SNIPPY: FLYING DAYENTRY 3647:SNIPPY: FLYING DAY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
November something something.
I've got to come up with a better system for telling what day it is. Maybe I could scrawl numbers on the back of my shoe? Nah, that sounds like something silly that Pilot would do.
I'm currently carrying a calendar that says 2012 on it, but I am pretty sure that these days aren't correct anyway to our year and Captain keeps scribbling things in the margins whenever I get distracted enough for the calendar to be snatched out of my hands. I found the calendar more or less intact and it's kinda impressive that it lasted from way back in 2012. It must have held some sort of personal importance to it's owner to seal it away in a plastic container with words "the Mayans were wrong, trust no-one!"
I've been trying to keep track of how old I am, but I keep forgetting to check off every day in the calendar or maybe captain is messing off with me by erasing my checkmarks.
Something tells me I shouldn't be telling Captain about my birthday anyway. I would
Anatomy of typographyTYPOGRAPHY SERIES:Anatomy of typography3 years ago in Personal More Like This
01 Anatomy of typography
03 Numeral sets
There have been many images going around the Internet explaining the basic elements of typography but most of these sources are incredibly basic and incomplete. That's why I decided to come up with my own version and be as complete as possible.
I excluded several things like diacritics, the different ligature types, numeral sets etc. to avoid making it look too chaotic but most of the basic elements seem to be there. I will focus on diacritics, ligatures and numeral sets later in this ongoing typography series.
Click on the image below to go to the deviation page so you can comment and/or add it to your favorites and download a zip file including a 2000px wide .jpg and an .ai vector file:
A little story...Wanted to share this story with you guys, and future creators:A little story...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After getting out of a slump, I wanted to share this story of something I went through a few years back. Bit of a read, but thanks for sticking through it
As you know, Comic-Con is arriving and as I prepare for it, I grow more and more anticipated with anxiety/joy in regards to the re-release of Last Man Standing.
As long, challenging, and mind-opening the creation of LMS was, something really stuck with me.
Before I had created LMS, I wanted to work for WETA Workshop. To those that don't know them, they've created props, designs, sets, costumes, and more for The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, District-9, Elysium, The Hobbit and many more films.
I was obsessed and inspired with them. The creator, Richard Taylor was always a huge inspiration to me. After viewing supplements on the Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings DVDS, I knew right there: I HAD TO WORK FOR THEM.
So I al
Art4Love, blah blah blah.I'm sure many of you are aware of the Art4Love.com drama floating about. How this Chad Love fellow stole the works of many artists from here on deviantART, including myself, and was selling them for ridiculous amounts of money, claiming they were oil paintings, even shipping them with a certificate of authenticity.Art4Love, blah blah blah.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, there seems to be some ridiculous responses going around to this. I'm not going to call anyone out by name, but a certain deviant has taken it upon himself to ask for donations in order to hire 'the best copyright lawyer' and pursue a 'class action lawsuit'. This in my opinion is a bullshit move, as any copyright lawyer worth his weight would probably take on something this big and blatant for a percentage with no upfront fees to begin with. It's pretty clear cut copyright infringement on a massive scale.
I personally think this deviant jumped the gun and instead of taking a moment to think about the situation, figured he'd get everyone riled up and paying for his la
Contest and Kiriban Announcements NEW CONTEST!Contest and Kiriban Announcements2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My favorite stock account, :iconsyccas-stock: is hosting a new contest with awesome prizes (one being a 12 month membership to DA)! The theme of the contest is, WARRIORS!, and one stock photo from syccas-stock must be used somehow/somewhere in the picture. Here are some examples of the available stock:
If you are interested in participating, or in donating prizes, please go to their journal for more details: http://syccas-stock.deviantart.com/journal/CONTEST-Warriors-405812545
:icongangyzgirl: is having a 30,000 page Kiriban. She's offering a really nice prize, an 8-15 panel, fully colored comic featuring your character and story. You can read more about her Kiriban on her page. Good luck!
The Name Of NatureI'm feeling a bit Emo today after receiving news a couple months back that a dear childhood friend of mine committed suicide and then this morning that a more recent friend of mine passed away last night, before her due time, leaving behind four children. I posted this on my Facebook page, but I feel that DA is really a more fitting environment for such a rant. Agree, disagree or agree to disagree. This is just part of my particular view on the subject of life and love.The Name Of Nature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sometimes we under appreciate the people we once cared so deeply for. The people who once made us so euphorically happy with minimal effort, the ones who delivered you the most genuine smiles and sincerest adoration are not a guarantee. It's scarey how simple it is to take for granted the threaded of moments life. Before you know it, the fabric of love and life have run out. Once the spinning wheel abruptly stops, all the tears in the world can never give it precious momentum again nor can all the money or gold ever b
My dream...I really wish that somehow, in some way, I could get together the right amount of people and make a star wars animated series using the unreal engine for youtube. Now, in Star wars animated series, I don't mean that really bad kid show where the jedi's are gods and clones if they are sidekicks to the protagonist of the episode get slaughtered. I mean a thrilling and intense clone trooper series just about clones and their gritty hunts after targets and intense firefights.My dream...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Maybe, just maybe, I know a few people who can help. So maybe I might start a clone wars series on Youtube, just sit tight and I'll update (if anyone cares)
All Together Now: Get The Led Out!!!My first journal entry!!!All Together Now: Get The Led Out!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconrobertplantplz::iconsaysplz:Hello, my lovely fans out there!
I'd like to sing you a song and it goes like this....
Can I have a little more?
5,6,7,8,9,10 I love you.
A,B,C,D Can I bring my friend :iconjonesyplz:to tea?
E,F,I,J I love you.
Fly the:iconairshipplz: ,Plant the :iconlemonplz::icontreesplz:
Snort the :icondietcokeplz:, Look at me :iconrobomfgplz:
All together now....
Can I take my friend:iconjimmypageplz: to bed?
Pink,brown,yellow,orange,blue I love you.
Can I drive my friend :iconbonzoplz: car?
diamond,rectangle oval,heart I love you!
:iconrobertplantplz::iconsaysplzonzo, Jonesy and Jimmy, feel free to comment!
I would love to hear from you guys!
New Who(Put on your 3D glasses because I've hinted at some things that might be spoilers to anyone who doesn't know Donna Noble or hasn't seen Asylum of the Daleks yet.)New Who3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A cheerful status from one of my lovely Whovian Facebook friends:
"Do you remember that time Donna Noble was the best companion ever?
Because she doesn't."
Oh the sadness. Why would you bring that up?! WHYYYY
The new Who better be as good as the rest have been. If the sets are more simplified and minimalistic and if they try too hard to make everything epic, I don't think it's going to work out. Bring out the Daleks at the end, don't start the season off with them! Now we don't have the Doctor's biggest enemy to look forward to at the end! Dude! Moffat! Stop! If you're going to play with our emotions, do it right! Don't
The Captain's tour of interest continiues!I'd like to thank amazingly awesome :iconGreteh: and her brother John for helping us out in Chicago to manage the table and to build our cardboard fort of doom (boxes for which were provided by cyanide and happiness team).The Captain's tour of interest continiues!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
John was a toasty Mr Snippy and Greteh was Captein! We also crafted cardboard cutouts of snippy and Captein, and built a sound cannon and blasted ponies music at people.
A special feature of deliciousness goes to :iconsargemav352: for being a tasty :iconcaptainfanclub: in Chicago!
Also, Porter is best airline because their airport in Toronto isn't clogged to all hell, totally opposite of the YYZ.
I recommend Porter for all flights between Toronto, Chicago and wherever else Porter flies.
Next stop on Captain's tour of doom is Calgary, Alberta!
If you're coming to the Calgary Expo and would like to cosplay as captain or snippy, send me a note!
WIN hundreds of POINTS and a huge FEATURE!!Heyyyy my awesome watchers!WIN hundreds of POINTS and a huge FEATURE!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just passed the amazing count of 18000 watchers (this is so unbelievable... :iconexcitedlaplz To celebrate this I want to make a huge point-giveaway and a feature-raffle!
What you have to do to qualify is really easy and doesnt take more than two minutes:
1. +FAV this journal :iconfavplz:
2. Write a journal about this giveaway and link back to this journal.. Also tell your watchers why you are watching me! (This will be so interesting for me to read! ^^)
3. Write a comment on this journal saying: "Faved and shared" or something similar!
There will be incredible 17!! winners, who will receive 100 points each and one grand prize winner, who will get 400!! points and a feature on my dA-profile page (for more than a month!!).
The change to win is really high, so if you wanna win some points or a feature. go for it! :iconexcitedlaplz:
(All winners will be chosen randomly out of the people who commented.. I will surely have a look at your jour
Win a FREE COMMISSION in 2 Minutes!!! :DHeyy my watchers!!Win a FREE COMMISSION in 2 Minutes!!! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am on facebook now!! I think facebook offers a lot of cool features and a very wide audience, so I thought I should join there as well!! I will be posting my artworks and WIP's + unfinished or old works + tutorials etc. So you will get to see a lot more there than here on deviantart (which doesnt mean I will be less active here )
Here is the link to my page: http://www.facebook.com/JojoesArt
To celebrate this (and also to invite people to like my page.. hehe ^^), I decided to launch a little event, where you can win a FREE TRADITIONAL (Watercolor) COMMISSION by me!! Which means I will mail you the original painting via post for you to enjoy it!!
And also three other participants will get 100 dA points each!!!
All you have to do to be able to win is the following (takes only 2 minutes):
1. Like my facebook fanpage http://www.facebook.com/JojoesArt
2. Fav this journal
3. Leave a comment here giving
Selling cheap tutorials!Hey guys! I know school can be expensive, as well as classes. Well taking a note off what Anthony Jones has done, I've decided to put up cheap and affordable audio-commentated video tutorials for all to buy.Selling cheap tutorials!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you would like me to teach anything specifically, let me know, but for now, enjoy: https://gumroad.com/danluvisiart_1
For Paypal Users: https://danluvisi.selz.com/
Emulation and CreationI write this because I see a lot of this on Deviantart, and a few other places, and have been guilty of it myself way back when, so thought it might be good advice. I use Games Workshop as an example because thats what I have experience in, but it's equally applicable to super-heroes, manga, anime, all the popular genres.Emulation and Creation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I loved drawing since when I was small, so when I came across Games Workshop, obviously I finally found a thing to draw that suited me and what I liked. There was no internet back when I was a kid, at least not freely available internet, so all my influences came from the codex's GW used to bring out. So I basically began to copy John Blanche, Adrian Smith, Mark Gibbons, all those fantasy artists. Harmless enough, it was essential drawing practice at the very least, and schools were never really supportive of that kind of art anyway, it was always paper-mache masks.
I wanted to be an artist for Games Workshop, because thats what I liked. I used to draw that stuf
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tipyou wanna get good....then don't be a hater!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...
here is why..
there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally like
you are missing out, bigtime!
see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.
here are some specific examples
realism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to
ENGIE: RegretsI was at first too stupid to see that we were no longer using ANNIE but Annie was using us.ENGIE: Regrets3 years ago in Personal More Like This
She was a goddess in the machine, our search engine.
We used her to collect and share knowledge and in return she had started to use us as her processors. It was an unexpected transition and it took a long time, thus I failed to notice it, failed to stop it. The new organism had come to life in which we were only neuron cells of her massive mind, that spanned continents.
Humanity no longer had a chance to survive in it's current state. We had poisoned the oceans, we had scorched the earth and blackened the sky in our quest for power.
The world we knew was dying. I knew that this decade would be our last. The city would fall to the Zone, sooner or later.
Research notes from the last report of Charles Snippy terrified me greatly. They had found something horrid in the Dead Zone. Something that killed them all.
The Dead Zone Research and Tourism i
Personal reasonsOver a year ago a person got very offended by an old comic of mine and wanted to explain to me why it was offensive. When they wrote to me I had long since understood that and deleted it from my own galleries, but they had found it on Tumblr and felt it was important to talk about NOW. At first I didn't respond because a lot of things were going on in my life and I needed to not stress about it, but then they started shouting on Tumblr about it and got more people shouting at me and I finally gave in. I tried to explain to the person what my thoughts had been behind it at the time but that I no longer felt that way, but they kept going.Personal reasons9 months ago in Personal More Like This
At the same time a lot of people were writing me about minor things like if they should move to Denmark or what my opinion was about one thing or another, and I didn't respond to any of those either and some questioned me about it. All the while this person was getting all worked up and wouldn't just take my "I'm sorry but I can't do this right no
Brands!Guyes I got a new brand!Brands!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm fulltime graphic designer for Ankh Attire! Its a clothing brand with bands and lots of things its gonna be big! Next month the first t-shirts!
I will upload some designs if been workin on For Ankh Attire!
Second brand is
Panda king This is my own little project. Its a skateboard brand that I want to make big! I will upload this design too!
With panda king I want to sell Skateboards but als more! Its also on a I-phone case It has PANDA QUEEN and PANDA KING for the girls and boys
Also i'm doing lots of mini project for bands and clothing lines and lots of flyers!
I learnd already so much guyes! I'm reall making my dreams become true!
Please all Follow me on INSTAGRAM! its Seebsan.
Also please follow me on Twitter is SeebSanDesign.
daily updated there!
Thanks for all the favs and commnets lately I cant awnser them all
DA watchers count for personal website vol.2It's a live! http://www.kuldarleement.eu/DA watchers count for personal website vol.29 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have lot of traffic going trough my website, so here is main result:
I got 11,5% more likes on Facbook compared with last week just because I pointed out my stats on my website.
That is pretty good I think Currently it's just working, but if DA API would be better it could make more reliable solution,
maybe even a plugin for wordpress.
Prime Publishing, Card Game, New showreel!Hey there!,Prime Publishing, Card Game, New showreel!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just wanted to give a quick update a bout a couple of things that happened during these last weeks.
Starting with the prime publishing, as the title says, 2 of my works were selected to be part of this incredible book of digital works. Its trully an honor to be part of such an amazing group of artist around the world, and also to share my works with so many people like this. The works choosen are Drone 42 and Illuminate my soul. The book is still not out, but I will let you know how and when you can get it.
Related to this is the next news, wich is a bout a card game called Prime Wars. This game will include many of the selected works of the next prime publishing. One of my works was choosen to be part of this card game aswell, so if you are expecting to get the card set anytime soon you will have one of my robots as a mech in the game!. You can check everything related to the game, and even support it
IronheARTFinally I proudly present to you my first and completely new website: IronheARTIronheART3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here I will show my portfolio just as on my deviantartprofile
Please people have a look at it and tell me what you think.
On Writing - Making LoveThe following tutorial is for :iconthe-bards-college: It is of a mature nature and may not be intended for everyone.On Writing - Making Love2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of the many (well, primary really) reasons I read fanfiction is for that steamy sex scene. I scour FF for the M rated fics that will detail the primitive dance done since the beginning of time. I will usually read the "plot" while making a "let's hurry along" gesture so we can finally have our protagonists naked and in each other's arms. Sometimes I mutter, "Ain't nobody got time for that," and just skip ahead, eager to see what form forbidden love will take now.
And then it's a coin flip on whether it's enjoyable or not.
Well, more like a roll of the dice. Looking for boxcars.
Love scenes are frequently dreaded among new writers. I often compare them to combat scenes you need at least two people grunting and sweating while thrusting at each other repeatedly. How do you do that and make it interesting?
First off, it is not required to have two charac
Update on Kiriban! And Cevenor Fanart ContestUPDATE: The Kiriban is over and we have a winner! Congratulations, Magz!Update on Kiriban! And Cevenor Fanart Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Stay tuned for more Kiribans in the future ...
** CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT! **
I am holding a Cevenor Fanart Contest!
The rules are as follows:
1. The artwork must feature Cevenor, my Bosmer Vampire Lord from my Skyrim comics.
2. The artwork must be created solely for this contest (no previous fanarts will be accepted).
3. The choice of medium is up to you, as long as it's visual arts (and, of course, recognizable as Cevenor).
4. You may add other characters to the fanart if you like. As long as Cevenor is in it, the theme is up to you.
5. No art that would require a Mature Tag will be accepted. Keep it PG-13 or below please.
6. The deadline for submitting to this contest will be June 30th (at Midnight Central time).
7. You can send me a link to your artwork submission via Note. Just title the Note 'CFC Submission'.
Artists problems + Mom and Dad's drawings xDHi guys! Long time without updating my journal xDArtists problems + Mom and Dad's drawings xD3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hmm... I don't know if some of you have/had the same problem as me.. Since I was 6~8 I wanted to be an artist!
I remember that my parents didn't care about it.. Maybe they thought I'd give up being an artist when I grow up.
Now I'm 18. I spend a couple of years thinking about other occupations and joining a good University.
I believe that most parents would like to see their kids becoming doctors, engineers, lawyers, dentists... not artists ; v ;
"Artists do not earn much money" they said. And I believed it. I tried to focus on the engineering course.
Guess what? I gave up xD I HATE math and all that stuff. The same thing with Medicine and Law.
I decided that I'm going to be an artist. I found a University with a 'Digital arts and Film Animation' course! I want to join it!
Isn't it amazing when you watch an animation movie like 'How to train your Dragon', 'Madagascar' and all those wonderful
Disney ones? Not to mention the GAMES! Yes, g