Character Design ContestAnnouncing a CHARACTER DESIGN contest on Taught By A Pro! Win FREE art lessons by Top PRO artists as well as a Draw over/ art notes from Tom Bancroft! Sharpen you pencils and check out our blog for more information!Character Design Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If I Wrote a Twilight Zone Episode...Here's a fun writing exercise, I find. Try and see if you can effectively emulate a format or formula of another writer's work or of some show or genre or franchise you love; following their specific beats while at the same time implementing your own ideas.If I Wrote a Twilight Zone Episode...5 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, I've been playing around with such an exercise, under the following pretence:
"If I were picked to write a script for a Twilight Zone episode, what would be the premise, the hook and the twist?"
I puzzled over this... until this nugget of an idea came into my head, and I felt like sharing it with you.
A woman wakes up in some picturesque, almost dollhouse like abode clearly modelled after stereotypical 1950's Americana iconography. She herself looks like a stereotypical 1950's housewife, outfit, hairstyle and all. She looks at herself in the mirror, but she doesn't recognize the woman staring back. She's confused, terrified.
The woman explores the house. All windows and doors, locked, from th
Believe In YourselfJust some friendly artistic advice from someone who has been drawing for nearly four decades...Believe In Yourself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Believe it yourself. When you sit down to draw, believe that the outcome will be successful. Failure at drawing comes from not trying hard enough, not working hard enough, and not believing that you can get the job done. Success comes from working hard, learning from past mistakes, and believing that you can and will rises to the occasion. If you are confident that you will do well each time you sit down to draw, you will do better work than the time before. You might not always get things right, or be satisfied with your outcomes, but you will be moving forward as an artist. Repetition. It's not the only way to improve, but it's the only GUARANTEED way to do it. The more you draw, the better you'll get at it. The more you ink, the better you get at it. The more you color, the better you get at it. Never fear your drawing table (Wacom, etc). You aren't going to be dismantling nuc
Book Recommendations of the Week, Pt. 1!Two things I adore: reading and sharing my love of reading with others, usually by way of - well, obviously - recommending whatever it was I was reading that day. Today, I feel the need to share as many books I love with as many people as possible! In fact, I have so many on my mind I have to split this journal into three parts by necessity.Book Recommendations of the Week, Pt. 1!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The following is a collection of science fiction, fantasy, and other works of high concept genre fiction. Hopefully, they all run the gamut that at least one or two could pique your interest.
Here we go...
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Almanac of the Dead (Leslie Marmon Silko): This magic realist/darkly satirical novel covers multiple story arcs occurring simultaneously, all over the American Southwest and Central America, with such colourful protagonists as arms dealers, black market organ dealers, drug kingpins, assassins, revolutionaries, trickster gods and ancient spirits. At
Quick Guide to Writing Speech for ApplejackA Quick General Guide for Writing Speech for “Best Horse” ApplejackQuick Guide to Writing Speech for Applejack2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Southern speech drawl for Applejack and Applebloom:
I’s are rounded out to an Ah sound
You and to are clipped to ya and ta.
Applejack’s drawl is a good mix of Texas and Ozark, closer to east Texas. Yah and tah would be drawing out the sound and would be more common in a slower drawl more like a Carolinian or Georgian pattern. Yeh or yuh don’t work because those tend to sound lower and more thuggish than southern or western drawl.
You = ya
You all = y’all (two to six people or so – a small group)
All of you = all y’all (used when speaking of more than four to six people – a large group)
Your = yer
You’re = yer
If is often shifted to iffin’: If you are going to = Iffin’ yer goin’ ta’
To = ta when used with a verb: fixin’ ta and goin’ ta’ being common examples.
Gonna is perfectly acceptable as a substitu
PRITNS! SHIRTS! HOODIES! APARTMENT IS A MESS!HEY EVERYONE!!! You know, I really only use my DA Journal for Livestream announcements nowadays. If you'd like a steady stream of stupid updates all day, you can always follow Slugbox on tumblr, or SlugboxCreatureArt on tumblr for more arts and doodles!PRITNS! SHIRTS! HOODIES! APARTMENT IS A MESS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ANYWAYS. There's been a lot of studd added and uploaded to both the Prints Store, stores.ebay.com/slugbox, AND my Spreadshirt Store, , slugbox.spreadshirt.com/!!
SO WOO! YEAH!! AWESOME!!! Thank you all for your support and loves and all that jazz. My mom is coming to visit today, so we have to go clean up this wreck of an apartment... soooooo much trash to take out...
LET'S DO IT!!!
Taking your art to the next level in 2015!I am taking my art to the next level in 2015, who's with me?Taking your art to the next level in 2015!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I want to fall in love with art all over again. Going through the painful process of growth as the art-bones stretch and your creativity get's set loose after wondering if you had any creativity at all!
2015 marks a new year and a new start, make the most of it and don't start it unprepared!
Here follows a list of things I'd like to do in 2015. You could call it a bucket-list. You can copy mine or make your own, but this might give you some ideas for yourself.
1. Going through all the fundamentals all over again.
It has been a few years that I studied any fundamentals and they seem to be lost somewhere in a dusty corner of my brain. I will buy: Books, video's, classes and study it by drawing or painting the knowledge I get from this. After doing so I will discus the topics with some fellow artist friends and see if they have feedback or perhaps anything to add that I might have missed.
Here is a
Otaku House - Cosplay Idol: Merida.I wanted to enter the contest just for fun and see if the people liked my costume around the world and as it had a good feedback it really made my wanna try a little bit more. So please, if you like my work, or my Merida cosplay, please enter to the next link and click on the LIKE button or/and the google+ button, share or anything. Everything you do will be very appreciated ^^Otaku House - Cosplay Idol: Merida.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Enter to the next link ! : http://cosplayidol.otakuhouse.com/2013/latin-american/cereza-merida-from-brave/
Thank you !
Star Trek The Original Series poster breakdown....I was asked by a fella named John on another website if I might be interested in explaining a bit about some of the decisions I made putting together my Trek piece, this was what I ended up replying-Star Trek The Original Series poster breakdown....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I'd love to see Dusty write an essay on his thinking when creating this piece. Some can grumble about who is included, and who isn't, but I am more interested in WHY various characters made the cut, while others did not. Chris Pike is there, but not Number One. Jahn is there, but not Miri. "The Enemy Within" gets double representation, with "evil" Kirk and the mutt Scotty is holding. William Campbell appears as Trelane, but not as Koloth.
I fault none of his inclusions, or exclusions, but I would enjoy knowing the thinking behind them."
Hey John, I really appreciate your interest, I've worked on this thing for so long in a bubble, finally being able to share it with fans and talk about it a bit with people is something i've looked forward to for a while now. I'd really enjoy getting to ex
masters of the universe- sideshow collectiblesso these got revealed during san diego comic con, first of many pieces i helped designmasters of the universe- sideshow collectibles2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
these are not all the design sheets as i don't want to post the ones that weren't shared by sideshow themselves but it's better than nothing
there are also caped versions of he man design as well as some other fun variants, maybe sideshow will show those at some point.
here is the full announcement article
anyhoo this will be a fun year
aand i'm off to work because switch just got solicited for october and pages need to get done!
also for some crazy good detailed photos of the sculptures go here!
So, Been Playing Alice: Madness ReturnsFive things come to mind as I play this.So, Been Playing Alice: Madness Returns2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art, character, enemy and level designs? Neat! Dig 'em. Alice has an interesting power set and weapon set, a bizarre batch of the darkly feminine and the childishly warpedThe additional costumes and their own idiosyncratic abilities add to the funGameplay isn't exactly God-of-War-on-highest-difficulty-hard, but it's still charming and engaging in its own wayMaybe it's because every other human character is cartoonishly ugly as sin… but is it weird to say that I think Alice is ridiculously, strikingly pretty?
Three Best Ways: Nextwave- Warren Ellis having a pie fight with the superhero genre.Three Best Ways: Nextwave2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Warren Ellis making sweet love with the superhero genre. And he has an enormous penis.
- The Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann of superhero comics.
Book Recommendations of the Week, Pt. 3!Well, the last two parts have been strictly fantasy-focused. Let's take a break from that and delve into science fiction of one kind or another.Book Recommendations of the Week, Pt. 3!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Soon I Will Be Invincible (Austin Grossman):
Superhero deconstructions are a dime a dozen. They've become as clichéd as playing the tropes straight, and have only become more apparent now that the genre dominates the blockbuster scene, for good or ill, depending which side you're on vis as vis the "superhero fatigue" debate. Perhaps in recommending this novel I'm only contributing to the issue - and by contributing, I mean pouring gasoline on the raging forest fire.
Well, be that as it may, I would like to just ask... how about a good supervillain story instead? Sure, you have your Suicide Squads, your stand alone Joker miniseries...
But what about a story that's to the supervillain what the likes of Watchmen, The Authority and Irredeemable are to the
Devil May Cry Easter eggs in DmCEven if my english sucks xD.Devil May Cry Easter eggs in DmC5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I found a few Easter Eggs on the DMC univerum .
The pose after the Hunter is defeated.
The last scene before the credits.
Mundus look and career, a hint of Arius and Arkham.
Businessman like Arius, an egghead, and has heterochromia just like Arkham.
Dante's home looks similar to the castle in DMC1. Or the Mansion from RE1.
Hollow Vergil is a clear reference to Nelo Angelo:
His face looks exactly like Vergils Nelo Angelo costume in DMC3 and the boss fight itself is almost the same as in DMC1. I mean, the two teleport into the air and use the Summon Swords.
The art such as Vergil defeated Hollow Dante, is the same as he defeated Dante after the first encounter in DMC3.
The angel and devil weapons based on Alastor and Ifrit.
Angels weapons make quick attacks like Alastor, and devil weapons make stronger attacks like Ifrit.
That Vergil hides his face behind a mask, cou
Ending Soon: LINE Webtoon Challenge League ContestEnding Soon: LINE Webtoon Challenge League Contest8 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Starting This Weekend...I'll be posting the misadventures of an adventuring party, as I introduce my friends to D&D (4th Edition)!Starting This Weekend...5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be the DM, and they'll be my hapless victims- I mean, um, stalwart adventurers...
Now, when I say "post," I mean to say I'll write up a journal about what happened during the campaign.
It'll be a weekly thing, sessions being every Friday or Saturday. We'll be covering a scenario conceived by :iconmojaramask:, which is already awesome at the outset.
Instant awesome, just add pirates.
Now... I'm hoping this will become such a "thing" amongst us in the DB DA community... that we'll wind up doing more classic tabletop RPG's. Maybe the next game we can run can be, say, Call of Cthulhu. I'd like that.
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I instead relinquish my cha
Established Settings I'd Like to Run in the FutureWell, besides Avatar - natch - , what other settings would I really love to take a crack at... hmm...Established Settings I'd Like to Run in the Future4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I can think of a few.
Before anyone asks, though, none of the following will be superhero worlds. Sorry. Take it from me, superhero RPG's? They never work. By design, they're inherently flawed, they make for bad (tabletop) games.
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Disney's Dungeons & Dragons: Proposed this to my DB Community Campaign chums. The gist? The villains have taken over a "literal" Magic Kingdom, all the heroes are trapped in Tartarus, the princesses captives or forced to become the songbirds or wives of said villains... and there's a massive civil war going on between the villains, who have split into three main factions (Maleficent vs. Jafar vs. Hades). So, a mysterious... short... hooded figure (with two suspiciously familiar ears poking through said hood) has tasked heroes/adventurers/mercenaries - outside help - to take advantage of the str
I'M BACK!It's been a long, horrible week...I'M BACK!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
But I have my computer back, and I finally had a moment of respite- had a successful game night with a new group! I'll write the recap later!
God, it's great to write again!
Book Recommendations of the Week, UnoWell, back to this again! I promised this would become a new weekly thing with me, didn't I?Book Recommendations of the Week, Uno3 months ago in Personal More Like This
So here we again, another list - split into three - to bring you as much high concept genre madness as I can, pulled either from my own personal library... or... well... the actual library I frequently go to.
Here we go!
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The Moor's Last Sigh (Salman Rushdie):
You know, magic realism in fantasy circles is often sneered at and met with nothing but contempt and scorn... and I admit, sometimes rightfully so.
"What's magic realism?"
It's essentially the snobby way of saying your work is "fantasy" without actually admitting it is indeed fantasy. It's also a way of incorporating surreal or fantastical elements in your work without falling into the so-called "genre ghetto," so labelled by the sort of literary snobs who assert "true literature" has nothing to do with made up magical worlds, supernatural monsters, robots,
Nintendo...Up YoursOne thing I noticed about Nintendo is when they do something fucked-up they get a free pass, but when other gaming company does something wrong and they get shit on and anyone claims that Nintendo is like this godly thing that we all must bow and worship while getting on our knees and kiss its feet and ignore anything bad they doNintendo...Up Yours4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Up yours I'm tired of this shit and it's time someone calls them out and show their true colours and maybe people might give a shit about the WiiU
And I know all the fanboys and the people that are too busy kissing Nintendo's ass are going to say that I'm wrong and I'm the bad guy...fuck you :iconmiddlefingerplz: it's time that someone calls them out and I don't care what people think of this journal go ahead call me what you damn feel like because I don't plain care
Time for this shit that Nintendo does and hides behind to be done
I just want Nintendo to say 'ok we'll admit we do some bad stuff sometimes' that's all and people to stop praising the company so
Injustice Clash quotes requests - ClosedIt's time for a break with the injustice clash pics.Injustice Clash quotes requests - Closed8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'll let you guys know when it's gonna be open again, but until then, let's take a break.
Fel's Q'n'ASo, since some of my DB chums are doing this, why not?Fel's Q'n'A4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ask away, guys. Ask me anything.
Lollipop ChainsawGot the game and wow this is game is so stupidly awesome and is really fun to playLollipop Chainsaw4 months ago in Personal More Like This
That's all I got to saw
Toy Story 4So there going to be a Toy Story 4. while i personally love the Toy story films and i admit i cried abit at the end of the 3rd one. i'm wondering why are they making a 4th one. what other stories could they bring up. so anyone give me your thoughtsToy Story 49 months ago in Personal More Like This