Is it silly to get sentimental about characters?(Doodle included!)Is it silly to get sentimental about characters?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Even though Spitfire isn't really my character, sometimes I get all sappy thinking about all the stuff "we've been though"
I mean it if it weren't for Spitfire and my blog I wouldn't have started drawing again, gotten into digital art, by extension, have a job, my boyfriend, it's kind of insane all the stuff that's happened because I decided to run a Spitfire blog. Anyway just reflecting on stuff.
I doodled this thing up real quick, though I plan to make a nice version of something like it in the future.
Resourceful study.Since I will be tied up with school...Resourceful study.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
...I thought I'd compile a collection of the reference/study materials that I use and recommend to others. I will update the list from time to time (as I discover new things).
These resources are relevant for both digital and traditional mediums as well as technique and philosophy.
Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life by George Bridgman
Even if you don't draw people, I still recommend this book... as it teaches "blocking-in"/gestures. Copy the drawings/sketches from the book to help yourself build good habits.
The Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck
Learn to see and you will learn to draw—this book explains how to see (with a more subjective approach).
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
A great reference for anyone who can't shut their brain (an
CONTEST TIME!! [closed]EDIT: LAST DAY TODAY!!! -ends at midnight.CONTEST TIME!! [closed]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I decided that I'm going to host a contest! AND IT'S FOR MY B-DAY!!
So please read the whole journal, or you might not participate.
NO cheating! That means no plz accounts, stealing other's entries, copying, tracing, ... I WILL figure it out! And if I do, you'll be disqualified even if you have the best drawings.
Try not to use bases, but you can as long as you use them properly. Make sure to give credit to whoever made the base!
MUST BE CREATIVE!!
Please try not to copy other people's ideas. I'm sure you can think of something amazing.
Mature content, well, just don't go too far with it or else I will not accept it for this contest. I'd prefer to keep it clean.
You may enter as many entries as you want, but you must have at least 1 of my OCs in each entry!!
Please add a colorful background! I don't want any of them to be white
point commission prices! (CLOSED!)edit; here is a brand new, updated list of my commissions. I have tinkered with the prices (some lowered, others raised) and have gotten rid of base edits and adoptable commissions. they are all closed at the moment, but I wanted everyone to see the new list! thank you!point commission prices! (CLOSED!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
hello all! here's my list of commissions that I offer here on dA.
before you comment, please read this journal all the way through and send your payment after I finish your commission.
if you do not read this all the way, follow my rules and/or do not fill out the form correctly, I will not accept your commission request.
thank you all in advance! c:
- flat, full body commision = 500 -
no backgrounds or shading; transparent
200 per extra pony
- shaded commission = 1000 -
Contest!!!YAY!!CONTEST!! :iconrainbowsqueeplz:Contest!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't have much points,so I'll explain the prizes later,but so far this is it
if you have questions feel free to ask them
DEADLINE IS........DECEMBER 5th!! Not too long,so hurry!But like not to much
UPDATE!!! I ALREADY TOLD YOU GUYS,BUT REMEMBER YOU CAN DRAW MY OC OR MLP FIM CHARACTERS AS HUMANS OR ANYTHING YOU WANT!!!
RULES AND REGULATIONS
You CAN use bases
If you use bases,use them well!
It MUST be your art!!
Please TAKE YOUR TIME
You MUST submit 2 entries!!
You CAN make it an animation!
You are drawing 2 things!!
My oc (any way,pony,human,dog etc.)
One or more of the mlp characters!! (any way!)
Journal dla was wszystkichDzisiejszy żurnal będzie inny, niż te, które tutaj zazwyczaj zamieszczam. Nie będę dzisiaj za dużo pisać o sztuce, rysowaniu czy lajfstaju (no, może trochę, bo ja zawsze tak). Najważniejszym przesłaniem tego żurnala jest fakt, że dla mnieJournal dla was wszystkich4 months ago in Personal More Like This
WSZYSCY JESTEŚCIE WAŻNI. MĄDRZY. PIĘKNI.
Wasze zdanie jest ważne! To nieistotne, czy macie 12 lat czy 30, czy jesteście dziewczyną czy chłopakiem; czy jesteście doświadczonymi rysownikami, a może dopiero początkującymi. Wasze komentarze i wiadomości są dla mnie bardzo ważne i doceniam je wszystkie. Dajecie mi poczucie, że warto pracować, rozwijać się, angażować, pomagać. Czasami, kiedy wydaje mi się, że nic nie osiągnę, że jestem fatalną rysowniczką i nudną osobą, dostaję od kogoś z wa
Ornament Competition! Participate, please!If any of you out there are reading, this is something fun to do to earn some points!!!Ornament Competition! Participate, please!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
WHAT IT IS:
Draw an ornament for me to put on my tree!!
It has to be downloadable, so NO DAMURO!!!
It HAS to be neatly done, downloadable, and from the folowing topic:
CHRISTMAS RELATED POKEMON OR MY LITTLE PONY CHARACTERS.
The ponies have to be from the mane 6
The pokemon have to be one of the following:
ANY STARTERS (EXCLUDING evolutions)
LEGENDARY (other than melotta and genesect)
When I say "CHRISTMAS RELATED", I mean they have to have accessories like they're pulling a sleigh or have a santa hat on! >W< (but there's more that you could do, like mittens on, stockings, candy canes, mistletoe, etc. >W
What I'm Thankful ForI know, I know. I'm supposed to write this around Thanksgiving.... what's that, right? Sadly I tend to write when inspiration strikes rather than time my inspiration for specific events, so here we are.What I'm Thankful For2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's the day after Christmas and I'm currently holed up in a hotel room overlooking the pool of the Disneyland hotel. I've just spent the day at one of my favorite places with my parents and I'm feeling a little wistful and a little thoughtful. My MLP Season One DVD finally arrived and has allowed me to really reconnect with those episodes that really fueled my love and early MLP art. As I look out over this hotel pool with my pony DVD and my Twilight Sparkle plush I really realize that although 2012 was not an easy year for me, it was a personal watershed in many ways.
Besides moving and changing up my life, 2012 brought many gifts. Who could forget Derpy in The Last Roundup, Daring Do, Big Mac and Cheerilee's romance or the wholly involving and emotionally satisfying Royal Wedding? An
OVER!! Win Free Chibi Slot! 3 FREE Chibi Slots up for grabs! You could get your character drawn in the following style for free:OVER!! Win Free Chibi Slot!1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Won by the lucky :iconmewlightkitten: (Uncompleted) OC:
Won by the lucky :iconGoldenNove: (Uncompleted) OC:
Won by :iconScourge707: for :iconblackm3sh: The story behind the gift was so heartwarming and really captured the joy of christmas~ OCs:
Element of Trixie KeySince I'm not able to bring our decorative bottles and bottle-lamps to GalaCon due to luggage and shipping limitations, I've been thinking about an exclusive item that's small enough to transport in my luggage, but cool enough it's worth having.Element of Trixie Key5 months ago in Personal More Like This
What I've come up with is an exclusive Element of Trixie key as an addendum to the full set of Harmony Keys I'm bringing.
It'll be made in the same style, same size, same mirrored acrylic material, but with a supercharged dose of Best Pony. And, like all the keys, it'll fit in the keyholes of the Treasure Chest.
Let me know in the comments if this is something you'd be interested in!
Other MaresCadence:Other Mares3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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ABOUT PONY COMMISSIONSeBay - Etsy - Patreon - Donate via PaypalABOUT PONY COMMISSIONS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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A Long Way from EquestriaI found a beutifull song on youtube and is really awsome all should hear it.A Long Way from Equestria3 years ago in Personal More Like This
He was different from the rest of the world
He chose the lovely every time
With a smile, he would bravely soldier on
Yeah, was that such a crime?
He did not wear cynicism well
He chose the lovely every time
And they cut him down, the world cut him down
Yeah being peaceful was his crime
And I don't understand
The way we all behave
Yeah this world of ours..
This world we live in...
We're a long way from Equestria
We're a long, long way
We're a long way from Equestria
A long, long, way
She dared to love everybody
Yeah, she was nothing but kind
And the world told her she was wrong
There must be something wrong with her mind
And she was just a child amongst thieves
Just a child looking for love
Yeah all the grown ups in the world told her she was wrong
To believe in something we're all dreaming of
And I don't understand
The wicked things we do
In this world of ours...
This world we live in...
We're a lon
A Short Study on Grimdark Ponies:iconnocommissions: :iconrequestsclosed:A Short Study on Grimdark Ponies1 year ago in Personal More Like This
After submitting my Tribute to Infamous 6, a stray comment led me to a journal entry by :iconxeno-the-hedgehog: briefly addressing grimdark ponies. In an attempt to give a decent and intelligent reply, my brain did the one thing I knew it would do: brood over it. Now I can't stop thinking about it.
So here I present a wall-of-text about some of my thoughts on this.
I'm going to first start this off with something completely unrelated to ponies, just bear with me.
Around 2003, a comic mini-series was published by DC Comics called Superman: Red Son. The premise was that instead of landing in Kansas, Superman's infant space ship arrives at Earth a few hours later, meaning Earth's rotation placed Ukraine in the ship's path instead.
In this alternate storyline, Super
Win a Free Digital Commission! (Entries closed!)Win a Free Digital Commission! (Entries closed!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fillies and gentlecolts, in celebration of 3,000 watchers on Deviantart, I will be giving away one free digital commission, in my new art style! Want your OC shooting lasers from his eyes? Or perhaps she is partying with Vinyl Scratch? You decide! Plus you can win posters too! The commission will be in full color, and can have one or two characters of your choice!
Simple: Watch my Deviantart, follow my Tumblr, and like my Facebook, then comment on this post saying you're entering the contest. It's that easy! In two weeks, THREE lucky fans will be chosen at random to win awesome prizes!
Hetalia-- When they snap pt. 1--Canada x RussiaWarning--Hetalia-- When they snap pt. 1--Canada x Russia2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Language, violence, and character death. Don't like, don't read.
The bloodied pipe fell to the ground and America along with it. He had bruises already showing, and blood was dripping down his face, onto his coat. A figure, hidden in the shadows, was breathing heavily. A single gunshot was heard, and the figure in the shadows was now clutching his arm, which was bleeding heavily.
"What the hell--"
"SHUT UP! Why can't you be nice to him??? What the hell did he ever do to you?!" Wiping his bloody lip, America responded to the Russian man's hurtful outburst.
"HE did nothing. The real question is *cough* what did YOU do to him? He's changed; he's not my brother anymore. You've changed him
Russia snorted. "I saved him. He was going to die, and quite luckily, I was there. I had to get England's help, although I'm not sure how he's doing. Having to deal with you, shithead, has taken my a
Want a custom pony?Want a custom pony?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi there people! If you're interested in a custom pony, whether its one of the mane 6, a background pony, or your own OC, I'd be more than happy to help you out!
Below is a list of what I ask for to complete a commission.
Rainbow Dash: $65
- Folded wings: add $5
- Folded wings: add $5
Twilight Sparkle: $65
Pinkie Pie: $60
Getting ready for your first pony convention!So this is it! You've decided that you want to go to a "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" convention. Well hold up a little, my friend. Let me give you a few ins and outs of the convention circuit so you can get the most enjoyment out of it.Getting ready for your first pony convention!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First off, no convention is going to be 'perfect'. Things go wrong for both the attendees and the convention throwers. My first convention was BronyCon 2012; and anyone who was there can probably attest that the printing of badges was pretty.... well, slow. Rather than complain and moan for the two hours we waited in line, we sang and had a blast! Taking into consideration that this was the first time the staff ever threw a con this big, we all brushed it off. Why? Because things don't always go perfectly! Remember that and try to let it slide off your back if a schedule is swapped around or if you have to wait a little longer than expected in a line.
Next off, prepping for the convention. You've researched and found the one you're going to, but
FYI, Manga Studio 5.0.2 is out!Yes yes, Manga Studio 5 EX is out too, but that's mostly comic stuff. But there IS an update to standard Manga Studio 5 that is REALLY awesome. Adding a TON of features for stabilizations, cropping, workflow, appearances, vector brushes, and like… a TON of stuff. It also fixes a lot of bugs!FYI, Manga Studio 5.0.2 is out!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The complete list of new features was generously written up [here]!
MS5 doesn't update automatically, so you have to go [here] to get the update. It didn't change out any of my settings or brushes, but I'm on OSX, and I don't know how WIndows does things anymore, soooo maybe export your brushes and stuff just in case!
(Please Read) Indefinite Hiatus...http://veggie55.deviantart.com/art/Farewell-323464665 Some of you may have picked up on it....(Please Read) Indefinite Hiatus...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before anything, just allow me to tell just how much I have adored and cherished the love, kindness, support and friendship I have gained from all of you who cared to view what I'd drawn.
Doing these silly (And usually illogical/disturbing) comic-strips and images has literally been one of the highlights in my life, as cheesy and cliché as that may sound, I swear, it's absolutely true. Ever since way back when I started with my couple of watchers right up to this moment with over 19'000 watchers, breaking the 1'000'000 pageview milestone and having amassed over 10'000'000 hits, logging into this account and seeing many, many supportive remarks and friendly comments, watching the favourites rise steadfastly on each deviation, seeing others willing to try improve their own, or return, to drawing (Despite the fact that I still do not wish to be titled as a
Giveaway! 1 Year Premium Membership!!! Just fave!In this time of sharing and gifting, a time when you can really feel the warm of the human kindness even in the cold of the frozen streets and under the snow, falling like little stars, and blah blah, let's get to the point:Giveaway! 1 Year Premium Membership!!! Just fave!1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Want a full year Premium membership?
The only thing you need to do is this journal!
You have until January 4th to fave it, once that's done, we will use a random number generator to choose the winner among those who faved it.
If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask. ^v^
Want a chance to win 1000 drawing our characters? Try our contest: http://fav.me/d86al53
Want somewhere to spend all your points or want a gift for someone. We have plenty of commission types in our profile page and awesome stuff on Society6 (
Contest!In this contest you will be designing kids for ClairexIllusion and AnniexTurquoise You must draw at least 1 child for each couple. You can draw an upload them as seperate deviations but you must let me know. In the description of your entries, you must mention me so I can see it and say that it is for the contest. I will make a folder for the contest in my favorites. I will not add them into the folder until you make at least one child for each couple. That's all you have to know as far as what to do. Here is what you will be judged on:Contest!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
General Artistic Ability: how well drawn the pictures are (no bases or pony maker please :3)Design: How well you are able to mix the features of each parent as well as how "natural" they look (should be able to seem like they blend into the show)Bio/Characterization: Create a unique personality for them and write up a small description of each child
The judges will be :iconLuminoZero:, :iconsiansaar: and mys
Plush making advice I wish someone told meI shared this advice over on Diffeomorphismhttp://vengefulspirits.deviantart.com/journal/Calling-all-plush-makers-novice-and-expert-417399214 journal but I thought I would share it here too.Plush making advice I wish someone told me1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Shaving Faux fur:
For Faux fur plushie makers, You should invest in a WAHl Kennel Pro, I bought two Andis clippers, both gave out after trimming faux fur for a few min. Also Make sure to keep your Clippers oiled and cleaned after using.
I recommend trim the Faux fur first before cutting out the pattern, so if you do cut too deep you can always make a new piece to replace it before sewing your plush together. Make sure to trim with the fur pile not against it, or you will just cut all the fur off, you want to trim it not make it bald.
Keep in mind being a plush artist gets very pricey, with Faux fur some fur colors are rare and you will some
Contest InfoI am still looking for more prizes! If you would like to donate anything, Send me a note with what you will donate and to which placing!Contest Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I should probably make this clear, the contest started when I posted this journal.. I will be accepting Donations to the contest until December 5th
Please check this journal for any changes during the contest
This is a Manipulation only contest.
Must be uploaded here on DA
Two entries per person
Must be a new submission
Must follow the stock owners rules
Its possible to replace a entry with another, as long as the contest is running
Your entry must be specifically for this contest. Which means that you MUST link back to this journal in order for it to be legit.
This contest wil be judged based on imagination/creativity, execution, and technique
December 15th. Ill be busy any other