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 Fandom6 months 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
Sailor Moon Crystal ScheduleDear Sailor Moon fans,Sailor Moon Crystal Schedule7 months 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
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 birthday8 months 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 LeonStar12323rd 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
(SFM)SA2 Scene Recreation:Faker!A youtuber named Hypo has created a new Sonic SourceFilmMaker! Yes,that one scene from Sonic Adventure 2!! Check it out!! It's so awesome♪( ´▽｀)(SFM)SA2 Scene Recreation:Faker!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
This video does not belong to me
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
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
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
Featured Artist Update!!:iconaoki6311:Featured Artist Update!!1 year 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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Soulfeatherwolf OrdealI'm just going to document what all happened over the past few days.Soulfeatherwolf Ordeal7 months 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.
My First Sonic Archie Issue Comic by MailToday marks a special day for me - as cheezy as it may be - my very first Sonic the Hedgehog (by Archie Publications) comic book issue has arrived at the doorstep to my residential address in San Francisco.My First Sonic Archie Issue Comic by Mail1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've been living in the states for over 2 months now and I'm lovin' it. I've always told myself whenever I'm purchasing the comics back home in Perth, Western Australia - "Damn, those guys livin' in the states are sure damn lucky, they got the comics for half the price (and even less when bought on a special discount via subscription!) compared to what I'm payin' over here!"
Now I don't have to live with that notion anymore - I'm finally here and enjoying my comics at ridiculous prices (got a year's worth of Sonic the Hedgehog & SONIC UNIVERSE for only $40.80 US, FORTY EIGHTY FOR FORTY FOUR ISSUES?! That's only NINETY THREE CENTS PER ISSUE (tax inclusive - BLIMEY HELL!! That's what I call a BARGAIN
Contest announcement!QUICK UPDATE: Since we've only received 13 entries so far I'm going to go ahead and expand the contest deadline to March 14th in case anyone missed it! Good luck everyone !Contest announcement!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone, in honor of Knuckles 20th anniversary appearance in February, TeamSonicLovers is holding an art contest!
The contest rules are currently set as follows;
1. The art will need to feature everyone's favorite hotheaded echidna, it can be with other characters celebrating his milestone, or by himself reflecting on his time with the Master Emerald, or even kicking some bad guy butt! It's up to you so long as it follows the group rules, just be creative!
2. The art must be new, nothing that was submitted to your deviantArt page prior to this contest announcement will be counted
3. Art must be submitted to the "Contest Entries" folder, otherwise it will not be counted (side note; if you receive an error message on this folder when submitting please send me a direct message)
4. The contest will end on March 1
That Explains Why...!That Explains Why...!10 months 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
Calling bull on taking down art of Penders chars((So I have heard that SOMEHOW Penders is somehow capable of magicallyCalling bull on taking down art of Penders chars1 month ago in Personal More Like This
convincing websites like DA to take down character fanart of characters "belonging" to him! Okay....umm....WHY!? For what purpose!? And WHY would anyone think that to be possible and true? First of all it won't help Penders in ANYWAY at all! Since over the years DOZENS of Sonic art relating to his characters have been made! And I've seen a lot of them, how can he possibly
convince all those sites to do that!? Now your excuse might be "He just wants
his characters properly credited" Yeah so he's going to have people hate him
more just for them to do it and push his new business and comic down the drain?
And even if this was true what could Ken Penders get out of doing it? The only
thing he'll accomplish is people hating him more causing his rep to hit the toilet,
also you can't compare this to how you'd feel about your fancharacters cause
making something creative for your own and making profit out of your creativity
Tracy Yardley wants to say thanks!Tracy Yardley wants to say thanks!11 months 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.
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)10 months 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
The last panel is Sonic again from Wreck-It Ralph!Wow, I noticed that last panel on the website! That was my idea, hooray! lol I made a new render of another Sonic though.The last panel is Sonic again from Wreck-It Ralph!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, by the way. I know how to get him, you need 15k to earn the last panel on your score.
Here is a render!
Also, look what Sonic's render is the same as the poster. XD
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!11 months 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!
Comics MentorThe responses I received to the last journal entry about the difficulty of breaking into the comic industry were really uplifting. It was awesome to see the next generation and my future co-workers /rivals fire!!!Comics Mentor2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's another article, this time on mentoring written by Steve Lieber .
I'm proud to say that Steve actually became a mentor of mine, (one of many) when I found my way to Periscope Studio. If it weren't for him I wouldn't be a professional today. Most of the professional etiquette I know comes directly from his years of experience and hard work in the industry. And before that, he learned from his own mentors! I think its super cool to finally become a part of this chain, and I hope someday I'll have the chance to help forge the next link. When I was alone and miserable trying to find my way into this industry, into ANY creative industry, I vowed if I ever made it I would turn aro
Back to School!! (Semester 2 at the AAU)Just a quick snapshot of my second semester at the Academy of Art university!Back to School!! (Semester 2 at the AAU)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The four classes I'm taking are:
i) Human Anatomy (upgrade from Figure Drawing last semester)
ii) Still Life Painting (seriously AWESOME fun! I love oil painting now!)
iii) Cloth Figure Drawing (that lecturer reminds me of Jack McBrayer! Seriously! XD)
iv) Perspective (you can see my homework progress on the last 4 photos)
So far all of my lecturers have been nothing short of impressive. They're passionate, exceptional in their technique and wonderful teachers.
On my previous semester I gained a high B average which is not easy to get in any art school, so I'm really proud of that. Nevertheless let's see how I go with this semester, because this is going to be my last one too. More on the why in future - but for now let's make the very most out of it!
My new oil paint set!! After Shel
Thank you for the B-day wishes! :'DThank you to all the people who said me Happy BirthdayThank you for the B-day wishes! :'D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I really appreciate it!
Christmas Prints and Points Giveaway~ Merry Christmas everyone!Christmas Prints and Points Giveaway~2 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!
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!
Sign the Dan Green Guestbook For A Good CauseI know that sites like Sonic Stadium have already posted about this, but I figured it'd be worthwhile to post this here as well:Sign the Dan Green Guestbook For A Good Cause3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Many of you will know and love Dan Green for the many characters he has bring to life through his voice acting career across many different mediums – most notably voicing Knuckles the Echidna in recent years.
Unfortunately, Dan’s wife has passed away after giving birth to their twins last week. We here would like to extend our utmost sympathies at this time to Dan and his family in this tragic loss.
We call upon you, Sonic fans, to visit the Dan Green Guestbook". Here, you can donate to help Dan take care of his daughter and son. Even if you cannot spare anything monetary, spare a thought, leave Dan a message on the page, and show him the love and support he has from his many fans.
As Sonic fans, let's give our utmost r