Heaven's Hell - The Art BookThere are artists who I admire because of their style and work. I admire them and I want to be where they are now. Working as a concept artists. They gave me goal and dreams.
But there are artists who I admire because they helped me reaching that goal. When I started to take digital art and overall art seriously (which wasn't that long ago) I found some artists who showed me how to do things and I doubt I would be here if they didn't help me. One of them is :iconk04sk:
I watched many of his LiveStreams and he taught me so many things. And not so long ago he asked his watchers to spread the word about art book (Heaven's Hell) his friend is publishing so here is the link to his journal entry: http://k04sk.deviantart.com/#/d5p2q7g
And here is a direct link to Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2131695070/heavens-hell-the-art-book
Why am I posting it here? Not just because I feel like I owe him one. It's also because of this:
"AJ is a fellow deviant like many of us , who s
Pokemon giveaway! Prices on their wayThis is the last update I will make on this journal. Sorry for spamming with this one .Pokemon giveaway! Prices on their way4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, all prices are now on their way to the winners. Please let me know when they arrive, by note or commenting or whatever way you wish to use.
Now I can go back to watching Doctor Who without feeling guilty XP. (Yay for Netflix, 'cause only pay channels would air the show)
I currently miss 1 address, noted that person. Once I got all the addresses I can weigh the envelopes and see how many stamps I need to get. I ship everything at once.
Because of a national holiday tomorrow and a party on Sunday, I won't be able to ship anything before next week. I'm telling this so you know I haven't forgotten (I can't really since there is this huge pile of envelopes on my desk).
The following people were in time with replying and won their price
Danmaster135 (price 1)
Iccolo (price 1)
Hollena (price 2)
Animedemon001 (price 2)
Vyse-Byakko (price 2)
The Rules of the Impressive Title Servers1 - Do not talk about ITrThe Rules of the Impressive Title Servers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2 - If you make a server, expect another server to rival yours for any or no reason.
3 - The more popular your server gets, the more satisfying it is to see it shut down.
4 - There will always be a post asking"Why the server is down!", right below yours explaining why.
5 - No matter how cool your new rare items are, they will be old the next item update.
6 - Impressive Title was made for the children.
7 - Ignore Rules #1 and #6
8 - No matter how much the community hates you, a server will hire your useless ass eventually.
9 - If they don't speak the same language you do, they are hacking and stealing your contents.
10 - Stop being a pussy and just ban the annoying troll off your server already, for f++k sake.
11 - There will always be a better server than yours eventually. No exceptions.
12 - Get screenshots or GTFO the Report Section.
13 - The only real difference between FH and IT is that IT's now yours. Abuse that power.
14 - If you have to ask for help
Ponyscape v0.4!!Hi Everypony!!Ponyscape v0.4!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It is with great pride that I present to you Ponyscape version 0.4!! It's been nearly a month in the making, and I think it's come quite a ways! For anyone who doesn't know, Ponyscape is my custom-built derivative of Inkscape, a vector art creation program, which adds features and fixes bugs pertaining to all artists (but especially useful to pony artists).
You can find the changelog for previous versions in their respective journals:
I have compiled binary packages for Windows, Linux Mint 14 64-bit (should also work on Ubuntu 12.10), and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. On Windows, download the zip file and extract it using 7zip or winrar and run
Ponyscape v0.3!!Happy New Year Everypony!!Ponyscape v0.3!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm proud to announce the release of version 0.3 of Ponyscape!! This is a continuation of the work on version 0.2, and includes some really cool new features! I've spent most of my time off during by holiday break working on and tweaking things in this release.
I have compiled binary packages for both Windows and Linux Mint 14 64-bit (should also work on Ubuntu 12.10). On Windows, download the zip file and extract it with 7zip or winrar and run ponyscape.exe. On Linux, download the deb package and install it by running "sudo dpkg -i " or using a GUI package installer of your choice. You can download these binary packages here:
Alternatively, you can download the entire source code and compile from scratch. I can confirm that compiling works on both Windows and Linux, and hopefully
Rarity:iconlovepurpleplz:Rarity:iconlovepurpleplz:Rarity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Devious Journal EntryJust trying out inking lineart on a proto page, might be a bit messier than usualDevious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I normally use pen paths to ink but I think its too time consuming to do comic pages that way
So I heard you like art? [Winners!]Winning numbers were 117 and 60!So I heard you like art? [Winners!]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Which means :iconhourglasspony: and :iconeverlighthelios: are the winners of this give away!
You guys have to check out this artist: :iconpepooni:
she's drawing the most adorable chibi ponies!
Kobrakin's Greatest Hits! Vol. 1(Volume 2: http://kobrakin.deviantart.com/journal/Kobrakin-s-Greatest-Hits-Vol-2-310507056 | Game4me Edition: http://fav.me/d54vnlg )Kobrakin's Greatest Hits! Vol. 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Salutations, readers! Welcome to what I hope will be a recurring installment in my journal: Kobrakin's Greatest Hits!
Now, during my long recovery period from the herniated disc in my back (which is almost totally back to normal now!), I have been unable to work on any of my writing. As such, the primary contributions I've made to DA in the past few months have been in the form of my comments.
Now, these comments are ones that I put a great deal of effort into writing and staging with appropriate "Plz" icons. Currently, most of them are My Little Pony related, but I still have a good deal more comments left to dig up. These are just the ones I could find with minimal effort. For each comment, I will supply a link to the comment directly, and a link to deviation I made it on. Pretty much all of them are inspired by the artwork or story I was commen
Collection: My Favorite plz-Images:icontwilightgalaplz: Greetings, my pretty Ponies! :iconbackhug:Collection: My Favorite plz-Images3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today, I share my favorite plz-icons with you I have them anyway, so I might just as well make it public. This is primarily meant as a collection and shortcut for myself, but perhaps you share a similar taste and find them useful All Pony-plzes can be found here, and reaction images will get their own Journal Entry soon.
In Firefox, you can simply mark the images and copy them. In Chrome, it is a bit more difficult.
Y U NO ~ ლ(ಠ益ಠლ
Seriously? ~ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ರೃ
The 30 Day Character Development Challenge~! &[Stole off someone's facebook]The 30 Day Character Development Challenge~! &3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.) Describe your character's relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don't have any, is there a reason?
4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
5.) What's your character's ranking on the KINSEY SCALE?
6.) Describe your character's happiest memory.
7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
8.) Day of Favorites! What's your character's favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
9.) Who does your character trust?
10.) Can you define a turning point in your character's life? Multiples are acceptable.
11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the time
WHY are you ashamed??? Stop it!I just do NOT get it.WHY are you ashamed??? Stop it!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've read or heard from so many people that are afraid to admit they enjoy My Little Pony, in any form. I just read in a forum for issue 3, "Man I wish I had the guts to buy one of these comics in person."
WHAT is stopping you? Because somebody might point and laugh? Laugh back! Everybody is entitled to like whatever they wish. Some like football, some like movie collecting, some like gardening... whatever.
For years, I worked at a bookstore. We sold Adult magazines, like every other store. People would come up, buy it, move on. 5 seconds later none of us could identify that person if we had too... it didn't matter, it meant nothing. However, the people who came up to the counter with said magazine hidden under items they really didn't want so people wouldn't see what they were buying, or whispering about it... These were the people that stood out as strange... the ones that MADE a big deal of it themselves.
I'm NOT comparing MLP to these magazines, by the way. I'
Sick of the BitchingThis is an angry post. Because shit just got real.Sick of the Bitching1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am getting very tired of the constant whining and crying by bronies when they don't get their way. Fans in general can never be 100% pleased, I know I play the Sims, but screeching like babies about alicorn Twilight (I have heard way too much bawwing over such a simple thing that most of us saw coming from episode 1), or the realization that Derpy is not coming back, or Hasbro CADing fighting is magic. Hasbro lets us bronies get away with a LOT of stuff, and we take it for granted, then when they think we go too far, or decide to evolve the show in a different way, bronies actually make DEATH THREATS to the writers?! And harass Lauren Faust? And embarrass us to the point where you don't even want to associate with the culture anymore? I can't honestly see why they would make a petition to use copyrighted characters without permission. Think logically.
I do love this show, even though todays episode was pretty so-so, and it's my favor
On: Illustration, Comics, and Story TellingDon’t suck -- PKOn: Illustration, Comics, and Story Telling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to say first of all that sometimes I get people asking, or rather complaining, “why does it seem like the comics always get a better score? This group seems so focused on comics. What if I just want to draw pictures?”
Well, that ends up tying into narrative illustration, which is a pretty hard thing to do right if you’re used to drawing single shots of your character against a plain, white background. Most people end up doing comics because it seems easier right away: the characters can talk, you can set the scene, it doesn’t require a little description at the bottom...
But, even comics require some know-how to pull off really well. It’s just harder to pull off illustrations in this story-based environment, because comics make it a little less apparent when it’s not doing a very good job at telling that story.
But, I’ll get to comics second.
Concerning stolen work...Hey everyone, just wanted to update and say happy new year to everyone and thanks for the huge amount of comments and faves (and badges) you've been throwing my way. I really love you all!Concerning stolen work...6 months ago in Personal More Like This
But I do have to address the fact that there's been quite a few incidents where my stuff has been blatantly stolen/traced over/modified, etc. I want to clarify that I don't care if anyone references a pose, for example, since I think it's dumb to claim ownership of poses, but when you pretty much take my image and put your own OC in replacement of one of the characters, it really sucks :/
If you are tracing or whatever to help you learn anatomy or something, that's totally fine and understandable, but I would appreciate that you didn't post it publicly.
If you would like to use any of my images for things like banners/graphics or whatever on tumblr, that's okay, as long as it's credited somewhere. I also noticed people using my Kisame pictures in their roleplaying to emphasize emotions, and I'm total
Regarding "Fighting is Magic""Don't panic" - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsRegarding "Fighting is Magic"1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of you may have heard the recent news about the fan game, "Fighting is Magic", If not, here's pretty much all you need to know to be caught up on what's going on with that game.
Many people have become upset within the short amount of time since the release of this statement, and with good reason too. I'm not going to get into a discussion of who's right and who's wrong, or what the law says, or how copyright works or any of that. All I want to do is point out that according to the announcement, it seems as if the development team behind Fighting is Magic, Mane6, is attempting to hold discussions with Hasbro about continuing development.
With that in mind, now is not the time for negativity and hatred towards Hasbro for their actions. Instead, now's the time to offer our support and encouragement to Mane6. They could easily say "so m
a Tremendous THANK YOU!To all the Bronies and Pegasisters out there, I wanted to shout out a very humbled Thank You! The announcement for the comic came Thursday morning from SDCC, and since then the response has been dramatically overwhelming, uplifting, and positive... and the book is still months away! It's 6 am as I write this, as I've been too excited to sleep recently!a Tremendous THANK YOU!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
on another note, there have been a LOT of questions... I'll try to give a blanket coverage here to what I can.
First, I cannot give you sneak peeks. Sorry, but waiting is part of the game and half the fun! When IDW and Hasbro give a thumbs up, it will come here first!
Second: Yes, these are original stories (no, I'm not gonna tell you what it is yet!), not adaptations of existing episodes. This gives us the chance to do things that maybe couldn't be done in an episode due to time restriction or other limitations! The target audience is the exact same as the show, meaning it will be great for kids and adults alike. We know what a major fa
Resourceful study.Since I will be tied up with school...Resourceful study.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
...I thought I'd compile a collection of the reference/study materials that I use and recommend to others. I will update the list from time to time (as I discover new things).
These resources are relevant for both digital and traditional mediums as well as technique and philosophy.
Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life by George Bridgman
Even if you don't draw people, I still recommend this book... as it teaches "blocking-in"/gestures. Copy the drawings/sketches from the book to help yourself build good habits.
The Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck
Learn to see and you will learn to drawthis book explains how to see (with a more subjective approach).
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
A great reference for anyone who can't shut their brain (and
don't worryseasons, there are many of them, some of them shorter than others, perhaps for special reasons, to be followed by other long seasons.don't worry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What we call unacceptable behavior.Now I normally do not do anything like this. . . I don't rant in my journal posts. I typically don't sling mud. However, there are certain codes of behavior that should be observed and since some people can't be held to a rational mature code of behavior. How about we give examples of what is not socially acceptable and let them reap the consequences of their actions, hmm? First allow me to link people to a series of screenshots that were taken of a journal that has since been deleted since the original writer apparently feared "consequences" of their actions. From us, "a pack of dogs", who took no notice of their inexcusable lapse of common sense.What we call unacceptable behavior.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now here is the first series of screenshots:
Spelling errors and the butchering of grammar and the English language aside, this is the response given when the following happened:
1. This person came onto a third party site called livestream. Over a course of three
King Sombra.What's all this whining I hear about Sombra not being bad enough? Or getting enough screen time? Or not being developed enough?King Sombra.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Calm the fuck down.
He's going to be back. The lack of exposition confirms this.
When Cadance's magic shield sliced off his horn, we saw the severed horn piece act on its own (melting into the ground). Later we saw Sombra repair his horn completely. What has been established? That Sombra can regenerate (his horn anyways).
What happened the last moment we saw Sombra? He got obliterated into shards by the crystal heart magicyness... and we saw his horn (intact) fly away (towards the viewer).
He'll be back.
Besides, the episode wasn't about Sombra. It was about Twilight Sparkle.
What happened at the end? Twilight was allowed to advance in her studies. Celestia and Luna are preparing her for bigger, badder, showdown that has yet to happen.
My guess is that we're going to see a winged Twilight at the end of this season.