A Mary Sue RantYou know what I mean. Mary Sues. They are the bane of any fanfic writer in any fandom all over the world. And what bugs me is that no one seems to know how to define one and ends up making one due to being fed misinformation about what the hell it is anyway.A Mary Sue Rant2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is NOT simply someone who has cool hair.
It is NOT simply someone who has a cool name.
It is NOT simply someone who has a cool gadget, style, appearance, etc.
It is NOT simply someone who has a few canon friends, or knows some awesome skill, or has a tragic backstory.
AND IT IS MOST CERTAINLY NOT SIMPLY A TERM FOR A CHARACTER WITH SOME TRAIT YOU DON'T LIKE.
You'd be surprised how many Mary Sues qualify as such due to having a sheer lack of inherently good qualities. This happens because of that last thing on the list, where people who are supposedly defining what a Mary Sue is instead shoehorn stuff they just don't like onto their list of Sue-ish traits. This generally results in people trying to a
[Make it cold] Now Closed.Oh it is time to get cold, real cold.[Make it cold] Now Closed.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Choose any subject and make it cold, the more bonechilling the better.
*Drawing/painting, Photography, digital, crafts, manipulation, everything goes
* Send a note with thumb or reply in this journal with a link to your submission
* Contest starts 18.10 and ends 30. November 23:59 Cet.
Entried will be judged on:
Impact, the feel of cold should be present, the more the better.
Creativity, being able to put a good spin on something ordinary is a big +
Originality, something out of the ordinary
Solid work, shooting a picture inside your freezer or drawing 1 single ice cube might not get as far as something showing effort.
taken on a late summer afternoon, and made to look conciderably colder than it was.
1st place 3 months premium membership and 1000 points.
2nd place 1 months premium membership and 500 points
3rd place 250 points
Winners will be announced the 3. of Dec
The many ways to start a digital paintingThere's really no one way that I start a digital painting. Many people have asked, so I did a short list of how I start my images. I don't think it's all of them as no one method seems to work the best for me. If I'm not getting anything with one method, I'll switch to another method and try that.The many ways to start a digital painting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can create a digital painting by starting it with a Base, apply Color, then apply Texture. You use a variety of brushes the entire time no matter if you're on the base, the color, or the texture pass.
Start with a Base:
1. Paint in grey scale. Use subtle variations in the value. Make sure you use a wide range of value say from 2 to 8. Also, vary the values during the transition. For example, if you're painting 3, add value 2, and some value 4.
1.1 Grey Scales with an Image Overlay. Slap down some gray values, overlay an image that's close to the colors you need. Use regular layers to further define the image. I find this me
How to 3d Model in Maya: Video PartsHow to 3d Model in Maya: Video PartsHow to 3d Model in Maya: Video Parts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've made a multi-part tutorial video on how to model in Maya 2012 and how I model. At the end I setup an AO render. Along the whole journey I offer advice and tips for working in Maya
and increasing productivity.
Using his graciously-provided reference
Faves + HealthSometimes I wonder why people don't like to be thanked for faves ;v; I mean, what's wrong with showing your appreciation?Faves + Health3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Though I guess some people would be annoyed if their profile was just filled with comments saying 'thanks for the fave' or 'thanks for the watch', but there's no need to be aggressive about it like I've seen some people be.
It's just someone saying thankyou. What's wrong with that?
Anyhoo, I'm gonna be a dork and say THANKS FOR THE FAVES! To everyone who's even once faved something of mine. It really helps keep me motivated, so thanks a lot!
Though recently I've been less and less happy with my art. Maybe I'm hitting an at block, or maybe my whole health situation it affecting it too. But... I'm definitely not as happy with my stuff as I used to be. Even drawing the most simple of images seem to be a struggle now.
Maybe I'm getting rusty or something, lmfao. After I graduate I might take a short break or something... to try and knock myself out of this weird mood I'
Happy Birthday contest and points raffle CLOSED CLOSEDHappy Birthday contest and points raffle CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest Deadline : July 15
Update: More prizes!
Advertise this contest and you may win 100 !
this blog = one chance
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Affiliates are also eligible for the draw.
[Star!] Art contest [Star!]
We're celebrating the first year of Furry-Tales with a contest!
Make a birthday party with your art and literature! Birthday card? Photograph of yummy cake? Birthday poetry? A text about your experience in the group? A short comic? Anything is possible.
[Bullet; Black] You have until july 15 to submit your artwork in the contest folder http://furry-tales.deviantart.c
The Sc-Avenger: June 2013The Sc-Avenger: June 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
** by stringoiu
Excuse Me by Vermontster
Scene de rue - 325 by C-Jook
amazed - color street by fabrizzialex
Trust the Freshness of the Stripes by wchild
Run by Vermontster
Blues brothers by wheeler-photographic
** by stringoiu
More at: http://thestreetsweeper.deviantart.com/favourites/
Considering a new DA accountI am officially retired of MLP entirely. It's unlikely that I'll revisit that topic anytime soon.Considering a new DA account7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Why am I retired? I attracted lots of MLP fans due to my humanizations looking similar to the style used in the show. I started out as a nobody, but then this idea came to me. After that, there was a boom in my pageviews and watchers as if it was a miracle. Sounds good so far. But then, when I got better, more and more people starts to ask for the same thing over and over again. It puts pressure on me even when I try to make a shift to some other topic. No matter how many times I say so, there's always going be new people who ask the same thing.
Why am I tired of ponies? I've mastered my human-pony art form so want to branch out to new challenges.
Consider these for example:
There's other topics I'm interested in doing such as Bioshock Infinite (Which I've never got to). Perhaps create mo
Stop Working for Free!the great silver got this message for you! this is very important. specially here in Da where all people wants you to work for free . with promises of profits in the future. what you say, Fuck them.!Stop Working for Free!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check out this animation called 'Meet Buck' by S.KWatch this hilarious cartoon called "Meet Buck" by S.T.E.A.K Kollective ...where it is a typical story of boy meets girl... then meets the girl's dad....only that boy is a deer, the girl loves carrots & is human....& her dad is an avid hunter....Check out this animation called 'Meet Buck' by S.K8 months ago in Personal More Like This
so I want to thank :iconjiamthekat: for bring this great cartoon to our attention! Thanks :iconjiamthekat:! It's fans club members like you that make this club epicly awesome!
Human & Anthro Romances don't seem to be perfect...but the best things in life are not perfect... but they are worth it....
We are going to start featuring great shorts here of Anthro & Human Romances... if anyone else knows of any good cartoons on Youtube that are themed like our club, then come on down & comment... we will love to hear it!
Just watched a new episode of Johnny TestA few words to describe the episode, "unchanged piece of shit". This episode was terrible and the quality never changes. The episode I watched is "Johnny vets Dukey(?)". It starts off when the dad puts food in the fridge and Johnny, being his fucking troll self (trololol), takes all the food and shit. I forgot about some of the shit because the show is so forgettable, thank God. The dad said that Dukey had to go to the vet, but Dukey doesn't want to. He says he doesn't like the thermometer to go in his ass (not in these words). Really? Did they really had to put that kind of joke? After that, they do some shit I forgot or some stuff I remember but isn't really necessary. While Dukey is on a jet pack flying around the city, he says that he wants to move to Mexico to live with a family that loves him more. Is Dukey a fucking dumb ass? Probably the family he has already loves him more. Some stupid ass chase with lasers commences and they do stupid shit with cheap animation and these briefJust watched a new episode of Johnny Test1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Resources For Artists: Colour Scheme ToolsColour Scheme ToolsResources For Artists: Colour Scheme Tools2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So I have been thinking of doing a few articles apart from feature articles to link some useful resources for artists and this is the first one of these. While this is a mini one, it's helped me a lot on several occassions.
Sometimes it gets confusing to decide which colours to choose. "'Should I go with a turquoise and a gold for the face? What about the room? I was going for a chic cool modern palette which is minimalistic!" Surely, a lot of us have gone through those decisive moments. Below are some colour scheme tools that would help you with your colour scheme choices. Click the titles or the links in asterisk to go to the following sites.
A big resource community for colour palettes*, user named
RIP Peter O'TooleI'm sad to report that Peter O'Toole passed away today.RIP Peter O'Toole10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Disney fans know him best as Anton Ego in Ratatouille.
Classic movie fans know him best for his academy-nominated role as Lawrence of Arabia (1962). He was a very talented actor and he will surely be missed.
Idunno Wut Ur Tryin Too SaeI luv yoo all too peeses, all yoo wochers. I just wanned to say so beefor this rant...Idunno Wut Ur Tryin Too Sae10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Speling is sooper importint. If yoo dunno how to spel or yoos punkshuashun, I dunno wut yur triin too say. I luv, yoo, so I forgiv yo. But othurs r not so nis. Othurs will stop triing to reed wut yoo rote an ignor yoo. Or wurs, insult yoo. It wil hindder yoo the wurst wen tring to get a job. Emploiers wont wayst ther tym with yoo. But bi far, the wurst part of misspeeling iz wen peeple dunt unnerstan yoo. Espeshaly wen teh bad speling is cuppled with bad gramer.
Fur alot ov yoo, its not ur folt. Iv herd that sum scools hav stoped teeching speling. That is such a crym agenst yoo, its reedikyulus. I no sum math teechers hoo wil hayt mee fur saing it, but onessly, speeling is mor impordint then most math. I bet ther r sum wurds heer yoo kant even figyur out beecuz its speeled so badlly. But seereeusly, if yu dun eevin no how too spel "ballon" I dunno, i fell lik yoo rnt old eenuff too bee onlyn. That bi
Expiration DateI love the Team Fortress 2 short movies. They're like little Pixar films......just with violence, blood, dismemberment and a general disregard for health, safety and human life.Expiration Date4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Usually they're quite brief, but the latest to surface is a whole 15 minutes. Positively feature-length!
It's making me want to revisit those TF2 "auxiliary units" I designed a couple of years back.
RIP Bob HoskinsVeteran actor Bob Hoskins has died: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27224995RIP Bob Hoskins6 months ago in Personal More Like This
The man played a whole range of characters, from Smee (Hook) to Khrushchev (Enemy at the Gates) but he'll probably be remembered (and envied by those of us with a looser grip on reality) for his role as Eddie Valiant, the LA gumshoe from Who Framed Roger Rabbit whom the badly-drawn Jessica bounced off, slunk around and serenaded.
For that, I think we'll all forgive him for Mario Bros.
'Slendermaid': now a thing.Photos taken within the Fukushima exclusion zone.'Slendermaid': now a thing.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Witnesses describe it as an oily-black creature with either very stunted legs or an actual fish-tail. It strides around on abnormally long arms.
Image drawn by a child in Souma, over 30KM north of Fukushima.
Feel free to post any evidence you may have found yourself in the comments section.
(And by that I mean: doctor your own photos to perpetuate the myth)
Contest: Most Improbable Cutie MarkUpdate: Contest is done; submissions are closed. See the winners here!Contest: Most Improbable Cutie Mark2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good news, everypony! Scootalove is hosting its first art contest. The theme is:
"Show us how Scootaloo finally gets her cutie mark. Did a Crusaders' scheme work? Did it backfire? Did Rainbow Dash help? Or did something totally wild and unexpected happen?"
SHOW HOW Scootaloo gets her cutie mark, not just WHAT cutiemark she gets.
Submit your artwork by the end of February 10th February 15th
We'll accept digital or traditional paintings/drawings, comics, vectors, and animations.
You are allowed to submit more than one entry, but remember: quality is more important than quantity.
Give away has ended (on a Hiatus break now)Dear members of CIGive away has ended (on a Hiatus break now)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
and here are the winners of the last give away for now
congratulation to the following lucky members who have w
Animation project FINALLY done!OH MY GOD I'm finally done with it! Pinch me I must be dreaming. After toiling through all nighters, I'm finally done with my animation project. It's such a relieve to be finally done I could almost cry. It's actually due tomorrow, but since I'm in such a good mood I'm showing it to you guys one day early.Animation project FINALLY done!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Xp But now I'm like so ready to knock out.
I think I need to work out the kinks in submitting it, it's too big to see anything.
Have an AWWESOME day guys!
Insidious 2 ContestInsidiousInsidious 2 Contest1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Perhaps you're walking down a dark hallway or climbing a creaky old staircase and you can't help but feel something unpleasant or dangerous happening. Your imagination starts to run wild… but what is it?
Your challenge is to depict a shadowy twist to a "normal" daily experience showing that danger is always closer than expected: an everyday ac
To clear things upIn case some of you were confused by the last journal entry, this one is to clear things up.To clear things up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't hate all adult-themed shows, I'm just not fond of the ones that are basically nothing but sketches of real and fictional characters turning homicide and suicide related stuff into something humorous.
That stuff might have worked on those "Itchy and Scratchy" sketches on "The Simpsons," but seeing it done on the shows I've mentioned earlier, it just make things more..... traumatizing and mentally ill.
For MadTV, I only like the original sketches they have/used have like "Stuart" (Fred's more funnier man-child of a cousin) and "Ms. Swan." But these days they are just milking the pop-culture spoofs like crazy (with MLP: FiM being their main ingredient).
So is it clear now?
Blood and gore is acceptable to teen and adult shows, as long as someone doesn't use it for ill-comedy or mocking the dead.
the world is my home!I'm at a bit of a crossroads.the world is my home!3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Let me give a little bit of explanation here.
I've done a fair amount of professional comic work. It's almost entirely by accident, which I realize is kind of a blessed situation, but happily, the one constant in my life as a "professional" has been a weird character I happened upon many moons ago: Gogo.
Which is awesome. I cannot lie. Gogo and the whole "Bomango" canon (such as it is) has been my sushi perfection (see: Jiro) for many these past years. I don't want to change the world; I just want to make a delicious dish. Some might see this as an obsession, some might see it as a sickness, even, others might not even care (why are you reading this, then? The world is on FIRE! Put your passions to that!) But for my part, I have come to terms with the idea that I'm a cook whose entree has attracted a few aesthetic stomachs. There are more and better artists out there with haute cuisine, but this sushi needs development.
Here is my life: I work 40-60
ART GIVEAWAY (ENDS TOMORROW!!!)You can win one of these 3 ACEO cards:ART GIVEAWAY (ENDS TOMORROW!!!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
they are laminated and have a size of 3.5 inches x 2.5 inches, i will pay the shipping to you!
1. This is a thank you gift for my watchers, so you have to watch me to participate. (but please watch me because you like my art, and not because of the give away. that's unfair, don't you think?)
2. Fave this journal (its easier for me to raffle)
3. Tell your watchers about it (a poll, journal entry...) and give me the link in a comment
This give away will go from now until 11th March i think.
The first winner can choose of these three cards, then the second winner chooses one of the remaining cards aso.