Remaining Hope in Ben 10I've made it pretty clear that I hate Ben 10: Omniverse for the damage it is causing to the Ben 10 franchise, with my major issues being that Omniverse shows little respect to Dwayne McDuffie's contributions, the numerous retcons damaging the continuity (which was perfectly fine, Omniverse executives) of the Ben 10 franchise, the derailment of Ben Tennyson to be more like his original series' self (despite being a teenager now) and the ongoing attempt to make Kevin a villain again by slowly derailing his character until the Rooters unleash Weapon XI, which I am convinced will be Kevin, the horrific implications caused by the universal recreation (I think the Petrosapiens are now dead since Chromastone's flight ability has been retconned as a glitch, meaning Sugilite couldn't have gotten to Petropia's remains to restore it in time), and overall terrible writing (I'm looking at you, Rules of Engagement). As someone who has followed Ben 10 since the original series, Omniverse is even moreRemaining Hope in Ben 101 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ben 10 Omniverse: Rules of Engagement- My ThoughtsSo. I'm watching the Ben 10 Omniverse episode where Julie FINALLY comes back after 20+ episodes of being gone.... And she broke up with Ben. Off-screen. In a flashback.Ben 10 Omniverse: Rules of Engagement- My Thoughts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This. Is such a waste of a character like Julie. She was FINALLY getting some good character development in the previous season. She was shown to be able to deal with Ben very well, and was very close to him, Gwen, and Kevin (well, Kevin somewhat). And she just disappears, only to reappear BROKEN UP WITH BEN AND WITH A NEW BOYFRIEND. WHAT THE HELL, WRITERS. WHAT THE HELL. THIS IS NOT HOW YOU TREAT CHARACTERS.
Yea, I know there wasn't really a chance of their relationship lasting for very long, but for it to unceremoniously end just like that, and without any true mention about until this episode, JUST MAKES IT SO FREAKING AGGRAVATING. It had its problems, like any other real relationship, but they understood each other, and really did care about one another. For goodness, THEY'VE FOUGHT VILLAINS TOGETHER BEFORE.
Nasty Newscast:Ben 10: Omniverse is terribleHello readers, man its been ALONG time since my last newscast but I've been meaning to do a journal about Omniverse for awhile now. I grew up watching Ben 10 since it aired in 2005, at that time it was a cool show, but when Alien Force came out I got into the show again and thought it was better then Ben 10 because of the new drama and action. Then when Ultimate Alien came out with the similar elements but with Ben's Ultimatrix, my interest of the show went up a whole level. But then my love for the show was diminished when the directors of the show directors decided to change almost EVERYTHING that makes Ben 10 and aired Omniverse. The show, in my opinion, was terrible, I hate it as much as most of the Total Drama fandom hated All Stars (which was most of the fan base).Nasty Newscast:Ben 10: Omniverse is terrible8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Before I talk about what I hate Omniverse, I just want to point out that I DO like SOME things about Omniverse. Some of Ben's new aliens are interesting (though they are running out of original ideas
Kevin's Inevitable Return to VillainyFor all you Kevin Levin fans out there, I'm sure you've noticed that Kevin has undergone a severe character regression. In Ben 10: Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Kevin slowly and steadily began to reform to the point that he has become a true hero. In the abomination known as Ben 10: Omniverse, however, Kevin is now a selfish coward who cares more about his car than Ben, who he left to deal with Princess Looma. I bet you're wondering what Kevin's future holds in store for him, and I have terrible news (the following information came from a chat I had with SilverLady7, the founder of the Ben 10 Original Series to Ultimate Alien group, a group that supports everything about Ben 10 excluding Omniverse, which they criticize in a civilized manner);Kevin's Inevitable Return to Villainy1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's a foreshadowing of what Omniverse intends to do to Kevin...make him a villain like he was in the original series, but poorly written. I have 2 pieces of evidence that supports my theory;
1. Derrick J. Wyatt was asked if Kevin was a
My DeviantART StoryI had been aware of deviantART’s existence for years and years before actually joining. I think I first saw a link there when I was browsing someone’s personal website and they mentioned they had an account in a big art site. I visited it but didn't understand a bit about how it worked or what was it’s purpose. Slowly, as I became a bit better (or at least less awful) at understanding English, I started to figure it out and became curious. I was afraid of joining for a long time because I knew it might result someone misusing my art, which was the absolute worst thing. I also knew that my English was far from fluent, and internet can be surprisingly harsh towards those who don’t speak English as their first language. I was terrified of writing descriptions to my pieces, because they had to be understandable for people all around the world and I simply lacked words.My DeviantART Story6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In one late evening in September 19, 2010 (the year I started high school) I got tired with undeci
I Dreamed a Dream (parody)I made my best, but had to cut off the first part, like in Susan Boyles version.I Dreamed a Dream (parody)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When fun was high
And Ben 10 worth watching
I dreamed that Gwevin would never die
I dreamed that CN would be forgiving
Then I was optimistic and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No joke unsaid, no smoothie untasted
But Derrick J. Wyatt comes at night
With his ego as big as a mountain
As he tears your hope apart
As he turns your dream to shame
And still I dream Kevin'll come back to me
That he and Gwen will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are stupid people we cannot weather
I had a dream Ben 10 would be
So different from this hell we´re living
So different now from what Omniverse is
Now CN has killed the dream I dreamed.
The Kevin part is confusing, I know - I meant I still dream Kevin will come back the way he was in UAF, or at least ressembling these good old times, in another cart
Ben 10 Omniverse: I've Had ItI don't think I should be a Ben 10 fan anymore. Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but I just think Omniverse sucks so bad. The main character Ben Tennyson is such a fucking moron, it's unimaginable. And do you know the sucky part? I don't think Cartoon Network gives a shit. I can write how much I hate the Ben 10 sequel shows all I like, but no matter what I'll always find some fans who think Ultimate Alien was awesome or Alien Force was cool or Omniverse is the greatest show ever. I feel like it's a losing battle. I was a little excited when I heard about a new Ben 10 comic series from IDW but when I saw an Omniverse episode (Rule of Engagement) I just don't know if I'm going to pick up a copy. What do you think? Please leave a comment if you think my outburst was justified or if I'm being an idiot.Ben 10 Omniverse: I've Had It2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A FarewellA Farewell2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As apparent from my absence in the last few issues of Supergirl I am no longer the series artist on the book. I will no longer be drawing the book and #20 was my final issue. I will however remain the cover artist on the book for just a few more issues.
What kept me from drawing the book initially was some health issues after which I had to rest for a bit. In the meantime I was offered some other projects which I took into consideration. Offers that ultimately had me make some important decisions. Unfortunately one of these decisions was to resign from art duties on Supergirl. Believe me, It was not an easy decision but one I had to make for the sake of several things in my career and life.
Over the past couple of years I've had an amazing time defining Supergirl for the New 52 with my collaborators in DC Entertainment. It was an honour to be a part of this bold new direction for DC. I was probably among the lucky few who had a wonderful
Ben 10 OmniverseI liked The first Ben 10 series. The Second series was good Ben was a little more mature and was shown to have some hidden intelligence. and Kevin became a good guy. And the story in general became darker and edgier and more interesting. The third series ok, the whole ultimate alien transformation was kinda campy.Ben 10 Omniverse2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But Ben 10 Omniverse series Ben has taken a huge Level in Dumbass as well as general flanderistion, and has become too dumb to live and Lethally Stupid, granted he was always a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass but now they over did it . In fact it's a wonder how Ben as not destroyed the world yet. and Ben has become extremely cocky and arrogant just downright annoying. A another thing in the original series Ben did most of the fighting himself occasionally getting some help from Max or Gwen, but in Omniverse Ben is comply helpless without Took or someone watching his back all the time (or adlest it was that way in early episodes of Omniverse) Rook even lampshades this.
Nasty Newscast:Omniverse is terrible (updated)Hello readers, if you follow me you might notice that I already posted a nasty newscast about Omniverse, but I wanted to post it again becasue their are some new things I like and dislike about Omniverse that I didn't put in the first one so you might have trouble finding the new stuff I put down from stuff from the old article.Nasty Newscast:Omniverse is terrible (updated)1 week ago in Personal More Like This
I grew up watching Ben 10 since it aired in 2005, at that time it was a cool show, but when Alien Force came out I got into the show again and thought it was better then Ben 10 because of the new drama and action. Then when Ultimate Alien came out with the similar elements but with Ben's Ultimatrix, my interest of the show went up a whole level. But then my love for the show was diminished when the directors of the show directors decided to change almost EVERYTHING that makes Ben 10 and aired Omniverse. The show, in my opinion, was terrible, I hate it as much as most of the Total Drama fandom hated All Stars (which was most of the fan base).
Collab That Will Probably Happenso this is a thing that i think might happen? i hope so...Collab That Will Probably Happen2 years ago in Personal More Like This
what i'd like to do is "host" a big ol' collab picture that includes a lot of artists. this will give artists exposure to others and vice versa, from their point of view. also, it is fun!!
what i am planning to do is make a template sheet and paste pictures you guys send to me onto it, hence me acting as a "host". to give you some ideas, i'll start to explain what i would like to do. this will be a large picture that looks like a "select your fighter" screen, like this:
that is the basic idea, but i would like to add a few things. first off, there will be enough space for you to show more than your character's head. let's say...
----> MAKE YOUR PICTURE 250 PIXELS WIDE (horizontal) AND 300 PIXELS HIGH (vertical).
under that, i will add your character's name
under their name, i will add a catchy sorta nickname for them, specific to th
November Giveaway [Winner Selected]Congratulations JayLPhotography!November Giveaway [Winner Selected]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Ben 10 Reboot: Redemption CrossoverWith how bad Omniverse has become in the wake of the Duel of the Duplicates event, and with inspiration from Darinas, I have recently begun planning a fanfic that will reboot the Ben 10 franchise. This story is called Ben 10 Reboot: Redemption Crossover, and it will be a tribute to and a retelling of the Ben 10 mythos. Here are some important factors of this series.Ben 10 Reboot: Redemption Crossover1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. While it takes place during summer like the original show, Ben and Gwen are 15 rather than 10, and Kevin is 16 rather than 11.
2. Julie is a main character, having been invited to join the Tennysons on their summer roadtrip.
3. The Omnitrix's design is a combination of the prototype Omnitrix, the recalibrated prototype Omnitrix, the Ultimatrix, and the Omnitrix. The Omnitrix is also sentient, serving as a guide for Ben.
4. The starter aliens are Humungousaur, Swampfire, Spidermonkey, Big Chill, Cannonbolt, Echo Echo, Wildmutt, Grey Matter, Arctiguana, Gravattack, and XLR8.
5. There will be crossovers with series that hav
Contest--Draw a Character! THEME:Contest--Draw a Character!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The super easy theme for our very first contest is: Draw any character (an OC, yourself, a character from an anime/movie/video game, etc.) in your own, unique style using traditional and/or digital art!
Please be sure to submit your contest entry into the Character Contest folder here: http://rising-artists.deviantart.com/gallery/38241708. The folder will be open from now until the deadline, which is Wednesday, August 1.
After that, my admins and I will pick three semi-finalists from all of the submitted entries, which will (hopefully) only take one or two days. Then all of the members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite artwork, and we will have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner!
Please follow all of the rules below, otherwise, your artwork may be disqualified.
1. Each member can only submit one contest entry. There's no need to sign up for this contest--anyone who is a member of this group can participa
Ben 10 petition is up onlineHey Ben 10 fans, well I have officially posted the "Change Ben 10" petition and it is ready to be signedBen 10 petition is up online4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here is the link to it http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/change-ben-10-for-the-better
WARNING: This site will ask for an email address so if your not comfortable with giving away your email, you could do what I did and make a second email account so your primary email address doesn't get spam or boring email from one time sites
Spread the word about this petition! Tell your friends, post something about it on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Tumblr and any other sites as long as you can spread the word. If you agree with these changes or at least with some of them, sign the petition. Lets do this!!!!
Why I Despise OmniverseI've mentioned Ben 10: Omniverse a lot but I've never did a journal entry on how much I don't like it. Here's why.Why I Despise Omniverse7 months ago in Personal More Like This
New design - Reason: I've never liked the design because it's just too campy and also I would've watched the show if the design from Alien Force/Ultimate Alien remained. Come on, Ben being a 60's Dick Grayson guy, Gwen being a Velma Dinkley ripoff and Kevin being an Eric Draven ripoff?!Replacing Glen Murakami and the late Dwayne McDuffie with Derrick Wyatt and Matt Youngberg - Reason: Murakami and McDuffie made Ben Tennyson from a foolish hero to more Clark Kent from Smallville-esque character, but Matt Youngberg and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Transformers Animated art director and producer Wyatt "flanderised" the character into an idiot hero. Just no to idiot heroism because those two guys (Murakami and McDuffie) worked with Man of Action for the DCAU-influenced two sequel series and made it mor
Ben 10 Omniverse is in an Alternate Universe?Ever since Omniverse first aired, I've sometimes wondered if the events in Omniverse are taking place in an ALTERNATE UNIVERSE. I mean it is possible given the following reasons why.Ben 10 Omniverse is in an Alternate Universe?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
My first evidence is that the title of the show is called omniverse, which is the theory of their being more then one universe, each one having minor to major differences which also explains why things are different in Omniverse then in the other shows, kinda secretly giving us the clue that OV is in a different universe. My second fact is how they pronunce Albedo's name, in AF/UA they pronounce his name Al bee do but in OV they say it as al bay do , they only logical way you can go from calling someones name differently is if that person had that name since birth, also Albedo never showed signs of knowing people were pronouncing his name wrong. The third is that Ben doesn't say how Albedo's ultimate forms in OV look different in appearance from his forms fr
Omniverse review: Blucik and Driba go to MrSmoothyTo put it simply: this episode was horrible. Even by Omniverse standards. A series of unfunny, nonsensical jokes that felt like it didn't belong to the Ben 10 Franchise. And it brought ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to the plot.Omniverse review: Blucik and Driba go to MrSmoothy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The episode follows to sides of the story: on one side, you have Ben and Rook with trying to take down Trumpibulor. For those who don't remember (not that I would blame them for that), Trumpibulor was a villain introduced in Ultimate Alien. He had no characteristic beside the fact that he was an Elephant-like alien criminal, and appeared only for two small cameo as a minor villain that Ben, Gwen and Kevin could apparently defeat easily. To my opinion, that guy was even lamer than Serpent.
And yet, for some reason, Derrick J. Wyatt thought it was a good idea to bring this guy back and make an entire episode focused on him.
Why? Seriously, why? I just don't get his logical: Aggregor, one of the most badass and memorable villains in Ultimate Alien, is out of question to be br
Similitude Street - VISimilitude Street - VI1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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124by - Y-KaFkAs
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Project Sketch 'Em All UPDATEProject Sketch 'Em All3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok we're back, sorta. School is a terrible environment for art. And I have a lot of people who can vouch for that XD Anyway, the point is, I won't be working on it at 10 a day. Not for now, anyway. What is going to happen instead, is, I'll be drawing the remaining Pokemon first, then :IconAldenlite: will vector them. After that I'll color them all at one go, and you guys will see the complete collection. About time, I know. It's coming to the end of a school term, after which I have a week to rush up my homework, and of course, the project. Hopefully I can get it up by then.
Anyway due to the new sequence of actions, we'll actually need 3 progress bars to handle this.
Sketched: 644/725 (Reuniclus)
Vectored: 600/725 (Seismitoad)
[Star!][No Star] - 83%
Colored (And Complete): 560/725 (Serperior)
[Star!][Star!][Star!][Half Star][No Star] - 77%
Hey guys, I'm working on a new Pokemon drawing proje
Continuation of K.I.R.T.V. : I'm quitting Ben 10Recently, Darinas commented on my previous anti-Omniverse journal, thinking I was being a bit too paranoid about my fears for Kevin's fate. While I'm probably a bit paranoid, my faith in Omniverse is that low. Here's why I'm justified in my thinking, with a sad announcement afterwards;Continuation of K.I.R.T.V. : I'm quitting Ben 101 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sadly, I'm just expecting Omniverse to make Kevin a villain again.
I mean, Omniverse undid Charmcaster's character development because Derrick J. Wyatt, and I took this from TV Tropes but DJW believes this, said he didn't think Charmcaster becoming a "homicidal maniac who is obsessed with her father and from a race of magic space elves" worked at all, that it ruined everything that was special about her in the Original Series.
Yeah, because a generic evil sorceress is so much better than a character who LOST HER FATHER TO THE CRUELTY OF AN EVIL TYRANT AND IS TRYING TO ATONE FOR THE GENOCIDE SHE COMMITTED TO TRY TO BRING BACK HER FATHER BECAUSE SHE MISSED HIM! No, we need Charmcaster to be craz
dA is Not Selling Your Works to Third PartydA is Not Selling Your Works to Third Party Royalty FreedA is Not Selling Your Works to Third Party9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hot Topic selling artist's works without permission
A Tumblr post has been circulating, where Hot Topic is selling artist's works as T-shirts in their store, including popular fan art without the artist's permission, deviant artists included. It caught on wildfire when one user linked to deviantART's Submission Policy, stating users gave permission to dA by agreeing to their Terms of Service thereby allowing dA to sell it to third party royalty free.
This is false and inaccurate!
"We appreciate the rallying of the community around the rights of this artist. Rights and ownership of artwork are an important cause which
Liam Sharp 3.0 - True Talent Never RestsWatch depthRADIUSLiam Sharp 3.0 - True Talent Never Rests1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
August 16, 2013 / by $techgnotic
Liam Sharp was and is one of the most sought after comic artists in the business. After bursting on the scene by drawing the bestselling Marvel UK title of all time, Death Head II, he was back in America illustrating top line comics like Superman, Batman and Spiderman as well as special projects for people like Stan Winston. For anyone unfamiliar with his amazing work, his galleries can be found on deviantART. I recently got lost for an entire day perusing a single file of his Conan illustrations.
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Quick Tips: On Referencing AnatomyReference from real life whenever possible.Quick Tips: On Referencing Anatomy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you reference or copy from another artist's studies/sketches/art, you may be copying their mistakes as well. Furthermore, an artist's studies are their notes and --just like with history or chemistry notes-- copying someone else's notes will not help you fully understand the material. To completely understand anatomy, you must take your own notes and build your own understanding through observation.
This is probably a no-brainer for many artists but... scruffynerfherder and I were talking about this last night, and with the increase of "anatomy studies" showing up on dA's front page, it's been on my mind. DA's resource category has some great material, but I also feel like there is a lot of misleading information taught by amateurs who really probably shouldn't be teaching things like shading or anatomy, because they have a less-than-stellar grasp on it themselves. I'm not trying to knock anyone here, but it's a bit tr