I'll tag 5...)
In no particular order.
:iconsideburn004: - Love her watercolors! *-* And I wish I could draw manly men like she does, hehe...
:icondark134: - Digital AND traditional artwork at its highest quality! Every visit to this artist's gallery pours a month's worth inspiration into me~
:iconmior3e: - She has a very unique style that I can recognize anywhere. Also love those low-saturated pastel colors so much~ <3
:iconhoooook: - this artist emulates traditional oil painting style so well digitally you c
The World we live in + updatesDear friends, how's life?The World we live in + updates1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As I said before, even if I have a ton of work, I'll always feel like writing to you here.
My Manga progress is going well, I'm really proud of this remake, Lia looks more mature, the paneling and quality improved too.
Here is a little example:
What's New on YouTube?
Some Attack on Titan fan art!
Some thoughts. . .
I feel, looking for a publisher is like looking for someone to adopt a blind dog. No one seems to be interested. Yet, every time I remind myself of all the privilege and the support I get, it stops bothering me. All it takes for these publishers is to "trust" and bury down the misconception they have about non-japaese artists but I guess it's pretty late now. I'll contact more publishers but I'm fine with self-publishing since I've been saving money for quite s
News about TRC doujin reprintsThank you all, who are interested in my TRC fanbook reprint, for filling out the polls. It certainly helped me to come to a decision:News about TRC doujin reprints1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"Lüléil" will be reprinted as a standalone book. Same edition as the first run, no changes.
The compilation book will contain all my other TRC stories ever published between 2008~2011 (about 150 pages), namely:
Christmas MemoriesFrailWinter Sun (from "Road to Nowhere" anthology)ForgottenEclipseCloverfield (from "Town of Wind" anthology)
"Eclipse" will be completely remastered for the b/w edition, since it was originaly printed in color. The below example shows what I mean - I will basically redraw the entire story in normal manga style (inked and toned).
And this time I'll choose a readable font size. xD;I also plan to add a brand new one-shot story to the compilation, about 10 pages. ^^
And of course, the compilation will have a brand new cover art.
I don't want to commit myself to any deadlines or book pric
Chibi request raffle!!!Hello all~ I really need to practice my chibis so I'm going to draw some of your characters for practice~Chibi request raffle!!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will pick three people and draw them one chibi each.
1. You must be watching me. (If you're not, then this is quite easy to fix ;D)
2. You can only enter once per raffle. (Since I will probably be doing more.)
3. Comment on this journal, do not note. Notes will be ignored.
If your name gets picked
Characters I will draw:
Characters I will not draw:
Any likeness of a real person (sorry but I won't draw you, your boyfriend, your mom, your friend, Tom Hiddleston, etc, XD)
Animal/creature characters (this includes furries)
Realism -- I can draw realism but I'm not good enough to sell art in that style yet XD;
I will draw three names on Wednesday at 11:59 PM Central time.