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How to make easy peasy animationsI will not be providing support on this program anymore. If you have any questions, please check here: emofurihelp.tumblr.comHow to make easy peasy animations7 months ago in Personal More Like This
a tutorial on how I made this....
Disclaimer: I don't speak an inch of Japanese. Everything here is
based off my experiences, what I've learned from others, and my own
System requirements: I don't have an official translation, so this is
based off Google translate.
- Windows Vista and up (including 7 and 8)
- DirectX9 (it's fine if you have a newer version of DirectX.)
If you don't know what DirectX is, you probably don't have it. You
can get it here
- Japanese system locale
Beyond this, I don't know what the specific requirements are. I will
update this if I find them, though.
Closed and Judging! Turning Tables ContestClosed and Judging! Turning Tables Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Falling from grace...
When innocence is burned in flames...
+ Can sins be forgiven...?
- I've never tried...
Dear citizen of DeviantartI am AMAZED by the amount of "I'm disappointed of you Vap" vibes i got from this ~> http://vaporotem.deviantart.com/art/And-the-winner-is-362671191?q=gallery%3Avaporotem&qo=0Dear citizen of Deviantart2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And how people took their time to write loonnnggg comments about how this and that is unfair and blah blah.
Maybe i wrote it wrong in the description, i don't know any more~
Fandoms ARE a good thing in their core, a place where you find people with the same interests as you, art you like and justa place where you feel belong~
But you also have to deal with it. With the good comes the bad . You can ignore the crap, sure, but in the end it is the people from the outside mostly who don't know/like that show and expose the crap materials.
Just as i wrote:
" All fandoms have the good and the bad! The bad just shine in its ugliness better. "
I picked up MLP because... i... felt like it?
Because it is super popular and relevant at the moment?
I could easly just pick up Home Stuck or to put in Doctor
New front page system?Honestly I don't know how people will respond to this? Negative or positive? I don't know, all I know is I have to say it.New front page system?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have already made a poll about it and it seems the majority weren't even aware there was a new system, most people actually thought it was a bug...says a lot about it already. Anyway... I have sent and inquiry and I can now officially confirm DA is running a new front page system. Let me explain what it basically does. The 'popular page' called so because popular works are featured there has changed. The new system is designed to give a leg up to more 'undiscovered artists'. Basically? the system no longer works according to favourites like the old system did. More obscure categories are granted priority over more popular ones e.g Fanart-anime manga- movies TV would be replaced by a image with a lower fav count from Fanart-digital-vector. Before I get lynched by people accusing me of being annoyed/jealous because my own work is no longer featured on the front pag
Lets talk about Mental IllnessHey guys. I wasn't gonna talk about this at all as I usually don't like to be too depressing or heavy with my journal entries, I see my role here on Deviantart as an artist and an escape for some who wants to just have a fun reading my stories and polls or just enjoy looking at some art, so I try to avoid heavier topics like MH 370 or the Gaza war and stuff, Im sure there are already many news about that and my input is probably not neccersary, sure these issues are serious but don't think its my role to talk about it. However, I also think its important to bring awareness to a recent news because it MAY be affecting you directly right now, I am of course talking about the death of Robin Williams, yes like many of you, I was also pretty sad about the loss of Robin Williams, if you don't know who he was then you might be like 'I don't get why anyone is sad about the death of an actor' but trust me Im sure like many people who grew up watching his movies, you feel a certain bond with thiLets talk about Mental Illness6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Kimono TutorialOH NO!Kimono Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i had received many notes and massages for asking the
before read it, i am welcome you check out my FAQ 1st!
thank you for always support me from the start, love you all!
One of the way for you to do the kimono patterns=
LEVEL : BASIS
AI=Illustrator CS4 (i am encourage you to learn more and more!)
Estheryu= Using the AI since Year 2008.
for me, AI quite hard for me in starting, but i had read the manual book for playing the AI.
it had super more functions for you to know, trust me! you will get a little bit addict in AI when
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 44BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 44BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 442 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the feature of my deviantARTSupporters group.
But not that ordinary feature...
I decided to show you only BEST works.
Which means: technically perfect, interesting or just original.
:iconlovesplz: TRADITIONAL ART :iconlovesplz:
Howling wind by KlokworksReef by RerinKin:th
Resizing Pixel Art : Smaller?I've had a few question on this (resizing pixel art to be smaller) on my most recent deviation and I've replied in kind to each person who has asked so far, but I thought I'd post my answer here as well for more to see.Resizing Pixel Art : Smaller?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Is it possible to shrink pixel images?
Shrinking pixels is ...well it's not really feasible x_x. It can be done, but not done very well.
When you're making pixels bigger what you're doing is essentially multiplying every pixel in to a group of 4 pixels to make a 'larger pixel' or square
So lets say the image you're resizing is just of a pixelled line that is 2px tall and 5px long. After resizing it to 200% it will be 4 px tall and 10 pixels wide. The dimensions are larger b/c each pixel the line was composed of has been duplicated to create 'squares' that are twice as big as the original individual pixels.
So you can create the illusion of 'larger' pixels, but they're really just more regular sized pixels grouped together to look like bigger ones.
When you try to shrink
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 82:iconarrheartplz:BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 82:iconarrheartplz:BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 821 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Here's the feature of deviantARTSupporters group.
You will see here BEST works created by the members.
:iconlovesplz: FEATURES :iconlovesplz:
+Cookie Thievery+ by larienneDice 1 by Bulldoggenliebchen
still the best vampire show by Ashleykat:AT with Bernedett: Chibi Lily Baby Deer ~ by ChierueI own this ship by lunalove2
Bird Lady by smilinweaponZebra2244 by MyHeadWondersTako sausage come from the sea by NunuRodents
E3 Thoughts Day 3Wii Fit TrainerE3 Thoughts Day 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know, I was on the fence about the new Smash Bros game. Even with Mega Man I didn't really see anything remarkable about the game to peak my interest. But then when Nintendo unveiled the Wii Fit personal trainer as a playable character? F**k Yeah! Bludgeon your opponents to death with YOGA moves? That's the sort of nonsensical whimsy that I think was sorely lacking from this version of franchise. Count me in!
Still not sure how the 3DS and Wii U version are going to interact with each other, if at all. Iwata has said that the 3DS will have different stages, so that suggests that they aren't compatible. But then, if they're not compatible, why put out 2 games at once? Frankly, I like the idea of being able to play against Wii U opponents from the comfort of my 3DS. That would be really cool, but I don't know if that's a thing they're looking to do or not. Hmm..
PS: Maybe it's just me, but I found it rather hilarious how all the characters were practicing Yoga
"I Can't Draw""....I'm afraid other kids are gonna make fun of my drawing because I'm not good at it.""I Can't Draw"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
....said a fourth grade student to me last week at an Elementary school during my character design lesson. The little boy's comment to me about how worried he was about not being able to accurately represent what he wanted to on paper made me stop and think about something our society sort of imposes on our artists.
Since when did skill in drawing = how good of an artist you are?
I'd like to know.
Of course, we all know drawing is a fundamental skill in which every "artist" is expected to understand the Elements and Principles of Art and Design with because these elements and principles translate to ALL forms of visual art.
LETS STEP BACK AND THINK.........
Think of Art Mediums like Musical Instruments.
Think of Drawing as the Piano.
It's the instrument that most people develop an understanding of Music Theory to begin with.
But what if you picked up a guitar first instead of a piano-- and y
Devious Journal EntryGood ol' alexiuss has been using my computer all day and forgot to log out of his DA account, so this is him getting trolled.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
With love, Humon.
Project Sketch 'Em All UPDATEProject Sketch 'Em All3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok we're back, sorta. School is a terrible environment for art. And I have a lot of people who can vouch for that XD Anyway, the point is, I won't be working on it at 10 a day. Not for now, anyway. What is going to happen instead, is, I'll be drawing the remaining Pokemon first, then :IconAldenlite: will vector them. After that I'll color them all at one go, and you guys will see the complete collection. About time, I know. It's coming to the end of a school term, after which I have a week to rush up my homework, and of course, the project. Hopefully I can get it up by then.
Anyway due to the new sequence of actions, we'll actually need 3 progress bars to handle this.
Sketched: 644/725 (Reuniclus)
Vectored: 600/725 (Seismitoad)
[Star!][No Star] - 83%
Colored (And Complete): 560/725 (Serperior)
[Star!][Star!][Star!][Half Star][No Star] - 77%
Hey guys, I'm working on a new Pokemon drawing proje
I won in Court!!!Happy 2012 & NewsI won in Court!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello my friends, how are you?
In January I wrote a Journal saying I was back... what a lie! I still had so much work to do and my time on dA still was almost none. But now I promise I'm already 80% full speed and I have a whole week to dedicate to all my friends around here. And yes, I miss you a lot.
First big new: some of you may remember back in 2009 when I told you that a Publisher stole one of my images and published it on a book cover! The book was for sale all over bookstores and Internet and I was chocked when I found out about it. I hired a lawyer and I went to Court. We all know how justice works and, the result came out just recently. The trial was like a circus... they told they found out the image on Google and mysteriously, on Google, the image had no Watermark. I just laughed silently. Fortunately the Judge was not an idiot and soon realized what really happened!!! And that's it: I WON.. I WON!!!!!! They had to pay me and they can't conti
Artworks from when I was just a childWhat is up! I was tidying up a room the other day and came across a box of my old drawings, I really did draw a lot back then. So when looking through them I decided it might be a good idea to take photos of them and show the public. I am sure it may make you feel better about your art after seeing mine! Honestly speaking this is just around 2% of all the artworks I found and I ain't exaggerating... thats what happens when you are an only child. EnjoyArtworks from when I was just a child3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Samurai Pizza Cats was so good man!
Ninja turtles with a thousand teeth.
An anniversary gift for my parents, with irrelevant drawings.
Guess what movie this is.
I like the little sentence at the top "You said you will
tradegive a picture forto me.
My dad drew the Ultraman on the left, I drew the monster.
Mario fan art, im thinking prob Mario Land 3?
Robocop! I still dont get why my dad allowed me to watch Robocop, I watched it recently and thought it was quite violent...
Anpanman and gang bullying the e
wedding timesI got married to :iconmeeshkamodel: , yay.wedding times3 years ago in Personal More Like This
See if you can spot the person who plays/inspired the personality of :iconpilotfanclub: in this picture:
(hint: the gaze bores into your soul)
Much wedding cake was had, almost as much as was thrown at our table during MCM london show (after Captain demanded cake) and 40+ cakes and cupcakes were brought.
You can support RA / send us a wedding gift via:
Yay, came back from hospital :DYesss, finally it's over My jaws has beed fixed~Yay, came back from hospital :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Surgery lasts about 7h and when i woke up my heels and butt hurted from laying with no move on operation table XD also my throat because of intubation (plus sahara in my mouth. I couldn't drink any water for the rest of day) u@
Now i need a loooot of patience, cause recovering is long and it's 2weeks after surgery and i'm already like "sasjhfagjhfg i want to eaaat, plz faster". Yes, my jaws are tied by rubber bands, and i totally can't open it even for a milimetr and for a second for about 2 weeks already, it's making me crazy XDD also liquids, liquids, and liquids uuuh X_X, but soon i will get weaker bands and i will enter to the mash world so it will be much better *__* Now i'm still weak because of medicine and this shitty poor diet
buuuut I'm supper happy!! I see huge change even if i'm still swollen (and i will be for at least few weeks) OuO huhuh it was worth~ srsly.
I want to chew something, but uh i need to wait to fall or wi
Challenge 5: Learn a Skill, Expand your MindLet the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance. (Proverbs 1:5)Challenge 5: Learn a Skill, Expand your Mind2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As children of God, the world is our playground and our minds are a gift from God. Since most of us will be out of school this month (those who are still school age), now is the time to approach learning from a different way. Instead of homework and studying requirements, try something that you're interested in! Whether its a new skill to learn or just delving into a subject you'd like to know more about, go for it!
Pick one day a week you pursue a new skill or new knowledge.
Pick one new skill/subject and really dive into it this month!
Pick one or more things to learn and get your friends/family involved!
For some ideas, check out our pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/christianotakus/learn-a-new-skill/
Prayer request from BronzeLion
The civil war in Syria is escalating
PIXEL RAFFLE(closed):iconsayhiplz:Im holding a pixel raffle again n__n ill probably do these like once a month.PIXEL RAFFLE(closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
HOW TO JOIN - just fave this journal
there will be 2 winners and winners get a pixel avatar of there choice
raffle will end in 24 hours
good luck guys :iconhandsomeonionplz:
Why You Don't Have To Stop Drawing AnimeThis is something I see a lot. Everywhere; I see it on threads in forums, I hear it spoken among artists, I even see it written as comments on people's work. "Stop drawing anime," "anime kills young artists," and "anime wastes an artist's talent." Hell, there are entire Facebook/LJ/etc groups and communities based upon these ideals of hating anime and the artists that draw it.Why You Don't Have To Stop Drawing Anime3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But if they're allowed to have a group, I could make a group based on hating realism and how awful it is. I would never do that, but I want to make a group called "Draw whatever you feel like, however you feel like, and don't let anyone tell you different." A group full of individuals who don't need to be told what to draw, how to draw it, and are completely content doing what they're doing.
And it'll be fabulous.
Alas, there are still plenty of people who insist that anime and manga artists, whether experienced, popular, successful, unknown, or still budding, should drop their pencils, pens, markers, a
Group, anyone?oyaGroup, anyone?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
so today i went to hang out with friends, and we had a great time talking about, NOT what i will write about below. hur hur.
so i still have the uniform things in that certain corner of my gallery, and i keep thinking, i still have so much love for those things, but my work hasnt given me any free time to work on them and i cant help but fear that they are slowing dying away. so i came up with an idea for reviving them.
the idea is, i could create a group for all the "schools" and you can enter the school you like most, (almost in an RP way) and you can draw your "school mates" or submit your own character drawings there, it can be like your character in uniform or in casual clothes, but it should be a character that you have entered for that group.
schools will be separated by sub folders, events may include art-trades, short story writing or new event-tradition ideas, enjoying the existing events while coming up with new ones
There will NOT be any requirement for drawing sk
Hello my pretties~!!EDITE: ... Nevermind, darlings, I really can't figure this Livestream thing out, despite trying several times. I guess we'll just have to go ahead with our original plans without you! You'll see what they were in a few weeks!Hello my pretties~!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is Louis here, with my dearest Jamesy beside me. We're having quite the lovely time in your century bothering each other, but I thought it might be fun to get to meet some of you face-to-face as well! Or ... Webcam to webcam. Unfortunately this new technology thing quite baffles me, and I have no idea what website I might be able to use to contact you all! Omeagle? Chatroulette? Livestream? DO let
meus know and we'll do our best to be on in a few hours' time!!
how to get better at art:I know im not a master of anything- infact, its only been about a week since I started working on improving rather than appealing.how to get better at art:1 year ago in Personal More Like This
BUT BOY DO I FEEL GOOD ABOUT MY ART.
and you should too!
Tips on becoming the artist you want to be
✸ note that these are tips on how I've started- everyone is different! Learn however you want to learn!
1. STOP DRAWING ONLY FOR OTHERS AND JUST START DRAWING FOR YOU
Ok so this for me was the hardest step. I never ever drew for enjoyment. Even when I drew my characters I wasn't really having fun? What you should do is stop all commissions. Stop all trades. And give yourself one day to draw to make you happy. Even if you don't improve at all you will start loving your art! I know I do!
2. FIND ART THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
What is better than finding a style that you really love? Than looking at all this art from people that inspires you? NOTHING. (okay maybe besides starbucks and kittens but still!)
when you fin