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
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
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
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
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
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
Ax Cats are an open species!So I figured there was no real reason for me to keep Ax Cats a closed species, and in fact it would be better for me to have them be open to anyone.Ax Cats are an open species!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to create your very own Ax Cat! And please consider submitting your work to the Ax Cat folder on Toria-Art!
Please note that my usual "adoptables" rules still apply. I don't want any crazy colors, wings, silly tattoos/markings, etc. They can have war paint and maybe minimal piercings (though most of their body is covered in hard chitin scales). They can have bladed weapons attached to their legs, tail, or bonnet, or robotic light machine guns mounted on their backs (only the bigger, stronger ones, though), but nothing that requires manual operation. KEEP IN MIND THAT THEY ARE ONLY ABOUT AS SMART AS A DOG.
Ax Cats are also pack animals. A lone Ax Cat is a dead Ax Cat, as larger Torian creatures (such as the Torian Devil http://toria-art.deviantart.com/gallery/26680854#/d30y5gc ) will h
Free Keychain Giveaway 2 *Winner Chosen*EDIT: The winner for this giveaway is DaffoDille!! Congrats to her, and thank you for playing, everyone!Free Keychain Giveaway 2 *Winner Chosen*6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the random number: Raffle2Number from www.random.org/
And here is the journal favourites key: Raffle2Name
In case anyone is curious how I chose the winner!
I'm planning on making a small batch of keychains over the next two weeks, so I thought that I would hold a giveaway for a free one! The winner will receive a custom keychain of the character of their choosing (within the guidelines listed below). It will look something like these:
I don't offer keychains as a commission option, so this is one of the few ways to get one, other than purchasing a premade or receiving one as a gif
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 Rules3 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
Short contest! Huge prizeSo I wanted to give away the rest of my points that I had left from the previous contest. So Im going to make a challenging short contest this time!Short contest! Huge prize3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Draw the following characters under.
- They need to be in an enviroment doing something together
(can be whatever aslong as they are not just sitting there or standing there)
- Challenge yourself on backgrounds and poses and shading.
Characters you will be drawing
You have to include them all and no one else.
You can also find more picture of them in my galleryfolder animal characters.
I will judge on effort and creativity of the chosen idea. 50/50
Its all up to you what you end up making them do, and you cannot write a story to explain the picture, try to make the picture explain itself.
1st place - 3000
Commission Prices JournalGuys, I have a new CSS code for my commission journal! It's really fancy, so mind checking it out? (I want to see if others see it correctly as well anyway.)Commission Prices Journal3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you're wondering why there's dashes after this text, it's because the rest of this is some HTML required for this CSS to work correctly. (DEAR GOD THIS WAS COMPLICATED)
Btw, don't bother me about finishing commissions. I didn't forget about them -______-"
PS: Don't be surprised if you don't see this when you click on the journal. I took advantage of the HTML and hid it behind some box eue
(Repeat part as necessary for multiple orders)
Slot Status: Filled
The prices are on the side (hover over
Oi people - think before you click!Yesterday I got spammed to hell with messages linking to different variants of this image:Oi people - think before you click!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
They can have slightly different graphics or contain different links but the message is always basically the same - go to this page and you'll receive 20 000 .
I have to ask the question - how dim do you have to be to fall for it?
Ok let's see - we have an image hosted on a profile that is 1 day old and asks you to visit a website with a strange url with a promise of a financial reward on an another website. How do you even imagine that would work? And now, of course, people start crying that their computers got infected with malware. Which is great - every genius who fell for this obvious phishing scam deserved it. I hope your shitty computer burns and you along with it.
I know this is a no-duh for 90% of people reading it but for the sake of the rest lets revise what we all should know about online phishig. And before you go all:
No, no you can't.
.: 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 :.2 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.
Tip of the Day: EnthusiasmAct enthusiastic and we'll soon become enthusiastic. Enthusiasm brings passion and passion develops skills!Tip of the Day: Enthusiasm3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
So, ah, wow.I was away for a few days and wasn't here for that DD. Which I am very appreciative of. Thanks so much James--Steele for suggesting, and kingmancheng for accepting it.So, ah, wow.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I truly wish I had time to reply to the more substantial comments on the film, but there are just far too many at this stage. I promise I had read all of them up to a certain point, and will read the new ones as asoon as I have time.
It brings me great joy (like, so much joy - words of elation are pretty devalued these days on the internet, but so, so much joy,) that you all like the film. This is what I want to do in life, and to have everyone like it as much as they have puts me at a loss for words.
All I can say is I look forward to the next film I make, which I have just started writing.
Night Raiders - v1.0Hey everyone! I've made a survival minecraft world! It's called Night Raiders! The map was created and designed by me and Darcia, with help from Ashley Staggs.Night Raiders - v1.03 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Two team PVP survival map! Red vs Blue!
*6 players per team for a total of 12 possible combatants!
*Simple automatic player drop system makes the map easy for admins to setup.
*Two unique worlds built from the ground up!
*Both sides have ores and resources the other side needs!
*Lots of hidden pathways, secrets, and treasures sprinkled throughout both worlds!
*The only 2 doors connecting the worlds open and close depending on the time of day and weather conditions. During the day they're closed, but then at night they open up!
*Sneak into enemy territory and steal the precious resources you need to level up your weapons and armor!
*Defend your land from outsiders!
The map is free to download, but I would like to encourage people to visit the site via the following adf.ly http://adf.ly/DIR5n . I know everyone hates those links,
Tip of the Day: Staying SuccessfulOne of the biggest obstacles a person can face is to stay successful after being successful. Stay hungry! Let's go!!Tip of the Day: Staying Successful3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: Making DecisionsTip of the Day: Making DecisionsTip of the Day: Making Decisions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
People that achieve great things don't look for the easiest way to do it. They look for the right way.
Making the right decision sometimes makes all the difference.
How are you going to spend your day today?
Sending positive vibes to you all!
No, THIS is the biggest dinosaur!Stop the presses. There is literally a new dinosaur on the block. Bigger than Argentinosaurus. Possibly bigger than even Puertasaurus, Ruyangosaurus and Alamosaurus. Everything you knew about upper size limits is wrong, and some of these new giants (yes, there's a whole herd of them found, in VERY good condition) have nearly 10-foot long femurs.No, THIS is the biggest dinosaur!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But rather than steal the thunder I will let the pictures do the talking. Check out my blog for much more detail: http://paleoking.blogspot.com/2014/05/record-smashing-titanosaur-just.html
Don't be afraidAll your life people are going to knock you down. They're going to call you names, they're going to drag you down into the mud. And unfortunately, you are part of that mob of faceless people who'll drag you down as well. You'll look in the mirror and say "I'm not good enough". You'll work real hard and it just won't be enough. You'll be different from everyone else and wonder "What's wrong with me."Don't be afraid1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you're lucky, you'll get really good at something. Really great at it. People will compliment you and you'll swell with pride... and then be told "Don't be arrogant". "Don't be too cocky" for showing pride in your accomplishments. If you're a woman and you KNOW something is right, and you stand up for your opinions, well... you'll be called opinionated. Bossy. You'll be knocked down, the legs kicked out from under you to bring you back down to the level of everyone else.
And then you'll start apologizing. You'll start being ashamed of the things you were proud of. You'll start prefacing