Improving your Manga-styleManga and Anime are a new generation of art, spreading all over the world right now. It is an important aspect of Japanese culture, a solid part of the youth-generation in the US and slowly starts spreading in Europe as well. Even though many people still dont know what Mangas or Animes actually are, most kids already know and they even try to draw this new kind of art themselves. This way the tolerance among adults starts growing as well, a good way to expand the Manga-culture.Improving your Manga-style7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But as for any kind of art, many people have problems in improving their own style or even finding it. This news-article is directed to any kind of artist that is interested in improving himself/herself.</i>
Ive been asked multiple times how some artists manage to improve very fast and others seem to never improve at all and even though I first thought it has to do with practice I had to admit myself that it does not only depend on mere practice but much more on how you practice and especi
Just a small sort of rant.Well, if you could even call it a rant, since I'm not really angry or anything, I just want to get these words out of my system so I can stop thinking about how to phrase it. For the few who are hoping to get to know me better, here's a bit of help.Just a small sort of rant.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been on DA since 2005, so that's like...7 years? I'm not as talented as some of the younger artists, who draw wonderfully when they are only 16. Back when I was 16, I was only a beginner in digital art, and I've made progress and improvements rather slowly.
Now, I have 600k some pageviews and 15k+ watchers. I guess you can call me semi-popular on DA, and I've even got a small fanclub as well as a great number of people who liked RE:A, the first game I've completed.
Of course, I couldn't have gotten this kind of fame without you guys, people who appreciate what I do. I'm not a fanartist, I rarely have the time and dedication to read/watch popular manga/shows and I've always got an inferiority
UPDATE Pre-orders for Touhou Illustration book 2It's finally ready to ship!!!!!!!!!UPDATE Pre-orders for Touhou Illustration book 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
I AM DOOONNNE PACKING!!! I have written out my forms, signed all books and done all your personal requests!! (hopefully correctly!!) The pile is really big and took a long time..... wow thank you it's very... overwhelming looking at where these books will go..! I hope you guys enjoy this book!!
How shipping works!
I will contact each batch a few days before shipping them out. There are 5 batches so I will be sending around 50 at a time. Batches are according to your pre-order number. Please do not send me notes about your address before I contact you, it will confuse me.Please reply with an OK to ship! If you need to change your address or ask me to hold onto your book until it's a better time for you, please say!I will not ship your book until I get your OK. If you miss the planned shipping date, that's fine! I'll just ship whatever closest day I visit the post after!I will send a batch every Monday-Tuesday and Friday-
Some manga recommendationOkie, you may or maynot have already read them, but anyway I'll just recommend some manga I read recently and take a liking to ^^. So here we go:Some manga recommendation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo
if you've loved Megane-chan to Yankee-kun before, then you will also love this. Lol this manga is full of fanservice for fangirls and fanboys alike, and it's so damn funny on top of that
Some fanservice scenes XD
(WINNERS)~RAFFLE~(WINNERS)~RAFFLE~3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
OKAY GUYS NOW THE MOMENT IS HERE
Really sorry for the delay, i have to go to school and do some school stuff all day, and i just got back home now
AND YES, I AM AWARE OF DA BANNING RAFFLES, BUT IT'S TOO LATE NOW LMAO
But here we are~
Thank you so much for all the participation and donation, i really appreciate all of your supports ;;u;;
And here are all the numbers, in case you're wondering if i cheated or not OuO;
~Without further ado, here are the winners~
Friendship/Courtship/Hatred/Love ContestIt is not about winning or prizes, but about challenging yourself to create more Saiunkoku Monogatari fanworks, for all of us to enjoy! And for everyone to have fun in the process!Friendship/Courtship/Hatred/Love Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(A) Theme : Friendship/ Courtship/ Hatred/ Love
Show any Saiunkoku Monogatari character(s) expressing any kind of emotion, such as love, hate, jealousy, envy, joy, sorrow, etc. (It does not even have to be emotion towards another human … it can be towards an inanimate object, like Shurei's love of money! ); or show the characters in a relationship, such as friendship, courtship, kinship (brother-brother, brother-sister, father-daughter, etc.), rivals, mentor-disciple, master-servant, boss-subordinate, courtesan-client, and anything else you can think of!
Side-Note for those interested: This theme is inspired by a childhood game we used to play.
The origin of this game is unknown. The game was played as follows: The child would write down her/his own name, a
Competiton time!! UPDATE: This competition is now OVER. i will be judging the entries over the next weekCompetiton time!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, sorry this group has been so quiet for so long, been really busy, but now it's time for a competition!
I know it's near the end of summer but this competition is still going to have a summer theme, anyway, on with the rules:
The theme is Ice Cream
The image must contain screentone if it has no screentone or no obvious use of screentone it will be declined, this is after all a screentone based group.
It can be any style! Not just limited to manga, it can be traditional or digital, which ever you prefer! Obviously no literature, as it doesn't contain screentone . . . .
It MUST be submitted to the contest folder called 'Ice Cream Contest'
Only one entry per person
The image must be made for the contest and must, obviously, follow the theme
prints + learning to drive +_+edit// NEVER MIND. Testing an alternative for prints right now +_+b ideally I can have both original and fanart, prints and non-prints and just everything all in one place. Anyway, will update later if it ever works out. For now, original things are available thru dA and fanart prints thru me.prints + learning to drive +_+3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unrelated...thanks so much for all the congrats on my grad TwT I really wasn't expecting those ;A;
I've been at university since 2006 though so what you guys should actually be saying is "geez, finally!" and "about time!" =3= Regardless, I'M SO GLAD TO BE OUT OF THERE YAHHHHH (Technically though I'm still waiting for them to check my credits and approve my graduation application....)
So now, at the ripe old age of 24, I'm finally learning to drive \o/ (because I won't have a bus pass from school anymore, boohoo). I had to retake the knowledge test since I last took it 7 years ago and it's long expired. When the licensing
I don't draw for free, sorry!Portfolio | Golden Nights | Pixiv | Twitter | TumblrI don't draw for free, sorry!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Because of the amount of notes I'm receiving regarding this matter, I decided to write a journal entry (though I think it's obvious, but oh, well (TwT; ).
I don't draw art for free (except when I draw for myself, but that's a different matter altogether).
I'm sorry if you don't have money to buy art in general, or if my commissions are too expensive for you, I really am. In an ideal world, I would finish each pic in 10 seconds and move onto the next pic, and then I'd give free art, lower
.Ugh...I've been on the phone with my friends crying for the past half hour....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is just too much for me to handle right now....
School starts in less than 2 weeks and I am going to need so much money to pay for all my new supplies and textbooks, my gas/parking....this seriously could not be worse timing.
I'm sorry.....I feel like a terrible person asking for help. I try very hard to be completely self-sufficient mentally/emotionally/financially. But despite what many people on here think, I do not have a lot of money, and $2,000 is not a small amount to just have robbed back you out of the blue.
If you would like to donate, even just a dollar, my paypal is email@example.com ;-;
Seriously...anything is beyond appreciated in this stressful time.
I need to get out of the negatives as soon as I possibly can. /:
( If you can't donate, could you please reblog this signal
[public] : sketchbooksI posted my recently finished sketchbook on Tumblr. I'll link them here too, for people who are interested.[public] : sketchbooks4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Esquisses Six Mars
type: journal & co
[comment copy paste from tumblr]
Well here I am again, having finished another sketchbook. They say sketchbooks are really personal items, and I really agree to that. I don't know why, but especially this time around, this particular sketchbook contains a lot of my personal feelings. I kind of took a more personal perspective this time, drawing things around me, writing ideas in it. For the more personal part it's mildy encrypted. So unless you were a big creeper then you'd read through it. The more legible notes are either diary entries or lyrics and quotes. Please note that this sketchbook has travelled with me for half a year, almost every day. It's been a close companion so this means a lot to me. I hope some of you can enjoy this book as much as I have. It's been a
Kpop Feature Journal part 2So... I decided to do another Kpop feature journal but this time, it will also feature some clay art, plushies, and nail art.Kpop Feature Journal part 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sooyoung by KLSADAKO G.D. - 'Monster' by Gilotina OPPA GANGNAM STYLE by jeyarsanmiguel Fany by bbiru Myungsoo by krissasaur Nail Art: SHINee by LeleMJ My first B2ST Nailart by o0oxangelo0o SuJu Mr. Simple Nail Art by kkmaree U-Kiss Nails by aero-plane BoA by Lisa-to-Life Seungri: Big Bang by e-moshun SHINee Hello Baby polymer clay by yuisama Big Bang Alive~ by taeminlover94 Dae Sung fanart by sasha-pak Bigbang plushies : Bad Boy MV by Saschu Fantastic Baby by Letty09 Ren by lanxingxxxx Gangnam Style Necklace by GrandmaThunderpants Tao from EXO by baboolyn Amber by Laaury Brown Eyed Girls by Nisharda Nail Art: BAP by Delinlea SHINee animal costume polymer clay by forgottenlegend Digital drawing- Victoria f(x) by Eonnichan BAP -NO MERCY T2 by PanDaePan Girls Generation SNSD by Arlequinne SJ: Oppa has risen - Eunhae by Fuko-chan Keep Smiling Together by VeRoaYm SUJU-M:Henry Lau by mixed-blessing No Other-Super Junior by nday Bang Yong Guk by BlueBerry-is-cute B. A. P inpired nail art by NarussHina B.E.G. SIXTH SENSE Nail Art by hitsuzenDECEIVED G-Dragon by maddierawr super junior donghae by raeshilin :: KINGS - BIG BANG :: by Fiveonthe Choi Seung Hyun by Chank1 Oppa' Oppa' by miimiiakatsuki SHINee Polymer Clay by fubishie :thumb310461234: taeyeon fedora by marsvern :thumb31
Happy New year, resolution, Storenvy REVAMPHey everybody!! Hope that you all had an awesome holiday and got a fresh start to the new year!!Happy New year, resolution, Storenvy REVAMP2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know that I started mine of well~! I am really looking forward to learning and growing in the next year, because I got a big agenda ahead!
Looking back on this year, I have met many people that have helped me grow, and taught me things that I will take with me into the new year. I can't believe how much has happened in the past year and that its over already!! I hope that Ill be able to double what I've learned last year and apply it moving forward.
I also want to give a HUGE thank you to all my watchers, friends, and followers. Your support means so very much to me. I never thought that within a year I would gain over six THOUSAND watchers!! That number is still mind boggling to me!! It means more than I can say to have that many people watch, favorite and comment on my art. Thank you, thank you, thank you
I am still working on my own list of resolutions, but here are my big ones f
God, I hardly update these journal entries anymoreIt's 2013 and I hardly write in my journal anymore. Huh.God, I hardly update these journal entries anymore3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I've chosen some tough classes for this semester. Gonna learn some university-leveled english, economics, intermediate math, and asian music. Doesn't sound that tough but we're talking college here. Hope I don't get in a mental breakdown or something like that.
Also, my mom really wants me to practice driving so I can get my license. It's gonna be tough for me since I cars as locomotive death traps. She also wants me to get a job, which isn't a good time this semester since I got some tough classes.
Yeah this journal entry isn't very exciting. :/
And if you wanna know what my new years resolution is, it's getting work experience.
And if you noticed anything wrong with the onion icons below, let me know just by messaging me on my profile.
ONION TOU/HEAD ICONS
Here is a list of of account creators and the plz accounts they made. Note that the avatars
Critical Assessment and Aftermath of Art SchoolCritical Assessment and Aftermath of Art School3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is an updated account on how things are going years after having left art school, the effects it's had on me, and my personal thoughts on attending. My views here aren't wholly different than the few rants I've had on the subject in the past, but it's one I believe I have to continue talking about to assist others in making the right decisions for themselves and their future path. (I should also mention that this is the viewpoint of an american in America.)
It's become increasingly clear to me over the last year that out of my 25 years on this Earth, there's only one decision I ever truly regret: and that was going to art school. Now, there's a good chance that I may not be saying this had I attended a different school, but there's no way to ever know, so what I'm really saying is "I regret going to the school I chose, not school in general." I feel as though I was let down by my school. I held up my end of the bargain (some $80~$90
TutorialsOk so this post is COPIED form Tanathe and I added a few things.Tutorials3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DA page: :icontanathe:
Original Post Page:
Getting Started (Concept Cookie's tuts)
Poses, composition and perspective
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullabyColour Theory in a Nutshell by MajnounaA Note on Light and Colour by toerningGradient Tutorial by damie-mGlobal Lighting Tutorial by Angelus-Tenebraecolor selection by oioneHow I See Color - A Tutorial by glitchedpuppet
:thumb104342407:Abdomination: How to draw beef by CoelasquidHand Tutorial -Tips+Reference- by QinniFacial structure tutorial 1 by DayDawnDuskFacial structure 2-Eyes by DayDawnDuskLadies Tutorial by shingworksFellas Tutorial by shingworksHand tutorial by shingworksFoot tutorial by shingworksBig Guide to Drawing the Body by MajnounaDrawing Feet by MajnounaThoughts on Wings by UzloEmotions and Facial Expression by Majnouna:thumb161880
SAI pressure sensitivity SOLUTION!!! Hey! Two years on I'm gonna make an edit. Paint tool SAI does not require purchase. The trial is good, too. However, if you've found a way to download it for free, I cannot assure you it'll work, hence me emphasising on the SAI MUST BE BOUGHT stuff. lol XDSAI pressure sensitivity SOLUTION!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sometimes you dig too deep. SAI is sometimes a very complicating and annoying son of an apple, but maybe you're looking too far into it. As suggested some users said, "Unplugging my tablet, restarting my computer and re-plugging my tablet works every time!" just don't forget to save.
If that doesn't work, you truly are in a shazaam and you're probably gonna have to do this stuffs
NOTE: Reading through the comments today, I've seen testaments that this tutorial is not always the need. CHECK YOUR 'MIN' SIZE. Keep changing it and testing it as you go along. That may be the
KnB Event + New Capsule Toys + Upcoming Drama CDsHi everybody! I’m 51390、 your new contributor in this group.KnB Event + New Capsule Toys + Upcoming Drama CDs3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I just wanna say Thank you to all the awesome artists contributing their beautiful art all the time and all the KnB fans for making this fan club active and sharing the love for this anime!!
Today I’m featuring the Kuroko no Basuke event in Namja Town (theme park). It’s in Ikebukuro Area (Japan), at the Sunshine City (Mall). This event started last July 14th, and is only until September 2nd. So if you’re thinking of going to Japan anytime soon, this is an event that you shouldn’t miss!
EVENT’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.namja.jp/news/kurobas/
They’ll probably be adding more games and merchandise next month, but for now I’ll be sharing with you the things that I saw this time around.
One ticket costs 300 yen (around $4) for adults
This is the limited edition PASSPORT
Commission InfoChibiCommission Info5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cell shade - $15 USD
Soft shade - $20 USD
Additional character: $5 USD
Cell shade - $25 USD
Soft shade - $30 USD
Adiccional character: $10 USD
Cell shade - $40 USD
Soft shade - $45 USD
Additional character: $15 USD
Maximum number of characters per picture: 3
- Every commission includes a Simple background.
- The price might vary if you want to add a complex Background. Also be aware I'm not that good at backgrounds;; However, I recommend to ask about this first.
- Chibis will always have a simple background.
The finished commission will be sent to your e-mail once it's finished; it won't be upload to dA. If, for some reason, you need/want me to upload it on dA just let me know
I WILL DRAW:
Aya's First Contest! [Judging in Progress]Sorry was super busy on Valentines day,Aya's First Contest! [Judging in Progress]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
will post up winners tomorrow! (2/15/14)
If anyone has any free time, feel free to fill this voting sheet out and send it to me by uploading it to your sta.sh This will determine any tie breakers~
a poll will be posted for 1-3 placement on feb 7th and the winners will be announced Feb 14th! Good luck!
The Contest is now closed~
(once we all figure out our schedules and I gather some more people )
I'm sorry for the lack of updates, Iv been away this last week and school is also starting up for me so you know... stress! >.<
but seeing everyone wonderful entries of Ayu always brings a smile to my face~
Thank you everyone for all your wonderful entries, I love them all!! please send me a PM if somehow I have forgotten to add your entrie PLEASE PLEASE NO NOT BE DISCOURAGED IF
Twitter and New Journal CSS!!I have made a Twitter~Twitter and New Journal CSS!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I actually had it for a while (as some of you know) but never got round to saying about about it
Feel free to follow,
I tweet Livestream updates (sometimes DA glitches with the journal update? idk) and WIPs etc there.
Also, its the place to reach me fastest when you have a question or chat, i guess ^^
And yes. spent this evening making the new Journal CSS,
\o/ and with a lot of stressing with the coding, its finished~
getting coding to look takes me forever orzzzzzzz trial and error.
but it somehow managed to get there,
hope it doesn't look awkward on other screens,
and yeah thats about it. ehehe ( ;v; ~
I will not be subjected to criminal abuseIts time for another story, do you guys want a story? I will give you one. This one is about my early days in the work industry and how you should always becareful and know your legal rights before you head in, you do not want to be subjected to criminal abuse without knowing. This happened a few years back, straight out of Design College, when I was still an 'Amateur Graphic Designer' as they like to call me. So I was searching online for jobs and found one that requires a Graphic Designer with artistic skills who can create original characters as well as making little icons and graphics stuff. I was like HELL YEAH THATS ME, so I sent them my portfolio, back then it had really unprofessional messy drawings and then a few graphic design works and photography bullshit pieces that I threw in here and there to show my 'range', I didn't have a consistant style and I had no idea what people wanted to see lol. So the company saw my work and they told me to come in. I was reallyI will not be subjected to criminal abuse3 years ago in Personal More Like This
CONTEST IS OVERCONTEST IS OVER2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
LIST OF THE PARTICIPANTS http://noire-ighaan.deviantart.com/journal/LIST-OF-THE-PARTICIPANTS-421935458
Don't worry guys, deadline is on 25th May(you can submit your works today, until the midnight -10 UTC - so basicly until 25th ends for good on the whole world), but also I'll be arranging the list for judges on Monday, so if someone needs time to tweak their entry you can still send me it on 26th May (just please give me heads up via note, so I can know for whom I should wait a little). Good luck!
NEW CONTEST DEADLINE: 25th May
A lot of people asked me if I could extend the contest deadline, so here it is! You can post your entries until 25th May
This is a Title....--just in case i get too lazy to look for them~ I own nothing! Not mine! e 7 eThis is a Title....4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: Woah, I just realized but--are people actually going here--??:iconpapmingplz://sees the views---:iconreactiondogplz:
//Will probably fix this then--to something more organized--:iconheplz:
KuroBasu: The ones in bold are Taka's faves~ e 7 e))/
AoKuro KiKuro AkaKuro It's Rather Sweltering~: http://gummyfoxes.tumblr.com/post/47667388201
KiKuro's First Time~ R18~: http://konoobaka.tumblr.com/post/48419404603/kikuro-untitled-r-18
Kiseki~ Slight MuraAka~: http://ai-grand.tumblr.com/post/46747765397
KiKuro A Conversation with Kuroko Who Lost His Voice From a Cold and Kise-kun~: http://konoobaka.tumblr.com/post/48410608571/kikuro-a-conversation-with-kuroko-who-lost-his-voice
AkaKuro Sweet Taste~: http://akashikuroko.tumblr.com/post/48492029414/knb-sweet-taste-akakuro
AkaKuro Sheltering From The Rain~: http://akashikuroko.tumblr.com/post/48694463646/knb-sheltering-from-the-r