SS1 of 2015-Entries are IN! Short Story 1st quarter of 2015!!SS1 of 2015-Entries are IN!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations to our Entrants
brodskales, KT-Munson, NicolaiGrey, Lugal, CalicoNorth, modji-33 and PeaceKeeperd
The extension is over and the entries are in!! I'll be reading and compiling my reviews today (YAY) and I'm so excited to have 7 original stories to read
Look forward to seeing the reviews and winners announcement either later tonight or by tomorrow morning
All entries have to follow these rules:
1) No fewer than 1,000 word count | No more than 10,000 word count, based on the image of the quarter (writers choice of two pre-made covers each quarter).
2) The title of the cover you select needs to appear somewhere in the body of the text for your entry to count toward the contest.
3) Must mention contest its being submitted for in the deviation description.
4) All entries must be submitted to the SS Comp Entries album in the group ga
Artist Intent vs Fan CriticismsThis has been a subject I've been interested in for years, and one which I personally struggle with on a near constant basis: Artist's intent versus fan criticisms. Before we begin I just want to make this clear that this journal is NOT about "ignoring criticisms" or any sort of endorsement of such an action. I'm gonna be accused of it, of course, but I just wanted to get that out of the way right now.Artist Intent vs Fan Criticisms3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I've been observing fan interactions over the years I've noticed a severe increase in a sense of entitlement: IE: that if you love something enough you have a "right" to force the creators to change their content to suit your personal preferences. We saw this play out to the extremes this past summer with the Mass Effect 3 ending debacle, and we see it play out to a much lesser extent here on DA quite a bit.
Artists need feedback and criticisms to grow and improve their work, but at what point does it move beyond offering suggestions to help an artist improve to outright de
Dead DevArt? Wut?Okay, so I've been seeing a lot of people complain that deviantart is a dead site. But you know, I haven't noticed any drop in traffic for me? Actually, the longer I've been on, the heavier my traffic has gotten. Thanks to you guys, the response to my art and my commission income has continued to increase over time. Currently my traffic flow is pretty steady. Sure it dips and peaks from time to time depending on different factors, but I wouldn't ever call it "dead" even at the low times. And really, a picture gets a lot more traffic than what the comments show. I mean, for every 100 views a picture of mine gets, I get maybe 1 or 2 comments? Most people can't be bothered to sit and type up a comment. I myself rarely comment on other people's images, but that doesn't mean I don't look at them. I view and fave a ton of art, but I almost never leave a message.Dead DevArt? Wut?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If people are just referring to the site as being "dead" because there's so much fandom art and a lot of.. well, less t
hi.I'm really crumbling right now.hi.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Things aren't going my way and I have really had it.
I don't want to do anything, but to sit in a dark corner and have someone hugging me.
Bear with me.
Thanks for all support, it makes me a lot happier.
This is meHi. I'm Alyssa, but I go by Alann and am known around the Internet as "Stickie" short for "Stickiebun" or "Stickiebun13"This is me1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am twenty six years old
I am White
I am an American
I identify as Bi-gender
I am asexual-Bi-romantic
I have Social Anxiety and I am socially awkward
I was bullied most of my life
I had no friends at all for years
I am the black sheep of my family that gets forgotten and left behind
I'm jobless and am desperately looking for a job
I am not religious, but I am spiritual
I am opinionated and can get a little out of hand at times defending my beliefs
I self-harm during anxiety attacks
And I am skinny and underweight due to a condition i was born with.
I may be privileged in some ways, but that does not erase the hardships I do have, It does not erase the harassment I have and do go through. People may have bigger problems than me, but that doesn't mean I have no right to want to be treated with respect. I do recognize that others are discriminated against more than I m
Super Smash Bros. Contest (CLOSED)July 1st - September 7thSuper Smash Bros. Contest (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Update 9/8/14: Thank you all for your amazing entries! The results of the contest will be posted on Sunday, September 14th. Please make sure that your submission is in the contest folder of Team-Kickass.
Sounds like the perfect time for another art contest!
And since I've done plenty of Kick@$$ themed contests already, I thought I'd do something a bit more community focused~
So why not a Super Smash Bros. themed contest? We're all Nintendo fans, right? And with the 3DS version of the new Super Smash Bros. scheduled for release in October, I'm sure there's much hype!
Note: Sorry, but no written entries allowed this time since it's impossible to judge them under the same criteria as art submissions. ;(
1. Draw your nuzlocke protagonist and one or more of their team members in the Super Sma
Heck and a Half!That pretty much sums up the last few months, I have been slammed at work and then personal life has taken off in a way I never though was possible, leaving no time for anything extra. today and tomorrow will be the first time I have had to myself in three months!! I hope to catch up on some drawing and projects here! I have so many half done things laying around, I have two more strips for Kouterpole Kindergarden! Three more for Chibi Prussia Diaries, One more strip for Teen Prussia Diaries, PLUS all the Sherlock Pics and Doctor Who pics..and its been so long since I have done a proper "Spanky" picture that I feel withdrawl!! not to mention the Neinecape stuff that I have let slip, hopefully two days will be enough to get all this done! wish me luck!Heck and a Half!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
OH yes and for new watchers and for those who want to know, I do have a Tumblr account that I use to put up sneak previews and sketches that will never see the light of day on DA, you can go here check it, I also when I am in a froggy
Riveting fable, comradeA few things to update y'all on.Riveting fable, comrade4 years ago in Personal More Like This
JOB - I finally got one. I sell books now. Ideal. Thumbs up!
MASTERS DEGREE - Passed. Huzzah!
COSPLAY - Zevran is almost finished and we had a very lol-filled cosplay making weekend a little while back. I got a little giddy on wine.
Also, here is a little sneak peek at my Merlin cosplay progress.
What else? Errmmmmmm. If you didn't know I have three new baby mice. They're called Loki, Puck and Hermes. Ten points if you can see the connection in the names.
We're not official guests for Metrocon 2012, and so we shall be back next year with some awesome new panels! So far I'm going to be bringing; Young Remus Lupin and Vincent Valentine.
Now questions for you guys.
Are any of you taking part in NaNoWriMo this year?
Deep Dive on deviantART - 12 YearsHey guys,Deep Dive on deviantART - 12 Years3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
I did a deep dive interview last week with Jason Calacanis from "This Week in Startups", it's posted to youtube so I figure I'd share it with you all:
Should give you an insight in to some of the things we're up to.
Let me know what you think!
A New Year's Resolution Suggestion for y'allBut first, mine. I still haven't really nailed it down yet, but I'm thinking it's going to be something in the vein of, don't worry so much about what other people might think of my art, or in other terms, don't censor myself so much for the sake of keeping everyone happy. If I wanna draw dogs, I should just do it, and not think about how people might comment harshly or roll their eyes. And when I see someone crying, "PLEASE STOP DRAWING PONIES!", I'll try to push my guilt aside, and instead remember, deviantArt is for everyone, including myself, and I shouldn't hold myself back from having fun just because some people won't like it. Because on the other side of that coin - some people WILL.A New Year's Resolution Suggestion for y'all2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Thanks for the pep-talk, domon9884!)
And of course, this idea also extends to pairings I may hold back from drawing because I don't want my watchers to jump ship (lol) in disgust. I'm realizing now, I lose* watchers every day, I just never noticed it before, it's unavoidable, s
Double Rainboom Official Trailer + Release DateHowdy Everypony! :iconbummiesplz:Double Rainboom Official Trailer + Release Date2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After twelve months of non-stop work, and after gathering a crew of over 100 talented artists and animators, I'm proud to announce that the first-ever fan-made episode Double Rainboom will release all 25-minutes of its entirety on March 30th, 2013.
We just released our official trailer on YouTube, which you can find here ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPr7_lcAwZA&feature=youtu.be
There aren't enough words in the English language to express how grateful I am to all of you for your constant support (and patience).
Tired of the Video Game IndustryWith the PS4 on the way, the gaming industry is alive once again reminding us how dull and boring and... wrong... it is. Here's a quick summary of some of the things I'm sick to death of hearing about when it comes to video games.Tired of the Video Game Industry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Polygones = Emotion
I'm sure you've all seen the jokes, but this one stems from David Cage, who gushed over the tech demo of an old man's face for the PS4, remarking about how the only way to get "true" emotion is by bridging the uncanny valley with high resolution models, hi-def textures, and realistic shaders. "True emotion" of course can't be found in books, TV, or cartoons because none of those things can depict the exquisite details of a wrinkled face in true HD glory. I'm sorry to say this, David Cage, but if I can get an emotional response out of 16-bit pixel sprites from Chrono Trigger, or a pictureless book... your logic is faulty.
I'm really getting tired of everything wanting to connect to everything else. I know
PRIEST LIGHTNIN!Brentalfloss contacted me early this week wanting to collaborate on a video about the new Pope. Our goal was to finish most of the art by the end of the week and just add in the Pope's face later when we finally found out who he was so that we could time the video with his election. As anyone who's probably seen CGP Grey's video about "how to elect a pope" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF8I_r9XT7A , knows that it can sometimes take a very long time. So I was planning to work on this project rather leisurely in-between other projects like brentalfloss the comic.PRIEST LIGHTNIN!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then I woke up Wednesday afternoon to a txt from brent indicating that they had just elected Pope Francis.
We both immediately leapt into action. Brent worked on finishing the song and starting to edit the video, while I worked on churning out the artwork as fast as humanly possible. I literally worked for 30 hours straight without sleep trying to get the various illustrations finished in time. Every time I finished a dr
MLP on brink to top comic sales w/ 90,000 ordersMLP:FIM #1 is poised to take over comic sales with a massive number... so far, 90,100 pre-orders are in for the comic, according to sources at Bleeding Cool. That means as of this reporting, MLP is outnumbering the X-Men.MLP on brink to top comic sales w/ 90,000 orders3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Holy unexpected turnout, Batman!
Last night I saw the entire comic, ready to hit the printers... colors, lettering, lay out and everything, including all the variant covers. I'm very proud to say that we've turned out a quality product, and I think you guys have no clue what you are in store for. I'm really hoping we please everybody out there, and the more I look at the final product, the more I think we may actually hit that goal.
Here's the link to the Bleeding Cool article
A big THANK YOU to everyone that has pre-ordered the book. Comics run on sales, so this is a very big deal to those of us on the book!
Yin's Tradelocke RulesetThis is a nuzlocke rule system I came up with awhile back, but never bothered to write down. It's basically a variation of the popular dual-locke with more emphasis on collaborative play.Yin's Tradelocke Ruleset2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay! First step, find a friend who loves Pokemon and nuzlockes as much as you do.
Got one? Good! Moving on~
You and your friend will need:
A Nintendo handheld system
Compatible Pokemon games (e.g. Platinum & SoulSilver, Black 2 & White, etc.)
A method of trading (link cable, IR, wi-fi, etc.)
Standard nuzlocke rules apply:
Catch only the first pokemon on each route, cave, ocean, etc.
If a pokemon faints, it's dead.
As far as additional rules go, it doesn't matter what you use as long as you and your partner use the same ones.
Now, onto the tradelocke rules:
After every 2 badges, the trainers must pick 3 pokemon to battle each other.
Winner gets to pick one of the opponent's 3 p
HAPPY HOLIDAYS RAFFLE~MURRY CHRISTMAS AND ALL OF THE OTHER HOLIDAYS OUT THERE CELEBRATED BY YOU WONDERFUL PEOPLE ; U ;HAPPY HOLIDAYS RAFFLE~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alrighty guuuys since I've failed to be active here I owe a huge apology-- As well as the rest of that last adopt batch-- And customs still not finished-- :iconrazycryplz: Which is why I plan to finish them before the week's end! ALL OF THEM-- AAAAND--
Imma hold a point/custom raffle cause of the holiday season!
There can be 5 winners! > v
How?Tell me.How?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How do you handle all this?
It really takes away all the joy from coming to this place and sharing my drawings, thoughts, concepts and characters with you. I'm getting more and more paranoid every time. Are my ideas just stock material?
I'm a peaceful person. I hate arguing and fighting. I know how to deal with flagrant traces and art thefts by simply reporting them. Usually the pieces are deleted and stuff doesn't get personal. But I don't have the strength and willpower to start a pointless internet war over every copied concept or character design that I come across. Not to mention the style imitation. I know one can't copyright things like that, but I believe it's completely possible to see when one has drawn just a bit too much inspiration from someone else's works. If you recognize yourself from this, don't you feel at least a bit guilty for following my every footstep, or someone else's? That is not considered flattering at all.
Please, for your own sake, find your own
finals. or someone please kill me....anyone?finals. or someone please kill me.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This week is evil.
Absolute pure evil. My entire brain goes crazy with my philosophy exam, which is on Friday, and which has 100 questions... I read a phrase and I can barely understand what it is about because it's on Ukrainian instead of Russian, not to mention to actually LEARN this absolutely unnecessary for me crap.
I mean, yeah, probably generally I do have to know a few aspects, but not Indian religion in smallest details... And I get oh so pissed because of this, and it annoys me even more.
and even more, knowing I won't pass it and I will loose money I get for studying.
Friday is coming, which means weekends are coming too, but it doesn't even cheer me up, gah D:
I know one thing, that I know nothing- well, hello, this is me
yeah, yeah, yeah, pretty much complaining about the unfairness of life, haha, don't mind me.
Also, whoever has not seen Avatar: The last Airbender and The legend of Korra, GO AND WATCH THESE ABSOLUTELY WORLD'S BEST TV SHOWS T
It's been a whileBearIt's been a while3 years ago in Personal More Like This
[ ]-you're the guy/gal nobody wants to mess with
[x]-you're quite lazy, and don't like the cold
[ ]-you're the biggest in your group of friends
[x]-you are easy to get angry, especially when protecting those that are close
-you are a big eater, and will eat more than everyone else at the table
[x]-you frighten others easily, but get frightened easily yourself
[ ]-you let your muscles do the talking
[ ]-you like to eat berries and fish
[x]-you can sleep for days on end
[ ]-you're the "warrior" of the group
Total Points = 4
[x]-you look out for those that are close to you, and are fiercely loyal
[x]-you prefer to stay in small groups of friends
-you are protective of what you have, and can sometimes be greedy
[x]-you are tough, and can handle smaller injuries
[ ]-most people adore you
[x]-you like to run in wide open spaces
[ ]-your favorite game is tag
[ ]-you snarl over things that annoy you
[x]-you enjoy to play fight
-you're the "knight" of the group
Double Rainboom is out!Howdy Everypony! :iconbummiesplz:Double Rainboom is out!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I won't take up any more of your time - it has been a year, after all, since I began this little project of mine.
Have some Double Rainboom! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26BQ0HNtDmI
Feel free to leave your reviews/critiques of the episode in the comments below!
also.. we may actually have a name for this thingthanx to ~aecardenasalso.. we may actually have a name for this thing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
he suggested sunstone.. a sensible, logical name without any bondage puns to it but relevant to the story
so, my sincere thanx ...now to make a damn logo XD
GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!ROMANTICALLY APOCALYPTIC production is moving to a new warehouse/studio/office next week.GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this sexy warehouse I will be making the comic, filming experimental youtube shorts for RA TV Live action and conducting general madness!
IF YOU LIVE IN TORONTO AREA and would like to be our INTERN / MINION / ACTOR, send me a note!
Due to requests for MOAR video stream tutorials I will be documenting the process of making RA from start to finish in the new warehouse.
Also, I will be teaching on how to become a freelance illustrator, how to work as photographer, and how to become a successful full-time webcomic artist.
Plus there will be lots of various Digital Painting and Photography workshops.
WHAT SHOULD THIS DOCUMENTARY BE CALLED? submit name ideas below!
Next RA LIVESTREAM is now online:
Feel free to register and join on the funtimes.
Awesome Storytelling in WebcomicsMy art instruction website, Taught By A Pro, has a new lesson up by the talented Dan Thompson, creator fo the Rip Haywire comic strip, among others. His first lesson (more coming!) is called, "Awesome Storytelling in Webcomics". Check it out: http://taughtbyapro.com/course/awesome-storytelling-webcomics-dan-thompson/Awesome Storytelling in Webcomics1 year ago in Personal More Like This
More great PRO instructors and lessons are coming to Taught By A Pro soon!
Art Theft (Resolved) :/ HelloArt Theft (Resolved) :/2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: Looks like they got enough artists commenting and asking them to take down the images that they are responding promptly and removing the stolen artwork
So a kind person sent me a link where they are selling... somethings to do with art from Deviantart. One of my pieces is among them.
Upon looking at this Site, they are using many DA artists work without permission.
At first, I couldn't figure out what they are selling. Could be prints, or as people has suggested, perhaps custom adoptables based on artwork they have found on Deviantart.
Even if it is not selling prints, and just customs adopts, they are using this artwork to advertise their product, whatever it may be. With no credit, compensation, or anything to the artists.
while I figure that out- just wanted to put that out there. I don't mind if people share my stuff, reblog, use it for RP- whatever. But on this Site they're profiting from stolen art and have direct P