The Future of SYAC?I'm leaning on the side of axing it entirely. I know that I pretty much owe my online "fame" to the popularity of SYAC, and that despite a small core group of naysayers the vast majority of my watchers love the series... but I personally have always had problems with it. It was never meant to be more than a few strips long, and my attempts to turn it into a full blown series have been awkward and clumsy at best.The Future of SYAC?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Using myself as the main character for SYAC was a huge mistake, one which I realized early on and one which you can see me struggle with throughout the rest of the series. Even after completely retooling it to be a new story with Emily and Jade, I didn't get very far into it before complications forced me to stop. I don't really want to do anything with SYAC right now, but at the same time I understand there are a lot of fans of the series I need to consider. So here are a couple of ideas I had on what I could do with it, but feel free to jump down into the comments secti
Hidden in the forest - contest #7This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Hidden in the forest - contest #71 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When a tree falls deep in a forest, does it make any sound?
Aokigahara, Mirkwood, the Forbidden Forest, forests North of the Wall... they all contain mysteries that you'd really not like to uncover by yourself. Tell us a story - what have you found in your imagination? A labyrinth, witch's hut on hen's pud, a pond inhabitated by kelpie, a troll, or something much more terrifying and sinister?
You know what your task is. Please remember that this is GrimGloomTale, and not ThrowAnyPileOfTreesIn.
If you feel like doing a research on any of the places mentioned above, please note that Aokigahara forest is a real one and photos found can be really not safe for work.
We've got a special folder for the entries. It can be accessed here. If your submission gets accepted, I will edit
Top Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring IllustratorsI wrote this thing. If you want to repost it on your blog or journal, please credit me with: Article by illustrator Kristina Gehrmann - www. mondhase.deTop Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring Illustrators2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Selling yourself as a beginner
I found a prime example of this in a forum for artists seeking work. The thread title was „Starting-out artist looking for a chance",, and the thread told that the artist is „looking for a client for whom I may draw" and has „just graduated from art college".
We all were at this point once, but usually it takes too long to realize that „beginner" is the wrong mindset, even if you are one. Such statements sound like excuses and are guaranteed to weaken your position. Don't make excuses. Do not justify your work, and do not justify your prices. This is a tricky habit to acquire since we're not very confident by nature, but remember the image you wan
Give a Gift + Get a Gift II/CLOSEDUpdate 12/27Give a Gift + Get a Gift II/CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I want to thank everyone who has participated in my second giveaway for the month of December. I aim to make the next once much more successful with a few more perks (when I'll have the time, I'm not really sure! Money's so tight.), but I can't wait to make another person smile with what I'm able to give them. Take care everyone, and thanks again!!!
And for my fellow commissioners, keep doing a splendid job and always do your best even when it seems no one is looking. Believe in yourself!
Happy New Years to all!!!
:iconnotdamien: - a regular commissioner, has featured their previous transactions in their recent blog with a helpful incite on what makes a great commissioner, and the type of quality one can seek, even at an affordable price - all the while giving the artists she bought, a generous spotlight. More info on that
Dun been Tumblr'd.Hey everybody!Dun been Tumblr'd.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I went and done and got myself a Tumblr account. http://endling.tumblr.com/
I plan on using it as a sketch deposit box, mostly, but I'd also like to use it to address art-related questions I get in my notes a lot, one of which being 'Do you have any tutorials?', to which I typically answered 'Noooo.. I do not know how for working to make tutorials' .. and I still don't know how to go about a good solid one, so I figured instead, I'll just put snippets of art ramblings up there, and if it helps anybody out, that'll be awesome. :]
Folks who've sent notes can still send them of course, if they'd like to know something specifically. Just hit me upside the head until I stop talking about how good mozzarella and tomato on french bread with the right dres-- ACK. There I go again. But yes, feel free to ask anything you'd personally like to know about the artstuffs. I can't promise I'll know how to respond but I'll sure as hell try!
..also! Regarding folks who send not
Artwork by Gabrielle C O M M I S S I O N SArtwork by Gabrielle3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be happy to take your commission.
If you are interested in commissioning work by me,
just send me a note or email me at
(Payments made through Paypal.com)
I can draw a portrait commission of you or someone you love. Couples portraits are also available.
If you are interested, please email me at ArtworkbyGabrielle@gmail.com
with reference photos and I will give you a price quote. : )
*You will receive the original drawing.
Black and White Drawings
Starting at $300 USD
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Spam Spam Spam SpamWaaaaaay too many of those irksome advertising links have been cropping up amid the comments on my work.Spam Spam Spam Spam1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Is there nothing DA can do about them?
"I don't like spam!" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_eYSuPKP3Y&featurelayer_detailpage#t=11s
(In my mind, people posting spam are now dressed like Vikings)
A list of all the materials I use-I'm sure alot of you already know this information. If so, pleaseA list of all the materials I use-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
disregard this journal. If this entry however is useful in any way, then I am glad.
-Any cheap mechanical pencil (preferably 0.5 mm).
-Steadtler or pink pearl eraser.
-Ballpoint pen (for concepts or doodling only)
-Sakura Micron 005, 01
-Prismacolor 005, 01, 03 (I only use 03 for bolding the outsides or for larger drawings)
-Copic Liner Pens 005, 01
-Prismacolor 05, 08, brush, chisel (I only use chisel if I want it to look messy or for borders)
-Pacon sketch book/sketch diary
-The usual Sai that everyone loves.
-Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet
And of course... Music and snacks. Everyone knows that though.
ouph been gettin a lotta new watchers latelyi guess whenever i get a buncha new watchers in little time spans ill do lil self intro journals, how does that sound???? yeahouph been gettin a lotta new watchers lately10 months ago in Personal More Like This
ok hi im chuck, my pronouns are they/them/their, i live and go to school in arizona. im a full time college student, my major is animation and soon ill be picking up a minor in illustration. career-wise i want to focus on pre-production, character concept and design, storyboarding
i can be a bit flighty, im pretty introverted as well as dealing with mental health issues that i get help for so i can get better
other fun health facts about me are that im red-green colorblind and cannot quite see colors the same as most people, i also have other really great eye problems like difficulty tracking and following movement and light sensitivity so lots of visual information easily overwhelms me. my right leg is progressively going lame from an old injury and hopefully ill get to use a cane someday and be doctor house. i have a
The legends were true?!Geek culture has many myths and legends, ranging from fabled disks and cassettes containing unreleased sequels of beloved games to Easter Eggs found only within the code of early versions of certain titles.The legends were true?!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The most well known of these legends, the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant, The Excalibur of Geek mythology, is that of the lost E.T. Cartridges – arguably the worst video game in history - buried somewhere in the New Mexico desert.
Now, they’ve been hiding unwanted stuff out in the deserts of America as far back as 1923. When filming finished on Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments, they worked out it’d be cheaper to just bury the set than dismantle it. This lent the E.T. Cart legend a little credibility, but even I was skeptical of anything ever being found….
….my word, Indy! My word!
Fandoms, Criticism Vlog, and Journals On FandomsFandoms, Criticism Vlog, and Journals2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like most people, I'm a fan of a lot of things. However I don't often wade deep into fandoms themselves. For example, I like MLP:FiM, but I wouldn't call myself a hardcore Brony by any stretch of the imagination, as is evident by my continued botches of cutie mark colors (something no hardcore fan would EVER screw up).
Part of the reason I don't delve too far into fandoms is because fans can get very... emotional... about their given fandom. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can sometimes be a crutch. I like a variety of series, but I'm not gonna throw a tantrum because of an episode name, or an animation mistake, like some people do. I don't like how angry or defensive fandoms can get sometimes, and for the most part I think people need to just calm down and relax and not be so standoffish.
Fans are, for the most part, good people who are just enthusiastic about a show or series. Just try to keep that enthusiasm from dipping into the negative side of thing
Chaaaaange?“Why don’t you launch a Kickstarter campaign?”Chaaaaange?5 months ago in Personal More Like This
“Have you heard of Patreon?”
“Why doesn’t your site have a Donate button?”
Put simply, I have this (evidently archaic) opinion that; if you want to make money, you have to do the work first. I don’t like the idea of taking money off people unless they get something for it immediately, not [insert timeframe here] down the line. It feels like a scam. That’s why I produce all those cheap digital comics: to finance my larger projects (and which is why I get pissed off when I find them being distributed freely online, because it slows everything down).
Even for large projects, like video-games that only have a niche audience and which big publishers won’t ever assist: I don’t see crowd funding as a particularly good way to go about getting production capital. I prefer the early release approach, such as that Mojang took with Minecraft.
No complete product? Giv
BatmathI enjoyed the Nolanverse Batman films a lot, but I've just run the numbers:Batmath1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Bruce trained for 7 years (Alfred mentions his absence in Batman Begins) and he sulked for 8 years between Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises. Between that, and including the short time in Dark Knight Rises in which he wore the cowl, Nolanverse Bruce was only Batman for about a year, tops (Joker's line "Let's rewind a year" tells us this).
One. F**king. Year.
"Caped Crusader" the Nolanverse Batman is not.
He is "Bat Temp".
Ideals vs CharactersI am always amazed at what ends up being “controversial” in my artwork. While with some works I KNOW it’s going to be controversial (such as any time I bring up politics or religion), there are often a lot of times where I just make a gag strip and think nothing of it... only to come back the next day and see people writing up ESSAYS on why it’s the worse thing ever.Ideals vs Characters4 days ago in Personal More Like This
Granted, I have the undesirable position of having a lot of people following me who insist on inserting drama where no drama really exists. So part of that is just the fact that I’m semi-famous on the internet. And still... It just baffles me how quickly people feel the need to see the worse in everything.
Right now, the past couple of NSYAC strips featuring Emily and Jade have gotten some... interesting responses. There seems to be this strange perception that Emily MUST conform to some arbitrary standard of a righteous educational achiever simply for the fact that she’s going to colleg
death vigil out in julydeath vigil out in july2 months ago in Personal More Like This
so, this july i am starting death vigil, published by image/top cow. it will be a monthly series limited to three 8-issue arcs, so there is a definitive ending. with this i have learned some of the things about publishing independent comics, and i am planning a video with some tips after i summarize my experiences. hopefully it will prove helpful for others to get their stuff published
but apparently rule 1 is promote preorders. preorders are crucial for independent books as they define the print runs, and are crucial to the sucess of the book.. so.. as my far more experienced friends told me to do....
death vigil is preorderable ...pretty much in any place or webstore that carries US comics.
you can find an extensive preview to issue 1 and much more here
now, for some frequently asked questions
what about ravine? ron marz assured me that he will be
Rockstar do it again......regrettably.Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare was fun. Lots of fun. It was also, obviously, a total fluke, because the main Red Dead game was irritating, LA Noir felt dull and empty, GTA 4 was a chore to play and now GTA 5 is loaded with even more trademark Rockstar rage-quit-inducing pleasantries.Rockstar do it again......regrettably.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
With that track record, you'd think a person of (at least) average intelligence, like me, would have steered clear of the game.
I did not.
Lets see what I've done in San Andreas today: I've not shot any Elk because of the insta-death mountain lions, I've driven off a foot high cliff and exploded in a manner that would suggest the chassis of crappy rust bucket I was driving had been crafted from uranium, I've been knocked over in the road and then continuously mown down by other vehicles until dead, I've watched the player-character casually start walking around a vehicle to enter it despite the urgency implied by both my hammering of the control pad and the sh*tloa
Tomb RaidedCompleted Tomb Raider. It does become slightly more player-friendly as it progresses, but it's too little too late. I really do think this title is made up of EVERYTHING that is wrong with games at the moment: it rides on an old title that it really has nothing to do with, it leads you round by the nose, it relies on dull collectable items for longevity, it thinks "maturity" means everything must be caked in gore, it's wracked through with quick-time-events and it ignores that ALL of these points have been failings of a zillion other titles over the last 10 years, leaving the developers no reason other that sheer lack of talent, imagination or common sense for their inclusion!!Tomb Raided1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Where's my pen? I'm "How To Playing" this bitch.....Might even "Zorro Perforation" it......
Sequelitis - Link to the Past VS Ocarina of TimeWoo-hoo! Sequelitis finally updated! In case you’re not aware, Sequelitis is a YouTube series that critiques sequels to video games and shows both the things they do right and the things they do wrong. The series is produced by Egoraptor, whom you might recognize as Arin Hanson from the earlier Game Grumps series. Sequelitis is a great series... but it’s taken a long time to update. Case in point, this is the 4th episode. To give you some context on how long we’ve been waiting for a new episode, the 3rd episode debuted 2 years ago.Sequelitis - Link to the Past VS Ocarina of Time3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
But whatever, I understand how it can take a long time to get around to things. Arin has been pretty busy in that time (he was, after all, voted onto the Sony webshow “The Tester” for a while, and was doing Game Grumps with Jon Tron). Personally, I don’t mind how long it takes to produce a show as long as the show continues in some fashion eventually. And boy howdy! This was definitely worth the wait!
A Link to the Past VS
You're one ugly mother f**ker.Last time I was in Birmingham (England) I was surprised to see a Predator standing in the middle of New Street. It made a welcome change to the crap "living statue" guy.You're one ugly mother f**ker.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Made me smile.
And then I saw this……which didn't.
I can't articulate my sheer and utter loathing of people like that. They just make the world feel a little more bleak.
A good few people watch my DevArt page. Some of you must be from the English Midlands. Share this vid.
EDIT - Huh....looks like he's already been found: http://imgur.com/gallery/wOXiJnd
That didn't take long. Only happened yesterday! Yay for the internet.....and yay for stupid people uploading evidence of their crimes.
EDIT EDIT - Or did they get him? Most up-to-date news I've read say the police are still investigating.
EDIT EDIT EDIT - A more reliable source (the Police themselves) have announced that a man has given himself up in regards to the incident. Probably the m
Filed under 'M'....for 'Misplaced'As a kid, I always idolised those crazy characters in movies that worked in a chaotic environment, filled with papers and books. You know the ones? They were always looking for a specific item amid their hoard of stuff, and they'd tear the place apart in search of it.Filed under 'M'....for 'Misplaced'9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just realised: I've become one of those characters.....and that sh*t's not nearly as much fun as it looked on screen when I was 8.
WHERE THE F**K DID I PUT THAT FILE??!!
Yay for American Independence. No, really!An odd statement for a quasi-neo-imperialist to say, I know, but if the Colonials hadn't (justifiably) got shirty over lack of representation in Parliament, the British Empire would never have become the behemoth that it did.Yay for American Independence. No, really!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to the rebellion/revolution, the British Government changed the way it conducted itself so as to ensure such an incident would never happen again.
Had they not, a revolution similar to that seen in France, 1789, would have very likely occurred on home turf.
The French leadership maintained their "all powerful" façade, and in assisting the American colonies, spent a fortune. This further angered their already irate people, who, in seeing that it could be done, decided to have a little revolution of their own.
So, with the economy booming thanks to renewed transatlantic trade between Fair Blighty and the newly formed United States and with Britain's arch enemy France focused on tearing itself apart, there was nothing to stop the Empire's expansion.
By 1922, i
X-Botch OneAfter recent polls that said sh*tloads (an actual unit of measurement) of people were going to by a PS4 and only the mums of M$ employees were going to buy the VCR shaped Xbox One, Microsoft crapped itself and ditched its plans to charge for use of second-hand games and the requirement for the machine to be kept online, beyond an initial, one-time system set-up.X-Botch One1 year ago in Personal More Like This
M$ are, naturally, trying to pat themselves on the back for this U-Turn, and some people are actually praising them for "listening to consumers".
No. Just, no.
You don't get to pat yourself on the back for having so much money that you can buy your way out of a complete and utter cluster-f**k. You only get to do that when you use common f**king sense and get it right first time. You spend enough bloody money it! There's no excuse!
I'm still at a loss as to which console I want to invest in. It's going to be one or the other
random ass feature 13!I was about to make a Friday the 13th joke and realized it's not Friday anymore, and it wasn't the 13th anyway >random ass feature 13!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Swamp Gas.The CIA has admitted the existence of Area 51.Swamp Gas.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A newly declassified document confirms what fans of science fiction, conspiracy theorists and users of Google Maps have known for decades: there's a test site on Groom Lake, Nevada.
No mention of aliens, Roswell wreckage or fedora-wearing archaeologists, though.
I've never believed the whole "Aliens have landed!" crap. Given the absurd number of variables that needed to be in our favour just for humankind to evolve on this little gob of dirt, it's hard to imagine intelligent life existing out there at all.
Yeah, I believe there's life on other planets, but it's probably some kind of trippy-coloured moss. Moss doesn't build spaceships. It just sits on a f**king rock.
It's a little more plausible that the UFOs reported across the 20th century were just the super-secret weaponry developed during the Cold War, and that the govern