okay, my wife has some crazy fans XDi dont usually like doing cross promotion. we both just kinda do our own things but damn it all if this is not the most awesome thing i ever saw XDXDXDXDXD
its a strange dubbed version of one of her strips..and...and.. FOR CRYING OUT LOUD THERE IS EVEN AN EMAILING SOUND... and music .. and timed text appearing with actual voiceover doing some pretty cool acting at the same time... and...
Its all a ScamContextIts all a Scam2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is another long one, and I apologize but I need to speak my mind. This journal is in response to the "righteously indignant" users making a fuss about me "selling" fanart of copyrighted characters in my recent Adventure Time post. To the person who signed up today just to write a nasty comment on my new Society6 page. To the person who flagged my recent Adventure Time illustration on DA and then proceeded to send me an e-mail about doing it (probably the same person). To the people creating multiple accounts to try and dissuade users from spending their money how they see fit. And to a long list of people who follow everything I do post just to make sure that their negative voice and attitude are the first voices anyone ever sees on all of my work.
It's All A Scam
I'm in an unenviable position. Popular enough to be well known, not popular enough to be making oodles of cash off my stuff. Part of that is my own fault for not really promoting and selling myself,
Fandoms, Criticism Vlog, and Journals On FandomsFandoms, Criticism Vlog, and Journals2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like most people, I'm a fan of a lot of things. However I don't often wade deep into fandoms themselves. For example, I like MLP:FiM, but I wouldn't call myself a hardcore Brony by any stretch of the imagination, as is evident by my continued botches of cutie mark colors (something no hardcore fan would EVER screw up).
Part of the reason I don't delve too far into fandoms is because fans can get very... emotional... about their given fandom. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can sometimes be a crutch. I like a variety of series, but I'm not gonna throw a tantrum because of an episode name, or an animation mistake, like some people do. I don't like how angry or defensive fandoms can get sometimes, and for the most part I think people need to just calm down and relax and not be so standoffish.
Fans are, for the most part, good people who are just enthusiastic about a show or series. Just try to keep that enthusiasm from dipping into the negative side of thing
Small UpdateI've been gone from the internet for almost 2 1/2 months now, and chances are I won't be coming back for quite a while longer. Nevertheless I just wanted to give a quick update and thank all my fans who have been so supportive of me these past few weeks/months.Small Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been amazed at the number of genuine well wishes that I've received. I think the vast majority of my fans genuinely do enjoy my doodles and cartoons and that the well organized and extremely vocal "haters" of me and my work make up a very very VERY small percentage of my watchers. There have been some absolutely wonderful comments and messages being sent my way, and several of you have even sent me links to advice sites or inspirational posts. I truly do appreciate it. Thank you so very much.
I don't say Thank You enough, I think. Because of my fans I've been able to do some amazing things and I owe you guys a lot. Because of you'all, I've been able to visit another country and make friends from all over the world, somethin
A Very Important UpdateI haven't posted here on DA in a while, so this might be new to a lot of you, but if you've been following some of the stuff happening over on tumblr it won't be unexpected. For the past several weeks I've been getting steadily worse both mentally and physically. I've been depressed before, but I've never been as bad as I've been recently. I've lashed out at people, been getting angrier and grumpier, been finding it harder and harder to listen to people giving me positive feedback, and have even started rapidly losing a lot of weight.A Very Important Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My enjoyment for drawing has been dropping, and many of you have probably noticed that I've been taking more and more time off lately. For every few comics I post, I tend to spend another week recuperating. But within the past 2 weeks it's spiked so bad that I seriously have to consider what's more important: my health or drawing.
So for the time being I am shutting down. I'll still be working on brentalfloss and updating those here, and the most current
History Repeats ItselfLast week a Connecticut action group going by the name of SouthingtonSOS held a video game burning event where local citizens were encouraged to bring various forms of violent media to be burned in a dumpster, no doubt a reaction to the recent Connecticut shooting.History Repeats Itself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wish I could say I am surprised about this, but sadly the whole media frenzy surrounding violence in video games and movies reminds me of something that already happened once and profoundly affected the media it was accusing: Comic books.
During the early days of comic books, things occasionally got a little risqué. EC Horror comics in particular delighted in rendering extremely gruesome images and disturbing themes in their comics, which were being sold to children unbeknownst to their parents (because naive parents at the time had no reason to suspect comics might contain "inappropriate" material). However all that changed in 1954.
German-American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham was upset about how disturbing some of those
What do you think?I am thinking about making a little build a character comic/book type thingy. Its basically like my tip sheet but it will be in comic/book format. I have already split it into four categories, facial features, hair styles, clothes and body types. Basically its a little reference guide, where you can mix and match features to create your own characters, nothing too heavy or technical. I will also be posting the pages online for free since I don't like the idea of any of my tip sheet/references not being accessible.What do you think?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What do you think?
I also want to get into graphic design/pictorial design so designing stuff like this is always good practice too! ^u^ and great for portfolios!
Mini Movie ReviewsWith a 8 1/2 hour plane flight to and from England, and with downtime a result of stress, illness, and jet lag, I've been watching a lot of movies recently. I won't go into too much detail, but I just wanted to give my impressions on a couple movies I've seen recently.Mini Movie Reviews2 years ago in Personal More Like This
John Carter of Mars
John Carter was a troubled movie in every sense of the word. It was given enormous studio backing, wasn't publicized well, and generally was a box office failure, resulting in a key Disney executive to resign in disgrace.
I won't say that it's the best movie I've ever seen, but it's far far above average and it frustrates me that people didn't see it or take to it. It offers so much wonderful imagery and possibilities for filmmaking it would be a shame to see this potentially new (in the sense that it's new to the big screen) franchise die right at the start.
There are a few weak actors, primarily the Mars princess, but they still nevertheless keep the story running at a nice pace. Plus there a
Unspoken rulesRecently I posted a Mass Effect 3 comic, and I've noticed that an unfortunate number of people ignored the description telling everyone that it was an old joke originally posted months ago. You don't have to like the joke, but if your major criticism is "this joke is no longer topical" then that isn't really my fault, is it?Unspoken rules2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I think I need to re-explain a few things to make sure we're all on the same page.
About brentalfloss comics
I don't write it, I just draw it. Occasionally I'll have some artistic input, but outside that I generally follow the scripts tightly. Dan is in charge of writing, and he's been taking a lot of criticisms to heart lately. He's been experimenting with timing and panel layouts, and he's only going to get better as time goes on, but you've gotta give him time first. As a prime example: We haven't made a masterbation joke in almost a year, and that's entirely from the feedback we were getting. We are listening, it just takes time.
The brentalfloss comics are
Wii U Launch TitlesRemember when the Wii launched in 2006 with just a gamecube port of Zelda, a horribly broken Red Steel, and a handful of party games? That's not gonna happen with the Wii U. Along with the recent announcement of Bayonetta 2 being a Wii U exclusive title, Nintendo has just announced that there will be a staggering 23 games available on launch day. While many of the titles are ports of other games, there are still a huge selection of titles that I, a gamer who doesn't have access to a Ps3 or 360, would really enjoy being able to play finally.Wii U Launch Titles2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Below is the current list of 23 titles, with the promise of 9 more games being released before December, and 20 more between December and April 2013.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops II
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition
New Super Mario Bros. U
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor's Edge
Resting Up and Suggestions?Stressed OutResting Up and Suggestions?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I think I need time away from the internet. Both to relax and to brush up on my artwork. I am genuinely sick of all the hate surrounding my namesake online, and when I say "genuinely," I mean it. The stress that the recent resurgence of trolling I've gotten has caused me to be quite ill. I know I shouldn't let what anonymous people on the internet say about me get to me, but it does. I need time to recuperate, to spruce and fix up SYAC, and to get back to a point where I genuinely enjoy drawing again. Right now there's no love or passion in my artwork, and it's mostly because of my defeated attitude: "Why bother, they'll just tear it apart anyway."
That whole "project positive" has been a complete bust too. I failed to live up to the idea, and in the process got really sick. I guess trying to force out a constant positive attitude like that was a mistake.
Still working, plus a surprise!
In the meantime, I have still be
Watcher Feature!I have been lurking for many days collecting artists for my watcher feature I could only choose a few but I will be doing this again, maybe every month because love needs to be shared! :iconiloveyouplz: Half are from my watchers list and the other half are from my journal...picking is so hard :iconotlplz: because you are all so wondeful!Watcher Feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
16181320935 by Lilybyte
Please give them some love :iconamgtouchplz:
Ib Collab Artbook!!Hey everyone! Happy new year to you all! Hope everyone is settling into 2013 well.... (´◉◞౪◟◉｀)Ib Collab Artbook!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been notified by DoujinPress that there is an Ib collab fanbook currently in the making! All you Ib fanartists, I know you'll all want in on this! Every involved book has a theme, and all involved artists will recieve 5+ copies of the book! I'm certainly considering entering....ヽ(๏∀๏ )ﾉ
The official post is here! http://doujinpress.deviantart.com/journal/DoujinPress-Buy-Print-and-Publish-Doujinshi-318849476
All the rules/guidelines for submitting artwork are listed on the original post.
Good luck if you decide to submit!!
((By the way, I heard some news about an unofficial 'Ib 2' in development.... ◟(◉∀◉)◞ I can't wait!!))
Watcher Feature #4note: 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!Watcher Feature #42 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (i have around 500 comments now xD; ), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take 2 months, so please be patient!
Korra by Forward-Darkly Frodo Baggins -Pencil Portrait by FuchsiaBud Greyrune Poster 2012 by Ashikai :thumb296108756: Happy Holidays 2011 by Nikki0417 Portraits of Autumn by Witbik Maid of War by artsygale Girl Biking - Flash Animations by christiehawkso22 :thumb298041294: Because I Love Him by Crissiesaurus :thumb210878890: How It's Done by ShimmerStar Valley by PhantomShayle Little Elf by kimber0dh Gir plushie by Noleetida Introducing the Fire Ferrets by PikoPing different by Aiika WaterColor 1 by katamariarcher
Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #1Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Sorry about the title. It was stuck in my head so I had to xDD.
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, 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!
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (I still have a lot to go through and it adds up every time i put up a feature journal), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!
Submission GuideGeneral InfoSubmission Guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist Season Selection
Invited artists submit here
Anthology DoodlesIn my most recent SYAC I touched upon how all us Fresh Epics artists started to doodle on the anthology covers.Anthology Doodles2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then someone suggested fans who bought the anthology should post pictures so others can see the doodles too.
Oh dear, what have I started?
So here's what I'll do. If you bought a Fresh Epic's anthology that we all doodled something funny on, take a picture of the cover and submit it to your scraps and send me a link (Submitted to scraps to keep the clutter down from the main DA pages since technically this isn't suppose to be a site like photobuckets). I'll post them all up in a big journal so everyone can see all the variations.
How's that sound? Sound like fun?
Ok so just to be clear...
1. If you bought a copy of the Fresh Epic's Anthology where we doodled on it, take a picture
2. Upload it to your scraps
3. Post the link here in THIS journal. Don't send me e-mails or notes, it'll just get cluttered that way.
4. I'll post them as I get th
Anyone up for a Kiriban?2,222,222 is the number!Anyone up for a Kiriban?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Winner gets a free sketch ^^ up to 2 characters.
Please send me a note with a screenshot of my Kiriban to win, no cheating please >.
Helping two lovebirds to be togetherHey guys,Helping two lovebirds to be together1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well, the Tomb Raider contest is over and I didn't win. But that's cool, and I always love my artworks. Even if they aren't awesome as the other super damnyouallskillfulbastardsandgodsofdigitalarts.... yeah. Ahem.
Anyways, I'm just gonna try to help a friend out. See, its been seven years these two lovebirds have been together, they are engaged and hope to get married soon. My friend Jane was suppose to move to the UK to be with her soon to be husband, Brendon, but due to a recent rejection of her visa, she needs money to re-apply again for the frigging visa (damn you immigration department, get yo shit together).
So she started a mini indiegogo donation project in exchange of artworks and stuff: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/love-across-the-globe
She also has a DevART account here: http://arilysal.deviantart.com/
So yeah, if you do wanna have some artworks done by her, just to help her out, that's cool. Or if you believe in true love and just wanna help out, by all means
The Mess that was Akicon 2012(Very long journal warning)The Mess that was Akicon 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wooow, this is probably the worst-run convention ever.
Let me start with the good stuff first, since the bad things will be a far longer list :<
As usual, the people are WONDERFUL T-T!!
It's always great to see familiar people from previous years/other cons (though I suck at remembering names, sorrrry) and meet/talk to new people. Some people kept coming back and buying a little more each time, it was really nice ;-;
Also a random girl hugged me and some guys asked to take photos together (which was a little awkward lolll).
:iconno-wei: gave me a GORGEOUS drawing of Katsura & Eli reading Parashi comics!! It's soo sweeetttt I kept taking it out and looking at it every hour or so, all weekend T_T I LOVE IT SO MUCH, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
All in all everyone was super nice and I got so many compliments >o
oh my god i made it to the front page of redditedit: it jumped to 260k today omgoh my god i made it to the front page of reddit2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My film, i mean. Oh my god i have no idea how it happened . I just posted it for fun and...
sorry, it's not a huge deal but I'm so happy a lot of people saw my film! my video literally jumped up 40k views while i was sleeping! I know some of you guys are redditors and so thanks so much if you commented/upvoted! I got too many comments and I find it a little hard to navigate through all the comments and reply @__@;;;~ so thank you
yay. day made.
now back to work xD;;
ps. For those of you who haven't seen it yet:
for the reddit link: http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/va21j/
8D 8D;; *shot for shamelessness*
tdfioiubdvonvuio RANTIDK THIS IS JUST A RANT U DON'T NEED TO READ IT IF YOU DON'T WANT TO *A*tdfioiubdvonvuio RANT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, :iconmzzazn: posted something on facebook a while ago that I totally agree, actually, we talked about it lots of times, it's about the "copying artstyle shit":
I really don't like it when artists heavily reference or plain out copy others and open up commissions for a much cheaper price than the original artist. Studying someone's art and taking a couple of features may be fine, but if someone looks at an art piece and can say: "wow this looks oddly similar to so and so's drawing style" that means you should change it up a bit.
um yeah, that's not cool! This makes me unmotivated and depressed! I work hard to get better, and I always try new stuff, add details I didn't use to in my drawings etc... just to make it "different"... y'know, my style isn't the same than it was 3 months ago, and I totally know my commissions aren't the cheapest ones, and that my style isn't the most original one, but I ca
Photography, Modeling, and Your SafetyFrom time to time, friends ask me about various modeling offers they have received.Photography, Modeling, and Your Safety2 years ago in Personal More Like This
They usually want to know the following:
Is it a real offer?
Do I think it's safe?
Is it a scam?
I can't know all of these answers for each time I'm asked, but I do have two thoughts on photo shoots and personal safety:
1) You should always bring a chaperon/friend (male, strong, with a mind for protection) to photo shoots with a photographer you don't know personally. If the photographer resists you bringing a friend... then he is probably a creepy person.
A professional photographer will understand that this is your first time working with him. He will want you to be as comfortable as possible, otherwise the shoot will be a failure. If he doesn't know this, then he is not a professional photographer.
Knowing a photographer personally and knowing of him are not the same. If 30 of your friends know the photographer, but you have never worked with him or had a lengthy conversation with him, in person
I will stop drawing...Not...I will stop drawing...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There were times when I think that, I should stop drawing. There was a time when I was younger my enthusiasm in arts was cut short by my peers, teachers and some of my family members (excluding my parents and siblings).
I started to draw at 5 or 6, and I must say that drawing was what made me enjoy my life. But whenever my friends, teachers see me draw, they will throw all these jeers and sarcasm, and at some point I eventually give up and stop. When I was in my early teens I quit drawing for a while, and at college I started to draw again, though not as frequent as I had hoped.
Some of my aunts and uncles asked me and my elder sister (who is admittedly a very good artist herself), "Why arts? Art won't give you money, you will lead a hard life unless you're rich and famous. Why choose something you know you won't get anything from?"
Had I listen to them, I would probably won't draw again. I won't be working at the happiest workplace I've ever worked at, I will never meet my new
/Tumbles(ノ)`ω´(ヾ) ...hehe I like this kaomoji, it's like a cute hamster with its cheeks stuffed/// ...Ahem! Hello hello everyone! Did you all have a lovely Christmas? If you didn't celebrate, I hope you're having a lovely December!/Tumbles2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to make a quick announcement that I've been starting to use my Tumblr again (sort of///). I used to use it more frequently a few years ago when I first created the account, but neglected for almost an entire year now, haha! But since I promised a few of you to let you know when I'd ever be using it again... here you go!
Creamboys @ Tumblr
I will only post casual/random doodles and sketches or concepts there and answer ask questions maybe... /strokes chin. For more completed and/or larger pieces, I'll be posting them here on Deviantart (ゝω・)--★! If you're interested in other nonsensical WIPs and even more random sketches and odds and ends, just f