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 closed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ocean's FAQ (Updated)Hello guys, welcome to the FAQ.Ocean's FAQ (Updated)4 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
Quick Auction! (CLOSED)This lovely lady needs a homeQuick Auction! (CLOSED)5 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 sunstone1 year 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
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
Send me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!Please help spread the word by adding this blog to your favsSend me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART has given me the opportunity to perform two Community Volunteer positions here:
I am the Science Fiction and Space Art Community Volunteer.
I am also now the new 3 Dimensional Art Community Volunteer.
One of the duties of these positions is that I can feature artwork from these categories as Daily Deviations.
I browse through these categories daily in search of deviations to feature as Daily Deviations.
This feature is to help the artist and their work gain more exposure, and it's genre and/or medium gains more community awareness as well.
But I need your help.
Have you seen a work of art here on deviantART which you have found so impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large?
Do you know an artist of whom deserves much more exposure?
Would you like to put a smile on someones face and make their
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
CTENO PANTIES NOW ON SALE!!!!Available at cafepress.com/slugbox for 13.99!CTENO PANTIES NOW ON SALE!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to just go ahead with the one design I have! Why wait? They are Ladies' Boy Brief panties. Cteno is printed on the butt! They're available in three colors, and come in four sizes. There's a size chart on the site!
I'm also not taking a cut on these, and offering them as cheap as possible, with no markup or profit! I think having Cteno on cute girl butts will be payment enough. It's good advertising too!
Guys can buy them too, I guess. I won't judge what you think is comfortable! When I have time, I'll have a design for boxers too, but I don't think that's a reason to delay the panties any longer!
So get at 'em!!
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
Pokefied Contest! ENDEDEntries will be judged :3 I dont know when I will submit the results though..Pokefied Contest! ENDED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw ONE of my characters, in the Official Pokemon style!
Here is some examples of the style:
-ONLY ONE CHARACTER
-DO NOT DRAW THEM AS AN OFFICAL POKEMON
I will add more probably :3 so please come back again!
Ends: 10th December
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
3DS SwapnoteNintendo made another update to the system yesterday which resulted in swapnote being released. For those of you who don't know, swapnote is a free picture drawing message service for the 3DS. Anyone on your friend's list can send you messages and pictures and you can reply to them too.3DS Swapnote3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The app is free and it's currently available on the eShop channel. If you have a 3DS, you MUST get this app. It's sooooo cool.
The program is pretty simple. You draw a short note (which can be up to 4 screens long), pick the person you want to message, and send it off. There's a 3D feature allowing you to draw on 2 separate layers (optional), you can get new stationary backgrounds, you can add 3D pictures, voice recordings.
Unfortunately the app kinda works like a game. The more messages you send, the more features are unlocked. Eventually there will be some features you can't get unless you "buy" them with the coins you earn from walking with your 3DS. You also can't send recordings without paying a he
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
SPACE DANDY KEY ANIMATION!A collection of Genga Animatics from one of my absolute favorite animated shows this year, "Space Dandy." It makes me happy to see this kinda content is still all done on paper. No Command Z. Japanese 2D TV animators continue to inspire me beyond no end. featuring some of the work of key animators Tadashi Hiramatsu, Yutaka Nakamura, Norifumi Kugai, Gosei Oda , Bahi JD and others!SPACE DANDY KEY ANIMATION!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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
Disneys PAPERMAN : 2D and CGI FEELSDirected by John Kahrs, Disney has just posted the complete film online. Pretty much the greatest blending of 2D/CGI compositing i've ever seen. Brings back the feel of how powerful 2D is ( when it isn't being talked down next to CGI). Brilliant stuff!Disneys PAPERMAN : 2D and CGI FEELS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Making of PAPERMAN:
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 :)3 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
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
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!2 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