my pictures in new york~~wheeee~~ the digital art competition just streamed in NY times square this morning. (i think it's 5pm over there.) I've managed to snapped some screenshots from the streaming video.....it's so surreal. OAO;;; sheep everywhere...lol
the reporter was like..."some sheep flying over a beautiful NZ landscape"....:iconpapmingplz: and he was interviewing an old man while one of my pic was showing the background, the man was like silent for 10 secs, then said "they are all good, except i don't really know what they mean...." LOL Don't worry old man, i don't know what my flying sheep meant either. :iconmingplz:
the reporter was subtly advertising our university as well....>_>;;;;; since 4 of the finalists/winners are from our uni. bahahaha
deviantART muro Brushes Are Now Free!deviantART muro, our cutting edge in-browser drawing tool, offers a variety of different brushes for use in creating digital paintings. In the past, we've offered some brushes for free, and others as part of premium brush packs. We're happy to announce that all current brushes are now available for free!deviantART muro Brushes Are Now Free!6 months ago in Tech & Features More Like This
We want to make deviantART muro a powerful artistic application for you to use, and part of that is giving you the tools to create powerful, dynamic pieces of art with the application. With access to more brushes, you'll have even more opportunity to further express yourself artistically. And best of all, it continues to be a completely free experience, powered by your Sta.sh. This builds on our initial introduction of Redraw functionality, giving you the ability to watch recordings of artistic progress and unlock and learn f
As the Day ApproachesMOAR updates regarding the move. Things are getting a bit easier now. We have been so busy the last few days! We sold a decent amount of things, and have finalized a few plans and loose ends. I feel a lot more calm now that my sister has actually left the house and her room is empty. The dark cloud in the house has disappeared. It seemed like such a peaceful day today. I am beginning to be less and less fearful of what will come within the next week. Fear and depression are slowly being replaced by confidence and a bit of joy. Perhaps this wasn't what I wanted right now in my life, but most things happen for a reason. It's time I found out that reason. I thankfully have one of the best individuals to be going through all of this with, he is so supportive and loving. I am beyond grateful to have him in my life.As the Day Approaches1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I am also so thankful for all of your comments, support and generosity. Because of you wonderful folks, we have enough money for gas, food, a motel and then some to pay part of t
#daWishingWell Anniversary Mega-Feature!Two days ago (April 17th) marked six months since joining the admin team at the #dAWishingWell.#daWishingWell Anniversary Mega-Feature!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
To celebrate, here's a mega-feature for everyone who wished for one AND people who have helped me through my time.
Pending-granted Wishes you should see! (and try to help with )
~photoartbyshannon wishes for more feedback.
Try commenting on some of her pieces!
`IridescentStardust wishes for some feedback also!
People who have helped me (at the Well) that I cherish deeply (only 1 thumb per person cause there are a LOT of people XD)
`SavageFrog (my mentor and sassy frog who often tells me to :icongetoutfrogplz: )
`The-Lantiis (our QUEEN)
*rainylake (go give her some love )
`Infinite-Heart (my e-wife)
..::FFX Remaster::..So, here I was looking through some screencaps from the upcoming FFX Remaster that'll be released sometime this year when I noticed something.....::FFX Remaster::..1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Can you guess it right off the bat?
Let me give you a hint by comparing it to a screencap from the original.
Look at both of those carefully.
Did you figure it out yet? Regardless, I'm gonna say it:
LULU'S BOOBS LOOK EVEN MORE AWESOME. No more blocky boobs! (C'mmon, no body wants blocky boobs.)
XD I found it amusing.
..::Just To Scare::..=v= For you folks who aren't accustomed to my kind of weather, here's a video looking back on one of the largest and costliest tornadoes ever to hit Oklahoma. I remember watching the news while it was all happening. (Also, could have sworn there was a better video at one point, but oh well.)..::Just To Scare::..1 month ago in Personal More Like This
This also kind of showcases how insane people in Oklahoma are. They get really excited to see it forming, and then commenting that the damage is "phenomenal" and "incredible." (Not meaning it positively, but still. Not the right words to use.)
Why am I posting this? Because in less than a month it will 1) be the anniversary, and 2) tornado season will start. Am I excited? Well... Honestly, there's a sick kind of excitement to it. Having storms all day, being forced to hear the newscast about 'em on the radio while you drive. But that's only in the beginning for me. Once there's word of a tornado warning in my ci
The Culture and Cost of 'Free'We're well into the internet age, a time where technology gives us access to anything digital right at our fingertips. On one hand, it's great--there has never been a better time to share what you do, and it's easier than ever to make a business out of it. It is the age of entrepreneurs; the old models of big media are failing. We have ignoring advertisements down to an artform and seek out cheaper content online.The Culture and Cost of 'Free'1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Specifically, it's a great era for content creators: the people who make your independent games, your comics, your literature--any creative venture now has the potential to reach millions of people with just a few clicks. It used to be that you had to get published, that you needed a big company to take you under their wing for you to succeed. Of course, any path comes with its risks and benefits, but the point is that there are more options available to you.
But what I'm here to talk about today is the culture that has sprung up because of it.
My generation and the upcoming
List of Features and InterviewsOne gigantic list of themed features and interviews. Will be updated frequently! Newest posts will be marked with aList of Features and Interviews1 month ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE Read BEFORE Submiting!I'm getting extremely annoyed with the people who submit things to this group to the wrong folders or things that don't follow our group rules. I honestly doubt I'm the only staff member who's getting annoyed with this.PLEASE Read BEFORE Submiting!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
You CAN NOT submit work that is not completely your own. That means NO bases/line arts that weren't created by YOU!
Submit to the correct folder! DO NOT submit your commission information to 1-100, 101-300 point commission folders. Submit them to the Commission Prices and Information Folder!
Please don't submit your commission deviations to the "Commission Examples" unless they are ONLY examples, not actual commissions for other people.
DO submit commissions you have done for other people to the correct "point commissions" folder based on price.
Rules of the Group
Everyone is welcome to join and all art is welcome!
General rule of thumb: Spam the comment box with advertisements o
EA Games and New Blog Entry!Hey Folks!EA Games and New Blog Entry!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just posted a new blog entry with fun links in it and a LIST OF MUH DREAMZ http://nicholaskole.blogspot.com/2013/04/west-or-dream-list.html
But the short news is that I am now employed as a character concept artist for EA Games! It's a great gig so far and I get to work with the extremely talented :iconUlafish:
Still freelancing on the side and still trying to find a home and a future for Jellybots. But check the blog and keep your eyes here- more arts to come!
9/11 Memorial 5K RunWalkHey guys, knowing how many look forward to my annual 9/11 pieces every year, I thought I'd toss this out there for the 9/11 Memorial 5k. I am 50% towards my goal thanks to very generous co-workers and distant family. Even if it's small, any amount makes a difference. My mother will be going to NY to walk.9/11 Memorial 5K RunWalk2 months ago in Personal More Like This
On September 11, 2001 my family lost one of a precious member in our family. My older sister, JeanMarie "Jaime" Wallendorf was a light of hope. At 23 years old, her smile could light up a room and her laugh and hugs could make anyone feel better. Jaime was working on the 89th floor of the South tower for an investment firm. She was generous, affectionate and loved to dance and there is not a day goes by that my brothers and I try to uphold her honor by being as caring as she had been.
I am here to honor her, others lost in the 9/11attacks and all the families who share this pain of loss by contributing to this great cause.
Oh Em Geeeeezus..:: Oh Em GeeeeezusOh Em Geeeeezus2 months ago in Personal More Like This
My night has just been made. Autocorrect can be so entertaining.
Thought I'd share some randomness with you guys. Also, be sure to
check my Tumblr from time to time for more random stuff that might
not make it onto dA.
improvements on my galleryAfter the amazing job of redrawing green eyes I did it for a lot of other stuff in my gallery.improvements on my gallery2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's just lineart so you can colour it if you want *v*
You can view all the pictures here http://sta.sh/216kj3d8odbo please tell me your favourite personally I love this one http://sta.sh/0227tnlpzaw9 its so romantic and has such sugoi kawaii yaoi bishounen. The only thing I failed with was yaoi hands ): oh well.
I'm sorry everyone I just got too carried away cos drawing bad was really fun XD? That's my lame april fools done with.One of the pictures isn't in my DA this is the real picture idk whether to clean it up and post or what :Va
really cute icon gens awI stumbled across this site today and it's basically just a site with three or four differentreally cute icon gens aw2 months ago in Personal More Like This
icon generators. Thought I'd share them with you all because they're really cute ; v ; <3
(there's one that lets you make a box head too aksdvhas everything is so adorable)
aanyways it's the last day of the long weekend which really sucks because who really
likes to go to school anyway sobbb... also I had a dream last night where I was packing
to go on some surprise vacation somewhere and there was no school on tuesday because
the weather was really really bad but then I woke up and none of it actually happened ):
it was a really upsetting moment sigh (although the weather was pretty shitty today)
hope you had a nice break!! and went egg hunting!!
I didn't but i made two batches of yummy brownies hehe
gosh i wish i could still go egg hunting i miss free chocolate ; _ ;
Comparing Originals To CanonsI don't know about you guys but it pisses me off every time someone does it. I put tons of thought, effort and research into my own characters making sure they don't tread too close to the IP of others (especially when :iconrambletron: gives me descriptions like "looks like x character from x") only for someone to turn around and fucking compare it to another character THAT DOESN'T EVEN REMOTELY LOOK ALIKE.Comparing Originals To Canons2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know about the rest of you but frankly I find it downright insulting to be compared to other series. I've had the same character (Kandis) in different drawings be compared to Final Fantasy's Fran and Avatar's Yue and Korra.
You know what those three have in common? Dark skin. THAT'S ALL. Holy shit guys if that's all it takes for her to look like another character I've been ripping off Bleach, Samurai Champloo, The Boondocks, Naruto, Gundam Seed, Black Butler, Outlaw Star, Hellsing, Ghost in the Shell, Fate/Stay Night all at the same time and hey fuck why not O
Scared I'll never see my mom again...(goal hit)EDIT! Goal hit, please don't send me anymore money and thank you for all your generosityScared I'll never see my mom again...(goal hit)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't really know how to approach this journal... its a difficult thing to face or acknowledge... As a few of you might know, in 2008 I moved away from my home in Michigan due to some very personal reasons regarding my safety and a person that was getting out of prison... In 2012 I moved back to this account because said person was returning to prison. In that time I have not managed a trip to see my family even once... At first because I was anxious about seeing that person and now simply because of monetary issues, those issues being that I have pretty much barely enough to pay monthly bills.
Over the past few months when I talk to my mom I've noticed her sounding less and less well, she called it a chronic cough and acted as though it were nothing, but I found out today from one of my brothers that she is now going on oxygen and that her health seems to be deteriorating fast.
A Wild Hyppie Appeared!:iconrambletron: and I were having fun with this pokemon fusion creating hilarious results.A Wild Hyppie Appeared!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Show us yours!
Retiring From Sewing✿Retiring from Sewing✿Retiring From Sewing3 months ago in Personal More Like This
(semi vent/rent about ponies) - Important if you are interested in my ponies. TL;DR at the end.
Have you ever worked on what seemed like an endless project and it just won't come together and you just want to throw the towels in. I feel it is like that every time I make a pony. I now remember why I avoided them for half a year. It's because they make me HATE sewing. It might be a little harder to understand for those who machine sew ponies, but for me, it's the tough way around. Due to the lack of a sewing machine, whenever I do a mane or tail, it is not two solitary pieces that get some satin stitching. It is similar to when people get frustrated about Rainbow Dash's mane because of all the individual strands. That is the story of my life with ponies. Each strand has to be individually cut and hand stitched EVEN if it is the same color. When it comes time to hand sew, it takes me about 15 minutes to sew a strand, there are strands on back an
GAMESCAPES - Winner AnnouncementGAMESCAPES - Winner Announcement5 months ago in Contests More Like This
A big thank you to my fellow judges for providing their help and also for being so incredibly fast with sending in their votes!
So not even 24h after the deadline I am proud to present you with the winners of this contest!
Before I get to that I would like to mention though that everybody did a fantastic job and even though only three people can win no work went totally unappreciated.
But I'll stop stringing you along now.
3rd Place goes to:
50 by ^ValaSedai
(provided by *Viokcha)
1 traditional Chibi by ~Demon-Tetra
1 Chibi w/o bg by *Viokcha
1 Headshot by ~LadyNoise
1 animated Pixel Icon by ^ValaSedai
A llama by =KiaraJoy
Journal Feature by =KiaraJoy
Journal Feature by `Infinite-Heart
Journal Feature by *Viokcha
2nd Place goes to:
thank you featuresby :iconnekkohime:thank you features5 months ago in Personal More Like This
thank you, i was so touched when someone actually really drew me a secret santa this year, and with such fabulous details too^-^
ahaha, oh wow, you really waited out the 6 months since my last DD to suggest my second one. you are one awesome and patient deviant friend!
eventhough you said i was a great help and calming presence in your 2nd Comic Fiesta, to tell the truth, you calmed ME, lololol. it was nice being beside someone so calm and responsible XD!
thank you for all your help this year during CF! am sure i won't have been able to carry all my stuff if you hadn't been along to stay ;v;! sorry that this year is so heavy orz. next year, for both our sakes, i will make sure we go LIGHT *grin* i still love this birthday gift you drew me. the eyes totally can speak!
for telling me about the tortillon fo
Epic Journal Feature and other random thoughtsSo, by now you all should know that when I feature art I normally stick with what I know and that's photomanipulation. However I do appreciate what other types of artists do and bow to those who are just down right AMAZING. I know I can't pick up a pen/stylus/brush or other drawing utensil of choice and turn what I see in my head into a beautiful piece of work. I just lack the drawing skills. So I tried to add a wider variety of artists in this journal. Of course, you all know this too, that if there is someone out there that I've missed (which we all know I have!) leave me a comment with a link and I will feature it in my next epic journal. I think I may start numbering them, just for grins!Epic Journal Feature and other random thoughts5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Oh yea...do you know how cool fake candles are? I get the ambient lighting, the soft flicker, but none of the *omg they are burning out and may catch the house on fire if I fall asleep* business! Ahh, technology is awesome.
Gotta Feature 'em All! #12 Butterfree The twelfth of a double weekly feature series of all Pokemon - this time Butterfree.Gotta Feature 'em All! #12 Butterfree5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm going to submit a feature every Tuesday & Friday of a different
Pokemon in numerical order, starting with Bulbasaur and ending with Genesect.
If you have a piece of your own or of someone else's that
you like, please do note me so I can add it when I get to that Pokemon!
Thanks for looking, see you next time!
Plagiarism ALERT!!!It was brought to my attention today that this artist, Dmytro Z-Sh's image of Dumbledore is completely plagiarized from mine.Plagiarism ALERT!!!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
His image- http://z-sh.deviantart.com/art/Harry-Potter-and-the-Half-Blood-Prince-336526754
This is my image- http://lunalouise.deviantart.com/art/Dumbledore-s-Raspberry-Jam-214375192
I am extremely disappointed with fellow artists sometimes, especially as we know personally how hard it is to master our craft and develop voice in our work.
I just wanted to thank :iconFefe1414: for alerting me to this, and all of you for being such healthy support these past three years. I love you all.
I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season. I am looking forward to lucky 2013 <3
(UPDATE: The situation has been resolved - the artist has has taken down the piece. Thank you to all who reported this)
The Mary-Sue Complaints Checklist IndexWelcome to The Mary-Sue Complaints Checklist! Got a complaint about a character trait, or a plot device? Maybe it's more of a writing style pet peeve. Come on in and read why these specific "traits" aren't necessarily "Mary-Sueish" or "bad writing".The Mary-Sue Complaints Checklist Index5 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Before you read any farther, it would probably be best to read my "Mary-Sue: Who is She?" series first before reading any of these because my definition of Mary-Sues are quite different from anything I've read by anyone else. I'm quite open-minded, so if you have a gorgeous, powerful character with a tragic past, I would accept it without automatically declaring it a Mary-Sue.
These are th
A Group to Set the Commission Standard on DA?I was going through the Jobs forums and oh my god the amount of people practically selling their souls for nothing and eagerly taking up jobs that promise "exposure" as a compensation for an extremely labour intensive work to a crowd that won't even know or care what anime is is infuriating to say the least.A Group to Set the Commission Standard on DA?1 month ago in Personal More Like This
These people come in to DA knowing they can get art that should be worth upwards of $100 for free because young artists completely devalue their own time, effort and skill and think that this is ok. Meanwhile it completely destroys professional artist's chances at getting any work because the customers are bitching and raging that their prices are a rip off when it couldn't be further from the truth.
I thought up an idea and it may be a long shot but why not create a group to counter or compete with that? The purpose would be to actively educate artists on those forums being taken advantage of by those people as well as informing the clients that their proposals are completely unac