Oblivion FeatureOblivion Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion is one of my favourite games of all time, surpassed only by Morrowind, and I've been planning for a long time to put together a feature with original artwork. Unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since almost all Oblivion-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
Oblivion is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2006. The central plot revolves around the efforts to thwart the fanatical cult Mythic Dawn that plans to open the gates to the demonic realm of Oblivion. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are quest lines for several guilds, and many side missions. Despite being less diversified and immersive than Morrowind, the incredible amount of quality third-party add-ons add a lot of scope and replay value to the game.
Story and Characters
The lack of an heir fo
On Writing - Making LoveThe following tutorial is for :iconthe-bards-college: It is of a mature nature and may not be intended for everyone.On Writing - Making Love1 year ago in Personal More Like This
One of the many (well, primary really) reasons I read fanfiction is for that steamy sex scene. I scour FF for the M rated fics that will detail the primitive dance done since the beginning of time. I will usually read the "plot" while making a "let's hurry along" gesture so we can finally have our protagonists naked and in each other's arms. Sometimes I mutter, "Ain't nobody got time for that," and just skip ahead, eager to see what form forbidden love will take now.
And then it's a coin flip on whether it's enjoyable or not.
Well, more like a roll of the dice. Looking for boxcars.
Love scenes are frequently dreaded among new writers. I often compare them to combat scenes – you need at least two people grunting and sweating while thrusting at each other repeatedly. How do you do that and make it interesting?
First off, it is not required to have two charac
The Mary Sue DilemmaWritten for :iconthe-bards-college:The Mary Sue Dilemma1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm pretty certain all of us know the term "Mary Sue". It is one of the most dreaded labels our original characters can earn. But what exactly is a Mary Sue?
Is she an unlikable protagonist?
Is she poorly written?
Is she cliched?
Is she an author avatar?
Is she an idealized character?
Is she a power fantasy?
Is she infallible?
Is she the center of attention?
Can a Mary Sue be male?
Can a Mary Sue be a canon character?
What exact combination of these traits are needed to make a character a Mary Sue?
The term originated back in 1973 in a parody Star Trek fanfiction called, "A Trekkie's Tale." I had never read it before tonight and was shocked to find how short it was. I highly recommend taking a minute to read it before continuing here.
Over time, Mary Sue stopped referencing the specific character and became notoriously attached as a term meaning unrealistic self-insertion wish-fulf
Morrowind FeatureMorrowind Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind is my favourite game of all time, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I've been planning for awhile to put together a game-inspired feature; unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since most Morrowind-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Morrowind is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2002. The central plot concerns the deity Dagoth Ur, housed within the volcanic Red Mountain, who seeks to gain power and break Morrowind free from Imperial reign. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are detailed discursive quests for a variety of factions, including various guilds, religious organizations, and aristocratic houses.
Lord Voryn Dagoth had been a good friend of Lord Indoril Nerevar, but they tu
Le soap opera, now is superior orderWhile my lovely creative friends are plunging into the NaNoWriMo spirit, I have decided to review the stories that I already have. The majority of them is centered round the unlikely, half-comical, half-sappy couple, Ondolemar/Kiara (do not read further if you are against anything and everything 'unrealistic'). As I am not too much of a writer, at least in terms of discipline, I cough up little snippets whenever I'm inspired – which results in a horrible mess. I have finally found time to arrange the darn thing in chronological order.Le soap opera, now is superior order1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First meeting scenario:
This one is kinda pointless, but sometimes I find myself liking it nonetheless:
'First meeting' # 2:
Kiara's letter home:
This is a series of stories that I call The Fateful Journey. It began the O/K writings, and, to my mind, is of the lowest qua
Resources for Wolf(and other) ArtistsA Collection of Resources for all artists!Resources for Wolf(and other) Artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(These are just a few resources, I recommend going and searching for more!)
Introduction to Art Part 1
Introduction to Art Part 2
Tut - How to fight your brain
Tut - How to Inspire your Muse
Color Schemes: Basics
Color Schemes: Warm.Cool
Point Commissions - CLOSEDDear people, I haven't been really active the past month because of christmas, new year's eve, school etc but I am opening my point commissions again! However, I will not be able to start them untill next week since I have exams this week and my grandmom died the day before yesterday so my inspiration and excitement to draw is quite gone this week. After the funeral next friday I'm going to start drawing again so if you're interested, don't hesitate to contact me by commenting, posting your wish on my page or sending me a note! (:Point Commissions - CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I draw any kind of animal, but no humans.
Full body drawing with detailed background: 400 points
Full body drawing with normal background: 325 points
Full body drawing with simple background: 275 points
Headshot: 250 points
Icon: 175 points
[CLOSED] Raffle time!!!CLOSED!!![CLOSED] Raffle time!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As title said <3
I want to do another raffle, because I feel like doing it. I feel so bored when I didn't have nothing to do xD
What you need to do is fav this journal, and you will automatically entering the raffle.
The prize will be.......A COLORED FULLBODY, in soft-shade or cell-shade, at your choice! Keep in mind that soft shade will be a lot slower because I will work on it more u.u
Raffle is open to EVERYONE! Don't need to watch me, but for entering you MUST fave this journal *comment will not be count* Please don't use multiple account to have more chance of winning. I usually open a raffle or request: give all the chance to have a free piece from me
1. I draw ONLY GIRLS!
2. No couple, single character *I can try little BG but I'm still learning and I'm not so good, so nothing complicated*
3. Provide at least ONE REFERENCE PICTURE, or a written descriprion as full as you can
4. Raffle will be closed MARCH 31st, 2013. I will then close the enteri
Draw our OC's contest!(closed)The contest is closed! Thank you for your entries~Draw our OC's contest!(closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whenever i update this journal, you will see this → next to the update ^^
Hi guys! As some of you may know, i made this contest a while ago → http://fav.me/d5jn283 Well, i have canceled that one! Instead now i just have a simple Draw my OC contest There's no need to make a new design for them or anything, you just draw them as they are instead!
Theme: Draw my and Jenjen's OC's!
If you're gonna enter, you have to advertise this in a journal, poll, signature or your front page. The ones that already have entered doesn't need to do it. But the new ones have to
The entry has to uploaded here in DA, otherwise it won't count ;A;
You can have up to 2 entries, either one with my OC and the other with Jenjen's OC, or 1 with my and my cousin's OC's and the other one with different OC's.
No stealing art.
No bases unless you are a base artist (an artist that only draws with bases) You need to
Thank you all.For all of this. Thank you.Thank you all.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't really have a good way to thank everyone properly for all of your generosity. I promise I will draw for you guys forever though. I mean, that's the least I can do. But thank you all.
You've made one stupid dumb person just... so happy. And that person is so fucking lucky to have people like you all around. I don't really know what to say. I've been moved to tears several times in the past week or so. I owe each and every one of you the world.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Commissions open!Hello everyone,Commissions open!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My exams are nearly over so it's time to open up some more commission slots!
5 slots but I'll only do 2 detailed background ones maximum. Comment or note if interested c:
1. Creature with simple or transparent background - £15 GBP
2. Creature in 'simple' background e.g. Sky/cloud background with grass/rocks at bottom - £25 GBP
3. Creature in full background - £35-£40 GBP depending on background complexity
4. Page of 6 sketches of a creature/creatures - £15
Wild Boar Studies by kalambo http://kalamboart.tumblr.com/post/51173385906/practising-some-bovines-forest-buffalo-have http://kalamboart.tumblr.com/post/52314160956/some-photo-studies-this-time-lionesses-cheetahs
More info: http://kalamboart.tumblr.com/commissions
These commissions might take up to 5 weeks depending.
Thanks, have a nice w
It seems so ungrateful. wtfI don't know why anyone would feel like they DESERVE comments, favorites or watches.It seems so ungrateful. wtf1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know about you, but when I started this account, I never intended to get recognition. When I would post a picture, I would get so excited to see that I had 3 views on the page (which were probably me), and then go nuts when someone would favorite. You can't imagine my surprise when people actually started to accumulate and collectively enjoy my stuff on a daily basis. It's a weird feeling, and I wish I could describe it into words, but the only thing I can think of is how overjoyed I am to know that my art is appreciated even in the smallest way.
The sensation of UTTER AND TOTAL EXCITEMENT over a few favorites has faded over time, but I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate the favorite bombing. I don't care if you don't comment or that you are just a lurker. I don't care that you don't even have me on watch and just come by once every few months for a peek. Thank you so much for support
Regarding art trades.Sticky here~Regarding art trades.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is just some information/mini rant regarding art trades~
Please, take note.
I do not mind art trades at ALL.
As a matter of fact, I welcome them~ Here's what to expect if you art trade with me.
I do art trades on MY time. If we're doing an art trade, I WILL get to it. Admittedly, some will be done quicker than others, some slower than others.
I have a life, I have things that I want to do for myself. I have other important things that sometimes need my undivided attention.
If that's an issue, then that's a problem you'll have to take upon yourself.
Everyone is different.
Just because you previously had a trade with someone who provided you with their end of the deal in a half a day doesn't mean I'm going to.
Do not expect me to be like 'that other artist'. I'm me. I do things my way~
Because this is a shared account, sometimes notes or comments get over looked (and that is rare). So, I do not mind if you send me tons of comments, notes, etc, regarding your trade. I lo
10 reasons to have LONG HAIRJournal10 reasons to have LONG HAIR3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Attraction: more people seem to like guys with long hair
2. Humour: when you are mistaken for a girl (not ALWAYS funny)
3. Shyness: something to hide behind
4. Sensuality: the feel of long hair against naked skin
5. Originality: there's not really that many guys who have long hair
6. Headbanging: have you ever seen someone headbanging with short hair? It looks like they're trying to dislodge a bug from their ear. Hence, my next point...
7. Protection: to keep bugs from flying in your ears
8. Excuse: "I can't go out with you tonight. I'm washing my hair"
9. Sex: something for your partner to hang on to... as if
10. Identity: It's an essential part of who I am
ok, so i was bored
My Kindred Spirit
Weekly feature: may 12 '2Weekly feature: may 12 '22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Itachi Uchiha by JamesJiaXu [FI-0R] by mario-alba Girl With a Pearl Earring - Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts Under Water by HuMeiRen
Thank you for sharing your work, lieveheersbeestje
Rei video is OUT +manga tips and tricks!Rei video is OUT +manga tips and tricks!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Video of making Rei chan come to life <3
Camera: HTC HD7 phone
Tools I use:
Thick Fabriano paper,
Japanese fude pen,
clear white eraser, pointy brush,
feather broom, Copic Sketch markers (at this point I only have 24 markers and a blending one xD).
SKIN SET:E00, E11, E13, E15, E18, R01,
GRAYS: N0, N2, N4, N6, N8
0, Y17, Y18, V05, RV69, RV13, R20, YG41, YG45, B24, B02, R08, W2, W3
Fast lane to becoming a better artist.I often get this very question: How did you get this good this fast?Fast lane to becoming a better artist.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now as I consider myself not being as good as people tell me, even struggling quite often with being an artist in general.
I do know how to get better and how to reach it fast. I'm still growing as I go and it's the main thing that keeps me going.
You need to get into the right mindset and the rest will follow. With the rest I mean:
3. Positive energy.
4. The NEED to draw.
Seeing growth in your work gives you the courage to work harder. You know that feeling when you're just about done with an image
and feel like this image is better than your last one, that great feeling. Use it!
Do studies! Lots of them!! Make film shot studies, live object studies, master-painting studies. They will teach you a lot about composition, lighting, colors, shapes storytelling etc.
You will hardly notice that you are learning thing
SDCC 2012 Concept art (lots of images) and MOREBOOK 2: SPIRITSSDCC 2012 Concept art (lots of images) and MORE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ARTWORK FROM BOOK 2!
Six months after Book 1, going to show short animatic of where the characters are. In the thick of animation and design and production, still a very far way to go, but lots of great concepts:
Opening of Book 2 in a festival in the sourthern water tribe, gentle snow falling, lanterns, circus games, A PAINTING OF A MUCH LARGER SOUTHERN WATER TRIBE!
Southern Water Tribe has a beautiful banquet hall made of ice
Great landscapes, storms, ominous rock formations
“Mysterious location they’re journeying to in this storm, with cool spooky lighting”, harkens back to the glow Aang’s iceberg had
Naga and Korra exploring the mysterious location
Twisted roots coming out of ice walls
Southern Air Temple all spruced up
Vistas, base of the mountain around the temple, very gentle, “misty kind of Chinese mountains”
Ancient air bender site
Explore the spirits, background, creation of the Avatar
GIVEAWAY RAFFLE CLOSED!!GIVEAWAY RAFFLE CLOSED!!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Fav this journal to enter!
Must be a watcher! This raffle is dedicated to all of you who have followed me/supported me and have made it a great year for me!
Clean comments, no rudeness to others! Result will lead to disqualification!
The custom weapon/items I can do please visit this journal! Custom Information (Mimiroo's are not part of this Giveaway!) Anything new may or may not be accepted, depending on its complexity/detail! Best to have a back up option in case!
This Raffle will close on Wednesday 11pm GMT! A random generator will be used to pick a winner within 48 hours time! Once I have noted that winner, they must reply within 24hrs to claim their prize or another winner will be picked! [Star!]
This giveaway is
Contest Time~(Silver-Tao111, I am still working on your prize I promise! It's taking a bit longer because my tablet's being wonky and I totally didn't forget.)Contest Time~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BUT ANYWHO! I've decided it's high time that I did another contest~ Since the other one didn't turn out all that well, I'm hoping to get more entrants this time.
Theme of Contest: The theme this time is very very simple. All you have to do is draw a picture of Buzzardspark for me! His reference sheet is here: . It's not that hard, when you think about it. I will be judging on originality for the pose/background and such. The quality of the picture will also be judged, but not as high of a scale. Also, a background is not needed, however you have a higher chance of winning if you do have it.
Prizes: I'd like it a lot if some people would offer to donate prizes. But I do have some things I can offer;
40 points from Spiritpie.
A realism picture of one of your
R.I.P. Clone WarsWell, I finally have an opportunity to gather my thoughts about the ending of the Clone Wars animated series....R.I.P. Clone Wars2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will truly miss it. I feel it was always a very underrated show (even among Star Wars fans). Granted, there were some clunker episodes (the space frog and the annoying pit droid, for example). But the good episodes were home runs all the way. And this series added some fantastic new characters to the Star Wars mythos: Ahsoka Tano, obviously; but also Captain Rex, Cad Bane, Pre Visla, Bo Katan, and HONDO OHNOKA! (Hondo rules!).
But I am truly irritated in the manner in which the show ended, which I feel was just petty studio politics on Disney's part. They did this exact same bullshit when they took over Marvel, cancelling everything that was being made under "the old regime" (Spectacular Spider-Man anyone?). As a result, a number of storylines, such as Darth Maul's return from the dead, have been left hanging without a proper resolution. Disney is not getting off to a very
Miralce Of Sound - Sovngarde SongFrom the mists of the mountains a deafening callMiralce Of Sound - Sovngarde Song3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bellows down over the plains
On a host of battle-worn ears it does fall
Pushing out through the thunder and rain
These men of the north they have suffered too long
The anger it swells in their veins
Of the spirited roars of lost warriors' songs
Distant echoes are all that remain
And my voice is my violence
Clear the sky's frozen tears
And no more we'll be silent
With this Sovngarde song in our ears
And we stand tall
Sons of the snow
We will not fall
Under these blows
For our hearts they are hardy
Our spirits are strong
And our voices are lifted into
This Sovngarde song
Conquer the anger and ravenous rage!
Make it a part of your power
Pummeling down let your bloodlust engage!
Under your force they will cower
Feeling the fury so pure and so bright
Breaking the bonds of surrender
Under the moon for our home we will fight
And we will die to defend her
And my voice is my violence
Clear the sky's frozen tears
And no more we'll be silent
Create An Anthro Contest ~ EndedNote: I reuse old journals, hence the hidden comments.Create An Anthro Contest ~ Ended2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If your character is picked/places, then I have the right to rename or make MINOR changes to designs/hair colors/etc. When I say minor, I mean I would only change one thing of/on the character IF anything at all. This is a contest for me to find/get some new OCs, so please keep that in mind!
1. Try and make them original.
2. Do not trace or copy someone elses work! No other peoples lineart allowed. (Bases may be used, but depends on quality)
3. You're allowed up to, four entries.
4. There will be Three winners!
5. You don't HAVE to draw clothing.
6. Anything is allowed as long as it's in DA's rules.
7. Have fun!
8. Contest Shall End: February 8th
-- $10 From Marushi-Dracul
-- Watched and
That-one-journal-every-deviant-has-to-bitch-freelyHello my watchers, and other unfortunate enough to stumble upon my page.That-one-journal-every-deviant-has-to-bitch-freely9 months ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you who know me or exchanged a few sentences of conversation either think I'm a bitch or I'm actually a nice person.
In my defence I will say I am a nice person and I try my best to keep my deviantART cool and drama free. Because who wants a deviantART drama...and possibly their own Encyclopaedia Dramatica page.
However there are certain issues that really annoy me in the deviant art community. If we ignore that little kids, art thieves, tracers, origunol character do not steal etc.
Luckily so far I haven't received any hate based on nothing (And I'm so thankful for that) nor any character bashing but the thing that pisses me off the most in real life and here are:
People that owe you stuff for eternity!
Now you must be thinking: "Maria, that's an awfully selfish thing to do. Art is for sharing, and you should enjoy giving people free art while they sit down on