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 P16 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 P26 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.
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 RAGE6 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........5 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 DA2 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
Cash and Points Commissions (updated) Updated 20 - March - 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.
Full body 2 characters $10 Commission (open) Status: OPENFull body 2 characters $10 Commission (open)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello again. Here I am presenting you a newly edited emergency commission information. Please read through everything! Thank you
Styles: Soft shade (open) | Cell shade (open)
Additional fee for complex characters +$5
-$15-$10 limited time only for 2 characters (head to waist or fullbody, +$5 for additional character. Simple bg only)
-$10 for two characters +$5 for addictional character. Simple bg only.
- $10 a character (+$5 for additional character)
Cheap $5/ 500 pts commission! Close:iconaawplz:Cheap $5/ 500 pts commission! Close8 months 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 $1 to cover paypal fees or send the payment as a gift
For points, please request commission in my front page
For order more than 5, you get 1 character free
NOTE me if you're interested!
Subject: Headshot Commission
Method of Payment: Points/ Paypal
References: please just 1 picture/ character ;w;
Unlimited slot~ :iconrubcheeksplz:
1. LadyKeiara 1 character
2. CrystellaSweety92 2 characters
3. Mani-Hime 1 character
4. piichimi 1 character
Commission Info [CLOSED]Chibi Fullbody:Commission Info [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Uncolored: No example yet.
Fullbody Uncolored: 300pts/3.75$
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
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)1 month 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
Character Writing Lets get to it!Hallo, mah friends! So I’ve got a couple dudes and dudettes whom I regularly discuss writing with via Skype, and I’m coming to find myself repeating certain bits of advice a LOT. Since I’ve got a growing base of pals asking me for character advice, I’ve decided that it was time I put this repeated advice in journal form, so it may be faved and referenced for later. :3 I’m by no means an expert, but who knows? It might help you too! So lets get to it. Today’s topic – The ever immersive art of character writing!Character Writing Lets get to it!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now. Character is by far, the most important aspect to me, personally, as a writer. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that it’s really the only thing I consciously TRY on. Why is that? Well, because a good cast has the amazing power of making readers forgive other shortcomings that no other aspect can!
Preference Equals Good Writing?? - So before you get bored and tune out on me, I’
Shock Value - Use or abuse?Hiya jerks! I was talking comics with Dad all morning, and I suppose its prompted me to think a bit more about the topic of shock value, because it's something I'm accused of abusing in my own work. O3O Since the era of dark Nuzlockes has died, the term is often used to imply that the writer is abusing his reader's emotions and scraping for merit to disguise a poorly written piece of work, but lets be a little less biased and ask Wikipedia!Shock Value - Use or abuse?3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Shock value is the potential of an action (as a public execution), image, text, or other form of communication to provoke a reaction of sharp disgust, shock, anger, fear, or similar negative emotions.
That's right!! It's actually more general than just writing terms. By definition, it's actually just a term that applies to something that triggers negative emotions, which can be incredibly beneficial to the impact of a piece of literature, so why does it have this negative bias attached to it when we discuss the wonderful world of fanfi
More Optional Reading, Plz. :3Hello, hello, my lovelies! For starters, note the title of this journal - It's another one of those "this might be too personal to bother with" things, so proceed at your own discretion.More Optional Reading, Plz. :32 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Since that big, epic fight with my dad, (well actually TWO big epic fights) things have taken a very unexpected development, and I'm extremely proud of him. That incident was legitimately the first time in my LIFE that I've been so blunt with him on the subject of his addiction issues, and I was very worried that he would take the butthurt route and fall back into his suicide attempt routine. (It might not be tasteful of me to say, but note that his every previous attempt has been horrifically bloody and traumatic to the entire family...) But lo and behold, I come home from Riverside, and he's stone-cold sober. He casually mentioned that he'd been having trouble sleeping, and I casually asked why. He confessed that he flushed all of his prescriptions down the toilet. I know that he's too proud to say i
Lets Talk Writing - Originality!Cue the journal spam! Told ya I was gonna fuck off and talk all day!Lets Talk Writing - Originality!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, so this is something that’s come up a lot recently. I talk to a LOT of different writers about how they’re going to write their Nuzlockes, and do so effectively, and this particular topic is one that’s often neglected in the community. Lets get to it.
The topic..? Originality!!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve plotted these stories with people only to find them making STORY-BREAKING decisions simply based on the fact that it’s “original”. I regret to inform ya’ll that there’s no such thing as something that’s never been done before. I strongly feel that “being original” should NEVER be a reason to do something in your writing. NEVER.
Now. I did a recent poll, asking people why they read/enjoy “Mon Amie”. The results were very nice, and I’m flattered to death at them. There were vari
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?1 month 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
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 Lifeline2 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
Mae says- What is a Mary Sue?Hello gais!Mae says- What is a Mary Sue?6 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.
How I started in art, how I studied and surviveInterview by KhidirIshitar:How I started in art, how I studied and survive8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I want to say firstly thank you for making such a group :iconartistshospital: in the first place, while I haven't made much progress I know that I have a solid resource to build a strong foundation on for practicing art.
I had a few questions for you about art and drawing in general(that I can't remember of course) if you didn't mind.
A: It's an honor to have those questions asked to me, now I finally get the time to sit down and answer them. Hope that my life experience can help to keep some inspired and keep going.
how you started off with an interest in art, animation, and the like?
A: Oh, I am one of those... uh, born drawing girl. Everyone has a different start, I was entranced by newspaper comics ever since I was a baby. I could sit there and STARE at the pictures for hours, my mom still talks about how she wondered what I was staring at. When I co
Favorite Journal Entries that you may have missedHiya Ryceballs. You know, other than drawings and putting up polls about showers, there's one other thing that I love doing on Deviantart, and that is writing journals! I love writing stuff, sharing my thoughts, sharing stories, ranting about stuff, making fun of stuff, doing top 10s. And I have been told that people likes reading it, that definately puts a smile on my beautiful face. But but but but butt I do know that some of you are new to my Deviantart! And maybe some of you just missed some journals, in total I have over 400 journal entries so far so I wouldn't blame ya for missing them! SOOO I have decided to pick some journals of mine that I like and share it with you guys once again. This may be nostalgic for those who followed me since day 1, and something refreshing for those who has never read them before. I also do apologize for how bad the templates layouts for some of these are, some of these makes your eyes hurt after reading.. And I also apologize for how immature theseFavorite Journal Entries that you may have missed7 months ago in Personal More Like This
5 Tips: World-Building TemplateEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips: World-Building Template4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Colors: (An example would be red, white, and blue)
Symbol: (An example would be stars and stripes.)
Races: (The races that inhabit the area, whether or not theyre native.)
Government: (Feudal system, caste system, oligarchy, parliament, democracy, plutocracy?)
Religion: (Monotheism? Pantheism? Atheism?)
Resources: (What does the country export? Import? Make? Is famous for?)
Description of Major Cities: (I do this to get a feel for the areas the characters will be visiting.)
Quote: (What someone from this area would talk like, or talk about.)
History: (Everyone comes from somewhere. Peop
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 You1 year 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
TIPS AND ADVICEOver the last few weeks I’ve been getting lots of requests for tips and advice. So I thought instead of answering each one I will give an overall guide to what I’ve learnt over the last year using graphite. And some of the things I’m going to say may sound very obvious but I’m trying to cater for artists of all levels so just ignore the bits you already know (I apologise for how long this is).TIPS AND ADVICE8 months ago in Personal More Like This
But before I go on I must point out though, that I am no expert and this is just what I’ve found works for me so may not work for everyone. And I have only really started getting used to using graphite pencils recently, as I had not drawn for 11 years until September 2012. And so I am still learning myself and have only found out what works for me from allot of practising and trial and error. Also I am not going to go into doing skin textures as I’m still learning what works and it’s far too complicated to describe on here.
Firstly you are onl
Marketing Your dA PrintsOh marketing... it's every serious artist's permanent headache. What to sell, how to sell it, who to sell it to, how much to sell it for. While we can't give you the one perfect formula for that, here are quite a few tips on how to market your prints on deviantART and beyond.Marketing Your dA Prints4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Put your best art forward
You may think you want to offer everything you can for sale and that is understandable. However, think again. It's likely that not all works you offer for sale are ones that an art buyer might actually want to buy. Just like a potential buyer has to make a choice of what to buy, a seller is better off specifically selecting what to offer for sale and what not. While the saying "Quality over Quantity" is not a sure way to a sale, it's definitely a good strategy to get there.
It's better to offer only your fewer very best works for sale rather than all of your works.
Think like a customer
Put yourself in the shoes of someone contemplating buying your ar