Be in the 10,000 watchers celebration feature!Hi!Be in the 10,000 watchers celebration feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We just went over 10,000 watchers. Thank you all for supporting this group! As a thank you, I'd like to feature you. I've picked some of the most recent submissions as a start.
If you want to be in this feature, post the thumbcode of one artwork as a comment to this.
Also, please fave this journal so that more people can see your art!
Please take a look at the featured artworks! Have a nice day
For more exposure for your art, check out dAhub!
w.i.p tiger by Pitaten2 Oh starry angel by MuskCat Amrita by Lili-Tea Feel my emotions by Meellz Michael Jackson portrait digital by 79ChristinaS :thumb326035936: Summer Longing by Miguel-Santos Zoe Castillo by Stroke1986 - forever - by Owlivia Femina Noctis by Dys-Crux castle in sky by gadddd Like Another World by divafica Sunset by DaisyDinkle :thumb313849307: Arya by SarahHachuPitchu Comm - NathanialRoyale by Down-The-Stairs Baby Max by omercan1993 Raspberry Ripple by Aquata92 Caliber - Jonathan Ref by AlchemistMayCry Tiger Portrait by priwax :thumb3
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
How to become a better colorist?Hey guys and girls. Today something especially for you. Some useful tips from coloring artist.How to become a better colorist?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you asked me about tutorial. I really wanted to write one but they are so time consuming.
So let's start.
1. Make good flats at the start. Use polygonal lasso tool in Photoshop and then Paint bucket tool, it's the most accurate method. Filling areas with brushes is wrong, believe me. You will swear to gods and scream out loud trying to later fill all these tiny holes you didn't notice white painting flats with brush.
Of course don't stick to this advice too much. If you have a bunch of tiny elements it's obvious that it's better to color them with hard brush than to use lasso, especially the polygonal one
My way of doing flats is to make every particular color/character on a separate layer. For example, having two girls, sky and clouds in the picture, I make 3 groups: background, girl1, girl2. Then in each group I make layers for: sky, clouds, skin, hair, shirt, jeans... etc. May look
Keep Calm and Carry OnTony DiTerlizzi once told me that to become successful you just need to keep working. Even if it seems like nothing is coming from your hard work, you just need to keep doing it anyway. If you're persistent and keep at it long enough, eventually people will notice you and you will get somewhere. It's advice that resonated with me quite powerfully, and since college I've always taken the attitude of just doing what I love, with the faith that it will eventually pay off. I've had my ups and downs over the years, but in many respects his advice has been true. The following are examples of things I am grateful for, that would never have happened had I ever given up. This is not a complete list, or in any specific order. It's just a few highlights of special things that have happened to me that I will always remember fondly.Keep Calm and Carry On2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tunnel Runner was a game for the Atari 2600. It had the unfortunate timing to come out right around the big video game crash of 1983, so sales of t
Monoprice 12 x 9 Graphic Tablet ReviewWelcome to my review ofMonoprice 12 x 9 Graphic Tablet Review3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Monoprice 12 x 9 Graphic Tablet
NOTE: LOTS O' IMAGES!
and lots o' text too!
Problems with your Monoprice Tablet? Read my FAQ!
Check out some alternatives to Cintiqs!
I ordered directly from Monoprice's website, and received my item in 4 days using UPS ground. They accept Paypal and Google Checkout, so no credit card required!
12x9 Tablet: $87.00
Extra Pen: $9.60
Wacom Bamboo Connect (Small Size) $65.00+
Wacom Bamboo Create (Med Size) $170.00+
Wacom Intuos5 Touch (Medium) $330.00+
The Box: It's Square!
They packed the box well and I like that they used easy-to-recycle paper instead of that stupid peanut stuff... Danny approves.
Yeeeep. There's t
Station X reactivated....kinda....http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-24648247Station X reactivated....kinda....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
OK, not really. They're turning part of the old facility into a cyberspace security and learning centre, to inspire the next generation of codebreakers.
Station X, AKA Bletchley Park, was the secret installation which housed the codebreaking unit who cracked Enigma in WW2, and was where the world's first programmable computer was built.
The site fell into disrepair after the war. With the Soviets a very real threat after 1945, Churchill ensured that Station X and its activities were kept under wraps, just in case a new war began in which they would be needed.
It wasn't until the 1970s that the public learned of Bletchley Park's wartime activities.
They're finally turning the place into a museum.
random ass feature 22!Hey all!random ass feature 22!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been somewhat busy lately, but of course since I work literally every day, I'll always be here!
And I thought it was high time for another random ass feature . . . because I randomly just got a lot of new Watchers. Here's your welcome gift guys!
The End of Path by Bathoriya Frodo by Sarahharas07
Stranded by JaiMcFerran :thumb363938807: Away from me by sara-hel
11 by Meizhenxu World In Our Hands by TobbiH
Vectus by Maxdamagetorture The Real World by Azdup Stones and Bones by D3vilusion
La musica del silencio by ElenaDudina Applibot- Legend of the Cryptids - Tethra by Miles-Johnston
Falling in Love Again by cemac Abandonment by BurakUlker Memento-Mori-by-cemac by cemac
Apognosis by kleanthis :thumb363728527:
so lucky by fooyth made out of stone by Lhianne :thumb33441102
death vigil coming this july :)aaand finally the official image comics july solicits are out and alongside many great comics... my li'l pile of undead necromantic fun!death vigil coming this july :)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
so if you wanted to get it, there it is, coming out in july, and i will keep you updated and well teased with upcoming issues material as by the time issue 1 hits...i'll be finishing issue 4 XD
and for those anxious about ravine issue 2 ron is wrapping ut his rewrite of it all finally and i am hoping that in a few days my next journall will be... F&/KYEAH WE SENT IT TO THE DAMN PRINT!
so stay tuned for that XD
Tutorial and Process Video UP !Tutorial here =Tutorial and Process Video UP !7 months ago in Personal More Like This
World Manga Academy is a new site to share and request tutorials.
Check them out !
To those who are interested to see how I paint stuffs, good news !
I have uploaded some videos to youtube, check it out !
The one and only good thing about hot weather.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR-7wxDqDdcThe one and only good thing about hot weather.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If anyone needs me, I shall be in my paddling pool with an ice lolly, waiting for the interminably hot weather currently plaguing my little island to pass.
(It's impossible to work on a Cintiq when you keep sweating on it)
Get your ass to Mars.Want a free ticket to Mars? Dutch company, Mars One, is accepting aplications from any and all would-be adventurers that are willing to be hurled at the red planet.Get your ass to Mars.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The catch? The ticket is one-way. Their goal is to establish a settlement, not a resort.
So, if you're bat-sh*t mental and want to take part in "Operation Space-Grave", contact Mars One. I and all the other sane people will wave you off and divvy up the Terran luxuries you'll no longer be using.
Sinister advertisingI actually trained in advertising prior to thinking "this is a terrible career choice" and going into the games industry, so I can almost always spot when I (or someone I know) is being played by marketing.Sinister advertising2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A relative got a message through the door over Christmas. It was an envelope containing what looked like a page torn out of a magazine. The recipient's name was hand-written on the page as part of a note, singing the praises of the product, how they had tried it, etc. The whole thing was a fake, a very, very clever one, perhaps obvious to the more media-savvy out there, but it caused said relative a bit of head-scratching.
A less obvious ad which has come to my attention is a viral video. It's a montage of CCTV footage that captures a number of people being nice to one another. Hugs, kisses, people helping one another. It'd be a great feel-good clip if it weren't for the fact it's a viral for Coke that plays on your emotions in an effort to peddle their sugar-laced-discharge: http:/
And the world sighs with relief.*whew*!And the world sighs with relief.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Battleship (the movie)I didn't get to see Battleship in theaters, but I heard all the aftermath of it. The endless memes making fun of the fact they shoehorned in Aliens, the criticism that the aliens were just weird looking humans, the fact that it's based on a board game... I heard all of that before I saw the movie, and I anticipated that I was gonna hate it.Battleship (the movie)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But you know what? It's actually a lot of fun. The action is intense, the special effects are top notch, the acting isn't too corny or eye-rolling, and it pretty much delivers on everything that you'd expect a board game inspired movie would feature.
What I liked most was how the special effects were actually on display. It wasn't like Transformers where you can never tell what the eff is going on. While there are some odd camera zooms during the action, the action itself is always framed in such a way that you can tell what's going on at all times. I like action movies like that. I hate action movies that utilize shaky cams and rapid cutting to giv
MAKE YOUR OWN FREE FOODLIE! (UPDATED!!)UPDATE: YOU ARE NOW ALLOWED TO MAKE MORE THAN ONE FOODLIE!MAKE YOUR OWN FREE FOODLIE! (UPDATED!!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*Same rules apply and I still need to approve them before they're officially yours.*
So for a limited-time only, you can make your own Foodlies!
This started here on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/dsTijCGbeu/
I would like for it to stay in Instagram, but knowing that most people probably don't have one...
you can put your Foodlie under the same tag/keyword here on dA, "myfoodliepls" (no spaces) and I'll take a look at it!
If it doesn't break any rules, I'll approve of it and it's all yours!
Also, once it's yours, don't forget to put it under the "Foodlie" tag!
*Please read the Foodlie Info sheet before making a Foodlie!*
- NO 2ND EVOLUTION FOODLIES! Just normal Foodlies for this please.
- ONE FOODLIE ONLY! (unless if you can make another one that'll knock my socks off!)
Beware The BatmanI caught the first episode of Beware the Batman.Beware The Batman1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What a pile of rancid, charm-free, cheap-looking, poorly written, spineless, generic pap.
To start with, I hate the character design. There's nothing memorable about anyone you see on screen, with the exception of Batman's strange cranial deformation. It looks like someone's been hitting him over the head with a mallet, which is entirely possible given that Alfred has turned into Cato, from The Pink Panther: randomly attacking his employer to keep him on his toes.
And then we have the villains. Batman has, arguably, the best Rogues Gallery in fiction. It's that which makes his stories so interesting, not the brooding. You'd think with the opening episode, they'd want to start strong, or at least hint at some major threat, lurking in the shadows.
Instead, they give us a man dressed as a pig and a frog-man that burps.
And what's with the f**king laser guns?! If any one franchise is ideal for carrying an anti-gun
DRM, Spammers, SYAC is BackXbox720's potential DRM?DRM, Spammers, SYAC is Back2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Microsoft's lead creative director Adam Orth got angry over the backlash always online DRM has gotten lately (thanks in no small part to Sim City and Diablo III), and decided to take his frustrations to twitter. Orth made a plethora of sarcastic remarks, insulting people's place of residence, and mocking anyone not rich enough to always have an internet connection. By doing so, not only did he make himself look like an ass, he may have inadvertently revealed that the upcoming XBOX 720 may include always online DRM. Nice...
Since he's made his twitter account personal, you'll have to visit this http://www.screwattack.com/news/microsoft-lead-creative-director-uses-twitter-defend-rumored-always-xbox-720 to see a sampling of the remarks he made.
Speaking of "unprofessional," what's with the influx of spammers lately?
I know that DA has had long running problems with it, but I just got like 8 spams in a row on just one of my deviations.
Aonuma Trolling , Ubisoft Lying, Skyrim ComicsAonuma TrollingAonuma Trolling , Ubisoft Lying, Skyrim Comics7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I should’ve updated my last journal right away when I found out that Aonuma was just trolling with the whole “was that really Link or not?” comment... On one side I’ve been getting inundated with people pointing out how “wrong” I was in the journal (despite the journal clearly coming out BEFORE he clarified his statement), and on the other side maintaining the concept that maybe it wasn’t Link has kept some fans a little TOO hopeful for the idea of a female Link or even that maybe it was him and Zelda’s daughter.
Sorry guys, but that actually WAS Link. I’m pretty disappointed in that, honestly, but I gotta try to be positive and not let this one set back discourage me. On the bright side so many people were “trending” about how much they’d love to see a female Link, that I think Nintendo finally took notice and realized it’s not just a deviant fan fantasy.
First 2013 feature!Hi guys! Some of you answered my poll with your favorite deviations, and how about that, I'm putting them up here! Along with other images from their galleries, nice and mixed in. And maybe random stuff too, I never know until I'm finished. Anyway, enjoy!First 2013 feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As Peaceful as the Grave by PhoenixalThor Tranquil by PhoenixalThor Quiet Reflection by PhoenixalThor
Haven by PhoenixalThor
Dreaming Of You by PhoenixalThor La Fleur Noir by PhoenixalThor The Gift by PhoenixalThor
Lady of the Forest by MariaBeloArt Color Blind by MariaBeloArt
The Vampire by MariaBeloArt Sylvannas by MariaBeloArt
Praying for Peace by MariaBeloArtAutumn Glow by MariaBeloArt
Gone Away by Mscheveous I Wait by Mscheveous Lost In Sorrow by Mscheveous
These Dreams by Mscheveous Snow Angel by Mscheveous
SYAC updatingSYACSYAC updating2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been working on retooling SYAC recently. I've also been experimenting with Illustrator too. I'm still learning and there's a lot to work on, but I think I'm getting close to reaching the point when I can relaunch SYAC again.
There are three basic rules I'm gonna try to follow with this new series.
1. Keep it cartoony.
2. No strawman arguments.
3. Focus on the characters and their interaction with each other.
Since the newer style requires more work, there will be fewer comics a week, so I don't know if I'll have a regular schedule yet. Also, please be patient with the first batch of comics. With all this experimentation and style reworking, it's likely the first batch will be a little "off" until I can work out a rhythm.
The new SYAC will focus on a group of people as they enter an Art College. Some characters will be returning (like Persistent Pam and Curmudgeonly Carl) but others (like myself) will be ditched entirely. The comic will be less about giving art advice a
You Should Be Reading Kamala Khan (aka: Ms Marvel)If you haven’t heard yet, Marvel is branching out quite a bit lately and introducing a bunch of new characters to their roster. One of whom is a Muslim teenage girl who takes up the mantle of Ms Marvel.You Should Be Reading Kamala Khan (aka: Ms Marvel)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Necessary Background Info
If you’re like me and don’t follow 100% what’s going on in DC or Marvel comics right now, some of the events in the story come across unexplained. So here’s a quick little explanation for the main reason of how Kamala gains her powers.
During the end of the “Infinity” storyline, a Terrigen Bomb was detonated in Earth's atmosphere during the Inhumans' fight with Thanos, releasing Terrigen Mist upon the planet. This caused anyone who was a descendant of an “Inhuman” to develop powers of their own.
In Ms Marvel #1 (part of the All-New Marvel NOW! Point One series), we follow the exploits of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teenager born and raised in New Jersey
um..so..welcome XDas i'm guessing quite a few unsuspecting readers might be arriving....um..so..welcome XD1 year ago in Personal More Like This
basically, comic you will find in my gallery is i guess an erotic romantic comedy... or a close approximtion of such.
chapters are placed in chapter folders
there you can read them in order, or if you prefer a pdf, there is pdfs folder too
hope you enjoy the comic, i understand if you don't. this is not everyone's cup of tea...but then again...what is XD
also for you curious about my drawign techniques, i post my videos here. some tutorials are up already
and quite a few more coming soon
Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?Let it never be said that Sak doesn't deliver!Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last Sunday I had a Skype meeting with Brendan Julian and Richard Johnston - the voices of Louis and James respectively from my upcoming animation - to discuss the finer points of Honour Amongst Thieves. As promised, I managed to record it and so without further ado, I present to you:
Honour Amongst Thieves
I was delighted to see the two of them got along so well, because their character interaction promises to be great this way. Unfortunately, Santiago's VA was unable to make it due to timezones, but perhaps sometime in future we'll be able to repeat this again plus one Spaniard!
Buy a pitchfork, get a flaming torch free!I don't usually point out jerks like this, but this particular offender is posting a wide range of other people's stuff, including mine.Buy a pitchfork, get a flaming torch free!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you spot someone else's art in amongst his gallery, let them know.