Featured: Sonic birthdaySonic's 23rd anniversary is coming up on June 23, so all arts involving the blue blur´s birthday will be featured in June. If you want your art to be featured, send a comment with link of your art!Featured: Sonic birthday1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sonic 23rd anniversary by OggynkaSonic Festival 2014 by Baitong9194Sonic's 23 by adamissurprise!! by Solar0.: Sketchbook (phone) : Happy 23rd Sonic :. by iluvcats11123/06 [SONIC] by LeonS-723rd of June by RAWN89HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY SONIC! by Sonikku-StarHAPPY BDAY SONIC 23 YEARS by 7marichan7Happy Birthday Sonic! by KetrinDarkDragon23 Years by SEGAmastergirlSonic 23rd Anniversary by Baitong919423 years of Sonic by jayfoxfireLet's Go on One More Adventure! by Pyon-SukiHAPPY BDAY SONIC 23 YEARS by 7marichan723 Years :3 by DarkStarling71623rd by wisp2007King Sonic 23rd Bday by 7marichan7+Happy 23rd+ by HarunaAki23 Years Making BOOM by SweetSilvy140623sonicbirth by MRiHappy birthday Sonic! by catnaroSonic The Hedgehog 23rd Anniversary by Star-of-MagentaHBD Sonic 2014!!! by Unichrome-uniHappy B-day, Sonic by Fulminant-R319HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONIC: Loyal Fan Comic by MagicalCustardSquireSonic's 23rd thing by ArtisyOneSONIC 23th by Rock-SolSpeed Highway - ''Gotta go... where?'' by TheJege1223 years of Sonic! by SpongeDudeCoolPants:thumb462934996:Happy 23rd Birday Sonic! by PokeSonFanGirlHappy 23rd Anniversary Sonic! by JemiDoveSonic 23 on 23 sketch 02 by Liris 2014 by Liris-sanSonic Boom: Sonic the Hedgehog by Sonri97~:Happy 23rd Birthday:~ by SonicForTheWin2The Will by SmilesFPSSidelined by iluvzelgadis:thumb4547610
Sonic Artists And It's FandomI RARELY rant anymore but... I just have to rant about this because I have seen many of my favorite people say this. So many artists these past 2 or so months feel that drawing sonic art is a waste of time, it's an inferiority of art, it holds people back from achieving their dreams, all the excuses of the world. I have been drawing sonic art since I was what... 4 years old? I myself have been in the state where I said "I'M GONNA QUIT SONIC" because I let the bad side of the fandom get to me and I thought I had grown bored of it when really it was just.. me. Then I realised "I LOVE IT WHY DID I ABANDON YOUUUUU" .... Still today, there are so many people who bash on sonic artists but as a fellow member of the sonic fandom, I like to draw it and I like to look at it... No, I don't know anything past Sonic Unleashed, I don't even know Silver and Blaze's personality and I know jack about Mephiles. I don't know about any games on the Wii, I guess I am not what others to be considered a trueSonic Artists And It's Fandom1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sonic Art Collection MagazineSo what's thie Sonic Art magazine all about?Sonic Art Collection Magazine2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First here's what would look like in the newsstand or local comic book store shelf.
Not bad huh? Just to clarify to everyone this is a mock publication that will be personally submitted (in person) to Archie Comics at Comic Con San Diego 2013 as a portfolio review (and as a gift too!). I plan to have a chat with Paul Kaminski (current Editor/Executive Director of Editorial at Archie Comics) and see what I need to do to gain a spot to work there in the near future.
And to be honest with you, many people here may think that I want to be one of the sequential artists, or be the one in charge of artistic direction (ie in the visual sense, like advanced story boarding ) of the stories that Ian writes for the Sonic series, or be one of those who help touch up the comic art (eg inker/colourist/letterer etc) but the reality is I'm not really interested in those aspects - and I know for a fact t
Featured Artist Update!!:iconaoki6311:Featured Artist Update!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Though they don't quite have much in their gallery yet, :aoki6311:'s does not disappoint. They have a nice digital coloring style that seems to mirror that seen while working with physical acyrlic paint on canvas; their shading and blending technique works well to produce a soft, yet defined color throughout each piece.
This combined with their strength of utilizing the most of each composition makes any future work they maybe showcase a treat to look forward to.
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I GOT MY FIRST JOB!!!Today was a marvelous reminder of God’s perfect and amazing timing. For the last year and a half, I have not had a job because of schooling. My elderly grandmother and her sister have been supporting me month to month and I constantly believed the lie that I was selfish and ungrateful. I constantly guilt-tripped myself and told myself I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t do anything right.. I was consumed by fear of making mistakes.I GOT MY FIRST JOB!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have never worked a job in my life. Yea I do informal jobs like cleaning a persons house or babysitting, but never anything in public. I am 20 years old and I have never worked! Lol!
So I began to cry out to The Lord about it last year around summer vacation. My family was harassing me and telling me I was selfish. But I heard God through the midst tell me, “don’t worry about it Alex. Don’t even search for work. I have it under control.” “But God- what about when I am done with ministry school?!! I can’t even
SO YOU WANNA BE A COMIC ARTIST RIGHT?Okay so I get a bunch of these question all the time about being an Artist. Questions like "How do you draw like that?" "Will you draw my comic for Free?" "What do I need to do to get better?" "What are the tools you use?" Ect...SO YOU WANNA BE A COMIC ARTIST RIGHT?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to provide all these Answer and more here, so listen up.
1.The most commonly asked question is "How did you learn how to draw"
I get asked this question a ton and my answer is pretty much the same every time. "PRACTICE!!!" I cannot stress this enough, but you have to practice. You will only get out of it what you put into it. How good do You want to be?
Truthfully thats up to you.
I've put in a good 15 years of drawing almost everyday. I've wanted to be a comic artist more than anything. I WANTED IT! And now I'm doing it. But I had to work at it. I didn't just wake up one day an
In Honour of the MIGHTY LIPS!!In Honour of the MIGHTY LIPS!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For full details on how you can help contribute towards the project GO TO THIS LINK.
WORK-IN-PROGRESS (PART 2)
I needed a break from inking. So I did this for kicks.
Anyways as soon as I'm done with some amazing dinner I'll be back to inking the rest of the bad guys - then it's onto colouring! Weee!!!
Oh and of course, please check out the updated FAN ART gallery just below you - we've got some more amazing entries to be potentially added into the book!
Also I've decided to extend the fan art submission date to an extra three days. So officially the submission deadline for fanart is Tuesday, 21st January 2014. May the powers of an extension be with you!
Soulfeatherwolf OrdealI'm just going to document what all happened over the past few days.Soulfeatherwolf Ordeal1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not attacking anyone, I'm really not even mad anymore.
I know several people have apologized concerning their part in these events, and I really do appreciate that. So please, DO NOT go and attack the people who posted lies about me.
The only thing I want to accomplish through this journal is to make a clear record of events.
Also, I'm going to be providing several links to journals, stamps, comments, etc. Several people wrote various lies about me. I ask that you please only believe what you can prove, not just what you hear.
On June 11 ayla-devil commented on 2 of my stamps, on my front page, and on one of my folders.
7 Lies About HomeschoolersAlthough it is pretty awful more times than not, Youtube occasionally has entertaining videos. We can all relate to this one I'm sure. Enjoy!7 Lies About Homeschoolers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sailor Moon Crystal ScheduleDear Sailor Moon fans,Sailor Moon Crystal Schedule1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I found a photo that has the schedule for the episodes of the Sailor Moon Crystal series, Dark Kingdom arc. I'm going to list the schedule in this journal entry and add the notes listed with the photo.
Please share this! It's your handy guide to every air date for Sailor Moon Crystal, plus where to stream it LEGALLY and a note on the Dark Kingdom Arc. Also make note that it's going to take a year for all of these episodes to stream on the internet. Also keep in mind that after act 2 (Episode 2) many websites especially NicoNico will charge to watch the live stream of the acts (Episodes). Enjoy <3
Notes from the photo:
"Sailor Moon Crystal is supposed to span the entire arc of the Dark Kingdom arc of the Manga. The Dark Kingdom arc lasted 14 arcs, ending with the debut of Chibiusa. There was also an additional side story, Casablanca Memory. Which takes place just before Sailor Venus arrives."
"Sailor Moon Crystal can be LEGALLY seen on Crunchy Roll, Hulu, Ne
I'm strangeI am a strange person, I am different.I'm strange2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have started realising this as I'm slowly starting to grow up a bit more.
I don't have most manners one expects from an individual, I am too straight forward, too honest, a bit loud sometimes.
Too many expressions.
Too much talking.
Too much noise.
Too much physical contact towards others, is it bad that I want to feel them?
I thought it was beautiful to express yourself but sometimes I'm doubting it.
I will be happy and then I will be sad, I will feel awake, then tired.
I don't really know what's wrong with me but please, don't judge people when they are only expressing themselves and are not keeping a brick plain face. Cause I've tried to be what is considered "polite", and I actually am, but... I just wish society did not expect us to be so quiet all the time.
We only do it out of love.
I wish we could go outside and shout.
I wish we could laugh loudly without others staring with faces of disgust.
Humanity will turn into rotten flowers
Sailor Moon Crystal trailer!I'm literally crying right now! T^TSailor Moon Crystal trailer!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*Will update later with my opinion after I'll stop fangirling (will take about 8 hours)*
Site Update: New Beta Features, CollectionsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: New Beta Features, Collections10 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New Beta Tester Features: Site Navigation, Activity Feeds & Status Updates
Three major changes to the way the deviantART works have just been launched to some of our Beta Testers! We’re pleased to announce the beta release of a redesigned site navigation and two entirely new features — Activity Feeds and Status Updates — bringing exciting new options to deviantART’s browsing and sharing experience.
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Buyyaa!! Tagged!TAGGED BY :iconsonickawaii:Buyyaa!! Tagged!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
You must post these rules,
Answer the 10 questions from the person who tagged you and make you're own 10 questions for the people u tag choose from 5 to ten of you're friends to tag and put their icons in the journal, can't say no tags everyone that has been tagged must make a journal and facts about them :3
here we go! :iconmarioplz:
1-Night or day? :3
Day! when theres is many things to do and Night to study before an exam! of course 3 nights before an exam
2-Sanic tells you he loves u!!! what do u do?
slap him! Sanic you dont love me! you love mama luigi!! (pfff )
3-Favorite Sonic character?
The Silver AgeIt looks like the news has been broken online, so I can finally talk about this...!The Silver Age1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Check out the solicits for Archie Aciton's books for the late summer here (http://comicbook.com/2015/05/19/exclusive-archie-comics-action-solicitations-for-august-2015/#Image4), and you'll see...
SONIC UNIVERSE #79
SILVER THE HEDGEHOG RETURNS in an ALL-NEW adventure! Enter:"The Silver Age": Part One
Silver the Hedgehog's future may no longer be a terrible burning ruin, but it certainly is far from safe! Mystery and danger abounds as Silver is dragged into a dangerous conspiracy linked to the reality-warping menaces known as the Genesis Portals! Featuring cover art by Sonic comic extraordinaire Evan Stanley plus a "HERO" variant with art provided by SEGA!
Script: Evan Stanley
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #79 CVR A Reg: Evan Stanley
Sonic Universe #79 CVR B Variant: SEGA
On Sale Date: 8/26
32-page, full color comic
Merry Christmas'Glory to God in the highestMerry Christmas2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And on earth peace good will toward men'
Born unto a virgin was God's only begotten Son
Emmanuel (God with us) is the title of The One
Mary's father was of Judah, the linage of a king
Mary's mother was a Levite, from Aaron's priestly string
The world beheld a brilliant star a shining in the east
The sign of Christ, The King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and High Priest
'Glory to God in the highest
And on earth peace good will toward men'
Shepherds in the field keeping watch over their flock at night
The angel of the Lord appeared and gave them such a fright
'Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy'
For unto you is born this day, a Saviour, Christ the Roi
The Babe is wrapped in swaddling clothes, a lying in the hay
Heavenly host gave praise to God on the greatest birthday
'Glory to God in the highest
And on earth peace good will toward men'
The University of Squirrel Feeding (USF)Aahhh USF, the University of Squirrel-Feeding, revisited:The University of Squirrel Feeding (USF)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Today I brought a small bag of shell-less walnuts and decided to do a bit of an experiment. I walked over to some areas where about 3 to 5 squirrels are seen gathering in the afternoon, and I held out a piece of walnut while approaching one of them slowly and bending down to its level to peak its curiosity. Had some success with at least two of them--as soon as they approached me to grab the nut between my fingers and eat it peacefully either a few steps away or back at their tree to eat while hanging, they would learn pretty quick and come with a bit more eagerness to grab another until they no longer wanted anymore.
It was fun watching their different methods for grabbing the food. The spy-like squirrel would "strategize" a way to approach the nut, usually zig-zagging to sneak up to the nut, and use its tiny claws to assist in grabbing it (prickling my fingers in the process with some notable sharpness but not in a really hurt
That Explains Why...!That Explains Why...!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Credit goes to Brawkinthefamily.com. I randomly found this on Facebook and couldn't help but share it.
The animated version will make full sense of the joke but deviantART couldn't display animated GIF's of this nature on journals. Click here to see Tail's butt in action! lol
Anyways I've just finished penciling pages 3 & 4 to Sonic Boom: Unwrapped! I'm pretty chuffed with the results. = ) Right now I'll have to get my ass back into uni-work mode - got some assignments to finish off. Enjoy your week everyone!
Burnbot Wants Revenge!
I Got The Masterplan!!
It's been raining all day in San Francisco. I couldn't do much other than draw... And this is what I came up with!
Anyways, after watching 'The Wind Rises' with Svend Joscelyne (aka Dreadknux, creator of The Sonic Stadium and
Huge thanks to Elson Wong!For any of my fans who haven't seen this, Elson Wong (darkspeeds on DA) has created an amazing trade paperback collecting the four issues of Sonic Universe that I wrote and drew; Pirate Plunder Panic!Huge thanks to Elson Wong!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The book looks fantastic and I can't wait to read through it in person. Lots of people contributed art to make the book and I look forward to giving each of them a personal thanks.
It means more to me than I can say that I have fans who care so much about my work and think so highly of me to spend their time and money on such a unique and cool keepsake.
Check out the awesomeness here:http://darkspeeds.deviantart.com/journal/Tracy-Yardley-s-book-just-arrived-438340739
And thanks again, Elson!
Want to say thanks to Tracy Yardley?Want to say thanks to Tracy Yardley?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Folks I cannot stress how exciting this new year is going to be.
I'm in the process of applying for an Internship at Archie Publications Inc. for the Summer of 2014. Fingers crossed that everything will go smoothly - all the paperwork from Immigration US/Homeland Security can be a real pain in the butt.
Anyways now that I'm done with the first semester at the Academy of Art (averaging B/B+ grades!); spent quality time with me best mates via :iconchemb0t: and :iconevanstanley: for Christmas and New Years; and wished my family and friends a Happy New Years it's time to make full use of my three weeks before school starts this Spring 2014.
So here's the plan.
Before I make my way to the offices of Archie Publications I'm preparing another portfolio piece to showcase.
The project is entitled PIRATE PLUNDER PANIC. The purpose is twofold - the first one has already been explained above but the second is to say a
A World In Color A World In ColorA World In Color7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The lineart for :iconchicago-pd-stars:'s commission is complete! Adding the details was fun and calculative - reference photos of fun fairs really helped!
I just finished penciling the outlines to focal point's Tails and Wave. Then it was off to the scanner. This was what was scanned and edited in digital format!
I'm still thinking of whether to render in graphite or in digital color... Both options have their own set of pros and cons but I think it'll be worth the investment to colour this... Let's see how I go!
Somebody's Jealous...! (Make that Two!)
Can you pick out who?
Not these two... Though they're up to something!
Nope not these two either...
The ALLIGATOR PIG SQUEALER!! (StH #252 Teaser)Off to a good start! I mashed up two awesome animals of our kingdom to create a unique sound for the hideous monster featured in Sonic the Hedgehog #252! Go and find out what 'it' sounds like, and it's nowhere near the sound of Cream's cuddly Tails Doll.The ALLIGATOR PIG SQUEALER!! (StH #252 Teaser)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sneak Peak...!! (StH#252 At All Costs!)
LISTEN TO A MINI PREVIEW
Yup, I'm already working on the next one! Let's begin the campaign to complete the 'COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS' 'feature film length-ed' comic drama (I'll be giving myself 3-4 years to work on it).
Sonic Archie AUDIO BOOK (The Soldier - StH#254)
[DOWNLOAD THE MP3 via Darkspeeds' Soundcloud]
This is probably my best audio production of the Sonic Archie series yet.
I'm super pleased with my voice ac
Christmas Prints and Points Giveaway~ Merry Christmas everyone!Christmas Prints and Points Giveaway~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As mentioned before here is the journal for a Christmas giveaway, just my way of showing thanks for all your support and to celebrate the lovely holiday!
2 winners will get their choice of prints! I will pay for postage so no worries about that
Ambience by Ichigokitten
2 winners can receive 200 DA Points!
How to Enter
All you need to do is fave this journal and comment on what you would like, prints or points : ) The winners will be selected by a Random Number Generator!
I hope you are all keeping well and that you all have a fantastic Christmas and a great New Year!
Tracy Yardley wants to say thanks!Tracy Yardley wants to say thanks!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys and gals! I just want to post this out while I'm taking my time backtracking on getting the rest of the contacts - ie. of those who have contributed to the book. I'm also going to post all of the special contributors, fan artists, and all the fans who got their questions and shout-outs featured in the book on this page as a tribute to the success of the project and, of course, to :iconyardley: for being so nice and awesome.
Here's what he had to share with me this evening:
I got the book and it looks fantastic. You did a marvelous job on it. I could go on about it, but suffice it to say that this is the nicest, most thoughtful gift I've ever received.
I do really want to give a personal thanks to all the people who helped. If you could give me links to their DA accounts or emails, I would greatly appreciate it so I could drop them each a quick line.