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
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 recommendation2 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
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 Contest2 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 +_+2 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
Knite Book 1 on Sale at 4DE.com and Anime ExpoKnite Book 1 is finally out for pre-order at 4DE.COM!Knite Book 1 on Sale at 4DE.com and Anime Expo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first 500 pre-ordered will come autographed by me!
And if you're going to Anime Expo this weekend, you can get a signed copy before everyone else! There will only be 200 copies available at the con since the rest of the shipment has not arrived yet. My Artist Alley table is at A24 and A25. My other book, 1000 Words, and all posters will also be on sale at the con.
See you there!
"The night sky is black, shrouded with a fog of soot and toxins. The gears of China's industrial revolution turn, unceasing, manufacturing the wants of an entire world. The consequences soar upwards until the lights of the heavens have dimmed and vanished altogetherů
But there will be stars this night.
The Knites have made it their mission bring the stars back to the night in China, hanging from the tails of k
SAI pressure sensitivity SOLUTION!!!Now, there has been a lot of problems over this I'm gonna tell you what to do with some handy screenshots.SAI pressure sensitivity SOLUTION!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It gets really annoying when you loose pressure sensitivity and you're in the middle of drawing and that is because sometimes SAI can lose you're settings, after you have been told to remove all preferences and that, you, like me, may get no response from your pen but only when you press hard on it. I have found a great solution.
This might not work for all users, because of the type of laptop and the type of tablet because it has no sensitivity installed on it at all., but I hope that this will work for you.
Note: Before we go on I forgot to say that you need a tablet, Wacom preferably and you also have to have purchased SAI.
So, thats what it looks like. yours might be different though, but the next steps will help. Go to Others - Options - DigitalSupport
Quest Board (Spring Welcoming, April Fools more):iconelsword-rps::iconelsword-rps::iconelsword-rps::iconelsword-rps::iconelsword-rps:Quest Board (Spring Welcoming, April Fools more)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To learn how to use the quest, combo and NPC buttons or any dA emoticons in general, follow this simple tutorial!!
Get your bunny suits and baskets, we're going egg hunting because heavens, this holiday isn't about Jesus Christ resurrecting, it's about bunny's laying eggs and girls in revealing bunny costumes picking those eggs up!! ! !
Hop, skip, jump!
Draw your OC in a bunny suit! Yes... an actual bunny suit. (+20)
HOP, SKIP, JUMP!!! ! ! !! !!!!
Draw your OC in a bunny girl/gu
My High School Teachers SuckedThats what I get for not getting into selective school, now the more I think about it, the more I realise that my teachers back in High School really sucked at their jobs. From a mature point of view now I can understand why certain teachers did certain stuff etc, whether its trying to teach a class of bad student or simply taking a day off to do whatever. Lets start with my maths teacher shall we?My High School Teachers Sucked2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Maths teacher: I was never good at maths, I'm an Asian fraud. All I remember learning is Sine, Cosine and Tangent. What were they? I have no idea, I just remembered they were somehow important. Yet I have never used it before afterwards, how weird right? So our class was pretty bad, it was a bad class in a bad school with a bad teacher, how bad? My Teacher used to teach a little bit then says he needs to get something from the office and then never come back. He did that so many times! I think he just went for a nap or something. He didn't wanna teach us, he knew we didn't wanna learn
Hitsuji de Oyasumi~Nee~Hitsuji de Oyasumi~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This time I want to share another drama cd ( this not otome, because there also got female seiyuu in some of volume ^^) special for who having insomnia! No matter you are girl or boy, the another drama cd that having a similarity( that could make you sleep) is Kannou Jikanhttp://aeiyrra-42.deviantart.com/journal/Kannou-Jikan-285944856 . I hope this series could make you sleep, because I'm also sleep by them but sometimes they also fail
Anyone here counting sheep before sleep? If you ask me, I never counting sheep since I child because I hate Mathematic ...plus, the one who counting is myself and that's totally bored! Am I right? Then, after this, you no need to count sheep by yourself because YOUR FAVOURITE SEIYUU will takeovers that's job and help you counting the sheep! [La la la la][La la la la][La la la la][La la la la][La la la la][La la la la]
Hitsuji de Oyasumi
Official site: http://www.honeybee-cd.com/hitsuji3rd.html
This Drama CD only
Commission IMPORTANT NOTE:Commission3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I do not draw yaoi/yuri/18+ stuffs.
Payment method is Paypal and payment currency is in US dollar.
Artwork size will be around 1,000-1,500 pixels
Send me a note with your request. I will send you a confirmation note with my PayPal email.
I will start working on your Commission as soon as I receive payment. And please when paying include a note stating your DA nickname and a brief commission info so i will know its from you.
Oh and in your note, please lets me know how you want me to upload it - ie. upload to my deviant account with or without watermark or send artwork to your email account
(Update: Jan 2 - Price changed)
Waist Up / Knee Up - $10.00
Fullbody - $15.00
$10.00 + (depending on the picture)
Waist Up / Knee Up - $15.00
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
On Overpricingedit：yeee just so my watchers i gained since a year ago can read！also my writing skills fluctuate prepare ur eyesOn Overpricing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
edited a bit here and there
Points are probably one of the worst and best things that ever happened on dA.
For those people who are too young to get a paypal (or have strict parents that don't let you get one UEHEHEHE I FEEL YOU) it's a pretty good way to buy commissions, adoptables, and other interactive stuff from other artists. Sometimes it can help you manage your "money" more, and it gives you some kind of "wow did i really earn this much from adoptables/commissions i feel really proud" kind of feeling too.
Oh right, the bad part? People underprice all their art just so they can meet the standards that people who don't buy points with money have. They're most likely going to run into people complaining about it, especially if they price their art at about minimum wage or over.
tip; don't say any
Twitter & New Journal CSS!!I have made a Twitter~Twitter & New Journal CSS!!3 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; ~
1 month prem giveaway RAFFLE! [WINNERS!]And the winners are....1 month prem giveaway RAFFLE! [WINNERS!]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. :iconpinlin: 
2. :icontasha-chi: 
Guys, I changed the rules a bit QAQ Because I started getting a lot of watchers, I started panicking because I don't want people watching me for this and then leaving, that isn't fair QAQ So it's only for old watchers now ;v; Or it's ok if you're new, but only if you like my art as well, ok? I just don't want fake watchers, it bothers me enough that 99% are inactive anyway OTL
So I have some points left and also thanks to :iconxiumai: and :iconlily-kat: I can do this!!
- old watchers only,please ;v;
- don't watch me just for this raffle, thank you ;v;
- comment for one ticket
- fav for another
- advertise for more
- winners will be chosen by random number generator
- ticket numbers are here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wlnPePn0PJkov62S6jSjficQ0-T_FY011r0MY60QNEE/edit?usp=sharing
- 1st prize: 1 month
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissionsSo you want to do commissions?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.
However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!
If you find the article informative, please it.
First things first
So you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!
The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.
Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?
Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?
Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.
Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.
Stick to what you're good at.
Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.
Now that you've mo
Give Away: 1713 points-CLOSED!Damn. I accidently converted earnings to points and these 1713 points have been sitting in my account like... forever. Thing is... at the moment I don't want any prints and I promised myself that we'll decorate the new home only with photos, my hubby's dinosaurus painting (it's so awesome!) and some stuff I did. Plus the wall of fame with fanart I got. My subscription lasts some more months so no need on that front as well.Give Away: 1713 points-CLOSED!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways... usually I hate point raffles because the journal section is literally cluttered with it and I can't find the interesting stuff because of these.
But here you go. One time point give away thanks to half-wake accident conversion.
Fav the journal entry. That's important because otherwise your name isn't in the list for the winner.
No points splitting... one happy person will get all and that's it.
Winner will get picked by a number picker.
Deadline: January 24th midnight European (I'm in Berlin...) time
On a side note: Anybody who wants to donate Kull
Site Update: March 1, 2012In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: March 1, 20123 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
View Note After Sending
Sometimes when we send Notes on deviantART, we want to reread what we just sent or confirm that it was formatted properly. Now, after sending a Note, you'll be able to view the message that was just sent.
We've added a Stereoscopy category under Digital Art. Learn more about this new category.
Harvest Moon: A Return To The Simple LifeHarvest Moon: A Return To The Simple Life1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
HARVEST MOON: A Return to the Simple Life
“Harvest Moon” is known in Japan as Bokujō Monogatari.
In a day and age when critics are openly decrying violence in video games, one game in particular is finding great success without the element of fighting or any kind of violence. Harvest Moon first premiered in Japan in 1996, and has grown into a thriving franchise with more than 20 games in the Harvest Moon seri
Charms and Button SetsSo I had wanted to put the charms up on my site yesterday but there were so many orders that it took me all day just to package and label them ahaCharms and Button Sets1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Today for sure!
I also changed the button set from the holiday theme to something a little more collectable: http://whispwill.tumblr.com/post/73729820877/limited-edition-buttons-could-only-get-these-with
These will not be for sale online anywhere and only those who preordered or time stamped will recieve them. I do have extra sets that will be given on a first come first serve basis, so when the charms go up on my sight the extra sets will be given to the first people who buy charms.
Here is a terribad preview picture of all the charms, so professional I know: http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/018/b/8/image_by_whispwill-d72oiei.jpg
But the cool thing with the new charm sis some of them have semi-transparent features such as
"Pechanko: El Epílogo" ya descarg¡FINALMENTE, EL CAPÍTULO ESPECIAL DE "PECHANKO" ESTÁ DISPONIBLE TANTO PARA VERLO ONLINE COMO PARA DESCARGÁRSELO DIRECTAMENTE!"Pechanko: El Epílogo" ya descarg3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Aquí tenéis la versión online desde la página de Cimoc: Capítulo extra ONLINE
Y aquí podéis descargaros el capítulo entero en formato PDF: Capítulo extra DESCARGABLE
Os recordamos que el tomo de "Pechanko" está disponible no solo en papel, si no también en formato digital (más baratito) aquí: http://www.cimoc.com/issue.asp?E012330003/pechanko
Además, tenemos más noticias ricas, ricas, y es que en dos o tres semanitas empezaremos a dar noticias sobre nuestro próximo proyecto para Norma, en el que tendréis mucho que decir :iconilikeitplz:
Collection: Once Upon A TimeCollection: Once Upon A Time5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Once Upon A Time
Fairy tales usually begin once upon a time—a time that need not be identified because the tale, and its meaning, are of a timeless nature. The landscape of a fairy tale is often dreamlike, as if to tell us trying to apply normal logic to the story will only confuse the point that the storyteller is trying to make. Fairy tales usually involve dangerous journeys, often following after or searching for a wayward loved one, and entail a getting lost in the mists of time and space. The climax is almost always the discovery of a heretofore unknown inner store of courage in the face of evil and imminent death. Fairy tales tell our child
Birthday JournalYesterday, I had one of my best birthdays ever.Birthday Journal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But the story starts way back in December during an anime convention. I thought my OC SPOT deserved more love, so I approached our resident artists who were doing sketch commissions and asked them if they were willing to draw a mecha dog. Most of them said no, so I, dejected, decided to doodle him myself:
A few minutes later, kirej7 drew his version of SPOT for me, waaarf!
Time passed, and when my birthday was nearing, I accidentally caught a glimpse of SnT2k's work in progress of SPOT on Dennis's hoverboard. He posted the "final" version of it soon after, saying that hiding it was useless.
Deep inside, I felt happy because my wish somehow came true. What happened after was beyond my expectations.
January 14, my gift from awesome artist and [animal] master stryler arrived. I was delighted as I never expected it to arrive within a week from when it was shipped from Malaysia.
I was at the office, and I saw th
How to get started with Pixel ArtLately I have frequently been asked what programs I use for pixeling and/or animating and also in general how I go about it. Now I currently don't have the time to create a tutorial of my own but I figured until I will be able to do so I could at least give you some helpful tips and link you to some tutorials made by others.How to get started with Pixel Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
About the programs I use
I do pretty much all the pixeling itself in Photoshop Elements 8.0 which sadly enough isn't free. But don't worry, in general photshop is even a little overpowered for pixel art, I simply use it because I am most used to it.
Technically you can even use Microsoft Paint for pixeling, after all the only two things you really need to be able to create pixel art is a pen tool and the ability to zoom in far enough. The only real disadvantage about Paint is the lack of transparency support so you can only create pixels with an opaque background.
However I can offer you a really great third optio