Tired of the Video Game IndustryWith the PS4 on the way, the gaming industry is alive once again reminding us how dull and boring and... wrong... it is. Here's a quick summary of some of the things I'm sick to death of hearing about when it comes to video games.Tired of the Video Game Industry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Polygones = Emotion
I'm sure you've all seen the jokes, but this one stems from David Cage, who gushed over the tech demo of an old man's face for the PS4, remarking about how the only way to get "true" emotion is by bridging the uncanny valley with high resolution models, hi-def textures, and realistic shaders. "True emotion" of course can't be found in books, TV, or cartoons because none of those things can depict the exquisite details of a wrinkled face in true HD glory. I'm sorry to say this, David Cage, but if I can get an emotional response out of 16-bit pixel sprites from Chrono Trigger, or a pictureless book... your logic is faulty.
I'm really getting tired of everything wanting to connect to everything else. I know
Site Update: New deviantART ThumbnailsIn 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 deviantART Thumbnails2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
New deviantART Thumbnails
This feature will be rolled out to everyone over the next few days.
DeviantART's thumbnail images just got bigger and better! Starting today, we've increased the size of deviantART's thumbnails and, by popular demand from the community, we're also giving you a "Thumbnail Grid" mode.
Here's a run-down of what's changed:
We've made all thumbnails bigger!
Deviations display in tidier rows with no unnecessary cropping, allowing you to see the art as it's meant to be seen!
For literature thumbnails, the background has been lightened and
Notice. Sorta.Now that Tumblr is temporarily down and I'm forced to spend my free time away from it, wandering around here has just... made me realize exactly how much I haven't missed the community here. I dunno if it's because I've spent so much time away from the popularity I have here or what, but I feel a heckuva lot less stressed out than I used to be prior to my hiatus. Guess that's a good thing.Notice. Sorta.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm happier. I feel like I have less expectations placed on me than I used to have.
It's a good feeling.
So while my hiatus will continue - and for a long time yet - the most you'll be seeing from me here is the rare art post, and that'll be likely it. Commissions will be worked on when I have the time, but they won't be posted into my galleries.
Not sure what to do about the groups I'm in, but I guess we'll see.
I've always disliked popularity. This just proves it.
So for now? See ya!
Cyber Bullying. Please read.Please do not mention names of ANY deviants in the comments. If you do, I will hide your comment. We're not here to name drop, thank you.Cyber Bullying. Please read.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So journals- you can write what you want in them right?
Well, I'm really sick of cyber bullying around here. If you haven't seen it around deviantART, you're lucky because it breaks my heart. It's so ridiculous. I've seen a lot of it around the anime/manga community lately.
I am not going to name any users here.
But seriously. You guys need to stop. I'm sure you know who I am trying to direct if you've seen it around. Anyway--
Dear cyber bullies,
It's NOT right to send notes to people saying:
-Go die because they're heavily influenced by someone's art
-You want a commission, give them references, etc, then when the artist notes you back, telling them their art is shit
It's NOT right to:
-write hate comments on someone's page
-make a new account several times after being blocked just to harass someone
Contest, Comic Convention, and Interview!I'd like to give MikeInel-FanClub a hand with the contest they're currently holding:Contest, Comic Convention, and Interview!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(Characters belong to the respective artists of the first 5 entries: http://fav.me/d5qryhx http://fav.me/d5qqb2s http://fav.me/d5pg0bo http://fav.me/d5r90j3 http://fav.me/d5rcini )
Based from the previous contest (Object-tan), they're continuing the saga by creating the Event-tan contest! It's where everyone is free to join and create the best design of a human form of an event.
It can be Valentine's Day, it can be Marriage, it can be a first kiss, anything that aren't considered actions, animals, humans or objects!
The prices are the following:
1st place: 2000 points + Commission Artwork by Mikeinel
2nd place: 1250 points + Commission Artwork by Mikeinel
3rd place: 750 points + Commission Artwork by Mikeinel
More information can be seen in the following links:
The submission gallery can be seen here: http://mikeinel-fanclub.deviantart.co
STUDIO WOLFSMOKE AND STUDIO MIR COLLABO!!!Top Chinese animation house, Studio Wolfsmoke ( Batman of Shanghai: Catwoman/ Kung Fu Cooking Girls), has teamed up with Top Korean animation studio, Studio Mir (The Legend of Korra, The Boondocks Season 4, Black Dynamite: The Animated Series Season 2) to produce the 2d portions of this orgasmic promo for the online game Asura. Jesus.STUDIO WOLFSMOKE AND STUDIO MIR COLLABO!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Step it up America!!! lol!!!!
Skullgirls! ! !Hi guys!Skullgirls! ! !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ah, wow... I haven't updated in a while, and I figure it's time to replace the previous journal entry. I haven't read any of the latest questions and comments on it, I guess I should owo; Not sure how many I'll be able to answer, though.
As many of you probably know, but just in case you don't:
Skullgirls is now OUT! You can get it on PSN or XBLA!
I'll try my best to catch up on comments and notes, and possibly answer any questions you might have, especially if they are related to the characters, world, story, or art. (unless it's stuff I don't know yet or am leaving a secret until the intended reveal)
Also, if anyone sent any Permissions for images to me in the past few months but never got a reply- feel free to send again. I'll try to get into the habit of checking my messages more and approving those.
Man... so much art to catch up with on here too haha... I wonder if I'll be able to.
Thanks for all of the amazing support and inspiration you guys, and have fun with the game
RANDOMVEUS CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST + extra infoRANDOMVEUS CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST + extra info2 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
HEYOOOOOIT'S MY BIRTHDAY and YOU GET THE PRESENT! And by present I mean NEW PAGE OF DOUBLE K, of course. Another new one is comin' Friday! So STAY TOONEDHEYOOOOO2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ALSO, have you ever wanted to see a very CAPTAINOSAKA take on MAD MAX/FIST OF THE NORTH STAR?! BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE EXACTLY THAT, along with a whole bunch of beautiful comics from insanely talented folks, in yujlee's comics anthology "BEFORE, AFTER, and INBETWEEN." All the relevant info can be found on that link, and I - along with everyone else participating - would be HONORED to have you on board. I am way excited about this, partially because I think you guys are going to love what I've put together for it, but mostly because this thing is going to be a gigantic COMICS TOME filled to the brim with a
R.I.P.This journal is dedicated to one of our fellow deviant, DeathIssueR.I.P.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"A great merchandiser of acid truths."
Yesterday afternoon I found out the news that our friend and fellow deviant has just passed away. This came as a real shock because Gabi (as close friends named him) was only 26 years old. He was the one who organized through the deviant club RoWatch the first Romanian dev-meets and what inspired Gabi in this community was the possibility to unite different people of all ages using the same passions. He gave birth to a something truly great. And on the 1st of December the club and the community will be 6 years old.
He did a very good job in bringing us closer together, he tried and even succeeded to make us one big family and last but not least, he was a good friend to each and every one of us. On a personal level, Gabi helped me from 2006 with not only my photo activity. He was the kind of person
Weight Loss Help for the HelplessFirst, a brief history (I had to refer to all of my hand-written journals from a years ago in order to finally get the numbers right):Weight Loss Help for the Helpless1 year ago in Personal More Like This
During my childhood, I was always thin and lanky, but my weight skyrocketed about 30 pounds past what I was supposed to weigh when I was in my early teens. I didn't really care much about what I weighed until my older brother (bless his lil' brain) commented on the size of my belly while I was wearing a fitted shirt. So I decided to make a change. I dropped 20 pounds in 3 months, took a break, then dropped another 10 pounds a few months later and kept it off for a few years.
Then I started college courses. Heh.
I guess the stress of trying to keep straight A's was worse than I thought it would be. It caused me to gain 25 pounds in a year. The extra poundage didn't look too bad since I had grown a couple of inches since my last weight-loss escapade, but I was looking a little lumpy. I decided that even though I knew what my "normal" weight was, I
NICKELODEON AND DREAMWORKS ARE LOOKING FOR TALENT!NICKELODEON ANIMATION launched an Animated Comedy Shorts Program. They are looking for writers/animators/artists to contribute.NICKELODEON AND DREAMWORKS ARE LOOKING FOR TALENT!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
APPLY TO NICKELODEON HERE:
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION LOOKING TO TRAIN STORY ARTISTS:
"The Story Initiative Program at DreamWorks Animation is a comprehensive immersion program for recent college graduates who wish to pursue artistic careers as story artists.
The objective of the program is to identify and train entry-level storytellers in the techniques and practices of storyboarding for feature-length animated films. Over the course of an initial three month curriculum, trainees are instructed by a DWA senior story artist in a training environment that replicates the production environment on actual projects. Trainees learn how to: evaluate and plan their storyboard sequences,
Naruto 615OMG!!!Naruto 6152 years ago in Personal More Like This
Is that NaruHina or what!? I'm so happy
And for those Hinata haters who had always said "She's so useless", TAKE THAT!!! SHE'S SO DAMNED COOL!!!
To celebrate, next week i'll upload three pages of the doujin! (plus, a cute draw celebrating that so lovely hand hold)
Honestly, i've never seen something so cute before!
DOUBLE K + KICKSTARTER!!!You guys remember that big announcement re: DOUBLE K's future I mentioned a little while back? WELL STRAP IN, after working many many hours on it, IT'S HEREDOUBLE K + KICKSTARTER!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DOUBLE K's easily been the most fun comic I've ever worked on, both in terms of my being proud of the content and in terms of bein' able to make a seriously awesome bunch of folks happy. BUT, I've never been able to give it the time and attention I really wanted to, given the demands of my day job and its erratic, hectic schedule.
You know what, though? SCREW THAT.
I'm gonna go ahead and assume that you folks want what I want, which is to see DOUBLE K barrel non-stop toward its staggeringly explosive conclusion (and believe you me, it is already written and it is an outrageous, not-to-be-missed ending). And I've tried to get that momentum going before, but work always had to come first eventually. Not so anymore. &
How to get more exposure for your art.I was recently asked for some advice on getting exposure as an artist. Here's my own advice with personal reasons as to why I suggest them. This is not a post for 'bragging', if you take it that way, then please stop reading *i mean this in the nicest way orz* This is stating facts from my experience. What worked for me and what doesn't work. It shows how my own art has gained exposure throughout the years and how yours can too. I am not a fantastic artist, I know what I'm good at and what I struggle with. I work hard for what I know I can push out and I do it proudly. I hope this post will help you earn more followers and give you a bit of inspiration as well.How to get more exposure for your art.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please note this applies to all sorts of art !
1. Sign up and share your art on the most popular sites that involve artists as a large portion of the community. Besides the regular FB, Twitter, etc. there are more specific ones:
- DeviantART- FurAffinity (for those who
400 Points Randomly Rewards ( May 2013 )Contest: Random-Draw ( May 2013 )400 Points Randomly Rewards ( May 2013 )1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First this blog ,
To participate in our Contest Just Join our group .
How does the Contest work :
Every member has one chance in this contest , it means we consider one number for each member , then we use this site: http://www.random.org/ for choosing Random numbers (winners) .
And the numbers that are chosen will be for our random members .
This time we consider 20 winners .
and 20 points rewards for every one .
Our April Randomly Winners .
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Fandoms, Criticism Vlog, and Journals On FandomsFandoms, Criticism Vlog, and Journals1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Like most people, I'm a fan of a lot of things. However I don't often wade deep into fandoms themselves. For example, I like MLP:FiM, but I wouldn't call myself a hardcore Brony by any stretch of the imagination, as is evident by my continued botches of cutie mark colors (something no hardcore fan would EVER screw up).
Part of the reason I don't delve too far into fandoms is because fans can get very... emotional... about their given fandom. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can sometimes be a crutch. I like a variety of series, but I'm not gonna throw a tantrum because of an episode name, or an animation mistake, like some people do. I don't like how angry or defensive fandoms can get sometimes, and for the most part I think people need to just calm down and relax and not be so standoffish.
Fans are, for the most part, good people who are just enthusiastic about a show or series. Just try to keep that enthusiasm from dipping into the negative side of thing
*insert Rant journal*I rant because I can, duh! Just a random rant because I am slightly pissed and cause I just want to rumble somewhere....*insert Rant journal*11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Guess I just need a valve to let out all the frustration piling up at my end right now...
Since over a year I had trouble with my health, my head to be exact, since the concussion last year in May and now, this year, I decided to make some very -drastic- changes in my life, turning my entire world upside down. I have an exam ahead of me that I need to pass or the past 5 years of studying will have been for nothing at all, an exam that last semester over 50% failed. All subjects I had so far in dentistry in one giant exam and if I fail and change my subject of studying as I intend to, I will stand there empty handed... and my family is doing a damn great job in not letting me forget that just a single second... Of course that builds up pressure and from my accident last year I still have a mental blockade that blacks everything out when I'm standing under pressure. I
Elect the Delusional?The good Mr Romney has been saying that "The world wants to see new American leadership".Elect the Delusional?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well....if by "world" he means "Pakistan".....
....and I think that's probably down to Obama giving the greenlight to the operation that saw US Special Forces conduct a cross-border raid into Pakistan which resulted in a very dead Bin Laden. They're still kinda cranky about that.
Posted for no reason other than that it's really, really funny.
Thank you for the Daily Deviation!~'Snipped', my most recent short comic, got a Daily Deviation!Thank you for the Daily Deviation!~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many, many thanks to :iconmorbid-angelic: for suggesting it and :iconjcroxas: for the feature
This is my second DD; I never thought that would happen! I'm just so incredibly honored to receive it- especially for this! There are so many wonderful comments, so many of all your stories, that I wish I had time to reply to; I may not respond, but know that I still read and appreciate every single one ^^
I'm just so happy that some can connect and respond to this work, in a way that I had hoped for. Thank you all so much
Americanisims in British English?Two can play at that game, ya colonial bastardsAmericanisims in British English?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anthropology holds a some fascination for me, so I do love to watch various sayings and turns of phrase spread across the world.... like a plague.
Takes a while to get used to, though. Certain things (usually insults) just sound better when said with the right accent, be it English or American.
The AvengersYou know that giddy, gleeful feeling that renders you incapable of doing little more than giggle like a lunatic?The Avengers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I pretty much had that from start to finish during the Avengers film (Which was released on Fair Blighty's shores as "Avengers Assemble" thanks to the past efforts of Steed and Peel).
There have only been a handful of movies that invoked that kind of response in me: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Abram's Star Trek, Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes and the first Iron Man film are those which immediately spring to mind.
Indeed; Avengers is THE best Marvel movie since Iron Man. Ace cast, brilliant story, hysterical script, a scene that will stab anyone that's followed the films leading up to this point right through the heart and a fair few more surprises.
Chief among them being; how the hell did the Hulk become such a f**king awesome character after so many naff films?
I'm gonna go see this one again!
shippers piss me offThere's no reason to go bashing and hating on someone because they ship something else from youshippers piss me off11 months ago in Personal More Like This
just cause you ship one thing, and someone else ships another thing with one of the characters from your ship, doesn't mean you have to go ape shit and say you're gonna kill them
fucking appreciate each other and grow the fuck up