Abusive Artist Relationships [Are you in one?]Ask yourself these following questions to see if you are in an abusive relationship with an artist you watch on Deviantart/Tumblr/Whatever!Abusive Artist Relationships [Are you in one?]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Do you dread checking your messages on a daily basis knowing you may see a journal about them which contains some form of verbal bashing that is indirectly pointed towards you? (i.e. "Fuck all you guys")
2. Do you worry yourself sick when they post short journals saying about how they're sick of life with the subtle indication they may be considering suicide? (i.e. "fuck this I'm so done." "i can't do this anymore" "bye.")
3. Do you find yourself responding to each of these trying to comfort them only to be completely unacknowledged?
4. Do they constantly post vents with suicidal hints with disabled comments?
5. Do they respond to what you have to say shortly and curtly without any consideration for your feelings? "whatever" or "why should I care what you say lol"
6. Do you find yourself completely tired of the artist's attitude towards everythi
Machati's Art RulesDoing this instead of doing dishes 8D Basically 20 rules I do my best to keep in mind while I draw. I imagine they're worth sharing with you guys. Keep in mind that these aren't art rules you have to follow, they're just mine and I ain't no bigshot artist that can say what truly does and does not work. These are merely things I follow.Machati's Art Rules4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I added explanation to like all of them except two because if I'm anything, it's a rambler.
I might do another one of these in the future... anyways, here's 20 for now:
1. A good artist is a bad artist who never gives up
2. In the case of cartoonism; learn anatomy before you deform it
aka before you decide on drawing a...let's say deer a certain way. Go look up pictures of deer and learn more about them. Understand the deer before you go and make it stylized. Then and only then can you begin to put up the argument "it's just my style"; once it is not an excuse or something you're hiding behind because you do not know how actually dra
Wurr: advance warning and stuffHi everyone!Wurr: advance warning and stuff2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I came here to ramble about future schedule things, projects and stuff.
First off, Wurr book/part/chapterthingy 3 is almost done, only three and half pages missing (and covers). Yay! (Still only in Finnish) However, as a little advance warning, I'm probably going to take a little break (a month-ish) from Wurr once the bit is finished. I've noticed this happening every time I finish a book, so this time I'm prepared for hiatusing a little, so a fair warning is in order. Besides, there's only one big-ish question mark in the script of Wurr and it's located around book/part/chapterthingy number four, so I'd like to take a bit of time to sort that out before venturing in to draw it.
Fear not, however! I'm not intending to disappear from the face of the Earth (except for a week in next month when I'll get kidnapped for a roadtrip with friends). I've got several projects that have been waiting for their turn in my attention. I have collected myself bunch of commissions to help w
Application information! TO APPLY FOR ART ENTIRES, FILL OUT THIS FORM! ----> http://fav.me/d4srg0e http://pmd-explorers.deviantart.com/blog/39877106/Application information!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Top 10 favorite animated ladies - 5!Starfire (koriand'r) From Teen Titans voiced by Hynden WalchTop 10 favorite animated ladies - 5!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There is nothing you could've done. There will always be people who say mean words because you are different. And sometimes their minds cannot be changed. But there are many more people who do not judge others based on how they look or where they are from. Those are the people whose words truly matter.
Keep in mind that I'm analyzing the Starfire from the 'Teen Titans' show, NOT the comic. I have no idea how comic!Starfire is.
Teen Titans was an extremely fun and quirky show. It had a great cast, an amazing villain and it took its audience seriously (while not shying away from funny moments). I really love all of the titans and I believe they all represent some kind of teenager. However, my favorite titan of all is the titan I related to the most which is the alien princess Starfire. At the first glance, Starfire was in danger of becoming many annoying tropes; a) The forced love interest, b) The ditzy girly girl
Kitten says, Top 10 most annoying character tropesWhat is it?The Deus Angst Machia is a character that has a TWAGIC past, and mentions it on almost every single story they appear in. They constantly mope around, and on some occasions they have a scar that represents their depressing past. When they don't mope they usually act aloof or serious, or even mean. BUT BECAUSE OF THEIR ANGSTY PAST YOU MUST FORGIVE THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE NOTHING BUT MISUNDERSTOOD SOULS.Kitten says, Top 10 most annoying character tropes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is the problem? This trope is seen EVERYWHERE, even in a tv series (especially on anime). It's so so so cliche and overly done that even if your character has gone through endless torture and angst, the reader will probably not care. Here's why;
Angst is usually used as a desperate attempt to make the reader feel for the character. It doesn't add anything to the story, explains nothing about the character as a person it's just a manipulative device to make the reader want to give the character a hug. Angsty pasts usually appear via-flashback, and at
SOLD!SOLD!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Titus is looking for a new home.
Species: Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Country of origin: USA
Cleaned by a professional taxidermist, and it's in nearly perfect condition. It's only missing one incisor and two premolars and is otherwise intact.
It has some other issues with its teeth, though. Whoever cleaned it glued some of its teeth back wrong and some are sticking out. Namely:
Because of this its jaw is a bit clanky and doesn't close with the Carnivore Perfectness that it should.
It's still in pretty great condition -minus the tooth thing- and great for reference or crafting, or just for looking at. I've actually even worn its upper half as a necklace in a convention once.
(Whoever was that person who hugged me in that convention, I'm sorry if I didn't hug back as much as I'd wanted, I had some canine teeth stabbing my chest.)
I ask 25 euros (or best offer), which includes shipping. No extra shipping cost required.
STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING.THIS IS SUPER SERIOUS AND IMPORTANT.STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You are all good and kind people and I feel honored to have you watching me.
I hope you have a great day.
And know that I love you very much.
If you ever need anything,
please let me know.
You're not alone.
I will always be here for you.
Just thought you should know.
The Future of Kick@$$ ModeI haven't done one of these journals in a long time--not since Buzz died. But finishing an arc is a huge milestone, so I figured it was about time for another one.The Future of Kick@$$ Mode2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, I'm going to be taking a couple weeks off from working on Kick@$$ Mode (although I dunno how well that's gonna work out since I can never seem to stay away the comic for too long), but this mini-hiatus doesn't mean that I will stop working on "Kick@$$ related" stuff. There are a lot of things I've been meaning to draw for a long time, like cover art and character sheets. I'll also probably keep working on the egglocke pages, as well as catch up on some nuzlocke fan art I've been putting off. As for livestreams, I may do some gaming and/or movie streams, but there will definitely be another crack request stream in the near future.
As you've probably gathered already, Arc 2 is going to be vastly different from Arc 1--but let me reassure you that this in no way means that the humor is gone forever. Kick@$$ Mode ha
What are your Literature Suggestions for dA?Latest NewsWhat are your Literature Suggestions for dA?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone. The purpose of this journal is to gather suggestions from the members of this website on how the literature section could be improved. Let's compile a list of things that we all think would help improve literature on Deviantart.
No matter how small the idea or suggestion, POST IT. I will add it to this journal for everyone to see.
-Stacked deviations for chapters. Have it so comments can be separate for each chapter.
-Have better protection for our text. I know it's pretty much impossible to completely protect, but I've seen websites where if you copy text from their page and paste it elsewhere, they had hidden sentences from the copy that state where the text is from. It's almost nothing, but it does force more effort onto people to edit them out. (Plus they may not notice it right away. Sneaky sneaky )
-Shorter lines! The lines are seriously waaaaaaay too long. They need to be shorter so we don't
How to make good comics: FailMaybe it's because I'm a (self proclaimed) comic artist, but sometimes people come to me to ask for advice about how to make good comics.How to make good comics: Fail3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Aaaaand to be honest, I have absolutely no idea.
That doesn't stop me from trying to! My brain has a bit of an excitement rush right now since I'm going to leave for an almost-week-long road trip tomorrow with some friends which really makes me want to do something completely irrelevant to anything ever, so have some of my typical rambling again! Been a while, huh?
I bet many of those who ask how to do good comics want to become great comic artists as soon as possible, but actually, I think that one of the best things to do to become a good comic maker is failing. Yeah. Failing is something everyone wants to avoid, as if failing meant instant death or something, but it's something that really isn't all that easy to avoid. (Yeah, failing is embarrassing, which is why people who look like they're good don't show their fails.) And actually I
The Disney Vault - Snow WhiteFamed is thy beauty, Majesty. But hold, a lovely maid I see. Rags cannot hide her gentle grace. Alas, she is more fair than thee.The Disney Vault - Snow White2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I love this movie. Even though its not one of my favorite Disney movies, I have nothing but utter respect for this film. I proudly own the 'Diamond Edition' DVD, and I watch each documentary in the extras to learn about the production of this film. Because of this film, animation became a form of art and people respected it as such. 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' was premiered in 1937 (weeks after its completion) and people didn't know whether it was going to be a hit or bomb. At the end of the film, people were in TEARS including celebrities like Clark Gable and Shirley Temple. 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' made an impact in the film industry and society in general. This was during the Great Depression and this was the perfect film to lift the hearts of the crestfallen audience. Even if you don't like this movie, I feel that it should be re
Wurr - the first five years27th of June 2007 the first page of Wurr was uploaded online. Today, five years later, what had originally been planned as a mere three page short story with the option of branching out aimlessly has turned into an actual story with a driving plot with 147 pages already existing and two books even printed (English version is under working). Half a decade already. Wow.Wurr - the first five years3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy half-decade birthday, comic!
Man, it's been a long way. And even more still lies ahead, let's see if I can wrap it up before hitting the full decade mark.
Since it's kind of a special occasion, I thought it might be fun to look back to how it became what it is today.
I had wanted to make a comic of my own for something like ten years before Wurr even started, and I had had several started projects in the likes of "this is the greatest idea I've ever had in my life! I must make a comic right now", none of which ever got past their third page. It's funny, before Wurr I always advertised and talked about my comics and
Just Watched PnF: Bully Bromance Break upJust Watched PnF: Bully Bromance Break up3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: Guys, I'd kind of appreciate it if you don't totally go all out and compare the PnF episodes to the Seer, please. At least not in a serious way. It's kind of starting to bug me, not to mention may get Disney on my butt for a dumb fanfic. PLEASE STOP.
Phineas actually lost it in that episode.
OMG THAT WAS AMAZING! I loved how he was all curled up in a ball as they were climbing! I swear, I thought he was totally going to lose it by the end of the episode, heehee! XDD
I'm way behind in PnF episodes for season three. I blame school and the considerable lack of PnFness in some of the recent ones. 0.0 I may buy the seasons off itunes US one of these days, though. That way, it makes it easier for me to watch them and not panic about bad quality.
Guess who feels like drawing a Phineas again? X3
DYsSOMNiA GRAPHICS [NEW!]GUYS GUYS LOOK LOOK AT THESE!DYsSOMNiA GRAPHICS [NEW!]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you like them feel free to use them because I sure am!!! ;O; Also if anyone else makes any stamps I'll post them right under the description on the front page!!
:icontufted-plume: :iconraxgond: :iconglacia-luv: :icontrinitite:
The Disney Vault -The Kimba/ Lion King controversyAlrighty, lets get down to business *rolls up sleeves*.The Disney Vault -The Kimba/ Lion King controversy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a really big topic people are extremely passionate about. For those who don't know, when the Lion King was released it was the highest grossing animated picture at the time. Alas, everyone knows that the brighter the picture the darker the negative and with great success there was great backlash (as well as a billion of horrid Lion King OCs). The backlash concerned a old franchise named 'Kimba the White Lion', and the fans of said series claimed that 'The Lion King' was a rip off of Osamu Tezuka's 'Kimba the White Lion'.
Osamu Tezuka is considered the 'God of Manga' and one of the pioneers of the anime style. So he obviously has a huge fanbase and a formidable army against Lion King's massive fanbase. There was a lot of blood shed, a lot of finger pointing and name calling...It was absolutely beautiful.
Now I am not a rabid fan of 'The Lion King'. I do love the movie don't get me wrong, but if theres something wrong in the
Couple of resources on realistic knightsStumbled upon an interesting thread on Reddit debunking few armor myths and I thought I'd share it with you guys, especially those who draw that sort of thing.Couple of resources on realistic knights2 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://imgur.com/a/3j1jA I do have to say I would love to have a beautiful piece of armor like this one.
http://i.imgur.com/GLFrSka.jpg Gif of the owner putting it on layer by layer
Nice one also added by @teh-dino
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqC_squo6X4&feature=related More myths debunked.
At 35 min mark you can see this particular armor in action.
At 40 it shows nicely how flexible one can be.
Bonus videos of some badass sword-fighting : )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzNcbnEvv9U - Training
http://www.chilloutzone.net/video/die-polnische-ritterliga.html - In armor
Definitely makes me wanna write some fight scenes now.
Top 10 favorite animated ladies - 7!7) Courtney Gripling from 'As Told by Ginger' voiced by Liz GeorgesTop 10 favorite animated ladies - 7!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"There's nothing wrong with a little electricity, just as long as you don't get shocked."
I'm part of the 5% of people who watched this show on Nickelodeon and I have to say that its tragically underrated. This was definitely Nickelodeon's version of 'Daria' only with a much more relatable protagonist for preteens. While I do like Daria a lot, I always found the character more comical than relatable. 'As Told by Ginger' filled that void for me as a kid, and once in a while I rewatch the series because of its really down to earth writing. I will review the whole series in the future but for now I will focus on my favorite character from the show; Courtney Gripling.
To those who do not know, 'As Told by Ginger' was a series about a insightful yet realistic preteen named Ginger who narrates her life as she goes through Middle school and Highschool respectively. In each episode they cover various subjects suc
Kitten says, Top 10 most annoying character tropes4) The Dumbass in Distress (Yes I took the term from the Nostalgia Critic)Kitten says, Top 10 most annoying character tropes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is it? The Dumbass in distress is an unlikable character who constantly needs to be rescued. This character is usually extremely ditzy, useless, and the audience can't understand why the other characters feel a need to save them. This character has no other purpose than to be the victim in the story and have little to no personality other than being that annoying hostage.
What is the problem? Now this trope is pretty complicated, but fatal to a story (and is usually mixed with the other tropes mentioned before).While this trope is not used in PMD very much, it's used a lot in fanfiction and in current media. Most of the time, the D.I.D is female (to our dismay) and is the love interest of the main character. It's a trope used since the begining of time, and is usually refered to as one of the most sexist tropes.
What makes this trope tricky is because it could work if th
The Ultimate DaArt Styles- An Artist Horror Story.Once upon a time, on a little internet island named dA there lived a naked tribe of artists. They dressed in nakedness and painted themselves with bodypaint, revelling in their creativity and their nakedness.The Ultimate DaArt Styles- An Artist Horror Story.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
One day, the most clever of the artists, who also had the biggest head, created a magical tool called the 'airbrush' tool. And it was wonderful. With this new tool he painted portraits and artwork on his naked hiney. All the other naked tribesmen and uncensored women rounded round his round posterior to gaze and marvel at the creations.
One of the tribesmen spoke... 'I wish to do the same as our most clever, and big-headed kinsman, where can I illegaly download this airbrush tool so that I too may paint portraits of my favourite anime characters, game characters and ponies?' The most clever of the artists replied, and he shared his secrets, and soon, all of the tribe, with various levels of skill, adorned their peachy posteriors with pedantically painted portraits of people, and a
.: Canceled Contest -O Princess my Princess :.Okay, decided it was a silly idea to even try to do this before Christmas u.u But if you have started, feel free to finish. I'll draw you something anyway..: Canceled Contest -O Princess my Princess :.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for those who considered joining QuQ
I know it is the middle of the holidays but I figured why not try a contest with PoKeLuVr and I's characters?
Don't worry there is pleanty of time to enter, BUT there is a special prize for one lucky person who enters before Christmas.
Alisa Maestoso is a 16 year old princess set in times way back when. She's a "talented" young with a silver tongue and a bit of a problem with sticky fingers. Fortunately for her when, hidden under the disguise of a velvety green cloak, on her thieving adventures in the town she's never been caught once. [[She doesn't find out that this was because her father had been paying double the price for anything she took so she could 'get away with it']]. At one point she takes to exploring the wooded area outside the town and stumbles u
Government Up and Still Taking CommissionsGovernment Back UpGovernment Up and Still Taking Commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So our government has be reinstated. Only hours before a final default would've gone into effect everyone finally came together and voted to restore our government. The Tea-Party Extremist who spearheaded the shutdown admitted defeat but not that they're going to give up that easily. Remember, this is only the extension that we were originally going to vote on before finally resolving the issue with the budget. So in a few months we're gonna be right back here singing the same song all over again.
Anyway... WE'RE BACK, BABY!
I'm still taking commissions as I mentioned in my previous journal. If you're interested please check it out as it has all the details you need: http://tompreston.deviantart.com/journal/Commissions-still-open-407716229
dreams coming true and junkHEY Y'ALL! It's been a while! Guess what:dreams coming true and junk2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I GOT ACCEPTED TO CALARTS AND IT STILL HASN'T SETTLED IN YET AND I'M JUST SO RIDICULOUSLY THANKFUL AND BLESSED TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY AND YEAH
So yeah! That's all! Life's been pretty okay lately!
If you're looking for other places to follow me since I'm pretty under the radar here on dA, try:
Instagram! Username: kennnajean
Vine! Just look for McKenna Harris, I guess!
Catch you guys laterz. I'm pretty busy with senior year and stuff, so I'm not open to commissions or requests at the moment.