Ascension 2, Sec 1 Welcome to Hell. Population, me.Ascension 2, Sec 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
Days. Weeks. Months. How long had it been? I didn't know anymore. When your nightmares were all the same, when every day involved the same horrible, useless task, time became…irrelevant. My hands were still scarred from shifting away the rubble of a ruined castle, searching for something, anything, that would tell me she was alive. That against all logic, she wasn't dead. In all that time, I was alone. Tillie, Sky and Jace all searched at my side, but I was by myself. Nobody could reach me past the wall I'd constructed around myself, the wall that had been put up to keep me from burning everything in a ten-mile radius. Those scars on my hands, those earned while searching in vain for her, I refused to heal. I wanted to forget, but at the same time, I wanted to remember. I wanted to remind myself everyday of how I had failed myself, and how I had failed her.
Shingeki no KyojinOh my God, you guys. I need to share my current addiction with you. Shingeki no Kyojin (literally, 'Advancing Giants', but translated into English as "Attack on Titan") is without a doubt the most amazing anime series I've seen all year. It's only 11 episodes in, so I can't vouch for how well it'll turn out, but so far it is spellbinding. The story is set in a world where the remnants of the human population live inside cities surrounded by enormous walls due to the sudden appearance of the Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason. The story centers around the life of Eren Jäger and his bff/stalwart protector/foster sis/possible secret admirer Mikasa Ackerman, whose lives are changed forever after the appearance of a colossal Titan brings about the destruction of their home and the death of Eren's mother.Shingeki no Kyojin2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ah man. Everything about this anime is just so BIG - the theme song, the scale of the conflict, the stakes of losing, the way cool fighting style
Slowly, So Slowly A muffled cry took Zander from his book. He looked around wildly, and was on his feet in an instant when he heard a louder scream. A scream that sounded like his name. A scream that came from Aida's cabin. Maybe it wasn't practical for him to go to her, when Sky and Jace were both nearer, but he had never before been practical when Aida was concerned. He was out on the deck in a flash, the light in his cabin still on and the door swinging on its hinges because he didn't bother to shut it. Nothing in there held higher value to him than Aida's wellbeing.Slowly, So Slowly1 year ago in Personal More Like This
No one else had gone to her cabin. He rapped quickly on the door, praying something terrible hadn't happened.
"Aida?" he said hesitantly. "Did you just call me?"
She muttered something to herself from the inside, and then padded on bare feet—shoes made a very different sound—to throw her door open. Her eyes when they looked up at him were stra
What Are Original Characters?What are original characters?What Are Original Characters?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello everyone! Today we are going to go over the concept of "What is an original character" and this is actually part one of a two part news article series. The second article will be released at a later date.
What do original characters have to do with the Manga/Anime gallery here on deviantART? Well just about everything. The Manga/Anime gallery is designed for original characters only, and by original, I mean original. Here is an example of what I mean...
Drawings of characters submitted into the Manga/Anime gallery can only be your ownThe drawings of characters need to be from your own universe.If the character you are drawing is placed into another "existing universe" such as Pokemon or Naruto, they do not belong in Manga/Anime, instead they belong in fanart.Your own character, your own world, your own creation, then it can go into the Manga/Anime gallery
If anyone is still confused by that, I can show you some visuals using my character
Contest 23 - Historical DisneyContest 23 - Historical Disney2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the winners are...
In the Judge's Section:
Chosen by :iconmistytang::iconzimeta::iconshoomlah:
Give me your voice by Khioora
What the judges were saying: "Khioora's piece definitely jumped out at me when I was first browsing through the entries- it's a striking illustration, granted, but I was also taken with the integration of both 1830's fashion, and Romantic period portrayals of mermaids with more delineated legs. I'm not a huge fan of fashion in the 1830's, but I'll be the first to admit that it's a blast to draw; I think Khioora did a great job of capturing the so-called "Waist and Extravagance" of the period with both her characters' overall silhouette, and her general detailing of the costume. Great stuff!"~ shoomlah
!!!Winners announced!!!UPDATE: WINNERS ARE CHOSEN!!!!Winners announced!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Finally I've chosen the winners xDD
Aaand here they are:
15 USD via Paypal or 1200 points by me Miitsune
Icon in any style by me Miitsune
Pagedoll by me Miitsune
Pagedoll by awesome Elliren
Pagedoll by hisagiku
Pagedoll by G-Awi
Icon by mokru
Icon by xx-tsuna-xx
Chibi by Moofen
Chibi by Muffin-Doll
Pixel icon by SoulKillur
Pagedoll and icon from Liliire
Digital drawing by Deer-Head
Watch and llama from :devOrzephl
Mara's Contest - info & prizes updatedWell....not really I just called it that so the song would get stuck in your head for the rest of the day :icontrollfaceplz:Mara's Contest - info & prizes updated3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What kind of contest is this, then? It's the kind where I shamelessly bribe you to draw my OCs in exchange for swag! But before we get to the delicious bait of my artistic trap, let's have a look at the rules and characters...
(je peux uploade une version francophone pour le concours si tu ne comprends pas cette version. Envoyez-moi une note).
Your entry must include one or more of Acaciathorn's OCs (more details just below).
You can use any art medium - digital, traditional, sculpture, photo manipulation, 3-D render, whatever - as long as it follows rule number one. You cannot, however, submit poetry or prose. Sorry!
You can enter as many times as you want in as many categories as you want. just don't hurt yourself
Follow basic Deviantart etiquette: no art theft or traces, please!
Commissions Chibi (no backgrounds) $5Commissions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
+$3 for extra characters
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Shoulders up $12
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Half body $15
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Full body $18
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Couple/two characters shoulders up $20
bruise pristine by CarrotCakeBandit Flower Flurry by CarrotCakeBandit
+7 for extra characters
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Couple/two characters half body $28
after the storm by CarrotCakeBandit Happy New Year by CarrotCakeBandit The Fabulous Bending Brothers by CarrotCakeBandit
+$9 for extra characters
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Couple/two characters full body $35
Sayuri and Hitsugaya by CarrotCakeBandit omoide by CarrotCakeBandit we're all mad here. by CarrotCakeBandit
+$12 for extra characters
So there they are~! If you have any questions, let me know! I'm gonna be posting my latest tumblr commissions and remaining dA commishys over the weekend and the rest of the week so sorry if I spam! D: Peeps I owe commissi
Lora Zombie Moleskine# 1My first finished moleskine! printed edition coming soonLora Zombie Moleskine# 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Korra Season Finale, AKA Avatar Ex MachinaOK, I think I've calmed down enough to write a review now. Spoilers ahead!Korra Season Finale, AKA Avatar Ex Machina3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, let's start off with what worked in the season finale. The animation was just...incredible, the action was exciting and sweeping in its scale, and Zuko's voice was reincarnated as General Iroh the goddamn determinator! which was actually kinda distracting, cause I kept expecting him to be like "I AM SO GOOD AT BEING GOOD!!. Hiroshi Sato showed his true colors as a hate-filled douchenozzle, and Asami showcased her usual class and determination when faced with truly shitty circumstances (on a side note, I've always had a hard time believing that Mr. Sato invented all those airplanes and mechas and stuff, because honestly, when we met him he kinda gave off a Henry Ford vibe, not an "engineering genius" vibe like that crazy eyebrow dude from A:TLA. But whatever, that's a minor point). And of course Naga was a badass...and according to tumblr, there are now people who ship Bolin x Naga. Just...why.
Toki Buni Contest!★★!!TOKI BUNI CONTEST!!★★Toki Buni Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yay another competition for you all. The last time I did a big competition was years ago, which is crazy!
So I want to create a new competition for you all to enter ;w; Its going to be fun!!!
Below are all the details you need to know, I have tried to keep them as brief as possible for you ^^ no one likes endless text >u<
Inspired by the lovely Kimmymanga's competition ( Whos contest details are here http://kimmymanga.deviantart.com/journal/Umi-outfit-design-competition-DEADLINE-EXTENDED-318960772 ) I have decided to create a contest where you are to design an outfit for the first OC I ever created... Kasumi!
DEADLINE IS 10th of MAY
★ Draw my OC Kasumi and dress her in a design of outfit you think would suit her personality best
★ The winner of the competition will be the best drawn, and best designed outfit! Draw her in anything, be as creative as
DeviantArt for DummiesI am writing this guide for new members or anyone who has questions about deviantART and its members. Please comment if something doesn't make sense or if you need help! Please note, this is NOT a guide to everything on deviantART, just some stuff I thought was worth talking about.DeviantArt for Dummies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is a "plz" account?
A "plz" account is a deviantART account where the avatar is an emote that you can use in your journals, comments, etc.
How do you use them?
To use them, write :icon(thenameoftheaccount):
An example is :iconsupertighthugplz: which is written as :icon supertighthug plz: (minus the spaces)
Some popular accounts are:
To get the account name, roll your mouse over the image and copy the text you see beginning with an :icon and ending in a :.
Quick lesson in dA
Why Can't Warner Bros Get Their Act Together?Over the weekend at SDCC, Warner Bros announced that the new Man of Steel sequel will also feature Batman. The team-up movie will be followed by a Flash movie and then a Justice League Avenger's style team-up movie. This has a lot of people scratching their heads and wondering what exactly is wrong with DC and Warner Bros respectively. Why Flash and not Wonder Woman? Why add Batman when reports have been told that Christian Bale doesn't want to return and we'll likely get a completely new Batman? Why do a team-up so soon after the first Man of Steel movie instead of fleshing out Superman's modernized world better?Why Can't Warner Bros Get Their Act Together?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well... to put it bluntly I don't think Warner Bros really gives a shit about comic book themed movies and they're only going through these motions because they feel like they HAVE to rather than because they WANT to. Just take a look at their track record.
History of Bad Marketing
First off, Warner Bros has a problem of relying too heavily on the people th
SAY NO TO FREE ARTEvery day, there are more and more posts on here seeking "artists" for everything from auto graphics to comic books to corporate logo designs. More people are finding themselves in need of some form of illustrative service.SAY NO TO FREE ART7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But what they're NOT doing, unfortunately, is realizing how rare someone with these particular talents can be.
To those who are "seeking artists", let me ask you; How many people do you know, personally, with the talent and skill to perform the services you need? A dozen? Five? One? none?
More than likely, you don't know any. Otherwise, you wouldn't be posting on here to find them.
And this is not really a surprise.
In this country, there are almost twice as many neurosurgeons as there are professional illustrators. There are eleven times as many certified mechanics. There are SEVENTY times as many people in the IT field.
So, given that they are less rare, and therefore less in demand, would it make sense to ask your mechanic to work on your car for free? Woul
CONTEST: SWEET SUMMER EXPLOSION! [WINNERS!] [FINALLY] ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS FOR THIS CONTEST!CONTEST: SWEET SUMMER EXPLOSION! [WINNERS!]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a long and arduous process with this one. So much debate... So sorry it took this long to finally announce the winners and we apologize from the bottom of our hearts... Love you all... @.@ thank you so much everyone for your participation. We GUARANTEE our contests will not take us this long to decide in the future. Le-sigh...
ANYWAY! Enough rambling! Here are your winners!
Congrats to everyone!
As the Fiscal school year is coming to an end, and summer is just about to begin. We the admins of Anime Illustrations have all come together with the
Contest 18 - Spitfire Mother's Day ContestContest 18 - Spitfire Mother's Day Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the winners are....
In the Judge's Section:
We loved the creativity of having Chip filled with water and flowers for his mama.
Quite a unique choice of characters, too! No on else thought of Mrs. Potts and Chip! Very cute!
What's a Disney contest without a little villainy?
We love that the artist used her own style! Absolutely adorable.
One of the most creative entries is RaltheCommentator's, which depicts Lillian Disney (Walt's wife)
as the mother of Mickey and Oswald. She's hardly ever depicted even though she gave a very important
thing to Mickey Mouse when he was being created.... his name! Very lovely image!
In the Popular Vote Section:
Who is this bootiful guy?! Q A QAny idea?Who is this bootiful guy?! Q A Q3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So delicious HNNNNNNNNNNG
Our journey to a better self--Contest/MotivationPlease refer to this journal now:Our journey to a better self--Contest/Motivation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Have you ever felt not good enough? Not skinny enough? Do you look at other people in envy, wishing you looked as good as them? Are you never happy with how you look, physically? Do you jump on that scale and ever dread the number that will pop up in front of you?
Well, let's change that! :iconhontoplz:
Members who are committed to losing/gaining weight:
You are capable of losing weight, or gaining weight, feeling strong and being healthy. You are good enough! Weight does not define who you are as a person. It may affec
Unpopular opinion? on Korra ep 05As part of my ongoing quest to be really nerdy, I'm going to oblige the people who sent me notes asking what I thought of "The Spirit of Competition" and what my fave Korra ship(s) are etc. Just a little warning: I'm probably not in the majority with my opinion on this episode, so...here's an opportunity to expand your horizons.Unpopular opinion? on Korra ep 053 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, I'd like to say that I am a HUGE fan of A:TLA and so far am liking LOK a lot. So take this as an individual episode critique, not a series critique. It's still too early for that with Korra.
So. Pema and Tenzin. A romance for the ages. That was sarcasm, in case you were wondering. With their relationship comes my first major problem with ep 05: the way the romantic elements were handled. Let's get this straight. Pema stole Tenzin away from the woman he was dating? And then she recommended to an emotionally confused, EXTREMELY tactless teenage girl that she do the same thing, without getting any of the background information? And nobody sees the pr
Zuko's mom, we might learn where she is!Yes that title is indeed correct, Zuko’s mother is finally going to be answered. Via a comic as most of us expected.Zuko's mom, we might learn where she is!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now bullet points of info from the interview.
There will be some “supernatural” IE spiritual events here
Some of the political situation from The Promise will continue here
The Search focuses mainly on Zuko and Azula, Aang and co will be present, but the royal siblings drive the story.
Zuko will continue to adapt to his role as Fire Lord
The Search takes place immediately after The Promise ends
Gene Yang and Team Gurihiru remain as the creative team
We will see how Azula’s stay in the mental institution has affected her
Katara and Aang’s relationship will develop more, but will be a very minor aspect of the story
Toph also only plays a minor role
SasuSaku in the next chapter of Rock Lee!heartlesskairi:SasuSaku in the next chapter of Rock Lee!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some pages from the latest Naruto SD chapter featuring Sasuke.
Translation by the brilliant mezzomarinaio and pages from suepoko
Everyone: ”We’re Sasukes!”
Sakura: ”What, a team effort this time!? You really think I can be deceived again!?”
Lee: ”I-I’m sorry… we were wrong.”
Naruto: ”Sorry, dattebayo…”
Kizashi: ”No… about earlier, that was my fault… because I wanted to know what kind of relationship you have with Sasuke-kun…”
Sakura: ”Sasuke-kun and I aren’t a couple or anything like that… honestly, Sasuke-kun isn’t even in
FREE COMMISSION GIVEAWAY !! (LAST DAY !!!!)FREE COMMISSION GIVEAWAY !! (LAST DAY !!!!)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest 17- Movies that could have beenContest 17- Movies that could have been3 years ago in Personal More Like This
AND THE WINNERS ARE....
IN THE JUDGING SECTION:
The judges fell head over heels in love with this lovely imagining of the would-be "Fool's Errand"
that would have been made in the 2000s. All the characters designs, back-story and thought
behind it made us VERY happy! Amazing work!
Another movie that would have been made in the 2000s! This one has a very Disney design
and the fun feel of the early 2000s Disney movies
like The Emperor's New Groove. Wonderful work!
We loved the representation for this on-going in and out of production movie,
Don Quixote. The characters are obviously very different from each other and
compliment each other very well! The sun and windmill silhouette pay great homage to the original story.
In the Popular Vote Section:
Does talent exist?I know many people have different opinions about this. And here's what i think of it and why. I'll just answer the journal question up front, I think talent does not exist. And here's why:Does talent exist?5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Let's start with he question, what is talent? It's this magical thing that makes some people learn faster and develop faster than others in different fields. Let's take art for example, there are 2 different artists, both start at the same time to learn a concept and one learns faster than the other. But few people have stopped to ask themselves why that is? Is it talent, or is it something else?
Let me tell you a story about a guy who started an experiment to see if talent exists. He posted an add where he stated he's looking for a wife that will agree to marry him and let him test their children in this experiment. And they made 3 girls. The guy taught them all how to lay chess from a very early age, and lo and behold all of them became grandmasters in chess. This story is real, the guy is