Apprentices/Cubs Training Apprentice and Cub TrainingApprentices/Cubs Training3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In Empires Before Clans, characters that are apprentices and cubs have to fill out specific tasks before they can be promoted up to their next rank. For cubs, there are three tasks while apprentices have five tasks to complete.
In order for your apprentice or cub to advance through the ranks, these assignments are absolutely required and need to be finished in a timely manner. This means that if you don't finish at least one drawing every four months for a cub and six months for apprentices, you'll gain a death strike.
Apprentices are assigned mentors by the leaders of the empire in question. Bounty Hunters do not have mentors because the way they are trained is ultimately up to their owners and often times requires an NPC or other apprentices.
All training assignments are explained in further detail at the end of this journal. If there is a topic you don't understand please read through all of this before asking said question. Afterwards
EBC Group Rules!NOTE: Rules are currently under construction!EBC Group Rules!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Important: If you have a question, please ask it in the appropriate place. Sending the group a note is the quickest and best way to ask about something! Spamming the front page, the group's inbox, or staff/members won't get your question answered any quicker.
- Please respect your admins and fellow members. If an admin asks you to do something, please do not argue or disrespect them. We are here to help. If you disrespect an admin or any members of EBC multiple times, the admins do have the ability to assign a warning. You are liable to gain a death strike if you continue to harass, disrespect, or bully any members.
If you are having a problem with a specific admin, please address another admin of the group personally discussing the problem. This is the only time we accept messages to admins personally instead of noting the group.
- Art theft WILL NOT be tolerated here! If we confirm that an artist i
September Updates Monday 9/24 11:01pmSeptember Updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit:Just a quick reminder to anyone still wanting to enter my contest, you have a little over a week left to get your entries in! The deadline is October 5th, which is a week from this Friday.
September journal, go! xD
I've had this idea in my head for awhile and I've finally decided I'm going to go ahead with it. At first, I was considering looking for someone to commission for a few character designs, but contests are better and a lot more fun in my opinion! For once, I'll actually be offering legit art prizes too so for anyone that's been wanting art from me, here's your chance!
Anyway! The contest will be an ever so common character design contest centered around two themes: one I'm dubbing "Touch the Summer Sky" and the other "Autumn's Fire". I'm looking for two characters that fit within those themes, one for the first and another for the second. All you'll have to work with though is a short
+EMPIRES-BEFORE-CLANS+Crests and Markers+EMPIRES-BEFORE-CLANS+6 years ago in Personal More Like This
+- Crests -+
An ornate symbol that would define which Empire as cat belong to. These crests would be stamped onto a very visible part of a feline's armor and are worn with pride. For Leaders, Silver Gladiators, Blacksmiths, and Healers, a "badge-like" crest plate would be added to their armor complete with color and jewels to denote their rank within their Empire. For gladiators, apprentices, and cubs, a simple solid black crest would be added instead.
+- Markers -+
Empire 'markers' are quick markings that gladiators scratch on objects with their claws. They're used along side scent markers as a visual way to claim territory, hunting grounds, kills, and other specific Empire-related objects. For example, markers are common along an Empire's border or in highly contested territory scratched on certain objects such as trees and rocks..
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About EBC!~This journal is a good place to start if you're wanting to know more about a certain feature of EmpiresBeforeClans~About EBC!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For details on "EMPIRE RANKING", please click here instead!
For guidelines on how to join our group, click here!
A constantly updating box on the front page will show the environmental conditions found throughout the Empire territories at any given time. This box WILL affect your roleplays so check here often!
- Weather conditions are updated once a week so check here often!
- Seasons are updated less frequently than the weather conditions and usually follow along with the actual in real life season.
- Because the Empires h
Kohu's Summer Contest! [CLOSED, judging!]Update on September 16th: This contest is closed! I'm currently judging, and will have the results no later than Wednesday of this week. Thanks so much for participating everyone, there are a ton of amazing entries!Kohu's Summer Contest! [CLOSED, judging!]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Update on August 30th: A few people have been asking, so the contest has been extended to September 15th. Please get your entries in by then! Also, I've added a couple more prizes to the main art contest.
Update on June 27th: This is still open, about two months left to enter. :3 I'm going to keep trying to work on refs of other characters, but in case I don't get around to it, I'll probably be doing another contest eventually anyway. ;3 So please don't wait on other refs to enter (it takes me so long to do them, lol, I = slow]. If there's a character you really want to do that isn't there, you can check out the next contest. :3 Also, I have re-opened the advertising contest, so check it out! You can win art.
Update on June 8th: Still working on refs, hope to ha
EBC: Guide to Ranking!Leader:EBC: Guide to Ranking!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Leaders are an Empire's administrator. It's their job to make sure their Empire runs smoothly and every cat remains well fed and secure. A Leader's duties include:
- Making sure each and every cat has enough food and is well fed
- Keeping borders secure and territory free of all threats
- Maintaining peaceful relations with other Empires
- Should a conflict arise, Leaders must lead their Empire and face the threat.
- Making sure all Apprentices are trained well and each is assigned to a mentor
- Notice when an Apprentice is finished training and promote them to Gladiator rank when needed
- Keep expecting mothers, cubs, and elder Gladiators safe from harm
In a Leader's eyes, the Empire always comes first and they must do anything they can to protect it!
Should a female Leader become pregnant, she is allowed to take a "leave" from leadership while she raises her cubs. Male leaders whose mates are expecting/have had cubs are allowed extended periods of time wit
Getting movie Colors for TLK styled characters?WELL!!!Getting movie Colors for TLK styled characters?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have 2 notes and a comment or two asking how I get movie colors. So, instead of repeating myself, I figured I'd just make a journal about it. To share with everyone all at once! This can be a long one.... so bare with me.
THIS IS ALL THE RESULT OF MY PERSONAL PRACTICE AND OBSERVATIONS OF THE LION KING STYLE AND FILM. These methods and observations may vary from your own observations, just do some trial and error. and good luck to it!
This could also possibly work for any other animal character you want to create. Color tone wise. not just for TLK
Some of the tips here can be obtained by certain digital art programs. I am personally familiar with Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop Elements 4. Anything else? You might have to look up a tutorial online. Remember, Google and or YouTube can be an artist's best friend these days! So many references, tutorials, and tips!
Guys, let me try to explain this, it is not that difficult to try and get your movie colors on your o
Serious Question**SEMI-UPDATE: The sporadic flea on speed strikes again! SERIOUSNESS -- what is wrong with me that I can't FOCUS on anything long enough to finish? Work ethic leaves the building. I did something bad. I had a trip down nostalgia lane, and STUPIDLY re-read something I worked on years ago. Basically, it's the novel I've wanted to write for TEN DAMN YEARS NOW, and when I re-read what I had written ages ago (read: 8-9 years back), it was... surprisingly good in some places. 100 pages of... messy rambling shit, but with some places that were fucking gems of the written word. AND I DON'T REMEMBER ANY OF IT -- it could have been someone else'e writing for all I remember what the hell I was doing with it. But see, here's the problem: that is the real story I WANTED to write, and dammit, I KNOW I can't. Ten years it's been, and it's not done, and I KNOW IT WON'T EVER BE. It's the story I WANT to write, but it's not the story I CAN WRITE. I can write the lion one. I know I can. It's easy to writSerious Question1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Request JournalThis is my scribbles account, my main account is: :iconkohu-arts:Request Journal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want a request, please read!
I decided to do an open request journal since people keep asking me about them. This idea is from Vekke. My request journal is open.
If you're interested in possibly getting a request ....
- Post your character(s) in the comments of this journal. They can be any species, even made-up ones.
- Post a few words describing their personality.
- You may reply to your original comment if you want to make any changes or add a different character.
- You must be following my main account at kohu-arts to be considered for a request.
I cannot guarantee you'll ever get a piece of art. I will pick and choose what I want to do when I want to do it (or when I even have time to do it!). So you might get something five or six months down the road. It might be a quick sketch or a chibi, or it could be a full-blown piece of art (line
How to begin- GuideTKC is G-rated. Please pay attention to this rule. This is a game meant for everyone.How to begin- Guide3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We were all new to this kennel thing at some point, and it can all be a little confusing, like breeding or competing how does it work?
There are no rules or set limits on how to begin, you can go completely your own way and run this virtual kennel however you please.
But if you are confused to where to begin we got some guidelines for you.
Some basic words that is often used within the dog art world:
Darpg= Dog-Art-Role play game
Sire= The father of a dog
Dam= The mother of a dog
Dog= Sometimes used to describe a male dog
Bitch= Sometimes used to describe a female dog
Pedigree= A dogs bloodline, who are the parents of the dog, grandparents etc.
Temperament= A dogs personality
Discipline= What the dog is used for, what it is trained to do.
Show/full name= A dogs complete name for
Rant smant pants Ant.I am not naming any names, and if you somehow know who/which ones, or what im talking about keep it to yourself.Rant smant pants Ant.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I found out some people draw me things and are nice to me just to get free art back from me, or try to be my friend so they can get free art. I am disgusted with this kind of behaviour. there has been around 3 incidents now and whoever gets to know about stuff like this and decides to tells me, did the right thing and im very thankfull to know whats going on.
So im making this journal now incase more are sitting around doing this, because if I do find out I will not be a very happycrab
Not only this , but I also found out these people are real assholes towards other people. They ganged up on a 13 year old calling them a looser, they dont respect their friends and they dont even have the balls to talk to me directly.
If you are in a mindset that you will get art back from me by drawing me something then stop drawing me something. Its called a gi
Anatomy booksI'm frequently asked how I learned to draw and the answer is very simple - a large part of my knowledge is self taught from books. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to share some titles I owned or came across and used them through the years. Hopefully someone will find this list useful :3Anatomy books2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Books that are awesome:
"Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet
"The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy" by Bammes Gottfried
Books that are good:
" Drawing the Head and Hands" by Andrew Loomis
"Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" also by Andrew Loomis
Books that are ok but from the time perspective I do not recommend them:
"How to Draw Heads and Portraits" by Jose M. Parramon
"Human Figure" by Jose M. Parramon
Books that are pure unrefined shit and should be burned on sight:
Anything from Christopher Hart
Attention Members of EBC.RenatusPhoenix here to try and set some things straight. This isn't directed at any single member, but I would definitely like all of you to read this and pay very close attention to what I have to say.Attention Members of EBC.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All members have already been told this before, but I've noticed recently that a few cats have strayed out of the rules we've set for mate relationships and friend relationships.
Cubs and Apprentices can not be mates.
Apprentices and Apprentices can not be mates.
Gladiators and Apprentices can not be mates.
Your cat must the appropriate age to make a move on another cat, and their cat must be the appropriate age as well. As a rule, we've set this 'default' age as 2 years, and while it may change in the future, you should keep this age in mind as a sort of guideline. You may not have cubs before that age, and you may not go any farther than a crush or close friendship prior to then as well.
When your cat ran
Merry Birthday to me and Hanukkah Kwanzaa!I can legally get drunk!!Merry Birthday to me and Hanukkah Kwanzaa!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
...In the states. You're fully legal in my country at the age of 18.
Woot for 21 years of existence! And since its Christmas Eve... Merry Christmas everyone! And Happy Holidays! Hanukkah Kwanzaa! etcetc. ☆☆☆ May it be magical!
Time for Deni and Mushy to wrap up some coal for the naughties. Or throw dynamites covered in dog poo. X3 Cheers!
all the loooves.
Aight. Bye now!
PS: OMGWTFBULBASAUR comments so many ALREADY THANK YOU!
Terms of Service1.Harrassing of members and bullying will get you banned from the group but you might not be banned permanently, depending on how severe the harrassing was.Terms of Service3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Images respresenting dogs fighting can not be submitted and will not give any xp to the dog from TKC. This only applies to dogs fighting for sport, not dogs that get in a short accidental quarrel which can happen in a kennel at times.
But dogs that are sent in for a fight, trained for a fight and trained to kill can not be accepted.
2. Dogs who have an unhealthy pattern will not be accepted into TKC, dogs who are also blind or have any other defect on health will not be accepted into the breedable dogs folder. Genes like Double merle Double Harlequin and albino are not allowed into breedable folder.
3. Drawings that looks completely
The International Cheetah Day Challenge!The International Cheetah Day Challenge!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
International Cheetah Day is here!!!
Using Art to Save a Species!
Welcome to the International Cheetah Day Challenge! What is this challenge, you ask? Well...
The International Cheetah Day Challenge (ICDC) is the day when you, supporters of saving the endangered cheet
TKC Club AffiliatesTKC Club Affiliates11 months ago in Personal More Like This
What does it mean to be affiliated with TKC?
TKC is looking to combine groups rather than divide, so instead of having several point/title systems clubs can choose to affiliate with TKC, that way dogs that earn a title created at a different club can still get the XP from TKC and added to the dogs rank count even though we do not have the title in our title system.
Users need to know that they can´t count the XP twice, since there are 2 groups involved this can be confusing.
Darpg-NHT has breed specific titles, these titles are only written up at this club not TKC and users have to apply for them at the NHT. When they have earned the title, they are given XP from TKC not NHT.
So NHT is an extension of TKC.
Maximum 25 Xp on a title is allowed, not per level within the title.
Members of both groups must know that they can not count the XP twice.
In order for a user to gain XP from TKC they have to be a member of TKC and th
Kennel prefix use and explanation~ OPTIONAL GUIDEThis is a subject I just happened to talk with a fellow Kennel owner and decided to write a journal entry about it~Kennel prefix use and explanation~ OPTIONAL GUIDE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The prefix of the Kennel used on a dogs name is something that I haven't found any clear rules about from DeviantArt yet.
What is the prefix exactly and why do Kennels use it?
I tried searching from the internet and I found these very basics:
"A kennel name or kennel prefix is a name associated with each breeding kennel: it is the first part of the registered name of a pedigreed dog which was bred there."
"A Kennel Name is an exclusive word that is associated with you and your dogs. Known as your 'breeder signature', a Kennel Name will set your puppies aside from those of anyone else.
You can include your Kennel Name within the names of your puppies at the point of registration as well as add to an existing name of a dog in your current registered ownership."
So the Kennel name
Hole in the Ace: Rifle Dog Show | CLOSEDLocation: North Carolina, United StatesHole in the Ace: Rifle Dog Show | CLOSED8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Event Type: Conformation & Herding
Restrictions: Approved Rifle Dogs ONLY. Please only enter two Rifle Dogs per class, you can enter two into conformation and two different ones into herding or the same two. I just do not want to get overwhelmed by one kennel and every single Rifle they may own.
Theme: Wild West
Start Date: November 26, 2013
End Date: January 1, 2014
Backgrounds: You can use any angle.. You can also add any special touches to make the theme go together. Royal Front horses will be on the grounds and will be posing in the background (list of horses will be given). Some of Royal Fronts' dogs will be seen as well.
Weather: A little chilly but not a single cloud in the sky. Conformation will be held in the morning so some frost may be seen on the grass or on the fence. Herding will be from late noon to dusk, if you go out at dusk, then
Commissions, Trades, Requests, and GiftsCommissionsCommissions, Trades, Requests, and Gifts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Single character bust sketch (+/- minimal background): $6 + $4/extra character
Single character full body sketch (+/- minimal background): $10 + $6/extra character
Single character bust finished (no background): $15 + $8/extra character
Single character bust finished (minimal background): $21 + $8/extra character
Single character bust finished (complex background): $30 +$8/extra character
Single character full body finished (no background): $25 + $8/extra character
Wolf - Adopted! by kohu-arts Malaika - Art Trade by kohu-arts
Single character full body finished (minimal background): $35 +$8/extra character
Look, mum! - Commission by kohu-arts High in the Mountains - Art Trade by kohu-arts :thumb339931
About My FeonixesTo clarify now, these are my little critters (some of these examples are owned by other people)About My Feonixes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the past I've sold 'adoptables' of these guys. I created designs and color patterns ect and sold them. I've also done custom Feonixes where people have some freedom on what they want their design to look like.
I am going to be doing what I'm doing so if there are people out there that want one of my critters, they can. But please be respectful of a few guidelines. Feonixes are not 'sparkledogs' or have some chunk of hair on their heads and I'd like it to stay this way.
What does this mean? Feonixes are an open species. This means you can create one, put it in your story, draw it once and never draw it again, ectect. The only thing I ask you to do after you create one is to credit me in some fashion.
Please do not make adoptables, variat
Ink Fox AnatomyOkay, I've had a few question lately on how to draw them, so here's some stuff about them:Ink Fox Anatomy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. They always have to have white fur to give the ink and paper effect of the species.
2. The ink they are born with may be any color besides a multi color. The color doesn't really do much, because what they create with their ink is automatically colored to how the object should be.
3. They have long, really bushy tails and long fur. It's natural for their home environment (it's always got snow on the ground except for on occasions)
4. Ink Foxes aren't skinny. They need to be a little chubby to stay warm. They don't produce much body heat and they need to stay comfortable because they don't die easily, so freezing to death is not in their history.
5. Places they can have their ink emit from: tail tips (ex. Biyoku) or paws. They can have other splotches of their ink color around their body (and they may have more than Biyoku's only paw print), but no other colors.
The Royalty Contest [1 YEAR PREMIUM] CONTEST OVER!EDIT: Winners can choose to take points rather than premium, if you like, and you are welcome to have the prize given to a friend, if you would prefer.The Royalty Contest [1 YEAR PREMIUM] CONTEST OVER!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
~~The Royalty Contest~~
It's fast-approaching Christmas, which is a time that a lot of people enjoy. In the spirit of things, we wanted to run a Christmas contest, but, by scanning over DeviantArt and other groups, we saw that, naturally, a lot of other groups had the same idea. We don't much fancy running a contest that's almost identical to other contests on DA – a simple Christmas-themed pony contest is something that you can take part in elsewhere. We also realised that, if we did do yet another Christmas pony contest, we'd likely see a lot of people submitting a single contest entry to several similarly-themed contests. It would be the natural thing to do, and so we wouldn't necessarily blame anyone if t