I'M BACK!Or not.
Purging this account was more exhilarating than I expected. Mainly because it reminds me of how badly I played and broke the game known as deviantART. Really though.
Let's look at the interesting fact that I've been on the front page more times than I can count on my hands and toes and I've received 3 daily deviations as well as seniority. All for the price of being a major dick who picks just the opportune moments to pretend to have a heart [which I don't, by the way. Not for a crowd of posers looking to reap the benefits of being a follower].
Admittedly, you're all not like that--in fact a good many of you are great people trying to improve yourselves as artists. But then there are those morons who do nothing but follow. Followers who enjoy sitting there and vacantly hoping someone notices you. They won't. Unless you're amazing beyond comprehension--but most of you aren't. Sorry, it's true. I have had countless people noting me and asking me to advertise for them or they'll s
Exposure, Getting Better, & Having the ChopsEXPOSURE & GETTING BETTER AT WHAT YOU DOExposure, Getting Better, & Having the Chops2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm only going off of my own personal experiences talking about these few things. (And I'm not specifically talking about ONLY dA here.) So take it with as many grains of salt as you can.
I've recently been asked questions like "How do I get people to see my work?", "Why am I not receiving commission inquiries?", "Why isn't anyone following my work?", "What can I do to get better?". Often, and I answered it before, the answer is as simple as this:
Create, as in, DRAW. PAINT. RENDER. SCULPT. You have to do develop a tolerance (or the obvious definition: LOVE) for creating if you want exposure and to get better. You have to LOVE the drawing or illustration that you HATE how it came out in the end. You have to ask yourself after every piece, what could I have done to do that differently. And you have to do this frequently.
Some folks come on the scene, post once or twice a week, and expect an audience to flock yo
Racial Activism and MeHey hey hey! Rob here with another "something-to-get-off-of-his-chest"!Racial Activism and Me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time and again, I'm approached by some of my audience asking "Rob, why don't you ever draw black people?" First off, they may have not even looked into my gallery for those people of color or what have you, because they're there, sure enough.
The long answer is:
Well... what gets me is that when they find out I'm black, they expect that I should hold some sort of allegiance to "my race" or "make a change" as a "popular" black artist who can, figuratively speaking, "put blacks on the map".
There's nothing wrong with that, of course, and there's nothing wrong with people whose main goal is doing that. It's their lives, they're free to believe in whatever they want to.
But to hold me to a certain level where people think I'm obligated to draw my race more often than others because of the "history", I don't agree with. I'm an African-American born in the 80s. I was not born during the times of t
What! Whats Avatar Day you say?Avatar Day was established back in July 2007. It's a day for all of the Avatar the last airbender fans can come together and enjoy this phenomenal show and look foreword to what comes next. And with the legend of korra season 1 over, we can now enjoy a whole new chapter of the Avatar universe.What! Whats Avatar Day you say?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Starting this Monday, July 9th, Nicktoons will be showing a special called Korra: Making of a Legend. This special, which will air every weeknight at 9pm (until July 20th), will include reruns of all 12 episodes from the first season of The Legend of Korra in a "creators' cut" format, with commentary from Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, offering "insight into the creation of the stunning imagery, mythology and storyline" of the series. And we will be uploading videos from YouTube day by day for people who do not have Nicktoons.
With San Diego Comic Con just a few days away, there is going to be a bunch of New Avatar and Korra things going on at that time. For one, The legend of Korra
G R E E N FeatureI love greenG R E E N Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Traveller by Healzo
greenalize by tjasa junij by tjasa Just a bit of light by Inside-my-ART Looking Back by Oer-Wout
drops 05 by Syrjusz somewhere in the garden XVI by JoannaRzeznikowska Green by ClefairyKid never apart by jostef In Your Arms by WojciechDziadosz ant politics by mj-magic
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All gone by huhahohi White flower IV by sa-cool Liliput M e by popoks sunbathing by Megson
happy 8 year anniversary everyoneOn February 21, 2005. Avatar: The Last Airbender aired on nickelodeon. And so it began. All of this. Happy 8 year anniversary everyone. We are so old. Tell us what you remember feeling about watching the first episode of Avatar.happy 8 year anniversary everyone1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Bought my first Porno (I am now a MAN)Warning! If you are under the age of 18 I recommend you turn away from this page right now, in fact why not take the time to check out other great artists like Hehalana, Nabari, QueenAlana, Rishumisu, TheAmazingWrabbit or go have a sandwich? We cool? Good good, now its time to get naughty! This could be the most adult themed journal entry I have ever written. This is a story about my epic journey into the deepest evil lair of the adult kingdom, this is a tale of seduction and temptation, this is a story of my first ever purchase of adult videos!Bought my first Porno (I am now a MAN)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's begin the story with a little background info, I am currently in the mysterious land of Hong Kong. I am leaving back to good old Australia Sydney at the beginning of january 2012. I consider myself a stranger in Hong Kong, I can't read or write chinese but I can speak it fluently, in fact a little bit too fluent that when I try to explain to the police that I am not from around, they don't believe me (I will write about my police incident
Story Making, Tips and Advice. (tl;dr) Part. 2This journal is dedicated to helping those who have trouble with making characters and stories that go with it. Or probably some advice to those who could be blinded by the grip of having a Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu character that isn't all that interesting as you think it is. Through out this journal I will create bullet points on how to make and interesting story/history.Story Making, Tips and Advice. (tl;dr) Part. 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Disclaimer:: What ever advice or tips that I give isn't telling you HOW this SHOULD be. There are other methods you can go about this, this isn't he only way at all, merely things I've learned from my own mistakes as well as what I've learned in my classes
So you want you character to have an original story, huh? Or you want to find a way to bring whatever concept you have in your head to life, right? Or maybe you don't have a story at all and just a character that floats in space forever doing jackshit. Stories are what MAKES the character who they are, they are what makes the character much more interesti
5 Tips for Mary Sue AvoidanceEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips for Mary Sue Avoidance4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. If the world revolves around your character, they're probably a Mary Sue. A Mary Sue is, contrary to popular belief, a state of being, not a state of appearance. A lot of people tend to try and "fix" a Mary Sue problem by having their character be ugly instead of pretty, jerkass instead of sweet, a fat, helpless blob instead of someone who can throw lightning bolts, and stupid instead of smart. (This is called an Anti-Sue, as opposed to a Purity Sue; many subspecies of Sue exist; just ask TvTropes.) But, somehow, everyone in the world manages to not comment on her ugliness, bad temper, obesity, or stupidity. In fact, they try real hard to buddy up to her, even plan their calendars
Mini Emoticons Part Three: OriginalsUNDER MAJOR CONSTRUCTION. ...will be added to within the week.Mini Emoticons Part Three: Originals4 years ago in Personal More Like This
~Of course, I'm working on this right now.
~I had it done before... then the power went out, so I have to do it all again.
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If someone steals your artReport deviationIf someone steals your art1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Carry on with your life.
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
Skipping School for VideogamesHi there Ryceballs, its story time again. So come over and sit on papa Ry's lap, this will be fun. I'm gonna be talking about how I used to skip school to go home and play videogames, I used to do this a lot. Now before I begin I just gota say.... kids DO NOT skip school, get those grades cos you'll need them in the future! My grades at school were terrible, for good reasons too.. like this whole truanting deal for one. Im REALLY lucky that I am still alive today I swear. SO DON'T FOLLOW WHAT I DID, Im bad influence ok. Got that? GOODSkipping School for Videogames1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You know, the cool kids would skip school to bring their hot girlfriend home for some hardcore snogging. While kids like me would skip school, then go home to spend time rescuing Princess Zelda. My parents were really strict though, I was only allowed to play my 64 on the weekend and only an hour per weekday, I always wondered if they were actually Ganondorf's minions. Yo the princess needs to be saved wat r u doing?! What wins is that I liv
Character Making, Tips and Advice. (tl;dr) Part. 1I'm sitting here trying to put off work eating a chicken burger and staring at my computer with no physical intent to be productive, though mentally I feel like I can finish everything in one day.Character Making, Tips and Advice. (tl;dr) Part. 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
In all reality this has all been wondering through my head for the past couple of weeks and after seeing other people take a hand at giving advice to people, maybe I can shed my own tips and words into this complicated fortune.
This journal is dedicated to helping those who have trouble with making characters and stories that go with it. Or probably some advice to those who could be blinded by the grip of having a Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu character that isn't all that interesting as you think it is. Through out this journal I will create bullet points on how to make and interesting character.
I will make a part 2 journal about making stories and give a tiny lesson on 'The Hero's Journey'.
Disclaimer:: What ever advice or tips that I give isn't telling you HOW this SHOULD be. There are other
Soundtrack for LoK -Released July 16!After years and years of waiting, we'll finally see an actual, real live Avatar soundtrack from the Track Team?Soundtrack for LoK -Released July 16!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Apparently so. The Legend of Korra: Original Music From Book One is listed on Amazon, with the release date and option to preorder.
Be still our beating fan hearts. It isn't an A:TLA soundtrack (which of course we still want) but it's a good first step.
From Bryan's tumblr:
Mike and I are excited, elated, proud, relieved, and a bunch of other emotions to *FINALLY* announce the release of a soundtrack of Jeremy Zuckerman’s score from Book 1 of The Legend of Korra. I can’t begin to summarize the 9-year struggle we have endured to get any sort of a soundtr
I can FINALLY tell you guys about DreamworksI've been waiting for 'THE CALL' before telling any information xDI can FINALLY tell you guys about Dreamworks3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basically, my family in America know Jeffrey Katzenburg very well (For those who dont know him, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Katzenberg)
and they forwarded my work to Dreamworks, who were impressed and forwarded my work to the outreach program (which basically helps people with potential to be DW animators and offers school advice and stuff like that. (info on outreach programme: http://careers.dreamworksanimation.com/outreach.php
so I didn't tell you guys much until I got the phone call from the outreach program, which was a few mins ago.
So NOW I am supposedly meeting up with the person in charge of the London side of this program to discuss further.
and it all started with that Broken trailer ^^
I have been reluctant to say all this because I hate making myself seem all...important xD Because I'm not! But there you go my lovelies. thats the Dreamworks news.
FAQI should have done this a long time ago:FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What program do you use?
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Corel Painter 11
What kind of tablet do you use?
Wacom Intuos 4
Where did you learn to draw?
I was using cheat codes from the very start - both my parents are artists + my mum was organizing weekend drawing courses in our very house. You can pretty much say I spent my whole childhood in an art school.
When I was in high school I was attending course preparing for exams into the faculty of architecture. This is the course: www.labirynt.pl
During the first and second year at the university we had some drawing/painting/sculpting lessons but they kinda sucked. Besides they were worth only 1/10th of the ECTS points you could get from pretty much any other subject so nobody gave a shit.
Will you make any tutorials?
Probably not. I don't feel competent enough.
BITCHASS SANDY!We don't get a lot of coverage on Hurricane Sandy here in Australia, like.. we do, but its not as in depth as it should be in my opinion. But I was just reading about it today after talking to TheOkkwardTurtle who unfortunately lived in areas where Sandy came by. But the brave Okky went out into the storm to help peeps in need, the poor boy even got bruises and cuts from this whole deal. I didn't realise the storm was THAT bad, with over 100 deaths now omg.BITCHASS SANDY!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This may sound weird but just a few practical survival tips from Ry, well these are just things I heard but sounds legit.. kinda. I've never actually been in a disaster situation before, well besides from that one time when I broke up with my ex (OH SNAP!) but yeah Um here goes, remember how people say when there is an earthquake you should hide under a table, apparently thats not true anymore, you should actually hide between two strong cupboard/wardrobe, so if the ceiling collapse then you got two strong structure to protect yo
It's almost -time- for spring.It's almost -time- for spring.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's time by lieveheersbeestje
Pink flavour by EliseEnchanted Magic ... by aoao2
.:: Wallpaper Present ::. by Whimsical-Dreams Time to go by Leafbreeze7
Winter Time by PrincessInTheShit The Reaper by faintsmile28
Cups by Pamba Day Twenty-six - Time by Lady-Tori Time Stands Still by Healzo Stealing Time II by rachelxbraun
Going through changes by jostef Winter by alina0 after 9am by impatienss P a n i c by popoks Time goes by by EliseEnchanted It's too late by lieveheersbeestje losing so much time by Picturs-Of-Me time shows... by addy-ack A Question Of Time by Healzo I Want You Back... by nairafee Time has come by EliseEnchanted 163 by nairafee Place Cards by popoks polka dot by michellis13 S e p t e m b e r time by GiuliaDepoliART
Artworks from when I was just a childWhat is up! I was tidying up a room the other day and came across a box of my old drawings, I really did draw a lot back then. So when looking through them I decided it might be a good idea to take photos of them and show the public. I am sure it may make you feel better about your art after seeing mine! Honestly speaking this is just around 2% of all the artworks I found and I ain't exaggerating... thats what happens when you are an only child. EnjoyArtworks from when I was just a child3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Samurai Pizza Cats was so good man!
Ninja turtles with a thousand teeth.
An anniversary gift for my parents, with irrelevant drawings.
Guess what movie this is.
I like the little sentence at the top "You said you will
tradegive a picture forto me.
My dad drew the Ultraman on the left, I drew the monster.
Mario fan art, im thinking prob Mario Land 3?
Robocop! I still dont get why my dad allowed me to watch Robocop, I watched it recently and thought it was quite violent...
Anpanman and gang bullying the e
So, my Friend just made my Entire month.A conversation between :iconballoonwolf: and I.So, my Friend just made my Entire month.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
NO YOURE A REINDEER
so a fat man in a suit rides you
in the freezing cold
you'll be named...tinsel
am i the reindeer that noone cares about
but everyone at the north pole loves you
and you have a story
where all you want to do is fly, and you cant
and an elf trains you
and soon you have to challenge a deer
do i win against the deer
and it's an amazing, emotional movie
YES SO IM BETTER THAN RUDOLPH
you're the first female reindeer on the team
and im fat
no you're no
you're a slender, normal female reindeer
do they have to drag me along cause i cant fly very well
with a jingle bell around her neck
...you learn to fly
and at the end fly finally with santa, and it's an uplifting underdog moment
oh i thought you meant
fly an airplane
i try to write an awesome christmas story
Interview with Mike & Bryan! part 2 of 2If you did not see the end of Book 2 don't read this!Interview with Mike & Bryan! part 2 of 29 months ago in Personal More Like This
The finale for “The Legend of Korra,” Book 2, “Spirits,” airs on Nickelodeon tonight at 8 p.m. (The closing episode is already online at Nick.com.) Speakeasy spoke to the creators of the animated fantasy series, Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, about the show and what’s in store for Book 3 “Change.” We ran part one of our chat yesterday.
[Spoiler Alert! You should watch the finale, online or on TV, before reading this article.]
In our interview, Konietzko said that the inspiration for the name of the coming book, “Change,” had its roots in “Eastern philosophy.” Speakeasy searched through our copy of Stephen Mitchell‘s translation of Lao-tzu‘s “Tao Te Ching” on our iPad and came across a passage that may console “Korra” fans as they begin the wait for the next batch of episodes after tonight’s finale.
If you r
My Deviantart StoryMy Deviantart Story2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Deviantart is like the mother who gave birth to me. She gave me life as an artist, she allowed me to showcase my skills and creativity and even to express my ideas. Without Deviantart, there would be no Ry-Spirit!
Deviantart also allowed me to make new friends! Some of my closest friends I made are through here on this very website. And no they are not the three people in the image above, but those guys looks fun, contact me if you are one of the three people in the picture. Thanks
Deviantart has helped me grow as an artist and as a person too! Through positive feedback and compliments from the nice community!
Deviantart is like a home to me. This is the website I visit the most, I have made the most friends here, I also follow many other talented artists here who has inspired me. DA is my home!
Another thing that I experience a lot on Dev
January 1, 2014.draw moreJanuary 1, 2014.8 months ago in Personal More Like This