Good news, bad news.It's been a while, things have been a little quiet on DA for me lately. So I apologize for that. It's been a crazy month for me, a lot of personal stuff has happened which has kind of put things on hold for a while.Good news, bad news.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My father passed away a few weeks ago, it hit me pretty hard because we were really close. His name was Bob Brown, also a great artist and a singer, he was in a rock band back in his day. Anyway I've had some time to adjust to it, trying to get back into the swing of things now
The good news is.. I'm getting married! Me and my beautiful girlfriend Allira went on a holiday just a week ago (had it planned for months) we went to Thailand, also went on the Phi Phi Island tour where I seized the chance and got down on one knee, popped the question, showed her the ring I've been hiding for months, and she said yes! So now we're engaged!
So it's all happening now, I'm very excited about it all. I also just bought a whole new office setup, recently I got the new Cintiq Touch so
Street For Beginners: Compose Like a MasterNow that we are all now masters of our cameras, and it has truly now become a tool that enhances our ability to make art. It is time to begin working on our second required skill for improving our street photography. Remember while doing this to continue following the golden rule:Street For Beginners: Compose Like a Master2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't Shoot Street Photography
If you spend some time looking at the masters of street photography images, like Henri Cartier Bresson's, they all have one thing in common; their photographs are compositional masterpieces.
Composition is often the most overlooked skill in street photography, where photographers focus more on capturing the "decisive moment", but without strong composition a photograph will an excellent captured moment will still not pop out of the page.
Street photography requires the photographer to have the ability to make a strong composition in a fraction of a second; it almost must be second nature to the street photographer.
In order to gain this "sixth sense" of photography and hav
A FILMIE FEATURE.A FILMIE FEATURE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tri-X is a classic high-speed black-and-white photographic film from Kodak. It was introduced around 1940 and it was one of Kodak's first high-speed black-and-white films. Tri-X 400 is usually rated at ISO 400 when processed in standard developers, and remains among the fastest black-and-white films today.
It´s an all-purpose panchromatic film, for subjects requiring good depth of field and high shutter speeds, and for extending the flash distance range. Has fine grain, high sharpness, medium contrast, and moderate degree of enlargement.
With the advent of digital photography, Tri-X has all but fallen out of use in newspaper journalism, though it remains popular in documentary journalism, what led it to be extensively re-engineered, and in 2007 received the new designation 400TX, in place of TX or TX400, and also became finer-grained.
That's why Tri-X was one of the most popular films used by photojournalists, street photographers, and many amateurs.
The Sc-Avenger: March 2014The Sc-Avenger: March 201411 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Circles by xbastex
Nonsense by Konzu
Summer's memory_3 (Poland 2013) by IamMoondance
Daddy, stripes! by Jinnger
Instant 2996 by SUDOR
*** by stringoiu
When Teletubbies Go Bad by DougNZ
spare parts by lightdrafter
Wind by IFedorovskaya
untitled by PatrickMonnier
girl on the sky train by hersley
You wanna come with me? by Ultimosamurai
Tutorial: Hooters Regional Pageant Lighting Set UpTutorial: Hooters Regional Pageant Lighting Set Up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mission: Photograph the pageant pictures for the Regional Hooters Pageant.
Goal: Offer something unique to Hooters and the women in the Pageant. Give them something other than, the normal pageant pictures.
The situation actually turned out great this year. I had a space that allowed me to have privacy and was next to the trailer the women where changing in. The previous year we had issues because it is a outdoor event and a lot of the "fans" tried to mingle with the contestants. So we had the perfect spot. We were also able to use the district managers mustang as a prop so that was really cool. The soft box is boomed up front. Always remember, especially when shooting outside, to bring something to weigh down the boom. Too easy for it to get blown over, even by the slightest gust of wind. The second light (gelled with pu
Wonder Woman RebornWonder Woman Reborn3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Wonder Woman Reborn
Supers V Wonder by JoshJ81
The collective fan community sigh of relief that a female director has been chosen to bring the Amazonian Goddess to life on the big screen has been echoing across the web ever since Monday’s announcement that Michelle McClaren had won that coveted crown. Here at DA HQ, we can’t help but imagine what Joss Whedon might have done with the character.
Pray no one involved in the Catwoman movie gets close to it.
August theme:iconpurple-tplz::iconpurple-hplz::iconpurple-eplz::iconpurple-mplz::iconpurple-eplz:August theme3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This months theme is: Mythology
Yup! We've been considering this for awhile, but never really got around to it.
Here's what you can do
-ANY Country! Yup, you can do Nordics, Greeks, Chinese, whatever!
-OCs/Other Characters are allowed! So you can do stuff like Percy Jackson dudes and the Avengers I guess. But I would stay away from making your own mythical creature.
-Humanizations! Go ahead and humanize an existing creature.
-EDIT: These have to be things that are actually taboos people spread around and possibly believe in. They usually are found in religion. Things like the Lochness monster etc. are acceptable too. Feel free to ask if you aren't sure.
-EDIT2: Yes, gods, goddesses, spirits, titans, it's all okay.
Ignore the Participation rules on the group's main page, just follow this one.
1. The t
MY OPINON - CURRENT UTAU/MMD Drama/ Damesukekun DISCLAIMER:MY OPINON - CURRENT UTAU/MMD Drama/ Damesukekun2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THIS JOURNAL ENTRY IS JUST MY OPINION. IT IS NOT TO HARASS, HURT, START A FIGHT, HATE ON ANYBODY, OR TO CALL ANYONE A LIAR, FAKE, ETC. I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S EVEN COMPLETELY GOING ON, SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CORRECT ME, PLEASE POLITELY CORRECT ME. IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT I'M SAYING, DON'T POST A COMMENT. DON'T READ IT AT ALL IF YOU WANT. NUFF SAID. I JUST WANT TO PUT MY OPINION AND SUGGESTIONS OUT THERE. THANK YOU.
So this whole drama thing.
All I want to show you guys is a more logical, peaceful, and better option to the situation.
I'm not even 100% sure what's going on, seems like a giant scandal and conspiracy though.
All I really know is that TDA doesn't want nude models (understandable), two UTAU producers got blacklisted by the new admin, damesukekun (don't even get me started on how sketchy, aggravating, and stupid this part is), and no one can pipe down about ANYTHING.
Now the first topic I'd like to address is the MMD/TDA issues that are affecti
:Design me an OC Contest:Updates: Prizes are now revealed:Design me an OC Contest:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Decided on hosting another contest for you guys !!
Some Infos you might need in this contest:
-I'll be naming this OC Pepper and it must be a female
-Must be part cat or part dog(made up species are loved)
-Must have the color pink and brown(it is optional if you will used them as a base color )(you can pick from colors here http://prepawsterous.deviantart.com/art/Some-colors-359413545?ga_submit_new=10%253A1363255200 if you like XD)
-Must have either wings or a halo, or BOTH
-You can use this line if you want http://prepawsterous.deviantart.com/art/Free-to-use-kitty-LINEART-359089273(optional)
*this OC is actually a very big deal for me. I will based her on my puppy who died when she was a week old. Will "probably" make her my fursona depending on the entries I'll be receiving.
Deadline will be on May 1.
Them prizes(will still be updated)
250 from me
Bouncy anim like this
Simple digital painti
October MotM Theme:iconpurple-tplz::iconpurple-hplz::iconpurple-eplz::iconpurple-mplz::iconpurple-eplz:October MotM Theme2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For starters, massive apologies for the late submission for this journal being so late. October is quite a busy month it seems for the mods and there has been quite a bit of debate about themes (aka, we couldn't settle on anything).
So in the standard way of things we've fallen back on good old seasonal choices. Which means that this month's theme is:
Now I know this is a theme that we did last year, but we've been having a bit of a dip in entries lately, and so we wanted to do something that was easy and would get all your imaginations whirring
If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and one of the mods will answer
Ignore the Participation rules on the group's main page, just follow this one.
1. The title MUST have "MOTME" in it
If it does NOT have this, your entry will be declined
Physics Tutorial for PMX editor!I've been asked a bunch of times for help with physics and I know its not the easiest thing! So I sat down and finally did the long awaited physics tutorial explaining how to start making and understanding how physics work in pmx editor. If you've ever had models where the hair falling to the floor or twitching like crazy there are some great tips to understanding why that's happening in this video.Physics Tutorial for PMX editor!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you have idea's for other video's let me know. I've heard some suggestions about modeling different things but it will most likely be using maya which may or may not help people.
Also news soon about models!
Converting Sims2 and Sims3 to MMD - A rough guide.Here's short instructions on how I figured out to do this today. I knew how to get the textures but had no idea how to get the mesh, so yh.Converting Sims2 and Sims3 to MMD - A rough guide.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just got "SimPE" the sims2 package editor.
Then I opened the ".package" file downloaded from a sims2 site.
------Getting the 3D body---------
To extract the 3d body you need to use a sim2 package with a mesh file in it.
Click on the list of files that says GMDC, and on the lower left check all the parts in that box that says "Generic Rcol Editor"
Click on preview to see a small image of what it looks like.
Then click "Export" and use DirectX Exporter. Then import the x file into PMDeditor. I think you need to scale it "x10" to see it, not sure though. But yeah. Then you just need to assign the materials.
Open the package containing the textures you want.
Scroll down on the left and select "Texture Image"
Export all the im
Macne Nana Coming Soon!Macne Nana was just confirmed for a January release of 2014. Not only that but she’s also going to get an English VOCALOID voicebank! She will be out for both Windows and Mac versions of VOCALOID and the company said they would try to not disappoint with the price! The design is linked below!Macne Nana Coming Soon!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Tumblr Ver.: http://vocatopia.tumblr.com/post/64980486429/macne-nana-was-just-confirmed-for-a-january
Ripping models from PJD games.Hey everyone.Ripping models from PJD games.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So,I noticed that some people are ripping from Music Girl,Dreamy Theater,etc.But they act like that's a super secret...and they don't even credit the people who made the script.
For example ... Music girl's script you can find on Xentax Forum. ( http://forum.xentax.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=9541 ) A lot of scripts you guys can find on that forum,but it's too bad that you don't credit the ones who made the scripts.
I think when you say "I ripped it" doesn't mean that you "ripped it completely" , you know?You just took a random script(you didn't made it) ,used it on 3DSMax/whatever and...that's it.And I've used to do that too
yeah,I don't "rip" models anymore because i'm too lazy to do thatThen guys...stop saying "HURRRRRR IMAH FAKIN AMAZING DOOD I RIPPED DIZ MODEL BUT I WONT TELL U HOW TO RIP IT CUZ IM VERY BADASS ONLY MY V.I.P FRIENDS CAN GET IT".In fact,everyone can rip a model if you use Google.Plus , you're not a genius just because you googled for "Musi
THE MMD AND 3DCG DATABASE!!http://mmd.nomeu.org all the downloadds you will ever needTHE MMD AND 3DCG DATABASE!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(use google translate)
all the mods you will ever need
100 Watcher Giveaway!WINNERS!!The Winners are...100 Watcher Giveaway!WINNERS!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2nd place #13 :iconWafflesOwO:
And 1st place #10! :iconAramitama5:!!
You will now be given your prizes
Thanks to all my watchers!!
Yes I have now 100 watchers! I love you guys so mcuh
Too reward you I am making a giveaway!!
Watch me, this is a giveaway to my watchers so...
Fav this journal
write a journal/poll linking this journal
comment with the link to your journal or poll
You wll be given a number
Yay! Then your done!
I will be using random.org to choose the numbers
Anybody who donates for this giveaway will get 3+ free requests depending on the amount and a watch, llama, an feature!
Anyone can add more prizes from to drawings to llamas!!
There are going to be 2 places
3 requests from me
2 free icons from me
Why Authors Kill Off CharactersI can actually answer this question, at least for myself. Coming from the perspective of a hopefully-soon-tobe-published author, I think killing off main characters is a sign of maturity as a writer. When authors coddle their characters and give them whatever they want, the end result is often spoiled, hard-to-relate-to characters who get happy endings handed to them on a silver platter. Take Twilight, for example. In all four 400-600 page novels, not one pivotal "good" character dies. And what are we left with? Little character development, no themes or lessons to be learned, and the acute feeling that the books were more like fairytales with all the characters skipping off into the sunset hand-in-hand. Admit it: you remember a book that made you cry more than a book that made you smile. Every classic novel that has withstood the test of time features some sort of death, agony, suffering or all of the above. Suffering builds character. And sometimes, killing a character is necessary fWhy Authors Kill Off Characters3 years ago in Personal More Like This
can i commission you?i really want to commission someone to draw my waterdogcan i commission you?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Tutorial: How to find MMD model links ...Tutorial: How to find MMD model links ...2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It seems a lot of people really do have trouble finding models that they've seen and like for MMD. I have a lot of people who visit my Deviant Art gallery asking for links and this can get irritating as I am not in the habit of collating links. However, there is a percentage of people who genuinely are new to MMD and really have no idea, and it is for these people that I am writing this brief tutorial.
Almost all models available for MMD exists somewhere on the Internet for download with perhaps the following exceptions:
Those that are sold commercially (Windows 100% models)Those that were taken out of circulation by their creatorsThose that are made privately for personal enjoyment or private collections
In general, you should NEVER ask for a download link for these as in the case of 1 & 2, where download links exists, they are probably ILLEGAL (as in you'll probably be breaking applicable Copyright Laws if you used those links). As for case 3,
Ahhh, when did I receive Senior Member status??oh my god I'm so sorry. I've been so busy with moving (i didn't know my family had so much shit) and other stuff I just haven't logged onto dA for a while.Ahhh, when did I receive Senior Member status??1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But I didn't realize I'm now a Senior Member?? wowowow I don't even know who gave that to me, but thank you so much~~ i know it's just a title, but I remember as a kid first on dA I was like "Seniors are so speciallll i want oneeee" xDDDD. And now I'm old and apparently senior enough to be Senior
Uh, here's something I've been working on. Actually, this thing was done back in November though xD;;;.
um, I'll still be busy for a while preparing my portfolio stuff, so I can't guarantee I'll be on dA, but I will be on Tumblr because that's where I post WIPs (and complain about stuff, talk about stuff i don't think making a journal on dA is appropriate for cause i tend to delete my lil rants xD;; ). Does anyone want me to post my WIPs here too? I remember quite a few peopl
Leaving bronydomAfter a tough day, an emotional breakdown, and a bit of contemplation of where I am going with my life. I have decided. Under my pixel artist name, I will consider not doing any more additional pony-related artwork. I am at a point where it is hurting my social life, I am not too happy with being part of this clique, and money in consideration, is not worth the time. I believe this is gonna be the time to let my watchers know - if you are watching me for ponies, I am afraid I have decided it is a necessity to distance myself away from ponies.Leaving bronydom8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Why? Long story.
Well over a year ago, a friend from Sweden was telling me. "Hey, we're coming to a convention that happens to be in the Seattle area!" I joined. People were having a blast, and I was missing out as I had very few people to enjoy the time with. At that point, I had a change of heart. I was no longer happy keeping to myself.
So then, I gave myself a goal, because I was an artist.... why not be a vendor next year? I wanted to be 'out
Poe's Death List:icontechgnotic:Poe's Death List3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Fri Oct 21, 2011, 8:23 PM
As Halloween approaches, what better way to celebrate the season when the spectral
boundaries of the Kingdom of the Spirits of the Dead touch briefly with the mystical
edges of the Domain of We the Living than to invoke the battered and hellishly bedeviled
soul of Edgar Allan Poe to guide us in communication between (his) ghostly and (our)
ghastly planes of existence.
Poe invented the “detective” story and was an early father of “sci-fi”, and he was also an
extraordinary poet, but he is best known for his Gothic tales of mystery and abject horror –
nearly all of them anchored in the apprehension of an impending cruel and unnatural death.
Edgar Allan Poe by Dr-Horrible
Poe had an inventive genius like no other in his
Devious Journal EntryUNDEEER THE SEEEAAAAAAAADevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This