Comic-Making ResourcesSince I get asked about how I make my comics pretty often, I thought maybe it'd be helpful to provide some tutorials and tips for beginners! The focus here will be making digital comics (like in photoshop or sai), since I'm not experienced making them traditionally with pencils and paper. This is also probably going to lean more towards animal comics, because I imagine that's what most of my watchers are into or interested in making themselves. I'll go over character-making, paneling, scripting, things to avoid, publishing/self-publishing, etc.Comic-Making Resources1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please keep in mind that I'm NOT perfect when it comes to making comics, I really consider my own work to be mediocre at best. vR is much too fast-paced, and there's pretty much no character development, so you probably shouldn't look to it as an example for a "good comic."
1. The Idea
There has to be some sort of reason you want to make a comic, and any reason is a good one! ...Unless it's just solely to copy someone else. DO N
Chakra-claim group active again!Greetings DA peopleChakra-claim group active again!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
This is Arven, how are you doing?
Remember the group #Chakra-claim, :iconchakra-claim:, run by :devemmzotheawesome: and ~catieteague?
Well, today, after several months of inactivity, the group is open again!
It features new rules and an updated set of characters, for which you can audition all over again starting from now!
For those who are new to it, #Chakra-claim is a group dedicated to role-playing, using the characters from my comic, Chakra!
Make sure to check it out!
Thanks so much!
Africa-comic group! 8DHey there guys, this is Arven once againAfrica-comic group! 8D10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm here with lovely news! A few days ago my friend :iconhweeshin01: created a group for my upcoming comic </b>Africa</b>! :iconafrica-comic:
That was really a great surprise XD Seriously, I'm absolutely honoured of the support so many people give me, even for projects that are yet to be born
Truly thanks so much!
And so, feel free to join this new group! I'll be adding blog posts and new pictures real soon! Here!
Once again thank you!
2013, HERE WE COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME!!!!GUYS. THE YEAR HAS ENDED. AGAIN!2013, HERE WE COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I can hardly believe it. Is that even normal?!
OK. I forgot to tell you guys about some important things that have been happening, so here comes my year of 2012 in a nutshell!
I finally convinced my parents, after a whole life of discussion and fights, to let me into ART SCHOOL!:iconexcitedlaplz:
But they said it would come with a price! I would have to work for one year before that (in an office that is, nothing to do with art).
So I got a temporary job with a few contacts, and it was all pretty much what I expected from it: pretty much narrow-minded! Everyone there was 40+, and it was awkward to be the only teenager, besides some other trainers.
I didn't see anyone my age the whole year o.O I even forgot what they look like no, I don't have any friends :c
BUT! During August, I attended to the first short-duration art course of my whole life!!! My teacher was the
Request JournalThis is my scribbles account, my main account is: :iconkohu-arts:Request Journal1 year 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
Ask My Characters, Revamped!Hey there guys, it's Arven againAsk My Characters, Revamped!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, remember that journal I posted a long, LOOOOOOONG while back, about asking questions to my characters and them themselves answering you? Well, I think it would be a nice moment to reprise this kind of game, since it's fun to impersonate characters and to imagine their reaction to your questions. It's a fun way to check the characterization of your characters and to have nice conversations as well^^
So, let the questions come! 8D
Who you can ask:
Pretty much all of my characters from Chakra:
Red And Dagger Reference Sheet by *ARVEN92 Inabe And Futatsu Reference Sheet by *ARVEN92 Zodiac Demons Super Giant Ref Sheet by *ARVEN92 and Jackal too. Man, I need to make a ref for him.
And the characters from Africa, too!
Reference Sheet - Africa by *ARVEN92 Reference Sheet - Chui by *ARVEN92 Whatever You Do, I'll Do It Too by *ARVEN92
INK ANIMATED: Act III'm sure some of you remember the INCREDIBLE work done by ~Super3dcow for Act I of my graphic novel INK found here: http://youtu.be/XYTWDvEQ6rk And if somehow you aren't sure what INK is, you can read it here: http://tamberella.deviantart.com/gallery/32753874 (It is my ongoing graphic novel, currently on hiatus but WILL be taken off hiatus soon, read the whole journal for info).INK ANIMATED: Act II5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Act II animation has now been completed!
Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLFh4XVCw4k to see the INCREDIBLE work done to make my graphic novel INK into an animated video.
~Super3dcow has put SO much effort into these and I appreciate it so much. His work is phenomenal. Please go check out the video and all of his other work too! I was honestly on the edge of my seat watching the video and I knew exactly what was going to happen!
Now, I'm sure many of you are wondering about the fate of INK.
I don't want to be too specific becau
Overwelmed!I am not at words how insanely speachless ive been these couple of days after we released our teaser for our upcoming game! The attention it has gotten and how fast It has spread to some of the biggest game sites is just wow! Its been all over and under *U*Overwelmed!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So many people have seen our clip on youtube we had to buy cake to celebrate haha xD <3
Some epic videos of people discussing our game
Pugbun vs Tailcat contest - 20000points prize poolPugbun vs Tailcat contest - 20000points prize pool7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The loathsome creature devoid of honor that goes by the name of Pugbun has crossed the line! This vile creature steals socks, doesn't flush the toilet, and what's worst of all, slurps while drinking tea. This and many other breaches of good manners escalated to the point at which I was forced to declare war! Stand by my side my brothers and sisters! For socks! For tea! For flushing!
The peace between Pugbunistan and Tailcatia lasted for many years but it's over now! Pick a side and help your army defeat the enemy once and for all!
If your bravery and artistic input will be enough to harm our opponent you'll be handsomely rewarded for your deeds!
If you are caught collaborating with the enemy though, you'll be thrown into the poisonous hamster pit!
Your task is to take part in the war between Pugbunistan and Tailcatia. To do so you have to create a piece of artwork that depicts the victory of Pugbun/
Godfather DeathHey creeps!Godfather Death4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I had a wonderful time at ScareLA! Thanks to all who came by! It was great to meet you and put faces to many of you DA creeps. But I was a little disappointed that none of you brought me tacos. I was serious about taking tacos as currency. Oh well.
In other news, everyone knows the Grimm fairytale "Godfather Death" right? Well my incredibly talented friend Autumn Haynes has illustrated the tale in comic format, and she's finally posting it online! It's rad, and you all need to check it out: http://tapastic.com/episode/12995
THE WAR ILL JUST KEEP ADDING DEM ART TO THIS D8<THE WAR ILL JUST KEEP ADDING DEM ART TO THIS D8<1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:C game over we have been defeated...
the meowth ballon by *HauntedHomo
OH GOD WHY by *Nekoshiba
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO by =griffsnuff
drops like 100 ft and lives by *HauntedHomo
Baaaaaa by =MizAmy
Hah! In your face Capcom!"I see the characters and their move sets as chess pieces - they are essential items necessary in the game and we would never sell any of those individually."Hah! In your face Capcom!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken series producer.
"Land Before Swine" and "DreamscapeI decided to talk about 2 episodes instead of one ; so lets get started . Oh before I forget this is where I usually watch it : (http://www.pinoyanime.tv/gravity-falls-episode-19/)"Land Before Swine" and "Dreamscape5 months ago in Personal More Like This
if that link doesn`t work , start from here instead : http://www.pinoyanime.tv/
That's the link to episode 19
Also if you haven`t watch either episodes, go watch the newest one by my link above (you've been warn.)
"Land before swine"
This episode was pretty good in my opinion , but there were a number of things I notice here .(but I`ll save that for another journal entry).
Anyway I want to know everyone`s view on what happen between Dipper and Soos in this episode . Was dipper right about Soos ? What do you think about there friendship?
Another Question ; about Stan and Mabel. There uncle - niece relationship Is although adorable (in my opinion) , do you think that Stan should of told Mabel the truth in the first place ?
(to be honest I don`t think it is in his character) Did Stan in away
Black and White photography classSo this semester I decided to go for something in college that I actually /do/ care about; I'm taking Photography.Black and White photography class1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First off: The class is taught by a great instructor from Germany and his Grad student assistant (who is really friendly and helpful). However... everybody in the class must have licked the walls of their classic pre-1970's home a few too many times. It's amazingly painful just to go to the class 6 hours a week. The instruction is great, but it's totally lost on the class. Often times, we'll have a lesson on how to do something, then head over to the Photo Lab to try it out. Not more than 5 minutes later, everybody's apparently forgotten the whole lesson and asks the instructor to teach it to them again. One, student, after, another.
Well, y'know, that would be alright from time to time. Except they'll come in the next day, head straight for the instructor, ask to be taught the lesson again. That would be fine too, except it's the same story the very next day. That's the w
BRBI need to do some personal art or I'm going to set people on fire.BRB2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will set all the people on fire.
All of them.
I am going to do some things for myself so I can enjoy art again because really I don't right now and its fucking awful. I feel like I'm losing my style and my soul. Its at no fault of any of my commissioners, I assure you. I just need to make some time for my own stuff, which I really haven't done at all this year beyond a few sketches. I will resume commission work soon.
Thank you for understanding,
and if you don't understand I'm going to set you on fire too.
Hey dudes. Just a little shout out to ya'all.Hey guys. Thanks for takin' time ta' check this out.Hey dudes. Just a little shout out to ya'all.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't have much to say, but I just wanted to thank ya'all for stickin' with me. I know I haven't drawn much lately. I got this really big commission to do and constantly working on it put me in a rut and made me want to stop drawing.
You guys'll love it though. It's an amazing commission and my best furry work to date.
I also have some other personal works I've been doing to get myself back into an arty mood. Though you'll have to wait for these. I'm on Spring Break and I don't have a scanner or my tablet!
2nd order of business, as it were: I want to thank you awesome people for being patient with me. There's more to come, I promise. Just a little longer!
And since you guys validate me so much, this is for you:
And remember: You are awesome!
Back To My Old Ways...So the title pretty much explains everything and Im going back to my old self. Im tired of trying to live up to everyones expectaios. The only person who should expect the most of me is myself. And I finally except who I am, and Im really hoping everyone else will too.Back To My Old Ways...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My name is Sylvanus Salazar, Im Bisexual and i tend to like girls more than guys. My favorite color is purple and rainbow(I will argue that rainbow is a color). I love making new friends, drawing, skateboarding, riding horses, singing and dancing. Im great at cutting and styling hair, and i hope to be a hair stylist one day. I also want to be a suicide girl, I always thought that would be fun. My beliefs very much differ from evryone elses, and it makes me different and unique. I love change sometimes, depending on what it is, lol. I used to love a guy named oliver, very much, but it wpuldnt work out, like all my other relationships... but Im trying to give dating a chance. Im fun, loving, outgoing, and proaby the most c
Devious Journal EntryThere are 3 people in the world I want to kill very slowly right now.Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Year, News + UpdatesHey guys!New Year, News + Updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you so, so much for all your support and donations. It means the absolute world to me. Your kind words and financial back up have given me a strength I didn't know I had. I don't think I would've been able to do this without the kickstart you gave me. You will always have my love and gratitude for that, and I know you're all with me every step of the way. Thank you.
I have some interesting news for the new year. I've decided to join the Police Academy in Pretoria. I am still receiving required information from a friend in social services, but I believe training begins in February. There may be a second course later in the year, if that's the case then I will sign up then so I can finish all my outstanding commissions before I do go ahead with that. I have never been more sure of anything in my life than I am about doing this. I've been considering it for years, but hesitated to leave my illustration career behind. I realize that in honesty I think I would prefer to have
Happy New Years!Happy New Years to all of you. I know I've been distant lately, but don't worry...I still love you all and am DEFINITELY not cheating on you guys.Happy New Years!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't have much to say, other than I wish you all a safe and fun holiday and to continue pushing yourselves as artists. There will also be more LMS stuff in 2012. A lot. We've got our screenwriter and are collaborating with one of the best effects houses in the industry to put out something very special for you Gabriel fans...
Also, the books will be republished. More on that soon...
Oh, and here's a late X-mas gift...a tease at REDEMPTION, my new book:
For more sneak peaks, art and updates (both professionally and sexually), follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/danny.luvisi
CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE.:iconfreakyplz:CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That is all.
Wolf HybridsI just wanna shout out that I'm very tired of hearing people say "My dog is 2/4 gray wolf, 1/4 husky and 1/4 german shepherd! He's so loving and is the best wolfie I ever had! He's so snuggly and cozzy and takes care of my kids too!" ...Bullshit.Wolf Hybrids2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've heard those a lot lately, people calling their husky looking dog for a wolf hybrid. If that was true, then I'd be owning a pure wolf. Which I'm really not.
It's that, and the thing that they believe wolf hybrids act like the most snuggly tolerant dogs. Only proves how wrong they actually are. A wolf hybrid is mixed with a wild animal and got the genes from one. They're very submissive as pups, but they grow up you know. Wolf hybrids are very territorial and protective, they'll try to climb up the ranking all the time, such as wild wolves. -
-"When a wolf becomes 2 years old, they really start to challenge their pack, so don't assume a wolf/dog mix is not going to ever try to win his dominance over you. Hybrids will live in captivity with
BABOOBIE KILLLLEEERR[11:23:16 PM] Soren: GIVE ME ATTENTIONBABOOBIE KILLLLEEERR2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[11:23:17 PM] Soren: o_o
[11:23:23 PM] Wrath Oskvro: okie
[11:23:23 PM] Wrath Oskvro: o-o
[11:23:29 PM] Wrath Oskvro: -cwings to your head-
[11:23:29 PM] Wrath Oskvro: x3
[11:23:34 PM] Soren: D8
[11:23:37 PM] Wrath Oskvro: o-o
[11:23:38 PM] Soren: o_o
[11:23:42 PM] Soren: *cwings to your body*
[11:23:43 PM] Wrath Oskvro: o.o
[11:23:48 PM] Wrath Oskvro: -cwings to your earball-
[11:23:49 PM] Wrath Oskvro: o-o
[11:24:05 PM] Soren: D8
[11:24:27 PM] Soren: *noms your shoulder penis?*
[11:24:43 PM] Wrath Oskvro: -sticks foot in your nose vagina-
[11:24:44 PM] Wrath Oskvro: o-o
[11:24:48 PM] Soren: >C
[11:25:03 PM] Wrath Oskvro: x3
[11:25:06 PM] Soren: *shoves ass up your ass*
[11:25:07 PM] Soren: o-o
[11:25:11 PM] Wrath Oskvro: o-o
[11:25:29 PM] Wrath Oskvro: -chomps your eyebrow off with my dick-
[11:25:36 PM] Soren: D8
[11:25:44 PM] Soren: *eats your leg with my vagina*
[11:25:57 PM] Wrath Oskvro: -pokes your brain with my buttcheek-
Got tagged, but it's been funGot tagged by ~victoriahellsing. I don't usually like this kind of things, but I had fun thinking of the new questions, so here we go.Got tagged, but it's been fun2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. You must post these rules.
2. Write 5 things about you in your journal.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 11 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged them.
6. No tag backs.
7. No stuff in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you are reading this". You legitimately have to tag 11 people.
Five Things about Me:
1. In the past few weeks, I've been listening more to electronic than to metal music.
2. I'm 1,80 meters (5 feet 11 inches) tall.
3. The best concert I've ever seen is Theatre of Tragedy in Stavanger; the second is Hurts in Milan.
4. I've been waiting three years to take photos in the snow. Let's cross fingers for this winter.
5. I'm fucking tired of