Tip of the Day: PurposeTip of the Day: When you have a purpose, you stand by it. Something special happens when you show an undying drive to achieve a goal.Tip of the Day: Purpose2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Leaving DAHey everyone...Leaving DA3 months ago in Personal More Like This
As you likely know, I’ve been struggling with this site for quite some time now. The constant trolling and harassment for years on end have pushed me to the breaking point. I’ve tried disabling comments to ease up on the hatred of me, but sadly DA is still too broken in too many ways that make it easy for nasty people to continually abuse me here. I’ve tried ignoring it. I’ve tried leaving temporarily and coming back after a hiatus... nothing works. My block list is so full I can’t add anyone else now, so the harassment continues unhindered despite all my best efforts. I continually receive death threats over incredibly petty and stupid things, and trolls seem to relish in lurking in my DA frontpage comment sections (which DA will not let me remove).
The straw that broke the camels back though was a thread on my recent Patreon Plug journal: http://tompreston.deviantart.com/journal/Patreon-Plug-Please-Supp
Tip of the Day: Working on YOUTip of the Day: Work on how you are and not how you APPEAR. You can fool everyone for a while but it all catches up in the end.Tip of the Day: Working on YOU2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
PS. We will be coming to San Francisco for the Schoolism LIVE workshop on April 27-28 --> http://www.schoolism.com/workshop-san-francisco/
Tip of the Day: Understanding what you're doing.Always strive to understand more and more about what you are doing. I tend not to paint anything I don't understand or know how it's supposed to feel.Tip of the Day: Understanding what you're doing.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you paint or draw something that you don't understand, anyone that does understand will know right away that you didn't.
See you soon Sao Paulo! http://www.melies.com.br/mega-palestra/programacao.html
Nivis Ex Machina - Giant Robot Christmas'Tis the season to remember when Jesus saved Santa's life in the Middle East, so why not celebrate with uncomfortable dinner parties, giant robots, and Ted "Rise Up Megalon!" Thomas?Nivis Ex Machina - Giant Robot Christmas9 months ago in Personal More Like This
My best man, :icondaikamonohashi:, just posted his latest video, a Christmas special featuring some wonderfully subtle practical effects work. Go give it a gander and get them some views!
.... no thanks....... i hate watching tv........ no thanks....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
... hate eating canned soup...
... hate looking like a plucked chicken...
... hate to forget to shower and eat...
... hate to sleep only a few houres...
... and why i do this all every day???
because im a fuc... artist and i have nothing else in my life...
only one brush and my right hand... best friends but not really talkaktive....
My deviantART StoryGather round, good people, for this is my deviantART story.My deviantART Story1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This story is not for the weak of heart or mind or stomach. It is not for women who are pregnant or who might become pregnant. It is not for small, impressionable children who might read my words and interpret them as a call to violence or inaction. It is not for those prone to the dry heaves, or the wet heaves, or the slightly damp heaves. It is not for those who believe in magic, or in the healing power of rainbows. It is not for people with crab claws for hands or whose heads are the nesting ground for small flightless birds.
No, good people. This is a story for people who can appreciate terms like "assassilicious" and "tactical bunning." It's for those who could identify the head of Rhogor Johnson if they found it on the side of the road. It's for the Bennonites and the Winslowvians and the Kurtesans. And maybe even the Little Winslowvians. It's for you, the people that actually pay attention to me and the stupid stuff I d
Still Life Stills Features: NutellaThis weeks feature is suggested by :icondmwdisney29: An excellent choice as Nutella is an amazing ingredient to bake with! Enjoy!Still Life Stills Features: Nutella2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Got a suggestion for a future still life feature? Let us know
My photography course at HogwartsUuuugh you guys, my sleep has been so terrible. I woke up out of a pretty entertaining dream, though.My photography course at Hogwarts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was taking a photography class at Hogwarts and Snape was our teacher. I think Ron and Harry might also have been in our class but I never did see them. Our assignment at the time was to get ten outstanding photographs of animals in their natural habitat and he told us we had to roll up our pant-legs and go wading in a swamp full of alligators and poisonous snakes if we hoped to get any good ones. He meant this literally. This was our assignment. (Oh, Snape! )
So I actually did it; I took off my shoes and wandered into the bog, dodging snakes and snapping away. I took so long about it that I missed the start of critique and I sort of ran into Snape with some of my classmates on a bridge while I was headed back to the castle. He was reviewing their photos (and grading ruthlessly, as he does). He saw me and said, "What are you doing? You knew we had critique."
I answered, "Yeah, I kn
This is Madness! (and Sparta)Hello Eveyone!This is Madness! (and Sparta)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Life has been pretty crazy lately. I just moved to a new apartment and we won't get our internet until a week later so I just want announce a few things while I still have the chance (using my friend's wifi atm).
1. Fanime was amazing! Thank you all who dropped by my table, and sorry that I lost my voice on the 4th day too much talking lol... It was great making new friends, hanging out with old friends, and just seeing other deviants in real life! I'm sorry a lot of the prints sold out on the first day, but I will try to open online sales for certain prints once I get my internet back. And I will definitely print more for future conventions
My deepest apologies for not having 1000 Words for Fanime. The printers at Active Media Publishing http://www.activemediapublishing.com/ promised over and over that they would have it ready, but they didn't, and when we called them about it, they hung up on us. As a matter of fact, we still don't have the book
End-of-year Premium membership giveaway! [Closed]End-of-year Premium membership giveaway! [Closed]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Congratulations to :icondeathgoddess231: who won the giveaway.
For those that didn't win; keep following my journals.
There are more giveaways and features coming in the near future
Like some of my old watchers know, I have a premium membership giveaway for watchers at the end of every year.
In most of the previous giveaways, I always asked my followers for a good reason why they'd want a premium membership. I used to read all of the messages, and picked the one that touched me most.
However, with the current amount of watchers and messages I get on a daily basis, I realize this will be hard to keep track of. Let alone picking just a one from that huge group of people. Because I'm sure there are many of you that have interesting story's, and all of you have your reasons to want such a membership.
That's why, this year, I'm going to do it in a different way.
If you want to join, read along!
What will I give away
FINALLY FINISHED!Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce that one year, eight months, and two days after the group was founded, the Book is DONE and ready for purchase!FINALLY FINISHED!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Follow the lovely link here to order your copy: http://www.lulu.com/shop/project-tortall/the-tortall-comics-project/paperback/product-20380194.html
There should also be a downloadable version coming soon, so keep an eye on the club for that.
Thank you all for participating in, watching, and spreading the word about the club. (I think Steph would also like to thank you for not throwing rocks at us when we fell behind.)
Queen-Obsessed, and the entire production team
ps. Thanks to SeiraSky for posting this: "For anyone ordering the book from Lulu- there's a 20% off coupon! The coupon code is : SEPBOOKS12"
Edd Gould passed away.Edd Gould, an internet animator responsible for many shorts you've probably seen on youtube, passed away on March 25th. For a long time he had been battling cancer, and unfortunately the cancer ultimately won. Please take a moment and look through his collection of videos and leave comments wishing "Edd's World" the best in going forward without him. http://www.youtube.com/user/eddsworld/videosEdd Gould passed away.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Charles snippy: TRANSFERENTRY: 377:Charles snippy: TRANSFER4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For several months of torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", all while I kept sending applications to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, to get away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away from cities and transmitter towers that were slowly frying my brain.
Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.
These changes must have been so gradual that no single generation was able to protest it.
Everyone was happily, playfully, and joyfully ignoring the world outside o
Feel Free! And Rowling...?Well HERRO.Feel Free! And Rowling...?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How are you?
I am fine, how are you?
I'm ok I guess...
Are you sure? You seem down...
No no...just...well...never mind....
OK THEN JEEZ
Quick one in between these dreaded night shifts I am currently working!! I am getting notes from numerous people asking whether or not they can use my comics/animations for school projects/YouTube Vids/Personal Projects.... But by the time I've managed to get on DA to read your notes a few weeks have passed!
Know now and forever...so that you no longer need to send notes...and I no longer need to feel epic guilt for not spotting your notes sooner... You can use any of my drawings for any purpose you want, so long as you stick my Slinky name on it.
If you are using it for a school project - do whatever the hells you like.
If you are making T-Shirts - stick "Slinkers" under the pic. You can even sell them, I care not!!
The only thing I mildly dislike is people pretending that they are the person who dre
Megaman PLZ Guide!Last Reviewed: 1/24/15Megaman PLZ Guide!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Found Poetry ContestSome of you might remember school projects where you had to cut words out of magazines and form them into a poem. That’s called “found poetry” and I thought it’d be fun to make that into a contest, but with MCR songs instead of magazines.Found Poetry Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this contest, you’ll choose one MCR song and make a found poem using one of the methods below. Then you’ll make your poem a piece of visual art (more on that later.) Your poem doesn’t have to be MCR-related: the goal is to take an existing song and from it, create something totally new.
Circle/underline/highlight the words you want to use
(The downside is that you can’t rearrange them, but it makes a fun challenge.)
Black out everything but the poem
Cut out the lyrics and rearrange them
Watcher's Feature 2 - #4 + ContestSorry, I can't believe it's been so long since I've done this "orzWatcher's Feature 2 - #4 + Contest2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Edit: I forgot, but my friend here's having a contest: http://pound-key.deviantart.com/art/Watcher-Contest-food-and-character-369217918
it's about your favourite character with your favourite food. It can be your own character or one on T.V. so it sounds pretty fun, right?
Please take a look, there are some awesome peeps here
note: Faving this journal might help with your exposure but it's solely up to your fellow deviants ~
It takes me a while to put these together and it's a bit of a tedious process, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!
Merry Xmas Everyone!!!I wish You a lot of inspiration, progress, enthusiasm for work and more OTP's and even more ships and fandoms in incoming year 2013~!Merry Xmas Everyone!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I had no time to make an xmas drawing specifically for this occasion so at least I'll try to do something for a New Year XD;
So yep, stay as awesome as You are guys~!
Have a great day today, lots of presents and delicious meals *A*~
The Halloween Doodle WolfI went to Laurel Terrace/Mound View for Halloween, dressed in my wolf-pelt Winnipeg (by :iconzhon as the "Doodle Wolf". I walked around and handed out custom doodles to kids of their favorite spooky things on cards. Sometimes, I even received candy in return.The Halloween Doodle Wolf2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A perfect replica of the Ghostbuster's car zoomed by, belting out the theme song.
There was a kid dressed as Sharknado.
I met Bill Nye the Science Guy, dressed as himself. In return for a piece of candy (and putting up with my fangirling), I gave him a spooky bat doodle on request.
I received a can of sardines.
Over all great night.
I MET BILL NYE.
Fan interviews + Shirts for a CureYou might remember when I asked fans to tell their story a while ago. Here are five stories from group members about their life and how MCR affected it: http://fav.me/d5ssvfs http://fav.me/d5ssvul http://fav.me/d5sswnn http://fav.me/d5sswgb http://fav.me/d5ssw3g (If you want to comment on one, please comment on their page or send them a note-- they won't see it if you comment there.)Fan interviews + Shirts for a Cure3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gerard, Frank, and Mikey all appear in a Shirts for a Cure PSA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7kusPAXwVo
Transit of FUCKING CLOUDS GET OUT OF THE WAYI could describe how my morning went but i think it's best summed up in horribly drawn pink doodles Think of this as the Cliff's Notes version.Transit of FUCKING CLOUDS GET OUT OF THE WAY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DESPERATE TIMES CALLS FOR DESPERATE DESPERATENESS.
But at least I can say that i saw it in real life! I love the fact we can get away with these shenanigans at work
And yes, i do have a photo of me with a retarded looking box over my head, somewhere.