The DB Community Campaign #1Hurrah! Our first night running a campaign? A success! For some, this was the first time we participated in a D&D game in some time. For others, it was their first time. Rusty vets and newcomers bonded over, essentially, learning how to ride that proverbial bibycle.The DB Community Campaign #11 month ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone had a good time.
Anywho, what happened in the campaign, what was the story? How far have we gotten in the span of two hours and a half, maybe three hours if you include breaks?
First, allow me to introduce to you our dramatic personae:
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Tink the Crafty, also known as Tink the Cutie
Played Be: Me
This adorable pixie is a kleptomaniac, a thief who will steal everything except the kitchen sink. Snarky, excitable, yet quite professional... also has a tendency to use her decently high charisma to charm male suckers with adorableness, making them carry all the crap she's looted. Uses a short bow
The new hypo hive (in progress)Update2: add some text for the "Royal Guard bees" since I was in care mood to write a bit more. it is sure not all that is to be said about the "Royal Guard bees" and as with the WASP killer I not sure when we will see a pic of the them but as the tittle say this is a work in progressThe new hypo hive (in progress)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I updated the WASP killer info. Just got an good idea for in so I thought I write it down – I'm sure it is full of bad spelling like the rest of the text XD
If you ask when we will see that bee… well not sure but at least you have the info ^^
Here I will post now and then some info about the reboot of the hypno hive concept.
And no I will not redraw all the bee pics.
What we so far know about the Hypno Bees:
consist out of many small robot bees that have many roles liker worker or fight. These bees then take over woman to make them also into bees so they can work for the hive. The robot bees as well as all the technology of the bee suits works with Hypno Honey as fuel
Top 13 MORE Disturbing MLP:FiM Fan Works (#13)The obvious reason for creating this list is simple: there are bronies out there who take their love for a little girls show to such extremes that they end up creating fan works which, either intentionally or unintentionally, give other fans and non-fans a queasy feeling.Top 13 MORE Disturbing MLP:FiM Fan Works (#13)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now of course this is not isolated to the Brony community. Many other fandoms have their fair share of freaks and weirdos: Trekkies, Star Wars fans, Twilight fangirls--no, scratch that, Twilight fangirls are all freaks and weirdos!
But what makes the Brony community exceptional is that it mostly consists of fans who are not the targeted demographic of the show. It's creepy enough that grown men like a cartoon for little girls, but even creep
An update from Dave...After 6 months of looking into my legal options, I am no longer pursuing legal action against the person who has made heinous accusations against me. I was advised it would be too difficult and expensive to pursue action against a person who does not live in the same country as me, nor could it be enforced by Australian law.An update from Dave...4 months ago in Personal More Like This
So now, I no longer have to be quiet and can now address these outrageous allegations against me, specifically regarding my supposed involvement with Psyguy and the claims made against him.
He was my co-collaborator on GG-guys and Does A Thing, and I considered him a friend.
I am not responsible for the actions of Psy. I was not aware of, or informed of, any of the actions he has supposedly done. I did not enable him or encourage him. Psy makes his own choices.
Assuming the allegations are true, I do not condone his actions, and those claiming to be affected by him should take the necessary steps to seek legal action.
I have continued to tweet, blog and live as I h
A concise guide on how to get better at artSo youre a kid looking down at your anime or comic characters and wondering why after a few years of doodling things arent looking like how you imagine them in your head. Or maybe youre a college student whos wondering why the colours in your paintings arent coming out right. Maybe youre an older fellow or lady whos dabbling in art and youre having trouble with drawing hands. Whoever you are and whatever your problem, you all have something in common;A concise guide on how to get better at art6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You want to get better at representational art.
Here on deviantart its often the case where a noobie will ask a question and another noobie will answer with the very uninspired answer of "practice practice practice." At its core this advice is sound, but the noobie-teacher has just regurgitated what he or she has heard a thousand times over from other would-be noobie-teachers and has not expressed much else. Diligence is the key, but without a direction or goal this diligence might be
The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.3I've been thinking about how and why we learn to draw for a few years now. I started self-analazing my own drawing and character design thought process when I began writing my first art instruction book, "Creating Characters with Personality". It was harder than I thought to verbalize how I've learned and how I process drawing. This has led me to start looking back at my artistic life and how I learned art. What made me learn the most? What drove me to draw and stick with it? What led to others I knew as a child to stop drawing? I think I'm ready to present some of those thoughts here on DA and hear what you think. This is part 2 of three in a series. I'm not sure where this is leading, but step one is my establishing an online art instruction school called Taught ByA PRO (http://www.taughtbyapro.com) that will (in phase one) concenThe Three problems with how we learn art: pt.31 year ago in Personal More Like This
How to make the world a better place.*brain fart*How to make the world a better place.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
1: The managerial lead behind any software patch or update must have their home address made public at the time of its release.
2: A metal plate must be placed beneath the doorway of all shops and stores, which will become electrified if anyone should stop within them.
3: You must pass a spatial awareness test before being permitted to use a shopping trolley.
4: Use of marijuana must become compulsory in Russia.
5: Nurses must receive the same wage as the players of any professional sport.
6: Politicians must have experience working in the field that they want to govern.
7: The entire staff and their families of any company that employs cold calling are to be executed.
8: Firearms must be made to look like giant, purple dildos.
9: News outlets may only ever publish or broadcast facts, not opinions.
10: Someone must explain why religious texts should be taken more seriously than fairy tales.
Add your own!
My Immortal Review IntroductionCalling "My Immortal" the worst fan fiction ever written is the understatement of understatements. Plus it sounds redundant. Fan fiction is rarely good to begin with. So calling fan fiction "bad" is like calling water "wet." It's merely stating the obvious.My Immortal Review Introduction2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fan fiction, as the name implies, is "fiction" written by "fans"—nerds who are so obsessed with a film or show or book or game that they delude themselves into thinking they can write a story about it that is either on par with it or better, and since they lack the creative talent of the hired professional writers who wrote the original source material, what results is amateur hackery that borders between jack and squat.
That isn't to say that good fan fiction doesn't exist. It does, but it's rarer than a white buffalo grazing on a field of four-leaf clovers under a blue moon during a leap year, and finding it is like trying to find a diamond ring in a steaming mound of cow manure and broken glass—that's swarming with flesh-eating h
Hayao Miyazaki: The Castle of CagliostroHayao Miyazaki: The Castle of Cagliostro4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
LUPIN by yocco
Foreword by techgnotic
The Today Page welcomes Sylwia Telari with a review of the one of the most beloved animated feature films of Hayao Miyazaki, “The Castle Of Cagliostro.” A DeviantArt community member for over six years, Sylwia is a traditional artist, working mostly within the mediums of ink, graphite and water color, as well as a wonderful storyteller and concept artist. Sylwia is also a Community Volunteer for Traditional Art, so please let her know if you see an artistic work that you feel is worth
Femme Force: The New Female AvengersFemme Force: The New Female Avengers2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FEMME FORCE: The New Female Avengers
Birds of Prey and Batgirls
Congratulations to the Comics Industry!
Yes, folks, congratulations are in order. For years the comics industry has fought the never ending battle to prove to an uncaring world that comics weren’t just for kids. Thankfully there are now very few one–note heroes left, most of them now being heavily conflicted ‘Anti–Heroes’ who tread the morally gray area b
Parts of the sewing machineI came across this earlier and thought you guys would get a laugh out of it, too!Parts of the sewing machine2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Save the Boob-plate!The reason for making this journal entry is because there is something that has been on my mind since the past three months. And not on my mind alone as it seems more artists are confronted with the same thing I'm about to say. While in most cases time dissipates the issue in my mind this time it is something that keeps bugging me over and over again to a point it irritates the hell out of me. Afterall it is a hot topic that has gone completely viral for many months now.Save the Boob-plate!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This journal entry is all about judgmental journalism, offended-by-design opinionators and the fearsome white knights that the first two bring in its wake. Surely this is something that has existed since the first written word on the internet, and for as long men could express their thoughts behind a pseudonym charade.
Recent events and a large exposure to unhealthy criticism had gotten me thinking and checking with my fellow artists. I'm sure people will say that as an artist we should learn how to deal with harsh and
(FINISHED) WANT YOUR CHAR IN A COMIC??!! FINISHED !!(FINISHED) WANT YOUR CHAR IN A COMIC??2 months ago in Personal More Like This
winners will be decided sometime tonight or tomorrow
DO NOT POST YOUR DESCRIPTION IN THE COMMENTS OF THIS JOURNAL
IM SORRY THIS KEEPs UPDATING SO MUCH LMAO
THE ENTRIES FOLDER:
a lot of you seemed to approve of this idea so.. xD
some of you may know i was going to make a zombie comic (maybe not with the whole stereotypical zombie apocalypse thing, but something like that along the lines of survival)
and now i need YOUR characters to add to the story!!
why??? bc i love all my watchers and want to thank them by doing this hhh <33
LET'S GET TO IT
I'LL TRY TO KEEP THIS AS SHORT AS POSSIBLE
SOZ FOR ALL THE WRITING BUT PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL OF IT
ALSO SOZ IF I MADE ANY SPELLING MISTAKES, ITS REALLY LATE HERE
WHAT'S THIS CONTEST ABOUT??
this contest is to pick the best characters that
Inspirational story.Recently I met Fred Lang. He shared with me his wonderful story of striving to be an artist starting at age 40. Inspirational. http://youtu.be/3auHm6ICeHgInspirational story.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Being a miserable artist = being a bad artist.I recently felt it being one of the most important things, not just for an artist; being happy with what you do. No one wants to get up every morning thinking.. shit .. another work day. Of course there can be days, maybe even a full week of that, but the majority of your time you should be feeling content and happy even.Being a miserable artist = being a bad artist.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
With that lack of love and enthusiasm it is most likely reflected into your work.
Now it's not always your own fault that your work doesn't make you happy and doesn't feed your creative monster. But it can be in these cases.
You make your OWN workday miserable when:
If you don't speak your mind and stand up for your opinion and values.
If you're not open minded regarding feedback and new techniques.
:buletblue: If you don't aim for improvement. (though aiming for perfecting all the time can be stressful)
when you allow yourself to work under stressful circumstances for too long.
Awesome Work Spotlight 10More illustrations! May these artists keep up the great workAwesome Work Spotlight 105 months ago in Personal More Like This
Be sure to follow the Facebook/Tumblr/Twitter pages of any artists that produce work you enjoy ^__^
Shaman by Warmarkes
landscape 01 by Xdanix914
Inktober Day 25: Forest by VeronicaKosowski
Spirited Away by snowmarite
Commission 41 by lostie815
KOBO: Ancient Forest 2 by JackEavesArt
Darconis by ApocAlypsE007
Forest Quick by steena65
dragonflies by GIcee
Day 705. Sidhe (student film) Color Script 03 by Cryptid-Creations
Dark Castle 2 by Emkun
Green stuff. by GreekCeltic
Croon Farms Organic Sticks by Kunochai
Newbery after the rain by TeresaClark
And another webcomic ^^
Back-To-Basics Screenwriting With SnappyBack-to-Basics Screenwriting With SnappyBack-To-Basics Screenwriting With Snappy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(And Why The Biz Might Not Be For You)
Fully Formatted Article: http://fav.me/d5erlbh
So ya wanna write a screenplay. Maybe you’re bored with 180,000 word novels, but you still have a full-length story to tell. Maybe you watched a shitty movie last weekend and thought, I could have written that ten million times better. Maybe you heard that every waiter, barista, and pole-dancer in Hollywood has a screenplay under their belt – and so why don’t you?
So that’s your first thought. Your second thought is – I’ve already been writing for years. I’ve got English degrees up the wazoo and my use of epic metaphors has totally made my professor cream her pants on a regular basis. So why the fuck do I need to go to “film school?” Isn’t that just for hacks anyway?
Well, yes – and no. But that isn’t what this article is about. I’m here to tell you, okay, maybe yo
Why it's so important to unite as artists.We are with many though yet we are with few. We're all divided over little subgroups such as, fantasy illustrators, concept artists, comic book pencilers, photomanipers, techartists, anime drawers, realism sketchers etc. You might even find your place at multiple sections.Why it's so important to unite as artists.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I found that the biggest united groups on Deviant Art are mostly evolved around fan art, such as Sonic, or My little pony.
Observations aside, I think the good thing about those groups is that they serve for companionship. Being an artist all by yourself with no one to share/talk about/discuss your work with can feel rather lonely. And that lonely feeling is not encouraging at all. Most of us keep a lot of things taboo as well, like techniques or rates. If we were more openly with these the changes of being underpaid or missing out on a job because someone else does it for hardly any money at all will grow slimmer. People should know what they are worth and not be afraid to ask for it.
When I joined Devia
TO ASPIRING ARTISTS AND STUDENTSbest of luck to you this year!TO ASPIRING ARTISTS AND STUDENTS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Viking tutorials!*Update*Viking tutorials!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
adding the speedpaint with a little bit extra footage in there, from start to finish. Happy Monday everybody!
In case you missed last week:
Hey guys!! Remember that poll a while ago? Well now its happening for real
Development on cubebrush.com (name chosen by you guys!) has started and I invite you to follow the Facebook page for now until the soft launch in early June! We'll post updates on the development as it comes along and will try to keep you informed every step of the way.
I'll have something special for the early subscribers so make sure you don't miss the announcement concerning that on Facebook tomorrow! https://www.facebook.com/cubebrush
Cubebrush.com will be a website hosting a community, as well as free tutorial videos and resources for artists. We'll also have a very cheap but
Star Wars: Battle PodStar Wars: Battle Pod2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
WAKING UP THE FORCE: New Star Wars Games Build Anticipation
For Episode VII
“Star Wars: Battle Pod” has been released in arcades across America. An international release of the game is imminent.
The game is about the size of a moderately–large photo booth, and it weighs around 1,000 pounds. To enter, you open a small door and take a seat inside the compartment. In front of you rests an almost impossibly large curved screen, as well as the left– and right–hand controls. This is the type of chamber you may enter
Collection: Concerts - Can you Hear What I See?Collection: Concerts - Can you Hear What I See?1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Concerts - Can you Hear What I See?
Random guitar player
Photography and other visual representations of concert events are a tricky proposition.
Fans of the music aren’t looking for, nor needing, much more than a souvenir of the evening filled with their favorite sounds. Photographs or paintings of the proceedings are an unnecessary ornament, rather than a part of the main artistic expression – the performer and his or her music. But there is a kin
There is a new Ranter in town (Update)I have been warned by multiple deviants at this point about the following deviant: RantassholeThere is a new Ranter in town (Update)3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I have learned they take pieces without the artists permission to bash on their character on this website.
I have also learned they have made racist remarks toward Delucat.
This website is for creativity and allowing someone to grow.
Honestly I am saying be careful with this guy. I'm not putting the name up to cause issues or for you guys to attack or anything.
I am simply warning about their terrible choice of a cause in the CP fandom.
He seems to be gone now
Request Raffle V! [CLOSED]Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you are all candying it up!Request Raffle V! [CLOSED]3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Gaaa, thank you everyone for entering! I never had this many entries before, over double from the last request raffle! ;v; So I will be picking two winners instead of one~
The gods of random.org has decided the winners!
Congrats, guys! I will be contacting you once Halloween is over. Cause...you know....candy coma recovery time....
As for everyone else, thanks again. <33 It will be a while till my next raffle, stick around till then! ;v;
AMG IT'S A REQUEST RAFFLE AGAIN.
I don't know why I am doing this. It's probably cause I only had 4 hours of sleep in these pass 3 days and I'm not thinking straight and I still need to cook dinner for my family. I am an indentured servant to my parents.
OH AND I HAVE A TON OF NEW WATCHERS. Hi!
SO YEAH. THAT.
So I am giving out a free sketch. It will be a while before I do this again, so best test your luck now. I'll randomly pick who it is on H