Louis, Louis, Always Whining ..."I'm not whining, I'm complaining. Do you want to hear whining?" -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_detailpage&v=l8r7ZNrKxFI&listLv0aJNOpaJrotahQ1swwUQd8wjr9TfWVQ#t=450sLouis, Louis, Always Whining ...4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, no, on a more serious note: I've just had to re-draw the last two days' worth of frames and in-betweens for Louis because I realized I'd been drawing him "wrong".
Throughout Louis's character progress he's undergone several changes, most based on my own personal decisions, but many were also due to feedback from you guys here on DA, and I realise now that the "Louis is too skinny I don't like it" comments got to me more than they should have.
What these people don't realize is that Louis is ridiculously tall and skinny on purpose: he's a cartoon. He's not meant to be realistic, he's meant to be an exaggeration of the flamboyant gay stereotype, the skinny French stereotype, and his design reflects his wiles and cunning when it comes to out-witting his opponents. Out of al
It's Happening!!Louis is starting to talk!It's Happening!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
For those asking, I'm animating directly into the computer using a Wacom tablet. The animation program I'm using is TVPaint Animation 10 Pro. Super expensive so I use the school computers, but it's like the illegitimate love-child between Photoshop and Adobe After Effects without Flash's niggling tendencies to crash every ten minutes. That program is sex. <3
May the Fourth/Revenge of the FifthSo I missed May 4th but Happy Follow-Up-To-Star-Wars-Day everybody.May the Fourth/Revenge of the Fifth2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I had stuff I wanted to draw to commemorate this day as usual, but after breakneck-animating for weeks and losing sleep over my finals, I'm just not in the mood to exert myself over drawings right now. I've spent all weekend thus far sleeping in, running Star Wars marathons, and playing on my SWTOR toons. All of them.
In the meantime I guess have these two new roleplay logs instead:
Tel'nara and Arkley discuss the philosophy of Rocks:
Laz'ab gets hugged
and people die:
See you in the 'verse!
Quotes of the Day::iconcanadian-rainwater: "I didn't see the water in the glass, it was invisible!"Quotes of the Day:6 months ago in Personal More Like This
:icongellyh: "My ass itches ... " *FARTS*
Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?Let it never be said that Sak doesn't deliver!Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Last Sunday I had a Skype meeting with Brendan Julian and Richard Johnston - the voices of Louis and James respectively from my upcoming animation - to discuss the finer points of Honour Amongst Thieves. As promised, I managed to record it and so without further ado, I present to you:
Honour Amongst Thieves
I was delighted to see the two of them got along so well, because their character interaction promises to be great this way. Unfortunately, Santiago's VA was unable to make it due to timezones, but perhaps sometime in future we'll be able to repeat this again plus one Spaniard!
Do you like puppies?Glorious.Do you like puppies?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Like any sane person I am sure you do!
Korra is a puppy with a problem, she was taken out of a bad situation she might not have survived and given a home
with my good friend ~Rurouna who knows all about her breed and comes from a pro dog-training family.
Lucky pup you might say! But her poor situation left her with a slew of medical issues that needed fixing and one isn't clearing up.
~Rurouna is going all she can to get the vet help Korra needs but pet owners know all too well what kind of figures ongoing
treatment can rack up
:iconrurouna: is offering emergency commissions to cover these steep vet bills and get her baby treated fast. Please consider
having a look/spreading the word? I already own some of her traditional art and it is excellent :3 even a dollar donation would help!
Heres the journal: http://rurouna.deviantart.com/journal/Rough-times-Emergency
Card Kingdom Concept Character Contest!So, most of you know that I'm out on vacation as of last night, and I've been kept busy.Card Kingdom Concept Character Contest!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
But I've been seeing a lot of contests about making characters based on princes' kingdoms and what the people whom lived there would look like. That's honestly a really cool idea, so I thought I'd steal do something like that too, since I've had a few people already ask me to make OCs, I thought it'd be fun!
So, the rules are--
Any character made must follow these criteria, and if you've already made an OC and want to enter him/her, you might need to tweak them if you'd still like to enter.
-The color scheme must remain in the reds, blacks and whites. Shades and tones can vary, but there can't be any random color, like purple or green.
- The skin can vary colors, meaning the person can be black, red, and white. Two tone is possible, but it is extremely rare. If you're going to do it, you'll have to explain as to how this came along.
Christmas Shennanigans! Plus I love you.Salutations!Christmas Shennanigans! Plus I love you.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is just a quick update just to let you know that I'm not really going to have much time online at all over the next few days and possibly weeks *insert sad face*. I'm dedicating my evenings, and even Christmas Eve and boxing day to finishing Bayou Arcana, which is going really well ^__^ plus this weekend I'll be in Oxford and then at home for christmas, so there are a few personal things keeping me super busy too. MAKING PRESENTS, YAY!
But in order to keep it going smoothly, I'm banning myself from the internet in the evenings, meaning that I only get an hour at lunch to check everything online. And tbh I havn't even been doing that as my lunches are the onIy time I get to make personal art. I'm having to be this strict on myself. This doesn't mean I'll be sticking to my own rules. I never do. So when I have a chance to comment on things I will, and my word, I have so many things to comment on and thank people for. I can't believe the amount of kind and thoughtful peo
Showreel 2012-2013Hey folks,Showreel 2012-20134 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've just uploaded a new showreel showcasing some of the better Honour Amongst Thieves work and progression to my Youtube account, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYcI_6mu9FM&feature=youtu.be I've been sick all week so progress on the actual animation has been slow, but you can get a sneak-peek of Louis's scene there.
Warm Bodies ...Warm Bodies ...3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Watch it. Seriously.
I just got back from the cinemas, where I caught Warm Bodies with my bestie from LASALLE. I know what you're thinking, that the movie didn't look that great. Yet another zombie movie amongst the throngs of supernatural the media flings at us, yet another teenage romance to appeal to every young adult with a pulse. And I will be the first to admit that when I first heard the outline of the story - a cute young man who just happens to be undead falls in love with a young girl at first sight - I was skeptical. I assumed it would become a rehash of Twilight, and I just got over the nausea of seeing those posters cluttering all the billboards.
However, after trawling through the trailers and finding them appealing and funny, I decided that the movie was worth a shot. It advertises itself as a quirky, humorous take on zombies, throwing in a mix of teenage romance
The Season 5 episode 9! subbed!:iconredsparklesplz: The Season 5 episode 9! :iconredsparklesplz:The Season 5 episode 9! subbed!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Original Characters and FanartI've been seeing this topic appear more on my dash lately, so I'm pretty much just going to chip in my cents and say that I think it's nothing short of ridiculous when people complain about how their original work never gets attention and that people "only care" when they draw fanart.Original Characters and Fanart1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Newsflash: You're essentially complaining about the fact that people are getting more excited about an already established and widely recognized series with an already present fanbase instead of an "original" character that maybe appeared, what, only once or twice in your entire gallery.
A lot of artists try to pin the blame on other people for being attracted to fanart or make it seem as if others are just "too shallow to care about original OCs they just want to see fanart WAAAAHHHH" but if you've spent most of your time loading up your gallery with fanart of already existing series while only drawing your "origunul churruckter" once or twice with a small dash of "lol maybe i'll draw them again sometime
Admiral AckbarRecently I've run across many very young users on dA. I'm just curious how many of my watchers are 12 and younger? If you are please comments here. Come on, don't be shy. You'll get a cookie :iconcookie-plz:Admiral Ackbar1 year ago in Gossip More Like This
We've handed out 6 !cookies so far if you know what I mean :iconiykwimplz:
Animation SituationI've been rushing at breakneck speeds to finish my animation in time for the official submission deadline tomorrow ... or, today, by now actually. However, there are still little fixes I want to make to Santiago's introduction scenes, as well as some revisions to the "finished" sequences with Louis and James, so I'm holding back on uploading the clips to Youtube.Animation Situation2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Until then, have some progress shots!
The most important answer evah!!!So, all the people saying "No I don't want to know their names because it would take away from the mystery" has actually convinced me to tell you guys their names some day.The most important answer evah!!!1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Because trust me, there is no awesome mystery and you will still call them 300 and 250 afterwards because oh my god are their names boring and a bit of a pun.
Also because they are going to be interacting a lot with people who know their real names (family) and it's getting harder and harder to not use them.
Troll Blood Color Calculator!Edit (11/17/12)Troll Blood Color Calculator!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
OKAY GUYS, HERE'S THE DEAL WITH CONTACTING ME ON TUMBLR, don't send me an ask there about this calculator unless you honestly can't figure something out. Also, if you have a question, check the second link below (which has answers to questions) to see if someone else asked something similar to what you want to ask.
On that note, please realize that I made this OVER A YEAR AGO (back in early 2011) and that NEW INFORMATION has come out since then in the comic and that Hussie has also released information that I never saw. Please don't contact me on tumblr to inform me about Karkat and limebloods or anything. Chances are I know by now, but thing is, I'm not planning on ever updating the calculator (except on an off chance when the comic ends and we have all the information about trolls, but don't get your hopes up).
I haven't really been spammed, but I do get the questions about it on occassion and I do feel like I've answered a couple of the same/similar questions,
Commissions30$ (or 3000) glitch commission OpenCommissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
35$ (or 3500) soft shaded commission Closed
Animal | Creature | Pokemon | Pony | Anthro | Human
More Examples of commissioned works --> http://kawiko.deviantart.com/gallery/34573001
I take PayPal (or dA points) please contact me in a note if you are interested.
Sexy VS SexistIt seems that the gaming world is finally waking up to the fact that women DO actually play video games. They (the gaming industry) are not being mature about it, but the fact that a female perspective and voice is being heard more and more is a very good thing in my books.Sexy VS Sexist2 months ago in Personal More Like This
The latest controversy to break out in the video game world has been over niche gaming studio Vanillaware's recent title "Dragon's Crown," and the absurdly sexualized female character of "The Sorceress" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQKCgal1vdw
Some people are, naturally, offended that such a ludicrous character design with no sense of reality or function even exists, while the other side keeps saying "why are we even talking about this?" Both sides are being vocal, but they also seem to be talking past one another. One side seems to want to rid gaming entirely of sexy character designs, while the other seems to think this is some sort of "feminist agenda" and are being sexist in response because they fear having a
efhgurgfugrjhfjqWell now I have like 50 million contest entries to do! And I also need to finish up the contest winners thing! sjhfguewgfugreugfregwefhgurgfugrjhfjq2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways there is a dance tomorrow and I am soooo pumped for it! I am gonna wear a strapless black polka dotted dress with flowers on it~ dhvwfgrfgurgfjjdhfgjdhgfjhef
Oh and look at this beautiful thingamabob!
Everyone is so sexy in dat picture! Especially the one in the middle :iconohoho-plz: //shot
((Ish made by the wonderful ~KyougaHonda))
Anyone interested in some secondhand manga?I have some that i want to get rid of to make way for more.Anyone interested in some secondhand manga?2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I willing to get rid of:
♣Ouran High School Host Club 4,6-12 i think? (I have a few straggler volumes and I wanna get the complete box set)
♣Loveless 2-8 (its been re-released and I want the new ones eventually)
♣Soul Eater 1-2
♣A few other misc. single volumes
If anyone is actually interested i'll make a more detailed journal later
More than likely gonna sell them for a price (i need funds haha)
Opening Chibi Point Commissions! (FILLED)Because why not -u-Opening Chibi Point Commissions! (FILLED)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
The cost will be 100 and 25 for every extra character.
All will come with a simple background like shown above.
Just comment/note me if you want one!
don't skip class...it will severely hurt your grade TAT;;;;;;;;;don't skip class...2 months ago in Personal More Like This
-sobs in corner-
700 Watchers Edition + An Interview!!Thank you very much for 700+ watchers!! :iconstephencolbertomgplz: I didn't think I'd get this far especially since I'm such a pervert to everyone gomen nasai!!!!!!!!!!!!!700 Watchers Edition + An Interview!!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
//touches you all inappropriately THANK YOU!!!! ! ! ! !!
THANK YOU WATCHERS!!!
//touches up your shirts
FOR GIVING ME YOUR SOUL!!!!
I HOPE WE CAN CONTINUE TO BE LOVERS THE JUSTICES OF ART FOR ALL OF ETERNITY. :iconlazyroseplz:
On a serious note:
Art is a very precious gift to me. People who make comments such as "This isn't Art!" or "Art is useless!" will get a whooping from me. It really saved me, this hobby. It really did. It kept me sane and content with myself. Art was the only thing I was strongly confident about. It had always been that way. Of course, it wouldn't have been much if the community wasn't there to appreciate the things I drew. Therefore, I want to thank the dA community for being so encouraging to me, watching me learn and improve. Thank you so so so much ~Blueroses321 and :devthefamilarwallfl