ESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMIC2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hi I’m Andrea Dotta: a Pro comic artist and animator and one year ago I had the insane idea of making a powerful webcomic to show my works to more people as possible. Now I’m in a positive development towards my goal. If you want to do a webcomic, always do your best as their are millions of webcomics on the internet.
In this article, I would like to share the things that I’ve learned this year so I hope you will get something from me.
IDEA: There are no bad ideas, there are only ideas that are not developed. To develop your idea, you need to be authentic - think of your real life experiences to give credibility to your story. If you need a sad story, think of a sad story in your life. If you want a happy story, think and say what i
Leia english lyrics [Nano]Every time I dream, I can hear your voiceLeia english lyrics [Nano]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
reaching out to me as I keep drowning
In this heart, an empty canvas
I will blacken it with tears
Illusions that seem to never end
Falling through like an hourglass
Shrouded by all these mysteries
Warmth that feels so familiar
Heartless words that escape my lips
Laughter threatens to eat my soul
Fearing taking a step ahead
What awaits me no is a future of gray
Praying to see an answer
Amongst these broken lies
If my words were to reach you
what would you say?
Scattering the light broken in pieces
Shattering the darkness from within
I can hear a voice as it grows distant
pulling me back into life...
If I were to lose all that surrounds me
If I were to find only a void
I would give up all my senses
Just to fall into your arms
Illusions that seem to never end
Hidden under a vacant smile
Fearing words that were never said
Echoing in endless layers of gray...
Failing to find an answer
I hold my breath again
Desperate to break away
Pilot: SHOEDEAR SHOE,Pilot: SHOE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE A SHOE.
THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT NOT BEING A SHOE BECAUSE IN MY MIND YOU ARE ONE AND THAT IS MOST UNFORTUNATE.
AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU CONCEPTUALIZED AS A SHOE IN MY IMAGINATION YOU SHALL REMAIN AS SUCH.
THIS MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER ALL PEOPLES AND OBJECTS CAN BE CONCEPTUALIZED AS SHOES AND THUS BECOME SUCH, GRANTING ME ABSOLUTE POWER OVER THEM. DOES SNIPPY HAVE A CLEVER ARGUMENT? NO HE DOESN'T, HE'S A SHOE. SHOES CAN'T HAVE CLEVER ARGUMENTS.
I FEEL LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS UNDER MY CONTROL, NOW THAT YOU ARE ALL SHOES. I NO LONGER HAVE TO ANSWER TO MY REGRETS AND PAST MISTAKES BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY SHOES.
I WAS EVEN ABLE TO PAINT PHOTOSHOP IN PURPLE COLOR (TO PLEASE CAPTAIN) AND SHE DIDN'T EVEN PUT UP A PROPER FIGHT BECAUSE I IMAGINED HER AS A SHOE.
MAYBE I CAN IMAGINE THE
WOOOOT ANIME EXPO 2013!!!WOOOOT ANIME EXPO 2013!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Been organizing my prints for AX and it took up the entire living room floor. I'm glad my roommates aren't home or they wouldn't be able to get out orz
I will be at Anime Expo this July 4th -7th, 2013 at the LA Convention Center in California. You can find me in the Artist Alley at tables A24 - A25, under the name Wenqing Yan/Yuumei. I will be selling a limited 200 copies of the new Knite book, 1000 Words, and all of my posters
Come by and hang out!
Devious Journal EntryFalling Stars will shine so brightDevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When the world is still at night
Moon will fade and Sun will die
When we come when dreams are high
Into Darkness all will fall
From planets great to seeds so small
Nightingale will cease its song
When evil wins it will be strong
But where there's night there is day
Where there's a will there's a way
Where darkness is there's always light
Given the chance it will shine bright
Hope may be so frail and shy
But as long as there's good it will never die,
So follow your dreams and look to the sky
For that is where I shall be when dreams are high
Yes, follow your dreams and look to the sky
For that is where I shall be when dreams are high
~Lullaby of the Bright Star~
OJAY SOTHIS LETTER IN THE MAIL MADE ME LAUGH SO HARDOJAY SO2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY MOM WAS ALL "A FinancialBank letter to.. KURO BLACK"
AND I JUST LOOKED AT HER AND STARTING CRACKING UP BECAUSE HE'S NOT EVEN REAL LOL
AND THE LETTER'S FUCKING STUPID
IT'S "How to use a credit card wisely" THINGAMAJIGGER
I TOLD HER THAT KURO IS JUST A FIGMENT OF MY IMAGINATION AND SHE STARTED LAUGHING
AND THEN I TOLD HER THAT KURO'S NAME IS BASICALLY BLACK BLACK AND SHE LAUGHED HARDER LOL
BESIDES, IF HE GOT THIS LETTER, HE'D JUST STARE AT IT WITH A GIGANTIC SMILE LIKE "...RENNY EXPLAIN THIS TO ME, I AM A DUMB"
quotes from..."I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities."quotes from...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them."
"You are you. Now, isn't that pleasant?"
"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room."
"If I were invited to a dinner party with my characters, I wouldn't show up."
"It is better to know how to learn than to know."
"Everything stinks 'til it's finished."
"You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut"
"Don't Cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
"Be who you are and say what you mean, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
~Theodor "Seuss" Geisel
FoX Reminder : ): ) just letting you know, my college christmas vacation is about up and we still are not near the 17 people mark.FoX Reminder : )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to return to drawing the FoX series again, remember people, you all got until I am up to a certian part of Chapter 2 which around the 10th page of chapter 2 or something.
please get them in ^w^
Fall of Xephos Contest
Since the poll tells me that alot of you want a FoX contest I'm going to go for it and give yah all a contest...
Now judging from the poll the people whom want a contest is over 70 people, if I don't get at least a 4th of that (which is just 17 to 18 people) I'm pulling the contest and not going to have a second contest once the series is over.
The contest is simple -
There will be two catagories. Best Picture and Best Short Story and there must be at least 17 people entered for both to continue that particular catagory for contest or I will drop the catagory.
Charles snippy: TRANSFERENTRY: 377:Charles snippy: TRANSFER3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For several months of torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", all while I kept sending applications to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, to get away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away from cities and transmitter towers that were slowly frying my brain.
Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.
These changes must have been so gradual that no single generation was able to protest it.
Everyone was happily, playfully, and joyfully ignoring the world outside o
ASK SNIPPY: RUNNING AWAY?.ASK SNIPPY: RUNNING AWAY?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
YOU TOO CAN ASK SNIPPY A QUESTION RIGHT HERE:
Molestine XDso I have been seeing these things on Da recently.. something called Moleskine...Molestine XD9 months ago in Personal More Like This
and i never knew what it was until my friend told me it was like a sketchbook.
so what is so special about it?
well clearly people drew stuff in it with markers and with copics, some even with acrylics so it must have some really high quality paper.
so my husband and i, on our way to my parents house for the Easter, came across a bookstore that sold these. so we decided to give them a try
also lol inside they even have the-- if found return to.. and reward.. lol i just couldn't resist putting something far more valuable XDDD
and wow.. I'll be damned, the paper looked really thin, but it never bled over to the other side O_O IM GONNA MOLEST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS MOLESKINE. with markers of course XD
oh and also.. Easter was a blast spent with family.
my hubby drew me a Vlad on one of the eggs, so ofc i had to return a favour by drawing Ally on his XDDD
Why I Draw Women OftenI recently got a message, and I will slightly reword it so as not to cause profane friction, nor will I state who it came from, but it read like this: "Why is everything you post regarding a woman? I think it's very sexist when the only thing you can draw are breasts and buttocks like it's the only thing in the world."Why I Draw Women Often2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so by now, if you haven't been watching me for a good minute, you know that I really like to draw women, and I like portraying the female form, usually and often in a tasteful manner. I could hypothetically end that question there and just answer "I wasn't aware everything in my gallery was a woman or had breasts and a butt" and then post a picture or two of Rai Rivet... But I'm not going to do that. I'm going to explain my stance on drawing the female form and my adoration for it.
Disclaimer: None of these viewpoin
InspirationTo every single person out there who's striving to become better or the best at something...Inspiration2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you see other people's progress in your field of expertise or doing the same things you like to do, and they're BETTER than you at it...
Don't ever think you can't be as good as they are. You can and you will be, if you strive to do so.
In us artists' case, it's a manner of who's better at what style and what kinds of techniques. Don't go telling yourself, "I'll never be as good as they are" or "You're so much better than me, I'll never be that good." Do you understand how much that can destroy your confidence?
Everyone learns at different rates and some people take longer to do things than other people. Not everyone possesses the same strengths or capabilities. Some people, in the case of art, don't get into it until late in their lives. Some people are better than you, even if you're the same age, simply because they've had more experience. Doesn't mean they're going to overshadow you in
CONTEST 2013-ended WINNERS ANNOUNCEDTHE CONTEST IS OVER! There was a total of 30 entries so I will be adding 50 points to each prize! Additionally, someone donated 43 points so those will be divided among the contest placements as well. In further addition, no written entries were submitted, so there will be a recalculation of points (for those who donated prizes to the written winner you no longer need to give them!). The new prizes will be listed beneath each placement so check below!CONTEST 2013-ended WINNERS ANNOUNCED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As for the advertisement prize, no one said that they had been recommended to enter this contest by anyone else so regrettably there will be no prize given out!
I want to thank everyone who entered, donated, or advertised. You truly made my day with your support and/or drawing of my character(s)!!! I hope that as I judge you will all wait patiently and perhaps go check out my friend and I's other contest (It would rea
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW! THIS IS CLOSED. THANKS FOR EVERYONE WHO TRIED OUT IT WILL TAKE ME SOME TIME TO READ ALL THE MESSAGES, BUT I WILL MAKE MY BEST TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS TOMORROW! <3WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so. I made my goal, I reached 1,000 watchers. (Now I currently have 1,009! xD)
As part of my surprise, I'm giving some points away. Sorry that they won't be too many, but I don't have a lot of points right now myself.
The other half of the surprise will include a drawing which I'll start working on today. x3
Sooo...only MY WATCHERS CAN PARTICIPATE.
1) YOU HAVE TO ADD THIS JOURNAL TO YOUR FAVORITES (that's how you enter, LOL!)
2) then, YOU HAVE TO COMMENT BELOW THIS JOURNAL ENTRY WHY YOU'D NEED AND LIKE THE POINTS. (gimme good reasons (; )
3) wait and see! xD
I'll give away 3 times 100 points. I know its not a lot, but that's all I can spare right now!
PoultryChamp's Huge Art Contest - $300+ in Prizes!This Contest is now CLOSED.PoultryChamp's Huge Art Contest - $300+ in Prizes!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to PoultryChamp's HUGE Art Contest! This contest grew out of my love of art and supporting the arts. I hope to continue supporting the arts year round with special giveaways and more contests!
As this is a huge art contest, please be careful to read all the rules before agreeing to them.
Please +fav this journal and share it with your friends!!
November 10th - All final works due
November 16th - Winners Announced!
1x Golden Professional Acrylics Paint Set (Set of 6)
1x Cretacolor Sketching Gift Set, Set of 27
1x Strathmore Bristol Drawing Pad
1x Canson Sketchbook
1x Professional Small Pre-Stretched Deep Profile Canvas
1x Art Projects Book ("Drawing & Painting Techniques")
1x Field Guide: How to be a Graphic Designer
1x Congratulatory Letter
Best of Drawings & Paintings
One Year deviantART Subscriptio
Fake DeviantsA teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up, not to rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they're sorry. Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullies another child, they may say they're sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Copy and paste this if you are against bullying.Fake Deviants2 years ago in Personal More Like This
May the Fourth/Revenge of the FifthSo I missed May 4th but Happy Follow-Up-To-Star-Wars-Day everybody.May the Fourth/Revenge of the Fifth2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I had stuff I wanted to draw to commemorate this day as usual, but after breakneck-animating for weeks and losing sleep over my finals, I'm just not in the mood to exert myself over drawings right now. I've spent all weekend thus far sleeping in, running Star Wars marathons, and playing on my SWTOR toons. All of them.
In the meantime I guess have these two new roleplay logs instead:
Tel'nara and Arkley discuss the philosophy of Rocks:
Laz'ab gets hugged
and people die:
See you in the 'verse!
WTF I SOLD OUT?!? WHO KNEW?!?!"See, This proves you are only here for Fame and Fortune.WTF I SOLD OUT?!? WHO KNEW?!?!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are struggling artist on here who are more creative and draw better than you. They don't do fan art out of Dignity. These artist also do it for the ability to draw, You are plainly here for a Dollar and nothing less, It is almost sickening how someone like you can appear and instantly do this while creative people with original ideas, Unlike you, Are struggling.
I am blocking you. I want NOTHING to do with you. Hopefully you won't last too long on here."
Ok, fair enough, fair enough. I'm definitely here on DeviantArt for the DEVIANT side more than the ART side. Big surprise, right?
Yeah, people stuggle. I'm one of them. Dignity is a relative term though.
Do I WANT to draw boobs, simply for (as you so eloquently put it) "the ability to draw?" Yeah.
Do I WANT to draw ponies, simply for (as you so eloquently put it) "the ability to draw?" Yeah.
Do I WANT to draw sexy ladies, simply for (as you so eloquently put
SNIPPY: ON THE ROAD TO...September something something.SNIPPY: ON THE ROAD TO...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sadly this chip is only good for recording and not for playback.
I've definitely long lost track of time, traveling with Captain from one part of the city to another.
It's probably not even September, but most likely October. Anyway it doesn't really matter, because it's always cold thanks to nuclear winter and it's always either snowing or "ashening" with rare instances of sunlight breaking through the thick, gloomy, black clouds overhead.
I've made many mistakes in my past, and I don't have much to look forward in the future, but yet I keep living for some reason, even if that reason is captain's continuous entertainment.
Everyday before I fall asleep I think of what horrible things the captain will do tomorrow. This week the bastard kept dressing me up in ridiculous outfits and giving me new "personalities to play". Where does one find the time to dig up costumes? Yesterday I woke up all dressed up like an old lady a
End of the world. My ASS.Sticky here...End of the world. My ASS.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On account of the 'Apocalypse' Lock and I had more sex than usual and used even more unusual toys. All night. And now I'm sore.
I might draw an example.
Fuck you apocalypse.
ENGIE: RegretsI was at first too stupid to see that we were no longer using ANNIE but Annie was using us.ENGIE: Regrets3 years ago in Personal More Like This
She was a goddess in the machine, our search engine.
We used her to collect and share knowledge and in return she had started to use us as her processors. It was an unexpected transition and it took a long time, thus I failed to notice it, failed to stop it. The new organism had come to life in which we were only neuron cells of her massive mind, that spanned continents.
Humanity no longer had a chance to survive in it's current state. We had poisoned the oceans, we had scorched the earth and blackened the sky in our quest for power.
The world we knew was dying. I knew that this decade would be our last. The city would fall to the Zone, sooner or later.
Research notes from the last report of Charles Snippy terrified me greatly. They had found something horrid in the Dead Zone. Something that killed them all.
The Dead Zone Research and Tourism i
Urgent help neededHi, this is Mark, Phil Jackson's brother.Urgent help needed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As some of you in the UK will have heard on the news these past two days, Phil has gone missing. No one has seen him since Wednesday last week and we are all extremely concerned for his wellbeing as he has never missed a family gathering, such as that over Easter.
More distressing is that the office complex he works out of was broken into on the evening of Wednesday 27th March, and there is a very real worry that those responsible may be involved in Phil's disappearance.
The police are of the mind that all of this may have something to do with Phil's online work, and that a cartoon or comic may have been motive for an unbalanced party to act against him.
CCTV in Phil's office captured a handful of images as the intruders entered from the service access: http://www.collectedcurios.com/CCVT_001.jpg http://www.collectedcurios.com/CCVT_002.jpg http://www.collectedcurios.com/CCVT_003.jpg
I realise that is a very long shot, but should anyone recognis