GG is TIRED of Samus Complaints: A ResponseGaijin Goombah is TIRED of Samus Complaints: A ResponseGG is TIRED of Samus Complaints: A Response1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Someone linked me this video after seeing my Fashion Savvy Samus comic, and it quickly became apparent that a LOT of people defending Samus’s god-awful rocket boots were using THIS as their basis for argument. So, since this is the internet, I’m gonna respond to this video interjecting whenever I hear something I agree or disagree with.
1. I agree that we should separate Other M Samus from the rest of cannon based on the fact that it was conceived over a retcon of the character.
2. I agree that a lot of the hatred for Other M Samus came from her BADLY localized English translation and voice acting. I’ve stated many times that if the game had been left in Japanese with English subtitles, I sincerely doubt as many people would’ve had a problem with her “monologuing” than they do with the English version.
3. I do not agree that you should be “offended” that mal
Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.I know there are a lot of foreign art/animation fans here on DA, fans of works and artists from Europe and Japan. Dai Sato, the legendary writer for classic, foreign TV shows such as COWBOY BEBOP, GHOST IN THE SHELL and WOLF'S RAIN explains the process of creating an animated series in japan. Take notes for you students/fans out there and enjoy!Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Transrealism: The New Science Fiction?Transrealism: The New Science Fiction? 3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Transrealism THE NEW SCIENCE FICTION?
Transrealism was coined by writer, critic and mathematician Rudy Packer in his 1983 essay, “A Transrealist Manifesto,” as a description of a specific sort of science fiction that was emerging at that time.
This was the introduction of sci-fi elements into fic
Self-Harm Awareness 2013 Crafty EditionToday, March 1st is Self-Harm Awareness Day, but I think it deserves more than a day. I won't say much about it because other people have already published wonderful articles about it, I recommend that you read Nichrysalis's Fears vs Dreams and BeccaJS' Recovery, both contain a lot of wonderful information and share touching experiences.Self-Harm Awareness 2013 Crafty Edition2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What I can tell you is this: self-harm is a problem that is often not recognized. It takes many forms, forms that are not recognized even by the person committing it. Self-harm is always a problem, even if you think you have it under control or that it's not serious, it is. If you are currently committing any form of self-harm, or if you suspect anyone else is, reach out for help. Both articles contain links and resources to guide you, and I'm here to talk :iconheartorangeplz:.
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Thoughts on inking...Another post sort of dealing with the misconceptions of my job as a comic inker.Thoughts on inking...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are a lot of overlapping issues at play honestly: being associated with one penciler or style if you work with them for a long time, being compared directly to other inkers when working over a specific penciler or house style, and of course the accusations of just following the work of a penciler.
If you've never picked them up, I recommend buying the Art of Comic Book Inking 1+2 by Gary Martin published by Dark Horse some years back. He takes pencils done by various artist (Steve Rude in the first book and Brent Anderson, Terry Dodson, Randy Green and Adam Warren in the second) and has many different inkers do their work over it. From this you can see the different ways of thinking each person uses to work on a page.
Inking, like penciling is a very individual process in that no 2 people do it exactly alike. One of the differences however is that pencilers seldom have to change their style to suit s
Queen of Darkness Contest !!Closed!!I will accept the last of the submissions now, and will start working on picking out the winnersQueen of Darkness Contest !!Closed!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
�The Queens Of Darkness
Delicate yet deadly, simple yet sophisticated, she is the master of trickery and deception. Far from being just a pretty face, the white queen is known for her intelligence and her love of illusions, be careful or you may just find yourself in a very unfortunate situation. She is always paying careful attention to everything around her, very little happens in her kingdom without her finding out about it. You may be thinking "how is it that no one has stood up to her?" and to that there is only one answer, how many white queens can you stand up too?
Graceful, beautiful and completely insane, her love for machines and her complete disregard for human li
When inspiration is far to be found...We all get these anoying times when we really want to make something cool, get inspired and work that magic. We see everyone around us (online) do it, but how come we are not?When inspiration is far to be found...7 months ago in Personal More Like This
So we look for ways to get inspired, we ask around, find these usual answers: go watch a film, listen to music.. take a walk...
But even when we do that, we still end up stuck most of the time.
Part of the solution is knowing WHY we get stuck and this is my theory.
ADT - Attention Deficit Trait.
'Experiencing an inner frenzy of distractability, impatience, difficulty in setting priorities, staying focused and managing time. Those are our biggest enemies as they all end up cluttering your head and keeping you from spending quality focused time on a singular topic.
Everything we do now a days is based around multitasking and it is giving us a constant overdose of information. Let me elaborate.
How many of you travel daily by public transport and don't look away
A Vulgar Motive(reposted from my blog)A Vulgar Motive2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Saw someone posting about how they've lost their motivation to draw.
The best motivation to draw is because you love drawing, but, as we age, outside opinions and internal anxieties start to present themselves. You may start worrying you don't draw as well as those people. Thinking 'I don't know if I can make a living drawing' or 'I have to get better.' These things can really mess any artist up, especially when your young and not getting the satisfaction from drawing you used to.
There's a reason for this and it's pretty simple; you used to feel better about drawing when you were a child because drawing was its own reward. As you drew more you probably got positive feedback from family and friends and that became important, reducing the importance of the inherent reward of drawing. You became 'that kid who could draw real good'. I was a part of your identity when you were starting to form who you thought you would be.
Tea and Cigarettes - results are in!Tea and Cigarettes - results are in!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Iisjah x Blady
Please go to this journal to see the results!
It was a tough contets to judge with so many awesome entries
The theme is Iisjah and Blady - it's up to you whether you go for a romantic dinner or a crazy adventure, as long as it features the two of them together.
Despite the subject, tea and cigarettes are not obligatory, but always welcome.
CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED!
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL ENTRIES!
WE WILL BE JUDGING THE PIECES IN THE UPCOMING DAYS - AND LET ME TELL YOU YOU DIDN'T MAKE OUR WORK EASY XD
10th of June 2013
10th of July 2013
one person can submit as many works as they want, but t
I LOVE YA! | Giveaway! *WINS*+FeatureI like to think Valentine's Day is for everyone. Be you single or with a partner, Love is an integral part of humanity. Let Valentine's Day be a reminder to love.. you. You can not truly love another until you have first loved yourself. Buy yourself a flower or some chocolates (regardless of someone else will or not). You are beautiful. You are unique!I LOVE YA! | Giveaway! *WINS*+Feature2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I love ya, you beautiful community you!
The following deviants have been randomly selected to receive 100 each:
karo666 Susanne123 TildsArt
Also, Annanonyma will receive 50 for the following comment:
It was really difficult to decide on one deviations. There are so many tremendously beautiful, touching, enchanting and fascinating artworks on here ... if you know how to look for them . The ones I love the most aren't necessarily the ones tha
my art reminds everyone of everything ever createdWell.my art reminds everyone of everything ever created2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had this sitting on my mind for quite some time now, just. Wanted to wait for an appropriate time to post this.
I'm not going to single anyone out and I'm not going to outright condemn anyone for anything. I would rather just state a few things regarding comments consisting of very little more than "This reminds me of..."
I know the majority of these comments aren't meant to be offensive or even insulting; they're just benign observations based on a very human trait to want to combine things of a similar nature together. We're reminded of things we've seen before on a regular basis and it's part of the same reason why we tend to find human faces in inanimate objects and obscure shapes; it's completely natural and we all do it to a certain extent.
That being said however, imagine spending countless hours working on a piece and pouring your blood, sweat, and tears into it. It's your brainchild; your baby and a piece of yourself and your imagination that you're esse
New Premium Feature: Multi- and Scheduled SubmitBeing a Premium Member just got sweeter! Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit, two often-requested features that will make submitting to deviantART even easier, have just been launched to Premium Members!New Premium Feature: Multi- and Scheduled Submit2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Multi-submit is a tabbed interface built into the Submit page which allows you to upload and submit multiple deviations at once.
There are several ways to upload multiple files:
Drag and drop several files onto the Submit page at once. Select several files from your Sta.sh by opening the "Select file from Sta.sh" modal and dragging to select, or by using control+click (command+click, for Mac users) to highlight several files at once.
Submit an entire stack from your Sta.sh by hovering over a st
Are you caught in 'The Technique Trap?'Hello family! Chris Oatley wrote a very interesting post about what he's terming "The Technique Trap" over on his blog. He writes: "Unfortunately, technique is often the only thing young artists ever think about." I believe that this is true for two reasons: 1) I was caught up in this as a young artist trying to break into the comic book industry. Back in the day, I could only afford to attend the Chicago Comic Convention, and I would spend months working on my portfolio. I would finish it mere minutes before the con, and then walk in, past the 'original art' tables, and immediately cry at how horrible my portfolio is in comparison to the professional comic pages in front of me. I wanted to draw just like those guys! But as time passed, I realized that it was folly, and that I needed to learn how to tell a visual story, rather than just 'copy' what someone else was doing. And secondly, I get more questions about technique than anything else! And I have to be honest, it's easier to answAre you caught in 'The Technique Trap?'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Site Update: Improving More Like ThisIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Improving More Like This2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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In October, More Like This was launched to all Premium Members, with an additional limited preview open to all deviantART members. If you've used More Like This, you may have noticed that sometimes you might stumble upon results that aren't as accurate as other results. Today, we're giving the community the ability to improve those More Like This results!
While using More Like This, if you run into results that aren't as
Site Update: More Like This, Enhanced BrowsingIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: More Like This, Enhanced Browsing3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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DeviantART is proud to announce More Like This - a new way to explore deviantART. When you find a piece of artwork that you love, More Like This surfaces related artwork, artists, and Collections. With More Like This and our other new browse upgrades, deep-diving through the deviantART community's diverse collection of over 200 million deviations just got better.
Masters of Anatomy KICKSTARTER FINAL HOURSUPDATE 2: We're reaching the final hours for this fantastic book!!!Masters of Anatomy KICKSTARTER FINAL HOURS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now with even MORE artists like Adam Hughes, J. Scott Campbell, Artgerm, Joe Mad, Dean Yeagle, and so many others, it's hard to keep count! It makes me feel like I don't belong with such a mega-collection of awesome artists. So if I feel that way, you know for SURE that this book is one of a kind.
Final chance to help support us and get in on this action!
UPDATE: The Kickstarter for this is up now! You can go and pledge here!
Hey all, just taking a bit of time to tell you about a huge project for aspiring artists that I think it's such a great privilege to be a part of. I was contacted to be among great artists out there like Humberto Ramos, loish, elgunto, Loopydave, Cushart, Jace-Wallace, and even fel
Tropes Vs Women in Video Games - Part 2Let's get this part out of the way first...Tropes Vs Women in Video Games - Part 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, comments are disabled on her YouTube video. But honestly, why does everyone see this as a "problem?" I know it's common wisdom to assume that if you hide comments you're "scared" of receiving criticism or some other bullshit, but think beyond that please.
1) Comments enabled would just allow hate speech and actual sexism to persist because the internet has already determined that everyone hates Anita. No matter how thoughtful or constructive your criticisms might be, YouTube's 500 character limit isn't the best place to give it, plus it would be drowned out by the trolls and haters spewing negativity.
2) Her videos are also meant more as a teaching tool, not a vlog series, and as such are potentially going to be used in classrooms. Probably a good idea to keep nasty comments of homophobia, racism, sexism, etc off of the main source of the video. I think that's backed up beautifully by having her tell parents to preview the
How to Get a Job in AnimationA little while back, I posted an answer to a question on tumblr that has gotten an unexpectedly enthusiastic response. I tried to upload the comic here on dA, but kept running into issues.How to Get a Job in Animation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, if you're interested in a little unsolicited life advice you can read it here. http://anthonyholden.tumblr.com/post/50578458046/what-are-studios-looking-for-how-can-i-get-into-a
Take care, all!
Book Day CraftsApril 23rd is the international Book Day, and I thought it would be the perfect time for a theme feature! Book Day is meant to encourage people to read, write and enjoy books (in more recent years it also began raising awareness on copyright issues). Go ahead and read that book you always wanted to read, gift a book to a dear friend, donate old books to charity, or make book crafts I am always marveled at how creative all of you are, most of these aren't exactly books but art inspired by books, and are meant to be admired rather than read. Still, I think they're amazing and they show how important the love for books is. So here's some interesting book crafts I found, enjoy and feel free to share yours! If you've made a book craft leave a comment and I'll take a lookBook Day Crafts2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Want to make a book? There's a lot of book and bookbinding tutorials, check them out!
injury - tennis elbowi posted a poll last month about drawing injuries and the comments on that poll totally exploded! since i don't have the time to reply to each one individually, i just wanted to let you guys know that i read them and really appreciate the input. it was very comforting for me to know i'm not alone! i myself had tennis elbow last february and it has slowly improved, with what i would guess is a 95% recovery at the moment. my arm feels normal in my daily life and after short drawing sessions, but after a day of drawing, it flares up. i have to take on a new approach to drawing that requires lots of breaks, rest, stretching and a more relaxed approach, which is harder than it sounds! more about that here.injury - tennis elbow1 year ago in Personal More Like This
anyways, i just wanted to share those two links with you guys. they might be a comfort to anyone who is struggling with an injury,
Melodies of the Heart Contest! (closed) The deadline for the contest is now closed!Melodies of the Heart Contest! (closed)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Wow guys! we had a lot of amazing entries! itsgonnabesohardtopickomg;; :iconpapmingplz:
results will go up in a new journal, along with featuring all the entries in next few days~!! good luck everybody <3
also! please make sure if you entered that your entry is in the contest entries folder at :iconmoth-series: just makes it easier to make sure i dont miss anybody ; 0;/ thank you <3
Edit: After receiving a lot of notes about extending the deadline, plus the poll results! the deadlines been pushed till the 20th of July! thats a whole month and a half~! <3
So its that time again~! time for a new contest <3
This contest is for my comic series "Melodies of the Heart" which you can check out other artworks and comic pages here :iconmoth-series: or our main website here: http://www.melodiesoftheheart.net
Being Kind to YourselfImage from gradlifethrugifs on tumblr.comBeing Kind to Yourself1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When Lyricanna suggested I write a mental health article on being kind to yourself, I naturally loved the idea and set aside some time to do it. But, I gotta confess . . . this is much harder than I had anticipated! What does "being kind to yourself" really mean?
So, I'll describe some things that I do for myself, and maybe it'll strike a chord with some of you. I want to hear what you do, though!
Sometimes we hear, "be kind to yourself!" and we think, "Wow, but I really screwed something up. I shouldn't let myself off the hook so easily for screwing things up!"
I feel this way often, pretty much every time I make a mistake, in fact! But we have to be more responsible about our mistakes. They are simply mistakes, and, even when they are huge, life will go on. There is a great amount of power to simply saying, "I made a mistake, and I apologize. What can I
ATTACK ON TITAN LIVE-ACTION COMMERCIAL by SUBARUThis is just a car commercial but dammit if this doesn't look promising. The Titans look creepier than I expected.ATTACK ON TITAN LIVE-ACTION COMMERCIAL by SUBARU1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Directed by Shinji Higuchi, the director of the Live-Action Attack on Titan film dropping next year.
CONTEST: Warriors! - EXTENSION!The ContestCONTEST: Warriors! - EXTENSION!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Badass, butt-kicking, name-taking, blood-spitting, not-down-backing MALE AND FEMALE warriors and fighters.
Dynamic action poses are preferred, but I will accept more mellow images as long as the WARRIOR aspect is portrayed accurately and interestingly.
There are four subcategories, by popular demand each comes with a selection of 7 fitting stock photos to choose from
BUT you are allowed to pick your own reference from my whole gallery.
The "Warriors" folder is newly organized by type of weapon used to help navigation.
Please scroll down to see the categories, example stock photos, contest entries + the full set of rules as well as prizes available.
1. Masters of the Blade
Warriors that use conventional weapons such as swords, axes, knives, daggers, etc - spears and staves are also allowed. This is the "every other weapon" category (it just didn't sound quite as cool with "masters of every other weapon")