Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are two ways to write a novel. Plotting (you make an outline, a plan, a roadmap if you will, and then you sit down and write it) and pantsing (you write "by the seat of your pants, throwing caution to the wind). So when I get asked if I'm a plotter or a pantser, I'm all like er, uh, hold on, let me? Pantser? I think? But I kind of, um, do planny things?
And it gets kind of awkward because in these inarticulate moments I have managed to confuse everyone including myself. And probably spilled a drink.
In recent discussions, however, I've had a bit of a revelation, silly as it is. I've realized that I -- like many writers -- am a plotter/pantser hybrid. And perhaps what I'm doing is something we could call Pantsing Responsibly. And, maybe, just maybe, I could share some of my responsible pantsing tips with other writers. Starting with paper notebooks.
Anyone can find a notebook. If there isn't alread
Go See Frankenweenie!Frankenweenie isn't doing so well in the box office. Most likely due to it being stop motion AND black and white on top of that. Tim Burton has put his heart and soul into this film. It's been one of his stories, one of his babies, for years (back since the early 80s) and probably in his head WAY before that. So for a good 30 years or so it's been a part of him. The fact that people can't appreciate different forms of animation other than 3D animation is scary.Go See Frankenweenie!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So the thoughts running through my head are......
ARE PEOPLE INSANE????? GO SEE IT!!! (if it's playing in your country) It's really a good movie! The animation is top notch. It's a really refreshing animation to see nowadays. I mean, who doesn't love a story about a boy and his dog? And it's not geared towards little kids either. It's for all ages (perhaps even more geared towards the older audiences) the ones who could appreciate the homage it does for classic horror films and the ones who remember the bond of their first dog t
This stupid bitch...*sigh*EDIT: Thank you very much for backing me up against this idiotic bitch, people. As for YOU...you do realize by commenting you revealed yourself, right?This stupid bitch...*sigh*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yeah, I'm wasting my time doing stupid shit and amusing myself because I'm pretty sure this isn't against the rules.
And no, I'm not linking you to this comment. Fucking forget it.
*Sigh* What typical, "All women are perfect and faultless and you are a misogynist and religous nut for daring to disagree and critisize vagina-owners".
Uh oh...shit starts here.
Before I go into my opinion (it will be long, as most of my explanations) on this, while I will never change it, and do not care how 'controversial' it is, I understand I cannot, and therefore, will not, stop others from engaging in the aforementioned acts/using the following products. You are entitled to do so, after all, with Free Will, but that does not mean I must weakly submit to it, and believe and support it.
Well at least you said that.
Antitroll RepellentOK, this is gonna be my last post. I'm gonna share some wisdom I've learnt over the years (and hopefully redeem myself after all the trolling I've done). Today we'll learn how to deal with trolls. This guide'll show how to stop trolls from trolling you without having piss you paints or get angry (and become troll bate).Antitroll Repellent3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yeah that right, everytime you get angry at a troll, you're feeding them with the attention they desiring. They go out of their way to get you pissed off. They'll say the most offensive comment possible to mankind just to make you get out of your seat and wave you fists in anger. Throwing abuse back at trolls will only kindle the fire. When I's writing My Immortal, my life sucked. For some bizarre reason I craved insults (which's more bizarre since I's getting insults thrown at me in my offline life), hence writing My Immortal. I didn't insult people that much (besides calling flamers preps and torturing them with my god awful skills at literature). Nowadays trolls are
Art Instruction Books that I've Found HelpfulHey folks,Art Instruction Books that I've Found Helpful2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So last week I wrote about irrational confidence and how it helps artistsand you all seemed to enjoy it. One of the things that really stood out to me was how many of you went out and bought "Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators" by Mike Mattesi.
As a person that spends a lot of time trying to get better at drawing, I have read a billion and a half art instruction books. Not all of them are good, and some of them I feel even steer you in the wrong direction. So I'd like to try and distill the information that I've accumulated over the years for you herewhich books actually worked for me. I'll provide links as well. What a swell guy, huh?
Amanda ToddI am guessing that most of you have already heard the story of Amanda Todd and how she was driven to suicide by relentless harassment from bullies.....Amanda Todd3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What sickens me the most is how people are actually joking about her suicide, as well as people I know. It leaves me speechless, I feel like my entire circle has been divided because of it.
I feel like there is a massive lack of empathy in people today and honestly its a bit frightening......But this group, and all of you guys who come here give me hope that maybe one day it won't be as bad as it is right now.
Love you guys, just keep being who you are.
Newsflash ((OoC))Not everyone gives a shit. Okay?Newsflash ((OoC))2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That super awesome video you found that you think every just has to see because it's so amazing?
No, they don't have to see it. Maybe not everyone thinks it's as great as you think.
Or, to make sure everyone notices, maybe you should throw the stuff you find everywhere for people to see. Plastering it all over chat rooms, sending them to everyone via text/group Skype, just to show all the AWESOME stuff you find.
No, you don't have to do that. We don't necessarily think it's the greatest thing ever. It doesn't hurt to share some cool stuff, but please don't share every single thing you find and/or act like it's a fuckin' gold mine of amazingness. It gets annoying fast.
Or maybe you need to brag about that awesome thing you did, or what your friend(s) did for you. Make sure everyone knows about all the awesome shit you're doing.
No, they don't. We don't have to know, nor do we usually care about all the "amazing" stuff that happens around you. Simp
Cultivating Your Drawing SkillsI believe drawing skills are never innate: when someone is a natural, what they really have are remarkable observational skills and the ability to apply them in their case, through drawing (it could just as well have been espionage ). Drawing skills can be cultivated by anyone able to use their minds and hands. There are basically only two approaches to do this: theory (+practice) and observation (+studies).Cultivating Your Drawing Skills8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Theory is a structured, organised approach, learning from someone more experienced who's laid it all out for us in a course, book or tutorial.
Observation is an organic, unpredictable approach, learning directly from the real world around us and gradually deriving principles from it.
Alone, they are both incomplete; trying to work with only one of them would be like trying to walk with one foot. Studying lays down a solid foundation, which remains abstract and limited until observation brings it to life with details and real-life application
Journal CSS: Feature blocks. (Oct 2012 update)Oct 11 2012Journal CSS: Feature blocks. (Oct 2012 update)6 years ago in Personal More Like This
A while back dA updated their HTML parser to fix many long standing bugs. This was a good thing. Unfortunately because I had used a bit of a dirty shortcut to keep the HTML as simple as possible, one of the features of this CSS broke (the I-just-want-a-box-with-thumbs feature.)
Well. I finally fixed it.
As far as the code goes it's basically just the avatar handling that has changed, effecting the 'description' and 'simple' modes, and the scroll-box code - but I've also edited the wording of the entire tutorial.
So if you've been using this code in your journals all this time, please give the tutorial another read to get you updated.
First, if you'll indulge me, a little history.
Sharing thumbnails in journals can be quite chaotic. Either people just dump them all in a mess and hope for the best, or they spend a lot of time trying to match them up and arrange them neatly.
Neither seems ideal, and I saw an opportunity to use CSS to make things better for everyone. Ear
Some thoughts on becoming a Pro IllustratorHi folks!Some thoughts on becoming a Pro Illustrator6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I wanted to make a little series about stuff I have learnt over the last years to give you an insight of my work methods, the interaction with clients and all stuff around the job "Illustrator/Artist."
All I have written here is based on my own experiences and those methods work for me. That means not that it is the ultimative solution for everyone, but maybe it might be helpful for one or another artist in future.
I will continue it when I find the time. If you have questions, please ask them in the comments! They are very much welcome and I can answer them in future articles. Ask anything you want if it is regarding Art/Illustration/Work/Methods/Training, etc.
So, today...this little series starts with inspiration , how to keep your creative juices flow - and the job in general.
First thing --- ...
...being an illustrator is no 7 to 4 job at all. Keep that in mind if you´re planning to make a living out of that. If you like t
Autumn MINI CONTEST : CLOSEDTHE CONTEST HAS ENDED~Autumn MINI CONTEST : CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for your participation~
There are exactly 5 submissions.. ^^'
Wait for our next announcement~
So, here goes the details of the mini contest I posted at previous journal~
Katsuo needs friend/partner for HALLOWEEN party!
- Draw/paint Katsuo-san with your OC in a costume for halloween. you can draw as many OC as you want in one entry.
- Background scene is not a must, (will be a plus) a simple one will do.
- Must be a member of :groupbishiehunterclub: to participate in the contest.
- Can submit more than one entry but only one entry can win.
- OC can be male/female.
- Submit it to the folder Autumn Mini Contest - Katsuo Meets New Friendshttp://bishiehunterclub.deviantart.com/gallery/39890973
- All Submission should mention Autumn Mini Contest - Katsuo Meets New Friends :iconbishiehunterclub: in their description
Here is Katsuo's profile:
It's Legal!I just went downstairs and saw on the news that the Supreme Court issued their ruling on same sex marriage. It's legal in every state nowIt's Legal!2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I just want to tell this story.This is really long and really personal, so I don't expect anyone to read this.I just want to tell this story.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't want to make December 28th a big deal for myself. I don't want to make any more tribute art or cry in my room or post any pictures of him. I'm done with that. But I feel it is imperative that I at least openly reflect on how big of an impact he made on my life for once, and I feel that now is an appropriate time.
Of course, like everyone, Jimmy's death took a toll on me when it happened. I'd been listening to Avenged Sevenfold's music since right before the self-titled album came out, and though I never paid too much attention to the members when I first started enjoying their music, I spent a very long time grief-stricken because he was always the one I liked the most. It took me a couple of months for the realization to really hit me that the "funny-looking quirky drummer guy that does those great voices and was the brains behind all my favorite songs" was gone completely, and I became even more u
Art from My Stock 1st Quarter FeatureHiya Darlings,Art from My Stock 1st Quarter Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's time to get back to happier things. Nothing makes me happier than getting a notification of stock use. I don't care if it's beginner, intermediate, or advanced. I love it all! You are a constant source of inspiration and joy to me. This is the entire reason why I do this, and why I choose to remain. The artists listed below followed my stock guidelines and created some beautiful art. As a thank you gift, I would like you to choose one item from my Exclusive Stock Gallery: http://celticstrm-stock.deviantart.com/gallery/30823192 (excluding the Premade Book Cover.) I appreciate you all so much! If you are listed below, just send me a note or comment on this journal with a link to the item of your choice. I'll send you a note with the link to the download shortly. Now, on to the feature!
Art In The Alley by rgmendes:thumb
The Is Your OC a Mary Sue/Gary Stu Test 2.0Thank :iconGlitchyProductions: for this WAY MORE ACCURATE Mary/Gary Sue test, and by thank him, I don't mean hate him if your OC is a mary sue or Gary Stu. THAT IS YOUR FAULT!The Is Your OC a Mary Sue/Gary Stu Test 2.03 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is just like one of those normal journal entry test where you put an x in the box near the question if it is true. remember, x = 1 point (or whatever amount of points it says that you must add). If your OC is a mary sue or gary stu, don't have some little hissy fit and point fingers at somebody but yourself. This test speaks the truth, and if you don't like the result, then I suggest you change some things about your OC. Have fun.
[ ] They are possessed by an angel
[ ] They are possessed by a demon
[ ] They are a werewolf/vampire/faerie
[ ] They are physically strong
[ ] They have a rare hair/fur color
[ ] Their eyes are an unusual color
[ ] This unusual eye color happens to be red
[ ] Their eyes change
[ ] They have wings [Does not count for Pegasi]
[ ] They can grow extra body parts/shapeshift
[ ] They are
Shanghai NOEspecially for beginners it can be really hard to say "No". Sometimes you get a job offer with the tiny problem of microscopic payment (if any payment at all) or you are already IN a project and get tons of change requests and end up with an hourly rate that makes you weep. And mostly not in enjoyment.Shanghai NO2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Or you get the puppy-eye look for "a favour" and in the end you end up doing things you didn't really want and spending weeks of your free time on it. And it leaves a sour aftertaste because you think "Dang, why didn't I...?"
Yes... why haven't you?
I have to admit the "we need ten million changes" problem is still a problem I face mostly on a daily base. It's okay if you get payed for it. Gods, I'll do a million changes if it gets payed and if these changes are reasonable. :iconengelszorn: and I experienced such a "we need changes" problem and in the end it was a mixture of fine negotiation, making a lot of compromises and doing (bearable) changes. But within boundaries. Because you rea
dog lol Me: "You are so distinguished and sophisticated :3. "dog lol1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Me: "I'm talking to the dog <_< ..... what a handsome senior you are :3. You're fluff is so fluffy, and that piece of cookie in your beard might look slovenly on other people, but you make it work :3"
Mom: "I can't hear you.."
Me: " I'm still talking to the dog.
...and is that a new shampoo? It smells amazing. How does it feel to be so fabulous all the time, and be adored by everyone? Does it get tedious? I hear fame can really take a toll on the beautiful.."
Mom: " o___O...are you?"
Me: "...yes. I am still talking to the dog -_-."
Mom: " He's a twit who ate my ham sandwich >:["
lol I'm at my parents because I went to the hospital with my mother for her check up ( she was pretty sick the past 7 months, but is doing excellent now~). And there is NOTHING to do here o__@. NOTHING.
I mean, I'm painting..
One for sorrow..One for sorrow,One for sorrow..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Two for joy,
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy.
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret - never to be told -
Eight for fortune,
Nine for a kiss,
Ten for a Bird, you cannot miss.
WARNING!Just a little warning there's a person on DA who has multiple accounts(I have found 3 so far) That goes and posts links to porn(and it may contain a virus....dunno) on your art!WARNING!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Watch for the following people!
Jannetcresbgp (no link...sorry : s)
Journal will be edited if I find more of them.
I also decided to fight spam with spam.
Because of reasons.
Dear Princess Celestia,Yes, I actually have to place trigger warnings in a journal about My Little Pony. Go figure. But this is really ridiculous, and it doesn't take "Social Justice", nor "real life" activism, to label this as wrong.Dear Princess Celestia,2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today my fandom taught me that if a 17-year-old survivor voices their discomfort over pony artists making rape "sexy", it is a largely acceptable response to harass them to silence using rape memes and very graphic art of their OC being brutally raped. It is also widely acceptable to file it away as teh "feminazis" and teh "SJWs".
Actually, no. Today I learned that there is a percentage of my fandom that are steaming piles of cowardly anonymous shit. I will now recap what my fiance had to say about the Down With Molestia backlash on his journal http://onewonderfulbug.tumblr.com/post/59434148890/you-know-something-that-gets-me-every-time-i-see :
"You know, something that gets me every time I see it: the feminist bashing within the MLP fandom, particularly the splendid gents t
2000 points giveaway~ CLOSEDNo more entering, raffle will start soon.2000 points giveaway~ CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will then post a journal of the lucky persons winning the points
Finally got the points
You donīt have to be a watcher to enter.
- Fav this journal. This is only so I know who entered
- Write a journal about this giveaway and link it to mine
- Comment on this journal and give me a link to the journal I mentioned above
-You have to be on dA for at least 2 months and have uploaded at least 5 deviations (if you moved accounts recently please inform me), I donīt wanna give points to a stranger who probably wonīt use them anyway
You will get a number and I will choose 3 random winner
First place - 1000 points
Second place - 650 points
Third place - 350 points
Okay folks, new date so no one gets confused seriously this wasnīt meant to be an april joke xD
Winners will be chosen on the 17th of April
From artist life - getting a job as an illustratorHey there! I didn't plan to write about that topic but that's obviously what you are interested in the most, isn't it...? I wasn't sure whether to elaborate on this for a simple reason - I never ever in my life looked for a job. Nope. It came to me. I need money and job appears, tadaam. But I was kindly asked about some advice in this topic so I'll share what I know.From artist life - getting a job as an illustrator2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you :iconGenisay: for asking
As I am from Poland, I work mostly for Polish publishing houses but I do draw for other companies too. Some things might not work out as I say, since every company has different politics. For example: Polish publishing houses are not very fond of people with an Artist degree. Same in software companies which also hire computer graphics. They don't like artists with diplomas because they "always know better" and it's very hard to work with them. It might be different in other countries, where educated artists has a different image in society. I personally believe that degree
OH SHIT IM TAGGED (also I'm alive)1.You must post these rules (very, VERY Important )OH SHIT IM TAGGED (also I'm alive)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Tell us 10 thing about yourself.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post,
and create ten new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5. Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
6. No crap in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this."
You legitimately (AKA, really, truly with all honesty) have to tag 10 people.
Ten things about myself:
1) I love butts - of any form, size and colour. I love them.
2) I don't trust people who don't watch porn
3) I hate purple skittles. I sort them out of the bag and throw them away because I can't stand them!
4) Religious people freak me out
5) My pet gerbils smell like honey and I love to kiss and sniff their fur^^
6) I easily fall in love with fictional characters...
7) ...and I love my boyfriend for letting me
8) Lipton Ice Tea Sparkling (in a can) has become