Back to it...'Sup People.
I've read in a few journals that a lot of you are having the occasional "Artist's Block". Ya' know... where you stare at a blank sheet of paper for hours and nothing comes out. It happens. I don't know an artist who hasn't went through it. Some more than others.
Anywho, I'd like to share with you, my friends, what helps me get through it and get that pencil moving again.
1.A.) Grab a magazine with pretty girls in it (whatever floats your boat, eh). Find a cool pose and pick one of your characters or some else's character, like Turra Shibata, to draw in that pose.
1.B.) Grab a comic book, graphic novel (Turra: Bombs and Betrayal) or just a cool book you've read (The Last Ride of Sam Hane) and make the character yours. Then see step 1.A.
2.) Pick a song that you would walk out to if you were in the WWE ("Here I Go" - Mystikal) and set it to repeat on whatever media player you have.
3.) Isolate yourself (as best you can especially if you're married and/or have kids)
4.) Get t
A Complete Guide to &#x2018;Hipster Racism&A Complete Guide to ‘Hipster Racism’ By Lindy WestA Complete Guide to ‘Hipster Racism&3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's been a lot of talk these last couple of weeks about "hipster racism" or "ironic racism"—or, as I like to call it, racism. It's, you know, introducing your black friend as "my black friend"—as a joke!!!—to show everybody how totally not preoccupied you are with your black friend's blackness. It's the gentler, more clueless, and more insidious cousin of a hick in a hood; the domain of educated, middle-class white people (like me—to be clear, I am one of those) who believe that not wanting to be racist makes it okay for them to be totally racist. "But I went to college — I can't be racist!" Turns out, you can.
People benefit from racism—hell, I benefit from it every day—and things that benefit powerful people don't just suddenly get "fixed" and disappear because Halle Berry won an Oscar or whatever. Modern racism lives in entrenched de facto inequalities, in coded lang
Watcher Contest - food and character: CLOSEDSo I am having a contest in a very long time. For this contest I am hosting an LOL contest.Watcher Contest - food and character: CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For this contest you only need to enter a drawing, or sculpture of your favourite character eating you favourite food. It can be a character you like on T.V. but bonus to the people who enter their own original character.
Enter by ing this journal
No photo manipulation, but you can cosplay a scene.
Any medium is eligible as long as you are the owner.
If you have a partner give them credit them as well in the description box.
Submit one piece.
DO NOT STEAL SOMEONE ELSE'S WORK OR YOU WILL BE BLOCKED.
1ST place: 200 , a bow tie and a commission by me.
2ND place: 100 and a commission.
3RD place: 50
Spread the word. Contest ends June 1st. Feel free to comment or send me a note if you have any concerns.
All participants receive a if they do not have one from me.
Entries so far.
Original Species: Mamemamono*this is a close species. Please ask permission to use*Original Species: Mamemamono1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A special class of Yōkai: those who have been defeated by a certain onmyōji.
Among the different monsters and spirits, there are those who may not be strong, but still cause terrible inconvenience in humans whether it's hiding a single sock or locking the car door while your keys are still inside.
A young onmyōji wearing a spider lily pattern on his clothes, sought to teach these spirits a lesson. Those that were defeated were marked with a seal and tracked by a shikigami, a paper doll, who would call back their master if the monster was to misbehave again. Though limited by the seals, these Yōkai were still allowed shape shift, but only to a smaller form that takes less energy to maintain.
"Mame" (豆) : bean
Click to Adopt! 2 for 10 Points!Two Adoptables Available for 10 !Click to Adopt! 2 for 10 Points!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Each egg contains 2 species (see silhouettes above).
Click on any egg to purchase twins for 10 now!
...or check back again here. More eggs are added to this collection regularly!
Please click on any of the eggs to check if they are still available.
Updates on which eggs are still open are posted regularly on their own pages.
Adoptable Terms and Conditions:
1. After purchase, buyer will receive a copy of the character without watermarks.
2. Character can be used in and out of deviantART without credit.
3. Character can be renamed, recolored, redrawn, and modified in any way without crediting or asking permission for me. Reselling is also allowed.
For any questions, please send
Can I make you an OC? (For watchers only)[CLOSED]Hey everyone! I hope you guys are having a nice week~ ' H ' ♥Can I make you an OC? (For watchers only)[CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Before I go on to what this journal is about, just wanted to say:
I got such a positive response to my adopt raffle last time - so, thank you!
I hope I can offer more events for you guys in the future too~
I'm here to offer some more freebies to you!
I'd like to make some OCs for you guys.
The requirements/rules are:
-Must be one of my watchers
-Fill out the form correctly & post it by commenting in this journal entry ~
-The adopt I make for you cannot be traded or resold!
If you don't have a use for it anymore - please let me know; I will keep it instead~)
-Know that I can't draw something for everyone (even though I would if I could!)
gender appearance : male/female/androgynous/or leave it up to me
color palette: (please don't describe colors to me! an img is highly
HALFBODY REQUEST EVERYWEEK! (CLOSED!) So yea, I decide to do every week, or even more, a free halfbody request!HALFBODY REQUEST EVERYWEEK! (CLOSED!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
JUST LINK YOUR OC AND I WILL CHOOSE THE ONE I LIKE MORE EVERY SUNDAY!!
I WILL DRAW AN HALFBODY OF THE OC FOR FREE!
SO IF YOU HAVEN'T WON THE FIRST WEEK DON'T WORRY, YOU COULD WIN THE COMING ONE!
TO SEE WHO IS THE WINNER I'LL SEND HIM/HER A MESSAGE AND I'LL POST THE OC ON MY DA!
HERE THERE ARE SOME HALFBODY I'VE ALREADY DONE, DOODLES AND FINISHED, AS EXAMPLES:
February RaffleFebruary Raffle Information PageFebruary Raffle1 year ago in Personal More Like This
General Raffle Information:
Each month, a raffle will begin on the 1st. The raffle will continue throughout the month, ending on the final day of the month. On the Last day of the month, one winner will be randomly chosen based on their number, which should match the number generated by a random number generator via Random.org.
You MUST be a Member of FriendHunt to participate, to make it fair for our members.
You Must Fav this blog.
There will be a raffle monthly. In the event that there will not be a raffle, all members will be notified via newsletter.
You do not have to wait for a notification that to raffle has begun to enter.
You can enter anytime before the last day of the month.
There will be only one winner.
The winner will be announced on the last
Project : REMEMBRANCE (COLLAB OPEN)So, to start off, for awhile now, I've been hoping to start some sort of project in which I look to those whoProject : REMEMBRANCE (COLLAB OPEN)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
follow me to help me out with it. So here's that day I try to make it happen!! This is open to anyone interested in joining!
o - What's the project?
Under code-name REMEMBRANCE; that's what this project will be focused on, that word and it's definition. Remembering who an individual is and how they got to be where they are; their inner person. So I thought, a neat way to do this project would be sort of like a picture music video. NOW THIS ISN'T A MAP//MEP!! For all you need to do is draw ONE picture, that's it!
o -Okay...so what do I do?
The FOCUS IS 'REMEMBER'; The idea I have for this is to be a journey to self-discovery as well as one for inspiration. There's a lot of negativity not just on the internet, but in the real world too. We all have a story to share and I want it to be expressed into ONE. PHOTO.
o Neat...What do I draw tho
Which animal are you like?cat:Which animal are you like?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
[ ] - You take pleasure in fooling/tricking people
[ ] - You're easily scared
[ x] - You hate getting dirty
[x] - You can be really flirty when you want to
[x ] - You keep your hair long
[ ] - You don't like getting wet unless you're bathing
[x] - You like to just lounge about
[ ]- You get annoyed easily
[ ]- You like seafood
[ ]- You can spend hours trying to make yourself look good
Total for cat: 4
[ ] - You're almost always smiling
[ ] - You're nice to most people and like to get to know people before you judge them
[x] - You rarely resort to violence
[x] - You would NEVER hurt your friends
[x ] - You really like tickling people, just to see if they're ticklish
[ ] - You stand up for others
[ ] - You would tell everyone that you love them if it wasn't so hard on your reputation
[ ] - You don't get angry easily
[ x] - You share your food with people who are out of lunch money
Total for dog : 4
[ ] - You're really good at swimming
[x ] - You li
'Draw my OC' Contest! [CLOSED!]Winners picked ->'Draw my OC' Contest! [CLOSED!]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Edit 7: Time's up! > v < I'll announce the winners in 2-3 days. I'll be taking last minute entries today and tomorrow. c:
Edit 6: Eeeeeeeeeep, I'm so excited ;;; u ;;; Just one more day to go ///so many wonderful entries, dunno how I'll manage all this---
Edit 5: Only 3 more days to go! If you still need some time, please let me know, I may extend the deadline for a couple of days, no longer! > v <
Edit 4: Just one week to go! > v < If you still need a couple of days just tell me!
Edit 3: Less than two weeks left! > u < I may extend the deadline for few days but no longer! S
character design contest!! (closed)so i want some new ocs but im too lazy to design them myself, so i want to see what you guys can come up with!character design contest!! (closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-you can have as many submissions as you want, but you can only win once
-any design that wasnt chosen is yours to keep
-no anthros please! feral only
-no lineart, but you may use a base
-no adoptables or pre made designs!! i dont want those, i want something neeeew
-dont make fun of other entries, i will not choose you and nothing you say will make me
END DATE: June 30th
1st place- 300 points, a custom design, and a fully colored and shaded drawing
2nd place- 150 points, a flat colored drawing
(sorry, no third place!)
now to describe what i want!
things i like:
unique designs, no dogs/cats/wolves/foxes/etc! i have enough of those
horns (ram, bull, gazelle, any kind really
wings (they dont have to be on their back!)
unique hair styles (like the cute fluffy ones with longish hair that i have in my adopt base)
CONTEST CLOSED :(SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!:iconcryforeverplz:CONTEST CLOSED :(3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT Guys have until 11:49 pm Mexico time to upload your entries luck!
READ PLEASE sorry guys! I had to extend it until December 2nd, because I'm late with many school work. besides my ex called me to help them work on Friday and Saturday, they said yes, because I need the money. so that I may not give the results that day, I gave them the weekend to occupy more time. sorry for the people who wanted the results. u.u The results will be on Monday without fail!
EDIT Guys, just one week left to send their ENTRYS! GOOD LUCK!
EDIT guys to petition runs until November 30, the winners will be announced on December 1, good luck!
EDIT guys just reminding them that they are a few days, anyway I extend the contest
Hi! hello :iconaaaahplz: finally I will do my contest mourn for happiness :iconcryforeverplz:
well as demos st
CLOSED New Commission Bonus! Win Free stamps!Summer is coming! Which means artists are having more free time, which means new commissions are opening all around DA! Commissioning artists is my guilty pleasure, it makes me happy receiving new art and artists are happy for making an extra earning! Everybody's happy!CLOSED New Commission Bonus! Win Free stamps!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Any help in earning points is more than welcome so please kindly take a look at what I'm offering and conciser giving a helping hand
Please keep in mind that all that I offer in this journal is limited only.
When commissioning over 5 Stamps you win 1 Free Stamp!
(The free stamp is always of the same style as the others, if it's several styles the free one will be equal to the style mostly commissioned)
This is applied to over 5 stamps bought in a single order.
Art-imation ideaCheck out the video and tell me what you think!Art-imation idea2 months ago in Personal More Like This
So far, the list of Comic Conventions we will be attending for 2015 are:
ECCC: Seattle, WA - March 27-29
Megacon: Orlando, FL - April 10-12
Awesome Con: Washington D.C. - May 29-31
Heroes Con: Charlotte, NC - June 19-21
Boston Comic Con: Boston MA - July 31 - August 2
Hopefully I can get enough artists to complete this project!
If you know any artists attending the comic conventions listed above, it would be great if you shared this video with them, so they will be aware of my project if/when I approach them. And if you ARE an artist who will be attending any of the cons, and want to participate, please tell me which con you are attending and what your table number is so I can come find you! And thank you ahead of time!
I will be posting videos of my progress on YouTube, and I will be posting photos of my progress on my social media sites:
Stop Working for Free!the great silver got this message for you! this is very important. specially here in Da where all people wants you to work for free . with promises of profits in the future. what you say, Fuck them.!Stop Working for Free!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Playing around with RPG Maker.During Steam’s summer “if these prices don’t tempt you into giving us your money, nothing will” sale, I picked up RPG Maker VX Ace dirt cheap.Playing around with RPG Maker.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I’d played around with the demo a little while back, but didn’t think it worth the price they were asking as it simply wasn’t as versatile as the Clickteam software I’ve been using, in one form or another, since 1993.
However, at 75% off, I thought “what the hell”.
Now, I’ve only been messing around with the system for a few hours, but I can see how it’d be easier for me to make the “great big f**k-off” RPG I’ve always wanted to put together using RPG Maker rather than MultiMedia Fusion. With the latter, I’d have to put together all the internal workings myself. With the former, that’s already in place. All I have to do is focus on the story and pretty graphics, which is useful as I have zero programming know-how. That’s why
My Oc SakuhiIf you any of you want to you, can draw her. Only if you are open for requests. ^^ She wears black knee-high combat boots or plain knee-high black-and-white converses/Chuck Taylor shoes.My Oc Sakuhi2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Aruu's CONTEST 2014 [CLOSED] !!UPDATE : THE CONTEST IS CLOSED ! THANK YOU FOR THOSE WHO ENTERS THIS CONTEST ! IT MEANS A LOT TO ME <333Aruu's CONTEST 2014 [CLOSED] !!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Total entry : 41 FANTASTIC DESIGN !
the winner will be announce prolly in a week or two [if i'm not too busy ww]
THANKS A LOT !
+*+* DESIGN MY MIERU *+*+
WIN 1500 POINTS AND OTHER MARVELOUS PRIZES
this is a contest dedicated to my main oc / mascot, Mieru. she has been my wonderful mascot/oc for this account
so for my 1 anniversary with her, it would be fun if everyone designing my mieru and see how they come out <3
★ A B O U T T H E D E S I G N
this is my original design
Mieru's Info :
+ She's a hyper fun loving kind of girl
+ She basically loves cat >> her cat http://fav.me/d5rfq7q [chiibi]
+ She can be a yandere , or maybe deredere
★ D E S I G N R E Q U I R E M E N T S
+ You ca
Does God Care About ME?Many have concluded that the answer to that question is: NO! After all, if He cared about me, they may reason, my life wouldn't be so pathetic! Much of the poetry and prose on dA centers on issues such as suicide, cutting, abandonment, and endless sadness. Some of these writings are likely written simply to garner attention. Yet, without a doubt, many more are based on real life experiences. A father who was never there. A mother who doesn't seem to care. Poverty. Physical and sexual abuse. Bullying. These are just a few of the problems confronting some of you. These negative experiences can scar an individual for life. Worse, they can destroy an individual's faith in a benevolent, loving Creator. So what is the truth, does God care about me (you) or not? First, please read 1 John 4:8. Notice that it does not say that God has love or is loving. It says that God IS love. What does that mean? Very sDoes God Care About ME?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A Word of EncouragementEveryone of us has heard about the upcoming ruling in May by the US Supreme Court, right? So to every Christian living in the US (and across the world of course), I have something to say:A Word of Encouragement3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now, as we already know, we are indeed living in the end times; a lot has been, and still is going on, going from bad to worse, with all manner of sin running rampant, and false prophets emerging, some Christians denying the Word of God. But despite this, God is still on the move, that even souls are getting saved, and His Word has been proven true day by day, amid what other people say otherwise.
So while others are busy trying to ram sinful lifestyles such as homosexuality down our throats going: "Oh you're so intolerant!", "Accept it, and get on with your life!", "It's going to be legal in the whole of America! GET. THAT. THROUGH. YOUR THICK SKULL".
Well, to heck with that they say! Man does not have the final say, only God does.
You know, the devil will use anything, anyone, or even a situation su
average pay rates for comic book artists:"Generally, the good graphic novels fetch $100 - $300 per page, although professionals who have been in the industry for a long time can command as much as three times that amount. In fact, one elite illustrator commanded as much as $1,000 a page (on a 22-page comic book)! Most of the popular titles that artists, like David Cassaday, work on are monthly issues, which end up providing him with a six-figure salary. The back-end royalties on merchandise, trade paperbacks and movie royalties are also generous."average pay rates for comic book artists:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"In 2008, Sean Jordan, founder of Army Ant Publishing, claimed established freelance comic book artists were paid anywhere from $220 to $4,400 per book project, which breaks down to $10 to $200 per page. Pencil and inker artists can ask for $75 to $200 a page. Colorists often fall in the range of $35 to $125, and writers and letterers make $10 to $50 a page. A lucky few dozen famous artists working for to
10 Point Monthly Giveaway! (-Open-) Special thanks to the following people!10 Point Monthly Giveaway! (-Open-)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconxx-aki-xx: :iconcrossing-dreamer: :iconabstractioncat:
Check them out!
This months prize: 10 DeviantArt Points. ( Only 1 winner this month)
Remeber to donate to me, so I may keep these going!
Last months winners cannot participate in this months giveaway.
Fav this journal please.
You do NOT have to write a journal, however it would be nice.
It's optional to watch me for future giveaways.
Now, since I don't really check this account much,Comment the next number.
So, for example:
If the latest comment says 55, you comment 56.
Since I am not able to log on, I need you guy to keep count. Only 1 Entry PER deviant. I will check to see if anyone has entered multiple times.
If this does happen, I will be permanently banning them. Please don't make me ban you.
Again, winners will be decided using Random.org.
Free Art Lessons! DON'T GO TO ART SCHOOL!Update Febuaray 4, 2014: My CHannel has moved!!!Free Art Lessons! DON'T GO TO ART SCHOOL!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Go here http://www.youtube.com/user/TheJettyJetShow
It was moved because at least 7 of my videos were being blocked do to copy right reasons, i even got a notice that, if i play any more songs I will lose alot of posting privileges. Also i always wanted an intro to my video as well as getting all my thumbnails to look professional so i thought id start fresh in this new channel. Hope you guys check it out. All the videos from my old channel will be added gradually, i just gotta go through them and fix the sound tracks add intros etc. The difference from my old channel and the new is, the new one has "THE" in it. From just "jettyjetshow" to "THEJETTYJET SHOW)
Jet here! Ive put this off for far too long. Any who I've started a youtube channel about a year ago, and i thought i'd make an official flyer for it to explain explicitly what i'll be doing as well as cover some of the questions that some of you guys may be
5 Reasons to WriteI wrote a blog once that urged comic artists to try writing their own books. I held back a bit on what I said--Punk Rock Jesus hadn't come out yet, so I didn't feel like I had the proper authority to really speak up.5 Reasons to Write3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since then, there's been a lot more discussion about the etiquette of publishers toward their freelancers, the recent rise of creator owned books, and the effects of Hollywood moving into comics (or vice versa). And as friend of mine at Newsarama pointed out recently, I'm one of a few guys who's found a middle ground--not only because I'm writing and drawing my own book, but because my OGN is partially owned by DC Comics.
Certain events of the last year have created new concerns within our industry. Do you still need to work for big publishers if you want to "make it"? Do they deliver a better product than creator owned books? Are the Big Two treating creators as fairly as they've always been? Between the rise of digital comics and comic-based movies, are creators getting