One Reason....... why I try not to comment about people's weight.One Reason...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I used to attend a particular conference on an annual basis, and so I got to (casually) know the other "regulars" who also used to be there. Every year, more or less, I'd see the same group of people at the speakers' dinner, and we could catch up on the usual "what are you up to these days?" kind of stuff. One of the guys I used to see fairly often was a tall heavy-set fellow (some might call him "fat" or "obese") he'd always been tall, bearded, and big, to me. But one year, he showed up and he had lost a lot of weight. It took me a second to recognize him, and I said, "Hey, Rich! You look great! You've lost a lot of weight!" and he looked at me and deadpanned, "Yeah, pancreatic cancer will do that."
Do I need to belabor the point? I will. First off, I set myself up for a massive head-fuck, by making assumptions about what was going on in someone else's life, and - even though I was being friendly about it - I was horribly wro
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 63 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
Power Ranger Hero GetterPower Rangers!Power Ranger Hero Getter2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So many powerful heroes from all around. Let's see just how many there are now!
It's Morphin Time! Rangers Go!
Alien Rangers from another world!
Reborn stronger that before, Zeo!
C'mon let's shift into Turbo!
Space Rangers glide and soar!
Galaxy Rangers of Mirinoi!
Lightspeed is the rescue team!
Future warriors, Time Force!
Protectors of the Earth, Wild Force!
Hidden in the shadows, Ninja Storm!
Ready! Dino Thunder, power up!
It's judgement time, S.P.D.!
Here come the Mystic Rangers!
Overdrive searches for treasure!
Jungle Fury, spirit beasts unleashed!
RPM let's get in gear!
Rangers together, Samurai forever!
Megaforce Rangers, never surrender!
With our Power Rangers here the world has nothing to fear!
They are unbeatable! May the power protect you. Let's go rangers!
They are here to save our world and yours. With them around evil will always go down!
The incredible, Power Rangers! Go, let's Go! Now and forever!
Litestep on Windows 7 (UPDATED)UPDATE: this tutorial has gotten a lot of attention since i posted it 2 years ago.. so i decided to update the information, add information and even a nice video tutorial by andredk which is a little long, but very detailed. i updated the old journal and submitted a new one for good measureLitestep on Windows 7 (UPDATED)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
installing litestep is not a big deal. it has dependencies like any other application, and without them it will error. assuming your system meets all the requirements right now you can stop reading this and install litestep using the Omar Installer. (omar is the guy who created the installer) litestep was built using the x86 architecture so a x86 system is a prerequisite, however people have managed to install and use litestep on x64 systems.
COMMISSIONS! (FULL)august 14th 2012COMMISSIONS! (FULL)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- commission prices and this page are going under renovation! If you have already booked a slot/or are on the waiting list, DO NOT WORRY about this change. We will proceed according to what we discussed privately. (: Thanks!
Warning: some samples are outdated. I direct you to my gallery for an indication of my current skill level http://akimiya.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$15.00 per character
*up to $20.00 for complicated designs - see sample #2)
Waist-up (no complex backgrounds)
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$25.00 per character
(up to $35.00 for complicated designs)
Fullbody (no complex backgrounds)
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$35.00 per character
(up to $45.00 for complicated designs)
Trust by Akimiya
Breaking the Limit - A Special Event by Chen + !CRUCIAL UPDATE: Please read "Update #6" in the Update Log, it suggests that the staff may not be wholly at fault: http://fav.me/d57il1d However, the revolution continues as we have yet to receive an answer. Proceed to the latest update belowBreaking the Limit - A Special Event by Chen + !3 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: All Updates will be posted below the journal entry, just ctrl + f "Update #12" to see it. All updates are numbered at the bottom
Please note this event ended a long time ago, though there was no official resolution to the matter, my work is no longer targeted and though I don't know who/what was responsible at the time. I have decided to raise awareness of the literature community through my art, rather than through this event
Breaking the Limit - A Special Event by Chen
Hi there everyone,
I would like to start this with a simple appeal: DA seems to be trying to prevent me from reaching front page by shuffling my literature behind less popular pieces each time it reaches a set fave count. They have not given me a
The Fractal Universe:icontechgnotic:The Fractal Universe4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Is a photograph only a record, something created by a machine? Can photography ever truly be considered art? That question seems quaint and laughable these days, but if you do a little research you will find that once upon a time it was a raging debate. Thankfully a consensus has been reached that the agency of the photographer – his or her eye and critical mind – choosing the subject and manipulating the machine (the camera that is the art instrument) is what establishes photographs as potential works of art when created by an artist-photographer. Pretty basic common sense, huh? So why then is there now a debate as to whether FRACTAL ART is truly art – or just something produced by poking patterns into a computer? Isn't it just really random e-graffiti, a fibonacci button mash?
Here we go again… Hopefully it won’t take nearly a century again before fractal art is recog
How to Become a WriterNeed help on writing? Take a look what I found on "How to Become a Writer"How to Become a Writer3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(This is not my words)
1. Consider all of the options. Not everyone can create a blockbuster novel. Anyone with passion might be able to earn a living from writing. Copy-writing is probably the highest paid skill on the Internet. Article writing is in great demand for providing content for websites. Creative writers are in demand to bid for projects every day. So the first step in how to become a writer is to research all of the options.
2. Plan using logic and desire. Write the way you want, but decide whether or not you want to rely on the income from your writing. Not having a regular job will allow you to focus on your writing, but it's very unlikely that you'll be able to depend on it for at least a few years.Then you might get bored.
3. Think about what you want to write, instead of what you want to get from writing. You won't get anywhere if all you're after is money.
4. Be prepared to work odd hours -- y
SIN ART CONTEST (Winners Announced!)SIN ART CONTEST (Winners Announced!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, without further adieu I'm here to announce the winners! The judging process was painfully difficult, what with so many of you doing an amazing job and all that I actually had to ask some friends around on their opinion of the whole thing! Anywho, please contact me via Email or DA notes to receive your awards :]
Each entry is judged based on Technical Skill and Concept for a total score, congratulations to our winners! Also once more, I'd like to give a tremendous thank you to those who participated. :]
1st: Kevin Libranda
The guy behind Novus Karma manages to make my own characters look better than the way I draw them! Haha. Seriously though the color, composition, character (Enyo's face! <3) and just overall finesse of the thing is really impressive and a testament to his skills.
PILOT: A CAPTIVE AUDIENCEEVEN THOUGH I WASN'T BORN A "LITTLE GIRL IN A STRANGE AND FORGOTTEN COUNTRY FORMERLY KNOWN AS GERMANY" , AND I CAN'T MAGICALLY TRANSCEND SPACE-TIME, SOMEDAY I WANT TO GROW UP TO BE JUST LIKE CAPTAIN... FOR SURELY EVEN A MICRO-SECOND REALIZATION OF CAPTAIN-NESS WOULD MAKE ME ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE.PILOT: A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I WOULD SHARE THE DOGMAS OF CAPTAINIA WITH ALL PEOPLES OF ALL COLORS, BUT MY ONLY CAPTIVE AUDIENCE IS SNIPPY AND EVEN WORSE, HE IS ONLY CAPTIVE BECAUSE I TIED HIM TO A COUCH WHILE HE SLEPT AND HE REFUSES TO BELIEVE IN CHURCH OF CAPTAIN BECAUSE HE CALLS HIMSELF "ATHEIST".
SUCH DIRTY WORDS HE SPEAKS. I COVERED KITTY-HAWK'S EARS. NOBODY SHOULD GROW UP TO BE LIKE SNIPPY.
JUST LOOK WHERE HE IS - TIED TO A COUCH AND YELLING OBSCENITIES.
SNIPPY SHOUTS THAT CAPTAIN IS "TROLLING YOU AND MAKING STUFF UP"
CAPTAIN LIVES NOT UNDER BRIDGES, I TELL SNIPPY.
I KNOW THINGS.
SECRET THINGS, THAT THIS SLUG IS UNAWARE OF. TROUBLESOME THINGS THAT CAPTAIN SHARED WITH
RANDOMVEUS CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST + extra infoRANDOMVEUS CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST + extra info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
RandomVeus Character Design Contest!
Wanna see a character of your design in RandomVeus Vol.2?If so then this can be your chance.
The contest is simple.
You create a character that YOU could see as an employee of the '1 Dimensional Couriers' in the Veuniverse.
- Your character will join the 1 Dimensional Couriers crew. (They will appear in several scenes with speaking dialogue)
- Design credit for character.
- Your character will be featured at the receiving end of a delivery. (They ordered package, and 1DC is delivering it)
- Design credit for character.
1. One character per person (so make it count)
2. The character has to be created specifically for this contest (so no existing OC's will be accepted)
3. Full Colour if possible, any medium. Full body preferable.
4. Your submission doesn't have to look 'professional'. So long as the concept is clear and understandabl
RIP JewWariohttps://www.facebook.com/jenny.valentine.587/posts/10151967764613068RIP JewWario1 year ago in Personal More Like This
if you cant read it on fb,here is the copy-paste from JW wife fb
It is with a very sad heart that I must confirm my husband, Justin Carmical, sometimes known as the Jew Wario died on Thursday, January 23rd.
I also have to confirm he shot himself, but he was not alone, he locked himself in the bathroom and I was on the other side of the door talking with him. He knew I loved him, HE KNEW ALL OF YOU LOVED HIM. You all made him so happy, every time he was recognized from his videos, it made him giddy with joy.
His last recording was a song with Johnathan Mann, I don't know if Johnathan knows. He recorded it the night before.
I am surrounded by family and friends, and am taking this one moment at a time, remembering to breathe. I want to share with you what the Chaplain said to me, it was a momentary mistake, hold on to the good memories. I will post an update once a decision has been made about funeral arrangements.
Free Feng Zhu Tutorials!!!!!!Hey gang!Free Feng Zhu Tutorials!!!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So like the Joe Mad journal I had earlier. I was continuing my inspiration search, and came across Feng's site in which I hadn't seen in years. Feng is one of the top concept artists in the industry. He has worked on all the major movies, and now has even started his own school! The coolest thing about Feng is he really cares about up and coming artists, and proves it providing a ton of free tutorials! Covering everything from what your portfolio should look like to lighting, and painting tips! I suggest everyone stop off and take a look at what he has to offer! The dude is AMAZING!!
official meme crew forum website!http://ralexcias.forumchitchat.com/official meme crew forum website!3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
idk i was bored :3c
idk if people can log in or make account stho
u might have to make a https://www.websitetoolbox.com/ account to post or anything so idk
unless ur comfortable telling me ur email (in notes) and the username u want then i can invite u the the forum! (u can choose ur password so nice)
Tumblr!!!Hi guysTumblr!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I finally got a tumblr blog where i can post any kind of picture/gif/video and reblog some naughty stuff too!
Here's the http://chubbydreaming.tumblr.com/!
So if you want to follow me there, i'd be veeeery happy
Keep on dreaming..
Commission infoOUTDATED AS OF 12/9/2014Commission info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I may cancel your order anytime before your payment, for whatever reasons
My prices are pretty high due to our crippling economy and the terrible exchange rates. I accept USD, GDP and EURO
Please send payment via sending to friends/family @ Paypal
All commissions are transparent bg
Please note me to commission!
Please give me time~
Finished commissions are for personal use only
I do not work "first come first serve"
Please note me with:
-What type of commission (chibi, glow, full render drawing..)
-The size of the commission (headshot, bust, etc..)
-Image references of your character or a simple description - please dont link me to a million of random pictures as references.
-Any type of information concerning background, personality, age - but please keep it brief!
To my RosterI know a lot of you are waiting for me to get started on my story, sorry but you're going to have to wait a little longer. its not that anything came up or anything like that. I would like all of you to decide what worlds you would like characters to go too, Disney, TV shows, Anime, Video games be original :iconchallengeacceptedplz:. I wold also like to know how your characters travel from world to world. I could probably guess with some characters but i'd rather have you tell me.To my Roster3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DeviantArt Stockers A - IDeviantArt Stockers A - I6 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a page to provide you with deviantART Stockers to help you find your artistic resources for your artwork. If you know of a deviantART stock provider that isn't already here here, please send a NOTE to me with the link to what you'd like to see added. Please note: this is NOT a club!
(Stock Providers in Alphabetical Order: A - I)
0wow0stock0xox0 10grams-stock 10stock 123RamboStock 1337-1stock 13BlackSTOCK 212Stock 231205-stock 2omb13stock 3D-AryaAart-Stock 3DigitalStock 3DLadyinStocks 521stock 69StoC 6linepunkstock 9mm-stock
A-Elberethstock a-handy-stock a-weirdo-stox AA-STOCK absense-stock absurdus abuseofstock achatinastock Acheliah-stock Aconyte-Stock ACrazyCharade-Stock Adaae-stock AdharaBatul Aegean-Prince AerisblackStock Aezon-Stock affy-stock :devaffriad-s
What is Inspiration? (Edited)This is a followup to my poll here: http://kryptonanimus.deviantart.com/journal/poll/4255225/ Which currently has 27 (28-1 for my yes vote) yes votes and 1 no vote. I asked 'Do you believe in inspiration'?What is Inspiration? (Edited)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
With all the "art theft" things going on, I wanted to attempt to draw a line between my side of things. The most recent one that seemed to spread all over dA was the fact that someone referenced someone else's piece to make a similar piece. Did they use the linework that the artist drew without permission? (I don't know for sure). I see it all the time mostly with fanart. I don't look at much fanart and the only fanarts that I've done (on this acct.) is Spyro and Kija . Otherwise, it's either personal art or other people's characters. (Which I'm not grouping under fanart because they aren't published books/games/movies, etc) Certain fanarts seem to get more respect than others.
What I'd like to see in Kingdom Hearts 3So, yes, my world-traveling companions.What I'd like to see in Kingdom Hearts 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
During Sony's conference at E3, we finally got a trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3.
The trailer starts out OK with a montage of clips from the Kingdom Hearts series all the way up to Birth By Sleep. The trailer then cuts to Destiny Island with a REALLY DANG-NICE looking Sora as he picks up Master Eraqus's Keyblade known as Master Keeper.
That's kinda confusing because should Aqua still have the Master Keeper with her in The Dark Margin? Maybe when Aqua went to The Dark Margin, it broke off from her or something. I don't know if they're gonna explain that.
After the reveal of the logo, we then cut to Sora in Twilight Town and he sees... a tornado of Neo-Shadows?
And my reaction to that was "Run, you blond fool! Run for your freaking life!" and then it showed Sora actually riding the tornado and before the trailer ends, Sora is almost about to strike the Neo-Shadows.
That was a cool starting trailer for KH3.
NOW... the burning question: What the heck ki
(CLOSED)1500 Points Raffle(CLOSED)(CLOSED)1500 Points Raffle9 months ago in Personal More Like This
1500 Points raffle
How to join
just fave this journal
The raffle will end in 3 days
Do you ever get that feelinglike you hate your life and where you're headed?Do you ever get that feeling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm currently attending a vo tech high school and am in their graphic arts program.
And I hate it.
I chose to attend the place because it's small, and I couldn't stand my other school. It was overwhelming and since I'm completely against homework (if you're in the damn school for 7 hours a day, there is absolutely no reason to make it mandatory for people to be doing even more work at home), I would have had a hard time keeping my grades up. Sure I could get by with 80s and 90s in most of my classes in middle school with just test grades (I'm not bad at taking tests and whatnot) even if I didn't hand in homework, but it wouldn't have worked out in high school. My sister gets sooo much homework from that place, and even though she's an AP student and I was just taking honours, I still would have been getting way too much.
Also, I can't stand it when people are blatant idiots when they shouldn't be. I expected too much of my peers a
i wunna tri animatun1!!!1!1!!!11im gunna mayke a sooper speshal animayted moosik videooh fo u guise1!1!1!!1!!!!!1!1!!!i wunna tri animatun1!!!1!1!!!111 month ago in Personal More Like This
Litestep on Windows 7UPDATE(9/11/2011): lsdev.org is currently down which is a major bummer because it is a huge resource for the litestep community. from what i've read some kind folks are trying to find a new home for lsdev but i'm not really in contact with anyone so i don't know anything for certain, just what i read online. if you happen to be a new litestep user you picked a somewhat bad time to get into it =/Litestep on Windows 75 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: this tutorial has gotten a lot of attention since i posted it 2 years ago.. so i decided to update the information, add information and even a nice video tutorial by andredk which is a little long, but very detailed. i updated the old journal and submitted a new one for good measure
installing litestep is not a big deal. it has dependencies like any other application, and without them it will error. assuming your system meets all the requirements right now you can stop reading this and install liteste