Commissions are currently closedSorry, but I'm currently not taking any commissions or requests. If you'd like to keep up with my personal art, you can follow my art blog on tumblr: http://stringmouseart.tumblr.com/Commissions are currently closed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How i do things :pHelloHow i do things :p3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This journal is to show to everybody how i do things with my clients, so if you want to commission me this could be important for you to consider first how is the way i work with my clients (this way there will be no regrets later ). To explain all this, I'll use one of my favorite and newest drawings. You can see it here
IF YOU WANT TO BUY A COMMISSION:
- You have to send me a private message, describing in general what would you like me to draw for you. If the idea is not too nasty (i had to say no more than once ) then i say "i can take care of it"
- Then, and after you send the payment (and i obtain it), you can send me a more specific description. All text and pic references about everything you want me to focus on the drawing.
In general, a good and short commission requeston has:
- Number of commission you are planning to buy.
- Number of characters involved (for each).
- Which characters? one reference per character should be enough.
Lain's Horrible Adventure - Demo 2Lain's Horrible Adventure - Demo 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/LainsHorribleAdventure?ref=ts&fref=ts for more updates.
Lain's Horrible Adventure (formerly known as Lain's Shitty Game) is a novelty action RPG I have been working for over a year now. It revolves around my character Lain Claes and her experiences in whatever the fuck I come up with at the time. This is the 2.0 version, the first being an older demo I had posted which is probably still in one of my older journals. This demo starts from the beginning and proceeds farther along than the first. A long of the info from then still applies, and a lot of this journal is copied from then because I'm a lazy ass.
This post is both a preview and a chance for all of you to help me debug it. Anyone who finds and reports a real glitch or error will be have their names added to the "Beta Testers" section of the credits and will have the opportunity to make a sprite and have
Quick Auction! (CLOSED)This lovely lady needs a homeQuick Auction! (CLOSED)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
The clouds are a part of her, her dress merges with them. If you win her, you can remove this trait and give her regular human legs.
She was originally drawn as kind of an angel or goddess.
- This pic
- A flat colored full body (if you want legs rather than clouds)
- A cell shaded chibi
Starting bid: $5 or 500 points
Minimum Increase: $1 or 100 points
Autobuy: $50 or 5000 points
Current Bid: (look in bid chain)
Ends: December 24th (might extend)
just a general faq on printed sunstonejust want to have a journal to link to people who are curios as i just lack the time to answer everybodyjust a general faq on printed sunstone2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1 yes sunstone will be sold in printed forrm as a series of books
2 each chapter will be 1 comic issue
3 i am currently finalizing printing arrangements
4 printed versions will feature improved art and writing, by art i mean obvious tweaks in anatomy , inking and so on, by writing i mean streamlined while keeping true to the material and at times better worded... with less typos....
I DIDN'T SAY NO TYPOS!
5 SUNSTONE WILL GENERALLY HAVE ABOUT 22 CHAPTERS
6 you might say it will be a sort of a 4 big parts to the story
first is the story of ally and lisa to a certain point, called sunstone
second is a story of alan and anne which will last about till chapter 12. ally and lisa will very much be featured in it vbut the focus will be shifted. subtitle of this one will be mercy
third will be about marion and james subtitled...not sure yet XD
Ocean's FAQ (Updated)Hello guys, welcome to the FAQ.Ocean's FAQ (Updated)5 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any questions that aren't on here you may ask me, but please read them throughly before doing so. Thanks!
LAST UPDATED: Mar 17 2012
G E N E R A L
Q. What's your real name?
A. Trying not to give it out so much anymore, sorry heh~;; Just call me Ocean!
Q. How do you pronounce Oshaikeuchi?
Q. How old are you?
A. Secret! Though my birthday is April 24th.
Q. Where do you live?
A. Ontario, Canada :3
Q. How long have you been drawing?
A. About 7 years. I can't really put a specific number on it because I stopped drawing on-and-off a couple of years back.
Q. Do you sell at any cons?
A. Mainly Anime North (Toronto), and Otakuthon. I am going to Anime Expo 2012 and Toracon 2012 as well. You can buy my work online at meloncake.net.
Q. Can I purchase your manga at Barnes&Noble/Chapters/Indigo/etc?
Sorry no, but you can only purchase it through me. It is not offici
O__________OSo last night I stopped at a gas station to get, well, gas, while I was doing my paper route. I had a complaint from a customer, stating they did not receive their paper yesterday. Me being, well, me, I carry around with me (in my car that is) a small portable typewriter. I don't have good penmanship AT ALL, so when I need to leave a customer a note on a manner I type one up and put it with their paper. Anyway,so I'm sitting there pumping gas while typing on my typewriter listening to my MP3 player, which is hooked up to play through my car speakers. Suddenly some good ol' Benny Goodman comes on. Oh yea, I"m happy, so I turn it up some.O__________O3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I then hear the click of the gas nozzle finishing fillin' up Simmons (my Blazer to who don't know the story) and stepped out to put it back. From inside the gas station a ninty-ish year old man walks- no- waddles out and heads for his car in front of mine. Well he hears the music, so waddles over to me curiously. By that time I'm back inside my vehicle
Pokemon Celestite Videos! UPDATE!UPDATE: A new video thanks to poisoned-poet! Also I'd like to note that Alucus can no longer do LP's do to some software issues.Pokemon Celestite Videos! UPDATE!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So as you know there are a small handful of people who are recording video walkthroughs of the game, well here is where you can find the videos. Any problems with the links let me know so I can inform the creators and they will give me new links.
poisoned-poet - Good quality - story & sidequest (English):
Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWj2_U2RJ6c
Episode 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MtwhjrBWyA
Episode 2.5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0pbWstpKeU
Episode 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOdFazypKAc
Episode 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWGF-DCkQus
Alucus - Good quality - story & some sidequest (English):
Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwecU_P8RME&featurelcp&context=C358a48cUDOEgsToPDskLKvX65wBqpOjO_1u6jT7T4
Episode 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0RbJ
Cesar Millan? (personal opinion on the guy)What do you guys think of Cesar Millan or 'The Dog Whisperer'?Cesar Millan? (personal opinion on the guy)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Been watching some videos and been having some debates about his methods of training (which to me, being someone how has and does train dogs, are not as bad as people think).
The controversy that he hits/punches dogs or even uses tooth collars and shock collars is just stupid to me as well. He never comes on the show saying 'we're going to use this shock collar to control your dog', if anything he tries to discourage the use of these things for control of bad behaviors, showing owners they can gain control and stop bad behavior easily, without painful tools.
The fact remains that if a dog is aggressive and ready to hurt another dog or a human NOTHING will stop it, not a shock collar, not a choke chain, not a spike/tooth collar, or even a gate/fence. So the 'tools' used mean nothing, it's about presence, making the dog realize you are not a threat but you are also not a pushover.
His methods do work when done properly and wi
I want one.I want one.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So. Damn. Adorable. Oh. My. Lawdy.
Someone was watching "Rise of the Guardians", lawls
Amazing Artists FeatureAmazing Artists FeatureAmazing Artists Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some amazing artists you should take a look at!
First some genius level Ballpoint Pen Artists.
1 - Paoloamico87 :iconpaoloamico87:
Some of his insanely skilled work:
2 - ThessaGreenleaf :iconThessaGreenleaf:
Some of her wonderful works:
3 - Artisticartery :iconartisticartery:
Some of her exquisitely detailed and intricate works:
Ian Somerhalder. Blue biro by artisticartery Ian Somerhalder 3. Black biro by artisticartery
4 - Leahlapera :iconleahlapera:
Some of her lovely creative works:
Sad. by leahlapera Lil Wayne FINALLY Finished by leahlapera HOLY CRAP fade away by leahlapera Going to a party by leahlapera
5 - Shelleysupernova :iconshelleysupernova:
Some of her really cool work:
Call Me... by shelleysupernova Feeling Blue by shelleysupernova Peony by shelleysupernova :thumb2
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDxTEDxTalk in Sinchon, Seoul at the Seodaemun Art Center, South Korea, JULY 28thTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDx3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TED.com Event information: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/4471
.: Creepy Contest :. WINNERSAnd I've chosen the winners!!!!.: Creepy Contest :. WINNERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hnghhh your style is a weakness of mine, I love the eyes and everything is so pretty and I love the roses! Celia's expression looks super creepy in the second picture!!!
I really love that you added many of the characters but I think the biggest reason this one was chosen is the way Scarlet and Mori are displayed in the background, it really gives the picture and amazingly creepy feel and it's just asdifjiosd Really awesome!!!!
Thank you all for entering!!! Note me for your prizes!!!
So I'm looking at my pictures of my characters and realize that most the pictures I have of them are this really sweet and simple sort of style to then cutsie and all that.
Not saying I don't love it because cute things make me melt but I also REALLY LOVE creepy things!
So when Meg asked me to make a collab we
Gen, slightly back from the dead?I only say slightly because for 3 long months I haven't even BEEN to DeviantArt. Also, I don't know if I am technically back or just popping in for a visit before flitting off again into the unknown!Gen, slightly back from the dead?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The chibi maker popularity continues to astound me, I can't believe how many kind comments I've received from people and how much fun everyone is having. I can't go far on the internet without bumping into someone using it as an avatar, icon, or just posting up a gallery full of chibis made with it. It's exciting, humbling, and a bit scary! The poll has had a good response too, about whether or not to turn the chibi maker or perhaps even a future dress-up project into an app. I can't say anything has been done about that since, I'm lacking the knowledge but finally not the technology (now the proud owner of a Nexus 7 tablet, go android!).
Why I haven't been here in months is another story all-together. I wish I could tell you I've been locked in a basement making a new doll-maker, or worki
The Talking DogOk, I know it's stupid but she actually bought something online that supposedly makes your pet speak.The Talking Dog2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FDA approved and satisfaction guaranteed or money back.
She ground the pill into powder and sprinkled it into Sneakers's (Our dog) water bowl and I watched as he happily lap the last drop of the "enchanted" water.
Her: Hi, Sneakers! Say something. Oh, call me "Dominus!"
Me : ...
Sneakers: Hello, Dominus. -wags his tails happily-
Her: -squeals in disbelief- OH MY GOD, it actually worked! I have to record this!
Sneakers: Hello Second Maste—
Me: -puts a finger to my lips- Sh, down Sneakers. -pats Sneakers on his head-
Her: What was that Sneakers?
Sneakers: Hello Dominus! Hello Dominus! Hello Second Master! Hello Second Master!
Me -face palm myself- Shit...stop that. Sneaker, stop!
Her: -the smile fades off her pink glossy lips, her large brown eyes draw into a frown- Who is "second" master? -looks behind her uneasily, staring right at me. Well, more like right through me, into the empty a
Use as you wish :)I get a lot of people who ask me various questions about usage of my art- Here is my stance on the matter. I really don't mind if you want to use any of my pictures (unless they are commissions, which are labeled).Use as you wish :)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This includes use as signatures, avatars, original stories, etc., as long as you credit and link back, and as long as you don't intend to make any profit from the use of my artwork.
I also don't mind if you want to use any of my pictures as references for drawing/redrawing (although you can probably find much better work out there to reference ), and if I have any sketches or line arts up at any point, you can color them as you please. You don't need to ask my permission for any of these things, but I would like a link (you can even just post it here in the comments section) so I can see how/where you are using my work
I know I don't see all the notes that I get, and I try to make sure I read all my comments but rarely get to respond back to them, but I always fe
Bein' Preachy :)So for the second time now, people have accused me of being preachy (first my PSA comic and now the Crabbies one). It hurt a bit, but then I thought about it. What's wrong with being preachy?Bein' Preachy :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sure, there's a wrong way to preach, but isn't there a right way too? I love this show and the things it represents and I want to protect it. First from art thieves and second from the creators itself. I'd like to think what I wrote both times was polite and understanding to a degree (for instance, a lot of people don't consider it wrong to take art and I may have been one of them at one time), but with a necessary bite of admonishment in order to show that this is a serious issue.
Maybe I failed to make a strong message in a fair and balanced way, but I don't think I should feel bad for at least starting discussion of how things could be better. What can I say? I sure as heck am going to speak up when I think the writing weakens the show's level of excellence. And if I have anything to do with it
Sweet Salty Contest:iconyampuff: created this contest idea. And I agree.Sweet Salty Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since there are two pictures, the rules are only going to be slightly different.
June 27 - July 18
This was going to be through the 11th of July. But I extended it due to the holiday, and people may be traveling with their families. (:
If there are enough traditional colored pieces to judge them fairly, we will have traditional and digital as a category in the judging. Meaning all the digital will be judge and placed. And then traditional will be judged separately.
But if there aren't enough traditional, then we will award only one of the traditional pieces.
You can submit two pieces. Only two. You can color both of these pieces, or you can color one piece both digitally and traditionally.
You have to have a piece completed and submitted to the folder before the end of the contest.
It must b
Moving on... CONTEST! WOO!That last journal was a doozie wasn't it? Let's do something fun instead and get our minds out of the muddy waters of art definitions for a minute.Moving on... CONTEST! WOO!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked to do a mini drawing competition. Kinda like what :iconhumon: just did. So here's a really basic run down of the rules in no way copied and pasted from her journal with minor alterations: j/k
The Drawing Competition:
1. Draw any of TomPreston's characters (SYAC, Alex Ze Pirate, or any smaller groups) in London.
2. Upload the image to your dA gallery.
3. Comment on this journal (or the main Fresh Epics comment box) with a link to your image.
- I'll then +Fav/add to collection it.
- I'll look though the collection and pick the winners.
Winners will get Alex Ze Pirate book 2 and SYAC Book 1, plus posters! YAY!
It should go without saying but parodies, trolling, hate art, or explicit sexual stuff = instant disqualifying. I mean, that should be a given but it needs to be said I suppose.
Deadline: A week from today: May 16th.
Lifebook Review: A Most Essential Artist Tool!Some of you who may follow me on Facebook and Twitter have noticed that I got myself a new toy. But this is past a toy. It may just be the most essential tool for the graphic artists who do their work primarily on the computer. It's gotta be a tablet, right? Kinda. Or a Cintiq, right? Far more portable then that. My lovies, it is a....Lifebook Review: A Most Essential Artist Tool!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fujitsu's LifeBook T901
Swing loooow, sweet chariooot...
A convertible laptop. Not just a fancy ol' convertible lappy, but one that has patented Wacom penlabed technology! This is not a tablet or a laptop, it's a portable work station! And a damn good one.
Breathin' in the mic like a creeper...
It feels sturdy the moment you hold it. While the lock is somewhat jittery, it's a solid hold. Once locked, it's not going anywhere until you push the unlocking button. The screen isn't delicate either. Its tough as nails Anti-Glare Berliner Glass screen is ready to be poked at, swiped at, and drawn on with the accompanying tablet pen. It may be
WHYTMANGA TOURNAMENT 2013! OPEN!The WhytManga Tournament is to help pull the art community together and to help other artists get some recognition for their work, I feel bad when good art doesnt get viewed and random ones do, its time for all yaw to shine!(cheezy i know). Its also to help all participants improve their art by competing with other in a friendly and fun manner! Entries will be given shout outs during the contest just to show others their competition.WHYTMANGA TOURNAMENT 2013! OPEN!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Whyt Manga Tournament is sponsored by SmithMicro (Creators of Manga Studio)
HOW IT WORKS
There are 5 rounds with 5 different art challenges.
I will pick my TOP 16 Entries out of all entries
Knock out stageout of the TOP 16, each artist will face one another, artist A vs artist B (as pairs), they will be assigned a new challenge and I will pick the one i think is better from each pair. to create a TOP 8.
Third Round- Quarter finals
same with the second round but with a new challenge to create the TOP
Newbie Guide to Joining PMD-eI want to join PMD-E:Newbie Guide to Joining PMD-e3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Want to join PMD-E? Go ahead! Anyone can join at any time, regardless of current skill level, interest level, intended participation level, or language. Anyone! Any time!
I just joined PMD-E:
Now that you’ve joined PMD-E, welcome! What should you do aside from reading the FAQ? You should decide whether or not you’d like to participate via art or writing, as each one requires you to fill out a different application.
The art application is here, and the writing application is here. You would do well to use a program a bit more advanced than MSPaint to edit the art application, such as GIMP, Photoshop, Paint Tool SAI, etc.
Filling out an application:
Now that you’re about to make your application, be it writing or art, you need to decide on a
Kiriban AND Raffle (free art and points) The Kiriban~Kiriban AND Raffle (free art and points)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So Ima put up a new kiriban! I still haven't finished the last one, but don't worry. I promise my priorities are in check. >: New kiriban is 10.000 page views, and the winner will get a waist/bust up fully coloured picture and if I haven't already given one to you, a llama. You can only get my kiriban if you are watching me. No this is not a ploy to gain watchers, but for me setting a kiriban is about rewarding your loyal watchers, and it defeats the object to allow someone with no interest in me or my art to win my art, you see? Also, if more than one person wins I will give out multiple prizes. If it is missed the closest to the kiriban wins the prize!
As I said before, I'm feeling generous, so I'm going to do a raffle too! The rules are simple:
For the same reasons listed above you must be watching me. I want to reward people for their interest in my art, not for their entering skills.
My Ed, Edd 'N' Eddy ShipsEddy x Double DMy Ed, Edd 'N' Eddy Ships3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art by :icondenimecho:. C'mon, who doesn't ship this? It's practically canon!
Double D x Ed
Art by :iconsweeteggyroll:. This pairing is so cute, and can also be canon.
Ed x Eddy
Art by :iconvaness96:. Not a popular pairing (not sure why ) but these two are so hilarious together. And they were best friends before Double D came along. BOO-YAH!
Rolf x Kevin